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The earlier releases in 1973 of this album (in UK and Europe) include "Solitude", but US and Canadian releases, delayed until Feb 1974, included the current single "Burn Baby Burn" instead.
Vinyl album: AMLH 68208 (A&M, UK, 1973). Single sleeve. Issued with brown A&M label, may have been re-issued at later date with silver label. Two-side insert (28cm by 28cm, slightly smaller than album size): one side has colour pic of Hud and John, the other has the album lyrics.
Front and back of sleeve
UK silver label reissue? (*)
Haven't seen one - was there ever such a thing?
US promo release
Vinyl album: SP 3616 (A&M, US, 1973). Standard A&M white promo labels in two variants. Cover has US address. There may be a third variant as with other Strawbs/Hudson Ford releases.
Labels (variant 1)
Labels (variant 2)
Vinyl album: SP 3616 (A&M, US, 1974). Not 100% sure of the date here - the US album has "Burn Baby Burn" instead of "Solitude": The UK al;bum was released in the UK in August 1973. BBB was released on single in Feb 1974, and it's thought that the US album wasn;t released until then either.
Single sleeve, nearly identical to UK, except US catalogue number under A&M logo bottom left of front of sleeve, different address details on back cover and, most important, the track listing includes "Burn Baby Burn". The line about being playable on mono or stereo players is not there either.
Instead of an insert, there's an inner sleeve, with the pic on one side (with a white border) and the lyrics on the other (with different publishing details for the US) Labels are silver labels.
Canada promo (*)
Vinyl album: SP 3616 (A&M, Canada, 1973). Was there such a thing?
Vinyl album: SP 3616 (A&M, Canada). Cover identical to US, except for Canadian address as well as US address on the back cover. Comes with the same insert as US and a nice light blue protective sleeve. Silver labels.
Vinyl album: A&M 87482 AT (A&M/Ariola Germany, 1973). Cover identical to US/UK releases, except with Ariola details instead of UK/US address. No insert in my copy but there almost certainly was one - it was pretty standard elsewhere. Brown labels.
Vinyl album: A&M 87 482 1 (A&M Spain, 1973/1974).Near identical sleeve to UK sleeve, with Spanish catalogue number at bottom centre of the back cover on the yellow grid, with Ariola/Eurodisc details below at the centre of the orange border.
To the left of this is "T.G. Hostench, S.A. Corcega, 231-233, Barcelona (11) 1974" - no idea what this is - sleeve manufacture maybe? And not clear whether this indicates the Spanish version didn't come out in 1973 but 1974 instead. The fact that the album has silver labels suggests it may have come out later than the UK album (but before the US release in Feb 1974 (in whch case it might well have had "Burn Baby Burn" rather than "Solitude").
Vinyl album: LSAM-70612 (Jugoton, Yugoslavia, 1974) Almost identical to UK issue except for Jugoton "badge" on front and back cover. Some very small printing towards bottom of back cover: "YUGOTON - PODUZECE ZA IZRADU GRAMOFONSKI PLOCA ZAGREB - DUBRAVA Made in Yugoslavia - Offsetni tisak - NASA DJECA Zagreb". According my trusty Serbo-Croat translator, "Yugoton - Company for making LPs"! Offsetni tisak is offset printing.
No lyrics inner sleeve or insert in my copy.
Front and back cover
CASSETTE & 8-TRACK
UK release (*)
Cassette: ZCAM 68208 (A&M, UK, 1973). Pretty certain there was one - anyone have it?
UK 8-track release (*)
8-track: Y8AM 68208 (A&M, UK, 1973). Listed on Discogs.