Sink Or Swim is The Gaslight Anthem’s debut album, and it has gone through several pressing already. The album is currently in its third press spanning two different countries. There are three pressing in the United States and also three pressings in Germany. I have a copy from the second U.S. pressing on red. The only major difference between the U.S. and German pressing is what label’s logo appears on the release. Hellbent Records released the U.S. copies (first couple pressings then rights sold to Side One Dummy who re-pressed the album in 2014) and Gunner Records released the German copies.
The full pressing info for the U.S. presses is as follows. First press: 100 copies on black and 500 copies on white with red splatter. Second press: 500 copies on red. Third Press: 1,000 copies on green and 1,000 copies on purple. The third U.S. press is still widely and readily available.
The full pressing info for the German presses is as follows. First press: 500 copies on blue. Second press: 500 on white. Third press: 500 copies on clear with white springe (essentially splatter. don’t know why they call it ‘springe’, which is ‘jump’ in German.)