Reply To: Adore vinyl barcode question…

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ok, interesting differences. well, they are extremely subtle, but differences, nonetheless:

pressing with original barcode 7 2438 45879 1 8:

-no sticker over barcode (original barcode)
-printed in usa on reverse
-blank label on side 4 is black
-original barcode on spine/hype sticker

matrix codes in run-off groove

(Side A) V1-7243-8-45879-1-8-A MASTERDISK
(Side B) V1-7243-8-45879-1-8-B MASTERDISK
(Side C) V-1-7243-8-45879-1-8-C MASTERDISK
(Side D) -blank-

pressing with barcode 0 17046 7559 1 7:

-sticker over barcode (original barcode covered)
-printed in usa absent from reverse
-blank label on side 4 is red
-original barcode on spine/hype sticker

matrix codes in run-off groove

(Side A) V1-7243-8-45879-1-8-A MASTERDISK CAR-7559-A
(Side B) V1-7243-8-45879-1-8-B MASTERDISK CAR-7559-B
(Side C) V-1-7243-8-45879-1-8-C MASTERDISK CAR-7559-C
(Side D) -blank-

proposed theory:caroline manufactured overseas versions for sale outside of US, but also had their name slapped on the US release as well. not sure why it was necessary to issue another barcode when caroline was even MORE present as the distributor. i really don’t get it, but as a collector, i still find this pretty interesting.

thanks bram and pcorgan! any additional input/theories appreciated 🙂

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