Climax Blues Band - A Lot Of Bottle Reefer.Sutherland

March 11, 2011
edited over 8 years ago
There seems to be a bit of confusion over this release. As far as I can tell, here is the chronology:

The ORIGINAL release was a 1970 U.K. pressing on Harvest Records, cat. # SHSP 4009. The EMI/Harvest logo is on the front cover, lower left. The LP came in what was then a standard Harvest inner sleeve: poly-lined paper, with other Harvest releases advertised. Apparently, there are at least 2 U.K. pressings, one with the "boxed" EMI logo on the record label, and an earlier version with no EMI logo on the label. The Harvest U.K. record apparently was pressed in small-ish quantities, was not very popular, was quickly deleted and is rare. This pressing has popped up for sale on Ebay several times and generally sells for between $50 & $100 USD.

Apparently the album was first released in the U.S. on Sire Records in 1976, cat. # SASD-7518. The Sire logo replaces the EMI Harvest logo on the front cover, lower left, and the label is the standard, yellow Sire label of the time.

SR-6004, then, is a re-issue of the re-issue.

Climax Blues Band - A Lot Of Bottle renodavid

August 11, 2015
It's interesting to note that Sire released a different version of this album around 1971 simply entitled Climax Blues Band. Not sure about the exact date (there's no date on the cover or the record), but I bought my copy in late 1971. Anyway, it's the same record except that "Morning Noon And Night" and "Long Lovin' Man" aren't on it. It has a different cover also, with the front cover featuring a photo of an old man playing, what appears to be, a cymbal with some drum sticks. There's a photo of the band on the back cover. It's catalog # is SI-4901.