Toad (4) ‎– Toad

Akarma ‎– AK 081, Akarma ‎– AK 081/2
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Cotton Wood Hill
Written-By – B. Jaeger*, W. Froehlich*
A2 A Life That Ain't Worth Living
Written-By – Vic Vergeat
A3 Thank
Written-By – Vic Vergeat
A4 They Say I'm Mad
Written-By – Vic Vergeat, W. Froehlich*
B1 Life Goes On
Written-By – B. Jaeger*, W. Froehlich*
B2 Pig's Walk
Written-By – Vic Vergeat
B3 The One I Mean
Written-By – Vic Vergeat, W. Froehlich*

Companies, etc.



Heavy gatefold cover. Thick vinyl pressing.
No 20 page booklet or 7" single included with this version however.

On back cover: "This Compilation by Giorgio Mangora" & "Licensed by Vic Vergeat" is printed at bottom.
Very similar to this earlier reissue: Toad with the words 'True music is forever' printed on the back cover.

Catalog number is shown as 'AK 081/2' on spine only.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 034003 290818
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): AK 081 A 081 89148 1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): AK 081 B 89148 1B

Other Versions (5 of 18) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
X 616 Toad (4) Toad(LP, Album) Hallelujah X 616 Switzerland 1971 Sell This Version
ISP 34137 Toad (4) Toad(LP, Album) Hallelujah ISP 34137 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
AK 081 Toad (4) Toad(LP, Album, RE + 7") Akarma AK 081 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
SF 8241 Toad (4) Toad(LP, Album) RCA Victor SF 8241 UK 1972 Sell This Version
AK 083/1 Toad (4) Toad(CD, Album) Akarma AK 083/1 Italy Unknown Sell This Version



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June 27, 2016

While I was very psyched to finally get my hands on another copy of this album after so many years, it was mildly disappointing to discover the reissue company, Akarma, who did a very nice job with the heavy weight gatefold cover and thick vinyl pressing cheeped out on by not including the booklet on this newest re-reissue.

Cover print quality looks decent, just a bit blurry compared to an original. Sound quality is clean enough, acceptable even but, it seems to lack the warmth of the original pressings. Sounds like it may have been sourced from the CD rather than the master tapes. Cotton Wood Hill and Pig's Walk lack the punch I remember hearing on the old pressings. There is a flatness present that I would say is on par with many of the 'Back On Black' reissues.

Still, this is a really great album and I am very glad to have it on back on my turntable. Finding a clean original copy is nearly impossible these days so these reissues do fill a much needed void if not the sonic spectrum.