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- Arranged By – Captain Beefheart (tracks: A2 to B4, B6)
- Bass – Jerry Handley
- Bass, Guitar, Slide Guitar – Ry Cooder
- Drums, Percussion – John French
- Engineer [R C A Studios, Hollywood, Cal.] – Hank Cicalo
- Engineer [Sunset Sound, Hollywood, Cal.] – Gary Marker*
- Guitar – Alex St. Clair Snouffer
- Producer – Bob Krasnow, Richard Perry
- Vocals, Harmonica, Marimba [Bass], Shenai [Shehnai] – Captain Beefheart
(It is actually 'stereo enhanced')
The vinyl is contained in a 2-sided black & white half-tone photo-montage liner, of band members, session artists, engineers & producer.
One side reads "May The Baby Jesus Open Your Mind And Shut Your Mouth", the back reads "Caution: Electricity May Be Hazardous To Health".
(Not all of the personnel shown on the liner are credited).
A 380mm x 100mm 'bumper sticker' (with "Safe As Milk" text and a cutout baby's head color image) was folded into cover. This sticker was produced in a limited quantity, as were the montage liners.
(This release also exists, as another version, in a mono sleeve with a 'stereo' over-sticker obscuring the 'Mono' print. This was issued prior to the printing of a stereo sleeve. Later, there was a further version - with the stereo cover shown, but without a montage-image liner on expiration of printed stock.).
Reports suggest Richard Perry played the Harpsichord on "Call On Me".
Richard Perry's little brother, Fred Perry, is pictured on the inner sleeve. Fred Perry is wearing the goggles and aviator cap poking out of the baby Jesus' left ear (on the right side of the sleeve as viewed in your hand).
Label variant - differs from Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Safe As Milk in the following ways:
-Artist name on 2 lines instead of 1
-Side One & Side Two on left side, instead Side 1 & Side 2
-Matrix # above Stereo (no cat #), instead of Stereo above cat # & matrix # on right side
-Track titles centered, instead of left justified
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): BDS-5001-A① 1A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): BDS-5001-B-② 1B
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|BDS 5001||Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band||Safe As Milk (LP, Album, Promo, Whi)||Buddah Records||BDS 5001||US||1967||Sell This Version|
|BDS 5063||Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band||Safe As Milk (LP, Album, RE)||Buddah Records||BDS 5063||US||1973||Sell This Version|
|203 009||Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band||Safe As Milk (LP, Album, Promo)||Buddah Records||203 009||Germany||1968||Sell This Version|
|SPLP 1249||Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band||Safe As Milk (LP, Album)||Astor||SPLP 1249||Australia||1968||Sell This Version|
|MOVLP343||Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band||Safe As Milk (LP, Album, RE, 180 + LP, 180)||Buddah Records, Music On Vinyl||MOVLP343||Europe||2011||Sell This Version|