George Carlin – An Evening With Wally Londo Featuring Bill Slaszo

Posted: May 19, 2017 in Vinyl
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George Carlin’s 1975 album An Evening With Wally Londo Featuring Bill Slaszo may or may not have gone through multiple pressings. According to Discogs, which I never completely trust for information, the original copies of this record came with an offer sheet for a t-shirt. Since this record is over 40 years old, I would venture to guess that not many copies will still have this t-shirt offer sheet for a multitude of reasons. Discogs has three separate listings for this record for the U.S. pressing, all with the same catalog number, LD 1008 (it’s worth noting the Canadian pressing has the same catalog number) and release date (simply 1975, no month or day) That is the beauty of Discogs, you can be purposely as vague as possible and it’s acceptable.

Each of the releases entered into Discogs have different matrix numbers though. Which is the true key to determining different pressings. Each subsequent pressing of any record should have different matrix numbers. Catalog numbers generally remain the same but matrix numbers should change with each pressing. Matrix numbers even go as far as having different numbers for the same pressing depending on where they were pressed. Some pressing plants have their own unique code that goes at the end, either with a space or attached directly at the end of the sequence. Back when vinyl was the main medium for music, albums were pressed at multiple plants across the country. So it wasn’t unusual for one copy to have a matrix number like this ‘0000001 S’ and another copy of the same album to have ‘0000001 T’ depending on where the respective record was pressed. Some albums and/or singles were pressed at as many as three different pressing plants.

That is the end of the lesson. Here are the matrix numbers for the possible different pressings of An Evening With Wally Londo Featuring Bill Slaszo:

First pressing: Side A: ST-LD-753469-A PR       Side B: ST-LD-753470-A PR

Later pressing: Side A: ST-LD-753469-AAA-1-11 PRC    Side B: ST-LD-753470-AAA-1-11 PRC

Later pressing: Side A: ST-LD-753469-MO     Side B: ST-LD-753470-MO

 

Aside from those matrix numbers I believe all copies are identical. Same label that released it (Little David Records), same artwork, same track listing, same center labels etc. The dust sleeves may have subtle differences though.

George Carlin - An Evening With Wally Londo Featuring bill Slaszo - Copy

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