This is a 1975 pressing, identified by the Fascination flyer and the orange labels. The labels for this 2nd US edition are the same as the 1971 issue, the cover the same as the one pictured at the top of the list with the tan labels. The sticker shown sitting against the front cover was part of the shrink wrap and is the most common design of the US stickers. This copy also has more ink applied to the rear cover - note the heavy lines under "Side two".
Compared to the original edition (1st US edition above), the background of this 2nd US edition is brownish, whereas the original is decidedly greenish. The skin colour is also more pink than the first edition.
This album as issued (original catalogue number, B&W rear cover, Rick Wakeman A&M credit) (sans Fascination Flyer) was first issued in 1972, which has been determined by the presence of a
that originates from this cover.
Soundwise this era pressing has some noise due to worn out and/or damaged stampers. One example of this is between the two sections of the last track.
File comment: "The sticker was attached horizontally and in the space it is meant to be".
Though the rest of the image is representative, the skin colour shown in this image is slightly lighter than on the cover.
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File comment: The 2nd US sticker for Hunky Dory
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File comment: The Fascination flyer resting against the front cover.
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