The fourth book in this series is
about Vertigo label which was founded by Philips in 1969.
Limited edition to 1000 copies
Language - Russian, English
Height - 11,5 inches (290 mm)
Width - 8,5 inches (215 mm)
Number of pages - 352
Number of pictures - approx. 1250
Labels - 800
Sleeves - 280
Release date - May 29, 2009
The fourth volume in our 'The Famous British Collectable Record Labels'
series deals with one of the most sought-after record labels - Vertigo.
The first collector's choices, of course, are the records with a
so-called "swirl" label design. Unfortunately, LP's with such label
design are inconsiderable in number, therefore highly desirable at the
market. We have extended our research and reviewed not only British
releases, but also Vertigo LPs from all parts of the world.
We are glad to take a chance to thank Barry Winton, a famous record
collector from Great Britain, for his kind assistance. This man, who is
well known for his numerous "Record Collector" articles, has provided us
with information and material, which both record-collectors and
megalomaniacs will find useful. Bill Allerton, the owner of the "Stand
Out" record store in London, kindly agreed to mediate in our
correspondence with Barry.
This book also contains interviews with Denis Blackham, Barry Winton and
Eugene Grishin. The latter two are often referred to as "Vertigo men".
We hope that record collectors will find reading this book enjoyable.
Philips Phonographische Industries 9
Interview with Denis Blackham 14
Foreword by Barry Winton 20
Design (swirl) 31
Copycats (pirated editions) 35
Design (spaceship) 37
Cover publishers & inner sleeves 43
Nepentha (Barry Winton) 45
Vertigo in other countries 47
Italy, Holland 51
Scandinavian countries 55
Spain, South America 57
USA, Canada 59
Middle East, Africa 61
South East Asia 67
Australia, New Zealand 69
Patrick Campbell-Lyons (Barry Winton) 73
Interview with Barry Winton 74
Interview with Eugene Grishin 78
Illustrated guide (Vertigo) 81
Illustrated guide (Nepentha) 262
Illustrated guide (counterfeits) 265
Cover gallery 268
Appendix 1 298
Appendix 2 (logos) 334
Appendix 3 (inner sleeves) 337
Appendix 4 (cover details) 338
Appendix 5 (difference in sleeves) 341
Price Guide 346