Originally released in 1997, New age records have decided to do a timely repress, of four versions. 500 on brown,300 on clear, 200 on marble grey and another 77 on the same colour with the special labels for the customary '77 pressing'. The last time I ordered from new age was back in the early to mid 90's and I always thought they were pretty ok despite their bad reputation for running a slow and crappy mailorder. There was no paypal back then so I would get my dollars from the bank or travel agents, send them off and hope for the best. I'd generally get my package in 3-4 weeks. This time it took over 4 months but there was a delay at the pressing plant so I don't blame them. I think React are the slowest mailorder around. It took them 3 months last time to post my order which was in stock for fuck's sake. Anyway I digress... Trial are one of those bands that people who weren't around hold up as some magical type band but for me they were just there. I never saw them live so maybe that's why they never affected me as much as Strife or earth crisis who I did see back then and was awe struck by. This 7" does hold up well. It's probably either nostalgia or the fact that there's a 90's revival of sorts going on . Still I'm digging this. I do wish New age would re-release the mean season LP next though simply because I only have the CD.