Detailed Release Information

This is not a complete list of every known variant release. If you have another variant feel free to send in scans and info.

'Special Forces' came in a basic single cover with no inner sleeve or anything extra. Early copies listed "Look At You Over There, Tearing The Sawdust From My Teddy Bear' as the final track but this is not on the album. The track eventually surfaced on the 'Life And Crimes Of Alice Cooper' box set.

Country:
USA
Format:
LP
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
BSK 3581
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
Original US LP release. Promotional copies simple had a gold stamp on the front cover but were otherwise the same as the normal edition. A very rare acetate also exists with a different mix.

Country:
USA
Format:
LP
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
BSK 3581
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
White label test pressing with info sheet. No cover.
Country:
USA
Format:
LP
Label:
Warner Brothers Records/Rhino Records
Cat. Number:
RCV1 3581
Release Date:
6th October 2017
Notes:
Limited edition reissue on blue vinyl as part of Rhino's "Rocktober" campaign.
Country:
USA
Format:
Tape
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
WB M5 3581
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
White cassette with black writing on case.
Country:
USA
Format:
8 Track Tape
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
M8 3581
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
Black cartridge.
Country:
USA
Format:
CD
Label:
Collector's Choice Music
Cat. Number:
CCM -2080
Release Date:
2009
Notes:
Adds the 'Collectors Choice Club' logo to the front cover, and 'Look At You Over There...' as a demo bonus track. Surely this can't be the only US CD release?
Country:
UK
Format:
LP
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
K 56927
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
First (only?) UK Pressing, lists "..Teddy Bear" on the back cover
Country:
UK
Format:
Tape
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
K 56927(?)
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
No more information.
Country:
Argentina
Format:
LP
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
208995
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
Argentinian pressing which changed the title to "Fuerzas Especiales" on the cover and translates the song titles into Spanish. A white label test pressing also exists.

Country:
Australia
Format:
LP
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
BSK 3581
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
Basic Australian pressing lists "..Teddy Bear" on the back cover.
Country:
Australia
Format:
CD
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
WAR 9262302
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
Standard Australian CD.
Country:
Brazil
Format:
LP
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
26.052
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
Brazillian pressing which lists "..Teddy Bear" on the back cover. Five white label test pressings also exists and come in a normal 'Special Forces' sleeve.
Country:
Canada
Format:
LP
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
XBS 3581
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
Canadian pressing which lists "..Teddy Bear" on the back cover.
Country:
Canada
Format:
Tape
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
XM5-3581
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
Gray tape with white label.
Country:
Colombia
Format:
LP
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
23(1031)00270
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
No other information.
Country:
Europe
Format:
LP
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
WB K 56 927
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
No solid information, but going by previous releases this is likely made in Germany and distributed around mainland Europe.
Country:
Europe
Format:
LP
Label:
Warner Brothers Records/Rhino Records
Cat. Number:
081227933807
Release Date:
6th October 2017
Notes:
Limited edition reissue on blue vinyl for Rhino's Rocktober campaign.

Country:
Europe
Format:
CD
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
7599-26230-2
Release Date:
1999
Notes:
CD reissue sold around Europe. Interestingly "..Teddy Bear' has been crossed off the back cover with a red band.
Country:
France
Format:
LP
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
WB K 56 927
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
Standard French pressing.
Country:
France
Format:
Tape
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
K4 56 927
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
No more information.
Country:
Germany
Format:
LP
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
WB 56 927
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
Embossed Warner-Logo W on back cover.
Country:
Greece
Format:
LP
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
56927
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
Standard Release.
Country:
Japan
Format:
CD
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
WPCP-3498
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
Released as part of the "Forever Young" series..
Country:
Mexico
Format:
LP
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
LWB 6051
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
Has the album title in both English and Spanish on front cover. Amusingly they include "..Teddy Bear' on the back cover but don't bother to translate it.
Country:
Netherlands
Format:
LP
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
WB 56 927
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
No more information.
Country:
Russia
Format:
CD
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
4607173158116
Release Date:
1990s+
Notes:
As usual there are a few counterfeit versions from Russia but this is the official one.
Country:
Sweden
Format:
LP
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
WB 56 927
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
Scandinavian pressing.
Country:
Spain
Format:
LP
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
S 90.474
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
Spanish pressing.
Country:
Venezuela
Format:
LP
Label:
Warner Brothers Records
Cat. Number:
W-2912
Release Date:
1981
Notes:
No more information.