bungler666

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree bungler666

July 18, 2018
edited over 3 years ago

Fantastic sounding LP. Very little surface noise and a standard size jacket. Very wide sound. The drums in "I Need You" really hit you in the gut.
whitefang

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree whitefang

November 12, 2017
edited over 3 years ago

Bought mine from Amazon.fr. No issues, no warping, sounds great. Standard LP jacket.
heyjupiter82

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree heyjupiter82

November 11, 2017

At first I bought a bad copy but after contacting with the company they sent me a remastered version with the standard LP jacket and it is absolutely perfect.
beniffa

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree beniffa

October 24, 2017
First play of this record was awful. Very noisy, crackle & pop's all over the place. A nasty fuzz on the high vocal notes. Experienced this alot of recent. I decided to invest in a record cleaner. This was the first one I Cleaned, twice both sides. Very impressed! The record plays fine now. There is also a warp on the outside of my copy, doesn't seem to bother the sound though. I have cleaned all my records now and all sound better, some very noticeably. I think alot of records are being sent out the factory filthy full of muck in the grooves!!
juanmoralescalvo

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree juanmoralescalvo

June 28, 2017
Received my copy today... Ugly warp in it. Asking for a replacement. Very disappointed.
hundreds100

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree hundreds100

March 21, 2017
Got one of the dud presses. On top of being covered in glue, the inner sleeves were ripped somehow, it sounded like garbage and no amount of cleaning and elbow grease could get all the gunk off. Emailed the company responsible for pressing it, they sent me a new one, absolute perfect, not a single complaint, sounds beautiful.
andrew1987

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree andrew1987

January 9, 2017
Originally purchased this album in September 2016. My vinyl was warped, dirty, and scratched. Even after a good cleaning, it sounded like garbage. Skips, distortion, excess noise, etc. Exchanged through the Bad Seeds gmail account for a replacement copy.

Took four months and three separate replacements (the first two replacements were the original pressing) and I finally struck gold on the third try...it was the repress. Repress comes in a standard sized LP jacket. It is not warped, looks fine, and plays beautifully. Finally. Along with Mitski's Puberty 2, this was my favorite record of 2016 and it was painful to not be able to listen to it.
Decky1967

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree Decky1967

January 3, 2017
I've got another issue with the vinyl. My copy isn't warped and it sounds lovely - but it's the same tracks (side A) on both sides. Has anyone else experienced this?
paulandangela5

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree paulandangela5

January 9, 2017
New version arrived promptly the next day. Hats off to Kobalt for great CS
Hot_Snake

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree Hot_Snake

January 7, 2017
There is a separate submission for this mispress now: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree. At this moment it's got 0 Haves though. Add your copies there, guys ;)
paulandangela5

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree paulandangela5

January 6, 2017
Here we go....emailed Kobalt at skeletontree.vinyl@gmail.com and explained the situation. Got a response within 2 days.

"Thank you for getting in touch.
Please accept our deepest apologies for the issue and any inconvenience caused. Can you provide me with your address so I can send a replacement copy out to you?"

Winner winner chicken dinner......
paulandangela5

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree paulandangela5

January 6, 2017
Thanks. Would you consider these worth keeping as rarities ?
ravesgrave

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree ravesgrave

January 6, 2017
https://www.discogs.com/Nick-Cave-The-Bad-Seeds-Skeleton-Tree/release/9612176 I have just seen this appear... We're a record shop and have had 2 back so far.
paulandangela5

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree paulandangela5

January 5, 2017
First rule of CaveClub is .......don't talk about CaveClub......Ssshhhhhh :)
2036

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree 2036

January 5, 2017
Hey guys, greets from Barcelona. Got the same problem, A and B sides are identical. I was wondering whether I should keep mine as well just in case it was rare, but it looks like there will be more of us. Shall we start a secret society of scrouges who hoped to become rich?))))
paulandangela5

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree paulandangela5

January 5, 2017
I have the same. bought mine from FOPP in Covent Garden yesterday. I've emailed Kobalt Music Group but will be keeping this one. FOPP say they've not had any other returns and this is the only thread I can find online that mentions this problem. It's a keeper :)
Decky1967

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree Decky1967

January 5, 2017
Are you swapping it? I think I'm going to keep mine in case it's super rare, haha. The downloadable version that comes with it correct.
deiv800405

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree deiv800405

January 4, 2017
yes! from amazon ! sounds awesome though :) annoying as hell and with amazon on the line as i write these words.
ShipDestroyer

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree ShipDestroyer

December 30, 2016
I just got a copy of this today, is warped but plays through fine.
ianbaker

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree ianbaker

December 3, 2016
I also had three failed attempts with the first pressing, so decided to wait for the second pressing before having a fourth and final attempt. This is better, but still skips on both sides. It has come with a pronounced warp and whilst it doesn't have the tracking issues and surface damage the previous copies had, it is still strictly not acceptable as a new mint copy. I will keep this one, as I have got fed up of sending it back, and the store I bought it from, RISE records are losing patience too. Overall, I am very surprised the album was shipped with so many quality issues and that they were allowed to persist into the second pressing.
enakki

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree enakki

November 24, 2016
I received this copy from amazon uk. sounded clean, no distortion or anything. very good sound quality. BUT - as mentioned earlier - it was warped. so I requested rot the replace. the second copy came from germany. same sound quality and same warping at one place at the edge. it is not clearly visibly while you're holding it in your hands but when rotating on the TT you can see it pretty noticable I gave up and sticked to this version. sound is perfect, vinyl clean.
EliminatorJr.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree EliminatorJr.

November 12, 2016
edited over 4 years ago
Got this repress after three failed attempts with the first pressing. Finally, a copy that allows me to enjoy this album. Any and all issues have been resolved. A nice, clean copy with excellent playback, no warp, no pops, nothing at all that detracts from the songs. Also the stupendously oversized cover has been reduced to a normal size. I have been reluctant at first after how miserable the first press has been, but this one is worth your money.
Hot_Snake

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree Hot_Snake

November 9, 2016
edited over 4 years ago
My initial copy came warped. When I showed it to the dealer, he offered to open a sealed copy and see if that one would be better. It was even worse. Then he opened yet another copy which was warped, too. Three copies of this second pressing had a huge edge warp. Don't be surprised if you get one of these. Optimal Media GmbH is usually known for good quality pressings. What a shame here. Soundwise this pressing seems to be nice and clean, though.
turntable1

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree turntable1

November 9, 2016
I received this today. Its nice and quiet . I did not buy the first pressings due to all the QC issues.

very happy with this pressing