Strangeways (2564665879) LP - Red Title & Embossed?

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  1. headmasterritual2012

    headmasterritual2012 Member

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    Today I came across the Strangeways Rhino release (I believe), but strangely I found this version with the band name (embossed) and title on the front in red/pink. Does anyone have any information re. this release? Is this rare?

    Catalog number: 2564665879

    I think is this one, but here's with the band name and title on the front in the common tan/grey: https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/519508726

    Unfortunately I do not have any pics.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. ordinaryboy86

    ordinaryboy86 Well-Known Member

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    Never heard of one with red titles, would be nice to see. Where did you find it?
     
  3. headmasterritual2012

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    Here's a pic. Just got it today from Germany.



    Any thoughts?
     
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  4. ordinaryboy86

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    I dont have a clue! But it’s awesome! What are the labels and back of the sleeve like?
     
  5. headmasterritual2012

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    Pic from the back of the sleeve. As per the labels, I have no idea because the record is still sealed!



    Maybe someone on your FB fanpage might know?

    Cheers,
     
  6. headmasterritual2012

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    Definitely no sun damage. The record cover is in mint condition and factory sealed with embossed lettering (band name).

    I really have no clue what I have.
     
  7. ordinaryboy86

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    No one has a clue. What’s that written on the top of the sleeve on the back?
     
  8. headmasterritual2012

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    That's the tracklist. Also in pink!

     
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    Interesting.
    I believe it to be the "European" version of the Rhino 2012 release.
    The embossing is correct, but the font colour is very odd. Possibly just one of those colour issues you get occasionally.
    I can find a couple similar online with no real info, but this colour seems more common - still not pinky red though:

    Smiths-Strangeways (1).jpg

    Regards,
    FWD.

    Edit: back colouring makes it even more interesting :)
     
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  10. ordinaryboy86

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    Whoops didn’t notice the tracks on the back, (the previous image was cropped). Interesting tho, the pink lettering on the back almost certainly means it’s not sun bleached. Like FWD says, prob a botched ink job, has to go down as a misprint then. I really like it! Will be keeping an eye out from now on. Thanks for sharing!
     
  11. ordinaryboy86

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    ...there’s 77 copies of the 2012 Rhino 2564665879 reissue on Discogs, I’m sure if you asked every seller to check the titles you might get lucky. 77 emails is a bit too much for me tho!
     
  12. ALLIE WALLS

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    I had an official tape of the album in 1987 that had similar colour text.
     
  13. ordinaryboy86

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    The Strangeways cover has always bored me when it comes to collecting, there’s no real stand out variations. Saying that, you don’t realise just how different the colour of the titles is until you directly compare them to other versions.

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    C213D181-463D-4414-B53E-F2EAED413621.jpeg 19429B79-ABAE-4142-9D71-6331BA90FDB9.jpeg I wasn’t aware of the pink text until recently so I had to track one down.
     
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