Coil ‎– Astral Disaster

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Prescription (5) ‎– DRUGR8, Acme ‎– DRUGR8
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Edition 2 / 500 copies (250 US, 250 UK). Includes A4 insert on glossy paper.

The album was recorded in two days at Samhain 1998ev under the level of the River Thames in the Ancient Borough of Southwark.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 778578990817
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): DRUGR 8 A -LvC- MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): DRUGR 8 B -LvC- MPO

Other Versions (5 of 18) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DRUG 8 Coil Astral Disaster(LP, Ltd, Num) Prescription (5) DRUG 8 UK 1999 Sell This Version
DRUG R8 Coil Astral Disaster(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Acme, Prescription (5) DRUG R8 UK, Europe & US 2017 Sell This Version
AN-20315 Coil Astral Disaster(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) ArsNova AN-20315 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
LOCI CD14 Coil Astral Disaster(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Threshold House (2) LOCI CD14 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LOCI 14 Coil Astral Disaster(LP, RE, Unofficial) Threshold House (2) LOCI 14 UK 2015 Sell This Version

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neilyoung

neilyoung

March 13, 2017
how does this black press sound?
people is complaining about transparent yellow version sounding like crap....
dietofworms

dietofworms

February 27, 2017
they probably pressed 5,000 of these and are going to sell them in small batches just to get high prices out of suckers
Demetrius_Winesbury

Demetrius_Winesbury

February 12, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
Anyone still looking for a copy, it is now available on Amoeba.com (as of 02/12/2017) for $28. Free US shipping.
EDIT: Looks like it is gone now, but the translucent yellow (ltd to 1000) was still available on Pebble today, too.
Lautreamont

Lautreamont

January 24, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
So I missed the first repress of 500 and I just received a black vinyl repress of Astral Disaster today from Pebble that was supposed to be part of the second run of 250 but it says "Edition 2/500 copies". Did they increase the second run to 500 so there are 1000 black copies of the 2016 reissue in total, or did I somehow get part of the 500 copy first run of the repress?

Ironically I also received the black/silver Spiral Insana today as well.
Beyond_John

Beyond_John

January 24, 2017
Just listened to the copy I purchased here, having given up on pre-orders, from a seller in France. I remember that the CD I've listened to all these years was not identical to the original Prescription release, duplicated here, but it is quite different. Less electronic ambience, kicking right off with the sea priestess and a bluesy sitar is the most prominent instrument. I didnt' realize that I'd now have two very different (I wouldn't call the differences slight) manifestations of Astral Disaster. At the moment, I prefer the version I'm familiar with, but having had this for one day, I don't want to leap into and get stuck on any conclusions for some time to come. Besides, here's A, and here's B, and why even play the comparison and which is better game.

This is off topic here, but I received it on the same day, and all of these people were friends... I also got the new double album release of Spiral Insana by Nurse with Wound. It sounds spectacular. It's like hearing it for the first time, and I'm almost sure there are changes, but maybe it's really true that one hears more on vinyl. It was number 454 (I thinK of the limited 500 release with silver and black vinyl. Most Delicious and dated not one bit.
Lautreamont

Lautreamont

January 21, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
Pebble Records is a reliable source for this and they just shipped me a black one for $36. DDD cancelled my order at $25 due to no available stock.
saleshatch

saleshatch

January 19, 2017
Word is there is a coloured vinyl pressing coming - 1000++ copies
Lautreamont

Lautreamont

January 3, 2017
Any sign of the second pressing that was to hit the street on December 30th?
bioluminance

bioluminance

December 28, 2016
I was lucky too.Got my copy from Norman Records.Now it's out of stock everywhere..
This is a bit different release than cd - version. (LOCI CD14).. forexample The Sea Priestess is totally different. But still one of my favorite Coil albums.
Eanomo

Eanomo

December 21, 2016
The number of people who bought it just to sell it back for profit just disgust me. Capitalists pigs.