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Support: 1 LP
Matrix: UK4
Producer: Unknown
Vinyl: Red

Historical item. Release a large number of times. Let's try to sum them up:
Original: Matrix UK4 - Red vinyl or rare blue vinyl (some were black vinyl with no matrix) - laminated cover (some with inserts), and red blank label. Cover has red border, differently from most repressing. There are also voices splitting the UK-4 version in two: the heavy vinyl very first press, and the 'standard' press. Here it is really hard to distinguish the reality from the legend…..IMHO, UK4 are originals, and stop.
First repress: Matrix HR113, Black and colour vinyl identical cover (but black border) or wrap around cover, white blank label
Late '80 repress Matrix ROUGE A/B, on black vinyl. Same cover, but laminated, a little darker, and PROMOTIONAL COPY - NOT FOR SALE stamped on bottom left.
Picture from the era: 2 versions: one is lighter colour (quite pink!) Same picture as cover.
TAKRL version 1: Matrix FIRE4: different white TAKRL cover, custom yellow 'Good times' labels with fake artist but standard 'wrong' titles (some are blank) and black vinyl. Sometimes it comes with a wrap insert reproducing the 'standard' cover and the TAKRL cover is under there.
TAKRL version 2 : Matrix FIRE 4: white carton cover with insert. Rear is same design as version TAKRL 1, from is different. Don't know about labels. 'pink' version: matrix scratched out and pink insert, blank label and black vinyl (the scratched matrix is UK4 so they may be direct copies of the first version)
Multicolor version: recently discovered, same cover as original but with sticker proclaiming multicolour vinyl, custom labels, limited to 500 copies according to sticker. Probably a recent pressing.

1/1Santa Ana New York,NY,914 Studios(USA) 28-Jun-1973/1-99
1/2Bishop danced New York,NY,Max's Kansas City(USA) 31-Jan-1973/1- -
1/3Seaside bar song New York,NY,914 Studios(USA) 28-Jun-1973/1-99
2/1Zero and the blind Terry New York,NY,914 Studios(USA) 01-Jul-1973/1-2
2/2Thundercrack New York,NY,Max's Kansas City(USA) 31-Jan-1973/1- -

Bruce Springsteen - FIRE ON THE FINGERTIPS

Bruce Springsteen - FIRE ON THE FINGERTIPS