LIVE AT THE HAMMERSMITH ODEON
Orange (or maybe other colours) insert with Bruce and some monkeys on cartoon sleeve. Various editions exist:
A) Ruthless Rhymes (dog and gun) labels. Orange/Blue/Yellow insert. Matrix BS 1975
B) Slipped disc (skeleton) labels. Various colours for insert. Matrix is BS 1975
C) Blue labels. Deep Yellow/Orange. Matrix BS 1975
D) Raring Records label. Matrix BS 1975.
Fonts reporting matrix SX TT 79 for edition (B) are probably disguised by the label. The label is BS 1975 for all the 4 editions.
It is not clear if (C) is an original or a repress. My thinking is that is very improbable Slipped and RR printed the same record, so these edition may be attractive (and very limited) repress of release (C), or (C) may be an advance press of (A). But a small difference exists between the insert of (C) and (D) respect to (A) and (B), apart from the color. In (C) and (D), there are some small 'shadows' between the legs of the third monkey and between the second monkey and the oval border of the photo. These shadows, which may indicate a photocopy, and thus a repress, are not present on (A) and (B). I'd be glad to know readers' opinions on this matter!!
It's not finished: recently I've seen a previously unknown version with a wrap around insert reprising the "standard" insert with a Bruce-Landau meeting story on the added (retro) part.
The "standard" part of the insert has some differences with the classic version : a © symbol after the word "Odeon", the missing of the BS 1975 vertical writing on the right side, and the fact that the artwork seem somehow redesigned, thus being identical to the other one.
Labels are TMOQ. Matrix is still "BS 1975"
Everything apart from the full insert makes me think about a further (but very limited) repress….
Thanks to Roby for some info.
|1/1||10th avenue freeze-out||London,Hammersmith Odeon(GB) 18-Nov-1975/1||-||-|
|1/2||Spirit in the night||  "||-||-|
|1/3||Lost in the flood||  "||-||-|
|1/4||She's the one||  "||-||-|
|2/1||Born to run||  "||-||-|
|2/2||The 'E' street shuffle||  "||-||-|
|2/3||It's hard to be a saint in the city||  "||-||-|