Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Brotherhood LP on White

I don't trade much these days. To be honest, I don't have many records that I would let go. But now and again, a trade comes along. This particular one was interesting. Some dude emailed me wanting my Bolt Thrower LP. I had no memory of where I got a Bolt Thrower LP from, which is odd as I remember where most of my records came from. I can even remember specific trades from like 13 years ago. Hey, I have a good memory, what can I say? Yet I could not figure out where the Bolt Thrower LP came from. Anyway, I checked the dude's trade list and found a few things I liked. He proposed trading his white Brotherhood LP. Like me, he said he had no real idea of when or where he got the Brotherhood LP. Kinda funny. Almost as if these things had appeared in our respective collections just so that we could arrange this trade. So why stand in the way of destiny?

Brotherhood 'Words Run... As Thick As Blood' 12" on Crucial Response Records. White vinyl is from the third press, and is limited to 320 copies. I think this was pressed in the late 90s. I remember that when it came out I wasn't interested as I had the first and second pressings. This new white one seemed like a crappy repress and seemed real easy to get too. Fast forward ten years or so and I decided that I did want one after all, and all of a sudden it didn't seem so common. But all good things come to those who wait.

This pressing also comes with a giant poster. I wonder if somewhere somebody has this on their bedroom wall?

My copy also has some black streaks one one side of the record, although this is not an official transition press (ahem):

Also, for the third pressing, the label changed the back cover. This is what it looks like:

And this is the back cover on the first pressing. I actually think that the third press looks better.

To finish this post off I thought I would take a revised family photo. Well, you know, I had the day off work and there wasn't much else to keep me entertained. Looks good though, right?

1 comment:

Mike said...

Why have I never bothered to pick this album up on colored vinyl? That is a great picture, and the colored vinyl looks so nice!