How To Identify UK Vertigo Swirl 1st Pressings - part2
Version 2 - large swirl above spindle, VERTIGO below spindle
Vertigo dropped the VO catalogue prefix after the first 6 releases detailed above and adopted a new catalogue system beginning 6360 followed by 3 digits; eg, 001. The label design also followed the same basic layout used on Black Sabbath and Cressida up to early 1971. Any exceptions to this 'rule' are detailed against the respective artist. This label design ran up to Spring 1971, after that is changed to the version 3 label (with minor alterations up to early 1973) and was then dropped in favour of the 'Spaceship' or 'UFO' design.
The 6360 series:
Catalogue numbers 001 - 040 inclusive 'should' have the version 2 label design (although there a handful in the 030's that feature the version 3 design! just to be confusing - these are shown below against the respective LP:
6360 001 Fairfield Parlour - From Home To Home - unlaminated textured gatefold
6360 002 Gracious! - unlaminated textured gatefold
6360 003 Magna Carta - Seasons - unlaminated gatefold
6360 004 Affinity - unlaminated gatefold
6360 005 Bob Downes - Electric City - unlaminated gatefold
6360 006 Uriah Heep - Very 'Umble, Very 'Eavy - unlaminated gatefold
6360 007 May Blitz - unlaminated gatefold
6360 008 Nucleus - Elastic Rock - unlaminated die-cut gatefold
6360 009 Doctor Strangely Strange - Heavy Petting - unlaminated die-cut gimmick gatefold
6360 010 Jimmy Campbell - Half Baked - unlaminated gatefold
6360 011 Black Sabbath - Paranoid - unlaminated gatefold
(NB, first press sleeve mentions Management: Jim Sullivan, Big Bear, Birmingham, 2nd issue sleeves omit this credit). This is the first Vertigo swirl to reach number 1 in the UK album charts, so there are PLENTY around! Check the sleeve AND the label for a guaranteed 1st press...
6360 012 Manfred Mann Chapter Three - Volume 2 - unlaminated gatefold
6360 013 Clear Blue Sky - unlaminated gatefold
6360 014 Juicy Lucy - Lie Back And Enjoy It - unlaminated fold-out 'poster' sleeve
6360 015 Warhorse - unlaminated gatefold
6360 016 Patto - unlaminated textured gatefold
6360 017 Colosseum - Daughter Of Time - unlaminated gatefold
left: original 1st press label; right: 2nd press omitted the large swirl on the A side and 'spread' the song titles on either side as per conventional record label
6360 018 Beggars Opera - Act One - unlaminated gatefold
6360 019 Legend (aka Red Boot) - unlaminated gatefold
6360 020 Gentle Giant - unlaminated gatefold
6360 021 Graham Bond - Holy Magick - unlaminated gatefold
6360 023 Gravy Train - unlaminated textured gatefold
6360 024 Keith Tippett - Dedicated To You, But You Weren't Listening - unlaminated gatefold
6360 025 Cressida - Asylum - unlaminated gatefold
6360 026 Still Life - unlaminated gatefold
6360 027 Nucleus - We'll Talk About It Later - unlaminated die cut gatefold
6360 028 Uriah Heep - Salisbury - unlaminated gatefold
6360 029 Catapilla - unlaminated gatefold
Catapilla - Catapilla - should feature the Version 2 label design but actually features Version 3, unless you know better...?
6360 030 Assagai - unlaminated gatefold
6360 031 Nirvana - Local Anaesthetic - unlaminated gatefold
6360 032 Patto - Hold Your Fire - unlaminated 'three part' fold over front cover gimmick sleeve - very prone to damage!
Patto - Hold Your Fire - should feature the Version 2 label design but actually features Version 3, unless you know better...?
6360 033 Jade Warrior - unlaminated gatefold
6360 034 Ian Matthews - If You Saw Thro' My Eyes - unlaminated gatefold
6360 037 May Blitz - Second Of May - unlaminated gatefold
May Blitz - The 2nd Of May - should feature the Version 2 label design but actually features Version 3, unless you know better...?
6360 038 Daddy Longlegs - Oakdown Farm - unlaminated gatefold
6360 039 Ian Carr - Solar Plexus - unlaminated gatefold
6360 040 Magna Carta - Songs From The Wasties Orchard - unlaminated gatefold 2 way opening gimmick
Magna Carta - Songs From Wasties Orchard - the last release to carry the version 2 label design...
Please see Part 1 for VO1 - VO7 releases, and Part 3 for 6360 041 onwards and other issued releases...