Not only has TMOQ released this title several times, but they have
also pressed it from a couple different masters. They drastically
altered the matrices of the various master stampers they produced, so it
is possible to track exactly which album resulted from which set of master
plates. This section follows the BD-105 matrix. This set of stampers would
also later be used for the Dead head logo release. There were also releases
pressed from an entirely different set of stampers. The
Released in 1971, it is unclear why this original TMOQ package was pressed
from entirely different plates then the other versions. The completely
uncharacteristic matrix would suggest that TMQ acquired these plates from
another manufacturer. No evidence, however, has been found that would
suggest that the title was ever released by anyone else under this matrix.
Perhaps TMQ was just in a new and experimental mode. There are variations
in the matrix to suggest one or both of the above hypotheses. Some matrix
have an '-RI' following. Some have other numbers as well that are crossed
out. These 'BD' releases are indeed an enigma!
The various released packages include the copy shown above with yellow
jacket, clear green vinyl, large '1&2' labels, and a deep red insert.
Other variations include a white or beige jacket, green, or clear green
or blue vinyl, original pig logo labels, and gray or beige inserts.
These plates were also later used to press the 'Dead head' release.
It had a white jacket, a copy of the original insert, an added Dead-head
logo and BD-105 reference number, and great looking clear/multicolor splatter
vinyl with no labels.
NMP145 DH version70
Matrix: BD 105 A/B