Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* ‎– Mirror Man

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There are 2 sleeve versions on early vinyl issues:
One is a gatefold, die-cut cover - revealing image printed on inner right-hand wallet (vinyl inserted at spine).
The other is a single sleeve, with the cover replicating the die-cut effect.
Both early issues are printed 3-color, black & brown half-tone & spot-color silver. Later issues appear to be a 4-color process, with the brown taking on a 'greener' hue.

Most releases of this work, if not all, declare "These performances were recorded one night in Los Angeles in 1965". This is incorrect. The works are part of various material recorded over weeks in 1967 for an aborted double-album follow-up to "Safe As Milk" (known broadly as the 'Brown Wrapper' project). These works and the releases "Strictly Personal" and "It Comes To You In A Plain Brown Wrapper" are inter-connected.

This 'Mirror Man' recording is the first time some of the work officially surfaced, 4 years later as the 5th album - and why the band remains titled as "His Magic Band". Errors exist in the Artist credits: Alex St. Clair has had 'Snouffer' added to his alias, Handley is shown as 'Handsley' & Semens as 'Simmons'.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BDS 5077 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, Die) Buddah Records BDS 5077 US 1971 Sell This Version
BUD F 5077 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(8-Trk, Album) Buddah Records BUD F 5077 US 1971 Sell This Version
2318 026 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album) Buddah Records 2318 026 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
BDP 156 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album) Performance Records BDP 156 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
BDS 5077 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album) Buddah Records BDS 5077 US 1971 Sell This Version
BDS 5077, BDS-ST 78008 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album) Buddah Records, Buddah Records BDS 5077, BDS-ST 78008 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
2318 026 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Mirror Man(LP, Album) Buddah Records 2318 026 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
YS 2524 DA Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album) Buddah Records YS 2524 DA Japan 1971 Sell This Version
2318 026 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album) Buddah Records 2318 026 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
BDS 5077 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, Die) Buddah Records BDS 5077 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
BDS 5077 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, Die) Buddah Records BDS 5077 US 1971 Sell This Version
BDS 5077 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, Die) Buddah Records BDS 5077 US 1971 Sell This Version
2365 002 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, Die) Buddah Records 2365 002 UK 1971 Sell This Version
2318 026 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, Promo) Buddah Records 2318 026 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
YS 2524 DA Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, Promo) Buddah Records YS 2524 DA Japan 1971 Sell This Version
BDS 5077 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, Promo) Buddah Records BDS 5077 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
BDS 5077 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, Promo, Die) Buddah Records BDS 5077 US 1971 Sell This Version
BDS 5077 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Mirror Man(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl, Gat) Buddah Records BDS 5077 US 1971 Sell This Version
BDS 5077 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, RE) Buddah Records BDS 5077 US 1973 Sell This Version
BDS 5077 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, RE, Son) Buddah Records BDS 5077 US 1973 Sell This Version
BDLP 4004 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Mirror Man(LP, Album, RE) Buddah Records BDLP 4004 UK 1974 Sell This Version
NCP 1006 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, RE) PRT NCP 1006 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NCP 1006 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, RE) PRT NCP 1006 UK 1984 Sell This Version
ED 184 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Mirror Man(LP, Album, RE) Edsel Records ED 184 UK 1986 Sell This Version
LTCD01 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(CD, Album) Castle Communications LTCD01 Sweden 1988 Sell This Version
LTCD01 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(CD, Album) Castle Communications LTCD01 UK 1988 Sell This Version
28CP-22 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(CD, Album) Buddah Records 28CP-22 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
CLACD 235 Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band* Mirror Man(CD, Album, RE) Castle Classics CLACD 235 UK 1988 Sell This Version
OW 22166 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(CD, Album) One Way Records (6) OW 22166 US 1990 Sell This Version
RR 4036-C, RR-4036-C Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(CD, Album, RE) Repertoire Records, Repertoire Records RR 4036-C, RR-4036-C Germany 1990 Sell This Version
BDK-5077 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(CD, Album) Buddah Records, Kama Sutra BDK-5077 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
BDS-5077 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Buddah Records BDS-5077 US 1999 Sell This Version
BDS-5077 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, RE) Buddah Records BDS-5077 US 1999 Sell This Version
BDS 5077 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, RE) Buddah Records BDS 5077 US 2001 Sell This Version
BDS-5077 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, RE, Cle) Buddah Records BDS-5077 US 2014 Sell This Version
FRM-5077, 88883710911 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Friday Music, Buddah Records, Sony Music FRM-5077, 88883710911 US 2014 Sell This Version
BUD F 55077 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(Cass, Album) Buddah Records BUD F 55077 US Unknown Sell This Version
BDS 5077 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Rhino Records (2) BDS 5077 US Unknown Sell This Version
BDS-5077 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Buddah Records BDS-5077 US Unknown Sell This Version
BDS 5077, BDS-5077 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Buddah Records, Buddah Records BDS 5077, BDS-5077 US Unknown Sell This Version
BDP 156 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, RE) Performance Records BDP 156 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
MED 51 704 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, RE) Buddah Records MED 51 704 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
BDS 5077 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(LP, Album, RE) Buddah Records BDS 5077 US Unknown Sell This Version

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GottaCollectEmAll

GottaCollectEmAll

January 25, 2019
edited 27 days ago
referencing Mirror Man, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, FRM-5077, 88883710911

The record itself is great but the packaging is not so. I thought ‘die cast’ meant the frame would be made of a metal however it’s all just cardboard. Hard to get in and out to store, poor box design.
pp_

pp_

January 25, 2019
edited 21 days ago
referencing Mirror Man, LP, Album, RE, BDS-5077

Yet another miserable Rhino/Scorpio reissue. Pressing quality is bad. Record (bought new) was dirty, scuffed and warperd. Mastering is just as bad. Album sounds really muddy and very distorted. Approximately first 15 seconds of A1 sound scratchy, muffled and distorted. This is probably a pressing defect. Avoid!
mesmerice

mesmerice

January 8, 2019
referencing Mirror Man, LP, Album, RE, BDP 156
Matrix Side A (etched): BDP 156 A HUB
Matrix Side B (etched): BDP 156 B HUB
Label Side A: BDP 156 A
Label Side B: BDP 156 B
PO BOX 156 NEW BRUNSWICK , N.J. 08903
Bradx

Bradx

August 25, 2017
referencing Mirror Man, LP, Album, BDS 5077

1967 recording with incorrect date 1965 stated on reverse sleeve. Wrong line-up depicted on the front cover as well.
mukuta

mukuta

March 18, 2014
referencing Mirror Man, LP, Album, BDS 5077
It says 65 on the back cover
mukuta

mukuta

March 18, 2014
referencing Mirror Man, LP, Album, Die, BDS 5077
Hello i have a buddah records pressing bds5077 . Matrix too. But the cover is the photo and the silver lining But not
Mentioning the artist, or album name. Its not laminated. Not a gatefold. Anyone a idea??