Thom YorkeThe Eraser

Label:XL Recordings – XLLP200
Vinyl, LP, Album, Embossed Cover, 180 Gram
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Leftfield, Art Rock, Electro, IDM, Experimental


A1The Eraser
Piano [Chords]Jonny Greenwood
A3The Clock4:14
A4Black Swan4:48
A5Skip Divided3:33
B1Atoms For Peace5:12
B2And It Rained All Night4:20
B3Harrowdown Hill4:36
B4Cymbal Rush5:10

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Embossed cover, matte paper printed inner sleeve that slide out from top, 180g audiophile vinyl

Sleeve Notes:
Thank you to Stanley for being there and explaining the wider meaning of what was happening, while cutting bits of lino. Nigel Godrich for pulling this record together, giving it a reason, and making it fun. This record would not have happened without Radiohead and their total faith in me.
For Agnes Mair

(P) 2006 Thom Yorke under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd.
(C) 2006 Thom Yorke under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd.
Published by Chrysalis Music Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 634904020019
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand etched.): XLLP-200-A-1 Tim Debney @ 'The Townhouse'
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand etched.): XLLP-200-B-1 T-BOY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A variant): XLLP-200-A-1② Tim Debney @ 'The Townhouse'

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Eraser (CD, Album)XL RecordingsXLCD200Europe2006
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The Eraser (CD, Album)Beggars JapanWPCB-10001Japan2006
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The Eraser (CD, Album, Promo)XL RecordingsXLCD200PUK2006
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The Eraser (CD, Album)High Note RecordsHN346CDTaiwan2006
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The Eraser (CD, Album)Soyuz Music, XL RecordingsXLCD200Russia2006


  • drknife's avatar
    I have this version of this album except both sides have the side B label. Does anyone else have that misprint?
    • okshiro's avatar
      Edited one year ago
      Thom Yorke lamenting in falsetto about climate change, powerlessness, and the murdering of whistleblowers over light intellectual techno with sparse piano and guitar/bass cameos.

      Media is solid and sounds good, but what makes this the definitive version to-date is the effort put into embossing the spectacular art on the matte outer and the follow-through on the matching (but unembossed) matte inner.
      • ikkiRamirez's avatar
        Amazing sound Quality!!! Is this the only pressing with an embossed cover? Because mine’s embossed, but with diferent data…
        • Beuss7's avatar
          Amazing record, very high quality for this sleeve embossed cover... i love it
          • jackseismic's avatar
            Edited 15 years ago
            When it all falls down, no matter your preference or penchant, this is just a stunning album by dare I say it… a genius? I am not a massive Radiohead fan and as far as knowledge of Mr. Yorke’s work stands I am sitting somewhere near the bottom of the table, but what I've heard here is testament enough. Just listen to the title track. I dare any fan of "good" music not to like it. My heart actually changes speed through out the track. This is seldom felt. Drasticaly moving stuff from a music maker who isn't scared to do something different and can take one step forward without thinking about taking two back.
            • mayz's avatar
              Edited 16 years ago
              "So the guy from Radiohead has his first full solo album?"

              I never cared about Radiohead, but read that this solo album of Thom York would be very electronic and I saw the beautifull-artwork record hanging at a local vinyl shop. So I checked the album on the internet (mp3).
              At first it was strange and dark, not one track poped out. It felt like the album could just be an online first-try of some unknown artist.
              But I kept listening and after a while, like all good music, you start to hear & feel the prescision and quality behind Every track. (At first it was the track "And It Rained All Night", then "Harrowdown Hill" and now "Analyse")
              It's a typical ThomYork sound with his voice, but I never find it too naging.

              So anyway, today I passed the record store, and bouth the record. Guess I'm also going to check some Radiohead...

              Conclusion: Dark, Sad, not too depressing but soothing. And the more you listen to it, the more you’ll love it



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