SHVL 777 – Deep Purple

“Deep Purple In Rock” 1970

Sleeve notes:

Laminated gatefold sleeve, date code 7006 (May 1970) and printer’s credit on rear gatefold.
“Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.”

Here’s a great story about the actual designer himself:

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

“THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD” around rim of label
No EMI box logo 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 7   A – 1  (PM at 3 o’clock in deadwax, 2 at 9 o’clock)

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

The A1/B1 matrix with the above label is very hard to find, the vast majority on this label have an A2/B1 matrix.



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