Sunday, 15 April 2012

Collecting The Wonder Years - part 1. The Upsides 2nd press, purple /500 & discography pressing info

This is the 2nd press of The Wonder Years' 2nd LP, and their first to get a vinyl release. The Upsides is completely untouchable. This press handled by Run For Cover Records and was put out last year. It differs from the 1st press with different artwork and its housed in a gate fold sleeve which is the reason I'm after this and a 1st press to hit the target. Wasn't too difficult getting hold of it, though the UK distro I got it from is now out of stock of all colours. I ordered a brown, the only one they had, but was e-mailed asking if a purple was ok as the browns were all gone.  RFC still has some and there's probably a few dotted around various places. 2000 pressed in total across 4 colours: brown, purple, clear and yellow.

I'm yet to hold a 1st press in my hands (edit: got one now), but this 2nd press is pretty impressive. Nice marbling on the record itself as well. To be honest, I prefer this cover art. 
So a relatively simple first addition, the next TWY post will  feature something a bit rarer that I had to work a bit harder  spend a lot more to get. 
Right, if the thought of reading a fuck load of pressing info for TWY discography  fills you with boredom, I'd look away now. This is here first and foremost for my reference. A place where all the info from multiple websites is all in one relevant place. Maybe it will aid other collectors too. If I'm wrong on any of it or missing any of it (tests etc) , please help me out and comment.
Some of those subscription 7"s are going to be a challenge.

Won't Be Pathetic Forever - 7" EP
1st Press
No Sleep Records   - 2008    
(Each with a color coordinated screened jacket)
20 Test Pressing (Black)
100 Purple
200 Brown
200 Orange
30 Record Release (10 Purple/10 Brown/10 Orange - Arigato Pack)
30 Cornerstone (10 Purple/10 Brown/10 Orange - Arigato Pack)

2nd Press 

No Sleep Records - 2008
(Jackets were misprinted and say FRONT on the cover)
1000 Black

3rd Press

No Sleep Records - 2010
500 Purple/Yellow Marble
500 Orange/White Marble

split with All Or Nothing titled Distances - 7"
No Sleep Records - 2009
20 Test Pressing (Black)
300 White w/ Blue/Red Splatter 300 White w/ Red Splatter
400 Clear Blue

split with Fallen From The Sky - Under The Influence Vol. 13 7"
Suburban Home Records - 2009
300 transparent brown (whiskey coke colored)

700 transparent blue vinyl.

The Upsides - 12" LP
1st press
No Sleep Records  - 2010        
20 Test Pressing (Black)
150 Record Release (Black Vinyl, 30 records for each of the 5 record release shows with different spray painted dust sleeves for each city)
200 Blue
300 Orange GOT THIS ONE!
400 White (Hot Topic Exclusive)
450 Black

2nd press
Run For Cover Records - 2011

500 Purple GOT THIS ONE!
500 Brown
500 Clear
500 Yellow

Leavenhouse - The Upsides 1st press pre-order exclusive one sided screen print 7"
No Sleep Records - 2010
20 Test Pressing (Black)
50 Purple Screen Print (Friends Press)
492 Grey Screen Print GOT THIS ONE!
8 Grey Screen Print Rejects

split with Heroes For Hire 7" - Australian release only coinciding with 1st Australian Tour
Boomtown Records - 2010
Half Green / Half White
Half Red / Half White
Half Green / Half Yellow

Suburbia: I've Given You All And Now I'm Nothing - 12" LP
No Sleep Records - 2011
20 Test Pressing (Black)
500 Orange/Gray GOT THIS ONE!
500 Baby Blue
500 Gray
600 Orange (Hot Topic Exclusive)
1000 Black

Don't Let Me Cave In - Suburbia... CD pre-order exclusive 7"
Hopeless Records - 2011
500 grey marble

Don't Let Me Cave In - No Sleep Records subscriber exclusive 7"
No Sleep Records 2011
35 pressed, black, hand numbered

Came Out Swinging - Alternative Press Magazine 2011 Subscription Exclusive 7" 
250 Green

split with Stay Ahead Of The Weather - 7"
Hopeless records - 2012
200 Black
300 Half Clear Half Black GOT THIS ONE!
500 Clear w/ Black Splatter

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