(Buying the albums sampled on “Picnic”).
In 1988, I was delighted to be able to buy a CD version of this remarkable, if somewhat recherche, album. I bought it from a shop in Sheffield, England, which was there then, called “Our Price”. It cost £12.99, which was the going rate for any full price CD in those days.
In essence, as far as it could be, this is a straight clone of the LP. The front cover is a facsimile of the LP front cover, and the rear of the insert is as near a copy of the back of the LP sleeve as it reasonably can be. Obviously the “STEREO SHVL 756” bit is missing; instead, in the upper middle white space, in black capitals, is “DO CD 1999”. In tiny, tiny print, in white letters in the black space at the bottom, in the middle, are these helpful words:
“Issued under licence from EMI records ltd.
“DROP OUT is a division of Demon Records Ltd.
“Demon Records Ltd. Brentford. Middx. Manufactured in England.”
The inside of the insert, bravely, is the best clone it could be of the LP inner cover, including all the relevant words. This means that the letters are so small as to be almost unreadable. The only thing missing is the “P 1969” bit. Truly amazing.
The back of the CD has the “sun and moon” circle again, the track listing with timings, and at the bottom right the old “compact disc” logo, and the Drop Out Records logo.
Under the track listing are the production, etc details, and this:
“C 1988 Demon Records Ltd.
Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9HF.
Manufactured in France.”
CD made in France and insert made in England?