1980 UK Original on Virgin V2172.
1980 German (Ariola Euro Pressing) on Virgin 202 870-320.
1980(?) New Zealand Original on Virgin Records V2172 marketed by RTC
Cover as standard issue with logo and RTC Marketed by RTC P.O. Box 3825, Auckland. Label is Virgin Red/Green but with different layout and MADE IN NEW ZEALAND. Inner sleeve clear plastic.
1980 Australian Original on Virgin L37440(V2172) by Festival Records Pty. Australia
White Label Test Pressing with Matrix SMX 56823/4 and VIRGIN VGL 37440 DOCK AT THE RADAR STATION CAPTAIN BEEFHEART block printed in black on labels. Cover has red sticker with This album contains language which may be considered offensive. Cover has Manufactured and distributed under license by Festival Records Pty. Limited, Australia. and THRU festival logo. Clear plastic inner. Did this release take place or was it cancelled due to collapse of non-UK Virgin?
1980 Japanese issue on Virgin VIP-6966
Back cover and label have MADE IN JAPAN BY VICTOR MUSICAL INDUSTRIES, INC. LICENSED BY VIRGIN RECORDS LTD., ENGLAND. Has lyric insert with track listing and lyrics, in English and Japanese, but no OBI. Labels are standard Red on Green/Green on Red Virgin. Price (Y 2,500) on cover. Inner sleeve is clear plastic.
1980 US Original on Virgin (White) VA-13148
Copy with Promotional Copy NOT FOR SALE message stamped in gold on front cover – also has DJ timimg strip stuck on front – Distributed by Atlantic Recording Corporation, A Warner Communication Company, New York – ©1980 Virgin Records, 43 Perry Street, New York, N.Y.10014.
1981 Australian Original on Virgin V2172 by CBS Records Australia Ltd. (CBS MX 194970/1)
White Label Promo with This record is manufactured for the purpose of promotion only. It remains the property of CBS Records Australia Limited and is not for sale printed on centre label and stamped in gold on cover. Clear plastic inner.
1985 UK Re-issue on Virgin OVED 68.
198X UK CD on Virgin CDV 2172
1992 (March) US CD on CAROLINE (Blue Plate) CAROL 1824-2
Marketed and Distributed by Caroline Records, Inc., New York, N.Y. 10001
2000 UK Re-issue on audiophile vinyl by Past & Present Records
See 2000 vinyl reissue orgy info.
2006 UK on Virgin/EMI CDVR2172
A well remastered release with excellent new sleevenotes by Mike Barnes. Pity they didn’t include the lyrics.