Category Archives: Acid / Psych Rock

IRON BUTTERFLY – LIVE (ORIGINAL ROCK CLASSICS) 12″ VINYL LP ALBUM

Originally released in 1970 and being the first Live album by the American Rock band “Iron Butterfly” , this is the 1975 re-issue and part of the Atlantic Recors Original Rock Classic series with beautiful album artwork by John Kress,

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MOODY BLUES – THE MOODY BLUES STORY 12″ VINYL LP ALBUM

“The Moody Blues Story” is a two record-set with a collection of Moody Blues songs up to 1978. This particular release was manufactured in France for distribution in the Netherlands.

DEEP PURPLE – Shades Of Deep Purple 12″ LP Album

“Shades of Deep Purple” is the first official full length album released by the British Rock band “Deep Purple”. The sound of their first album is psychedelic and progressive rock as was this sound in Great Britain during the late 1960s.

Transcript of the Liner Notes:

“The combined talents of five young men are here extended to create realms of musical colour such as have never been heard before on record in `Shades Of Deep Purple’.” — So read the original, endearingly naive, sleeve notes on the first edition of this album, issued on Parlophone way back in September 1968. Now, almost a decade on, it’s interesting to look back on and listen once again to Deep Purple’s premier platter. Although ‘progressive’ at the time of its release, today ‘Shades Of’ sounds raw, basic and extremely formative. But, all the same, its entertainment value has not diminished one bit over the years.

This LP features the familiar musical triangle of Ritchie Blackmore (guitar, ex-Screamin’ Lord Sutch’s Savages and Mike Berry And The Outlaws), Jon Lord (organ, fresh from the Artwoods) and Ian Paice (drums, late of Georgie And The Rave Ons, would you believe), as well as two lesser-known Purple members, vocalist Rod Evans and bassist Nic Simper. A band ‘formed almost overnight from handpicked musicians’, great things were expected of Deep Purple. And they achieved success beyond anyone’s wildest dreams — ‘Shades Of’ acting as the springboard from which they launched themselves into super-stardom. The album contains both original Deep Purple compositions and cover versions of other people’s songs — which, funnily enough, seem to succeed best of all.

The band’s interpretation of Billy Joe Royal’s ‘Hush’, also recorded by Joe South, is probably the LP’s outstanding cut, being well-balanced, nicely dramatic, Jon Lord shining above the rest of the band, contributing some fierce organ work. In fact, as a single, ‘Hush’ made it into the US top ten. A balladic ‘Help’ (yep, the very same Lennon—McCartney tune) and a Blackmore—Evans—Lord number ‘Mandrake Root’ follow closely behind in the highspot stakes. ‘Shades Of’ presents Deep Purple in their lightest, brightest, freshest colours — colours that were later to darken and then fade forever. Listen to the album and accept it for what it is, a first recording from a lively, ambitious new band whose musical ideas were blossoming but hadn’t quite reached fruition.

And enjoy it. Geoff Barton

PINK FLOYD – RELICS 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL

A0667 PINK FLOYD Relics
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This release of Pink Floyd’s Relics LP has been made in FRANCE for distribution in Germany and The Netherlands

Collector’s notes for PINK FLOYD – Relics ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

This PINK FLOYD – Relics can be identified / distinguished by the following attributes :

Album Front Cover Details:

The album’s title “Relics” and the band-name “Pink Floyd” are printed in the upper left of the album cover.
The catalognr “1 C 048-50 740” is printed in the top left corner of the front cover.
The EMIDISC logo is printed in the top right corner of the album’s front cover.
Album Back Cover Details:

How does the album back cover be different from other versions

The top left of the album back cover shows the “EMI” Company logo (boxed)
The top right corner of the cover shows the catalognr: 1 C 048-50 740 L
Near the bottom of the cover is the text:
“EMIDISC is a product of EMI-Group Companies issued in Germany by ELECTROLA GMBH., Köln, in Netherlands by N.V. Bovema, Heemstede.”

Album Record Label Details:

Record label information:

The Record Label of this release of “Relics” is Black/Yellow(Orangish)
There is NO label code on the record’s label.
The Rights Society “GEMA” is printed in the upper right half near 1 o’clock
The catalognr “1 C 048-50 740” is printed right of the spindle hole in the direction of 3 o’clock
The rim-text runs from 12 o’clock to 9 o’clock and is printed in the French language.
The last words on the rim-text are: “MADE IN FRANCE BY PATHE MARCONI”.
Matrix and run-out code

Matrix / Runout (Runout stamped A side): 50740 A 21 C M6 279506
Matrix / Runout (Runout stamped B side): 50740 B 21 D M6 279751

Album Fact Sheet: PINK FLOYD – Relics
Music Genre: Acid/Psych Rock, Prog Rock
Record Company / Catalog number / Label: Emidisc – 1 C 048-50 740 L
Record Format12″ Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
Year & Country: 1971 Made in France for distribution in Germany and Netherlands

PINK FLOYD – A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL

A0666 PINK FLOYD A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
Album front cover
“A Momentary Lapse of Reason” is the thirteenth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd. It was released in the UK and US in September 1987. In 1985 guitarist David Gilmour began to assemble a group of musicians to work on his third solo album.

PINK FLOYD – THE WALL 12″ 2LP ALBUM VINYL

A0665 PINK FLOYD The Wall

Collector’s notes for PINK FLOYD – The Wall ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

This PINK FLOYD – The Wall can be identified / distinguished by the following attributes :

Album Front Cover Details:

Packaging:

This double LP album “The Wall” comes in a so called gatefold cover, on the front and back cover shows a white brick wall.
How can the album cover be distinguished from other versions of this album

There is NO band-name printed on the album front cover.
There is NO album-title printed on the album front cover.
There is NO catalognr on the album front cover.
Album Back Cover Details:

How does the album back cover be different from other versions

There is NO bar-code on the album back cover.
There is NO catalognr on the album’s back cover.
Album Inside Cover Details:

On the inside of the gatefold cover there is

Artwork
Credits for all the people working on the production of this album.
This album comes in light cardboard custom inner sleeves (OIS), each of these with the lyrics of all the songs performed by “Pink Floyd”.

Album Record Label Details:

Record label information:

The record labels are printed in Blue/White with text printed in White.
There is NO label code on the labels.
The “RIghts Society” is “STEMRA” which is printed near 3 o’clock
Below the “Rights Society” there is “MADE iN HOLLAND” printed
Above the “Rights Society” there is the HARVEST Logo
On the left hand side of the label near 9 o’clock there are the catalognrs:
1A 158-63410
(158-63410 A)

The rim-text on the label runs from 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock
Album Fact Sheet: PINK FLOYD – The Wall
Music Genre: Prog Rock, Acid/Psych Rock
Album Production information:
The album: “PINK FLOYD – The Wall” was produced by: David Gilmour, Bob Ezrin, Roger Waters, James Guthrie

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): James Guthrie, Brian Christian, John McClure, Nick Griffiths, Patrice Quef, Rick Hart

This album was recorded at: Super Bear Studios, Producers Workshop, CBS Studios, New York

Album cover design: Gerald Scarfe, Roger Waters

Record Company / Catalog number / Label: Harvest – 1A 158-63410
Record Format12″ Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 480 gram
Year & Country: 1979 Made in Netherlands

PINK FLOYD – ANIMALS 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL

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Front Cover of Pink Floyd’s Animals Album LP 12″

This is the hard to find (rare) release of Pink Floyd’s Animal album which has an uncovered catalognr on the bottom right half of the label. Later releases of this album have this catalognr blacked-out and printed in the upper right half of the record label.

Collector’s notes for PINK FLOYD – Animals ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

This PINK FLOYD – Animals can be identified / distinguished by the following attributes :

Catalognr’s: The catalognrs used for this album look very similar across various releases, however the spacing inside the catalognr is different and may be used to identify the correct version.
For example: 064-7 46128 and 064-74 6128.

Album Front Cover Details:

This album comes in a gatefold album cover and a custom inner sleeve (OIS).
How can the album cover be distinguished from other versions of this album

There is no album-title and no band-name printed on the album cover.
There is NO catalognr printed on the album cover.
Album Back Cover Details:

How does the album back cover be different from other versions

There is a barcode printed on the top-right album’s back cover , with right below it the catalognr
0 77774 61281 4 (barcode number)
064 7 46128 1
264-7 46127 4

On the bottom left corner of the album’s back cover there is:
LC 1305
EMI
(P) 1977 PINK FLOYD MUSIC LTD

This album comes with a black and white custom inner sleeve. Both pages of the inner sleeve have lyrics of the songs. On one page of the inner sleeve we can see the catalognr near the bottom right corner.
064-7 46128 1

Album Record Label Details:

Record label information:

The main colours of the label are light blue with the text printed in black.
The label code “LC 1305” is printed on the top half of the label near 1 o’clock
The Right Societies “GEMA” and “STEMRA” are printed on the right bottom half of the record’s label.
The catalognr is also printed on the right bottom half of the label.
064-74 6128 1
Harvest

Note: other releases of this album have this catalognr blackened out and printed on upper half of the label.
The rim-text on the label runs from 2 o’clock to 10 o’clock and is printed in the German language. The rim-text ends with “MADE IN GERMANY”
Album Fact Sheet: PINK FLOYD – Animals
Music Genre: Prog Rock, Acid/Psych
Album Production information:
The album: “PINK FLOYD – Animals” was produced by: Pink Floyd

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Brian Humphries

This album was recorded at: Britannia Row Studios, London.

Album cover design: Roger Waters, Nick Mason

Album cover photography: Aubrey Powell, Colin James, Howard Bartrop, Nic Tucker, Peter Christopherson, Rob Brimson, Bob Ellis

Record Company / Catalog number / Label: Harvest – 064-74 6128 1
Record Format12″ Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 280 gram
Country: Germany and Netherlands