Faith No More ‎– Angel Dust

Slash (3) ‎– 828 321-1, London Records (3) ‎– 828 321-1
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Counterfeit release which uses the same cover art as original 1992 UK issue. However the print definition of the sleeve is of a low quality and suffers from heavy colour saturation and heavy pixellation. The record's face labels are also different, plain white labels with black lettering referring to the artist as just "FNM".

This counterfeit record was later repressed on red vinyl.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 42282 83211 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine Stamped Runout Side A): 97433E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine Stamped Runout Side B): 97433E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched Runout Side A): A ANDU001
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched Runout Side B): B ANDU001

Other Versions (5 of 146) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 26785-2 Faith No More Angel Dust(CD, Album) Slash, Reprise Records 9 26785-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
429 Faith No More Angel Dust(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Audio Max 429 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
CD 3096, 828 342-4 Faith No More Angel Dust(Cass, Album) London Records CD 3096, 828 342-4 South Korea Unknown Sell This Version
828 321-2, 1526 Faith No More Angel Dust(CD, Album + CD + Ltd) Slash, London Records, Barclay 828 321-2, 1526 France 1992 Sell This Version
828 321-1, 828321-1 Faith No More Angel Dust(LP, Album) Slash, London Records, Polygram 828 321-1, 828321-1 Greece 1992 Sell This Version



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October 9, 2012
edited over 6 years ago

The cover is a duplicate of the original 828 321-1 UK pressing, but was duplicated from a small poor quality image. The image was a small image stretched to fit and this iw demonstrated by the pixellation of parts of the front cover image of the bird, showing big white square patches on its chest amongst other muted colours on the front sleeve. The rear sleeve also suffers from this, with the text slightly blurred and poorly defined. The colour saturisation on the rear sleeve looks awful too.

The labels are plain white with black text, very non-descript, half assed.

Contrary to claims in another review, Angel Dust was never victim of a "loudness war", the EQ and "loudness" of the orignal CD is quite normal when compared to other CDs of the time.

This version is far from dynamic. I listened to this pressing and then directly compared it with the original 828 321-1 and can confirm that this version has a slightly lower volume, poor instrument separation, flat bass, a muted high end with a midrange which is unremarkable. Everything has been compressed into a muddy middle mess. if hearing this compared to a CD whilst using a poor CD player and hifi equipment, it might compare favourably. Playing it on the same hifi and directly comparing it with the original CD 828 321-2 and the CD hammers it. Nice bright and punchy bass, good instrument separation and a treble that is perhaps a little too bright. The original LP 828 321-1 reigns in the wild treble highs though and the bass again is precise and punchy. The record has warmth but plenty of air, unlike this mess of a counterfeit.

Avoid it.