Number The Brave - 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
JPN
MCA UICY94498 2011 Reprint of the 2010 SHMCD.
Paper sleeve imitating the original LP.
MCA UICY94498 2010 Paper sleeve imitating the original LP.
SHMCD (Super High Material CD).
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MCA UICY-9092 2007 Paper sleeve imitating the original album.
Re-print, originally released in 2001.
MCA UICY-9092 2001 Paper sleeve imitating the original album.
LPs Cat# Year Comments
UK
MCA MCF 3103 1981 Inner sleeve with lyrics.
(+) Blue Sky Rainbow label.
MCA MCF 3103 1981 (+) White label promo copy.
USA
MCA 5200 1981 (+) Blue Sky Rainbow label.
MCA 5200 1981 (+) "For sale only in overseas
US Govt PX's and in US Navy
ships & stores afloat cargo".
Blue Sky Rainbow label.
MCA MCA 1981 (+) "For promo only".
Blue Sky Rainbow label.
MCA 5200 1981 Promo copy with alternate track running order.
See Cover Art section.
Standard inner sleeve with no lyrics. Credits moved to back cover.
Blue Sky Rainbow label.
MCA MCA 1981 (+) White label test pressing.
GER
MCA 203 625-320 1981 (+) With sleeve notes insert.
Blue Sky Rainbow label.
MCA 250 796-1 1981 (*) (+) With sleeve notes insert.
Blue Sky Rainbow label.
JPN
MCA VIM 6252 1981 (+) With song sheet.
Black Rainbow label.
Balck/Blue OBI.
MCA VIM 6252 1981 (+) White label promo printing
With song sheet.
Balck/Blue OBI.
FRA
MCA 203625 1981  
MCA MCA 5200 1981 (×)
NL
MCA ?? 1981  
ITA
DISCHI MCA 4129 1981 (+), (+) Black Rainbow label.
AUS
MCA MCF 3103 1981 (+) With sleeve notes insert.
Blue Sky Rainbow label.
NZL
MCA MAP S 3103 1981  
CAN
MCA 5200 1981 (+) Blue Sky Rainbow label.
BRA
MCA 203625 1981 (+) With song sheet.
Blue Sky Rainbow label.
MCA 203625 1981 (+) Gold promo lavel on sleeve.
With song sheet.
Blue Sky Rainbow label.
ARG
MCA CORAL SUP-80169 1981 Title: "Cuenten Los Valientes"
Different running order of tracks.
Back cover in black&white.
Blue Sky Rainbow label.
No lyrics on the inner sleeve.
MCA CORAL SUP-80169 1981 (+) Promo release - Sale prohibited.
Blue Sky Rainbow label.
MCA CORAL SUP-80169 1981 (+) White label test pressing.
MEX
MCA LAE371 1981 (+) Back cover in Spanish
(+) With song sheet inside cover.
Blue Sky Rainbow label.
MCA LAE371 1981 (+) With song sheet inside cover.
Light Blue Sky Rainbow label.
Promo release.
MCA LAE371 1981 (+) White label promo copy.
VEN
MCA MCA5200 1981 (+) "Export only copy for sale
outside USA - Venezuela."
Blue Sky Rainbow label.
YUG
BEOGRAD LPS1036 1981 (+) Orange label.
NOR
MCA MCA5200 1981 Inner sleeve with lyrics.
Inner sleeve paper varies. Some with thick paper as on UK printing, some with thinner paper.
(+) "Team Trykk Oslo" on sleeve.
Blue Sky Rainbow label.
ZAF
MCA MCA5200 1981 (+) "Export only copy for sale
outside USA - South Africa" on sleeve.
Blue Sky Rainbow label.
KOR
??? SH904 1981 (+) White label.
???
MCA STEROPHONIC SM904 (SH 904 on cover) ???? Blue monochrome sleeve
B/W label.
Band titled: "WISH BONE AHS" on both labels.
(+)
MCs Cat# Year Comments
USA
747 6690 198? Source: Hot Ash MC 747, 7445
GER
MCA 403 625-150 1981 Source: German single 103 363 - 100
       

(*) Cat# corrected by Wolfgang Schmidt.
(+) Printing information courtesy of Ben Reinhardt.
(+) Printing and/or label color information courtesy of Ben Reinhardt.
(×) Printing information courtesy of Philippe Gweganton.

 

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