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is the first V2086 Belsen mispress with flat cover, bottom is one of the first
real 1000 copies. The major difference (except the track listing) is the printing
of 'Virgin Records LTD.' On the first 1000 covers there is too much black ink
and the lettering looks more boldface than in the next printings.|
front top: Top image NMTB common cover, bottom NMTB first 1000 cover. Note
the correct reproduction of Jamie Reid's original artwork. Very crude black lettering
on luminous yellow and pink colours. Most of black letters are quickly printed
with hole in the plain colour like the 'T', the 'B' and the 'S'. On the first
1000 batch notice the big lack of black colour in the second 'N'.
Supplementary information provided by GSTSPs visitor. (added March 08)
Arto Haarala, Helsinki Finland: "I just recently unearthed an EX-NM copy of the matrix A-1 / B-1 version from my collection (i.e. one of first 1000 batch), matching every other detail singled out on your site except for this one. On my copy the sleeve title has no visible lack of paint on "N" but the pressing is full and smooth."
front top: Top image first French 11 track pressing, bottom Canadian first
pressing. Foreign countries didn't respect Jamie Reid's original artwork and chose
to drop luminous colours to avoid technical printing problems and gained time
at the same time. In the same operation some foreign record companies printed
the black lettering in solid black like on these 2 examples.|
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