released quite some British albums rather than US ones. As far as we're
aware, all releases are very similar to their British examples, except
two (whereof one by mistake) . Label design, matrix numbers and general
information is therefore treated alongside this one album with a
difference. Vertigo albums were distributed by London of Canada (!).
This is noted on the label and somewhere on most covers, too.
A few singles recently appeared, some of them unique, too!
GENTLE GIANT - same (1972)
inside and outside of the cover of this release have exactly the same
design as the British one, but it is made of much thicker board and in
''American'' style with slicks that are pasted over the basic board.
The A-side label is identical to the British one.
The track listing is the same as
on British copies, but on our copy (and there are more like this) A1
and A3 are interchanged on the actual record.
Matrix number A-side:
Matrix number B-side:
Rarity scale: R2
: this album was
released considerably later than the British version
The other differing release is 6360 032 Patto Hold your fire.
This has the
British catalogue number, but the USA cover!
A few singles were spotted from Canada.
VE 103 IAN MATTHEWS
A: Da Doo Ron Ron. B: House Of Unamerican Blues Activity Dream.
This has a different B-side to the USA
VE 106 JADE WARRIOR
A: Barazinbar (3:50). B: We have reason tot believe.
6059 141 THIN LIZZY
A: The boys are back in town. B: Jailbreak
6059 151 CITY BOY
A: Haymaking time. B: The greatest story ever told.
6147 010 ATLANTIS
A: Mainline Florida. B: Ooh baby.