THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND
1966-1974
Label
Number Country Year Front Back Label
Note
The Incredible String Band   (released June 1966)
Elektra
EUK-254
UK
1966
w/instruments text w/decor
red
mono
Elektra
EUK 254
UK
1966
w/instruments
red/diff. print
mono
Elektra
EUK-254 A/B
UK
1966
w/instruments
red/stringband as one word
mono
Elektra EUK-254 UK
1966
w/instruments


mono
Elektra
EUK 254
UK
1966
w/instruments
white w/green 'E'
mono/promo
Elektra
EKL-322
US
1966
scrap foto
normal text/diff content
gold / member names
mono
Elektra

US
1966
scrap foto

gold / w/o member names
stereo
Elektra

US

scrap foto

red
stereo
Elektra
EKS-7322
US
-
scrap foto

butterfly
stereo
Elektra
EKS 7322
Ger
1968
scrap foto

gold
stereo
Elektra
EKL-322
AU

scrap foto

gold

Elektra
EKS 7322
NZ




stereo
Victor
SWG 7587
Japan
1972
scrap foto

-

Sundazed
5127
US

scrap foto
normal text
-
re
The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The Onion  (released July 1967)
Elektra
EUK 257
UK
1967
-
coloured beams

mono
Elektra EUK 257-A/B
UK
1967

coloured beams red/ diff. print
mono
Elektra EUKS 257
UK

-


stereo
Elektra EUKS-7257
UK
1967
-
coloured beams red
stereo
Elektra EUKS-7257-A/B
UK
1967
-
coloured beams red / diff. print
stereo
Elektra
EKL 257
UK




mono ?????
Elektra EKS 7257
UK
1971
-

butterfly
stereo
Elektra EKS 7257 UK plain white card sleeve white Testpressing
Elektra
K 42001
UK
1971
-
blue background
butterfly
stereo
Elektra K 42001 UK
1976
-

butterfly
stereo
Elektra EKS-74010 US
1967
-
blue background
gold
stereo w/lyric sheet
Elektra EKS-74010
US
1967
-

gold / diff. print of title
stereo
Elektra EKS 4010
US
1967
mono cover with sticker
gold
stereo
Elektra EKL 4010
US
1967
-
blue background
gold
mono
Elektra EKS-74010 Can 1967 gold stereo
Elektra EKS 74010
Can
1971 -

butterfly
stereo
Elektra EKS 74010 Spain
1970
-


stereo
Elektra S 740 Spain


red serie pioneros/promo
Elektra EKS 74010 Germany
1967
-
blue background gold
stereo
Elektra K 42001
Germany 1976


red

JVC
SWG-7574
Japan
1972
-

white
insert engl/jap,promo
Sundazed
5128
US
2003
-
blue background

reissue
The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
Elektra EUK 258 UK
1968
duo
group of people
red / black E
mono w/lyrics sheet
Elektra EUK 258
UK
1968
duo
group of people red / black E
mono w/booklet
Elektra EUKS 258 UK
1968
duo
group photo

stereo
Elektra EUKS 7258 UK
1968
duo
group photo
red
stereo w/lyrics sheet
Elektra EUKS 7258 UK



red/diff. print
stereo
Elektra EKS 7258 UK

duo group photo butterfly stereo
Elektra K42002 UK
1976
duo K42002 (EKS-74021) butterfly/K42002 (EKS 7258) stereo w/lyrics sheet
Elektra EKL 4021 US

group photo
duo

mono
Elektra EKS 74021 US

group photo duo
red / white E
stereo
Elektra EKS 74021
US

group photo duo
gold
stereo / lyric insert
Elektra EKS 74021 US

group photo duo
gold / diff. print
stereo
Elektra EKS 74021 US

group photo duo
gold /diff. print/ 2x 'stereo'
stereo
Elektra EKS 74021 US

group photo duo
grey
stereo / lyric insert
Elektra
US

group photo duo
white w/ E in black circle
stereo, promo
Elektra
US
1971


butterfly
reissue
Carthage
CGLP 4421 US
1986
group photo
duo
-
stereo reissue
Elektra EKS 74021 CAN




stereo
Elektra EKS 74021 GER
1968
group photo duo
gold
stereo
Elektra K42002 GER
1976
group photo duo
red
stereo reissue
Elektra K42002 Greece

group photo

stereo reissue
Elektra MH 5014296 ARG
1977
group photo
duo / w. insert
butterfly titles in spanish
Elektra MH 5014296 ARG
group photo titles in spanish white titles in spanish
Elektra
SWG 7560
JAP
1972
group photo

white / picture logo
lyrics insert/promo

SNZ 5129 NZ





Vogue
CLVLXEK273 France
1968 duo w/tracklist
group photo
black

Vedette VPA 8077 Italy
1968 group photo duo black
insert w. transl. lyrics
Sundazed
5129 US

group photo duo

reissue
Wee Tam & The Big Huge                                                                                          (Released October 1968)(Rec. April, June, July 1968)
Elektra
EKL 4036 / 37 UK
1968
lyrics
lyrics
red, black E
mono, insert w/poem
Elektra EKS-74036 / 37 UK
1968
lyrics lyrics red, black E
stereo, insert w/poem
Elektra
EKS-74036 / 37 UK
1968


red, white E
stereo
Elektra
K42021 / 22 UK



butterfly

Elektra K42021 / 22 UK
1976


butterfly, but diff print to above
reissue
Elektra EKS-74036 / 37 GER
1968
WT pic w/ title
BH pic w/ title
gold
gatefold, inside lyrics
Wee Tam                                                                                                                                                 (Rec. April, June, July 1968)
Elektra
EKL 4036 UK
1968
lyrics
picture
red, black E mono
Elektra EKS 74036 UK
1968
lyrics
picture
red, black E
stereo
Elektra EKS 74036
UK
1968


red / silver text
stereo
Elektra K 42021
UK
1976
picture
lyrics/diff print
butterfly
'made' in UK
Elektra K 42021 UK 1976

butterfly / little diff. in print
'manufactured' in UK
Elektra
UK

lyrics
picture
red w/ title of double album

Elektra EKL 4036 US




mono
Elektra EKS-74036 US

picture
lyrics
gold
stereo
Elektra EKS-74036-A/B US

picture
lyrics
gold /diff. to above
stereo
Elektra EKS-74036 US

picture
lyrics
gold / diff to both above

Elektra EKS 74036 US

picture
lyrics
white / white E on black circle
promo
Elektra
EKS-74036
US
71?
picture
lyrics
butterfly
reissue
Elektra
US



red / white E
stereo
Elektra K 42021
US



red / little white E
reissue
Elektra EKL 42021 NL
1970

butterfly
Elektra 50-14366 ARG

duo picture
lyrics
butterfly titles in spanish
Elektra EKS 74036 A
AUS

US pict w/sticker
lyrics/initials in black
gold

4 Men 4M209LP US 2011
The Big Huge                                                                                                                                           (Rec. April, June, July 1968)
Elektra EKL 4037 UK
1968
lyrics
picture
red
mono / w/insert
Elektra UK lyrics picture red w/ title of double album
Elektra K 42022
UK
1971
lyrics
picture
butterfly
stereo
Elektra K 42022 UK


butterfly, diff. print to above lyric sheet
Elektra K 42022 UK 1976 picture w. title lyrics red
Elektra K 42022 UK
1976
picture
lyrics
b'fly, print [K42022 (EKS74037)]
stereo
Elektra EKS 74037 US

picture
lyrics gold, all diff prints
stereo
Elektra EKS-74037 US

picture lyrics gold, "
stereo
Elektra EKS-74037 US

picture lyrics gold, "
stereo
Elektra EKS-74037 US

picture lyrics gold, "
stereo
Elektra EKS 74037 US
1968
picture lyrics red, white print
stereo
Elektra EKS-74037 US
picture lyrics white promo
Elektra EKL
AUS

picture
lyrics
gold
stereo sticker
4 Men 4M210LP US 2011
Changing Horses     (Released November 1969)
Elektra K42037 UK
1969
gatefold

butterfly
stereo
Elektra EKS 74057 UK
1969
gatefold

red / white E
mono
Elektra UK 1969 gatefold: white with name
Elektra EKS 74057-A/B US
1969


red/diff print to UK
stereo
Elektra EKS 74057-A/B US
1969


red/diff. print to above US
stereo
Elektra EKS 74057 US
?
gatefold

butterfly
stereo/probably RE
Elektra EKS 74057 US

gatefold

butterfly, diff. print
stereo
Elektra EKS 74057 US 1969 gatefold
white, black E
promo
Elektra EKS 74057 GER
1969
simple cover

gold
insert w/ pic
Elektra EKS 74057 Italy

gatefold
gold
Elektra EKS 74057 CAN -
gatefold
butterfly US cover
Elektra EKS 74057 CAN



gold

Elektra
AUS





Elektra EKS 74057 NZ
1969
simple cover white w. illustration
gold

Vogue
SLVLXEK 457 FRA
?
simple cover
gold
I Looked Up              (Released April 1970)
Elektra K42046 UK
1972
drawing
circle with band pic
butterfly, print on label 1970 RE, stereo
Elektra 42046 UK
19
drawing circle with band pic print on label 1970
Elektra 2469 002 UK
1970


red / diff. print than US
stereo
Elektra EKS-74061 US

circle w/ band pic drawing red
stereo
Elektra EKS 74061 US
1970
circle w/ band pic collage
red
mono
Elektra EKS 74061 US 1970 circle w/ band pic collage white promo sticker on front
Elektra EKS 74061 CAN

circle w/ band pic
butterfly
Elektra EKS 74061 NL





Elektra EKS 74061 NZ/AUS
1970 circle w/ band pic drawing gold
Elektra EKS 74061 FRA

circle w/ band pic collage gold

Elektra EKS 74061
GER
1970
circle w/ band pic collage gold
stereo
Elektra 42046 GER   -
circle w/ band pic collage butterfly stereo
Be Glad For The Song Has No Ending             (Released April 1971)
Island
ILPS 9140 UK
1970


pink rim



US





Island 88027 ET GER
1970


pink rim
Island
AUS





Island 6339036 NL



pink / white "i"

Island ILPS 19140 IT
1971




U              (Released October 1970)
Elektra 2409 001/2 UK
1970 white title
diff to others
red
lyric sheet
Elektra K42022
UK
1970 white title

butterfly

Elektra EKD 7322
UK
info from "elektra discographie", maybe a mistake


Elektra 7E-2002 US
1970 red title

butterfly
diff print of booklet
Elektra 7E-2002 US
1970 red title

butterfly on white ground
radio station copy
Elektra 7E-2002 CAN
1970 red title

butterfly, diff to US

Elektra AK 2/38 GER

red title

gold

Elektra 7E 2002
IT
1971
red title

butterfly

Elektra IT 1970 white title
Elektra 7E-2002 AUS

red title

butterfly on blue ground

Elektra NELP 078/9
NL
1970
red title
diff.("Stringband")
black

Elektra 62002 Greece

red title
butterfly

Elektra 62002 FRA

red title

butterfly

Elektra SJET 8315/6
JAP
1971
red title

red promo
Liquid Acrobat As Regards The Air            (Released October 1971)
Island ILPS-9172 UK
1971


pink rim

Island
ILPS-9172 UK
1971


pink rim / diff print

Elektra EKS-74112 US
1972


butterfly

Elektra EKS-74112 US
1972


butterly on white ground
promo
Elektra EKS-74112 CAN
1972

butterfly /diff print to US

Island
85749 IT GER
1971


pink rim / diff print

Island ORL 8501 Italy
1975




Island
85749 L Spain
1976

blue

Elektra
EKS-74112 AUS
1972


butterfly
no gatefold
Elektra EKS-74112 NZ





Elektra
ELLP 503 Brazil
1972


butterfly

Island
Southafr



pink rim
Earthspan                 (Released October 1972)
Island
ILPS 9211 UK
1972

white tracklist space
inner sleeve w lyrics
Island ILPS 9211 UK 1972 white white plain white promo
Reprise
MS 2122 US
1972

brown tracklist space orange
Reprise inner sleeve
Reprise
MS 2122 US
1972

brown tracklist space
white ground
promo
Reprise
MS 2122 CAN
1972



Island
86429 IT NL
1972

white tracklist space
pink rim
inner sleeve w lyrics
Island
IL 34776 AUS





Island
IL34776 NZ





Island
86429-1 Spain
1978

white tracklist space
azur
inner sleeve w lyrics
Island ILPS 9211 DK 1972

pink rim
Island
Italy





Island
ICL 48 Japan
1973


pink rim
jap lyric insert
Island ILPS 9211 SAfrica same as UK inner sleeve w lyrics
No Ruinous Feud                         (Released February 1973)
Island
ILPS 9229 UK
1973


pink rim
lyrics on record wrap
Reprise
MS 2139 US
1973



gatefold cover
Reprise MS 2139 US
1973


white
promo / insert
Reprise MS 2139 CAN
1973



Island
86684 IT GER





Island 86684-1 Spain
1973


blue
lyrics on record wrap
Island ILPS 19229 Italy





Island ILPS 9229 DK





Island IL-34832 AUS





Island IL-34832 NZ





Island ILPS 9229 SAfrica



pink rim
Hard Rope And Silken Twine         (Released March 1974)
Island
ILPS 9270 UK
1974
-

pink rim
inner sleeve w/lyrics
Reprise
MS 2198 US
1974
-

'yellow'

Reprise
PRO 589 US
1974
white w/ tracklist

'yellow'
DJ promo
Reprise
MS 2198 US
1974
sticker "prom.."

original w/ print "not for sale"
promo
Reprise MS 2198 US 1974

slightly diff. to UK

no lyrics
Reprise
MS 2198 CAN
1974


'yellow'
Island
ILPS 19270 Italy

-

blue

Island
ILPS 19270 Italy 1974 -

pink rim

Island

Spain

-



Island 87704 IT GER 1974 - pink rim UK cover
Island
L 35150 AUS
1974 -

pink
Island L 35150 NZ
1974
cover made in
Australia
pink
w/o lyric sheet ?
Columbia
US

no
no
Columbia Rec. Prod. lable
Test Pressing
Relics Of The Incredible String Band
Elektra
K42060 UK
1971
black w/ photo
black w/ photo & text
butterfly (print: "Vol 1")
single LP
Elektra
EKS 74065 UK
1971 black w/ photo black w/ photo & text butterfly single LP
Elektra 42060 GER

no cover

white
Testpressing
Relics Of The Incredible String Band    (released 10/71)
Elektra
7E-2004 US
1971
gatefold

butterfly
double album
Elektra 7E-2004 US
1971
same as above
butterfly on white ground
radio station copy
Elektra 7E-2004
CAN
1971
same as above
butterfly
Elektra
ELK 62008 GER
1971
same as above
butterfly, diff print to US
double album
Elektra 7E-2004 AUS/NZ
1972 same as above

butterfly,dif pr to US & Ger
double album
Elektra
SJET 9515/6
Japan
1971
same as above

blue

Columbia
7E-2004

no cover

white
Test Pressing
Seasons They Change
Island
ISLD 9 UK
1976



double album
Island
ISLD 9 IRE
1976


palm tree
double album
Island
ORL 8324/25
Italy
1976
little difference

blue
double album
Island AORL 28324 Italy 1976 as above very little difference to above blue double album
Island
301221 Brazil




double album
Island L 45681/2
AUS




double album
Live at the Rainbow - May 9, 1974
OTGB
OTGB 1
UK
1974




On Air
BandofJoy
BOJLP004
UK
1991