The clear vinyl pressing was exclusive for Mindset's European tour, and limited to 300. So glad I was able to get a copy by just donating to a good cause.
A couple weeks later, Mario left a comment on my Mindset post asking for my address. He said he had a surprise for me, and since I like surprises, I fired off an email to him with my info. Mario does the Across Your Face blog. He drinks, collects guns, and listens to too much oi! music...none of these things I understand...but the important thing here is that Mario is a good dude.
When Mindset came through town on their Cali tour, Mario was there and grabbed me a copy of Leave No Doubt on white. These things were only available on Mindset's tour and were limited to 100. Not only did he go out of his way to get me a copy, but he wouldn't let me pay him for it. Nope. "Just keep me in mind if you encounter any sweet tour pressing vinyl in the future", he said. Solid, solid dude.
Mario is correct. I'm just missing a test press and the record release version. After watching a record release pressing sell on ebay, I figured that I take a chance and email Ev Mindset directly to see if he had an extra copy that I could buy off him. Hell, I'd rather give the money directly to the band instead of someone just flipping on eBay, but I got no response to my question, so I'll suppose I'll have to be on the hunt with eBay.
In addition to the Mindset record, Mario also grabbed a copy of the Step Aside record that the band had with them on tour. I love a good tour pressing, and this Powell Peralta cover is top notch.
Hand numbered and limited to 50 for the Mindset/Step Aside/Counter weekend tour. This is the 8th copy of Reaching Out that I own. Wow. How did that happen?
Thanks again for the records Mario. Best of luck on your ride, Aram.