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Posted: 07 Apr 12, 07:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi

I'd like to ask if there a way (other than the production code) to determine what editon a Queen LP is. Like for example if a A Night At The Opera vinyl was stamped in 75 or 77.

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Posted: 09 Apr 12, 02:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd say the safest way to determine the identity of a record is the record itself - the matrix numbers on the vinyl - it's so easy to change the sticker on the vinyl or to simply trade the packaging...sometimes the price is also a guide - first editions are id'ed by sellers so as to fetch more
that being said, show me a collector that hasn't been screwed over at least once...
as for ANATO, yes, you're right, sometimes the only visible change in a edition is only the colour of the obi - but always insist on checking the record itself
there are sites where you can find matrix info and if in doubt check in here - sure you'll get at least 2-3 a$$holes and their "witty" comments but sb will prob. answer your question