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Label:Drag City – DC303, Drag City – DC303-LP
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Rock, Classical, Folk, World, & Country
Style:Acoustic, Folk, Avantgarde


B2Monkey & Bear9:29
B3Sawdust & Diamonds9:54
C4Only Skin16:53

Companies, etc.



Harp and vocals recorded at The Village Recording Studios, LA, December 2005
Orchestra recorded at Entourage Studios, LA, May and June, 2006
Mixed at Sear Sound, NYC, July, 2006
Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, London, July, 2006

© & ℗ 2006 Drag City Inc.

Released in a gatefold sleeve with 11-page LP-sized booklet attached inside.

Tracks listed sequentially on back cover and in the booklet.
First catalog number appears on spine, second catalog number appears on labels.
Sides marked on labels as: 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B.

'Mastered at' RTI means here 'Processed at'. RTI identified with matrix.
All runout are stamped.
Barcode is stickered onto the shrink wrap

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text, variant 1): 7 81484 - 0303 - 1 7
  • Barcode (Text, variant 2): 7 81484 03031 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 781484030317
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A-side, variant 1): DC-303 A 14864.1 (3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B-side, variant 1): DC-303 B 14864.2 (3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout C-side, variant 1): DC-303 C 14864.3 (3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout D-side, variant 1): DC-303 D 14864.4 (3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A-side, variant 2): DC-303 A 14864.1 (3) 1̶4̶8̶6̶8̶6̶4̶.̶1̶(̶3̶)̶
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B-side, variant 2): DC-303 B 14864.2 (3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout C-side, variant 2): DC-303 C 14864.3 (3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout D-side, variant 2): DC-303 D 14864.4 (3)

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  • jikurisoma's avatar
    Reached out to Drag City to see if we can get information on pressing dates. The rep I spoke to said the album has been pressed more than 50 times since 2006, but they don't consider them "reissues" because it's been the same plant pressing them all along.

    What we don't know is if are they making new stampers from the master every time they repress, and since there aren't subsequent pressing dates listed it's harder to track batches that may have had lower sound quality from batches with higher quality.

    The rep said they'd try to track down the pressing-date info and to see if there are variations in the runout codes between pressings. Who knows when/if they'll ever respond, but it was a worthwhile question.

    I picked up a copy of what I'm assuming is the 2022 repressing and can post a review when I get a chance to listen to it.

    • jamiewebster's avatar
      Can anyone confirm if the recent 2022 re-release has the same distortion issues as per some other releases?
      • ghettohmbrglr's avatar
        Can we normalize giant lyric-books bound into the inside of gatefold album covers?
        • Ekolstad's avatar
          Re-released recently on Bandcamp for $26. Spread the love, avoid scalpers!
          • alistairmackinnon's avatar
            A lot of surface noise with some very large clicks on my copy... It is flat though.
            • KatBee's avatar
              Is there any way to identify whether a record is an original 2006 pressing vs. one of the many later reissues? This was repressed a few times, but it seems there is no documented variation information to help differentiate between pressings.
              • dr.lloydsdiscs's avatar
                A supremely far-out record, a total must-have, words cannot describe
                • ajames45's avatar
                  My copy sounds great to me with little to no surface noise but there is this weird crackly sound at the end of Only Skin. The packaging is exquisite, especially the booklet.
                  • Caltron3000's avatar
                    Both are currently available on Bandcamp for $26, Drag City for $24. Fucking scalpers are a plague on this hobby.
                    • Juank-19's avatar
                      why would someone pay 70$ for this? smh just wait it out my friend, it will either get some nice anniversary reissue or a repress



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