Europe (2) ‎– The Final Countdown (30th Anniversary Edition)

Hell & Back Recordings ‎– UDR 048P66
Vinyl, 12", Maxi-Single, Blue Silver Sparkeling

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed FromUDR GmbH – UDR 048


Exclusive Record Store Day 2016 Release on blue silver sparkeling vinyl.

Limited 1000 Copies Only!

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 190296999369
  • Matrix / Runout: UDR 048 P66 A1
  • Matrix / Runout: UDR 048 P66 B1


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March 10, 2018
This isn't a re-recording but a live recording without the crowd noise. The members said it themselves. So a typical case of 'easy money'. It looks great though and the other 2 tracks are awesome. So a welcome addition to my Europe collection.


December 27, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

This is quite possible the laziest-sounding, most shoddily produced, overpriced single you could ever shift your money towards. I don't understand the necessity of pressing this single again, nor re-recording it so it sounds like total ass. The record itself looks great, but the sound quality of this pressing sucks too, best usage for this would be to hang it on your wall for decoration.


April 30, 2016
I bougth this record which was supposed to be wowww! 1000 limited coloured vinyl! I listened to it. Then I could feel I was turning into a cash cow mooing "stupid fan! You been fooled!" This record is awful. I don't know if the problem comes from the pressing or the recording. However I can tell that this ain't a good Europe sound. I paid more than €30 for this record and I deeply regret it. Record Store Day... Yeah, hum,well... Read my mind...


April 19, 2016

Remember in Galaxy Quest how Alan Rickman's character spent his whole career saying "By Grabthar's Hammer..." to the point where every recital killed his soul just a little bit more?

That's how Europe regard the Final Countdown now. This song has had approximately 40 million releases since 1986, the original is still awesome to this day, but this Limited Edition RSD vinyl is a re-recording, NOT the original and I'm sorry to say that Joey Tempest has all the enthusiasm of "By Grabthar's Hammer, what a savings" when performing. There's absolutely ZERO energy here and it somehow lacks the wonderful '80s hedonism the track is famous for. Instead it sounds heavy, grim, slow, and very tired. What happened?

An enormous disappointment.