1. mab81t

    mab81t Failed graphic designer

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  2. Irregular Regular

    Irregular Regular Forget my fate.

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    Yes, the one on the right has been exposed to sunlight for a fairly prolonged period of time, in other words it is badly discoloured.
     
  3. Irregular Regular

    Irregular Regular Forget my fate.

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    The variation in the colour of the image (front and rear) could easily be attributable to the printing process itself, ie different batches, inks, etc.
    The green text on the front is discolouration due to prolonged exposure to sunlight.
     
  4. ordinaryboy86

    ordinaryboy86 Well-Known Member

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    Kissmyshadestoo is currently in his green house, blue tacking Charming Man sleeves to the roof.
    But seriosuly, I'm gonna have to try this cos i have trouble believing it. I mean how long must this discolouration process take? and under what circumstances would someone leave a record in the sun for this long? Unless it was framed right infront of their window! I know someone who has a green version, but even she didnt know she had it, been boxed in her attic for 20years, so dunno how to explain that.
     
  5. Irregular Regular

    Irregular Regular Forget my fate.

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    It doesn't take that long.
    Try it with either a spare GIAC, Strangeways or TCM you may have knocking about.
    Place the sleeve flat against a window that gets plenty of sunshine (even if through clouds here in the UK!!) and in a couple of weeks or so you will see the result.
    May work on other titles too btw, I've only ever seen this happen on the 3 I mention.
     
  6. Irregular Regular

    Irregular Regular Forget my fate.

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    Not necessarily.
    On the GIAC for example, the black text and background barely change colour, not noticeable at all.
    Yet the grey part of the image turns green.
     
  7. ordinaryboy86

    ordinaryboy86 Well-Known Member

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    Those discoloured GIAC's do my head in, there's only 1 true misprinted sleeve and it contains the 12" tracklist. All the rest should be burned.
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  8. Irregular Regular

    Irregular Regular Forget my fate.

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    Yep, there are only 2 real misprinted GIAC sleeves.
    The green 7" with the 12" tracklist and the grey 12" (as opposed to the standard green 12").
     
  9. hand in glove

    hand in glove 40 per cent papier mache

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    After reading this thread about the TCM single, I looked to see if there was a difference in the two versions I have on CD. I bought these back in the early 90s. What's the number in the right hand corner mean and why is one b/w and the other sepia? They have never, ever been exposed to light. Also, note the black font on the back of the second CD. Are these rare? Just curious. I'm not a collector; I bought these in haste because, at the time, I wanted every single Smiths/Morrissey CD I could find! Thanks.

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  10. Irregular Regular

    Irregular Regular Forget my fate.

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    When WEA first released TCM on CD in the UK in the early 90s it was as a 2 disc set.
    This is how they were all pressed, one insert in sepia and the other in a different shade + black text.
    I always thought they were trying to reproduce to some extent the difference in colour/shade between the original UK 12" and the UK New York Mix 12".
    The numbering denotes that it is a limited edition of sorts, even though it was pressed in huge quantities.
     
  11. hand in glove

    hand in glove 40 per cent papier mache

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    Ah...makes sense. Thanks!
     
  12. ShelleyBeard

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    THE SMITHS -This Charming Man- New York Mix UK 12" Rare press with Dome
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  13. Anonymous

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    the rare New York Mix has the band name on the front
     

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