The Shins ‎– Wincing The Night Away

Sub Pop ‎– SP 705
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Sleeping Lessons 3:58
A2 Australia 3:56
A3 Pam Berry 0:56
A4 Phantom Limb
Backing Vocals – Anita Robinson
A5 Sea Legs 5:22
B1 Red Rabbits
Steel Guitar [Lap Steel] – Chris FunkViolin – Paloma Griffin
B2 Turn On Me
Backing Vocals – Anita Robinson
B3 Black Wave 3:19
B4 Spilt Needles 3:45
B5 Girl Sailor
Piano, Backing Vocals – Eric Johnson*
B6 A Comet Appears
French Horn – Niels GallawaySteel Guitar [Lap Steel], Dulcimer [Hammered Dulcimer], Bouzouki – Chris Funk

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Recorded at Supernatural Sound, Oregon City, OR; The Aural Apothecary, Portland, OR; and Avast! 2 in Seattle, WA.

Includes coloured inner sleeve with song lyrics.
Includes a printed code for a licensed MP3 download from Sub Pop.
Includes a fold-out promo poster from Sub Pop.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 098787070514
  • Matrix / Runout (A): SP-705-A RE1 GOLDEN 15184.1 (3)
  • Matrix / Runout (B): SP-705-B RE1 GOLDEN 15184.2 (3)

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SP 705 The Shins Wincing The Night Away(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Mar) Sub Pop SP 705 US 2016 Sell This Version
none The Shins Wincing The Night Away(CDr, Album, Copy Prot., Promo) Sub Pop none UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
PCCY-01820 The Shins Wincing The Night Away(CD, Album, Promo, Dig) Canyon International PCCY-01820 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
51011 9451 2, TRANS047CD The Shins Wincing The Night Away(CD, Album) Sub Pop, Transgressive Records 51011 9451 2, TRANS047CD UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
SP 705 The Shins Wincing The Night Away(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Sil) Sub Pop SP 705 US 2018 Sell This Version


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September 13, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
The buffed wall / building with the blue stripe in the "Australia" music video is located at: 7603 NE Vancouver Plaza Dr, Vancouver, WA 98662. It's the side of a PetSmart store. Check for the two pipes on the side of the building and old gray paint still on the building. :21 is directly behind the PetsMart. The car lot in the video is right next door to the PetsMart: NE Auto Mall Drive, Vancouver, WA. The sidewalk where the businessman with briefcase gets picked up at 2:45 is at NE Vancouver Plaza Drive where it meets NE Auto Mall Drive (look for the large Auto Mall sign and yellow pedestrian sign on Google Maps!). This is right across from the PetSmart buliding. The building at :58 and 1:58 is the Bank of America on NE Auto Mall Drive.


July 11, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

The first thing I noticed when playing this copy is that it sounds REMARKABLY good. Superbly clean pressing (both sides,) little to no surface noise whatsoever and it's incredibly well mastered. Listening to it straight from my pre-amp over headphones, the songs are full, vibrant, and deep. I'm fond of this album -- not one of my all-time faves (great to put on when friends are over) -- but out of my collection of 50-60 records as of writing, I wasn't expecting this one to be one of the best sounding I own. I'd rate the album 4 stars, but I'm giving 5 for a superb job by Sub-Pop on the quality of the vinyl.

Played on: Music Hall MMF2.2, stock Tracker cartridge/stylus
Pre-Amp: ART USB PhonoPLUS
Headphones: Yamaha HPH-200
Prep: New sealed vinyl, no fluid cleaning, just a run of the carbon brush.


May 21, 2016

What a good album and a perfect pressing. A lot of mold release and faint surface noise, nothing to kill the pleasure.


February 24, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
'Chutes too narrow' was a nr. 1 on many end-years lists of 2005. The Shins with their melodic, catchy pop music (Beach Boys directly comes to mind) was finally discovered after the - maybe more genuine- album 'Oh, inverted world'. This new album is probably their best. Listen and believe!