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Posted: 03 Nov 10, 13:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi, I saw this and wondered whether anyone could shed any light on it at all?
Thanks

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330489195493&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

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Posted: 03 Nov 10, 14:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've never seen this one before, but it looks like a copy of the regular album. The track listing is the same, and the running times match the CD to within a few seconds.

The Teaser Tape, a promo which contains short edits of each song, has a different running order and obviously a much shorter running time.

I guess it's possible this tape has some different material, but I am not sure I would spend £50 to find out.


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Posted: 04 Nov 10, 12:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Looks suspicious to me.  I'd ask the seller to do a digital transfer and post the audio online.  If it turns out to be something unusual (or even if it doesn't), a true collector wouldn't see a digital version as lessening the value of the cassette itself, so it'd still sell.  Nobody should ever have to spend money to get a sample of what something sounds like.


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Posted: 04 Nov 10, 12:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thanks for your comments guys, much appreciated.  I had never heard of or seen it previously.

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Posted: 10 Nov 10, 02:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is actually what it purports to be.  It's the 80s version of the CD-R promos that are used now.  Actually not that rare on eBay, but they always turn up at this sort of price.  Kind of expensive for me...