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Men At WorkBusiness As Usual

Label:Columbia – FC 37978, Columbia – 37978
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Carrollton Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Pop Rock, Indie Rock

Tracklist

A1Who Can It Be Now?3:21
A2I Can See It In Your Eyes3:28
A3Down Under
Lyrics ByColin Hay
Music ByHay*, Strykert*
3:41
A4Underground3:02
A5Helpless Automaton
Lyrics By, Music ByGreg Ham
3:21
B1People Just Love To Play With Words
Lyrics By, Music ByRon Strykert
3:28
B2Be Good Johnny
Lyrics ByColin Hay
Music ByColin Hay, Greg Ham
3:34
B3Touching The Untouchables
Lyrics ByColin Hay, Ron Strykert
Music ByRon Strykert
3:39
B4Catch A Star3:27
B5Down By The Sea
Lyrics ByColin Hay
Music ByHay*, Ham*, Speiser*, Strykert*
6:38
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Columbia Pressing Plant, Carrollton pressing.

Mastered at K Disc Mastering, CA

Printed inner sleeve with lyrics.

On labels:
℗ 1981 CBS Inc.
PRINTED IN U.S.A.

Look closely at your center label to ensure that you have the ℗ 1981. This release also has Producer credit on the rear sleeve. The other Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA release (Men At Work - Business As Usual) has very similar center labels with ℗ 1982 and no Producer credit on the rear sleeve.

Runout info: All runouts are hand-etched except the following is stamped: kdisc (or Kdisc), JG (variants 1-3), and 0 (variant 12, Side B). Variants 6 and 9 have Side B metalwork supplied by Terre Haute (T1).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7464-37978-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 074643797818
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): AL 37978
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): BL 37978
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): G1 PAL-37978-1AN Kdisc JG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): G PBL-37978-1AD Kdisc JG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): G1 PAL-37978-1N Kdisc JG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): T.P. PBL-37978-1D Kdisc JG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): G1 PAL-37978-1CM Kdisc JG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): T1 PAL-37978-1CM Kdisc JG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4): PAL-37978-1AF kdisc JG H 5 G1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): PBL-37978-1N kdisc JG H G1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 5): G1 - P - PAL-37978-1 AF D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 5): -P-G1 PBL - 37978 - 1N
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 6): PAL-37978-1BM KDISC JG A 1 0 1G
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 6): PBL-37978-1G KDISC JG T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 7): PAL-37978-1AF kdisc JG I 10 G1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 7): PBL-37978-1N kdisc JG G1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 8): PAL-37978-1AN kdisc JG D15
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 8): PBL-37978-1AF kdisc JG B8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 9): PAL-37978-1BE I3 G
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 9): PBL-37978-1G kdisc JG D4 T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 10): PAL-37978-1N kdisc JG B50 G1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 10): PBL-37978-1F kdisc JG 01 G1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 11): G1 PAL-37978-1CK Kdisc JG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 11): PBL-37978-1AF kdisc JG B8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 12): D1 PAL-37978-1CM Kdisc JG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 12): A3 1G 0 PBL-37978-1BB Kdisc JG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 13): PAL-37978-1AF kdisc JG I 11 G1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 13): PBL-37978-1AD kdisc JG IG6 G

Other Versions (5 of 162)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Business As Usual (LP, Album, Stereo)CBS, CBS85423, CBS 85423Europe1981
Business As Usual (Cassette, Album)CBSPC 7700Australia1981
Business As Usual (LP, Album)CBSSBP 237700Australia1981
Business As Usual (LP, Album)CBS, Discos CBS138.548Brazil1981
Business As Usual (Cassette, Album)CBS40-85423Europe1981

Reviews

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mikeSF_
This is my copy I purchased in '82 with my allowance. I've kept it in near perfect condition and it sounds amazing today.

These days I'm able to appreciate the mixing which is superb, and this pressing is just wonderful. The instruments are staged nicely and drums sound nice and punchy. No complaints at all.
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Texasbear
Why do you think it is taking so long to put out the MFSL version of this album? I've had a copy on pre-order now for way over a year. It's the same thing with Cindy Lauper's "True Colors" album. I think I pro-ordered these at ths same time. Yet, I pre-order both "Workingman's Dead and "American Beauty" on 45 rpm double albums and have received both of them. Very low numbers also, but it was like five months and these two titles where out already. Do you think it's due to larger pre-orders of The Dead's albums or something legally holding up these pressings?