This is a later pressing of Louie Louie and it seems to be
quite unusual. There are a few differences compared to the
ordinary EMI BRO 60. First of all the opening in the top of the sleeve
has a round cutting instead of a straight one. The back cover also contains a square white sticker that says
"Manufactured and distributed by Polydor Limited".
The label contains the "Produced by Neil Richmond/Motorhead" on
the right side that can also be found on previous copies without picture sleeves. But the label has still
another addition. On the right side it is printed
"Original sound recording made by
Bronze Records Ltd".
This should mean that these copies were made just after Polydor had acquired Bronze from EMI. This happened
by the end of 1980 so myc guess is that these copies with the "Original sound recording made by
Bronze Records Ltd" label and the "Manufactured and distributed by Polydor Limited" were made in late 1980 or during
1981. There were adds in the music press in September 1980 saying that Louie Louie, Overkill, No Class and
Bomber were available again and at the bottom of the add it said they were available from EMI. Could it refer
to this pressing?
Recorded at Wessex Studio, London|
Produced by Neil Richmond/Motorhead
Photos: Motorcycle Irene
(C) Bronze Records LTD
EMI Records Ltd, Hayes, Middlesex, England
I have seen a copy without picture sleeve that is missing the label on side 2. It
was sold on Ebay in May 2006 for £13.
100 Swedish (about $14), second hand store, Stockholm, December 2004|
GBP 4.84, June 2013, Ebay