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One Format Masquerading as Another

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Summer of Malcontent, Jun 8, 2021 at 9:38 PM.

  1. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

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    Scranton, PA
    The CD of Spiritualized's Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space was packaged in a bubble pack to play up the medication angle. There's also a version split into twelve 3" CDs and packaged in two six pack bubble packs.
     
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  2. Bassist

    Bassist Forum Resident

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    London
    7" Lotus

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  3. MrSka57

    MrSka57 Forum Resident

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    Syracuse, New York
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    Packaged as a 78 rpm album, CDs are mounted on cardboard 78 reproductions.
     
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  4. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

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    Syracuse, NY USA
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    The Rhino Beg Scream and Shout! box (one of the best boxed sets ever) came in a 45 case and the discs were mounted to black plastic 45 recreations in picture sleeves
     
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  5. aphexj

    aphexj Sound mind & body

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  6. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

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    Mt. Kisco, NY
    This John Wesley Harding 12" is made to look like a 7".

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  7. nolazep

    nolazep Socially distant since 1977

    That is so cool.
     
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  8. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

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    Mt. Kisco, NY
    System of a Down - Steal This Album

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  9. MrChad

    MrChad Forum Resident

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    Virginia
  10. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

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    Mt. Kisco, NY
    The Beach Boys - US Singles Collection 1962-1965

    CDs are packaged to look like the original 45s.

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  11. Saintbert

    Saintbert Forum Resident

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    Helsinki
    Is pizza a format? It is a disc anyhow. Jazz ist anders (CD, 2007) by the German punk rockers Die Ärzte is packed in a small cardboard pizza box.

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  12. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

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    Mt. Kisco, NY
    This Time Life Doo-Wop box is made to look like a box of 45s. Not so much the disc themselves, but the box.

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  13. I had a Radio promo-only CD compilation of some sort from about 1989 or 1990 back in college, that came packaged in a mini pizza box too (complete with faux grease stains on the bottom of the box).

    Can’t for the life of me remember the name of it, but I’m sure it’s probably on Discogs — if anyone can remember what I’m talking about.

    EDIT: Here ‘tis! On my phone, or I’d post the images directly, but look at all 4(?) of the images here…

    Capitol "Leaning Tower" Pizza - Twelve Hot Slices (1990, Gimmix, CD)
     
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  14. Saintbert

    Saintbert Forum Resident

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    Helsinki
    There seem to be quite a few pizza box releases. One could end up with nice and eclectic musical collection just by concentrating on those, just like there are many and varied flavours to pizza itself. Here's Horse The Band's Pizza (2006): Horse The Band – Pizza (2006, Vinyl)

    The math rock, death metal vinyl EP has songs like "T.M.N.T" and "Crippled By Pizza (Pizzarrhea In The Pizzeria)".
     
  15. Rupe33

    Rupe33 Forum Resident

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    Silver Spring, MD
    But an album that did have 3 sides to it... on one single platter!
    (for those who don't know: The Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief - Wikipedia )
     
  16. Maggie

    Maggie funky but chic

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Just out of curiosity, what's on that EAR disc? Is it just an excerpt from the Mesmerised album, or something unique?
     
  17. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Perth Australia
    The idea of packaging a CD as though it were a vinyl is not totally silly. I think there are many people like me who miss the old vinyl packages, with full size photos, gatefolds, liftouts, and lyric sheets and other text that you can actually read without needing a magnifying glass, but who don't miss the vinyl medium itself. I have said for a long time that CD retailers made a big mistake when they decided to dumb down the packaging in the belief - justified for a while - that people would be so pleased with the superior quality and convenience of CDs that they would not care about not having that nice gatefold or full size liftout poster.
     
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  18. Summer of Malcontent

    Summer of Malcontent Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Alternate takes, apparently (obviously much shorter than anything on the album!)

    Here's the "CD booklet" insert:
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    I had this disc for at least ten years before I had a turntable that could play it properly without automatically lifting before the end.
     
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  19. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    England
    Sod 'em! :)
     
  20. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    England
    That's great!
     
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  21. Maggie

    Maggie funky but chic

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Thanks for that! Really cool. I've always been partial to that album and was only vaguely aware of the existence of this record!
     
  22. Sebastian saglimbenI

    Sebastian saglimbenI Forum Resident

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    New york
    I found a 12 inch gatefold c.d Japanese. version of "LAYLA AND OTHER ASSORTED LOVE SONGS".....NO vinyle...just the c.d. in a plastic/foam slipcase and full sized(12') booklets/lyrics......at the time The cashier nor I could ascertain if it was a c.d. version as the only info(obi) was in japanese.....glad I picked it up as I've never seen this kind treatment!!a great great album.
     
  23. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    and you've seen the light. ; ) it's not fun especially for those who are NOT into vinyl...no point to us in this package.
     
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  24. walrus

    walrus Forum Resident

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    Minneapolis, MN
    To be fair, no one should be listening to this (otherwise excellent) album on CD. :hide: Album details - Dynamic Range Database
     
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  25. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    well some of us have no choice...; ) and I'm good with CD all the way...no pity party here. Thanks for your concern for us...
     

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