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The River
The River Pitman pressing
Label (Cat #): Columbia (PC2 36854)
Format: 2xLP
Country: USA
Release date (Original year): – (1980)
I have 2 copies
Disc 1:
A1- THE TIES THAT BIND
A2- SHERRY DARLING
A3- JACKSON CAGE
A4- TWO HEARTS
A5- INDEPENDENCE DAY
B1- HUNGRY HEART
B2- OUT IN THE STREET
B3- CRUSH ON YOU
B4- YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH)
B5- I WANNA MARRY YOU
B6- THE RIVER

Disc 2:
A1- POINT BLANK
A2- CADILLAC RANCH
A3- I'M A ROCKER
A4- FADE AWAY
A5- STOLEN CAR
B1- RAMROD
B2- THE PRICE YOU PAY
B3- DRIVE ALL NIGHT
B4- WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY


For the U.S. pressing, some of the jackets have a thick spine (1/4") and some have a thin spine (1/8"). These two copies have a thick spine, but this does not apply to all copies of the Pitman pressing.


All pressings:
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There are four pressings of the commercial USA pressing of The River.

Pitman pressing:
- Pressed at the Pitman, NJ, plant (has "P" or no plant code on the dead wax)
- Columbia labels
- Labels have "PC2 36854" followed by "C 36855" (disc 1) or "C 36856" (disc 2)
- Wide spacing between the track list lines on labels
- The track list side of the inner sleeves is the front side
- "36854" on disc 1 inner sleeve top-right corner with no top margin

Terre Haute pressing:
- Pressed at the Terre Haute, IN, plant (has "T1" on the dead wax)
- Columbia labels
- Labels have "PC2 36854" followed by "C 36855" (disc 1) or "C 36856" (disc 2)
- Wide spacing between the track list lines on labels
- The track list side of the inner sleeves is the front side
- "36854" on disc 1 inner sleeve top-right corner with no top margin

Santa Maria pressing:
- Pressed at the Santa Maria, CA, plant (has "S1" or "S2" on the dead wax)
- Columbia labels
- Labels have "C 36855" (disc 1) or "C 36856" (disc 2) followed by "PC2 36854"
- Narrow spacing between the track list lines on labels
- The track list side of the inner sleeves is the back side
- "36854" on disc 1 inner sleeve top-right corner with a 1/4" top margin

Electrosound pressing:
- Pressed at Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc. in Shelbyville, IN (has "Emw" on the dead wax)
- CBS Special Products labels
- Labels have "C 36855" (disc 1) or "C 36856" (disc 2) followed by "PC2 36854"
- Narrow spacing between the track list lines on labels
- The track list side of the inner sleeves is the front side
- "36854" on disc 1 inner sleeve top-right corner with no top margin


This copy's run-out etchings (copy #1):
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Side 1 run-out etchings (stamped): P MASTERED BY CAPITOL
Side 1 run-out etchings (hand-etched): [signature] PAL-36855 1G F7
Side 2 run-out etchings (stamped): D MASTERED BY CAPITOL
Side 2 run-out etchings (hand-etched): [signature] PBL-36855 1F F6
Side 3 run-out etchings (stamped): C MASTERED BY CAPITOL
Side 3 run-out etchings (hand-etched): [signature] PAL-36856 1F F6
Side 4 run-out etchings (stamped): B MASTERED BY CAPITOL
Side 4 run-out etchings (hand-etched): [signature] PBL-36856 1AD F16

No "T1", "1T", "S1", or "S2" code on dead wax, which means pressed at Pitman, NJ

This copy's run-out etchings (copy #2):
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Side 1 run-out etchings (stamped): MASTERED BY CAPITOL
Side 1 run-out etchings (hand-etched): [signature] PAL-36855 1AH F35
Side 2 run-out etchings (stamped): MASTERED BY CAPITOL
Side 2 run-out etchings (hand-etched): [signature] PBL-36855 1AM F41
Side 3 run-out etchings (stamped): MASTERED BY CAPITOL
Side 3 run-out etchings (hand-etched): [signature] PAL-36856 1BC F13
Side 4 run-out etchings (stamped): MASTERED BY CAPITOL
Side 4 run-out etchings (hand-etched): [signature] PBL-36856 1BK F49

No "T1", "1T", "S1", or "S2" code on dead wax, which means pressed at Pitman, NJ

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