Media Conditie: Very Good Plus (VG+)
Sleeve Conditie: Good Plus (G+)
This is the earliest UK issue, with the Island logo & radial text in white at the head of the labels.
The 12-page newspaper gatefold-style sleeve has a heavyweight card construction of the record pocket, unlike later issues using a lighter card stock (which also have the same labels & later labels). Consequently, there is a noticeable paper weight difference between the 2 sleeve versions. The Chrysalis imprint appears on page 12.
Later repress (2nd press) issues do not have the Island imprint on the labels; See: [url=http://www.discogs.com/release/1636139]Issue without Island imprint labels[/url] (which are also a lighter weight vinyl).
Ian Anderson Music Ltd/Chrysalis Music Ltd
(Island logo) Manufactured & Distributed by Island Records Ltd. Basing St. London
A. Thick As A Brick 22:40
B. Thick As A Brick 21:15