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DEEP CUTS - VERSIONS

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UK VINYL

UK release

Vinyl album (UK): 2391 234 (Oyster, 1976). Single sleeve with striking image wrapped across front and back - a thorn puncturing flesh in the label area of a vinyl record (illustrator Alun Hood). Bright red lyric LP-size insert (there seem to be two versions of the insert, one darker red than the other), credited (p) and (c) Arnakata Music. Label credits (p) Strawbs Ltd. Looks like this early version (this was my original copy which I bought as soon as it was released in 1976) was corrected for later pressings: see UK variant below.

Front and back covers

Deep Deep Cuts back cover

Lyrics inner (front from darker version, back from lighter version)

lyrics page 1 lyrics page 2

Labels

UK Side 1 UK Side 2

UK variant release


UK variant

Vinyl album (UK): 2391 234 (Oyster, 1976). Same as normal version, but the labels have different publishing credits - Arnakata Music rather than Strawbs Ltd. This is thought to have been a corrected repress.

Labels

UK Side 1 UK Side 2

US VINYL

US releases

Vinyl album (US): OY-1-1603. Same packaging as US promo above. Five known variants. Not known whether some are reissues, or whether, like A&M, Polydor had quantities of each release manufactured in various centres, saving shipping costs from having to ship from just one.

Variant 0 Labels (*)

Spotted online. Matches promo release above, so likely this was an initial release.


Variant 1 Labels


Variant 2 Labels


Variant 3 Labels


Variant 4 Labels (*)



US promo release

Vinyl album (US): OY-1-1603. Same packaging as UK album, except the lyric sheet is transformed into an inner LP bag, and the colour is a much darker red than the UK version. There may in fact be further variant US promo releases (though I have never seen any other than this one!).

Labels

US Side 1 US Side 2

Promo insert (*)

US promo insert p1 US promo insert p2 US promo insert p3

CANADAVINYL

Canadian release

Vinyl album (Can): OY-1-1603 Very similar to US release, with Canadian addresses etc. Lyrics sleeve rather than insert.

labels



Canadian promo ??

I'd expect there was a promo release for Canada - anyone got one?

EUROPE VINYL


Irish release

Vinyl album (Ireland): 2391 234 (Oyster, 1977). The cover is a UK printing and the lyrics insert seems to be the same. My copy came with a stylish black paper sleeve.

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German release

Vinyl album (Germany): 2391 234 (Oyster, 1976). Cover same as UK cover except for the back cover which has German printing details bottom left and German catalogue number top right, which also lists cassette details. No insert in my copy, but Jan Tore Gethius has one in his. Though it can't be seen on the scanner, the pressing itself is odd, having a much larger run-off than normal (over an inch deep, pushing all the tracks out towards the rim).

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German promo

Vinyl album (Germany): 2391 234 (Oyster, 1976). No cover with my copy. White label, otherwise same as release apart from promo wording in English and German on the label: "Unverkaufliche Musterplatte" and "Sample copy not for sale". Plain white sleeve has "Ungepruftes Muster" stamped or printed, the catalogue number in handwriting and the date 18 Aug 1976.

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Italian release

Vinyl album (Italy): 2391 234 (Oyster, 1976). Not much to tell you that this is an Italian release on the cover, other than some small print bottom right back cover. The lyrics are on an inner sleeve - rather than the various shades of bright red used in other releases, the Italians have used a slightly off-white heavy paper.

Inner sleeve

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Spanish release

Vinyl album (Spain): 23 91 234 (Oyster, 1976). Front cover in colour, with Spanish catalogue number at top left (same as UK, but with "52" after it in a circle - this doesn't appear on the label) Back cover for some reason is in black and white, even though it will have been printed at the same time. Catalogue repeated there, along with info about cassette version. Manufacturing information appears in very small type running up right hand side of cover on the image's record "label" under the rose leaf. Comes witha lyric inner, but in black and white instead of the usual bright red.

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Portuguese release (*)

Vinyl album (Portugal): 2391 234 (Oyster, 1977).. Very similar to UK pressing, with Portuguese info at bottom left of back cover. Publication date on label listed as 1977, so may not have come out same time as other releases. No lyrics insert in my copy, but there may have been one. Unusual poly protective inner sleeve, circular at bottom, with square top and "letter box" slit about 1 inch down to put vinyl into.

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Greek release

Vinyl album (Greek): 2391 234 (Oyster, 1976). Outer sleeve is German printed, no lyrics insert with my copy. The record has a very deep inner rim, with the tracks squashed to the outside of the record.

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Inner sleeve



ASIA PACIFIC VINYL

Australian release

Vinyl album (Australia) 2391 234 (Oyster, 1976).Very similar packaging to other releases, nothing on the usual red lyric insert to distinguish it from the UK release. There's some near unreadable small print at bottom left on the back cover "Distributed by Phonogram Pty. Limited". At top right there's reference to a "musicassette" release.

Labels

Australian side 1 Australian side 2

New Zealand release

Vinyl album (New Zealand) 2391 234 (Oyster, 1976). Very similar packaging to other releases, ony thing identifying this as a NZ release are the Wellington NZ address under the "marketed by Phonogram" logo bottom centre of back cover. Black and white lyric insert. NB there is no reference to a cassette version, unlike the Australian release above, so there may not have been one.

Labels

NZ Side 1 NZ Side 2

Japanese release

Vinyl album (Japan) MWF 1004 (Oyster, 1976). As ever, superb packaging for this Japanese release. There's an OBI round the facsmile reproduction of the UK sleeve. There's a 4pp insert, the outside nicely decorated, the inside spread has the lyrics in English and Japanese. And I have both release and promo versions.

Front and back cover

Japanese front cover Japanese backcover

Insert front and back

 Japanese insert front  Japanese insert back

Insert inside

 Japanese insert front  Japanese insert back

Labels

 Japanese release Side 1  Japanese release Side 2

Japanese promo release

Labels

 Japanese promo Side 1 Japanese promo Side 2

Thai release (bootleg)

Thailand (poor quality bootleg, OX 223, no date).

Front cover

Thai bootleg cover

Labels

Thai bootleg Side 1  Thai bootleg Side 2

OTHER VINYL

South African release

Vinyl album (South Africa): 2391 234 (Oyster, 1976). Not much on the sleeve or labels to indicate it is a South African release other than a logo on the back cover, bottom left "Marketed by Polydor Division" and bottom right an Interpak logo. Inside there's a copy of the UK insert except that it is in black and white on moderately stiff white card, rather than bright red.

Insert

Labels



Brazilian release

Vinyl album (Brazil) 2391 234 (Oyster/Brasilia de Discos Phonogram, 1976). Pretty much as per UK release, with info about Brazilian record company on rim of label, bottom left, top right of back sleeve. No lyric insert/sleeve in my copy but there may have been one.

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CASSETTE AND 8-TRACK

UK Cassette

Cassette (UK): 3177 234. Detail from album cover painting on front; track listing on inside flap, nothing on reverse. Track running order is different, with two tracks swapping places: "Charmer" is Track 4 of Side 1, "My Friend Peter" moves to Track 2 Side 2.

Outer sleeve

Cassette outer sleeve

Labels

Cassette side 1 Cassette side 2

US cassette

cassette US: CT-1-1603. Inner cover is blank, fairly plain white paper labels (my copy has "A" and "B" handwritten on the labels, which I've edited out for the scans below).

Outer sleeve

Cassette outer sleeve

Labels

Cassette side 1 Cassette side 2

Running order is different with "Simple Visions" and "Turn Me Round" changing places:

Side 1
I Only Want My Love To Grow In You
Simple Visions
Hard, Hard Winter
My Friend Peter
The Soldiers' Tale

Side 2
Turn Me Round
Charmer
(Wasting My Time) Thinking Of You
Beside The Rio Grande
So Close And Yet So Far Away


US 8-tracks

8-track US: 8T-1-1603. The 8 track comes with a Polydor standard red card "foldover" to protect the exposed recording tape, which fold 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

Program 1
I Only Want My Love To Grow In You
(Wasting My Time) Thinking Of You
Hard, Hard Winter

Program 2
Turn Me Round
Simple Visions

Program 3
The Soldiers' Tale
Beside The Rio Grande

Program 4
My Friend Peter
Charmer
So Close And Yet So Far Away

US 8-track variant (*)

Spotted online. Not clear whether (1) different box only or (2) same running order. Anyone got one?

Front and head

US 8-track variant

Canadian cassette (*)

There was an 8-track, so presumably a cassette as well. Anyone have one?


Canadian 8-track (*)

Cassette (Ger): 3177 234. Listed on Discogs.

Can 8-track front

German cassette (*)

Cassette (Ger): 3177 234. Listed on back cover of German LP release.


Spanish cassette (*)

cassette (Spanish): 31 77 234. Listed on back cover of Spanish LP release.


Italian cassette

Cassette: (3177 234, Oyster, Italy, 1976). Cover is an edit of the LP but doesn't use the attractive Strawbs lettering.

Running order slightly different - "So Close And Yet So Far Away" swapped with "My Friend Peter". Otherwise same as vinyl.

Cover


Cassette



South African cassette (*)

Cassette: 3177 234 (South Africa) Listed on back cover of South African vinyl release.


Australian cassette release (*)

Cassette: 3177 234 (Australia, Oyster, 1976).Listed on back cover of vinyl release.


New Zealand cassette release ???

Cassette: (New Zealand, Oyster, 1976).Possible, though not listed on the back cover of the NZ vinyl release. Any one seen/got one?


CD

UK double CD with Burning For You

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

CD: RATCD 4219 (Muskrat, 2003, Japanese facsimile re-issue). Beautiful limited edition facsimile re-issue in card sleeve, with obi. The card sleev is an exact miniaturised reproduction of the original except that the Muskrat catalogue number appears at the top right of the back cover. The package even has a miniaturised lyric insert to match the original vinyl release (agin with the Muskrat number replacing the Oyster number). It's very tiny print, so not scanned - see original above. There's also a 1 sided 2x2CD black and white Japanese language insert. Though the original packaging doesn't refer to it, there's a bonus track - a Lambert outtake "You Won't See The Light", from the original sessions.

Insert

Muskrat insert

CD and Obi

Muskrat CD Deep Muskrat Obi

Witchwood Media CD release

CD: WMCD 2031 (Witchwood Media, UK re-issue, 2006) Jewel case packaging. 4pp booklet with lyrics on inner fold. Also includes bonus Lambert track. NB. The jewel case is over-stickered with a bar code (not reproduced here)

Booklet outer

WML booklet outer

Booklet inner

WML booklet inner

CD

WML CD

Japanese Airmail card sleeve facsimile CD release

CD: AIRAC 1706 (Airmail Recordings, 2013, Japanese facsimile re-issue). Outer cover is replica of original album. Obi includes ads for Sandy & The Strawbs, Burning For You and Deadlines. There is a lyrcis insert which exactly replicates in miniature the one which came with the UK album (including the UK catalogue number). The back cover also still has 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 (re-typeset, not a reproduction of the original) 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 front and back

Airmail insert front Airmail insert back

CD and Obi

Airmail CD Airmail Obi

Extended Edition

CD: ECLEC 2702 (Esoteric, Nov 2019). Booklet style outer cover with CD tray glued to inner back flap. 16pp booklet, with new essay by Dave Cousins.

Cover and CD


Booklet












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