Faith No MoreKing For A Day Fool For A Lifetime

Label:Slash – 9 45723-1, Reprise Records – 9 45723-1
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:USA & Canada
Style:Alternative Rock, Hard Rock


A1Get Out2:17
A4The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies3:28
B1Star A.D.3:22
B2Cuckoo For Caca3:41
B3Caralho Voador4:01
C1Ugly In The Morning3:06
C2Digging The Grave3:04
C3Take This Bottle4:59
D1King For A Day6:35
D2What A Day2:37
D3The Last To Know4:27
D4Just A Man5:53

Companies, etc.



Mastered at Masterdisk, NY.
Pressed at Specialty Records Corp.
Manufactured and distributed by Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Made in U.S.A.

©℗1995 Slash Records.

White generic inner sleeves.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 9362 457231-2
  • Rights Society (All tracks): ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): 1-45723-A-SR1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): 1-45723-B-SR1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched): 1-45723-C-SR1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched): 1-45723-D-SR1
  • Matrix / Runout (stamped on all sides): SRC logo and MASTERDISK

Other Versions (5 of 104)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Final Mixes (CDr, Album)Reprise RecordsnoneUS1994
King For A Day Fool For A Lifetime (CD, Album)Slash, Reprise Records9 45723-2US1995
King For A Day....Fool For A Lifetime (7×7", 33 ⅓ RPM, Box Set, Album, Limited Edition)Slash, London Records850 228-7UK1995
King For A Day Fool For A Lifetime (CD, Album)Slash, London Records828 560-2Europe1995
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King For A Day Fool For A Lifetime (CD, Album)Slash, London RecordsPOCD-1165Japan1995



  • Vivalafica's avatar
    Just finally got my hands on a Near Mint copy of this 1st pressing and it sounds glorious! My only (minor) complaint is that I wish there were printed inner sleeves or an insert but even so this is a must have.
    • Fourmica's avatar
      Edited one year ago
      I came across a VG++ copy of this (still a bit glossy, no scratches) in a used bin shortly after retail outlets opened up in 2021 in California. I didn't realize at the time what I was getting, sonically; I was just excited to get a cool Faith No More object, as they are my favorite rock band of all time.

      As the other reviews state, the quality of this record is amazing for the era, or just flat-out amazing, period. The cut is superb, the soundstage is extraordinary; the level of detail, stereo imaging, and resolution must be heard to be believed. The production is quintessential Andy Wallace, before the loudness wars, and it's fantastic. This 120g LP from 1995 sounds better than some 21st century 180g re-issues I've heard.

      Cliche as it may be, after listening to this record on a good turntable with a good stylus, I have heard new details in songs that I've listened to countless times over the last twenty seven years, that I know intimately, like old friends.

      I wish I could find a copy of Angel Dust that sounded this good.
      • zomax's avatar
        As others above have observed, this pressing sounds and plays great. A bit surprising for 90s vinyl, but whatever they did works.
        • Wreckard's avatar
          Edited 3 years ago
          As others have said, this is an outstanding sounding pressing, exceeding all expectations for a 90s US pressing. Sounds fully analog to me (possible as the SPARS code on the CD was AAD), dead quiet and incredibly lush. Can't recommend it enough.
          • lvszab's avatar
            Wow, I have to agree with the other reviewers here: whoever cut this deserves a reward! Managed to get this album in mint condition, just played it on my TT and I'm baffled by the sound. Haven't compared to the first EU/UK presses or to the newer MOV/Rhino versions (I know the consensus is that the MOV sounds great - though that is a brand new digitally sourced vinyl cut made from the tapes) but this is seriously just how an FNM record should sound on an analog medium. Imaging and soundstage is top notch - you can hear the slightest details like the cymbals even in the busiest trakcs such as Get Out or The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies. This is the signature sound of Andy Wallace for sure (he likes shiny, almost over the top type of mixes) but this record brings these details out just perfectly.

            Packaging is oddly super minimalistic - just two super thin records crammed into a simple slim jacket. That's it. No lyric sheet or nothing. I guess two LP's were enough to produce already, the record company didn't want to mess with anything else especially in that age when CD's were taking over everything.
            • redstingray1977's avatar
              No comments?! This is one of the best rock music pressings I've heard in my life. To start with, an amazing mix by Andy Wallace, and whoever looked after vinyl mastering duties did an incredible job. Every track is so lifelike, crisp, astounding almost 3D stereo imaging, the music pops out of the speakers and fills the room like the band are right there. I owned this long before any reissues were available so can't comment on those, but nonetheless highly recommend this to any FNM fan.


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