The Cardigans ‎– First Band On The Moon

Stockholm Records ‎– 060255722169, Universal Music ‎– 060255722169
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Your New Cuckoo
Backing Vocals [Female] – Lynette KoyanaViolin – Inga Zeppezauer, Maria Holm, Mattias Svensson, Åsa Håkansson
A2 Been It 4:04
A3 Heartbreaker
Backing Vocals [Male] – Ulf Thuresson*Clavinet – Patrik BartoschTrumpet – Petter Lindgård
A4 Happy Meal II
Lyrics By – Lynette Koyana
A5 Never Recover 3:20
B1 Step On Me 3:47
B2 Lovefool 3:13
B3 Losers
Cello – Annette Helmers
B4 Iron Man
Music By, Lyrics By – Ward*, Butler*, Osbourne*, Iommi*
B5 Great Divide
Cello, Double Bass – Ivan BakranViolin – Anna Bergström, Gabriele Freese, Maria Holm, Ronnie Weber, Åsa Håkansson
B6 Choke
Saxophone – Sven Andersson (3)Trombone – Jens LindgårdTrumpet – Petter Lindgård

Companies, etc.



180g Vinyl

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 602557221695
  • Label Code: LC01846
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched): 00602775221695-A JN-H
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched): 00602775221695-B JN-H
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Stamped): 00602775221695-A-SIDE 180828E1/A STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Stamped): 00602775221695-B-SIDE 180828E2/A STERLING
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM

Other Versions (5 of 54) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TRALP1506, 533 117-1 The Cardigans First Band On The Moon(LP, Album) Trampolene, Stockholm Records TRALP1506, 533 117-1 Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
314 533 117-2 The Cardigans First Band On The Moon(CD, Album) Mercury 314 533 117-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
P2 33117, 533 117-2, TRACD1506 The Cardigans First Band On The Moon(CD, Album, Club) Stockholm Records, Stockholm Records, Trampolene P2 33117, 533 117-2, TRACD1506 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
533 117-2 The Cardigans First Band On The Moon(CD, Album, RE, RP) PolyGram, Stockholm Records, Trampolene 533 117-2 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
533 117-2, TRACD1506 The Cardigans First Band On The Moon(CD, Album, Unofficial) Stockholm Records (3), Trampolene (2) 533 117-2, TRACD1506 Bulgaria 1996 Sell This Version


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August 30, 2020

I’m giving this one 5 stars based on the good sound quality and general quality of the pressing and packaging. I have always enjoyed this album and got to enjoy it all over again with this vinyl release, but it wasn’t a perfect experience. My copy was so covered in paper specks cemented in the grooves that I had to give it a complete wet brush cleaning before I could play it. And, even after that, my side 2 has a fair amount of audible scratches and a few little gouges that were distracting during quiet parts. This is otherwise a well pressed release that sounds great. I would still recommend picking this one up if you like this album and because my issues seem to be a fluke.


July 9, 2020

This pressing is absolutely incredible. The dynamics are incredible and perfectly balanced. The pressing is incredible too. Not a single pop or click throughout the duration of both sides. This is as good as it gets when it comes to pressing quality. Also, it's nice and cheap, which certainly is an added bonus.


June 19, 2020
edited 3 months ago
Agreed. This pressing is great! It's just so much more dynamic than the CD I've always known. Can't believe I've been listening to such a mediocre version all these years! As far as the LP I didn't even clean it and it was dead quiet. Some amount of warp that had my needle moving up and down but nothing major. The gatefold is nice, especially with the lyrics printed. Kind of a nice 70's throwback vibe to compliment the album that builds off classic sonic motifs. Nice to see the artwork this big! I'm going to get a couple others of these while they're still in print!


June 2, 2020

I’m also positively shocked how great this new issue sounds.
It also showing me, how flat and average album sounds on cd.
I’m sure, I’ll never go back.


March 28, 2019
Is the backward lettering on the Side B label intentional or did I get a misprint?


March 13, 2019
Another great pressing of The Cardigans. Very bright. Nice work on Nina's voice then.


March 9, 2019
After hearing this album reissue, you will surely want to get some or all of the other titles out on vinyl now. It appears that you can get this title on LP in the US, but if you want Emmerdale or Life, you'll have to buy from the UK.


February 17, 2019
This pressing sounds great! Very High quality reissue all round.


February 16, 2019
Never heard an original press but this sounds fantastic and looks great!


February 16, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
I bought all six, and i'm happy to say they all sound wonderful, good job.