Sunday, 13 December 2015

Hands All Over

Back in August last year I picked up a green vinyl copy of Soundgarden 'Louder Than Love' LP. I was pretty stoked, but ended the post with these words:

Of course, even though obtaining any colour copy of this seemed an impossible find in the past, now that I have a green one I kinda feel obliged to chase a red one.

And now, a year later, here we are.

Both the green and red vinyl copies were promotional copies. The red is apparently less rare than the green, although still pretty damn rare. The numbers generally touted around are 200-250 green, and 500 red, although as far as I am aware there is no official source for this information. It's pretty much just folklore at this point.

The only issue I have with this record is that the sleeve is not in th ebest condition. It took the shine off of getting this a little. There's a tear in the spine and also a couple of more minor creases. It's definitely disappointing. Shame, as it would be expensive to find another replacement copy.

Anyway, here's a shot of the two copies together.

I imagine that most people who read this won't care or won't be interested, but this is kind of the Soundgarden equivalent of a photo of the blue and red vinyl copies of 'Break Down The Walls' on Wishingwell. Kind of.

6 comments:

Willem RWHAF said...

You didn't ask a picture of the sleeve perhaps? Or was the sleeve condition wrongly described by the trader?

Anonymous said...

If there are cheap black vinyl copies, just buy one of those and switch the sleeve?

mcs said...

The red & green vinyl promo copies have a sleeve which has a special 'promotional copy only' gold foil stamp on the back. None of the black vinyl copies have this, unfortunately.

Jazz said...

Actually there are promo black copies - slightly translucent when held up to the light.

Jazz said...

and are stamped on the back. I have one if interested.

mcs said...

If you can send me a photo of it then perhaps we can work something out?