Japan Japanese 7" discography / London - Special issues

These entries are special 7" releases from the London era which did not fit into other series.

In 1969, a few copies of the album 'Beggars Banquet' were pressed in the UK on London [Decca UK had no contract with King records but London US did] with the US catalogue number [PS 529] for export to Japan only [!].
Distributed with a 1-sided 331/3 rpm promo 7" flexi disc [P-83] in exclusive picture sleeve containing a telephone call with Mick Jagger, recorded on April 17, 1968, this album also contained two 12"x12" inserts-lyric sheets with Japanese translation of the interview. Some LPs also came out with an Obi or on white labels.
This set is very rare and inspired Record Collector UK magazine in the 90's for their 'Diggin' for gold' page. A replica of the 7" flexi and its cover was made by Abkco USA in november 2018 for the 50th anniversary reissue of 'Beggars Banquet'.

The Rolling Stones - Little Queenie - London Q4 - London - Special issues, Japan discographyThe Rolling Stones - Poison Ivy - London Q29 - London - Special issues, Japan discography


At the peak of the compilations era, two double deluxe LP sets with booklets and OBI from the GEM series were distributed with singles freebies into custom art titled sleeves.
'Little Queenie' / 'Love In Vain' [Q4] was distributed with the GEM 5-6 LPs set, while 'Poison Ivy' / 'She Said Yeah' with the GEM 119-120' one [the latter of which also having been issued on white promotional labels].

The Rolling Stones - GEM5-6 compilation LPs - London - Special issues, Japan discographyThe Rolling Stones -  GEM119 compilation LPs - London - Special issues, Japan discography


The Rolling Stones - back cover of the 'Beggars Banquet' promo flexi from 1968 - London - Special issues, Japan discography
London special issues information
# view cat.# year titles a-side / b-side cover / labels
106 view details P-83/PS539 1969 'Beggars Banquet' flexi disc PS - free w/ UK export LP
107 view details Q 4 1972 Little Queenie / Love In Vain AS - free w/ double GEM LPs
108-a view details Q 29 1973 Poison Ivy / She Said Yeah AS - wlp free w/ double GEM LPs
108-b view details Q 29 1973 Poison Ivy / She Said Yeah AS - free w/ double GEM LPs
109 view details IS-1003 1982 As Tears Go By (Italian v.) / Money insert PS - promo-only release
110-a view details S05P 1091 06/87 Jumpin' Jack Flash / Honky Tonk Women insert PS - promo copy
110-b view details S05P 1091 06/87 Jumpin' Jack Flash / Honky Tonk Women insert PS
111-a view details S05P 1107 07/88 Satisfaction / The Spider & The Fly double insert PS - promo labels
111-b view details S05P 1107 07/88 Satisfaction / The Spider & The Fly double insert PS
The Rolling Stones - Con Le Mie Lacrime - London IS 1003 - promo-only - London - Special issues, Japan discography

Strangely, London issued the Italian version of 'As Tears Go By' - 'Con Le Mie Lacrime' [IS-1003] - coupled with 'Money' on a promo-only single in black & white insert sleeve in 1982.

The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction - London S05P 1107 - London - Special issues, Japan discographyThe ultimate reissue was 'Satisfaction' [S05P 1107] - here with its original UK B-side 'The Spider & The Fly' - which offered two different insert sleeves.
The first revisited the HIT 511 single, the second used pictures from a Japanese movie whom the song was the soundtrack.
Both singles above bore the London grey labels from the 80's. The first is very rare.


The Rolling Stones - Angie - promo-only Yuusen YPS-028 - London - Special issues, Japan discographyIn addition to these 'special issues', a few records were exclusively pressed by the Yuusen radio station's library : a promo-only single of 'Angie' b/w 'Honky Tonk Women' [YPS-028] in 1988, and a run of semi-official cable radio station acetates [in neutral white sleeves, some with extra information sheet].