Media Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+)
Sleeve Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+)
UK 1st issue witohut EMI logos on labels and "gramophone co ltd" text with A2IBI matrix. Excellent condition!
A1. Speed King
A3. Child In Time
B1. Flight Of The Rat
B2. Into The Fire
B3. Living Wreck
B4. Hard Lovin' Man
First U.K issue is: NO logo EMI on label, fully laminated cover, 2 types of inner sleeve. ℗ 1970 Produced for Edwards Coletta Productions Each track is a group composition It is worth noting that variant 1 - 1st pressings with A-1 B-1 matrixes are extremely rare on this LP. They were changed prior to the release date, with even most release date copies having A2/B1 matrixes instead. Only 1 in 20 1st pressings have this matrix - with A2/B1 matrix being used through all remaining 1st pressings, and many 2nd pressings also. Inner sleeve:- There are 2 variations possible for the 1st pressing run. Copies bought in the first month of release feature a plain inner sleeve with 'Patent Nos. 1125555' text and 'Made In Great Britain' text in BLACK PRINT near the bottom on 1 side. 1 month after this LP was released, EMI introduced the 'Harvest' inner sleeve (end of July / early August 1970) - with all copies made from this date onwards having the Harvest inner sleeve instead. Made and Printed in Great Britain Printed and Made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Recording Studios: IBC: Tracks A1, A3, B2, B3 Abbey Road: Track A2 De Lane Lea: Tracks B1, B4
Barcode and Other Identifiers:
Rights Society Mecolico. NCB
Matrix / Runout SHVL.777A
Matrix / Runout SHVL.777B
Matrix / Runout SHVL 777 A-1 PM 2
Matrix / Runout SHVL 777 B-1 GH 1
Matrix / Runout SHVL 777 A-2 G 1
Matrix / Runout SHVL 777 B-1 G 1
Matrix / Runout SHVL 777 A-2 AM 1
Matrix / Runout SHVL 777 B-1 RP 2
Matrix / Runout SHVL 777 A-2 HM 2
Matrix / Runout SHVL 777 B-1 LM 1 4
Matrix / Runout SHVL 777 A-2 GHG 4
Matrix / Runout SHVL 777 B-1 GAH 4
Matrix / Runout SHVL 777 A-2 LP 2
Matrix / Runout SHVL 777 B-1 GDH 1 4
Matrix / Runout SVHL 777 A - 2 RGD
Matrix / Runout SHVL 777 B - 1 GTII
Printed By Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
Made By Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
Recorded At I.B.C. Studios
Recorded At De Lane Lea Studios
Recorded At Abbey Road Studios
Published By Hec Music Ltd.
Produced For Edwards Coletta Productions
Record Company The Gramophone Co. Ltd.
Pressed By The Gramophone Co. Ltd.