Reply To: Pisces Iscariot reissue: countries of release
On 2012.07.20 at 7:08 am manillascissor wrote:
yeah, i’m holding the US boxset right now. once again, from topspin, they slapped a unique barcode over the other barcode. i’m curious if the US pressing has all these flaws everyone has been bitching about?[/quote:1lykfg6g]
When ordered online through Top Spin Media, a unique barcode was created to track the release. The US edition of this release is slightly different than its EU counterpart, as the first disc is orange (instead of blue). The word ‘one’ does not appear on the first disc, and the release codes do not match (sleeve to CD).[/quote:1lykfg6g]
i don’t think these barcodes added by different companies are relevant.
when i bought my copies of the pisces reissue at this big chain of music-dvd-electronics stores, they had also added their own barcode. when you buy stuff off eil.com, it will also have an eil.com barcode, used to process things internally. it’s what happens. but in my opinion, it’s not really related to the release itself, and none of these barcodes, unique or not, are relevant to the spfreaks collection.
about the different cd in the US box set: do you think they quickly fixed the plume problem and replaced the first disc? or what would have happened?[/quote:1lykfg6g]
you are right bram. i agree, i’ve purchased many items from eil, i know the deal. i just see it a little different, as topspin is the official outlet that the band chose to utilize for distribution of this particular product. in this capacity, it seems more relevant to me. if amazon had their own barcode, i’d list that as well. basically, it’s too much information, maybe a little over the top. but, if you personally think it irrelevant, just ignore it. no? it’s there for reference, that’s all.
as for the quick fix idea, no, there was no time for that. (my own opinion: i don’t think anyone was aware of this problem until we all got the EU copies and starting to dig in). i haven’t listened to the US bonus disc yet, as i’m currently watching the DVD. amazing footage here. completely mindblowing.
good theory though bram, but i just don’t know the answer. i just see it as another fuck up, honestly.