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Edition of 2500 copies on black vinyl out of a total pressing of 3000 copies for the first pressing. Issued in a gatefold sleeve.

Tracks are listed sequentially, regardless of sides.

Inner gatefold photo from 'The Pin-Up', a modest history by Mark Gabor, © 1972 Universe Books, NY.

Mastering (lacquer processing) company uncredited, identified by the matrix numbers.

This album has been heavy bootlegged since 2003. All counterfeits also issued in a gatefold sleeve.
Differences can be determined by looking at the gatefold sleeve (see image) or the runout-groove etchings. Original copies have the MR-151-A on one side of the runout at the 6 o'clock position and L-50953 at the 12 o'clock position.

Some bootleg copies have no run-out groove etchings at all. Other versions have "MR-151-A/L-50953" written all together on side A and "MR-151-A/L-50953X" on side B.

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  • Matrix / Runout (A-side etchings): MR-151-A L-50953
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side etchings): MR-151-B L-50953X

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December 1, 2017
Question to anyone who acquired these back in the day...did ANY come shrink wrapped as recently a few have surfaced (for sale) in said condition?!


September 10, 2017
Folks...i´m pretty sure that i´ve got the original described above but..my version is lacking the sheet kinda thing pictured in the photos section (the last one)...any ideas ?
Thanks everybody


May 31, 2013
I bought my copy in 2000, directly from Man's Ruin's norwegian distribution, while I worked in a record store. My LP has no runout etching and a blacked out field on the bottom left on the foldout cover. Did the bootleg versions appear this early? I've seen several, but they didn't appear until mid-2002. Did Man's ruin bootleg their own release?


January 10, 2011
Just to confirm...

Black, Yellow, Green & Blue are ORIGINAL only if:

Etched into run-out groove side A: MR-151-A (12 o'clock) - L-50953 (6 o'clock)
Etched into run-out groove side B: MR-151-B (12 o'clock) - L-50953X (6 o'clock)

There have also been bootlegs pressed on (in order of release):

Black (WITHOUT Matrix Numbers)
Black (WITH Matrix Numbers - They are not in the right place)
Red (WITHOUT Matrix Numbers)
Blue (WITHOUT Matrix Numbers)
Yellow (WITHOUT Matrix Numbers)

There may also be bootleg pressings of these colors WITH the misplaced matrix numbers but I have only seen the black one with them.


December 21, 2009

Quote: "The first bootleg was easy to spot because it has no serial number on the runout only one the jacket. The latest latest fake has "MR-151-A/L-50953" written all together on side A and "MR-151-A/L-50953X" on side B. "

Wich one is without serial number. The Original pressing, or the Bootleg?

Wondering because I just bought one on yellow vinyl without anything on the runout.