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…