Morrissey Viva Hate LP 1988 question

Today at Newbury Comics I purchased for $20.00 USD a 12" vinyl LP of Viva Hate. It is wrapped in a plastic covering (as well as the typical plastic sleeve protector that most albums come with) that is sealed with a silver sticker that says "Simply Vinyl Seal of Quality Made in the UK" on it. On the front of the covering there is another silver sticker that says "100% Heavyweight Virgin Vinyl Limited Edition Classic Album."

While I am a big Morrissey fan, I know little about vinyl releases and was just curious as to what exactly this sticker signified. Was this particular LP not widely released back in '88, or is there something special about this copy? It seems like an odd thing to find in a Newbury Comics shop in Massachusetts given that it is just now over 22 years old so I was hoping there was some sort of story behind this one. Thanks!! =]
 
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gladhips

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Re: Morrissey Viva Hate 12" Vinyl LP 1988 question

Hello. The record you have is a reissue from 2001 not 1988.
 
Re: Morrissey Viva Hate 12" Vinyl LP 1988 question

All the copyright information on the back at the bottom says 1988. Nowhere do I see 2001. How can you tell it's a reissue?
 
Re: Morrissey Viva Hate 12" Vinyl LP 1988 question

So not knowing the extent to which this was reissued, I'm wondering if this was a good find and something of a rarity, or if it's not anything too special.
 

Flax

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Re: Morrissey Viva Hate 12" Vinyl LP 1988 question

So not knowing the extent to which this was reissued, I'm wondering if this was a good find and something of a rarity, or if it's not anything too special.
Simply Vinyl reissued Viva Hate and Your Arsenal.
The 180g vinyls are nice, but the problem with these editions is that they don't come with inserts.
They're not very rare.
 

mikael

mispressed
I have a few different pressings of the Viva Hate LP

Viva Hate - UK LP [HMV CSD3787]
Viva Hate - UK LP [Parlophone PCS7376]
Viva Hate - UK LP [Simply Vinyl HMV SVLP 233]
Viva Hate - EEC LP [Fame FA 3243]
Viva Hate - EEC/Holland LP [EMI 790180-1 (PM264)]
Viva Hate - France/Holland LP test pressing with 'échantillon' label
Viva Hate - France/Holland LP [EMI 790180-1]
Viva Hate - Greece LP [EMI Greece 790180-1]
Viva Hate - Israel LP [CBS CSD 3787-1]
Viva Hate - Italy LP [EMI Italiana 7901801]
Viva Hate - Portugal LP [EMI 790180-1]
Viva Hate - Spain LP [EMI 790180-1]
Viva Hate - Yugoslavia LP [EMI Jugoton LSHMV 73232]
Viva Hate - USA LP [Sire/Reprise 9 25699-1]
Viva Hate - USA LP [Sire/Reprise W1 25699, Columbia House]
Viva Hate - USA LP (made in UK) [Simply Vinyl Sire/Reprise SVLP 233]
Viva Hate - Canada LP [Sire/Reprise 92 56991]
Viva Hate - Brazil LP [EMI Odeon 790180-1]
Viva Hate - South Africa LP [EMI EMCJ(D)7901801]
Viva Hate (Education In Reverse) - Australia LP [EMI Australia EMC 790180]
Viva Hate - Australia LP [EMI Australia EMC 790180]
Viva Hate - Philippines LP [EMI/Dyna Productions CSD-3787-1]
Viva Hate - Japan LP [Toshiba RP28-5611]

I would say that the only pressings that fetch a bit of money on ebay are Education In Reverse, the Japenese edition with bonus 7" (both versions) and nice condition copies of the Philippines edition, besides that, unless you're selling to a nut like me, don't expect a lot.

This said I think the rarest pressings are the 95' pressings on Parlophone for Viva Hate, Bona Drag and Kill Uncle, they are according to me the most limited and rarest pressings on vinyl for these records. Took me the longest fo find anyway.
 
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esteban

Member
I have a few different pressings of the Viva Hate LP

Viva Hate - UK LP [HMV CSD3787]
Viva Hate - UK LP [Parlophone PCS7376]
Viva Hate - UK LP [Simply Vinyl HMV SVLP 233]
Viva Hate - EEC LP [Fame FA 3243]
Viva Hate - EEC/Holland LP [EMI 790180-1 (PM264)]
Viva Hate - France/Holland LP test pressing with 'échantillon' label
Viva Hate - France/Holland LP [EMI 790180-1]
Viva Hate - Greece LP [EMI Greece 790180-1]
Viva Hate - Israel LP [CBS CSD 3787-1]
Viva Hate - Italy LP [EMI Italiana 7901801]
Viva Hate - Portugal LP [EMI 790180-1]
Viva Hate - Spain LP [EMI 790180-1]
Viva Hate - Yugoslavia LP [EMI Jugoton LSHMV 73232]
Viva Hate - USA LP [Sire/Reprise 9 25699-1]
Viva Hate - USA LP [Sire/Reprise W1 25699, Columbia House]
Viva Hate - USA LP (made in UK) [Simply Vinyl Sire/Reprise SVLP 233]
Viva Hate - Canada LP [Sire/Reprise 92 56991]
Viva Hate - Brazil LP [EMI Odeon 790180-1]
Viva Hate - South Africa LP [EMI EMCJ(D)7901801]
Viva Hate (Education In Reverse) - Australia LP [EMI Australia EMC 790180]
Viva Hate - Australia LP [EMI Australia EMC 790180]
Viva Hate - Philippines LP [EMI/Dyna Productions CSD-3787-1]
Viva Hate - Japan LP [Toshiba RP28-5611]
Only a few Mikael?! :)
 
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