(LP, CD, cartridge, United States, Canada)
In the USA and Canada, the version of the first Christie
LP came in an orange-brown cover, and was actually titled Yellow
River. The title listing was the same as that of the "common"
album, but omitted the last two tracks.
In the 90s, this version was released on CD
by Golden Collectibles. The same track listing as on the LP was included,
but extra tracks were added: Here I Am, Man
of Many Faces and Country Sam.
However, there was still no Until The Dawn.
The CD version does come with original liner notes compiled by
a US pop historian.
There was also an 8-track cartridge version
of the album released. The songs were rearranged to fit best into
this format, and so the listing is completely different to that of
Mexico, the album featured a magnificent colour cover of the classic
Christie pose featuring Jeff in military outfit. The album was called
Rio Amarillo Yellow River, and features
all the songs on the common album except Johnny
One Time and Until The Dawn.
American Forces Network (AFN) is the brand name used by the United
States Armed Forces American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS)
for its entertainment and command internal information networks worldwide.
The AFN worldwide radio and television
broadcast network serves American service men and women, Department
of Defense and other US government civilians and their families stationed
at bases overseas, as well as US Navy ships at sea.
Christie's Yellow River
album was released on an AFRTS disc for AFRTS radio play, but
strangely only on one side of a disc, and with the order of songs
in different order to the normal Christie album. Even stranger, Yellow
River is not one of the songs on the record.