OUTSIDE THE LAW (Billingsgate BG 1009 in 1974) LP


A 1. Reflexion
  2. Woman
  3. Big City
  4. In Your Eyes

B 1. Outside The Law
  2. Tequila Shuffle
  3. Fresh Air


Recording Data

 ・ Record at Omega Studio
   Chicago November 1974
 ・ Produced by EPITAPH
 ・ Guest Musicians
   Fred Kaz (Piano)
   Billy Shaw (Organ)
 ・ All written by Cliff Jackson
   Except B-2 by Bernd Kolbe



Menber(Great! :-))

Cliff Jackson (Vocal, Guitar) Klaus Walz (Guitar) Bernd Kolbe (Bass) Achim Wielert (Drums)


Also great one that it has the beautiful twin lead guitar tone which is reminded of the everlasting masterpiece "Argus" LP of famous British Rock group WISHBONE ASH already released in 1972. Of course Cliff and Klaus's guitar-play show us unbelievable high tension.

This album was said that having pushed 1,000 stamps on the white cover at first 1,000 press, and now it is rare item.
As you can see upper picture, the black cover jacket of specification was released after that. The handwriting recording data, member's portrait and reversal live-shot on left side of into this gatehold jacket, and the very strange picture something a door illustration was drawn on right side.

Re-issue of this work was carried out from the German minor label "Babylon"(Babylon Z80001) using the single jacket in 1978. Moreover, CD was released as bootleg in 1994 (GERMANOFON 941008), and official CD (RR4885) was released from Repertoire label in June, 2000.


All Of The "Outside The Law"

1. LP Billingsgate BG1009 1974 US Gatehold
2. LP Billingsgate BG1009 1974 US 1st Press 1,000 Copy Only
3. LP Membran 221311 1974 Germany Gatehold
4. LP Membran 221311 1974 Germany Single Jacket
5. LP Babylon Z80001 1978 Germany Re-issue Single Jacket
6. CD Germanofon 941008 1994 Germany Bootleg
7. CD Repertoire RR4885 2000 Germany



1. LP Billingsgate BG1009 1974 US Gatehold
Front Reverse Label
Inside of Jacket

Since "Billingsgate" was a record label company in the United States, this US press was an original issue of this work.
A label mark (illustration with which the left man is going to kick at a right man's hips. what a strange !:-) ) is under the center of a jacket, and there is a live shot which carried out monochrome reversal in a back jacket. It cannot said that the quality of paper of a jacket is good also in a compliment.



2. LP Billingsgate BG1009 1974 US 1st Press 1,000 Copy Only

I have ever heard this 1,000 first press of an original US issue is only what has pushed the stamp on the white jacket. Probably this photograph's will be it.I have not ever seen before real one. Now, very rare and legendary item.



3. LP Membran 221311 1974 Germany Gatehold
Front Reverse Label
Inside of Jacket

This album was also released from Membran label in their homecountry,German. It was the same as that of original US press that this jacket is a spreadable. The upper part of front cover has the notation of "SUN ROCK (I think that it is the name of their production)."
It is the difference from an original jacket art that on upper right label mark of Membran was written. Moreover, jacket has full lamination coating.



4. LP Membran 221311 1974 Germany Single Jacket
Front Reverse Label

This work also had the album release in the single jacket without a gatehold from Membran label. The differences from a gatehold-press were that there was no notation of "domino" in the label logo of a front jacket, that there was no live shot currently used for back Jacket here, that the address notation was different a little, and strange picture did not exist here.



5. LP Babylon Z80001 1978 Germany Re-issue Single Jacket
Front Reverse Label

This is a re-issue from German Babylon label. This seems to be the copy of the single jacket of Membran fundamentally. Although the logo illustration of US Billingsgate remained, the logo of Membran which was in the upper right was erased.
There was a logo mark of Babylon in the back jacket upper part. A label design was the same design as the label of "Handicap" I & II records which this label released after that.



6. CD Germanofon 941008 1994 Germany Bootleg
Reverse / Front Label
Inside of Jacket Reverse

This is CD by which bootleg reproduction was carried out in Germany. This tone quality was as good as except. Although the front jacket was using of a German Membran label's one, the name of Membran label, and the illusted man on the left of the label mark of Billingsgate, and the name of Billingsgate were smeared away. Although using of Membran label, what a hell, a right side picture were printed upside down !



7. CD Repertoire RR4885 2000 Germany
Reverse / Front Label
Inside of Jacket Reverse
German liner notes
English liner notes

Official CD format of this album was released by Repertoire label. Since this was the release from the label which made reproduction of 1st and 2nd album release realize, although it was expected that there is any bonus tracks, there was no bonus tracks here.
Although the jacket waas using the Membran label issue, the label mark of Billingsgate was erased. The title notation of this CD reverse side jacket was original. The liner notes wrriten by Germany and English were appended to inside. The disk label treats the band name illustration of a jacket. It is pretty good.