2015-03-07

Dawn Of The Dead Varèse Sarabande LP Variants

I recently found out there's at least 3 variants for the Varère Sarabande LP. Here they are.

1 - 1979, Black Dawn Of The Dead Lettering on Back Cover. (Left)
2 - 1979, Red Dawn Of The Dead Lettering on Back Cover. (Middle)
3 - 1987?, Red Dawn Of The Dead Lettering on Back Cover, Different address on Back Cover, Silver Lettering on LP Label. (Right)





1 - 1979, Black Dawn Of The Dead Lettering on Back Cover.
This one is without a doubt the most common release.
Cover is printed on thick cardboard.
Matrix / Runout:
Side A: VC81106A
Side B: VC81106B
130 gram vinyl.



2 - 1979, Red Dawn Of The Dead Lettering on Back Cover.
Cover is printed on cheaper (thinner) cardboard. Cover is also smaller (1/4 of an inch missing from the top) than the "Black Lettering" variant.
Matrix / Runout:
Side A: VC81106A KM-3774-A
Side B: VC81106B RE-1 KM-3774-B-Re-1
100 gram vinyl.



3 - 1987?, Red Dawn Of The Dead Lettering on Back Cover. This is the rarest variant.
Different address from the two previous releases at the bottom of back cover. (Same address as on 1987 CD release VCD 47106.)
Silver Lettering on LP Labels.
I do believe this variant was released to coincide with the 1987 CD release (VCD 47106).
Released for European market.
Matrix / Runout:
Side A: VC81106A KM-3774-A
Side B: VC81106B RE-1 KM-3774-B-Re-1
120 gram vinyl.