The Mars Volta ‎– Frances The Mute

2 × Vinyl, LP
Vinyl, LP, Single Sided, Etched
All Media, Album


Cygnus....Vismund Cygnus (13:03)
A1.a Sarcophagi
A1.b Umbilical Syllables
A1.c Facilis Descenus Averni
A1.d Con Safo
A2 The Widow 5:51
A3 Untitled 0:15
A4 Untitled
B1 L' Via L' Viaquez 12:09
B2 Untitled
C1 Untitled 0:28
Miranda That Ghost Just Isn't Holy Anymore (13:01)
C2.a Vade Mecum
C2.b Pour Another Icepick
C2.c Pisacis (Phra-Men-Ma)
C2.d Con Safo
C3 Untitled
Cassandra Gemini
D1.a Tarantism
D1.b Plant A Nail In The Navel Stream
D1.c Faminepulse
D2 Untitled
E1.a Faminepulse
E1.b Multiple Spouse Wounds
E1.c Sarcophagi

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Artwork etched on the F-side of the vinyl.
Tracks A4, B2, C3 and D2 are all locked grooves, meant to keep the album's segues and "Cassandra Gemini" intact.
Tracks A3 and C1 are from the beginning and end, respectively, of "L' Via L' Viaquez" and are indexed separately.
D1 duration: 14:53
This release is packaged as 3 LP's.
E1 duration: 17:21

Published by: Hija de Lola (ASCAP), Amputekthure (ASCAP), EMI April Music Inc
Engineered at the following locations:
373 Ewingsdale, Byron Bay, Australia
6540 Matilija, Van Nuys, California
291 South Lake Street, Burbank, California
3400 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, California
453 Mario Julia Industrial Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico
5161 North Cartwright Ave, N Hollywood, California
3222 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, California
441 W 53rd Street, New York City, New York
Mixed at: Avatar Studios, New York City

Flea and John Frusciante appear courtesy of Warner Brothers Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 13505 00961 6
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched): GSL·96-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched): GSL96-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Etched): GSL96-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Etched): GSL 96-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E Etched): GSL-96-5


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September 18, 2016
ha ha ha comedy gold .. 1lp + another 1lp+a half lp + F etched and when your lucky you might get a + tripple gatefold + innersleeve + shipping box by order + post stamp + limited sticky fingerprints edition and this all in one package ;-)


March 22, 2016
I have a "good" copy I'd be ready to get rid of for the min price listed on this page ($80). There is some surface noise and a few scratches here and there. Sleeve is also in "good" condition. Message me for more info or pictures. Located in US


January 8, 2015

Top 5 album for me.


June 23, 2014
edited over 2 years ago

edit. apparently mov wasn't bootlegging anything.


April 10, 2014
edited over 2 years ago

edit. got a copy of ftm gitd. still willing to let go of one of my original black pressings. hit me up.


April 10, 2014
edited over 2 years ago

Agree with the other poster. This album is incredible.


October 7, 2013

easily the best album that has ever been written by anyone and will never be bettered, and the vinyl cut if the créme de la créme