East Of The Sun West Of The Moon (22.10.90)


East Of The Sun West Of The Moon The front of the CD insert features a black and white group photo. Inside the booklet are 12 black and white pictures plus song lyrics. The back insert of the CD is black with grey "a-ha" writing, purple rectangle and silver titles. The CD is silver with purple titles and "a-ha" logo (in similar font to that on the front sleeve). The LP has a black inner sleeve with 3 individual pictures and lyrics. The album is produced by Chris Neil, except for * by Ian Stanley.

East Of The Sun West Of The Moon CassetteThe German made cassette has cover similar to the LP and CD. The insert folds out with the lyrics printed in black on a white background. There are also three black and white individual shots of the band members plus further information in white and yellow text on a purple background. The spine of the insert is white with black titles. The actual cassette is transparent / grey with white titles. The UK cassette comes with a white circular sticker with black text "Includes CRYING IN THE RAIN and I CALL YOUR NAME 7599-26314-4 WX378C".

East Of The Sun West Of The Moon UK cassette sticker There were at least four different pressings of the CD available in Germany. All have a similar sleeve design, but the actual discs and Catalogue numbers on some differ. The first has the a-ha logo printed using the same font as that on the front sleeve, it comes with the Catalogue number 7599-26314-2 France WE 833 on the back sleeve and matrix number 759926314-2 RSA around the centre ring of the disc. The disc is printed mainly with purple text apart from "EAST/SUN" in the title and track numbers down the left hand side being in black. On the back sleeve, the Manufacturing and Copyright information reads; "Warner Bros. Records Inc., A Time Warner Company 3300 Warner Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505-4694 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10019-6908 c 1990 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. P 1990 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorised Copying, Hiring, Lending, Public Perforamce And Broadcasting Of This Record Prohibited. MADE IN GERMANY". The UK release of this CD pressing additionally comes with a circular white sticker with black text on the front of the CD case which reads; "Includes CRYING IN THE RAIN and I CALL YOUR NAME 7599-26314-2". There is a second issue of this first pressing which again uses the same Catalogue number 7599-26314-2 France WE 833 on the back sleeve, but the matrix number around the centre ring of the disc now reads 759926314-2.2. It again comes with the same purple a-ha logo printed using the same font on the disc as before.

East Of The Sun West Of The Moon CD - a-ha in plain font The second pressing comes with the a-ha logo printed instead in plain purple capital letters, the remainder of the text is also in purple apart from the words "EAST/SUN" and track numbers again being in black. The matrix number around the centre ring of the disc is the same as the first pressing 759926314-2 RSA, but the Catalogue number on the back sleeve has now changed to 7599-26314-2 WE 835, omitting the word France. The front and back covers are otherwise exactly the same as the first pressing.

There is a third pressing which appears to have been re-issued around January 99, it comes with the same purple printed disc as the first release and includes the a-ha logo printed in the same font as the front cover, but includes a different matrix number 759926314-2.4 01/99 around the centre ring of the disc. The Catalogue number used on the back sleeve is 7599-26314-2 WE 835. It also includes a yellow and white ! sticker on the front of the CD case. The front and back cover artworks are again exactly the same as the second pressing.

There is another German made re-issued CD release of "East Of The Sun West Of The Moon" which differs to the earlier pressings, it appears that the disc has been printed incorrectly, the regular a-ha logo is used but it now comes printed in black instead of the usual purple. All of the other text is also in black apart from the "EAST/SUN" wording on the title and track numbers which are coloured purple instead of previous black. The disc also comes with the same matrix coding 759926314-2.4 01/99 as the third pressing, which includes the January 99 re-issue date. The album also comes with the same front and back cover artworks and displays the same Catalogue number 7599-26314-2 WE 835 on the back sleeve.

Tracks: Crying In The Rain (4:25) / Early Morning* (2:59) / I Call Your Name (4:54) / Slender Frame (3:42) / East Of The Sun* (4:47) / Sycamore Leaves (5:22) / Waiting For Her* (4:49) / Cold River (4:40) / The Way We Talk* (1:30) / Rolling Thunder (5:43) / (Seemingly) Non-stop July* (2:55).

Variations


Argentina

Argentina East Of The Sun LP   Argentina East Of The Sun cassette

The LP has the album title in Spanish "Este Del Sol Oeste De La Luna" printed in the top right hand corner underneath the English title.

The cassette has a black cover with the LP cover artwork printed at the top with a-ha, the title (in Spanish "Este Del Sol, Oeste De La Luna"), WB logo and catalogue number 4-26314 in white below. The titles on the spine and back flap are also in white which includes the track listing in Spanish. The inside of the sleeve is white with the tracks listed in both Spanish and English, there is also some Argentinian manufacturing information; "wea discos s.r.l. una Compania del Grupo Warner Communications INDUSTRIA ARGENTINA - MARCAS REGISTRADAS" and some copyright information; "SADAIC-BIEM - AADI-CAPIF Prohibida la reproduccion, locacion y prestamo de este ejemplar y su radiodifusion o ejecucion publica. Reservados todos los derechos de los autores de las obras y del productor de fonogramas". At least two versions exist which were both issued by "EMSSA", one on a white cassette with brown titles, the other on a cream cassette with brown titles, again the titles, track listing and copyright information is displayed all in Spanish. The Catalogue number on both copies is the same.


Australia

The Australian Cassette was manufactured & distributed by "WEA Records Pty Limited", the front cover comes with the usual artworks including the title "EAST OF THE SUN WEST OF THE MOON" in gold and silver text. The spine is the same as the European release but comes with a different Catalogue number 759926314-4 at the bottom, it also includes the "DOLBY SYSTEM" logo. The back cover has a black background with white text; it is much larger than the regular release. The full track listing to each side is displayed along with the usual production information by "Chris Neil and Ian Stanley". There is also some Manufacturing and Dolby B information; "Manufactured & distributed by WEA Records Pty Limited. A Warner Communications Company. This musiccassette has been recorded using Dolby B type noise reduction equipment. On a Dolby equipped deck switch Dolby noise reduction “on”. On non – Dolby equipment treble setting may be reduced, if necessary". At the bottom of the back cover there is a white barcode and down the right hand side there is some additional care for your cassette information which reads; "CAUTION: BEFORE PLAYING ENSURE TAPE IS FULLY WOUND AND FREE FROM LOOPING". The inside of the insert folds out to include the usual full track lyrics and some additional Dolby B information. The tape is transparent clear with a grey centre, the track listing to each side is shown at the top and the title "EAST OF THE SUN WEST OF THE MOON" at the bottom. The "Manufactured & distributed by WEA Records Pty Limited. A Warner Communications Company information" is also included on side 1 and some production information "(P) 1990 WEA INTERNATIONAL, INC. – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED." on side 2.


Brazil

The first pressing of the CD was released by "Microservice" and doesn't include a barcode on the back sleeve, it's otherwise very similar to the European release and comes with a insert booklet with lyrics. The artwork inside the booklet has been printed slightly darker than usual and some page numbers have also been additionally included. At the bottom of the back sleeve the following Manufacturing and Distributing text is printed: "FABRICADO PELA MICROSERVICE - MICROFILMAGENS E REPRODUCOES TECNICAS LTDA C G C 43 359 926/0001-80 SAO PAULO - IND BRASILEIRA - DISTRIBUIDO PELA BMG ARIOLA DISCOS LTDA C G C 56 697 162/0002-66 SCDPDPF 50/87 SAO PAULO - IND BRASILEIRA - SOB LICENCA DE WEA DISCOS LTDA". The disc is silver with black text, rather than the usual purple, it comes with the same Brazilian Manufacturing and Distributing information at the bottom. The Catalogue number has also been amended to 926314-2.

There is also a gold stamped issue of the "Microservice" 1st pressing which was used for promotional purposes and comes with a circular gold "AMOSTRA BMG INVENDAVEL" stamp on the back sleeve.

East Of The Sun West Of The Moon Brazil pressing 1 and 2

East Of The Sun West Of The Moon Brazil pressing 1 and 2 - disc

There is a second "Microservice" pressing which comes with a white barcode on the back sleeve. The disc is silver but now comes with mainly purple text apart from "EAST" and "SUN" which are shown in black, the track numbers down the left hand side are also coloured black. It comes with a silver "FLAP F" hologram sticker on the front of the CD case. The usual insert booklet is included but is more similar to the European booklet rather than the earlier darker printed "Microservice" booklet. The page numbers at the bottom have not been included on this second pressing. On the back sleeve, there is some different Manufacturing and Distributing text at the bottom which reads: "(C) (P) 1990 WARNER BROS. RECORDS INC. - WARNER MUSIC BRASIL LTDA, C.G.C. 42.470.112/0001-56 FABRICADO PELA MICROSERVICE MICROFILMAGENS E REPRODUCOES TECNICAS DA AMAZONIA LTDA. NA ZONA FRANCA DE MANAUS C.G.C. 34.525.444/0001-62 INDUSTRIA BRASILEIRA DISTRIBUIDO PELA WARNER MUSIC BRASILLTDA. C.G.C. 42.470.112/0012-09". The Catalogue number on this second pressing is different compared to the earlier Microservice release and comes with just the standard European Catalogue number 759926314-2.

There is another Brazilian CD release of "East of the Sun West Of The Moon" which was Manufactured instead by "Videolar" and Distributed by "Warner Music Brasil Ltda", it is similar to the earlier 1st pressed "Microservice" release and includes the same insert booklet displaying the page numbers at the bottom, it also uses the same Catalogue number 926314-2. There is a large silver "FLAP F" hologram sticker on the front of the CD case. On the back sleeve it includes a barcode at the top right hand corner and some Manufacturing and Distributing information at the bottom, including the Warner Music Brazil Website Address, it reads; "http://www.warnermusicbrazil.com.br – Warner Music Brasil Ltda. – Fabricado na Zona Franca de Manaus por Videolar Multimidia Ltda. – Av. Solimoes, 505 – Distrito Industrial GCG 22.797.096/0001-01 Industria Brasileira Distribuido pela Warner Music Brasil Ltda. CGC 42.470.112/0012-09". The disc is again silver with mainly purple text apart from "EAST/SUN" and track listing numbers which are shown in black. The Manufacturing and some Copyright information has now been displayed around the outer top rim of the disc.

The second pressed Brazilian "Videolar" CD release is similar to the actual earlier second pressed "Microservice" release which uses the full Catalogue Number 759926314-2, the insert booklet included is similar apart from the title "East of the Sun West of the Moon" has been printed all in white instead of the usual silver and gold on both the front and back cover. There is no page numbers included on the inside. On the front of the CD Case the usual Silver "FLAP F" hologram sticker is included, but is slightly smaller compared to the one shown on the earlier "Videolar" release. The disc itself is exactly the same as the one used on the earlier first "Videolar" release and is again silver with mainly purple text. On the back sleeve it includes the white barcode but is now displayed in the bottom right hand corner. The Manufacturing and Distributing information displayed is again slightly different compared to the previous "Videolar" release and reads: "(C) 2001 (P) 2001 WARNER MUSIC BRASIL LTDA. - FABRICADO NO POLO INDUSTRIAL DE MANAUS POR VIDEOLAR (R) S.A. AV. SOLIMOES, 505 - DISTRITO INDUSTRIAL - CNPJ 04.229.761/0004-13 - INDUSTRIA BRASILEIRA - DISTRIBUIDO PELA WARNER MUSIC BRASIL LTDA. CNPJ 42.470.112/0012-09". Also included on the back sleeve is the "www.warnermusic.com.br" Website address.

There is a third Brazilian "Videolar" made CD release which is very similar to the previous "Videolar" releases and again comes with the exact same disc throughout. There is no silver hologram sticker on the front of the CD case but instead includes a round yellow ! sticker. The release also comes with the usual insert booklet which includes the title "East of the Sun West of the Moon" displayed in the gold and silver colouring on both the front and back covers. On the back sleeve, the Manufacturing and Distributing information has again been changed compared to the earlier "Videolar" release to read: "Warner Music Brasil Ltda., uma empresa Warner Music Group. Produzido no Polo Industrial de Manaus por Videolar S.A. Av. Solimoes, 505 - Distrito Industrial Manaus - AM - CNPJ 04.229.761/0004-13 - Industria Brasileira, sob encomenda da Warner Music Brasil Ltda - CNPJ 42.470.112/0012-09. Distribuido pela Warner Music Brasil Ltda, - CNPJ 42.470.112/0012-09 - www.warnermusic.com.br". There is also an additional "PRODUZIDO NO POLO INDUSTRIAL DE MANAUS CONHECA A AMAZONIA" Flying Amazon Bird logo displayed on the back sleeve. On the spine of the CD case and around the centre ring of the disc, we have some additional batch issue coding which is AA0002500.

There is another Brazilian CD release which was instead Manufactured and Distributed by "Sonopress" under license to "Warner Music Brasil Ltda", it comes with the same front cover artworks and a silver disc with mainly purple coloured text, but the layout and Manfacturing information around the outer rim has again been changed. There is also an additional "PRODUZIDO NO POLO INDUSTRIAL DE MANAUS CONHECA A AMAZONIA" Flying Amazon Bird logo now included on the disc. On the back sleeve, it again displays some different Manufacturing and Distributing information: "Warner Music Brasil Ltda., uma empresa Warner Music Group. Produzido no Polo Industrial de Manaus e distribuido por Sonopress Rimo Ind, e Com Fonog. S.A. - Ind. Bras Rua lca, n° 100-A - Distrito Industrial - Manaus - AM - CNPJ 67.562.884/0004-91. Sob Licenca de Warner Music Brasil Ltda - CNPJ 42.470.112/0012-09. Todos os direitos reservados. Proibida a reproducao, execucao publica e locacao desautorizadas sob as penas da lei. O prazo de validade do disco CD ou DVD e indeterminado desde que observado os seguintes cuidados. Armazenar em local seco, livre de poeira, nao expor ao sol, nao riscar, nao dobrar, nao engordurar, nao manter a uma temperatura superior a 55°C e umidade acima de 60g/m3 e segurar o disco sempre pela lateral e polo furo central DISCO E CULTURA. Denuncie a pirataria: [email protected]". Also included on the back sleeve is the "PRODUZIDO NO POLO INDUSTRIAL DE MANAUS CONHECA A AMAZONIA" Flying Amazon Bird logo and white barcode. On the spine of the CD case and around the centre ring of the disc, we have the batch issue coding which is AB0000500.

The first pressing of the Brazilian cassette was manufactured and distributed by "BMG ARIOLA DISCOS LTDA" and looks rather unofficial, it comes with a single sided white front and back cover with black text, the usual artworks is displayed at the top, with the title "East Of The Sun West Of The Moon A-HA" in the usual gold and silver lettering above. The title is additionally shown in the centre but is printed in a smaller plain text. At the bottom, the full track listing to each side is also included. On the spine, we have the title displayed landscape in the centre with the Catalogue number 670.8196 which refers to the LP release rather than the cassette release. On the right hand side it displays the "ESTEREO" logo. The full track listing is displayed on the back cover along with the "DOLBY SYSTEM" logo and some Brazilian manufacturing and distributing information; "FABRICADO E DISTRIBUIDO POR BMG ARIOLA DISCOS LTDA. – INDUSTRIA BRASILEIRA – SOB. LIDENCA DE WEA DISCOS LTDA". The tape itself is cream with brown printed text; it shows the title "East Of The Sun West Of The Moon A-Ha" at the top with the track listing underneath to each side. Side 1/2 is displayed on the left hand side and the "STEREO" logo on the right hand side. There is some Brazilian copyright information at the bottom of each side which reads; "Todos os direiros do productor fonografico e do proprietario do obra gravada sao reservados. A reproducao, a execucao publica e radio teledifusao dessa fita estao proibidas. Industria Brasileira". Additionally inscribed into the plastic at the top right hand corner of both sides is the text "INDUSTRIA BRASILEIRA". There is No Catalogue number displayed on the actual tape .

The second pressing was also manufactured and distributed by "BMG ARIOLA DISCOS LTDA" and again comes with a single sided insert but with a different front and back cover compared to the earlier first pressing, it appears to be a Chrome edition. The usual album artworks with displayed near the top of the front cover but includes a plain black banner at the top and a red banner at the bottom displaying the word "Chrome" in the right hand corner. The title is now shown in the centre in much larger letters compared to the first pressing, it displays the words "East/Sun" in brown text rather than gold and "West of the Moon" in silver. On the spine, all of the text is shown in brown, the title is displayed landscaped in the centre with the "Warner Bros". logo and 6 digit reference number 401.170 on the left and the Catalogue numbers for both the LP-670.8196 and MC-767.8196 on the right, the "Dolby-b", "CHROME" and "DOLBY SYSTEM" logos are also included. The back cover again displays the full track listing to each side printed again in brown along with the usual production information to "Warner Bros. Records Inc.", "Chris Neil" and "Ian Stanley". The tape is also cream with brown printed text, but the layout and design differs compared to the first pressing, the track listing with track credits is displayed at the top of each side, on the left hand side, we have the Catalogue number 767.8196, "DOLBY SYSTEM", "Warner Bros." and "Chrome" logos. Along the bottom of side 1 it displays the A-HA logo along with some Record Company information; "WEA DISCOS LTDA – Rua Italpava, 44 Rio de Janeiro – RJ CGC 42470112/0001 56 -SCDP-SR-GB-DPE 273 76". At the bottom of side 2, it instead displays some manufacturing and distributing information; "Fabricado e Distribuido por BMG ARIOLA DISCOS LTDA Av Eng Billings 2227 Sao Paulo CGC 56 697 162/0002-66 SCDP DPF -50/87. S Paulo Industria Brasileira Sob licence de WEA DISCOS LTDA". At the top right hand corner of each side of the tape, it has the "BMG" logo along with its own 8 digit reference number 56.697.162 inscribed into the plastic. The "BMG" logo is also additionally inscribed onto the back of the actual cassette case as well.

There is another Chrome edition which comes with the same front and back cover insert as the second pressing but includes a black tape with white printed text; it was issued instead by "FONOBRAS" and includes the word "FONOBRAS" inscribed onto the back of the cassette case. The layout and design of the tape including the font size of text is otherwise exactly the same as the previous second pressing and includes the same "WEA DISCOS LTDA" Record Company information at the bottom of side 1 and the manufacturing and distributing "BMG ARIOLA DISCOS LTDA" information at the bottom of side 2.

A fourth Brazilian cassette pressing is known to exist but like the first pressing it doesn’t appear to look very official. The front and back cover insert is the same as the 2nd and 3rd Chrome pressings but doesn’t include the word "Chrome" at the bottom right hand corner of the front cover. The tape is coloured white with a white stick-on label and black printed text. The layout and design of the tape is again exactly the same as the previous two pressings, but there is No "Chrome" logo displayed on the left hand side. There is also No "BMG/FONOBRAS" inscription at the top right hand corner of each side, or on the back of the actual cassette case. The "WEA DISCOS LTDA" information is again included on side 1 and "BMG ARIOLA DISCOS LTDA" information on side 2.


Canada

East Of The Sun West Of The Moon Canada The first Canadian CD release was distributed by Columbia House, Canada. It is similar to the US release. The disc title has the words EAST/SUN in red and WEST OF THE MOON is in black, unlike the US release, the red text is in alignment and hasn't been raised up. On the right hand side of the disc the "a-ha" logo has also been printed in black. The text "MFG BY CINRAM" has been etched around the centre of the disc. On the back cover the Distributing and Copyright information at the bottom reads; "(C) 1990 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. (P) 1990 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. Distributed by Columbia House/Distribue par Columbia House, 815 Middlefield Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1V 3M3. Unauthorized copying of this recording strictly prohibited". At the top right hand corner, there is no Catalogue number included, compared to the EU release. The booklet is otherwise almost identical to the EU release but doesn't show a catalogue number on the back page and the copyright text at the bottom of each lyric slightly differs on some of the tracks. The Catalogue number on this release is also different and reads W2 26314 740415T.

The second Canadian CD release was instead Distributed by Warner Music Canada Ltd and comes with the same front cover artworks to the earlier Columbia House release. On the back cover it displays some different Distributing and Copyright information; "(C) 1990 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. (P) 1990 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. Distributed by/Distribue par Warner Music Canada Ltd, 1810 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough, Ontario. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws". The disc was also Manufactured by CINRAM but the "a-ha" logo and text shown is mainly printed in purple instead of black which was used on the earlier Columbia House release. The title also displays the words EAST/SUN in red. The Copyright and Distributing information has additionally been printed around the bottom outer edge of the disc. The booklet itself is exactly the same as the earlier Columbia House edition but now includes the Catalogue number on the back page which reads CD 26314.

The Canadian cassette release was manufactured and distributed instead by "WEA Music of Canada Ltd", it comes with the regular front cover artworks, but on the back cover it displays that it was "Distributed by/Distribue par Warner Music Canada Ltd. 1810 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough, Ontario. A Warner Communications Company". The tape is black with white titles and includes the text "MADE IN CANADA" inscribed into the plastic at the top right hand corner of both sides, some of the layout including the logos and Manufacturing information also differs slightly compared to the regular release. At the bottom of side 1 there is some Credit information which reads; "See Cassette Graphic for Producer Credits (P) 1990 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S.". whilst on side 2, it displays the same distributing information which appears on the back sleeve. The Catalogue Number has also changed to 92 63144.


Chile

The Chilean cassette release of "East Of The Sun West Of The Moon" comes with the same front cover artworks to the European release, the layout on the spine and back cover is also very similar, but the Chilean Catalogue number 195320 is now displayed at the top of the spine in black and the "DOLBY SYSTEM" logo at the bottom, the back cover again comes with the usual black background with white text displaying the full track listing on the left hand side. There is no barcode included on this Chilean release but has been replaced instead with the usual a-ha logo printed in white. The usual production information by "Chris Neil" and "Ian Stanley" is also shown. On the inside of the insert which doesn't fold out and there is no full track lyrics, we have the title at the top "EAST OF THE SUN, WEST OF THE MOON A-HA" with the full track listing including track credits and track lengths. Side 1 and Side 2 is shown in Spanish as "LADO 1" and "LADO 2". At the botton of the insert there is some Spanish Production text which reads; "(P) (C) 1990 WARNER BROS. RECORDS INC. PARA U.S. Y WEA INTERNATIONAL PARA EL RESTO DEL MUNDO". Some additional Manufacturing and "DOLBY" information is also shown; "Fabricado y distribuido por EMI Odeon Chilena S.A. Santiago - Chile. DOLBY y son marcas registradas de DOLBY Laboratories INC". On the inside of the spine, there is some Spanish Copyright Information; "RESERVADOS TODOS LOS DERECHOS DEL PRODUCTOR FONOGRAFICO Y DE LOS TITULARES DE LA OBRA GRABADA PROHIBIDAS LA REPRODUCCION Y REGRABACION DE ESTA CASSETTE Y SU UTILIZACION PARA LA EJECUCION PUBLICA Y RADIONTELEDIFUSION, PROHIBIDO SU ALQUILER, CANJE O PRESTAMO". A "MULTIGRAFICA - TEL.: 5567134" contact number is additionally shown on the inside of the back cover. The tape itself is transparent clear with a grey centre and white text, it displays the title and track listing at the top and the some Spanish manufacturing, distributing and copyright information at the bottom.


Colombia

There was a Colobian LP release by Sonolux / WB.

The Colombian cassette was released by "Sonolux" and comes with the regular front cover artworks. The track listing is shown differently compared to the regular release with each side being the opposite way around beginning on side 1 with Sycamore leaves and ending with East of the Sun on side 2. The background colour on both the spine and back cover is coloured light blue with black text. The title "EAST OF THE SUN WEST OF THE MOON" is displayed landscape in the middle of the spine with the Catalogue number 23(1051)00148 above and A-HA below. The "Warner Brothers" logo is displayed vertically in black on the left with the "Sonolux" logo in blue on the right. The inside of the insert is coloured white with black printed text, the title with A-HA is shown at the top with the track listing again beginning with Sycamore Leaves and ending with East of the Sun underneath. Side 1 and Side 2 are shown in Spanish as "LADO 1" and "LADO 2", at the bottom, there is some Production text which reads; "Produced by Chris Neil - *Produced by Ian Stanley – Warner Bros para USA, WEA Int. para el resto d el mundo. P 1991 Sonolux". The tape is white with black, red and blue printed text, the title and track listing to each side is displayed in black at the top, with the "Sonolux" logo shown in blue at the top left hand corner and the "Warner Bros. Records" logo in red at the top right hand corner. At the bottom, the Catalogue number is displayed in black along with some Spanish Production and Copyright information; "Productor fonografico SONOLUX – Medellin Colombia Todos los derechos reservados. Prohibida la Reproduccion, Ejecucion Publica y Radiodifusion." which is shown in blue.


Germany

German East Of The Sun press sheet Some copies of the German LP come with a WEA product fact sheet with information on the band.

There is German LP Club Edition of East of the Sun, West of the Moon which comes with the additional wording "Club-Edition" and Catalogue number 47 455 1 on the back sleeve and spine of the LP cover. The layout and artworks is otherwise exactly the same as the regular German made European UK: WX 378/7599-26314-1/France WE 391 LP release.

There is also a German CD Club Edition which is similar to the German made European first pressing 7599-26314-2 France WE 833, but comes with additional Catalogue number 76 147 8 and wording "Club-Edition" on the actual back sleeve, back of insert booklet and spine of the CD case. The actual disc included inside is the same one as the original release, which has all the text printed mainly in purple apart from "EAST/SUN" in the title and track numbers down the left hand side being in black. The matrix number is also the same 759926314-2 RSA.


Greece

The Greek LP comes with the same front and back cover sleeve as the German made European release, although the printing quality isn’t as sharp. On the reverse of the sleeve, it additionally includes the "UK: WX 378, 7599-26314-1 (U) and France WE 391" catalogue numbers above the barcode at the bottom right hand corner. At the bottom left hand corner of the back sleeve, there is an additional white rectangular with some black printed text; "Printed by I.Leonardos S.A.". The regular "Warner Bros Records Inc." contact details and copyright information is shown, but it doesn’t include "Made in Germany" at the end. The inside of the sleeve comes with the inner sheet displaying the usual track lyrics and artworks, it again displays the "UK: WX 378" and European "7599-26314-1" catalogue numbers. Along the bottom of the Greek lyric side sheet, it doesn’t include the art and design credits, plus the text; "© 1990 Warner Bros. Records for the U.S." and "WB" logo has been omitted. The record comes with white labels and black printed text, the layout is slightly different compared to the European release. The regular colour "WB Records" is shown at the top, with A-HA and the title "EAST OF THE SUN, WEST OF THE MOON" underneath. The production text to "Chris Neil" and "Ian Stanley" is also shown. On the left hand side, it displays the "STEREO" logo and Greek catalogue number "926 314-1", along with some other text; "926 314-1-A MT 16370 AEPI", whilst on the right it includes the side number 1 or 2. The track listing to each side is shown at the lower half of the labels, along with the regular production information; "(P) 1990 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. a Warner Communications Company ®". Around the top outer edge of the label is some manufacturing and copyright information, printed both in English and Greek; "ALL RIGHTS OF THE MANUFACTURER AND OF THE OWNER OF THE RECORDED WORK RESERVED. UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE BROADCASTING AND COPYING OF THIS RECORD PROHIBITED. MADE IN GREECE BY EMI. ΕΠΙΘΥΑΛΣΣΟΝΤΑΙ ΑΠΑΝΤΑ ΤΑ ΔΙΚΑΙΩΜΑΤΑ ΤΟΥ ΠΑΡΑΓΟΓΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΟΥ ΙΔΙΟΚΤΝΤΟΥ ΤΟΥ ΑΝΑΠΑΡΑΓΟΜΕΝΟΥ ΕΡΓΟΥ ΑΝΑΓΟΡΕΥΕΤΑΙ Ν ΑΝΕΥ ΕΓΚΡΙΣΕΟΣ ΑΝΤΙΓΡΑΦΗ ΕΚΜΙΣΘΩΣΙΣ, Ο ΑΑΝΕΙΣΜΟΣ, ΑΝΜΟΣΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΡΑΑΙΟΘΩΜΙΚΗ ΕΚΤΕΑΕΣΙΣ ΤΟΥ ΠΑΡΟΝΤΟΣ ΑΙΕΚΟΥ".

The cassette release comes with the same fold out insert as the European release to include the full track lyrics inside, the printing quality is rather poor on this Greek pressing, giving a purple tinge to the front and back cover artworks. The European catalogue numbers are also shown at the bottom of the spine. The tape is coloured beige with blue printed text and displays the title at the top "A-HA EAST OF THE SUN WEST OF THE MOON" with the track listing to each side underneath. The Catalogue number TC 926 314-4 is included in the top left hand corner with the "Warner Bros." and "DOLBY SYSTEM" logos shown on the left hand side. On the right hand side, it displays Side 1/2, "STEREO" and "AEPI MT 16370". At the bottom of Side 1, there is some Copyright information printed in English along with some Manufacturing information; "All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised public performance broadcasting and copying of this tape record prohibited. MADE IN GREECE BY EMI". On side 2, the Copyright information is printed instead in Greek and reads; "Με την επιφυλαξιν παντος δικαιωματος του παραγωγου και του ιδιοκτητου του εργου, απαγορευεται η αντιγραφη, δημοσια εκτελεσις, και ραδιοεκπομπη της παρουσης ηχογραφησεως". Some sealed copies of the cassette additionally come with an official blue/greyish signed "I.F.P.I." anti-piracy seal.


Hungary

The Hungarian LP comes with a similar front and back cover sleeve to the German made European release, displaying the title "EAST OF THE SUN WEST OF THE MOON" in the usual gold and silver lettering along the top. The large black a-ha logo with the regular album artwork picture of the three band members is also included underneath. On the back sleeve there is no white barcode displayed at the bottom right hand corner, but this has instead been replaced with some Hungarian Manufacturing and Record Company information; "MMC Records 1990 licensed from BMG International. Made in Hungary. A lemez hamisitasa, masolasa uzletszeru kolcsonzese torvenysertes". The European Catalogue numbers UK: WX 378, 7599-26314-1 (U) France WE 391 are also displayed above the Manufacturing and Record Company text, but these have been printed in Black (rather than the regular white) making them difficult to read. Along the bottom centre of the back sleeve is the regular US Warner Bros. contact address with some Production and Copyright information; "Warner Bros. Records Inc., a Time Warner Company 3300 Warner Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505-4694, 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10019-6908 © 1990 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. ℗ 1990 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws". At the bottom left hand side of the back sleeve, the usual white "WB Records" logo is shown along with some Hungarian Pressing Company text; "Dorogi Nyomda Kft", whilst on the right hand side, there is a triangular "MMC RECORDS" logo. On the spine, the Catalogue number is shown as; "PL MMC 9011". The record itself differs from the European edition and comes with plain white labels and black printed text, there is no Colour "WB Records" logo at the top but instead displays the title "A-HA East Of The Sun West Of The Moon" in large lettering with an "A" or "B" included underneath. On the left hand side of each side, it displays a round 33 RPM symbol, Hungarian Catalogue number "PL MMC 9011" and "ARTISJUS 1990", whilst on the right, the triangular "MMC RECORDS" logo and "STEREO" are shown. At the lower half of the centre ring, it includes the full track listing to each side, along with the some Hungarian licensing, Manufacturing and Copyright information; "MMC Records 1990 licensed from WARNER Music. Made in Hungary. MMC Records kiadvanya a WARNER Music licensze alapjan. A lemez hamisitasa, masolasa, uzletszeru kolcsonzese torvenysertes!". The album doesn’t appear to include in inner lyric sleeve.

The Hungarian cassette was manufactured by "MMC Records" and comes with the usual front and back cover artworks. There is no barcode on the back cover but instead displays some manufacturing information in both English and Hungarian; "MMC Records 1990 licensed from Warner Music. Made in Hungary. A kazetta hamisitasa, masolasa, uzletszeru kolcsonzese torvenysertes! PK MMC 9011 ARTISJUS 1990". At the bottom of the spine, it displays a different Catalogue number PK MMC 9011. The cassette comes with the usual fold-out insert displaying the full track lyrics; there is a triangular "MMC RECORDS" logo shown on the reverse of the spine, plus some other text "DOROGI NYOMDA – KFT" on the inside of the back cover. The "Warner Chappell Music Ltd/Screen Gems-EMI Music Ltd." Publishing text has been omitted from this Hungary release. The tape itself is black with white printed text, the title "A-ha – East Of The Sun West Of The Moon" is shown at the top with the track listing to each side underneath. The triangular "MMC RECORDS" logo, "STEREO", "DOLBY SYSTEM" and side 1/2 is displayed on the left, the Catalogue number and "ARTISJUS 1990" is shown on the right. At the bottom of both sides, there is some Hungarian Record Company and Copyright information which reads; "MMC Records kiadvanya a WARNER Music licensze alapjan. A kazetta hamisitasa, masolasa, uzletszeru kolcsonzese torvenysertes!".


Indonesia

East of the Sun, West of the Moon Indonesian cassette The artwork of the cassette is similar to the UK release with a fold-out sleeve with lyrics. It has the additional text "HANYA UNTUK DIJUAL DI INDONESIA" in black in the top right of the front sleeve. On the back sleeve, there is some trade mark and licencing information; "Trade mark and recording licensed to PT. Aquarius Musikindo for manufacture and sale in Indonesia only". There is also a light blue official "LUNAS PPN" leafed strip included. There is some Indonesia manufacturing information printed on the inside of the back sleeve; "Manufactured in Indonesia under licence from Warner Bros. Rec. Inc./WEA International Inc. No licence is granted or is to be implied by the sale or supply of this cassette or container thereof under or in relation to any trademark of copyright of or owned by Warner Bros. Rec. Inc./WEA International Inc. anywhere in the world outside Indonesia". At the top of the spine there is an additional Indonesian Catalogue number W0225-0 on show with a more regular number 9 26314-4 at the bottom. The tape is clear with a grey centre and white printed text. The title and track listing is shown at the top and the "Warner Bros. Records Inc." Production and Copyright information is displayed at the bottom.


Israel

The Israel made cassette comes with a similar front and back cover to the US release including using the same Catalogue number 926314-4 at the bottom of the spine. On the back cover, the usual white barcode has been replaced with some Manufacturing and Distributing information printed in both English and Hebrew; "(P) & © 1990 רמתיגן, תרארת הארץ (1973) בע''מ, החלזון 4, מיוצר ומופץ ע"י הד ארצי מקגוצת תעריכ MANUFACTURED AND DISTRIBUTED BY HED ARZI (1973) LTD. RAMAT-GAN, MADE IS ISRAEL".


Italy

The Italian LP comes with the regular front and back cover artworks displaying the title "EAST OF THE SUN WEST OF THE MOON" in the gold and silver lettering, it was "Made in Italy by wea Italiana S.p.A.". On the revese of the sleeve the track listing is printed in grey down the left hand side with the production text and side 1/2 being in the usual gold. The regular "WB Records" logo is displayed in white at the bottom left hand side with the barcode shown at the bottom right. The usual "Warner Bros. Records Inc." contact details and copyright information is shown along the bottom with some additional Italian manufacturing text; "Made in Italy by wea Italiana S.p.A. - Milano A Warner Communications Company". The release also comes with a regular inner sleeve displaying the full track lyrics and artworks, it additionally has printed at the bottom right hand corner that it was "Made in Italy" and includes the catalogue number 7599 26314-1. The record labels are white with black text and displays the usual colour "WB Records" logo at the top with the title; "A-HA EAST OF THE SUN, WEST OF THE MOON" underneath. The "STEREO" logo is shown on the left hand side, with "S.I.A.E." and side 1/2 being on the right. The full track listing is included at the lower half of the label along with track credits and track lengths. The catalogue number 7599 26314-1 is also shown at the bottom of both sides. Around the outer edge of the label again on both sides, is some Italian manufacturing and copyright text; "MADE IN ITALY BY WEA ITALIANA SPA A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY RESERVATI TUTTI I DIRITTI DEL PRODUTTORE FONOGRAFICO E DEL PROPRIETARIO DELL OPERA REGISTRATA SALVO AUTORIZZAZIONI SONO VIETATE LA DUPLICAZIONE, LA LOCAZIONE E L'UTILIZZAZIONE DI QUESTO DISCO PER PUBBLICA ESECUZIONE E RADIODIFFUSIONE".

The Italian cassette was made by "wea Italiana S.p.A. – Milano" and comes with the same front and back cover artworks as the US release displaying the title at the top in the usual gold and silver lettering. On the spine there is the official Italian round red stamp mark, the Catalogue number at the bottom has also been changed to 7599 26314-4. The release also comes with the usual fold out sleeve to display the pictures of the band members and the full track lyrics. There is some Italian manufacturing information on the inside of the back sleeve under the "Dolby B" text which reads; "Made in Italy by wea Italiana S.p.A. – Milano A Warner Communications Company". The tape is clear with a grey centre piece; it displays the title "A-HA EAST OF THE SUN, WEST OF THE MOON" at the top with the full track listing underneath in uppercase lettering. At the bottom of side 1, there is some Italian manufacturing and copyright information which reads; "Riservati tutti I diritti del produttore fonografico e del proprietario dell' opera registrata. Salvo autorizzazioni, sono vietate la duplicazione, la locazione e I' utilizzazione di questa musicassetta per pubblica esecuzione e radiodiffusione. Made in Italy by wea A Warner Communications Company". On side 2, there is some Record Company information displayed instead at the bottom; "(P) Warner Bros. Records Inc., for the U.S. A Warner Communications Company. Made in Italy by wea Italiana S.p.A". Additionally shown on both sides of the tape are the "Warner Bros. Records", "Dolby" and "S.I.A.E" logos, along with the Catalogue number. Some copies of the cassette also came with a red and white "SIAE" sticker on the back of the cassette case, displaying some Italian "BMG Records" text printed in black; "MC PRODUZIONE ITALIANA BMG RICORDI C.O. – 18 BMG RICORDI".


Japan

The CD album comes with a Japanese lyric sheet plus a white and red obi strip with large green a-ha logo plus black text. The disc varies slightly compared to the European release. The printing on the disc is purple (lighter purple than that used on the European release) except for the track numbers which are in red and the words "East" and "Sun" of the title are in black. The Manufacturing and Copyright information around the outer rim reads; "MADE BY WARNER-PIONEER CORPORATION, JAPAN. ALL RIGHTS OF THE MANUFACTURER AND OF THE OWNER OF THE RECORDED WORK RESERVED. UNAUTHORISED DUPLICATION IS A VIOLATION OF APPLICABLE LAWS. UNDER LICENSE FROM WARNER BROS. RECORDS (JAPAN) INC., U.S.A". On one of the spines, the title is printed in English, on the other it is in Japanese.

East Of The Sun West Of The Moon Japan sample disc The promo copy is the same as the regular edition, but has the text "SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE" (in red) etched around the centre of the disc and a white and red promo sticker on the back insert. Limited numbers of the promo album came with a poster.

There was also a "Gatsby" promotional edition of the album which has an orange / red and green obi strip with black and white text. "Gatsby" is printed on the front and spine of the obi strip. The CDs are otherwise identical with the same catalogue numbers WPCR-3880.

East Of The Sun West Of The Moon Japanese obi   Japanese East Of The Sun -  Gatsby obi strip

East Of The Sun West Of The Moon was re-released in Japan as a "Hot Price" album on 25th April 1997. The album has a different Catalogue number WPCR-1087 compared to the two earlier pressings. The Obi strip is yellow and white with black text and displays the red and yellow "bomb" Hot Price logo. It comes with a white tray, rather than grey, it includes the usual European artwork booklet and an additional black and white lyric booklet containing all the tracks in Japanese and English. The disc is similar to the earlier pressings but includes some slightly different Manufacturing and Copyright information around the outer rim which reads; "MANUFACTURED BY WEA JAPAN, A WARNER MUSIC GROUP COMPANY. DISTRIBUTED BY WARNER MUSIC JAPAN INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. UNAUTHORIZED DUPLICATION, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING, RENTING AND COPYING OF THIS DISC PROHIBITED. MADE IN JAPAN". The Promo edition comes with a red and white sticker with red text stuck onto the back sleeve and the word "SAMPLE" is etched in black around the centre of the disc.


Korea

East Of The Sun West Of The Moon Korean cassette The front sleeve of the Korean release is similar to the German made release. Th sleeve folds around the cassette. The spine and back are white. The WB-logo, wea and the catalogue number are printed in black with the title in Korean in red. The titles on the back sleeve are black with the track listing in both English and Korean. Text at the bottom of the back sleeve says "Manufactured by Oasis Record Co. Ministry of culture and information reg no. 16 plus an address and date Dec 30. 1990.


Malaysia

The Malaysian cassette of "EAST OF THE SUN, WEST OF THE MOON" comes with the same front and back cover as the US release but there is no Barcode included on the back sleeve. The usual "Warner Bros. Records Inc. 3300 Warner Blvd, Burbank CA 91505 – 4694. 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10019-6908" contact address details is also present on the back sleeve. The cassette comes in a light grey backed case instead of the usual charcoal coloured one and there is a small white rectangular sticker included with some black printed text; "DIEDARKAN OLEH: WEA RECORDS SDN. BHD. 9TH FLR MUI PLAZA (BOX #18) JALAN P. RAMLEE, 50250 KUALA LUMPUR, BUATAN MALAYSIA". The usual "Warner Music Europe" logo is also engraved onto the back of the cassette case. The Catalogue number is 9 26314-4.


Mexico

East Of The Sun West Of The Moon Mexican cassette The titles are printed in Spanish and English on the LP and cassette. The Mexican cassette release comes with the usual front cover artworks but includes a larger black strip at the top displaying the title "EAST OF THE SUN WEST OF THE MOON". The back cover and spine comes with a black background with white text, the full track listing is displayed in Spanish on the back cover, it also includes some Production and Record Company contact details; "(P) 1990 WARNER BROS. RECORDS INC. (C) 1990 WARNER BROS. RECORDS INC. Hecho en Mexico por PRODUCCIONES WEA, S.A. DE C.V. Acapulco No.37 Mexico. 06140 Tel. 553-66-88 Una Compania del grupo WARNER COMMINICATIONS. MARCAS REGISTRAADAS PARA SU VENTA EN MEXICO". On the spine, the a-ha logo and title as usual is displayed in the centre with the "Warner Bros." logo at the top and the "OO2", "Dolby Systems" and "wea" logos at the bottom. the Catalogue number is also included CPXB-7024. The inside of the insert is white and displays the full track listing in both Spanish and English along with track credits and track lengths. The inside of the spine again includes the exact same Production and Record Company information which appears on the back cover. There is some Spanish contact and Copyright information additionally shown on the inside of the back cover which reads "MUY IMPORTANTE este fonograma es una obra intelectual protegida en favor de su productor. (P) 1990 WARNER BROS. RECORDS INC. (C) 1990 WARNER BROS. RECORDS INC. Derechos reservados. HECHO EN MEXICO POR PRODUCCIONES WEA, S.A. DE C.V. ACAPULCO 37 MEXICO 06140, D.F. UNA CIA. DEL GRUPO WARNER COMMUNICATIONS MARCAS REGISTRADAS La titularidad de los derechos contenidos en el fonograma se encuentra reconocida y protegida CONFORME A LA LEY SE PROHIBE SU COPIA O REPRODUCCION PARCIAL O TOTAL, SU ALQUILER Y SU EJECUCION PUBLICA. Estas prohibiciones estan penadas conforme a los Articulos 386 del Codigo Penal y 135 y 136 de la Ley Federal Sobre el Derecho de Autor y demas normas legales aplicables vigentes". The "Warner Bros". and "wea" logos are additionally shown along with the Catalogue number. The cassette itself is transparent / grey with white text, it displays A-HA and the title "EAST OF THE SUN, WEST OF THE MOON" at the top with the track listing to each side underneath all printed in Spanish.


Peru

The release from Peru looks unofficial; it comes with a single sided folded insert with the regular cover artwork printed in colour in the middle of the front sleeve shown on a white background. The title "EAST OF THE SUN WEST OF THE MOON" is displayed in red along the top, with the a-ha logo in black underneath. Along the bottom there is some manufacturing information again shown in black; "FABRICADO POR "EL VIRREY" INDUSTRIAS MUSICALES S.A. R.I. 12428". The title and a-ha logo are both printed landscaped in red on the spine, with the "WB" logo shown oriented in black at the top and the catalogue number "CN-WBR 0263144.5" and "STEREO" again in black at the bottom. The full track listing is displayed both in Spanish and English on the back cover along with track credits and production information to "Chris Neil" and "Ian Stanley". There is also a picture of a cassette tape with crossbones displaying some Spanish Copyright Warning information; "PIRATERIA FONOGRAFICA LA COPIA DE ESTE FONOGRAMA CONSTITUYE DELITO DE ESTAFA, PENADO CON PRISION DE HASTA 6 ANOS (LEY NO 23535)". There appear to be at least two slightly different pressed tapes, the first pressing comes with a transparent clear tape and the second pressing comes instead with a black coloured tape, both include the same white stickered label with black printed text and the layout on each is also the same. The title "EAST OF THE SUN WEST OF THE MOON A-HA" is displayed along the top of both sides, with the "WB RECORDS" logo included in the top left hand corner. The catalogue number is shown on the left hand side with side 1/2 and "STEREO" displayed on the right hand side. Along the bottom of both sides, there is some Spanish copyright and manufacturing information which reads "QUEDAN RESERVADOS TODOS LOS DERECHOS DEL AUTOR Y DEL PRODUCTOR DE FONOGRAMAS ESTA PROHIBIDA LA COPIA. LOCACION Y EJECUCION PUBLICA DE ESTE FONOGRAMA. MANUFACTURADO POR "EL VIRREY" INDUSTRIAS MUSICALES S.A. - INDUSTRIA PERUANA - R.I. 12428".

East of the Sun West of the Moon Peru cassette


The Philippines

The cassette release comes with the regular front cover artworks, but the fold out insert is only half the size compared to the usual US release, it still however includes the two pictures of the band members inside. The actual spine and back cover is coloured white with black text, there is no barcode shown on the back cover but instead shows the full track listing to each side down the centre, on the left hand side, we have the "Warner Brothers" logo, whilst on the right hand side, there is a round "PARI MEMBER APPROVED" sign and the "DOLBY SYSTEM" logo. Along the bottom of the back cover, there is some Philippine Manufacturing information which reads; "Manufactured in the Philippines for WEA Records Under license from WEA International Inc., U.S.A. A Warner Communications Company". On the inside of the insert, the full track listing is spread out to cover the whole of the insides, it also includes the track credits and track Copyright text; "Screen Gems EMI Music Inc. BMI/Warner Chappell Music Ltd". There is also some "DOLBY B" information shown on the reverse of the spine, plus some Copyright information on the inside of the back cover, a large "Warner Brothers Records" logo is also included. The tape is dark tinted and comes with a light blue stick-on label and black text, the track listing shown in very small print and the "DOLBY SYSTEM" logo is displayed at the top and the title "A-ha EAST OF THE SUN WEST OF THE MOON" is at the bottom, the "PARI-MEMBER approved" sign is shown on the left and the "Warner Brothers Records", Catalogue number 26314-4 and "STEREO" on the right. Also included with the cassette is a black and white thin paper folded sheet displaying the full track lyrics, the layout and design of it is very similar to the usual release.


Russia

"East Of The Sun West Of The Moon" was re-issued in a card slipcase in 2003, click here for more details.

"East Of The Sun West Of The Moon" was advertised on the back of the albums; "Hunting High And Low" and "Headlines And Deadlines" as being re-issued by Никитин in Russia. It is Not confirmed as to whether the CD release actually does exist?. The same catalogue number 4670001545389 being displayed on the advert, was also used for the Russian "НИКИТИН" Album 25 release. The "НИКИТИН" Album 25 CD release is available but was not advertised on any of the other "НИКИТИН" CD albums.

East Of The Sun West Of The Moon Russian cassette"East Of The Sun West Of The Moon" was re-issued by Никитин in Russia. The front sleeve of the Никитин release of the cassette has the regular artwork in a square at the bottom of the sleeve with the large a-ha logo placed in the top left, slightly overlapping the picture. The title is printed in white and gold letters along the top on a black background. On the spine, the layout and design differs compared to the regular release, the a-ha logo is shown in red and title East of the Sun, West of the Moon is printed in lowercase and in a different font size. The Catalogue number 7599-26314-4 HH-184MC/03 is displayed at the top, with the WB Records and WWW.records website address at the bottom. The back sleeve is white with black text and displays the full track listing with length numbers alongside. A barcode is also included. Along the bottom, there is some Production and Copyright information which is printed in both English and Russian which reads; (P) 2003 ФИРМА Г РАМЗАПИСИ НИКИТИН/WWW.RECORDS BСЕ ПРАВА ЗАЩИЩЕНЫ EMAIL: [email protected] ТЕЛ./Ф.: (095) 781-27-63. ГОСТ 23963-86, ГОСТ 20492-87, ТУ-43-03-30-89. ДИСТРИБУЦИЯ АУДИОКАССЕТ И КОМПАКТ ДИСКОВ - «ТОРГОВАЯ ФИРМА НИКИТИН»: МС – (095) 381-48-80, 381-66-05. CD - (095) 730-73-39, 730-73-40. АДРЕС ДЛЯ НАПРАВЛЕНИЯ ПРЕДЛОЖЕНИЙ И ПРЕТЕНЗИИ: 117545, Г.МОСКВА, 1–Й ДРОЖНЙ ПР–Д, Д. 9/10, СТР. 1, ТЕЛ: (095) 381-48-80, 381-66-05. E-MAIL: [email protected] The outer flap of the sleeve is black with the title in large white and gold letters across the middle with a red strip along the top. The reverse is grey with a large dark grey a-ha logo plus the track listing in white. A black and white shot of Morten is on the right hand side. The cassette is transparent with white text.


Saudi Arabia

East Of The Sun West Of The Moon Saudi arabia cassette The cassette from Saudi Arabia looks unofficial. The front is white with a colour shit of the regular cover in the middle. a-ha is printed in green at the top with the title in mixed sized red font below. Across the cover artwork in black outlined letters and at the bottom in pink letters are the words "THOMSUN ORIGINAL". This is also printed in black on the spine. The spine and back flap are light blue with the title in pink on the spine, catalogue number in black and the track listing in black. The cassette is a regular maxell 46 black tape with black green and white stickers with the title printed on.


South Africa

The South African LP release comes with a similar front and back sleeve to the European release showing the usual artworks. The white barcode is now displayed at the top left hand corner of the back sleeve and comes with a different number 6 001491 131918. There is also a "TUSK" logo displayed at the top right hand corner of the back sleeve with the Catalogue numbers for both the Cassette (ZWBC 1694) and CD (2-926314) releases alongside. The full track listing and Production Credits to "Chris Neil and Ian Stanley" are all printed in white instead of the usual gold and silver. The "WB Records" and "A.S.A.M.I Musical Note Seal of Approval" logos are shown at the bottom left hand corner. Along the bottom of the back sleeve it includes the regular Warner Bros. Record Company information; "Warner Bros. Records Inc., A Warner Communications Company. (C) 1990 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. (P) 1990 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and Wea International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S". The actual Record labels are white with the usual "WB Records" colour logo displayed at the top with the A-HA logo underneath. The title "EAST OF THE SUN, WEST OF THE MOON" and track listing is shown at the bottom, along with some Manufacturing and Distributing information; "MANUFACTURED & DISTRIBUTED BY TUSK MUSIC COMPANY (PTY) LTD. A licensee of WEA Internation Inc". The Catalogue number WBC 1694 is shown on the right hand side. Around the outer edge of the label is the usual Copyright information; "ALL RIGHTS OF THE MANUFACTURER AND OF THE OWNER OF THE RECORDED WORK RESERVED. UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING AND COPYING OF THIS RECORD PROHIBITED".


Taiwan

East Of The Sun West Of The Moon Taiwan information card The Taiwan cassette album is similar to the European release and comes with a fold out insert with lyrics. It displays that it was; "MADE BY UFO GROUP IN TAIWAN UNDER LICENSE" on the back sleeve. On the inside of the back cover, there is some manufacturing text which reads; "Manufactured in TAIWAN under licence from WEA International Inc., No licence is granted or is to be implied by the sale or supply of this cassette or container thereof under or in relation to any trademark or copyright of or owned by WEA International Inc. anywhere in the world outside TAIWAN". On the spine it includes the "UFO GROUP" logo and Taiwan Catalogue number WU1575. The release also additionally comes with a pale green double-sided information card about the band. The cassette is black with silver text, it again displays along the bottom that it was "MADE BY UFO GROUP IN TAIWAN UNDER LICENSE". The "UFO GROUP CO. LTD" text and "UFO" logo is also engraved onto the back of the plastic case.


Thailand

The Thai cassette release of "EAST OF THE SUN, WEST OF THE MOON" comes with the same folded insert displaying the regular album artworks as the US edition, but doesn't include a barcode on the back sleeve or any "Dolby" information on the inside. The insert folds out to include the usual full track lyrics and pictures of the band members. The actual tape is light grey with black printed text and displays the title "a-ha/EAST OF THE SUN, WEST OF THE MOON" along the top with the track listing to each side underneath. On the left hand side, it displays side 1 or 2, whilst on the right hand side it shows the "WB" logo and catalogue number 26314-4. Along the bottom of side 1, it includes some Production credits to "Chris Neil" and "Ian Stanley" and on side 2, there is some Production and Copyright information; "P C 1990 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication, public performance and broadcasting of this recording is forbidden". The front of the cassette case comes with an additional blue and white "WARNER MUSIC INTERNATIONAL" sticker.


Turkey

East Of The Sun West Of The Moon Turkey cassette The cassette has a fold-out sleeve which is of similar design to the German made release. The spine and back flap are light grey rather than white / black and the font used for the titles differs. The title "EAST OF THE SUN WEST OF THE MOON" is printed all in black instead of gold and silver on the spine and the WB logo has been rotated compared to the German made release. The layout of the back cover is different and smaller with the track listing for each side being displayed down the left and right hand sides. There is no barcode included. There is some Production and Copyright information displayed in the middle which reads; "© & (P) 1990 WARNER BROS. RECORDS INC. WEA International Inc. Lisansi ile MMY Ltd. Tarafindan yayinlanmistir". Along the bottom there is a Record Company contact address; "MMY Milletlerarasi Muzik Yayinian Ltd. I.M.C. 6. Blok No. 6437 Unkapani/Istanbul . Telefon: 522 75 85".

There are two slightly different pressings; the first pressing comes with a dark tinted tape with an orange and white stick-on label. The title "a-ha EAST OF THE SUN WEST OF THE MOON" is printed in black at the top, there is a small yellow rectangular sticker at the top right hand corner of side 1 displaying "KTB NDO 0000798 K" in gold/green text. On the left hand side we have the WB logo and some production text "(P) 1990 Warner Bros. Records Inc.", whilst on the right hand side there is some Turkish trademark text; "Her hakki mahfuzdur T.M". At the bottom of the tape there is some Catalogue numbered coding which reads; "90.34.U.024.26314-4" and the same Record Company contact address information which appears on the back cover is additionally included.

The second pressing again comes with a tinted tape, but includes instead a light blue and white stick-on label. The layout and design is otherwise exactly the same as the first pressing apart from the small yellow rectangular sticker at the top right hand corner of side 1 with the gold/green text now reads; "KTB LDM 0000990 K". The Catalogue number on both pressings is exactly the same 26314-4.


Uruguay

The release from Uruguay looks unofficial but comes with the regular cover artwork printed in black and white in the middle of the front sleeve on a black background. The title is printed in white and gold at the top of the sleeve. The rest of the sleeve is plain white with black text. The tracks are listed on the fold-out part. The cassette is white with yellow paper labels, both the title and track listing is shown at the top in black, with some Spanish Copyright and "Dolby" information in dark blue at the bottom; "Reservados todos los derechos del productor y de los autores de las obras registradas en esta cinta prohibida su reproduccion, ejecucion publica y/o radio-teledifusion. Industria Uruguaya (Made in Uruguay) “Dolby” y el simbolo doble-D son marcas registradas de Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Bajo licencia RCA. Productor Fonografico WEL S.A. Fonograma es Cultura Art. 79. Ley 13349". The usual "WB Records", "AGADU", "STEREO" and "Dolby" logos are also displayed in dark blue on the tape.

East of the Sun West of the Moon Uruguay cassette


USA

East Of The Sun U.S. Long Box The disc of the CD album differs slightly from the European release. The words "East" and "Sun" in the title have been printed in red (they have also been printed a little too high compared to the rest of the title!) and so too have the track numbers. The CD release is available in a long box. The cover is similar to that of the regular release, but with more sky showing above the heads of the band members.

East Of The Sun U.S. CD   East Of The Sun U.S. CD2

There is also a USA regular pressing (9 26314-2) which is very similar to the Canadian release. The disc has the words EAST/SUN in black, whilst "WEST OF THE SUN" is in purple and the track numbers are in red. "Made in USA" is printed at the bottom of the disc. It comes with an insert booklet similar to the European release. The Manufacturing and Copyright information is printed at the bottom of the sleeve and reads; "Warner Bros. Records., a Time Warner Company 3300 Warner Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505-4694. 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10019-6908 (C) 1990 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outsideof the U.S. (P) 1990 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. Made in U.S.A. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorised duplication is a violation of applicable laws".

There is another USA CD release of "East Of The Sun West Of The Moon" which was instead Manufactured by Columbia House Under License, it is similar to the regular USA (9 26314-2) release but the disc again has the words EAST and SUN in the title printed in black and WEST OF THE MOON in purple, the track numbers are also shown in red. The "a-ha" logo on the right hand side is also shown in purple. At the bottom of the disc, it again displays that the CD was "MADE IN USA", but the Catalogue number used has been changed to W2 26314. The insert booklet is exactly the same as the European release but again the Catalogue number on the back page is different. On the back sleeve, the white barcode also comes with a different number 0 20831-4177-2 17 and it additionally has printed above the Manufacturing and Copyright information that the CD was "MANUFACTURED BY COLUMBIA HOUSE UNDER LICENSE".

East Of The Sun U.S. Picture CD

There is also a promo graphic CD-album of "East Of The Sun West Of The Moon" which was "Mfg by Discovery Systems". It features the then new a-ha logo placed just below the centre of the disc in silver. The album title is printed on one of the many coloured half circles around the outer edge of the CD. Colours are red, black, blue, maroon and gold. It also displays that it was "MADE IN USA" and includes a different Catalogue number 9 26314-2-DJ. The rest of the packaging for this promo album is the same as that for the regular release.

The USA cassette was manufactured at "Warner Bros. Records Inc. - 3300 Warner Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505-4694 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York. NY 10019-6908". The front and back cover artworks is similar to the German made European release which includes the same fold out insert displaying the pictures of the band members and full track lyrics. At the bottom of the spine the Catalogue number has been changed to 9 26314-4 and it now includes a "DOLBY SYSTEM" logo. On the back sleeve under the track listing, it displays the above "Warner Bros. Records Inc." contact address. There is some additional "Dolby B" information displayed on the inside of the back sleeve. East Of The Sun promo cassette The tape is transparent clear with a grey centre piece and white printed text. The layout and font size is slightly different compared to the European release; it displays the title "a-ha/EAST OF THE SUN WEST OF THE MOON" at the top with the track listing to each side underneath. On the left hand side a different Catalogue number 4-26314 is shown compared to the one used on the spine. The "Warner Bros. Records" logo is also present. At the bottom of side 1, it displays the Production information to "CHRIS NEIL" and "IAN STANLEY" and on side 2, there is some manufacturing and record company information; "(P) 1990 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. A Time Warner Company Made In U.S.A".

There is a WB US promo cassette which comes with a white paper insert. The titles are printed in black. The album title is listed as "East Of The Sun".


Yugoslavia

The Yugoslavian cassette release of "East Of The Sun West Of The Moon" was pressed by "Jugoton" and comes with a similar front and back cover artworks to the European release, it also comes with a different barcode number 8 600413 029050 on the black cover. At the bottom of the spine it includes the "Jugoton" logo along with the Catalogue number MC-7-S 3 02905 0. The inside of the insert folds out to include the usual full track lyrics, but there is some additional Croatian text shown on the inside of the back cover; "Urednik redakcije: Veljko Despot Glavni I odgovorni urednik: Sinisa Skarica", it translates to "The editor of the editorial board: Veljko Despot Editor in Chief: Sinisa Skarica". The tape is dark tinted with an orange stick-on label and black printed text, it includes the title "EAST OF THE SUN WEST OF THE MOON" at the top with A-HA and "WEA/JUGOTON" underneath. On the left hand side which is separated by a continuous dashed line, it again displays the "Jugoton" logo along with "STEREO" and "Dolby B". The Catalogue number, "BIEM" and "SOKOJ" are also shown. At the bottom left hand corner it also displays that the tape was Made in Yugoslavia. There is also some Croatian Copyright information along the bottom of each side which reads; "Sva prava proizvodaca vrpca I vlasnika snimljenog djela pridrzana. Zabranjuje se presnimavanje, javno izvodenje I radiodifuzija ove vrpce".

CD

Brazil 1st press - Microservice East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 926314-2
Brazil 1st press - Microservice Gold Stamp East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 926314-2
Brazil 2nd press - Microservice East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 759926314-2
Brazil 1st press - Videolar East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 926314-2
Brazil 2nd press - Videolar East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 759926314-2
Brazil 3rd press - Videolar East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 759926314-2 / AA0002500
Brazil Sonopress East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 759926314-2 / AB0000500
Canada Columbia House East Of The Sun West Of The Moon W2 26314 740415T
Canada Warner Music Canada Ltd East Of The Sun West Of The Moon CD 26314
European 1st press East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 7599-26314-2 (France WE 833)
European 2nd press - plain logo East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 7599-26314-2 (WE 835)
European 3rd press East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 7599-26314-2 (WE 835)
European 4th press - black logo East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 7599-26314-2 (WE 835)
German Club-Edition East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 7599-26314-2/(France WE 833)/76 147 8
Japan   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon WPCP-3880
Japan promo East Of The Sun West Of The Moon WPCP-3880
Japan Gatsby East Of The Sun West Of The Moon WPCP-3880
Japan Hot Price - promo East Of The Sun West Of The Moon WPCR-1087
Japan Hot Price East Of The Sun West Of The Moon WPCR-1087
Russia slipcase East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 75992 63142/HH-184CD/03
Russia Никитин East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 4670001545389
Taiwan   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon ?
USA Long Box East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 7599-26314-2
USA   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 9 26314-2
USA Columbia House East Of The Sun West Of The Moon W2 26314
USA Discovery Systems - promo East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 9 26314-2-DJ

LP

USA
Argentina East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 1-26314
Brazil East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 6708196
Colombia East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 23 (1031) 00148
European East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 7599-26314-1 / WX378
German East Of The Sun West Of The Moon Club Edition 47 455 1/UK: WX 378/7599-26314-1/France WE 391
Greece East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 926 314-1
Hungary East Of The Sun West Of The Moon PL MMC 9011
Italy East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 7599-26314-1
Korea East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 7599-26314-1
Mexico East Of The Sun West Of The Moon LPXB-7024
South Africa East Of The Sun West Of The Moon WBC 1694
East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 26314-1

Cassette

Argentina EMSSA - 1st press (Cream Tape) East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 4-26314
Argentina EMSSA - 2nd press (White Tape) East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 4-26314
Australia   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 759926314-4
Brazil 1st press East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 670.8196
Brazil 2nd press - BMG (Chrome) East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 767.8196
Brazil 3rd press - FONOBRAS (Chrome) East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 670.8196
Brazil 4th press East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 670.8196
Canada Warner Music Canada Ltd East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 92 63144 CR
Chile   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 195320
Colombia Sonolux East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 23(1051)00148
Germany / UK   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 7599-26314-4 / WX 378C
Greece   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon TC 926 314-4
Canada   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon W4 26314
Hungary   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon PK MMC 9011
Indonesia   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon W0225-0
Israel   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 926314-4
Italy   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 7599-26314-4
Japan   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon WPTP-3880
Korea   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 7599-26314-4
Malaysia   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 9 26314-4
Mexico   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon CPXB-7024
Peru 1st press East Of The Sun West Of The Moon CN-WBR 0263144.5
Peru 2nd press East Of The Sun West Of The Moon CN-WBR 0263144.5
The Philippines   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 26314-4
Russia   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 7599-26314-4 / HH-184MC/03
Saudi Arabia Unofficial? East Of The Sun West Of The Moon EN - 3863
Taiwan   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 26314-4/WU 1575
Thailand   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 26314-4
Turkey 1st press East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 26314-4
Turkey 2nd press East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 26314-4
Uruguay   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 20067-4
USA   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 4-26314
USA promo East Of The Sun West Of The Moon 4-26314
Yugoslavia   East Of The Sun West Of The Moon MC-7-S 3 02905 0

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