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Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 1976 - "No Reason To Cry" [Eric Clapton]

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
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Because of the length of the 1976 page, this sub-page contains all the entries for this release, both the original 1976-78 LP and tape releases, and the 1987-2002 CD releases.

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Revised: 12 October, 2017


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Vinyl and Tape Releases


Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl LP releases: RSO 1-3004 (USA), 1 Oct 1976, re-released 1977:


RSO 1-3004 (USA) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)

R-0122 Sign Language - Bob duets with Eric Clapton on this version of his otherwise unreleased song, recorded at Shangri-La Studios, Malibu, CA, late March, 1976
The lyrics of this song on bobdylan.com are
here. In an interview with Roger Gibbons in May 1987 published in the UK Dylan fanzine "The Telegraph", Eric claimed to have co-written this song, providing the chords while Bob provided the words. Eric is not, however, listed on the copyright record or on the song credits on this album.

The 1979 Czech Supraphon Eric Clapton release is in fact this album under a different name, and not a separate compilation. It is now listed below.


RSO 1-3004 (USA) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)


RSO 1-3004 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (first promo release, includes R-0122)

RSO 1-3004 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first promo release)

RSO 1-3004 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first promo release - left aligned song titles)

RSO 1-3004 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (first promo release, no Dylan)


RSO 1-3004 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)


RSO 1-3004 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)

RSO 1-3004 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (first commercial release, includes R-0122)

RSO 1-3004 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first commercial release - left aligned song titles)

RSO 1-3004 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (first commercial release, no Dylan)


RSO 1-3004 (USA) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)


RSO 1-3004 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second promo release, includes R-0122)

RSO 1-3004 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second promo release)

RSO 1-3004 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second promo release - centred song titles)

RSO 1-3004 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second promo release, no Dylan)


RSO 1-3004 (USA) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)


RSO 1-3004 (USA) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)

RSO 1-3004 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second commercial release, includes R-0122)

RSO 1-3004 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second commercial release - centred song titles)

RSO 1-3004 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second commercial release, no Dylan)

RSO 1-3004 (USA) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)

RSO 1-3004 (USA) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)

RSO 1-3004 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Ronald Born (third commercial release, includes R-0122)

RSO 1-3004 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Ronald Born (third commercial release - left aligned song titles)

RSO 1-3004 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Ronald Born (third commercial release, no Dylan)

These copies of the US first release (1976) and second release (1977) were manufactured and marketed in the USA by Polydor. The outer and inner sleeves were printed in the USA, and all the front sleeves have a medium blue colour. Bob Dylan appears through the courtesy of Columbia Records. All Our Past Times (Side 1, track 5) was co-written by Eric Clapton and Rick Danko and it is correctly credited to both composers on the Side 1 record label (although wrongly listed as All Our Pastimes) and on the inner sleeve: only Eric Clapton is credited as composer on most other labels and, curiously, only Rick Danko on the inner sleeve! There are two record label variants for both promo and commercial releases - all four records shown come in the same outer and inner sleeves. The first variant (white label promo, buff label commercial) has left aligned song titles, "STEREO" to the left of the centre hole under the US catalogue number, and the international catalogue number on the right; the second variant (white label promo, yellow label commercial) has a different type face, centred song titles, "STEREO" is missing, and the international catalogue number is now on the left under the US catalogue number.

Ronald Born has a third commercial copy in the same outer and inner sleeves. The record labels are a salmon colour instead of buff or yellow and the text to the left and right of the centre holes is different again. The song titles are left aligned as for those of the first promo and commercial releases.


Polyfar 8214881 (Brazil) - front scan by Ronald Born (1984)
Sign Language (R-0122) has also been released on several Clapton and Various Artists compilations.


Polydor 35261 (UK) - 6LP set in 12" box (1988)


Dino Records DIN 213D (Australia) - front scan by Neale Judd (1992)

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Columbia 5042182000 (Australia) - front (2002)


Polydor/Universal 9LP boxed set, picture from www.amazon.co.uk (2016)

Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Ronald Born for information and scans.


Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - stereo vinyl LP release: RSO 1-3004 (Canada), 1976:


RSO 1-3004 (Canada) - front scan by Manuel García Jara


RSO 1-3004 (Canada) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara


RSO 1-3004 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0122)


RSO 1-3004 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara


RSO 1-3004 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


RSO 1-3004 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


RSO 1-3004 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

This release was produced in Canada by Polydor Ltd. The sleeve and inner sleeve are identical to those of the US release, apart from the details of the rear sleeve shown. The record labels are different, with a yellow background and centred song titles. All Our Past Times (Side 1, track 5) is still wrongly listed as All Our Pastimes on the Side 1 record label.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - stereo vinyl LP releases: RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK), 1976 (twice), late 1970s; RSO/Polydor SPELP 2/813 582-1 (UK), 1983:

RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK), 1976 (two releases):


RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (both 1976 releases)

The first UK release was produced in very limited quantities, from before RSO became part of the Polydor organisation. The front sleeve is a very dark blue, nearly black. The printed inner sleeve is completely different from that of the US release. Bob Dylan appears through the courtesy of CBS Records. The inner and outer sleeves were printed by James Upton Ltd., listed on the rear of the inner sleeve, and the record labels have "Made in England". All Our Past Times is correctly credited to Eric Clapton and Rick Danko on the record labels and on the inner sleeve front (see detail scan).


RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Manuel García Jara (both 1976 releases and late 1970s release - Side 1, track 5 credit correct!)


RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara (both 1976 releases and late 1970s release)


RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (both 1976 releases and late 1970s release)


RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (both 1976 releases and late 1970s release)


RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara (both 1976 releases and late 1970s release)


RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK) - detail of inner sleeve rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (both 1976 releases and late 1970s release, includes James Upton credit)


RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, includes R-0122)


RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1976 release)


RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1976 release, no Dylan)


RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1976 release, includes R-0122)

RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1976 release)

RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1976 release - first 1976 release is similar, compare song credits to late 1970s release below)

RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1976 release, no Dylan)

RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1976 release - first 1976 release is similar, compare song credits to late 1970s release below)


RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK) - spine scan by Manuel García Jara

The second release dates from after RSO became part of the Polydor organisation and the record comes in the same outer and inner sleeve as before. The only difference is that "MARKETED BY POLYDOR" is now printed on the record labels.

RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK), late 1970s:


RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Ronald Born (late 1970s release, includes R-0122)

RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Ronald Born (late 1970s release, compare song credits to 1976 releases above)

RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Ronald Born (late 1970s release, no Dylan)

RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Ronald Born (late 1970s release, compare song credits to 1976 releases above)

The late 1970s release has a gold stamp on the front with "LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL PRICE". The rear sleeve and inner sleeve are the same as the second 1976 release. Thanks to Ronald Born for spotting that the song credits on the record labels of his copy are different from those of the two 1976 releases:

1976 releases: Side 1 - 1 Cop. Con. 2 Throat M. Ltd. 3 Big Ben Music Ltd. 4 Leeds M. Ltd. 5 Throat M. Ltd; Side 2 - 1,3,5 Throat M. Ltd. 2 Jewel M. Pub. Co. Ltd. 4 Throat M. Ltd.

Late 1970s release: Side 1 - 1,4 Cop. Con. 2,5 Throat M. Ltd. 3 Big Ben Music Ltd.; Side 2 - 1,3,5 Throat M. Ltd. 2 Jewel M. Pub. Co. Ltd. 4 Warner Bros. M. Ltd.

RSO/Polydor SPELP 2/813 582-1 (UK), 1983:


RSO/Polydor SPELP 2/813 582-1 (UK) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release)
The 1983 release had a new catalogue number as part of the Polydor Mid Price Special series. The record came with the same front sleeve, but with modified detail of the rear sleeve as shown. It also had the same inner sleeve. The record labels are black with white text. The front sleeve has a W H Smith record shop sticker for £2.99. There was also a cassette release, RSO/Polydor SPEMC 2, see below.


RSO/Polydor SPELP 2/813 582-1 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release)


RSO/Polydor SPELP 2/813 582-1 (UK) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release)

RSO/Polydor SPELP 2/813 582-1 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release)

RSO/Polydor SPELP 2/813 582-1 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release, includes R-0122)

RSO/Polydor SPELP 2/813 582-1 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release)

RSO/Polydor SPELP 2/813 582-1 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release)

RSO/Polydor SPELP 2/813 582-1 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release, no Dylan)


RSO/Polydor SPELP 2/813 582-1 (UK) - spine scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release)

RSO/Polydor SPELP 2/813 582-1 (UK), 1990:


RSO/Polydor SPELP 2/813 582-1 (UK) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1990 release)
The 1990 UK release of the album was probably the last on vinyl. It has identical artwork (front, rear and spine) to that of the 1983 release but this time it doesn't have an inner sleeve. Again it was sold at a special price as stated on the front sticker. The record labels are very different from those of all previous UK releases, this time they are red Polydor labels.

This UK copy was actually bought in Spain (there is a sticker on the rear with sleeve with the text "Oferta. 595"= "Offer. 595 pesetas", today €3,60). The pressing plant of COFASA, property of PolyGram Spain, was definitely closed in the late 1980s and after that Polydor records had to be imported from the UK.


RSO/Polydor SPELP 2/813 582-1 (UK) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (1990 release)

RSO/Polydor SPELP 2/813 582-1 (UK) - rear with Spanish sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1990 release)

RSO/Polydor SPELP 2/813 582-1 (UK) - rear Spanish sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (1990 release)

RSO/Polydor SPELP 2/813 582-1 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1990 release, includes R-0122)

RSO/Polydor SPELP 2/813 582-1 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1990 release)

RSO/Polydor SPELP 2/813 582-2 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1990 release, no Dylan)

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - stereo cassette releases: RSO 3216 172 (UK), 1976; RSO SPEMC 2/813 582-4 (UK), 1983:


RSO 3216 172 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

RSO 3216 172 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

RSO 3216 172 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release, includes R-0122)

RSO 3216 172 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release, no Dylan)

RSO SPEMC 2/813 582-4 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release)

RSO SPEMC 2/813 582-4 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release)

RSO SPEMC 2/813 582-4 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release, includes R-0122)

RSO SPEMC 2/813 582-4 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release, no Dylan)

These two cassette releases have the same folded insert apart from the catalogue number on the spine. The 1976 cassette is light grey with buff RSO paper labels with black text. The 1983 cassette is black with black RSO paper labels with white text.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - stereo vinyl LP release: RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (Ireland), 1976:


RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (Ireland) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

This Irish release has the same catalogue number and sleeve as the UK release. Although it has a RSO sleeve (almost certainly made in England), the record has unique worldwide red Polydor labels, completely different from those of the UK releases with "Made in the Republic of Ireland" and "An R.S.O. Recording" at the bottom. The album does not include an insert or an inner sleeve.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (Ireland) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (Ireland) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (Ireland) - detail of spine, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (Ireland) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0122)

RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (Ireland) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (Ireland) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


RSO Deluxe 2479 179 (Ireland) - spine scan by Manuel García Jara


Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - stereo vinyl LP releases: RSO Deluxe 2394 172 (NL), 1976, re-released 1977; RSO 2394 172 A (NL), 1979:

RSO Deluxe 2394 172 (NL), 1976, re-released 1977:


RSO Deluxe 2394 172 (NL) - front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 and 1977 releases)


RSO Deluxe 2394 172 (NL) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 and 1977 releases)


RSO Deluxe 2394 172 (NL) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 and 1977 releases)


RSO Deluxe 2394 172 (NL) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 and 1977 releases)

RSO Deluxe 2394 172 (NL) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 and 1977 releases)

RSO Deluxe 2394 172 (NL) - detail of spine, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 and 1977 releases)

RSO Deluxe 2394 172 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release, includes R-0122)

RSO Deluxe 2394 172 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release - "(P) 1972"!)

RSO Deluxe 2394 172 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release, no Dylan)

RSO Deluxe 2394 172 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release - "(P) 1976")

RSO Deluxe 2394 172 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1977 release, includes R-0122)

RSO Deluxe 2394 172 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

RSO Deluxe 2394 172 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1977 release)

RSO Deluxe 2394 172 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1977 release, no Dylan)


RSO Deluxe 2394 172 (NL) - spine scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 and 1977 releases)

The first Dutch release of this album is one of the few releases worldwide with a gatefold sleeve. The inner gatefold sleeve has the pictures and credits that other albums like the UK releases above have on the inner sleeve or insert. It has "Printed In The Netherlands" at the bottom of the left panel. The record has the usual RSO design of labels with the Dutch "STEMRA" logo and a curious mistake - "1972" is wrongly given as the date of publication on Side 1, but the correct date, "1976", is on Side 2. All Our Past Times is credited only to "Rick Danko" on the inner gatefold and only to "E. Clapton" on the Side 1 record label. The 1977 release comes in exactly the same gatefold sleeve but the record has completely different RSO labels. This time they are white instead of buff, with a completely different text layout. There are no publication dates on either side! All Our Past Times is again credited only to "E. Clapton" on the Side 1 record label.

RSO 2394 172 A (NL), 1979:


RSO 2394 172 A (NL) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1979 release)

RSO 2394 172 A (NL) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1979 release)

RSO 2394 172 A (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1979 release)

RSO 2394 172 A (NL) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara (1979 release)

RSO 2394 172 A (NL) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1979 release, Side 1, track 5 credit incorrect)

RSO 2394 172 A (NL) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1979 release)

RSO 2394 172 A (NL) - detail of inner sleeve rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1979 release)

RSO 2394 172 A (NL) - detail of spine, scan by Manuel García Jara (1979 release)

RSO 2394 172 A (NL) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1979 release, includes R-0122)

RSO 2394 172 A (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1979 release)

RSO 2394 172 A (NL) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1979 release, no Dylan)


RSO 2394 172 A (NL) - spine scan by Manuel García Jara (1979 release)

The third Dutch release of this album from around 1979 has the same catalogue number but now with an "A" on the end. This time it has a single sleeve instead of a gatefold sleeve as the first two releases. It now includes the usual inner sleeve. All Our Past Times is credited only to "Rick Danko" on the inner sleeve, but correctly to "Rick Danko/Eric Clapton" on the Side 1 record label. This means that there are two versions of the inner sleeve with the UK design as opposed to the US design, one with the song credit correct (the UK releases above) and one with it incorrect (the Dutch and West German releases, etc.)!

The record has the usual RSO design of labels with the Dutch "STEMRA" logo, but they are completely different from those of both the first and second releases, although buff like those of the first release. On the first and second release labels the song titles were upper/lower cases, left aligned and without timings. On the second release labels the song titles are upper case only, centred, and include timings. This time also both sides are correctly dated "1976" (omitted from the second release labels).

Thanks to Tom Willems for information and to Manuel García Jara for further information and scans.


Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - stereo cassette release: RSO 3216 170 (NL), 1976:


RSO 3216 170 (NL) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Tom Willems
This cassette release has a single folded card as the insert. The cassette itself is of light grey plastic with buff RSO paper labels. All Our Past Times is incorrectly credited only to Eric Clapton on the cassette insert.

Thanks to Tom Willems for information and scans.


RSO 3216 170 (NL) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Tom Willems


RSO 3216 170 (NL) - cassette Side 1 with R-0122, scan by Tom Willems


Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - stereo vinyl LP release: RSO 2394 172 (West Germany), 1976:


RSO 2394 172 (West Germany) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

The German version of this album has a single sleeve with no country of release, but the double-sided insert (not an inner sleeve) with the UK design has the text "Printed in Germany by Gerhard Stalling AG, Oldenburg". Bob Dylan appears through the courtesy of CBS Records. This release has the usual mistake: All Our Past Times is credited only to "Rick Danko" on the insert but to "E. Clapton" on the Side 1 record label.
RSO 2394 172 (West Germany) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara


RSO 2394 172 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


RSO 2394 172 (West Germany) - insert front scan by Manuel García Jara


RSO 2394 172 (West Germany) - insert rear scan by Manuel García Jara


RSO 2394 172 (West Germany) - detail of insert front, scan by Manuel García Jara (Side 1, track 5 credit incorrect - same as Dutch releases above)

RSO 2394 172 (West Germany) - detail of insert rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 (West Germany) - detail of insert rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 (West Germany) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release, includes R-0122)

RSO 2394 172 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)

RSO 2394 172 (West Germany) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release, no Dylan)

RSO 2394 172 (West Germany) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release, includes R-0122)

RSO 2394 172 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release)

RSO 2394 172 (West Germany) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release, no Dylan)

The record labels have the German copyright organisation GEMA logo as well as "Made In Germany". The record of the promo copy comes in the same sleeve and with the same insert as the commercial copy, but has white labels and extra text “Unverkäufliche Musterplatte [Sample Copy - not for sale]” plus "Ungeprüftes Muster [Untested Sample]" printed at top left of both record labels.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - stereo vinyl LP release: RSO 2470 179 (Austria), 1976:


RSO 2470 179 (Austria) - front scan by Kenneth Robson


RSO 2470 179 (Austria) - rear scan by Kenneth Robson


RSO 2470 179 (Austria) - inner sleeve front, scan by Kenneth Robson


RSO 2470 179 (Austria sleeve rear, scan by Kenneth Robson


RSO 2470 179 (Austria) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Kenneth Robson (side 1, track 1 credit incorrect - same as Dutch and German releases above)


RSO 2470 179 (Austria) - Side 1 scan by Kenneth Robson (includes R-0122)


RSO 2470 179 (Austria) - detail of Side 1, scan by Kenneth Robson


RSO 2470 179 (Austria) - Side 2 scan by Kenneth Robson (no Dylan)


RSO 2470 179 (Austria) - Side 2 with UK library stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


RSO 2470 179 (Austria) - detail of Side 2 with UK library stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara

This record was manufactured in Austria for sale there and in Switzerland, but was also exported to the UK, where Kenneth Robson's copy was bought. It has the same sleeve as the UK release with catalogue number RSO 2479 179 on the back, even though the catalogue number on the record labels is RSO 2470 179. It also has a picture inner sleeve sourced from the UK, but not quite the same as the UK release. All Our Past Times, co-written by Eric Clapton and Rick Danko, is incorrectly credited only to Rick Danko on the inner sleeve, like the Dutch and German releases above, while it's correct on the UK inner sleeve, also above. The song is also incorrectly credited only to Eric Clapton on the Side 1 record label. The record labels have "Made in Austria".

Manuel García Jara has a copy from the UK with the stamp of a library in Bromley, Kent, on the Side 2 label.

Thanks to Kenneth Robson and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - stereo vinyl LP release: RSO 2394 172 A (Italy), 1976:


RSO 2394 172 A (Italy) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
The Italian release has a single sleeve with Italian copyright text at the bottom of the rear. The record comes in the usual inner sleeve. The record labels have "SIAE" printed on both sides and there is also an "SIAE" stamp on Side 1. "All Our Past Times" is correctly credited to "Danko/Clapton" on the Side 1 label but incorrectly to "Rick Danko" on the inner sleeve front (the same version as the Dutch and German releases above).
RSO 2394 172 A (Italy) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 A (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 A (Italy) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 A (Italy) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 A (Italy) - detail of inner sleeve rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 A (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0122)

RSO 2394 172 A (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0122)

RSO 2394 172 A (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - stereo vinyl LP releases: RSO 2394 172 (Spain), 1976, re-released 1984:

RSO 2394 172 (Spain), 1976:


RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)
This Spanish release has a sleeve printed by FOCO S.A. of Madrid, and the record was made by COFASA S.A., as were 1970s Spanish releases of Dylan albums.

Like the Austrian release above, the record also has a picture inner sleeve sourced from the UK, but also not quite the same as the UK release. All Our Past Times, co-written by Eric Clapton and Rick Danko, is incorrectly credited only to Rick Danko on the inner sleeve, while it's correct on the UK inner sleeve. This time the song is also correctly credited to Clapton and Danko on the Side 1 record label. The printing credit to James Upton Ltd., listed on the rear of the UK inner sleeve, is missing here, even though the text still includes the Polydor UK address.


RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release - "52")


RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)


RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release - "52")


RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara ("2479 179"! 1976 release - 1984 release is the same)

RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release, side 1, track 1 credit incorrect)

RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - detail of inner sleeve rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release, no James Upton credit)

RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release, includes R-0122)

RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release, "COFASA S.A.")


RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release, no Dylan)


RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - detail of Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release, "POLYDOR S.A.")

The copyright text printed on the Side 1 record label is different from the text printed on the Side 2 label with "FABR. POR COFASA S.A." on Side 1 and "DISTR. POR POLYDOR S.A." on Side 2. The copyright text does not extend round the whole circumference, there is no text above the RSO logo at the top.

RSO 2394 172 (Spain), 1984:


RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1984 release)

RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1984 release - no "52")

RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1984 release)

RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1984 release - "179")

RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1984 release - "RSO (P) 1976" in larger text)

RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1984 release)

RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1984 release)

RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1984 release, "POLYDOR S.A.")

RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1984 release)

RSO 2394 172 (Spain) - detail of Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (1984 release, "COFASA S.A.")

This album was reissued in Spain in 1984. Like the first release, it was made by COFASA S.A. and distributed by Polydor S.A. The sleeve is very similar to that of the original 1976 release. The front has "Stereo" and the catalogue number at top right, but the "52" in a circle (present in the 1976 release) is missing here. This number has been changed to "179" at top right on the rear sleeve. As in the first release there is also copyright text printed vertically in the final "D" of the title "Hello Old Friend"; this copyright text is in very small lettering and very difficult to read: "Editado en España por FONOGRAM, S.A./Avda. de América s.n. - MADRID-27/Impreso en España por Gráficas FOCO, S.A./Avda. de América s.n. - MADRID-27 (1984)" plus "RSO (P) 1976". The original 1976 copyright text was: "Editado por POLYDOR, S.A./Avda. de América s.n. - MADRID-27/Impreso en España por FOCO, S.A./ Avda. de América s.n. - MADRID-27 (1976)" The inner sleeve is missing from this reissue.

As in the first release, the copyright text printed on the Side 1 record label is different from the text printed on the Side 2 label (see above), but this time "POLYDOR" is on Side 2 and "COFASA" is on Side 2. The copyright text is now printed round the whole circumference, including above the RSO logo at the top. All Our Past Times is misprinted as All Cur Past Times (this is a definite misprint, not the result of bad printing, the late 1980s reissue of the album has the identical error). This track is again wrongly credited to Eric Clapton only.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - stereo vinyl LP release: RSO 2394 172 (Scandinavia), 1976:


RSO 2394 172 (Scandinavia) - detail of rear, scan by Dag Braathen

The Scandinavian release has "TEAM TRYKK" on the rear sleeve at bottom right. All Our Past Times is incorrectly credited only to Eric Clapton on the Side 1 record label.

Thanks to Dag Braathen for information and scans.


RSO 2394 172 (Scandinavia) - Side 1 scan by Dag Braathen (includes R-0122)

Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - stereo vinyl LP releases: RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia), 1976-77; RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia), 1978(?); RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia), late 1970s; RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia), early 1980s:

RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia), 1976, 1977 (three releases)


RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)

RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)

RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)

RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)

RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0122, variant II)

RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant II - RTB name/logo)

RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant II)

RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant II - 3000 copies)

RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, variant II)

RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0122, variant III)

RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant III - RTB name/logo)

RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant III)

RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant III - 1000 copies)

RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, variant III)

 
RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - spine scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)

The first 1976 Yugoslav LP was released by RTB (Radio-Televizija Beograd) Records of Belgrade, now capital of Serbia. It has the regular sleeve and no inner sleeve. All Our Past Times is incorrectly credited only to Eric Clapton on the Side 1 record label. There were three record label variants, numbered on the labels as "I", "II" or "III" plus the number of copies. Only variants II (3000 copies) and II (1000 copies) are shown - scans of variant I labels required! The variant II record has orange labels. Although it is not a promo, the variant III record has white RTB labels.

RSO 2394 172 (Yugoslavia), ca. 1978:


RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0122, fourth release)

The fourth release comes in exactly the same sleeve as the first releases but the record now has white Polydor labels. It was again released by RTB and has the RTB logo on the labels as shown.


RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release - RSO/RTB logos)


RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, fourth release)

RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia), late 1970s (two releases):


RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - front with silver star, scan by Dick Teunis (first late 1970s release)
These late 1970s Yugoslav releases were again released by RTB (Radio-Televizija Beograd) Records of Belgrade, now Serbia, under licence from Polydor International. They have the regular sleeve, no inner sleeve and the records now have RSO/RTB labels (both copies shown have the same record labels). The copy owned by Dick Teunis has a star stamp with "SREBRNA [SILVER]"  on the front sleeve indicating it had achieved "silver" sales in Yugoslavia. These stars are printed, not stickers.
RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - "SREBRNA [SILVER]" star stamp on front sleeve, scan by Dick Teunis (first late 1970s release)

RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - rear scan by Dick Teunis (first late 1970s release)

RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - front with gold star, scan by Ronald Born (second late 1970s release)


RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - "ZLATNA [GOLD]" star stamp on front sleeve, scan by Ronald Born (second late 1970s release)


RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - price stamp in Czech Krona on rear insert, scan by Ronald Born (second late 1970s release)


RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 scan by Ronald Born (includes R-0122, late 1970s releases)


RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Ronald Born (late 1970s releases - RSO/RTB logos)

Ronald Born's copy has a star stamp with "ZLATNA [GOLD]" on the front sleeve indicating that it had now achieved sales of 25,000 in Yugoslavia, and there is a stamped price of KCS 100 (100 Czech Krona), on the rear sleeve, showing that the LP was also for sale in the then Czechoslovakia. Ronald actually bought it in the then East Germany.

RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia), early 1980s (two releases):


RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (early 1980s releases, no stars)

These early 1980s Yugoslav releases were again manufactured and distributed by RTB (Radio-Televizija Beograd) Records of Belgrade, now capital of Serbia, under licence from Polydor International. This time the sleeve has the original front without "SREBRNA" or "ZLATNA" stars and the rear is the same as all previous Yugoslav releases. The record labels now have the usual worldwide design without the RTB logo.


RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (early 1980s releases)

RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0122, first early 1980s release)

RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, first early 1980s release)

RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0122, second early 1980s release)

RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first early 1980s release - RSO logo only, note "RTB RECORDS YUGOSLAVIA")

RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second early 1980s release - RSO logo only, note "RTB RECORDS BEOGRAD")

RSO 2394 172/RTB LP 5642 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, second early 1980s release)

The first release has light orange RSO labels and the record company is shown on the labels as "RTB RECORDS YUGOSLAVIA" as all the previous releases. The second release in the same sleeve has yellow RSO labels with a completely different text layout - e.g. the album title is now below the centre hole and "ERIC CLAPTON" is much larger. The record company is now shown on the labels as "RTB RECORDS BEOGRAD", although it still says "Yugoslavia" on the sleeve. The former Republic of Yugoslavia split into its constituent republics from 1990 onwards.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara, Ronald Born and Dick Teunis for information and scans.


Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - stereo vinyl LP release: RSO 2394 172 (Israel), 1976:


RSO 2394 172 (Israel) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 (Israel) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 (Israel) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 (Israel) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 (Israel) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara


RSO 2394 172 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


RSO 2394 172 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (shown for comparison)

The Israeli release of this album was made in Haifa by Litratone Limited for RSO. This album but doesn't include any insert or inner sleeve. For this reason the rear sleeve is different from other worldwide releases: the tracklist and composer credits normally printed on the inner sleeve or insert are printed on the rear sleeve in the two boxes that on other releases have the text "All Our Past TIMES" and "Innocent TIMES". The record has unique orange RSO labels. All Our Past Times is correctly credited to "E. Clapton/R. Danko" on the rear sleeve and the Side 1 record label.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


RSO 2394 172 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl LP releases: RSO MWF 1013 (Japan), 1976 (first release):


RSO MWF 1013 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)
This first Japanese release was made by Polydor K.K. in Japan and has a white obi with pink text and price ¥2,500. The reverse illustrates several previous Clapton albums. As in many other countries, it has a single, not a gatefold sleeve. This Japanese release includes a four-page insert: the front and rear of this insert reproduce the pictures and credits of the inner gatefold or inner sleeves included on other worldwide releases. All Our Past Times is again incorrectly credited to "R. Danko" on the insert and to "E. Clapton" on the Side 1 record label.

The promo copy comes in the same sleeve and obi as the commercial release. The record has white promo labels and Japanese characters indicating a sample to the left and right of the monochrome RSO logo. The commercial record has salmon pink RSO labels with a red RSO logo.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


RSO MWF 1013 (Japan) - outside of unfolded insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)


RSO MWF 1013 (Japan) - rear with obi, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)


RSO MWF 1013 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release, includes R-0122)

RSO MWF 1013 (Japan) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)

RSO MWF 1013 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release, no Dylan)

RSO MWF 1013 (Japan) - front and back of obi, scans by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

RSO MWF 1013 (Japan) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

RSO MWF 1013 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release, includes R-0122)

RSO MWF 1013 (Japan) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release)

RSO MWF 1013 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release, no Dylan)


RSO MWF 1013 (Japan) - detail of front of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)


Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - stereo vinyl LP release: RSO 2394 172 (Australia), 1976:


RSO 2394 172 (Australia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

This album has the usual single sleeve and "Distributed in Australia by Phonogram Pty. Limited" is printed below RSO logo on the rear. It includes the same inner sleeve as the UK release. All Our Past Times is incorrectly credited only to Eric Clapton on the Side 1 record label, but correctly to " Eric Clapton - Rick Danko" on the inner sleeve front (see detail scanner for UK inner sleeve front above).

Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Stuart Moore for information and scans.


RSO 2394 172 (Australia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara


RSO 2394 172 (Australia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 (Australia) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 (Australia) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 (Australia) - detail of inner sleeve rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


RSO 2394 172 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara
(includes R-0122)


RSO 2394 172 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara
(no Dylan)

Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - stereo vinyl LP release: RSO 2394 172 (Hong Kong/Singapore/Malaysia), 1976:


RSO 2394 172 (Hong Kong/Singapore/Malaysia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This rare album was jointly manufactured by PolyGram Records Ltd. (Hong Kong), PolyGram Records Private Ltd. (Singapore) and PolyGram Records Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia).
RSO 2394 172 (Hong Kong/Singapore/Malaysia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 (Hong Kong/Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara
(includes R-0122)

RSO 2394 172 (Hong Kong/Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 (Hong Kong/Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


RSO 2394 172 (Hong Kong/Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

This is stated on a black panel at bottom of the rear sleeve (above) even though there is no country of release on the record labels. It doesn't include the booklet or the inner sleeve. All Our Past Times is incorrectly credited only to Eric Clapton on the Side 1 record label.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - stereo cassette release: RSO 3216 172 (Malaysia), 1976(?):


RSO 3216 172 (Malaysia) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara
This tape has no country of release on the insert or on labels, but there is a specific price for West Malaysia ($8.50), printed on the front, not a sticker. (West Malaysia is the Malayan Peninsula on the mainland of South East Asia, whereas East Malaysia is that part of Malaysia situated on the island of Borneo.) The vinyl album released there was jointly manufactured in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. This may be the equivalent tape to that album or an exclusive release to Malaysia, marketed by Phonogram. This is undated, but may be a later release because it has a later catalogue number and was released in the "Selecta" Series, the PolyGram equivalent to the Columbia/CBS "Nice Price" series. The reverse of the cassette insert is blank.  The copyright logo of this tape is identical to that of the vinyl album. Sign Language is misspelled "Siga Language" twice and All Our Past Times is incorrectly credited only to Rick Danko. The clear leader tape has "POLYGRAM" printed on to it.


RSO 3216 172 (Malaysia) - detail of outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


RSO 3216 172 (Malaysia) - detail of outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 3216 172 (Malaysia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0122)

SO 3216 172 (Malaysia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

SO 3216 172 (Malaysia) - cassette "POLYGRAM" leader tape, scan by Manuel García Jara

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - stereo vinyl LP release: RSO/Dyna 2394 172 (Philippines), 1976:


RSO/Dyna 2394 172 (Philippines) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

This is one of the rarest releases of this album. It was made and printed in Philippines by Dyna Products Inc. (the same manufacturer of the Philippines release of The Concert For Bangladesh) for Polydor Records. Like other Polydor albums released there in the 70s, it was also made under license from Polydor International GmbH of West Germany and the record labels even have the logo of the German copyright organisation GEMA as well as PARI. The sleeve is made of good cardboard, but not laminated.


RSO/Dyna 2394 172 (Philippines) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO/Dyna 2394 172 (Philippines) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO/Dyna 2394 172 (Philippines) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0122)

RSO/Dyna 2394 172 (Philippines) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO/Dyna 2394 172 (Philippines) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO/Dyna 2394 172 (Philippines) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO/Dyna 2394 172 (Philippines) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


RSO/Dyna 2394 172 (Philippines) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

The rear sleeve is monochrome, even the RSO logo is black and white instead of the usual red cow. There are PARI and Dyna logos and copyright text at the bottom. It doesn't include an inner sleeve or an insert. The tracklist on both record labels has the same typeface as that of the German release. All Our Past Times is credited only to E. Clapton and not to R. Danko as well.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - stereo vinyl LP release: RSO 2394 172 (South Africa), 1976:


RSO 2394 172 (South Africa) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
The South African release comes in a gatefold sleeve made in South Africa by Interpak. The record has standard RSO labels.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


RSO 2394 172 (South Africa) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 (South Africa) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 (South Africa) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0122)

RSO 2394 172 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - stereo vinyl LP release: RSO 2304 172 (India), 1976:


RSO 2304 172 (India) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This release was made by Polydor of India for RSO Records. It has a single sleeve, not a gatefold.
RSO 2304 172 (India) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2304 172 (India) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2304 172 (India) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2304 172 (India) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2304 172 (India) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2304 172 (India) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2304 172 (India) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0122)

RSO 2304 172 (India) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2304 172 (India) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

The rear sleeve is monochrome, even the RSO logo is black and white instead of the usual red cow. It doesn't include an inner sleeve or an insert. The record has standard RSO labels.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - stereo vinyl LP release: RSO/Phonogram 2394172 (Argentina), 1976:


RSO/Phonogram 2394172 (Argentina) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This album was manufactured and distributed in Argentina by Phonogram S.A.I.C. The sleeve was printed by Finkel S.A.I.C. The title is translated on the front sleeve, spine and record labels as No Hay Razón Para Llorar. The song titles are also translated into Spanish on the rear sleeve and record labels. Sign Language is translated as "Lenguaje De Señas". There is no inner sleeve or insert.  Todo Tiempo Pasado [All Our Past Times] is incorrectly credited only to Eric Clapton on the rear sleeve and Side 1 record label.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


RSO/Phonogram 2394172 (Argentina) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO/Phonogram 2394172 (Argentina) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO/Phonogram 2394172 (Argentina) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO/Phonogram 2394172 (Argentina) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO/Phonogram 2394172 (Argentina) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO/Phonogram 2394172 (Argentina) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO/Phonogram 2394172 (Argentina) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO/Phonogram 2394172 (Argentina) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara
(includes R-0122)

RSO/Phonogram 2394172 (Argentina) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO/Phonogram 2394172 (Argentina) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO/Phonogram 2394172 (Argentina) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara
(no Dylan)

Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - stereo vinyl LP release: RSO 2394 172 (Brazil), 1977:


RSO 2394 172 (Brazil) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

The Brazilian release of this album was released in 1977. It has the usual front sleeve. The rear sleeve has the catalogue number printed at top right not with the RSO logo at bottom centre. It does not include an insert or an inner sleeve. The record labels have the usual RSO design with "MADE IN BRAZIL" in English and dated 1977. The song titles are in English only. All Our Past Times is credited to Rick Danko only.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


RSO 2394 172 (Brazil) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 (Brazil) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 (Brazil) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 (Brazil) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 (Brazil) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara
(includes R-0122)

RSO 2394 172 (Brazil) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 2394 172 (Brazil) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara
(no Dylan)

Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - stereo vinyl LP release: RSO 2394 172 (Uruguay), 1978:

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RSO 2394 172 (Uruguay) - front scan by Hans Seegers

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RSO 2394 172 (Uruguay) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


RSO 2394 172 (Uruguay) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers

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RSO 2394 172 (Uruguay) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (includes R-0122)


RSO 2394 172 (Uruguay) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers

The 1978 Uruguayan RSO release comes with a very thin paper sleeve protected in a plastic wallet. The rear sleeve has a different design. The album title is translated as "No Hay Razón Para Llorar" and the song title as "Lenguaje De Señas".  All Our Past Times is incorrectly credited only to Eric Clapton on the Side 1 record label.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Eric Clapton: "No Reason To Cry [No Hay Razón Para Llorar]" - stereo cassette release: RSO MC-8013 (Venezuela), 1976:


RSO MC-8013 (Venezuela)- outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara
This cassette release has a short insert with the tracklist on the inside. The album and song titles are translated into Spanish. The cassette is light grey with white paper labels. Also shown are scans of a sealed copy with a security sticker across the opening.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


RSO MC-8013 (Venezuela)- composite of front, spine and rear of sealed copy, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO MC-8013 (Venezuela)- inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


RSO MC-8013 (Venezuela)- detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara


RSO MC-8013 (Venezuela)- front of sealed copy with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0122)

RSO MC-8013 (Venezuela)- spine of sealed copy with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0122)

RSO MC-8013 (Venezuela)- rear of sealed copy with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0122)

RSO MC-8013 (Venezuela)- cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0122)

RSO MC-8013 (Venezuela)- cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Eric Clapton - "Eric Clapton" - stereo vinyl LP, Supraphon 1113 2526 (Czechoslovakia), 1979:
Thanks to Manuel García Jara for pointing out that this Supraphon release is Eric's No Reason To Cry album with the same tracklist as the 1976 RSO releases!


Supraphon 1113 2526 (Czechoslovakia) - scan by Wim van der Mark

This 1979 album has a new title and new artwork but the same tracklist as the original 1976 album. It is dated 1979 on the rear sleeve, which has notes in Czech, and also on the orange Supraphon record labels, dated "79 1" (1st half of 1979). The rear sleeve text in the second detail scan says: "Origin. LP deska Polydor: No Reason To Cry [Original Polydor album: No Reason To Cry]".


Supraphon 1113 2526 (Czechoslovakia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Supraphon 1113 2526 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Supraphon 1113 2526 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Supraphon 1113 2526 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara


Supraphon 1113 2526 (Czechoslovakia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0122)


Supraphon 1113 2526 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

Supraphon 1113 2526 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

Supraphon 1113 2526 (Czechoslovakia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

 All Our Past Times is incorrectly credited only to Eric Clapton on the rear sleeve. See Mono Album Releases (Dylan-only Compilations) for a Czech 1968 Bob Dylan Supraphon compilation in mono, and see International Albums (Dylan-only Compilations) 1960s  for the same album in stereo.

Thanks to Wim van der Mark for initial information and to Manuel García Jara for further information and scans.


CD Releases


Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - CD releases: Polydor/RSO [various catalogue numbers] (Japan), 1987-2002:

All Our Past Times is correctly credited to Eric Clapton and Rick Danko on the reverse of the CD front insert. This album was released on CD in Japan five times as shown below:

Polydor/RSO P20W 22018  (Japan), 1987:


Polydor/RSO P20W 22018  (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Hans Seegers (1987 release)
This release had a black/gold obi with price ¥2,060 (¥2,000 plus sales tax) and came in a jewel case.


Polydor/RSO P20W 22018  (Japan)- detail of front insert, scan by Hans Seegers (1987 release)


Polydor/RSO P20W 22018 (Japan)- obi scan by Hans Seegers (1987 release)


Polydor/RSO P20W 22018  (Japan)- rear insert, scan by Hans Seegers (1987 release)


Polydor/RSO P20W 22018  (Japan) - CD photo from eBay (1987 release)

Polydor/RSO P33W 25006 (Japan), 1989:


Polydor/RSO P33W 25006 (Japan) - front with obi, picture found by Wil Gielen (1989 release)
This release has a white obi with black and red text and price ¥3,300. It also came in a jewel case.
Polydor/RSO P33W 25006 (Japan) - front insert scan by Hans Seegers (1989 release)


Polydor/RSO P33W 25006 (Japan) - detail of front insert, scan by Hans Seegers (1989 release)


Polydor/RSO P33W
25006 (Japan) - rear insert, scan by Hans Seegers (1989 release)


Polydor/RSO P33W 25006 (Japan) - CD scan by Hans Seegers (1989 release)

Polydor POCP-2278 (Japan), 30 Sep 1995:


Polydor POCP-2278 (Japan, 1995) - front with obi, scan by Hans Seegers (1995 release)
This release had a blue/white obi with price ¥1,800 (¥1,748 plus sales tax) dated "95-9-30" (30 Sep 1995) and came in a jewel case.


Polydor POCP-2278 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers (1995 release)


Polydor POCP-2278 (Japan) - CD scan by Hans Seegers (1995 release)


Polydor POCP-2278 (Japan) - obi scan by Hans Seegers (1995 release)


Polydor POCP-2278 (Japan) - front insert scan by Hans Seegers (1995 release)

Polydor POCP-9122 (Japan), 27 Mar 2000:


Polydor POCP-9122 (Japan, 1999) - front of card sleeve with obi, scan by Hans Seegers (2000 release)
This release in a card sleeve had a grey/blue obi with price ¥2,200 (¥2,095 plus sales tax) dated "00-3-27" (27 Mar 2000) with withdrawal date "01-3-26" (26 Mar 2001). Also shown is a promo copy with a numbered red/white sticker on the rear sleeve and Japanese characters indicating a promo on the clear centre of the CD.


Polydor
POCP-9122 (Japan) - front of card sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (2000 release)


Polydor POCP-9122 (Japan) - rear of promo card sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (2000 release)


Polydor POCP-9122 (Japan) - obi scan by Hans Seegers (2000 release)


Polydor POCP-9122 (Japan) - rear of card sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (2000 release)


Polydor POCP-9122 (Japan) - detail of promo rear insert, scan by Hans Seegers (2000 release)


Polydor POCP-9122 (Japan) - CD scan by Hans Seegers (2000 release)


Polydor POCP-9122 (Japan) - detail of promo CD, scan by Hans Seegers (2000 release)

Polydor UICY-9161  (Japan), 21 Nov 2001:


Polydor UICY-9161 (Japan, 2002) - front of card sleeve with obi, scan by Hans Seegers (2001 release)
This release in a card sleeve had a white obi with price ¥2,141 (¥2,039 plus sales tax) dated "01-11-21" (21 Nov 2001) with withdrawal date "02-5-20" (20 May 2002).
Polydor UICY-9161 (Japan) - inner sleeve front, scan by Hans Seegers (2001 release)


Polydor UICY-9161 (Japan) - inner rear front, scan by Hans Seegers (2001 release)


Polydor UICY-9161 (Japan) - obi scan by Hans Seegers (2001 release)

Polydor UICY-9161 (Japan) - rear of card sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (2001 release)


Polydor UICY-9161 (Japan) - detail of rear card sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (2001 release)


Polydor UICY-9161 (Japan) - CD scan by Hans Seegers (2001 release)

Polydor UICY-25058 (Japan), SHM-CD release, 2011:


Polydor UICY-25058 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Manuel García Jara
This 2011 release has a CD in the SHM-CD high quality format, presumably the Universal equivalent of Sony's Blu-spec and Blu-spec CD2 formats.


Polydor UICY-25058 (Japan) - outside of front insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


Polydor UICY-25058 (Japan) - obi scan by Manuel García Jara

Polydor UICY-25058 (Japan) - rear with obi, scan by Manuel García Jara

Polydor UICY-25058 (Japan) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

Polydor UICY-25058 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Manuel García Jara

Polydor UICY-25058 (Japan) - detail of rear of front insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


Polydor UICY-25058 (Japan) - SHM-CD scan by Manuel García Jara

From the Universal Music Japan web-site: "The high quality SHM-CD (Super High Material CD) format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by JVC and Universal Music Japan discovered through the joint companies' research into LCD display manufacturing, SHM-CDs feature improved transparency on the data side of the disc, allowing for more accurate reading of CD data by the CD player laser head. SHM-CD format CDs are fully compatible with standard CD players. Experience the high-fidelity audio quality of the SHM-CD format."

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Wil Gielen and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - CD release: RSO 31453 1824-2 (USA), 1987:


RSO 31453 1824-2 (USA)- front scan by Manuel García Jara
This 1987 US CD release is part of "The Eric Clapton Remasters" series.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


RSO 31453 1824-2 (USA)- outside of front insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 31453 1824-2 (USA)- detail of outside of front insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 31453 1824-2 (USA)- rear insert scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 31453 1824-2 (USA) - reverse of rear insert (under clear CD tray), scan by Manuel García Jara (generic for "Eric Clapton Remasters" series)

RSO 31453 1824-2 (USA)- CD scan by Manuel García Jara

RSO 31453 1824-2 (USA)- inside of front insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - CD releases: RSO 813 582-2 Y-1 (West Germany), 1987; re-released as Polydor 813 582-2 Y-1 (Germany), early 1990s/1992:


RSO 813 582-2 Y-1 (West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1987 release)

The 1987 RSO European CD was manufactured in West Germany for the European market. Dag Braathen's later 1990s copy is on the Polydor label. Manuel García Jara's copy released in 1992 has a different rear insert with different Polydor logos (with a black half LP) on the spines; the disc itself is also different to the right of the centre hole with "BIEM/STEMRA" logos in a box and the catalogue number without a box.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Dag Braathen and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


RSO 813 582-2 Y-1 (West Germany) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers (1987 release)


RSO 813 582-2 Y-1 (West Germany) - detail of rear insert, scan by Hans Seegers (1987 release)


RSO 813 582-2 Y-1 (West Germany) - outside of front insert, scan by Hans Seegers (1987 release)


RSO 813 582-2 Y-1 (West Germany) - CD scan by Hans Seegers (1987 release)


Polydor 813 582-2 Y-1 (Germany) - rear insert scan by Dag Braathen (first 1990s release)


RSO/Polydor 813 582-2 Y-1 (West Germany) - detail of outside of front insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (both 1990s releases)


Polydor 813 582-2 Y-1 (Germany) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release)

Polydor 813 582-2 Y-1 (Germany) - outside of front insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release)

Polydor 813 582-2 Y-1 (Germany) - detail of rear insert, scan by Dag Braathen (first 1990s release)


Polydor 813 582-2 Y-1 (Germany) - CD scan by Dag Braathen (first 1990s release)


Polydor 813 582-2 Y-1 (Germany) - detail of CD, scan by Dag Braathen (first 1990s release)


Polydor 813 582-2 Y-1 (Germany) - rear insert scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release)

Polydor 813 582-2 Y-1 (Germany) - inside of front insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release)

Polydor 813 582-2 Y-1 (Germany) - detail of rear insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release)

Polydor 813 582-2 Y-1 (Germany) - CD scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release)


Polydor 813 582-2 Y-1 (Germany) - detail of CD, scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release)


Eric Clapton - "No Reason To Cry" - remastered CD release: Polydor 531 824-2 (NL), 1996:


Polydor 531 824-2 (NL) - CD front scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux
Jean-Pol Hiernaux's 1996 Dutch remastered Polydor CD release is part of the "Eric Clapton Remasters" series.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for information and scans.


Polydor 531 824-2 (NL) - "Eric Clapton Remasters" front sticker, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Polydor 531 824-2 (NL) - rear insert scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Polydor 531 824-2 (NL) - reverse of rear insert (under clear CD tray), scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux (generic for "Eric Clapton Remasters" series)

Polydor 531 824-2 (NL) - CD scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

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