Wishbone Four - 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 10350 1991 With lyrics
GER
MCA MCAD 10350 1991  
MCA MCD 80337 199? 3 CD set including:
Wishbone Four,
There's the Rub &
Front Page News
JPN
MCA UICY-25384 2013 (†) March 2013 reissue of the 2010 SHMCD.
Now in standard jewel box.
MCA UICY94487 2011 Reprint of the 2010 SHMCD.
Paper sleeve imitating the original gatefold LP.
MCA UICY94487 2010 Paper sleeve imitating the original gatefold LP.
SHMCD (Super High Material CD).
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MCA UICY9081 2007 Paper sleeve imitating the original gatefold album.
Re-print, originally released in 2001.
MCA/VICTOR UICY-2383 2002  
MCA UICY9081 2001 Paper sleeve imitating the original gatefold album.
MCA/VICTOR MVCM 184 (÷) 1991  
UK
MCA MCLD 19149 1994 With lyrics
Universal 380337-2 1999 (made in the EC)
3 CD set including:
Wishbone Four,
There's the Rub &
Front Page News
FRA
LMLR 782 168 2015 Mini LP, single sleeve. Remastered 96 kHz, 24 bit.
LPs Cat# Year Comments
UK
MCA MDKS 8011 1973 With poster (see Cover Art)
Gatefold sleeve with photos of band members.
Label colour variation: ()
  Black
MCA MCG 3503 1973 Black Rainbow Label. With poster. Gatefold sleeve with photos of band members.
MCA MCG 3503 1974 With poster
(+) Blue Sky Rainbow label.
USA
MCA 831 1973 (+) Single Sleeve.
Blue Sky Rainbow label.
MCA 327 1973 Single sleeve. With lyric sheet.
(+) Label colours:
Blue/Black/Blue Diamond
Black Rainbow
Brown Rainbow
MCA 2348 1974  
CAN
MCA MCA-327 1973 Single sleeve.
(+) With poster song sheet.
Brown Rainbow label.
GER
MCA 6.21784 1973 (+), (+) Single Sleeve.
Black Rainbow Label
ARIOLA 201.568.320 1973 (+) Label colours:
Black Rainbow
Blue Sky Rainbow
MCA MAPS 6673 1973 With poster
Gatefold sleeve with photos of band members.
(+) Brown Rainbow Label
MCA 62.003 1973 (+) Black Rainbow Label
ITA
MCA MAPS 6673 1973 (#) Gatefold sleeve with photos of band members.
(+) Black Rainbow Label
MCA MAPS 6673 1973 (+) White label promo release
"Promo Vietata la vendita
Disco Campione on sleeve"
JPN
MCA 6001 1973 Gatefold, some with poster.
One with Black Rainbow label including an insert with Japanese text. Lyrics in English on gatefold's back side. No poster.
(+) Other label colours / OBIs:
Brown Rainbow
Brown Rainbow with Green OBI
MCA 6001 1973 (+) Gatefold. Different inside cover.
White Label promo release
MCA 6001 1973 (+) Single Sleeve
Label colours / OBIs:
Brown Rainbow with Japanese song sheet
Brown Rainbow With red OBI + Jap. song sheet
MCA VIM 6169 1973 (+) Black Rainbow label with Green OBI
FRA
MCA 410 100 1978 (+) Gatefold
(+) Brown Rainbow label reissue.
MCA 410 008 1973 (+) Label colours:
Brown Rainbow.
Decca Black/Blue/Black
NL
MCA 5C 062 94979 (+) 1973 (+) Label: Brown Rainbow.
ESP
MCA S 30 061 1973 Name: Wishbone Quatro
(+) Gatefold sleeve. Black label
ISR
CBS MDKS 8011 1973 (+) (+) Brown Rainbow label
On cover: "Manf & Dist by CBS records"
AUS
MCA MAPS 6673 1973 (+) Single Sleeve.
With poster song sheet.
Label colour: Blue Sky Rainbow.
NZL
MCA MAP S 6673 1973 (+) Single Sleeve.
Brown Rainbow label.
ZAF
MCA SMCA 581 1973 (+) Single Sleeve.
Yellow Spiral label.
BRA
MCA MCALP600052 1973 (+) Single Sleeve.
Black/Blue/Black label.
MCA MCALP600052 1973 (+) Single Sleeve.
Black Rainbow label.
KOR
YEGRIN PM 48 1973 (+) Single sleeve. Green label.
YEGRIN PM 48 1973 (+) Single sleeve. White label with track list. Allegedly a 1st pressing.
MCA MCA 327 1973 (+) Single sleeve. Orange label
MCA MCA 2348 / DM 0035 1973 (+) Single sleeve. Blue Sky Rainbow label.
With poster song sheet and OBI.
With poster song sheet.
MCA / Oasis OLM3609 1973 (+) Single sleeve. Blue Sky Rainbow label. With song sheet.
? 736 1973 (+) Single sleeve. Green label.
? <none> 1973? (+) Yellow sleeve.
Pink label.
MCA 84 on wax
? <none> 1973? (+) Pink label.
MCA 84 and MCA87 on wax
Echos AS112 1973 (+) Single sleeve. White label.
VEN
MCA MAPS 6673 1973 (+) Single sleeve.
Brown Rainbow label.
MCA MAPS 6673 1973? (+) Single sleeve.
Light Blue Rainbow label.
Green cover
MEX
ORFEON LPI-E377 1973 (+) Track titles in Spanish (+) Single sleeve.
Blue/Black/Blue label.
GRC
MCA MCA55208 1973 (+) Single Sleeve
Blue/Black/Blue label.
THA
?? SH 2501 1973 (+) Single Sleeve.
Red lines on Orange label.
SGP
Ambassador SAS12 007 ???? (+) No Evidence of Singapore.
Single Sleeve.
Orange label.
MCs Cat# Year Comments
UK
MCA KMKPC 8011 1973  
MCA MCLC 19149 1973  
Reel-to-Reel tapes Cat# Year Comments
USA
MCA Records MCAS 327-C 1973 (@)
       

 

(*) Russian printing information source courtesy of Doug Boyne.
(#) Printing information courtesy of Marcus Meyer.
(+) 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 Neil Hunt.
(÷) Catalogue number correction courtesy of "HeJePi".
(@) Printing information courtesy of Jean-Paul Baume.

 

 

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