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➦  Phil Collins: Face Value, Warner Music Australasia 16029, Gold CD tour Edition

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Face Value, spine Face Value, front Face Value, rear Face Value, insert
Face Value, insert Face Value, insert Face Value, disc Face Value, matrix

General notes

Label Warner Music Australasia IFPI Mastering SID (details)
Not present
Distributor Warner Music Australasia IFPI Mould SID (details) IFPI 2661
Reference 16029-2 Matrix numbers 229254939-2 & WME
Country of manufacture Australia Price codes (details) Not present
Country of the release Australia
Label Code (LC) (details) Not present
Year of release 1995 SPARS Codes (details) Not present
CD manufacturer D.A.T.A Australia Right society (details) Not present
CD variation No Barcode 7 2292-5439-2 6
Rear insert (print) Not present Booklet/print Not present
Packaging Jewel case with ball stoppers Booklet 6 page booklet with lyrics

Release notes

The CD was released in Australia in 1995 during Far Side of the World Tour by Phil Collins. This is a special Gold CD edition released to commemorate the Australian tour.

Originally the CD was sold with reflective silver/gold sticker on the front of the jewel case and a barcode printed on the rear insert. The CD is manufactured by D.A.T.A Australia, however, the glass master of this copy is sourced from German (European) CD release. It is highly possible that the Australian CD factory was in cooperation with Warner Music Europe (WME) regarding this tour edition CD.

The "Gold CD Edition", as stated on the sticker, is just a marketing trick. In reality this is not a pure 24KT gold disc. This is a standard aluminium CD with sort of yellow/goldish lacquer formula used to imitate gold.

Please also note that this is not the only one CD released to commemorate Far Side of the World Tour. There are three more Phil Collins' titles (No Jacket Required, Hello, I Must Be Going! and ...But Seriously) released in the same time as the "Gold CD Edition".

The CD does not have SPARS codes, label code nor right society information. This is the CD that was only sold in Australia during and after the Far Side of the World Tour by Phil Collins.

The catalogue numbers on disc and artwork are 16029-2. These are Atlantic's catalogue numbers. The CD also have Atlantic logo on the label.

My copy have an original price sticker on the front lid. It appear that these CDs were priced at $19.95 Australian dollars.

I should also mention that there is an IFPI mould SID present on this disc, which is nothing unusual for a disc from 1995, but the other interesting thing is that the matrix numbers are hard to read because they are cut in a half. I have seen several discs like that in the past and I came out of conclusion that this is due to outsourced glass master disc, but I could be wrong.

IFPI code

IFPI Mould SID present on disc

I think this CD still can be found in Australia. Over the years, I have seen a few copies on-line, but not all CDs had the original sticker on the lid.

Disc variation

No variation that I know of.

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.