Covers for different
Released: 8 March 2010
All release dates
Highest UK Chart Position:
Chart History |
Vinyl 626 1661
Other Countries &
Vinyl Picture Discs
"2CD Originals - Limited Edition"
HD Download (from 2016)
iTunes LP "Deluxe"
UK: Parlophone / EMI Records
US: Virgin Records
Japan: EMI Music Japan
Japan reissue: Warner Music Japan
Korea: EMI Records Korea
Vinyl Picture Discs: Parlophone / Warner Records
"Superfast Jellyfish" was a radio-only
02. Welcome To
The World Of
03. White Flag
07. Empire Ants
08. Glitter Freeze
09. Some Kind Of
10. On Melancholy
13. Plastic Beach
14. To Binge
15. Cloud Of
16. Pirate Jet
Bonus DVD contains:
Plastic Beach documentary
Extra track in the Japanese version: "Pirate's
Progress". Also contains stickers and a poster.
"Experience" edition contains access to the exclusive
web content including wallpapers, screensavers,
Escape To Plastic
Beach game and live videos*
iTunes LP "Deluxe" edition contains two extra tracks: "Pirate's Progress"
and "Three Hearts, Seven Seas, Twelve Moons",
plus storybook, videos, Fish Tank game and
other extra stuff. Also contains access to
wallpapers, screensavers and live videos*.
The pre-orders included a free
download of "Stylo".
"Standard" edition comes with a web link to the
booklet and wallpapers.
"Standard" and "Experience" editions
were also sold
with a T-shirt.
Reissued download includes "Doncamatic" as a
"2CD Originals - Limited Edition" contains
The Fall album.
Note: For more
precise details between different editions, please see
Plastic Beach bonus
* Videos from the Roundhouse gig (30 Apr
2010): "Kids With Guns", "Last Living Souls", "O Green
World" and "Rhinestone Eyes".
Credits inside the album
- The album started
off in 2007 as Carousel which was a cancelled follow-up
project to Monkey: Journey To The West. Damon
Albarn wrote around 70 songs for the project.
- Fictionally, Plastic Beach
is a floating South Pacific island consisting of debris of humanity. Damon got the idea
of the concept by looking at the
beach rubbish near his Devon home.
- Acts who
contributed to the recording sessions, but didn't make
it to the final album included The Horrors and Mz
Streamz. Barry Gibb was also to appear on the
record, but cancelled his studio session at the
- The first single
"Stylo" was the 15th most-searched-for phrase on
Google on the day of its leak (20 January 2010).
- Bruce Willis
appears in the promo video for "Stylo".
The video broke the record for a music video
premiered on YouTube with 900,000 hits in the first
- Eddy Grant accused
that "Stylo" is copied from his 1983 song "Time
- Although not
credited, Paul Simonon is probably playing on some of the tracks. He's
seen playing the bass on "White Flag"
and "Sweepstakes" in The Making Of Plastic Beach
- Total running time
(UK ver.): 56:55