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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.

UK vinyl
  • Acetate test pressing
  • UK promo release
  • UK release
  • US vinyl
  • US promo release
  • US release
  • US promo reissue
  • Europe vinyl
  • German release
  • German release variant
  • Dutch release
  • Portuguese release
  • Italian release
  • Yugoslavian release
  • Asia Pacific vinyl
  • Australian release
  • New Zealand release
  • Other vinyl
  • Indian release
  • South African release
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    UK VINYL

    Acetate test pressing

    "Pick Up The Pieces"

    An acetate test pressing of Hudson Ford's first single. Nothing on the b-side.


    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)



    US VINYL

    US promo release

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

    A stereo/mono promo release in the US.

    Spotted online, a copy with a stamped release date.


    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



    US promo reissue

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

    A later promo release in the US, using a later style of typography from around 1974 onwards. Date uncertain, but best guess is that it was reissued to coincide with their first set of US dates in 1974. Not certain whether it had a full release.


    EUROPE VINYL

    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.


    German release variant

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

    Same as version above, but without track timings on label. Repress? Mistake? Who knows ....


    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"



    ASIA PACIFIC VINYL

    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)


    OTHER VINYL

    Indian release

    "Pick Up The Pieces"/"This Is Not The Way (To End A War Or To Die"
    (A&M/Sussex AMS. 7079, 1973)

    Spotted online. A&M brown label, with both A&M and Sussex logos (only the US address of Sussex appears on the label. Manufactured by The Gramophone Company of India, distributed by Buddah Records.


    South African release

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


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