VO1 – Colosseum

“Valentyne Suite” 1969

Sleeve Notes:

Gatefold sleeve.
“A PHILIPS RECORDS PRODUCT” appears on inner gatefold (note ‘RECORDS’ plural, rather than ‘RECORD’ singular on label.

Label Notes:

Large swirl logo above spindle.
“VERTIGO” below spindle hole.
“A PHILIPS RECORD PRODUCT” appears below “VERTIGO”
Upper and lower case song titles.
No track numbers.

A Side Matrix: 886 775 1Y*1 420 1 1 1 1
B Side Matrix: 886 775 2*Y*1 420 1 1 1 1

Matrix bears no resemblance to catalogue number on label or sleeve.

2nd sleeve design without “A PHILIPS RECORD PRODUCT” text on inner sleeve

vo1-label-2

2nd Pressing Label Notes:

Identical to 1st pressing without ‘A PHILIPS RECORDS PRODUCT’

 

3rd Pressing Label Notes:

Large swirl logo above spindle.

“VERTIGO” below spindle hole.
“A PHILIPS RECORD PRODUCT” has been removed.
Smaller font than 1st pressing label design.
Upper and lower case song titles.
No track numbers.

A Side Matrix: 886 775 1Y*1 420 1 1 1 1
B Side Matrix: 886 775 2*Y*1 420 1 1 1 1

Note that this album was never reissued on later Vertigo style labels or even the spaceship variant. This was due to Gerry Bron setting up his own label (Bronze Records) in 1971 and he took the rights for this LP and also Uriah Heep with him to the new label.

One comment on “VO1 – Colosseum

  1. brilliant and informative site keep up the good work. Allthough ive had to be disapointed that my Valentine Suite is a third pressing.

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