Same Album | Different Pressing?
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ever wondered why people collect multiple copies…of the same album? Today,
we’re going to talk about that. Hey Friends, Welcome back to Vinyl Eyezz!
I’m Jarrett New, and today we’re going to talk about the reasons why many
collectors, including myself, choose to own more than just one copy of the same
album. -but real quick before we dive in, today’s Song of the Day is “Break On
Through” by The Doors. -Really great song! and if you have a suggestion for a Song
of the Day, post in the comments down below and you might see it in a future
video! Alright now getting back to these records, there’s a few reasons why
someone might have more than just one copy of the same album. The first reason
is that even though it might be the same album, there’s always different record
companies which have pressed that album over the years. So for example I have
this original copy of “The Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd, probably the most
recognizable album cover of all time, which was pressed by Harvest Records in
1973…and then I have this copy pressed by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab in Japan in
1979. Now in addition to the covers being different, with this one saying “Original
Master Recording” up here at the top, there’s also a few other minor
differences. For example even though they’re both gatefolds, only the
original has pockets on both sides. The MOFI version only has a pocket on the
right side. Also the original came with 2 really cool looking posters. One of
the band performing live, and the other the Pyramids at Giza.
However the MOFI version does NOT include any posters, but instead has this
liner note titled “An Audiophile’s Dream Come True”.
Which basically describes how the company presses really great sounding
records. Now moving on to the record labels, even those are different. The MOFI
version has a white label with a black triangle, and the original has a black
label with a blue triangle. So as you can see even though it’s the same album both
of the pressings are unique in their own way. And most importantly, after listening
to both of them I actually prefer the MOFI version more! Which…I know might
sound like total BLASPHEMY, but to my ears and with this humble setup, MOFI
just knocked it out of the park! So basically what I’m saying is that two
different companies, pressing the same album, could give you different results.
So that’s something you might want to think about. Also as a side note, Discogs
is another great resource that you can use when you want to compare all the
different versions of the same album. Now the second reason for having duplicates
might be the color of the record itself. For example, I first got this album
called “A Blessed Unrest” by The Parlour Trick” which is a nice little spooky
album that I’ve mentioned many times on this channel, and it’s on red vinyl…but
then after I made a video about it on the channel, the band was actually nice
enough to send me another more rare copy of the album, pressed on black and gold
vinyl! Which looks absolutely beautiful, I mean this thing is stunning! So basically,
because I love this album so much and both of the records look really awesome..
I can’t see myself giving up either one of these. I’m never gonna sell either one.
So basically different colored variants are another reason why some people might
choose to have more than just one copy. Now the third reason why people might
collect duplicates is that maybe they’re a hardcore record “Completist” and they
love a particular album so much..that they just want to have one of every copy,
from every record label that’s ever pressed that album. Now, that’s a bit
extreme for me personally…I couldn’t see myself doing that…but if that’s your
thing, and that makes you happy, then go for it! Now another reason could be that
maybe they bought a copy of the record for themselves, and one for a friend..that
could be the case. OR if it’s a rare pressing, maybe they bought the second
one to sell further down the road? OR maybe someone who has an older beat-up
version of the album, is looking to replace it with a newer copy? OR maybe a
collector bought one copy to play all the time, and the other one to just stay
sealed and therefore in mint condition? So you kind of get the idea here right?
Overall, there are MANY reasons why collectors might have more than just one
copy of the same album. And honestly that’s what’s kind of cool about this
hobby. There’s really no rules when it comes to stuff like this. You can feel
free to pick up as many copies, as your wallet will allow! Now, do you personally
have multiple copies of the same album in your collection?..And if you do, what is
your reason for doing so? Let me know down in comments below. And if you love
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