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➦ Genesis: A Trick of the Tail (1976) - CD releases


GENERAL NOTES

All material arranged and performed by Genesis. Recorded at Trident Studios, London Oct/Nov 1975.

SHORT FACTS

A Trick of the Tail on the CD was released by the three record labels:

  • Charisma Records (Germany and central Europe) (CD Reference: 814 499-2)
  • Virgin/Charisma (UK, Europe) (CD Reference: U.K. CDSCD 4001)
  • ATCO (USA and Canada) (CD Reference: U.S. 38101-2, Canada CD 38101)

The first CD releases were manufactured in 1984. The first CD release of this album was issued in Germany by Charisma Records and "The Famous Charisma Label" in the early 1984.

In the United States A Trick of the Tail has also been issued in a CD longbox packaging. For more details, please click here.


PLEASE NOTE:

Releases of this album after year 1998 are not presented. My collection of this album ends on the late 1990s releases. I also do not collect the remastered editions of the album.


SINGLES

This album has never been promoted by the CD single. Originally the album was released on vinyl and cassette tapes in 1976 and promoted by vinyl singles.

THE CD RELEASES

Below are the CD releases of A Trick of the Tail that I have in collection. Currently I have 35 different CD pressings.

The flag in the table (i.e. flag of the UK Germany) signifies the country of the CD release and NOT the country where the actual disc was manufactured.

REGION REFERENCE LABEL RELEASE YEAR NOTES VARIANT LINK
Germany 814 499-2 Charisma Records 1983 Disc with yellow "Sunburst" design No Details
Germany 814 499-2
Sticker: 610 392-222
Charisma Records 1983 Disc with yellow "Sunburst" design
Distributed by ARIOLA Service (ARIS)
No Details
Germany CDSCD 4001
Sticker: 610 392-222
Virgin / Charisma 1985-1986 West Germany CD pressing. Disc
with a pale-blue label colour
Distributed by ARIOLA Service (ARIS)
No Details
Germany CDSCD 4001
Sticker: 610 392-217
Virgin / Charisma 1986-1987 The U.K. Disctec CD pressing.
Distributed by ARIOLA Service (ARIS)
No Details
Germany CDSCD 4001
Sticker: 610 392-222
Virgin / Charisma 1986-1987 The U.K. Disctec CD pressing.
Distributed by ARIOLA Service (ARIS)
No Details
Germany CDSCD 4001
Sticker: 610 392-217
Virgin / Charisma 1985-1986 First U.K. Nimbus domestic pressing.
Distributed by ARIOLA Service (ARIS)
No Details
Germany CDSCD 4001
Sticker: 610 392-222
Virgin / Charisma 1985-1986 First U.K. Nimbus domestic pressing.
Distributed by ARIOLA Service (ARIS)
No Details
Germany CDSCD 4001
Sticker: 610 392-225
Virgin / Charisma 1984-1985 West Germany CD pressing. Disc
with a pale-blue label colour
Distributed by ARIOLA Service (ARIS)
No Details
Germany CDSCD 4001
Sticker: 610 392
Virgin / Charisma 1987-1988 U.K. Nimbus disc with a black text
Distributed by ARIOLA Service (ARIS)
No Details
Germany & UK CDSCD 4001 Virgin / Charisma 1984 West Germany CD pressing for the
U.K. A pale-blue disc label colour
No Details
UK CD issue CDSCD 4001 Virgin / Charisma 1985-1986 First U.K. domestic pressing.
Disc manufactured by Nimbus
No Details
UK CD issue CDSCD 4001 Virgin / Charisma 1991-1992 The U.K. Nimbus CD pressing with
barcode. Released in the early 1990s
No Details
UK CD issue CDSCD 4001 Virgin / Charisma 1987 The U.K. Disctec pressing. Released
for the U.K. market in the 1980s.
No Details
UK CD issue CDSCD 4001 Virgin / Charisma 1986-1987 PDO U.K. release with a "pale-blue"
label. Gold-tint label, no barcode.
PDO UK CD pressings note
Variant A
Variant A1
Variant B
Variant B1
See
VARIANT
UK CD issue CDSCD 4001 Virgin / Charisma 1987 PDO U.K. release with a "pale-blue"
label. Goldish label, no barcode.
Variant A
Variant B
See
VARIANT
UK CD issue CDSCD 4001
0 777 786398 2 4
Virgin / Charisma 1991-1992 Re-release from the early 1990s.
Disc manufactured by EMI Swindon
No Details
UK CD issue CDSCD 4001
0 777 786398 2 4
Virgin / Charisma 1994-1995 Re-release from the middle 1990s.
Disc manufactured by EMI Swindon
No Details
Europe CDSCD 4001
0 777 786398 2 4
Virgin / Charisma 1994-1995 Re-release from the middle 1990s.
Disc manufactured in Holland
No Details
Europe CDSCD 4001
0 777 786398 2 4
Virgin / Charisma 1995-1998 Re-release from the late 1990s.
Disc manufactured in Holland
No Details
Italy CDSCD 4001
0 777 786398 2 4
Virgin / Charisma 1993-1995 Italian release from the middle 1990s.
Disc manufactured in Italy
No Details
USA 38101-2 ATCO 1985-1986 Japanese JVC pressing.
Released in the U.S.A market
Variant A
Variant B
See
VARIANT
USA 38101-2 ATCO 1985-1986 Japanese JVC *Victor* pressing.
Released in the U.S.A market
Variant A
Variant B
See
VARIANT
USA 38101-2 ATCO Unknown JVC Disc America pressing.
Released in the U.S.A market
No Details
USA 38101-2 ATCO 1987 Capitol *JAX* plant pressing.
Released in the U.S.A market
No Details
USA 38101-2 ATCO 1988 WEA Manufacturing Inc. pressing.
Released in the U.S.A market
No Details
Canada CD 38101 ATCO 1988 WEA Manufacturing Inc. pressing.
Released in the Canadian market
No Details
Japan 32VD-1032 Virgin Japan,
Charisma Records
1987 First Japanese release. Released
with an OBI and a Japanese insert
No Details
Japan VJD-28026 Virgin Japan,
Charisma Records
1988 Second Japanese release. Released
with an OBI and a Japanese insert
"Big Artist Collection Series"
No Details
Japan VJCP-23118 Virgin Japan,
Charisma Records
1991 Third Japanese release. Released
with an OBI and a Japanese insert.
No Details