Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* ‎– The Legendary A&M Sessions

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This release pulls together two previously released [A&M Records] 7" singles by the band, A & B-sides as listed, respectively. On the 1984 issues the 5th track is the 1st official release of the work. Recordings are Mono. The vinyl is 12" 45rpm.

Subsequent issues [i.e. 1986] employ liner notes 'lifted' from 1st issue - therefore, this track would have been previously released officially. Also, the comment "...today, some eighteen years later..." would, of course, be incorrect per reissue.

Mastering is credited on releases to Carbone at A&M Mastering Studios in Hollywood, although the vinyl is clearly cut by mastering engineers in the UK, as evidenced in run-outs.

First vinyl issues have red marble covers, later issues have blue checker effect. Given the qualities of the different 'cuts' between the two releases, there must be some conjecture [to date] as to the mastering engineer for CD issues.

History, through published band-member recollections, has revealed that Alex St. Clair [Snouffer] was drummer on the first A-side (due to the Armed-Forces call-up of drummer Mortensen). Rich Hepner was the guitarist, as per the 12th Nov '65 line-up of the band at Exposition Hall. P.G. Blakely (aka Blakeley in DB) was back in the band after the recording, appearing in the A-side performance on American TV. PR photos of this line-up then appeared.

Tracklist

Diddy Wah Diddy 2:22
Who Do You Think You're Fooling 2:09
Moonchild 2:26
Frying Pan 2:02
Here I Am, I Always Am 2:31

Versions (18)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SP 12510 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* - The Legendary A&M Sessions(12", Comp, Mono, B) A&M Records SP 12510 US 1984 Sell This Version
AMY 226, AMLH 12510 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* - The Legendary A&M Sessions(12", Comp, Mono) A&M Records, A&M Records AMY 226, AMLH 12510 UK & Europe 1984 Sell This Version
SP 12510 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* - The Legendary A&M Sessions(12", Comp, R) A&M Records SP 12510 US 1984 Sell This Version
SP 12510 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* - The Legendary A&M Sessions(12", MiniAlbum, Comp) A&M Records SP 12510 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
AMLH 12510, AMY 226 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* - The Legendary A&M Sessions(12", MiniAlbum, Comp, Mono) A&M Records, A&M Records AMLH 12510, AMY 226 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
CS 12510 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* - The Legendary A&M Sessions(Cass, Comp, Mono, Ltd) A&M Records CS 12510 US 1984 Sell This Version
CS 12510 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* - The Legendary A&M Sessions(Cass, Maxi, Comp, Ltd) A&M Records CS 12510 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
BLIMP 902 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* - The Legendary A&M Sessions(12", Comp, Mono, RE) Edsel Records BLIMP 902 UK 1986 Sell This Version
BLIMP CD 902 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* - The Legendary A&M Sessions(CD, Maxi, Comp) Edsel Records BLIMP CD 902 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
BLIMPCD 902 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* - The Legendary A&M Sessions(CD, EP, Comp, RE) Edsel Records BLIMPCD 902 UK 2002 Sell This Version
none Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* - The Legendary A&M Sessions(5xFile, AIFF, MiniAlbum, Comp) A&M Records none US 2012
BLIMP 902 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* - The Legendary A & M Sessions(12", Comp, Mono, M/Print, RE) Edsel Records BLIMP 902 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BLIMPCD 902, BLIMPCD902 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* - The Legendary A & M Sessions(CD, Comp) Edsel Records, Edsel Records BLIMPCD 902, BLIMPCD902 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BLIMPCD 902, BLIMPCD902 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* - The Legendary A & M Sessions(CD, Comp) Edsel Records, Edsel Records BLIMPCD 902, BLIMPCD902 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BLIMPCD 902, BLIMPCD902 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* - The Legendary A & M Sessions(CD, Comp) Edsel Records, Edsel Records BLIMPCD 902, BLIMPCD902 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BLIMPCD902, BLIMPCD 902 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* - The Legendary A & M Sessions(CD, Comp, RP) Edsel Records, Edsel Records BLIMPCD902, BLIMPCD 902 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BLIMPCD 902, BLIMPCD902 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* - The Legendary A & M Sessions(CD, Single, Comp) Edsel Records, Edsel Records BLIMPCD 902, BLIMPCD902 UK Unknown Sell This Version
SP 12510, SP-12510 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* - The Legendary A&M Sessions(12", MiniAlbum, Comp, RP) A&M Records, A&M Records SP 12510, SP-12510 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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Sohazlewood

Sohazlewood

October 14, 2017
referencing The Legendary A&M Sessions, CD, EP, Comp, RE, BLIMPCD 902
My version has an identical catalogue no., however it mentions 1986 as the year of release (same as the vinyl reissue on Demon / Edsel Records) & both cd an inlay state it was made in France
LoversRecords

LoversRecords

August 3, 2010
referencing The Legendary A&M Sessions, CD, Maxi, Comp, BLIMP CD 902
Psychedelic hippie pioneers Captain Beefheart bring us this prog-rock workout session recorded under the influence of some heavy narcotics. Some highly-hallucinogenic rock grooves here paving the way for musical experimentation from other artists. Inspirational peace and love tackle.