CIRCA '77 aka ABSENTEE DEBATE / CRUSHED ON YOU



































































Year of release:
1995

Tracklist:
A: Absentee debate
B: Crushed on you

The farewell recordings. Released after the band broke up. From what I know so far there are 8 different variants you can tell apart. Apparently New Age pressed the regular black vinyl, green cover, pinkish red center label version more than once but the 'final press' that is listed here is only different from the first regular copy I got around the time it was released by a slight difference in color on the back of the cover. Which makes it impossible to tell how often it was actually pressed and how many copies are in circulation. But just recently I became aware of one in-between black vinyl, green cover pressing that doesn't have the pinkish red center labels but black and white ones instead. I STILL NEED THAT ONE. Get in touch if you have a spare copy of that variant.
update August 9th 2016:
a while back i got a copy with the b/w labels but Ferry xthreesomex still needs one so hit him or me up if you're willing to sell

TEST PRESS
there is one set of test pressings made for New Age Records and another one for 31G Records so there are two different sets of test pressings for this release.

New Age Records Test Press from the collection of Ferry xthreesomex
rumors have it that 10 were made

A-Side Matrix: NA29-1 DT L-46575
B-Side Matrix: NA29-B DT L-46575-x



someone else's NA Test Press downloaded from somewhere I can't remember





31G Records Test Press out of 6 made.
pics of the copy from the collection of Ferry xthreesomex

A-Side Matrix: Recordpressing.com THREEONEG30 -A RR-21434
B-Side Matrix: Recordpressing.com THREEONEG30 -B RR-21434

the Matrix tells us that this is the Test Press for the pink vinyl pressing on 31G that was released after  the clear vinyl 31G pressing which has a completely different Matrix etching.
did 31G have two sets of Test Pressings made?



in these pictures the labels appear to be blank and it's really hard to see when you actually hold the record but one side is not really blank which the following pictures clearly show.

in this pictures i played with the contrast to make the print come out but it seems that what's showing probably is not printed on the label but got transferred from another label that may have lied on top of this one right after having been printed...
...because this picture is not only b/w with a higher contrast but also mirror imaged. and now you can actually read a bit of it.
someone else's 31G Test Press downloaded from somewhere I can't remember

It's hard to make out from this picture but...

... this upside down, high contrast picture shows the matrix of this particular copy to have the same etching as Ferry's.



Version 1:
Label: New Age Records
Cat. #: NA 29
A-Side Matrix: L-46575 NA29-1 DT
B-Side Matrix: L-46575-X NA-29-B DT
Vinyl color: dark clear purple
77 pressing w/ Walk Proud Labels on both sides and extra cover
press run: 77
The scans of the vinyl do look black which is why I included the picture of the vinyl in front of the window to show that it's actually purple and NOT BLACK VINYL.













































































The scanner didn't pick up the actual color of the vinyl. It's clear purple. NOT BLACK.

The scanner didn't pick up the actual color of the vinyl. It's clear purple. NOT BLACK.

















































































































Version 2:
Label: New Age Records
Cat. #: NA 29
A-Side Matrix: L-46575 NA29-1 DT
B-Side Matrix: L-46575-X NA-29-B DT
Vinyl color: black
Comes w/ the 77 pressing cover but regular black vinyl and labels
Press run: The inside of the cover states there were 200 of the 77 cover made so it would be logical that there are 123 of this variation but I doubt that. I haven't ever seen another copy like this. Which is not supposed to say it's unique but there are probably less than 77 I guess.



No idea why this info sheet also came with this variant.









































Version 3:
Label: New Age Records
Cat. #: NA 29
A-Side Matrix: L-46575 NA29-1 DT
B-Side Matrix: L-46575-X NA-29-B DT
Vinyl color: dark clear purple
Press run: 200 But I don't know if that includes the 77 pressing. Probably not but that's just a guess.


No idea why this xerox of an old flyer was included.



Version 4:
Label: New Age Records
Cat. #: NA 29
A-Side Matrix: L-46575 NA29-1 DT
B-Side Matrix: L-46575-X NA-29-B DT
Vinyl color: black
This is the standard New Age Records pressing






Version 5:
Label: New Age Records
Cat. #: NA 29
A-Side Matrix: L-46575 NA29-1 DT
B-Side Matrix: L-46575-X NA-29-B DT
Vinyl color: black
This limited edition package was made for the Eric Allen Memorial Show and features a standard black vinyl copy with regular sleeve, labels and insert coming in an A4 size envelope that has the flyer for that show screen printed on the front and is hand numbered 30/300 on the back. Also included is a screen printed metal plate.
Press run: 300 
















































Version 6:
Label: New Age Records
Cat. #: NA 29
A-Side Matrix: L-46575 NA29-1 DT
B-Side Matrix: L-46575-X NA-29-B DT
Vinyl color:black
green cover, BLACK & WHITE LABELS








Version 7:
Label: New Age Records
Cat. #: NA 29
A-Side Matrix: L-46575 NA29-1 DT
B-Side Matrix: L-46575-X NA-29-B DT
Vinyl color:black
This copy was advertised as the 'final pressing' on the New Age Records website. When I saw this both 31g pressings had already been released for a while. I ordered it because I thought there would be at least some difference in the matrix or some other minor detail compared to the previous pressings but there isn't. It's exactly the same as the regular black vinyl first press. No way to tell both apart.

No pictures because it is exactly the same as Version 4.
Well, i realised that the color on the back cover is slightly different. maybe i'll add pictures some time sooner or later.

Version 8:
Label: three.one.g
Cat. #: 31-G30
A-Side Matrix: 31-G30 A "BECAUSE WE MUST"
B-Side Matrix: 31-G30 B "I'VE GOT TO SEE TO BELIEVE... I'M SORRY" (+something too small to decipher)
Vinyl color: clear
Has a picture printed on the inside of the glue pocket sleeve.












































Version 9:
Label: three.one.g
Cat. #: 31-G30
A-Side Matrix: Recordpressing.com THREEONEG30 - A RR-21433
B-Side Matrix: Recordpressing.com THREEONEG30 - B RR-21434
Vinyl color: clear pink
Has the same picture printed on the inside of the glue pocket sleeve as the clear pressing.
I bought my copy at the Burning Fight Book Release Show at the Glasshouse in Pomona, LA.
It was probably made for that occasion but I'm not too sure.








Version 10:
Label: three.one.g
Cat. #: 31-G30
A-Side Matrix: ?
B-Side Matrix: ?
This is most likely another clear pink vinyl copy but I can't be sure because it's sealed and I'm going to leave it that way. I had never seen a sealed copy of this record before I came upon this one. turns out there are more for sale on discogs. The pink vinyl is the latest pressing I know of so I guess that's what this is. also there was another not sealed copy in the distro box i unearthed this one from and that one was pink.



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