The Cure ‎– The Top

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Fiction Records ‎– 821 136-1, Fiction Records ‎– 821 136-1 ME
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[sleeve]
LP 821 136-1 ME
MC 821 136-4 ME
Im Vertrieb der Metronome Musik GmbH, Überseering 21, 2000 Hamburg 60 · Made in W.-Germany.
Non ink stamp "PRS Hannover"

[label B-side]
All titles published by APB Music Co. Ltd.
℗ 1984 Fiction Records © 1984 Fiction Records
Original sound recording by 18 Age Record Co., Ltd.

[inner]
821 136-1 ME
Thanks to Jim Russell, Peter Griffiths, Tony Allington, Da Vinci

Paper labels, picture A side, red & white B side.
Comes in glossy card sleeve with picture lyric inner.

See also: (Nearly) identical release The Top (821 136-1 ME), but pressed by and lacquer cut at PRS Baarn (only identifiable from different runouts).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 42282 11361 0
  • Barcode (Scanned): 042282113610
  • Label Code: LC 6444
  • Matrix / Runout (Printed On Label Side A): 821 136-1S1
  • Matrix / Runout (Printed On Label Side B): 821 136-1S2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Stamped, Variant 1): 821 136-1 S 1 320 2 A N
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Stamped, Variant 1): 821 136-1 S 2 = 2 320 A M
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Stamped, Variant 2): 821 136-1 S 1 320 2 T
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Stamped, Variant 2): 821 136-1 S 2 = 2 320 C Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Stamped, Variant 3): 821 136-1 S 1 320 2 I
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Stamped, Variant 3): 821 136-1 S 2 = 2 320 2 I
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 4): IPM 821 136 - 1 S 1 11 2 320 V3 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 4): IPM 821 134 - 1 S 2 = 2 11 2 320 V3 C
  • Barcode (Runout Side A, Stamped, Variant 5): 821 136-1 S 1 = 320 • 1 H
  • Barcode (Runout Side B, Stamped, Variant 5): 821 136-1 S 2 = 2 320 2 <

Other Versions (5 of 94) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
fixs9 The Cure The Top(LP, Album) Fiction Records fixs9 UK 1984 Sell This Version
821 136-2 The Cure The Top(CD, Album, M/Print) Fiction Records 821 136-2 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
821 136-4 The Cure The Top(Cass, Album) Metronome 821 136-4 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
25086-1 The Cure The Top(LP, Album) Sire 25086-1 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
92 50864 The Cure The Top(Cass, Album, Dol) Fiction Records 92 50864 Canada 1984 Sell This Version

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NotOneStraw

NotOneStraw

May 23, 2016

Trying to understand how this only has a 3.73/5 avg. rating for this pressing. It's a 32-year-old record, and yet my copy is PRISTINE. Dead quiet, phenomenal instrument separation, lively bass, what more can you ask for from a record? This sounds better than half the new pressings released today.