Front Page News - 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 11027 1994 Blue line around the front and back cover.
Booklet's inside photos include hand written band member names.
UK
Beat Goes On BGOCD 405 1999 New England & Front Page News as 2on1 CD. REMASTERED!
Universal 380337-2 1999 (made in the EC)
3 CD set including:
  Wishbone Four,
  There's the Rub &
  Front Page News
GER
MCA MCD 11027 1994 (*)
MCA MCD 80337 199? 3 CD set including:
  Wishbone Four,
  There's the Rub &
  Front Page News
JPN
MCA UICY94493 2011 Paper sleeve imitating the original gatefold LP.
Inside fold out photos include hand written band member names.
Reprint of the 2010 SHMCD.
MCA UICY94493 2010 Paper sleeve imitating the original gatefold LP.
Inside fold out photos include hand written band member names.
SHMCD (Super High Material CD).
WARNING!
DUBIOUS QUALITY REMASTER.

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MCA UICY9087 2007 Paper sleeve imitating the original gatefold album.
Blue line around the front and back cover.
Inside fold out photos include hand written band member names.
Re-print, originally released in 2001.
MCA UICY9087 2001 Paper sleeve imitating the original gatefold album.
Blue line around the front and back cover.
Inside fold out photos include hand written band member names.
RUS
CD MEDIA R
 
?? 199? ()
LPs Cat# Year Comments
UK
MCA MCG 3524 1977 (+) Gatefold sleeve.
Black Rainbow label.
Inside fold out photos include hand written band member names.
MCA MCG 3524 1977 Gatefold sleeve.
Black Rainbow label.
Inside fold out photos include hand written band member names.
Sticker on back side: "Distributed by CBS Records."
MCA MCG 3524 1985 (+) White label test pressing.
Single sleeve.
MCA MCL 1655 1985 Single sleeve with inside fold out information moved to back cover.
See Cover Art for details.
(+) Blue Sky Rainbow label.
USA
MCA 2311 1977 (+) Gatefold sleeve.
Black Rainbow label.
Blue line around the front and back cover.
Inside fold out photos include hand written band member names.
MCA 2311 1977 Sticker on back cover: Sample copy
Gatefold sleeve.
Black Rainbow label.
Blue line around the front and back cover.
Inside fold out photos include hand written band member names.
GER
MCA 62.093 1977 (+) Gatefold sleeve.
Label colour variations:
    Brown Rainbow.
    Black Rainbow.
Thin line inside band name on front cover.
MCA 0062 093 1977 (+) Gatefold sleeve.
Black Rainbow label.
Thin line inside band name on front cover.
MCA 20 561 320 ????  
JPN
MCA VIM 6143 1977 (+) Gatefold sleeve with song sheet.
Brown Rainbow label.
Some with Black/Orange OBI.
Blue line around the front and back cover.
Inside fold out photos include hand written band member names.
MCA VIM 6143 1977 (+) White label promo printing.
Gatefold sleeve with song sheet.
Some with Black/Orange OBI.
FRA
MCA 511 001 1977 (+), (+) Gatefold sleeve.
Brown Rainbow label.
MCA 201 561 1977 (××)
NL
EMI-BOVEMA 5C-062-99507 1977 (#) (+) Gatefold sleeve.
Black Rainbow label.
Thin line inside band name on front cover.
ITA
MCA 4010 1977 (+) Gatefold sleeve.
Black Rainbow label.
IRL
MCA MCG 3524 1977 (+) Gatefold sleeve.
Black Rainbow label.
ESP
MCA 201 561 1977 (+) Gatefold sleeve.
Brown Rainbow label.
MCA 63 28 844 1977 (+) Gatefold sleeve.
Black Rainbow label.
SWE
MCA 2311 1977 Gatefold sleeve.
Black Rainbow label.
Thin line inside band name on front cover.
At least the sleeve is printed in Sweden,
since "SIB Tryck Tumba" is printed on the back cover.
AUS
MCA 2311 1977 (+) Gatefold sleeve.
Black Rainbow label.
NZL
MCA MAP S 2311 1977 (+) In Australian gatefold sleeve.
Brown Rainbow label.
CAN
MCA 2311 1977 (+) Gatefold sleeve.
Brown Rainbow label.
ZAF
MCA ML 4141 1977 (+) "Sample copy - not for sale"
Single sleeve. Printed on sleeve: 31/10/77.
White Gallo Cockerel label.
THA
Incredible sound KS5104 1977 (+) Single sleeve.
Yellow label.
TUR
MCA 984 1977 (+) Single sleeve.
Red/Pink/Red label.
SGP
MCA MCA 2311 1977 (+) Single sleeve.
Brown Rainbow label.
On cover: Marketed by Polygram Singapore/Malaysia/Hong Kong
MCs Cat# Year Comments
UK
MCA TC-MCG 3624 1977 (×)
MCA MCLC 1655 1982  
       

(*) Information concerning the German CD MCD 11027 courtesy of Wolfgang Schmidt.
(#) Corrected cat# courtesy of Tsutomu Kubota.
() Russian printing information courtesy of Doug Boyne.
(+) Printing information courtesy of Ben Reinhardt.
(+) Printing and/or label color information courtesy of Ben Reinhardt.
(×) Printing information courtesy of Philippe Gweganton.
(××) Cat # correction courtesy of Philippe Gweganton.

 

Written by: Rainer Frilund - Last update: Jun, 2016