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Mallcore Kid

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:13 am 

Can anyone define and clarify for me the differences between reissue, repress, and re-release?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:45 am 

To my knowledge all three are largely synonymous. A repress may suggest a more immediate, similar quality to the original release, though, i.e. another batch of copies, but I'm not sure on that one. I'd stick with "re-release" and "reissue".
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Madder Max

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:58 am 

"Repress" generally refers to a renewed quantity of releases when the earlier one ran out - often by the same label that released the original. Reissues and rereleases refer more to differing formats/tracklists, and labels and distributors releasing them.

Just put "rerelease" if you're not sure. :p
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