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Looking for great Prog Psych pressings? Are there alternatives to high priced "original" LPs?
Yes. For example: Lables Middle Earth (MDLS suffix), Neon (NE suffix), Young Blood (SSYB suffix), Island (ILP(S) suffix) & Regal Zonophone ((S)LRZ suffix)
These are all Australian or New Zealand pressings, which have the same perfect sound quality as the UK pressings, or, looking at the Middle-Earth pressings, a much higher quality standard in sound and vinyl.
They are much much rarer on the market as well, but collectors have neglected this fact so far.
So if you see one......make your move.
(Photos were shot by me. They are shown for information purpose only!)
Wooden O. - A Handful Of Pleasant Delites - Astor SPLP 1312 (Org. Middle Earth MDLS 301)
Arcadium - Breathe A While - Astor SPLP 1313 (Org. Middle Earth MDLS 302)
Writing On The Wall - The Power Of The Picts - Astor SPLP 1314 (Org. Middle Earth MDLS 303)
Tam White - Tam White - Astor SPLP 1343 (Org. Middle Earth MDLS 304)
- still missing -
The amazing "Earthed"-Sampler from the Middle Earth label did not get a release on Astor
Earthed (or Starters) - UK - Middle-Earth MDLS 20
Elias Hulk - Unchained - Young Blood SSYB-8 (Org. Young Blood SSYB 8)
Tramline - Somewhere Down The Line - Festival SFL-933593 (Org. Pink Island ILPS 9088)
Art - Supernatural Fairy Tale - Festival FL 32,790 (Org. Pink Island ILP 967)
Traffic - Mr.Fantasy - Festival SFL-933,052 (Org. Pink Island ILPS 9061, but due to other song collection equal to the American release "Heaven Is In Your Mind" UAS 6651, though bit earlier than that one, I guess. Includes some non LP-single cuts, but omittes two tracks from "Mr. Fantasy" instead. On the other hand it has two songs more (A6 and B6) than the Swedish LP "Coloured Rain" ILP-800 and the (very same) Canadian LP "Traffic Reaping" WIS-4700)
Traffic - Traffic - Festival SIL-932,780 (Org. Pink Island ILPS 9061. This is in fact equal to the "Mr. Fantasy" - UK LP)
Traffic - Traffic 2 - Festival SFL-933,067 (Org. Pink Island ILPS 9081 T). In the UK simply called Traffic
Spooky Tooth - Tobacco Road - Festival SIL-934,230 (UK Org. ILPS 9080 as "Spooky Tooth"; shown LP is equal to the US version A&M SP 4300)
Spooky Tooth - Spooky Two - Festival SFL-9333,265 (UK Org. ILPS 9098)
Free - Tons Of Sobs - NZ Festival SFL-933589 (Org. Pink Island ILPS 9089)
Below you can see the Australian versions of Tons Of Sobs, Festival SFL-933589 first, then Island Festival SIL-933,589. On the cover they are described as Festival SFL-933,589 with the reference to a monaural pressing FL-33,589. For more information see next page...andALL NZ/Australian pressings have the matrix ILPS 9089 A2 and ILPS 9089 B2
Free - Fire And Water - Festival SIL-933,897 (Pink Island ILPS 9120)
Free - Same - Festival SIL-933,935 (Pink Island ILPS 9104)
Free - Highway - Festival SIL-934,100 (UK Org. ILPS 9138)
Move - Move - Festival FL-32,886 (Regal Zonophone LRZ-1002)
Spring - Spring - RCA Victor AGBS-0521 (Org. Neon NE 6)
Running Man - The Running Man - RCA Victor AGBS-0736 (Org. Neon NE 11)
There is another New Zealand pressing taken from the famous RCA Neon label: It's from the artist/band TONTON MACOUTE. The self titeled pressing has the original number NE 4. Don't know if there are any further NZ Neon pressings, maybe they've released only the more prog/jazz related LPs, maybe more...who knows?
If you are still looking for (mostly) high priced first "original" pressings only, why not having a look at other opportunities? For example: German pressings.
They are often less expensive. They have glossy front and back covers (lamination) and the sound quality is at least equal. They are first pressings too, because they were made under license at the same time (mostly).
Here are examples of UK-, US- and some other groups. All pictures shown are from my personal LP collection and were taken by myself. All groups (labels) shown on my site simply represent my taste regarding the 60s and 70s prog, psych and (simply) rock music. The collection will never be finished.....
The (American) Amboy Dukes - Journey To The Center Of The Mind - London SHA-U 116 (London SHT 8378)
Anno Domini - On This New Day - Polydor 2310 096 (UK Org. Deram SMLR 1085)
Art - Supernatural Fairy Tales - Island 88 395 ET - Stereo 1972 (UK Pink Island ILP 967 - mono)
Artwoods - Art Gallery - Decca Mfa ND 576 (Decca LK 4830)
The German pressing is stereo. If you do not want to spend a fortune, but you want a mono copy, that is the one to look for: (Has the same ARL!, but getting rarer each day. Decca Eclipse ECM 2025, UK pressing)
Arzachel - Arzachel - Bellaphon Roulette BLPS 19113 (UK Evolution Z 1003)
Ashkan - In From The Cold - Decca PD 12018 (Decca Nova SDN-R 1)
Bad Company - Bad Co. - Island 88 005 XOT (UK Org. Island ILPS 9279) Paul Rodgers on vocals
Bad Company - Straight Shooter - Island 88 583 XOT (UK Org. Island ILPS 9304)
Bad Company - Run Withe The Pack - Island 27 000 GT (UK Org. Island ILPS 9346)
Bad Company - Desolation Angels - Swan Song SS 59 408 (UK Org.)
Banchee - Banchee - Atlantic ATL-SD 8240
Banchee - Thinkin' - Polydor 2425 072
Bang - Mother Bow To The King - Capitol 1C062-81329
Beast - Beast - Atlantic SD 9012 (Cotillion SD 9012)
Black Cat Bones - Barbed Wire Sandwich - Decca PD 12019 (UK Decca Nova SDN 15)
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath - Vertigo 847 903 VTY (UK Vertigo VO 6)
Black Sabbath - Paranoid - Vertigo 6360 011
Black Sabbath - Masters Of Reality - Vertigo 6360 050
Black Sabbath - Vol.4 - Vertigo 6360 071
Black Sabbath - Sabotage - Vertigo 6366 115
Bloodrock - Bloodrock 2 - Capitol 1 C 062-80 710 (US Org. Capitol ST-491)
Blue Mink - A Time Of Change - Regal Zonophone 1C062-93204 (UK Regal Zonophone SRZA 8507) Certainly more pop than psych, but some of the very few German output of this most beautiful label, as far as I know and musically not too bad as well..
Blue Mink -Live At The Talk Of The Town - Regal Zonophone 1C062-92440 (UK SLRZ 1029)
Blues Project - Projections - Verve FVS-9505 (US Org. Verve Forecast FT-3008)
Blues Project - The Best Of.. - Verve FVS 9524 (US Org. Verve Forecast FTS-3077)
Bluesbreakers - Bluesbreakers - Decca SLK 16 547-P (Decca SKL 4804)
Edgar Broughton Band - The Edgar Broughton Band - Harvest 1 C 062-04 774 (SHVL 791)
Buffalo - Dead Forever - Vertigo 6357 100 (Australian Vertigo 6357 007)
(The Psychedelic Years of) Eric Burdon And The Animals - Winds Of Change - MGM 665 084 (MGM SE 4484)
Eric Burdon And The Animals - The Twain Shall Meet - MGM 665 091 (MGM SE 4537)
Eric Burdon And The Animals - Everyone Of Us - MGM 665 098 (MGM SE 4553)
Eric Burdon And The Animals - Love Is - MGM 665 109/110 (MGM SE 4591)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Vogue LDVS 17091 (Elektra EKS 7294)
The (Paul) Butterfield Blues Band - East-West - Elektra EKS 7315
The (Paul) Butterfield Blues Band - Keep On Moving - Elektra EKS 74053
Cactus - Son Of Cactus - Atlantic ATL 40 488 (US Org.)
Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica - 2LP Straight SMS 2222 (US Straight STS 1053)A weird man on the scene....
Captain Beefheart - Lick My Decals Off, Baby - Straight 1 C 062-92 092 (US Straight 1063)
Charisma - Charisma - Roulette LDVS 17181 (US Roulette SR-42037) in it for the label
Allen Jack Civilization - Bluesy Mind - Metronome MLP 15369 (?)
Clark-Hutchinson - A=MH² - Decca PD 12014 (Decca Nova SDNR 2)
Clear Blue Sky - Clear Blue Sky - Play it loud - Vertigo 6360 013
The Count Bishops / The Bishops - The Count Bishops - Chiswick 0067.054 (BUFFALO RELATED)
The Count Bishops / The Bishops - Live - Chiswick 0067.062
The Count Bishops / The Bishops - Crosscuts - Chiswick 0067.066
Cream - Fresh Cream - Polydor 623 031 (Reaction 594 001)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory - Bellaphon BLPS 19005 (US Org. Fantasy M8 8402)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Mardi Gras - Bellaphon BLPS 19076 (US Org. Fantasy F-9404)
Creepy John Thomas - Creepy John Thomas - RCA INTS 1097 (RCA 8061)
Creepy John Thomas - Brother Bat Bone - Telefunken SLE 14617-P (probably released in Germany only)
CWT - The Hundredweight - Kuckuck 2375022 (probably released in Germany only)
Damnation Of Adam Blessing - The Second Damnation - UAS 29 147 I (Org. US UAS 6773)
The great beginning of an even greater career - Deep Purple - Shades Of Deep Purple - 1C062-04175 (1970) (1968 UK Org. Parlophone PMC 7055 / PMS 7055) There is an earlier German pressing from 1968 as well: Odeon SMO 74500, but it is quite expensive...
Deep Purple - The Book Of Taliesyn - Harvest 1 C 062-04000 (1969 UK Org. Harvest SHVL 751)
Doors - The Doors - Elektra EKS 74007
Doors - Strange Days - Elektra EKS 74014
Doors - Waiting For The Sun - Elektra EKS 74024
Doors - 13 - Elektra EKS 74079
Doors - The Soft Parade - Elektra EKS 75005
Doors - Morrison Hotel - (Twen) Elektra EKS 75007
Doors - Absolutely Live! - Elektra EKS 9002
Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity - Streetnoise - Polydor 184 219 (Marmalade 6008 005/6)
Dulcimer - And I Turned As I Had Turned As A Boy - Global 6306 909 (Nepentha 6437 003)
Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - The Classic British Rock Scene - UAS 29 788 (UK Org. Liberty LBS 83 177 - Doctor Dunbar's Prescription) Collectable "2 LP in one" series of high quality
Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - The Classic British Rock Scene - UAS 29789 (UK Org. Liberty LBS 83 223 - To Mum, From Aynsley And The Boys)
East Of Eden - Snafu - Deram SDM 3013/1 (UK Org. Deram SML 1050) - A nice collectable 2 LP set of the first two LPs, series "2 LP's In Original Covers"
East Of Eden - Mercator Projected - Deram SDM 3013/2 (UK Org. Deram SML 1038)
Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night - Reprise REP 24 033 (US Org. Reprise R-6248)
Fair Weather - Beginning From An End - Hansa 85 095 IT (UK Org. RCA Neon NE 1)
The Fallen Angels - It's A Long Way Down - HIT-TON Roulette HTSLP 340056 (Org. US Roulette SR 42011)
Fanny Adams - Fanny Adams - Teldec Maps 4378
Don Fardon - Indian Reservation - LDVS 17240 (UK artist org. US GNP Crescendo / GNPS 2044)
Don Fardon - On Tour - Young Blood mfa ND 700 (UK MFP 5279 as "On Tour In Scandinavia")
Chris Farlow - Paint It Black - Immediate Hör Zu SHZEL 97
Free - Free - Island 849 306 UY (Pink Island ILPS 9104)
Freedom - At Last - Metronome MLP 15371 ( UK? )
Freedom - Through The Years - Vertigo 6360 049
Peter French - Ducks In Flight - Polydor 2417 117 (probably released in Germany only - LEAF HOUND related)
Frijid Pink - Frijid Pink - Deram SML 1062 (SML-R 1062)
Frijid Pink - Defrosted - SML 1077
Fuzzy Duck - Fuzzy Duck - Teldec MAM Mama 1005
Mort Garson - The Zodiac Cosmic Sounds - Elektra EKS 74 009 (Org. US)
Genesis - From Genesis To Revelation - Decca 6.2158 (UK Decca SKL 4990)...this is probably a mid-seventies pressing. Odd that it find its way on the DECCA progessive offshot NOVA as well: Decca Nova SDL 8009
Geordie - Don't Be Fooled By The Name - EMI 1 C 062-94 950 (UK EMI EMA 764) Brian Johnsons pre-AC/DC Band made it to Germany as well
Geordie - Hope You Like It - Bellaphone BLPS 19142 (UK EMI EMC 3001)
Sam Gopal - Escalator - Vogue LDVS 17225 (UK Stable SLE 8001) Great early musical effort by a certain Ian Fraser „Lemmy“ Kilmister
They're said to be the loudest band at the time. Can't argue with that: The Grand Funk Railroad - On Time Capitol 1C 062-80 249 (US Org.) -1969
Grand Funk Railroad - Grand Funk - Capitol 1C 062-80 357 (US Org. Capitol SKAO 406) -1970
Grand Funk Railroad - Closer To Home - Capitol 1C 062-80 456 (US Org. Capitol SKAO 471) -1970
Grand Funk Railroad - Live Album - Capitol 1C 172-80684/85 (US Org. Capitol SWBB 633)
Grand Funk Railroad - Caught In The Act -Capitol 5C 182-81985 (US Org. Capitol R224296)
Gravy Train - (Ballad Of) A Peaceful Man - Vertigo 6360 051
Groundhogs - Split - LBS 83 401 I (UK Org. LBG 83 401)
Groundhogs - The Classic British Rock Scene - UAS 29 794 XB (UK Org. Liberty LBS 83 253 - Blues Obituary) Collectable "2 LP in one" series of high quality
Groundhogs - The Classic British Rock Scene - UAS 29 795 XB (UK Org. UAS 29 237 - Who Will Save The World? The Mighty Groundhogs!)
Group Therapy - People Get Ready For - RCA LSP 3976
Gun - The Gun - CBS 63 552 (UK CBS 63552)
Hallelujah - Hallelujah Babe - Metronome LMLP 15 805 (UK progressive masterpice, released only in Germany)
Harvey, Alex - The Blues - Polydor LPHM 46 441
Harvey, Alex - And His Soul Band - Karussell 635 049 A (German sec. press) (UK Org. Polydor LPHM 46424)
Heavy Cruiser - Heavy Cruiser - Philips 6369 155 (US Org. Family Production 2706)
Help Yourself - The Classic British Rock Scene - UAS 29 796 XB (Org. UK UAS 29287 - Strange Affair) Collectable "2 LP in one" series of high quality
Help Yourself - The Classic British Rock Scene - UAS 29 797 XB (Org. UK UAS 29413 - Beware The Shadow)
Jimi Hendrix - In Memoriam - London SL 3001 (1/2) - Two LP set with Curtis Knight just after the death of Jimi, released in Germany only and quite sought after..
Jimi Hendrix - 12 LP BOX SET 12-LP BOX SET PRESSED ON POLYDOR AND RELEASED IN GERMANY IN 1980 Catalognumber: 2625038 - Stereo LPs with Gloria EP, Poster and booklet
Horse - Horse - RCA LSP 10308 (UK Org RCA SF 8109)
Heavy Proto-Metal in awesome cover work. You're knowing or you're missing this gem.
Human Beast - Human Beast - Decca SLK 16672-P (Decca SKL 5053)
Incredible Hog - Incredible Hog - Telefunken SLE 14738-P (Dart ARTS 65372 as "Volume 1")
Jefferson Airplane - Takes Off - RCA LSP 3584
It is a common fact, that after the initial pressing of this LP, RCA deleted the song “Runnin’ ‘Round This World”, for it contained the line “The nights I’ve spent with you have been fantastic trips” which the label interpreted as a drug reference. They also disliked the lines “I gotta get in, you know where” (later: "You shot your door, now, it ain't fair") and “Don’t tell me you want money” (later: "Don't tell me it's so funny") in “Let Me In” and also had problems with the lyrics “Flowers that sway as you lay under me” (later: "Flowers that sway as you stay here by me") from “Run Around”, all probably for their sexual reference. So they forced the group to record the both songs with alternate lyric lines (for “Let Me In” and “Run Around” ) for all other subsequent pressings of the album. BUT: Did you know, that the following German pressing from 1966 has the original lines of the two above mentioned songs and only misses the song "Runnin' 'Round This World"? (No German mono copies, as far as I know). Dead wax reads TPRS-0173 and TPRS-0174, the backcover does not have the ''RE'' caption, still the songs are uncensored. It is like the so called US "second version".
Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow - RCA LSP-3766
Jefferson Airplane - After Bathing At Baxter's - RCA LSO-1511
Jerusalem - Jerusalem - Deram SDL 6 (Deram SDL 6)
Jody Grind - Conception - Transatlantic Metronome MLP 15.356 (Transatlantic TRA 210 as "One Step On")
Jody Grind - Far Canal - Transatlantic Metronome MLP 15.388 (Transatlantic TRA 221)
Jonesy - No Alternative - BASF 2021558-2 (DAWN DNLS 3042)
Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny - Gull INT 163.303 (UK org. GULL Gulp 1015)
Judd - Judd - Penny Farthing 6468 002 (Penny Fahrting PEL 504)
Juicy Lucy - Lie Back And Enjoy It - Vertigo 6360 014
John Kay And The Sparrow - Same - CBS S 63 564 (Columbia CS 9758)
Killing Floor - Out Of Uranus - Penny Farthing 6468003 (Penny Farthing PELS 511)
King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King - Island 85 796 IT (UK Org. Island ILPS 9111)
Alexis Korner - Blues Incorporated - Decca mfa ND 419 (UK Org. Ace Of Clubs ACL 1187)
Alexis Korner - All Stars Blues Incorporated - Transantlantic SAM 700 (UK Org. Transatlantic TRA SAM 7)
Alexis Korner - Bootleg Him! - Metronome DALP 2/3101 (UK Org. RAK SRAKSP 51)
Leaf Hound - Leaf Hound - Telefunken SLE 14604-P (Decca SKLR 5094 "Growers Of Mushrooms")...
God knows why the German pressing omitted 2 songs. The band toured Germany with a certain success in 1970. But at the time of releasing the LP (in 1970, too), the band did no longer exist....BUT: This is the only chance to get the LP in a high quality sound standard. The several "re-"pressings since 1978 (Discwasher was the first one in 1978, I think)......are not of the same standard. Same with the exYugoslavia Helidon pressing from around 1974(?). As an alternative, grab the See For Miles CD SEECD 403 (stating "Taken from the original master tapes") or the Repertoire CD REPUK 1079. Brillant sound to my ears! (Unfortunately neither took the chance to produce a good re-release LP at the time).
...or you have up to 3000 UK Pounds to spend for one of the approx. 500 UK originals....
Germany saw also the release of the only single from Leaf Hound at the time
Drowned My Life In Fear - It's Gonna Get Better - Telefunken U 56 154
It is odd, that Leaf Hound did not appear on any Various Artists Compilation at the time. So I thought, but I was wrong. Leaf Hound's so called predecessor, Black Cat Bones, appeared on the following LPs:
Decca Nova Sampler S 16 666-P (1970)
with "Please Tell Me Baby"
Super Blues World - Decca DS3115/1-2 (1974)
with "Death Valley Blues" and "Save My Love"
...and on this strange LP from the UK recorded to commemorate the launch of the vessel Queen Elisabeth II with the superbe non LP track "The Warmth Of The Day": Scepter SALR 1216
Leaf Hound did in fact get a release on this very very strange compilation called
"Neues aus dem Schlagerschuppen" - Decca Sonderauflage SFGLP 78160 (1971)
with their song "It's Gonna Get Better" (and alongside German and international pop songs).and.... on another strange compilation which differs only in one song: Spitzenschlager - Musikbox '72 Decca Sonderauflage für den deutschen Schallplattenclub Decca 28300-2
Offers the song "It's Gonna Get Better" as well....and this beautiful picture of the guys:
Two other German compilations have to be noted for the sole appearance of Human Beast with "Mystic Man"
on The World Of Rock - Decca S 16 696-P (1970)
and the sole appearance (in Germany, see above) of Writing On The Wall with "Ladybird" and Arcadium with "Poor Lady"
on Progressive Music Vogue Mode Serie CDMDINT 9785 (1970)
Led Zeppelin - 1st + 2nd - Atlantic AK 2/35 (German short lived comp. of the first two Led Zep LP's - UK Org. Atlantic 588 171 and Atlantic 588 198)
Lincoln St. Exit - Drive It - London SHA-U 122
Love - Love - Elektra EKS 74 001
Love - Da Capo - Elektra EKS 74 005
Love Sculpture - Blues Helping - EMI SMO 74 581 (UK Parlophone PCS 7059)
Love Sculpture -Forms And Feelings - EMI 1C062-90 637 (UK Parlophone PCS 7090)
Mama Lion - Preserve Wildlife - Philips 6369.153 (US Org. Family Productions FPS-2702)
May Blitz - May Blitz - Vertigo 6360 007 (Org. UK)
May Blitz - The 2nd Of May - Vertigo 6360 037 (Org. UK)
MC 5 - Kick Out The Jams - Elektra EKS 74042
MC 5 - High Time - Atlantic ATL 40 223 (US Org Atlantic SD 8285)
Neil Merryweather - Word Of Mouth - Capitol SMK 2111 (US Org.STBB-278)
Megaton - Megaton - Decca SLK 16690-P (Org. UK Deram SML 1068)
Monument - The First Monument - Decca SLK 16730-P (Beacon BEAS 15) - Monument aka Zior
Moody Blues - The Magnificent Moodies - Decca PD 12030 (UK Org. Decca LK 4711)
Moody Blues - In Search Of The Lost Chord - Deram SML 711 (UK Org.)
Morning Dew - Morning Dew - Roulette Vogue LDVS 17248 (Roulette 42049)
The Move - Shazam - Intercord A-2700 (UK Org. Regal Zonophone SLRZ 1012) Collectable 2 LP set from 1976 also as release number 26 577-7
The Move - Looking On - Intercord A-2706 (UK Org. Fly 1)
The Other Half - ..Of Underground - Volksplatte 1C048-90248
Ray Owen's Moon - Moon - Polydor 2425 061 (UK Polydor 2325 061)
Parish Hall - Parish Hall - Bellaphon BLPS 19008
David Peel & The Lower East Side - Have A Marijuana - Metronome Elektra EKS 74 032 (US Org.) I do not know, how these LPs slipped through authorities, but I think they are worth a spin.... :-O
David Peel & The Lower East Side - The American Revolution - Metronome Elektra EKS 74 069 (US Org.)
Another beginning of a great career: Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn - EMI 1C 062-04292 (second German press, first again very expensive: Columbia SMC 74321) (UK Org. Columbia S(C)X 6157) -1967
Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets - EMI 1C 062-04190 (UK Org. Columbia S(C)X 6258) -1968
Pink Floyd - More - EMI 1C 062-04096 (UK Org. Columbia SCX 6346) -1969
Pink Floyd - Ummagumma - Harvest 1C 188-04222 (UK Org. Harvest SHDW 1/2) -1969
Jimmy Powell - Hold On - Young Blood SLK 16790-P
Power Of Zeus - The Gospel According To Zeus - Rare Earth 1C062-92000
Pretty Things - Emotions - Star-Club-Records 158 036 STY (UK Org. Fontana STL 5425)
Pretty Things - S.F. Sorrow - EMI Columbia 1 C 062-04 004 (UK Columbia SCX 6306)
Python Lee Jackson - In A Broken Dream - Young Blood SLK 16783-P (UK Young Blood SYB 3001)
Q 65 - Afganistan - Hansa C 80989 IT In my opinion the better one; has more (other) tracks
Ram John Holder - Black London Blues - Beacon BEAS 2 (Beacon BEA 2)
Raw Material - Raw Material - Vogue LDVS 17236 (UK Evolution Z 1006) - 2 different tracks to UK original
Remo Four - Smile! - Star-Club-Records 158 034 STY - German only LP of outstandig UK Group
Royal Guardsmen - Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron - Ariola 75 817 IT (Great blend of the famous US Laurie LP's)
Rumplestiltskin - Rumplestiltskin - Bell S 130 (Bell SBLL 130)
Rumplestiltskin - Black Magician - Bellaphon BI 15145 (probably released in Germany and NL only) (misspelled Rumpelstiltskin)
Rust - Come With Me - Hör Zu SHZEL 59 (probably released in Germany only) A great "Creepy" John Thomas project
Samuel Prody - Samuel Prody - Global 6306 906 (probably released in Germany only)
Shocking Blue - At Home - Metronome ST-MLP-15 353 (NL Pink Elephant PELS 888.001)
Otis Spann - The Blues Of Otis Spann - Decca LK 4615
Spectrum - Part One - Harvest EMI 1C062-80 905
Spirit Of John Morgan - Spirit Of John Morgan - EMI 1C052-90906 (UK Org. Carnaby CNLS 6002)
Spirit Of John Morgan - Age Machine - EMI 1C054-91931 (UK Org. Carnaby CNLS 6007)
Spooky Tooth - It's All About - Island 85 682 IT (Pink Island ILPS 9080)
Spring - Spring - Neon NE 6
Stack Waddy - Stack Waddy - Polydor 2310154 (Dandelion DAN 8003)
Stack Waddy - Bugger Off - Polydor 2310231 (Dandelion 2310231)
Steamhammer - Reflection - CBS S 63 611 (UK Org.)
Steamhammer - Mountains - Brain 2001 Metronome 201006 (UK Org. B&C CAS 1024)
Steamhammer - Speech - Brain 1009 (UK?)
Steel Mill - Steel Mill (Green Eyed God) - Bellaphon BLPS 19105 (Penny Farthing PELS 5549)
Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf - RCA LSD-10 182 (Dunhill DS 50029) ..and second German press EMI 1 C 052.90 690
Steppenwolf - Monster - German EMI 1 C 062-90 764 (US Org. Dunhill DS-50066)
Stone Country - Stone Country - RCA LSP-3958
Taste - Taste - Polydor 184 214 (UK Org. Polydor 583 042)
Taste - On The Boards - Polydor 184 366 (UK Org. Polydor 583 083)
Tear Gas - Tear Gas - Harvest 1C062-92549 (Regal Zonophone SLRZ 1021)
The Temptations - Psychedelic Shack - Tamla Motown 1C 054-91332 (Gordy GS 947)
Ten Years After - Ten Years After - Deram SML 1015 (UK Org.)
Ten Years After - Ten Years After - Deram SDM 3026/2 (UK Deram SML 1015) - A few highlights were pressed a bit later on as two record compilations. Some are collectible, this one is for sure (came with Stonedhenge LP in the series "2 LP's In Original Covers"):
Ten Years After - Stonedhenge - Deram SML 1029 (UK Org.)
Ten Years After - Undead - Deram SML 1023
Ten Years After - Ssssh. - Deram SML 1052
Ten Years After - Cricklewood Green - Deram 1065
Ten Years After - Watt - Deram 1078
Thin Lizzy - Thin Lizzy - Decca SLK 16 718-P (UK Org. Decca SKL 5082)
Thin Lizzy - Shades Of A Blue Orphanage - Decca SLK 16 759-P (UK Org. Decca TXS 108)
Thin Lizzy - Vagabonds Of The Western World - Nova 6.21 535 (UK Org. Decca SKL 5170). Here is the 1973 version of the album including the hit single "Whisky In The Jar". It is said the band didn't like the song and therefore it was left on the UK version.
Thundertree - Thundertree - Vogue LDVS 17214 (US Org. Roulette SR 42038)
Traffic - Traffic - Island 88 064 ET (UK Pink Island ILPS 9081 T)
Phil Trainer - Trainer BASF 2029107-3 (probably released in Germany only)
Trapeze - Trapeze - Threshold THS 2
Trapeze - Medusa - Teldec Threshold THS 4
Robin Trower - Live! - Chrysalis - 6307 569 (UK Org. Chrysalis CHR 1089)
T2 - It'll All Worked Out In Boomland - Decca SLK 16 673-P (UK Org. Decca SKL 5050)
Tucky Buzzard - Warm Slash - Capitol 1 C 062-81 016 (UK Org. Capitol E-ST 787)
Tucky Buzzard - Buzzard - Purple 1C062-94 729 (UK Purple Records TPSA 7512)
UFO - UFO 1 - Decca SLK 16671-P (see next page)
UFO - Flying - Decca SLK 16726-P (see next page)
The Underground Set - The Underground Set - Vogue LDVS 17189 (UK PAN 6302 or IT Radio RRS 134) probably Italian pop/instrumental/psych, not very interesting....
Uriah Heep - Very 'eavy, Very 'umble - Vertigo 6360 006 (UK Org.)
Uriah Heep - Salisbury - Vertigo 6360 028 (UK Org.)
Warhorse - Warhorse - Vertigo 6360 015 (UK Org.)
Warhorse - Red Sea - Vertigo 6360 066 (UK Org.)
Warm Dust - Dreams Of Impossibilities - BASF 22 29082-4 (Germany only) Kind of a best-of album, 2 LPs
Warm Dust - Warm Dust - BASF 20 29055-7 (probably released in Germany only)
Whalefeathers - Whalefeathers - Vogue LDVS 17257 (Blue Horizon Polydor 2431 009)
Whichwhat - Whichwhat's First - Decca SLK 16684-P (Beacon 14)
The Who - My Generation - Decca BLK 86 002-P (UK Org Brunswick LAT 8616) - a true milestone
Johnny Winter - The Progressive Blues Experiment - Liberty LBS 83 240 I (US Org. Sonobeat RS-1002)
Johnny Winter - Second Winter - CBS 66231 (US Org. Columbia KCS 9947)
Johnny Winter - Early Times - Bellaphon BLPS 19023 (Org.?)
Johnny Winter - Before The Storm - Janus Records 6.28 426 (US Org. Janus 2JLS 3056)
Yardbirds - Over Under Sideways Down - Epic BN 26 254 (UK Org as "Roger The Engineer" Columbia SCX 6063)
Yesterday's Children - Yesterday's Children - Map City MAP 3012
Zephyr - Going Back To Colorado - WB 46 060 (Warner Brothers WS 1897)
Zior - Zior - Global 6306 907 (Nepentha 6437 005)
Zior - Every Inch A Man - Global Intercord 26009-1 U (probably released in Germany only)
...and the known German singles of the guys Global 6004 987 - Za Za Za Zilda - Oh Mariya Global 6004 998 - I Really Do - Cat's Eyes Global Intercord 22 524-3N - Have You Heard The Wind Speak - Strange Kind Of Magic
Zoo - Zoo - Bacillus 6494 006 (French Org. Riviera 521 118) First German gatefold edition of French progessive outfit
...and a few other brilliant pressings I've found on the way...
Affinity - Affinity - Paramount PAS-5027 (Vertigo 6360 004) American issue of Vertigo jazz/prog gem
Ancient Grease - Woman And Children First - Mercury SR-61305 (UK Org.: Mercury 6338 033) American issue
Art - Supernatural Fairy Tale - Stone Island WIS 4701 (Org. Pink Island ILP 967). The first stereo copy of that gem as a Canadian pressing, released 1967 as well. No stereo copies came from the UK
Atomic Rooster - In Hearing Of - CA Elektra EKS 74109 (US Org.) - feat. Peter French of Leaf Hound
Aum - Bluesvibes - (French) Sire STEC LP 106 (Sire SES 97007) great San Francisco "Bluesvibes"
Bad Company - Rough Diamonds - US Swan Song 90001 (UK Org.)
Black Cat Bones - Barbed Wire Sandwich - PIP 6809 (Decca Nova SDN 15) - Perfect American issue of Leaf Hound predecessor
Black Widow - Sacrifice - CBS SBP-233935 (UK Org CBS 63948)
Original from Down Under
Black Widow - Black Widow - NL CBS S 64133 (UK Org.)
J.D. Blackfoot - The Ultimate Prophecy - Mercury 6338 031 (Mercury SR 61288) What a great LP from the USA, here the version from the NL.
Bloodrock - Bloodrock 3 - Can. Capitol ST-765 (US Org.)
Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum - NL Philips 6336 281 Pop Legends (US Org. Philps PHM 200-264)
The (Paul) Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - UK Elektra EKL-294 (Org. US)
The (Paul) Butterfield Blues Band -The Resurrection Of Pigboy Crabshaw - UK Elektra EKS 74015 (Org. US)
The (Paul) Butterfield Blues Band - In My Own Dream - UK Elektra EKL 4025 (Org. US)
Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Strictly Personal - UK Liberty LBL 83172 (US Blue Thumb BTS 1)
Cactus - Restrictions - French Atco 40 307 (US Org.)
Chase - Chase - UK Epic 64544 - (US Epic E 30472) - great jazzy US rock
Chicken Shack - Imagination Lady - US Deram DES 18063 (UK Org. Deram SDL5)
Clear Light - Clear Light - UK Elektra EKL-4011 (Org. US)
Joe Cocker - Double Cocker Power - A&M SAML-253 - Australian 2LP collection of the first two LPs from this great shouter
The Count Bishops / The Bishops - Good Gear - French Lolita 5015 (BUFFALO RELATED)
Cream - Fresh Cream - US Atco SD 33-206 (UK Org. Reaction 594001)
Cream - Wheels Of Fire - US Atco SD 2-700 (UK Org. Polydor SPDLP2)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - French America AM 6046 (US Org. Fantasy 8397)
Creedence Clearwater Revival -Best Of.. America AM 6045 - French but German Twen Cover?? (Us Org.)
The Deviants - PTOOFF! - Sire SES 97001 (Decca SKLR 4993 or Impressarios IMP 1) US version of kind of UK proto Punk and Psychedelic RockIf you like the cover art, you might also get the PSYCHO 16 (re-)print
The Deviants - Disposable - Sire SES 97005 (Stable SLP 7001) US version of kind of UK proto Punk and Psychedelic Rock
Dirty Tricks - Dirty Tricks - Polydor 2383 351 Great Hardrock from the UK. 1975. Here the Australian pressing.
Dirty Tricks - Night Man - US Polydor PD-1-6082 (UK Org.)
Doors - The Doors - Elektra EKL 4007 All time greatest UK mono pressing of this gem (Org. US)
Doors - Strange Days - Elektra EKS 74014 UK version of second LP from the US superstars
Doors - L.A. Woman - UK Elektra K 42090 first UK version (Dia cover) of the last album with Jim Morrison
Dr. K's Blues Band - Dr. K's Blues Band - World Pacific WPS-21903 (Spark SRLP 101) US Version of UK blues bargain
Duffy - Just In Case You're Interested - RCA 104.7035 Brasilian pressing. Sound seems to be heavier as on the European pressings.
Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan - UK CBS BPG 62022 (US Org. Columbia CL 1779) The beginning of it all...
Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin' - UK CBS SBPG 62251 (US Org. CS 8905)
Bob Dylan - Another Side Of Bob Dylan - UK CBS BPG 62429 (US Org. CL 2193)
Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde - UK CBS SDDP 66012 (US Org. C2S 841 or CS 9316?)
Eyes Of Blue - The Crossroads Of Time - Mercury SR-61184 (UK Org.: Mercury SMCL 20134) American issue
Eyes Of Blue - In The Fields Of Ardath - NL Mercury 134 224 (UK Org.)was made in Holland, but this issue was for the German market as well (Text on cover is in German)
The Fallen Angels - The Fallen Angels - UK London SH-Z.8359 (US Org. Roulette SR 25358)
First Edition - The First Edition - Canada Reprise 6276Some psych here: "Hey Dude! I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in..."
Free - Same - US A&M SP-4204 (UK Org. Island ILPS 9104) (First LP see "Tipps and Questions")
Free - Fire And Water - US A&M SP-4268 (UK Org. Island ILPS 9120)
(again) Free - Same - ILPS 9104, lovely French edition
Funkadelic - Funkadelic - French EMI Stateside 2C 062-92 034 (US Org. Westbound WB 2000)
Funkadelic - Free Your Mind And ... Your Ass Will Follow - French EMI Stateside 2C 062 -92.467 (US Org. Westbound WB 2001)
Golden Earring - Moontan - UK Track 2406-112 (NL Org. Polydor 2925 017) Best known for their all time rocker "Radar Love" and a really great cover art..
Grail - Grail - Barclay 920 348 (Metronome MLP 15393) French version of this progressive rock gem. Perfect sound in alternative and beautyiful cover art
Grand Funk Railroad -All The Girls In The World Beware - Italian Capitol 3C 064-81811 (US Org. Capitol SO-511356)
Grapefruit - Deep Water - US RCA LSP 4215 (UK Org. RCA SF 8030)
Gravy Train - Second Birth - Bell 1121 (Dawn DNLS 3046) American issue of UK Prog
Group Therapy - You're In Need Of.. - UK Philips SBL 7888 (US Org. Philips PHS 600-303, US Title is "37 Minutes Of Group Therapy")
(and again) Gun - The Gun - US Epic BN 26468 (UK Org. CBS 63552)
(and again) Parish Hall - Parish Hall - Festival Liberty SLYL-933,954 A heavier sounding Australian pressing. Guitars in foreground.
Head Machine - Orgasm - Disques Vogue SLVLX 522 (Major Minor SMLP 79) The French version of this "erotic rock" LP
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced - Track 612001(mono) (Reprise RS 6261) UK and US versions were released almost at the same time
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love - Track 613 003 (Reprise 6281)
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland - Track 613008 (Reprise 2RS 6307)This 3rd and final album by "The Jimi Hendrix Experience" was first released in September 1968 in the USA on 'Reprise Records' and October 1968 on 'Track Record' in the UK.
John Lee Hooker - Blue! - UK Fontana (mono) FJL119 (don't know, if there is a US version) - recordings from February 9, 1960 in New York. LP from around early sixties. Maybe influential for the first blues boom over here.
Hurdy Gurdy - Hurdy Gurdy - CBS S 64781 Perfect Dutch version of the progressiv rock gem from Denmark
Jefferson Airplane - Takes Off - NZ RCA Victor LPM-3584
A really nice MONO one with amazing sound, but NO original (first press, see above) lines, though this has no ''RE'' caption on the cover and the dead wax reads TRPM-0171 and TPRM-0172
Joy Unlimited - Schmetterlinge - Viking BASF 20-21090-1 (Pilz BASF 20-21090-1)
A New Zealand pressing. That one and "Reflections" (BASF 20 21686-1) were made on the other side of the globe. Perfect sound.
Killing Floor - Killing Floor - Pink Elephant PE 855 009-H (Spark SLRP 102) The brilliant sounding version from the Netherlands
The Litter - Emerge - UK Probe SPB 1004 (Org. US Probe CPLP 4504)
Love - Four Sail - UK Elektra EKS 74048 (Org. US)
Love Sculpture - Blues Helping - US Rare Earth RS 505 (org. UK Parlophone PCS 7059)
Master's Apprentices - Same (Choice Cuts) - French Regal Zonophone 2C 062-04714 Y (SLRZ 1016) (Summit 250-524). French Issue of Australian Prog Monster.
Master's Apprentices - A Toast To Panama Red - French Regal Zonophone 2C 064-80977 (SLRZ 1022) (Columbia EMI SCXO-7998). French Issue of Australian Prog Monster. French Issues should be less expensive than the UK or OZ ones, but they are much rarer on the market as well...
McKenna Mendelson Mainline - Stink - US UA UAS 6729 (Org. Canada Liberty LBS 83251). Great second LP from Canadian blues wizards. First (even greater) LP "Blues" was only released in Canada on Paragon (15).
Memphis Slim - Legend Of The Blues Vol.1 and Vol. 2 - UK Beacon BEAM 3 and UK Beacon BEAS 6 from 1969 (not sure about, but I think there are no US versions). Great comps on high collectible label.
Neil Merryweather - Space Rangers - UK Mercury 9100 008 (US Org. Mercury SRM-1-1007)
Moody Blues -Days Of Future Passed (misspelled) - French Deram 258.058 B (UK Org. SML 707)
Mountain - Climbing! - UK Bell SBLL 133 (US Org. Windfall 4501) Great Blues-/Hardrock with Leslie West
Mountain - Nantucket Sleighride - AUS Image ILP-718 (US Org. Windfall 5500)
Mountain - Flowers Of Evil - AUS Image ILP-719 (US Org. Windfall 5501)
Mountain - The Road Goes Ever On - AUS Image ILP-720 (US Org. Windfall 5502)
Mountain - Twin Peaks - Dutch CBS 88095 (US Org. Columbia PG 32818)
Mountain - Avalanche - UK CBS S 80492 (US Org. Windfall CQ 33088)
Parrish & Gurvitz - Parrish & Gurvitz - French Regal Zonophone 2C 064-92960 (UK Org. SRZA 8506) Not that good, but not too bad...worth a spin...
Pulse - Pulse - Major Minor - MMLP 64 (mono) - (US - Poison Ring 2237) - UK mono copy of American bluesrock
Ram John Holder - Black London Blues - French Beacon BEAS 2 (UK Org.)
Raw Material - Raw Material - ZEL TZS 4015 (Evolution Z 1006) The Spanish version in breathtaking sound quality. Thick vinyl and front laminated (different but beautiful) cover
Sam Apple Pie - Sam Apple Pie - Sire SES 97020 (Decca SKL-R 5005) US version of UK Blues-/Hard-Rock
Sarofeen And Smoke - Do It - PYE NSPL.28153 (GWP Records ST 2029) One of the best female rock singer - "Run away, Janis!" UK Version of US bargain.
Savoy Brown - Getting To The Point - US Parrot PAS-71024 (UK Org. Decca SKL 4935). Second of many great LPs from heavy blues super group. First one saw its release only in the UK ("Shake Down" - Decca LK 4883)
Siren - Siren - US Elektra Dandelion D9-104 (UK Dandelion CBS DAN 63755)
Siren - Strange Locomotion - US Dandelion EKS-74087 (UK Dandelion DAN 8001)
Spooky Tooth - Tobacco Road - US A&M SP-4300 (UK Org. Island ILPS 9080). Different title, but same LP as the UK version "It's All About"
Steel Mill - Green Eyed God - Penny Farthing PA 549 (Penny Farthing PELS 5549) This is the Canadian Pressing. No lamination on cover. Sound is as perfect as the original.
Taste - Live At The Isle Of Wight - French Polydor 2383 120 (UK Org.)
Tear Gas - Tear Gas - French Regal Zonophone 2C 062-92.549 (UK Org. SLRZ 1021) An absolute "killer"- album in every version!
The 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sound Of.. - UK Radar RAD 13 (US Org. IA LP 1) First official and great European release of Texas Psych giants (1978)
The 13th Floor Elevators - Easter Everywhere - UK Radar RAD 15 (US Org. IA LP 5) Second official European release...(1979)
The 13th Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me - Radar ADA 13 - Rare coloured Single The 13th Floor Elevators - Reverberation -Radar SFI 347 - Rare Flexi Disc The 13th Floor Elevators - She Lives In A Time Of Her Own - Radar SAM 88 - Rare Promo EP
All were released in 1978 as licensed outputs of Radar-International Artists Label to promote first European repress of high acclaimed US psych rock...and a "Howdy From Texas" (Booklet probably given away with RAD 13)
Three Man Army - A Third Of A Lifetime - US Kama Sutra KSBS 2044 (UK Org. Pegasus PEG 3). First shot of the Gun/Perrish & Gurvitz related band from 1971.
Three Man Army - Three Man Army - US Reprise Records MS 2150 (UK Org. Reprise K 44254)
Three Man Army - Three Man Army 2 - US Reprise Records MS 2182 (UK Org. Reprise K 54015)
Traffic - Coloured Rain - Swedish Pink Island ILP-800 (kind of early "best of", see above)
Trapeze - Medusa - Italian Threshold THSI 4 (Org. UK THS 4) - heavy rock on heavy vinyl
Robin Trower - Twice Removed From Yesterday - US Chrysalis CHR 1039 (UK Org.)
Robin Trower - For Earth Below - CA Chrysalis CHR 1073 (UK Org.)
Robin Trower - Long Misty Days - US Chrysalis CHR-1107 (UK Org.)
Tucky Buzzard - Tucky Buzzard - US Capitol ST-787 (UK Org.)
Tucky Buzzard - Warm Slash - US Capitol ST-864 (UK Org. Capitol E-ST 787)
Warm Dust - Peace Of Our Time - UNI 73109 (Trend Philips 6480 001) US version of great UK Prog-Rock
Tony Joe White - Black And White - UK Monument SMO 5027 (US Org. Monument MON 18114) -1968 What a great performer of kind of a blend of blues-, swamp- and roots rock
Tony Joe White - Continued... - UK Monument SMO 5035 (US Org. Monument SLP 18133) -1969
Tony Joe White - Tony Joe - UK Monument SMO 5043 (US Org. Monument MON 18142) -1970
Tony Joe White - Tony Joe White - UK Warner Bros. Kinney WS 1900 (US Org. same number) -1971
The Who - Sings My Generation - Decca DL 4664 (UK Org. Brunswick LAT 8616) - slightly different in title and song selection, but nethertheless great US Original
Johnny Winter - Johnny Winter - NL CBS S 63619 (US Org. Columbia CS 9826)
Johnny Winter - Johnny Winter And Live - NL CBS S 64289 (US Org. Columbia C 30475)
Johnny Winter - Still Alive And Well - UK CBS S 65484 (US Org. Columbia CQ 32188)
Zephyr - Zephyr - UK Probe SPB 1006 (US Org. Probe CPLP-4510)
ZZ Top -Rio Grande Mud - London SHU 8433 (US Org. London XPS 612) Second LP from Bluesrock Dino's. First didn't get a release at the time in Europe, so grab US originals, while you can....
...to be continued...
...and now for a bit of fun....some nice prog singles....(flash needed..)