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    I often hear that 1984 was released on December 31, 1983. Now the VH Encyclopedia shows it as January 4, 1984, while the Official VH website shows January 9, 1984. Does anyone know which of these dates is correct? The VHE shows that the video for Jump was released on December 31, 1984, so maybe that's where some of the confusion comes from, but I don't know.

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    I'm positive it was released in January, whether it was the 4th or 9th, I can't remember. I do remember being back from winter break before I could talk to my buddies at school about the new album.

    Also was it released in limited quantity just for the new year, and then nationwide afterwards? I don't know.

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    I always thought it was released Dec. 31, 1983 at midnight.

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    Im with scott5150 on this one. Seems like I remember record stores around here staying open late on New Years Eve for the release.

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    Scott and Wolf, that's what I thought too, but then why would the Official VH site show it as being January 9, 1984? Doesn't make sense to me at all.

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    Maybe part of the site's update "in its' entirety" includes such a correction? I know, cheap shot.

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    I remember hearing January 17th as something I don't remember if it was for 1984 or not. I remember it cause it is my birthday! Haha!

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    I am just about SURE it was midnight 31st. Maybe the sight says the 7th or 9th or whatever because that is the day the album sales started being tracked with the first data that came in? Idunno.

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    I always thought Dec. 31, 1983...on the radio here, I've heard them say "the album that was released in 1983...VH's 1984" and in the 1984 liner notes it's copyright '83, ain't it? Yet, in the Best Of liner notes, it's listed as being released in '84! I don't really believe the VHE could be wrong, but it seems to me that it's '83.

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    Any time I've ever read about 1984's release date it has been mentioned as having been released on the last day of 1983. That's Dec. 31, 1983 for all you Einstein's out there.

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    Yeah I remember I think this past New Year's Eve hearing that 1984 was released in limited release (sounds repetitive ) on December 31, 1983 during one of those On This Date In Music/History things or something like that.
    Maybe I heard wrong but I usually remember stuff like that.

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    All I know is that I bought mine on the 11th of January. I'm pretty sure it wasn't available until 1984 even though it had the 1983 copyright, so I would guess the 3rd or the 10th.

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    Could it possibly have been debuted on Dec 31, 1983? I remember thinking it was funny it wasn't actually released at midnight, but a few days later.

    If it were debuted as a radio promotion or possibly released in LA only on the 31st, that might explain it.

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    Jump premeried at 12:00 Dec 31 83 on MTV

 

 

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