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ARGENTINA

Argentinian Vertigo released quite some British albums, most of which have slight differences to the native issues. Mostly this concerns the songtitles, which often were translated into Spanish. A rather bizarre release was also found (see further below). Matrix numbers are machine-stamped in a characteristically broad font and hold only information about the catalogue number and side.


ALBUMS

ARGsideA
The A-side label in Argentina has ''Vertigo'' in the first white circle and ''Lado 1'' on the second.




6360 035
MANFRED MANN CHAPTER THREE - DAMA VIAJERA (around 1971)

6360035ARG
6360035ARGlbl


Photography and cover-design by unknown.
Liner notes: none.
Cover manufactured by unknown.

The Vertigo logo on front is black.

Matrix number A-side:
6360035 A
Matrix number B-side:
6360035 A

Rarity scale: R4



A record with catalogue number 6360 035 was assumed to belong to a shelved project, although no one seemed to know what that project could have been. Above scans make it clear that this probably was not the case. The contents are identical to VO 3 in Britain, Manfred Mann Chapter Three's self-titled debut, but the songtitles are translated into Spanish both on the backcover and the label. The album is titled after the opening track.
The cover is, of course, the bizarre issue on stake here. The art-school design of the British release was discarded and a photograph of the ''travelling lady'' that may have catered more for South-American temperaments was used instead. The backcover photo tries to recall the surrealistic atmosphere from Marcus Keef, by letting the lady pose before an abandoned railway footbridge. Her conspicious thighs evoke, however, different visions than the maker may have foreseen. The name of the bandleader on the frontcover was mutilated too...



6360 036
JUICY LUCY - ''same'' (around 1971)

6360036ARG
6360036argLBL

Photography and cover-design by unknown.
Liner notes: none.
Cover manufactured by unknown.

The Vertigo logo on front is white.

Matrix number A-side:
6360036 A
Matrix number B-side:
6360036 A

Rarity scale: R3




Obviously judging the UK cover too obscene, Vertigo in Argentina replaced its design with the (milder) Dutch one. The gatefold was reduced to a single cover and the information was transferred to the back. Songtitles are in Spanish on both the label and the cover. The contents are identical with the British VO 2.


6360 047

BLACK SABBATH - ''same'' (around 1971)

Just like in Brazil, this was issued belatedly in Argentina, after the succes of Paranoid. Please refer to the Brazil page.
In Argentina the recording information, including translations of the titles into Spanish, was relocated to the back cover, since the gatefold cover was sacrificed. The front cover was adorned with a Union Jack at the bottom left hand corner. The reproduction of the artwork was very carelessly executed.



6360 059

PAUL JONES - EL CRUCIFIJO EN UNA HERRADURA (197?)

A retitled release (Crucifix in a horseshoe), with adapted cover art.

6360059ARG
6360059ARGlbl



6360 089

STATUS QUO - HELLO! (197?)

6360098ARG
To promote this record in Argentina a caption ''Progressive Pop'' was added. What's in a name, anyway...



6360 089

STATUS QUO - TRISTE POR TI [Blue For You] (197?)

6360128ARG
Blue for you was retitled too and the cover was slightly adapted.




6499 407/8
VARIOUS ARTISTS - VERTIGO (197?)

6499407ARG
6499407ARGlbl

Photography and cover-design by unknown.
Liner notes: none.
Cover manufactured by unknown.

The Vertigo logo on front is white.

Matrix number A-side:
unknown
Matrix number B-side:
unknown
Matrix number C-side
:
unknown
Matrix number D-side:
unknown

Rarity scale: R?




This rare release follows its British counterpart musically, but boasts a slightly milder cover design. It's the ultimate in underground music, no less...





We also know that 6360 088 was assigned to the Spencer Davis Group, Gluggo. This record is reviewed on the first German albums page.
And 6360 128, Status Quo, Blue For You, was retitled to Triste Por Ti.



6366 101
BLACK SABBATH - SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH (1973)

6366101ARG
6366101ARGlbl

We only got a scan from one of our readers, so we cannot give you any further details. This release seems to follow the UK issue with some of the titles translated into Spanish. There is no evidence of any tampering with the cover image to champion decency, as was done in Uruguay.





SINGLES and EP's

We have received confirmation of the following differing singles from Argentina. None were spotted in a picture sleeve.

6012 966 KAYAK
A: Danzante de estrellas (Starlight dancer). B: Revierte la marea (Turn the tide)

6012 967 KAYAK
A: Guardate el cambio (Keep the change). B: Maneras compradoras (Winning ways)

6059 030 MANFRED MANN CHAPTER III
A: Espejo (One way glass). B: ¿Non es triste? (Ain't it sad).

6059 031  JUICY LUCY
A: Mujer del Mississippi (Mississippi woman). B: ¿A quien amas? (Who do you love).
Also spotted as a promo.

6059 034  ASSAGAI
A: La muchacha del telefono (Telephone girl). B: Esperare por ti (I'll wait for you).

6059 076  SPENCER DAVIS GROUP
A: En el rebote (Catch me on the rebop). B: El borde (The edge).

6073 257 JIM CROCE
A: El malo Leroy Brown (Bad bad Leroy Brown). B: Un par de mesos menos (One less set of footsteps).



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