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I was lucky enough to finally get a copy of the silver splattered US vinyl from Newburry/Caldo Verde (now there is a regular US release on black vinyl from CV, too) and to my surprise it differs in quite some aspects from the European Rough Trade pressing.
Both feature the blown-up CD image, which does not look very nice.
Besides that, the EU is a standard sleeve with the records placed in paper sleeves, while the US has a gatefold jacket, using the sleeves motifs of the EU version. The records are carried in antistatic black innersleeves.
Naturally, the US doesn´t carry the Rough Trade logo on the back, but has a sticker from Newburry with quoting the limitation of 300 copies.
The EU is just a replica of the CD back, while the US has the title JESU/SKL on the back and tracklisting with Sides A-D.
While the EU weighs 180g, the US weighs standard... I guess 120-130g
Both sound pretty equal... both do not belong to audiophile sounding records, they´re average. The US has some more background noise, while the EU has more pops and crackles.
This is quite interesting. While the EU preserves the original CD album order, the US does not!
Here, SALLY is placed on Side D as first track, followed by the final BEAUTIFUL YOU.
I like the original order with EXODUS/BEAUTIFUL YOU much more as both have a soft and tender structure.
Additionally, the EU begins with two tracks on A, while the US has three. This means that ALL sides from both release have a different track listing!