The only vinyl single to be released off of Against Me’s latest album features an exclusive, previously unreleased b-side entitled “500 Years.” The single, “Unconditional Love,” was pressed as a 7” picture disc, which is a first for Against Me. Of all the 7”s and singles they have released over the years, none have been a picture disc. In fact, the band has only released one picture disc during their career, which is a variant of the forever in print Reinventing Axl Rose.
I do not know how many copies were pressed as Total Treble has not gotten back to me as of writing this. Some fans were disappointed with the single selection for this 7”, as they feel it’s the worst song on the album, which I agree with, but those complaints should be nullified by the fact that the b-side is a true b-side. “500 Years” is an acoustic song, and a good one at that. In fact, it’s a much better song than the single “Unconditional Love.”
The 7” comes in a picture disc sleeve with a sticker on the cover. I have seen the sticker affixed wrong on the sleeve, as it’s placed in random spots it seems. I’ve seen it near the opening, upside down by the opening, on the opposite side of the opening (my copy), upside down and on the wrong side of the opening, etc.