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HUDSON FORD - WORLDS COLLIDE

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Tracks cover shot

  1. Did Worlds Collide (Hudson/Ford)
  2. Mechanics (Hudson/Ford)
  3. When Love Has Overgrown (Hudson/Ford)
  4. As Hours Go By (Hudson/Ford)
  5. Bootleg (Hudson/Ford)

  6. Jesus Said (I Am The Door) (Hudson/Ford)
  7. Day Without Love (Hudson/Ford)
  8. Petro Rock (Hudson/Ford)
  9. Mile High City (Hudson/Ford)
  10. Keep Me Rolling (Hudson/Ford)


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Versions

Vinyl
  • UK
  • US promo
  • US release
  • Canadian promo
  • Canadian release
  • Brazilian release
  • Cassette and 8-track
  • UK cassette ?
  • UK 8-track tape ?
  • CD
  • UK CD release (as part of The A&M Years 3CD boxed set, 2017 - with additional bonus tracks)
  • Spanish bootleg CD release, 2009
  • Big Pink (query bootleg) Korean CD release 2015
  • Vivid/Big Pink (query bootleg) Japanese CD release 2016
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    VINYL

    UK release

    Vinyl album: AMLH 64535 (A&M, UK, 1975). Clever cover showing Hud and John in overgrown jungle, and the same image on the back reveals them to be robotic - perhaps the "Mechanics" referred to in track 2. There's an inner sleeve, lyrics on one side, blank on the other. Silver labels.

    Front and back of sleeve

    Inner sleeve


    Labels



    US promo release

    Vinyl album: SP 4535 (A&M, US, 1974).White promo labels. The copy I have doesn't have a promo sticker, but the copy listed on Discogs does. Sleeve identical to UK, except for different colouring on the front cover (Hudson-Ford in white rather than red); on the back at bottom right of the yellow box, instead of the A&M logo and catalogue number, there is the US address. Unusually, no US catalogue number other than on the record sleeve spine.

    As with some Strawbs albums around this time (eg Ghosts, there appear to have been two promo versions, one with promo wording around the label rim, the other at the top. (There may even have been three as was the case with the two previous albums.)

    Front cover (with promo sticker)


    Variant 1

    Variant 2



    US release

    Vinyl album: SP 4535 (A&M, US, 1974). Single sleeve, same as promo above. Comes with black and white lyric inner sleeve, lyrics on one side, blank on the other. Silver labels.

    Labels



    Canada promo

    Vinyl album: SP 4535 (A&M, Canada, 1975).Pretty much identical to US release (yellow and white front lettering) , with the Milner Avenue address details at bottom right of back cover. White labels, matching typography of silver label, but with old style red A&M logo. My copy came in a nice brown sleeve with a poly protective inner, french text on one side, english on the other. Lyrics insert included.

    Labels




    Canada release

    Vinyl album: SP 4535 (A&M, Canada, 1975). Listed on Discogs. Cover very similar to UK, but "Hudson Ford" in white not red type. Silver labels, and, it would seem from Discogs, a nice gold A&M Canada protective innersleeve as well as a one-sided lyrics insert. The copy I received didn't have the standard A&M sleeve pictured on Discogs (which I have already), but instead a much earlier one featuring mainly Herb Alpert albums on the front and other 60s releases - all very bossa nova - on the back (which I didn't have).

    Front and back cover

    Labels

    Insert

    60s inner sleeve



    Brazilian release

    Vinyl album: SA&M 2152 (A&M/Disco E cultura, Brazil, 1975?). Cover modelled on US cover (has US A&M address and white/yellow lettering on artist and title). Brazilian catalogue number top right back cover, other Brazilian release wording bottom left. Silver labels, with Portuguese wording but titles remain in English. The one-sided insert is same as US but has Brazilian catalogue number top right.

    I suspect the "Rock dos annos 70" sticker was applied later - you wouldn't see a sticker like that on a 1975 album! (It is possible that this was a reissue, but I don't think so.)

    Insert and labels



    CASSETTE & 8-TRACK

    UK release ? (*)

    Cassette: (A&M, UK, 1975). Likely there was one - anyone have it?


    UK 8-track release ? (*)

    8-track: (A&M, UK, 1975). May have been one - anyone have it?


    CD

    UK release

    Worlds Collide is now available on CD as a legitimate release as part of Hudson Ford - The A&M Years boxed set, released May 2017, wth bonus tracks and excellent packaging..

    Box

    cover shot back cover

    Back of card sleeve and CD



    Spanish bootleg CD release

    CD bootleg: RDI 33053 (RDI, Spain, 2009).. Bootleg release, no bonus tracks. All four Hudson Ford releases came out as unauthorised bootleg CDs, produced in Spain by Retrodisk International. Packaging designed to match closely the original releases, insert is minimal, the outer modelled on front and back covers of original UK LP releases, with a standard biography in the centre. The CDs themselves are ugly and metallic.

    Please do not buy these bootleg releases - the A&M albums are now available as a legitimate release as part of Hudson Ford - The A&M Years boxed set, released May 2017, wth bonus tracks and superior packaging.

    Insert, inner and outer


    Tray outer and inner

    CD



    Big Pink (query bootleg) Korean CD release

    CD: Big Pink 421 (Big Pink, Korea, 2016).. All three A&M albums were released on CD by Big Pink in Korea. The packaging is identical to the Japanese Big Pink release below, apart from the Obi, which matches the front cover with a sort of transparet effect, and there is no sleeve notes insert.

    It is not clear whether this release is authorised.

    CD cover with Obi, Obi (both sides)



    Big Pink (query bootleg) CD release

    CD: VSCD 5672/Big Pink 421 (Vivid/Big Pink, Japan, 2016)..

    Facsimile release from Korea. Outer sleeve matches UK release, comes with plain black Obi (unlike the Korean Big Pink CDs which feature a fake transparency on the front). Inside, the very plainly designed CD has a paper inner sleeve like an old fashioned 33 rpm LP (nice touch: it quotes playing speed as 200-500 rpm). Also included is a 2-sided lyric sheet and a 1-sided set of Japanese sleeve notes.

    It is not clear whether this release is authorised.

    Sleeve

    Obi, CD and inner sleeve

    Sleeve notes insert

    Lyrics insert



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