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I've always been intrigued by CDs that are released in one form, and then the same album is rereleased with a completely different name and/or artwork.

 

I'm not talking about straight cut-and-dried reissues, but a different look and/or feel.

 

In many cases the original version can be quite scarce as it was only released in the home country of of the band or as a promo.

 

It's just a neat area to collect. What are some of your faves?

 

Mine in no particular order:

 

1. Smilek - Christened by Fire (2000). Then released by Kivel Records as Sentimental Highway.

 

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2. Dennis DeYoung - The Best (1992). Seven years later it was released as Ultimate Collection (which is now OOP as well). Some slight difference in the latter tracks.

 

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3. Gary Hughes - Big Bad Wolf (1989). Rereleased a year later with 3 additional tracks as Strength of Heart. Same record label and, as you can see from the pics, even the same release number.

 

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4. Return - Sing Me a Song (1989). This one came 2 years after its other released CD name "To the Top".

 

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5. Stratovarius - II (1991). Rereleased a year later as "Twilight Time".

 

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Started out as Dear Mr. President and then changed their name to Flesh & Blood. Albums are the same, except the Flesh & Blood version cuts a couple of tracks.

 

 

Dear Mr. President - S/T

 

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Flesh & Blood - Dead White & Blue

 

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Something similar ...:

 

The 2 LP's by the US band HYTS "Hyts" (1983) and "Looking from the Outside" (1985)

 

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were issued on CD as best of/compilation under the band name ELEVEN BLOODY MEN - s/t (1992)

 

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Dying Breed - First Light 1998 Birthright Records

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Monkey Cocktail - Twisted 1998 Birthright Records

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1. Dig

2. Twisted

3. Price On My Head

4. Salvation Road

5. One Of The Living

6. Some Of Us Change

7. I Don't Want You

8. Innocent Kiss

9. Second Thoughts

10. Goodbye

 

Same band members (including Jack Adams of Sgt. Roxx fame) , same year, same label, same song order, but totally different covers and band names.

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EZO - S/T 1987 Geffen Records

 

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1. House Of 1,000 Pleasures

2. Flashback Heart Attack

3. Mr. Midnight

4. Here It Comes

5. I Walk Alone

6. Destroyer

7. Big Changes

8. Kiss of Fire

9. Desiree

 

High Heels - Emotions Can Run Wild 1992 Azone CD

 

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1. Intro Destroyer/Mister Midnight

2. Here It Comes

3. Big Changes

4. House Of 1000 Pleasures

5. Kiss Of Fire

6. I Walk Alone

7. Flashback Heartattack

 

Still don't know the full story here, but looks like someone slapped a new cover on the old EZO release, re-arranged the tracks, and made a few bucks off an illegal release.

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Started out as Dear Mr. President and then changed their name to Flesh & Blood. Albums are the same, except the Flesh & Blood version cuts a couple of tracks.

 

 

Dear Mr. President - S/T

 

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Flesh & Blood - Dead White & Blue

 

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Wow, I never knew that. Owned and absolutely hated each album but never linked them together I don't think.

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Started out as Dear Mr. President and then changed their name to Flesh & Blood. Albums are the same, except the Flesh & Blood version cuts a couple of tracks.

 

 

Dear Mr. President - S/T

 

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Flesh & Blood - Dead White & Blue

 

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Wow, I never knew that. Owned and absolutely hated each album but never linked them together I don't think.

 

Love that Dear Mr. President disc, especially 'Flesh & Blood', which is a killer tune.

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