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While I normally don’t sell stuff on this blog, or in general, I need to get rid of some things. This is the start of a thinning out process of doubles I’ve accumulated over the years along with getting rid of things I no longer listen to. Prices are set on all this for the most part. Except for the Alkaline Trio box and the Look Mexico and Lifetime collections I’m trying to sell as a lot, mainly because I have no idea what someone will pay for the stuff, but I’m not looking for crazy money. Yes, I am a bit late hopping on the Christmas present buying craze. So here are the ground rules:

Only the things on this list are for sale. Do not ask about anything else featured on this blog or anything that is not on the below list. Deals will be made for anyone who buys more than 1 thing. I’ll only ship to the USA. Paypal as payment only. So no bitcoin, Stripe or any of that other nonsense. If a color is not mentioned then it’s on black vinyl. Most of this stuff is either factory sealed or in NM condition. If it’s bad shape I’ll make note of it. If you’re concerned about condition as for pics and I will provide them.

If you’re interested in anything please leave a comment with what you’re interested in and your email address, and we can work out a deal. I will not make the comments public, so people will not get your email address or any other info, but I will be able to see it in order to reply to you via email. The subject line of such email responses will be “Stitches and Grooves record sale.” any questions or concerns about anything up for sale feel free to ask. I’m pretty firm on prices but if you don’t like a pice comment with an offer and we can try to work out a deal.

Everything will be mailed in either an LP or 7″ mailer. I should have plenty to go around, but if I run out I will let you know before making payment. Opened records will be shipped outside the jacket to avoid seam splits. Factory sealed records will not be opened under any circumstances. I know how to package records for shipping, plenty of bubble wrap and/or cardboard inserts will be used to try to minimize damage as best as possible.

 

– 311 – Hydroponic 10″ (still sealed, jacket has seam split along top edge) = $20 ppd

– Alkaline Trio – Help Me 7” (still sealed) = $7 ppd or $4 if bought with something else

– Alkaline Trio – My Shame Is True wooden box (won’t come with the records but comes with everything else – black t-shirt in men’s adult medium (never worn, still sealed in plastic bag), flag/banner, patch, Ouija game board and game piece) = offer – must come with everything* can’t buy just the box or other items out of box. Willing to go cheaper if you don’t want the shirt though.

– At The Drive-In/Burning Airlines – Split 7″ (no insert) = $10 ppd

– Back To The Future Trilogy Score Mondo box set exclusive jackets (only the 3 jackets, which have seam splits. no records are include with this) = offer, would prefer to sell all 3 jackets together

Bear vs Shark Collection – Would Prefer To Sell As Complete Lot = $110 (shipping to be determined later)

– Right Now (Purple & White swirl /250, U.S. 2nd press) = $20

– Right Now (UK red w/ black haze /250 hand numbered w/ exclusive alternate cover) = $30

– Terrorhawk (yellow /250, 2nd press) = $25

– Bars Of Gold – Of Gold (clear green, 1st press) = $20

– Bars Of Gold – Wheels (comes packaged w/ CD) = $15

– The Catholic Comb – Vampire Life 7” (w/ poster) = $7 ppd or $4 if bought with something else

– Bob Dylan – Must Be Santa b/w ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas 7” (red, still sealed) – $12 ppd

– Faction Of The Fox – Mannequin Hand 7” = $7 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– Fake Problems – How Far Our Bodies Go (clear, Euro pressing) = $12 ppd

– Fake Problems – How Do You Spell Here E-V-E-L 12” (picture disc) = $9 ppd

** $14 ppd for both Fake Problems records **

– Gogol Bordello – Crack The Case 7″ = $10 ppd

– Gogol Bordello – Pura Vida Conspiracy (white, only record & insert, NO jacket or valid download card) = offer

– Hailey, It Happens – Aurora = $8 ppd or $4 if bought with something else

– Jimmy Eat World – Futures – (2nd press, blue 180g) = $40 ppd OBO

 

Lifetime Collection – Would Prefer To Sell As Complete Lot = $145 (shipping to be determined later)

– Background = $25

– Hello Bastards (mint, 2nd press, 2010 No Idea pressing, 1st pressing on No Idea) = $15

– Jersey’s Best Dancers (white, 2nd press, 2010 No Idea pressing, 1st pressing on No Idea) = $15

– s/t (pink, 2nd press, 2008 No Idea pressing, 1st pressing on No Idea) = $20

– Dwell 7″ (1st press) = $10

– Dwell 7″ (2nd press) = $7

– Tinnitus 7″ = $20

– 2 Songs 7″ (blue) = $7

– Boys No Good 7″ = $10

– It’s For Life comp LP (red /552, 2nd press on Victory w/ different cover, 1st pressing on Victory) = $15

 

Look Mexico Collection – Would Prefer To Sell As Complete Lot = $100 (shipping determined later)

– This Is Animal Music = $30

– To Bed To Battle (salmon) = $20

– You Stay. I Go. No Following 7″ (blue, hand numbered screened cover) = $10

– Real Americans Spear It 10″ (blue) = $13

– So Crucialtine (green marble) = $15

– Gasp Asp 7″ (green) = $7

– Gasp Asp 7″ (white w/ red foil stamp cover) = $10

 

– Moneen/Alexisonfire – Switcheroo Split 12″ (picture disc) = $30 ppd

– Mixtapes – Somewhere In Trinsic (white, No Sleep Sub exclusive) = $15 ppd

– The Music – Take The Long Road And Walk It 7″ (blue) = $6 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– New Found Glory – Tip Of The Iceberg 7” (picture disc) = $7 ppd or $3 if bought with something else.

– No Devotion – Stay b/w Eyeshadow 12″ (white, factory sealed) = $10 ppd

– No Devotion – 10,000 Summers 12″ (factory sealed, start of small seam split along top edge) = $9 ppd

** $14 ppd for both No Devotion records **

– Peace’d Out – Peace’d Out 10” (blue, still sealed) = $10 ppd or $6 if bought with something else

 

– The Police – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic 7″ (U.S. pressing, A & M Records w/ picture sleeve) =  $6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– The Police – Message In A Bottle 7″ (w/ poster sleeve) = $7 ppd or $4 if bought with something else

– The Police – Message In A Bottle 7″ (no picture or poster sleeve, generic paper dust sleeve) = $6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– The Police – Synchronicity II 7″ (w/ picture sleeve) = $6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

-The Police – Every Breath You Take 7″ (w/ picture sleeve) = $6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– The Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me 7″ (w/ picture sleeve) = $6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– The Police – De Do Do Do, De Da Da da 7″ (w/ incorect die cut picture sleeve) = $6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

** All 7 Police 7″ singles for $25 ppd **

 

– Razorlight – Golden Touch 7″ (gatefold jacket) = $7 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark 7″ (U.S. Pressing, Columbia Records) =$ 6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– Bruce Springsteen – One Step Up 7″ (U.S. Pressing, Columbia Records) =$6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

** Both Springsten 7″ single for $10 ppd **

– Third Eye Blind – Ursa Major – (clear w/ black & white splatter – 1st Press) = offer

– Thursday – Kill The House Lights (still factory sealed, has crease in jacket) = $15 ppd

– Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me) 7″ (w/ picture sleeve) = $6 ppd

– What’s Eating Gilbert – Cheap Shots (half tan/half black) = $10 ppd

– V/A – Yes L.A. comp (2nd press – picture disc w/ green and red ink) = $20 ppd

– V/A – While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years Of Bloodshot Records 3xLP (still factory sealed, pretty bad seam splits along top edge) =

– Record Store Day 2008 Choice Cuts comp (still sealed) = $8 ppd or $5 if bought with something else

– The 4 Squares/Toucan Slam – Doin’ Snuff With Roy Scherer split 12″ (still sealed) = $8 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– Brushfire Records 12″ Sampler Volume 1 (still sealed. feat. Jack Johnson, Mason Jennings, G. Love & Special Sauce, Matt Costa) = $8 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– Curtain Call – s/t 7″ = offer

– Hamilton/Malakhai/With Arms Still Empty/Just For Kicks – Forever Compilation 4-way Split 7″ = $6 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Old & In The Way – Old & In The Way LP = offer

– Grateful Dead – For The Faithful (Pair Records) = $10 ppd

– Grateful Dead – Wake Of The Flood (cut corner, Grateful Dead Records) = $10 ppd

Other Random Stuff & CD’s

– Ryan Russell – Continental Obscura: Birmingham To Bellingham photo book =$13 ppd [shipping is high because book weighs 4 pounds. Book is still in shrink wrap (shrink is cut along bottom) and does NOT come with bonus 7″]

– The Simpsons Complete Season 9 DVD w/ Lisa plastic head case (still factory sealed/taped)

– MxPx – B-Movie DVD w/ The A/C EP CD = offer

– Senses Fail limted edition t-shirt (limited to 100) – Pull The Thorns From Your Heart album cover design, size Adult Mens Medium = offer

– Fake Problems – Live At Park Ave CD (still sealed) = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Spirit Club – s/t CD (still factory sealed) = $10 ppd

– July – What We Signed Up For CD (still sealed) = $6 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– The Promise Hero – Deja Vu CD (still sealed) = $6 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Brett Detar – Bird In The Tangle CD (still sealed) = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Rock Against Floyd comp CD = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Hail The Villain – Maintain Radio Silence EP CD (still sealed) = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– We Are Augustines – Rock The Vote EP CD (still sealed) = $6 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Drive Thru Records Winter 2003 Sampler CD = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Drive Thru Records Summer 2004 Sampler CD = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Drive Thru Records/Rushmore Records Sampler CD = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Fueled By Ramen Spring 2005 Sampler CD = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Tooth & Nail Records Spring 2004 Sampler CD = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

-Wildhoney – Your Face Sideways CD (barcode punched) = $6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– REM Unplugged 1991-2001 lithograph poster (12″ high x 36″ wide)

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The Police have released many singles over the years, with some getting both a 7″ and 12″ pressing. All of their singles have pressings from multiple countries. What is pictured below is the standard U.S pressing of the 7″ version of “Every Breath You Take.”

Along with the standard U.S. 7″ single, which has “Murder By Numbers” as the b-side and comes in a picture sleeve, there is also a promo version that comes in a stock A&M Records die-cut sleeve and has “Every Breath You Take” on both sides. There is also a 12″ pressing of the promo pressing with the same track listing. This picture sleeve is exclusive to the picture sleeve U.S. pressing. All U.S. pressings are done on black vinyl. There are four variants for the standard U.S. pressing; one has a W on the center label, one has a X on the center label, one has an R on the center label and one has a C on the center label.

On top of the U.S. pressings there are pressings from the following countries; UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, general Europe, Japan, Canada, Costa Rica, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Zimbabwe and South Africa. All the pressing that come in a picture sleeve come in the same one, which is pictured below. The only slight variation with the picture sleeve is that the Japanese pressing has Japanese writing on the cover. Every pressing that does not come in a picture sleeve comes in some variation of the stock A&M Records sleeve. All the European, North American and Asian pressings come in a picture sleeve. All the Central American, South American (except Brazil 7″ comes in picture sleeve), African and Oceania (Australia & New Zealand) pressings come in sock A&M Records sleeves. All pressings also have the same b-side, “Murder By Numbers,” unless there is an obvious exclusion like a single-sided record.

There are several UK pressings, including an incredibly rare and expensive double 7″ housed in a gatefold jacket. This double 7″ can fetch well over $100. It has four songs, one per side. On top of the single it has “Murder By Numbers,” “Truth Hits Everybody (remix)” and “Man In A Suitcase (live).” There is also a UK picture disc pressing, the only picture disc for this single.

There are two separate French and Brazilian pressings; one a 12″ and one a 7″. All the Brazilian pressings have the title of each song translated into Portuguese in parentheses after the English spelling. There is also single-sided Spanish pressing.

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Like many Police singles, there a countless pressings for “Spirits In The Material World.” There are both 7″ and 12″ pressings, with the bulk coming as a traditional 7″ single, or most commonly referred to as a 45. There was only one pressing done as a 12″, which was a U.S. single that features an exclusive b-side (exclusive in the fact it’s only found on this vinyl single and no other single) “Secret Journey.”

Along with the 12″, there is also a 7″ U.S. pressing, which is featured here. The U.S. pressing of the 7″ has “Flexible Strategies” on the b-side. The artwork has three bars running diagonally across the middle of the picture sleeve, with the left half of the sleeve having a black background and the right half a salmon color. This cover art is exclusive to the U.S. 7″ pressing.

Along with the two U.S. pressings, there are also a UK, German, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Spanish, Brazilian, Canadian, Peru, Australian, Greek and New Zealand pressings. The Canadian, Peruvian, Australian (small spindle hole), Greek, New Zealand (small spindle hole) all come in stock A & M Records paper sleeves or plain paper sleeves. Some of the European pressings have the same, exclusive covert art on the picture sleeve, which features a blue background with a headshot picture of the band printed in a lighter shade of blue. These pressings include the UK, Dutch, German and Italian. All those pressings also have the song “Low Life” on the b-side instead of “Flexible Strategies.”

The Japanese pressing has exclusive artwork as well, which the easiest to tell apart from any pressing because it has Japanese writing on it. It has “Flexible Strategies” on the b-side.f The Spanish pressing and Brazilian pressings are some more with exclusive cover art. The Spanish pressing uses the Ghosts In The Machine album art with a minor change; the single’s name is printed on it (Spirits In The Material World) instead of the album title. The Brazilian pressing has a black and white picture of the band in the center with two silver bands framing the picture along the top and bottom edge. The Spanish and Brazilian pressings have “Low Life” on the b-side.

The Peruvian and Canadian pressing is the only pressing to have the song title printed in a language other than English on the center labels, albeit in parentheses under the English portion. The Peruvian pressing has Spanish and the Canadian pressing has French. The Peruvian pressing also has “Too Much Information” on the b-side and the Canadian pressing has :Hungry For You” on the b-side, both of which are exclusive to their respective singles.

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Like many Police singles, there a countless pressings for “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.” There is a U.S., UK, Europeans in general, Italian, Japan, German, Costa Rican, Canadian, Irish, Brazilian, Australian, Dutch, Portuguese, South African, New Zealand, Philippines, Peruvian and Spanish. Some of these countries have multiple pressings as well, which only adds to the total pressing count. The pressing featured here is the regular U.S. pressing, which has a blue background with the outline of a heart in the center. The b-side track is “Shambelle.” An important note of this U.S. pressing is that there is a mis-press floating around out there that has the center labels switched around; so the a-side will play but have the b-side center label and vice-versa.

All of the pressings the Japanese is the easiest to tell apart, as it’s the only one with Japanese writing on the cover. There are two Italian pressings; one is a juke box single that has a Joan Armatrading song on the b-side. The other Italian pressing is identical to the U.S. pressing featured here. Several of the pressings in fact, are identical (minus catalog numbers) to the U.S. pressing featured here; the general Euro, Dutch and Portuguese. The Spanish pressing is very similar to the U.S. pressing, the artwork on the picture sleeve is identical, with the only difference between the pressings being that the Spanish pressing has the single title in Spanish rather than English. All the following pressings have “Shambelle” on the b-side, but don’t have a picture sleeve; Costa Rican, Canadian, Australian, South African, Philippines and Peruvian.

The UK and Irish pressings have an exclusive b-side. which is “Flexible Strategies.’ The artwork for both of these pressing is also exclusive, and different to any other pressings. Both have the band sitting on a carpet floor meant o resemble a cityscape. The German and Brazilian pressings both have “Shambelle” on the b-side but each has its own, exclusive artwork. The German artwork is the artwork from the UK and Irish pressing cropped into a smaller square, with a white border along the left hand side up around the top edge. This border has “Hit Come Back” printed along the top edge, which might be a singles series, and there is also some hype statements along the left side like “#1 Hit Single.” The Brazilian artwork is a picture of the band standing around, with Sting wearing short shorts.

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The Police have released many singles over the years, with some getting both a 7″ and 12″ pressing. All of their singles have pressings from multiple countries. What is pictured below is the standard U.S pressing of the 7″ version of “Can’t Stand Losing You.”

Along with the standard U.S. 7″ single, which has “No Time This Time” as the b-side and comes in a picture sleeve, there is also a promo version that comes in a stock A&M Records die-cut sleeve and both the stereo (a-side) and mono (b-side) versions of “Can’t Stand Losing You.” This picture sleeve is exclusive to the picture sleeve U.S. pressing. The picture sleeve has the back of all the band members’ heads with a black background that has the single title printed in red lettering along the top. All U.S. pressings are done on black vinyl.

On top of those two U.S. pressings, there are also a UK, German, Dutch, Portuguese, New Zealand, Irish and Canadian pressings. With there being so many different pressings of this single, the easiest ways to tell them apart are the track listing, color of vinyl and cover artwork. Usually either one of those or both are different from other pressings. The pressings can also be distinguished by continent/region. All North American pressings have the same b-side track; “No Time This Time,” and all European pressings have the same b-side track; “Dead End Job.” The New Zealand and Australian pressings, being from the Oceania region, one of the most unrecognized regions, both have “So Lonely” on the b-side.

All the European pressings, except for the Irish pressing, have the same cover art, which is a man hanging from a noose dangling above a block of ice. The Irish pressing comes in a stock A&M Recods sleeve, which is different than the stock A&M Records sleeve of the U.S. promo pressing. The Irish sleeve is all black with the A&M script logo printed across the top. The U.S. promo pressing also has the A&M logo printed across the top, but has records floating along the bottom of the sleeve.

The UK has a whopping 30 different pressings. Many of them have subtle differences. Some are more easily discernible, like the ones pressed on different color vinyl. Of the easiest ones to tell apart, there are pressings on red, green, yellow, white and black. Many of those colors have multiple pressings as well, which help make up the 30 different pressings total.

The hardest to tell apart UK pressings are all pressed on some variation of blue vinyl. There is a straight up traditional blue, dark blue and light blue pressings, with multiple variants of each of those different shades of blue. The light blue has the most, with three. The light blue vinyl variants can be told apart by have many rings there are around the spindle hole. One variant has three rings, the second has one wide ring around the entire spindle hole and the last has either four or five rings. One pressing of the traditional blue has two variants, one with a serrated rim around the enter label and the other with the serrated rim.

For the most part all the UK pressings come in a picture sleeve with the same artwork. However, there a few pressings that come in a stock A&M Records sleeve, which are all the black vinyl pressings. Some of the black pressings have stock A&M Records center labels printed on either red or silver. One black pressing also comes in the hanging man picture sleeve with the regular center labels used for majority of the European pressings.

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The Police have released many singles over the years, with some getting both a 7″ and 12″ pressing. All of their singles have pressings from multiple countries. What is pictured below is the poster sleeve U.S pressing of the 7″ version of “Message In A Bottle.” The b-side to all pressings is “Landlord.”

Along with the poster sleeve U.S. 7″ single, there is also a standard picture sleeve variant that has the same cover art as the poster sleeve variant. The standard sleeve also “Landlord” as the b-side. The standard sleeve variant is supposedly rarer than the poster sleeve variant, but the poster sleeve variant sells for more money. The poster sleeve folds out to reveal a poster of the Reggatta de Blanc cover art. The side of the poster that has the 7″ single cover art does fold out, but does not have a coherent image for a poster. It’s just the cover and the back of the sleeve on opposite sides of the poster, with a blank sea of blue in the middle.

Aside from the U.S. pressing, there is also a UK, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Irish, Japanese, Canadian, Philippines, South African, Rhodesian (country now called Zimbabwe), Australian and New Zealand pressing.

The UK, German, French, Italian and general European pressing has different artwork for the picture sleeve than the U.S. pressing. It’s a photo of the band with a coke bottle smashed over it. The b-side for the UK pressing is “Landlord.” The German pressing has a slight variant with the cover though, as it has the British flag in the top left corner with the hype note “top hit” over top the flag. The Japanese and Spanish pressings utilizes the Reggatta de Blanc cover art and has Japanese writing on the cover. The Portuguese pressing has exclusive cove art on its picture sleeve. It’s a photo of the band with a white border around it that is centered in the sleeve.

The Irish, Canadian, South African, Rhodesian (Zimbabwe), Australian, New Zealand and Philippines pressings all come in stock sleeves.


The Police have released many singles over the years, with some getting both a 7″ and 12″ pressing. All of their singles have pressings from multiple countries. What is pictured below is one of the many variants of the standard U.S pressing of the 7″ version of “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da.” It’s important to note that all of the standard U.S. pressings have the same catalog number, which is AM-2275. The U.S. pressing has an exclusive picture sleeve and b-side as well.

Along with the standard U.S. 7″ single, which has “Friends” as the b-side and comes in die cut picture sleeve, there is also a promo version that comes in a some sort paper dust sleeve and has both the stereo (b-side) and mono (a-side) versions of “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da.” I say some sort of paper dust sleeve because I am not sure what the sleeve this U.S. promo pressing comes in. I have never seen pictures of one to confirm anything. It may come in one o the many versions of A&M Records’ stock sleeves or may come in a regular, plain white paper dust sleeve.

The aforementioned variants of the standard U.S. pressing can be told apart by both the type of sleeve and different etchings in the matrix. All but one of these U.S. pressings come in a die cut picture sleeve, with the stand out coming in the same exact picture sleeve, except that it’s not die cut. This non die cut picture sleeve pressing also has different center labels from the rest of the standard US. pressings, which is a silver background with a red triangle. The rest of the standard U.S. pressings come with a center label that has a yellow background with a blue triangle.

The standard U.S. pressings that come in a die cut sleeve have four variants. One has a ‘P’ etched in the run outs, another has a ‘T’ etched in the run outs, another has ‘PS’ etched and the last has only one composer printed on the b-side. There is also a unique U.S. pressing that has no English language songs on it. It has the Spanish version of “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da” on the a-side and the Japanese version on the b-side. It comes in a picture sleeve with a picture of the band using cameras, with the background being the Japanese rising sun. That is on the cover of the sleeve, despite it’s not the lead track. The back of the sleeve has a picture of Sting wearing a sombrero. There is also a European pressing of this “Spanish/Japanese” single as well that has the same picture sleeve.

Along with the U.S. pressings, there are also a UK, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Irish, Portuguese, general European, Japanese, Colombian, Brazilian, Peruvian, Bolivian, Ecuadorian, Argentine, Chilean, Venezuelan, New Zealand, Australian, Mexican, South African and Philippines pressings.

The UK pressing has “A Sermon” on the b-side and comes in an exclusive picture sleeve. The picture sleeve cover art has a picture of what may be the band overlaid with “De Do Do Do De Da Da Da” in giant block lettering. I say the picture may be the band because to my eye it’s impossible to tell for sure or not, the picture may very well be of random people. The photo on the back does have a picture of the band however, and the picture also has an iguana in it as well. The UK catalog number is AMS 7578.

The German, French and general European pressings all match each other visually and musically. Their b-side track is “A Sermon” and catalog number for them is AMS 9110.

The Irish, Portuguese, Australian and one of the two Italian pressings match the UK pressing visually and musically in every way. The Italian,Portuguese and Australian catalog number is PAMS 7578 F and the Irish catalog number is the same as the UK’s. The Australian catalog number also has another set of numbers attached; K 8136 and K-8136. The other Italian pressing has an exclusive picture sleeve. The cover art is black and white picture/drawing of the band against a light orange background. The picture of the band is set inside a blue triangle. “A Sermon” is also on the b-side of this Italian pressing.

There are two Spanish pressings, one is a promo housed in a stock paper sleeve and the other comes in an exclusive picture sleeve. This picture sleeve has a picture of the band in the center with an orange border around the band picture. Everything on the sleeve runs at an angle from bottom left to top right. The catalog number for both Spanish pressings is AMS-9110. The Brazilian pressing also comes in an exclusive picture sleeve. It has an orange background with a blue triangle that starts from the bottom. The Japanese pressing comes in an exclusive picture sleeve as well. It’s the only one with Japanese writing on the cover, so it’s pretty easy to tell apart. The picture on the sleeve is the same cover art used with the album Zenyatta Mondotta.

The Colombian, Peruvian, Bolivian, Ecuadorian, Argentine, Chilean, Venezuelan, New Zealand, Mexican, South African and Philippines pressings all come in either stock A&M Records sleeves or plain white paper dust sleeves. One interesting note though, is that the Ecuadorian pressing was released on CBS Records, the only pressing not released on A&M Records.

The Colombian and Venezuelan pressings are the only 12″ pressings of this single. There are a two different variants for the Colombian pressing. They are both pressed on colored vinyl, the only pressing of this single to be pressed on colored vinyl. One is on green and one is on yellow.

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