Flowers

 

 

 

Mono LK4888

Stereo SKL4888

 

 

Flower was issued on July 15th 1967 in Europe.

 

Flowers is again one of the odd birds in the UK catalogue. The LP was actually not sold in UK until mid 70's and then with a boxed label. It was initially made in UK for export to Europe. The LP had a rather strange set of songs on it, some already issued and some new.  Lady Jane came from Aftermath, Back Street Girl came from Buttons but then Sitting On A Fence had not appeard anywhere at the time. So it was a mixture of old and new stuff. It did not really sell that good either.

 

 

Vinyl versions

 

Grooved and non groved labels

 

Both Mono and Stereo LP's of Flowers export version can be found with grooved and non grooved labels. This indicates that mono LP's were pressed for export up to the end on the 60's.

 

 

 

 

Cover versions

 

All covers are the same appart from the Mono and Stereo LP numbers

 

Mono and Stereo on the front cover

 

  

 

Mono and Stereo on the back cover

 

  

 

 

 

Printed By

 

All covers have the same Printed By text on the back cover.
"Printed in England by Robert Stace."
No variations are known to exist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Label Versions

 

I have found three slightly different pairs of labels on the Mono LP. The changes are minor in between the versions, but it still indicates that labels were orderd at least three times from the supplier. That would also indicate that at least three pressings were made in between 1967 and 1969.

 

Side 1 / Design No 5 / Version 1 (LK4888/S1/D5/V1)

 

Copyright box: BIEM box on the left side of the label

Font: Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: No Tax codes as the LP was made for export

Publishers: After each song title

 

This label has the GEMA text above the BIEM box. This is probably the first label used in 1967.

 

 

 

Side 1 / Design No 5 / Version 2 (LK4888/S1/D5/V2)

 

Copyright box: BIEM box on the left side of the label

Font: Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: No Tax codes as the LP was made for export

Publishers: After each song title

 

This label has the GEMA text under the BIEM box.

 

 

 

 

Side 1 / Design No 5 / Version 3 (LK4888/S1/D5/V3)

 

Copyright box: BIEM box on the left side of the label

Font: Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: No Tax codes as the LP was made for export

Publishers: After each song title

 

This label is almost identical to S1/D5/V2. The GEMA text is a bit more to the right. It is also used on a nongrooved pressing from 1968 or 1969

 

 

 

 

Mono nonboxed label

 

Side 2

 

 

Side 2 / Design No 5 / Version 1 (LK4888/S2/D5/V1)

 

Copyright box: BIEM box on the left side of the label

Font: Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: No Tax codes as the LP was made for export

Publishers: Mirage Music on the left side of the label

 

This label has the side 2 and the catalogue number in slightly smaller text size than the netx two labels.

 

 

 

 

Side 2 / Design No 5 / Version 2 (LK4888/S2/D5/V2)

 

Copyright box: BIEM box on the left side of the label

Font: Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: No Tax codes as the LP was made for export

Publishers: Mirage Music on the left side of the label

 

Song titles are a bit further down compared to the two other version

 

 

 

 

Side 2 / Design No 5 / Version 3 (LK4888/S2/D5/V3)

 

Copyright box: BIEM box on the left side of the label

Font: Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: No Tax codes as the LP was made for export

Publishers: Mirage Music on the left side of the label

 

This label has the catalogue number a bit larger size than S2/D5/V1 and the song titles a bit higher up than S2/D5/V2. It is also used on a nongrooved pressing from 1968 or 1969

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stereo nonboxed label

 

Side 1

 

 

Side 1 / Design 8 / Version 1  (SLK4888/S1/D8/V1)

 

Copyright box: BIEM and NCB on the left side of the label

Font: Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: No Tax codes as the LP was made for export

Publishers: On the left side of the label

Publishing year: Above the BIEM box

 

This label has the Mirage Music on the right side of the label

 

 

 

 

Side 1 / Design 9 / Version 1  (SLK4888/S1/D9/V1)

 

Copyright box: BIEM and NCB on the left side of the label

Font: Arial looking font style

Tax Code: No Tax codes as the LP was made for export

Publishers: After each song title

Publishing year: At the bottom of the label

 

The band name and copyright years are rather close to the last song title and the mastertape number is upside down.

 

 

 

 

Side 1 / Design 9 / Version 2  (SLK4888/S1/D9/V2)

 

Copyright box: BIEM and NCB on the left side of the label

Font: Arial looking font style

Tax Code: No Tax codes as the LP was made for export

Publishers: After each song title

Publishing year: At the bottom of the label

 

This one has more space in between the band name and the last song title and the mastertape number is the right way.

Made in 1968-69 as this is a nongrooved pressing.

 

 

 

 

Side 1 / Design 9 / Version 3  (SLK4888/S1/D9/V3)

 

Copyright box: BIEM and NCB on the left side of the label

Font: Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: No Tax codes as the LP was made for export

Publishers: Above the BIEM box

Publishing year: At the bottom of the label

 

A Times New Roman looking font style is used again on this 1968 or 1969 nongrooved pressing.

 

 

 

 

Side 1 / Design 9 / Version 4  (SLK4888/S1/D9/V4)

 

Copyright box: BIEM and NCB on the left side of the label

Font: Arial looking font style

Tax Code: No Tax codes as the LP was made for export

Publishers: After each song title

Publishing year: At the bottom of the label

 

This is almost the same as D9 Version 1 but there is more space in between the copyright years, the band name and the last songtitle.

 

 

 

 

Stereo nonboxed label

 

Side 2

 

 

Side 2 / Design 8 / Version 1  (SLK4888/S2/D8/V1)

 

Copyright box: BIEM and NCB on the left side of the label

Font: Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: No Tax codes as the LP was made for export

Publishers: On the left side of the label

Publishing year: Above the BIEM box

 

This label has the Mirage Music and publishing years above the BIEM box. Speed 33 is on the right side of the label

 

 

 

 

Side 2 / Design 9 / Version 1  (SLK4888/S2/D9/V1)

 

Copyright box: BIEM and NCB on the left side of the label

Font: Arial looking font style

Tax Code: No Tax codes as the LP was made for export

Publishers: After each song title

Publishing year: At the bottom of the label

 

Speed is on the left side and the publishing year is now at the bottom of the label. The text is in Arial font. The band name and copyright years are rather close to the song titles and the mastertape number is upside down.

 

 

 

Side 2 / Design 9 / Version 2  (SLK4888/S2/D9/V2)

 

Copyright box: BIEM and NCB on the left side of the label

Font: Arial looking font style

Tax Code: No Tax codes as the LP was made for export

Publishers: After each song title

Publishing year: At the bottom of the label

 

This one has more space in between the band name and the last song title and the mastertape number is the right way. Made in 1968-69 as this is a nongrooved pressing.

 

 

 

 

Side 2 / Design 9 / Version 3  (SLK4888/S2/D9/V3)

 

Copyright box: BIEM and NCB on the left side of the label

Font: Times New Roman looking font style

Tax Code: No Tax codes as the LP was made for export

Publishers: Above the BIEM box

Publishing year: At the bottom of the label

 

A Times New Roman looking font style is used here. The previous Design 9 labels has Arial looking font style. Used in 1968 or 1969 on a nongrooved pressing.

 

 

 

Side 2 / Design 9 / Version 4  (SLK4888/S2/D9/V4)

 

Copyright box: BIEM and NCB on the left side of the label

Font: Arial looking font style

Tax Code: No Tax codes as the LP was made for export

Publishers: After each song title

Publishing year: At the bottom of the label

 

This is almost the same as D9 Version 1 but there is more space in between the copyright years, the band name and the last songtitle.

 

 

 

 

   

 

  

Stereo boxed label

 

Design No 10 / Version 1 (SKL4888/S1/D10/V1) + (SKL4888/S1/D10/V1)

 

Publishing year: At the bottom of the label

Font style: Arial looking font

Estimated use: 1970 to 1972

 

  

 

 

 

 

Design No 12 / Version 1 (SKL4888/S1/D12/V1) + (SKL4888/S1/D12/V1)

 

Publisihing year: At the left side of the label

Font style: Arial looking font

Estimated use: 1982

 

Mid 80’s pressing with “rim label”, a higher edge around the label. This is pressed on very thin vinyl

 

    

 

 

Explanation on label design numbering can be found here

 

Combinations of nonboxed and boxed labels on LP's can be found here 

 

 

 

 

 

Mono Promo

 

 

SAMPLE RECORD (Not for sale) sticker. This is a promo copy of Flowers. 

 

  

 

 

 

Page history
 

Page created in January 2010

2012 December 19th – Label version 12 added
2012 December 20th - Label version D9-V4 added