What a disappointment!

Record labels aren’t simply glued onto the center surface of the album — they’re attached when the vinyl is still hot, sort of seared onto the discs. This copy of Mermaid Avenue had a disastrously mis-placed label, leaving the “Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key” unplayable!


Fortunately, the customer who bought it here at Hymie’s came back and talked to us about it — we were able to give her money back, but not able to get another copy as our supplier was out of them — another disappointment. Those Rhino reissues are great, but they seem to come and go!

Anyways, if you ever buy a new LP here and find a pressing defect, please let us know. These kind of problems are rare, but they do happen, and we’d like you to have a nice copy of the album you wanted to hear.

And now we have an almost-perfect copy of Mermaid Avenue to play in the shop…

  1. Jeff’s avatar

    Reminds me of the trouble I had with Los Lobos’ “How Will The Wolf Survive?” in the mid-’80s in Madison, WI. Wouldn’t track properly on my turntable. Took it back to the record store. They exchanged it. That one wouldn’t track properly, either. Took it back. Got the evil eye from the record store. Hey, I told them, I have hundreds of records that play properly, but not these. Pretty sure I got another copy, but I no longer have it.


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