Looking at the recently released Capitol Records coloured (and black) vinyl reissue of the Paul McCartney Pipes of Peace LP, we got thinking about the labels used for the original release back in 1983.
The chrome-plated chair image is larger and positioned differently, plus it has a different musical instrument on it.
But it’s the labels used for Side 1 in 1983 that fascinate.
For some reason Side 1 in each of the major markets around the world featured vintage depictions of either Parlophone or Odeon record labels (for those territories outside the US), or Columbia Records for the United States (because that was the label McCartney was signed to there at the time).
These next few are from smaller territories where we’re pretty sure that on both sides of the disc the labels used were both the same. If you happen to have any further info on these please get in touch using the “Leave a Reply” section below. First up, India:
If you’d like to see these labels in more detail, click on the images to bring up larger versions.
And if anyone knows just why Paul McCartney wanted to use vintage labels for Side 1 only of Pipes of Peace, please let us know by commenting below.