Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
Here in the UK, every so often, maybe once or twice a year, on a Saturday we hold a thing called a “Record Store Day”. When this happens, here in Sheffield, in a shopping place known as Broomhill, a shop called “Record Collector” joins in this merry jamboree. The star attraction of these days is brilliant vinyl recreations of records from the past. Sure enough, last year, 2016, one such day occurred, and one of the recreations then available was “Traffic”; of course, I had to buy one of those. It is as close a facsimile as possible, but inevitably there are some differences:
Now compare these with the original:
The colouring of the 2016 reissue cover is in in almost all features not the same as the original; e.g., the background is light orange rather than light grey, and the whole vista is lighter and brighter than the original.
The serial number is of course different, the typeface on the label is smaller, and carries more legal data.
I must say, though, that having listened to the new vinyl twice, the sound quality is absolutely superb.
We are rapidly nearing the end of this series on buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
My guess is that we have just one more post to come, this one dealing exclusively with the bonus tracks on the expanded CD.