Converge - You Fail Me (Limited Version w/ Screened Covers)
Once upon a time (about 11 days ago), Deathwish Records decided to release 101 leftover copies of Converge's "You Fail Me" lp on a very unsuspecting hardcore world. These records were made up with special silk screened covers created by Jake Bannon himself. The records were from two leftover vinyl colors from the original pressing six years ago. Has it really been that long?
Seven minutes later, the first variant was gone. Four minutes after that, it was all over.
Thanks to the power of Twitter and message boards, 101 records were gone in 11 minutes and left 95% of the Converge collecting community scratching their heads when they found out what happened.
Luckily, I have a desk job. Luckily, I also have friends who live on twitter and have desk jobs. Thanks to my buddy Al who got the news, and a quick email later, I jumped online and got both.
Red w/ Black stripe vinyl. 21 with silk screened covers. The original pressing was out of 642.
Inside cover is stamped. Converge on the red/black.
Clear/White cross vinyl. 80 with silk screened covers. The original pressing was 895.
Inside cover is stamped with the Deathwish logo.
As cool as these look, they look even better in person. The covers when opened up form the whole picture. Amazing. All this and a Deathwish sticker too.
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I just love collecting hardcore/punk records and have since I was a teenager. I now have a wife and two kids, a mortgage, car payments and a downtown suit and tie guy job. Still, when I can I try to keep up with the hardcore scene, the bands and labels that keep me feeling young when everything else in this world tells me I am not! I will try to post every few days and hopefully like minded people can have fun with the posts and with your participation, start some discussions. Thanks for looking and tell all your friends!