Failed graphic designer
Debunked the idea of colour degredation. The colouring of the image of Jean Marais' hand on the rear is also the same pale tint as the image on the front, and the text hasn't turned green. Even if it had degraded in sunlight on both the front and the rear for the same pale tint of the image, the text would have become the same shade too.
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Kissmyshadestoo is currently in his green house, blue tacking Charming Man sleeves to the roof.
But seriosuly, I'm gonna have to try this cos i have trouble believing it. I mean how long must this discolouration process take? and under what circumstances would someone leave a record in the sun for this long? Unless it was framed right infront of their window! I know someone who has a green version, but even she didnt know she had it, been boxed in her attic for 20years, so dunno how to explain that.
If the brown of the text on the front was in the sun long enough for it to degrade to green, then surely the image would have also become more pale/green on the front, and the continuation of the picture on the back of the sleeve would be darker/browner. The image is the same shade on the front and the back
After reading this thread about the TCM single, I looked to see if there was a difference in the two versions I have on CD. I bought these back in the early 90s. What's the number in the right hand corner mean and why is one b/w and the other sepia? They have never, ever been exposed to light. Also, note the black font on the back of the second CD. Are these rare? Just curious. I'm not a collector; I bought these in haste because, at the time, I wanted every single Smiths/Morrissey CD I could find! Thanks.
When WEA first released TCM on CD in the UK in the early 90s it was as a 2 disc set.
This is how they were all pressed, one insert in sepia and the other in a different shade + black text.
I always thought they were trying to reproduce to some extent the difference in colour/shade between the original UK 12" and the UK New York Mix 12".
The numbering denotes that it is a limited edition of sorts, even though it was pressed in huge quantities.