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    Here we go again another fake

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THE-SMITHS-HOW-SOON-IS-NOW-7-039-039-1985-PORTUGUESE-EDITION-RARE-NM-/222517146392 Has this been mentioned? Faked up Portugese picture sleeve, like the two Kraftwerk ones from the same seller.
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    Limited to one copy per customer stickers on "TQID" and "Vauxhall" under investigation - Morrissey

    Any chance that could be the last time someone quotes that bloody song every time there's a reissue.
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    It's not just HMV, it'll be in plenty of other indie shops (though they're not allowed to say).
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    Rubber Ring demo

    I realise there was this recent mass leak of the CDR set from Warners, however what I said generally applied until that point. That Rubber Ring from 8 years ago sounds like it was sourced from a cassette, though listening to it again I reckon it's a completely different demo rather than an...
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    Rubber Ring demo

    You know the stuff that leaks will tend to be unfinished versions run onto cassette at the studio for the band members to listen to overnight or whatever, not necessarily the 'final' mix from the session.
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    "The Queen Is Dead" 12" vinyl (2017, Warner Bros. UK) listed on Discogs - Help needed

    It is a genuine Warners product, it's still on their wholesale database under that barcode and catalogue number. I've no idea about the how and why some got out early though, nor if it will actually be released. Wait until RSD releases are announced, that's the most likely avenue for it to come...
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    "The Queen Is Dead" 12" vinyl (2017, Warner Bros. UK) listed on Discogs - Help needed

    If it's RSD then we'll find out in March. Though unless they're planning 2 releases what was that 7" info leaked in Dec all about?
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    "The Queen Is Dead" 12" vinyl (2017, Warner Bros. UK) listed on Discogs - Help needed

    Still can't see any stickers on the labels or sleeve? Forget the mythical stickers.
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    "The Queen Is Dead" 12" vinyl (2017, Warner Bros. UK) listed on Discogs - Help needed

    I didn't suggest anything to do with stickers, so no idea what you're saying. I did suggest the cut is 2016 and the sleeve suggests a 2017 release. I can't explain that except that it may have been postponed in 2016 at test pressing stage, then later resurrected and (slightly redesigned) sleeves...
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    "The Queen Is Dead" 12" vinyl (2017, Warner Bros. UK) listed on Discogs - Help needed

    The big clue in the runout info is the BG number as that tells me that it's been pressed at Optimal in Germany. They are one of the biggest in the world and used by Warners for most of their releases. Also, you wouldn't get far trying to slip a bootleg through there. My guess is that it was cut...
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    How soon is now metal pressing disc?

    http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=334271 There's one here at EIL, much cheaper (and they're known for being pricey). To be honest they're just a lump of metal that could be for a pressing by anyone, you'd have to look very closely to spot the runout info (reversed too). Spending...
  12. J

    Just Watched some rare Smiths Footage

    I was at the Blackburn Ikon& showing, the Smiths bit was definitely from the 24th November gig, last song of the night and the second time they'd played Hand In Glove that evening. Another track from the same show was on the reel of Hacienda footage showing in rotation at the fairly recent...
  13. J

    Is this ebay item a real promo or fake?

    As others have said it's a Universal Publishing promo and very similar to the Joy Division one from couple of years back. Very few will be in circulation.
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    List of Smiths white labels and test pressings

    I think they use whatever's around. I can tell you that what may seem to be white labels are sometimes the unprinted backs of printed labels by other artists, they've just loaded them upside down to use the white side.
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    List of Smiths white labels and test pressings

    that sounds about right. Porky's is at 55 Shaftesbury Avenue and I've had a couple of cuts done there. I think Rough Trade probably used Townhouse too though I haven't got my Smiths stuff to hand to have a look. When I used Mayking they were getting pressings done by MPO, which is why I used...
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    List of Smiths white labels and test pressings

    Good luck with this, it's a tricky one. Here are some tips as I have some experience getting records pressed in the past (I even used Mayking once). 1. If you get a W/L with a date stamped then that can be regarded as a test pressing, labels will tend to get a handful (5-10) of test pressings...
  17. J

    Fake autographs on Ebay

    and this is fact? He said he got them in person so who really knows when or where or what pen was used.
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    Is the HIG Negative Sleeve on EBay Genuine?

    It's worth mentioning that the original reel is probably of little use now and he can keep that as far as I'm concerned. What is more useful is the digital transfer rather than the artefact itself.
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    Is the HIG Negative Sleeve on EBay Genuine?

    would this help somehow? weirdo!
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