I'm not really sure if we are talking about the same record, but... here is what I find.
Is on page 8 of the "Add photos of your rarities...." threat on iorr.org The pictures are no longer available.
Posted by: straycat58 () Date: September 13, 2008 17:38
Satanic velvet pad: not mine but I saw it personally. I received the pix from somebody else and I think it deserves space in this thread. Maybe a unique piece.
Posted by: straycat58 () Date: September 13, 2008 17:56
ok, this is the inner with mistake "majestis" and inside cover. There's a neverending debate between us, who have seen the cover between people thinking it's a self-made one and others saying it's original. What can I say? When I saw it I wondered who, on earth, thinks to build something like this?
My personal opinion: it's a wonderful unique original piece!
All the above words (and pics) are from straycat58.
Take a look at that page 8, because of the talk about this record is really interesting (perhaps a self-made record ??) www.iorr.org/talk/read.php?1,965328,page=8
That one is not even near to the one I saw. I have also seen on the internet and in IORR another one similar to this one where the word STONES was written on an angle with the silk around the outside, but the one I saw with my own eyes and touched the silk had the 3D picture in the middle and I am sure was not home made. But of course I am allways ready to stand corrected, I will be prepared to go to my grave to relocate it.
I have just had a thought that we all may be looking to the wrong place for an officialy released version of the silk padded sleeve. I know what the label I saw was like but couldnt get close enough to the vinyl long enough to see where it was released if at all it was even stated. Who knows, could be Peru, Argentina or the Congo.
Post by Mickijaggeroo on Sept 5, 2009 13:52:34 GMT 1
Im quoting myself from the above mentioned thread on IORR "Besides the misspelling of Majesties, there is also a dot above the letter "I" in the word ROLLiNG, and the first of the two "L":s in the same word don´t seem to be 90° (in fact the whole "THE ROLLING STONES", seems to be a bit amateurish). Maybe too many mistakes to be the real deal, I don´t know. But it makes me think twice. I´m no expert. "
Could it be that a silked cover exists, and someone "customized" the inner?
Vilhelm aka Mickijaggeroo El Presidente Nordic Stones Vikings
Post by janrichards on Sept 7, 2009 22:00:48 GMT 1
Found this comment in Luca Accialinis book abouth the "STONES" version pictured here above:
"Padded silk sleeve, rumors of a few promotional copies in special fabric sleeve" Record Collector wrote. This stereo promotional only edition really exists and its cover is based on one of the forthcoming stock copies of the album. The cover is fold-open and inside illustrations include the (modified) labytinth of Cathedral of Reims. Since the 3D hologram is missing, a white square area with an azure border is revealed and it's occupied by five psychedelic letters - made of maroon / redish velvet - composing the word 'STONES'. The red / white inner sleeve is also modified and reads the album title written with the same psychedelic type used for the cover. Record collector claimed that 70 copies were made, but the poor look of the set - looks like it was a sort of home-made, even if professional - makes me think that a much smaller number of copies were prepared"
Cant argue with Record Collector. Perhaps what I saw was a boot afterall. Or maybe a better version because of previous response to the first. Nevermind I will still even more fervently search for the one I saw, it surely looked better but I can only account for what I saw. The green label with gold text would be very hard to boot so beautiffly without todays technology.
Post by janrichards on Sept 8, 2009 13:08:29 GMT 1
Still you could have seen something interesting wiskey. The one on the picture here is most likely a promo LP, aslo backed up by the comments from record Collector and Luca. But do you remember if the psych 3D picture was there or if the front had the STONES text as on the picture?
It can very well be so that the promo version has the STONES text on front and then there may be another version, like production version made in extremely few copies that you saw down under? Just speculating here, but everything is possible with Stones LP's. That I have learned through the years, do not be surpriced if the unexpected turns up
Rik,on the copy I saw the silk was on the outside surounding the 3D pic. Over the coming week I will make up another mock up copy like i did once before to show to an IORR member, that resembles what I saw, bearing in mind what I saw was much better. Thats about all I can give, I have no other pic or info. Its very possible someone made a oneoff boot, but that doesnt explain the green and gold label. Lets hope one day all will be revealed if i ever see it again, or someone else comes up with it.