New Found Glory – Mania

Posted: April 20, 2013 in Vinyl
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New Found Glory loves releasing cover albums as they released yet another one for Record Store Day 2013. This time they cover  six classic Ramones songs on a one-sided 12″. The track listing for Mania is “I Wanna Be Sedated,” “Rockaway Beach,” Rock ‘n’ Roll High School,” “Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio?,” “Judy Is A Punk” and “The KKK Took My Baby Away.” This record appears to be one of the hardest RSD releases to get this year. The b-side features an etching of the Ramones logo with each New Found Glory member’s name around it. One of the coolest etchings I have ever seen. A download code is also included with the record.

There were initially 1,000 copies set aside for Record Store Day split evenly on two colors, blue and orange/red mix. However, a few days after Record Store Day B9 put up a third variant for sale in their web store, which is on pink/black swirl vinyl and limited to 500 copies. So much for a RSD exclusive. Once the pink/black swirl copies started shipping a clear variant was discovered, which is the “friends press” that B9 typically does and randomly gives out. The etching on the clear copies is screen printed on in black ink instead of being etched into the  record. So the pressing info is now 1600 total copies pressed on four different colors; blue limited to 500, orange/red mix limited to 500, pink/black swirl limited to 500 and clear limited to 100.

B9 also had a few copies of the two “Record Store Day exclusive” colors, which customers had the option of getting in their order if they bought a copy of the pink/black swirl online. Customers could request a copy of the blue record in place of the pink/black swirl while supplies lasted. There were some disgruntled customers with that option however, as people who didn’t request a copy of the blue RSD variant received it or even the orange/red mix RSD variant. It seemed like B9 did filled online orders however they pleased and when presented with complaints from customers they simply said “return it for a refund if you’re not happy.”

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