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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Quaco » 03 Nov 2011, 22:45

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Charlie O. wrote:Quaco, I don't have my CD of Wonderwall Music handy, but tucked inside the booklet is a printout of a post you made many years ago on the old MOJO board about two of the track titles being transposed. You concluded the post saying something like: "I don't know why I'm bothering to point this out. Who's buying Wonderwall Music nowadays?" I replied (truthfully) that I had just bought it the week before!

Yes, "Glass Box" and "On the Bed"!

The former is the flügelhorn and phased piano track and is the second half of a medley with "Fantasy Sequins"; the latter is the 1:05 sitar thing before the title track.

Another egregious error on Wonderwall Music is that the back cover is printed upside down. I never understood if that was a mistake, or just meant to be totally psychedelic! (Perhaps original LP version only.)
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Charlie O. » 15 Dec 2011, 17:49

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The album's called Around Midnight, yet the clock clearly says 7.
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Guy E » 15 Dec 2011, 17:53

Quaco wrote:
Quaco wrote:
Charlie O. wrote:Quaco, I don't have my CD of Wonderwall Music handy, but tucked inside the booklet is a printout of a post you made many years ago on the old MOJO board about two of the track titles being transposed. You concluded the post saying something like: "I don't know why I'm bothering to point this out. Who's buying Wonderwall Music nowadays?" I replied (truthfully) that I had just bought it the week before!

Yes, "Glass Box" and "On the Bed"!

The former is the flügelhorn and phased piano track and is the second half of a medley with "Fantasy Sequins"; the latter is the 1:05 sitar thing before the title track.

Another egregious error on Wonderwall Music is that the back cover is printed upside down. I never understood if that was a mistake, or just meant to be totally psychedelic! (Perhaps original LP version only.)

I think that was purposeful; both covers were the "front" of the album... you could take your pick.
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Quaco » 15 Dec 2011, 17:59

Aha, never thought of it that way!
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby brotherlouie » 15 Dec 2011, 18:14

Charlie O. wrote:Image

The album's called Around Midnight, yet the clock clearly says 7.


More egregious are the following:

On clock roman numeral faces 4 is usually rendered as IIII.

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Also the X used in the '9' looks upside down.

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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Charlie O. » 15 Dec 2011, 18:16

Damn, you're good.
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 15 Dec 2011, 18:30

Charlie O. wrote:Image

The album's called Around Midnight, yet the clock clearly says 7.


One leg for the minutes, one leg for the hour - what's wrong with you?! ;)

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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby andy » 15 Dec 2011, 18:44

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Carlisle Wheeling wrote:Image

... and a really good album as well!


The typo is that 'v'? I've seen that as a representation of the letter 'u' in some fonts. It looks classic enough to be that in this case.


That's not a typo, it's classicism, or something. It's how the Romans wrote the letter 'U'. Roman literature and carvings refer to the Forvm or the Emperor Jvlivs Caesar Avgvstvs etc.

During the Victorian and Edwardian period of obsession with ancient Rome and Greece, it was the favoured style, and anything carved in those days (buildings, gravestones etc) had this feature. Here's a picture of the entrance to Bush House, the headquarters of the BBC World Service.

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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Charlie O. » 15 Dec 2011, 21:29

the Christmas Barbara Castle wrote:One leg for the minutes, one leg for the hour - what's wrong with you?! ;)

I honestly hadn't thought of that! I guess I was distracted.
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Postby brotherlouie » 15 Dec 2011, 21:58

Charlie O. wrote:
the Christmas Barbara Castle wrote:One leg for the minutes, one leg for the hour - what's wrong with you?! ;)

I honestly hadn't thought of that! I guess I was distracted.

anyone else googling the follow up: 10 to 2?

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Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby brotherlouie » 15 Dec 2011, 21:58

Charlie O. wrote:Damn, you're good.

I do my best.

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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 15 Dec 2011, 22:08

brotherlouie wrote:
Charlie O. wrote:
the Christmas Barbara Castle wrote:One leg for the minutes, one leg for the hour - what's wrong with you?! ;)

I honestly hadn't thought of that! I guess I was distracted.

anyone else googling the follow up: 10 to 2?


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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby fange » 16 Dec 2011, 00:09

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I reckon Bob Cranshaw wasn't too happy with Reid Miles when he first saw this one.
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Charlie O. » 22 Jun 2012, 22:57

On the Repertoire CD of The Amboy Dukes' Journey To The Center Of The Mind, "Surrender To Your Kings" is listed as "Surrender To Your Kinks".

They've got the track sequence wrong on the CD label, too, though right elsewhere (at least that's preferable to the other way around).
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Guy E » 22 Jun 2012, 23:07

Charlie O. wrote:This early Spencer Davis Group CD is all stuff from The Winwood Years, but the cover photo features the post-Winwood line-up...

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I saw that CD used today.
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Guy E » 22 Jun 2012, 23:16

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Usually when I take a subway train in a southerly direction through Manhattan I'm heading DOWNTOWN. :roll:
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby bobzilla77 » 23 Jun 2012, 00:06

Not an album cover but...

There is a memorial plaque for John Entwistle in the halls of the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas that reads "1950-2001" at the bottom of it.

1. Entwistle was born in 1944
2. He died in 2002
3. His 2002 death occurred IN THAT HOTEL.

One Who fan that wrote to them about it received a response that said someone had already alerted them and "it is great to know so many people are paying attention." :cry:
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Charlie O. » 23 Jun 2012, 00:10

Guy E wrote:Image

Usually when I take a subway train in a southerly direction through Manhattan I'm heading DOWNTOWN. :roll:

:lol: I can't believe I never caught that!
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Snarfyguy » 23 Jun 2012, 00:21

bobzilla77 wrote:Not an album cover but...

There is a memorial plaque for John Entwistle in the halls of the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas that reads "1950-2001" at the bottom of it.

1. Entwistle was born in 1944
2. He died in 2002
3. His 2002 death occurred IN THAT HOTEL.

One Who fan that wrote to them about it received a response that said someone had already alerted them and "it is great to know so many people are paying attention." :cry:

That's disgraceful. :evil:
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Quaco » 23 Jun 2012, 00:23

The hotel thing ... do you want them to say he died there, or just that they of all people should have gotten it right?
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