Fleet Foxes ‎– Fleet Foxes

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Sub Pop ‎– SP 777, Sub Pop ‎– SP 781
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Vinyl, LP, Album
Vinyl, 12", EP
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Fleet Foxes
A1 Sun It Rises
A2 White Winter Hymnal
A3 Ragged Wood
A4 Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
A5 Quiet Houses
A6 He Doesn't Know Why
B1 Heard Them Stirring
B2 Your Protector
Flute – Gwen Owen
B3 Meadowlarks
B4 Blue Ridge Mountains
B5 Oliver James
Sun Giant EP
C1 Sun Giant
C2 Drops In The River
C3 English House
D1 Mykonos
D2 Innocent Son

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Notes

? & ? 2008 Sub Pop Records

Released in a gatefold sleeve.
"includes "Sun Giant" EP and download codes for both albums" [192kbps MP3s.]
Printed insert included.

Fleet Foxes (LP):
Recorded at our homes, our friends' homes, our parents' homes, at London Bridge Studio, and at Avast Studio in Seattle, Washington, through the Summer and Fall of 2007. Phil Ek produced, engineered, and mixed, except when we were flailing around at home, recording ourselves poorly for him to clean up later. This happened often. [...] Mastered, at RFI in Seattle.

Sun Giant (EP):
We all played many an instrument. An itemized and individualized list would be egotistical and tiresome.
It was mostly recorded in early January of 2008 at Bear Creek Studios in Woodinville, Washington. We did additional recording at both our house and at Stuart Hollerman's Avast! Studio, where the EP was also mixed. The handsome Philip M. Ek was the producer, engineer, and mixer. All hate mail may be directed to him. Except mastering hate mail, which can be sent to Ed Brooks at RFI in Seattle, WA.

Cover painting "The Blue Cloak" (De Blauwe Huik) by Pieter The Elder Bruegel.
? Staatliche Gemaldegaleria, Berlin, Germany / The Bridgman Art Library.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 098787077711
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etching, LP): SP-777-A 17591.1(3) JG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etching, LP): SP-777-B 17591.2(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etching, EP): SP-781-A 17523.1(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etching, EP): SP-781-B 17523.2(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (All Sides, Stamp): Golden
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 27) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SP 777 Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes(LP, Album + 12", EP + Ltd, RE, "Bl) Sub Pop SP 777 US 2020 Sell This Version
BELLAV167 Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes(LP, Album + 12", EP) Bella Union BELLAV167 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
BELLACD167 Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes(CD, Album) Bella Union BELLACD167 UK 2008 Sell This Version
TRCP94 Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes / Sun Giant EP(CD, Album) Sub Pop, Traffic Inc. TRCP94 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
SPCD 777 Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes(CD, Album) Sub Pop SPCD 777 US 2008 Sell This Version

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berglovespizza

berglovespizza

October 3, 2020
Great pressing and brilliant album! However, my copy didn't come with the Sun Giant EP which broke my heart coz Mykonos is on there! I received 2 copies of the main LP inside the jacket instead. Anybody else experience this?
AndrewMichaelH

AndrewMichaelH

October 2, 2020
This is a stunning album. However, I'm wondering if anybody else has had issues with surface noise...especially on the EP. The dynamics of the record are wonderful and the music is superbly recorded. Vocals sound amazing. I've been through a few copies, and each seems to have surface noise...almost this constant staticky noise. Anybody else have this issue?
jawy

jawy

June 16, 2020
One of the sexiest records I've heard. Plenty of warm and beautiful dynamic range. Hardly any surface noise. 10/10 would recommend.
adetillio

adetillio

April 15, 2020
I have two copies of this album. Copy #1 I bought in 2008, and fits all the parameters above. Copy #2 I bought today from a local record store, and it also fits everything above. However, the packaging is different. Notably, Copy#2 has plastic sleeves for the records, whereas #1 has paper. Additionally, the spines are slightly different: The "Sup Pop" label at the top is smaller on #2 than #1, "Fleet Foxes" is better centered in the middle, and "SP 777" is all the way at the bottom (#1 has a cpl inches between the "SP 777" and the bottom).

Is the one I bought today a repress? All I see above are entries for the colored/limited variants of a repress. Is there a black repress?
midnightrunner

midnightrunner

May 9, 2019

I love this front cover, I could look at it for hours. I always think it is funny that there is a man who looks like he is masturbating a pig though!!
508loopdetected

508loopdetected

May 11, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
It seems this pressing is hit or miss for some people. Luckily I guess, my copy that was bought back in 2008 still sounds beautiful. I do wish there were more bottom end overall, but the rest of the mix sounds full and dynamic enough that it doesn't matter too much. Each side does get a little noisy towards the end, unfortunately. As a result, I don't know if I'd put this in the range of "best sounding records" in my collection, but it'd be a very strong honorable mention. The album's very pleasantly warm, balanced production feels sort of like it was created with vinyl primarily in mind (this maybe makes more sense if you've heard the album), which makes this release particularly fun to listen to.
jwages

jwages

October 15, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
My copy of this release has an acceptable noise floor with occasional light pops that aren't distracting (not cleaned). The vinyl came with some slight warp that does not effect playback. The sound stage is fairly large with good instrumental separation. Tones are warm and natural. Vocals are clean and high frequencies are crisp but not bright. Guitar is sharp and accurate. Snares and cymbals sound clean and natural. Bottom end is slightly thin but cured by 2.1 listening. The music itself is vivid and peaceful. The included Sun Giant EP is also good pressing but has slightly more surface noise (not cleaned). The EP also seems to have a bit more bottom end. Fleet Foxes are awesome! I recommend this release. (Rega Planar 3, Exact 2 cart, PSE Studio PL, Linn LK85, Linn interconnects, Linn Katans - Linn Sizmik 12.45" for 2.1)
lincolnwilson

lincolnwilson

April 8, 2015
Great album to listen to on vinyl. Got album in great condition and love both the original fleet foxes album and did not expect to recieve the Sun Giant EP along with the LP. When I opened it up and realized Sun Giant was in there, of course I was shocked. I play the album all the time and Sun Giant along with it. The cover and inside of the gate-fold was awesome looking and I was pleased with the notecards and lyrics and such that came with it.
mywaxweighsaton

mywaxweighsaton

July 31, 2014
I have now purchased - and was forced to send back - two copies of this LP, because they were both so warped right out of the shrink wrap that my needle would jump off the record when I tried to play them. Does anyone know if this is a batch defect on the manufacturers part? Or is it more likely that it was just from improper storage by the vendor and delivery company? Anyone else open this record up to find two warped discs?