…just when you thought there couldn’t be any more label variations, or perhaps you thought your Vertigo swirl collection was complete…a new label variant has been spotted. This time it’s (ex-Deep Purple) Nick Simper’s band, Warhorse, and their second album on Vertigo, “Red Sea”.
If you look closely you can see that the track listing details differ in their layout, one version has more lines of type (with some track timings running onto a new line) whilst the second version has tidied this up and managed to get things onto the same line as the song title.
It is my assumption that the version on the left (with more line breaks on the track listing) would be the 1st issue and the tidied up version (on the right) would be a second issue. I can’t see that the ‘clumsier’ typesetting of the left hand version would have been a reissue or 2nd pressing…
featuring Beggar’s Opera, Tudor Lodge and Jackson Heights. All with the outline red ‘A’ on the A side. Notice how the Tudor Lodge single has a date stamp, whilst the other demos have no information about intended release dates (unlike Harvest demos for example, which usually announce the release date on the labels). Click the images to go to each single’s specific page: