Label:Parlophone – 7243 5 31138 1 0
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Genre:Electronic, Hip Hop, Rock, Latin, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style:Leftfield, Latin, Trip Hop, Lo-Fi, Pop Rap, Experimental, Dub, Punk


Vocals [Additional Vocals]Miho Hatori
Written-By2D (3), Murdoc*
Written-By2D (3), Murdoc*
A3Tomorrow Comes Today
Written-By2D (3), Murdoc*
A4New Genious (Brother)
Written-By2D (3), Murdoc*
B5Clint Eastwood5:43
B6Man Research (Clapper)
Written-By2D (3), Murdoc*
Written-By2D (3), Murdoc*
B8Sound Check (Gravity)
Written-By2D (3), Murdoc*
C9Double Bass
Written-By2D (3), Murdoc*
C10Rock The House
PerformerDel*, Gorillaz
Written-By2D (3), Automator*, Del*, Murdoc*
Vocals [Additional Vocals]Miho Hatori, Tina Weymouth
Written-By2D (3), Murdoc*
C12Latin Simone (Que Pasa Contigo)
Lyrics ByLazaro Villa*
PerformerGorillaz, Ibrahim Ferrer
VocalsIbrahim Ferrer
Vocals [Additional Vocals]Damon Albarn
Written-By2D (3), Murdoc*
ProducerJason Cox, Tom Girling
Written-By2D (3), Murdoc*
D14Slow Country
Written-By2D (3), Murdoc*
D15M1 A1
Written-By2D (3), Murdoc*
D16Clint Eastwood (Ed Case / Sweetie Irie Re-Fix)4:28

Companies, etc.



Tracks listed sequentially on the release.
Re-released in gatefold sleeve, including two printed inner sleeves. No track timings on any printed matter.

(C) TM Gorillaz Partnership 2000
(P) 2001 except tracks 3 & 10 (P) 2000 the copyright in this sound recording is owned by Parlophone Records Ltd. (C) 2001 Parlophone Records Ltd. A Warner Music Group Company. Made in the EU (is indicated on the back cover, unlike other 2015 reissue - Gorillaz - Gorillaz, where indicated "Made in the Netherlands" on the back cover).

There is a locked groove between Tracks 15 and Track 16.

Recorded at Gee Jam Studios, Jamaica

Photography credit is printed as "Ed Reeves and Jow@spiritproductions" on the release.

Ibrahim Ferrer appears courtesy of World Circuit Records. Del Tha Funky Homosapien appears courtesy of Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings. / Damon Albarn appears courtesy of EMI Records. Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd. with exception of Track 4: EMI Music Publishing Ltd. / Pookie Tree Publishing Co., New York Track 5: EMI Musin Publishing Ltd. / EMI United Partnership Ltd/WB Music Corp. Track 12: EMI Music Publishing Ltd. / World Circuit Music Publishing Ltd. Track 15: EMI Music Publishing Ltd./Laurel Show Music (administered by Ensign Music Corporation) and Harbro Music. / "New Genious (Brother)" contains portions of "Hit or Miss" by Odetta Gordon and is published by Pookie Tree Publishing Co., New York & performed by Bo Diddley, used courtesy of Chess records. Under License from Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG recordings. "M1 A1" contains portions of the film "Day Of the Dead" music written by John Harrison. Published by Laurel Show Music (administered by Ensign Music CDoporation) and Harbro Music. "Rock The House" contains portions from "Modesty Blaise" written by J.Dankworth and published by EMI United Partnership Ltd./WB Music Corp (ASCAP)

The back of the sleeve doesn't have any mention whatsoever of EMI. The EMI logo is also missing. Those help in differentiating the 2015 pressing from the 2001 one. Unlike Gorillaz - Gorillaz, EMI is mentioned in the rim text on the label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 724353113810
  • Label Code: LC0299
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched run-out side A): T.B. @ Townhouse
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched run-out sides A to D (variant 1)): B
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched run-out sides A to D (variant 2)): C
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine-stamped run-out side A): 5311381 1A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine-stamped run-out side B): 5311381 1B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine-stamped run-out side C): 5311381 1C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine-stamped run-out side D): 5311381 1D1
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Price Code: F:PM 262

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Gorillaz (CD, Album, Enhanced, Jewel Case)Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone7243 5 31138 0 3, 5311380, 7243 5311380 3Europe2001
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Gorillaz (CD, Album, Enhanced, Red Disc Face Text)Virgin, Parlophone7243 533748 0 8US2001
Gorillaz (CD, Album, Enhanced)Parlophone7243 534488 0 6Europe2001
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Gorillaz (2×LP, Album)Parlophone, Parlophone7243 531138 1 0, 7243 5 31138 1 0Europe2001
Recently Edited
Gorillaz (CD, Album, Enhanced)EMI7243 5 34569 0 0Malaysia2001



  • Tithenion's avatar
    With currently over 40 albums in my collection and a number of them I hold very highly and may sound better overall from a depth and production perspective, none are as quiet and clean as this vinyl. I don't know what magic they worked on this but there is basically zero noise even between tracks. Impressive.
    • sandybrown's avatar
      Is there a pressing between the original in 2001 and 2015? I got a copy in 2012 which I am sure isn't the original.
      • smccarthy451's avatar
        Not too sure if anyone else has this for this particular version, but the label (on the vinyl) is mismatched: the 'C' label is mistakenly on the 'D' side, and vise versa (D label on side C). Sound-wise, it's great.
        • letscheckitout's avatar
          Parlophone should give a masterclass on consistent, near-perfect QC standards for ordering their vinyl pressings.
          • MILLYWILLY's avatar
            Just bought this up a couple of days ago from Barnes and Noble. Paid 30$ for it. Originally, I thought it was a newer release. Once I got home, I later found out it was released in 2015. I was surprised Barnes and Noble still had this on their shelves. Needless to say, this album sounds amazing. Flat, no pops, and super clear. Definitely a good buy. 5/5
            • cdiamond2763's avatar
              Fun fact: I have NEVER heard this album until I got into the Gorillaz fandom. This album is such an iconic debut from the virtual band because in some songs, for example Man research (clapper) and 19-2000, it shows their experimental side, while in other songs, such as New genious (brother), Clint eastwood, Latin simone (que pasa contigo) and Slow country, it shows their slow tempo and relaxed side. This is what I like about Gorillaz. They have two different sides that are well represented on this album. Which is great. This album is a solid 10/10.
              • MrDayInTheUk's avatar
                I’ve never bought a Gorillaz album on vinyl that hasn’t sounded fantastic. I’ll be honest, I’ve only got this one, Plastic Beach (my favourite), The Now Now, and Cracker Beach. All 4 sound the business. And the records are quiet with no rumbling or whooshing effects. Highly recommended. Oh, and they are all superb albums. I’m a much bigger fan of this than I ever was of Blur.

                If anyone reads this, which of the other albums would you say are essential? I’ve heard Demon Days, though why I’ve not got a copy 🤷‍♂️….. but the others I haven’t a clue. I’m drawn to the one with Bob Smith on a song. Any recommendations would be gratefully received
                • NothingsReally's avatar
                  It’s a muthafxxkin masterpiece! Classic album - clean - great pressing. Sounds fresh 20 something years later. New Gorillaz album out today!
                  • day_job_records's avatar
                    For the price, shocked at how quiet and well mastered this is. Definitely worth buying.
                    • briandisc's avatar
                      Great pressing.

                      Although the locked groove before the "Clint Eastwood" on side D was a bit frustrating.

                      It's supposed to be there, right?


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