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Thread started 06/01/11 12:35am

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Question about the Batman Soundtrack Tin

So I was considering buying the Batman soundtrack tin version. (The rare version of it that comes in the collectors tin) But I was just curious, does it come with any bonus tracks? Or anything else worth getting it for beyond the tin itself? Let me know guys. smile Thanks!

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Reply #1 posted 06/01/11 12:42am

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No, it doesn't have any extra tracks. It's also not very rare as they ended up in cut-out bins quite frequently. The cut-outs will have a dented can, not a hole. The sound on the Batman tin pressing(s) is documented to be sub-par compared to the jewel-case disc as well.

The booklet is very nice, and the disc art is cool.

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Reply #2 posted 06/01/11 1:46am

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squirrelgrease said:

they ended up in cut-out bins quite frequently. The cut-outs will have a dented can, not a hole.

I almost bought one once but was put off when I noticed that bloody drill dent on the front!

Whoever thought of defacing a collectors item needs shooting.

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Reply #3 posted 06/01/11 1:51am

purpledoveuk

swdee said:



squirrelgrease said:


they ended up in cut-out bins quite frequently. The cut-outs will have a dented can, not a hole.



I almost bought one once but was put off when I noticed that bloody drill dent on the front!


Whoever thought of defacing a collectors item needs shooting.




I'm not sure I understand the dent Vs hole comment

But mine is indeed slightly dented...but then I bought it for £1 still sealed so I can't complain too much
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Reply #4 posted 06/01/11 2:23am

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squirrelgrease said:

No, it doesn't have any extra tracks. It's also not very rare as they ended up in cut-out bins quite frequently. The cut-outs will have a dented can, not a hole. The sound on the Batman tin pressing(s) is documented to be sub-par compared to the jewel-case disc as well.

Huh?!.... I never knew this! I'm excited to compare them later!! geek

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Reply #5 posted 06/01/11 2:51am

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I have the jewel case and the actual CD has the batman logo filling the entire disk surface.

Was this the norm?

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Reply #6 posted 06/01/11 2:55am

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Reply #7 posted 06/01/11 2:57am

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I remember seeing alot of these back in 1989 but I never bought it.I might have gotten one if it had some bonus tracks.

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Reply #8 posted 06/01/11 3:12am

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PRNelson said:

I have the jewel case and the actual CD has the batman logo filling the entire disk surface.

Was this the norm?

That's probably the German limited edition. Most jewel case CDs had a smaller Bat logo.

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Reply #9 posted 06/01/11 3:19am

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purpledoveuk said:

swdee said:

I almost bought one once but was put off when I noticed that bloody drill dent on the front!

Whoever thought of defacing a collectors item needs shooting.

I'm not sure I understand the dent Vs hole comment But mine is indeed slightly dented...but then I bought it for £1 still sealed so I can't complain too much

Some cut-out CDs have a saw slice in the case, some have a small puncture and others just have a hole punched in the barcode. These "cut-out" Bat Tins were punched with something in order to dent the metal instead of the usual slice or hole that a jewel case would receive.

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Reply #10 posted 06/01/11 3:22am

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squirrelgrease said:

The sound on the Batman tin pressing(s) is documented to be sub-par compared to the jewel-case disc as well.

That is interesting, I never heard that before.

I still see these on ebay for outrageous prices, then a week later the seller has dropped it to £2 or something. lol

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Reply #11 posted 06/01/11 3:25am

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TheDigitalGardener said:

squirrelgrease said:

The sound on the Batman tin pressing(s) is documented to be sub-par compared to the jewel-case disc as well.

That is interesting, I never heard that before.

I still see these on ebay for outrageous prices, then a week later the seller has dropped it to £2 or something. lol

Apparently "Limited Edition" meant they were limited to how many they could sell. evillol

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Reply #12 posted 06/01/11 3:41am

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squirrelgrease said:

TheDigitalGardener said:

That is interesting, I never heard that before.

I still see these on ebay for outrageous prices, then a week later the seller has dropped it to £2 or something. lol

Apparently "Limited Edition" meant they were limited to how many they could sell. evillol

Maybe Prince has a stack of them. He throws away the cd and book and uses the tins for his make up. Attach a little brush to the lid and hey presto.

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Reply #13 posted 06/01/11 3:50am

purpledoveuk

squirrelgrease said:



purpledoveuk said:


swdee said:


I almost bought one once but was put off when I noticed that bloody drill dent on the front!


Whoever thought of defacing a collectors item needs shooting.



I'm not sure I understand the dent Vs hole comment But mine is indeed slightly dented...but then I bought it for £1 still sealed so I can't complain too much


Some cut-out CDs have a saw slice in the case, some have a small puncture and others just have a hole punched in the barcode. These "cut-out" Bat Tins were punched with something in order to dent the metal instead of the usual slice or hole that a jewel case would receive.




Oh I see, I never knew that. Mine does indeed have a tiny dent in the edge of the tin but it's almost unnoticeable. Got it fir £1 sealed at a record fair and I've noticed no difference between any of my original silver, yellow symbol or grey symbol versions
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Reply #14 posted 06/02/11 11:54am

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squirrelgrease said:

PRNelson said:

I have the jewel case and the actual CD has the batman logo filling the entire disk surface.

Was this the norm?

That's probably the German limited edition. Most jewel case CDs had a smaller Bat logo.

OOoh! Does this mean I can retire early? pray haha

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Reply #15 posted 06/02/11 1:53pm

purpledoveuk

PRNelson said:



squirrelgrease said:




PRNelson said:


I have the jewel case and the actual CD has the batman logo filling the entire disk surface.


Was this the norm?




That's probably the German limited edition. Most jewel case CDs had a smaller Bat logo.





OOoh! Does this mean I can retire early? pray haha




I have 3 versions - a normal silver cd with little bat logo and writing, a full disc batlogo in yellow and black and the tin version in grey and black...the only one that was billed as ltd is the tin.

Better get that letter of resignation back smile
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Reply #16 posted 06/02/11 3:22pm

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squirrelgrease said:

No, it doesn't have any extra tracks. It's also not very rare as they ended up in cut-out bins quite frequently. The cut-outs will have a dented can, not a hole. The sound on the Batman tin pressing(s) is documented to be sub-par compared to the jewel-case disc as well.

The booklet is very nice, and the disc art is cool.

I bought this in 1989 instead of the jewel case version (had to choose back then), but was very disappointed the way this disk sits in the can with nothing to hold it in place. I later had to get the standard jewel case version. The booklets are also different and I like the booklet of the standard version better.

I didn't know that about the sound. Have to compare now...

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Reply #17 posted 06/02/11 8:13pm

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purpledoveuk said:

PRNelson said:

OOoh! Does this mean I can retire early? pray haha

I have 3 versions - a normal silver cd with little bat logo and writing, a full disc batlogo in yellow and black and the tin version in grey and black...the only one that was billed as ltd is the tin. Better get that letter of resignation back smile

I'd bet my right nut that the disc with the large yellow logo disc is more rare than the black-on-black tuna can version, if only for the reason that people held onto the "collectible" tin and it could be had at a deep discount after the cut-out process. wink

I don't have that German* pressing (the tray art says "France"), so I was going off information from this great site (note the "Limited" sticker): http://aprilsnow035.ueuo....n/1118.htm

But, yeah... no one's gonna get rich off of any commercial Batman CD.

*I don't know why aprilsnow lists it as German but the back art says France. hmmm

http://www.aprilsnow.be/colref/colref_prince.htm

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Reply #18 posted 06/02/11 8:17pm

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fms said:

squirrelgrease said:

No, it doesn't have any extra tracks. It's also not very rare as they ended up in cut-out bins quite frequently. The cut-outs will have a dented can, not a hole. The sound on the Batman tin pressing(s) is documented to be sub-par compared to the jewel-case disc as well.

The booklet is very nice, and the disc art is cool.

I bought this in 1989 instead of the jewel case version (had to choose back then), but was very disappointed the way this disk sits in the can with nothing to hold it in place. I later had to get the standard jewel case version. The booklets are also different and I like the booklet of the standard version better.

I didn't know that about the sound. Have to compare now...

Yep. I put my tin CD in a jewel case right away after seeing how the can might mess it up or get damaged. Same with my Crystal Ball discs. Kinda anal. lol

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Reply #19 posted 06/02/11 10:27pm

purpledoveuk

One little suprise that I didn't notice for a few YEARS was the black BATMAN writing on the back of the jewel case version...it wasn't until the box needed replacing that I took the back inlay out and could see it
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Reply #20 posted 06/03/11 8:23am

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squirrelgrease said:

*I don't know why aprilsnow lists it as German but the back art says France. hmmm

http://www.aprilsnow.be/colref/colref_prince.htm

I could be wrong, but, I think maybe that means pressed in Germany for distribution in France...

Perhaps someone in Europe should answer, I'm not sure on this.

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