Is This It
About this deal
Although the band's catchy guitars and garage-rock leanings made this album an instant classic, its provocative cover was arguably just as impactful. Condition - This item is in Excellent condition or better (unless it says otherwise in the above description). Now, in this limited edition vinyl release, listeners have the opportunity to experience the magic of the album in its purest form.
Additionally, the album's original cover photo was replaced by a less sexually explicit artwork for the US market. One, it is the ONLY pressing that has the same tracklist as the CD version that came out in 2001, which is how I got to know and fell in love with this album. I'm surprised at how long it's taken them to do a pressing with both When It Started and New York City Cops but glad to finally own one. While frontman Julian Casablancas (son of elite models founder john) drawls like Lou Reed through a busted intercom, guitarists Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond Jr do Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd proud as their sinewy chords intertwine to great effect on the angular The Modern Age and equally neurotic Alone, Together.Per an interview in 2001/2002 with Julian Casablancas (I read it back then and wish I could find it now), about 5,000 copies were pressed before 9/11 with the song "New York City Cops. The RCA Records label is a unit of BMG Entertainment TMK(S) ® registered | Marcas registrada(s) [RCA logo] ® General Electric Co. Following the success of their earlier singles, the Strokes have again found success with songs such as Hard to Explain and Barely Legal. Shipped along with a bottle of bubble bath and same of moisturizer in the same box, unprotected with some loose air bubbles, I was not impressed with. The 'Product' page will show the most up to date info we have with regards to the item and its release date, but this information is subject to change so check in with us if you have any questions.
Whether you're a longtime fan or discovering The Strokes for the first time, this vinyl edition is a true testament to the band's talent and a reminder of why this album remains a classic in the rock genre. The album which changed modern rock music back in 2001; you can blame them for skinny jeans but ten years on you can't argue with the likes of 'Last Nite' or 'Hard To Explain'.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). Clocking in at 36 minutes, Is This It packs its perfect length with stellar songs that draw inspiration from all over the map.
From the opening track "Is This It," the warm, rich sound of the vinyl transports you back in time, as if you were sitting in the studio alongside the band during the recording process. Three singles were released from the album: 'Hard to Explain'/'New York City Cops', 'Last Nite', and 'Someday'.
When The Strokes burst onto the scene with their debut album, "Is This It," back in 2001, they ignited a rock revival that resonated with fans around the world. The band consists of lead vocalist Julian Casablancas, guitarists Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond Jr. It has the big hit Last Nite which of course most people will have heard but there simple isn't a dull moment on this album.
The remastering for this release is superb, delivering a balanced soundstage that allows each instrument to shine while maintaining the album's signature lo-fi charm.
Language - Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description. My only complaints are the package feels like it's missing a lyric sheet and I'm not too keen on the vinyl splatter, would've preferred a teal-ish colour to match the cover art.