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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 26 Nov 2014, 21:13

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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Charlie O. » 27 Nov 2014, 04:55

Humble Pie's "You're So Good For Me" is listed on the back cover of the Smokin' LP as "You're So Good To Me". (Oddly, the label on the original US LP gave the correct title, but not the one on the UK LP - c.f. discogs.com.) It's a mistake that has continued to be carried over to (SA)CDs. ASCAP has it listed by the correct title - I wonder if something like that could cause writing/publishing royalties to go unpaid?
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Muskrat » 27 Nov 2014, 05:13

The song "The Image of Me," recorded by the Burrito Brothers, is credited on the original album (and most if not all subsequent reissues) as having been written by Harlan Howard. In fact, the song was written by Wayne Kemp, and originally recorded by Conway Twitty -- though Howard did write a less successful song with the same title.



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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Charlie O. » 27 Nov 2014, 05:25

Yeah, that sort of thing must happen a lot. I know there were issues with a few of the Stones' covers ("Love In Vain", "Prodigal Son", maybe "You Got To Move"?), though I think those got corrected pretty quickly.
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Charlie O. » 15 Apr 2016, 19:46

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Does not include "Surfin' U.S.A." I'd love to think that was somebody's wonderful joke, but Chess Records wasn't particularly noted for such things.

Such a legendarily weird error that it hasn't been corrected on more recent editions (CD, etc.).
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Muskrat » 15 Apr 2016, 19:55

Charlie O. wrote:Does not include "Surfin' U.S.A." I'd love to think that was somebody's wonderful joke, but Chess Records wasn't particularly noted for such things.

Such a legendarily weird error that it hasn't been corrected on more recent editions (CD, etc.).


Well, it DOES include Sweet Little Sixteen. But the real egregious part is that it isn't a live album at all, but studio hits and outtakes (The Man and the Donkey) with audience noises added to create "new" product while Chuck was in jail.
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby clive gash » 15 Apr 2016, 20:25

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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Charlie O. » 05 Jun 2016, 16:46

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"Mable"?

They did apparently change it on the second printing.

To "Mabel". Which is still wrong! (It's "Maybelle".)
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby St Jeemo the Humourless » 05 Jun 2016, 21:30

A few virgin Tangerine Dream CDs list Peter Bauman on the cover long after he'd left.
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Muskrat » 14 May 2017, 18:20

In every incarnation of the Burrito Bros' albums I've seen (which is plenty), the song "The Image of Me" is attributed to Harlan Howard. In fact, it was originally a hit for Conway Twitty, and written by Wayne Kemp, who was on his staff. At one point I contacted Howard's widow (on another matter) and it turns out that he had written an entirely different song with the same title. And his estate is raking up the big Burrito bucks to this day. I posted the same error above, but here's the Harlan song by Jim Reeves.




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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Charlie O. » 01 Mar 2018, 23:57

What a difference a letter makes: the back of the US CD of Steppenwolf's Monster has the track "Draft Resister" as "Draft Register"!
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby never/ever » 02 Mar 2018, 02:46

That Photobucket- album that keeps on reappearing really must be a bad 'un......
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Muskrat » 02 Mar 2018, 03:27

never/ever wrote:That Photobucket- album that keeps on reappearing really must be a bad 'un......


A while back, Photobucket went all-pay. Some of us weren't notified; some of us, upon finding out, refused to pay the fuckers.
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby never/ever » 02 Mar 2018, 03:41

Muskrat wrote:
never/ever wrote:That Photobucket- album that keeps on reappearing really must be a bad 'un......


A while back, Photobucket went all-pay. Some of us weren't notified; some of us, upon finding out, refused to pay the fuckers.


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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Charlie O. » 27 Jun 2018, 15:03

The Live Kinks was the U.S. iteration of Live At Kelvin Hall. Unlike such klassics as Kontroversy and Face To Face the LP managed to remain available from Reprise Records well into the '80s - and in all that time the cover tracklisting had the set opening with "All Day And All Of The Night" rather than what it actually did start with, "Till The End Of The Day". They amended the label copy at some point, but never the cover.
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