The blue label as pictured with the fluffy centre doesn't seem like a 1967 original. it has a knife edge to the vinyl not the flat-square edge other J/G product has & the labels don't look right. It is likely a 70s-80s repressing as it has the usual stamps as the UK Beacon copies. But not a 1967 press and not the 1977 styrene boot either.Comment by RecordDragon:
Are you sure this single isn't a reissue of the original version? This video shows an album called "The Heritage / Colossus Story" and the audio sounds no different. This video runs about 2:37. The USA Showtime label linked below has a playing time of 2:35.
This Heritage version of "House Party" is a remake of the Showtime original, not a straight reissue. The Showtime version (dist. by Jamie/Guyden) was produced by Drew Stewart and ran 2:28. This was a Jerry Ross related production (runs 2:35).
There are, altogether, four different issues of this. They are:
1 - (3-100). Red and white swirl label with torch logo. Credited to 'The Show Stoppers'. Bruce Charles production credit. Issued 1968.
2 - (3-100). Yellow label. Small torch logo in circle. Credited to 'The Show Stoppers'. Bruce Charles production credit. Issued 1968
3 - (BEA 100). Green label - completely different design. Credited to 'The Show Stoppers'. Bruce Charles & Milton Samuel production credit. Issued 1971.
4 - (BEA 100). Orange label - again, a different design to any of the above. Credited to 'Showstoppers'. Bruce Charles production credit and Irving Weinroth executive producer credit. Issued 1972.
Side A - STR - 101 A scratched in; "MASTERED BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE" stamped in.
Side B - STR - 101 B scratched in; "MASTERED BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE" stamped in.
Both sides are fabulous dancers.