Live Dates Volume 2 - Cover Art

Cover art by Colin Elgie.
Photograph: Hipgnosis-Brimson

 
 
Front cover
 
Stickers found in the upper right
corner of the double album printings
 
[Live Dates Volume 2 cover art 1]
Picture courtesy of The Wishbone Ash Web Site.
Blue sticker:
[Live Dates Volume 2 cover art 2a, detail]
Picture courtesy of Doug Boyne.
 
Black sticker:
[Live Dates Volume 2 cover art 2b, detail]
Picture courtesy of Paul Smith.

 

 
Front cover and obi of
Japanese SHMCD of year 2010
 
A sticker found in the upper right
corner of the Japanese SHMCD
[Live Dates Volume 2 SHMCD 2010 ] [Live Dates Volume 2 SHMCD 2010, detail]

 

 
US Single CD release RGM-0033.
Back and front cover.
[Live Dates Volume 2 Single CD RGM-0033 2012]
The blue "sticker" is not a real one, but printed as part of the cover art.
Also note the slight difference in the ceiling's red and yellow lines.
They curve a bit at the outer part of the front cover.
 

 

French double CD LMLR 782 035
Front and contents...
[Live Dates 2 cover art #1, LMLR 782 035]
 
... Inside view
[Live Dates 2 cover art #2, LMLR 782 035]
 
... Portrait
[Live Dates 2 cover art #3, LMLR 782 035]
 

 

 
Inner picture on gatefold sleeves.
[Live Dates Volume 2 inner picture]
The hand written song list in the picture includes a couple of "lost songs",
i.e. "I Need People" and "Lookin' for a Reason" (Barely visible in this small copy).
Picture originally from Tsutomu Kubota.
 
 
Picture of German "Additional Tapes" 203223
[Live Dates Volume 2 Additional Tapes cover art]
Thank you, Wolfgang Schmidt!
 
Mexican printing MCA LAE-337,
Note the album title Live Dates "Eleven"
Mexican printing MCA LAE-337,
Partly Spanish track names
[mexican_live_dates_11.jpg] [mexican_live_dates_2_tracks.jpg]
Picture courtesy of Kelly C. Hanna Picture courtesy of Kelly C. Hanna
 

 

 
Lower right corner of front cover. Samples from a couple of printings.
Leftmost and middlemost picture courtesy of Paul Smith.
[Lower right corner of front cover, pt 1]
UK Double LP with blue sticker
MCG 4012.
[Lower right corner of front cover, pt 2]
UK Double LP with black sticker
MCG 4012.
[Lower right corner of front cover, pt 3]
German single LP printing
203 150-32.
 
        In the leftmost picture, the man in the red shirt coming to the venue is only half shown.
        In the middlemost picture, the man in the red shirt is fully shown.
        In the rightmost picture, the man in the red shirt is fully shown and a woman in blue dress
        is seen standing behind the seated people.
 
 
 
A gatefold's inner part printing comparison courtesy of Paul Smith:
 
[Gatefold inner part comparison]
 
The picture does not line up very well in the lowermost gatefold
(UK 2 LP MCG 4012 with black sticker on front cover).
Some of the text is cut out.
 

 

Japanese Promo Box

Promo box published together with Japanese paper sleeve CD releases.
Note that Live Dates Volume 2 was not released with the 2001 batch of Japanese paper sleeve CD releases.
However it was released in Japan later on in year 2010.

Front of box
[Live Dates Volume 2 promo box 1]
Back of box
[Live Dates Volume 2 promo box 2]
Spine of box
[Live Dates Volume 2 promo box 3]
 

 
Other promo boxes:
Pilgrimage
Argus (two versions)
Wishbone Four
Live Dates (two versions)

All promo box info and pictures courtesy of Jean-Paul Baume.

 


Sep, 2018