A-side labels have ''cara A'', meaning side A, in the second white
circle. They also have an extra wording concerning copyright at the
perimeter. As with early Dutch releases, the logo is upside down. This
corrected on consecutive releases.
distribution wording of parent
company Phonogram (Fonogram in Spain) appears on Spanish
albums (not only those of Vertigo) have the date of the ''legal
deposit'' somewhere on the label, mostly at around 1 o'clock. The
perimeter wording is - naturally - in Spanish. Titles are often
translated into that language too.
Presumably offended by the degree of nakedness of the British cover, Spanish Vertigo took the (milder) Dutch cover and erased the ambiguous person from the middle, replacing it with another copy of the band logo. Very clumsy, but thus not giving any occasion to offend the general public. Liner notes and titles inside the gatefold are in Spanish.
To increase readability, Vertigo Spain altered the lay-out of the Black Sabbath debut album, but in the process spoiled the balance of the image quite severely. The liner notes and the titles are again in Spanish.
Not amused by the exclamation sign as only reference apart from a very small band name, the Spanish branch inserted the name of the band prominently on the Gracious album. The texture of the cover was discarded. The backcover was slightly altered too.
The 6-part poster cover of the British release was understandably rejected, but the new design will probably not have appealed much to Roger Dean, creator of the art-work. For some reason beyond our conjecture, a framework of such a different style is superimposed upon the design, that its message becomes a completely different one. So we are at home and see this through a window, or what? Strange... The backside shows just the rocket.
The original design was extremely simplified for this rare Spanish version. Musical contents are the same as for the UK version.
Cover-design by Castán/Barea.
Liner notes: by unknown.
Cover manufactured by Foco, S.A., Madrid.
Track listing A-side: Yellow Eyes (2'50'')/ Three-Horned Dragon Kings (6'06'')/ Telephone Girl (4'50'')/ A Winter's Tale (5'11'')/ Snake (3'02'').
Track listing B-side: We Have Reason To Believe (3'50'')/ Masai Morning (6'47'')/ Obedience (3'19'')/ Mannamoto's Dream (5'35'')/ Eyes On You (3'04'').
All tracks by Jade Warrior.
The Vertigo logo on front is white.
Matrix number A-side:
850 6360094 *A*1
Matrix number B-side:
850 6360094 *B*1
Rarity scale: R3
original cover perhaps being too specifically British, Vertigo Spain
used the image from inside the gatefold cover on the outside and vice
title track moved to A2 and ''Rose on the vine'' was deleted, making
this a shorter version. The front cover was the same as the German one.
On the backcover, the new track listing was not used, but instead the
''normal'' German one. The spine lists erroneously ''Licifer's Friend''
as the artist.
Contributing bands: Colosseum, Rod Stewart, Jimmy Campbell, May Blitz, Juicy Lucy, Fairfield Parlour, Magna Carta, Affinity, Black Sabbath, Gracious, Cressida, Nucleus, Manfred Mann Chapter Three, Bob Downes, Dr.Strangely Strange, Uriah Heep.
Cover-art by P.Saelices.
Photography by P.Saelices
Liner notes: none.
Cover manufactured by Foco, S.A., Madrid.
This has the same track listing as Britain's ''Vertigo annual 1970'', see the end of the 5th British album page.
The Vertigo logo on front is black.
Matrix number A-side, disc 407:
850 6499407 *A*1
Matrix number B-side, disc 407:
850 6499407 *B*1
Matrix number A-side, disc 408:
850 6499408 *A*1
Matrix number B-side, disc 408:
850 6499408 *B*1
Rarity scale: R2
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