Adele (3) – 21
|Label:||XL Recordings – 88697 446 991, Columbia – C 7447699|
Vinyl, LP, Album, United Record Pressing
|Genre:||Funk / Soul, Blues, Pop|
|Style:||Acoustic, Piano Blues, Neo Soul|
|A1||Rolling In The Deep||3:51|
|A2||Rumour Has It|
Drums, Acoustic Guitar – Jerrod "Skins" Bettis*
Written-By, Programmed By, Arranged By, Electric Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums, Synthesizer, Arranged By [Strings] – Ryan Tedder
Arranged By [Strings] – Chris Elliot*
Strings – Boguslaw Kostecki, Bruce White, Caroline Dale, Cathy Thompson, Chris Laurence, Chris Worsey, David Daniels, Emlyn Singleton, Jackie Shave, Julian Leaper, Patrick Kiernan, Peter Lale, Rachel Stephanie Bolt*, Rita Manning, Stephen Morris (4), Tom PIgott-Smith, Warren Zielinski
Written-By – Adele Adkins, Ryan Tedder
|A4||Don't You Remember|
Written-By – Adele Adkins, Dan Wilson
|A5||Set Fire To The Rain|
Arranged By [Strings], Written-By – Rosie Danvers
Drums – Ash Soan
Strings – Eleanor Mathieson, Hayley Pomfrett, Jenny Sacha, Jo Allen, Kotono Sato, Natalie Bonner*, Ruston Pomeroy, Stephanie Cavey, Wired Strings
Violin – Amy Stanford, Emma Owens, Jane Oliver, Lucy Shaw, Rosie Danvers
Written-By, Bass Guitar, Piano – Fraser T. Smith*
|A6||He Won't Go||4:40|
|B1||Take It All|
Written-By – Adele Adkins, Francis White
|B2||I'll Be Waiting|
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Ben Thomas (9)
Tenor Saxophone – Ray Carless
Trombone, Arranged By [Horns] – Harry Brown
Trumpet – Noel Langley
|B3||One And Only|
Written-By – Adele Adkins, Dan Wilson, Greg Wells
Written-By – Boris Williams, Laurence Tolhurst, Porl Thompson, Robert Smith, Roger O'Donnell, Simon Gallup
|B5||Someone Like You|
Written-By, Piano – Dan Wilson
- Distributed By – Columbia Records
- Phonographic Copyright ℗ – XL Recordings Ltd.
- Copyright © – XL Recordings Ltd.
- Pressed By – United Record Pressing
- Published By – Universal - Songs Of Polygram International, Inc.
- Published By – EMI Blackwood Music Inc.
- Published By – EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
- Published By – Write 2 Live
- Published By – Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, Inc.
- Published By – Chrysalis Music
- Published By – Sugar Lake Music
- Published By – Chrysalis Songs
- Published By – Sony/ATV Songs LLC
- Published By – Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd.
- Published By – Firehouse Cat Music
- Published By – Universal Music-MGB Songs
- Recorded At – Shangri-La, Malibu, CA
- Recorded At – Eastcote Studios
- Recorded At – Sphere Studios
- Recorded At – MyAudiotonic Studios
- Recorded At – Angel Studios
- Recorded At – Serenity Sound
- Recorded At – Air Studios
- Recorded At – Metropolis Studios
- Recorded At – Harmony Studios
- Mixed At – Punkerpad West
- Mastered At – Sterling Sound
- Arranged By [Strings] – David Campbell (tracks: A4, A6, B3, B4)
- Banjo, Accordion – David Hidalgo (tracks: A4, A6, B3, B4)
- Bass – Pino Palladino (tracks: A4, A6, B3, B4)
- Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Paul Epworth (tracks: A1, B2)
- Design – Adele (3), Phil Lee (5)
- Directed By [Choir] – Oren Waters (tracks: A4, A6, B3, B4)
- Drums – Chris Dave (tracks: A4, A6, B3, B4), Leo Taylor (tracks: A1, B2)
- Guitar – Matt Sweeney (tracks: A4, A6, B3, B4), Smokey Hormel (tracks: A4, A6, B3, B4)
- Harp – Stephanie Bennett (tracks: A4, A6, B3, B4)
- Lacquer Cut By – RJ*
- Mastered By – Tom Coyne
- Percussion – Lenny Castro (tracks: A4, A6, B3, B4)
- Photography By – Lauren Dukoff
- Piano – James Poyser (tracks: A4, A6, B3, B4), Neil Cowley (tracks: A1, A3 B1, B2)
- Vocals – Adele (3)
- Vocals [Choir] – Carmen Carter (tracks: A4, A6, B3, B4), Carmen Twillie (tracks: A4, A6, B3, B4), James Gilstrap* (tracks: A4, A6, B3, B4), Josef Powell (tracks: A4, A6, B3, B4), Julia Waters Tillman* (tracks: A4, A6, B3, B4), Lorna Maxine Waters* (tracks: A4, A6, B3, B4), Terry Young (tracks: A4, A6, B3, B4)
℗ & © 2011 XL Recordings Ltd.
Printed inner sleeve.
Printed inner sleeve.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: BMI
- Rights Society: ASCAP
- Pressing Plant ID (Side A&B etched): Ⓤ
- Barcode (Printed): 8 8697-44699-1 9
- Barcode (Scanned): 0886974469919
- Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): AL 88697 446 991
- Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): BL 88697 446 991
- Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): 8869-7-44699-2A RJ STERLING Ⓤ
- Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): 8869-7-44699-2B RJ STERLING Ⓤ
Other Versions (5 of 97)View All
|21 (LP, Album, Stereo)||XL Recordings||XLLP 520||Europe||2011|
|21 (CD, Album, Limited Edition)||XL Recordings||XLCD 520 E||Europe||2011|
|21 (CD, Album)||XL Recordings||XLCD 520||Europe||2011|
|21 (CD, Album, Limited Edition, CD, Single)||High Note Records, XL Recordings, High Note Records, XL Recordings||HN826CD, HN826CDX||Taiwan||2011|
|21 (CD, Album, Limited Edition, Amazon.co.uk Edition)||XL Recordings, XL Recordings||XLCD520AMZ, XLCD 520||UK||2011|
ReviewsShow All 13 Reviews
- Edited 6 months agobought my copy when this just came out and almost every record store had it on display in their window. mine has sterling RJ in the deadwax. my only complaint is the surface noise. tried cleaning several times but to no avail. but the mastering is pretty top notch by ray janos(im sure everyone at sterling knows what they are doing). i listen to "lovesong" originally done by the cure a lot and when the drums come in at the beginning its just so natural sounding with lots of low end even though im listening to this LP on my 80s rogers ls35a bookshelf speakers
- Edited one year agoBought my copy back in 2011/12 when the album was first released. Maybe listened once or twice on a 3 in one player. Pulled out to listen on my current set up after almost 10 years and surprised how good it sounded after reading these reviews. Not thin or quiet like most people complain- I have the RJ version. Decent sound stage, decent separation of instruments, good punchy bass- I think most of the sound issues come from the mix being intended for digital as opposed to analog. Not an audiophile pressing by any means but not as terrible as most have said. Personally I think A6 would’ve been better as B1 given the last 3 songs on side B are somewhat quiet but nothing sounds super compressed or muddy. Quite enjoyed my listen- if a bit of surface noise bothers you vinyl isn’t for you pal.
- Bought new some time ago. Sound is ok. Mastering is a tad hot but side B is unlistenable. B3 B4 and B5 have pops and skips severe enough to make the point moot. Looks great and is pretty flat with no particular visible issues but will not play nice. I have tried on 3 different tables with Ortofon 2M Blue, Denon DL103-R and ZYX R100. This pressing is suspect. Audition first is a must if you come across one. Side A while not incredible, sounds very good.
- Sounds pretty great to me. The vinyl is really clear and sounds nice. I also like the artwork that was included on the inner sleeves. Adele’s vocals are amazing as always.
- If you can get past the constant pops this record sounds great!
- My copy SUCKS! It is badly warped to the point where it won’t stop skipping. It doesn’t even should like I’m listening to music. If anyone has a better sounding copy please let me know.
- Bought one of these today. "WG" in deadwax. Low Volume and clipped vocals abound. Side A sounds worse than B, which leads me to believe there is also an issue with the pressing. It is a shame, as I was looking forward to this album. Such a characteristic and beautiful voice wasted on terrible production/distribution. I should have come here to read reviews before I made the purchase.
- Edited 4 years agoRecently purchased one new (Dec 2018) with "WG/NRP" in the deadwax. Volume is low and music sounds heavily compressed. Very disappointed in this pressing.
- 21 by Adele is probably my favorite album of the 21st century all the songs on the record are amazing (and appropriate). I personally prefer this album over her new one 25. The thing that make this album stand out is the likability of the songs. You may have only listened to a few of the songs on this album and enjoyed them but the rest of the songs are amazing as well. Adele herself is also an amazing artist with a very distinct deep voice and here songs are a perfect match with her voice type making the songs even more beautiful. In the end I would highly suggest you get this album if you like soft (and appropriate) love songs.
- Question - when you guys talk about your copies sounding great, do they have 'WG/NRP' etched in the deadwax? I suspect that the version with 'RJ STERLING' in the runouts instead would essentially be the same as the supposedly inferior EU version, which I own...
If you like how your copy sounds, please - all of you - look in the deadwax, reply to this comment and lemme know whether it's a WG or an RJ cut.
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