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  1. The official box set only has one enamel badge. Which pictures are you seeing that shows two badges?
  2. For graduation I think he should buy you the rainbow LP set! Just sayin 🌈
  3. Thanks mate. I’m gonna try the sleeves made by Discrepancy Records, they seem to be custom made for it
  4. I might try and find a retail option that’s perfectly sized, thanks for the tip anyway
  5. I’m struggling to find a larger plastic cover to accommodate the larger width of my holographic sleeves. What are you using to protect it?
  6. I noticed it when I first bought the 12” back in the late 80s and thought it was a strange choice of image and a really weird pose. Back then, they probably couldn’t do too much to fix the image other than add a darker shadow on that side of the face. Of course, now we have the benefit of technology to Photoshop it and correct the image. Please excuse my bad retouching...
  7. The 7” Dance Edit is my fav. I love the 12” Dance Mix but the edited version just has the right mix of original single elements with that killer ‘dance beat’ bass line.
  8. Yes, it really puzzles me that the Warner Bros. label doesn't give her latest releases and reissues the attention to detail I would expect. With such large budgets her, record company seems to be taking short cuts. It really doesn't make sense to me especially when you see other labels are doing great things for their artists / acts.
  9. I haven't played the vinyl so I'm not comparing audio but from a collector's perspective (and in my opinion), the original ORLAKE pressing is better, both aesthetically and in terms of production. A picture disc's desirability is generally based on its aesthetic value. The biggest problem with most re-issues is that they tend to have lower quality imagery. The record company doesn't always use the master artwork so they end up having to scan a printed cover which results in colour washout, over exposure and lower resolution or blurrier images. I can't say if that's what's happened here but to my eyes there is a discernible difference. I've noticed this same issue with many of Madonna's vinyl LP reissues and more recently on the 'Who's That Girl - Super Club Mix' red vinyl 12". The image is blurry, the colours washed out and the image has been strangely cropped. I have the 'Who's That Girl' UK picture disc promo insert and that is super sharp and clean in comparison and has richer, brighter colours which makes me wonder who is currently in charge of the quality control at Warner Bros. As you know, this can also happen with the sound. Some re-issues also have inferior sound because they are not using the original source tapes and they haven't remastered it properly. It's a shame that production values at Warner Bros. have dropped in recent times even though technology has improved. So for me, the original is usually the best.
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