Roger Taylor solo

 

Title Format Catalogue number
Original Counterfeit
Fun in Space & Strange Frontier CD DE: RMCD-005 UK: Parlophone CDPCS 7381
UK: Parlophone CDPCS 7380
Happiness? LP UK: PCSD 157 (unnumbered) DE: 243 8 30059 1 (unnumbered)
Fun in Space & Strange Frontier – pirate edition

How to distinguish: Different catalog number. Different sleeve/inlay which is the Fun in Space monster reading the magazine with Strange Frontier on cover. “Strange Frontier” is misspelled on the cover, reading “Strange Frontiers”.

Happiness – 2007 German counterfeit.

How to distinguish: Missing here is the UK catalog number. Original UK pressing was a limited edition numbered LP (with sticker on front and number on the back – the unnumbered version was the mega rare testpressing only!)

 

The Cross

 

 

Albums
Title Format Catalogue number Photo Differences
Original Counterfeit Original Counterfeit
Mad: Bad: and Dangerous to Know CD CDP 564-7 93924 2 CDP 564-7 93924 2
Matrix: ICM K013107 CDP 793924-2 113 0101
  mbadtk_cdfrontmbadtk_cdbackmbadtk_cdlabel   Counterfeits have been manufactured from the Swiss version of the album. The counterfeit can be easily recognized by the CD label which is standard silver instead of the original cream-coloured issue. The matrix number is different. The paper of the booklet is thin and smells of paint. The paint smudges around the middle of CD. When you look at the back sleeve the second part of bracket after “Old Men (lay down)” is present on the counterfeit while it is missing on the original.
Blue Rock CD 1C 564-7 97624 2
Matrix: 797624 2 @ 1 1-2-2-NL
7976242
Matrix: 797624 2 @ 1 1-2-1 NI
br-cd_frontbr-cd_backbr-cd_labelbr-cd_labelback   The counterfeits have darker blue CD label, while the original has a very light blue. The plastic part in the middle of CD is blue on the counterfeit while it is transparent on the original. When you look at the back of counterfeit CD the blue paint is smudged. The booklet has only one page, smeels of paint and the paper is thin. The matrix number is different.
Mad: Bad: and Dangerous to Know / Blue Rock CD CDP 564-7 93924 2
1C 564-7 97624 2
RMCD-009   mbadtk-br-de-1992_front mbadtk-br-de-1992_back Two albums compiled on one CD. Different sleeve: inside the Mad: Bad’s sleeve is the Blue Rock. Totally different catalog number.
Singles
Liar 12″ Maxi 1C 060 14 7516 6 1C 060 14 7516 6    cross-fake-liar-12-edge cross-fake-liar-12-labela cross-fake-liar-12-labelb Counterfeit from 2005. Can be recognized by comparing labels: original one has black shadows, counterfeit has red/black shadows. Also cover has a fake “tear” mark near “h” from CHARGE written on the edge.
New Dark Ages 12″ Maxi 1C 060 204437 6 1C 060 204437 6  nda-12-de_front  nda-12-cf-de_front

cross-fake-newdarkages-12-labela cross-fake-newdarkages-12-labelb

Counterfeit from 2005. Can be recognized by the sleeve which has the baby face missing. Usually described as a misprint or a reprint. An actual misprint might also exist.
“Mad: Bad:” and “Blue Rock” counterfeits photos © by Kłin – thx

“Liar” and “New Dark Ages” fakes photos by © Deyna – thx