Question about METALLICA's Ride The Lightning Tape

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Question about METALLICA's Ride The Lightning Tape

Post#1 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:12 pm

A friend of mine bought this Ride Lightning Tape from 1984 to another guy, who claimed this to be 100% original 1984's Music For Nations' release and no bootleg.
Ok, he got the tape but comparing with this one from Discogs there are many differences:
http://www.discogs.com/Metallica-Ride-T ... se/1592958

· Tape is transparent/black, with tampography instead of stickers
· Tracklist separated by a barcode
· Music For Nations address is completely different. This address seems to be current MFN real address though

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My question is, were there different presses in 1984? Is Discogs one fake or is my friend's tape fake??
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Re: Question about METALLICA's Ride The Lightning Tape

Post#2 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:45 pm

I'm not an expert, but it's obviously a much later original version.I'm almost sure that there were no barcodes on cassetes in 1984, nor "transparent" tapes. However, this statement is based alone on my poor 80's cassete-experience and in the fact that I bought similar tapes from Music For Nations, only in the early 90's. Maybe, a specialist could clarify things a bit more.
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Re: Question about METALLICA's Ride The Lightning Tape

Post#3 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:57 pm

Priamos wrote:I'm not an expert, but it's obviously a much later original version.I'm almost sure that there were no barcodes on cassetes in 1984, nor "transparent" tapes. However, this statement is based alone on my poor 80's cassete-experience and in the fact that I bought similar tapes from Music For Nations, only in the early 90's. Maybe, a specialist could clarify things a bit more.
That's what I was thinking about, he has been cheated, let's see some more opinions before I give him the bad news. Thanks!!!
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Re: Question about METALLICA's Ride The Lightning Tape

Post#4 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:26 pm

http://www.discogs.com/Metallica-Ride-T ... se/5659802

It's a later press, with "vertically extended cover picture and "Bells Toll" misprint on sleeve".

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Re: Question about METALLICA's Ride The Lightning Tape

Post#5 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:18 pm

Helstar wrote:http://www.discogs.com/Metallica-Ride-T ... se/5659802

It's a later press, with "vertically extended cover picture and "Bells Toll" misprint on sleeve".
Damn, how couldn't I see that was on Discogs? Thanks Helstar, sorry for my friend.
Anyone has a clue about that Take Out Music label???
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