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Deep Purple - Fireball (LP, Album, Tex) (VG+ / VG+)

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Media Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+)
Sleeve Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+)

Record is a nice strong vg+, definitely not overplayed, just micro scuffing under a very bright Halogen light. Correct first press sleeve is in a solid vg+ with just a touch of edge rubbing, first sleeve opening has come unglued though (you can see the glue inside). Comes with poly lined Harvest advertising inner sleeve and insert

Release Notes


A1. Fireball
A2. No No No
A3. Demon's Eye
A4. Anyone's Daughter
B1. The Mule
B2. Fools
B3. No One Came

Country: UK

Released: 1971-09-00


Cover swopping is common on this LP to it is important to define a 1st Press Cover correctly.  

First edition covers have a darker textured gatefold sleeve (depicting five b&w live photos inside) - the texturing is deep and defined, the spine is thicker, and the cover is thick.  The opening edges had one 'flat sealed' at the factory, and the other open.  The cover is also of '1 piece' manufacture - folding over at the bottom and glued internally at the top.

ANY COVER THAT IS:- thinner, has small texturing or less defined texturing, is paler, is smooth, is a '2 piece' cover (glued internally at the top and bottom), or has 1 edge 'folded over' and factory sealed is a LATER COVER and is not original.  

The Gramophone Co. Ltd. appears at the beginning of the circular text on both labels - later copies have 'EMI Records' instead.

Initial quantities came with a lyrics insert printed in purple on both sides - and this was discontinued in 1973.

All 1st Pressings come in a 'polylined' EMI/Harvest inner sleeve depicting other artists' current releases on the Harvest label.  This inner was discontinued in 1974.

Date code 7109 (September 1971) and printer’s credit on inner gatefold.
“Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.”

Album Devised And Produced By Deep Purple For Edwards/Coletta Productions.

Barcode and Other Identifiers:

Matrix / Runout SHVL.793A
Matrix / Runout SHVL.793B
Matrix / Runout SHVL 793A-2U PE K
Matrix / Runout SHVL 793B-3U
Rights Society MCPS. Britico. NCB
Other 7109 TPS

Record Company E.M.I. Records
Record Company The Gramophone Co. Ltd.
Manufactured By The Gramophone Co. Ltd.
Recorded At De Lane Lea Studios
Recorded At Olympic Studios
Recorded At The Hermitage
Produced For Edwards Coletta Productions
Published By Hec Music
Pressed By The Gramophone Co. Ltd.
Printed By Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
Made By Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

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