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3.0 out of 5 stars A PRODUCT DESCRIPTION for those uncertain to buy. THE MUSIC IS PIANO BASED, PASTROL PROG., 31 May 2014
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This review is from: From Genesis To Revelation (180g Clear Vinyl Embossed G'fold Edition) [VINYL] (Vinyl)
I received From Genesis To Revelation this morning. I have always wanted a nice "black" cover of this LP so have never got round to buying one before. This gatefold cover is very, very dark brown. I was a little disappointed by the package as a whole. So the idea of this review is to tell you what you will get for your money.
Firstly, the vinyl will never get played. With my hearing the CD is just fine.
1. THE GATEFOLD COVER. FRONT: I believe the cover is based on the USA 1969 release front cover as I am not familiar with the "genesis" laying diagonally across the cover. Just Googled Images for this review. You may notice a red oval in the bottom corner. It reads, "THE CLASSIC DEBUT ALBUM ON 180g CLEAR VINYL, EMBOSSED GATEFOLD SLEEVE, COLLECTOR'S EDITION". This is not a sticker, but printed on the cover - WHY?
2. BACK COVER: Sleeve note by Michael Heatley; track listing and credits.
2a. P & C 2014, NOT BAD RECORDS, a division of NOT NOW MUSIC LTD. MADE IN THE E.U. MCPS. LICENSED COURTESY OF JONJO MUSIC Co LTD. I believe that to be Jonathan King's company.
3. GATEFOLD COVER. INSIDE: I can't think of the style of artwork when etchings are made onto brass, but 2 pictures take up the entire inside (1 per side). For me these 2 two-tone (gold & black) religious drawings are pointless and boring.
4. INNER SLEEVE (dust jacket):plain white, circular hole on both sides. WHY?
5.RECORD LABELS: minimal print on brown labels, it works for me.
6. THE VINYL: at 180g the idea of the "Clear" vinyl is wasted. Simple as. You can't see thru it. So WHY "Clear".

THE MUSIC: If you don't know the music it is piano and vocals at the front but blended superbly well with - flute / accordion / tambourine / acoustic guitar / 12 string / electric guitar / dulcimer / organ / mellotron / basses / cello / drum & percussion.

I hope this is useful in helping make a choice either way as to buy or not. For me it was a cheaper method than paying the £1400 on ebay that an original copy fetched a few year bac. (I am 90% sure that is how much it went for).

Personally I feel almost anyone else could have done a really nice design for the inner sleeve and dust jacket. So forget "Why Pink Floyd?", it's "Why? Genesis" !!!

Thanks for reading.
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Initial post: 23 Nov 2014 07:57:23 GMT
M. S. Smith says:
The £1400 copy was in mono. Stereo copies of this release range in selling price but £70 would generally secure a decent UK original. The sleeve design of this reissue is based on the US release from 1974. Incidentally the latest mono copy sold on eBay for about £2300. Why King doesn't reissue this in mono defies logic.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Nov 2014 09:02:00 GMT
Thanks for the info. I enjoy the experience of a good cover as well as the music so just a little disappointed about parts of the reissued design. Yes, I agree about mono reissues to.
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