The latest RareRecordCollector book is now available! Despite being a very short-lived label (just two years!), there’s some highly collectable records on the label, as well as variations of the same releases, thanks to the volatile history of Pegasus. It soon had to change its name to Peg Records (read the book to find out why!) and then eventually closed with the back catalogue mostly transferring on to the new Mooncrest label.
Two versions are available:
the paperback, hard copy version can be purchased from Amazon by clicking here!
If you want to buy the PDF downloadable version from Lulu, then click here!
Next up is the Harvest label…which due to the size of the output from the label, will be in two volumes. Due out early next year…watch this space.
Here’s a couple of additions to Pegasus, Andy Roberts ‘Nina And The Dream Tree’ and the second instalment of ‘Club Folk’, a compilation of various prominent folk artists in 1972…
click the sleeves to see all the details on each LP
New update to Pegasus Records and also an interesting take on the change of the label design from a winged horse to a peg…
A few more additions to the site; ZZ Top’s second album is becoming more difficult to find in good condition on the original London Records label (an offshoot of Decca); Captain Beefheart and Mike Oldfield have also been added on the original Virgin label featuring the ‘two virgins and red dragon’ label design. Also another obscure title on the Pegasus label (with the second ‘PEG’ style label rather than the original winged horse style label). Lots more updates and additions to come!
UK 1st pressing of Steeleye Span’s “Ten Man Mop, Or Mr Reservoir Butler Rides Again” has been added and updated. Worth noting that Pegasus changed their label design from the winged horse to this ‘peg’ graphic and this was the first release on this new label. Strange but there you have it!
PEG-6 Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick
This was originally intended to be released on either B&C Records or Charisma as the vinyl has the original CAS-1046 matrix stamped into the deadwax and then crossed out. It has been replaced by the PEG-6 matrix. My guess is that given the very traditional, folk music on the LP it would have sat better as part of the B&C catalogue.
Comes with a nice gatefold sleeve that replicates the style and lettering of Jackson Heights’ Ragamuffins Fool sleeve design – Grahame Berney designed the Jackson Heights sleeve in autumn 1972 so this sleeve, designed by Davis/Berney/Wade, predates it by about 1 year.
Martin Carthy appears on the Vertigo sampler, “Heads Together First Round” 6360 045 in autumn 1971, but didn’t get to release anything on the swirl label (imagine the value now if he had…).