Hi, I have given it a thought whether i should mention this here but preventing dissapointment weighs more than letting it go i guess.
On ebay a testpressing of My Own Way is listed with BLACK labels. I am 99,99% sure this is not a Duran Duran test pressing even though it has the matrix code for My Own Way pressed in the wax. A few years back i bought the very same items, also with black labels which i found very odd since the testpressing of 1981 has RED labels and the 1983 reissue testpressing has BLUE labels. When i played my copy it did not play DD on either side, got my money back and could keep the record. I honestly cannot remember anymore what artist was actually featured. It was obviously a pressing mistake.
I wrote the seller a message about this and she/he responded that the one bidder also mentioned this (the label colour) but she cannot test it and she couldn't (or wouldn't?) change the description to add a note about this.
Anyway, do with it what you want.
Small edit: the 1981 single sided test pressings have RED labels and the double sided test pressing has yellow labels.
Last Edit: Mar 28, 2021 5:07:37 GMT -5 by poptrash
Hi Peter, that's funny. Years ago, I've bought this NMA 12" on ebay, expecting the 'My own way' test pressing. After listening, I returned it to the seller and it was fully refunded. But I'm quite sure that I'd dropped a note on that cat# dupe somewhere (most likely on Discogs), which I cannot find anymore...
Anyway, the NMA release seems to be official, packed with a bonus 12" described as 'bootleg' (similar to the 'Duran Goes Dutch' 'bootleg'-style). So EMI picked a cat# already in use...
Hey Guido! Sorry to read your comment was deleted. Happens all the time, i gave up making changes. And there are more, even bigger frustrations about Discogs.
I bought a copy a few years back and found it weird already it had black labels so i informed the seller and got fully refunded as well, but i got to keep the record. Not sure if i still have it though.
I haven't checked out thoroughly what the pages exactly mentioned or meant, i saw 'bootleg' and used it to convince the seller that she wasn't selling what she thought she was selling. In the end the bidder retracted his bid and she was able to change the listing.