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  21st Jun 2012, 8:06 PM#1  QUOTE  REPORT  
harry1958

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I know it reads silly but i have a michael jackson single that does not appear to be on the data base on the epic label the writing around the label states made in holland but is it a uk release or should it be in the dutch cat the cat# is 662950 7 any advise is always appreciated if not computed to satisfaction cheerz in advance H.


  21st Jun 2012, 9:43 PM#2  QUOTE  REPORT  
nboldock

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Put in it on as Dutch and this site's excellent Mods will make a change if necessary :-)


  22nd Jun 2012, 1:28 PM#3  QUOTE  REPORT  
harry1958

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thanx nboldock but just came across another on the same label for billy joel wich has been indexed in the uk section so i think i will add to uk as that it seems to be for here rather than the dutch market like you say it can always be moved by the higher gods.................


  22nd Jun 2012, 8:41 PM#4  QUOTE  REPORT  
pjlazenby

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As a general rule of thumb in these cases, Harry: a small centre hole indicates a UK issue. Both Michael Jackson and Billy Joel of course appeared on CBS-owned labels - Epic and CBS itself respectively - up to 1991. Sony then bought out the whole operation (and renamed the CBS label Columbia, to match its US equivalent). At the same time they closed their UK vinyl pressing plant and the work was transferred to Holland. Large-hole pressings were still used for the Dutch home market, and small-hole discs were pressed for UK export - resulting in a fair bit of confusion on this site over time.

Jukebox issues are a whole different area, of course :confused:


  22nd Jun 2012, 9:04 PM#5  QUOTE  REPORT  
harry1958

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thanks pjlazenby you have just thrown me into a tizz wazz i can see the point your making but still confused as all the disc's i have from the 90s would have came from the jukebox market and the reason being to fit the various spindles in operation so i presume that the jackson one was sold here to the operators rather than the shops.


  22nd Jun 2012, 9:34 PM#6  QUOTE  REPORT  
pjlazenby

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Ha, sorry if I've confused you even more, Harry!

I've just taken a quick look into your MJ single - it would appear to be a domestic Dutch issue. It apparently wasn't issued in the UK on 7" (and jukebox issues would most likely have plain stickered labels, as was Sony's habit in the '90s). Confusingly there was a '662950 7' issued in the UK - but this was a CD format of the single.


  22nd Jun 2012, 11:09 PM#7  QUOTE  REPORT  
nboldock

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Blimey what a minefield...

I've got THIS - with a small hole - is it Dutch or should I have just clicked I Own on the UK version... these Euro pressings are such an arsh!


  23rd Jun 2012, 6:18 AM#8  QUOTE  REPORT  
leonard

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When you got THAT why click on another for I own. You don't have to be ashamed to have a Dutch made 45.


  23rd Jun 2012, 12:44 PM#9  QUOTE  REPORT  
nboldock

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Because the point I was making is that if the record I bought was made in the Netherlands but for UK release, then I haven't got a Dutch RELEASE...

EDIT: Not that it's a big deal, but in the interests of accruacy...

Edited by nboldock on 23rd Jun 2012, 12:45 PM

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