Tuesday 18 January 2011
Shiptown Label Shame: Passing Repress off as Originals
Barbara Stant - My Mind Holds On To Yestersday
There are two pressing which are new being sold as originals at high prices without informing customers they are represses. Please check your copies deadwax against the United matrix number below if you bought it in the last year if they match you were ripped off. Very sad, a real black mark on the legacy of a great label. You can also spot the repress as it has a very orange label with very dark text, the originals (pictured) look faded. Also they sound like shit, mastered from a 128kbs mp3 on a biscuit tin.
Barbara Stant - 'Real Man' (shiptown) United Records pressing number 63709 - January 2010
Barbara Stant - 'My mind holds on to yesterday' (shoptown) United Records pressing number 63895- March 2010
The pressing dates have been confirmed by united who agree it was misleading, you may repeat them if you like: http://www.urpressing.com/