Sonic YouthSonic Youth

Label:Geffen Records – 0602498797914
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Style:Art Rock, No Wave, Punk


The Original Record (Released March 1982)
1The Burning Spear3:24
2I Dreamed I Dream5:14
3She Is Not Alone4:02
4I Don't Want To Push It3:31
5The Good And The Bad7:49
Early Live (September 18, 1981)
6Hard Work3:19
7Where The Red Fern Grows5:47
8The Burning Spear3:23
9Cosmopolitan Girl3:35
10Loud And Soft6:48
12She Is Not Alone3:29
Early Studio (October 1981)
13Where The Red Fern Grows6:45

Companies, etc.



Reissue of the Sonic Youth LP from 1982 with additional tracks, originally released on Neutral Records (3).
Standard jewel case with 24-page booklet including photos, liner notes and a detailed retrospective with
contributions by Glenn Branca, Richard Edson, Byron Coley and a few words by Thurston Moore.
May several copies have a clear tray as the inlay is printed on both sides including track list.

Some copies with b/w sticker on front (with a wrong song title):
"SONIC YOUTH / Expanded version of the groundbreaking five-song mini album / Includes the original 5 track album plus 7 live tracks and demo recording of "I Dreamed A Dream" in its earlier guise "Where The Red Fern Grows" / 0602498797914"

• Tracks 1 to 5 recorded and mixed at Radio City Music Hall (New York, NY, USA) between December 1981 and January 1982.
• Tracks 6 to 12 recorded live at Music for Millions Festival, New Pilgrim Theatre, NYC. Recorded on cassette on September 18, 1981.
• Track 13 recorded at Noise NY sessions. Engineer unknown. October 1981.

All songs published by Sonik Tooth: Gordon, Moore, and Ranaldo administered by Zomba Music (BMI), Edson (ASCAP).

Thanks: Al Arthur, Isa Genzken, Amanda Linn, David Linton, Kevin Noble, Jeff Wall, Steve Shelley, Michael Meisel, Michele Fleischli, Monique McGuffin.

℗ 2006 Geffen Records, © 2006 Geffen Records.
A division of UMG Recordings Inc.
Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 02498 79791 4
  • Label Code: LC07266
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SABAM
  • Rights Society: BMI / ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, 2 & 3): [Universal logo] 06024 987 979-1 01 ✳ 51713832
  • Matrix / Runout (CD Mould Text, variant 1 & 2): Made in Germany by EDC B
  • Matrix / Runout (CD Mould Text, variant 3): Made in Germany by EDC A
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2 & 3): IFPI LV26
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0134
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0133
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0142

Other Versions (5 of 26)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Sonic Youth (LP, Album)Neutral Records (3)N-ONEUS1982
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Sonic Youth (LP, Album, Reissue)Zensor, ZensorND01, N-ONEGermany1984
Sonic Youth (LP, Album, Reissue, Test Pressing)Not On LabelnoneGermany1984
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Sonic Youth (Cassette, Album, Reissue)SST RecordsSST C 097US1987
Sonic Youth (LP, Album, Reissue)SST RecordsSST 097US1987


  • blind_squirrel's avatar
    A fine reissue with a great booklet that adds a lot to as how these recordings came about. A good read, which can actually be accessed on here, too.
    • dpfrag's avatar
      Back cover is reversible to get rid of barcode and legal malarkey.



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