There are (at least!) 5 known versions of this classic Deep Purple from 1969 on the UK Harvest EMI label. The first 2 versions feature the ‘SOLD IN THE UK SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS’ wording and feature 2 styles of this writing – 4 lines came first and then the 5 line version. Check out the images below to spot the differences and click here to go to the album page to see the sleeve details.
The first 7 releases in 1969 on the newly formed Harvest label all had to carry the text “SOLD IN THE U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS” on the labels. This had been introduced by EMI in early 1964 (and featured on all EMI owned labels, e.g. Parlophone) and was phased out towards the end of 1969.
It’s one of the easiest ways to spot a UK 1st pressing on these first 7 Harvest releases. Without this text (but still with ‘THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD’ on the label) the record is a 2nd pressing.
Click the labels above to go to each album’s individual page and compare these to the 2nd press labels (where available) and see the sleeve details.