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The Rolling Stones -  - London EPs - OH series [1972-1973], Japan discographyThe Rolling Stones - Salute The Old Rockers - Volume 3 - London OH 71 - London EPs - OH series [1972-1973], Japan discography Issued between 1972 and 1973, the 14 EPs from the Japanese OH series are among the most luxuous Rolling Stones 7"s ever made. All are beautiful and unique gatefold hard picture covers with thick spines. Labels are plain and black with silver lettering - very much like the previous LS series.

Most EPs have special titles and are unique compilations [except 'Got Live If You Want It!' - OH 72].

The three first EPs came out with a rare 'OBI' [paper belt wrapped around the sleeve] and an LP ads insert. The two first numbers were also available in thin regular picture sleeves, with extra lyrics inserts [gatefold issues have lyrics printed inside the cover].



If numbers 3, 38 & 78 are relatively easy to find, the rest of these series is very tough to come by.
'The Rolling Stones - Volume 1' [OH 3] was the most common EP from these series and put together in the pure best hits style 'Tell Me' with 'Paint It, Black', 'Satisfaction' and 'Time Is On My Side'.
Its follower [OH 38] with 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' / 'Street Fighting Man' / 'Ruby Tuesday' / 'Get Off Of My Cloud' and the one after [OH 44] with 'She's A Rainbow' / 'Let It Bleed' / 'Sympathy For The Devil' / 'We Love You' kept on compiling almost chronologically.

The Rolling Stones - The Early Stones - Volume 1 - London OH69 - label - London EPs - OH series [1972-1973], Japan discographyYet those three first EPs seemed to mark the end of a marketing effort, as a new sleeve design and a new way of titling - for the next 10 numbers plus an 'extra' edition - appeared with 'The Early Stones - Volume 1'.

If all the following EPs - except number OH 72 mentionned before and the 'Get Yer Ya Ya's Out - Volume 9' EP [OH 77] which is a selection of four tracks from the album of the same name - were compiled without great logic, whether artistic or chronological, and may also bear so-so titles, they remained among the greatest collector's items because of their spectacular and exclusive covers, manufacturing excellence and scarcity [the 1973' cancelled Japanese tour certainly helped!].



The Rolling Stones - Japan EP - OH

London OH series titles labels
# view cat.# date main title sleeve - labels
18-a view details OH 3 09/1972 The Rolling Stones gatefold PS - originally with OBI
18-b view details OH 3 09/1972 The Rolling Stones standard PS w/ extra lyrics insert
19-a view details OH 38 02/1973 The Rolling Stones - Volume 2 gatefold PS - originally with OBI
19-b view details OH 38 02/1973 The Rolling Stones - Volume 2 standard PS w/ extra lyrics insert
20 view details OH 44 06/1973 The Rolling Stones - Volume 3 gatefold PS - originally with OBI
21 view details OH 69 10/1973 The Early Stones - Volume 1 gatefold PS
22 view details OH 70 10/1973 Stones Storms In America - Volume 2 gatefold PS
23 view details OH 71 10/1973 Salute The Old Rockers - Volume 3 gatefold PS
24 view details OH 72 10/1973 Got Live If You Want It - Volume 4 gatefold PS
25 view details OH 73 10/1973 Mythology Of Stones - Volume 5 gatefold PS
26 view details OH 74 10/1973 Devil's Disciples - Volume 6 gatefold PS
27 view details OH 75 11/1973 Super Session - Volume 7 gatefold PS
28 view details OH 76 11/1973 The Memorable Brian - Volume 8 gatefold PS
29 view details OH 77 11/1973 Get Yer Ya Ya's Out - Volume 9 gatefold PS
30-a view details OH 78 11/1973 The Million Sellers - Volume 10 gatefold PS
30-b view details OH 78 11/1973 The Million Sellers - Volume 10 standard PS w/ extra lyrics insert
31 view details OH 79 11/1973 The Melancholic Stones Extra Edition gatefold PS

The Rolling Stones - The Melancholic Stones Extra Edition - London OH 79 - London EPs - OH series [1972-1973], Japan discography The Rolling Stones - The Million Sellers - Volume 10 - London OH 78 - London EPs - OH series [1972-1973], Japan discography The Rolling Stones - The Early Stones - Volume 1 - London OH 69 - London EPs - OH series [1972-1973], Japan discography