The single for “Glory Days” has quite a few pressings and variants, probably up there with the most variants for any Springsteen single, and that is saying something. While it doesn’t take the number one spot for most pressings in total, it’s towards the top in terms of different covers and track listings. I have three different pressings; a regular U.S. 7″, Dutch 12″ and UK 12″.
The UK pressing I have comes in a poster sleeve. There is also a UK 12″ that does not come in a poster sleeve but has the same cover art as the poster sleeve variant/pressing. The poster sleeve UK 12″ track listing is: A2 “Stand On It,” B1 “Sherry Darling” and B2 “Racing In The Street.” The non poster sleeve pressing has the same track listing.
The Dutch 12″ has (in order) “Stand On It” and “The River” on the b-side. It has different artwork than the UK 12″ pressings, but has the same artwork as the U.S. 7″ pressing. The regular U.S. 7″ pressing has “Stand On It” on the b-side. To go along with the regular U.S. 7″ pressing there is also a promo pressing that has “Glory Days” on both sides of the record. The promo 7″ has the same cover art as the regular pressing but has different center labels, white instead of orange. The catalog number is the same for both the regular and promo pressings, so to tell them apart check the track listing and center labels. To add in another U.S. 7″ pressing, there is also a 7″ part of the Columbia Hall Of Fame series, which comes in the typical grey HOF series paper sleve. The HOF 7″ has the same track listing as the regular U.S. 7″ pressing.
In total there are 15 different pressings; three as a 12″ and 12 as a 7″. I have already touched on the bulk of the 12″ pressings, but the outstanding one is s U.S. pressings, which has the same basic artwork and the Dutch 12″ and U.S. 7″ with one major difference, the U.S. 12″ has the cover in black and white. It’s cataloged as a promo pressing and has “Glory Days” on both sides of the record.
All the 7″ pressings have the same cover art and track listing, unless they’re a promo pressing. The promo pressings has “Glory Days” on both sides of the record. All the regular pressings have “Stand On It” on the b-side and have the same cover art as mentioned above for the U.S. 7″ pressings, save for two pressings; the Japanese and Spanish pressings. The Japanese 7″ has a small yellow box with Japanese writing in it along the top edge. Other than that text box the cover art for the Japanese 7″ is exactly the same. The Spanish 7″ has entirely different artwork, which is exclusive to this pressings. It’s a picture of Springsteen standing in front of a wall with a red bandana tied around his neck. The Spanish 7″ is a single-sided promo pressing.
A recap of all the 7″ pressings is as follows: U.S. (3), UK, Irish, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Canadian, Australian and Japanese.