Just have a look to the matrixnr. of this album. Its XARL6-6619/1 for side 1 and XARL6-6620/3 for side 2. I think its a kind of strange matrixnr. for an uk pressing. Normally its always xarl-6619-1a or xarl-6620-2a . Can you explain this , Jan?
Damn. I tried to get a picture from the matrixnr. with my gsm camera,(because i don't have a digital camera), but i don't get a sharp picture of it. My brother has a digital camera,and i see him monday at work. I ask him to get the pictures of it . So, mondayevening you see the photos of the matrix nr. Sorry guys. The nrs. are exactly the same i described above. Do you know what the meaning is of this strange combination JR?
Post by janrichards on Feb 21, 2011 20:16:00 GMT 1
THAT is a first for me
Never seen before. The label is know and documented on my page. S1/D4/V2 for side one and S2/D4/V2 for side two. Well, my labels are on a grooved LP and yours is a nongrooved which really does not matter. But it does but a time frame on the LP to 1968 or 1969 IF it is an UK pressing
BUT, the matrix numbers are strange. I'd say that the vinyl is pressed in another country, like maybe Holland or Belgium and the labels would be left overs from Decca in UK?? Just speculating here.
I think that we should have a look now on Dutch / Belgium original LP's. How does the matrix numbers look on them? I do not have any 60's original pressings in my collection, so You have to look at your copies.
I'm out of this ,guys. I have a dutch record that called " Rolling Stones 3" from 1965, This lp has the same songs like " Rolling Stones no2" (uk). Only this dutch lp has a different sleeve, and a blue dutch decca label. But the matrix nrs. are EXACTLY the same as the pictures here above. So i came to the conclusion; Why they used uk labels on the added pictures here above, and also the sleeve is an original rolling stones no 2 uk sleeve. I think that this one is an export lp. Printed in England for the dutch market.( I can be wrong)
Post by janrichards on Feb 23, 2011 22:19:35 GMT 1
If the LP would have been printed in UK, then it would have had the same Matrix numbers as an UK Decca. There was only one pressing plant in UK and the same stampers were used on all LP's Just have a look on a London lable record pressed by Decca in UK, they have the same number system as the normal Decca label LP's. This LP has for sure been pressen in Holland. Now why it has the UK Decca label, that is the question? For some reason Decca sent a set of labels to Holland, but why??? The year of pressing is also open, the nongrooved UK were made 1968 and 1969 but I don't know about the Dutch LP's? Did they also have grooved & nongrooved pressings?
The dutch lp's has never a grooved label, Jan. This dutch lp ( rolling stones 3) is an original 1965 mono lp with blue decca labels. They also available in stereo. In holland, they never used red labels for mono lp's. Its a mystery why this one has a uk label, and the sleeve is also an original uk sleeve. ( the traditional rolling stones no 2 sleeve).