SHVL 775 – Quatermass

“Quatermass” 1970

This album is noteworthy for containing the track that caused the break-up of Deep Purple Mk.3 and the formation of Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow (see here for details): ‘Black Sheep Of The Family’. Also, two members of Quatermass would go on to form later ‘Purple’ connections; Underwood and Gustafson (former band mates of Ian Gillan in Episode Six) would join ‘Gillan’ the band; John Gustafson formed ‘Hard Stuff’ which released two albums on the Purple Records label and would also join early incarnations of ‘The Ian Gillan Band’, Underwood joining ‘Gillan’ in 1979.

Sleeve notes:

Laminated gatefold sleeve, date code 7005 (May 1970) and printer’s credit on rear gatefold.
“Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.”

Label notes:
Uk 1st pressing information must include the following –

“THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD” around rim of label
No EMI box logo on label
‘(An A.I.R. (London) Production)’ above Harvest on label
“MADE IN GT. BRITAIN” at bottom of label

Matrix notes:

UK 1st pressing (with label as above)

S H V L   7 7 5   A – 1  (A at 3 o’clock in deadwax, 1 at 9 o’clock)

S H V L   7 7 5   B – 2  (G at 3 o’clock in deadwax, 1 at 9 o’clock)

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