Landscape ‘Einstein a Go-Go’ Japanese 7″ (RCA RPS-39 (PB-5307), 1981)

The single that finally brought Landscape some attention, ‘Einstein a Go-Go’ with a quick focus on this Japanese 7” edition. In the UK, the single was issued on 7” (backed with ‘New Religion’) and 12” (which was a quite different extended remix of the A side, with ‘Japan’ on the B side. Neither of these came in a picture sleeve – not that unusual for RCA releases in the UK. Foreign climes, by contrast, came with a variety of different designs – some going with scaled down versions of the ‘From The Tearooms Of Mars…’ LP sleeve, others going with various band photos and even more abstract (the Portuguese issue springs to mind in this respect…)

Landscape 'Einstein a Go-Go' Japanese 7" front cover design

^ Landscape ‘Einstein a Go-Go’ Japanese 7″ front cover design

The Japanese edition as you see went with a band shot, with the guys all in uniform colour contrast collared black vinyl jumpsuits – for that added futuristic vibe that they were mining at the time. Regardless of the cover, the music is such an ear-worm and another example of how off the wall and unique much of 1981’s hit singles were. You just can’t imagine a pop single where the mad scientist narrator is boasting of planting bombs to tidy up civilisation nowadays…

Landscape 'Einstein a Go-Go' Japanese 7" rear insert design

^ Landscape ‘Einstein a Go-Go’ Japanese 7″ rear insert design

Landscape 'Einstein a Go-Go' Japanese 7" inner record sleeve

^ Landscape ‘Einstein a Go-Go’ Japanese 7″ inner record sleeve

Landscape 'Einstein a Go-Go' Japanese 7" label design side 1

^ Landscape ‘Einstein a Go-Go’ Japanese 7″ label design side 1

Landscape 'Einstein a Go-Go' Japanese 7" label design side 2

^ Landscape ‘Einstein a Go-Go’ Japanese 7″ label design side 2

One Response to “Landscape ‘Einstein a Go-Go’ Japanese 7″ (RCA RPS-39 (PB-5307), 1981)”

  1. Wow. Just…wow! Someone who cares enough to buy JPN pic sleeve 7″era of Landscape! And it’s not even me! I still need the much more common UK 12″ remix of “European Man” and here we are with Japanese pic sleeves at VersionCrazy. My metaphoric cap is doffed in respect, sir!

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