Label Variations Part Eleven – Happy Xmas (War is Over)

A Christmas theme for the next installment in our occasional Label Variations segment. This time it’s John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band, with the Harlem Community Choir  and the 1971/1972 song ‘Happy Xmas (War is Over)’. Early … Continue reading

Label Variations Part Nine – Plastic Ono Band “Cold Turkey”

In Label Variations Part Eight an unusual New Zealand Parlophone label version of John Lennon’s “Imagine” was featured. I’ve stumbled across another from NZ –  this time Lennon’s anguished drug withdrawal song “Cold Turkey“, performed by the Plastic Ono Band. It’s definitely … Continue reading

Label Variations Part Eight – Lennon’s “Imagine” Single

Last post I wrote about a couple of unusual garage sale finds.  One was a vinyl copy of John Lennon’s 1971 single “Imagine” – but on the much less common Parlophone label in New Zealand. When researching the post I had … Continue reading

Label Variations Part Ten – Abbey Road (More….)

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 … Continue reading

Label Variations Part Seven – Help!

Our last post was about the 1965 US Capitol Records edition of the Bealtes “Help!” Here are some label variations of that album (both LPs and CDs), including the versions released in Australia and the UK.  Some are from my collection, … Continue reading

All Things Must Pass – Label Variations Update

At the “All Things Must Pass” Label Variations post, and the “All Things Must Pass” Record Store Day edition page there’s been a bit of conversation about a strange example of this now classic George Harrison release. Reader Paul writes: … Continue reading

Label Variations Part Six – Abbey Road

I haven’t done one of these for a while. It’s been over a year in fact. The last Beatle-related “Label Variations” was Part Five – and that was way back in February, 2011. (You can see Parts One, Two, Three, … Continue reading

Label Variations – Part Five “Band on the Run”

I have to thank the very wonderful Chained and Perfumed blogsite for this one. Every now and then this site features photos of interesting record labels from their own collection. One recent post highlights a whole raft of great images … Continue reading

Label Variations Part Four – Shaved Fish

Earlier this week I blogged about an interesting CD variation of John Lennon’s “Shaved Fish”. That post prompted me to drag out the vinyl copies of this 1973 “Best Of” compilation and publish some photos of the different versions I … Continue reading

Label Variations Part Three – Versions of McCartney’s Choba B CCCP

Снова в СССР is Russian for “Back in the USSR”. It’s the title of a Paul McCartney solo effort, originally released on vinyl only in Russia in 1988, and then on CD internationally in 1991. It’s an album of rock … Continue reading