Message Number: 0001
Date: 06/12/1997; 10:15 PM
From: Casey Butler, email@example.com
My 14 year old requested a "record player" for her birthday (you know, one of the antique things that used to be used for playing recorded music :)... and I found her a decent modular turntable at the thrift shop. I haven't had one around in years...
So tonight I'm archiving all the old forum messages and I came across the thread about the two versions of Rock & Roll. Just for the heck of it I reached behind me and looked at the LP I bought about 6 years ago in Illinois.
Sure enough, the scratching near the label said this was the "A" version!
So I went and listened and heard the intro to Windmills of Your Mind and the harmonies of Street Walking Woman. Cool.
I was wrong about Vince's guitar riff on SWR being missing on the second, it's missing on this "A" version.
I also found the "bah bop bah" chorus from "People" embedded in the middle of Street Walking Woman, something that really caught me unawares...
Cool! The album is in really good shape, but static has attracted a few cat hairs!
That's really great. Records are slowly making a comeback as more new records are being released or reissued on vinyl all the time (keep your eye peeled for the new Jimi Hendrix reissues on vinyl!). So much music was never reissued on cd and a lot of it has been badly remastered. I'd be lost without a turntable today. Peace, Bill
Is it possible I have a third version?
I have a mono promotional DJ copy of Rock & Roll. I saw your message and immediately looked at my album and the numbers and it says C-13132PR. I didn't even know there were 2 versions of that album. Now I'm just kinda perplexed now.
It's in good shape, but it's kinda weird in mono!!!
(...it says C-13132PR)
Is that the number scratched into the vinyl around the label on Side 1?
That sounds pretty cool if it is, and also I'm curious as to which version it is, or if it's even different than the other two!
The biggest difference between the two I have (the "C" version on CD and the "A" version on LP) is the intro to Windmills Of Your Mind. On the A version there's a long intro that starts out with the snare drum and builds.
On the "C" version the intro is missing, and the song starts with the bass drum going "duh, duh....... duh, duh....etc.).
Let me know which version the PR vinyl uses!
Yeah that's the number scrzatched into the vinyl. Apparently I have the "C" version of the album.
An interesting note that you might find interesting is the sticker on the front. It gives suggested cuts for air play. Those are:
Need Love Lord In The Country I can't Make It Alone
Hopefully one day I'll find a stereo copy of the "A" album, but until then I've still got this one.
I attended a record show yesterday (July 19) and there was a promo copy of Rock & Roll there in mono with the suggested cuts sticker etc. I took out the lp to check it's condition and to see wich version it was. It was a C version and I also noticed that the label had "Windmills..." timed at 6:02. I forgot to check the cover times. The dealer was asking $10.00. I carried it around for a while but then put it back as the condition was not what you usually find promo items to be in. The cover was very dirty and the record looked to be no more than VG--. I own a stock copy of the C version in M-- and a stock copy of the A version in only VG-- . I was hoping to find a copy of the A version in better shape than mine but no such luck.
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(The dealer was asking $10.00. I carried it around for a while but then put it back as the condition was not what you usually find promo items to be in. The cover was very dirty and the record looked to be no more than VG--. I own a stock copy of the C version in M-- and a stock copy of the A version in only VG-- . I was hoping to find a copy of the A version in better shape than mine but no such luck. )
Rats! Hang in there buddy!!!!