Diamond Head (2) ‎– The White Album

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First press - white labels (December 23, 2017)
150 - silver (HRR mailorder exclusive)
400 - white
450 - black
??? - test press

Second press - white labels (??, 2018)
350 - white
150 - black

Third press - grey labels (April 20, 2018)
400 - transparent electric blue
350 - white
250 - black

4th press - gold labels (November 15, 2019)
250 black
250 grimace purple

Tracklist

Lightning To The Nations 4:15
The Prince 6:27
Sucking My Love 9:35
Am I Evil 7:39
Sweet And Innocent 3:13
It's Electric 3:37
Helpless 6:52

Versions (27)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Diamond Head (2) The White Album(LP, Album, Ltd, W/Lbl) Not On Label (Diamond Head (2) Self-released) none UK 1980 Sell This Version
MMDHLP 1015 Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations(LP, Album, Ltd) Happy Face Records MMDHLP 1015 UK 1980 Sell This Version
WR 9004 Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations(LP, Album) Woolfe Recs WR 9004 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
WR 9004 Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Woolfe Recs WR 9004 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
3984-14006-2 Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations(CD, Album, RE) Metal Blade Records 3984-14006-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
3984-14006-4 Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations(Cass, Album, RE) Metal Blade Records 3984-14006-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
HV-1014 Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations(CD, Album, RE, RM) High Vaultage HV-1014 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
CMRCD239 Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations(CD, Album, RE) Castle Music CMRCD239 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CMRCD239 Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations(CD, Album, RE) Castle Music CMRCD239 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CMRCD239, WAR 000057 Diamond Head (2) The White Album(CD, Album, Unofficial) Castle Music (5), Dima "The War" Production CMRCD239, WAR 000057 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
41024 Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Earmark 41024 UK 2004 Sell This Version
2785026 Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations: The White Album(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE, RM) Universal UMC 2785026 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
HNECD079D Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations: The White Album(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE, RM) HNE Recordings Ltd HNECD079D UK 2016 Sell This Version
HNECD079D Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations: The White Album(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE, RM) HNE Recordings Ltd HNECD079D Europe 2016 Sell This Version
HNECD079D Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations: The White Album(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RM, Unofficial) HNE Recordings Ltd (2) HNECD079D Russia 2016 Sell This Version
HRR 562 Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations - The White Album -(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) High Roller Records HRR 562 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
HRR 562 Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations - The White Album -(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Sil) High Roller Records HRR 562 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
HRR 562 Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations - The White Album -(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Whi) High Roller Records HRR 562 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
HRR562 Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations(2xLP, Album, RE, TP) High Roller Records HRR562 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
HRR 562 Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations - The White Album -(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) High Roller Records HRR 562 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
HRR 562 Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations - The White Album -(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) High Roller Records HRR 562 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
HRR 562 Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations - The White Album -(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Ele) High Roller Records HRR 562 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
HRR 562 Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations - The White Album -(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Whi) High Roller Records HRR 562 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
HRR 562 Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations - The White Album -(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) High Roller Records HRR 562 Germany 2019 Sell This Version
HRR 562 Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations - The White Album -(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gri) High Roller Records HRR 562 Germany 2019 Sell This Version
3984-14006-2 Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Metal Blade Records 3984-14006-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
HNECD079D Diamond Head (2) Lightning To The Nations: The White Album(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD + Dlx) HNE Recordings Ltd HNECD079D UK Unknown Sell This Version

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DrBalls

DrBalls

January 27, 2020
edited 2 months ago
referencing The White Album, LP, Album, Ltd, W/Lbl, none
I bought the copy RedHouseRecords is talking about below (with the EG notation on the matrix), and it does appear legitimate - the 1st pressing White Album has a small and large ring impression on the label, the Happy Face 2nd pressing only has the small ring impression on the label.

The copy I purchased from RedHouseRecords has both the small and large ring impression - which to my limited knowledge would suggest the same stamper being used, but the EG notation being etched in at a later time during the first run, but not before the second one that was made with a different stamper (my assumption on this being the different size ring impressions).

I discovered this tidbit of information on https://www.hrrecords.de/high_roller/sites/release_detail.php?relno=562

"The album was sold at gigs and via mail order with adverts in Sounds starting to appear in July 1980. When the first 1,000 copies sold out, a second run (done in time for their tour with April Wine in January 1981), again of 1,000 LPs, would carry a centre label, but again appear in nothing but a plain white sleeve. Those two pressings – 2,000 copies in total – would be the only copies made of the original album, despite what some band members would later claim in interviews."

And later down in the article, in response to :

"The following March (1981), talking to Paul Suter (again, in Sounds), Colin Kimberley would elaborate, although exaggerate the quantity of records pressed. “It’s sold getting on for 2,750 now,” he claimed, somewhat over-egging the pudding. “We had 2,000 cut originally and then we had another 1,000 done for the April Wine tour, with a label on it this time. The old white labels with the autographs on are the extra special ones!

It would seem that the first 1000 would have the autographs as noted, but then another 1000 floating around there - likely to be without autographs, since they were preparing for their tour and as the album began picking up momentum. This number seems to not coincide with the other information on Discogs stating the Happy Face pressing was 2000 copies.

This last quote states only 1,000 Happy Face ones with labels.

Any insight to that, as well as the variance in matrix numbers would be appreciated.
RedHouseRecords

RedHouseRecords

October 13, 2019
referencing The White Album, LP, Album, Ltd, W/Lbl, none
My copy has blank labels with hand written track info on plain sleeve (no signatures)
Matrix number is BILBO MMDHLP 1015 A1 EG Does listing for the blank label press need amending to show full matrix with EG? Or is this an unlisted version?
blitzkrieg_1973

blitzkrieg_1973

October 6, 2019
referencing The White Album, LP, Album, Ltd, W/Lbl, none
As far as I know also the 2nd Happy Face run was a bunch of 1,000 copies not 2k
nathaniel_bradley

nathaniel_bradley

August 21, 2019
referencing Lightning To The Nations - The White Album -, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Whi, HRR 562
Are there any distinguishing factors between the first and second HRR pressing (white vinyl) of this album? Runouts are identical.
nathaniel_bradley

nathaniel_bradley

August 21, 2019
referencing Lightning To The Nations - The White Album -, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Whi, HRR 562
Are there any distinguishing factors between the first and second HRR pressing (white vinyl) of this album? Runouts are identical.
Artyfact

Artyfact

June 17, 2019
referencing The White Album, LP, Album, Ltd, W/Lbl, none
I got my copy at a concert where Diamond Head were supporting April Wine. Just a white outer sleeve with three signatures, and a plastic? polythene? inner sleeve.
connorman1995

connorman1995

May 22, 2019
referencing Lightning To The Nations, CD, Album, RE, RM, HV-1014
Is this the best remaster? it's the first one so i figure it is.
Eatenalive

Eatenalive

December 9, 2018
referencing The White Album, LP, Album, Ltd, W/Lbl, none
I also bought my copy way back directly from the band through an add in Sounds musicpaper, no signatures on the cover. Just a handwritten tracklist on a small paper written by Sean's sister, she was doing mail and merch in the early days. I guess all the mailorder copies have no signatures or maybe there must have been an extra pressing with blank labels after the first 1000 which were as the story goes all signed, 250 copies by each bandmember.
sameebah

sameebah

November 11, 2018
referencing Lightning To The Nations, LP, Album, Ltd, MMDHLP 1015
Tracks also listed on a small slip of paper.
My copy signed (UMIST gig, Manchester)
Freki

Freki

January 23, 2018
referencing Lightning To The Nations - The White Album -, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Sil, HRR 562

This is a great reissue credit to High Roller Records for always press quality vinyl Records.