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.
I used to be a big Converge fan. Not so much anymore. But, like most people, this thing looks so amazing that I am insanely jealous. Nice work!ReplyDelete
worth buying just for looks aloneReplyDelete
I ordered the red/black but ended up getting the white/clear. no worries though, it looks amazing!ReplyDelete
Nice. I was lucky enough to get one of each as well. Just the other day, I saw one of these go for over $200 on eBay. Crazy! I think I might frame my prints, they look too good to just store them out of sight.ReplyDelete
Nice grab! I was in the 95% who missed out crowd... didn't find out until about 3 days later!ReplyDelete
Is this the Japanese release with bonus track?ReplyDelete