Boards Of CanadaThe Campfire Headphase

Label:Warp Records – warpcd123, Music70 – warpcd123
CD, Album, Stereo, Digipak, MPO
Style:Post Rock, Downtempo, Ambient


1Into The Rainbow Vein0:44
2Chromakey Dreamcoat5:47
3Satellite Anthem Icarus6:04
4Peacock Tail5:24
5Dayvan Cowboy5:00
6A Moment Of Clarity0:51
7'84 Pontiac Dream3:49
8Sherbet Head2:41
9Oscar See Through Red Eye5:08
11Hey Saturday Sun4:56
12Constants Are Changing1:42
13Slow This Bird Down6:09
14Tears From The Compound Eye4:03
15Farewell Fire8:26

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This release version indicates glass mastering and pressing done by MPO.
Another version exists which has DADR in the matrix indicating pressing by Disque Americ.

℗ 2005 Warp Records Limited. © 2005 Warp Records Limited.
Made In England.

Issued in an eight-panel Digipak. Initial release copies also came with a free poster of the cover artwork.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 01061 01232 8
  • Barcode (Scanned - UPC): 801061012328
  • Label Code: LC02070
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): [MPO logo x3] CA WARP123 @ IFPI L039 09/23/05 04:57:16 PM
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L039
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1258
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): [MPO logo x3] CA WARP123 @ IFPI L039 09/23/05 04:57:16 PM
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L039
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 1260

Other Versions (5 of 20)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Campfire Headphase (CD, Album, Promo)Warp Recordswarpcd123pUK2005
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The Campfire Headphase (CD, Album)Beat Records, Warp Records, Music70BRC-139Japan2005
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The Campfire Headphase (2×LP, Album)Warp Records, Music70warplp123UK2005
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The Campfire Headphase (CD, Album, Repress, Jewel case)Warp Records, Music70warpcd123UK2005
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The Campfire Headphase (15×File, FLAC, Album)Warp RecordsWARPCDD1232005



  • tailings's avatar
    Curious that BoC's best album is there least owned???? CH>MHTRTC>G>>>>>>>>TH. aHem!!
    • thecamper2034's avatar
      One of my favourite rock/ambient alums of all time. I had one of the most beautiful moments of my life while listing to Dayvan Cowboy.
      • CrabLordQuan's avatar
        Alright, Ive read about the repress being utter crap, but Ive learned its just picky. I had bought a sub par record player off Amazon and the c side would skip through most of it and I believe some of b side would skip, I brought it to a buddy's house who has a Audio Technica, (not sure which model), and all the songs played without a hiccup. So I went to Wall-Mart and picked up a 60 dollar record player and it worked fine. I really think its just a picky repress. Other than that, this is my seocond favorite boc album next to Boc Maxima, which will never be found. Best songs Dayvan Cowboy and Constants are Changing. Worst song is Slow this Bird Down, not a bad song, just too long for what it is.
        • Windowlicker9's avatar
          This album was an extremely new sound for BOC. They stepped away from their trademark sampled child vocals and added acoustic guitars to their sound palette. The electronic/acoustic hybrid drum beats are now replaced by entirely acoustic drum patterns. The synth sounds are undefinable, they put on so many effects that I can't even tell what it is anymore, all my ears know it that it's extremely beautiful. The sound of the album is also lighter and happier than Geogaddi, using more uplifting melodies and claps in the drum beats. Many of the retain the BOC feel: they're longer, and change subtely. Although, I've noticed more breaks in the melodies and beats that serve to break up repetition. As much as I love this album, I wouldn't recommend that you make it your first listen for the band. If you love the uplifting and accessible sound of trakcs such as "Dayvan cowboy" and "Peacock Tail", you may just be disappointed by the dark, electronic sound of their other albums.
          • LewisBavin's avatar
            Edited 8 years ago
            Geogaddi is their best album, closely followed by this one. Not sure why this album is often regarded as their weakest.
            • Cardia1's avatar
              Edited 8 years ago
              This is for me the less interesting BOC Album its sounds too much post rock and little electronic, it lacks dark expression, and also it should be more melancholic, instead this release sounds more like ambient musics to listen by the beach or in a sunny afternoon. My favorite music is "Slow this bird down" its very melancholic and i love the way it is. Also "Sherbet head" is very good, which sounds very dark.
              • teknologika's avatar
                In my opinion, the weakest of BoC's releases but still worthy of being in anyone's BoC collection. 7/10
                • mundayschild's avatar
                  Edited 9 years ago
                  This has pissed me off. I bought the re issue of Campfire on vinyl having original first presses of the other LP's only to find the same bloody scratch and surface noise others have had.
                  I thought "nah, WARP wouldn't allow shit like that to happen" for fucks sake.
                  How wrong was I!!!
                  I won't be buying any more vinyl from WARP as the quality looks like it'll be shit. I also tried to get replacements direct from them but they told me I have to go through the store I originally bought them from!!
                  Fuck off. It's your mistake, you fucking put it right. Cheeky twats!!
                  • sunshine-recorder's avatar
                    Nice scuff on the pressing all the way through 'Farewell Fire'.. not impressed.
                    • reddskii's avatar
                      yes this is a good time to buy the original press for the cheaper price, if someone want to sell in cheaper price, I will buy all.
                      I still prefer the original press.


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