⇱ return to Phil Collins: ...But Seriously (1989) - CD releases

➦ Phil Collins: ...But Seriously, Atlantic 7 82050-2 U.S. CD long box (Disc manufactured in U.S.A.)

Images of the CD and long box (click image to enlarge)

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front rear cd 
CD outside CD inside


Label Atlantic IFPI Mastering SID (details)
Not present
Distributor Atlantic Recording Corporation IFPI Mould SID (details) Not present
Reference 82050-2 Matrix numbers 3 82050-2 SRC-01
Country of manufacture USA Price codes (details) Not present
Country of the release USA
Label Code (LC) (details) Not present
Year of release 1989 SPARS Codes (details) Not present
CD manufacturer WEA Manufacturing Inc. Right society (details) Not present
CD variation No Barcode 0 7567-82050-2 6
Rear insert (print) Not present Booklet/print Printed in U.S.A
Packaging Paper box with flaps Sticker Applied on the long box

Release notes

Please note: This entry focuses on the entire CD long box releases of ...But Seriously issued in the United Stated.

Long box CD release of ...But Seriously has been issued in the United States along with premiere of the album. The CD, however, was priced a little bit more than a regular CD (without the long box packaging). I also believe that later years brought another re-issue, with the CD sealed inside the long box. This entry is for first CD long box release of the title.

long box flap

Phil Collins - But Seriously, long box flap

The entire release was manufactured in the United States and has never been sold outside of America. The disc is manufactured by WEA manufacturing Inc. The catalogue number printed on the long box spine (and flaps) is 7 82050-2. The disc and sticker, however, have 82050-2 printed instead.


Original sticker present on the packaging (click image to enlarge)

Originally, the long box was released with sticker on top announcing "Plus 2 Extra Tracks". Some releases had the sticker applied on shrink wrap, but the first batch had the sticker directly on the packaging. Releases re-issued in the early 1990s where without the sticker, but with a small red and yellow square sticker on the outside of the long box.

CD  inside long box

Presented CD was inserted into the long box without shrink wrap.

Because ...But Seriously was originally released in 1989, there is still chance to find the long box release. I have seen several copies over the years, although long boxes where often destroyed by owners and became hard to locate these days.

Long box variation

There is one more long box variation that I know off but I am still looking for it.

Rarity rating

★  ★  ★  ☆  ☆ 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★  ➠ the CD is extremely hard to find
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆  ➠ the CD is hard to find and present a challenge
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆  ➠ the CD is not common and require searching
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆  ➠ the CD is relatively common
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  ➠ the CD is very easy to find
Please be advised that the rarity rating is based only on my experience and may vary from others opinion. Please also consider that the CD rarity is changing. Some CD releases became more or less available over the years.