This is being released through Music On Vinyl and not UMG (hence a catalogue number of MOVLP1919). I don't think the same outrageous delays apply to this release as they do with the UMG vinylSo let me get this straight; they are taking pre-orders of this and will hold on to people's money for another God-Only-Knows how many more months?! OUTRAGEOUS!! UMG, Richard Carpenter, and all the powers that be behind these vinyl projects have a lot of nerve to introduce this when we've waited 6 months with no valid explanation for the RPO vinyl. Very bad form and sh***y customer service!!
The CD version of this collection was released by USM, a division of Universal Music. So it’s interesting that for the vinyl, they’ve switched to Music On Vinyl. It is official as it’s the same identical release (save for slightly different tracklist due to vinyl space limitations), right down to the logo, title and cover art. What’s more, the vinyl rear sleeve also mentions USM and Universal Music, as well as Music On Vinyl. It would appear then that Music On Vinyl is simply another division of Universal Music.RC has got to be making money on this, otherwise he would have his team of lawyers all over it.
They are not related in any way. It's one of two situations--MOV licenses UMe product, or MOV presses the vinyl on UMe's behalf. Same procedure at all the vinyl reissue labels (think Analogue Productions, Mobile Fidelity, ORG, and a dozen or two others).It would appear then that Music On Vinyl is simply another division of Universal Music.
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