The Shadows Of Knight ‎– Gloria / Dark Side

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Regarding USA pressings, from Mike Markesich's meticulously researched TeenBeat Mayhem book:

1st = local issue: gold label with "Dunwich" at the top in shaded lettering. No lines on the label; the dead wax reads DX116 A/B. Total quantity pressed is only several hundred.
2nd press = two label variations: one is gold, the other is yellow. While the lettering is different for each, both state Dunwich Records and 'Distributed by Atco'. The dead wax reads 9916-1/9917.
3rd press = the common pink and yellow label with the Dunwich logo. In 1967, copies continued to be pressed, and when the label changed to a solid pink label (mid '67) the forth label variation occurred.

Clearly there any many variations of the 2nd and particularly 3rd versions. There are certainly yellow labels variations without the Atco distribution credit.

Tracklist

Gloria 2:35
Dark Side 2:03

Versions (30)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
D-116 The Shadows Of Knight Gloria / Dark Side(7", Single, 1st) Dunwich D-116 US 1966 Sell This Version
AT 90168x45 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria / Dark Side(7") Atlantic AT 90168x45 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
45-116 The Shadows Of Knight Gloria / Dark Side(7") Dunwich 45-116 US 1966 Sell This Version
AH 120 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria / Dark Side(7", Single) Atlantic AH 120 Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
DUNWICH 116X Shadows Of Knight* Gloria(7") ATCO Records DUNWICH 116X Canada 1966 Sell This Version
AK-1296 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria(7") Atlantic AK-1296 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
Atl.70.169, ATL 70169 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria(7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic Atl.70.169, ATL 70169 Germany 1966 Sell This Version
DX-116 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria(7", Single) Dunwich DX-116 US 1966 Sell This Version
DX-116 The Shadows Of Knight Gloria(7", Single) Dunwich DX-116 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-116 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria(7", Single) Dunwich 45-116 US 1966 Sell This Version
AK-1296 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria(7", Single) Atlantic AK-1296 New Zealand 1966 Sell This Version
ATL 70.169 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria(7", Single) Atlantic ATL 70.169 Sweden 1966 Sell This Version
AT.4085 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria(7", Single, 1st) Atlantic AT.4085 UK 1966 Sell This Version
45-116 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria(7", Single, Promo) Dunwich 45-116 US 1966 Sell This Version
AT.4085 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria(7", Single, Promo, 1st) Atlantic AT.4085 UK 1966 Sell This Version
DX-116 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria(7", Single, no ) Dunwich DX-116 US 1966 Sell This Version
DX-116 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria (7", RE) Dunwich DX-116 US 1967 Sell This Version
DX-116 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria / Dark Side(7", RE) Dunwich DX-116 US 1967 Sell This Version
DX-116 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria / Dark Side(7", RE) Dunwich DX-116 US 1967 Sell This Version
DX-116 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria / Dark Side(7", RE) Dunwich DX-116 US 1967 Sell This Version
DX-116 The Shadows Of Knight Gloria(7", Single) Dunwich DX-116 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-116 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria(7", Single, RP) Dunwich 45-116 US 1967 Sell This Version
ATCO 116 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria(7", Single) ATCO Records ATCO 116 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
ATCO 116 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria(7", Single) ATCO Records ATCO 116 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
none The Shadows Of Knight Gloria(7", RE) Quei Favolosi Anni '60 - Peace & Love none Italy 1999 Sell This Version
DX-116 The Shadows Of Knight Gloria / Dark Side(7", Single, Promo) Dunwich DX-116 US Unknown Sell This Version
OS-13138 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria / Dark Side(7", Single, RE) Atlantic OS-13138 US Unknown Sell This Version
GS 45798 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria(7", Mono) Atlantic GS 45798 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
OS-13138 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria(7", Single, RE) Atlantic OS-13138 US Unknown Sell This Version
OS-13138 Shadows Of Knight* Gloria(7", Single, RE) Atlantic OS-13138 US Unknown Sell This Version

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jadedtom

jadedtom

May 17, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Gloria, 7", Single, RP, 45-116

Of course it's all a matter of taste. I love Van Morrison's voice and many tracks that he did with Them. And 'Gloria' is a garage rock classic that was composed by Van Morrison. But I like the Shadows of Knight version better. Jim Sohn's vocal epitomizes the horny teenager in love. Although Sohn's vocal is lascivious, it is never over the top, like, say, Jim Morrison's embarrassing, drunken rendition of this same song. Maybe it's just because us listeners stateside heard this version on our transistor radios back in the day. There's not a thing wrong with Them's version. I just happen to like this one better.
evenflow48

evenflow48

September 2, 2011
referencing Gloria / Dark Side, 7", 45-116
I never saw this style of the 45. Is this a rare version?