There are two versions: Those with handwritten covers, which seems to have been done by the same person):
And those with a stamp:
The stamp up close:
Exists with purple, green (or is it turquoise?) or red labels and while bobsboots calls it “relatively rare” there are certainly rarer WCF titles.
Matrix: 103 A / B
Source: Basement tapes with the Band, April 1967, Woodstock, NY, except the last three tracks on side B: Witmark demo tapes, 1963.
Based on the fact that WCF for the most part did copy the releases of others, my money is on this version having come out first, also ca. 1971.
“(Referencing) Dennis Liff in “Raging Glory”, the LP-1943 version is noted as having matrix: LP-1943-A/B, SON, K-4068/9. It’s actually unclear in the book if this refers to 3 different pressings (one with LP-1943 A/B, another with SON, and a 3rd with K-4068/9), or if this version simply had a matrix of LP-1943 A, SON, K-4068 one one side, and a matrix of LP-1943 B, SON, K-4069 on the other side. However following the pattern in the book, this entry indicates the one matrix number of LP-1943-A/B, SON, K-4068/9 for this version.” [from a comment by frequent blog contributor YesDays]
Unfortunately, the added notes on this copy are not readable. A lot of work seems to have gone into them.
It is usually found with this stamp in the top right corner spelling out “CYCLE” in all caps or without the stamp:
It is quite peculiar how similar both releases are in appearance, although the labels do not use the same wording and this version has song separation.
There seem to have been two pressings as evidenced by the labels. Those with a large slightly depressed central area surrounding the spindle hole:
And those with an additional raised central area: