We’ve detailed at least one very unusual George Harrison Concert for Bangladesh 3 LP set before. (After a bit of detective work by our readers we discovered that that one came from South Africa).
And we picked up a nice US pressing of Bangladesh in San Francisco earlier this year.
But this latest addition to the collection is, we think, a bit of a rarity.
It’s the Epic Records release dating from 1991. The story goes that Epic, which is a subsidiary of Sony Music, had a royalties deal back then with Columbia/EMI (and hence Apple Records), to release some of their titles for the European market. The records we see here were made in Holland.
As you can see the Epic set doesn’t come in a brown/orange box. The 3 LPs are housed in a white sleeve that reproduces the artwork used for the booklet which came with the original 1971 Apple release:
The rear cover is like the rear of the Apple booklet – but it has a track list included:
The inner sleeves are plain white:
The 3 LPs are on an Epic Records label (with a small Apple Records licence mention at the bottom):
Surprisingly this Epic set includes a CD-sized booklet, not the original 12″ sized booklet. It’s not exactly the same as the booklet used in the Epic 2CD release (which also came out in 1991) because it has an LP catalogue number inserted on the rear (below the guitar case):A close-up of the booklet (click image to see a larger version):
Excellent article. I am still looking for a copy.