Sonic YouthDaydream Nation

Label:Goofin' Records – goo-017
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Style:Alternative Rock, Avantgarde, Experimental, Noise Rock


A1Teen Age Riot
A2Silver Rocket
A3The Sprawl
B1'Cross The Breeze
B2Eric's Trip
B3Total Trash
C1Hey Joni
C4Rain King
D2aThe Wonder
D2zEliminator Jr.

Companies, etc.



Gatefold sleeve, includes a poster with a black and white picture of the band, and some copies come with a postcard that has a digital download code (see sticker version "A").

Track "Silver Rocket" is misspelled as "Silver Rockey" on the label side A.
Track "z) Eliminator Jr." is entitled "c) Eliminator Jr." on the label side D.

Sticker version "A" on the outer shrink-wrap reads:
"2xLP Edition
super remastered!
MP3 card included

Sticker version "B" on the outer shrink-wrap reads:
Voted One of the Greatest
Albums of All Time
by Rolling Stone


Some credits as they appear on the inner gatefold:
Recorded and mixed at Greene Street Recording July/August ’88, New York City
Mastered at Masterdisk, N.Y.C.
Remastered at Golden Mastering, 2007
Cover paintings by Gerhard Richter
Front: "Kerze" 1983
Back: "Kerze" 1982
Photographs by Michael Lavine, August ’88
All songs published by Sonik Tooth
Administered by Kobalt Music Services (BMI)
Special thanks to Gerhard Richter, Michael Lavine and Nicholas Sansano

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 87996 80171 1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 787996801711
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, GOLDEN stamped, Variant 1): GOO-017A GOLDEN JG ̶1̶5̶6̶4̶0̶.̶1̶(̶3̶)̶ 22636.1(3)··· ̶G̶O̶O̶-̶0̶1̶3̶-̶A̶
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, GOLDEN stamped, Variant 1): GOO-017B ̶G̶O̶O̶-̶0̶1̶3̶-̶B̶ 22636.2(3)··· GOLDEN ̶1̶5̶6̶4̶0̶.̶2̶(̶3̶)̶
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched, GOLDEN stamped, Variant 1): GOO-017C ̶G̶O̶O̶-̶0̶1̶3̶-̶C̶ GOLDEN 22636.3 1̶5̶6̶4̶0̶.̶4̶(̶3̶)̶
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched, GOLDEN stamped, Variant 1): GOO-017D GOLDEN ̶1̶5̶6̶4̶0̶.̶4̶(̶3̶)̶ 22636.4 ̶G̶O̶O̶-̶0̶1̶3̶-̶D̶
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, GOLDEN stamped, Variant 2): GOO-017A GOLDEN JG ̶1̶5̶6̶4̶0̶.̶1̶(̶3̶)̶ 22636.1(3)··· ̶G̶O̶O̶-̶0̶1̶3̶-̶A̶
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, GOLDEN stamped, Variant 2): GOO-017B ̶G̶O̶O̶-̶0̶1̶3̶-̶B̶ 22636.2(3)··· GOLDEN ̶1̶5̶6̶4̶0̶.̶2̶(̶3̶)̶
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched, GOLDEN stamped, Variant 2): GOO-017C ̶G̶O̶O̶-̶0̶1̶3̶-̶C̶ GOLDEN 22636.3 1̶5̶6̶4̶0̶.̶3(̶3̶)̶
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched, GOLDEN stamped, Variant 2): GOO-017D GOLDEN ̶1̶5̶6̶4̶0̶.̶4̶(̶3̶)̶ 22636.4 ̶G̶O̶O̶-̶0̶1̶3̶-̶D̶

Other Versions (5 of 97)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Daydream Nation (2×LP, Album)Blast FirstBFFP 34UK1988
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Daydream Nation (CD, Album)Torso, Blast FirstTorso CD 088Netherlands1988
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Daydream Nation (2×LP, Album)TorsoTORSO 33088Netherlands1988
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Daydream Nation (CD, Album)Blast FirstBFFP 34 CDUK1988
Daydream Nation (2×LP, Album)Au Go GoANDA 90Australia1988



  • Sammycharles6969's avatar
    The vinyl comes in a weird plastic sleeve. Like the poly liner in a sleeve
    • ninjinskie's avatar
      Edited 2 months ago
      The records themselves I have no qualms about, sounding excellent with all the punch and dynamics you'd hope for on an album like this. The packaging and quality control however is extremely poor, from the gatefold itself bulging very easily and feeling very weak (as well as being aligned slightly wrong on my copy), to the poster being extremely small as opposed to what you'd hope for, to the label misspellings which (unlike what other comments say) still persist on copies to this day. If all this doesn't bother you and you're just here for sound quality though, this is a great pressing.
      • dameofthealps's avatar
        one of the greatest of all time. one of my favorite going on 2 decades of listening so far
        • joeyms16's avatar
          Great sounding pressing. Everything is well balanced, dynamic, and has a perfect level of sonic clarity for this album. Gatefold is standard but the album art is printed well. Can't comment on the poster because my used copy didn't come with it. The misprinting of "Silver Rocket" as "Silver Rockey" makes me laugh a bit every time I see it and I don't know why. Would highly recommend this pressing, it has me falling in love with this album all over again.
          • sberrodin's avatar
            Honestly, you can't go wrong with this for its price. You're paying 25ish bucks for 70 minutes of music on vinyl. That's a steal in today's market no matter how you cut it. Add to that that it actually sounds kinda great and you have yourself a slam dunk product! Highly recommended!
            • jdparisi's avatar
              Outstanding pressing. Flat, dynamic, very quiet. Get it.

              Set up:
              Rega P2, upgraded LP Gear stylus (ATN3600DLXVL)
              Into a Yamaha Rn303
              Into a pair of Elac UF51’s
              • ronipop's avatar
                Just to get this straight:
                There are two different pressings of this reissue, and therefore this release should be split in two. The "A" sticker version (with "Super Remastered" on the sticker) has the mentioned misspellings on Silver Rocket and Eliminator Jr. The "B" sticker version (with "Experimental. Uncompromising. Essential") has no misspellings on these titles and is obviously an upgraded repress of the first 2014 version. I have the "B" version and it is perfect.
                • david.boyle01's avatar
                  There's no doubt that this is the way to listen to this record. This sounds better than my old CD copy and any of my digital files; the bass is richer and mids/highs are clear.
                  • tithepig's avatar
                    Edited 2 years ago
                    Ordered a copy from Amazon. Had the Rolling Stone hype sticker and no download card. BUT this pressing still sounds incredible.
                    • Avocadonaut's avatar
                      Very low quality jacket material. Doesn't even feel like a gatefold - just two cheap sleeves that are connected. Doesn't even work properly. Once you open the thing, the sleeves get wavy and want to stay open. Definitely recommend just keeping this in the shrink. Also, "Silver Rocky", and the trilogy being A, B, C - instead of A, B, Z. Pretty poor presentation. Sound is great, but if you care about presentation, the product just feels and looks cheap.


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