With over 50 extra pages on the previous edition, The Charisma Pink Scroll UK Discography is packed full of information like never before. Featuring as many contemporary advertisements, reviews and gig announcements as could be crammed in, the book also now features as many UK reissues known to exist on Pink Mad Hatter (large and small) and also the later Blue Mad Hatter variants. The most comprehensive reference book you’ll need on Charisma Pink Scroll!
The first RareRecordCollector label discography book has been completed and is now available to buy. Measuring 215 x 215mm and in full glorious colour throughout, it lists every UK album released on the Famous Charisma Label between December 1969 and July 1972 – known to us collectors as “Charisma Pink Scroll”.
There are 148 pages devoted to every album release, detailing notes for collectors on what denotes a UK 1st pressing, including large full colour photos of labels, front and rear sleeves and even full gatefold sleeves, inside and out.
Where possible, there are stories behind the making of the album and what some of the designers went through to create the sleeves; including in one instance, slashing the finished painting with a knife and, in another case, rescuing the original artwork from being run over by a London street cleaning machine!
All 30 UK albums are included, along with the UK singles and promo singles released on the Charisma Pink Scroll label…oh, and by the way, the label isn’t pink! As you’ll find out when you read the book!
You can buy the first edition of the book here:
So if you want to know all about the Charisma Pink Scroll LPs by Van der Graaf Generator, Genesis, Rare Bird, Birth Control and all the rest, get hold of the book today. It’s the first one of several that are planned to be produced in the same format. Next up is Purple Records (coming soon!).
And below you’ll see some sample pages of the contents:
Van der Graaf Generator’s “Theme One” from 1972 was released as CB175. However, it does have BCP 6 crossed out in the deadwax on both sides. So, it was obviously intended to be BCP.6 but for some reason was released as CB 175 instead. Early issues feature the rare picture sleeve, below. Now, just have to find what happened to BCP4 and 5! I would imagine something similar happened…