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Posted: 03 Jan 05, 17:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you look very closely to sleeve of Hollywood Records' re-release of 'The Works' album - there's very small line (size of font is very small - it seems just as a short line) above letter 'Q' in word 'Queen'! Something like "ST-42...". I don't know if that is on other releases of the album or this is just an error of some copies, but does anybody know - what is it and what that number could means?

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Posted: 03 Jan 05, 18:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Haha, nice eyesight.


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Posted: 03 Jan 05, 19:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm just speculating, but could it be the font name & size?

Stone Temple 42 point?

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Posted: 03 Jan 05, 19:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeh something like that, i never noticed that before. Are there more of these vague mistakes?


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Posted: 03 Jan 05, 20:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Penetration_Guru wrote:

I'm just speculating, but could it be the font name & size?

Stone Temple 42 point?


There are some more numbers after 42, I can't see them!

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Posted: 04 Jan 05, 04:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On the exact same spot there's a sort of the same code on the original USA-vinyl album. On my copy it says 'ST-12322' (so not '24'), but that might be because the sleeve I now look at is the promo-edition... I don't have the regular USA-pressing by hand right now... It's also on the spine and label of the record so it ought to be just a sort of cathalogue number and no subliminal satanic (or fonts-) code ;-)

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Posted: 04 Jan 05, 04:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm I think I remember seeing that on my US vinyl album...I just figured it was album # in the Capitol Records catalog. *shrugs*






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Posted: 04 Jan 05, 04:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

often when they re-release records on cd, with different distribution companies, the album is given a new release number. when they do not so great repackaging of the artwork, as in this case and many others, they often simply copy or 'clone' a similar part of the artwork and cover up the old number. usually the cd format has the new catalog number in a different spot. with many old albums released originaly on vinyl, the original componets that made up the artwork for the cover are missing or destroyed, so the new cd artist has to work with whats available.

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Posted: 05 Jan 05, 05:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always wondered how they archived the artwork for albums, and how they remember what pictures go on the vinyl labels, cd labels, etc.


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