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Old 21st August 2019
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Originally Posted by Brent Hahn View Post
When it was a full court press to get multiple sets of parts to plants all over the world on a tight deadline for a big international release, there often would be some of each. All-analogue, analogue through ddl, or 1610/1630 through ddl. No telling what plants got what. At the time, nobody cared.

And the artists who got released internationally in huge quantities with massive promotion and a single worldwide release date were -- stands to reason -- the biggest ones.
Thanks, that makes sense. I suspect then, the paths varied across different plants, not within one plant.
I can even recall an unlicensed post-USSR Sting release on vinyl where the A side was fine, but the B side was flat as a pancake in terms of 3d. Obviously, different sources. Here's the release: https://www.discogs.com/Sting-Sting/release/8857421