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

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

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

Original 1971 UK Pressing. Record is still in glossy condition with both centre labels still intact. Some light surface marks are visible but don't affect the overall play. Textured gatefold sleeve has some minor storage wear along edges and corners but still intact. Insert is still included.

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: Sep 1971


Cover swopping is common on this LP so 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.”

E.M.I.  RECORDS (The Gramophone Company Ltd.)
Made and Printed in Great Britain

Album Devised And Produced By Deep Purple For Edwards/Coletta Productions.
℗ 1971

Runouts are stamped except for PE and K which are etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers:

Matrix / Runout SHVL.793A
Matrix / Runout SHVL.793B
Matrix / Runout SHVL 793A-2U PE K
Matrix / Runout SHVL 793B-3U
Matrix / Runout SHVL 793 A-2U PE K PR 3
Matrix / Runout SHVL 793 B-3U HT 1
Rights Society MCPS. Britico. NCB
Other 7109 TPS
Other 1,125,555∙ 1,072,844∙

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.
Made By Trade Platemaking Services

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