Saturday, June 16, 2012

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Though Inside Out's only release came out in 1990, the record sounded nothing like any of the bands the members had previously been in during the late 1980s. This record (along with Judge's "Bringin' It Down" amongst others) was one of the truly influential records on what the 90s hardcore sound would become: much more in the metal vein. While the layout of Inside Out's record wasn't a huge difference when they switched formats to CD, there were some changes.

Both versions featured the same live photo of Zack on the front but original version on vinyl featured a blue logo as opposed to the CDs red. When the CD was first pressed, it also had a blue logo (with no border) but was eventually changed to red. There was also a blue border and tint to the photo would also be dropped for the CD version.

Vinyl                                                                                                                                                     CD

The back was more or less the same minus a color change or two. The CD version had more songs than the 7 inch so the additional song titles were added as well as the change of address for the label (the label relocated to Huntington Beach from New Haven).

Vinyl                                                                                                                                                      CD

Now here's where the big difference comes in. The vinyl version featured a full size live photo of Vic jumping and four additional photos of each band member. The photo of Vic was also used on the back of a shirt. The CD version features the famous photo of Zack and Vic that was also used on a tshirt by Revelation. There was no text on the vinyl insert while there was on the CD as you can see.

Vinyl                                                                                                                                                      CD

Lastly, the lyric insert was relatively the same minus the fact that the CD version had additional songs so the lyrics were included. Also, the vinyl version included the names of the band members. That was really the only difference.

I really hope you guys enjoyed this feature and if you'd like to see a specific layout given the complete rundown, let us know.


Emil said...

as always - vinyl wins!


Doesn't mantra have two different covers?

Tim said...

My CD version is in a cardboard cover and has same insert as vinyl also has CT address. back of CD has the color of vinyl but layout of CD in your picture.Not a big deal I figured you would find it insightful.