Probably late February or early March would have been its release.Comment by davie gordon:
MTA 137 reviewed in Billboard Jan 20, 1968
MTA 143 reviewed in Billboard Mar 23, 1968
I've estimated it Feb 1968 pending a more accurate date.Comment by W.B.lbl:
That this release was 1968 was given away by the presence of 6 point Spartan Heavy Condensed among the label fonts of Columbia Records' Pitman, NJ plant (and that typeface was introduced in mid-February 1968 - looks like this could've come out in March of that year).Comment by shoestring:
One of my favorites, Ballad Of Walter Wart: [YouTube Video]
And the flip side is just as good: [YouTube Video]
Misspelled "Ballad Of Water Wart on my copy, but I have seen a correctly spelled pressing.