H.P. Lovecraft* ‎– H.P. Lovecraft

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PHS-600-252 H.P. Lovecraft* H.P. Lovecraft(LP, Album) Philips PHS-600-252 US 1967 Sell This Version
PHS-600-252, PHS 600-252 H.P. Lovecraft* H.P. Lovecraft(LP, Album) Philips, Philips PHS-600-252, PHS 600-252 US 1967 Sell This Version
PHS-600-252 H.P. Lovecraft* H.P. Lovecraft(LP, Album) Philips PHS-600-252 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
PHS-600-252 H.P. Lovecraft* H.P. Lovecraft(LP, Album) Philips PHS-600-252 US 1967 Sell This Version
SBL 7830 H.P. Lovecraft* H.P. Lovecraft(LP, Album) Philips SBL 7830 UK 1967 Sell This Version
PHM-200-252 H.P. Lovecraft* H.P. Lovecraft(LP, Album, Mono) Philips PHM-200-252 US 1967 Sell This Version
BL 7830 H.P. Lovecraft* H.P. Lovecraft(LP, Album, Mono) Philips BL 7830 UK 1967 Sell This Version
PHS-600-252 H.P. Lovecraft* H.P. Lovecraft(LP, Album, Promo) Philips PHS-600-252 US 1967 Sell This Version
PHM-200-252 H.P. Lovecraft* H.P. Lovecraft(LP, Promo, Mono) Philips PHM-200-252 US 1967 Sell This Version
852113 BY/P H.P. Lovecraft* H.P. Lovecraft(LP, Album) Philips 852113 BY/P Italy 1968 Sell This Version
852 113 BY H.P. Lovecraft* H.P. Lovecraft(LP, Album) Philips 852 113 BY Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
6336 210 HP Lovecraft This Is H.P. Lovecraft Sailing On The White Ship(LP, Album, RE) Philips 6336 210 UK 1972 Sell This Version
PHS-600-252 H.P. Lovecraft* H.P. Lovecraft(LP, Album, Red) Philips PHS-600-252 US 1974 Sell This Version
830 543-1, 830543-1 H.P. Lovecraft* H.P. Lovecraft(LP, Album, RE) Philips, Philips 830 543-1, 830543-1 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
RRCD016 H.P. Lovecraft* H.P. Lovecraft(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Radioactive (2) RRCD016 UK 2004 Sell This Version
RRLP016 H.P. Lovecraft* H.P. Lovecraft(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Unofficial) Radioactive (2) RRLP016 UK 2004 Sell This Version
RRPD 016 H.P. Lovecraft* H.P. Lovecraft(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RE, Unofficial) Radioactive (2) RRPD 016 UK 2004 Sell This Version
ODR6536 H.P. Lovecraft* H.P. Lovecraft(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Pap) Oldays Records ODR6536 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
822 577-1 H.P. Lovecraft* H.P. Lovecraft(LP, Album, RE) Philips 822 577-1 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
HPLV68 H.P. Lovecraft* H.P. Lovecraft(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Subway Records (6) HPLV68 Norway Unknown Sell This Version

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GastroVinyl

GastroVinyl

June 24, 2018
referencing H.P. Lovecraft, LP, Album, SBL 7830
Just picked up a copy of this with cat no.SBL 7830 (UK first issue) but does not have textured/flip back sleeve and no logo below the date on the label. Anybody have an idea what it is?
izgoblin

izgoblin

February 9, 2018
referencing H.P. Lovecraft, LP, Album, Mono, PHM-200-252
Sounds to me to be a fold down of the stereo mix. If it isn't, it is very close to the stereo mix.
streetmouse

streetmouse

December 15, 2017
edited 12 months ago
referencing H.P. Lovecraft, LP, Album, PHS-600-252

Drawing their name from the horror writer of short stories H.P. Lovecraft, the band laid waste to the psychedelic world with their song “The White Ship”, a song that along with Fever Tree’s “San Francisco Girl”, It’ A Beautiful Day’s “White Bird,” and the song “Square Room” by Them, sonically defined the musical underground of the mid 60’s, and without hesitation, created the chemistry that would go on to inspire the washed out hazy and dreamlike atmosphere that would be revisited by so many of the drug induced neo-psychedelic bands who would hover over the band’s footsteps nearly twenty years later.

The song “The White Ship” was a weighted wasted epic opus that seemed to last far longer than it’s six and a half minute tracking time, filled with interwoven guitars, was the center piece of the album, and inspired other bands to go on to created more lengthy dramatic numbers, not to mention that the song was directly inspired, if not lifted from the story “The White Ship” by the writer H.P. Lovecraft. Played to dancing candles and lamps covered with patterned scarves during those wondrous nights, it was a song that at the time sounded so eerie and fresh, lusciously filled with mysterious somber droning harmonies feedback reverb and the chiming of an actual ship’s bell from 1811 … all of which made it the perfect soundtrack for the cosmic rewards of a lysergic evening.

Rising out of the folk scene of the early 60’s, H.P. Lovecraft were tight, and while not greatly experimental, except perhaps on their later album with their keyboards, they were very inventive and surreal when it came to engaging and embracing the listener, creating music that enveloped, was trancelike, and often came across as musical meditative compositions that would slowly visually flower right before you eyes.

This is music that was very much in and of its time, designed primarily for solitary listeners alone in their rooms, at a time when there were no computers, virtually no television, with only the faint glow of warm tube radios emanating their disembodied hushed voices to keep to us company through the night and into the wee hours of the morning. If ever there was a band who was at the right place at the exact moment, it was H.P. Lovecraft with this release, one that gains more attention as time passes and people long for something more personal, something out of time and out of place.

*** The Fun Facts: The albums cover was created by the legendary John Cabalka, who would go on to create album artwork for the likes of Van Morrison’s Wavelength, Frank Zappa’s Studio Tan, Deep Purple’s Stornmbringer, along with Devo’s first outing and many others.

Review by Jenell Kesler
kostas150170

kostas150170

April 9, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing H.P. Lovecraft, LP, Album, RE, 830 543-1, 830543-1

A batch of these albums "H.P.Lovecraft" and "H.P.Lovecraft II" were misprinted at the factory, sporting incorrect catalogue number and titles on the thin side of the album cover (I can't remember the English word). As a result, the LP's were mixed and I bought "I" stuck in the album cover of "II" and, a couple of years later, "II" packaged in the sleeve of "I". I wonder if that happened with the whole bunch or just with my copies...
board

board

February 25, 2011
referencing H.P. Lovecraft, LP, Album, PHS-600-252
As far as I know the grey (or light purple, if you like) label of this album is the original issue, whereas the black label is a later issue. Same thing goes for the album by Thorinshield.
Can anyone confirm this?