Adele (3) ‎– 21

XL Recordings ‎– 88697 446 991, Columbia ‎– C 7447699
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Rolling In The Deep
Written-By – Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth
A2 Rumour Has It
Drums, Acoustic Guitar – Jerrod "Skins" Bettis*Written-By – Adele AdkinsWritten-By, Programmed By, Arranged By, Electric Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums, Synthesizer, Arranged By [Strings] – Ryan Tedder
A3 Turning Tables
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 ZielinskiWritten-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 DanversDrums – Ash SoanStrings – Eleanor Mathieson, Hayley Pomfrett, Jenny Sacha, Jo Allen, Kotono Sato, Natalie Bonner*, Ruston Pomeroy, Stephanie Cavey, Wired StringsViolin – Amy Stanford, Emma Owens, Jane Oliver, Lucy Shaw, Rosie DanversWritten-By – Adele AdkinsWritten-By, Bass Guitar, Piano – Fraser T. Smith*
A6 He Won't Go
Written-By – Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth
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 CarlessTrombone, Arranged By [Horns] – Harry BrownTrumpet – Noel LangleyWritten-By – Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth
B3 One And Only
Written-By – Adele Adkins, Dan Wilson, Greg Wells
B4 Lovesong
Written-By – Boris Williams, Laurence Tolhurst, Porl Thompson, Robert Smith, Roger O'Donnell, Simon Gallup
B5 Someone Like You
Written-By – Adele AdkinsWritten-By, Piano – Dan Wilson

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℗ & © 2011 XL Recordings Ltd.

US Release

Printed inner sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • 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 Ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Columbia Variant 2 Side A Runout ): 88697 44699-1-A-RE-1 WG/NRP
  • Matrix / Runout (Columbia Variant 2 Side B Runout ): 88697 44699-1-B-RE-1 WG/NRP U
  • Matrix / Runout (Columbia Variant 3 Side A Runout ): C 7447699 & AL 88697 446 991
  • Matrix / Runout (Columbia Variant 3 Side B Runout ): C 7447699 & BL 88697 446 991
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • ASIN: B004I1WIWU

Other Versions (5 of 56) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
XLLP 520 Adele (3) 21(LP, Album) XL Recordings XLLP 520 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
HN826CD, HN826CDX Adele (3) 21(CD, Album, Ltd + CD, Single) High Note Records, XL Recordings, High Note Records, XL Recordings HN826CD, HN826CDX Taiwan 2011 Sell This Version
886974469926 Adele (3) 21(CD, Album) Sony Music, XL Recordings, Columbia 886974469926 Mexico 2011 Sell This Version
none Adele (3) 21(11xFile, FLAC, Album, 16 ) XL Recordings, Columbia none UK 2011
none Adele (3) 21(11xFile, MP3, Album, VBR) XL Recordings, Columbia none UK 2011


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March 8, 2019
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.


January 16, 2019
edited 3 months ago

Recently purchased one new (Dec 2018) with "WG/NRP" in the deadwax. Volume is low and music sounds heavily compressed. Very disappointed in this pressing.


May 6, 2018

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.


December 28, 2017
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.


September 1, 2017
mine is the RJ sterling version, seems to be stuffed with surface noise.. hmm I'm wondering which one is the best version. or should I just wait for sony japan to release it once they have reopened their pressing plant :)


April 9, 2017
It makes me scared on buying US published vinyl. Scratches and fingerprints are everywhere, making them look like preowned. And there is a deep scratch that makes the Don't You Remember have a periodic electrostatic sound. So I returned it and buy a EU printed instead which is cheaper and had a perfectly new condition when I unboxed it.


January 22, 2017
edited over 2 years ago

Sounds great! However, the LP did not come in a standard anti-static record sleeve. It came in a laminate one which has cause some damage. There are also MASSIVE hand prints on both sides of the record.


June 30, 2016

Excellent pressing! ADELE's US XL pressings are solid quality records, the EU pressings are tame and full of pops & distorted.