The Strokes ‎– Is This It

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Debut studio album by American rock band the Strokes.
The album was released during the Summer of 2001 on different dates in different territories to coincide with or capitalise on live performances: Australia (July 30, 2001), Japan (August 22), UK (August 27).
The September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City postponed the group's CMJ Music Marathon performance, and the album release was rescheduled for October 9. The US CD version of the album replaced "New York City Cops" with a newly recorded song, "When It Started", while the vinyl edition retained the original track list.
Additionally, the album's original cover photo was replaced by a less sexually explicit artwork for the US market.

Tracklist

Is This It 2:30
The Modern Age 3:27
Soma 2:33
Barely Legal 3:54
Someday 3:03
Alone, Together 3:08
Last Nite 3:12
Hard To Explain 3:43
New York City Cops 3:20
Trying Your Luck 3:22
Take It Or Leave It 3:14

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RADV 68045-2 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Advance, Album, Promo, Car) BMG, RCA Records Label RADV 68045-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
DFA 078636804521 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album) RCA, BMG DFA 078636804521 Mexico 2001 Sell This Version
162 368101 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album) BMG Colombia, RCA Records Label 162 368101 Colombia 2001 Sell This Version
RTRADECD030 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album) Rough Trade RTRADECD030 UK & Ireland 2001 Sell This Version
BVCP-21216 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album) RCA, BMG BVCP-21216 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
07863 68045 2 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album) RCA, BMG 07863 68045 2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
07863680452 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album) RCA, BMG Brasil 07863680452 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
07863 68045-2 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album) RCA 07863 68045-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
07863 68101-2 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album) RCA 07863 68101-2 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
CDRCA (CF) 7055 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album) RCA CDRCA (CF) 7055 South Africa 2001 Sell This Version
07863 68045-2 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album) RCA 07863 68045-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
07863680452 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album) RCA 07863680452 Australia 2001 Sell This Version
07863 68101-2 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album) RCA 07863 68101-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
TRZM-148 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album) RCA TRZM-148 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
BG2 68101 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album, Club) BMG, RCA BG2 68101 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
BGB 68101 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album, Club) BMG, RCA BGB 68101 US 2001 Sell This Version
07863 68045 2 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album, Enh, Unofficial) RCA (2) 07863 68045 2 2001 Sell This Version
BVCP-21216, 07863680452 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album, Promo) RCA, RCA, BMG, BMG BVCP-21216, 07863680452 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
RTRADECD030 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album, RE) Rough Trade RTRADECD030 UK & Ireland 2001 Sell This Version
0 786368045 1 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album, Unofficial) RCA (2) 0 786368045 1 2001 Sell This Version
none The Strokes Is This It(CDr, Album, Promo) BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH none Germany 2001 Sell This Version
none The Strokes Is This It(CDr, Album, Promo) BMG France none France 2001 Sell This Version
none The Strokes Is This It(CDr, Album, Promo) BMG France none France 2001 Sell This Version
none The Strokes Is This It(CDr, Album, Promo, Fol) Rough Trade none UK 2001 Sell This Version
078636804545 The Strokes Is This It(Cass, Album) RCA 078636804545 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
0786368045-4 The Strokes Is This It(Cass, Album) RCA Records 0786368045-4 Malaysia 2001 Sell This Version
07863 68045-4, BMG 9179 The Strokes Is This It(Cass, Album) RCA, BMG Music Indonesia 07863 68045-4, BMG 9179 Indonesia 2001 Sell This Version
07863 68045 4 The Strokes Is This It(Cass, Album) BMG Russia, RCA 07863 68045 4 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
07863680454 The Strokes Is This It(Cass, Album) BMG, RCA 07863680454 Poland 2001 Sell This Version
RTRADELP 030 The Strokes Is This It(LP, Album) Rough Trade RTRADELP 030 UK 2001 Sell This Version
07863 68045 1 The Strokes Is This It(LP, Album) RCA, BMG 07863 68045 1 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
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PROCD21191 The Strokes Is This It?(CD, Album, Promo, Car) BMG, RCA PROCD21191 Australia 2001 Sell This Version
none The Strokes Is This It?(CDr, Album, Promo) BMG Denmark none Denmark 2001 Sell This Version
07863 68101-2 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album) BMG Argentina 07863 68101-2 Argentina 2002 Sell This Version
07863 68128-2 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album, Club, RE + DVD) RCA 07863 68128-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
07863 68128-2 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album, RE + DVD) RCA 07863 68128-2 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
74321 95450 2 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album, RE + DVD) RCA 74321 95450 2 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
74321-95450-2 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album, RE + DVD) BMG Taiwan 74321-95450-2 Taiwan 2002 Sell This Version
7432195450-2 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album, RE + DVD) RCA 7432195450-2 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
07863 68128-2 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album, RE + DVD) RCA 07863 68128-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
74321 95450 2 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album, RE + DVD-V, Ltd) RCA, BMG 74321 95450 2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
VK-0699 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album, Unofficial) Vigin VK-0699 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
BVCP 24010 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album, RE + DVD) RCA, BMG BVCP 24010 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
07863680452 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album, RE) RCA 07863680452 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
RTRADELP030 The Strokes Is This It(LP, Album, RE) RCA RTRADELP030 US 2011 Sell This Version
RTRADELP030 The Strokes Is This It(LP, Album, RE) Rough Trade RTRADELP030 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
RTRADELP 030 The Strokes Is This It(LP, Album, RE, Red) Rough Trade RTRADELP 030 UK 2011 Sell This Version
RTRADELP030 The Strokes Is This It(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Rough Trade (2) RTRADELP030 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
MOVLP085 The Strokes Is This It(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl, RCA, Legacy MOVLP085 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
07863 68045-1 The Strokes Is This It(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Blu) RCA 07863 68045-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
07863 68045-1 The Strokes Is This It(LP, Album, RE, 180) RCA 07863 68045-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
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RTRADELP030 The Strokes Is This It(LP, Album, RE) Rough Trade RTRADELP030 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
88985430022 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album, RE) RCA 88985430022 Australia 2017 Sell This Version
19439707081 The Strokes Is This It(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Whi) RCA 19439707081 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
19439784471 The Strokes Is This It(LP, Album, RE) Legacy, RCA 19439784471 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
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07863680452 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album) RCA 07863680452 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
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07863 68045 2 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album, RP) RCA 07863 68045 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
RTRADELP 030 The Strokes Is This It(LP, Album) Rough Trade RTRADELP 030 UK Unknown Sell This Version
07863 68045-1 The Strokes Is This It(LP, Album, RE) RCA 07863 68045-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
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NIHAO757

NIHAO757

October 7, 2020
referencing Is This It, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Blu, 07863 68045-1
Love that Fantano got this by mistake + a black disc in the same package lol
tomi.randrup

tomi.randrup

September 1, 2020
referencing Is This It, LP, Album, RE, 180, MOVLP085

Any one did compare this press to 2020 black reissue? any opinions? Thankss
tomi.randrup

tomi.randrup

August 29, 2020
edited 2 months ago
referencing Is This It, LP, Album, RE, 19439784471
Any one did compare this press to 2012 MOV reissue? any opinions? Thankss
jwde2009

jwde2009

July 19, 2020
referencing Is This It, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 07863 68045-1
My copy is has the following runout
side A: 07863-68045-1-A-RE-4 NRP ? , side B: 07863-68045-1-B-RE-4 NRP ?

Unsure if this is actually The Strokes - Is This It or not as it has no Welcome to 1979 or STERLING stamp. Will listen to soon to see if it has the same quality issues as The Strokes - Is This It.
mandomtz

mandomtz

July 10, 2020
edited 4 months ago
referencing Is This It, LP, Album, RE, 180, MOVLP085
I compared the MOV (butt cover) pressing to the standard U.S repress that widely available. To my ears the generic repress sounds much better and has a fuller/crisper analog sound then the MOV version which sounds kinda flat and compressed. Worth having for the cover, I suppose.
mandomtz

mandomtz

July 10, 2020
referencing Is This It, CD, Advance, Album, Promo, Car, RADV 68045-2
I compared the MOV (butt cover) pressing to the standard U.S repress that widely available. To my ears the generic repress sound much better then the MOV version which sounds kinda flat and compressed. Worth having for the cover, I suppose.
Five5x35

Five5x35

July 8, 2020
referencing Is This It, LP, Album, RE, 180, 07863 68045-1
Do not buy RCA ?– 07863 68045-1 pressing! Runouts do NOT contain either "Welcome To 1979" or "STERLING".
This pressing is why it pays to research before you buy. Despite being a 2014 pressing it's still readily available. I don't know how it even passed quality control as it suffers from almost every problem a record can have.
1. Off centre
2. Scuffs everywhere
3. Dents and bubbles
4. Zero bass and a excessive amount of highs
5. Compressed and distorted
6. Causes the needle to skip
7. Sounds warped in places like you're listening to a melting vinyl
8. Label is off centre
TwoWicky

TwoWicky

July 7, 2020
referencing Is This It, LP, Album, RE, 180, MOVLP085
Sounds like it's supposed to sound (Casablancas is *supposed* to sound like he's singing through a Dixie Cup). Got the more recent RCA pressing and it was full of bubbles and skips, this one sounds much better and has no manufacturing errors.
TwoWicky

TwoWicky

July 7, 2020
referencing Is This It, LP, Album, RE, 180, 07863 68045-1
Got a terrible pressing, bubbles and skips all over. The Music on Vinyl release from 2012 sounds better and has no such manufacturing errors.
macmania22

macmania22

June 30, 2020
referencing Is This It, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Blu, 07863 68045-1
So, I'm confused. Someone who *actually* owns this record, is track B4 "When It Started"? I don't see why they would cut all new stampers for this one pressing of the album.