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Beatles Mono Box Sgt. Pepper Spine Reversed?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Heavy Music, Apr 19, 2010.

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  1. Heavy Music

    Heavy Music Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I recently bought my Beatles Mono Box from Best Buy. Upon opening and looking at the spine texts, I noticed the Sgt. Pepper’s upside-down. When I removed it for inspection I found it was right-side up and the text was reversed. Do other authentic mono box owners have this reversed spine print or did I get hit with a fake? Thanks!
     
  2. Fortune

    Fortune Senior Member

    Location:
    USA
    That's how they all are. It's how it was originally manufactured.
     
  3. Edgard Varese

    Edgard Varese Royale with Cheese

    Location:
    Te Wai Pounamu
    The original mono LP had the text running from bottom to top of the spine also. It's a design feature, not a flaw. ;)
     
  4. william shears

    william shears Active Member

    Location:
    new zealand
    That's how it was originally, then they decided to change it for the 82 mono LP version...
     
  5. I think that is how the original is.
     
  6. reb

    reb Money Beats Soul

    Location:
    Long Island
  7. dprokopy

    dprokopy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Near Seattle, WA
    If I'm not mistaken... and in case no one else has mentioned it yet... that's how it originally was...


















    :hide:
     
  8. Ya know, my 1967 UK Y&B mono has it running the wrong way too...









    :D







    somebody stole all the bands between the tracks too.
     
  9. Ryan

    Ryan That would be telling

    Location:
    New England
    So, it was originally like that when released?


    Is that what you're saying?

    Please clarify.
     
  10. I just noticed the OP has only one post. I hope we don't scare him off. Anyway, it's one of the reasons I really love the quality and effort that went into making these albums. They didn't need to include all the little touches, the music was enough, but that box's art is amazing.
     
  11. dprokopy

    dprokopy Forum Resident

    Location:
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    If that were the sort of thing to scare someone off, I'd hate to see what they think when people disagree around here. :righton:
     
  12. Spirit Crusher

    Spirit Crusher Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mad Town, WI
    The text on the spine goes the "European" way, and there is no apostrophe, right?
     
  13. camrock

    camrock Active Member

    When it was released originally, that's what it was like.
     
  14. louisville

    louisville Peel Slowly and See

    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    Everyone is correct, except for therockman who seems to be floating a guess, and Reb, who spelled +1 wrong.
     
  15. Heavy Music

    Heavy Music Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Thanks for all the replies. Scare me off? Only Blue Meanies scare me, you aren't Blue Meanies are you?!!! LOL
     
  16. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

    Location:
    Hollywood, USA
    There's such a thing as making a recreation too accurate. Repeating a mistake? Come on... [​IMG]
     
  17. dwmann

    dwmann Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Houston TX
    Who says it was a mistake???
     
  18. william shears

    william shears Active Member

    Location:
    new zealand
    Well someone at Parlophone/EMI thought it was a mistake in '82 when they 'corrected' it.
     
  19. Curiosity

    Curiosity Just A Boy

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Proofreaders, eh?
     
  20. drbryant

    drbryant Senior Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    I wonder if they had any basis for thinking it was a mistake. Perhaps not - other than the fact that all other albums read top to bottom. If so, it should not have been "corrected."
     
  21. dbacon

    dbacon Forum Resident

    The spine of the Mono Box version of Pepper also correctly duplicates the missing apostrophe.
     
  22. 93curr

    93curr Senior Member

    Location:
    Toronto
    Was the cutout sheet originally in the front opening of the gatefold? I would have thought it would have been placed in the rear along with the record.
     
  23. Evan L

    Evan L Beatologist

    Location:
    Vermont
    Like rgallison?

    It came out that way originally.

    Evan
     
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