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PostSubject: Re: 'Sleepwalkers' vinyl   Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:28 pm

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any of you guys got multible copies of the red version? I'd be interested in it if you want to get rid of one (EU preferred)

I think I will have, but will have to wait for the second one to arrive to confirm, which I suspect will be three weeks or so. I’ll come back to you if I do. I’m in the U.K.

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PostSubject: Re: 'Sleepwalkers' vinyl   Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:42 pm

cool! just write me when you know more, thx! (also, got some TGA/BF stuff to trade if you're interested)
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PostSubject: Re: 'Sleepwalkers' vinyl   Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:35 am

I ordered the ‘regular’ LP from Banquet, but have received a double, which I already have on order from Green Hell. Does anyone know if the regular actually exists? I’m very confused now, there were four different pressings listed in various places, but it looks as though there might now only be two?

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PostSubject: Re: 'Sleepwalkers' vinyl   Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:06 am

I don't think a single LP version exists, it's just the double black and double red (indie version). Banquet are now showing the regular version as a double LP.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Sleepwalkers' vinyl   Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:23 am

I think you might be right. I’ve asked Banquet to confirm, because my order definitely says LP regular.

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PostSubject: Re: 'Sleepwalkers' vinyl   Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:34 pm

bobbyjames wrote:
I don't think a single LP version exists, it's just the double black and double red (indie version). Banquet are now showing the regular version as a double LP.

Would make sense from a pressing point of view, but should have been made clear. I certainly wasted some money here.

US and EU pressings are still likely to come from different plants and in different sleeves.

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PostSubject: Re: 'Sleepwalkers' vinyl   Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:18 pm

Also, has anyone seen a "gatefold cover", as announced? Does the red version have one?

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PostSubject: Re: 'Sleepwalkers' vinyl   Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:27 pm

The red one had a gatefold cover, and it’s lovely.

My worry is that if the red US/European pressings are the same then maybe the black will be as well, and I’ll end up with three of them!

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PostSubject: Re: 'Sleepwalkers' vinyl   Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:52 pm

So far I've received the Red version from Banquet (in a gatefold sleeve) and also the black version from Germany with the bonus 7" (which is 2LPs in a single jacket).
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PostSubject: Re: 'Sleepwalkers' vinyl   Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:01 pm

I’ve done a bit of detective work on this (just call me Watson!) and it looks as though there are two separate black pressings, as the US one seems to have a different matrix number to the one that I have (from Germany). I haven’t opened the one from Banquet because it looks to be identical to the other one - at least on the sleeve. So it looks as though there are three separate pressings (plus the 7”) rather than the five that it originally seemed there would be.

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PostSubject: Re: 'Sleepwalkers' vinyl   Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:05 am

OK, slight rant time. I really like the Sleepwalkers hoodie, but it says clearly that it is part of a package with a download of the record, but that download is only available in the US. So I emailed them to ask if there is a separate package for customers outside the US that doesn’t charge for the download.

The response I got was that there isn’t actually any extra cost to the hoodie for the inclusion of the download; the download is complementary. So if you buy a hoodie, you get a free digital version of the record, but if you buy the actual record and have already paid for the music, you still have to pay extra!!!

I honestly have no understanding of how people with so little understanding of customer service are able to stay in business.

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PostSubject: Re: 'Sleepwalkers' vinyl   Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:26 pm

From the US stand point, I just received my delux bundle of Sleepwalkers yesterday. The poster is much smaller than I imagined, and was just rolled and rubber banded so it has some damage but it isn't terrible.

The vinyl packaging is gatefold, double LP pressed on translucent red, 45 RPM. I listened to Sides A-C and was actually very happy with the sound. The packaging is HUGE. The left side of the gatefold holds the individual card print outs for each track (reminds me of Pearl Jam's No Code). I haven't put much time into figuring out which card is which track however, as they are not labeled.

The right side holds the 2 LPs. So it is basically equivalent to a 3-4 LP gatefold, and it doesn't fit in any of my sleeves Mad even my extra large that fit EVERYTHING.

No download card or download link offered from the store which is a HUGE BUMMER. But overall, the vinyl is very nice.
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