Minor Variations

Minor Variations

MV1: Status Quo - Pictures of Matchstick Men - US Cadet Concept singles


The most commercially successful US releases for Quo were in the late sixties with Pictures of Matchstick Men (#12) and Ice In the Sun (#70) making it into the Billboard charts. As such, there were various first pressings run for these releases, resulting in some minor label variations on the Cadet Concept label (which was owner by Chess Records).

I have listed these all at similar values on the discography pages. Let me know if you think any are particularly worthy at being priced at a higher or lower rate than the others.

Company Sleeve

Version 1 - Discography Item 3177

Version 1

The centre cutout on my copy is misaligned. Note the Pye records credit running into the circular manufacturing text.

Version 2 - Discography Item 6799

Version 2

Note the thicker typeface and also the relocation of the "John Schroeder" production credit.

Version 3 - Discography Item 9545

Version 1

Similar to version 1, but a slightly different font. Also the song title and Pye credit is printed higher up the label and does not run into the circular manufacturing text.

Version 4 (Promo) - Discography Item 3179

Version 2

The promo version - just for comparison. Includes the words "DJ COPY" and "Plug Side".


Here is a link to these items on the discography pages. Back to the Minor Variations index.

If anyone has any other variations or observations then please contact me so that I can add to this page.