1997 saw A&M release a 2CD retrospective with rarities collection. Featuring various hard to find single B-sides, some Hudson Ford material and two otherwise unreleased tracks, this did rather better than A&M had expected (allegedly outselling the Joan Armatrading retrospective released at more or less the same time) and went a long way towards convincing A&M to go ahead with re-issues of most of the original albums on CD.
The US version of Halcyon Days has a different track selection.
Track by track comparison of contents of the UK and US versions .
Not released on vinyl.
CD: 540 662-2 (A&M, 2CD, 1997).Booklet contains various uncommon black & white photos (Witchwood era band, GNW-era band, Ghosts-era band (on centre spread) and Cousins c. 1972/73 in colour on the back of the booklet. Under the disk tray, there's a photo of Dave Cousins with a 12-string Ovation. Sleeve notes by John Tobler.
The US CD released as Halcyon Days (The A&M Years) has different tracks. Track by track comparison of contents of the UK and US versions .
Some of the same photos are included in both packages, but the ones in the US edition are mainly in colour.