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Is there actually a USA 45 release on Mowest?

45cat suggests MW-5025 but I cannot find an image for this 45 anywhere! I've never seen a copy. 

Anyone got a scan? 

 

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I've never seen a copy of "The Night" on a U.S. 45. As far as I know, it was only available on the Chameleon album.

This has been listed in discographies going back to the Stak O Wax books. AFAIK it's never been proved to exist, in some other reference book (the Reg Bartlette Motown one maybe?) it was listed as ass

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I've never seen a copy of "The Night" on a U.S. 45. As far as I know, it was only available on the Chameleon album.

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6 minutes ago, the yank said:

I've never seen a copy of "The Night" on a U.S. 45. As far as I know, it was only available on the Chameleon album.

As I thought, here's the link to it's USA 'release'...

https://www.45cat.com/record/mw5025fus

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This has been listed in discographies going back to the Stak O Wax books. AFAIK it's never been proved to exist, in some other reference book (the Reg Bartlette Motown one maybe?) it was listed as assigned a number but never pressed.

Interesting how these old discographies got these listings for never released 45s. From company logs? Old trade mags? Of course there's always the chance one could surface, like the Jimmy Hart on Blue Rock. However, since Frankie was well known artist on which any record would have got attention, gotta be certain by now that there were none made.

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i always thought that the only 7" inch copy was issued in the UK. Mowest 3002 original, 3024 re-issue. 1972 and 1975 respectively.

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They've updated the 45cat listing now to show as 'unreleased'.

Thanks chaps that's all cleared up now 👍

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14 hours ago, gogs said:

i always thought that the only 7" inch copy was issued in the UK. Mowest 3002 original, 3024 re-issue. 1972 and 1975 respectively.

No. Also in Germany, Netherlands, Italy.

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18 hours ago, gogs said:

i always thought that the only 7" inch copy was issued in the UK. Mowest 3002 original, 3024 re-issue. 1972 and 1975 respectively.

that had been my view too - interestingly the copy shown in the Kev R NS Top 500 'bible' is the re-issue, 3024, ranked at number 181, 'a darkly compelling...oddity'

if the chart was re-done nowadays it would be a lot higher up probably

 

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5 hours ago, Benji said:

No. Also in Germany, Netherlands, Italy.

And Australia.

I stand corrected.

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the UK 3002 is the only one I'd want to own

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2 hours ago, shufflin said:

the UK 3002 is the only one I'd want to own

My copy

 

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18 hours ago, Tony Turner said:

I have just got an Australian copy

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Here's the first Australian issue from May 1973 ...

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Strange, but there's nearly an 800 increase in the MW number in only two years (MW 10213 - 10794) - Don't know what that's about.

Cheers
Mick

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On 26/04/2018 at 16:01, Tony Turner said:

I have just got an Australian copy

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Tony is this the high pitched solo intro alternate version please ?? 

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Co-incidentally,The Four Seasons' post-1965  bassist Joe Long, who played that great,classic bass intro and break on 'The Night' sadly passed away the other day (Wednesday 21st) aged 79 . 

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I have Frankie Valli on Aus Tamla motown demo , it is a different take apparantly to the mowest and us versions

 

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Spotted this...

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first german issue from 72. second issue is on tamla-motown from 73/4-ish.

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On 06/05/2021 at 02:48, Pete Morgan said:

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Yeah, I bet that plays the 'Frankie Valli' LP version from 1975 which does indeed differ from the UK 45.... here it is..

 

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@Ulrich Leitl

Do you know which version that first German issue plays?

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@Benjino, I'm sorry. SOLD it to UK buyer and didn't make a Soundfile. BTWHe tried to resell it for 100, then for 50 and now...? 

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48 minutes ago, Benji said:

@Ulrich Leitl

Do you know which version that first German issue plays?

I added this to the "Obscure Foreign Release" thread a few years ago. Mine plays the standard version on the UK 45. (Dutch version)

 

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Is it OK to play it off the Chameleon album if you can't afford the 45?

Best,

Mark

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