Faith No More ‎– King For A Day Fool For A Lifetime

Slash ‎– 828 560-2, London Records ‎– 828 560-2
CD, Album


1 Get Out 2:17
2 Ricochet 4:28
3 Evidence 4:53
4 The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies 3:28
5 Star A.D. 3:22
6 Cuckoo For Caca 3:41
7 Caralho Voador 4:01
8 Ugly In The Morning 3:06
9 Digging The Grave 3:04
10 Take This Bottle 4:59
11 King For A Day 6:35
12 What A Day 2:37
13 The Last To Know 4:27
14 Just A Man 5:35

Companies, etc.



Recorded at Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, NY
Mixed at Soundtrack Studios, New York City, NY
Mastered at Masterdisk, New York City, NY

℗ 1995 Slash Records © 1995 Slash Records
Marketed in France by Barclay & in Germany by Metronome Musik GmbH.

Some copies including a round patch.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 42282 85602 9
  • Matrix / Runout: PMDC FRANCE 828 560-2 00 L7 1A
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L004
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0232
  • Rights Society: BIEM STEMRA
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Label Code: LC 7654
  • Price Code: BA 900


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December 18, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
I just gave all four vinyl copies I own a comparative listen. The two Music On Vinyl reissues from 2013, the original 1995 red vinyl UK edition and the original US 1995 edition.

The black and the red marbled Music On Vinyl 2013 reissues are identical. They're stamped with the same plates so this was as expected. I would imagine that as the black run goes on and they produce more, the quality will start to fade. As the red marbled version is limited and already sold out, they should all sound as good as the best black reissue. Music On Vinyl and "Record Industry" have done a good job here. The thing is quite tight sounding, good dynamics but perhaps sounds a little too lean and controlled for my taste.

I then played the original UK red vinyl edition. This was pressed by a company that was responsible for some truly awful records. Any 7" coloured vinyl UK Faith No More record was pressed by them and they are all awful. I'm Easy/Be Aggressive is the worst sounding record I've heard apart from the Mr. Bungle reissues on Plain Recordings. The vinyl mastering and cut wasn't done at Masterdisk by Howie Weinberg like the US vinyl versions and the CD version sent around the world. It was mastered by Jack Adams. The cut is loud, a little looser and very dynamic. There's no sign of problems with bleeding or bottoming out which some say hot records suffer from. This was mastered hot, but not so far as to harm the resulting sound. The record sounds wilder because of this and I prefer it to the Music On Vinyl reissues.

I then played the original US version. Mastered and cut by Masterdisk by Howie Weinberg and pressed by Specialty Records Corporation. More punchy than both the UK red vinyl edition and the two identical reissues, the thing seems more alive. I'm not certain, but I think there's a very subtle pitch increase too.It's mastered hot like the UK version but with better definition and separation. Not as wild as the UK version either but still feral enough to get your blood pumping. In comparison the reissues sound like they're relaxing a touch and lack a bit of vitality. They're still extremely good, it's just that I think the SRC pressing from 1995 is probably perfect offering a balance between the extreme wildness of the UK pressing which is so close to perfect and the MOV reissues which just fall short of greatness.

The issue is the US pressing is quite expensive and so is the UK pressing and given the cost.price discrepancy, the sound improvement which is not massive between all four versions does not mitigate the difference. What I would say is this. If you own one of the original 1995 pressings, you've no need to rush out and get either of the reissues. If you don't own any of them, considering the cost of the originals, the reissues are a very very good buy.