Social Distortion ‎– Prison Bound

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This grouping gathers together all versions of the "Prison Bound" album, originally released in 1988 on vinyl/tape/CD, as well as subsequent repressings and bootleg versions.

In 1995, the back catalogue was officially on vinyl/tape/CD in remastered form (via Time Bomb Recordings, who handles all of the band's non-Epic Records recordings) while Epitaph Europe also re-issued the remastered version in 2010.

"Prison Bound" is the second studio album by Social Distortion, was released in 1988. This is the first album with bass guitarist John Maurer and drummer Christopher Reece. It expands upon the punk sound of the band's highly regarded but commercially unsuccessful first album "Mommy's Little Monster" (1983) by adding elements of Johnny Cash style country and The Rolling Stones style rock and roll.

Today, "Prison Bound" is looked upon as a turning point for Social Distortion, paving the way for the commercial success they achieved on their next album, Social Distortion, which was released two years later.

After this album was released, Social Distortion left Restless / Enigma Records in 1989 and moved to Epic Records for their self-titled album.

The first track, "It's the Law", was originally titled "Justice for All", which has the same lyrics. "Justice for All" originally appeared on a Posh Boy sampler Various - The Future Looks Bright in 1981 and later appeared on the 1995 compilation album "Mainliner": Wreckage from the Past. The fifth track, "Prison Bound", was only released as a single on KROQ-FM. The album contains a cover version of "Backstreet Girl" originally recorded by the Rolling Stones. The album's title track contains a reference to Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line". The band went on to cover Cash's "Ring of Fire" on their next album.

Versions (17)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
72251-1, 7 72251-1 Social Distortion Prison Bound(LP, Album) Restless Records, Restless Records 72251-1, 7 72251-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
72251-2 Social Distortion Prison Bound(CD, Album) Restless Records 72251-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
72251-2, EUROPE 2251-2 Social Distortion Prison Bound(CD, Album) Restless Records, Restless Records 72251-2, EUROPE 2251-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
72251-2, EUROPE 2251-2 Social Distortion Prison Bound(CD, Album) Restless Records, Restless Records 72251-2, EUROPE 2251-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
72251-4 Social Distortion Prison Bound(Cass, Album) Restless Records 72251-4 US 1988 Sell This Version
72251-4 Social Distortion Prison Bound(Cass, Album) Restless Records 72251-4 US 1988 Sell This Version
GWLP43 Social Distortion Prison Bound(LP, Album, RE) GWR Records GWLP43 UK 1989 Sell This Version
709304350124 Social Distortion Prison Bound(CD, Album, RE) Time Bomb Recordings, Arista, BMG 709304350124 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
70930-43501-2 Social Distortion Prison Bound(CD, Album, RE) Time Bomb Recordings 70930-43501-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
70930-43501-4 Social Distortion Prison Bound(Cass, Album, RE) Time Bomb Recordings 70930-43501-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
70930-43501-1 Social Distortion Prison Bound(LP, Album, RE) Time Bomb Recordings 70930-43501-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
78804-2 Social Distortion Prison Bound(CD, Album, RE) Time Bomb Recordings, Kung Fu Europe 78804-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
6933-2 Social Distortion Prison Bound(CD, Album, RE) Time Bomb Recordings, Epitaph 6933-2 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
BMC-37545-01 Social Distortion Prison Bound(LP, Album, Ltd, Gra) The Bicycle Music Company BMC-37545-01 US 2015 Sell This Version
BMC-37468-01 Social Distortion Prison Bound(LP, Album, RE) The Bicycle Music Company BMC-37468-01 US 2015 Sell This Version
70930-43501-2 Social Distortion Prison Bound(CD, Album, RE) Time Bomb Recordings 70930-43501-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
TIME BOMB 70930-43501-1, 70930-43501-1 Social Distortion Prison Bound(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Time Bomb Recordings (2), Time Bomb Recordings (2) TIME BOMB 70930-43501-1, 70930-43501-1 Unknown Sell This Version

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SignalsFromAbove

SignalsFromAbove

October 8, 2016
referencing Prison Bound, LP, Album, 72251-1, 7 72251-1
Looking for the lyric sheet of this (eventually also the promo-kit and poster...), thanks!
bestcore

bestcore

January 6, 2016
referencing Prison Bound, LP, Album, Ltd, Gra, BMC-37545-01

anyone got a signed one? what's that worth to you?
martin43

martin43

October 3, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Prison Bound, LP, Album, Ltd, Gra, BMC-37545-01

I pre-ordered THIS 180 gram concrete marble colored pressing from SRC immediately and my version has the excellent and killer 'embossed/debossed' lettering (only 2,000 were printed), is a big reason I bought it (I'm always going to be a teenager at heart, I'm in my mid-40's as I type this) and I also hoped they 'upped the volume' on this particular remaster, my 1988 Restless version is mastered extremely low and the CD is even lower). The songwriting, recording and playmanship is completely flawless. Anyway, should the 'embossed/debossed' be mentioned in the notes along with the limited 2,000 press run? I honestly think it should.