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The Empire Strikes First (2004)
Tracklist
Click the song titles for more information, lyrics and interpretations
Song title Song writer(s) Version Length Interpretations
1 Brett Gurewitz Album version 1:09 1
2 Greg Graffin Album version 1:53 14
3 Greg Graffin Album version 1:35 10
4 Greg Graffin Album version 1:57 14
5 Brett Gurewitz Album version 2:57 5
6 Brett Gurewitz Album version 3:23 6
7 Brett Gurewitz Album version 2:57 4
8 Greg Graffin Album version 2:32 9
9 Greg Graffin Album version 4:07 7
10 Brett Gurewitz Album version 2:19 4
11 Brett Gurewitz Album version 3:23 7
12 Brett Gurewitz Album version 4:02 12
13 Brett Gurewitz Album version 3:49 11
14 Greg Graffin Album version 3:39 10
To top United States
Item name Country Format Label Year Disc / Label details
The Empire Strikes First - Front Cover (1895x1895)
The Empire Strikes First - A-Side (2366x2366)
United States 12" Epitaph Records 2019 Vinyl: Black / Label: Printed
2019 Repress
14 tracks - Cardboard sleeve and printed dust sleeve
The Empire Strikes First - Front (998x989)
The Empire Strikes First - Vinyl (610x610)
United States 12" Epitaph Records 2015 Vinyl: Clear with red haze / Label: printed
Hot Topic Exclusive Colored Vinyl.
14 tracks - Reissue - Colored vinyl - Cardboard sleeve and printed dust sleeve
The Empire Strikes First - Front (599x594)
United States CD Epitaph Records 2014
14 tracks - Reissue - Jewel case
The Empire Strikes First - Front (1015x1000)
The Empire Strikes First - Vinyl side A (1000x994)
United States 12" Epitaph Records 2010 Vinyl: Red
Part of the 30th Anniversary Vinyl Box Set
14 tracks - Reissue - Colored vinyl - Limited 3000 - Cardboard sleeve and dust sleeve
The Empire Strikes First - Front (889x889)
United States CD Epitaph Records 2004
14 tracks
The Empire Strikes First - LP Front (600x600)
United States 12" Epitaph Records 2004 Vinyl: Black
14 tracks - Cardboard sleeve and printed dust sleeve
The Empire Strikes First - Front (793x818)
The Empire Strikes First - CD (783x786)
United States CD Epitaph Records 2004 CD-R Acetate
"Clean version" with only 12 trracks (All There Is & To Another Abyss are missing).
12 tracks - Promo
The Empire Strikes First - Back (977x1000)
The Empire Strikes First - CD (1003x1000)
United States CD Epitaph Records 2004 CD-R
14 tracks - Promo
To top Europe
Item name Country Format Label Year Disc / Label details
The Empire Strikes First - Front (1005x1000)
The Empire Strikes First - A-Side (1000x1000)
Europe 12" Epitaph Europe 2019 Vinyl: Clear / Label: Printed
Available on Kingroad Merch EU Store.
14 tracks - Reissue - Colored vinyl - Limited 300 - Cardboard sleeve and printed dust sleeve
The Empire Strikes First - Front (716x709)
Europe CD Epitaph Europe 2004
14 tracks - Jewel case
The Empire Strikes First - Front (1141x1000)
Europe CD Epitaph Europe 2004
Limited Edition, includes 20 minute bonus DVD featuring "Along The Way" footage.
A limited amount of records came with a lanyard.
14 tracks - Double jewel case
The Empire Strikes First - Front (700x700)
The Empire Strikes First - Vinyl Side A (1013x1000)
Europe 12" Epitaph Europe 2004 Vinyl: Black
14 tracks - Cardboard sleeve and printed dust sleeve
The Empire Strikes First - Front (542x545)
Europe CD Epitaph Europe 2004
THIS CD IS NOT THE FINISHED MASTER DO NOT DUPLICATE OR YOU WILL DIE
14 tracks - Promo
To top Japan
Item name Country Format Label Year Disc / Label details
The Empire Strikes First - Front (580x575)
Japan CD Sony Music Ent. (Jap) 2004
The Surface Of Me is a bonus track for Japan.

15 tracks - Jewel case
The Empire Strikes First - CD (994x1000)
Japan CD Sony Music Japan | Epitaph 2004
14 tracks - Promo
To top Argentina
Item name Country Format Label Year Disc / Label details
The Empire Strikes First - Front (3060x2958)
Argentina CD Sum Records | Epitaph Records 2004
Appears to be the same as the Brazilian version, except this one says "industria argentina". The side of the record is also different from the Brazilian version.
14 tracks - Jewel case
To top Australia
Item name Country Format Label Year Disc / Label details
The Empire Strikes First - Front (600x600)
Australia CD Epitaph 2004
Manufactured By Shock Records - Pressed By AAV Regency – 66144
14 tracks - Jewel case
To top Brazil
Item name Country Format Label Year Disc / Label details
The Empire Strikes First - Front (600x520)
Brazil CD Epitaph / Radar Records 2009
14 tracks - Reissue - Jewel case
The Empire Strikes First - Front (944x940)
Brazil CD Sum Records 2004
Side of the record says "AD0006000".
14 tracks - Reissue - Jewel case
The Empire Strikes First - Front (600x598)
Brazil CD Sum Records / Epitaph 2004
- 1st Brazilian Edition
Side of the record says "AA0002000".

14 tracks - Jewel case
To top Colombia
Item name Country Format Label Year Disc / Label details
The Empire Strikes First - No image (600x598)
Colombia CD Epitaph 2004
14 tracks
To top Russia
Item name Country Format Label Year Disc / Label details
The Empire Strikes First - Front Cover (600x609)
Russia CD Soyuz music | Союз 2007
For sale in Russia and CIS countries only.
14 tracks - Reissue - Jewel case with obi
The Empire Strikes First - Front (600x592)
Russia CD Columbia 2004
Bootleg! - 14 tracks - Jewel case
The Empire Strikes First - Front (599x665)
Russia MC Stable Records 2004
Bootleg! - 14 tracks - Cassette Case
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