Japan ‎– Obscure Alternatives

Hansa ‎– AHALH 8007, Ariola ‎– AHALH 8007
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Sonopress

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Automatic Gun
Backing Vocals – Anna & Claudine
A2 . . . Rhodesia 6:50
A3 Love Is Infectious 4:12
A4 Sometimes I Feel So Low 3:45
B1 Obscure Alternatives 6:50
B2 Deviation 3:25
B3 Suburban Berlin 5:00
B4 The Tenant 7:16

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℗ 1978 Ariola Hansa Records
All titles © 1978 Nomis Productions Ltd for all countries
Made in Germany

Also available on Cassette ZCAHA 8007

Printed in Western Germany by Mohndruck Reinhard Mohn GmbH, Gütersloh. All titles published by Chadwick Nomis Ltd. Special thanks to Anna and Claudine for vocals on 'Automatic Gun'.

Original vinyl copies released in the UK and Europe included a printed inner sleeve, with lyrics showing the group recording the album. Initially, there were three different pressings which both used the same catalogue number, AHALH 8007.

Pressed in 1978, in the UK, in thick vinyl, with rainbow labels:
* AHALH 8007, pressed by Damont
* AHALH 8007, pressed by Utopia Studios

Reissued after 1981, in Germany, using thinner quality vinyl. Side B, label embossed with Bass Clef symbol:
* This submission with 'silver/black' labels and a red '33' triangle, pressed by Sonopress

Repressed In 1983, in Germany, but with different labels. Side B, label embossed with Bass Clef symbol:
* With 'silver/black' labels and without a red '33' triangle, pressed by Sonopress
* With 'silver/black' labels and a red '33' triangle, pressed by Sonopress

Note: Those produced in Germany used a slightly different Ariola Hansa logo on the back of the sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, stamped): 200166 A-1/78S Made in Germany
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, stamped): 200166 B-1/78S Made in Germany
  • Pressing Plant ID (Side B, label, embossed): [Bass Clef Symbol]
  • Other (Side A, label): S 200 166 A
  • Other (Side B, label): S 200 166 B

Other Versions (5 of 58) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AHALH 8007 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album, Dam) Ariola Hansa AHALH 8007 UK 1978 Sell This Version
BVCP-7373, 74321-13882-2 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CD, Album, RM) Hansa, Hansa BVCP-7373, 74321-13882-2 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
BVCM-37219, 74321-87410-2 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CD, Album, Ltd, RM) BMG, Hansa BVCM-37219, 74321-87410-2 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
TC-FA 41 3098 4, FA 41 3098 4 Japan Obscure Alternatives(Cass, Album, RE, Bla) Fame, EMI TC-FA 41 3098 4, FA 41 3098 4 UK 1984 Sell This Version
SW-50047, SW 50047 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album, San) Ariola Records America, Hansa Records SW-50047, SW 50047 US 1978 Sell This Version