Fontaines D.C.A Hero's Death

Label:Partisan Records – PTKF2182-1
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK, Europe & US


A1I Don't Belong
A2Love Is The Main Thing
Celesta [Celeste]Conor Curley
Effects [Enzo FX]Dan Carey
Effects [Morse Code Note]Grian Chatten
A3Televised Mind
Acoustic GuitarGrian Chatten
Effects [Enzo FX]Dan Carey
A4A Lucid Dream
Acoustic Guitar, Tom Tom [Tribal Tom]Grian Chatten
Backing VocalsConor Deegan III*
Effects [Enzo FX]Dan Carey
A5You Said
Celesta [Celeste]Carlos O'Connell
PianoConor Deegan III*
A6 Oh Such A Spring
Synth [Moog One]Conor Deegan III*
B1A Hero's Death
B2Living In America
Keyboards [Clavioline]Carlos O'Connell
Synthesizer [Swarmatron]Dan Carey
B3I Was Not Born
Flamenco Guitar [Spanish Guitar]Conor Curley
StringsRaven Bush
Flamenco Guitar [Fuzz Spanish Guitar]Tom Coll
Guitar [Nashville Guitar]Conor Deegan III*
PianoConor Curley
Synthesizer [Swarmatron]Dan Carey

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 720841218210
  • Barcode (Text): 7 20841 21821 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 1): 204637E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 1): 204637E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 2): 204637E1/E
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 2): 204637E2/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 3): 204637E1/I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 3): 204637E2/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 4): 204637E1/H
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 4): 204637E2/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 5): 204637E1/I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 5): 204637E2/D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 6): 204637E1/K
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 6): 204637E2/D

Other Versions (5 of 20)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
A Hero's Death (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Blue Stormy)Partisan Records, Partisan RecordsPTKF2182-3, PTKF2182-12020
New Submission
A Hero's Death (2×12", 45 RPM, Album, Deluxe Edition, Gatefold, 180g)Partisan RecordsPTKF2182-8Europe2020
Recently Edited
A Hero's Death (CD, Album)Partisan RecordsPTKF2182-22020
Recently Edited
A Hero's Death (CD, Album, Slipcase (Amazon Exclusive))Partisan Records, Partisan RecordsPTKF2182-6, PTKF2182-2UK2020
A Hero's Death (Cassette, Album, Limited Edition)Partisan RecordsPTKF2182-42020



  • wongtong's avatar
    Edited one month ago
    Phenomenal pressing. So dynamic and clean. I have all 3 Fontaines LP’s and this one is the best sounding one. Not that the other ones are bad but this sounds so good.
    • llamasrawesum's avatar
      Loud and clean straight out of the jacket. Great pressing. Definitely can hear more in the mix compared to the digital counterpart
      • stuartcrossley's avatar
        I have the blue pressing. It was dirty straight out the cellophane. Sounds good after a clean, way better than it’s digital counterpart, only a little quiet.
        • brussels75's avatar
          I have a copy of pressing variant 5. Absolutely no issues with it, sounds great. Vinyl is flat and centered with almost no surface noise. Washed it professionally before first listening as I do with all new records.
          • WilJ1966's avatar
            Amazing second album of Fontaines D.C. Some songs keep banging in your head...
            • Lycaste08's avatar
              My copy sounds great. No issue with surface noice. A bit warped perhaps 🤔, but many records are now. I think they need to call in the guys who where active during the 70s and 80s in the pressing plants. They need to educate the guys who are doing it now.
              • carscars's avatar
                This is a better sonic pressing than Dogrel, but it’s not up to the mark that Optimal and Pallas has set in the last decade. It’s a quiet record, not surface noise quiet, but as in the music isn’t loud. Thus it needs to be turned up. This accentuates the existing surface noise that is there.

                Bottom line: it’s a completely listenable pressing as luckily the album is mostly loud. But if this were say Neu it would be impossible.

                It’s worth buying but I imagine if this is ever reissued with an Optimal pressing I will toss this and buy that one.

                It’s such a good album too. Why go cheap on the vinyl in 2020? Compared to Black Midi or Squid it’s shit when it should be so easy to match it. Same studio. Same mastering. Just use Germany for vinyl.
                • shoegazertreehugger's avatar
                  My black vinyl non-gatefold single record version is not 45 rpm like is written up here. No other option matches.
                  • jeremie.covo's avatar
                    The disk was very very dirty (filled with paper sleeve parts)
                    I had to clean it twice and after that, little scratches remained
                    Therefore, it pops now and then
                    • mervzila's avatar
                      A lot of release options on this one however the standard black lp sounds great and I think it’s actually a better record than their first


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