Short Circuit - Live At The Electric Circus 10" Compilation LP
Released 1978 on blue, black, and yellow vinyl. Promo version on orange vinyl.
This is a compilation album of live tracks from the Electric Circus 2nd October 1977 featuring one Joy Division track.
The Fall Stepping Out John Cooper Clarke (You Never See A Nipple In The) Daily Express Joy Division At A Later Date The Drones Persecution Complex Steel Pulse Makka Splaff (The Colly Man) John Cooper Clarke I Married A Monster From Outer Space The Fall Last Orders The Buzzcocks Time's Up
How to tell original UK copies (on vinyl) from UK reissues:
- The original release on Virgin consisted of 5000 copies on blue vinyl (with a sticker on the cover announcing the fact), the rest on black vinyl. All of these had a printed inner sleeve and blue labels. Catalogue number VCL 5003
- This is also available in black vinyl, catalogue number VCL 5003 but with red/green labels. We assume this was an early re-release. Virgin first started using the red/green in late 1978 at the time they repressed a number of their punk titles, debut singles by X-Ray Spex, Penetration, Public Image etc and the Short Circuit 10" label change probably came about then.
- The UK mid-price reissue from the 1980s had no printed inner sleeve plus new and different red/green labels. Catologue number OVED 170. There is also a version with a white and grey labels (again with no inner sleeve).
Orange vinyl promo:
- Possibly 300 copies
- Came in the same sleeve as the blue vinyl version (with sticker stating "blue vinyl")
- Nothing on the label or sleeve to state it's a promo
- Some came with a free poster
- There seem to be a lot of these turning up on internet auction sites at the moment (2002).
Yellow vinyl version
It seems this came out on yellow vinyl too. We thought this was just people mistaking orange for yellow but we've been contacted by someone who's seen them side by side. On the other hand we've had people who can't tell if theirs is yellow or orange, or yellowy-orange. The yellow vinyl version must be rare as we've never seen one. Although we're told there were 5000 pressed. Go figure.
Free 7" single
· Made in the UK
· Catalogue number CDVCL 5003
· Probably released in the 1980s (?)
There was also a Greek 12" pirate copy of this release