Gorillaz ‎– Demon Days

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Warner Records ‎– 190295859992, Parlophone Records Ltd. ‎– 190295859992
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A1 Intro
Written-By – GorillazWritten-By [Soundtrack Excerpt] – Don Harper
A2 Last Living Souls
Written-By – Gorillaz
A3 Kids With Guns
Vocals [Additional] – Neneh CherryWritten-By – Gorillaz
A4 O Green World
Written-By – Gorillaz
B1 Dirty Harry
Choir – San Fernandez Youth ChorusFeaturing – Bootie BrownWritten-By – Gorillaz, R. Robinson*
B2 Feel Good Inc.
Featuring – De La SoulWritten-By – D. Jolicoeur*, Gorillaz
B3 El Mañana
Violin – Antonia PagulatosWritten-By – Gorillaz
C1 Every Planet We Reach Is Dead
Piano [Solo] – Ike TurnerWritten-By – Gorillaz
C2 November Has Come
Featuring – MF DoomWritten-By – D. Dumile*, Gorillaz
C3 All Alone
Featuring – Roots ManuvaVocals [Additional] – Martina Topley-BirdWritten-By – Gorillaz, R. Smith*, S.Tong*
C4 White Light
Written-By – Gorillaz
D1 Dare
Backing Vocals – Rosie WilsonFeaturing – Shaun RyderWritten-By – Gorillaz
D2 Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey's Head
Narrator – Dennis Hopper (2)Written-By – Gorillaz
D3 Don't Get Lost In Heaven
Choir – London Community Gospel ChoirWritten-By – Gorillaz
D4 Demon Days
Choir – London Community Gospel ChoirWritten-By – Gorillaz

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VMP limited pressing on red vinyl

Similar to Gorillaz - Demon Days but with a different catalog number, a new/different obi strip and different sticker. This version also has a silver foil stamp, above the barcode on the back cover, which reads "VMP ESSENTIALS".

Released as part of the VMP 100! 10 represses promotion.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 190295859992
  • Barcode (Text): 1 90295 85999 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Runout): [Stamped] 153238E1/A8 [Etched] 5859992-A1 BAZZA ALCHEMY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Runout): [Stamped] 153238E2/A7 [Etched] 5859992-B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, Runout): [Stamped] 153238E3/A [Etched] 5859992-C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, Runout): [Stamped] 153238E4/A6 [Etched] 5859992-D1

Other Versions (5 of 121) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
07243 873838 1 4 Gorillaz Demon Days(2xLP, Album, Gat) Parlophone 07243 873838 1 4 UK 2005 Sell This Version
0946 3 11688 2 6, 0946 3 11280 2 8 Gorillaz Demon Days(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) Parlophone, Parlophone 0946 3 11688 2 6, 0946 3 11280 2 8 UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
07243 873838 4 5 Gorillaz Demon Days(Cass, Album) Parlophone, EMI 07243 873838 4 5 Ukraine 2005 Sell This Version
7243 873838 4 5 Gorillaz Demon Days(Cass, Album) EMI 7243 873838 4 5 Bulgaria 2005 Sell This Version
2-738282 Gorillaz Demon Days(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Parlophone 2-738282 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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brian00000brian

brian00000brian

October 23, 2021
edited about 1 month ago
I've encountered a locked groove on "All Alone" with my SL-1200MK2 and AT-VM95SH Cartridge (Shibata Stylus)

Same record played on a Technics SL-Q200, with a P-Mount AT Cart with Elliptical Stylus had no issues.

Perplexing. The "Cheaper" system played OK.

Maybe the Shibata stylus with better contact encountered something that the elliptical did not.
BigspoonMA

BigspoonMA

September 23, 2021
Im really happy with this version of the record. It sounds much better than the original; the half speed mastering here is bringing out details that I have not noticed before and I’ve heard this album numerous times. No locked groove here.
LECO.FM

LECO.FM

July 31, 2021
edited 3 months ago

EDIT I ain't that happy no more. It appears that, while the first time I played this disc was fine through a recently bought VM740ML cartridge, once the cartridge matured (50 hours+ of play), the very same record with verified configurations as far as VTF, alignment and tonearm goes, failed to work without issues on All Alone (September 13 2021 update)

I'm really happy with this edition. My VMP100 issue is pretty much flawless.

No lock groove, so silent I feel I'm being really picky by pointing out just a tad surface noise around D2-D3 and that's it - no more than a few seconds between songs.

My copy wasn't perfectly flat, but that was most noticeable on the first disc, and it didn't cause any issues.

I was afraid of this press for I've been reading a lot of issues regarding GZ, but I need to say I'm fairly impressed (even though I'll probably not say the same about my TMV De-Loused copy once it arrives).

The only reason for me not granting it a 5-star review are these:

1. I'm used to receiving records that already come with protective plastics on the discs and here that wasn't the case, so you can imagine I had to wash the records before playing them. Regardless of the quality of the plastic itself, anything is better than just leaving the disc directly in contact with paper, and they become more suscetible to collect dirt;

2. The inner sleeves don't have the best grammage, so you gotta be extra careful;

3. The huge bummer, but one that follows every repress since the first one (not counting the RSD picture disc from 2019), is the fluid transitions aren't there. But hey, I need to say this: the silence between tracks doesn't last much and it isn't as annoying as any comments online made me believe it was. Actually, if you've been listening via streaming, they are hard to notice, since the only option for them are iTunes, CD, the now overpriced original press and the RSD picture disc.

I actually bought the picture disc and now I can't cancel it, I wish I hadn't. I'll probably miss the quality of this repress way more than I'll be enjoying the transitions there. EDIT: it recently came to my knowledge that Demon Days' edition featured in RSD 2021's G Collection box set also has the transitions from Feel Good Inc. to El Mañana, and Don't Get Lost in Heaven to Demon Days.

★★★☆☆
This score refers specifically to this release (update from 4 to 3 stars after encountering the very same issues many people talk about on All Alone)

Equipment:
Audio-Technica AT-LP120X with the cartridge AT-VM740ML combined with the headshell AT-HS10BK, tracking force set to 2 grams.
33rpm.sk

33rpm.sk

July 3, 2021
No lock groove here! Gave it a clean before first play, extremely quiet (surface noise), and an amazing press overall in my opinion. Playing on a Rega P6 with Ania MC
esnide22

esnide22

June 20, 2021
My copy doesnt have the lock groove, but both LPs are dished pretty heavily. Only affects play on about the first 30 seconds of Every Planet, but past that no other issues. Overall pretty happy with this press.
Within_Your_Reach

Within_Your_Reach

June 11, 2021
I have two copies of this repress and one of the original reissue. Neither have the locked groove and play clean with no issues, even when swapping to different carts. Maybe it's a tracking issue people are having with their cartridges?
desized

desized

June 6, 2021
my first copy and replacement copy both have the lock groove issue.
mat-rock

mat-rock

June 1, 2021
edited 6 months ago
The locked groove doesn’t affect all the copies, mine for example plays fine, Maibe for the first time I got lucky
madTrackmusic

madTrackmusic

May 31, 2021
Confirming what others have said, locked groove on 2 copies so far, on Side C.
Besides that, came with scratches but that didn’t affect sound, which was very good.
benjamingreen

benjamingreen

May 25, 2021
Two of the copies I’ve had have also got the locked groove on side three - I thought that had been rectified on earlier pressings?? Anyone else’s like this?