Frank OceanBlond

Label:XL Recordings – 862160000302
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Hip Hop, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style:Contemporary R&B


Arranged ByFrank Ocean, Malay Ho*, Om'mas Keith
Drum ProgrammingMalay Ho*, Om'mas Keith
Programmed By [Additional Programming]Frank Ocean
Vocals [Additional Vocals]Amber Coffman
Written-ByC. Breaux*
Arranged ByRostam Batmanglij
BassBen Reed (2)
Written-ByC. Breaux*, M. Ho*
A3Pink + White3:04
A4Be Yourself
Written-ByB. Ross*
Arranged ByFrank Ocean, James Blake
KeyboardsJames Blake, Mars 1500*
ProducerFrank Ocean, James Blake
Programmed By [Additional Programming]Frank Ocean
Vocals [Additional Vocals]Jazmine Sullivan
Written-ByC. Breaux*, M. Ho*
B2Skyline To
Drum ProgrammingTyler Okonma
GuitarMalay Ho*
Synth [Moog Solo], Soloist [Moog Solo]Christophe Chassol
Written-ByC. Chassol*, C. Breaux*, T. Okonma*
B3Self Control4:10
B4Good Guy
KeyboardsFrank Ocean
ProducerFrank Ocean
Written-ByC. Breaux*
C1Solo (Reprise)
Arranged ByJames Blake, Jon Brion
Drum ProgrammingJon Brion
KeyboardsJames Blake, Jon Brion
Written-ByA. Benjamin*, C. Breaux*, J. Blake*
C2Pretty Sweet2:38
C3Facebook Story
ProducerFrank Ocean
Written-ByB. Ross*, S. Akchote*
C4Close To You
Drum ProgrammingJoe Thornalley
KeyboardsBuddy Ross
Programmed By [Additional Programming]Buddy Ross
VocoderFrancis Starlite
C5White Ferrari
Drum ProgrammingSebastian Akchote
GuitarAlex Giannascoli
KeyboardsBuddy Ross, Jon Brion, Malay
Programmed By [Sample Programming]Frank Ocean, Sebastian Akchote
Arranged By [String Arrangement]Jonny Greenwood
GuitarMalay Ho*
KeyboardsMalay Ho*, Rostam Batmanglij
ProducerFrank Ocean, Malay Ho*
Written-ByC. Breaux*, E. Smith*, M. Ho*, R. Batmanglij*
Arranged By [String Arrangement]Sebastian Akchote
ChoirFrank Ocean
KeyboardsJames Blake, Malay Ho*, Mars 1500*
Programmed By [Additional Programming]Frank Ocean
StringsSebastian Akchote
Vocals [Featured Vocals]Kim Burrell, Yung Lean
Written-ByC. Breaux*, M. Ho*
D3.1Futura Free
Arranged ByMalay Ho*, Om'mas Keith
Drum ProgrammingFrank Ocean, Om'mas Keith
KeyboardsFrank Ocean, Malay Ho*
Written-ByA. Gill*, C. Breaux*, D. Allen*, H. Burnham*, J. King*
InterviewerMikey Alfred
KeyboardsBuddy Ross
Written-ByB. Ross*

Companies, etc.



Black Friday Edition. Only available for 24 hours on November 25, 2016 via Frank Ocean's website,
The album is labelled "blond" on the release but was marketed as "Blonde."
This is the first official version of "Blonde" on vinyl.

Limited first initial quantities contain ‘Black Friday’ sticker on shrinkwrap & were not part of the XL Recordings pressing. Later copies that were pressed to meet backorder list XL Recordings on reverse side of the sleeve & do not contain ‘Black Friday’ sticker.

Gatefold Sleeve.

"Pink + White"
Strings recorded by Greg Keller and Eric Caudieux at Henson Recording
*Beyoncé appears courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records

"Be Yourself"
*Contains a sample of 'Running Around' by Buddy Ross

"Self Control"
Strings recorded by Greg Keller and Eric Caudieux at Henson Recording

"Solo" (Reprise)
*Andre 3000 appears courtesy of Epic Records

"Pretty Sweet"
Strings recorded by Greg Keller and Eric Caudieux at Henson Recording

"Facebook Story"
*Contains a sample of 'Running Around' by Buddy Ross

"Close To You"
*Contains a sample of 'They Long To Be Close To You' (Bacharach/David) performed by Stevie Wonder live on The David Frost Show, courtesy of Reelin' in the Years Productions, LLC.

"White Ferrari"
*Contains an interpolation of 'Here, There and Everywhere' by The Beatles

*Contains a quote from 'A Fond Farewell' by Elliott Smith and a sample from 'Untitled' by Rostam Batmanglij

"Futura Free"
*Contains a sample of 'Anthrax' (Allen/Burnham/Gill/King) performed by Gang of Four, produced under license from Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company (for the United States, Canada and Mexico) and Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company (for the rest of the world)
*Contains a sample of 'Running Around' by Buddy Ross

©&℗ 2016 Boys Don't Cry

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 83958 01421 9
  • Matrix / Runout: XLLP 846 VV BG55863-01 A1 KR
  • Matrix / Runout: XLLP846 T1 BG55863-01 B1 KR
  • Matrix / Runout: XLLP846 BG55863-02 C1 KR VV
  • Matrix / Runout: XLLP846 BG55863-02 D1 KR

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Blond (17×File, AAC, Album, 256 kbps)Boys Don't Crynone2016
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Blonde (CDr, CD-ROM, Album, Limited Edition, MP3, 320 kbps)Boys Don't CrynoneUS2016
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Blond (CDr, Album, Special Edition, Unofficial Release)Not On Label (Frank Ocean)FOBC-19162016
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Blond (2×LP, Album, Promo, Unofficial Release, White)Not On Label (Frank Ocean)B01KRKL6R8Europe2016
New Submission
Blond (CD, Album)Boys Don't Cry, XL Recordings862160000302US2016



  • Waterboyo's avatar
    2 years since I snagged my copy of this... sadly there was a slight value drop for the repress but still my golden item... even just having it, looking at it and knowing the history of the drop, that end of summer 2016. Truly unbelievable record that lives up to the IMMENSE hype. It's on every RYM/Hipster top 10 for a reason (that is an endearing delegation, mind you). My copy definitely isn't the best, a pretty rough corner ding, bad upper seam split, Shipped from a seller I didn't 100% trust AND international. All of this aside I love this copy for what it is. I didn't even play it for over a year... waited for a special occasion. Even contemplated selling it multiple times throughout that time. Until one day it just felt right to do it (listen to it, I mean!). Caught myself in a crossroads of life paths and that moment felt deserved to truly indulge in this record. It was pretty great. Almost like I heard it for the first time, during a hurricane Irma evacuation and blackout in Fall 2017. What an appreciative artistic statement I can still say it is to me.
    • friggiesmalls's avatar
      Is Discogs going to do anything about the obvious bootlegs people are trying to sell for under $100…
      • ricky_bettini's avatar
        Shout out all the scammers trying to capitalize off the single copy at Coachella rn lol
        • DifferentKindaHigh's avatar
          Edited 9 months ago
          Poor souls still getting scammed . Hint: check their profile and if all the reviews are left within 10 minutes of each other; or are from new profiles; or are listed way below the market average; or the user won’t sent current dated pictures; something might be fishy.

          If you don’t read these warnings then hopefully you’re lucky enough to get a refund!

          Edit: I will continually purchase and leave negative feedback scammer, so please go out and get a real job lmaoooooo
          • doms_discs_'s avatar
            discogs gotta do something to stop these scammers, this app is so horrible
            • postpills's avatar
              Jesus, the value of this pressing is dropping pretty drastically. RIP our collection values
              • Graveyards's avatar
                More went up maybe 10-15 minutes ago? They’re sold out again as of 12:51 P.M PST.
                • mowka's avatar
                  It's still available, just ordered. Check from make yourself a christmas present
                  • lukaswww's avatar
                    The official repress just sold out in 1 hour.. Reddit says initial stock was somewhere around 10k
                    • andrewvmickunas's avatar
                      Just bought the repress! Now we just need Channel Orange.


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