Just Testing - 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 MCLD19375 1998 With 4 bonus tracks. Remastered by Martin Turner
JPN
MCA UICY94495 2011 Reprint of the 2010 SHMCD.
Paper sleeve imitating the original LP.
MCA UICY94495 2010 Paper sleeve imitating the original LP.
SHMCD (Super High Material CD).
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MCA UICY9089 2007 Paper sleeve imitating the original album.
Re-print, originally released in 2001.
MCA UICY9089 2001 Paper sleeve imitating the original album.
LPs Cat# Year Comments
UK
MCA MCF 3052 1980 Some copies contain a merchandise leaflet.
(+) Brown Rainbow label.
MCA MCF 3052 1980 Promo copy (indicated with a sticker on back cover).
Brown Rainbow label.
MCA MAPS9396 1980 (+) "n©b" on label in MCF3052 sleeve.
USA
MCA 3221 1980 (+) Blue Sky Rainbow label.
MCA 3221 1980 Promo copy. Gilded text on upper right corner of front cover. See cover art.
(+) Blue Sky Rainbow label.
Another promo copy with the text: "For Promo only".
MCA 3221 1980? Golden text on cover: "MCA-770".
Blue Sky Rainbow label.
MCA 3221 1980 White label test pressings.
Copies with hand written track list and blank white labels exist. See cover art.
AFRTS P-19089/90 - RL17-0 1980 American Forces Radio and Television Service label.
Side P-19089 contains tracks from Firefall's album Undertow.
Side P-19090 contains side a of Wishbone Ash's Just testing LP.
Thank you Ben Reinhardt!
GER
MCA 201 317-320 1980 (+) Brown Rainbow label.
MCA 201 317 1980 (+) Brown Rainbow label.
With poster insert.
JPN
MCA VIM 6219 1980 (+) With booklet song sheet.
Black Rainbow label.
Black/Red OBI.
MCA VIM 6219 1980 (+) White Label Promo Copy.
(+) With booklet song sheet.
Some with Red OBI.
Some with 1980 Tour programme.
FRA
MCA 201 279 1980 (×)
(+) Blue Sky Rainbow label.
NL
MCA 201 317 1980  
NOR
MCA MAPS 9396 1980 At least the cover is printed in Norway by "TEAM TRYKK". "n©b" logo on labels.
Cream label.
Blue Sky Rainbow label
ESP
MCA 1 20137 1980 (+) Brown Rainbow label.
ITA
MCA MCA 4067 1980 (+) Black Rainbow label.
GRE
MCA 14C O62 63967 1980 (+) Brown Rainbow label.
TUR
Melodi Records 1181 (MCA 3052) 1980 (+) Red/Pink/Red label.
???
MCA 3221 ???? (+) White plain label. Promo?
MCA 3221 ???? (+) MCA770 on record sleeve in gold
AUS
MCA 3052 1980 (+) With poster insert.
Brown Rainbow label.
NZL
MCA MAP S 9396 1980 (+) Blue Sky Rainbow label.
CAN
MCA 3221 1980 (+) Blue Sky Rainbow label.
ZAF
MCA ML 4379 1980 (+) White Gallo Cockerel sleeve
Printed on sleeve: 18/12/80.
SGP
MCA MCA3221 1980 (+) Cream sleeve
On cover: "Marketed by Polygram Singapore/Malaysia/Hong Kong".
THA
??? 15 MP60 1980 (+) With song sheet insert.
Blue label.
BRA
MCA 201 317 1980 (+) With poster insert.
Black Rainbow Label.
MCA 201 317 1980 (+) Black Rainbow Label.
"Promo" on sleeve.
MEX
MCA 1182 ?? (+)
MCA LAE371 1981 (+) Back cover in Spanish.
(+) Blue Sky Rainbow label.
YUG
MCA LPS1004 1980 (+) Orange label.
MCs Cat# Year Comments
UK
MCA MCFC 3052 1980 (×)
USA
747 4528 198? Source: Hot Ash MC 747, 7445
GER
MCA 401 317-352 1980 Source: German album 201 317-320
       

(+) Printing information courtesy of Ben Reinhardt.
(×) Printing information courtesy of Philippe Gweganton.

 

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