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Godspeed You Black Emperor!F♯ A♯ ∞

Label:Constellation – CST 003
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered
Country:Canada
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Post Rock

Tracklist

ANervous, Sad, Poor...20:48
BBleak, Uncertain, Beautiful...17:37
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The album was recorded May 1997 at the Hotel2Tango on a 16-track recorder. This initial run was limited to 500 numbered copies. The band name, album title, and image frame are debossed on the front cover. The handmade jacket is a deep purple cardstock. One of three glossy darkroom prints is glued onto the cover, whereas reissues use offset prints. The back cover includes a hand-drawn cross, catalog number, copy number (e.g. 297/500), and a stamped Constellation Records logo all in silver ink. A manila envelope with an acetone transfer on it is included. The envelope contains a Canadian penny flattened by a train, blueprint ("Faulty Schematics of Ruined Machine"), credit sheet, concert bill, and a card with purchasing information. Additionally, a silkscreen print of a locomotive with "For the Reverend Gary Davis" on the side is included. The vinyl label itself lacks any indication of what is on it, with the track titles and catalog number instead etched into the runout. The clear outer jacket sleeve has a sticker on it which reads "godspeed you black emperor! f#a#∞" in blue ink.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): CST 003-A / Nervous, Sad, Poor...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): CST-003-B R-1 / Bleak, Uncertain, Beautiful...

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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F# A# ∞ (LP, Album, Reissue, Water Tower)Constellationcst003Canada1997
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F♯ A♯ ∞ (LP, Album, Reissue, Water Tower)Constellationcst003Canada1997
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F♯ A♯ ∞ (LP, Album, Reissue, Road Sign)Constellationcst003Canada1997
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F# A# ∞ (LP, Album, Reissue, Water Tower)Constellationcst003Canada1997
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F# A# ∞ (LP, Album, Reissue, Water Tower. Train-Grey On Olive Green)Constellationcst003Canada1997
Markus9604's avatar
Markus9604
The credits for this is quite wrong, Jessica Moss did not play on this record. Photography credits should be "Leila" and not "Valium"
primitivkeller's avatar
I love Godspeed You! Black Emperor. I love Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
thepsyborg's avatar
thepsyborg
Edited 2 months ago
There's really only three versions of this: the numbered first 500 with the glued photograph, the every-other-reissue (it's never gone out of print) with the glued digital print, and the longer CD cut. This ABSOLUTE FARCE of generating new versions for every possible combination and permutation of inserts has gotten way out of hand and needs to stop. At absolute minimum, these should all be merged into one release per cover image for the numbered version and one for the mass release; personally, I'd favor rolling them *all* into two releases, one for the numbered and one for everything later.

Most of the existing "versions" differ only among the following:

> cover image (train, water tower, or road sign), and presence or absence and print color and paper color of each of the goodie-bag items from the manila envelope,
> penny flattened by a train [US, Canadian, or missing],
> "Faulty Schematics of Ruined Machine" blueprint [white on black or several shades of blue],
> Credits/The Story Thus Far [black on any of NUMEROUS colors or on white]
> REPENT! concert handbill [black on any of NUMERSOUS colors or on white]
> Locomotive screeenprint [black on any of NUMEROUS colors or on white]
> Constellation Records merch flyer and/or mail-order form [presence or absence]
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sccitylhh
Found 19/500 in Montreal. No inserts, but hell I'll take it.
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jotabosch
I wonder why NONE of the - at the time of writing - 22 different vinyl versions mentions that Side B ends on a locked groove.

...Or it doesn't??
Fadedsun's avatar
Fadedsun
Is the LP version not the same album? The tracks look entirely different. I don't want to pick this up, and have it not be the album I'm used to hearing.
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JDT1337
I own three copies of this pressing and I grow more powerful with each additional copy! I’m two away from being able to snap “All Lights Fucked...” into existence!
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Punkteacher
There are only 500 of these in existence, so how do 1581 people have this? Please check your version. Obviously more people are wrong about this than right.
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fonzie9
Someone told me Kranky released the vinyl version as a digital download. Does anyone know the whereabouts, how to get it?
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BinaryAstro
Too bad that streaming platforms only have the CD version. The vinyl is a unique experience, kind of the the director's cut of a movie (although if anything the CD is the final version).