(Variation 1971 = Ein bunter Melodienstrauss, same album, same matrix #)
MPS Variation was a series of non-commercial albums that were given as Christmas presents to the friends and associates of MPS Records. Those albums were not available on record shops. They were issued yearly from Christmas 1970 to 1982. 1970 album was called MPS Variation 1971 and the MPS Variation 1983 was the 1982 Xmas gift. You get the idea. The albums had usually an ecclectic mix of jazz, classical & light entertainment tunes. Sometimes with tracks that were not available elsewhere. Full track listing included in comments.