Thanks, brain_spo0n. I actually have had IV on CD for a while and just got So Far on CD as well. I am surprised that I like So Far as much as I do. I really dig Faust's unique cover designs. I was snooping around at Popsike.com today, trying to get an idea of how much an original copy of the debut album with the clear sleeve, clear vinyl and silver label would set me back. Let's just say I'll probably have to settle for a reissue. I see that there was apparently a cardboard sleeve version of the debut on Polydor, which I would assume came before it was reissued with the clear sleeve again on Recommended. This is the kind of info I'm looking for, but I guess no one's going to spo0n feed it to me, so I'll continue to check out Discogs, eBay etc. I was really hoping there was a Faust website somewhere with detailed info on the variations of each album, but it's rarely that easy in record collecting.
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