Deep Purple ‎– In Rock

Harvest ‎– SHVL 777, Harvest ‎– 1E 062 º 91442
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold


A1 Speed King
A2 Bloodsucker
A3 Child In Time
B1 Flight Of The Rat
B2 Into The Fire
B3 Living Wreck
B4 Hard Lovin' Man

Companies, etc.



US contract pressing for UK. With organ intro before Speed King.

Cover: is a genuine UK 1st press laminated gatefold GARROD & LOFTHOUSE with EMI and Harvest logo in lower right corner.

Labels: yellow/green Harvest labels with EMI logo and "Made in U.S.A."

Matrix # have both the original UK catalogue numbers (SHVL 777, A3 / B2) and the USA ones (K6398 / K6399). Both sides have "SON" hand etched, indicating Sonic Recording Products plant. All the other markings on dead wax mentioned above are hand etched as well.

Inner sleeve (with PATENT #3,337 119 on it): the records for this release were shipped to the UK in antistatic lined inner sleeves, which was not standard practice in the USA, as most companies used plain paper ones. But taking into consideration that they had to ship the records without covers, the exporters used antistatic-lined Clyde & Robert Bowers sleeves, which were patented in 1967 and remained in production until Summer 1974.

All regular editions of DEEP PURPLE IN ROCK in USA were pressed by WARNER BROTHERS, but circa 1974 EMI wanted to re-issue some of HARVEST albums and since they had an overstock of already printed covers for the 1st pressing, decided it would be cheaper to press the actual records abroad and import them without covers, thus saving on shipping costs. A decision was made to press the records in USA and as result limited number of copies has been ordered as initial run to be pressed at Sonic Recording Products, Long Island, New York. The records were pressed on British HARVEST label with "made in U.S.A." printed at the end of the label text, replacing the "Made in Gt. Britain" wording. This scheme was not as money saving as it was hoped to be and was abandoned after the initial run was imported.

℗ 1970

Each track is a group composition
Made and Printed in Great Britain

Recording Studios:
IBC: Tracks A1, A3, B2, B3
Abbey Road: Track A2
De Lane Lea: Tracks B1, B4

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix (Label) Side A): SHVL 777A
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix (Label) Side B): SHVL 777B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Etching Side A): SHVL-777-A-3 K-6398 SON
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Etching Side B): SHVL-777-B-2 K-6399 SON

Other Versions (5 of 394) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SHVL 777, 1E 062 º 91442 Deep Purple Deep Purple In Rock(LP, Album, Gat) Harvest, Harvest SHVL 777, 1E 062 º 91442 UK 1970 Sell This Version
210096-1311, 21 0096-1 311 Deep Purple In Rock(LP, Album, Gre) Globus International, Globus International 210096-1311, 21 0096-1 311 Czechoslovakia 1991 Sell This Version
DEEPP 1, 7243 8 34019 1 8 Deep Purple Deep Purple In Rock(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pur) Harvest, Harvest DEEPP 1, 7243 8 34019 1 8 UK 1995 Sell This Version
SAS--59, ( Y 507012234 K ) Deep Purple In Rock(LP, Album) Hero (4), Hero (4) SAS--59, ( Y 507012234 K ) Malaysia 1970 Sell This Version
TC-SHVL 777 Deep Purple Deep Purple In Rock(Cass, Album) Harvest TC-SHVL 777 UK 1970 Sell This Version