|From The Lost Record Covers Club|
Me in 1980 - I knew nothing about the Liverpool music scene. I was working at PolyGram and Phonogram had a new priority - Teardrop Explodes. There was no single but the album (we were told) was going to be huge. I had a listen when the tapes arrived but couldn't see it myself. As I said I knew nothing. The album got airplay by Peel and the likes but obviously was ignored by top 40 radio. Until they decided to releases a new song called "Reward". This gained airplay and soon was sitting at number 3 in the UK charts. Treason was reissued as a consequence and got to 18. The album was repackaged to include reward and soon we were re-pressing the album once more - albeit with this naff new cover..... TE was fronted by Julian cope and produced and managed(?) by soon to be half of KLF Bill Drummond (read his book "45" - a revolution in 356 pages!).
Original sleeve (top) and release - Mercury - 6359 035
the second issue (maddly for production) had the same number.