Godspeed You Black Emperor! ‎– F♯ A♯ ∞

Constellation ‎– CST 003
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered


A Nervous, Sad, Poor... 20:48
B Bleak, Uncertain, Beautiful... 17:37

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The album was recorded May 1997 at the Hotel2Tango on a 16-track recorder. This initial run was limited to 500 numbered copies. The band name, album title, and image frame are debossed on the front cover. The handmade jacket is a deep purple cardstock. One of three glossy darkroom prints is glued onto the cover, whereas reissues use offset prints. The back cover includes a hand-drawn cross, catalog number, copy number (e.g. 297/500), and a stamped Constellation Records logo all in silver ink. A manila envelope with an acetone transfer on it is included. The envelope contains a Canadian penny flattened by a train, blueprint ("Faulty Schematics of Ruined Machine"), credit sheet, concert bill, and a card with purchasing information. Additionally, a silkscreen print of a locomotive with "For the Reverend Gary Davis" on the side is included. The vinyl label itself lacks any indication of what is on it, with the track titles and catalog number instead etched into the runout. The clear outer jacket sleeve has a sticker on it which reads "godspeed you black emperor! f#a#∞" in blue ink.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): CST 003-A / Nervous, Sad, Poor...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): CST-003-B R-1 / Bleak, Uncertain, Beautiful...

Other Versions (5 of 32) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
krank 027, KRANK027 Godspeed You Black Emperor! F# A# ∞(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Kranky, Kranky krank 027, KRANK027 US Unknown Sell This Version
cst003 Godspeed You Black Emperor! F♯ A♯ ∞(LP, Album, RE, Roa) Constellation cst003 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
krank 027, KRANK027 Godspeed You Black Emperor! F# A# ∞(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Kranky, Kranky krank 027, KRANK027 US 2018 Sell This Version
cst003 Godspeed You Black Emperor! F♯ A♯ ∞(LP, Album, M/Print, RE, Wat) Constellation cst003 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
PCD-23058 Godspeed You Black Emperor! F♯ A♯ ∞(CD, Album, RE, RM) P-Vine Records PCD-23058 Japan 2000 Sell This Version


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May 16, 2018
My train etching is black on red. I don't think any of these listings have that.


April 20, 2017
Most reliable way to to know what print your copy is?


July 29, 2016
What is the date on your crushed coin? If it is not 1997 or earlier, then you have a re-issue and not an original!


May 29, 2016
Does anyone know if "East Hastings" has ever been released on a vinil edition ?


March 14, 2016
Is there anyone here who knows when the Road sign edition with the ''godspeed you black emperor! F♯ A♯ ∞ original 1997 lp'' black on translucent sticker have been released ?


April 6, 2015
edited over 4 years ago
Luckily, there have been represses of the album, so lots of other people can enjoy it! (Including me..not really in my budget right now)


April 4, 2015
this record is limited to 500 numbered copies & more than 1000 discogs-users already have it?


December 12, 2014
Was convinced I had this for years... turns out I have (Godspeed You Black Emperor! - F♯ A♯ ∞)

Seems like the glossy photo and hand numbering is what to look for. Ah well, awesome record no matter the pressing.


December 11, 2014
Buyers, be very careful when buying these. There are definitely fakes of this out there. I bought a numbered copy on ebay, but when it arrived it became very clear that this was a reissue that had been numbered by the seller. It did not have the printed envelope, the picture on the front was not a darkroom print, and one of the inserts was actually dated "autumn 2001". Luckily I got my money back through ebay. Someone had numbered a later issue to pass it off as an original.


April 8, 2013
The LP versions of this release are so sporadic and i don't even know what's canon and what's not. it's better to settle for the CD version as there is just one version of the CD (hopefully).