AND / FALL ON PROVERB

22 copies in my collection as of Dec. 31st 2016. No two of them are exactly the same.

All of the color vinyl copies in my collection as of Dec. 31st 2016. Either due to vinyl or cover variations. Meanwhile I added another copy on grey vinyl.
28 copies in my collection as of July 27th 2017 
28 copies in my collection as of July 27th 2017


Year of release:
1994

Tracklist:
A: And
B: Fall on proverb

The never ending story.

On this release they went all out. Currently I have 28 different variations but there are at least 8 more and most of it is just subtle differences that the general public doesn't give a shit about which makes it very hard to find what I am looking for. If you are crazy enough to care about that shit this is. Well, I definitely am so get in touch with anything you think I might not have. You can also check my WANTS section for what I definitely don't have.

Let the nerdario begin:

Looks like the pressing plant fucked up the A-Side Matrix for the 1st press run on black vinyl by etching UNBPOKEN instead of UNSPOKEN into the runout groove of Side A. Later pressings had that corrected!

The earliest pressing to have the correct Matrix is the one with off-white cover and 'three one g.' address plus $3.00 / $5.00 ppd. prices on the back cover and no Rebel Alliance 31g logo on the bottom inside cover. This pressing still has the Rebel Alliance 31g logo on the center labels though!!! Which means there definitely are 2 pressings that have the Rebel Alliance 31g logo on the center labels. Maybe even more. But they would have to be identical to one of those two.

All the evidence so far points to these standard pressings that were definitely different from one another and didn't just vary in either one or more of the following aspects: paper stock used for the cover, stamped, smudged, stickered or patterned covers, color of the Unbroken logo stamp on the front cover (standard is silver throughout all pressings except 4th press black cover version):

differences to the previous pressing are bold

- 1st press: off-white fold-over cover, black vinyl, large center hole, Rebel Alliance 31g logo on the center labels and bottom inside cover, '31g' used for the address on the back cover, $2.50 and $4.00 ppd. prices printed after the label address on the back cover, 'UNBPOKEN' A-side matrix etching.

- 2nd press: off-white fold-over cover, black vinyl, large center hole, Rebel Alliance 31g logo on the center labels, bottom inside cover now has 'three one g.' and no Rebel Alliance symbol, 'three one g.' used for the address on the back cover, $3.00 and $5.00 ppd. prices printed after the label address on the back cover, 'UNSPOKEN' A-side matrix etching.

- 3rd press?: off-white fold-over cover, black vinyl, large center hole, No 31g logo on the center labels at all but otherwise the center label design is identical to earlier pressings. Bottom inside cover still has 'three one g.' , 'THREE.ONE.G' used for the address on the back cover and no prices, 'UNSPOKEN' A-side matrix etching.

- 3rd press?: black cover, black vinyl, large center hole, No 31g logo on the center labels at all, no idea about all the rest since I don't own a copy yet. Probably the same pressing as the one above only with the different cover.

- 4th press?: off-white fold-over cover, pink vinyl, large center hole, THREE.ONE.G logo on the center labels which are in general slightly different from earlier pressings, bottom inside cover still has 'three one g.' , 'THREE.ONE.G' used for the address on the back cover, no prices anymore on the back cover, 'UNSPOKEN' A-side matrix etching.

- 4th press?: black fold-over coverwhite unbroken logo, pink vinyl, large center hole, THREE.ONE.G logo on the center labels which are in general slightly different from earlier pressings, bottom inside cover still has 'three one g.' , 'THREE.ONE.G' used for the address on the back cover, no prices anymore on the back cover, 'UNSPOKEN' A-side matrix etching. numbered and unnumbered copies exist. The numbered copies were sold at the Eric Allen Memorial show on Nov. 28th 1998

- 5th press?: black glue-pocket cover, grey vinyl, large center hole, THREE.ONE.G logo on the center labels which are in general slightly different from earlier pressings but the same as the pink vinyl ones, 'THREE.ONE.G' used for the address on the back cover, no prices anymore on the back cover, 'UNSPOKEN' A-side matrix etching.

- 6th press?: black glue-pocket cover, black vinyl, large center hole, THREE.ONE.G logo on the center labels which are in general slightly different from earlier pressings but the same as the pink and grey vinyl ones, 'THREE.ONE.G' used for the address on the back cover, no prices anymore on the back cover, 'UNSPOKEN' A-side matrix etching.

- 7th press?: black glue-pocket cover, clear w/ black splatter vinyl, small center hole, THREE.ONE.G logo on the center labels which are again different from all earlier pressings, 'THREE.ONE.G' used for the address on the back cover, no prices anymore on the back cover, 'UNSPOKEN' A-side matrix etching.

- 8th press?: 20th ANNIVERSARY PRESSING 2015. Different pressing plant used. completely new matrix. black glue-pocket cover. gold vinyl. back to large center hole but again another center label design. 'THREE.ONE.G' used for the address on the back cover, no prices anymore on the back cover.

So including the 3rd and 4th press variations there are at least 10 versions (11 if you count the not numbered 4th press pink vinyl black cover) that are substantially different from one another and would be needed to have a complete collection of this release even though some of them are not different pressings. (12 including the test press)

In order to keep better track of what is in my collection I chose to categorize them by assigning letters (A-J) to the major 10 versions and add numbers to reflect how many variations of a certain version I do own.

Decide for yourself how far you want to take this. Personally I wouldn't spend a lot of cash on a one off variant. To me that would only make sense if there would be only this one record that stands out from all the others and would therefore be 'needed' to complete the collection. But as there are countless unique copies what's the point? The thrill is finding one. Not being able to afford it.
That being said I want to acquire as many variations as humanly possible. 

I know this is all very confusing so here are a few pictures comparing the major differences to give you a better idea:







































Address variations on the back cover.
1st press on top w/ '31g.' logo and $2.50 / $4.00 ppd. prices
2nd press in the middle w/ 'three one g.' logo and $3.00 / $5.00 ppd. prices
all later pressings (incl. black covers) use the 'THREE.ONE.G' logo with no ppd. prices



Regular and reversed printing on cover inside.
The version on the left has the lyrics printed the way most of my copies do so I call this the regular variation.


Logo variations on bottom cover inside.
1st press has the 'Rebel Alliance 31g.' logo on the bottom inside cover
2nd press has the 'three one g.' logo on the bottom inside cover (while still featuring the 'Rebel Alliance 31g' logo on the center labels)
Later fold-over cover variations have the 'three one g.' logo on the bottom inside cover and either no 31g logo at all or the 'THREE.ONE.G' logo variation on the center labels







































Center label variations
Top left is used for 1st AND 2nd press and comes mostly with off-white cover. Never seen one with a black cover but there are 1st press covers on blue, yellow and perhaps other colors.
Top right is used for the 3rd press and comes with either off-white or black cover. Note the different font that was used while sticking to the same layout that was used for earlier pressings. Label color is grey instead of silver.
Bottom left is a 6th press. Same labels were used on the pink (4th press) and grey (5th press) vinyl variations. Label color is back to silver with yet another font that causes the credits to spill over into the 2nd line.
Bottom right is the latest and maybe also the last pressing with a completely different label and small center hole now.
update August 9th 2016:
a while ago there was a 20th anniversary pressing with black center labels, large spindle hole and yet a new font/ layout.








































Crazy fun fact!
These are all the label flyers that came with either one of my 1st and 2nd press copies and all of them are printed on different paper stock next to these more obvious variations:
Top row says 'THREEONEG' underneath the 'Rebel Alliance 31g' logo
Middle row says 'THIRTYONEG' underneath the 'Rebel Alliance 31g' logo
Bottom row says '31g' and has the Rebel Alliance logo without 31g in it.

Ok. That's about it for the general differences now let's get into even more details

TEST PRESS
one set of test pressings is known to exist.

A-Side Matrix: 31G No.1A UNSPOKEN L-43713
B-Side Matrix: 31G No.1-B UNBROKEN L-43713-x

It's pretty strange that the Matrix of the Test Press has the correct A Side etching (UNSPOKEN) and not the fucked up etching (UNBPOKEN) of the first press.
Ferry and I had the following idea of how it might have gone down:
31G sends the info for the pressing to the plant. the make the test and send them back to 31G. they confirm but before the actual pressing was made someone at the plant has another close look at the matrix and believes (s)he has discovered a mistake that no one had noticed and etches two additional lines into the 'master' which lead to the wrong 1st press matrix. if you take a really good look at that one you'll see that it originally said UNSPOKEN and that someone went in to 'correct' it to something that looks like UNBPOKEN probably not realising it still doesn't say UNBROKEN.
if that's true it raises the question of how the 2nd pressing came out to have the correct matrix. the only way to fix the problem of the first press would have been to make a new 'master'. which should have resulted in another set of test pressings but info so far has it that there was only one set made.
but if it's not true how did the 1st press end up with the fucked up matrix and all the other pressings without? you might see a solution in the possibility that what i claim to be the first press is actually not the first press but how do you explain the cheaper prices on the back cover then? i don't think postage prices had gotten cheaper before they had the 2nd press made. well this little nugget only adds to the mystery of this release and makes it even more interesting.

Another explanation might be that they didn't have test pressings made for the first press and then realised the matrix got fucked up which might then have led them to have test pressings made for the 2nd press.

pictures of the copy from the collection of Ferry xthreesomex



these pictures i took from an eBay auction and are of the copy that once belonged to Eric Allen






Version A1:
Label: 31g Records
Cat. #: 31G NO.1
A-Side Matrix: L-43713 31G NO.1 A UNBPOKEN
B-Side Matrix: L-43713-X 31G NO.1 B UNBROKEN
Vinyl color: black
off-white cover
silver Unbroken logo stamp on cover
'31g.' address on back cover with $2.50 and $4.00 ppd. prices
fold-over cover
Rebel Alliance 31g logo on center labels and bottom of inside cover
large center hole








Version A2:
The lyrics on the inside of the cover are printed the other way around than with most of the other copies I have.  A2, A5 and F1 are the only ones like that in my collection so far.







Version A3:
sticker on cover
pink triangle stamp on inside cover






Version A4:
marbled paper stock used for the cover





Version A5:
RATHER GOLD Unbroken logo stamp on cover
The lyrics are printed upside down like on Version A2
STAR STAMPED cover and dust sleeve





Version A6:
BLUE cover
MAROON Unbroken logo stamp on cover





Version A7:
MAROON Unbroken logo stamp on cover
The lyrics are printed upside down like on Version A2
Another kind of marbled paper used for the cover
THE PHOTOSTRIP PRINTED ON THE COVER IS BIGGER THAN ON ANY OTHER COPY I HAVE




Version A8
YELLOW cover
BLUE Unbroken logo stamp on cover



Version A9
RATHER GOLD Unbroken logo which is hard to see because it's completely on the photostrip
yet another kind of marbled paper used for the cover







































Version B1:
Label: three one g. Records
Cat. #: 31G NO.1
A-Side Matrix: L-43713 31G NO.1 A UNSPOKEN
B-Side Matrix: L-43713-X 31G NO.1 B UNBROKEN
Vinyl color: black
off-white cover
silver Unbroken logo stamp on cover
'three one g.' address on back cover with $3.00 and $5.00 ppd. prices
fold-over cover
Rebel Alliance 31g logo on center labels only
bottom of inside cover now has 'three one g.'
large center hole

hand print on back cover









Version B2:
smudged cover




Version B3:
reversed printing on inside cover
2 Label Flyers
STAR STAMP on back cover
Dust sleeve stamped with "FUCK LOST AND FOUND"







Version B4
this also has the reversed printing on the inside cover
plus Dust sleeve stamped with "FUCK LOST AND FOUND"
but no Star Stamp or additional flyer





























Version C1:
Label: three one g. Records
Cat. #: 31G NO.1
A-Side Matrix: L-43713 31G NO.1 A UNSPOKEN
B-Side Matrix: L-43713-X 31G NO.1 B UNBROKEN
Vinyl color: black
off-white cover
silver Unbroken logo stamp on cover
'THREE.ONE.G' address on back cover with no prices
fold-over cover
reversed printing on inside cover
No 31g logo on center labels at all
layout is the same as on earlier pressings but they used a different font and the label color is grey instead of silver
has 'three one g.' logo on bottom inside cover
large center hole














































Version C2
this one is only different from C1 by the way the vinyl was pressed. not sure if that denotes a different pressing or if this can come up during a press run. i call this one a 'THICK RIM' copy. check the comparison picture below for more detail




as you can see in this picture the outer edge of the left one (C2) gets thinner while the outer edge of the right one (C1) is straight like it was cut off. also the left copy (C2) starts off thick and then gets thinner about 1cm from the outer edge while the copy on the right (C1) is fully straight.






















































Version C3
this 3rd press comes with a 2ND PRESS COVER which might confirm my theory that what I call a 3rd press actually IS the 3rd and not a later pressing.
STAR STAMP on bottom inside cover




















Version C4
2 STAR STAMPS bottom left corner of back cover
THICK RIM



































































Version D1:
Label: three one g. Records
Cat. #: 31G NO.1
Matrix: probably the same as all the other above but as I don't own a copy I can't say for sure
Vinyl color: black
BLACK cover
??? color Unbroken logo stamp on cover
??? address on back cover with $??? and $??? ppd. prices
fold-over or glue pocket cover?
NO 31G logo on center labels at all
might have Rebel Alliance 31g logo or 'three one g.' on bottom inside cover
large center hole

NO PICTURES BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE A COPY LIKE THAT YET

Version E1:
Label: THREE.ONE.G Records
Cat. #: 31G NO.1
A-Side Matrix: L-43713 31G NO.1 A UNSPOKEN
B-Side Matrix: L-43713-X 31G NO.1 B UNBROKEN
Vinyl color: pink
off-white cover
silver Unbroken logo stamp on cover
'THREE.ONE.G' address on back cover with no prices
glossy fold-over cover
'THREE.ONE.G' logo on center labels which are back to silver and have a slightly different design in general
bottom of inside cover still has 'three one g.'
large center hole


Because of the glossy cover the Unbroken stamp transferred onto the pvc sleeve







Version F1:
Label: THREE.ONE.G Records
Cat. #: 31G NO.1
A-Side Matrix: L-43713 31G NO.1 A UNSPOKEN
B-Side Matrix: L-43713-X 31G NO.1 B UNBROKEN
Vinyl color: pink
BLACK cover
WHITE Unbroken logo stamp on cover
'THREE.ONE.G' address on back cover with no prices
fold-over cover
'THREE.ONE.G' logo on center labels which are back to silver and have a slightly different design in general. same as E1
bottom of inside cover still has 'three one g.'
large center hole
reversed printing on inside cover
numbered bottom right inside cover corner 636/666














































Version F2:
without the extra 'we are developing a cure for aids' flyer
reversed printing on inside cover
numbered bottom right inside cover corner 190/666
STAR STAMPS IN BOTTOM LEFT CORNER ON BACK COVER
I know there's at least one variation of this version that has star stamps from the left bottom corner where they are on my copy all the way through to the right edge of the back cover



Version F3:
TWO white Unbroken logo stamps on cover
reversed printing on inside cover. Looks like all of the copies i call Version F come with the text on the inside printed this way around.
numbered bottom right inside cover corner 425/666



Version G1:
Label: THREE.ONE.G Records
Cat. #: 31G NO.1
A-Side Matrix: L-43713 31G NO.1 A UNSPOKEN
B-Side Matrix: L-43713-X 31G NO.1 B UNBROKEN
Vinyl color: GREY
BLACK cover
back to SILVER Unbroken logo stamp on cover
'THREE.ONE.G' address on back cover with no prices
glue-pocket cover
''THREE.ONE.G' logo on center labels. same design as E and F versions
regular paper lyricsheet insert
large center hole












































Version G2
no Unbroken logo on cover at all








































Version H1:
Label: THREE.ONE.G Records
Cat. #: 31G NO.1
A-Side Matrix: L-43713 31G NO.1 A UNSPOKEN
B-Side Matrix: L-43713-X 31G NO.1 B UNBROKEN
Vinyl color: BLACK
BLACK cover
silver Unbroken logo stamp on cover
'THREE.ONE.G' address on back cover with no prices
glue-pocket cover
'THREE.ONE.G' logo on center labels. same design as E, F and G versions
THICK paper lyricsheet insert
large center hole
two-sided label flyer



one side 

other side




Version I1:
Label: THREE.ONE.G Records
Cat. #: 31G NO.1
A-Side Matrix: L-43713 31G NO.1 A UNSPOKEN
B-Side Matrix: L-43713-X 31G NO.1 B UNBROKEN
Vinyl color: CLEAR W/ BLACK SPLATTER
BLACK cover
silver Unbroken logo stamp on cover
hype sticker on pvc sleeve.
'THREE.ONE.G' address on back cover with no prices
glue-pocket cover
'THREE.ONE.G' logo on center labels
all new center labels
regular paper lyricsheet insert
small center hole






Version J1:
20th ANNIVERSARY PRESSING 2015
Label: THREE.ONE.G Records
Cat. #: 31G NO.1
A-Side Matrix: PIRATES PRESS - TOG001 A   133097H1A
B-Side Matrix: PIRATES PRESS - TOG001 B   133097H2A
Vinyl color: (dirty) GOLD (some copies have little spots of black vinyl)
Black cover
silver Unbroken logo stamp on cover
'THREE.ONE.G' address on back cover with no prices
glue-pocket cover
no insert
all new center labels
large center hole









































Version J2:
Vinyl color: (clean) GOLD (this copy has no the tiniest bit of black vinyl)










































Version J3:
LTD PATTERN COVER (no idea how many were made)





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