Bad Religion ‎– Stranger Than Fiction

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Stranger than Fiction is the eighth full-length studio album (tenth release overall) by Bad Religion, released in 1994. It was their first album released on the major label Atlantic Records (although that label re-released the previous album, Recipe for Hate) and also its last release with guitarist Brett Gurewitz, who left just prior to the 1994-1995 world tour, only to return to the band seven years later. On tour, Gurewitz was replaced by Brian Baker, who would stay with the band permanently.

Stranger Than Fiction is one of Bad Religion's most successful albums, featuring two of their well-known hit singles, "Infected" and the re-recorded version of "21st Century (Digital Boy)", which both earned airplay on MTV and radio stations, such as KROQ. The album included one more hit single, "Stranger Than Fiction", though the last one, "Incomplete", failed to make any national chart. The album also includes fan favorites, "Leave Mine To Me", "Tiny Voices", "The Handshake", and "Better Off Dead." As of today, Stranger Than Fiction remains the only Bad Religion record to obtain gold status in the United States and Canada. The album was re-released by Epitaph Records on September 15, 2008.

In 2009, Rhino Records released a colored vinyl to coincide with this album's 15th anniversary.

European and Australian releases of this album (on Dragnet in Europe, and Murmur in Australia) featured two additional bonus tracks "News from the Front" and "Markovian Process". These tracks also appeared as b-sides of the "Infected" CD single and on a CD promo from 1998. "News from the Front" also appeared on the 2005 compilation album "Punk O Rama 10". Another track, "Mediocrity", was also recorded during the "Stranger Than Fiction" sessions, but did not appear on the album; that track can only be found in some versions of the "21st Century (Digital Boy)" single and one version of the "Stranger Than Fiction" single.

Tracklist

Incomplete 2:28
Leave Mine To Me 2:07
Stranger Than Fiction 2:20
Tiny Voices 2:36
The Handshake 2:50
Better Off Dead 2:39
Infected 4:08
Television 2:03
Individual 1:58
Hooray For Me... 2:50
Slumber 2:39
Marked 1:48
Inner Logic 2:58
What It Is 2:08
21st Century (Digital Boy) 2:47

Versions (36)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
82658-2 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(CD, Album) Atlantic 82658-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
CD 82658 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(CD, Album) Atlantic CD 82658 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
789.076/2-477343, DRAGNET 50 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(CD, Album) Epic, Dragnet Records 789.076/2-477343, DRAGNET 50 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
MATTCD003 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(CD, Album) Murmur MATTCD003 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
ESCA 6057 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(CD, Album) Dragnet Records, Epic/Sony Records ESCA 6057 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
A2 82658 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(CD, Album) Atlantic, Columbia House A2 82658 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
82658-2 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(CD, Album) Atlantic 82658-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
DRAGNET 50, DRA 477343 2, 477343 2 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(CD, Album) Dragnet Records, Dragnet Records, Dragnet Records DRAGNET 50, DRA 477343 2, 477343 2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
82658-2 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(CD, Album, Club) Atlantic 82658-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
DRA 477343 6, 12-477343-16 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(CD, Album, Ltd) Dragnet Records, Dragnet Records DRA 477343 6, 12-477343-16 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
DRAGNET 50, DRA 477343 4 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(Cass, Album) Dragnet Records, Dragnet Records DRAGNET 50, DRA 477343 4 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
78 26584 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(Cass, Album) Atlantic 78 26584 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
DRAGNET 50, MJM337M, 477 343 4 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(Cass, Album) Dragnet Records, MJM Music PL, Dragnet Records DRAGNET 50, MJM337M, 477 343 4 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
DRA 477343-4 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(Cass, Album) Dragnet Records DRA 477343-4 Spain 1994 Sell This Version
82658-4 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(Cass, Album) Atlantic 82658-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
82658-4 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(Cass, Album, Club, BMG) Atlantic 82658-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
82658-4 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(Cass, Album, Promo) Atlantic 82658-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
138 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music World (2) 138 Russia 1994 Sell This Version
477343 1, DRA 477343 0 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(LP, Album) Dragnet Records, Dragnet Records 477343 1, DRA 477343 0 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
229.078/1-477343 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(LP, Album) Epic 229.078/1-477343 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
477343 1, DRA 477343 1 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(LP, Album) Dragnet Records, Dragnet Records 477343 1, DRA 477343 1 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Dragnet 50, DRA 477343 1 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Dragnet Records, Dragnet Records Dragnet 50, DRA 477343 1 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
82658-1 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(LP, Album, Red) Atlantic 82658-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
Dragnet 50, DRA 477343 1 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(LP, Album, Whi) Dragnet Records, Dragnet Records Dragnet 50, DRA 477343 1 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
none Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ГОБЛИН Records none Russia 1997 Sell This Version
82658-1 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(LP, Ltd, RIA) Atlantic 82658-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
6994-2 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(CD, Album, RE) Epitaph 6994-2 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
R1 82658 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(LP, Album, RE, Ltd, Cle) Atlantic R1 82658 US 2009 Sell This Version
R1 82658 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(LP, Album, RE, Red) Atlantic R1 82658 US 2009 Sell This Version
6994-1 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(LP, Album, RP) Epitaph 6994-1 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
6994-1 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Red) Epitaph 6994-1 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
6994-1 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(LP, Album, Ltd, Blu) Epitaph 6994-1 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
6994-1 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(LP, Album, Ltd, Gre) Epitaph 6994-1 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
477343 2 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(CD, Album, RP) Dragnet Records 477343 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
JPCD 9710629 Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(CD, Album, Unofficial) ООО "ДОРА" JPCD 9710629 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Bad Religion) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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sinavaleska

sinavaleska

March 24, 2015
edited 10 months ago
referencing Stranger Than Fiction, LP, Album, Ltd, Blu, 6994-1
One of the best albums ever.
tolteke2007

tolteke2007

June 7, 2014
edited 9 months ago
referencing Stranger Than Fiction, LP, Album, 477343 1, DRA 477343 1

My version:
Catalog# 477343 1 appears on label.
Catalog# DRA 477343 0 appears on spine and on rear cover right up.
Matrix/Runout Side 1 stamped: 12-477343 20 2A1 A
Matrix/Runout Side 2 stamped: 12-477343 20 2B1 A
Barcode: 5 099747 734304
punk_oldie

punk_oldie

June 9, 2010
referencing Stranger Than Fiction, LP, Album, Ltd, Whi, Dragnet 50, DRA 477343 1
Early releases come with Bad Religion window sticker