Foo FightersThe Colour And The Shape

Label:Roswell Records – 88697 98322-1, RCA – 88697 98322-1, Legacy – 88697 98322-1
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Style:Alternative Rock


A2Monkey Wrench3:51
A3Hey, Johnny Park!4:08
A4My Poor Brain3:34
B1Wind Up2:31
B2Up In Arms2:15
B3My Hero4:20
B4See You2:27
C1Enough Space2:36
C2February Stars4:49
D1Walking After You5:04
D2New Way Home5:40

Companies, etc.



A sticker affixed to the shrink wrap on the front of the record reads: "Foo Fighters' second album features Everlong, My Hero, Monkey Wrench, Walking After You. Includes Free High Quality MP3 album download. 88697983221S1".

The free MP3 album is available through a coded dropcard redeemable at
Only residents of the US can redeem this code which is valid "through November 21, 2012".

Mastered at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME.
Lacquers Cut at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA.
℗ & © 1997, 2011 Roswell Records, Inc. Marketed and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 8697-98322-1 3
  • Barcode (Scanned): 886979832213
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched Runout Side A): 88697983221-A 88697974141-A CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched Runout Side B): 88697983221-B 88697974141-B CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched Runout Side C): 88697983221-C 88697974141-C CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched Runout Side D): 88697983221-D 88697974141-D CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine Stamped Runout Side A & B): -23387- P.USA
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine Stamped Runout Side C & D): -23388- P.USA
  • Matrix / Runout (Face Label Side A): 88697983221-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Face Label Side B): 88697983221-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Face Label Side C): 88697983221-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Face Label Side D): 88697983221-D
  • Other (Dropcard Catalogue Number): 8869798322-11
  • Other (Catalogue Number on spine): 88697983221RE1

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Colour And The Shape (CD, Album)RCA82876 55495 2US1997
The Colour And The Shape (CD, Album, Stereo)Capitol Records, Roswell RecordsCDP 7243 8 55832 2 3US1997
The Colour And The Shape (Cassette, Album)Capitol RecordsCDP 7243 8 55832 4 7US1997
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The Colour And The Shape (CD, Album)Roswell Records, Capitol Records, Roswell Records, Capitol Records7243 8 55832 2 3, CDEST 2295UK1997
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The Colour And The Shape (2×LP, Album)Capitol RecordsC1 7243 8 55832 1 6US1997
  • El_Specialisto's avatar
    Really good pressing. Super quiet, dynamic, and clear. I find it to have good separation and is nice and punchy. My only complaint is the bass/drums/low end are a little thin. Mids/highs are very bright and are a bit overpowering at times, but I also think that is just how this album has always sounded. Sound overall is great and is an excellent pressing and fun listen.
    • Mr.45's avatar
      Great album, but the price gouging on this is shameful. Especially considering Hawkins isn't even on the record.
      • zackswax's avatar
        This will absolutely, 100% stay in print. Probably don't pay $200+ for this.
        • wmtsbrad's avatar
          I had high expectations based on other reviews but I was a little underwhelmed considering Bob and Chris were behind the master. It’s mostly noise free but it just doesn’t have the punch and clarity I’d hope from such an iconic rock record. The sound is strong enough that I’m glad I have it but I likely won’t revisit it often.
          • bemerick's avatar
            Loving this so far. HJP is clear as f***. this is a really excellent pressing.
            • ChuckFinley98's avatar
              Cant compare this to the original pressing but I have to guess this reissue is just as good or maybe better. Aside from the packaging, the records themselves are absolutely amazing! The sound is dynamic, clear, and has no surface noise. Do not spend your hard earned money on an original pressing unless you are a collector or a diehard fan of this album. Not only a fantastic pressing, but an alt rock masterpiece!
              • william.stemarie's avatar
                Edited 2 years ago
                I am not sure about this one. I kind of agree with Vyma. I kind of feel like in the remastering they turned up the guitar and vox and kind of muted the drums and bass. I want to hear other presses to see.
                • Hybrid_Steels_Store's avatar
                  Someone must explain me what the hell this press is it? The first lp sounds weak like a cd, the second lp sounds really beautifully and much warmer than the first lp, why???
                  • Audge_Podge_Records's avatar
                    2019 Review. This pressing is absolutely perfect. The sound is huge and doesn't hurt your ears at higher volumes. Packaging is still the same, very basic, but the goods are what is pressed onto the Vinyl.
                    • jedidale's avatar
                      The pressing rocks. I love when you put on an album and it just sounds right.



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