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Frank Ocean - Blond Album

Frank Ocean - Blond Album

  • Performer: Frank Ocean
  • Genre: Hip hop / Funk & Soul / Pop
  • Title: Blond
  • Released: 2016
  • Style: Contemporary R&B
  • MP3 version size: 2202 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2533 mb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 631

Tracklist

White Ferrari4:08
Futura Free9:24
Nights5:07
Pink + White3:04
Solo4:17
Good Guy1:06
Ivy4:09
Godspeed2:58
Close To You1:25
Seigfried5:34
Facebook Story1:08
Pretty Sweet2:38
Nikes5:14
Be Yourself1:27
Self Control4:09
Skyline To3:04
Solo (Reprise)1:18

Album

Blonde alternatively titled blond is the second studio album by American singer Frank Ocean. In 2013, Ocean confirmed that his follow up to Channel Orange would be another concept album. Initially known as Boys Don't Cry and teased for a July 2015 release, the album suffered several delays and was the subject of widespread media anticipation. 50 видео Воспроизвести все Микс Frank Ocean - Blond 2016 Full AlbumYouTube. Blonde by Frank Ocean ULTIMATE is the second studio album by the enigmatic Frank Ocean. The album was released on August 20, 2016, following a four-year hiatus after the release of channel ORANGE. The magazine also features an alternate version of Blonde. Посмотреть сведения об участниках альбома, рецензии, композиции и приобрести альбом 2016 Vinyl от Blond на first, Frank Ocean was simply a great storyteller. Then he became the story-an avatar for all of our fluid modern ideals. He could be the dynamic human of the future, exploding age-old binaries with an eloquent note, melting racial divisions with a devastating turn of phrase or quick flit to falsetto. You represent the race, and you have responsibilities that go beyond your art. It's got 18 tracks, including music that wasn't heard in the Endless film he dropped. Peep the tracklist below. In addition, Frank has announced pop-up shops in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and London. There, fans can get a free copy of his Boys Don't Cry magazine. Pigeons and Planes reports every magazine will come with a free copy of the album. Check out scans from the magazine below. Frank Ocean Blonde 1 Listen Album Review. Frank Ocean's long-awaited new studio album is his most adventurous project to date. Author: Yoh Phillips. I believe the first listen of BlondBlonde is very crucial. It is the listen that closes a chapter thats been on-going for the last four years, and the beginning of a new one. For Frank, for fans, and for all the brilliant memes, jokes, and trolls that were made during the wait, it has been one hell of a ride. Discover all of this album's music connections, watch videos, listen to music, discuss and album was huge for Frank Ocean and a personal favorite. This poster or artwork is available in 2 sizes, both vertical 17x11 vertical 24x18 vertical No frame included. This poster displays an image of Frank Ocean with the blond font. This album was huge for Frank Ocean and a personal favorite. This poster or artwork is available in 2 sizes, both vertical 17x11 vertical 24x18 vertical. No frame included. 5 Lease - Hit my email at oceanmusic24495 for leasing and exclusive purchase inquiries. Check it out on Youtube: jUu7Kn7qUIQ. Frank Ocean Blonde Blond Frank Ocean beyonce tropical blonde beyonce blonde album blond album pink white pink beyonce summer frank ocean endless frank ocean type beat pink and white type beat beyonce type beat ocean beats ocean mix. Sorry, something went wrong

Performer

Frank Ocean: American singer-songwriter-record producer and photographer. Recognized for his idiosyncratic musical style, introspective and elliptical songwriting, unconventional production techniques, and wide vocal range, Ocean is among the most acclaimed artists of his generation. Swim Good, Slide, Lost и другие песни. Frank Ocean born October 28, 1987 is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and photographer. Complete list of Frank Ocean music featured in tv shows and movies. Frank Ocean music featured in movies and TV shows: Bad Religion. Channel ORANGE. Frank Ocean Performs Ivy Live at Panorama Music Festival - Продолжительность: 3:47 Evan Hyun. Язык: Русский. Страна: США. Frank Ocean, Soundtrack: Safe House. Ocean was born Christopher Lonny Breaux in Long Beach, California. When he was around 5 years old, he and his family moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. He grew up around its local jazz scene and listened to his mother's CDs on her car stereo, including albums by Céline Dion, Anita Baker, and The Phantom of the Opera soundtrack. As a teenager, he. Jump to: Soundtrack Composer Actor Writer Sound department Director Music department Thanks Self. 2020 Бессмертная гвардия performer: Godspeed, writer: Godspeed. Слушать бесплатно и скачать в Mp3 все треки, песни и музыку исполнителя Frank Ocean в высоком качестве, на компьютер или телефон. Read news updates about Frank Ocean. Discover video clips of recent music performances and more on frank ocean tag. Don't want to see ads Upgrade Now. Skrillex, Doja Cat, and more: MTV's SnowGlobe Music Festival 2019 in 50 photo. Charts & Trends Girl In Red, YUNGBLUD, Lil Nas X: 's biggest breakout artists of 2019. Charts & Trends All Things Hyped: Listening Trends of 2019. Frank Ocean. Latest Videos. Chart History. Calvin Harris Featuring Frank Ocean & Migos. Peaked at 25 on . No Church In The Wild. Jay Z Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean. Peaked at 72 on . Peaked at 82 on . View Full Chart History. What Happened to the Black Queer Music Revolution That Frank Ocean Almost Started By Jeremy Helligar. Jeremy Helligar. The Band Formerly Known as Lady Antebellum Has Already Lost Guest Column 2 weeks ago. Quincy Jones Launches Initiative to Bring Jazz, Blues and Gospel Awareness Into Schools 1 month ago. After Lady Antebellum, Is It Time for the Dixie Chicks to Rethink Their Name

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Comments

Moogugore Moogugore
Honestly this version sounds the same as my OG pressing,,,, guys dont spend money on the 500dollar og get this version....there is a certain seller on the bay that has em for 45 out the door,,,this pressing comes with a black cover with yellow pink red green,,colored vinyl, i dont think you can pick the color but get this version,,,,,stay away from the white colored album cover or the deluxe version......they both suck......
Ochach Ochach
I have been able to compare an original pop up store version (2016) with some of the reprints (2019).As noted, the CD is a different format with alternative versions of “Nikes” and “Pretty Sweet”.Previously not noted, (1) the colouration is a little different (more of a greenish hue), and (2) there are no matrix runout codes. Finally, (3) the disc is held in the magazine not by a little “rubber button” as in the reprints, but by something more like what you find in the centre of a jewel case (terminology?)
MeGa_NunC MeGa_NunC
(4) Also, the artwork on the disc, while same image as the reprint, appears in more of a Ben-Day dots kinda thing, rather than the higher res reproduction on the reprints
Damand Damand
Maybe I just have personal stake in it, but I think the record sounds great. There's a bit of surface noise but the mastering itself is top notch on my system. The sleeve itself is quality too, and I much prefer the greyscale cover to the color one.
skriper skriper
Finally heard a rumor about a repress!! Fingers crossed. Can’t say I feel sorry for the scalpers who haven’t sold yet:)) Buhu
Zargelynd Zargelynd
Hm, I can’t find the post anymore. Maybe it’s deleted... I just sent a DM to the person who wrote it.
nadness nadness
Ay you can post a screenshot of it or whatever? I'm sure the fanbase would be happy to know.
Bad Sunny Bad Sunny
A guy on a Facebook vinyl group I’m in, he posted a mail correspondence between him and XL, where they basicly said a repress was on the way. But probably not before the summer.
Llanonte Llanonte
where did you hear that? I tried to google it - nothing
WinDImmortaL WinDImmortaL
Apparently, there's an unofficial version on black vinyl with the black album cover floating around. It still has the "For promotional use" sign on the back of sleeve, so be wary. One just sold for $225 on ebay.
olgasmile olgasmile
Can anyone with the OG version confirm, that the only distinguishing feature of this release from the reprints are the different versions of NIKES and PRETTY SWEET?Follow up, can anyone confirm, that all the original pop-up store versions came with these variants, or did any come with the "current" streaming version of the album?Asking mainly as there are so many folks out there claiming to have the "1st edition" or "original printing 2016" version, but they clearly have reprints
Jan Jan
The only ones that have the "streaming" version are those that were put on sale by Frank in November 2016 & February 2019, plus those are property pressed discs, rather than a CDr.
Goktilar Goktilar
Yeah, even though I don't have this in my collection, I do have copies of the mp3 files and I can confirm that those are really the only differences, the extended "Nikes" and an alternate intro for "Pretty Sweet", plus these were only released in the mp3 format, it wasn't released in another format like FLAC or WAV.
Browelali Browelali
This release was sold in red, yellow, and blue variants. I have the yellow copy and it sounds a million times better than my "Deluxe Edition" with the alternate version of Nikes and bonus tracks. This copy is relatively noise free, however, some of the levels are little harsh sounding at times, but overall not bad. Here's hoping proper copies of Blond are repressed at some point but until then, this one isn't a bad copy to grab. Rated 4 for being a boot.
Shadowbourne Shadowbourne
speshuled This release was sold in red, yellow, and blue variants. I have the yellow copy and it sounds a million times better than my "Deluxe Edition" with the alternate version of Nikes and bonus tracks. This copy is relatively noise free, however, some of the levels are little harsh sounding at times, but overall not bad. Here's hoping proper copies of Blond are repressed at some point but until then, this one isn't a bad copy to grab. Rated 4 for being a boot. Hi,I'm quiet new into this, but who makes these unofficial copies? The deluxe Edition = the real black friday LP?Greetings
Gaiauaco Gaiauaco
I broke down and grabbed this copy after not being able to find any of the others. My copy is warped and noisy. Also a total bummer that they threw the bonus songs in before Futura Free. Blond is a fantastic album, this pressing leaves a lot to be desired though.
Biaemi Biaemi
I couldn't resist and ended up getting a copy from a seller here. It really is an outstanding pressing. Will keep it as a holy grail :)
MrRipper MrRipper
CLUTCHBOX coming through with the GF reset on Discogs' Falco
Hilarious Kangaroo Hilarious Kangaroo
how much you paid for it? hate the overprincing here ):
Ricep Ricep
Doesn't really sound bad compared to my legit copy. Really not worth spending the premium on the Black Friday version for purposes other than collecting. Get this one to play, that one to display.
Iraraeal Iraraeal
Pretty loud surface noise but other than that it honestly doesn't sound that bad.The transparent marble yellow looks really nice imo.My only large gripe is that the "bonus tracks" or singles don't come after the final track. 'Godspeed' and 'Futura Free' are definitely meant to be played back to back. And they replaced 'Nikes' with the extended version, instead of making it a bonus track.If you are a huge Frank fan but can't afford the insane resale of the official version, this is easily the best bootleg to date.
Xwnaydan Xwnaydan
Anyone know how many copies there are of this? ?
Adoraris Adoraris
Also very interested to get an answer (or an informed ballpark) on this.My guess: I read in an article contemporary with the drop: at the NYC pop-up, as the line swelled, they picked the first 260 people out and told everyone else to go home.At 4 x pop-up locations (Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago and London) * 260 = 1040 copies.Of course, the other locations could have been smaller/larger, and the original reporting could be flawed. Interesting to think about the non-give away copies also, ie. any proof copies and copies for Frank, the contributors and their friends. 1200 seems plausible?Would be great to hear from people attending the pop-up and from people associated with the printing (were the mags all printed in the US and then shipped to the other locations, or were there local print-runs? Suspect the former)
watchman watchman
Anyone know how many copies there are of this? ?
hardy hardy
Honestly sounds just fine to me. No surface noise and overall sounds very clear. Spending $40 on this rather than hundreds on the official copy was well worth it.
WOGY WOGY
Anyone know where this originated from?                                                      .
Clever Clever
Just got restocked on blonded.co word word word word word
Lilegha Lilegha
HEY GUYS, IF YOU ARE WILLING TO SELL, HIT ME UP!
Acrobat Acrobat
More bootlegs than official releases. It's sad that one of the finest albums of my lifetime is handled in this way. I would probably buy multiple copies of this. At least he (hopefully) sees something from my 8 billion Spotify plays.
lolike lolike
The tracklisting is really messed up. The end of Side A is "Good Guy" then "Nights," and the start of Side B is "Solo (Reprise)" and then "Pretty Sweet."
Nenayally Nenayally
Hi.Is this pressing good? I don't enjoy the idea of buying unofficial releases, but for this record the prices are blown up unproportionally. However, for this album the quality of the pressing is especially important. Does anyone know the quality of this? Kind regards
Ndlaitha Ndlaitha
well ill let you know i guess just ordered tonight
Narim Narim
Noisy, zero bass, mids and highs are fine, sound levels fluctuate between tracks. Obviously ripped from multiple sources.
Best West Best West
One of the best albums of the decade. That is all.
Jack Jack
I have one that matches up these notes, except with purple smoke/green smoke coloring. They have actual stickers as well on the records that have the songs of each side on them, with no etching. Not sure if it deserves a separate listing though, as it almost feels like just an iteration on the other one.
Foginn Foginn
How does it sound? Looks unofficial but you never know.
Xinetan Xinetan
XL usually reissue every album they release. I'm sure this will be reissued at some point. Be patient and don't pay the scalpers silly money
Tantil Tantil
unless Frank allows them... which he will, sooner or later
JoJosho JoJosho
This was released by Frank independently and the distribution handled by XL. Pretty sure they won't have the rights to repress it.
Washington Washington
Jesus take the wheel, i guess frank is trolling the vinyl community, especially for EU people.
Tiainar Tiainar
Do you remember how many was the shipping? I live in France and I want to know.
Mavivasa Mavivasa
How? I'm from the EU and purchased both Endless and Blond when he released them on Cyber Monday/Black Friday. Shipping was pretty reasonable too.Just keep an eye out the BF or CM and don't miss this years release.
NiceOne NiceOne
God, the scalping here is out of control! Prime example of why people don't get into records, right here. Ya'll should be ashamed...
Ffan Ffan
Frank could have also chosen to release 5x the amount he did.
Duzshura Duzshura
While I agree that scalpers are the scum of the Earth, I don't think scalping prevents people from getting into records as a whole. Just because one album isn't available without a huge price tag, it doesn't negate the endless amounts of music still widely available for appropriate prices.
Flathan Flathan
Price wouldn't be so high if people stopped buying it for that price. If everyone had just held off and not paid scalpers price would have dropped but people keep buying for more and more so people will keep selling more and more. This sort of price is to blame on the people buying just as bad as the people selling.
Cerar Cerar
Supply and Demand. In classical economic theory, the relation between these two factors determines the price of a commodity. This relationship is thought to be the driving force in a free market. As demand for an item increases, prices rise.
Ieslyaenn Ieslyaenn
The sound is OK. Some songs sound good, some (most noticeably Solo (Reprise)) are a bit harsh and others sound a little bit flat. But, overall it's a decent pressing.Regardless, I'm so so so happy to have a copy on wax for a semi-reasonable price
Anayaron Anayaron
my copy sounds great! i stopped in my local record store and they had all of frank's releases on bootlegs. I rly couldn't resist seeing as the official pressing is not obtainable for me. The clear vinyl actually suits this album's aesthetics extremely well. For a bootleg, this is some very good stuff ~ * <3edit: my copy has side B and D's grooves off center so some parts sound a lil funky, nothing too bad, just when longer notes play they sound kinda warped :/ still recommend this pressing tho
Ichalote Ichalote
I got a copy so I'm not complaining, but stunts like this is why German bootleggers thrive
Brannylv Brannylv
Um can someone out there do a better FLAC rip of the 2xLP. The one I have distorts on "Nights" quite a bit.. unfortunate as it's one of the best tracks. This is approaching the price of my record player!
Fararala Fararala
Why do you want a FLAC rip of an lp that's a FLAC file pressed onto vinyl?
Yozshunris Yozshunris
if that's true please get a better turntable to save your records
Lonesome Orange Kid Lonesome Orange Kid
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Danrad Danrad
send me a mp if you have one copie regards
Kelerana Kelerana
I’m afraid to listen to mine. Damn, it’s valuable. No one wonder orders were limited to one per household
Bolv Bolv
Owning music that you don't like to is like buying food that you consider too good to eat.
The Apotheoses of Lacspor The Apotheoses of Lacspor
not true. I ordered two. one for a friend. cheers
Mash Mash
Why is this not allowed to be sold? Also who let this happen?
Iriar Iriar
It's an unofficial bootleg, which discogs blocks from sale because they're technically pirated albums
Hugighma Hugighma
Hey, I have a little question... uuuh... why so expensive?
Malalanim Malalanim
why? Did Frank ever swear on anything that he'll never allow a repress? It certainly sells and I don't get why wouldn't he... It will happen eventually
Kalv Kalv
This release was only available for 24 hours as part of Frank Oceans 2016 Black Friday webstore. It will probably remain the only official vinyl release.
Honeirsil Honeirsil
not buying copies of this when i seen it at target on Black Friday 2016 was the biggest mistake of my LIFE!!!! "it's okay, we can always buy a copy later" I said.... "it's on Spotify" i said..... f'n stupid i am!!!!! >_<
Mr_Mix Mr_Mix
how much copies were pressed any of you got an ide?
Marinara Marinara
I'm guessing no more than 5K-10K are out there. Super limited
Gugrel Gugrel
I believe they were made based on order. extra text
Hatе&love Hatе&love
I'm not sure about how many copies were pressed, but I do know that the distributor no longer has any copies. For a while they were sending out replacements for damaged merchandise but they no longer have any available to ship replacements.
Feri Feri
why aren't they proper releases for channel orange and blonde?! really don't get it....
Clandratha Clandratha
probably working on a public release. there is a legit pressing of blonde but its expensive.
Vital Beast Vital Beast
My copy came damaged pretty heavily from Sandbag, which really sucked. On Side A there's some issues with the left channel not playing because of heavy scratching around the first few songs. There's even two gouges that make me scared to play the record anymore in fear of damaging my needle. The undamaged parts sound fine but they're very quiet, and sometimes there's clipping such as at the end of Ivy.
Love Me Love Me
Did you end up getting the damaged copy replaced? I'd be interested in taking the damaged copy off your hands - would love a copy of this record just not at these crazy high prices.
Xaluenk Xaluenk
email sandbag for a replacement they just need picture proof.
Quendant Quendant
Nevermind! I don't see any record on my bank statements that the purchase went through but I definitely remember hopping on and ordering it. That's frustrating! I've been wondering why it hasn't shown up yet and just thought to look on here. Has anyone here had that situation happen before? Probably can't reach out to them with that excuse to get one. They'll tell me to kick rocks!
Yllk Yllk
I just ordered a copy of Endless this morning. It let me check out, so it looks like it's still available for the moment. Glad I got in on one!
რฉςh რฉςh
Do you recall if you purchased it from your phone? I just purchased Endless from my phone and thought checkout was complete, but it wasn’t. It redirects you BACK to their site from Paypal to confirm shipping/billing address. Maybe that’s what happened? Bummer man! You should jump on a copy of Endless before Midnight tonight! :)
Marilace Marilace
Holy shit! I ordered this and mine still hasn't shown up yet... uhhhhh... any thoughts?
riki riki
“Mitsubishi Sony” is a slightly reworked and extended version of the song “Higgs” from Frank Ocean’s 45-minute-long visual album, Endless. The song’s lyrics were featured on one of the pages of the Boys Don’t Cry magazine, which were made available to people who purchased the album at the Pop Up Shops. The lyrics were written alongside the lyrics of the unreleased track “Easy”.“Mitsubishi Sony” was used as the finale to the original live stream of Endless on August 19, 2016. The official release of Endless on Apple Music was found to be slightly different than the one that was streamed live. Albeit not officially released, the song has circulated on the internet because the original stream of Endless was recorded by viewers.
TheMoonix TheMoonix
Thank you for your explanation. Is Easy still unreleased and do we know that it is really featured on this release?
Windworker Windworker
Where do Mitsubishi Sony and Easy officially appear? Who released this CDs?
Uaha Uaha
Super clean, and very quiet record!! Pretty impressed with the pressing itself, but disappointed by sandbag and distribution. Super disorganized, and many rookie mistakes were made. I ordered ASAP on black friday, but just received my copy ((with no black friday sticker)). They should have had plenty of stock on hand, or only put a number of copies up for sale. It seems like they got too many orders they couldn't fill, and then pulled stock from the upcoming standard release to fill them after the black friday copies ran out.
Dagdardana Dagdardana
I remember hopping on and ordering a copy on the 25th and I thought I'd hop on today and check why it's taking so long and it looks like it already shipped a LONG time ago. I can't seem to find it on my bank statement or anything. For some reason maybe it didn't go through? Do you think I'd have ANY luck reaching out to them for a copy? Kind of hard without a order number!
Shomeshet Shomeshet
I didn't get the black friday sticker either, but there are numerous reports of damage on the ones that have it, so they may have just pulled them.
Zulurr Zulurr
I dont think the standard release will look like this though? Will definitely not have the black cover, so I dont see how they pulled stock from the upcoming release.
Marad Marad
Also no invoice on the outside of the package, so i have to drive to the customs to pick it up.. very unprofessional..
Ionzar Ionzar
Is this album title , "Blond" ? or "Blonde" ?
Frostdefender Frostdefender
I think the official name is "blonde". However on the label it is spelled "blond".
Steelcaster Steelcaster
Mine is says "blond" on the front and on the spine.
zmejka zmejka
I think it looks cute without the 'E'. . .
Meri Meri
but frank's bisexual not bigender. the album's official title is "blonde" but the cover says "blond" some people also think it's because the "e" belongs to Emdless, the other album frank released a day before Blonde
Gna Gna
it's both. In french the femme version is with an E and the masc version is without. the cover says BLOND while the spine says BLONDE. This represents the duality of Frank's gender.
Daiktilar Daiktilar
Any way of being able to tell which version you have on the outside of the packaging?
Tansino Tansino
You can feel the raised text through the packaging. Each cover has it's text in different locations. Here are the covers https://images.genius.com/4bf7df728056b10d581ad5c26a75fd3c.1000x563x1.jpg
Taun Taun
Nope the mags are 100% identacal. Sorry. Good thing is maybe someone would be willing to sell the cd alone since the mags aren't as rare as they were at first when they were going for $500 each
Gogal Gogal
Need some help here. Does anybody know in which edition, cd or LP, Nikes (feat. Kohh) pop up version exists???
Kea Kea
Mine finally arrived today. Had been sent by DHL from the US but I had to pick it up at the Royal Mail office and pay an extra £13 customs. No Black Friday sticker. Vinyl has some light scuff marks which I put down to the low quality black inner sleeves.
Pooker Pooker
I remember hopping on and ordering a copy on the 25th and I thought I'd hop on today and check why it's taking so long and it looks like it already shipped a LONG time ago. I can't seem to find it on my bank statement or anything. For some reason maybe it didn't go through? Do you think I'd have ANY luck reaching out to them for a copy? Kind of hard without a order number!
Reemiel Reemiel
Plays very well and mostly very clean, a little static crackle in the right channel but very pleased
Chillhunter Chillhunter
So it seems that there is a variation of the record being shipped out now. People have recently been receiving the record without the Black Friday sticker on the shrinkwrap and the newer arrivals have 'XL Recordings' on the back cover.
Irostamore Irostamore
I got both versions and can absolutley confirm this. One version with sticker but no logo, one version with logo but no sticker.
Jugami Jugami
I remember hopping on and ordering a copy on the 25th and I thought I'd hop on today and check why it's taking so long and it looks like it already shipped a LONG time ago. I can't seem to find it on my bank statement or anything. For some reason maybe it didn't go through? Do you think I'd have ANY luck reaching out to them for a copy? Kind of hard without a order number!
Vozilkree Vozilkree
I got two versions! I have one copy with a sticker but no Xl Logo and the other way around.
Mightsinger Mightsinger
https://www.reddit.com/r/FrankOcean/comments/5nezax/vinyl_replacement_arrived_unexpectedly_seems_to/There's a link to a reddit thread where someone showed the two versions (pun intended) side-by-side.
Carrot Carrot
It happened to me i got my copy a week before christmas with the black friday sticker and no "XL" logo and ordered a replacement due to packaging damage and received it this week with no sticker and the "XL" logo.
showtime showtime
Hes fackin right. my copy doesnt have an xl logo
Rainshaper Rainshaper
where's your source for this information man? still waiting on mine, fwiw
Very Old Chap Very Old Chap
My copy finally arrived in the mail today. It plays great!
Kare Kare
Thank you for making this separate listing although I'm sure most people don't even know there are two different versions out there
Fesho Fesho
Solid pressing. But Solo (Reprise) is practically unplayable because of skips on my copy. Anyone else?
Āłł_Ÿøūrš Āłł_Ÿøūrš
Solid pressing to me would be no skips . . .
Fordg Fordg
Mine sounds great all the way through.. What kind of turntable do you use?
Forcestalker Forcestalker
If any of you are having trouble on why your vinyl didn't come when you ordered it on Black Friday, contact Sandbag on their Twitter account. They seem to be way more responsive there than their email. I was sent the wrong item and I tweeted them and they replied right away saying they would send me a replacement once they got more in production. I didn't get a shipping confirmation email, but it did arrive, though the cover was a little damaged(and not from shipping). Hope this helps
Gelgen Gelgen
I remember hopping on and ordering a copy on the 25th and I thought I'd hop on today and check why it's taking so long and it looks like it already shipped a LONG time ago. I can't seem to find it on my bank statement or anything. For some reason maybe it didn't go through? Do you think I'd have ANY luck reaching out to them for a copy? Kind of hard without a order number!
Ghile Ghile
I remember hopping on and ordering a copy on the 25th and I thought I'd hop on today and check why it's taking so long and it looks like it already shipped a LONG time ago. I can't seem to find it on my bank statement or anything. For some reason maybe it didn't go through? Do you think I'd have ANY luck reaching out to them for a copy? Kind of hard without a order number!
superstar superstar
I had the same situation, super frustrated emailing Sandbag and getting little to no response. My actual item did randomly appear one day and it appears in great condition. I haven't had a chance to play it yet though. Having an extra item I didn't pay for made me more patient, sorry to hear others had similar troubles.
Nidora Nidora
Not the best bootleg but far from the worst! My copy plays through fine with pretty minimal noise and has decent depth of sound and not as quiet as other people seem to be experiencing. Maybe the wax color makes a difference? Both LPs in mine are properly labeled and semi-translucent white. I'll hold onto this until the price comes down on the stupid "black friday only" official pressing.
Xtreem Xtreem
yeah.... IF the price comes down... wouldn't bet on it
EROROHALO EROROHALO
FINALLY GOT MY SHIPPED CONFIRMATION. I really hope they do a wider release so no one has to pay these stupid prices. Original cost was $40.Also, please if you must have this. dont buy right now.. the more people that get them in the more the price will drop. AT MOST this record should cost you $75
Jeronashe Jeronashe
order #FOUS11898 MORE WORDS TO MAKE DISCOGS A HAPPY GIRL
Gavirus Gavirus
What was your order number? I'm curious how far along they are in order numbers...assuming they're actually sending them in order that is.
Small Black Small Black
My copy arrived in the mail on December 12th. Yay!
Tujar Tujar
Email from today, 5 minutes ago : "Hi there, This is a brief email from the customer service team, regarding your order from the Frank Ocean web store. Firstly, thank you so much for your order for the Frank Ocean Blonde Double LP and for your continued patience regarding the dispatch of your order. We would like to politely remind you that this title will be available for despatch in February 2017. If you have placed an order for additional items as well, these will ship together with the vinyl. Once your order has been packed and is ready to ship, you will be sent a dispatch email. Should you have any further questions regarding your order, please feel free to get in touch with us via email to the following email address – [email protected] Thank you for taking the time to read our email. Kind regardsCustomer service team at Sandbag"
MARK BEN FORD MARK BEN FORD
Got the exact same email, but end of day I got an shipment confirmation.
Thorgaginn Thorgaginn
Anyone else still haven't received their Black Friday copy or have anymore information on delayed release?
SkroN SkroN
I haven't received any email other than my order conformation from when I pre-ordered.
Dolid Dolid
same. sent a few e-mails looking for any information and haven't gotten any reply
Thordibandis Thordibandis
still haven't received an email with shipping information ... more words
JOIN JOIN
I bought it from Sandbag ... sent an email asking what was up and got this response:"Update from the dispatch team:12/19/2016 7:50:10 PMOnHold reason: No vinyl to ship at this time. Temporary hold.Stock is currently been sent through from the warehouse and once the order is taken off hold an email with tracking details will be sent to you. Please note that this delay may continue well into January 2017 due to the high volumes going out.Thank youSandbag"
Vuzahn Vuzahn
My copy has "Side 1" on both sides of the first LP. =
Vudozilkree Vudozilkree
Jack they all say that. It's record 1 and record 2 not side one and two.
Lbe Lbe
Got an email: "We have been in touch with the suppliers and they have assured us stock is on the way, however delivery to the warehouse will be slightly later than anticipated. We fully appreciate that you have been very patient already and are understandably very eager to receive your goods. We now plan to despatch your order very early in January 2017."So..it seems some of us are still waiting for our copies.
Weiehan Weiehan
Just played my copy and the pressing I got is absolute garbage. There is so much noise, pops and clicks that it's unbearable to listen to. The volume is also about 50% quieter than a standard quality pressing. I'm definitely returning this one.
Tygrafym Tygrafym
Just opened my copy and it came with one clear and the other is a pink swirl. Strange thing is that both pieces of vinyl have the side A and B labels on them. Anyone else have this?
Axebourne Axebourne
CD shipped Dec 9th but not received it yet...
RuTGamer RuTGamer
Glad to hear that! Enjoy this beautiful piece of music and...godspeed! :-)
Brightcaster Brightcaster
Hey damionm,thanks for the update ...good news,got the package today ! Cool...
AGAD AGAD
Did you get a shipping confirmation email form sandbag? If so, there should be a tracking number of the package you can follow (my email had one). You can also try emailing the folks at sandbag, at [email protected] Good luck.
Jek Jek
I got mine earlier this week (Monday). Can confirm that it sounds fucking fantastic and the packaging is great.
Yainai Yainai
Top of mine is ripped as well, so I just contacted Sandbag to see if they could help out with a replacement cover.
Rare Rare
Think there's anything we can do on getting this fixed somehow?
Survivors Survivors
How was the packaging of your record? I just received mine and it seems the top of the cover is ripped...
fabscf fabscf
just got an email this morning basically saying they needed more stock and wont be sending out until January, blows since ive seen so many people receive it already. bummmmmmmed
Nikojas Nikojas
there was only ever a limited amount of records. the delay is not due to demand, but more to do with poor distribution imo.
Nidor Nidor
I'm right there with you. I'm guessing they sold alot more than they anticipated.
Gravelblade Gravelblade
as it is on XL recordings i guess they will be a proper release early in 2017, any news on that?
Capella Capella
Have not heard anything about that, but i can imagine if they do it, they make a different version than this one. Meanwhile, i'll listen my illegally downloaded mp3's (just because they are difficult to make the vinyl accessable, but i'm not into bootlegs). :-)
Tat Tat
Edit. . . . . . . . . . . ..
Mr.jeka Mr.jeka
My shipment was ALMOST to me, unfortunately I had it going to a PO Box and did not realize fedex would not ship there and now it is being requested back to the shipper!!! I emailed the shipper at sandbaguk but their inbox is full and won't receive emails... SO MUCH FAIL. any thoughts anyone?
Umdwyn Umdwyn
Try [email protected] - they might be able to help out. Good luck!
Breder Breder
Rumor has it the magazine that's been available since Black Friday contains a pressed CD rather than a CD-ROM like the original mag. If that's the case a new release should be added here :).Edit:I've added the new release after receiving my copy: https://www.discogs.com/Frank-Ocean-Blonde/release/9528019
Whilingudw Whilingudw
It should actually be its own individual listing because I have it and the kohh feature on the first song isn't there anymore therefore making it an entirely different release
Gribandis Gribandis
Just got my Black Friday copy. Even after a cleaning there's plenty of surface noise throughout, and one LP even has some pretty bad marks on it. The marks don't seem to affect play, but with all the surface noise, I can't be sure.
Qag Qag
For what it's worth I played the LP on a different turntable and most of the sound issues are minimized. Still disappointed with the marks on the vinyl (LP 2, side 1), but overall worth the retail price.
Erthai Erthai
That's disappointing. Hope that isn't the case with all the pressings. I still haven't gotten a shipping confirmation though
Jonide Jonide
Anyone know when this is expected to ship out? I forgot what the site said
SiIеnt SiIеnt
They've started shipping out already within the US. Hopefully EU gets some news soon
Pringles Pringles
Perfect! They're on the upside then, great to hear! Still waiting to receive mine.
Velan Velan
I just got an email 15 minutes ago with a tracking number.
Mr.Twister Mr.Twister
Okay, a little more insight; Shipping will begin December 19th and continue into January 2017
Syleazahad Syleazahad
Site said December 19th, but I guess shipping to for example EU will take a little longer.
Thetalen Thetalen
It's pretty uncertain right now. But the dates we have are either December 12th, December 19th or January 2017
Gholbirius Gholbirius
What distribute made these? Any significant clicks, noise, or static? How close to the original (lossless) is it?
Swordsong Swordsong
It's really quite a beautiful bootleg. Mine has a little static but no noise that I can hear. It must've come from a copy of the CD.
Grarana Grarana
Found a copy today, yellow color vinyl. Pressing sounds really good at first listen. Glad to own this one!
Gigafish Gigafish
Just got my copy and I can confirm it does not have KOHH on Nikes.
Vijora Vijora
Does this have the version of Nikes with KOHH on it (the Japanese rapper)?
Connorise Connorise
There really shouldn't be an entry for this yet. People are rating a VINYL entry that they don't have. If you want to rate the music, go to Amazon.
Snake Rocking Snake Rocking
Looks like the sellers are being reported and listings removed. Can we be patient and keep these "reviews" to the product itself when it arrives?
Asyasya Asyasya
I can see this going the way of the signed version of Kendrick Lamar's, "Untitled, Unmastered." Patience, people.
Lailace Lailace
One year later -- $294...lol good callLooks like people gave into the hypeNahmsayin?
sunrise bird sunrise bird
Fast forward a year and they are still at $275...lol nice prediction
Ydely Ydely
friggiesmalls oh relax. If the prices go down, so be it. Yes I purchased a copy, but I have no reason to convince people that these prices are justifiable. I don't plan on selling my copy and making profit. I was just stating what I thought. Maybe you're right, maybe you're wrong. I was just stating that the Kendrick Lamar record was autographed and was available for purchase for over a week, meanwhile this was available for 24 hours, and many people who came across it weren't aware that it was a limited offer. Also, while news media posted about this vinyl, Frank Ocean doesn't have any social media to post about it, so anyone who wasn't following music outlets like Pitchfork or Frank Ocean's subreddit might not have known about it. No need to get so defensive. I'm not being defensive, I'm on the offensive, brah ;-) Sorry if I came of as rude, but I'm sick and tired of hawks trying to charge ridiculous amounts of money for pretty regular ish. Last example I can think of is the Survive LP that temporarily was priced at €120, then two weeks later at €20. I just think it's so unethical to hoard copies and then totally overcharge fans for the products. I'd hate it if the record community become as profit driven as the sneaker community is now. Also, I dont follow neither subreddits, and I still read about the black friday release in pretty much every single culture and news media outlet that day. People should not get the impression that these copies are rare. Of course I can't say for sure, but I would be very surprised if the current price of $287 ends up reflecting the median price three months from now. I urge people to give it some time. When people give in to the hype, they give it validity. Nahmsayin?
Doomwarden Doomwarden
oh relax. If the prices go down, so be it. Yes I purchased a copy, but I have no reason to convince people that these prices are justifiable. I don't plan on selling my copy and making profit. I was just stating what I thought. Maybe you're right, maybe you're wrong. I was just stating that the Kendrick Lamar record was autographed and was available for purchase for over a week, meanwhile this was available for 24 hours, and many people who came across it weren't aware that it was a limited offer. Also, while news media posted about this vinyl, Frank Ocean doesn't have any social media to post about it, so anyone who wasn't following music outlets like Pitchfork or Frank Ocean's subreddit might not have known about it. No need to get so defensive.
Alianyau Alianyau
friggiesmalls that's possible, but the autographed Untitled Unmastered sold WAY more than intended. It was originally supposed to sell like 3000 copies or something like that, but it sold out in a day but the company kept taking orders for over a week after. There's probably over 10,000 copies of signed UU... this was in a 24 hour time frame so I'd say there's probably only a couple thousand sold (especially since a lot of people didn't realize it was only for sale for a limited time) Dude, it's so obvious that you're trying to convince people these prices are realistic because you have a copy of it. The Frank Ocean black friday sale was covered by pretty much all of the music press, blogs and magazines, as well as a bunch of major news sites. Compared to this the Kendrick Lamar release had next to no exposure. Not to mention this already is one of the hottest albums of the year, and people have been waiting for it for months. The Kendrick Untitled release was largely perceived as "B-side material" by the mainstream fans. It's wishful thinking on your part to assume there's only a couple of thousand copies. Expect 6-7 at the very least. And with that in mind the prices should be about half of what they are now in no time.
adventure time adventure time
How do 12 people have this in hand already? Thought the release was pushed back to January.
GEL GEL
when i purchased it said shipping Dec. 19th sooooo .
Kelerius Kelerius
The listing on his site said it was shipping in January, not December.
Eyalanev Eyalanev
They ship dec. 19 and its all pre-orders. though im hoping they do another pressing
Gajurus Gajurus
they don't, they're pre-sales. Once the record is shipped to them in January, they'll ship it out i think
Mildorah Mildorah
How do we know Boys Don't Cry comes with this?
Uttegirazu Uttegirazu
Hm, it was written here yesterday that it was accompanied by Boys Don't Cry. It's since been removed. Just a misunderstanding then :)
Otrytrerl Otrytrerl
As far as I know it doesn't come with Boys Don't Cry - he had copies of it for sale separately. What would make you think it came with it?
Wohald Wohald
What the people who commented don't realize: this was a Black Friday edition. If another pressing is released, it will most likely have the normal white, color album art. It only sold for 24 hours on his website. There's no point of making a Black Friday edition if isn't a "short run" pressing. Do I think this will be the only official vinyl pressing? No. But it's a limited-release special edition. They will probably appear in a few stores now and then after they're shipped, but once they're gone they'll be gone for good. They will probably sell another official pressing in a month or two, but the cover will probably be the normal album art colors.
BlessСhild BlessСhild
Oh, I absolute did realize that. I simply just noted that it was a pre order where everyone who wanted a copy was able to order one, and that you should expect there to be thousands of copies available. Given the big fan base of Frank Ocean and the coverage of both this record and the black friday sale, I wouldn't be surprised if this run ends up being much bigger than the second pressing. The prices don't reflect what the actual value of these records will be once released.
Skyway Skyway
Exactly. I completely agree! That's why there's the specific BF (Black Friday) sticker on the records
Fegelv Fegelv
Hope ppl are too smart to fall for this or read this first. Don't buy from any of these assholes. This won't a short run pressing, will be plenty of copies to go around.
Mr.Champions Mr.Champions
i am two years in the future and i am laughing at you
Iaran Iaran
Frank is selling this on his website for Black Friday for $80- snag it, if you want it!!
Maridor Maridor
Oh, I just realized what you were saying. The vinyl was $35, and the magazine was $80!
Dellevar Dellevar
Hey, dude! Nah, it was $80 all day. He actually put it back up on his site and you can still buy it! Snag that shit!
Landaron Landaron
All sources say he was selling it for $35 on his Black Friday sale (Boys Don't Cry magazine was $80)... I just missed it by an hour and now they're selling for $85 and up on Discogs... ):
Onaxan Onaxan
http://boysdontcry.co/Heads up guys! Looks like the vinyl is getting a very (very) limited release...
Tygokasa Tygokasa
Great copy! Mines came in a 2LP set, clear/haze color vinyl. Plays fine. Would definitely recommend anyone to get a copy while they still can!
Dog_Uoll Dog_Uoll
It sounds just fine - there's nothing off about my pressing.
Kagaramar Kagaramar
Ten words ok. one, two, - its a nice item. got it today!
Buzatus Buzatus
What is the quality/quantity of this pressing like? Hope it is nice and in good supply!
Ƀ⁞₳⁞Ð Ƀ⁞Ǿ⁞Ɏ Ƀ⁞₳⁞Ð Ƀ⁞Ǿ⁞Ɏ
I totally agree about the quality of this pressing! Plays 10x better than my Kanye "TLOP" boot. In a way this pressing of "Blond" feels/looks like it can definitely pass as the official release, if that makes sense.
Cenneel Cenneel
Supposedly this is out of 1000, but even if that's true more pressings will certainly be on the way soon. Channel Orange must have gotten something close to 10 runs. As far as quality, I'm actually pretty impressed. I have a few of the Kanye boots, and have listened to the boots they've done of Beyonce, Gorillaz, Kendrick, etc., and this is definitely the quietest on surface noise and pops, loudest in terms of volume, cleanest overall. I was surprised, but stoked.
Akinohn Akinohn
My pressing is good. Very, very minimal surface noise. Just to hear Nikes is worth it alone...
Saithinin Saithinin
http://archive.is/A1j4LThere's a listing on eBay for a vinyl copy of this coming out in November. Most likely a bootleg.
Hirah Hirah
The first vinyl bootlegs of "Blonde" and "Endless" are popping up on eBay: http://www.ebay.de/usr/hhhh-2025?_trksid=p2056016.l2559
Phallozs Dwarfs Phallozs Dwarfs
I've seen three different cover variations of the magazine. I also played my CD and it came with the generic tracklist (same as online). Anyone else encounter this with their CD? I was hoping for the alternate tracklisting :-/
WtePSeLNaGAyko WtePSeLNaGAyko
The CD in mine also had the generic tracklist ..
Zuser Zuser
https://www.reddit.com/r/FrankOcean/comments/4zbip0/my_cd_copy_of_blonde_is_the_17_track_version/ - this guy had the same problem as me
Brol Brol
Why no vinyl release? Why the CD release - does people have CDplayers in 2016?
porosh porosh
What are you talking about....? Vinyls might give you a better rendition for certain acoustic genres but definitely not for more digital ones, and as far as technicalities CDs are ahead, so there are no reason to decry them.
Mataxe Mataxe
That's like asking if people have record players in 2016. CD's can provide high quality digital files
Nilabor Nilabor
This is really something. It really needs a vinyl pressing!
Bodwyn Bodwyn
The vocals on "White Ferrari" sound an awful lot like Justin Vernon.
Lcena Lcena
Why is everybody, including iTunes, spelling Blond with the "e", Blonde, when it's clearly Blond on the cover?
Kriau Kriau
It's listed as Blonde on the offical Apple Music listing and in the magazines he released with the album.
OTANO OTANO
I'll bet it goes by both to represent both the male (blond) and the feminine (blonde).
BORZOTA BORZOTA
Because that's it listing title (Blonde), just like the listing tiltle of Channel Orange wasn't "channel ORANGE", as the album cover implied.
Akta Akta
This marketing and exclusivity in four cities only is real 1% BS, which I thought dudes like him were against. I thought wrong.