Faith No More ‎– The Real Thing

Slash ‎– RCV1 25878, Slash ‎– 603497846207, Reprise Records ‎– RCV1 25878
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, Yellow


A1 From Out Of Nowhere 3:20
A2 Epic 4:51
A3 Falling To Pieces 5:12
A4 Surprise! You're Dead! 2:25
A5 Zombie Eaters 5:56
B1 The Real Thing 8:11
B2 Underwater Love 3:49
B3 The Morning After 3:41
B4 Woodpecker From Mars 5:38

Companies, etc.



2500 pressed.

A sticker is affixed to the front of the shrink wrap which lists both catalogue numbers and reads:
Features the singles Epic, From Out Of Nowhere & Falling To Pieces. Remaster at Abbey Road on yellow vinyl.

Rear sleeve and face labels:
Ⓟ 2015,1989, © 1989 Slash Records/Warner Music UK Ltd., a Warner Music Group company. Made in the EU.

Inner Sleeve:
© 1989 Slash Records/Warner Music UK Ltd., a Warner Music Group company.

Face labels:

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Rear sleeve): 6 03497 84620 7
  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC A): 603497846207
  • Rights Society (Publishing): ASCAP
  • Rights Society (Mechanical): GEMA/BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine stamped, runout side A): [MPO logo] 20171486
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched, runout side A): MPO 0825646094776 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine stamped, runout side B): [MPO logo] 20171487
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched, runout side B): MPO 0825646094776 B

Other Versions (5 of 125) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 25878-1, 1-25878 Faith No More The Real Thing(LP, Album) Slash, Reprise Records 9 25878-1, 1-25878 US 1989 Sell This Version
828 154-4 Faith No More The Real Thing(Cass, Album) Slash, London Records 828 154-4 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
CD 25878 Faith No More The Real Thing(CD, Album) Slash, Reprise Records CD 25878 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
210136 - 2, 210136 - 2311 Faith No More The Real Thing(CD, Album, RE) Globus International, Slash, London Records 210136 - 2, 210136 - 2311 Czechoslovakia 1992 Sell This Version
163 Faith No More The Real Thing(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Digi Music 163 Poland 1990 Sell This Version


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January 24, 2021
No complaints with my copy. everything sounds pretty damn good!


January 9, 2021
I picked this up on impulse yesterday having not read any reviews. My copy is flat, centered and, in my opinion, sounds pretty good. I’m no “audiophile”, but this has pretty crisp separation for a multifaceted band like this. I would say it’s above average compared to most new vinyl pressed these days.


December 9, 2020

Very bright sound compared to the MOV release. Easier to hear the drums on this version but it lacks warmth/oomph. I guess it's a matter of taste which version you'll like best. No warp or anything.


November 29, 2020
Still no War Pigs. Such a shame. This album will always feel incomplete without it.


November 16, 2020

No warp. Hole on center. But other reviews about the sound quality are on point, this mastering is terrible. Thin and lifeless. Bass is almost completely missing. It sounds like you're listening to the music with a pillow over your ears.


October 27, 2020

I was worried after a lot of comments about poor quality but I still bought it and am very glad I did. Not warped Not off center and it sounds great to me and plays very quiet too. My copy has a Rocktober sticker under the other sticker on shrink.


October 26, 2020

Glad to get this one...worried after the comments I read, but my hole was centered, and it played fine. I used to have the cd, and saw this the memories came flooding back. The vinyl is NOT heavy ( think along the lines of WALMART EXCLUSIVES weight,but it plays fine and had no issues.


October 23, 2020
edited 3 months ago
I have Music on Vinyl / Warner 2013 re-issue and not satisfied that soundings.
Today I got this vinyl 2020 on yellow disk. After 5 minutes of compare between MOV and this - 2020 was throw in to junk-basket. Horrible remaster.
Now I like my MOV copy so much!


October 18, 2020
Got this today, indeed there is a bit of warping but my turntable plays it without issues. The LP is quite lightweight, in case you didn't know, when people like heavyweight vinyls is because those are usually more reliable regarding warping issues, while lightweight vinyls are easier to warp for no reason at all. The sound is quite on the treble side, I would have liked a bit more bass but still it sounds good and nothing my pre-amp can't fix without a simple EQ fix. -1 treble, +1 bass should do the trick. I had no off center issues, as some other people mentioned. In all and all, it is an Ok copy soundwise but nothing that will please audiophiles, buy it if you wanna have the record and play it often while you are at home, but no if you wanna "sit and experience it" if you know what I mean, you will do better with a non-remastered CD in such case, that should tell you something regarding the sound I guess.


October 17, 2020
!!! DO NOT BUY !!!
Worst pressing I've ever bought (since mid-90s). Finally found a record so warped my stylus won't track it. Absolute garbage. Took it back to the shop (also a first!), and they opened up the rest of their copies trying to find one that wasn't warped - ALL WERE WARPED.
Beyond the warp, while playing the first two tracks, the sound quality wasn't great. And the hole was slightly off center.
Overall this is a steaming pile of garbage and Slash / Warner / MPO should be ashamed at trying to pass this off as a record, rather than a plastic disc in a cardboard sleeve.