Amazon have pulled their finger out and my latest book on Harvest UK Vinyl Discography is now live, you can order it here:
Harvest book on Amazon
Don’t forget, it’s in full colour throughout (as you can see from the pictures above), and includes tons of great background info on the bands and the recordings as well as vital 1st pressing information – and it’s 230+ pages too!
Just waiting on Amazon to pull their finger out and list the paperback version of my latest book, but for those who can’t wait (or who’d rather have the digital version), the PDF format (contains all the exact same content as the print version) is available to download here:
Harvest Book PDF – £8.99
My latest book on rare and collectable UK vinyl is complete! This one has been a long time in the making. Due to there being around 88 UK releases on the collectable “Gramophone Co. Ltd” label style, it has been necessary to publish this label’s discography in two volumes – otherwise the book would have been huge (!) and massively expensive too! (Don’t forget, all my books are printed in FULL COLOUR throughout, these are not simple black and white ‘listings’ type books).
As with my previous books, I’ve gone into extensive detail on the stories behind each album and band and included all known UK 1st pressing and reissue variants (where possible) and included contemporary news clippings, articles and reviews too – so you get to read what the opinions were of reviewers when the album and single was released.
Volume 1 includes the first 44 albums and related singles. Volume 2 to follow later in 2018.
I’ll be posting links to the online retailers very shortly…so watch this space!
The first 7 releases in 1969 on the newly formed Harvest label all had to carry the text “SOLD IN THE U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS” on the labels. This had been introduced by EMI in early 1964 (and featured on all EMI owned labels, e.g. Parlophone) and was phased out towards the end of 1969.
It’s one of the easiest ways to spot a UK 1st pressing on these first 7 Harvest releases. Without this text (but still with ‘THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD’ on the label) the record is a 2nd pressing.
Click the labels above to go to each album’s individual page and compare these to the 2nd press labels (where available) and see the sleeve details.