VU Half Speed Mastered 2019 LP's

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VU Half Speed Mastered 2019 LP's

Post by gazatthebop » 25 Dec 2019 19:23

Are these half speed mastered Abbey Road albums appearing fake/counterfeit? There's no mention on the official Abbey Road pages

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Re: VU Half Speed Mastered 2019 LP's

Post by iaredatsun » 26 Dec 2019 13:04

gazatthebop wrote:
25 Dec 2019 19:23
Are these half speed mastered Abbey Road albums appearing fake/counterfeit? There's no mention on the official Abbey Road pages
Where have you seen them?

I can only find mention on this Greek site:

https://www.ianos.gr/the-velvet-undergr ... 82737.html

It's not listed on the Abbey Road half-speed webpage, but it could be out-of-date.

https://shop.abbeyroad.com/Vinyl/

In my experience the AR 1/2 speeds are not always great. (i.e Faust s/t). But I would be interested if it were true.
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Re: VU Half Speed Mastered 2019 LP's

Post by iaredatsun » 26 Dec 2019 13:23

This begins to look a bit more convincing:

https://www.discogs.com/The-Velvet-Unde ... e/14341581

https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/14398110?ev=rb

https://www.discogs.com/The-Velvet-Unde ... e/14398068

They are listed as Republic Records which is a UMG subsidiary.
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Re: VU Half Speed Mastered 2019 LP's

Post by gazatthebop » 26 Dec 2019 15:38

why aren't they on the abbey road website, i think they're fake

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Re: VU Half Speed Mastered 2019 LP's

Post by iaredatsun » 26 Dec 2019 19:22

gazatthebop wrote:
26 Dec 2019 15:38
why aren't they on the abbey road website, i think they're fake
Maybe Abbey Road are slow to update their site? However you are probably right to be cautious.
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Re: VU Half Speed Mastered 2019 LP's

Post by iaredatsun » 26 Dec 2019 19:43

I've fired off a few emails to people who claim to have it or are selling it, to see what response I get.
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Post by iaredatsun » 26 Dec 2019 20:26

The thing that makes me suspicious is that most copies are coming from different entities in Greece. Why would they have them for sale before almost anyone else?
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Re: VU Half Speed Mastered 2019 LP's

Post by iaredatsun » 27 Dec 2019 07:40

At the risk of over-posting to this thread, I'll add this - a reply from the person who created the discogs entry for the vu&n (and the other two albums).

'The album is 100% genuine and disributed via Universal Greece along 2 more VU albums.
My copy is sealed so i can't provide the info that you ask.'
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Re: VU Half Speed Mastered 2019 LP's

Post by gazatthebop » 27 Dec 2019 12:43

It will be interesting to know whether it was pressed in Greece. Maybe some more info will surface

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Re: VU Half Speed Mastered 2019 LP's

Post by iaredatsun » 27 Dec 2019 15:24

gazatthebop wrote:
27 Dec 2019 12:43
It will be interesting to know whether it was pressed in Greece. Maybe some more info will surface
I was told by someone at UMG that they are using a Dutch pressing plant now. I would have thought that it will arrive in the Uk and other places soon. I can get some real information from UMG when they go back to work after the New Year.
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