DECCA Records vs London Records

 

 

Most of the Rolling Stones LP's in the 60's have been issued in UK and US, but with different sleeve pictures and different sets of songs on them, even though the title of the album itself was the same. A good example of this is Out Of Our Heads. This LP was issued in UK with different cover and different songs compared to the US version. Some of the LP's were "only" UK or "only US"

One reason for the big differences in the UK and US cataloge is the fact that Decca did not issue the same song twice. If a track was issued on a 7" single, then it did not appear on any LP with new material. Greatist Hits compilations naturally mixed songs from LP's and singles. But London Records did put most on the single tracks on LP records. Most of the UK EP single tracks did also end up on US LP's.  A good example of this would be "Satisfaction". This classic was not issued on any LP in UK
until it appeared on the compilation album Big Hits in 1966. In US, Satisfaction was available both as a 7" single and on Out Of Our Heads. By having this policy at London Records it also resulted in several LP's issued that did not have any relation to any UK made LP.

 

 

Here is the full 60's catalogue for UK and US releases

 

 

 

UK issue: Rolling Stones LK4605
US issue: Englands Newest Hitmakers PS375

 

    

 

The first UK and US LP's are almost the same. The cover picture is the same, the US version only have the band name and LP title added.
"Mona / I Need You Baby" was only on the UK version and
"Not Fade Away" was only on the US version. Rest of the songs are the same.

 

UK version:

 

Get Your Kicks On Route 66
I Just Want To MAke Love To You
Honest I Do
Mona / I Need You Baby
Now I've Got A Witness
Little By Little

I'm A King Bee
Carol
Tell Me
Can I Get A Witness
You Can Make It If You Try
Walking The Dog

US version:

 

Not Fade Away
Get Your Kicks On Route 66
I Just Want To MAke Love To You
Honest I Do
Now I've Got A Witness
Little By Little

I'm A King Bee
Carol
Tell Me
Can I Get A Witness
You Can Make It If You Try
Walking The Dog

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK issue: RollingStones No2 LK4661

 

 

 

This UK LP was not issued in US. All but two songs from No2 can be found on the combination of the US 12x5 and NOW!
"Grown Up Wrong" and "I Can't Be Satisfied" are not on the two US LP's

 

Rolling Stones No 2

 

Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
Down Home Girl
You Can't Catch Me
Time IS On My Side
What A Shame
Grown Up Wrong

Down The Road A Piece
Under The Boardwalk
I Can't Be Satisfied
Pain In My Heart
Off The Hook
Suzie-Q

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only US issue: 12x5 LL3402
Only US issue:NOW! LL3420

 

    

 

These two US issues are a mixture of songs from the UK No2 and UK / US 7" singles. On 12x5 London did use the same cover picture as on the UK Rolling Stones No2 LP.

 

 

12 x 5:

 

Around And Around
Confessin' The Blues
Empty Heart
Time Is On My Side
Good Times Bad Times
It's All Over Now

2120 Michigan Avenue
Under The Boardwalk
Congradulations
If You Need Me
Susie Q

 

NOW!:

 

Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
Down Home Girl
You Can't Catch Me
Heart Of Stone
What A Shame
Mona / I Need You Baby

Down The Road A Piece
Off The Hook
Pain In My Heart
Oh Baby (We Got A Good Thing Goin
Little Red Rooster
Surprice Surprise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Out OfOur Heads

 

UK Export issue LK4725

UK domestic issue LK4733
US issue LL3429

 

     

 

Thee are actually three different OOOH LP's. The UK made export LP had the same cover and the same songs as the US OOOH LP. But then the UK domestic OOOH was a different LP, both for the cover picture and the songs

 

UK export and US Version:

 

Mercy Mercy
Hitch Hike
The LAst Time
That's How Strong My Love Is
Good Times
I'm All Right

Satisfaction
Cry To Me
The Under Assistant WCPM
Play With Fire
The Spider And The Fly
One More Try

 

UK domestic version:

 

She Said Yeah
Mercy Mercy
Hitch Hike
That's How Strong My Love Is
Good Times
Gotta Get Away

Talkin' Bout You
Cry To Me
Oh Baby (We Got A Good Thing Going)
Heart Of Stone
The Under Assistant WCPM
I'm Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only US issue: Decembers Children LL3451

 

 

 

Decembers Children was again a LP that had no connection to any UK LP. It was a collection of songs from the UK OOOH LP, UK 7" EP's and  US singles.
The LP was issued in US just to meet the big demand of Rolling Stones material and Christmas sales. There is one connection to the UK catalogue and that is the cover picture. The same picture as used on the UK only Out Of Our Heads is on this US issue

 

Decembers Children:

 

She Said Yeah
Talkin' About You
You Better Move On
Look What You've Done
The Singer Not The Song
Route 66

Get Off Of My Cloud
I'm Free
As Tears Go By
Gotta Get Away
Blue Turns To Gray
I'm Moving On

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aftermath

 

UK issue: LK4786
US issue: LL3476

 

    

 

Aftermath was issued in both UK and US but with different pictures on the sleeve and different songs. Decca was still issuing only LP tracks and did not include any single tracks on LP’s. This resulted in that the current top selling single "Paint It, Black" was not included on the LP in  UK. But London Records did put it on their release

 

The songs on the LP's did differ a lot. "Paint It Black" was not on the UK version but it opened the US LP. Missing from the US version: "Mothers Little Helper", "Out Of Time", "Take It Or Leave It" and "What To Do"

UK version:

 

Mothers Little Helper
Stupid Girl
Lady Jane
Under My Thumb
Doncha Bother Me
Goin' Home

Flight 505
High And Dry
Out Of Time
It's Not Easy
I Am Waiting
Take It Or Leave It
Think
What To Do

US version:

 

Paint It Black
Stupid Girl
Lady Jane
Under My Thumb
Doncha Bother Me
Think

Flight 505
High And Dry
It's Not Easy
I Am Waiting
Going Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

big hits (high tide and green grass)

 

UK issue: TXL101
US issue: NPS-1

 

  

 

Two different records again on both sides of the Atlantic. Only the title of the compilation album was the same. One detail to mention is that the picture on the back of the UK version is that same picture as on the front of the US version

 

The songs on the LP's did differ a lot. Included on the Decca LP only: "Have You Seen Your Mother", "Paint It, Black", "Lady Jane" and "Little Red Rooster". Included on the London LP only: "Tell Me", "Good Times, Bad Times" and "Play With Fire"

UK version:

 

Have You Seen Your Mother
Paint It, Black
It's All Over Now
The Last Time
Heart Of Stone
Not Fade Away

Satisfaction
Get Off Of My Cloud
As Tears Go By
19th Nervous Breakdown
Lady Jane
Time Is On My Side
Little Red Rooster

US version:

 

Satisfaction
The Last Time
As Tears Go By
Time Is On My Side
It's All Over Now
Tell Me

19th Nervous Breakdown
Heart Of Stone
Get Off Of My Cloud
Not Fade Away
Good Times Bad Times
Play With Fire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK issue: Have You Seen Your Mothe LIVE! LK4838

US issue: got LIVE if you want it PS493

 

    

 

The first Live LP’s had the same cover picture and the same tracks on it but the title of the LP's were different. Reason for this was the there already existed an EP in UK with the name "Got Live If You Want It". So in order not to confuse the two records, Decca had to give the LP another name. One more detail that can be mentioned is that the LP was not sold in UK during the 60's. It was only made for export to Scandinavia. It appeared in the record shops in England in the beginning of the 70's.

Tracks on both issues:

 

Under My Thumb
Get Off Of My Cloud
Lady Jane
Not Fade Away
I've Been Loving You Too Long
Fortune Teller

The Last Time
19th Nervous Breakdown
Time Is On My Side
I'm Alright
Have You Seen Your Mother
Satisfaction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Between The Buttons

 

UK issue: LK4852
US issue: LL3499

 

   

 

On this issue they managed to streamline it a bit. The cover and the title is the same, but the tracks are still different as Decca still was sticking to the no singels tracks policy. The Decca version has "Back Street Girl" and "Please Go Home" which are missing from the London record. In US they put the two mega hits "Let's Spend The Night Together" and "Ruby Tuesday" on the tracklist

UK version:

 

Yesterdays Paper
My Obsession
Back Street Girl
Connection
She Smiled Sweetly
Cool, Calm & Collected

All Sold Out
Please Go Home
Who's Been Sleeping Here?
Complicated
Miss Amanda Jones
Something Happened To Me Yesterday

US version:

 

Let's Spend The Night Together
Yesterdays Paper
Ruby Tuesday
Connection
She Smiled Sweetly
Cool, Calm & Collected

All Sold Out
My Obsession
Who's Been Sleeping Here?
Complicated
Miss Amanda Jones
Something Happened To Me Yesterday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flowers

 

UK issue: LK4888
US issue: LL3509

 

   

 

The first issue were they managed to get everyting right. Title of the LP's, covers and tracks are all the same. Several of the tracks were already out in UK on Aftermath and Buttons but even though this LP was made in England, it was not sold there. It only went on export to the rest of Europe. It became available in UK in the beginning of the 70's.

 

 

Tracks on both issues:

 

Ruby Tuesday
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby
Let's Spend The Night Together
Lady Jane
Out Of Time
My Girl

Backstreet Girl
Please Go Home
Mother's Little Helper
Take It Or Leave It
Ride On, Baby
Sittin' On A Fence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Satanic Majesties Request

Beggars Banquet

Let It Bleed

 

   

 

All three LP's were identical on both sides of the Atlantics, same songs, same covers and same LP names

 

 

 

 

 

 

Through The Past Darkly

 

UK issue: LK5019
US issue: NPS-3

 

 

 

The title and the cover were the same but the hits were not. Again London Records opted for a different track listing than Decca in UK. The Decca version had "You Better Move On", "We Love You" and "Sittin' On a Fence" but missing from the London record.

The London record again had "Paint It, Black" and "Have You Seen Your Mother Baby" that were not included in UK

   

UK version:

 

Jumpin' Jack Flash
Mother Little Helper
2000 Light Years From Home
Let's Spend The Night Together
You Better Move On
We Love You

Street Fighting Man
She's A Rainbow
Ruby Tuesday
Dandelion
Sittin' On A Fence
Honky Tonk Women

US version:

 

Paint It, Black
Ruby Tuesday
She's A Rainbow
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Mother Little Helper
Let's Spend The Night Together

Honky Tonk Women
Dandelion
2000 Light Years From Home
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby
Street Fighting Man