NOTES: Issued on gold vinyl.
Included an 8" by 10" colour photo of Orion.
Following complaints that it was in bad taste, the front cover of this release was withdrawn and replaced with a blue cover featuring a masked photo of Orion. Both issues of cover shown.
Issued with two label variations. Second design shown above seems to be the first issue.
Back cover of the original "coffin" cover and later "blue" version are basically the same.
The original working title for this album was TRAGEDY and featured a totally different song line-up: Honey; Billy And Sue; Last Kiss; Long Black Limousine; Teen Angel; Endless Sleep; Patches; Tell Laura I Love Her; Tragedy; Ebony Eyes; Rocky. The probability is that the album was intended for release under the name Jimmy Ellis but the emergence of the Orion book and persona led to this being totally dropped.
However it was decided that the overall theme of the album may prove too depressing and affect sales. With the exception of both Honey and Ebony Eyes the majority of the tracks would remain unreleased on record until their inclusion in the four disc box set WHO WAS THE MASKED MAN? from Germany's Bear Family Records. Several tracks would however turn up on the little known cassette set ROCK'N'ROLL SIX PACK released by Roller Skate Records.
First album released under the name of "Orion".