Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling

The Hawk Is Howling
Label: Wall Of Sound ‎– WOS040CDJX, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited ‎– HSE-30201
Type: CD, Album DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, Regioncode All All Media, Limited Edition, Gatefold Card Wallet
Country: Japan
Date of released: 17 Sep 2008
Category: Rock
Style: Post Rock

Tracklist Hide Credits

CD-1 I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead 6:44
CD-2 Batcat 5:24
CD-3 Danphe And The Brain 5:17
CD-4 Local Authority 4:14
CD-5 The Sun Smells Too Loud
Recorded By – Tony Doogan
CD-6 Kings Meadow 4:41
CD-7 I Love You, I'm Going To Blow Up Your School 7:33
CD-8 Scotland's Shame
Recorded By [Bowed Mandolin] – Andi Whitelock
CD-9 Thank You Space Expert 7:53
CD-10 The Precipice 6:44
Japan Only Bonus Tracks
CD-11 Dracula Family 6:02
CD-12 Stupid Prick Gets Chased By The Police And Loses His Slut Girlfriend 5:07
CD-13 Devil Rides 4:00
DVD-1 Adelia, I Want To Love
Film Director [Film About Mogwai By] – Teresa Eggers, Vincent Moon
DVD-2 Batcat
Film Director [Video Directed By] – Dominic Hailstone
DVD-3 Batcat Animation
Film Director [Created By] – Fernando Alberto Mena Rojas

Companies, etc.

  • Glass Mastered At – Arvato Digital Services – 53164516
  • Glass Mastered At – Arvato Digital Services – 53164644


  • Artwork By [Ebay Items 190188953149 + 190188478711 Paintings] – Yuhua's Thinking Studio
  • Mixed By – Gareth Jones
  • Mixed By [Assistant] – James Aparicio
  • Photography [Cd], Artwork By [Design] – Nadia Bradley
  • Recorded By – Andy Miller (tracks: CD-1 to CD-4, CD-6 to CD-13)
  • Songwriter – Mogwai


Recorded at Chem19, except track 5 recorded at Castle of Doom. Bowed Mandolin on track 8 recorded in a High Rise Flat in Motherwell, 2004.
Mixed at Castle of Doom.

The japanese edition comes in a gatefold card wallet with printed innersleeves for CD and DVD. Includes a japanese two-page insert and a japanese OBI strip.

The "Adelia, I Want To Love" documentary has an additional japanese subtitle option.

Catalog numbers on the media:
CD and DVD: WOS040CDX / 949.2040.033

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4582214503417
  • Matrix / Runout (CD): [Arvato Digital Services logo] 53164516/9492040034CD 21
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD): [Arvato Digital Services logo] 53164644/9492040034DVD CC 21
  • Mastering SID Code (DVD): IFPI LB 50

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
OLE 832-2, OLE 840-2 Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling ‎(CD, Album) Matador, Matador OLE 832-2, OLE 840-2 US 2008
MR 4491-2 Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling ‎(CD, Album) Moon Records MR 4491-2 Ukraine 2008
OLE 832-2V Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Matador OLE 832-2V 2008
WOS040CIXX, HSE-30233 Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling ‎(CD, Album, Blu + DVD-V, Reg + Ltd, Gat) Wall Of Sound, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited WOS040CIXX, HSE-30233 Japan 2010
OLE 832-1 Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling ‎(10xFile, MP3, Album, 256) Matador OLE 832-1 US 2008