Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Yes - High Vibration SACD Box Set Packaging


From the pic on the previous posting its obvious the albums in this set are not packaged as papersleeve mini LP replicas as has been reported elsewehere. They are all packaged in standard jewel cases. To some this will be dissapointing as the Japanese do papersleeves so well. For me I have a set of those as per the SHM releases of a few years back. So no problem for me. Each jewel case has a replica of the original vinyl artwork reporoduced on a single fold card. The card is actually quite robust and the printing is very good. The exceptions to this are Yessongs, which has a 4 page book replicating all of Roger Deans artwork. The actual layout of this disc is very similar to Joe Gastwirts Atlantic remaster from the 90's. Also, Going for the One has a double folded sheet replicating the original LP gatefold design. The 220 page booklet has text in Japanese of course. But, actually most of the booklet is made up of good colour reproductions of the vinyl LP labels, album inserts and lyrics, both in English and Japanese. Its interesting, there is a photo at the end of the booklet which is of the master for The Gates of Delerium. It does say stereo copy, with Porky (remember Porky's Prime Cuts) as the engineer, so these may be production copies, which were used for these transfers.





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