Tears Began To Fall/Junier Mintz Boogie (1971)

Junier Mintz (Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of invention)


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Straight/Reprise Records USA
Reprise Records USA
Bizarre USA

Reprise Records UK (solid center)
Reprise Records UK (push out center)
Reprise Records UK Promo
Reprise Records UK Test Pressing (version 1)
Reprise Records UK Test Pressing (version 1)
Bizarre Italy (1972)
Bizarre Italy Promo (1972)
Bizarre Italy Jukebox Edition (1972)
Reprise Records New Zealand
Reprise Records New Zealand Promo
Reprise Records Venezuela (1972)

Straight/Reprise Records 1027 USA

Matrix A: REP-1027 PCA-0472-S-1A Matrix B: REP-1027 PCA-0473-S-1B (engraved)
Pressing Plant: Columbia Records, Santa Maria, California.

Tears_Began_To_Fall Junier_Mintz_Boogie

Comments:

Sleeve: Factory sleeve for US Bizarre/Reprise Records singles 1969-1972.

Label images from BengoFury.

 

Reprise Records 1052 USA

Matrix A: REP- 1027 PCA-04702-S Matrix B: REP- 1027 PCA-04703-S (engraved)

Tears_Began_To_Fall Junier_Mintz_Boogie

Comments:

Sleeve: Factory sleeve for US Bizarre/Reprise Records singles 1969-1972.

Label images from RJ.

 

Bizarre 1052 USA

Matrix A: REP-102752 PCA-0472-S-1A SSS Matrix B: REP-102752 PCA-0473-S-1A SSS (engraved)
Pressing Plant: Columbia Records, Santa Maria, California.

Tears_Began_To_Fall Junier_Mintz_Boogie

Comments:

Sleeve: Factory sleeve for US Bizarre/Reprise Records singles 1969-1972.

Title strip image from Håkon Busterud.

title_strip

Reprise Records K 14100 UK (solid center)

Matrix A: K-14100-A1 Matrix B: K-14100-B1 (engraved)
Pressing Plant: CBS Records, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire.

Tears_Began_To_Fall Junier_Mintz_Boogie

Comments:

Sleeve: Factory sleeve for UK Reprise Records singles 1971
General: The UK version of this single is different from the other releases. The UK version has significant more treble and it does not sound good at all. Please see the diagram to the right.

Another issue is, that the UK version of Junier Mintz Boogie ends in a very sudden and unnatural way, whereas the other releases fade out.

Thanks to JH for analyzing the audio I sent him and for drawing the diagram.

Audio

Reprise Records K 14100 UK (push out center)

Matrix A: K-14100-A1 Matrix B: K-14100-B1 (engraved)
Pressing Plant: CBS Records, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire.

Tears_Began_To_Fall Junier_Mintz_Boogie

Comments:

Sleeve: Factory sleeve for UK Reprise Records singles 1971
General: This one suffers from the same problems as the UK (solid center) stock copy.

 

Reprise Records K 14100 UK Promo

Matrix A: K-14100-A1 Matrix B: K-14100-B1 (engraved)
Pressing Plant: CBS Records, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire.

Tears_Began_To_Fall Junier_Mintz_Boogie

Comments:

Sleeve: Factory sleeve for UK Reprise Records singles 1971
General: This one suffers from the same problems as the UK (solid center) stock copy.
Label: The image to the right was sent to me by Alan Mansfield, and here is what he wrote.

"The ‘?’ on the UK promo copy of ‘Tears Began To Fall’ is interesting. I have looked at it under a 25x magnification printer’s glass and the ‘?’ appears to be printed rather than just stamped, this is borne out by the fact that the edges of the ‘?’ are clean and not smudges in any way, which would be typical of a rubber stamp. I have also seen the large ‘?’ on UK Reprise promo singles by other artists, and speculate that this was a way that UK Reprise highlighted their promos in the early 1970’s. Again, pure speculation. As you know, there are copies of the UK ‘Tears’ promo without the ‘?’ so why some had this symbol and others did not I cannot guess."

Tears_Began_To_Fall

Reprise Records K 14100 UK Test Pressing (version 1)

Matrix A: K-14100-A1 Matrix B: K-14100-B1 (stamped)
Pressing Plant: CBS Records, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire.

Tears_Began_To_Fall Junier_Mintz_Boogie
Sleeve_1 Sleeve_2

Label and factory sleeve images from RJ.

 

Reprise Records K 14100 UK Test Pressing (version 2)

Matrix A: K-14100-A1 Matrix B: K-14100-B1 (stamped)
Pressing Plant: CBS Records, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire.

Tears_Began_To_Fall Junier_Mintz_Boogie

Comments:

General: The b-side label says "Willie The Pimp" but it plays Junier Mintz Boogie.

Label images from Søren Christiansen.

 

Bizarre K 14100 Italy (1972)

Matrix A: K - 14100 - 1 16-11-71 Matrix B: K - 14100 - 2 16-11-71 (engraved)

Tears_Began_To_Fall Junier_Mintz_Boogie
Sleeve_1 Sleeve_2

Comments:

Matrix: The matrix says 1971, while the label says 1972. My explanation is that the matrix was made in 71 and the single was released in 72.

 

Bizarre K 14100 Italy Promo (1972)

Matrix A: K - 14100 - 1 16-11-71 Matrix B: K - 14100 - 2 16-11-71 (engraved)

Tears_Began_To_Fall Junier_Mintz_Boogie
Sleeve_1 Sleeve_2

Comments:

Matrix: See comments for the Italian stock copy.

 

Bizarre K 14100 Italy Jukebox Edition (1972)

Matrix A: K - 14100 - 1 16-11-71 Matrix B: K - 14100 - 2 16-11-71 (engraved)

Tears_Began_To_Fall Junier_Mintz_Boogie
Tears Began To Fall Juke Box Sleeve Tears Began To Fall Juke Box Sleeve

Comments:

Matrix: See comments for the Italian stock copy.

Picture sleeve images from Christian.

 

Reprise Records RO.1052 New Zealand

Matrix A: PCA 0472 Matrix B: PCA 0473 (engraved)

Tears_Began_To_Fall Junier_Mintz_Boogie
Sleeve_1 Sleeve_2

Label and factory sleeve images from BengoFury.

 

Reprise Records RO.1052 New Zealand Promo

Matrix A: PCA 0472 Matrix B: PCA 0473 (engraved)

Tears_Began_To_Fall Junier_Mintz_Boogie
Sleeve_1 Sleeve_2

Label and factory sleeve images from Dieter Jakob.

 

Reprise Records REP 1052 Venezuela (1972)

Matrix A: REPRISE 1052-A Matrix B: REPRISE 1052-B (engraved)

Tears_Began_To_Fall Junier_Mintz_Boogie

Comments:

Sleeve: We need a scan of the factory sleeve.

Label and factory sleeve images from BengoFury.

 

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