Box Sets, Reissues, Vinyl — November 8, 2013 at 7:11 am

For Against’s ‘Echelons,’ ‘December,’ ‘In the Marshes’ collected in new vinyl box set

For Against band shot

The Captured Tracks label next month will release a new limited-edition 3LP vinyl box set collecting the first two studio albums from Nebraska post-punk trio For Against — 1987’s Echelons and 1988’s December — plus In the Marshes, the band’s 1990 collection of demos, originally released as a 10-inch EP, recorded between those first two albums.

Due out Dec. 3, the cleverly titled Box Set will be limited to a run of 1,000 copies. According to the label, each LP is Words on Music (by Marc Ostermeier of Should), and has an individual jacket that recreate the original album art, and includes a 12-page booklet with full color photos and liner notes. The three records are packaged in “a beautiful midnight blue matte wrap box with gold foil stamping.”

The new reissues mark the first time the albums, originally put out by Independent Project in the ’80s and early ’90s, will be released on vinyl in 20 years, according to Captured Tracks

The box set is now available for pre-order, and you check out the tracklist — and stream a song — below.



For Against

Tracklist: For Against, Box Set

LP1: Echelons (1987)
1. “Shine”
2. “Daylight”
3. “Get on With It”
4. “Echelons”
5. “It’s a Lie”
6. “Autocrat”
7. “Forget Who You Are”
8. “Loud and Clear”
9. “Broke My Back”

LP2: December (1988)
1. “Sabres”
2. “Stranded in Greenland”
3. “Svengali”
4. “They Said”
5. “The Effect”
6. “December”
7. “The Last Laugh”
8. “Paperwhites”
9. “Clandestine High Holy”

LP3: In The Marshes (1990)
1. “Tibet”
2. “Amnesia”
3. “The Purgatory Salesman”
4. “Amen Yves”
5. “Fate”
6. “In The Marshes”
7. “Amnesia” (Studio Version)
8. “Amen Yves” (Original Version)



One Comment

  1. About 6 or 7 years ago, Words on Music reissued these albums on CD via licensing from Independent Projekts. It is nice to see Captured Tracks give them a proper vinyl reissue. Captured Tracks has done a wonderful job with reissues. I am sure they will go fast like other vinyl reissues they have done.

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