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Deep PurpleDeep Purple In Rock

Label:Harvest – SHVL 777, Harvest – 1E 062 ○ 91442
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Hard Rock

Tracklist

A1Speed King
A2Bloodsucker
A3Child In Time
B1Flight Of The Rat
B2Into The Fire
B3Living Wreck
B4Hard Lovin' Man
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Notes

This is the first UK issue.

The main identifiers are:

- Outside laminated gatefold sleeve with 'Printed and Made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.' (until about 1981).

- Inner sleeve: Copies bought in the first month of release feature a plain inner sleeve with 'Patent Nos. 1125555' text and 'Made In Great Britain' text in BLACK PRINT near the bottom on 1 side. Shortly after this LP was released (about July / August 1970) EMI introduced the 'Harvest' advertising inner sleeve. So with all copies made from this date onwards mostly having the 'Harvest' advertising inner sleeve instead. However, plain EMI inner sleeve were also used;

- Runouts: A2 / B1 (until about mid-1975). It is worth noting that variant 1 - 1st pressings with A-1 / B-1 matrixes are extremely rare on this LP. They were changed prior to the release date, with even most release date copies having A2 / B1 matrixes instead. Only 1 in 20 1st pressings have this matrix - with A2 / B1 matrix being used through all remaining 1st pressings, and many 2nd pressings also;

- The upper rim text begins with 'THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD.' (until about May 1974);
- No 'EMI' logo on labels (until about June 1971);
- The inscription 'MADE IN GT. BRITAIN' on labels is separated of the lower rim text and centered above the circular bottom line (until about May 1974);
- Song listing in 3-lines for side A and in 4 lines for side B (until about the second half of 1972);
- The Ⓟ icon (under the 'Side A/B' indicator on labels) is about a third smaller than the year '1970' to the right of it (until about December 1970 / January 1971);
- Inscriptions (on the right side of the label) 'STEREO', 'SHVL 777' and '(SHVL.777A or B) 33 1/3' are located one above the other and have an equal gap between them.

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

℗ 1970

Runouts are stamped.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: Mecolico. NCB
  • Other (Printer date code): 7006 TPS
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): SHVL.777A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): SHVL.777B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side A. Var. 1): SHVL 777 A-1 PM 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side B. Var. 1): SHVL 777 B-1 GH 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side A. Var. 2): SHVL 777 A-2 G 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side B. Var. 2): SHVL 777 B-1 G 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side A. Var. 3): SHVL 777 A-2 R 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side B. Var. 3): SHVL 777 B-1 H 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side A. Var. 4): SHVL 777 A-2 T 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side B. Var. 4): SHVL 777 B-1 GL 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side A. Var. 5): SHVL 777 A-2 GD 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side B. Var. 5): SHVL 777 B-1 GD 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side A. Var. 6): SHVL 777 A-2 GM 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side B. Var. 6): SHVL 777 B-1 GL 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side A. Var. 7): SHVL 777 A-2 AM 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side B. Var. 7): SHVL 777 B-1 RP 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side A. Var. 8): SHVL 777 A-2 OA 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side B. Var. 8): SHVL 777 B-1 PA 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side A. Var. 9): SHVL 777 A-2 OA 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side B. Var. 9): SHVL 777 B-1 OL 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side A. Var. 10): SHVL 777 A-2 HM 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side B. Var. 10): SHVL 777 B-1 LM 1 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side A. Var. 11): SHVL 777 A-2 HT 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side B. Var. 11): SHVL 777 B-1 LO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side A. Var. 12): SHVL 777 A-2 LP 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side B. Var. 12): SHVL 777 B-1 GDH 1 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side A. Var. 13): SHVL 777 A-2 LH 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side B. Var. 13): SHVL 777 B-1 GDT 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side A. Var. 14): SHVL 777 A-2 GHG 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side B. Var. 14): SHVL 777 B-1 GAH 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side A. Var. 15): SVHL 777 A-2 RGD
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side B. Var. 15): SHVL 777 B-1 GTH
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side A. Var. 16): SVHL 777 A-2 R 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side B. Var. 16): SHVL 777 B-1 H 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side B. Var. 17): SVHL 777 A-2 R 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side B. Var. 17): SHVL 777 B-1 GL 1

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In Rock (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)Harvest, HarvestSHVL 777, 2 C0 64-91442France1970
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In Rock (LP, Album, Gatefold, Terre Haute Pressing)Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records1877, WS 1877US1970
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In Rock (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)HÖR ZU, HarvestSHZE 288Germany1970
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In Rock (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)HarvestSHVLJ(D) 777South Africa1970
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In Rock (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)Harvest, EMISHVL 777, 1E 062 º 91442Europe1970

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  • fingolfin1982's avatar
    fingolfin1982
    I have a copy of this record with the label for Pink Floyd’s “Atom Heart Mother” on side B. The record plays Deep Purple In Rock on both sides. I can’t find any information about such a misprint. Does anyone know anything about it?

    I should say the label on side A is not exactly identical to ANY entry I can find here, but this entry is the only one where I can find a matrix runout that matches my copy (variant 11).
    • StratNg's avatar
      StratNg
      This is not a good sounding record. It's hard to admit that the 1st UK press falls short of what it should represent, but if you want this particular press, bare in mind that it won't live up to your sonic expectations. To have it as a collectible is great, though :)
      • werner-huber's avatar
        werner-huber
        The A1-B1 matrix number is incredibly difficult to find. The release page states that perhaps 1 in 20 copies have the very first matrix number. I'd say it's rather 1/100! The A2/B1 copy is not rare or hard to find at all, and shouldn't sell for more than perhaps €50 in Mint condition. Collecting nerd-ery aside, this is a killer record that simply won't grow old musically. It's hands down a 5 star album.
        • sandh59's avatar
          sandh59
          Could anyone tell me why my version which has an EMI logo on the label ( matrix A-2 / B1 ) comes with the earliest original plain inner sleeve with the serial number '1125555' on it also with 'MADE INGREAT BRITAIN' on right side ?
          This seems to conflict with the descriptions and identifiers above.
          As far as I understand from this my copy should have the later EMI inner not the first issue plain inner.
          I am the only owner and bought it very early 70's. I can also state that this is original and has not been doctored in any way. i.e. mis-matched vinyl, cover or sleeve.
          Thanks all.
          Much appreciated

          • osxbest31's avatar
            osxbest31
            Certainement le meilleur album du début des années 70 tous styles rock confondus
            • Fabioo-961's avatar
              Fabioo-961
              Stamattina sono andato dal mio fornitore a cambiare il 1° dei Genesis (From genesi to revelation)
              in quanto quello che avevo acquistato aveva un po' troppo fruscìo e se ne ha più di una copia,
              me lo cambia volentieri.Ho notato che vi era una copia di "In Rock" bello spesso. I Deep li ho quasi
              tutti fino a "Come Taste the band", poi sono tutte compilation. Non avevo mai visto "In Rock" Gatefold,
              in effetti era la prima stampa Uk.
              • nopussyfooting's avatar
                First time pulling this record out in probably 4 years. This is the best album from Deep Purple, and frankly, I don't think it's close. The songwriting here is top-notch, and suits the production perfectly. Speaking of production, this is somewhat raw, yet still heavy as hell and hard-grooving. I've never understood why people are in love with machine head. I find that one to lack life and any kind organic feel. It's always just sounded stale to me idk. I think that's why the songs sound so much better on made in japan.
                I think the reason I first ever listened to this record was for the album cover. It's so striking and a little goovy, in the best possible way. As an American, I've got to say that I think putting deep purple on Rushmore would be a total improvement over the presidents' faces on their now. Or how about we just get rid of it altogether and return the land to its rightful indigenous owners.
                Anyways, best Deep Purple album.Yup. Classic.
                • BobsAlbums's avatar
                  BobsAlbums
                  One of the best examples of early rock you will find. With two new members (Ian Gillan and lRoger Glover) joining Ian Paice, Jon Lord and Ritchie Blackmore and all five on absolute top form.
                  Musicianship and songwriting of the highest order
                  • Felberer's avatar
                    Felberer
                    Not the copy, the production. I enjoy It no matter what, this LP rocks, no pawn intended, he he
                    • Bartesam's avatar
                      Bartesam
                      Sadly the master tape of this record doesn`t sound good. I have the A-2/B1 press, and it sounds just average.. The same with the ADD firstpress CD that came in the 80`s. It`s sad, because this is a fantastic record. Fireball that came in 1971 sounds much better :)

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