I recently got sent a link to a TMOQ on ebay by a good friend, it turned out it was a copy I had not seen before. A green vinyl In Person with black label. I only knew of a variation with white label and for the green vinyl and was afraid that it could be a misplaced copy of In America in a In Person sleeve. Luckily it is exactly what I hoped. And it’s a beauty with both the original insert and TMOQ catalog.
It’s been a long time since the last update, but during the ladt few weeks I have recieved some more pieces to my collection. I managed to find another red In Person with white label and together with it I also managed to get my hands on two spare sleeves. That means I finally found a sleeve for my green In Person and also have one extra for later.
Here is a overview of the different labels you can find on the Bowie releases from TMOQ. Note that this is only for original TMOQ releases, I have not included the Smoking Pig releases as these are reissues.
The white label seems to be the most common and it can be found on a variety of releases. You can find it on the following releases.
In Person: Red, blue, green and orange vinyl releases. In America: Orange, blue and all variations of “Fried Eggs” vinyl releases. The All American Bowie: Purple, yellow, sky blue, blue and orange vinyl releases. Santa Monica: None.
The black label is a lot rarer then the white, but is found on all three of the standard releases.
In Person: Red, orange, yellow and blue vinyl releases. In America: Green, red and blue vinyl releases. The All American Bowie: Red vinyl releases. Santa Monica: None.
The green label is one of the rarer, together with the yellow. But his can also be found on all three releases.
In Person: Blue vinyl releases. In America: Blue vinyl releases. The All American Bowie: Blue and red vinyl releases. Santa Monica: None.
The yellow label is the rarest of the “normal labels” and is only found on two In Person releases. There is also a yellow label on the stamped Santa Monica double album, but this has a brighter yellow colour.
In Person: Yellow and red vinyl releases. In America: None. The All American Bowie: None. Santa Monica: Black vinyl (Brighter yellow label) Disc 1
The brown label is the rarest label, but is only found on the second disc of the stamped Santa Monica release. I don’t count this is as a normal label. It can also be found on Santa Monica releases without stamped covers.
In Person: None. In America: None. The All American Bowie: None Santa Monica: Black vinyl releases, disc 2.
For what I call the “Stout” releases, or printed label releases there are three different labels. They are the same for all vinyl variations of that release and they all have the same big farm pig label on the B-side of the record.
The gold label is available on black, red and splatter vinyl releases of In Person.
The green label is available on black, red and green vinyl releases of In America.
The purple label is available on black and red vinyl releases of The All American Bowie
Last week I recieved three fantastic beauties. Even one I have been looking everywhere for! I finally found a copy of the red vinyl “The All American Bowie” with big pig label and stout sleeve. Very hard to find these days.
I also got two other beauties, the In Person & In America on red vinyl and big pig label.
All three in fantastic condition! Will treasure these highly, thank you to a great friend for the help!
Another In Person coming in this week. The release with the most variations by far, In Person is a nightmare to collect. Here is the orange vinyl with white label. The brother to my very first TMOQ which was the same colour combination of In America. This sleeve has seen better days though!
We are close to the end of my collection. This week we have the last of my In America copies. On dark blue vinyl with black label. Not a super rare release by any means, but still a must if you want to complete the collection. Bought from a very good friend with a gigantic TMOQ collection!
This week we have another variation of In America. This copy is the red vinyl version with black black label. My copy comes in a orange sleeve with the square gold sticker. A nice copy I got from a good friend!