Crummy Old Label Avatar wrote:I can tell you for certain that both "Phantom" and "Musicrama" are distributors and not labels. Virtually every UK import CD Amazon US gets, it's from Phantom. They often confuse this in their online database. Musicrama, I believe, is the Continental European equivalent of Phantom.
I just noticed that my copy of Badfinger actually has a Musicrama sticker on it, so that indeed seems to be the case. Musicrama seems to be based out of Long Island, FWIW.
As far as I'm aware, there have only ever been two CD issues of Wish You Were Here -- the German WEA and the Japanese WEA, which may or may not be sonically identical. (I don't trust what the SHites have to say, and, unsurprisingly, they always had conflicting information as to whether the two issues were identical or not.)
What's interesting is both Badfinger and Wish You Were Here have the standard US address and copyright notices on the inlay cards. Below *those* are blacked out sections that note "Made in Germany", which seems to indicate they were originally produced somewhere else - the US?