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Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsSkeleton Tree

Label:Bad Seed Ltd. – BS009V, Bad Seed Ltd. – 5060454943846
Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:Alternative Rock


A1Jesus Alone
A2Rings Of Saturn
A3Girl In Amber
B2I Need You
B3Distant Sky
Vocals [Additional Vocals]Else Torp*
B4Skeleton Tree

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Heavy gauge, thick card Tip-on sleeve. Includes a printed inner sleeve and a download code.
Runout on side A is etched. No runout etching/stamp on the side B.
No barcode appears printed on the sleeve. For a later pressing with printed barcode please refer to Skeleton Tree.

℗ & © Bad Seed Ltd 2016.
Under exclusive license.
to Kobalt Label Services.
Made in the EU.

Published by Kobalt Music Group Ltd

Recorded at The Retreat by Kevin Paul and at La Frette by Nick Launay.
Additional overdubs recorded at Air...
Mixed at Air...
Cut... at Metropolis.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (As printed, stickered): 5 060454 943846
  • Barcode (Scanned, stickered): 5060454943846
  • Label Code: LC 29472
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): BS009V A1 JD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): [none]

Other Versions (5 of 18)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Skeleton Tree (CD, Album, Cardboard sleeve)Bad Seed Ltd., Bad Seed Ltd.BS009CD, 5060454943839UK, Europe & US2016
New Submission
Skeleton Tree (8×File, AAC, Album, 256kbps)Bad Seed Ltd.none2016
New Submission
Skeleton Tree (8×File, FLAC, Album)Bad Seed Ltd.BS009DD2016
New Submission
Skeleton Tree (CD, Album)Soyuz MusicSZCD 1049-16Russia2016
Skeleton Tree (8×File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps)Bad Seed Ltd.BS009VEurope2016
Easton_Bloc's profile picture
My copy is correctly labelled and the content is correct. But, the pressing is off centre so there is quite a lot of pitch deviation which is a problem with this type of material.
TheThresher's profile picture
Edited one year ago

I can understand people would lose interest in Cave after the terrible ‘Dig Lazarus Dig’ album; however, ‘Push the Sky Away’ was far better, and ‘The Skeleton Tree’ is better yet.

‘Distant Sky’ is one of the most haunting love songs ever, and makes even the beautiful ’Straight To You’ seem clunky and awkward by comparison.

An excellent album.
AndrewCooper's profile picture
Just purchased this copy off an internet auction site - and yep , you guessed it - side A both sides!
diescenesterdie's profile picture
I got a copy of this today and was blown away by how good it sounds. After reading people's reviews I expected it to hiss and crackle like a hex. But, it sounds great, the labels are correct, and I'm glad to have it.
DOKURORECORDS's profile picture
I bought this record on 17th March 2017, it was a sealed copy.
The record has the same label (Side A) on both sides. The printing of the A-side is not perfectly centered and the sound is annoyingly fluctuating. The B-side is perfect. Do any of you have the same problem?
RikWake's profile picture
My copy has the same tracks printed on both sides. The labels are correct but if you play side 2 you will listen to side 1 again!
onestab27's profile picture
Edited 2 years ago
This is a pretty mediocre pressing with too much surface noise, and the XL outer sleeve is pointless. It's one of Nick's best albums though.
josepfernandezmarsal's profile picture
Edited 10 months ago
Very good sounding pressing and one of my favourite album from Nick.

Edit: i damaged my copy so i bought another one and has all problems mentioned here, a lot of dirt and white stuff when i opened the viny.... even after ultrasonic cleaning there are still a lot of click and pops.
VincentPresley's profile picture
His best album since the 90's and my vinyl copy is perfect. The slightly larger jacket is pointless and can be a pain to fit with your other LPs depending on where you store them.
IsaacTP's profile picture
So strange to read about all of these issues. I bought this in September last year when it first came out and my copy was perfect. Not a single issue.