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Turntables & Vinyl #25 – The Alternate Covers

It has been virtually two years since I’ve finished a Turntables & Vinyl submit. And since at this time is the two,000th Publish on the location, why not do one other. 2,000 Posts!! That’s insane. I can’t consider I’ve bored you for that lengthy now and but you continue to come again. Thanks for that.

These Turntable & Vinyl submit are principally about my assortment or attention-grabbing issues about accumulating and this one is about accumulating. So far as accumulating goes, I haven’t gone down the rabbit gap of getting each variant of an album, however I’ve discovered myself, a little bit unknowingly, choosing up duplicate albums with the massive distinction being they’ve a very totally different album cowl. I don’t have so much, however I’m noticing an increasing number of that if I do know there’s a totally different album cowl, I’m now actively in search of it. Nevertheless, more often than not it has been by utter accident that I discovered a special cowl and didn’t understand it existed.

This submit goes to point out you the handful that I’ve after which present those that I’m actively searching down. However first, why do artist have totally different album covers within the first place? More often than not it’s merely right down to controversy. Some album covers have a little bit nudity or one thing offensive that pisses off the incorrect folks so with the intention to promote these albums in sure shops a brand new cowl is finished. In different elements, it’s merely totally different tastes in several elements of the world. After which it may be a reissue so they modify up the quilt a little bit, both manner, I feel it’s cool and so I’m now accumulating alternate covers.

That is my most up-to-date acquisition and it’s from Joe Satriani. The one on the left was the album cowl I initially had and all I knew about and it seems it’s the European launch cowl and the one used within the 1988 reissue. However apparently there was alternate cowl as a result of I discovered the one on the best in a document retailer in St. Augustine Florida. It actually isn’t the alternate cowl as a result of I consider it’s the unique launch cowl from 1986 and the one i had first was truly the alternate cowl. Each are superior.

Right here is one other one the place I had the alternate cowl first, the one on the left, earlier than i had the unique cowl, the one on the best. The unique cowl was the UK solely launch of the unique album. The enormous snake on the left is the alternate cowl for the releases outdoors of the UK. Unsure why the distinction, however each are equally cool.

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There are two covers for Billy Idol’s Very important Idol launch. The one on the best is the unique launch again in 1985 in Europe. The one on the left is the US launch from 1987 and really has one extra observe in order that they technically are greater than an alternate cowl, they’re truly totally different releases, however nonetheless needed to have each.

Now we’re on to some which might be alternate covers as a consequence of controversy. First is the Styrper cowl for the album ‘To Hell With the Satan’. The unique art work, on the best, depicted 4 lengthy haired angels (intently resembling the band members) throwing the satan right into a fiery pit. Some Christian teams I consider have been offended in order that they switched the quilt to the black art work with the title in giant font.

Subsequent up is Scorpions, ‘Love at First Sting’ and it had the 2 covers as a result of one had that facet boob motion and apparently Wal-Mart had a difficulty with it so it was switched so they’d promote it. So far as Scorpions covers, this one is tame…we’ll speak extra about Scorpions quickly.

And one other latest one I purchased, I truly purchased the alternate cowl the precise time as the unique cowl. The album was Def Leppard’s ‘Diamond Star Halo’. The Japanese editions had two variations each with totally different bonus tracks. One with a black & white cowl and the opposite in superb shade. And this was on CD, not vinyl…oops.

Now there are such a lot of albums with alternate covers, too many to say all of them. I’ll point out those I’m actively seeking to seize maintain of at a while sooner or later. First up is the Weapons N Roses cowl for ‘Urge for food for Destruction’. The unique cowl has a robotic rapist or one thing like that so it was changed with the extra easier black cowl.

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