Albert Ayler ‎– Bells

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A NOTE ON US PRESSINGS

This particular release was issued in a bewildering amount of variations, numbering 20 or more. This title was on catalogue until 1974.
To identify your copy, please check the following confirmed variations:

Front cover colours:
Black with ochre lettering
Black with white lettering
Red with blue lettering
Orange with maroon lettering
White with red lettering
White with black lettering

Front cover content:
A ''stereo'' wording can appear either in the rim text on front or as a small caption underneath the title. Some copies have the ''stereo'' rim text blotted out. Appearing in the rim text does NOT automatically mean your copy plays stereo, please see the runout remarks far below.

The rim text may mention an address in New York, either:
180 Riverside Drive
156 5th Avenue
or
300 West 55th St

Back cover colours:
White with violet lettering
White with blue lettering
White with black lettering
Black with yellow lettering
Blank (no printing at all)

Back cover content:
Blank
Down Beat review and no mentioning of other releases.
Down Beat review and mentioning of other releases up till 1020.
A repeat of the front cover.

The liner notes may mention an address in New York, either:
180 Riverside Dr.
300 West 55 Street
or
290 West End Avenue

Label colour and content
No label at all
A green duotone of a portrait of Ayler/ back side flat white
A green duotone of a portrait of Ayler/ back side flat orange
A green duotone of a portrait of Ayler/ back side with large ESP logo.
A liver-colored duotone of a portrait of Ayler/ back side with large ESP logo.
pink blank labels on both sides
orange blank labels on both sides

Vinyl colour:
Clear with red silk screened lettering
Clear without any lettering
Gold translucent with red silk screened lettering
Violet with white silk screened lettering
Grey marbled with red silk screened lettering
Grey marbled with white silk screened lettering and a green pattern.
Grey translucent with white silk screened lettering
Blue with white silk screened lettering
Maroon with white silk screened lettering
Blue/black splash with white silk screened lettering
Yellow translucent without any lettering
Orange translucent without any lettering
Black without any lettering
Red translucent without any lettering

Early issues may have an inner sleeve with a printed article titled ''They don't call it jazz''.

Runout etchings may indicate whether it is stereo (ESPS-1010) or mono (ESPM-1010). Mono copies are much rarer then stereo ones.
Some etchings additionally contain the exact pressing date.

Tracklist

Bells

Versions (46)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album) ESP Disk 1010 US 1965 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album) ESP Disk 1010 US 1965 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album) ESP Disk 1010 US 1965 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, Cle) ESP Disk 1010 US 1965 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, Cle) ESP Disk 1010 US 1965 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, Cle) ESP Disk 1010 US 1965 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, Mono) ESP Disk 1010 US 1965 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, Mono) ESP Disk 1010 US 1965 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, Mono, Bro) ESP Disk 1010 US 1965 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, Mono, Cle) ESP Disk 1010 US 1965 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, Mono, Cle) ESP Disk 1010 US 1965 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, Mono, Cle) ESP Disk 1010 US 1965 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, Mono, Yel) ESP Disk 1010 US 1965 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, Pur) ESP Disk 1010 US 1965 Sell This Version
ESP 1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, Yel) ESP Disk ESP 1010 US 1965 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, bla) ESP Disk 1010 US 1965 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, RP) ESP Disk 1010 US 1966 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, Mono, RP, Yel) ESP Disk 1010 US 1970 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, RE) ESP Disk 1010 US 1974 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, RP) ESP Disk 1010 US 1974 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, RP, Red) ESP Disk 1010 US 1974 Sell This Version
BT-5004, BT 5004 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, RE) ESP Disk, ESP Disk BT-5004, BT 5004 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
SFX-10714 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, RE) ESP Disk SFX-10714 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
ESP-DISK 1010, 15PJ-2023 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, RP) ESP Disk, ESP Disk ESP-DISK 1010, 15PJ-2023 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
ESPS 1010 Albert Ayler Bells (LP, RE, One) Base Record ESPS 1010 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
VENUS-1002 Albert Ayler Bells(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Venus Records (5) VENUS-1002 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
GET1003 Albert Ayler Bells(2xLP, S/Sided, Album, Dlx, RE, 180) Get Back GET1003 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
GET 1003 LTD Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, RE, Cle) Get Back GET 1003 LTD Italy 1998 Sell This Version
ESP CD 1010 Albert Ayler Bells(CD, Album, RE, RM) Calibre (3), ESP Disk ESP CD 1010 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
ESP CD 1010 Albert Ayler Bells(Minimax, Album, RE) ESP Disk ESP CD 1010 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) ESP Disk 1010 US 2009 Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, RE, tra) ESP Disk 1010 US 2009 Sell This Version
ESP1010 Albert Ayler Bells (LP, Album, RE, Whi) ESP Disk ESP1010 USA & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
ESP1010 Albert Ayler Bells (LP, Album, RE) ESP Disk ESP1010 USA & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
PAESP-011, Volume 11 Albert Ayler Bells(Cass, Album, Ltd, RE) Personal Affair, ESP-Disk Cassette Collection PAESP-011, Volume 11 US 2019 Sell This Version
ESP-CD-5003 Albert Ayler Bells(CD, Album, RE) ESP Disk ESP-CD-5003 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
ESP1010 Albert Ayler Bells(CD, Album, RE, Out) Abraxas/ESP Disk ESP1010 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, Album) ESP Disk 1010 US Unknown Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, Album, S/Sided, RP) ESP Disk 1010 US Unknown Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album) ESP Disk 1010 US Unknown Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, Cle) Esp Disk 1010 US Unknown Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, Mono, Cle) Esp Disk 1010 US Unknown Sell This Version
ESP 1010, ESP-DISK' 1010, ESPS 1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, RE) Base Record, Base Record, Base Record ESP 1010, ESP-DISK' 1010, ESPS 1010 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
ESP 1010, ESP-DISK' 1010, ESPS 1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, RE) Base Record, Base Record, Base Record ESP 1010, ESP-DISK' 1010, ESPS 1010 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, RP) ESP Disk 1010 US Unknown Sell This Version
1010 Albert Ayler Bells(LP, S/Sided, Album, RP, Red) ESP Disk 1010 US Unknown Sell This Version

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JazzElectronicus

JazzElectronicus

April 22, 2014
referencing Bells, LP, S/Sided, Album, 1010
Not all of these have an ESPS, or ESPM etched into the trail off. I have the version in the link below. ESP 1010, and the Ear in the trail off.

http://www.totalshutdown.com/espdisk/1010be.jpg
brendanjdee

brendanjdee

January 10, 2014
referencing Bells, LP, S/Sided, Album, Ltd, RE, 180, 1010
Anyone else have the logo printed on the play side? Makes for an 'interesting' listen. Incredibly rare, worthless, or both?