BroadcastThe Noise Made By People

Label:Warp Records – WARPLP65R
Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress
Genre:Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style:Downtempo, Indie Rock


A1Long Was The Year
A2Unchanging Window
A3Minus One
A4Come On Let's Go
A5Echo's Answer
A6Tower Of Our Tuning
B2You Can Fall
B3Look Outside
B4Until Then
B5City In Progress
B6Dead The Long Year

Companies, etc.



Issued in a white poly lined inner sleeve and housed in a gatefold jacket. Includes a download voucher.
Early copies of this pressing came with a 12-page booklet. The only credit included on the later copies without booklet is the artwork/photo credit.
The tracks are sequentially listed on the rear jacket, but not on the labels.
All runout details are hand etched. The faintly inscribed Optimal plating marks (e.g. 'V1' and '4T') are mirrored.

[Sticker on upper left corner on early copies:]
Broadcast: The Noise Made By People
Vinyl repress
Includes free download code

[Rear jacket:]
P 2000 Warp Records Limited
C 2000 Warp Records Limited
Artwork and photography by House at Intro

[Label side A:]
Made in EU

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 01061 80651 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 801061806514
  • Label Code: LC 02070
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A - variant 1): BE73222-01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B - variant 1): BE73222-01 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A - variant 2): BE73222-01 A1 V1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B - variant 2): BE73222-01 B2 +4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A - variant 3): BE73222-01 A1 1△
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B - variant 3): BE73222-01 B2 4T

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The Noise Made By People (CD, Album)Warp Records, Tommy BoyTBCD1413US2000
The Noise Made By People (CD, Album, Stereo)Warp RecordsWARPCD65UK2000
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The Noise Made By People (LP, Album)Warp RecordsWARPLP65UK2000
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The Noise Made By People (CD, Album, Promo)Warp RecordsWARP CD 65 PUK2000
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The Noise Made By People (CD, Album)Warp Records, Source, SourceWARPCD65, 7243 8488132 0, 8488132 0Europe2000



  • cheeseplant's avatar
    Can vouch for the slight warp and oversized hole. Warped records are fairly routine these days given poor quality control, but the hole issue is unusual. It’s normally too tight for the spindle.
    • sansvermillion's avatar
      AND it has a skip at B2 :( what a bummer
      • sansvermillion's avatar
        Sounds fantastic but is embarrassingly warped for a new record... Optimal Media GmbH must embrace a new era of pride and self-standards for its team. Put some love into your craft!
        • tc2717's avatar
          My copy sounds great! I got one that came without the booklet/inserts as well though. Let me know if you’re willing to sell yours!!!
          • patientot's avatar
            Tried two copies of this and about to try a third before giving up. Both hard warping problems due to the edge of the record getting "stuck" in the left part of the gatefold. One copy had an oversized spindle hole and was pressed way-off center, no matter how I tried to align the record before clamping it down.

            The frustrating part is that these Broadcast records are mastered well, but you are at mercy of Optimal's shoddy QC/QA practices for the pressing quality. I really wish the plant would straighten things out, because they can make great records when they want. Sadly they've fallen hard in the quality department and I typically have to try 3 copies to get one I can live with.

            If any band or label is reading this, just bear in mind Optimal may be ruining your reputation with customers.
            • brianh44's avatar
              One of the most gorgeous sounding records in my collection, and includes the booklet.
              • smilydave's avatar
                Really nice reissue, but no booklet with mine either :(
                • ncaudle's avatar
                  mine didn't come with the booklet - everything else matches this version (barcode, stickers, runout etchings, etc)
                  • BeefheartSmiles's avatar
                    Just a question... the "liner notes" are some kind of joke?
                    • strangerituals's avatar
                      a really nice remaster and reissue of the rare original LP, which i had previously bought on CD. every sonic detail for some reason feels a bit more properly in place, the bass is more present but not overbearing, the vocals are pleasant with the effects on them and everything else being more prominent. the album is still timeless and flows as well as an album should. Reissue has a nice booklet that is not stapled but smells like nice old paper should, i ilke it and it also has a nice visual aesthetic with mostly cryptic lyrics. it is gate fold which makes sense considering the thickness of the lyrics pamphlet and also the vinyl is of decent grade, not really thin, a nice girth. overall A+


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