Argus - 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
UK
MCA DMCL-1787 1991  
MCA MCLD 19085 1992  
MCA MCD 33003 1996 Pilgrimage/Argus 2 CDs in 1 case
Universal Island Set 9849624
  CD1 9849625
  CD2 9849626
2007 "Argus Deluxe Edition"
USA
MCA MCAD 10234 1991  
MCA / DECCA 088 112 816-2 2002 30th anniversary release. Remastered with "Live from Memphis" promo LP songs as bonus tracks.
GER
MCA MCAD 10234 1991  
MCA MCD 33003 1995 Pilgrimage/Argus 2 CDs in 1 case
MCA MCD 33003 1996 Pilgrimage/Argus 2 CDs in 1 case
JPN
Universal Music UIGY-15033 2016 A Super Audio, Super High Material CD.
Universal Music UIGY-9619 2014 A Super Audio, Super High Material CD in jewel box.
Geffen/USM UICY-40015 2013 (%) A box containing miniature replicas of Argus and Live from Memphis LP sleeves. The tracks are on a single platinum SHMCD including bonus tracks: No Easy Road single version and all Live from Memphis tracks.
Geffen/USM UICY-75890 2013 (%) Paper sleeve imitating the original gatefold LP.
Single SHMCD including bonus tracks: No Easy Road single version and all Live from Memphis tracks.
MCA UICY-94485/6 (÷) 2011 Reprint of the 2010 SHMCD.
Paper sleeve imitating the original gatefold LP.
Universal Music UIGY-9046 2010 A Super Audio, Super High Material CD.
MCA UICY 20115 2010 Reprint of the SHMCD listed below. Now in standard jewel box.
(÷) Re-release of 30th anniversary release.
MCA UICY-94485/6 (÷) 2010 Paper sleeve imitating the original gatefold LP.
SHMCD (Super High Material CD).
Bonus tracks as on 35th anniversary deluxe release.
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MCA UICY-91445 2009 SHMCD
Bonus tracks as on 30th anniversary release.
MCA UICY-90768 2008 (÷) SHMCD
MCA UICY-9080 2007 Paper sleeve imitating the original gatefold LP.
Re-print, originally released in 2001.
(÷) Bonus track: Blowin' Free, from Decca single 33004.
MCA UICY-3503 2002 (÷) 30th anniversary release. Remastered with "Live from Memphis"
MCA UICY-9080 2001 Paper sleeve imitating the original gatefold LP.
(÷) Bonus track: Blowin' Free, from Decca single 33004.
MCA/VICTOR MCVM 37 1991  
NL
ARCADE 8800275 1995 Pilgrimage/Argus 2in1 CD
AUS
MCA MCD 31758 ? Pilgrimage/Argus 2 CDs in 1 case
FRA
LMLR
(Culture factory)
782 213 2015 Limited edition 2 CD
See Cover art section.
LPs Cat# Year Comments
UK
MCA MDKS 8006 1972 Label colour variations: ()
  Black
  Blue/black
MCA MDKS 8006 1972 (+) Pink label Factory test pressing.
See cover art page.
MCA MCG 3510 1972 (+) Label colour: Brown Rainbow.
MCA MCG 3510 1972 EMI Re-distributing a US printing (MCA-49) using a UK catalogue number.
See cover art for details.
Label colour: Brown Rainbow.
MCA MCL 1787 1984 Single sleeve.
(+) Label colour: Blue Sky Rainbow.
MCA MCG3510 197? (+) Label colour: Blue Sky Rainbow.
CASTLE CLALP 140 1987 Single sleeve.
(+) Label colour: Yellow.
CASTLE CLALP 140 1987 (+) Promo issue. Single sleeve.
Label colour: White.
MCA DMCL 1787 1991  
USA
DECCA DL 75437 1972 (+) Label colour: Decca Black Rainbow Bar.
In Decca internal sleeve
DECCA DL 75437
(B0013902-01)
1972 (+) Label colour: Decca Black Rainbow Bar.
MCA 49 1973 (+) Label colour: Black Rainbow.
MCA 49 1973 Single sleeve.
(+) Label colour: Black Rainbow.
MCA 49 1973 (+) Single sleeve.
Label colour: Black Rainbow.
"Export Only. For sale outside Continental United States Only. "
MCA 2344 1977 Single sleeve.
Label colour variations:
Blue Sky Rainbow.
(+) Cream.
MCA 787 1980 Single sleeve.
(+) Label colour: Blue Sky Rainbow.
MCA 787 1980 Single sleeve.
Cat# 787 on label and stamped in gold on front cover. However, "2344" is printed on spine and sleeve's back side.
Stamped in gold on back cover:
"Export only for
sale outside continental
United States only
Sweden - 69-4345"
Label colour: Blue Sky Rainbow.
Universal
(Decca)
DL 75347
(80013902-01)
2010 Label colour: Decca Rainbow Bar.
UFO on back cover removed!
() 180 gram vinyl.
Single sleeve.
GER
MCA MAPS 6007 1972 (+) Label colour: Black/Blue/Black.
MCA MAPS 6007 1972 (+) Trade Sample
Label colour: Black/Blue/Black.
MCA 6.21764
MZPS 6007
1972 Single sleeve
(+) Label colour: Brown Rainbow.
MCA 201.314.320 1972 (+) Single Sleeve.
Label colour: Blue Sky Rainbow.
MCA 201 314 1972 (+) Single Sleeve.
Label colour: Brown Rainbow.
MCA 250 473-1 1972 Single sleeve with inside fold out information moved to back cover.
See Cover Art for details.
(+) Label colour: Blue Sky Rainbow.
MCA 10234 1972 (+) Single Sleeve.
Label colour: Blue.
MCA 0062.005 1972 (+) Single Sleeve.
Black Rainbow label.
MCA 82.043.2 1972 (+) 2 LP's in one cover - Pilgrimage plus Argus
Gatefold Sleeve.
Black Rainbow label.
JPN
MCA MCA 5117 1972 (+) With song sheet.
Label colour and OBI versions:
Black/Blue/Black, no OBI.
Black/Blue/Black, White/Black OBI.
MCA MCA 5117 1972 Single Sleeve.
(+) With song sheet.
Label colour: Black/Blue/Black.
MCA MCA 5117 1972 (+) Gatefold.
White label promo.
MCA 6066 1972 (+) With song sheet.
Some with Red OBI.
MCA VIM 6168 1972 (+) With song sheet.
Gatefold sleeve.
Black Rainbow label.
Green OBI.
FRA
MCA 410003 1972 (+) Label colour: Brown Rainbow.
MCA MCA 410 099 1978 (+)
Quriosity (also courtesy of Ben Reinhardt):
The last track on B side label is
"WARRI0R THROW DOWN THE SWORD"
with a running time of 11 minutes.
They're actually two separate tracks as on original LP.
(+) Label colour: Cream.
MCA 10234 1972 (+) Single sleeve.
Label colour: Blue.
ITA
MCA 4074 197? Single sleeve.
Text "Distribuzione Dischi Ricordi S.P.A." on back cover.
(+) Label colour: Black Rainbow.
MCA MAPS 6007 1972 (+) Label colour: Black/Blue/Black.
ESP
MCA S 30 042 1973 (+) Label colour: Brown Rainbow.
GRC
MCA (Columbia EMI Greece) 14C 064-94994 1972 (+) Label colour: Brown Rainbow.
MCA 55206 1972 (+) Single sleeve.
Label colour: Black Rainbow.
AUS
MCA MAPS 6007 1972 (+) Label colours:
Blue/Black/Blue.
Brown Rainbow.
NZL
MCA MAP S 6007 1972 (+) Label colour: Brown Rainbow.
MCA MAP S 6007 1980 (+) Label colour: Blue Sky Rainbow.
CAN
MCA DL 75437 1972 (+) Label colour: Decca Black.
MCA MCA49 1972 (+) Gatefold sleeve with brown rainbow label.
The gatefold sleeve is different in that the record is stored internally i.e. down centre spine and not to outer edge as most gatefold covers.
(+) Other label colours:
Decca Black, DL 75347 on label.
Black Rainbow.
MCA MCA 2344 1972 (#)
ZAF
MCA SMCA 560 1972 (+) Label colour: Yellow Spiral.
MCA MCA 2349 1972 (+) Single sleeve.
Label colour: Blue Sky Rainbow.
MEX
??? IE 343 1973 (+), (+) Label: Orange Argus figure in Cream.
BRA
MCA MCALP 600026 1972 (+) Single Sleeve
Label colour: Black/Blue/Black.
MCA 814128-13 1983 (+) Single Sleeve
Label colour: Light Blue Sky Rainbow.
VEN
MCA SUSY SLP1029 1972 (+) Single sleeve (photos on back cover)
(+) Label colour: Susy Orange.
YUG
BEOGRAD LPS1013 1980 (+) Label colour: Orange.
RUS
RD R60 02137 1993 (Masters Of Rock). Different cover
Label colour: Red.
NL
ARIOLA BENELUX BV 201-314 1972 (+) Single Sleeve
EMI 5C 184-50373 1974 Pilgrimage/Argus 2in1 LP called "Milestones"
(+) Label colour: Brown Rainbow.
MCA 50373 4 1974 Pilgrimage/Argus 2in1 LP called "Milestones"
THA
Incredible Sound KS5071 1972? (+) Single sleeve. Label: Yellow.
In (German LP) 0062 005 cover.
MCs Cat# Year Comments
UK
MCA TC-MCG 3510 1974 (×)
MCA 2103 1982 Pilgrimage/Argus double cassette
MCA MCLC 1787 1984  
CASTLE CLAMC 140 1987  
MCA MCLC 19085 1991  
GER
MCA MCTP 91544 1972? Source: German LP MAPS 6007
       

(+) Printing information courtesy of Ben Reinhardt.
(+) Printing and/or label color information courtesy of Ben Reinhardt.
() Label colour variation info courtesy of Martin Daughton.
(#) Printing information courtesy of Stian Brekke.
(×) Cat # correction courtesy of Philippe Gweganton.
() Printing information courtesy of Bob Beresford.
(%) Printing information / track list correction courtesy of Neil Hunt.
(÷) Catalogue number, bonus track, publishing year etc. updates courtesy of "HeJePi".

 

Written by: Rainer Frilund - Last update: Oct, 2017