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HUDSON FORD - PICK UP THE PIECES/THIS IS NOT THE WAY (TO END A WAR OR TO DIE)
A&M 1973

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"This Is Not The Way (To End A War Or To Die)" is a non-album track and also appears on an acetate with "Part Of The Union", probably intended for release by The Brothers. See the "Part Of The Union" acetate page.

Contents
  • UK promo release
  • UK release
  • US promo release
  • US release
  • German releases
  • Dutch release
  • Portuguese release
  • Italian release
  • Yugoslavian release
  • South African release
  • Australian release
  • New Zealand release
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    UK releases

    UK promo release

    "Pick Up The Pieces"/"This Is Not The Way (To End A War Or To Die)"
    (AMS 7078, A&M, 3 Aug 1973)

    A few scant months after splitting with the Strawbs, Hud and John released their first single at almost exactly the same moment as Strawbs released "Shine On Silver Sun".



    UK release

    "Pick Up The Pieces"/"This Is Not The Way (To End A War Or To Die)"
    (AMS 7078, A&M, 3 Aug 1973)



    Non-UK releases

    US promo release

    "Pick Up The Pieces [stereo]"/"Pick Up The Pieces [mono]"
    (A&M 1471)

    A stereo/mono promo release in the US. Date uncertain, but probably August 1973


    US release

    "Pick Up The Pieces"/"Not The Way To End A War"
    (A&M 1471)

    Full release in the US, but the title of the B-side shortened. Date uncertain, but probably August 1973



    German release

    "Pick Up The Pieces"/"This Is Not The Way (To End A War Or To Die"
    (A&M 12 958 AT, 1973)

    Same pic on both front and back of the picture sleeve.



    Dutch release

    "Pick Up The Pieces"/"This Is Not The Way (To End A War Or To Die"
    (A&M 8E 006-95 421 MF, 1974)

    Same pic on both front and back of the picture sleeve, except for tiny writing at the foot of each: one refers to "Ariola Eurodisc Benelx NV - Haarlem, Holland"; the other has the same wording that appears on the Dutch releases of "Part Of The Union" and "Shine On Silver Sun" - "hoes: arno van ofsouw - amsterdam" (cover/sleeve by ..... ). Van Ofsouw was a prolific graphic designer in Netherlands - look him up on Discogs!



    Portuguese release

    "Pick Up The Pieces"/"This Is Not The Way (To End A War Or To Die"
    (A&M 8E 006-94846 MF, 1973)

    Not easy to see, and certainly hard to scan, the lighter area above "hudson-ford" is a photo of Hud and John, clipped from either end of a promo shot for "Lay Down" (featured as two parts on the Portuguese release and in full on the Danish release of "Lay Down").



    Italian release

    "Pick Up The Pieces"/"This Is Not The Way (To End A War Or To Die"
    (A&M, AM 45051, 1973)

    Same black and white pic on both sides of picture sleeve.



    Yugoslavian release

    "Pick Up The Pieces"/"This Is Not The Way (To End A War Or To Die"
    (A&M/Jugoton, SAM 88714, 1973)

    Same black and white pic on both sides of picture sleeve, except for label wording on the back (rough translation):
    "Jugoton - Poduzece Za Izradu Gramofonskih Ploca" - "Jugoton - Company for production of Gramophone Records"
    "Zagreb - Dubrava Offsetni tisak: Interprogress: Zagreb" - "Zagreb-Dubrava Offset printing: Interprogress: Zagreb"
    "Graphica opremo: I Ivezic" - "graphics by: I Ivezic"



    South African release (*)

    "Pick Up The Pieces"/"This Is Not The Way (To End A War Or To Die"
    (A&M AMRS 1069, 1973) (*)


    Australian release

    "Pick Up The Pieces"/"This Is Not The Way (To End A War Or To Die"
    (A&M/Festival K 5267, 1973)



    New Zealand release

    "Pick Up The Pieces"/"This Is Not The Way (To End A War Or To Die"
    (A&M/Festival AMK 5267, 1973)


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