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Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea mp3

Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea mp3

Neutral Milk Hotel
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
05 Sep 2005
Alternative Rock, Lo-Fi, Indie Rock
MP3 archive size:
1323 mb
FLAC archive size:
2508 mb


1In The Aeroplane Over The Sea3:22
2Two-Headed Boy Pt. Two
Songwriter – Mangum, Barnes, Koster, Spillane
3Two-Headed Boy4:25
5Oh Comely8:18
6Communist Daughter1:57
7The Fool
Songwriter – S. Spillane
8Holland, 19453:12
10The King Of Carrot Flowers Pts. Two & Three3:06
11The King Of Carrot Flowers Pt. One2:00


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
MRG136CD, mrg136Neutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplane Over The Sea ‎(CD, Album)Merge Records, Merge RecordsMRG136CD, mrg136US1998
REWIGCD21PNeutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplane Over The Sea ‎(CD, Album, Promo, RE)DominoREWIGCD21PUK2005
MRG136CDNeutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplane Over The Sea ‎(CD, Album)Merge RecordsMRG136CDUS2009
MRG136LPNeutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplane Over The Sea ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180)Merge RecordsMRG136LPUS2015
MRG136CDNeutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplane Over The Sea ‎(CD, Album)Merge RecordsMRG136CDUSUnknown


  • Art DirectionChris Bilheimer
  • Bagpipes [Uilleann Pipes]Michelle Anderson
  • Drums, OrganJeremy Barnes
  • Guitar, Vocals, Organ, Tom Tom [Floortom], Bass [Bowed Fuzz], Tape, Effects [Shortwave Radio], Art DirectionJeff Mangum
  • Illustration ["Flying Victoria"]Brian Dewan
  • Organ [Wandering Genie], Saw [The Singing Saw], Banjo [Bowed], Accordion, Noises [White Noise]Julian Koster
  • Producer, Organ [Home, Air], Bass [Fuzz], Backing Vocals, Piano [One-note], Arranged By [Horns]Robert Schneider
  • Saxophone [Zanzithophone]Laura Carter
  • Saxophone, FlugelhornMarisa Bissinger
  • SongwriterJeff Mangum (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 9)
  • TromboneRick Benejamin
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, Euphonium, Arranged By [Horns]Scott Spillane
  • Advisor [Guidance]Brian McPhearson, Margaret Mittleman, Robert Schneider
  • Arranged By [Horns]Robert Schneider, Scott Spillane
  • Art DirectionChris Bilheimer, Jeff Mangum
  • Artwork [Flying Victrola]Brian Dewan
  • Bagpipes [Uilleann]Michelle Anderson
  • Drums, OrganJeremy Barnes
  • Guitar, Vocals, Organ, Drums [Floortom], Bass [Bowed Fuzz], Tape, Effects [Shortwave Radio]Jeff Mangum
  • Mastered ByGS
  • Organ [Home, Air], Bass [Fuzz], Backing Vocals, Piano [One-note]Robert Schneider
  • Organ [Wandering Genie], Saw [The Singing], Banjo [Bowed], Accordion, Noises [White Noise]Julian Koster
  • ProducerRobert Schneider
  • Saxophone [Zanzithophone]Laura Carter
  • Saxophone, FlugelhornMarisa Bissinger
  • TromboneRick Benejamin
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, EuphoniumScott Spillane
  • Written-ByJeff Mangum (tracks: all except A5), S. Spillane (tracks: A5)
  • Written-By [Additional]Barnes, Koster, S. Spillane (tracks: A2)


℗ 2005 Domino Recording CoRecorded in the Elephant 6 Recording Company July - Sept. 1997
All Songs © 1996/1997 The Egg As A Whole Music

180g vinyl
Includes 9.5" x 9.5" insert with lyrics and credits
Includes code for digital download
Vinyl comes in either clear pink or colorless matte plastic inner sleeve

1st pressing:
Round sticker on shrink:
Merge Records
★ Since 1989 ★
Hi-Quality 180 gram vinyl for maximum sound quality
Free digital download
Details and coupon inside

2nd pressing:
Square sticker on shrink:
Neutral Milk Hotel
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Full download included
180-Gram Vinyl


  • Barcode (upc): 5034202002154
  • Other (iTunes ID): id78951151
  • Barcode (Sticker on shrink): 6 73855 01361 9
  • Barcode (Scan): 673855013619
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): MRG 136 Aʳ ᵉ¹ ② GS 1938.1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): MRG 136 B GS 1938.2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A & B runouts, stamped): GOLDEN
  • Rights Society: BMG


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Domino Recording Company
  • Published By – The Egg As A Whole Music
  • Published By – BMG Songs, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Elephant Six Recording Co.
  • Mastered At – Golden Mastering
  • Mastered At – Record Technology Incorporated – 1938


  • Got this for $9 at Barnes & Nobel during their 50% off vinyl sale. Glady would have paid the sticker price for this release. Nice, flat, clean vinyl. I don't have an OG to compare it to but it's better than my CD.

  • Just compared this to my original pressing, which weighs in the neighborhood of 130g since that's the only damn way to differentiate the releases. This pressing sounds clean and crisp, but seems lack some of the top end the original pressing has. I'm not sure if it was mixed differently or digitally transferred or what, but it sounds very good overall, and is a lot more affordable. Highly recommended!

  • Own this for the soul reason that you can tell people you own an album about Anne Frank on vinyl.

  • Unfortunately the sleeve of my copy of In The Aeroplane Over The Sea is sadly in a quite bad condition. I wonder if anyone else has had this issue? Please read on. My mam’s toyboy Gavin’s 4 and a 1/2 year old son from another relationship “Tristan” somehow got his hands on the album a few weeks ago while I was away on one of my orienteering weekends, and he drew a funny face on the drum head part, using pink crayon. I think my mam or Gavin gave him some of my records to play with while they went upstairs to make love but I can’t prove that. All I know is I had to tippex out the funny face and now it looks really scruffy, Luckily the record itself was not harmed at all but if anyone has a spare cover they can send me for free please email me at once!!

  • i personally cant say anything that hasnt already been said about this album or pressing, but yes it's warm and gives me good feelings. only thing to comment is that it personally feels heavier than 180 grams compared to other records rated as such in my collection.

  • If anyone has the 23003 version of this album, please add this to your collection instead Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

  • Just letting people know to throw away any clear or especially pink sleeves you get with RTI releases. They can damage your vinyl.

  • My copy of this release is on very flat vinyl with very little surface noise but pretty regular light pops (not cleaned). I do think it sounds more open and detailed than my first release copy. The soundstage is big with great separation, especially the horns. The vocals are a bit hidden on some tracks and the drums are occasionally at little subdued, but this is lo-fi grit at its best. Great grungy guitars. The natural sound of the horns is pretty damn amazing. A great and interesting album to hear start to finish. I recommend. If you have OCD, prepare yourself for some frequency hiss and distortion. It grows on you. (Rega Planar 3, Exact 2 cart, PSE Studio SL, Linn LK85, Linn interconnects, Linn Katans)

  • Interesting. So this is a new mastering then? I have the box and there the runouts match the original according to discogs at least. To me the box sounds pretty great on the simpler tracks but when it gets busy on tracks like Holland 1945 its toned down, probably to be more trackable. It doesnt help that its the second to last song on side A either. Do you experience the same on the original? Because if so I imagine they just made new stampers from that.

  • I've had this record for ages now, so I'm not sure if there's any point in reviewing it. But I thought I would anyway, since I used to listen to this on my old, crappy turntable setup that I had in college and tonight, for the first time, am listening to it on a quality system (it's been a few years since I last broke this one out). And good lord, it's magnificent. I've always enjoyed their music, but now I see why they were so critically acclaimed; when you hear this on the proper stereo equipment, it's really transcendental music. This particular pressing is fantastic and sounds pretty much flawless.

  • I can confirm that this pressing is superb. And the music is obviously some of the greatest ever recorded.

  • I believe this is the best packaged vinyl i own with the clear plastic inner sleeve and lyrics sheet, adding to the fact that it's 180gr. Also with the download code, even if you dont use those they are nice to have. The vocals sound a bit overwhelmed by the music but it's alright anyway, i like it.

  • Record sounds great and I'm glad to announce after trying and shelving this album many times, right now listening I'm totally digging it. I like lots of weird music with weird noises and crazy vocals, but I couldn't do this guy's voice for the longest time. Seems that months of sitting there on the shelf begging me to give it another try paid off... Awesome stuff

  • mine has a clear plastic inner sleeve that came with the record

  • I received a clear inner sleeve as well. Seems to be more common than the pink variant.

  • Misprint on lyric sheet; The King Of Carrot Flowers Pt. One, "and your mom would sink until she was no longer speaking"(and your mom would drink until she was no longer speaking)

  • My version has a matrix/runout that states the number 23003.1(3) (side A) and 23003.2(3) (Side B).

  • Mine did too, and housed in a clear, non-pink matte inner sleeve. If these are represses, I don't know which year they were pressed.

  •   T.J.E - what does your deadwax say? Mine came with a clear/matte inner sleeve and 23003.1(3) / 23003.2(5). It's 180g and came with download code. Sounds excellent.   jhodgeofva - get over yourself.

  • Mine didn't come in a pink sleeve; is this an error in the info or a weird problem with mine?

  • T.J.E Mine didn't come in a pink sleeve; is this an error in the info or a weird problem with mine? You might have gotten another release. If its a paper one and the record feels kinda light and not 180 grams it might be the original release.

  • "In the Aeroplane over the sea" is the second (and breakout) album by indie rock band Neutral Milk Hotel. This album has been praised by many reviewers and "hipsters", rated highly in many lists and all. Personally, I think that it's just a case of the emperor has no clothes.The lyricism on this record is horriffic. They make little sense and are just flat out weird. For example is:"Oh how I remember youHow I would push my fingers throughYour mouth to make those muscles moveThat made your voice so smooth and sweet""Semen stains the mountain tops" "She will feed you tomatoes and radio wiresAnd retire to sheets safe and cleanBut don't hate her when she gets up to leave"For me, the worst track on here is "Oh Comely", 8 minutes of noise and unholiness that could make anybody's ear bleed. The best track - and saving grace for the record - is "Holland 1945", a poetic punk masterpiece. Just goes to show that under a pile of crap can be one diamond.Overall, this is their worst record IMO. A huge disappointment compared to "On Avery Island", a true indie rock masterpiece

  • optimistic_tour Only hipsters call people hipsters. Only hipsters call hipsters people that call other people hipsters :3

  • If hipsters exist you are certainly a good example.

  • I don't see how anyone can miss the alliterations that make the lyrics pure poetry.

  • Only hipsters call people hipsters.

  • this is actually the first time i see an argument getting out of hand on discogs...better move on to youtube guys. everyone has an opinion.

  • You are a fucking douche

  • Yeah you're right Magnum should write lyrics YOU approve of. Also nice review by cherry-picking lyrics and reacting "omgg sew weerd!"

  • To further his point, the whole record is based on the story that Jeff Mangum read Anne Franks diary and decided they were soulmates. That's the reason for the sexual writing. The record as a whole is basically stating that Anne Frank and him are chasing each other over the decades through the Buddhist idea of reincarnation.

  • You know the lyrics are all about Anne Frank--so the first lines are in reference to reading her book as a way of giving her voice--though it's also erotic, as the next line you picked out highlights.