Annihilator - Alice in Hell: bootleg?

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Annihilator - Alice in Hell: bootleg?

Post#1 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:16 am

I recently bought a copy of this album off a seller on Amazon who claimed to be selling an original copy, or at least some early pressing. He said that he received the album from Important Records Distributors when he was running a shop in New York, yet I still doubt its authenticity.

All the authentic copies that I see have a clear, transparent inner ring on the disc. This copy's inner ring is a mirrored surface. Here are some images of the top surface of the disc as well as the matrix code.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yls6sot4tx5zb ... 5.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/m62qxmzmfrse0 ... 7.jpg?dl=0

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Re: Annihilator - Alice in Hell: bootleg?

Post#2 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:31 pm

Looks like a legit copy to me. Fonttype also matches the originals.
Many Roadrunner/Roadracer cd's have, besides the clear innerrings, pressings with mirrorsurfaced innerrings.
The ones I have are (original) repressings. Some with, some without IFPI.

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Re: Annihilator - Alice in Hell: bootleg?

Post#3 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:54 pm

Why would you think this is questionable? I have yet to see a bootleg with a mirrored center hub.

It's just a later repress from the early 90's.

Like MetalDelight stated, this was common practice from Roadrunner.
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Re: Annihilator - Alice in Hell: bootleg?

Post#4 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:25 pm

Avenger wrote:Why would you think this is questionable? I have yet to see a bootleg with a mirrored center hub.


I don't know much about bootlegs or pressing information history, so I figured it would be wise to ask people who know better. The disc I received didn't look like ones I saw on Discogs (and the seller told me that the inner ring was clear when I asked).

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