Wishbone Ash - Printings

A major part of the printing data is derived from the The Illustrated Collector's Guide to WISHBONE ASH. The book was written by Andy Powell. Published in 1995 by Collector's Guide Publishing, ISBN 1-896522-11-4. The discography section and catalogue numbers are by Dr. John (see About... Acknowledgements).

CDs Cat# Year Comments
USA
MCA MCAD 10661 1992  
GER
MCA MCD 10661 1992 (#)
JPN
MCA UICY94483 2011 Reprint of the 2010 SHMCDs.
Now again in paper sleeve imitating the original gatefold LP.
MCA UICY 20113 2010 Reprint of the SHMCD listed below. Now in standard jewel box.
MCA UICY94483 2010 Paper sleeve imitating the original gatefold LP.
SHMCD (Super High Material CD).
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DUBIOUS QUALITY REMASTER.

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MCA UICY9078 2007 Paper sleeve imitating the original gatefold LP.
Re-print, originally released in 2001.
MCA/VICTOR UICY-2381 2002  
MCA UICY9078 2001 Paper sleeve imitating the original gatefold LP.
MCA MCVM 183 1992  
UK
Beat Goes On BGOCD 234 2012 Re-issue of BGO's 1994 release. Practically identical, except for a different kind of jewel box.
Beat Goes On BGOCD 234 1994 Remastered!
FRA
LMLR 782 167 2015 Mini LP. Remastered 96 kHz, 24 bit.
LPs Cat# Year Comments
UK
MCA MKPS 2014 1970 Label colour variations: ()
  Black (+) 7-224 matrix stamp.
  Blue/black (+) 7-225 matrix stamp.
  Red/pink (+) dogbone.
MCA MCG 3507 1974 (+) Label: Brown Rainbow.
USA
DECCA DL 75249 1970 (+) Label colour variations:
Decca Black Rainbow bar,
Black Rainbow.
MCA 23 1970 (+) Label colour: Brown Rainbow.
MCA 23 1973 Single sleeve. (+) Label colour: Brown Rainbow.
MCA MCG 3507 / MCA-23 1973 Gatefold. Black rainbow label. Available at least in UK.
MCA-23 on spine, but golden sticker on the back saying:
"MCG 3507 - This number must be used on pre-orders."
There's also another white sticker with the text:
"Export only. For Sale outside continental Unites States only."
MCA 2343 1980 (+) Single Sleeve. MCA 786 in gold on sleeve. Label: Cream.
MCA 2343 1980 (+) Single Sleeve. In MCA 23 sleeve + MCA 786 on sleeve. Label: Cream.
MCA 786 1980 (+) Single Sleeve. In MCA 23 sleeve. Label: Blue Sky Rainbow.
GER
MCA 6.21752 1970? (+) Single sleeve. Label: Brown Rainbow.
MCA MAPS 3977 1970 (+) Label: Brown Rainbow.
MCA 201 565-241 1970 (), (+) Single sleeve. Label: Blue Sky Rainbow.
MCA 0052 049 1970? (+) Single sleeve. Label: Blue Coral Rainbow.
MCA 900.097 ????  
MCA 0062 060 ???? (+) Single sleeve. Label: Black Rainbow.
MCA MAPS 7355-D/1-2 1973 (*) 2LPs in original covers
    (Wishbone Ash & Pilgrimage)
JPN
MCA MAPS 5069 1970 (+) White Label Promo Copy
MCA 5060 1970 (+) Single sleeve. White label Promo issue.
Rockjoy Red/White OBI
MCA 5060 1970 (+) Single sleeve. Label variations:
Brown Rainbow,
Brown Rainbow with Rockjoy Blue/White OBI.
MCA 6064 1975 (×) & (+) Label: Brown Rainbow.
OBI versions:
Blue/White, Red/White.
MCA VIM 6166 1978 (+) Label: Brown Rainbow.
Also with green OBI + song sheet.
FRA
MCA 201 565-241 1970 (×) Single sleeve
MCA 510 002 1970 (+) Single sleeve. Label: Decca Blue/Black/Blue.
MCA MCA410097 1978 (+) Single sleeve. Label: Cream.
NL
MCA 5C 038 94992 1971 (+) Single sleeve. Label: Brown Rainbow.
ITA
MCA Ducal SIAE MAPS 3977 1971 (+), (+) Label colour variations:
Decca Black/Blue/Black.
Black Rainbow.
ISR
CBS ?? ????  
AUS
MCA 4065 1970 (+) Label color variations:
Blue/Black/Blue
Brown Rainbow
NZL
MCA MAP S 3977 1970 (+) Single sleeve. Label: Blue/Black/Blue.
CAN
DECCA DL 75249 1970 (+) Label: Decca black.
MCA MCA23 1970? (+) Previosly DL75249. Label: Black Rainbow.
VEN
SUSY SLP 1133 1971  
MCA MAPS 6023 1976 (+) Light blue rainbow label in single sleeve cover
GRC
MCA 14C 064 94992 1970 (++)
MEX
MCA LP1 E287 / MAPS 4065 1970 (+), with additional info and cover art pics from Jean-Paul Baume.
Single sleeve. Track titles in Spanish.
Ben Reinhardt's additional comment:
Labels are different: black/blue/black on A side then blue/black/blue on B side - not seen that before.
BRA
MCA MAPS 4040 1970 (+) Single sleeve. Label: black/blue/black.
GRE
MCA? 14C 064 94992 1970 (+) Label: Brown Rainbow.
ZAF
MCA MKPS2014 1970 (+) Label: Yellow Spiral.
ZAF
MCA MKPS2014 1970 (+) Label: Yellow Spiral.
THA
MCA? RS 021 A 1970? (+) Single sleeve. Label: Red.
PHL
MCA DL75249 1970? (+) Gatefold sleeve. Light Blue/Black/Light Blue label.
MCs Cat# Year Comments
UK
MCA KMUPC 456 ????  
       

(*) Information concerning 1973 printing MAPS 7355-D/1-2 courtesy of Klaus E. Meyer.
(#) Information concerning the German CD MCD 10661 courtesy of Wolfgang Schmidt.
() Cat# corrected by Wolfgang Schmidt.
(+) Printing information courtesy of Ben Reinhardt.
(+) Printing and/or label color information courtesy of Ben Reinhardt.
(++) Printing year info courtesy of Ben Reinhardt.
() Label colour variation info courtesy of Martin Daughton.
(×) Printing information courtesy of Philippe Gweganton.

 

Written by: Rainer Frilund - Last update: Oct, 2015