Anyone got any info on how pressings of Queen II changed after the first 4U issues with the scored through matrices? I know this is dull but I've just picked one of these up and compared it to a 5U/8U copy (where 'BLAIRS' has suddenly appeared in the dead wax).
The crest design was copyrighted in 1975 so the copyright line doesn't appear anywhere on the 4U sleeve - make sense? And when did the inner sleeve appear - my 4U press doesn't have one but the 5/8U does WITH the copyright info. If anyone knows I'd be grateful if you could share. Cheers!
My 4U/4U copy of Queen II also does not have the "crest copyright" on the cover.
But my other one is strange - it does have the copyright, but the record has the following on the matrix:
Side White - YAX 4735 - 10
Side Black - YAX (4735, scratched out) 4736 - 4U
So what kind of pressing is this one??!!
Just to mention this as well - I have two original EMI pressings of Sheer Heart Attack.
The first one has this:
Side One - YAX 4881 - 3U
Side Two - YAX 4882 - 4U
The other one I own does NOT have the Trident Audio logo on the bottom rear cover, and has this in the matrix:
Side One - YAX 4881 - 4U
Side Two - YAX 4882 - 1U
I've never seen another SHA with the "1U". It's all very, very confusing.
The only UK pressings I own with 1U on both sides are ADATR, NOTW and Jazz.
I know there is also a 1U/1U for The Game, but mine is like "9U"/"5U" or something.
I'm in the States, so I feel like I've already spent too much money trying to chase these down!
It would be nice to make sense of it all, wouldn't it?!