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FaustThe Faust Tapes

Label:
Virgin – VC501, Virgin – VC 5o1
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
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AUntitled
BUntitled
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℗ 1973
℗ Virgin Records Ltd.
Distributed by EMI & Island.

Text panel at the top of the front cover:
"The music on this album, drawn from Faust's own library of private tapes, was recorded informally and not originally intended for release. However, since British interest in the group has been unusually great, it has been decided to make some of this unofficial material available to the public in this country. These tapes have been left exactly as they were recorded - frequently live - and no post-production work has been imposed on them. The group wish to make it clear that this is not to be regarded as their third album, but a bonus release - on sale at the current price of a single - to mark their signing with Virgin Records, for whom they will shortly be recording their next official album. The Faust Tapes reveals Faust at their most personal and spontaneous. It's a unique glimpse behind the scenes of a group which European and British critics have hailed as one of the most exciting and exploratory in the world. Virgin Records"

The rest of the front cover text is made out of press quotes from: Best, Rock & Folk, Sounds, Disc, Extra, Pop Music, and New Musical Express.

Black & white 'twins' Virgin labels indicate Side One and Side Two without any track titles, some parts were specified on later reissues. Musicians are uncredited.
The cover has a 'fluted spine' (pinched at both edges).

Catalogue number variations:
VC501 on cover spine and labels
VC 5o1 on top-right of front cover

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 1): VC 501 A-1U
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 1): VC 501 B-1U
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 2): VC 501 A-1U GM 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 2): VC 501 B-1U GM 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 3): VC 501 A-1U L 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 3): VC 501 B-1U GL 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 4): VC 501 A-1U MR 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 4): VC 501 B-1U HR 1

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