Some more updates completed in the Harvest Records section, including 2 versions of Deep Purple’s ‘Fireball’ you may be unaware of:
Many thanks to Steve Moore for emailing in with great pics of his rare copy of the “Harvest Sampler Of The Initial Four June Releases” from 1969. This is believed to be a DJ promo only release to help ‘launch’ the newly formed Harvest label. It promotes the first 4 albums on Harvest from Deep Purple, Michael Chapman, Shirley & Dolly Collins and Pete Brown & His Battered Ornaments.
Steve wondered why SHVL753 had been omitted from the sample record and I can advise him that it is my belief that Panama Limited Jug Band’s album was not released until around September/October of 1969 (despite it having the third catalogue number in the sequence between Pete Brown’s SHVL752 and the Collinses’ SHVL754), thereby not being ready in time to be included on the sampler…
It’s a definite rarity, rumoured to be limited to a production run of 100 copies, and thanks once again to Steve for supplying the images and showing an interest in the site! Rest of Harvest section to be updated in next few weeks!
The following have now been fully listed and updated in the Harvest Records section, click the album sleeve to go to that page:
The highly collectable Harvest label from EMI with ‘THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD’ around the labels has been updated with all labels and sleeve details. The first 25 or so albums are pictured below (and some are very hard to get hold of). The remaining Harvest section will be updated in the next few days. Come back soon for parts 2 and 3 to complete the update: