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RadioheadThe Bends

Label:Parlophone – 7243 8 29626 1 8, Parlophone – PCS 7372
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, 1st Press
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Alternative Rock

Tracklist

A1Planet Telex4:18
A2The Bends4:06
A3High And Dry
ProducerRadiohead
Producer [Produced With]Jim Warren, Jon Leckie*
4:18
A4Fake Plastic Trees4:50
A5Bones3:09
A6(Nice Dream)3:53
B1Just3:55
B2My Iron Lung4:36
B3Bullet Proof..I Wish I Was3:29
B4Black Star
ProducerNigel Godrich, Radiohead
4:07
B5Sulk3:43
B6Street Spirit (Fade Out)4:12
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Notes

The very 1st UK pressing - with NO Large pixelated 0% in lower left corner of b/w side of inner sleeve. All later copies had this added to the inner - including 2 matrix re-pressings. So techincally any copy with the '0%' on the inner is a re-press and not a 1st Pressing as obviously it was added at a later date!

This version has a red pound symbol in the black circle on labels (on left, between TRADE and MARK)

Matrix number stampings end in -1
Matrix numbers stamped except the text in capital letters which is etched

Please see Radiohead - The Bends with large pixelated 0% in lower left corner of b/w side of inner sleeve.
Please see Radiohead - The Bends for the version that has Matrix number stampings ending in -2
Please see Radiohead - The Bends for glossy jacket and inner, large pixelated 0%, Matrix ending -2, only one circle on labels, and no £ on record labels.

Includes printed inner sleeve with artwork, credits and lyrics.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 2438 29626 1 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): PCS 7372 A-01-01-1 SHE'S OUT WITH HER ANSWERPHONE D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): PCS 7372 B-01-01-1 (NICE DREAM) D

Other Versions (5 of 188)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Bends (Cassette, Album, Promo)Capitol RecordsnoneUS1994
Recently Edited
The Bends (CDr, Album, Test Pressing, Stereo)Not On LabelnoneUK1994
Recently Edited
The Bends (LP, Album, Repress)Parlophone, ParlophonePCS 7372, 7243 8 29626 1 8UK1995
The Bends (CD, Album)Parlophone, Parlophone7243 8 29626 2 5, CDPCS 7372UK1995
Recently Edited
The Bends = ザ・ベンズ (CD, Album)EMI, EMITOCP-8489, CDPCS 7372Japan1995

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Reviews

  • jtm1967's avatar
    jtm1967
    I have a promo of this with a promo sticker on the back UPC code as well. They sent 1 to the college radio station i worked at. This is my favorite press of this landmark album.
    • soulcatmatt's avatar
      soulcatmatt
      I have a promo of this with a promo sticker on the back UPC code. They sent a box of these to my college radio station in '95. It sounds really good. Maybe a little flat, but really good.
      • GratefulVinyl's avatar
        Heads up. Discogs has become flooded with scammers this year. This box set seems to be a target. If the price seems too good to be true, the seller has zero feedback, and there aren’t clear details about why it’s rated a certain way, that’s because it is likely a scam. Be cautious.
        • kevin.luo's avatar
          kevin.luo
          I have 3 versions of the record (First press, Later 1st press, 2014 Parlophone re-press) and I think I found a way to distinguish (between the 3 versions) if they're SEALED:

          If you look at the spine of the cover, focus on the VERY faint white outlines around each letter for "The Bends".

          On this first pressing version, the white outlines are to the LEFT of each letter.
          On the Later 1st press, the white outlines are to the RIGHT of each letter.
          On the 2014 Parlophone re-press (https://www.discogs.com/Radiohead-The-Bends/release/6269761), there are NO white outlines. Also, "Radiohead - The Bends" looks way more distorted than on the first pressing and Later 1st pressing versions.

          Another user commented on the "The Bends" being more pink color on the First Pressing, but to me they all look equally red.

          Hope that helps!
          • salimuddin1976's avatar
            Hi all, just reviewing some of the matrix runouts and other identifiers, as I wanted to determine which issue I own as I suspect that I might have a mixed up sleeve/vinyl copy (which really infuriates me). The sleeve is a glossy single sleeve dated 1995 showing Parlophone and EMI along the bottom. The barcode on the back sleeve is 7 2438 29626 1 8, UK PCS 7372, Printed in UK. The inner sleeve is also glossy and does inc the pixelated '0%' in the corner. The labels on the vinyl (which appears mint !) have the red pound sign inside the black circles on both sides. The matrix run offs are as follows; Side A - PCS 7372 A-01-01- SHE'S OUT WITH HER ANSWERPHONE D. Side B - PCS 7372 B-01-01- (NICE DREAM) D. Does anyone have any idea which pressing this ? I've owned it for at least 10 years which rules out later re-pressings. Many thanks. Sal.
            • VeeGoss's avatar
              VeeGoss
              Not a single review of how this sounds?!?!?

              Would this be considered the “best” audio pressing of this album and/or has anyone compared this to any repressings or a U.S. version?
              • profitwhales's avatar
                profitwhales
                I'm fond of Thom York and dream about collecting vinyl records with all his artworks. He's such a genius...
                • Richd600's avatar
                  Richd600
                  Edited one year ago
                  I have a print design background and I think it's more likey that the 0% would have 'disappeared' on a later version/pressing. The 0% echoes the same graphic on the other side of the inner sleeve. Typographically It is an integral part of the original inner sleeve design. I would suggest that the 0% graphic (an ai,eps,jpg or tiff file) was corrupted or not linked correctly to the parent artwork file. It's not uncommon for missing image files to escape the print proofing scrutiny stage. I would also suggest that the first and original design would not have had an empty space at the bottom left corner – there are no other empty spaces on the inner sleeve so perhaps the graphic really was omitted in later versions. I think it's simply a misprint. Stanley Donwood, the grapgic designer holds the key. I'll ask him ...

                  Further to the identification of the first run, does anyone else have a version of this record with a faint 'Parlophone' watermark on the side A label – running at an angle top to bottom?
                  • inshreds66's avatar
                    inshreds66
                    Why is the so called Promo copy Not for Sale that sold for over £1000, allowed on this entry in the sales stats? If it was a promo, then it shouldn't be here distorting the price. Possibly because it wasn't a Promo really?
                    • kevin.luo's avatar
                      kevin.luo
                      Edited 2 years ago
                      I have 3 versions of the record (First press, Later 1st press, 2014 Parlophone re-press) and I think I found a way to distinguish (between the 3 versions) if they're SEALED:

                      If you look at the spine of the cover, focus on the VERY faint white outlines around each letter for "The Bends".

                      On this first pressing version, the white outlines are to the LEFT of each letter.
                      On the Later 1st press, the white outlines are to the RIGHT of each letter.
                      On the 2014 Parlophone re-press (https://www.discogs.com/Radiohead-The-Bends/release/6269761), there are NO white outlines. Also, "Radiohead - The Bends" looks way more distorted than on the first pressing and Later 1st pressing versions.

                      Another user commented on the "The Bends" being more pink color on the First Pressing, but to me they all look equally red.

                      Hope that helps!

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