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Thread started 04/22/17 7:38am

presskitboy

Record Store Day 2017 Errors or Misprints

I just snagged copies of the 12" releases from Record Store Day and noticed differences in 4 of the 6 titles, when compared to the original packaging. I'm not opening the re-issues so I don't know if there are other differences. "I Wish U Heaven" and "Partyman" have 2 changes, which I would consider significant. The spine on both re-issues retitles the songs! The "U" has been replaced with "You."

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The re-issue is shown on the top, with the original on the bottom for both releases.

Also, on "Pop Life," the image on the back side has been flipped, so if you were to cut the sleeve open, it no longer shows one complete image of the old woman. Now the rest of her body does not connect with the front of the sleeve.

And the bar code on "Sign O' the Times" has been flipped.

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Reply #1 posted 04/22/17 7:43am

OnlyNDaUsa

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could be an easy way to distinguish between the 2?

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Reply #2 posted 04/22/17 8:03am

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presskitboy said:

I just snagged copies of the 12" releases from Record Store Day and noticed differences in 4 of the 6 titles, when compared to the original packaging.

Thanks for the heads up!

What happened to the quality control?...

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Reply #3 posted 04/22/17 8:16am

jjam

More cockups with the Prince reissue 12" singles then, bearing in mind the If I Was Your Girlfriend 12 with the white stripe on the top of the front cover...shoddy as hell.

I also hear the picture disc of Little Red Corvette plays Hey Hannigan on the B side wink

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Reply #4 posted 04/22/17 8:28am

james

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I wish you heaven looks like they scanned an old copy, rather than finding the original artwork!
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Reply #5 posted 04/22/17 9:01am

james

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Anyone pick up the 7" 1999?
No shops I've been into had it (UK).
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Reply #6 posted 04/22/17 9:58am

PacManPlus

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Side note, there are no records stores near me that participate in 'Record Store Day' sad

Will these be available, like on Amazon, or some other way after today?

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Thanks!

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Reply #7 posted 04/22/17 10:37am

darkroman

PacManPlus said:

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Side note, there are no records stores near me that participate in 'Record Store Day' sad

Will these be available, like on Amazon, or some other way after today?

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Thanks!

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All of the Record Store Day 12inch Singles ARE NOT exclusives.

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I've been warning people about this for a month now!

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They are all "record store day firsts".

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All of the 12inch reissues will be on Amazon and elsewhere.

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I was going to wait for the 12inch singles to be on Amazon but my local record store was selling them for less than what they would retail for on Amazon, so I thought I may as well get them today.

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I feel bad for some people who have paid silly money on eBay as these will retail for around ten pound each.

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I bought a hand full of 7inch picture discs but sold them at cost to help people who don't live near record stores.

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I only hope more people don't get ripped off as these have been printed in large quantities and even the previous reissues are all still available.

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Reply #8 posted 04/22/17 10:41am

darkroman

james said:

I wish you heaven looks like they scanned an old copy, rather than finding the original artwork!

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It looks great.

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The image is a screenshot so it has always looked a little rough.

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lol

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Reply #9 posted 04/22/17 10:44am

darkroman

james said:

Anyone pick up the 7" 1999? No shops I've been into had it (UK). [Edited 4/22/17 9:01am]

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I suppose you mean the Little Red Corvette 7inch picture discs.

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Yes, loads are around as it is a run of 5000.

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Reply #10 posted 04/22/17 10:46am

darkroman

OnlyNDaUsa said:

could be an easy way to distinguish between the 2?

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The standard way to distinguish the reissues is by the copy "made in the eu".

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Most (if not all) of the 12inch reissues so far have followed the USA format, but state 'made in the eu', so it's an easy way to know.

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Reply #11 posted 04/22/17 10:47am

darkroman

presskitboy said:

I just snagged copies of the 12" releases from Record Store Day and noticed differences in 4 of the 6 titles, when compared to the original packaging. I'm not opening the re-issues so I don't know if there are other differences. "I Wish U Heaven" and "Partyman" have 2 changes, which I would consider significant. The spine on both re-issues retitles the songs! The "U" has been replaced with "You."

The re-issue is shown on the top, with the original on the bottom for both releases.

Also, on "Pop Life," the image on the back side has been flipped, so if you were to cut the sleeve open, it no longer shows one complete image of the old woman. Now the rest of her body does not connect with the front of the sleeve.

And the bar code on "Sign O' the Times" has been flipped.

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There is another "BIG" issue... all of the spines have been printed on the BOTTOM and not on the side.

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Reply #12 posted 04/22/17 12:39pm

james

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darkroman said:



james said:


I wish you heaven looks like they scanned an old copy, rather than finding the original artwork!

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It looks great.


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The image is a screenshot so it has always looked a little rough.


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Nope. It doesn't look this bad.
Not just the central image, but the pink gradient background, and the text on the back... All a bit blurred and crappy.
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Reply #13 posted 04/22/17 12:42pm

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I got the "Little Red Corvette" Picture disc since that is really gonna be the only thing limited, all is else is going to be and has been everywhere already.


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Reply #14 posted 04/22/17 1:08pm

james

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lastdecember said:

I got the "Little Red Corvette" Picture disc since that is really gonna be the only thing limited, all is else is going to be and has been everywhere already.



Most London stores didn't get it.
Some got it late... Around midday!!
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Reply #15 posted 04/23/17 3:52am

darkroman

This all seems very odd indeed.

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Once the Purple Rain era 12inch re-issues are done in June, it would be good to have a serious of reissues from the first four albums.

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I suppose most people have everything, but it would be nice to have fresh copies of both Gotta Stop 12inches, Controversy and Let's Work.

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In 2007 we only had one really old reissue, so it would be nice to finally have some others.

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Reply #16 posted 04/23/17 3:53am

darkroman

james said:

darkroman said:

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It looks great.

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The image is a screenshot so it has always looked a little rough.

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Nope. It doesn't look this bad. Not just the central image, but the pink gradient background, and the text on the back... All a bit blurred and crappy. [Edited 4/22/17 13:01pm]

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I totally agree.

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At least thse are much better than the 2007 faximilie reissues.

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Reply #17 posted 04/23/17 4:57am

bonnie184

They also say NPG Records in the small print.

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Reply #18 posted 04/23/17 9:39am

dbpdexter

bonnie184 said:

They also say NPG Records in the small print.

The record store day 12 inches doesn't say NPG records, at least not nowhere on the outside or spine. I also picked up the "What time is it" green vinyl, anybody see any where they were at?

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Reply #19 posted 04/23/17 11:07am

darkroman

dbpdexter said:

bonnie184 said:

They also say NPG Records in the small print.

The record store day 12 inches doesn't say NPG records, at least not nowhere on the outside or spine. I also picked up the "What time is it" green vinyl, anybody see any where they were at?

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Yep, I saw loads of the Time albums.

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I didn't buy one as it's not at all interesting, yet it was quite cheap at 14 pound - oddly cheaper than the 7inch picture disc.

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I'm happy with my original LP and CD.

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I feel sorry for anyone paying too much for the 12inch singles are they will go into general release as they are only "record store day firsts".

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Reply #20 posted 04/23/17 9:58pm

sexton

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darkroman said:

presskitboy said:

I just snagged copies of the 12" releases from Record Store Day and noticed differences in 4 of the 6 titles, when compared to the original packaging. I'm not opening the re-issues so I don't know if there are other differences. "I Wish U Heaven" and "Partyman" have 2 changes, which I would consider significant. The spine on both re-issues retitles the songs! The "U" has been replaced with "You."

The re-issue is shown on the top, with the original on the bottom for both releases.

Also, on "Pop Life," the image on the back side has been flipped, so if you were to cut the sleeve open, it no longer shows one complete image of the old woman. Now the rest of her body does not connect with the front of the sleeve.

And the bar code on "Sign O' the Times" has been flipped.

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There is another "BIG" issue... all of the spines have been printed on the BOTTOM and not on the side.

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That's how all U.S. Warner Bros. 12" singles have always been printed. Prince, Madonna, The B-52's, etc have all the commercial 12" single spines on the bottom as far back as I can remember.

Even the photo in the original post comparing the two Partyman 12" singles shows the spine in the original 1989 12" to be on the bottom too so it isn't a mistake.

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Reply #21 posted 04/24/17 1:32pm

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Anyone else pick up the 7" picture disc of Little Red Corvette / 1999? If so, give it a listen.

Mine is awful - the A side has terrible surface noise, unlistenable really. The B side skips very badly for the first few bars and then sounds fine. I have 30 year old picture discs that sound better than this, I reckon I'll bring mine back.

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Reply #22 posted 04/24/17 2:01pm

kaine

Anyone know what the retail on the What time is it vinyl?
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Reply #23 posted 04/24/17 2:06pm

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jjam said:

More cockups with the Prince reissue 12" singles then, bearing in mind the If I Was Your Girlfriend 12 with the white stripe on the top of the front cover...shoddy as hell.

I also hear the picture disc of Little Red Corvette plays Hey Hannigan on the B side wink

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falloff

I think you and I are the only two left that get that joke (or at least find it funny!).

Were you around in AMP when it started?

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Reply #24 posted 04/24/17 2:54pm

darkroman

kaine said:

Anyone know what the retail on the What time is it vinyl?

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Do you mean price?

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It was 14.99

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Reply #25 posted 04/24/17 3:23pm

kaine

darkroman said:



kaine said:


Anyone know what the retail on the What time is it vinyl?

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Do you mean price?


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It was 14.99


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Wow! That's it? Dang I'm gonna hit up a store and see if they have any left. Thanks for the price info.
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Reply #26 posted 04/24/17 3:27pm

darkroman

kaine said:

darkroman said:

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Do you mean price?

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It was 14.99

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Wow! That's it? Dang I'm gonna hit up a store and see if they have any left. Thanks for the price info.

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I'd avoid the likes of Rough Trade as they put a massive mark up on RSD items.

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Reply #27 posted 04/24/17 3:50pm

jjam

RodeoSchro said:

jjam said:

More cockups with the Prince reissue 12" singles then, bearing in mind the If I Was Your Girlfriend 12 with the white stripe on the top of the front cover...shoddy as hell.

I also hear the picture disc of Little Red Corvette plays Hey Hannigan on the B side wink

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falloff

I think you and I are the only two left that get that joke (or at least find it funny!).

Were you around in AMP when it started?

I wasn't, but I ended up being a voyeur in the group a good few years later.

Glad you appreciate the Hey Hannigan reference smile

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Reply #28 posted 04/24/17 3:53pm

jjam

darkroman said:

kaine said:

darkroman said: Wow! That's it? Dang I'm gonna hit up a store and see if they have any left. Thanks for the price info.

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I'd avoid the likes of Rough Trade as they put a massive mark up on RSD items.

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They sure do. They mark up a fair bit in general anyway.

For those based in London, ring the Flashback shops (there are three of them). I got the green vinyl What Time Is It from their Angel store for £16.99 - Rough Trade, Sister Ray and Phonica didn't have any copies.

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Reply #29 posted 04/24/17 6:21pm

sexton

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darkroman said:

kaine said:

Anyone know what the retail on the What time is it vinyl?

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Do you mean price?

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It was 14.99

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In what part of the U.S. do you live where new albums are only $14.99?

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