Media Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+)
Sleeve Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+)
Vinyl clean and shiny with just a few faint, superficial marks seen under strong light. Sleeve looks strong, just some light wear to corners and edges and a small 1-2cm (approx) tear to one of the inner folding seams. All newspaper inserts are retained. Strong copy overall, really nice!
A. Thick As A Brick 22:40
This is the earliest UK issue, with the Island logo & radial text in white at the head of the labels. The 12-page newspaper gatefold-style sleeve has a heavyweight card construction of the record pocket, unlike later issues using a lighter card stock (which also have the same labels & later labels). Consequently, there is a noticeable paper weight difference between the 2 sleeve versions. The Chrysalis imprint appears on page 12. Later repress (2nd press) issues do not have the Island imprint on the labels; See: Issue without Island imprint labels (which are also a lighter weight vinyl). ℗ 1972 Ian Anderson Music Ltd/Chrysalis Music Ltd (Island logo) Manufactured & Distributed by Island Records Ltd. Basing St. London
Barcode and Other Identifiers:
Matrix / Runout CHR 1003 A-3U PORKY
Matrix / Runout CHR 1003 B-2U PECKO
Matrix / Runout CHR 1003 A-3U DV II II 2 PORKY
Matrix / Runout CHR 1003B-2U PECKO
Matrix / Runout CHR 1003 A - 3U GD PORKY
Matrix / Runout CHR 1003B - 2U GD PECKO
Matrix / Runout CHR 1003 A-3U GO 1 PORKY
Matrix / Runout CHR 1003B-2U GM 2 PECKO
Matrix / Runout CHR 1003 A-3U AG 1 PORKY
Matrix / Runout CHR 1003 B-2U MD 2 PECKO
Manufactured By Island Records Ltd.
Distributed By Island Records Ltd.
Recorded At Morgan Studios
Published By Ian Anderson Music Ltd.
Published By Chrysalis Music Ltd.
Pressed By The Gramophone Co. Ltd.
Printed By E.J. Day Group