First catalog number on cover. Second catalog number on labels.
Differences from other releases: Labels Back cover legal statement has only 3 lines of text instead of 4. Back cover only lists Columbia and Daft Punk.
Gatefold sleeve. Booklet includes complete lyrics. Includes a code for downloading the album in MP3, 320 kbps.
Sealed copies have a sticker on the front: The new album from DAFT PUNK. Feat. Get Lucky & Lose Yourself To Dance Daft Punk 180 gram double vinyl Also includes digital download. 88883716861 S1
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With little info shared regarding the different cuts I took it upon myself to seek them out and compare. The idea that some proclaim the original Chab cut to be superior to Bens later 2021 cut is as far as I can tell completely overblown. I have both and after some switching between records I felt I couldnt say anything definitive over the Turntable. So I made some needledrops, normalized them, lined them up and switched instantly between them. Still, there is barely any difference here worth mentioning but if I had to say something its that the drums can have a bit more snap and punch on certain tracks of Bens cut while vocals can be slightly louder on Chabs. This varies though and I mainly tested A2, B2 and B3. While I do like present vocals, on B3 they actually become sibilant on the original while the 2021 cut is much more pleasant to listen to. In all other regards, they are near identical as far as I can tell. Theres no more dynamics on the original like some claim, or lack of distortion on Contact, or much greater clarity for that matter, they are pretty much the same. I do like the poly inners but thats about the only advantage it has since my new release came in perfect anyway. It all makes sense too. If you look up these engineers you will see that they all work at Translab in France and both were probably afforded the same source and equipment. I would hazard a guess the same goes for the 2017 Gopher cut as well. Bottom line is, dont worry about sound differences between these pressings too much, but if you want an original for collecting an easy way to tell is the lack of the Sony Music logo on the back of the sleeve.
Equipment Used: Technics SL-1210GR Turntable with ATVM95ML Cartridge iFi iPhono 2 RIAA Cyrus 2 Amplifier System Fidelity SF-3050 Tower Speakers
This is one of the greatest pressings in my collection, in a different way than Discovery is. The dynamics of the vocals are incredibly powerful; when Pharrell says "Sweat, sweat, sweat" you FEEL those punctuated syllables. This is just unbelievably good, I can't describe it my god. (1993-2021)