Records that you have that were immediately withdrawn

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Larry Geller, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK on EMI (in company sleeve, not one of the earliest pressings).

    Sex Pistols - Holidays In The Sun - UK picture sleeve was withdrawn, but they are quite common.

    Buffalo Springfield - 1st LP - UK pressing that lists For What It's Worth on sleeve and label, but doesn't include it and plays Baby Don't Scold Me. I didn't know until I played it!

    Rolling Stones - Some Girls with original inner sleeve - these are quite common too.

    Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks with original back sleeve. UK pressing.

    Jimi Hendrix - Band of Gypsies original UK with puppet sleeve.

    Ramones - Leave Home with Carbona Not Glue - UK & US pressings. The US was very cheap, only £1. I see more of these than the later pressings with Babysitter on instead.

    I probably have a couple more but can't think of any. No major rarities, though the Buffalo Springfield one is scarce.
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  2. Sick Sick Phil

    Sick Sick Phil Forum Resident

    Hollywood records version of Danzig 5
  3. xybert

    xybert Forum Resident

    Probably not 'immediately' withdrawn but i have the original version of the Jurassic 5 EP with the unedited Lesson 6: The Lecture. As far as i know the brief Led Zeppelin/Frank Sinatra sample/excerpts were removed on subsequent issues.

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  4. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    I didn't know about that. Fantastic EP.
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  5. RTurner

    RTurner Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA
    ELO - Out Of The Blue United Artists version on blue vinyl with all inserts
  6. Crossfire#3

    Crossfire#3 Forum Resident

    Burlington Vermont
    Probably will come out again in some form, just not in the immediate future, because it is full of illuminating work of Gregory's.
  7. Crossfire#3

    Crossfire#3 Forum Resident

    Burlington Vermont
    Too much good stuff here to go unreleased, but won't happen imminently I bet.
  8. Whoopycat

    Whoopycat Forum Resident

    Des Moines
    I have the original US issue of Paul McCartney's debut that is mistakenly credited to "Paul McCartney" instead of just "McCartney" per Paul's wishes.
  9. iDigital

    iDigital Well-Known Member

    Monty Python Contractual Obligation album with the John Denver track, which was pulled by John Denver objecting to it
  10. ZippyPippy

    ZippyPippy Forum Resident

    I got one of them from Sears:

  11. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

    Livingston NJ
    The City, "Now that Everythings Been Said", now I have it on CD but according to the liner notes, at the time it was barely released before the record company (Ode) switched distributors, and it never came back to the stores again. Too bad, because it's a great album, essential for Carole King fans. Separate thread about this album coming soon
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  12. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident

    It was extensively bootlegged in the 70s. The black and white cover is the giveaway.
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  13. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

    Livingston NJ
    Interesting, did not know that
  14. CBS 65780

    CBS 65780 "Could I do one more immediately?"

    Dublin, Ireland
    Christy Moore Ordinary Man

    The original issue was pulled over legal issues to do with lyrical content in They Never Came Home, a song about the Stardust nightclub fire in Dublin, 1981. It was replaced by Another Song Is Born. Initial second sleeves just had a sticker over the song on the track listing, though was later reprinted.
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  15. oldturkey

    oldturkey Forum Resident

    Gone away.
    I have Denim's Summer Smash 7" single on fizzy lemon vinyl. Due to be released on 1st Sept 1997, but withdrawn immediately due to Princess Diana's fatal car accident in Paris the day before. Also banned by the BBC. It's a great song and would have been a massive hit (no pun intended) I think. All were destroyed except two boxes of 25 singles which were saved by unknown persons.


    I also have the Infected 12" by TheThe with the withdrawn Andy Dog sleeve of the devil masturbating with a Marigold dishwashing glove.

    Replaced by this censored zoom version.
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  16. bataclan2002

    bataclan2002 All You Need Is Now.

    I looked for Duran Duran’s Carnival EP for years.
    Back in ‘82, I had thought about getting it but when I decided to it had already been deleted.
    Found a copy in great condition about 10 years ago.
  17. thematinggame

    thematinggame Forum Resident

    I know this one got pulled but to be honest I have never seen the version without the flames , wheras the other one is very common (at least here in Germany )
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  18. Giorgio

    Giorgio Forum Resident

    Varese Italy
    All what I have regarding LPs copies quickly withdrawn from the record shops (FWIK), not yet mentioned is:
    - Original UK Led Zeppelin IV, with stickers added on plum labels in order to cover credits issue.

    The following has been already mentioned:
    - 1967 mono unpeeled first pressing of Velvet Underground & Nico with withdrawn "torso" back cover.
    - Live Yardbirds: Featuring Jimmy Page.
    - The first NY Comes A Time US pressing, the one with the track order that was not to Neil's liking (RE-2 marix).

    And the following are also already mentioned, but I'm not sure if these ones were withdrawn from market, or simply blocked for various reasons (censorship, wrong mix, credits, typing errors ...) thus obliging the record companies to fix the problem in the next editions (please if you have info about, let me know!):
    - US Dylan's Blonde w/Claudia's pic inside the cover, mono.
    - Dylan's HWY61 stereo with 1A matrices on side 1 (alternate version of From A Buick 6), and word "meaningful" on back cover.
    - Rolling Stones Hot Rocks with the alternate versions of "Brown Sugar" and "Wild Horses".
    - First US edition "Rape cover" + oval sticker of Appetite For Destruction by Guns 'n' Roses.
    - Jimi Hendrix Electric ladyland nude ladies cover, original Track UK pressing.
    - US Led Zeppelin II RL (two copies).
    - UK Led Zeppelin II with "Wreck" mistake on plum label (not yet mentioned this one).
    - Black Sabbath, Paranoid, original UK vertigo, with credits to "Management/Jim Simpson/Big Bear/Birmingham" inside the cover (not yet mentioned this one).
    - US Bruce Springsteen, Bor To Run, with "JON" correction sticker on back (not yet mentioned this one).
    - US VU, 1969 VU live with Lou Reed, WLP, with uncensored pics inside gatefold cover. It has "unairbrushed" images of Maureen Tucker and Sterling Morrison's face, here fully visible. Standard pressings have their faces obscured with unseemly crescent-shaped shades, apparently for contractual or legal reasons (not yet mentioned this one).
  19. Coricama

    Coricama Classic Rocker

    Marietta, GA
    It's pretty common here in the states too.
  20. bataclan2002

    bataclan2002 All You Need Is Now.

    Anyone have a CD issue of Sly and the Family Stone’s Fresh with alternate versions? Allegedly some of these were pressed in error and appeared on the marketplace early on (non-remastered era).
    I don’t have it but am curious about it.
  21. nosliw

    nosliw Azunyan! にゃーーー!

    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Tad - 8-Way Santa (CD version, bought this last year)


    Apparently, the couple who discovered the image sued the band for the image, which was originally found at a thrift store.
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  22. dormouse

    dormouse Forum Resident

    Beach Boys Keepin' The Summer Alive promo interview album. Not sure what the story was with this. I only ever saw one copy in a store which I bought.

    I also bought the McCartney interview album. I think that may have been an American import.
  23. Willowman

    Willowman Forum Resident

    London, UK
    This was the commonly available version in the UK for years and years.
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  24. bataclan2002

    bataclan2002 All You Need Is Now.

    [QUOTE="scotto, post: 10920871
    The other one, which I haven't seen mentioned yet, is an original issue of The Clash's Combat Rock with the sample of the 2000 Flushes commercial on "Inoculated City." The 2000 Flushes people sued and that mix was withdrawn soon after.[/QUOTE]

    The 2000 Flushes sample was restored when the album was remastered. I have a non rm CD without it and a remastered version with it.
    Don’t know about vinyl.
  25. Ron2112

    Ron2112 Forum Resident


    I picked this up on my way to work on 9/11/2001, the morning it was released....back when Tower Records opened early on Tuesdays. Got to work in time to see the news about the first plane hitting the WTC. Didn't even occur to me until much later in the day what I'd seen on the cover of my new CD. Of course, these were all pulled the next day. Still have my copy.....a fantastic show, but tough memories associated with the whole thing.
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