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Faith No MoreThe Real Thing

Label:London American Recordings – 828 154-1, Slash – 828 154-1, London Records – 828 154-1
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Alternative Metal, Funk Metal, Alternative Rock

Tracklist

A1From Out Of Nowhere3:19
A2Epic4:51
A3Falling To Pieces5:12
A4Surprise! You're Dead!2:26
A5Zombie Eaters5:57
B1The Real Thing8:10
B2Underwater Love3:50
B3The Morning After3:40
B4Woodpecker From Mars5:38
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Silver and black London Records labels printed with "Made in Holland". Label, album title, artist and catalogue number is printed along the top edge of the sleeve in addition to the release spine.

This version is very similar to the UK version. The UK version does not have album, artist, label and catalogue number information printed along the top edge of the sleeve and has white and red labels with no mention of its country of manufacture.

Includes a printed inner sleeve with graphics, photographs and credits.

Recorded December 1988 at Studio D, Sausalito, CA.
Mixed January 1989 at Blue Canyon, Studio City, CA.
Mastered at K-Disc, Los Angeles, CA.

Marketed in France by Barclay and in West Germany by Metronome Musik GmbH.

℗ 1989 Slash Records
© 1989 Slash Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 42282 81541 5
  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC A): 042282815415
  • Label Code: LC 7654
  • Price Code: BA 281
  • Rights Society: B.I.E.M./STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 828 154-1.1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 828 154-1.2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, side A runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S1 = 1 670 07 113
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, side B runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S2 = 1 670 07 111
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, side A runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S1 = 1 670 07 1120
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, side B runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S2 = 1 670 07 1133
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, side A runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S1 = 1 670 07 1 125
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, side B runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S2 = 1 670 07 11 31
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4, side A runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S1 = 1 670 07 11
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4, side B runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S2 = 1 670 07 11
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5, side A runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S1 = 1 670 07 1 126
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5, side B runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S2 = 1 670 07 11 29
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6, side A runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S1 = 1 670 07 1116
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6, side B runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S2 = 1 670 07 1115
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7, side A runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S1 = 1 670 07 1 142
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7, side B runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S2 = 1 670 07 11 3 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8, side A runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S1 = 1 670 07 1 130
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8, side B runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S2 = 1 670 07 11
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9, side A runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S1 = 1 670 07 1117
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9, side B runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S2 = 1 670 07 1123
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 10, side A runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S1 = 1 670 07 11 18
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 10, side B runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S2 = 1 670 07 1125
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 11, side A runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S2 = 1 670 07 1 133
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 11, side B runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S2 = 1 670 07 1153
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 12, side A runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S1 = 1 670 07 119
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 12, side B runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S2 = 1 670 07 1 110
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 13, side A runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S1 = 1 670 07 1119
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 13, side A runout, machine-stamped): 828 154 1 S2 = 1 670 07 1122

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Real Thing (CD, Album)Slash, London Records828 154-2Europe1989
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The Real Thing (CD, Album)Slash, Reprise Records9 25878-2US1989
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The Real Thing (Cassette, Album, AR, Dolby HX Pro, B NR)Reprise Records, Slash9 25878-4, 4-25878US1989
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The Real Thing (CD, Album, Club Edition)Slash, Reprise Records9 25878-2US1989
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The Real Thing (LP, Album)Slash, London Records828 154-1UK1989

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  • mvinger's avatar
    mvinger
    Epic was nu metal before it existed. So inspirational! Milestone.
    • wdlvwdlv's avatar
      wdlvwdlv
      Edited one year ago
      The recording does not sound tinny in the least, I would say that the midrange is a bit forward, meaning it is accentuated. The bass by comparison is not as fully fleshed out but it is present. The treble is also a bit forward but not to the point of being fatiguing.

      I think they chose to cut the record this way to give more punch to the guitars, vocals and drums, while the low end bass suffered by comparison. If you turn up "Surprise! You're Dead!" the guitars simply sound amazing and shred, the soundstage is realistic and compelling.

      Regardless, the sound is clean no noise or crackles. A good choice but you may want to turn up the bass or add a subwoofer.
      • peemef's avatar
        peemef
        Shocked to hear that it sounds tinny to some. I have the same exact pressing and Billy's bass rumbles across everything like a thunder. It's a really loudly pressed, hot master, not UHQR-tier one, but I really enjoy it.
        • Vinyl_Beatle98's avatar
          Edited 2 years ago
          Comparing this to the Australian pressing, it packs more of a punch than this. Shame since usually UK pressings are done well but whatever was done here made the music flat, lifeless, with no bite
          • catcrasher's avatar
            catcrasher
            To me this pressing sounds a bit tinny, would like to get a chance to listen to another press one day

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