WARSAW (LP + 7") RZM200 RZM Productions Ltd. 1980 / 81
Matrix number: RZM 200

The original Warsaw bootleg was pressed by someone who worked in London's Portobello Market using a tape bought from a music industry contact. 500 copies were pressed in the US and shipped across to the UK where the sleeves had been printed.

UK bootleg released 1980/81
Black vinyl
500 copies
LP has Narrow matrix area and small matrix numbers: RZM-200-A  RZM-200-B
7" EP has matrix numbers: RZM-100-A  RZM-100-B in very small letters, particularly on side B
Laminated LP sleeve, with the tiny white circle pressing error on the front. Over the years this laminate has shrunk back by about 1mm

Note this listing is replicated on the main Warsaw page






LP label

EP label


All of this for you Transmission
The leaders of men Living in the ice age
They walked in line Interzone
Failures (of the modern man) Warsaw
Novelty Shadowplay
No love lost  


Exercise one Transmission
Insight She's lost control

How to spot an original:

Printing error - a small "0" on the cover

The tracks were recorded for the unreleased album - the RCA sessions
The bonus EP featured "The First Peel Session"
Some of the LP tracks sounded too fast


WARSAW (LP + 7") RZM200 RZM Productions Ltd. 1981
Matrix number: RZM 200

British bootleg. Black vinyl with free black vinyl 7". Black and white glossy sleeve. "Warsaw" on spine. Wide run-off grooves and the matrix number in LARGE letters. Has RZM 200A/B on the left of the label - see below.
There is also a copy in a plain white cover without a single - presumably because they pressed more LPs than covers.
For many years we thought this was the original but we now believe the version with the "o" missprint on the cover (see above) was the first

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All of this for you Transmission
The leaders of men Living in the ice age
They walked in line Interzone
Failures Warsaw
Novelty Shadowplay
No love lost  


Exercise one Transmission
Insight She's lost control

Some copies were issued in an insert cover, maybe they ran out of sleeves.

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Thanks to
Gerry for the scan.



WARSAW (LP+7") RZM200 RZM Productions Ltd. 1981   
Matrix number: RZM 200

American LP 1981
Glossy sleeve with "Warsaw" on the spine
Narrow run off area and small matrix numbers

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All of this for you Transmission
The leaders of men Living in the ice age
They walked in line Interzone
Failures Warsaw
Novelty Shadowplay
No love lost  

Exercise one Transmission
Insight She's lost control

Available as:

1) Black LP, black EP
2) Yellow LP, blue EP
3) Red LP, red EP
4) Extremely dark blue LP, blue EP
5) Orange LP, orange EP
6) Red LP, yellow EP
7) Brown LP, blue EP

The brown vinyl LP also appeared in a Walkers Brothers wraparound sleeve which we have listed separately below.

Also reissued as Warszawa


WARSAW (LP) RZM Productions Ltd.
Matrix number: RZM 200

Reissue of the LP above with hand-folded poster with the "Unknown Pleasures" logo plus the words "Unknown Pleasures" and "FACT 10". The LP label says "J.D. 'Warsaw", lists the tracks, and has "RZM PRODUCTIONS LTD." at the bottom. The only version of this we have come across has no free single.

Released on black vinyl, and clear vinyl

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Thanks to Lisa for the scan

All of this for you Transmission
The leaders of men Living in the ice age
They walked in line Interzone
Failures Warsaw
Novelty Shadowplay
No love lost  



WARSAW (LP + 7") RZM200  - 1980s
Matrix number: RZM 200-A and RZM 200-B

Plain white sleeve
Multicoloured vinyl. Both records are unlabelled and the base vinyl colour is clear with lots of different coloured specs or splashes.
This probably came out in the 1980s

All of this for you Transmission
The leaders of men Living in the ice age
They walked in line Interzone
Failures Warsaw
Novelty Shadowplay
No love lost  

Exercise one Transmission
Insight She's lost control



WARSAW (LP) Geebo Geebo Records
Matrix number: RZM 200

German LP. No single. Similar sleeve to the original but different "Geebo Geebo Records" labels.

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All of this for you Transmission
The leaders of men Living in the ice age
They walked in line Interzone
Failures (of the modern man) Warsaw
Novelty Shadowplay
No love lost  


WARSAW (LP)
Matrix number: JDW-1 (matrix is crossed out)

US LP. Available in blue or black vinyl. No single. This version has the same labels as the one of the early pressings. Non glossy sleeve. No "Warsaw" on spine.

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All of this for you Transmission
The leaders of men Living in the ice age
They walked in line Interzone
Failures Warsaw
Novelty Shadowplay
No love lost  


WARSAW (LP)
Matrix number: WARSAW

Australian bootleg.
White vinyl, non glossy sleeve, sticker on cover saying "Limited edition COLOURED VINYL" 
Different back cover. No single. Nothing on spine.

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All of this for you Transmission
The leaders of men Living in the ice age
They walked in line Interzone
Failures Warsaw
Novelty Shadowplay
No love lost  


WARSAW (LP)
Matrix number: WARSAW

This may have the same matrix number (Warsaw) as the LP above but it's a different pressing - there
is a slight difference in the way the matrix numbers are written.

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All of this for you Transmission
The leaders of men Living in the ice age
They walked in line Interzone
Failures Warsaw
Novelty Shadowplay
No love lost  


WARSAW (LP)

Light purple / pink labels. Same sleeve as the ones above.
Black vinyl. Re-pressed on white vinyl in 2006
This version has no matrix number.

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All of this for you Transmission
The leaders of men Living in the ice age
They walked in line Interzone
Failures Warsaw
Novelty Shadowplay
No love lost  


WARSAW (LP)

Matrix: JD WARZAW A and JD WARZAW B - notice the "Z" rather than "S" ("hand-written", not stamped, in large letters)
Very dark purple labels. Same sleeve as the ones above.
Black vinyl.

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All of this for you Transmission
The leaders of men Living in the ice age
They walked in line Interzone
Failures Warsaw
Novelty Shadowplay
No love lost  


WARSAW (Picture Disc LP)
Matrix number: RZM 200 + 42382 in the centre (where label should have been)

Probably an American picture disc. The sides are reversed - matrix RZM 200 B is on the picture side 
and RZM 200 A is on the tracklist side. This version does not have "WARSAW" below the image on
the picture side, and it's got a clear "circle" around the outer edge.

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All of this for you Transmission
The leaders of men Living in the ice age
They walked in line Interzone
Failures Warsaw
Novelty Shadowplay
No love lost  


WARSAW (Picture Disc LP)
Matrix number: RZM 200 (no additional number in the centre where label should have been)

Unlike the above issue the sides are NOT reversed - matrix RZM 200 B is on the song titles side
and RZM 200 A is on the picture side. Note that this version has "WARSAW" in small letter below
the image on the picture side, and a black "circle" around the outer edge.

All of this for you Transmission
The leaders of men Living in the ice age
They walked in line Interzone
Failures Warsaw
Novelty Shadowplay
No love lost  


WARSAW (LP)
Matrix number: JD 3/4

Stiff, black, cardboard sleeve with photocopied inserts.

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Thanks to the incubation web site for the scans. Scans are of photocopied inserts.

All of this for you Transmission
The leaders of men Living in the ice age
They walked in line Interzone
Failures Warsaw
Novelty Shadowplay
No love lost  

The record & labels are identical to the reissued Box File "Warsaw" LP; the labels are black on green, and depict a drawing of a man reading a newspaper (same on both sides). The matrix number/run-off groove notations are JD-3 (side 1) and JD-4 (side 2). The track-lisiting is the same as the original (and Box File) version.

It appears that all three of the records in the reissue of the box set have been released individually in poor quality covers. Maybe they ran out of boxes.

See also: Box set reissue, Komackino and Le Terme



WARSAW (LP) RZM200 RZM Productions Ltd. 2006   
Matrix number: RZM 200

Available in four different colours: blue, red, green, or yellow vinyl. The sticker on the front cover is the same colour as the vinyl.
Matrix RZM 200 - handwritten but different to previous versions so this is a new pressing.

 

All of this for you Transmission
The leaders of men Living in the ice age
They walked in line Interzone
Failures Warsaw
Novelty Shadowplay
No love lost  

This LP was later included in The Early Years Box



WARSAW (LP)
Matrix number: 159088

This LP has different tracks from all the other Warsaw LPs on this page.

Grey marble vinyl. Plain white labels, plain white sleeve with a 21,5 x 15 cm glued-on picture on the front.
Approximately 20 copies made.
This appears to be a copy of the Retropop Warsaw LP

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1 All of this for you 10 Novelty
2 They walked in line 11 No love lost
3 Failures 12 Exercise one
4 Ice age 13 Insight
5 Interzone 14 She's lost control
6 Warsaw 15 Transmission
7 Transmission 16 You're no good for me
8 Shadowplay    
9 Leaders of Men    

Tracks 1-11 from the "Warsaw" bootleg
Tracks 12-15 are from the "The First Peel Session"
Track 16 is from The Warsaw Demo.


WARSAW (LP) 69654 Vinyl Passion. 2007   

Matrix numbers:
Side A: 69654 1A VP 80000
Side B: 69654 2B VP 80000
Pressed on 180gm black vinyl
1.000 copies Made in The Netherlands 2007.

All of this for you Interzone
The leaders of men Warsaw
They walked in line Shadowplay
Failures As you said
Novelty Inside the line
No love lost Gutz 
Transmission At A Later date
Living in the ice age The kill
  You're No Good For Me

All of side A + side B tracks 1-3: RCA album sessions 05/1978;
Side B track 4: Komakino flexi uncredited 3rd track "As You Said";
Side B tracks 5-9 Warsaw demos 18 July 1977

See WARSAW (CD) MPG 74034 Movie Play Gold 1994 for the (earlier CD version)


WARSAW (LP)  GTLP014

Matrix numbers: "RZM-200-A” and “RZM-200-B
Pressed on chocolate brown vinyl
Australia / New Zealand issue from 1980 / 1981
Plain sleeve with glued on photocopied insert featuring the Walker Brothers (which wraps around covering part of the back cover)

All of this for you Transmission
The leaders of men Living in the ice age
They walked in line Interzone
Failures Warsaw
Novelty Shadowplay
No love lost  

       We have only heard of two copies in this sleeve. The brown vinyl LPs are the same pressing as the top listing on this page.  One of the two copies also included a blue vinyl version of the EP with the following tracks:

Exercise one Transmission
Insight She's lost control
      Dave Holden in New Zealand owns the one with the blue EP. He bought it as part of a job lot of  250 collectible LPs and singles that had formerly belonged to a DJ and talk show host who'd accumulated a lot of rare and promo vinyl in the 1980s.
 

Brown vinyl LP

Blue vinyl EP




WARSAW (LP)   2012

UK release
No record label identified
No catalogue No
24" x 36" fold-out poster sleeve
Generic plain white inner sleeve
Black vinyl with plain white labels; green/lightly marbled yellow / orangey-red vinyl with plain black labels; and cloudy clear (sometimes described as "neon" or "glow in the dark") vinyl available both with plain black labels and also with printed picture labels (front cover image with the Unknown Pleasures wavy lines over it).
Matrix numbers:
WARSAW-A1
WARSAW-B1


Front as folded
 
Back
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The Drawback Transmission
The leaders of men Living in the ice age
They walked in line Interzone
Failures Warsaw
Novelty Shadowplay
No love lost As you said


All tracks RCA album sessions May 1978  except B6 "Komakino" flexi uncredited 3rd track from the Closer sessions March 1980

The front cover features a Kevin Cummins' Manchester City Centre photo from January 1979


WARSAW (LP) DOL 981H  2018

Released on DOL label 2018
Catalogue No: 981H
Black and white labels.
Sticker on front is stuck to shrink wrap
180g HQ Virgin Vinyl
Matrix NUMBERS: 17225E1/A   17225E2/A

 

All of this for you Transmission
The leaders of men Living in the ice age
They walked in line Interzone
Failures Warsaw
Novelty Shadowplay
No love lost  

Some Ebay sellers attempted to pass this off as a Record Store Day release at highly inflated prices.





Warsaw LPs with colour covers