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andy1

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Slow Motion Promo?
« on: April 27, 2008, 09:07:58 PM »
Hi. Hope someone can help with a couple of queries.

Firstly,  are there promo's or white lables of the slow motion lp that have a different mix to the official release?  I seem to remember reading somewhere that some may have had a gatefold sleeve.  Also, did Man's Scandinavian releases appear on the RCA label?

Can anyone shed any light on the above?

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Re: Slow Motion Promo?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008, 12:27:53 AM »
Hi Andy. It's hard to prove a negative, so all I could really say at this point is that I've seen no evidence to suggest any of your queries would have a positive outcome.

There are a good few variations on the Slow Motion theme, but these are all differences in the packaging rather than the content. The white labels and promo versions are off the same matrix press as the general release. I'm not aware of any different mixes of the album, but there are some variations in timing of the singles mixes, Day And Night being particularly variable. Diligent research by another Forum contributor has shown even these to be not quite as different as was previously thought.

The gatefold sleeve suggestion probably came about as a result of the UAG29765 reference, which indicates UA had originally planned it as a gatefold. This was quashed by all the shenanigans with the Rick Griffin cover painting. I don't believe any gatefolds were ever issued. The USA and Canada editions (both LA 345 G) also suggest an intended gatefold release there, but single sleeves were all that escaped.

There's no record (forgive the pun) of any MAN releases being issued on the RCA label. Not yet anyway.
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Re: Slow Motion Promo?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2008, 04:18:07 PM »
Actually there is a white label pressing of SM with different mixes.  I have a cassette of this which was recorded years ago by someone who had a copy of it.  The track with the most noticeable difference is 'Hard Way To Die' which is missing part of the guitar riif on the intro. The other different mixes are more subtle.  The LP is mentioned in the 'Man Miscellaneous' section of 'Mannerisms' 
 

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Re: Slow Motion Promo?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2008, 02:03:20 PM »
I dug out the tape (it's actually labelled 'Slow Motion acetate') last night.  I'd forgotten that the other main difference is the sax solo in 'Rock and Roll You Out'.  The release sheet for the Esoteric remaster lists a 'first mix' version of this track on CD2 - presumably this is this sax mix.