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Street Level (1970)


Original LP Release - One Way
No Number (cover)/JC-7397 (labels)

 

Country: US Single slip 1970

Note: This is the original "Limited" version with no song titles on the rear cover.

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LP Release - One Way
JC-7937 (cover)/JC-7397 (labels)

 

Country: US Single slip 1971

Note: This is the "Underground" version with an inverted front cover and handwritten song titles on the rear cover.

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LP Release - One Way
JC-7937 (cover)/JC-7397 (labels)

 

Country: US Single slip 1971

Note: This is the "Underground" version with the regular front cover and handwritten song titles on the rear cover.

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LP Releases - One Way
JC-7937 (cover)/JC-3973 (labels) - 1971
JC-7937 (cover)/JC-7937 (labels) - 1972

 

Country: US Single slip 1971/1972

Note: This release was the first issued after the gold label version and has the rare Carlos street address on the rear cover.

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LP Release - One Way
JC-7937 (cover)/JC-7937 (labels)

 

Country: US Single slip 1972

Note: The rear cover shows the previous address blocked out and replaced with the Sonrise Mercantile address.

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LP Release - Phydeaux
JC-7397 (cover)/ARF-86-9 (labels)

 

Country: US Single slip 1983

Note: This is the Phydeaux reissue of the gold label version w/Barchaeology labels.

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Original CDR Release-"Illegal Noise Series" No Label No Number
 

Country: US CDR 2001

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CDR Label

 


CDR Release-Solid Rock SRD-970
 

Country: US CDR 2005

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CDR Label

 

                 LP releases

USA         One Way JC-7397 (1970) (limited edition)

USA         One Way JC-7937 (cover) / 7397 (labels) (1971)

                (underground edition)

USA         One Way JC-7397 (cover) / 3973 (labels) (1971)

                (white & red, baby blue or orange? labels)

USA         One Way JC-7937 (1972) (distr. by Sonrise; white,

                red/orange or yellow labels)

USA         Phydeaux ARF-86-9 (1983)

 

                CDR releases

USA         Illegal Noise Series (no number) (2001) CD-R

USA         Solid Rock SRD-970 (2005) CD-R

 

                Cassette release

USA         One Way XJC-7937 (1973)

 

                8 Track release

USA         One Way 8JC-7937 (1973)

 

                Song listing original LP & 2005 CDR

Side 1       (Live concert in Hollywood)

                Poem

                                Spoken

                Peace Pollution Revolution

                Right Here In America

                I Wish We'd All Been Ready

Side 2       I Am The Six O'clock News

                She's A Dancer

                I Don't Wanna Lose You

                The Price Of Living

                Sigrid Jane

 

                Song listing second LP version

Side 1       (Live concert in Hollywood)

                First Day In Church

                                Spoken

                Peace Pollution Revolution

                Right Here In America

                I Wish We'd All Been Ready

Side 2       (Larry Norman and White Light)

                Baby Out Of Wedlock

                One Way

                Blue Shoes White

                I've Searched All Around The World

                No More LSD For Me

                Jim Ware's Blues

 

                Notes

                    The original One Way album has a different b-side than the 1971 & 1972 issues (there are probably also post '72 releases on One Way). It was released as a "limited edition" first (with no song titles or any other additional information on the back, 1970) and then as an "underground edition" and an "under ground edition" (with space - both had the song titles handwritten on the back, early 1971). The "Underground Edition" first appeared with the cover photo inverted. All these original versions (probably 400 in total) came with gold labels and had "Poem" listed instead of "First day in church" (apart from the title, there are no differences).

 

                    The catalog numbers of "Street Level" are very confusing. The "Underground" gold label version has 7937 on the cover and 7397 on the labels. Number 7397 is also on the labels of the "Limited Edition" but this one has no number on the cover. My version of the 1971 release has 7397 on the cover and 3973 on the (baby blue) labels. There are many different label colors too. Some were, others were not issued with an insert. The insert I know is from the "Underground" version; it's a fold-out insert with handwritten lyrics of "Peace Pollution Revolution" and "Right Here In America" printed at one side and the front cover photo on the other (not inverted). It gives the date "Feb 13, 1971."

 

                    The Phydeaux album is a reissue of the original "Street Level" but it has the cover of the second album (!). This one was also released as part of the "Barchaeology" 3LP box with the same labels and catalog number. In 1999 the "Barchaeology" box was reissued on the 2CD "Rough Street Love Letter" (with extra tracks).

 

                    The existence of a UK release of "Street Level" still hasn't been confirmed. Therefore I have removed it from the LP listing above.

 

                    Side two of the original album is from Norman's rock musical "Lion's Breath". There might be an acetate called "Lion's Breath" ("the Lion's Breath EP") with these songs.

 

                    The live side is part of a solo concert in Hollywood.

 

                    The cassette release as well as the 8 track release have a totally different song order.

 

                    The Illegal Noise Series CD-R release features both versions of "Street Level." "Dear Malcolm, Dear Alwyn," although mentioned on the u-card, is not present. Larry Norman copied this disc from a bootleg.

 

                    See also "The Cottage Tapes"

 

                    This album was number three in a series of fourteen albums, mentioned on the inner sleeve of "Something New Under The Son" (albums number nine through fourteen have not been released, see part II).

 

                    The 2005 CD-R release features only the original 9-song version of "Street Level."

 

                    According to the official Larry Norman website, selections were taken from two different sets of tape sources for the 2005 release of "Street Level."

 

All release information and notes courtesy of Robert Termorshuizen with minor updates from Jim Bthel.