Aftermath

 

 

 

 

Mono LK 4786

Stereo SKL4786

 

 

Issued in UK on April 15th 1966. This one exists in both Mono and Stereo versions.

 

The fourth album on DECCA in UK is again a high sale volume LP. Lots of versions are existing, both on the cover and on the labels. One legendary cover option to look for is the so called “Shadow Cover”. Musically this was a special LP as it is the first LP issued that had only original Jagger - Richards songs, no covers at all. This is the UK version of the album and is not to be mixed with the US version as that one had a different cover and partly other songs on it. The UK version was also sold in the rest of Europe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Vinylversions

 

 

Grooved label

 

Both Mono and Stereo LP's can be found with grooved and non grooved labels. This indicates that mono LP's were pressed up to the end on the 60's. No other differences are existing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cover versions

 

 

"The Shaddow cover"

 

The most famous cover version on Aftermath is the so called "shaddow cover". This is the very first printing of the sleeve. For some reason the shaddow under the album title was quickly removed. The title was printed without the shaddow for the rest of the lifespan of the LP.

 

    

 

 

 

Some of the early sleeves made after the correction of the shaddow has a spillover of red colour on the letter T. The red colour can also be visible on the lower part of a few other letters

 

 

 

 

Mono and Stereo on the front cover

 

Naturally the front page LP numbers are different for Mono and Stereo.

 

 

 

 

One interesting reprint is existing. This is originally a Mono cover but changed into a Stereo cover just be covering the Mono number and adding the Stereo number. This is probably done in the late 60’s when the sales of Stereo albums had taken over. They probably had a lot of extra Mono covers that were not needed.

This one is not in my collection so I do not know how the back side is looking like. As per my memory, the cover had an UK stereo LP inside. However, recent information is that at least two copies of the same correction has surfaced in Holland with Dutch stereo Aftermath LP’s inside. This may indicate that this reprint was actually done in Holland and not in UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mono and Stereo on the back cover

 

The "shaddow cover" had also a minor designe difference on the back cover. Only the Shaddow covers seams to have the MONO LK4786 text split into two lines where as the non shaddow covers have the information on one line

 

  

 

 

All Stereo albums has the same design on the back cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed By

 

All covers have the same Printed By text on the back cover. No variations are known to exist

"Printed in England by Robert Stace."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Label versions

 

Lots of label version are existing. Again because of the big amount of LP's pressed. Here are a few of them. Mono LP's has so far been found only with the non boxed DECCA and Stereo LP's can be found with both non boxed and boxed labels

 

 

 

 

Mono non boxed labels

 

Side 1

 

 

Side 1 / Design No 4 / Version 1  (LK4786/S1/D4/V1)

 

Copyright box: NCB on top of BIEM

Font: Ariel looking font style

Tax Code: K/T

Publishers: MCPS and Mirage Music under the BIEM box

 

Mick Keith Charlie Brian & Bill with rather small size text

 

 

 

 

Side 1 / Design No 4 / Version 2  (LK4786/S1/D4/V2)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB

Font: A combination of Ariel and Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: K/T

Publishers: Mirage Music on top the BIEM box and MCPS under the box

 

Mick Keith Charlie Brian & Bill text in rather large text compared to other version

 

 

 

 

Side 1 / Design No 4 / Version 3  (LK4786/S1/D4/V3)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB and MCPS in a box as well

Font: A combination of Ariel and Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: K/T

Publishers: Mirage Music under the BIEM box

 

Mick Keith Charlie Brian & Bill with small size text and the additional S code included. Speed 33 is also included. This one has all song titles on separate lines.

 

 

 

 

Side 1 / Design No 4 / Version 4  (LK4786/S1/D4/V4)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB

Font: A combination of Ariel and Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: K/T

Publishers: Mirage Music on top of the BIEM box and MCPS under the box

 

Mick Keith Charlie Brian & Bill with small size text and the additional S code included

 

 

 

 

Side 1 / Design No 4 / Version 5  (LK4786/S1/D4/V5)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB

Font: A combination of Ariel and Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: K/T

Publishers: MCPS and Mirage Music under the BIEM box

 

Mick Keith Charlie Brian & Bill with small size text and the additional S code included. This label has the Mirage Music under the BIEM box

 

 

 

 

Side 1 / Design No 4 / Version 6  (LK4786/S1/D4/V6)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB

Font: A combination of Ariel and Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: K/T

Publishers: MCPS and Mirage Music under the BIEM box

 

This label is almost identical to the previous label S1/D4/V5. The only difference is that  K/T S is sligthly more to the right on this version. The P1966 is also a bit more to the left. Mick Keith Charlie Brian & Bill with small size text and the additional S code included. This label is existing on both grooved and nongrooved pressing

 

  

 

 

 

Side 1 / Design No 4 / Version 7  (LK4786/S1/D4/V7)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB

Font: A combination of Ariel and Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: No tax code

Publishers: Mirage Music on top of the BIEM box and MCPS under the box

 

Nongrooved pressing probably from 1969 as the tax code is missing

 

 

 

Side 1 / Design No 4 / Version 8 (LK4786/S1/D4/V8)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB

Font: A combination of Ariel and Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: K/T

Publishers: MCPS and Mirage Music under the BIEM box

 

This label is very similar to Version 5 and 6. The S code is in capital letter and many of the text items are slightly different located than on V5

 

 

 

 

Side 1 / Design No 5 / Version 1  (LK4786/S1/D5/V1)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB

Font: A combination of Ariel and Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: J/T

Publishers: Mirage Music on top of the BIEM box and MCPS under the box

 

Nongrooved pressing from 1968 or 1969. Side 1 is on the left side of the spindle hole. All other versions has the side number on the right side. The publishing year is at the bottom of the label

 

 

 

 

 

Mono non boxed labels

 

Side 2

 

 

Side 2 / Design No 4 / Version 1  (LK4786/S2/D4/V1)

 

Copyright box: NCB on top of BIEM

Font: Ariel looking font style

Tax Code: K/T

Publishers: MCPS and Mirage Music under the BIEM box

 

Mick Keith Charlie Brian & Bill with rather small size text

 

 

 

 

Side 2 / Design No 4 / Version 2  (LK4786/S2/D4/V2)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB

Font: A combination of Ariel and Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: K/T

Publishers: Mirage Music on top the BIEM box and MCPS under the box

 

Mick Keith Charlie Brian & Bill text in rather large text compared to other version

 

 

 

 

Side 2 / Design No 4 / Version 3  (LK4786/S2/D4/V3)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB and MCPS in a box as well

Font: A combination of Ariel and Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: K/T

Publishers: Mirage Music under the BIEM box

 

Mick Keith Charlie Brian & Bill with small size text and the additional S code included. Speed 33 is also included. This one has all song titles on separate lines.

 

 

 

 

Side 2 / Design No 4 / Version 4  (LK4786/S2/D4/V4)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB

Font: A combination of Ariel and Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: K/T

Publishers: Mirage Music on top of the BIEM box and MCPS under the box

 

Mick Keith Charlie Brian & Bill with small size text and the additional S code included

 

 

 

 

Side 2 / Design No 4 / Version 5  (LK4786/S2/D4/V5)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB

Font: A combination of Ariel and Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: K/T

Publishers: MCPS and Mirage Music under the BIEM box

 

This label has the Mirage Music under the BIEM box but othervise it is pretty much the same as the previous label S2/D4/V4.

 

 

 

 

Side 2 / Design No 4 / Version 6  (LK4786/S2/D4/V6)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB

Font: A combination of Ariel and Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: K/T

Publishers: MCPS and Mirage Music under the BIEM box

 

This label is very much looking like the previous S2/D4/V5. The only difference is that  MCPS and P1966 are in a bit different position. This label is existing on both grooved and nongrooved pressing

 

    

 

 

 

Side 2 / Design No 4 / Version 7  (LK4786/S2/D4/V7)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB

Font: A combination of Ariel and Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: No tax code

Publishers: Mirage Music on top of the BIEM box and MCPS under the box

 

Nongrooved pressing probably from 1969 as the tax code is missing

 

 

 

 

Side 2 / Design No 4 / Version 8 (LK4786/S2/D4/V8)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB

Font: A combination of Ariel and Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: K/T

Publishers: Mirage Music on top of the BIEM box and MCPS under the box

 

This version is almost identical to Version 4. The only difference is that K/T and S is a bit more to the right.

 

 

 

 

 

Side 2 / Design No 5 / Version 1  (LK4786/S2/D5/V1)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB

Font: A combination of Ariel and Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: J/T

Publishers: Mirage Music on top of the BIEM box and MCPS under the box

 

Nongrooved pressing from 1968 or 1969. Side 2 is on the left side of the spindle hole. All other versions has the side number on the right side.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Stereo non boxed labels

 

Side 1

 

 

Side 1 / Design No 8 / Version 1  (SKL4786/S1/D8/V1)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB

Font: A combination of Ariel and Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: K/T on the left side of the label

Publishers: Mirage Music on top of the BIEM box and MCPS is under the box

Publishing year: On the right side of the label

Side number: On the right side of the label

 

Mick Keith Charlie Brian & Bill text in rather large text compared to other version

 

 

 

 

Side 1 / Design No 8 / Version 2  (SKL4786/S1/D8/V2)

 

Copyright box: NCB on top of BIEM

Font: Ariel looking font style

Tax Code: K/T on the right side of the label

Publishers: MCPS and Mirage Music under the BIEM box

Publishing year: On the left side of the label

Side number: On the right side of the label

 

Mick Keith Charlie Bill & Brian with rather small size text. This label can be found on both grooved and nongrooved pressings

 

  

 

 

Side 1 / Design No 9 / Version 1  (SKL4786/S1/D9/V1)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB

Font: A combination of Ariel and Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: J/T on the bottom of the label

Publishers: MCPS and Mirage Music under the BIEM box

Publishing year: On the botton of the label

Side number: On the left side of the label

 

Mick Keith Charlie Brian & Bill text in rather large text compared to other version. Speed 33 added on top of the BIEM box. This label can be found on both grooved and nongrooved pressings

 

  

 

 

Side 1 / Design No 9 / Version 2  (SKL4786/S1/D9/V2)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB

Font: An Ariel looking font style

Tax Code: No tax code

Publishers: MCPS and Mirage Music under the BIEM box

Publishing year: On the botton of the label

Side number: On the left side of the label

 

Mick Keith Charlie Brian & Bill text under the song titles. Speed 33 on top of the BIEM box. This label is on a nongrooved pressing from 1969 as the tax code is missing

 

 

 

 

Side 1 / Design No 9 / Version 3  (SKL4786/S1/D9/V3)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB

Font: An Ariel looking font style

Tax Code: No tax code

Publishers: MCPS and Mirage Music under the BIEM box

Publishing year: On the botton of the label

Side number: On the left side of the label

 

Mick Keith Charlie Brian & Bill text under the song titles. Difference compared to the previous S1/D9/V2 label is that Speed 33 is missing on this one.

This label is on a nongrooved pressing from 1969 as the tax code is missing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stereo nonboxed labels

 

Side 2

 

 

Side 2 / Design No 8 / Version 1  (SKL4786/S2/D8/V1)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB

Font: A combination of Ariel and Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: K/T on the left side of the label

Publishers: Mirage Music on top of the BIEM box and MCPS is under the box

Publishing year: On the right side of the label

Side number: On the right side of the label

 

Mick Keith Charlie Brian & Bill text in rather large text compared to other version

 

 

 

 

Side 2 / Design No 8 / Version 2  (SKL4786/S2/D8/V2)

 

Copyright box: NCB on top of BIEM

Font: Ariel looking font style

Tax Code: K/T on the right side of the label

Publishers: MCPS and Mirage Music under the BIEM box

Publishing year: On the left side of the label

Side number: On the right side of the label

 

Mick Keith Charlie Bill & Brian with rather small size text. This label can be found on both grooved and nongrooved pressings

 

  

 

 

Side 2 / Design No 9 / Version 1  (SKL4786/S2/D9/V1)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB

Font: A combination of Ariel and Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: J/T on the bottom of the label

Publishers: MCPS and Mirage Music under the BIEM box

Publishing year: On the botton of the label

Side number: On the left side of the label

 

Mick Keith Charlie Brian & Bill text in rather large text compared to other version. Speed 33 added on top of the BIEM box. This label can be found on both grooved and nongrooved pressings

 

  

 

 

Side 2 / Design No 9 / Version 2  (SKL4786/S2/D9/V2)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB

Font: An Ariel looking font style

Tax Code: No tax code

Publishers: MCPS and Mirage Music under the BIEM box

Publishing year: On the botton of the label

Side number: On the left side of the label

 

Mick Keith Charlie Brian & Bill text under the song titles. Speed 33 on top of the BIEM box. This label is on a nongrooved pressing from 1969 as the tax code is missing

 

 

 

 

Side 2 / Design No 9 / Version 3  (SKL4786/S2/D9/V3)

 

Copyright box: BIEM to the left of NCB

Font: An Ariel looking font style

Tax Code: No tax code

Publishers: MCPS and Mirage Music under the BIEM box

Publishing year: On the botton of the label

Side number: On the left side of the label

 

Mick Keith Charlie Brian & Bill text under the song titles. Difference compared to the previous label S2/D9/V2 is that Speed 33 is missing on this one.

This label is on a nongrooved pressing from 1969 as the tax code is missing

 

 

 

 

 

Label combinations on nonboxed Aftermaths can be found here

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Stereo boxed label

 

 

Design No 10 / Version 1 (SKL4786/S1/D10/V1) & (SKL4786/S2/D10/V1)

 

Publisihing year: At the bottom of the label

Font style: Ariel looking font

Estimated use: 1970 to 1972

 

MCPS text is under the BIEM box. P1966 is under the song titles

 

  

 

 

Design No 11 / Version 1 (SKL4786/S1/D11/V1) & (SKL4786/S2/D11/V1)

 

Publisihing year: Above the catalogue number on the right side of the label

Font style: Ariel looking font

Estimated use: 1972 and later

 

MCPS text is above the BIEM box. P1966 is above the Matrix number

 

  

 

 

  

 

Design No 12 / Version 1 (SKL4786/S1/D12/V1) & (SKL4786/S2/D12/V1)

  

Publishing year: On the right side of the label

Font style: Arial looking font

Estimated use: 1982

 

This is a 1982 pressing on thin vinyl with the rim around the edge of the label. Two vinylpressings existing, one flat center and another one with a ring pressed around the center

 

Pictures missing

 

 

 

 

Stereoboxed white label

 

 

Design No 10

 

White label version from early 70’s. Innerbag dated 7-74

 

  

 

Explanation on label design numbering can be found here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page History 

 

2013, November 3rd, nonboxed label added grooved D4/V6

2013, April 27th, Added mono label D4 version 8, thanks to Robert Coyne

2011, May 23rd, info on label design no 12 added

2011, May 23rd, new info on cover change from mono to stereo

2010, October 23rd, Major change of label documentation

2010, September 29th, label design 8 version 3 text deleted as the label was identical to version 2.

           Pictures remain and both grooved and non grooved is now with the same number

2010, September 29th, non grooved label added for design 9 / version 1

2010, June 13th, T red spillover pic added