SHVL 796 – East Of Eden

“New Leaf” 1971





Sleeve notes:

Gatefold sleeve, designed and photographed by Hipgnosis. Interesting front cover concept, shame they couldn’t utilise the full gatefold to expand the concept onto the rear and reveal more of the image, rather than simply repeating it as a mirror image. Date code 7111 (November 1971) and printer’s credit on inner 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
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 9 6   A – 3    (A  at 3 o’clock in deadwax, 1 at 9 o’clock)

S H V L   7 9 6   B – 3   (M at 3 o’clock in deadwax, 1 at 9 o’clock)



East Of Eden’s first album on Harvest came out just 4 months prior to this (SHVL792), so maybe that first album had been ‘hanging around’, recorded and waiting for a release for some time…

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