Kes wrote:I've only ever seen the one, in a second hand record shop somewhere in the Medway area, and I'm not joking when I say I bought it within a minute of first clapping my eyes on it. I dare say it wasn't just a one off, as on another occasion I picked up a copy of Paul McCartney's My Brave Face with a black and silver paper label, and I think most of those were issued with the pink Parlophone label or moulded silver painted label too.
I remember seeing a copy of The Miracle CD album, in a record shop in Swindon, it had a silver silkscreened label, with the Miracle logo in purple, and the titles in black, instead of the normal yellowy brown silk screening with the logo in red. I didn't buy that one, and have unfortunately never seen another like it since. Swindon being where EMI pressed their CDs back then, I guess lots of anomalies and test pressings/designs found their way out of the factory. I picked up a Greatest Hits CD just after EMI Swindon started pressing them, it's just like all the regular silver faced ones, except the black lettering is on a white background that covers the face of the disc. Never seen another like that one, either.
Massively late response, but I was living in Swindon when TM came out, and got a standard yellow edition on day one (there were about five of us trawling from shop to shop on that Monday waiting for stock to arrive).
On the wider subject of the EMI Swindon pressing plant, surely the discs were all sent somewhere else to be warehoused and then onwardly distributed, so there would be no correlation between pressing plant and Our Price records?