the first step - "connection" 7"

Pressing summary:
1st press: 20 test presses, 9 creamsicle, 110 black, 170 orange, 270 white, 1030 red
2nd press: 270 red w/white labels, 1270 blue w/white labels


20 test presses were made and come with an alternate cover. B-side label is stamped with a BLUE Rivalry stamp. Some test pressings are personalized with a hand written name and/or message on the label.

B-side label is stamped with a BLUE Rivalry stamp.

110 on BLACK VINYL (Friends / Pre-order)

110 copies were pressed on BLACK vinyl. A few lucky pre-orders got one of these, while the rest were only available to friends of the band and/or Rivalry.

170 on ORANGE VINYL (Rivalry Showcase 2008)

170 were pressed on ORANGE vinyl and were only available at Rivalry Showcase 2008 on February 29th, 2008 and March 1st, 2008. A select few of these were thrown into pre-orders from outside the USA since we knew most of those folks couldn't make it to the Rivalry Showcase.


We stumbled across a handful of WHITE VINYL copies that had a lot of ORANGE mixed into them. These are a result of the transition between ORANGE and WHITE - the plates didn't get completely cleaned before starting in on the next color. The 9 most prominent copies got pulled aside. These copies are stamped "001" through "009" on the white dust sleeve, as well as on the back of the 7" cover. There's also a BLACK Rivalry stamp on the dust sleeve. NOTE: Yes, we're aware there are other white copies out there that have tiny orange smudges. We didn't consider these part of the "creamsicle" copies - they're barely noteworthy smudges. We hand-stamped and numbered the 9 copies that we "counted" as creamsicle.

270 on WHITE VINYL (Pre-Order)

270 were pressed on WHITE vinyl and were only available by pre-ordering directly from These sold out very quickly and were strictly first come, first served.

1030 on RED VINYL

1030 were pressed on RED vinyl during the 1st pressing.


270 on RED VINYL w/WHITE labels (Euro Tour 2008)

270 of the 2nd pressing were pressed on RED vinyl with WHITE labels (as opposed to the BLACK labels on the 1st pressing). These were only available on THE FIRST STEP's European Tour in April 2008.

1270 on BLUE VINYL

1270 were pressed on BLUE vinyl for the 2nd pressing. 2nd pressing copies have WHITE labels (as opposed to BLACK labels on the 1st pressing).

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