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BURNING FOR YOU - VERSIONS

Burning For You album front cover

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UK VINYL

UK releases

Super 2391 287 (Oyster, 1977). Single sleeve with Patrick Woodroffe painting of melting candles and eyes (also used for a Brian Aldiss novel, "The Billion Year Spree"). No logos on front cover. There's a "Widescreen" logo (Lesser's prodution outfit) and Oyster and Polydor logos on the back at the bottom. Very dark brown, almost black, inner bag with lyrics on one side and montage of band members in circular design. Back cover features live concert photo.

Front and back covers

Burning For You cover Burning For You back cover

Inner sleeve

Starting from top and going clockwise: Dave Cousins, Dave Lambert (unusually with beard), Jeffrey Lesser, Robert Kirby, Rod Coombes, John Mealing, Chas Cronk.

Labels

Burning side 1 Burning side 2

US VINYL

US releases

Vinyl album (US): OY-1-1604 (Oyster, 1977). Packaging very similar to UK album. Like the American release of Deep Cuts there are three known variants.

Variant 1 Labels (matches promo release so maybe the first release)

Burning US Side 1 Burning US Side 2

Variant 2 Labels

Burning US Side 1 Burning US Side 2

Variant 3 Labels

Burning US Side 1 Burning US Side 2

US advance promo release

Vinyl album (US): OY-1-1604 (Oyster, 1977). Plain sleeve with catalogue number written on. Plain pre-printed blue label - side 1 has A written on, nothing on side 2. Insert with track details.

Cover detail and Insert

US advance Cover detail US advance Insert

Labels

US advance side 1 US advance side 2

US promo release

Vinyl album (US): OY-1-1604 (Oyster, 1977). Packaging very similar to UK album, but with Oyster logo and cat number bottom left and Poldor logo bottom right of front cover. At the bottom of the back cover, US addresses and reference to US 8-track and cassette releases. Back cover top left is gilt-stamped "Demonstration, Not For Sale", and the US cat number is top right. The inner sleeve also has the US cat number and "Printed in USA" on the lyrics side. Typography on label matches Variant 1 below.

Labels

US promo Side 1 US promo Side 2

Canadian release

CANADA VINYL

Vinyl album (Canada): OY-1-1604 (Oyster, 1977). Packaging very similar to UK album with different addresses at foot of back page, and a Polydor Canada logo. There's reference to Canadian 8-track and cassette releases, bottom right. (The inner LP bag with my copy has the UK catalogue number - not certain whether that's been switched somewhere or whether Canada was too lazy to change it!)

Labels

Burning Canada Side 1 Burning Canada Side 2

Canadian promo release ??

(*) Vinyl album (Canada): OY-1-1604 (Oyster, 1977). Very likely that there was a Canadian promo release - anyone got one?


EUROPE VINYL

Italian release

Vinyl album (Italy): 2391 287 A (Oyster, 1977). Front cover same as UK, but with Oyster and Polydor logos at bottom front left and right respectively. Back cover has Italian info and circular 1877/1977 logo "100 Anni Di Registrazione Sonore" at bottom right. The inner sleeve is black and white, slightly coarser paper than other inners I've seen. The labels include SIAE in a box, "D.R" and Made In Italy; side 1 has an actual SIAE ink stamp.

Labels

Burning Ital side 1 Burning Ital side 2

Dutch release

(*) Vinyl album (Netherlands): BK16472 (Oyster, 1977). Listed in Gemm.com.


French release

Vinyl album (France) (Oyster, 1977).Fairly standard issue of this album.

Labels

Burning French side 1 Burning French side 2

Spanish release

Vinyl album (Spanish): 23 91 287 (Oyster, 1977). Fairly similar packaging to the UK release except that the inner sleeve is 1 colour black and white rather than full colour. The back cover has details of the Spanish company releasing it.

Back cover detail

Burning Spanish back cover detail

Labels

Burning Spanish Side 1 Burning Spanish Side 2

Norwegian (?) release

Vinyl album (Norway?) 2391 287 (Oyster, 1977). Difficult to be certain about this. The cover seems identical to the UK release, including being manufactured in England. The album has writing round the rim referring to the Polydor trade mark being held by Deutsche Grammofon in Hamburg, but no other information. The seller listed this as a Norwegian pressing. The label has a "n©b" logo, which is the logo of Nordisk Copyright Bureau, a rights organisation based in Copenhagen. NCB is owned by the Nordic performing rights societies KODA in Denmark, STEF in Iceland, STIM in Sweden, TEOSTO in Finland and TONO in Norway. It is a non-profit society, owned which administers copyrights for the Nordic and Baltic countries. All products manufactured under an NCB licence must carry its logo. However it is not 100% clear that having that logo means it is a release from one of those territories.

Labels

Burning Norway Side 1 Burning Norway Side 2

ASIA PACIFIC VINYL

New Zealand release

(*) Vinyl album (NZ): no details (Oyster, 1977). Listed at Discogs.


Japanese release

Vinyl album (Japan): MWF 1034 (Oyster, 1977). Japanese full release. As expected, the same in allo respects as the promo except for release labels (though my copy has lost its Obi.

Labels

Burning Jap Side 1 Burning Jap Side 2

Japanese promo release

Vinyl album (Japan): MWF 1034 (Oyster, 1977). Japanese promo release with Obi. Front cover identical to UK, except for Polydor, Oyster logos and Japanese catalog number at bottom centre. Back cover has Polydor and Oyster logos at bottom right (hidden by the obi on the scan) and Japanese manufacturing details bottom centre.

There is a 4 page LP-sized insert - the outer pages replicate the UK inner sleeve, with the band photos and lyrics. On the inner pages there are track details in English and Japanese, and Japanese sleeve notes by Yoshi Hoshina, dated 13 Jun 1977.

Front and back cover with Obi

Burning Jap back cover Burning Jap back cover

Inner, middle pages

Burning Jap inner right Burning Jap inner right

Labels

Burning Jap Side 1 Burning Jap Side 2

OTHER VINYL

South African release

(*) Vinyl album (NZ): no details (Oyster, 1977). Spotted online - back cover with interpak logo.


CASSETTE AND 8-TRACK

UK Cassette

UK Cassette: 3177 287 . Simple packaging - cover painting on front, track listing inside flap, nothing on the reverse. Same running order as album.

Cassette outer

Burning cassette outer cover

Cassette

Burning cassette Side 1 Burning cassette Side 2

US cassette

US Cassette: CT-1-1604. Printed white paper labels on cassette. Back of cassette outer is blank.

Cassette outer

Burning US cassette outer cover

Cassette

Burning US cassette Side 1 Burning US cassette Side 2

US cassette club edition

US Cassette: CT-1-1604. Very minimalist packaging, the inner card is blank, and the tracks are printed onto the cassette case. The cassette case bears the letters "CRC" which stand either for Columbia Record Club or Columbia House (Record Club) - see Discogs for more info.

Cassette outer

Burning US club cassette outer cover

Cassette

Burning US club cassette Side 1 Burning US club cassette Side 2

US 8-track

8-track US: 8T-1-1604. The 8 track comes with a Polydor standard red card "foldover" to protect the exposed recording tape, which folds over the front back and all the way down each side.

Front and head

US 8-track front US 8-track head

Front and back with Polydor foldover

US 8-track front US 8-track back

Running order

Programme 1
Burning For Me
Carry Me Home
Barcarole part 1

Programme 2
Barcarole part 2
Back In The Old Routine
Alexander The Great

Programme 3
Keep On Trying
Heartbreaker
I Feel Your Loving Coming On part 1

Programme 4
I Feel Your Loving Coming On part 2
Cut Like A Diamond
Goodbye


Canadian cassette

Canada cassette: OY4-1-1604. Simple packaging, with blank card inner.

Cassette

Burning Can cassette outer
Burning Can cassette Side 1 Burning Can cassette Side 2

Canadian 8-track

(*) Canada 8-track: OY8-1-1604. Listed on rear of Canadian vinyl release. Running order is the same as the UK album, but "I Feel Your Loving Coming On" is split over Programes 1 and 2, and "Heartbreaker" over Programmes 3 and 4.

Can 8-track label

Running order

Programme 1
Burning For Me
Cut Like A Diamond
I Feel Your Loving Coming On part 1

Programme 2
I Feel Your Loving Coming On part 2
Barcarole
Alexander The Great

Programme 3
Keep On Trying
Back In The Old Routine
Heartbreaker (part 1)

Programme 4
Heartbreaker (part 1)
Carry Me Home
Goodbye


French cassette

(*) French cassette: 3177 287. Listed on rear of French vinyl release.


South African cassette

South African cassette: 3177 287. Pretty minimalist packaging - cassette out which lists tracks on inner flap. Nothing on the reverse. No country of origin anywhere, but the clue is the Interpak logo (Interpak was a South African priting firm and appears on many SA release sleeves.)

Cassette outer

Burning SA cassette outer cover

Cassette

Burning SA cassette Side 1 Burning SA cassette Side 2

Running Order

Unusually for the late 70s, the cassette running order has been changed to equalise the two sides and save a minuscule amount of tape:

Side 1
Burning For Me
Cut Like A Diamond
Keep On Trying
Back In The Old Routine
Alexander The Great

Side 2
I Feel Your Loving Coming On
Barcarole
Heartbreaker
Carry Me Home
Goodbye


CD

UK double CD with Deep Cuts

CD: RGF/WCDCD 027 (Road Goes On Forever UK, 1996, 2CD with Deep Cuts). The cover has been redone to combine graphic elements of both albums. Tray inner (i.e. under the lift-up tray) has portrait shot of 4-piece band (Cousins, Lambert, Cronk, Coombes). 12pp booklet contains lyrics (pp2-10) and track details (p11) for both albums - front and back of booklet (p1 and p12).

Front (p1) and back (p12) of booklet

Deep Cuts/Burning For You CD front of booklet Deep Cuts/Burning For You CD back of booklet

Pages 2 and 3 of booklet

Deep Cuts/Burning For You CD booklet

Pages 4 and 5 of booklet

Deep Cuts/Burning For You CD booklet

Pages 6 and 7 of booklet

Deep Cuts/Burning For You CD booklet

Pages 8 and 9 of booklet

Deep Cuts/Burning For You CD booklet

Pages 10 and 11 of booklet

Deep Cuts/Burning For You CD booklet

CDs

Deep Cuts/Burning For You CD 1 Deep Cuts/Burning For You CD 2

Tray inner and back

Deep Cuts/Burning For You tray inner Deep Cuts/Burning For You tray back

Japanese Muskrat card sleeve facsimile CD release release (with bonus track "Joey And Me")

CD: RATCD 4220 (Muskrat, 2003, Japanese facsimile re-issue). Beautiful limited edition facsimile re-issue in card sleeve, with obi. The package even has a miniaturised lyric sleeve to match the original vinyl release, as well as a Japanese language one-sided black and white insert with sleeveg notes dated Oct 2003. Both the back cover and lyric inner have the Muskrat catalogue number, not the UK number. Though the original packaging doesn't refer to it, there's a bonus track - an acoustic version of "Joey And Me", which sounds as though it's really a Cousins/Willoughby track from slightly later on.

Insert, CD and Obi

Muskrat CD insert Muskrat CD insert Muskrat CD obi

Witchwood Media CD release (with bonus track "Joey And Me")

CD: WMCD 035 (Witchwood Media, 2007). 4pp booklet - the front page reproduces the LP front cover, the back page an adjusted version of the circular montage that came on the LP inner bag. The centre spread of the booklet contains the lyrics in black & white. Outer side of the CD tray has an adjusted version of the LP back cover, and the CD reproduces the Patrick Woodroffe "candles with eyes" illustration - nice touch. Brian Willoughby is credited on the bonus track "Joey And Me".

Back of booklet

Back of booklet

Inner spread of booklet

Middle pages of booklet

CD and tray back

Witchwood Media CD Witchwood Media Back of CD Tray

Japanese Airmail card sleeve facsimile CD release release (with bonus track "Joey And Me")

CD: AIRAC 1705 (Airmail Recordings, 2013, Japanese facsimile re-issue). Outer cover is replica of original album. Obi includes ads for Sandy & The Strawbs, Two Weeks Last Summer and Deadlines. There is a CD bag which exactly replicates the inner LP bag which came with the UK album - a circular design with photos of the band in concert and lyrics on the other side (see above). Both back cover and lyric inner still have the UK catalogue number.

Also included is a 2x2 CD sized b/w insert with Japanese sleeve notes (by Masayoshi Funabiki, dated 7 Jul 2013) and track listing on one side and the lyrics (and who played what) reproduced on the other. Also noted that this is a 24-bit remaster. The CD comes in a fabric bag, the disc itself got up to represent the original Oyster label album.

This was also included in the Sandy Denny & The Strawbs boxed set of 5 or 8 Airmail Strawbs-related releases. See: the Sandy Denny & Strawbs Complete Recordings page.

Insert

Airmail CD Airmail Obi

CD and Obi

Airmail CD Airmail Obi

CD

Esoteric Extended CD release

ECLEC 2701 (Esoteric, Nov 2019). Booklet style outer cover with CD tray glued to inner back flap. 16pp booklet, with new essay by Dave Cousins. Pre-orders from Cherry Red came with a postcard - Heartbreak Hill on one side, Burning For You on the other.

Cover and CD



Booklet









Postcard - Burning For You side

For the other side see Heartbreak Hill Extended Edition page.


See also extended edition page.


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