Röyksopp ‎– Melody A.M.

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Wall Of Sound ‎– WALLLP027, Wall Of Sound ‎– 5028589014817
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue
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A1 So Easy
Written-By – Bacharach And David
3:44
A2 Poor Leno
Vocals, Written-By – Erlend Øye
3:57
B1 Eple 3:36
B2 In Space 3:30
C1 A Higher Place
Bass – Ole Vegard '05' Skauge*Co-producer – Ole J. Mjøs*Other [Extra Input] – Rune Lindbaek
4:31
C2 Röyksopp's Night Out 7:30
D1 Remind Me
Vocals, Written-By – Erlend Øye
3:39
D2 She's So
Written-By – Peter Thomas
5:23
D3 Sparks
Vocals, Written-By – Anneli Drecker
5:23

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20 Year Anniversary release limited to 1000 machine-numbered copies. Numbers 1-350 reserved for mailing list subscribers (incorrectly originally listed as 1-325).

180g

Track A1 contains a sample from "Blue On Blue" by Gals and Pals.

Track D2 contains a sample from "Love In Space" by Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra.

℗ and © 2001 Wall Of Sound Recordings.
Made in England.

Coloured text insert sleeves.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5028589014817
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): WALL LP 027 BD28579-01 A2 KR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): WALL LP 027 BD28579-01 B3 KR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): WALL LP 027 BD28579-02 C1 MK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): WALL LP 027 BD28579-02 D2 JP

Other Versions (5 of 43) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WALLCD027, 5028589014824 Röyksopp Melody A.M.(CD, Album) Wall Of Sound, Röyksopp WALLCD027, 5028589014824 UK 2001 Sell This Version
72438132400 4 Röyksopp Melody A.M.(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp, Enh + Ltd) Virgin, Labels, Wall Of Sound, Röyksopp 72438132400 4 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
VKPD-0492, 72438509202 2 Röyksopp Melody A.M.(CD, Album) EMI, EMI, Wall Of Sound, Labels VKPD-0492, 72438509202 2 South Korea 2001 Sell This Version
8509204 Röyksopp Melody A.M.(Cass, Album) Gala Records (5) 8509204 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
WALLLP027, 5028589014817 Röyksopp Melody A.M.(2xLP, Album) Wall Of Sound, Wall Of Sound WALLLP027, 5028589014817 UK 2001 Sell This Version

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Midnight-City

Midnight-City

September 8, 2021

Here are my thoughts on this pressing, and some comments on the original vinyl version.

The omission of the last track is strange, although not completely uncommon when an album is pressed to vinyl. There is definitely enough room for the song to be included, which does make it an odd decision.

Even more bizarre is the decision to change the order of the tracks, as people have rightly mentioned in the comments below. I can’t think of a good reason for doing this, and so it’s a real shame considering that So Easy flows into Eple.

Back in 2001 when this was released, vinyl was not nearly as popular as it is now. I was buying vinyl, but mainly singles (for DJing) and I’d usually buy albums on CD, as the MP3 format was becoming popular and a CD was ideal for getting the album onto a computer. I bought this on CD when it came out (now I wish I’d have grabbed a copy of the original vinyl pressing!).

I don’t know if there is any truth to this theory, but in the early 2000s many electronic albums would be pressed on 2 x vinyl as it was more user-friendly for DJs across two discs. Vinyl was still being used by DJs, and listening to an entire album on vinyl seemed to be on the decline. I wonder if this was the reason that the album was originally released on two discs.

Fast-forward 20 years and DJs no longer use vinyl, but die-hard music fans buy vinyl, which is why I find it so strange that they didn’t take the opportunity to press this on a single vinyl, and make it more suitable for listening through as an album.

At this point in time, double LPs retail for more than single LPs, and so I’m not surprised in some ways that this has been kept on two discs. £30 is a lot of money, especially as it would have probably been under £15 back in 2001!

Having said all of this, I’m delighted to have a copy on vinyl, and agree with others that the sound is fantastic.
alphagrade

alphagrade

August 25, 2021

As everyone has pointed out, the revised track listing is odd but it’s nice to have this gem on vinyl finally. The sound quality is superb but I probably would’ve preferred it to be on a single disc.
OurTinyServant

OurTinyServant

August 19, 2021
Absolutely awful decision to dump Poor Leno in between the first two tracks that transition into each other. No fade out. Just a jarring cut. And then the last track is simply not included. Honestly. £30 for this.
oakfield

oakfield

August 14, 2021
boah, really annoyed right now. got my copy and found the weird track order. normally no problem but in this case it means that the intro of track 2 is played after track one, then stops and another track play. and the original track 2 is now at the other side without the intro. i am a vinyl cutter and i bed the cut was done from a digital cd ddp with a marker for the second track at this point. to be honest... this is a mege fail and really awkward. specially when i now read that its a repress with the same stamper and it seems that nobody give a shit about to do the same fail twice. spend not less money here and i am really not happy about this.
rare.vinyls

rare.vinyls

August 11, 2021
Can I consider my #1226 copy part of this release? I don't see a dedicated page for copies above #1000, neither I see it necessary. Would you agree?
tomwas

tomwas

June 11, 2021
Looks like a repress of this is now available for pre-order at Röyksopp's own store: https://store.royksopp.com/products/melody-a-m-lp-2
anLizard

anLizard

March 22, 2021
Fantastic pressing, but I don't understand why they put a 47 minute album across 2LPs.
Also some of the songs are seemingly swapped around
quinnichols

quinnichols

March 21, 2021
This pressing sounds fantastic. My copy has no surface noise whatsoever.
dmyers890

dmyers890

March 20, 2021

My copy sounds great, but I just can't get over the weird track order for this release.
AlanisCorset

AlanisCorset

March 20, 2021

glad to have it, but wishing it was packaged better for international travel. some spine/corner damage from shipping.