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Out Of Our Heads UK

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Updated on May 14, 2022
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Released in England in September of 1965

Out Of Our Heads was the third LP for the domestic market in UK. The highest position in the charts was second place which was reached in November of 1965. The album spent in total 24 weeks in the Top 20.
This LP was not sold in other European countries. Decca opted for releasing the US version of OOOH for export to the rest of Europe, and still pressing it in UK. The catalogue number was LK4725 for the export version.
Both the cover and the songs are different on the two LP’s. The main reason for pressing two different OOOH records in England was that the megahit from summer of -65, “Satisfaction” should be available in Europe on a LP. Decca’s policy in UK was not to issue any tracks on a LP that already could be found on a single. Satisfaction had been released in UK on a single so therefore they released another version of OOOH for the UK domestic market.

Vinyl versions

Grooved and Non Grooved labels

Both Mono and Stereo records can be found with grooved and non-grooved labels. This indicates that mono records were pressed up to the end on the 60’s. No other differences are existing on the vinyl.

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Cover versions

There are a few cover differences and details to take notice of on this LP.

Mono & Stereo catalogue numbers

No variations on the Mono & Stereo texts. Pictured here are Mono and Stereo covers.
The 1982-1983 releases with label design 12 do not have the catalogue number printed on the front of the cover.

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Misspelling

One small detail to take notice of is that the Copyright year is misspelled as “965” instead of “1965”: This is sometimes marketed as “extremely rare misprint” on items sold on e-bay. In fact, all covers from the very first one in 1965 and up to the last one in 1980’s had the same spelling error. So, if you find one that has 1965, THAT copy would be a rare one.

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Printed By

Most of the existing covers has “Printed in England by Robert Stace.” as seen above. Some early Mono covers do have “Clout & Baker”.
All covers made in the 70’s with boxed label records has “Printed in England by Robert Stace”.

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The light and dark cover

Very dark covers were produced at some point of time. The dark cover has so far been found only with non-grooved stereo LP’s, indicating that they were pressed in late 1968 or 1969. Light coloured to the left and the dark version to the right.

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The Green Cover

The colour on the first versions of the cover were almost black and white, only a slight greenish tune was there. The so called “green cover” is only existing on boxed label LP’s and this cover is made in the mid 70’s.

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"Clarifoli"

All sleeves with non-boxed vinyl labels and most of the sleeves with boxed vinyl labels has the “Clarifoil” text in the left corner. There are some mid 70’s stereo sleeves that do not have the text.

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Label versions

OOOH sold in great quantities and therefore it can be found with several label versions. To be noted is that OOOH was the first LP that had only the “MADE IN ENGLAND. THE DECCA RECORD CO.LTD.” on the upper part of the label. Mono records are only existing with non-boxed labels whereas the Stereo is existing with both non-boxed and boxed labels.
To be noted is also that all known mono labels have the publishing year on the left side of the label, above the publishing data. It is generally believed that the publishing year was moved to the bottom of the label around March of 1967. This would then indicate that all mono labels used for this record were printed before March of 1967 and the odd ones found on non-grooved pressings were re-used old labels.

Mono non boxed label versions - Side 1

Side 1 / Design No 4 / Version 1 (LK4733/S1/D4/V1)

Font: Times New Roman looking font style.
Tax Code: K/T
Copyright box: BIEM – NCB box is on the right side of the label and MCPS is without dots.
Publisher year: On the left side of the label.
Publishers: All publishers on the left side.
Estimated use: 1965 to 1966

This is the first label used on UK mono Out Of Our Heads

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Side 1 / Design No 4 / Version 2 (LK4733/S1/D4/V2)

Font: Times New Roman looking font style.
Tax Code: K/T and S after the tax code.
Copyright box: BIEM – NCB box is on the right side of the label and M.C.P.S. has dots in between the letters.
Publishing year: On the left side of the label.
Publishers: All publishers on the left side.
Estimated use: 1965

This label has a line in between the track number and the title.

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Side 1 / Design No 4 / Version 3 (LK4733/S1/D4/V3)

Font: Times New Roman looking font style.
Tax Code: K/T and S after the tax code.
Copyright box: BIEM – NCB box is on the right side of the label and M.C.P.S has dots in between the letter.
Publishing year: On the left side of the label.
Publishers: All publishers on the left side.
Estimated use: 1965

This label is almost identical to S1/D4/V2. The only difference is that the Tax code and the label makers code S is a bit more to the right.

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Side 1 / Design No 4 / Version 4 (LK4733/S1/D4/V4)

Font style: Arial looking font style.
Tax Code: K/T
Copyright box: BIEM – NCB box is on the left side of the label.
Publishing year: On the left side of the label.
Publishers: Divided on both sides of the label.
Estimated use: 1966 to 1969

Changes to the previous label is the text font which is now in an Arial looking font. The BIEM box is now on the left side on the label. This label is found on both grooved and non-grooved pressings.

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Mono non boxed labels - Side 2

Side 2 / Design No 4 / Version 1 (LK4733/S2/D4/V1)

Font: Times New Roman looking font style.
Tax Code: K/T
Copyright box: BIEM – NCB box is on the right side of the label and MCPS is without dots.
Publishing year: On the left side of the label.
Publishers: All publishers on the left side.
Estimated use: 1965 to 1966

This is the first label used on the domestic UK OOOH.

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Side 2 / Design No 4 / Version 2 (LK4733/S2/D4/V2)

Font style: Times New Roman looking font style.
Tax Code: K/T
Copyright box: BIEM – NCB box is on the right side of the label and M.C.P.S has dots in between the letters.
Publishing year: On the left side of the label.
Publishers: All publishers on the left side.
Estimated use: 1965 and 1968 to 1969.

There is a line added in between the number and the title of the song. The label makers initial S code is also added after the tax code. This label is found on both grooved and non-grooved pressings. Another label version that is almost identical is existing in where the K/T and S is moved about 10 mm to the right.

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Side 2 / Design No 4 / Version 4 (LK4733/S2/D4/V4)

Font style: Arial looking font style.
Tax Code: K/T
Copyright box: BIEM – NCB box is on the left side of the label.
Publishing year: On the left side of the label.
Publishers: Divided on both sides of the label.
Estimated use: 1966 to 1969.

Changes to the previous label is the text font which is now in an Arial looking font. The BIEM box is now on the left side on the label and the publishers are on both sides of the label.

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Stereo non boxed labels - Side 1

Side 1 / Design No 8 / Version 1 (SKL4733/S1/D8/V1)

Font style: Arial looking font style.
Tax Code: K/T
Copyright box: BIEM – NCB box is on the left side of the label.
Publishing year: On the left side of the label.
Publishers: Divided on both sides of the label.
Estimated use: 1965 to 1966 and 1968 to 1969.

This label has been found on both grooved and non-grooved pressings.

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Side 1 / Design No 9 / Version 1 (SKL4733/S1/D9/V1)

Font style: Arial looking font style.
Tax Code: No tax code on the label.
Copyright box: BIEM – NCB box is on the left side of the label.
Publishing year: On the bottom of the label.
Publishers: Located after each song.
Estimated use: 1969

Major change from the previous label is that the publishers are now given after each song title. BIEM and NCB are next to each other’s. The publishing year is now at the bottom of the label. The tape number is upside down. The label is on a non-grooved pressing from 1968 or 1969.

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Side 1 / Design No 9 / Version 2 (SKL4733/S1/D9/V2)

Font style: Arial looking font style.
Tax Code: No tax code on the label.
Copyright box: BIEM – NCB box is on the left side of the label.
Publishing year: On the bottom of the label.
Publishers: Located after each song title.
Estimated use: 1969

The speed 33 rpm has been added above the BIEM box and the tape number is the correct way. Non-grooved pressing from 1968 – 1969.

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Stereo non boxed labels - Side 2

Side 2 / Design No 8 / Version 1 (SKL4733/S2/D8/V1)

Font style: Arial looking font style.
Tax Code: K/T
Copyright box: BIEM – NCB box is on the left side of the label.
Publishing year: On the left side of the label.
Publishers: Divided on both sides of the label.
Estimated use: 1965 to 1966 and 1968 to 1969.

This label has been found on both grooved and non-grooved pressings.

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Side 2 / Design No 9 / Version 1 (SKL4733/S2/D9/V1)

Font style: Arial looking font style.
Tax Code: No tax code on the label.
Copyright box: BIEM – NCB box is on the left side of the label.
Publishing year: On the bottom of the label.
Publishers: Located after each song title.
Estimated use: 1969

Change from the previous label is that the copy right year is at the bottom of the label and publishers are now given after each song title. BIEM and NCB are next to each other’s. Tape number is upside down. The label is on a non-grooved pressing from 1968 or 1969.

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Side 2 / Design No 9 / Version 2 (SKL4733/S2/D9/V2)

Font style: Arial looking font style.
Tax Code: No tax code on the label.
Copyright box: BIEM – NCB box is on the left side of the label.
Publishing year: On the bottom of the label.
Publishers: Located after each song title.
Estimated use: 1969

The speed 33 rpm has been added above the BIEM box and the tape number is now the correct way. Non-grooved pressing from 1968 – 1969.

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Stereo boxed label - Side 1

Side 1 / Design No 10 / Version 1 (SKL4733/S1/D10/V1)

Font style: Ariel looking font style.
Publishing year: At the bottom of the label.
Estimated use: 1970 to 1972

An early version of the boxed label.

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Side 1 / Design No 10 / Version 2 (SKL4733/S1/D10/V2)

Font style: Arial looking font style.
Publishing year: At the bottom of the label.
Estimated use: 1970 to 1972

Basically, the same label as S1/D10/V1. The label text is a bit further down on the label compared to the previous one and the catalogue number is slightly smaller.

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Side 1 / Design No 10 / Version 3 (SKL4733/S1/D10/V3)

Font style: Arial looking font style.
Publishing year: At the bottom of the label.
Estimated use: 1970 to 1972

Minor difference on this label. Slightly more space in between the lines of song titles compared to previous version.

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Side 1 / Design No 11 / Version 1 (SKL4733/S1/D11/V1)

Font style: Arial looking font style.
Publishing year: Above the catalogue number at he left side of the label.
Estimated use: June 1972 and later

This the 11th label design has the publishing year moved to a location just above the catalogue number.

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Side 1 / Design No 12 / Version 1 (SKL4733/S1/D12/V1)

Font style: Arial looking font style.
Publishing year: On the right side of the label.
Estimated use: 1982

This is a 1982 pressing on thin vinyl with the rim around the edge of the label. Two vinyl pressings existing, one flat centre and another one with a ring pressed around the centre.

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Stereo boxed label - Side 2

Side 2 / Design No 10 / Version 1 (SKL4733/S2/D10/V1)

Font style: Arial looking font style.
Publishing year: At the bottom of the label.
Estimated use: 1970 to 1972

An early version of the boxed label.

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Side 2 / Design No 10 / Version 2 (SKL4733/S2/D10/V2)

Font style: Arial looking font style.
Publishing year: At the bottom of the label.
Estimated use: 1970 to 1972

Basically, the same label as S1/D10/V1. The label text is a bit further down on the label compared to the previous one and the catalogue number is slightly smaller.

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Side 2 / Design No 10 / Version 3 (SKL4733/S2/D10/V3)

Font style: Arial looking font style.
Publishing year: At the bottom of the label.
Estimated use: 1970 to 1972

Minor difference on this label. Slightly more space in between the lines of song titles compared to previous version.

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Side 2 / Design No 11 / Version 1 (SKL4733/S2/D11/V1)

Publishing year: Above the catalogue number at he left side of the label
Font style: Arial looking font
Estimated use: June 1972 and on

This the 11th label design has the publishing year moved to a location just above the catalogue number.

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Side 2 / Design No 12 / Version 1 (SKL4733/S2/D12/V1)

Font style: Arial looking font style.
Publishing year: On the right side of the label.
Estimated use: 1982

This is a 1982 pressing on thin vinyl with the rim around the edge of the label. Two vinyl pressings existing, one flat centre and another one with a ring pressed around the centre.

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Promotional LP's

Side 1 and 2 / Design 4 / Version 1 (LK4733/S2/D4/V1)

OOOH UK is also existing as Promo copies. There are two different ways of indicating that the LP is for Promotional use only.
This copy has the text “SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE” stamped around the spindle hole and an additional sticker on side 1. The triangle formed stamp was also applied on the back side of the album sleeve. Label design D4/V1.

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Side 2 / Design No 4 / Version 1 (LK4733/S2/D4/V1)

This one has only the sticker and no “Sample” stamp. Label design no D4/V1.

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