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This version released:2001-09-27
Reprint released 2006-09-27
Reprinted on or about: 2007-06-13
Original LP release:1973.10
Audio quality etc:20bit (Sadie Digital System and Prism Super Noise Shaper)
Cover:Original double gatefold faithfully reproduced.
Inserts (additional):Black and white booklet includes critiue written in 1995 by John Tobler. Also includes some details of remastering by Gus Dudgeon.
Lyrics:English on gatefold cover. English and Japanese in the included booklet.
I'm not sure what year this was remastered. Gus Dudgeon (who produced the album in 1973 and created this remaster) died in 2002.
In the blurb in the booklet he states that some of the tapes he was working with were at least 25 years old. He remastered the first 5 (?) of Elton's albums in one hit so he may well be refering to albums older than this one. The statement appears to be a generic one about the series of remasters - not this specific album.
Another curiosity about this re-issue is the inclusion of what I believe are 3 British Export Award Logos. These do not appear on the recent 12 inch LP-Sized replica cover. This must surely date the source of the reproduction - but I'm not sure what to.
The writing below the logos is illegible on the actual cover using a high powered stamp collector's magnifier (you don't need to blow up the image!)
Page credits and acknowledgments...
sam2095 - 2006-sep-24
2009-11-05 - Reprint (2007-06-13) recorded by robot harry (source CDJapan).
(Created : 2006 Aug 27 by System; Last mod: 2010 Jun 18 by sam2095)
(Modified 2006-Nov-22 by sam2095)
(Artist Oricon: 49457)