John Zorn especially does not want barcode printed over the artwork and all Tzadik releases have them on outside wrappers.
Tzadik believes most of all in the integrity of its artists. What you hear on Tzadik is the artists's vision undiluted.
-Taken from their website.
Catalog Numbering Scheme:
TZ 0xxx: Special Editions
TZ 3xxx: DVD Edition
TZ 4xxx: Spectrum Series
TZ 50xx: John Zorn's 50th Birthday Celebration Series
TZ 6xxx: Limited Edition Vinyl
TZ 70xx, 80xx: Composers Series
TZ 71xx, 81xx: Radical Jewish Culture Series
TZ 72xx: New Japan Series
TZ 73xx: Archival Series
TZ 74xx: Lunatic Fringe Series
TZ 75xx: Film Music Series
TZ 76xx: Key Series
TZ 77xx: Oracles Series
TZ 78xx: Spotlight Series
"Caveat Emptor! Let the buyer beware..."
More and more Tzadik bootlegs (mostly made in Russia and Eastern Europe) are appearing on Ebay and finding their way into CD shops.
Please do not support these criminals by purchasing inferior Tzadik bootlegs.
Help keep new music alive by buying only official Tzadik merchandise. Thank You!
-- John Zorn and the folks at Tzadik
Technical note: While CDs were predominantly glass mastered and moulded in a US Nimbus-facility until 2000 (Mould SID code 24xx, 'Nimbus' quote in the matrix), releases from 2000 and later were manufactured by JVC Disc America (Mould SID Code 41xx). Please take into consideration that a title originally issued until 1999 has to be considered as a 2000+ repress if Mould SID Code 41xx appears.