(Bob Dylan) ‘VISIONS OF JOHANNA’ (a WCF/pre-Berkeley copy, # BD 002) + ‘GWW “SEEMS LIKE A FREEZE OUT” TMOQ 71008

 

 

Exists in at least two different printings for the folder-style cover. A bright red one and the lighter one seen below, which seems to be more common.

 

The release date is usually given as 1972.

This is an inferior copy of  (pre)-TMOQ/PoPo Productions’ GWW “SEEMS LIKE A FREEZE OUT”, which was first released around January of 1971. Matrix: 501 71 – 154 / BD – 501 71 – 155

Dylan SLAFO wh red MIH

Dylan SLaFO gree

TMOQ re-pressed this title several times. The following versions can be found based on label and PVC color differences (list may not be complete).

Quote from a person that claims to be the PoPo Productions Dylan titles:

All done at Lewis’s Pressing Plant. They had a bunch of colored 45’s on the wall. Pick any color you want. I think the base color was Clear Vinyl with the color you asked for added to the mix. The plant had a large investment in Machinery and needed all the customers they could get. We were young crazy and would use different color Vinyl just to create a collectors Item. I liked Red and Green.”

  • 1/2 labels: Orange/tangerine, light blue, red, dark green, yellow/gold, lime green, smoky (diff. color combinations).

Dylan SLAFO smoky nb lbl

  • Bordered 1/2 labels: Orange/tangerine, red, yellow/gold
  • Blank white labels: Green, blue, red, black, tangerine, smoky

Dylan SLAFO blu gree

  • Orig. pig labels, introduced early 1973: Blue, red, yellow/gold, green, white mixed splatter
  • Made In Holland labels: Red

Dylan SLAFO wh red MIH d

  • Smoking Pig labels: Black, lime green, red, blue

 

Due to the many variations for TMOQ, I have decided I’m not the right person to attempt a review of all the TMOQ’s;  you really need someone who has access to most of them and has studied them for decades to do them justice.

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In 1975, Berkeley released the album in their now new trademark b&w cover art (which I’m not a fan of), the matrix remained the same.

Dylan VisOJoh 75Dylan VisOJoh 75 b

 

2 comments
  1. Stephen Evans said:

    Please don’t let the number of TMOQ variations stop you from covering at least the ones you want to. Love your information! Thanks for all your work.

  2. j said:

    Evans Step…you’re absolutely right……spinal…..this is an amazing amazing Visions post btw….but oh my gods…how can anybody ruin suche nice records….( guess that days the owners didnt know how much undamaged recordsets will increase up in it’s value….not only in the dollarsvalue but also in collectorsvalue.).
    maybe for well known tmoq sources, the folks from that amazing bookset which i’ve posted some time ago? or the one from Italy, who sold amazing tmoq’s…you know who i mean…or maybe the popo guy. There must be hunderds of people involved and worked in the bootlegbizz, who are still alive…..Yet…..

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