Various ‎– V

Virgin ‎– VD 2502
2 × Vinyl, LP, Sampler

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A1 Robert Wyatt Yesterday Man
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Gary WindoBass – John GreavesDrums, Keyboards, Vocals – Robert WyattEngineer – Dick Palmer*Producer – Nick MasonTrumpet – Mongezi FezaWritten-By – Chris Andrews (3)
A2 Mike Oldfield Don Alfonso
Drums – Chris CutlerLead Vocals, Harmony Vocals, Accordion [Piano Accordion] – David BedfordPercussion [Wine Bottles] – Kevin AyersProducer [Produced] – Mike OldfieldRhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar – Mike OldfieldWritten-By – Trad.*
A3 Ivor Cutler Go And Sit Upon The Grass
Engineer – David VorhausHarmonium, Vocals – Ivor CutlerWritten-By – Cutler*
A4 Tangerine Dream Overture
Engineer – Steve Taylor*Organ, Synthesizer [Synthi], Celesta [Celeste] – Peter BaumannSynthesizer [Moog, VCS3], Organ – Chris Franke*Synthesizer [VCS3], Mellotron, Organ, Grand Piano [Prepared Grand Piano] – Edgar FroeseWritten-By – Franke*, Froese*, Baumann*
B1 Kevin Coyne Marjory Razorblade
Bass – Tony CousinsDrums – Terry SladeElectric Piano – Tim PennEngineer [Manor Mobile] – Michael GlossopGuitar – Gordon Smith (3)Tenor Saxophone – Rick DoddVocals – Kevin CoyneWritten-By – G. Smith*, K. Coyne*
B2 Kevin Coyne Looking For The River
Electric Piano – Kevin CoyneEngineer – Michael GlossopWritten-By – K. Coyne*
B3 Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band Mirror Man
Bass – Paul UhrigDrums – Ty GrimesEngineer – Phil NewellKeyboards – Michael Smotherman*Lead Guitar – Dean SmithProducer [Produced By] – Andy Di MartinoRhythm Guitar – Fuzzy FuscaldoVocals, Harmonica [Harp] – Captain BeefheartWritten-By – Don Van Vliet
B4 Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band Upon The My-O-My
Bass – Paul UhrigDrums – Ty GrimesEngineer – Phil NewellKeyboards – Michael Smotherman*Lead Guitar – Dean SmithProducer [Produced By] – Andy Di MartinoRhythm Guitar – Fuzzy FuscaldoVocals, Harmonica [Harp] – Captain BeefheartWritten-By – Andy Di Martino, Don Van Vliet
C1 Slapp Happy Extract From The Messiah
Bass Guitar – John GreavesDrums [Drums Etc.] – Chris CutlerEngineer – Simon HeyworthGuitar, Lead Guitar, Soloist [Solo] – Peter BlegvadProducer [Produced] – Henry Cow, Simon Heyworth, Slapp HappyVoice – Dagmar*Written-By – Handel*, Blegvad*
C2 Henry Cow A Worm Is At Work
Bass – John GreavesClarinet [Caucasian Clarinet] – Tim HodgkinsonDrums [Drums Etc.] – Chris CutlerEngineer – Simon HeyworthPiano – Anthony MooreProducer [Produced] – Henry Cow, Simon Heyworth, Slapp HappyViolin – Fred FrithVoice – Dagmar*Written-By – Moore*, Blegvad*
C3 Tom Newman (2) Sad Sing
Producer [Produced By] – Jon Field, Tom Newman (2)Rhythm Guitar [6 String Acoustic], Lead Guitar [Twiddly Bits] – Mike OldfieldRhythm Guitar [Double Speed], Performer [Guitar Cases, Banging Mikes], Bass Drum, Mandolin [Mandolin Guitars] – Tom Newman (2)Whistle [Penny Whistle] – Jon FieldWritten-By – Tom Newman (2)
C4 Tom Newman (2) Super Man
Bass Guitar – John VarnomDrums – Hughie FlintElectric Guitar – Fred FrithPiano – Mike StoreyProducer [Produced By] – Jon Field, Tom Newman (2)Saxophone – Jon Field, Lol CoxhillSlide Guitar – Neil InnesVoice – Tom Newman (2)Written-By – Ned Callan
C5 Chili Charles Semba
Acoustic Guitar – Del RichardsonBaritone Saxophone – Peter Van Der Puije*Engineer – Phil BecqueOrgan [Lowrey Organ], Bass – Jean RousselOrgan [Lowrey Organ], Piano – Robert BaileyPercussion – Chili CharlesProducer [Produced By] – Chili CharlesTenor Saxophone – George LarnyohTrumpet – Eddie QuansahWritten-By – C. Charles*
C6 Jabula Baile (They Are Gone)
Alto Saxophone – Dudu PukwanaBaritone Saxophone – Peter Van Der Puije*Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals – Mogotsi MothleCongas, Backing Vocals – Willy Cheetham*Drums [African Drums], Percussion – Sebothane Bahula*Drums, Percussion – Graham MorganEngineer – Michael GlossopGuitar, Percussion – Madumetja Ranku*Lead Vocals – Vicky Busisiwe Mhlongo*Lyrics By – S. Bahula*Music By – M. Ranku*Producer [Produced By] – Dave BloxhamSoloist, Tenor Vocals – Ken EleyTenor Saxophone, Flute – George LarnyohTrumpet – Eddie Quansah
D1 Clear Light Symphony* Extract From Part 1
Bass – Martin IsaacsDrums, Vibraphone, Percussion – Gilbert ArtmanElectric Guitar – Christian Boule*Engineer – Simon HeyworthGrand Piano, Organ, Mellotron, Gong – Cyrille VerdeauxProducer [Produced By], Mixed By – Cyrille Verdeaux, Simon HeyworthWritten-By – Cyrille Verdeaux
D2 Hatfield And The North Your Majesty Is Like A Cream Donut, Incorporating Oh What A Lonely Lifetime
Bass Guitar, Vocals [Singing] – Richard SinclairDrums – Pip PyleEngineer [Engineered By] – Dave Rufel*Guitar – Phil MillerKeyboards – Dave StewartProducer [Produced By] – Hatfield And The NorthVocals – The NorthettesWritten-By [Oh What A Lonely Lifetime] – Richard SinclairWritten-By [Your Majesty Is Like A Cream Donut] – Dave Stewart
D3 White Noise II* White Noise II [Extract]
Synthesizer [Kaleidophone Synthesizer] – David VorhausWritten By – David Vorhaus
D4 Steve Hillage Pentagramaspinn
Bass – Mike HowlettEngineer – Simon HeyworthGuitar, Voice – Stevie Hillside*Organ – Dave StewartPercussion – Pierre Moerlin*Saxophone – Didier MalherbeSynthesizer – Tim BlakeVoice [Youyou Voice] – Bambaloni YoniWritten-By – Steve Hillage

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UK Virgin sampler, highlighting their roster of artists and featuring updated '2 virgins' label 'red dragon' logo design.

Retouching at Michael Mann Studio
Sleeve: Shorepak - Shorewood Packaging Co., Ltd., England

℗1975 Virgin Records Ltd. 2/4 Vernon Yard, London W11

Contains tracks, extracts, bonus-work & session material [as listed & credited] relating to artist's works, as follows:
A1: Recorded at CBS, October 1974.
Other records: "Rock Bottom" (V2017); "I'm A Believer"/"Memories" (VS114).

A2: Recorded at The Manor, October 1974.
Other records: "Tubular Bells" (V2001); "Hergest Ridge" (V2013); "Mike Oldfield's Single"/"Froggy Went-A-Courting" (VS101).

A3: Recorded at Kaleidophon Studios, November 1974.
Not available on "Dandruff" (V2021).

A4: Recorded at CBS Studios, June 1974.
Part of the soundtrack for the Chichester Festival production of Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus.
Other record 'Phaedra'.

B1: This version recorded live by Manor Mobile at Hyde Park open-air concert, June 1974.
The accapella track was on the 1973 double album, forming part of "The Marjory Razorblade Suite".
B2: Recorded at The Manor Studios, Oxfordshire, June 1974.
Records are: "Marjory Razorblade" double (VD2501); "Blame It On The Night" (V2012); "Lovesick Fool"/"Sea Of Love" (VS104).

B3 & B4: Recorded at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, June 1974.
These 2 live tracks later appeared in 2006 on the concert CD "Live London '74".
Other records: "Unconditionally Guaranteed" (V2015); "Bluejeans & Moonbeams" (V2023) .

C1 & C2: Recorded at The Manor November 1974. From "Desperate Straights", to be released 21 February 1975 (V2024).
C1: Other record "Slapp Happy" (V2014).
C2: Other records "Legend" (V2005); "Unrest" (V2011).

C3 & C4: From "Fine Old Tom", to be released 14 February 1975.

C5: Recorded at The Manor, September 1974. Mixed at Nova.
From "Quickstep", to be released 28 March 1975 (V2028).
Other record "Busy Corner" (V2009).

C6: Recorded at The Manor, September 1974.
From "Jabula" (CA2004) released February 1975.

D1: Recorded at The Manor. From "Clear Light Symphony", to be released 28 February 1975.
(Will also feature Tim Blake, Steve Hillage & Didier Malherbe)

D2: Recorded at Saturn Sound, Worthing October 1974.
This track is to be re-recorded, to appear (in a different version) on the new album (V2030), to be released 7 March 1975.
Other records "Hatfield & The North" (V2008); "Let's Eat (Real Soon)"/"Fitter Stroke Has A Bath" (VS116).

D3: Recorded at Kaleidophon Studios.
An extract from "White Noise II", to be released 4 April 1975.

D4: Recorded at The Manor, September 1974.
A track from sessions for a forthcoming Steve Hillage album (V2031), to be released April 1975.
(This track will not be included on that album).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): VD 253 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): VD 253 B
  • Matrix / Runout (C-side label): VD 254 A
  • Matrix / Runout (D-side label): VD 254 B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side run-out, stamped): VD 253 A-1U
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side run-out, hand-etched): PN
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side run-out, stamped): VD 253 B-1U
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side run-out, hand-etched): JUMBO
  • Matrix / Runout (C-side run-out, stamped): VD 254 A-2U
  • Matrix / Runout (D-side run-out, stamped): VD 254 B-1U

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
940.801 / 940.802 Various V(2xLP, Comp) Virgin 940.801 / 940.802 France 1975 Sell This Version
ORL 8309/8310 Various V(2xLP, RE, Smplr) Virgin ORL 8309/8310 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
TCVD 2502 Various V(Cass, Smplr) Virgin TCVD 2502 UK 1975 Sell This Version
88 588 XBT Various V(2xLP, Smplr) Virgin 88 588 XBT Germany 1975 Sell This Version
2 LP 5518/5519, VD 2502 Various V(2xLP, Smplr) PGP RTB, Virgin 2 LP 5518/5519, VD 2502 Yugoslavia 1975 Sell This Version


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January 15, 2019
Wonderful compilation.

Great sound, great artists: Slapp Happy, Oldfield, Ivor Cutler, etc.

Worth its price x 10.


December 28, 2012
edited over 6 years ago

Very nice Virgin double LP compilation. Of course on a release of this nature, you're bound to get stuck with extracts of some of the lengthier cuts. Songs by Slap Happy (The Messiah), and Clearlight Symphony (Clearlight Symphony Part 1) come to mind...but still an enjoyable sampler style compilation nonetheless.