Since I posted Label Variations Part Six – Abbey Road I’ve had a few people sending in some further great examples from their own collections.
So, its time to share these now.
First comes from Jerry Woods who wrote: “Saw your blog featuring various record labels (I LOVE this stuff!!) and noticed that you didn’t have a MONO version of Abbey Road on display, so I thought I would share. Although, not a true mono mix (they never “officially” did one – and this LP sounds identical from start to finish to the Stereo version when the Stereo version is folded down to Mono) this is kind of an interesting oddity – but only a fold down to Mono from Stereo.”
Here are the labels – the record comes from Brazil:
Another nice one sent in was from a reader in New Zealand and it’s really quite unusual. It is “Abbey Road” on an orange Apple label – very similar (but not quite) to the orange labels used for George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass“:
Of course there were lots of green Apples from other countries. Nice examples here from France, Italy and a green vinyl pressing of the album from the UK:
There were a few from the US that were missed first time around. They include a couple of purple Capitol labels with two variations (one with spelling mistakes):
There were a couple of other US pressings. The orange Capitol, and also the collectable Mobile Fidelity Audiophile pressing:
Finally, a couple of pressings of “Abbey Road” on a black and silver Parlophone label. This first one is from the UK:
While this other one, sent in by Andrey in Russia, is much more unusual. It is a rare UAR (Egypt?) label for “Abbey Road”:
Ah, collecting….the variations sometimes seem endless. Thanks to everyone who emailed more labels.
There’s a post on the variations of the McCartney/Fireman “Electric Arguments” release; McCartney’s Twin Freaks LP and singles; as well as his recent “Kisses On The Bottom” CD’s and LP. There is also a post on some George Harrison “All Things Must Pass” label variations.