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2 years 6 months ago in Community

I had a question for anyone who knows.. maybe mr mohs?. I have been looking at vinyl Doors albums on ebay and I was curious...How can you tell what a 1st pressing Doors Vinyl is? Which Elektra label symbolizes a 1st pressing of each album? I have seen the gold/brown, red, black and red and butterfly labels.


2 years 6 months ago

Thank you for all the information everyone :)

2 years 6 months ago

Maybe a good tip is to check in this link:
There you get a list with all the version year by year and with all the important info about it. This is the site I use, I hope it can help you.

2 years 6 months ago

as i recall the Electra labels
I just assumed the company
changed them over the years
The 60's were gold
then the 70's seem like they
went to the butterfly
maybe to red in the 80's?

O my sequential pressing number
on the lead out margin as got to be wrong
they used a master metallic disc to press the vinyl
& If they did use two
then I'm sure the code on that metallic plates would be different
but I don’t think the technology was advanced enough
to allow for sequential numbering

might be wrong
may not quite be right

2 years 6 months ago

Well it is really great question, Kelle
Unfortunately I don’t have a definitive answer.

There are numbers imprinted at the end of the record,
in the margin, on a l.p.
I don’t know how to read these numbers>
But an educated guess would be
That those numbers
indicate a sequential order of stampings?

If you got a “Waiting For the Sun”
with 521 stamping
You just dug a treasure!

My feeling is the person who going to have the answer is Bears
and now you have me way interested

2 years 6 months ago

Also curious, Kel. Thanks for posting, I hope someone will share their knowledge... waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting.

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