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Topic: Minor change or comment
As a final nail in the coffin for my neat theory regarding the manufacturing defect and the two different pressings of Canada's RIVERSON, my German connection now says that copies of the earlier '360 label' pressing do exist without the defect on S1T6; this was further verified by another European collector.
So basically we're back at square 1, but a good deal of confirmed data has nevertheless been produced. Riverson exists in two different pressings, but these both came from the same stamper, and the 'repeat skip' (or 'stick') error can be found with copies from both the first and the second pressing. Conversely, copies without this defect can also be found with both pressings, and this leaves the collector with the only option to actually play the disc in order to determine if the repeat skip is present (it is not visible to the eye).
Scroll down a few pages for more on this affair, but what you just read here represents the most recent word on the matter.