The Black Keys ‎– The Big Come Up

Alive Records ‎– ALIVE 0044-1
Vinyl, LP, Album, White

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A1 Busted 2:34
A2 Do The Rump 2:37
A3 I'll Be Your Man 2:20
A4 Countdown
Synthesizer [Moog Bass] – Gabe Fulvimar
A5 The Breaks
Synthesizer [Moog Bass] – Gabe Fulvimar
A6 Run Me Down 2:27
A7 She Said, She Said (Alternate Version)
Bass – Dan Auerbach
B1 Heavy Soul (Alternate Version)
Bass – Dan Auerbach
B2 Yearnin' (Alternate Version)
Bass – Dan Auerbach
B3 No Fun (Vinyl Only) 2:33
B4 Them Eyes 2:22
B5 Leavin' Trunk
Bass – Dan Auerbach
B6 Brooklyn Bound 3:09
B7 240 Years Before Your Time 2:27

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First press. Ltd edition of 500 on white vinyl.
This first pressing has the inside-out matte cover. Cover printed on the correct "glossy" side after the second pressing on standard weight black vinyl.

℗ & © 2002 Alive Records

Recorded Jan-Feb-March 2002 at Synth Etiquette Analog Sound, Akron OH

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): ALIVE 0044-1 S-49964
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): ALIVE 0044-2 S-49965

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ALIVE 0044-1, 0044-1 The Black Keys The Big Come Up(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Alive Records, Alive Records ALIVE 0044-1, 0044-1 US 2011 Sell This Version
ALIVE 0044-1 The Black Keys The Big Come Up(LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Cle) Alive Records ALIVE 0044-1 US 2008 Sell This Version
ALIVE 0044-1 The Black Keys The Big Come Up(LP, Album, Ltd, RP, 180) Alive Records ALIVE 0044-1 US 2011 Sell This Version
ALIVE 0044-1 The Black Keys The Big Come Up(LP, Album) Alive Records ALIVE 0044-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
ALIVE 0044-1 The Black Keys The Big Come Up(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Sta) Alive Records ALIVE 0044-1 US 2015 Sell This Version


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September 6, 2017

658 persons owning a limited edition of pressed 500 records- that's pretty amazing!


August 21, 2017
I purchased my copy in 2002. It is white vinyl. The cover is glossy, not matte. The material is thick, however. Either I am missing something, which is entirely possible, or there is another, first pressing, White vinyl version. Every other aspect of the description, run outs etc. is identical. Anybody else in a similar situation?


April 18, 2017
I have a translucent orange copy of this album, unlike the solid neon orange on some photos attached to 2009/2015 listings here. I've had it for at least 5 years, maybe more. Bought from a legitimate record shop in the UK, no barcode. I would describe the cover as semi-glossy. I would add another listing on here but don't have enough info, the reissues of this title are a minefield!

Can anybody share any release information about it?


January 23, 2017
Another version needs to be added:

Raspberry Starburst; limited to 150 copies. You can buy it now for 18 bucks.


October 20, 2016
Is there another 2016 starburst release that needs added? I have one that isn't purple orange yellow, its orange green purple and red. They sure like repressing this album.


January 8, 2015
Beware a later pressing also on white vinyl. I have both pressings and unfortunately the only way to visually distinguish between the two is the thicker, matte cardboard jacket of the first pressing. Later pressings had thinner, cheaper glossy jackets.


May 12, 2010
A review of the this pressing - the original pressing of 500 is on white vinyl...

Alive Records has been on a roll the past few years. In addition to the many excellent new LPs coming out on the label are 2 new color presses, both limited to 500 copies, of the Black Keys debut album, The Big Come Up. Now available on Yellow and Pink vinyl this is a perfect time for fans who may have caught the Black Keys fever a little later in the game (or for the collector who wants to impress his emo/punk friend who owns the same LP in 28 different colors). You may recall this was repressed last year on 180 gram vinyl. This has now sold out, along with the original pressing on white vinyl. These LPs will set you back only $12 and can be purchased directly from Alive at the Bomp! store here. Don’t wait too long and while your at it do yourself a favor and pick up one of the other fine LPs they offer. Radio Moscow is a good choice for Black Keys fans.