4 August 2015
During a correspondence with @Ron Nasty in Misc. Questions, I discovered that my copy of Their Satanic Majesties Request had a cropped photo denying me the hidden Paul and Ringo photos.
That got me to thinking of other times my purchases of older classic albums had something missing.
I know if you bought Sgt. Pepper around that time, you might not get the cutouts. And the Magical Mystery Tour purchases around that time would exclude the picture booklet. But what about other non-Beatle albums?
I recall buying Steve Miller’s Fly Like An Eagle and Fresh Cream only to discover later that two tracks were missing. There were probably other examples were things such as artwork or song lyrics were missing. I know some of this was due to budget cuts and the decline in vinyl. But that doesn’t mean we have to like it. Perhaps I was seduced by a discount price in the cutout bin and later discovered why.
What about you? Do you have any examples of buying a classic album around that time only to discover something wasn’t there? How did you react?
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26 January 2017
This is a slightly different case, but I one time bought an original Beach Boys Today! album that was supposed to include the original Capitol advert sleeve, but came with a blamk new sleeve for the disc. At this point I typically try to buy original pressings over 80s or 2000s reissues.
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