if you listen to it on streaming and go to 4:28, you will hear Tom Petty say : "We've come to the point in this album where those listening on cassette, or records, will have to stand up or sit down and turn over the record or tape. In fairness to those listeners, we'll now take a few seconds before we begin side two... Thank you. Here's side two.
this message obviously does not appear on the vinyl and tape versions (I know the latter, because when I was a kid I had the tape version 😅)
I am, unfortunately, relatively unlikely to find the time to fix this, but I thought it was really neat and weird as a clear case where the artist had intent to have different versions for different media.
That may be the only Petty CD I don't have an early pressing of to check the discid. Discogs seems to confirn the run time, but otherwise I would have thought someone just imported the vinyl track times.
I just bought an early CD copy with 4:23 on the cover art so we'll soon find out.
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues had longer versions on the cassette and edits on the CD (due to fear of not fitting on the CD I guess) but then the CD was later repressed with the longer versions. There are similar cases for other CD's when they were worried what would fit and put an edit on the CD. But this is kind of unique in that it is a longer version on the CD.
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wow, that's dedication!
Eh, just realizing something was missing from my collection and curiousity!
So I am guessing there are early 4:23 pressings then later ones with the longer version (maybe with the same artwork).
But there are definitley CD discids with the short version out there.
derwin: https://musicbrainz.org/release/bad818f4-5232-4... is another example - the 8-track version is divided into tracks differently from the other releases, so "Pigs on the Wing" has an extra guitar solo in the middle to link the two parts together
ats: neat! that's a great album, I should listen to it more
Cheezm___: nice find! yeah I didn't exhaustively look for releases with the 4:23 and a discid
When I get my copy, I'll clean up whichever release it matches. In the mean time I've added the annotation to the long version.
With so many discid's on that release, it may be a silent remaster and need to have two releases with the same cover art/barcode, etc. and some disambiguation based on that track length.