Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Posted by xCHIPxSEM | File under : , , , , ,
Do you remember when labels packaged CDs in cardboard sleeves? Yeah, so do I and I really didn't care for it. It was awkward in your CD storage unit (whatever it was), if a price sticker was placed on the cover, it was impossible to get off and generally just got beaten up since there was plastic protecting it. When Victory Records released Earth Crisis's 7 inch "Firestorm", the label was finally finding its legs and was well on its way to becoming the powerhouse it would become having just released records from Snapcase, Integrity, Warzone and the planned release for Strife's "One Truth". The label released the record as a 7 inch and as a CD in the aforementioned CD cardboard sleeve. The insert was 2 sided with one side featuring a live photo and the other side had the lyrics. Eventually, the record was re-released in a jewel case but without the lyrics. I never understood this because in hardcore, the lyrics generally are just as important as the music. Also, notice the first mention of Guav the SXE Weapon. Anyway, here's the original CD release layout for "Firestorm".

PLEASE NOTE: We are not including a download for the record, just the layout for your viewing pleasure.

4 comments:

XemonerdX said...

The European jewelcase version (on Victory Europe, which was handled by We Bite Records) came with the lyrics. Never knew the US jewelcase version didn't... That's weird indeed.

xCHIPxSEM said...

When I get my wifes CDs out of storage, Ill scan it

xbojanx said...

Yeah, Victory Europe has lyrics, printed on black instead of blue...and photo was also full color, not blue-white

Guav said...

That would be the first AND LAST time that nickname was mentioned, since Tony made it up and put it in there of his own accord, and I hated it and thought it was corny.