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Posted: 07 Jul 12, 10:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anybody know why they changed the News of the World album cover for Korea?

In all seriousness, I think the one they used in Korea is remarkably more horrifying. I'm still on the look-out for a good copy on Discogs.

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Posted: 07 Jul 12, 10:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not sure what constitutes a good copy, but there's this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130726531878+&item=130726531878&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466

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Posted: 08 Jul 12, 03:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a cool cover. I think the fact the robot is naked meant some countries used the other one. Sometimes they just get sent the wrong artwork, or have to use on the album what they were sent for the lead single

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Posted: 08 Jul 12, 05:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Korean one is better

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Posted: 08 Jul 12, 06:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I see they left Get Down Make Love off the track listing.

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Posted: 08 Jul 12, 23:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Korean looks amazing!

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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 10:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jazz 78 wrote:
I see they left Get Down Make Love off the track listing.



Anyone know why this is? Too risque` for the Korean market?


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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 12:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wouldn't think so. Korean haircuts are still vastly popular back then AND today.

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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 13:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From experience... Koreans act all prudish and stuff but they are proper FILTH

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Posted: 10 Jul 12, 09:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like this version of the cover. Then again, I suppose it's hard to pick one version which I'd have as the 'definitive' artwork, because all the separate ones really come together to depict the scene much more in depth. By 'all the separate ones' I mostly mean the back covers, centerfolds, single artwork etc. From the original NOTW cover you wouldn't be able to tell that the robot is terrorizing a Queen concert, but it's fairly clear from this and the cover for It's Late for example. And I just made that much drawn out than it needed to be :]