Dr. Feelgood: Down By The Jetty Alternate Format Discography

Alternate Format Discography

Down By The Jetty was released in the UK in Jan '75 on United Artists [UAS 29727] with black record labels and silver lettering. Most releases in other European territories shared this catalogue number but arrived with cream labels and a brown UA logo [pictured below].


The Japanese version came with a black and brown obi strip and an insert in Japanese [United Artists GXH 1060]. For its Argentine release the album title was translated into Por El Espigón and came with a red sticker proclaiming it as 'rock 'n' roll', with track titles also translated into Spanish. The inner sleeve featured a monochrome line drawing based on the cover photo [United Artists, UAS 29727].

In 1980 the album was reissued – allegedly – in stereo in Spain [United Artists 10 C064-082676] and linguists will be interested to note that this time the translation into Castillian was Abajo En El Muelle. The album was also reissued in the UK through Liberty and the budget label Fame [FA3029] in 1982, and on Edsel in 1985 [ED 160].

The first UK cassette came out in 1975 with orange labels on black shells, in mono except for 'Boom Boom' and 'All Through The City', which were mixed in stereo [United Artists, TCK 29727]. It arrived in mono on the Fame imprint [pictured] in 1982 [TC-FA 3029].


The first CD of Down By The Jetty was released in France in 1988 by Off The Track Records [JD-OTT 770101]. This was followed a year later by a CD on the band's own label, Grand Records (GRANDCD05).

In 2014 a Japanese 24-trk limited edition SHM-CD 'paper sleeve edition' arrived in a facsimile of the original album artwork, with outtakes and live tracks with notes and lyrics in English and Japanese [Parlophone, WPCR-15503].


The landmark CD reissue came in 2006 [EMI 0946 3639512], a Collectors' Edition remastered by Peter Mew at Abbey Road studios in London. CD One comprised the original album in mono, plus outtakes of some cover versions from their live set: Bobby Troup's '(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66'; Leiber & Stoller's 'I'm A Hog For You Baby'; and Solomon Burke's 'Stupidity'. There's also an alternate version of 'She Said Alright', and an early version of their cover of Johnny Kidd & The Pirates' 'Oyeh!'.

CD Two included a new stereo mix of the album, plus the above outtakes in stereo and seven live tracks recorded at Dingwalls in Camden and the Top Rank, Cardiff. The set included a 16-page booklet.

Grand Records released a 180g mono LP in 2013 [GRAND05], and – for Record Store Day in 2016 – a limited edition white vinyl mono LP with the same catalogue number.