It is surprising how
many singles Vertigo released, since singles are normally projected to
cater for another market than albums. Commercially it turned out quite
a bright idea. Although most singles relentlessly flopped (like singles
use to do), a few became sizable hits. Almost all of the tracks on the
singles were taken from albums, so they do not present any new music. A
few exceptions were made. We will evaluate these when they appear. The
following releases are confirmed to have been released in Britain with
a swirl label. We list the singles according to their year of issue,
also when a catalogue number is irregular. As you can see, a lot of
numbers are missing. These were either not released in Britain (but are
known from elsewhere) or they have not been sighted anywhere as of
you know of any British releases of the missing numbers, please contact
There are copies with a solid centre as well as those with a push-out
latter is easily said, but a whole lot of research has gone into this
by some of our readers. At least we now know that tere are four types
of centres used: plastic tri midpiece, solid centre and both three- and four pronged
push-out centres. We still do not know exactly which went where in all
cases. Anyone that can provide us with an accurate list of which centre
was used on which single will be greeted with unrelenting enthousiasm.
did what they could to attract the attention of the public eye, like
this somewhat bewildering ad in ''it'' no.74 from Februari 1970.|
V1 JUICY LUCY
A: Who do you love (single version). B: Walking down the highway.
V2 BLACK SABBATH
A: Evil woman. B: Wicked world.
(actually a reissue of Fontana TF 1067).
6059 003 FAIRFIELD PARLOUR
A: Bordeaux rosé. B: Chalk on the wall. (A-side non-LP).
6059 007 AFFINITY
A: I wonder if I care as much. B: Three sisters.
6059 008 FAIRFIELD PARLOUR
A: Just another day. B: Caraminda/ I'm all the animals/ Song for you.
(4 non-LP tracks).
6059 009 GRACIOUS
A: Once on a windy day. B: Fugue in d minor (A-side non-LP, B-side
6059 010 BLACK SABBATH
A: Paranoid. B: The wizard.
6059 011 BOB DOWNES
A: No time like the present. B: Keep off the grass.
6059 012 MANFRED MANN CHAPTER III
A: Happy being me. B: Devil woman.
6059 013 MAGNA CARTA
A: Airport song. B: Elizabethan.
6059 015 JUICY LUCY
A: Pretty woman. B: I'm a thief. (B-side non-LP).
6059 018 LINDA HOYLE AND AFFINITY
A: Eli's coming. B: United states of mind (both non-LP).
6068 002 ROD STEWART
A: It's all over now. B: Jo's lament.
6059 021 LEGEND
A: Life. B: Late last night. (both non-LP)
6059 026 BEGGAR'S OPERA
A: Sarabande. B: Think (both non-LP)
6059 027 WARHORSE
A: St.Louis. B: No chance.
6059 029 RONNO
A: 4th hour of my sleep. B: Powers of darkness.
(Ronno is, of course,
Mick Ronson, who did negotiate an album contract with Vertigo, but
never had the record released. If anyone knows what catalogue number
the projected album was assigned, we would like to hear of it!).
6059 034 ASSAGAI
A: Telephone girl. B: I'll wait for you.
6059 035 NIRVANA
A: The saddest day of my life. B: I wanna go home.
6059 036 LEGEND
A: Don't you never. B: Someday.
6059 041 IAN MATTHEWS
A: Hearts. B: Little known.
6059 042 GRAHAM BOND WITH MAGICK
A: Twelve gates to the city. B: Water water (both non-LP).
6059 043 MAGNA CARTA
A: Time for the leaving. B: Wayfarin.
6059 044 TUDOR LODGE
A: The lady's changing home. B: The good times we had.
6059 048 IAN MATTHEWS
A: Reno, Nevada. B: Desert inn.
6059 049 GRAVY TRAIN
A: Alone in Georgia. B: Can anybody hear me.
6073 150 LIGHTHOUSE
A: Hats off [to the strangers]. B: Sing sing sing.
6073 152 LIGHTHOUSE
A: One fine morning. B: Little kind words.
6073 153 LIGHTHOUSE
A: Take it slow [out in the country]. B: Sweet lullaby.
These last two singles are listed erroneously in the Record Collector
priceguide as being released on Philips.
6059 051 FREEDOM
A: Thanks. B: Little Miss Louise.
6059 053 PAUL JONES
A: Life After Death. B: The Mighty Ship.
6059 060 BEGGARS OPERA
A: Hobo. B: Pathfinder.
6059 061 BLACK SABBATH
A: Tomorrow's dream. B: Laguna sunrise.
(There are two variations known: one with ''Copyright control'' on the
label and one with ''Rollerjoint Music'').
6059 068 JACKSON HEIGHTS
A: Maureen. B: Long time dying.
6059 069 JADE WARRIOR
A: The demon trucker. B: Snake.
6059 070 SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND
A: There's no lights on the christmas tree mother, they're burning
big Louie tonight. B: Harp
6059 071 STATUS QUO
A: Paper plane. B: Softer ride.
(There are two variations known, which are easiest to separate by
looking at the centre. This is either solid or has the ''normal'' large
centre hole. Also: one has ''Made in England'' on the label, the other
one does not.)
6059 073 MAGNA CARTA
A: All my life. B: Falkland Grene.
6032 900 APHRODITE'S CHILD
A: Break. B: Babylon.
6073 251 JIM CROCE
A: Operator [that's not the way it
feels]. B: Rapid boy [the stock car boy]
6059 074 JOHN DUMMER OOBLEEDOOBLEE BAND
A: Oobleedooblee jubilee. B: The monkey speaks his mind.
6059 084 HAMMER
A: Rocks off. B: Rock 'n' roll band.
And if you do not believe it, here it is....but with a small swirl
only. We could not find any additional info about this rare single. Can
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