Sunday, 5 February 2012

Screaming for a Repress

There are a lot of represses & reissues these days. But here's one that everyone should own (especially if they don't already own the record) - a new colour vinyl pressing of the classic Uniform Choice 'Screaming For Change' LP on Wishingwell Records.

When I first heard about this one being on green vinyl I thought it was a stupid colour choice, seeing as the record was originally pressed on clear green way back when. And we all know that one of the golden rules of pressing records is that you don't press the same colour twice. Fortunately though, this recent pressing is pretty easy to tell apart from the original clear green pressing.

Here is the repress (on the left) next to the original (on the right). As you can see, the repress is on a lighter green vinyl, but also the colours on the front cover of the repress are slightly lighter than the cover of the original, which is most noticeable if you look at the words 'screaming for change':

The next difference would probably not be obvious unless you had both records laying next to each other. But the dead wax area at the end of the songs is much smaller in size on the repress compared to the original, as these pictures show:

Also, not that you can see it here (as I couldn't capture it in a photo) but the matrix itself is different. The original has a little message in the matrix, whereas the repress contains only the catalogue number.

Finally, the most obvious difference is the insert. Here's a pic showing the original on the right and the repress on the left:

Yes, that's right, there is no insert with the repress! I guess it was too expensive to make more inserts. Could there be any other reason?

Also, in case you are not aware, there is another variant of this repress out there, which is some weird ugly green colour (see HERE). If anyone has one and wants to part with it please get in touch as I'd quite like one.

Finally - I picked up an extra copy of this thing. If someone in the UK wants it then get in touch.


J@oldschoolslobberknocker said...

Hey Marcus, I'd be interested in the spare copy you have. What we saying?


xReganx said...

Haha very similar to my write up, but really who can get tired of reading about UC vinyl!

Mike said...

I got the ugly green version. I may try another order with REV in an attempt to get the clear green. If I end up with two of the ugly ones, you can have one if you need it.

xReganx said...

For sure mate, hit me up of you do!

mcs said...

I don't mean to disappoint you, but I think he was talking to me.

xReganx said...

Hahaha, that's what I get for not reading the previous comment lol.