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Tracklist

Couldn't Love You More3:00
Certain Surprise3:48
Dancing3:41
Small Hours8:40
Dealer4:55
One World4:03
Smiling Stranger3:26
Big Muff6:25

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Notes

The two mixes:
On first release the album had two quite different mixdowns. They are often referred to as the 'UK' and the 'US' mixes although the reality is slightly more complex:
Mix #1) known as the 'US Mix' appeared on the original US, Canadian and Italian vinyl pressings.
Mix #2) known as the 'UK Mix' appeared on all other UK and European vinyl pressings.

The differences are often subtle but all tracks differ in some way. There is an entirely different drum track on 'Big Muff'. 'One World' features no scat vocals from Martyn on the intro on the US Mix. Elswhere the mixes feature different instrumentation levels, such as a very different emphasis on the percussion on 'Certain Surprise', L-R positioning such as the drums on the US Mix version of 'Dancing' being mostly in the right channel, central on the UK Mix, equalization where every track has differences with the same applying also to levels of reverb and echo.
Overall track times also differ. Most notably the US Mix version of 'Dancing' runs 3:55 while the UK Mix version runs 3:46 and 'Big Muff' runs 6:15 and 6:28 respectively.
The US Mix was not issued on CD until the 'Deluxe Version' 2 CD set in 2004
There is no release which states anywhere on the packaging which mix is used.
US Mix versions of 'Dancing', 'Sweet Certain Surprise' and 'Dealer' appeared on 'The Electric John Martyn' compilation in 1982 and the US Mix version of 'Big Muff' also appeared on the B side of the 12" Single 'Johnny Too Bad' in the UK in 1977.

The running order:
It remains unclear how this was intended to be released. On the rear of the LP sleeve the first track A1 is "Couldn't Love You More". But for some reason many issues have a reversed tracklist. Side A actually being Side B. Other issues have changed / reversed label colour sides. Usual "Day & Night" labels became "Night & Day".

"The sleeve of One World was completed before the album was delivered, hence the odd running order on the back of the sleeve, with the sides in reverse order. For years, many loved the album beginning with Couldn’t Love You More and ending with Big Muff." http://www.johnmartyn.com/sleeve-notes/one-world-deluxe-edition/

Nevertheless all CD issues have "Dealer" as first track.

To distinguish between UK releases with Cat. No. IMCD 86 (842 555-2)
One World glass mastered at Nimbus
One World made by PDO, UK
One World made by EDC, Germany
One World made by PMDC, France
One World made by Sony DADC

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    Cover of One World, 1977, VinylOne World
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    Island Records – ILPS 19492Italy1977Italy1977
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    Island Records – L 36457, Island Records – ILPS 9492Australia1977Australia1977
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    Island Records – L-36457, Island Records – ILPS 9492Australia & New Zealand1977Australia & New Zealand1977
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    Cover of One World, 1977, VinylOne World
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    Cover of One World, 1978, 8-Track CartridgeOne World
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    Cover of One World, 1981, VinylOne World
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    Island Records – 25.537-ISpain1981Spain1981
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    Cover of One World, 1986, VinylOne World
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    Island Records – ILPM 9492UK1986UK1986
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    Cover of One World, 1986, VinylOne World
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    Island Records – 207 971Germany1986Germany1986
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    Cover of One World, 1986, CassetteOne World
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    Island Records – C 19065Australia1986Australia1986
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    Cover of One World, 1986, VinylOne World
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    Cover of One World, 1986, VinylOne World
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    Cover of One World, 1990, CDOne World
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    Island Records – 842 555-2, Island Records – CID 9492UK1990UK1990
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    Island Records – 842 555-2, Island Masters – IMCD 86UK1990UK1990
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    Island Records – 842 555-2, Island Records – CID 9492UK1990UK1990
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    Cover of One World , 2004, CDOne World
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    Island Records – 981 922-2UK & Europe2004UK & Europe2004
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    Island Records – 981 922-2, Island Records – 0600753267752UK & Europe2012UK & Europe2012
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    Cover of One World, 2016, VinylOne World
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    Island Records – 478 527-9Europe2016Europe2016
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