Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends – Ladies And Gentlemen
Manticore – 88 150 XET, Manticore – 88150XT, Manticore – 88 147 XT, Manticore – 88 148 XT, Manticore – 88 149 XT
3 × Vinyl, LP, Album
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Manticore Records Ltd.
Published By – Manticore Music Ltd.
Published By – Boosey & Hawkes
Published By – E.G. Music
Published By – Robbins Music
Published By – Josef Weinberger Ltd.
Arranged By – Carl Palmer (tracks: A3), Emerson, Lake & Palmer (tracks: A1, A2), Keith Emerson (tracks: A3)
Artwork – Michael Ross (3)
Engineer – Andy Hendriksen, Peter Granet
Photography By – Carl Dunn
Producer – Greg Lake
First cat-# appears on back cover, second on fold, third on record 1, fourth on record 2 and fifth on record 3.
Release has triple fold-out sleeve with die-cut ‘E’, ‘L’ and ‘P’ letters holding the three LPs in black innersleeves and logo embossment in the foldout (every black innersleeve is individually numbered with a white-printed number on the bottom left part: 1 = rec. 1 / 2 = rec. 2 / 3 = sleeve for 3rd record).
Track E includes percussion solo (Con Brio / Palmer).
Similar GEMA / german versions with same die-cut 3-fold cover – all have Manticore label design:Release 777673 – text on sleeve back is “Im Ariola-Vertrieb – Printed in Western Germany by Mohndruck Reinhard Mohn OHG, Gütersloh”
Release 6260829 – catalog# and “Im Ariola Vertrieb” as sticker, but no pictures provided;
Release 10504281 – text on sleeve back is “Im Ariola-Vertrieb – A Manticore Recording Distributed by WEA Records Limited” [CURRENTLY VIEWED VERSION]
Release 7392851 – Has label code, no “Made in Germany” in runouts; Text on sleeve back is “Distributed By the Ariola Group Of Companies” followed by “Printed by (…) Mohndruck”, “Imprimé en République Féderale d’Allemagne” and “A Manticore Recording .. by WEA”.
Variants with Ariola label design & same cat# are from Austria, like Release 7401031.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Rights Society: GEMA
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): S 88147 A-1 Made in Germany
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): S 88147 B-1 Made in Germany
Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, stamped): S 88148 A-2 Made in Germany
Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, stamped): S 88148 B-2 Made in Germany
Matrix / Runout (Side E runout, stamped): S 88149 A-1 Made in Germany
Matrix / Runout (Side F runout, stamped): S 88149 B-2 Made in Germany