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BURNING FOR YOU - VERSIONS

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Contents
Vinyl
  • UK
  • US advance promo release
  • US promo release
  • US releases
  • Canadian promo release ??
  • Canadian release
  • Italian release
  • Dutch release
  • French release
  • Spanish release
  • Greek release
  • Norwegian release
  • New Zealand release
  • Japanese promo release
  • Japanese release
  • Cassette and 8-track
  • UK cassette release
  • US cassette release
  • US cassette club edition release
  • US 8-track release
  • Canadian cassette release
  • Canadian 8-track release
  • French cassette release
  • CD
  • Muskrat Japanese card sleeve facsimile CD release (with bonus track)
  • Witchwood Media CD release (with bonus track)
  • Airmail Japanese card sleeve facsimile CD release (with bonus track)
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    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 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

    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

    Canadian promo release ?? (*)

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


    Canadian release

    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

    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). Listed on Discogs.


    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

    New Zealand release (*)

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


    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

    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

    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. The cassette release below seems to be a club edition release. Ulikely that it would have made a club release unless there was a standard one and one was on the rear of the US vinyl release. If it followed the pattern of Rainbow's Rainbow Rising (which was the first release on the label - CT-1-1601) which also had a club release) the standard US cassette would have had the album cover at the top of the cassette front with the group and album title below in white text on black, with the Oyster and Polydor logos below that. Anyone got one?


    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. Listed on rear of Canadian vinyl release.


    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.


    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

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