Steven WilsonThe Harmony Codex

Label:Virgin Music Group – SW7V3, Virgin Music Group – 00044003353008
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Stereo, Coke Bottle Clear
Genre:Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style:Prog Rock, Art Rock


Backing VocalsNinet Tayeb
Drums, PercussionPat Mastelotto
Electric Piano [fender rhodes], Synthesizer [Modular Synth]Adam Holzman
FluteTheo Travis
Fretless BassNate Navarro
GuitarDavid Kollar
Guitar [Additional Guitar]Niko Tsonev
Producer [Additional production], Programmed By [Additional programming]David Kosten
Vocals, Piano, Synthesizer [arp 2600], Programmed BySW*
Vocoder, Synth, Drum MachineJack Dangers
A2What Life Brings
Backing VocalsNinet Tayeb
BassGuy Pratt
DrumsCraig Blundell
Vocals, Piano, Synthesizer [Moog Sub 37], Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer [Solina Strings], Organ [Hammond Organ], Percussion, Electric GuitarSW*
A3Economies of Scale
Songwriter, Synthesizer [Modular Synth]Adam Holzman
Songwriter, Vocals, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Strings, Voice [Voice Sample], Programmed BySW*
B1Impossible Tightrope
DrumsNate Wood
Electric GuitarNiko Tsonev
Electric PianoAdam Holzman
Guitar [Ambient Guitar]David Kollar
Guitar [Psychedelic Guitar]Lee Harris (13)
SaxophoneTheo Travis
ViolinBen Coleman
Vocals, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Strings, Synthesizer [Moog Sub 37], Synthesizer [arp 2600], Synthesizer [Cobalt 8], Electric Guitar, Harp, Synthesizer [Rhodes], Organ [Hammond Organ], Synthesizer [Solina Strings], Programmed BySW*
B2Rock Bottom
DrumsCraig Blundell
Electric Piano [Wurlitzer]Adam Holzman
Mixed ByDavid Kosten
Producer [Additional Production]David Kosten
Producer [Additional Production], Sounds [Additional Sounds]Josef E-Shine
Soloist [Guitar Solo]Niko Tsonev
Songwriter, Vocals, GuitarNinet Tayeb
Vocals, Piano, Strings, Synthesizer [Moog Sub 37], Electric Guitar, Horns, Synthesizer [Prophet VI], Synthesizer [Cobalt 8]SW*
C1Beautiful Scarecrow
Chapman StickNick Beggs
Drums, Drum ProgrammingCraig Blundell
DudukTheo Travis
Producer [Additional Production]David Kosten
Sounds [Additional Sounds], Beats [Additional Beats]Jack Dangers
Synth [Modular Synth Loop]Adam Holzman
Tom Tom [Toms]Jason Cooper
Vocals, Piano, Strings, Synthesizer [Moog Sub 37], Synthesizer [arp 2600], Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Solina Strings], Body Percussion [Hand Percussion], Programmed BySW*
C2The Harmony Codex
Electric PianoAdam Holzman
Strings, Synthesizer [Moog Sub 37], Synthesizer [arp 2600], Synthesizer [Prophet VI], Synthesizer [Cobalt 8], Piano [Plucked Piano], BassSW*
VoiceRotem Wilson
D1Time Is Running Out
Producer [Additional Production]David Kosten
Soloist [Guitar Solo]Niko Tsonev
Vocals, Piano, Synthesizer [Moog Sub 37], Synthesizer [Solina Strings], Synthesizer [Prophet VI], Celesta [Celeste], Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Programmed BySW*
D2Actual Brutal Facts
BassNate Navarro
Hihat [Live Hihat], PercussionCraig Blundell
PianoAdam Holzman
Piano [Reverse Piano Chord], Programmed ByJack Dangers
Producer [Additional Production]David Kosten
Soloist [Guitar Solo]David Kollar
Vocals, Synthesizer [Moog Sub 37], Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Mellotron, Synthesizer [Solina Strings], Sounds [Feedback], Programmed BySW*
Chapman StickNick Beggs
Electric GuitarNiko Tsonev
Loops [DFAM Loops], Soloist [Moog Solo]Adam Holzman
Mixed ByDavid Kosten
Producer [Additional Production]David Kosten
Programmed By [Additional Programming]David Kosten
Vocals, Piano, Strings, Synthesizer [Moog Arpeggiator], Synthesizer [Solina Strings], Synthesizer [Cobalt 8], Organ [Hammond Organ], Horns, Bass, Programmed BySW*
VoiceRotem Wilson

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Described as Clear on hype sticker, record itself is Coke Bottle Clear.

This edition was exclusive to The Official Steven Wilson HQ web store.

Initial copies came with a very limited signed 30cm x 30cm art print.

Rear sleeve:
"00044003353039 / SW7V3 ℗ 2023 Steven Wilson Productions Ltd. Distributed by Virgin Music Group. © 2023 Steven Wilson Productions Ltd. Made in the EU. LC03261. BIEM/SDRM.".

"Made in Germany" sticker adhered to the outer shrink wrap of the rear sleeve.

Includes printed inner sleeves containing lyrics and artwork.

Matrix Runouts are etched and stamped.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 00044003353039
  • Label Code: LC03261
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): SW1V A1 -61503- I = MATT @ METROPOLIS =
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): -61503- I SW1V B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C): SW1V C1 -61504- =MATT @ METROPOLOS=
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D): SW1 V D1 -61504-I

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Harmony Codex (Box Set, Album, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition, 2×CD, Stereo, Blu-ray, Stereo, Multichannel)Virgin Music Group, Virgin Music GroupSW7X, 00044003353107UK & Europe2023
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The Harmony Codex (10×File, FLAC, Album, Stereo, 24bit, 96kHz)Steven Wilson ProductionsnoneWorldwide2023
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The Harmony Codex (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Stereo, Orange)Virgin Music Group, Virgin Music GroupSW7V2, 00044003353008Europe2023
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The Harmony Codex (Blu-ray, Album, Stereo, Multichannel)Virgin Music Group, Virgin Music Group00044003357907, SW7BREurope2023
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The Harmony Codex (CD, Album, Stereo)Virgin Music Group, Virgin Music GroupSW7CD, 00044003353077Europe2023



  • SuperErik's avatar
    A decent pressing. Side 3 has the most crackling for me. It runs throughout both songs.I even got a free replacement because on my other copy the label on side C was kind of torn, clearly during the process where it is glued to the vinyl.
    I might use my Knosti to clean it. If it does not help I might keep the one with the damaged label. The sound is more important after all.
    If I have to be honest: Almost all new vinyl I order nowadays has some form of noise or crackling. The pressing plants are all overbooked and quality control is severely lacking. Because of this I definetely buy less new vinyl copies.
    • ponsp's avatar
      Extremely good pressing. The copy I received of the coke bottle clear is DEAD QUIET. I’m a bit shocked at how quiet it is after reading some of the comments here. None of the surface noise that others are reporting. Beautifully dynamic.
      • racingsimon6234's avatar
        Had to return my copy to TM Stores to exchange. Large blemish on disc 1 affecting the final track on side 1 & 2 - there was vinyl residue on needle after playing - anyone else have this?
        • GregE240's avatar
          Good pressing and dynamically very very good. Lots of bottom end!

          Slightly disappointing in that the end of Side 3 has a LOT of surface noise that pervades the title track/ final track on the side.

          Otherwise, a Wilson sonic-fest, as always. The electronic sounds jump out the speakers. Good stereo separation too.

          Solid, but due to the aforementioned noise not a perfect copy.
          • eleenhouts's avatar
            Edited 4 months ago
            Descent pressing, with some audible very minor clicks and crackle in the background at the beginning of the record. Sounds dynamic with good bass and clear highs.
            Lately I became somewhat disappointed in "new" vinyl (I got some wavey and crackling records) but this one gives me new hope.
            The music is great 👍
            • SyntheticsBreed's avatar
              Is this actually coke bottle clear? Looks more like transparent sea blue
              • rDin's avatar
                Edited 5 months ago
                Not the quietest pressing, all sides start with some rash which quickly fades. There is a light gravely background throughout, but which is generally lost in the music. Light ticks and clicks on most sides. Pretty decent overall, but not perfect. Bass is very heavy! Music excellent.


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