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Sade - Diamond Life

I saw Sade's Diamond Life at my local music store. But I have no idea how to tell the original from the remaster.

Nowhere on the CD does it mention "remastered" or the remaster year, it just states © 1984 on the back. The CD number is 500595 2 so I did a google search after I went home. The problem is that both the remasters and the original have the same number!

Website listing 500595 2 as both
http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/sade/diamond_life/

A website listing 500595 2 as the 1984 original
http://lescharts.com/showitem.asp?interpre...+Life&cat=a

A website listing 500595 2 as a 2000 remaster
http://strongerthanparadise.blog122.fc2.co...og-entry-5.html (Just press Ctrl+F to search and type in 500595)

So anyone has any tips on telling them apart? Or is it even a remaster? Since all I see is © 1984, could it be just a reissue?

(PS: posted this in General Music, but I realized none of the posts show up on the what's new page)

Sade - Diamond Life

Reply #1
The problem is that both the remasters and the original have the same number!

Website listing 500595 2 as both
http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/sade/diamond_life/

So anyone has any tips on telling them apart? Or is it even a remaster? Since all I see is © 1984, could it be just a reissue?

(PS: posted this in General Music, but I realized none of the posts show up on the what's new page)


Not sure what you mean by having the same number on the website you linked to ... it clearly shows:

1990 - Original CD Release on Portrait  - RK 39581
2000 - Remastered - 500595-2

Maybe I'm misunderstanding your post?

I have the original Portrait CD (RK 39581), and I can confirm that the image posted on that website is the cover image on my CD (it shows the Compact Disc logo + "Digitally Mastered Analog Recording" in the upper, right-front corner). See here:

http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/sade/diamond_life_f1/

I don't think the newer release has the information on the front cover.

Edit:

I apologize ... I was being US-centric ... I see the British release with the same number. Perhaps the cover art still distinguishes the two?

 

Sade - Diamond Life

Reply #2
Yeah, it seems that the CD logo is the method for distributing the 1984 and 2000 releases.

Does anyone own the 2000 release (with no CD logo)? Is it just a re-release or a remaster?

 
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