Alkaline Trio/The Smoking Popes – New Year’s Eve Split 7″

Posted: February 2, 2011 in Vinyl
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Alkaline Trio decided to release another 7″ just for the attendees at a holiday show, this time New Year’s Eve. This 7″ was released on January 1, 2007, and was given out to every ticket holder at the Alkaline Trio and Smoking Popes show at The Metro in Chicago on New Year’s Eve. Even though it was simple to figure out how many copies were pressed or ordered based on the amount of tickets sold, which was a sell out, I have never seen pressing info released for this 7″.

For the pressing info you can’t really go by the amount of tickets sold, however, or capacity at The Metro, which is 1,150. For Alkaline Trio’s Halloween 7″ there were 3,000 copies pressed, which is obviously more than double the capacity of a sold out show at The Metro. So from that there are as little as 1,150 copies and there could possibly be up to 3,000 copies of this New Year’s Eve Split.

As for the music on the record, each band covers one another’s songs. Alkaline Trio covers “Off My Mind” and The Smoking Popes cover “Blue Carolina.” The packaging for this 7″ is pretty cheap, as it’s just a paper fold-over sleeve, cheap paper at that. All copies were pressed on black vinyl as well.

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