105 Rock Prog LP collection Vertigo Swirl, Paladin Eloy Hawkwind Man Groundhogs 

Sold Date: March 24, 2020
Start Date: March 17, 2020
Final Price: £1,232.00 (GBP)
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        SUPERB RARE LOT OF 105 ROCK/PROG ALBUMS INCLUDING

                 MANY RARITIES & VERTIGO SWIRL PRESSINGS!!


Truly exceptional lot of albums, the ilk of which you never see listed in collections on ebay these days, sadly.

Artists include; Paladin, Jade Warrior, Nektar, Third Ear Band, Groundhogs, Siren, Black Sabbath, Tea, Blodwyn Pig, Zep, Atomic Rooster, Caravan, King Crimson, Aardvark, Fat Mattress, Gryphon, Nostradamus, Rare Bird, Triumvirat, Gentle Giant, Man, Van Der Graaf Generator, Floyd, Mountain Of One, Stray, Captain Beefheart, Weed, Amon Duul, Hawkwind, Roy Harper, Tull, Greenslade, Eloy, Wishbone Ash, Camel, Uriah Heep, Ambrosia, Soft Machine, The Doors, Master's Apprentices, Colosseum, Earth, Ten Years After, Dragonwyck, Blodwyn Pig, Flash, Curved Air, Gong, Heads Up, Quicksilver, Beggars Opera, Traffic, The Ghost, Alphataurus, Blue Goose, V.C.U., Frumpy, Birth Control, Pentangle, Edgar Winter, Love, Hendrix,  etc, etc...

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Really exceptional lot from my own collection, crammed with plenty of rare and hard to find prog/psych/rock gems, many of which only turn up only very seldom these days. (This will probably be the last lot of them I put on ebay. It is certainly the best lot I have listed and not easy to part with them). Great opportunity to get hold of a really nice collection that would cost a fortune if purchased separately, not to mention the considerable time and effort taken to accumulate them.


                                            Fully graded list of 105 albums are as follows;


JADE WARRIOR - LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM

(On the rare Vertigo Swirl pressing. Wonderful album from 1972, inc Borne On The Solar Wind, Lady Of The Lake, etc. On the U.S. pressing, cover is at least Ex on the front, with some ringwear showing on the back of the gatefold. Vinyl is Ex+ apart from one very light stylus mark which does not affect play).


GENTLE GIANT - OCTOPUS

(On the rare Vertigo Swirl pressing. Cover is a very nice Ex+, vinyl VG-/VG visually, due to quite a few light scuff marks, but actually plays through more as Ex. On the Italian pressing)


BLACK SABBATH - MASTER OF REALITY

(On the rare Vertigo Swirl pressing and still includes the rare large poster, as shown in the photo! When I first got this I immediately noticed the big difference in sound quality between this and the later Nems pressing. The Vertigo Swirl copy really does have a much stronger, richer sound than the Nems version. On the German press. Cover is Ex+, vinyl Ex visually with a very nice sheen, but apart from a couple of light clicks in one part, plays through more as Nr.Mint and sounds superb. (Please note - in the photo the lettering on the album looks blue, but that's just the way it appeared in the photograph. It is, in fact, purple)


PALADIN - CHARGE!

(Brilliant album with an excellent Roger Dean cover artwork. In my humble opinion, one of the best heavy prog albums to come out of the 1970's, and now increasingly rare, selling for up to £100. Cover is at least Ex/Ex++, a beautiful copy and the vinyl is Ex+)


JETHRO TULL - AQUALUNG

(Cover is Ex+. There was a small price sticker on it in the the photo, but I have since removed most of it. Vinyl is Ex+)


SIREN - ALL IS FORGIVEN

(Great album. Cover is Ex+, vinyl Ex++)


GROUNDHOGS - SOLID

(Cover is Nr.Ex/Ex, vinyl VG+ on one side, Ex+ on the other)


THIRD EAR BAND - MAGUS

(Originally recorded in 1972 as a follow up to Macbeth, but never relesed at the time, until many years later, on this pressing. Beautiful Nr.Mint example)


AARDVARK - KENSINGTON MARKET

(Increasingly rare psych album. Cover is VG+ due to a single thin line mark across the picture of the aardvark on the front cover.as can be seen in the photo. Vinyl is Ex+)


GONG - YOU

(Beautiful, Nr.Mint example)


PINK FLOYD - UMMAGUMMA

(Nice Ex+ example of this double album)


TEA - THE SHIP

(Excellent album from 1975 with some real gems of tracks. Cover is Nr.Ex/Ex, vinyl Ex+)


CARAVAN - S/T

(Their rare & classic 1969 album on the MGM pressing. Cover is Ex+, vinyl Ex+ apart fro one light needle mark which does not affect play)


ATOMIC ROOSTER - PLAY IT AGAIN

(Cover is Ex, vinyl Ex+)


BAKER GURVITZ ARMY - S/T

(Some great tracks on this, featuring Adrian Gurvitz, originally of Gun and Three Man Army, and Cream's Ginger Baker. Cover is Ex/Ex+, vinyl at least Ex+)


HAWKWIND - DOREMI FASOL LATIDO

(Cover is  Ex+, vinyl Ex++)


DEEP AEON - TEMPLE OF TIME

(Nr.Mint copy)


MAN - BACK INTO THE FUTURE

(Excellent double album, one of their very best releases with some real gems of tracks. Cover is very clean, but just has some light ringwear appearing, so I have graded it as Nr.Ex. Otherwise would have been Ex/Ex+. Vinyls are a superb Ex++/Nr.Mint)


HAELOS - S/T

(Nr.Mint copy)


VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR - WORLD RECORD

(Cover is at least Ex+, vinyl Ex/Ex+)


STINGRAY - S/T

(Their self titled 1975 release, inc Better The Devil You Know, etc. Cover is VG++, vinyl just about VG) 


MASTERS APPRENTICES - S/T

(Excellent 1971 heavy psych/prog album on a later pressing. Superb Nr.Mint+ copy)


SOFT MACHINE - S/T

(1973 album on the Metronome 2001 label. Cover is graded as VG+ due to a mark from a price sticker offer removal. Vinyl is Ex+)


STORMATOPOD - AIR BY THE TON

(Nr.Mint copy)


KING CRIMSON - IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING

(Beautiful example on Polydor. Cover is Nr.Mint, vinyl is Ex++/Nr.Mint. Not many left in this condition!)


HAWKWIND - S/T

(Nice copy of their 1970 debut album. Cover is at least Ex+, vinyl Ex+ apart fro one light mark which does not affect playback)


COLOSSEUM II - WARDANCE

(Cover is Ex, vinyl Ex+)


TOUCH - S/T

(Cover is Ex+/Ex++, vinyl Ex++)


PETER FRAMPTON - PREMONITION

(Cover is Ex++, vinyl Nr.Mint)


LED ZEPPELIN - PRESENCE

(Cover is EX_ apart from a price offer sticker which I have not attmpted to remove. Vinyl is Ex++/Nr.Mint)


STRAY - HOUDINI

(Cover is at least VG+, vinyl at least Ex)


GREENSLADE - CACTUS CHOIR

(The rarest of the Greenslade albums. Cover is Ex, vinyl Ex/Ex+)


FAIRPORT CONVENTION - LIVE

(Cover is VG++, vinyl Nr.Ex)


TRAFFIC - JOHN BARLEYCORN MUST DIE

(Cover is Ex+, vinyl Nr.Mint)


PENTANGLE - ANTHOLOGY

(Inc Way Behind The Sun, In Time, etc. Cover is at least Ex+, vinyl Nr.Mint)


JETHRO TULL - CREST OF A KNAVE

(Superb Nr,Mint example)


PRISM - ARMAGEDDON

(Ex copy)


BOB DOWNES - DEEP DOWN HEAVY

(Classic prog album from 1970 inc the excellent Jasmine, etc. Cover is VG, vinyl Ex+)


CHOICE - JUST A DREAM

(Rare and excellent prog album inc Hollow Men, Ixtlan, etc. Cover would be Ex of it were not for some wear on the top of the cover. Vinyl is Ex apart from one needle scuff mark which does not affect play)


MOUNTAIN OF ONE - S/T

(Ex+ copy)


PINK FLOYD - OBSCURED BY CLOUDS

(Ex+ copy)


V.C.U. - LILY

(Brilliant and highly sought after album from 1973 on later reissue. Nr.Mint copy)


TEN YEARS AFTER - CRICKLEWOOD GREEN

(Their classic 1970 release. Cover is about Ex, apart from a small name and short address on the back in biro and a name on one side of the record label. Vinyl is Ex++)


GRYPHON - S/T

(Increasingly rare album. Cover is Ex+, vinyl a beautiful Nr.Mint)


SPACE DEBRIS - BEHIND THE GATE

(Nr.Mint copy of this excellent space rock double album)


PRELUDE - AFTER THE GOLDRUSH

(Cover is Ex+, vinyl Nr.Ex/Ex, but plays through more as Ex+)


CURVED AIR - BEST OF

(Inc the excellent Back Street Love, etc. Ex/Ex+ copy)


EARTH - PRIMITIVE

Excellent album. Nr.Mint+ copy)


WISHBONE ASH - JUST TESTING

(Cover is Nr.Ex, vinyl Ex+/Ex++)


CAMEL - NUDE

(Cover is VG+ only due to some edgewear, otherwise very nice. Vinyl is Ex+)


EL SHALOM - FROST

(Excellent & very highly regarded Krautrock prog album, inc In The House Of Blue Light, etc. Nr.Mint copy on later reissue, with lyric sheet)


URIAH HEEP - RETURN TO FANTASY

(Nice Ex+ example)


EDGAR WINTER - THE EDGAR WINTER ALBUM

(Cover is Ex, vinyl Nr.Mint)


FLASH - S/T

(Rare, excellent & highly sought after album from 1972 on Embassy, formed by Peter Banks, one of th original founders of yes and Tony Kaye, the ex Yes keyboaridist. Some real gems of tracks on this and some excellent Hammond organ playing! Laminated cover is Ex, apart from a barely noticeable sellotape on the bottom back of the gatefold that is hard to see, it has been applied so well, and very well disguised against the glossy laminate. Vinyl is VG+)


CAPTAIN BEEFHEART - BLUE JEANS AND MOONBEAMS

(Inc the beautiful Observatory Crest, etc. Ex copy)


BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST - EYES OF THE UNIVERSE

(Cover is Ex, vinyl Ex++)


IRON BUTTERFLY - SCORCHING BEAUTY

(Cover is Nr.Ex/Ex, vinyl Ex)


DRAGONWYCK - S/T

(Truly brilliant 1972 psych/prog album, with a haunting vocal that sounds very close to Jim Morrison's. Some great tracks on this, inc Ancient Child, etc. Nr.Mint+ copy on later reissue)


THE DOORS - WAITING FOR THE SUN

(Cover is Ex, vinyl Ex+)


WOVENHAND - TEN STONES

(Superb album. Nr.Mint example)


RARE BIRD - BORN AGAIN 

(Cover is Ex, vinyl Ex++)


GENESIS - TRESPASS

(Still has the lyric sheet insert. Cover is Ex++/Nr.Mint, vinyl at least Ex+)


CLIMAX BLUES BAND - SAMPLE AND HOLD

(Nr.Mint copy)


RAINBOW - RISING

(Cover is Ex+/Ex++, vinyl


YES - YESTERDAYS

(Ex+ example)


THE GHOST - WHEN YOU'RE DEAD 

(Brilliant 1970 album from a band that hailed from the same part of Birmingham as Black Sabbath. Some real gems of tracks on this. Nr.Mint example on the Mellotron Records reissue)


TRIUMVIRAT - POMPEII

(Ex+ example)


PETER GREEN - DREAMER

(Solo album from Peter Green of the original Fleetwood Mac line up. Cover is Nr.Mint, vinyl Ex+) 


STRAWBS - GRAVE NEW WORLD

(Cover is at least Ex, vinyl VG)


FAT MATTRESS - S/T

(Excellent psych/prog album, inc the superb How Can I Live, which was featured on a number of compilation albums. Members included Noel Redding, originally with Jimi Hendrix. Is on a later reissue on the Radiation label. Nr.Mint example of this great album)


ELOY - INSIDE

(Their brilliant and highly sought after 1973 album. Cover is at least Ex+, vinyl is Ex+ apart from one tiny scuff which does not affect play)


ALPHATAURUS - S/T

(Simply Brilliant Italian prog rock album on the later AMS pressing. Superb Nr.Mint+ copy)


HAWKWIND - PXR5

(Cover is 


THE SEVENTH WAVE - THINGS TO COME

(Their 1974 release on the Gull label. Cover is Ex+, vinyl Ex++)


ROY HARPER - FLAT BAROQUE & BERSERK

(Classic 1970 album inc East Of The Sun, Another Day, Song Of The Ages, etc. Cover is Ex+, vinyl Ex) 


INCREDIBLE STRING BAND - LIQUID ACROBAT AS REGARDS THE AIR

(Includes the brilliant Painted Chariot, Talking Of The End, Worlds They Rise And Fall, etc. Cover is VG+, vinyl VG)


YES - YESSHOWS

(Double live album inc The Gates Of Delirium, etc. Ex+ copy)


NEKTAR - DOWN TO EARTH

(Cover is VG++ on the front, but has ringwear on the back. Also has a name written in back ink on the back of the cover.)


WOLFMOTHER - COSMIC EGG

(Excellent heavy prog double album inc Pilgrim, The Castle, etc. Nr.Mint+ copy) 


THE HIGHER STATE - DARKER BY THE DAY

(Nr.Mint copy of this excellent psych album)


LOVE - LOVE MASTERS

(Great psych album inc Alone Again Or, Andmoreagain, Orange Skies,  Que Vida, The Castle, etc. Cover is Ex+, vinyl at least Ex++)


JIMI HENDRIX - ARE YOU EXPERIENCED

(Cover is Ex+, vinyl a beautiful Nr.Mint)


BLUE GOOSE - S/T

(Hard to find album from 1974. Cover is VG+/Nr.Ex, vinyl Ex++)


VARIOUS - ALL GOOD CLEAN FUN

(Excellent double album compilation on UA from 1972 inc Groundhogs, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, If, Sugarloaf, Amon Duul, Hawkwind, Man, Help Yourself, Cochise, B.B.Blinder, Gypsy, Allan Taylor, Morning, Brinsley Schwarz, Sweet Pain, Canned Heat, etc. Cover is VG+ only due to a crease on the top left, otherwise in nice shape. Vinyls are Ex+) 


NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND - SYMPHONION DREAM

(Classic album with die=cut fold over wallet sleeve at the back. Still has the original UA inner sleeve with photos and reproduction of newspaper article on the band. Cover is Ex+/Ex++, vinyl Ex+)


FRUMPY - IN AND OUT OF STUDIOS

(Great album inc Life Without Pain, Indian Rope Man, Take Care Of Illusion, etc. Cover & vinyl both about Ex)


HORSLIPS - DANCEHALL SWEETHEARTS

(Their excellent 1974 release inc Sunburst, etc. Cover is Ex apart from a deletion snip. Vinyl is Ex, but plays through as Ex+)


GRATEFUL DEAD -  WAKE OF THE FLOOD  &  FROM THE MARS HOTEL

(Double album containing both LPs on the UA label. Both covers are shown, front and back. Cover is Ex, vinyl is Ex/Ex+ on one and Nr.Ex on the other)


HEADS UP -THE HEADS 

(Nice heavy psych album. Cover is Ex+/Ex++, vinyl Ex+)


STEPPENWOLF - THE SECOND

(Great album inc Magic Carpet Ride, Reflections, Spiritual Fantasy, Faster Than The Speed Of Life, etc. Cover is Ex+, as is the vinyl)


HAPSHASH AND THE COLOURED COAT - FEATURING THE HUMAN HOST AND THE HEAVY METAL KIDS

(Classic, highly sought after psych album from 1967, inc the excellent Empires Of The Sun, etc. An album that was way ahead of its time on a later 1980's repress. Nice Ex+ copy with poster sheet insert)


MIKE GREENE - PALE MOON

(Cover is at least Ex, vinyl Ex++)


PINK FLOYD -  MEDDLE

(Cover is Ex, vinyl at least Ex+)


AMBROSIA - S/T

(Increasingly rare album from 1975. Cover is VG+, vinyl VG+ visually, but plays through as Ex)


BIRTH CONTROL - OPERATION

(Simply superb album, probably their best release. They were not called the German Deep Purple for nothing! Later pressing on the Zyx label. Cover is Ex/Ex+, vinyl Ex apart from one needle mark which does not affect play) 


STALLION - ON THE RUN

(Cover is at least Ex+, vinyl Ex++/Nr.Mint)


WEED - S/T

(Excellent, very highly regarded prog album that Ken Hensley of Uriah Heep played keyboards on. Superb Nr.Mint copy on a later reissue)


PETER HAMMILL / VAN DER GRAAF - VISION

(Very nice copy of this increasingly rare album. Cover is Nr.Mint apart from a tiny deletion punch that is barely noticeable, it is that small. vinyl is Ex+)


THE DEALERS - SERENDIPIC BREAKFAST

(Beautiful copy of this highly regarded psych album with some nice, surrealist cover artwork. Nr.Mint copy) 


AMON DUUL II - PHALLUS DEI

(Cover is Ex+, vinyl Ex++)


QUICKSILVER - WHAT ABOUT ME

(Nice copy of this Increasingly rare Quicksilver Messenger Service album. Both gatefold cover and vinyl are at least Ex+/Ex++)


BEGGARS OPERA - GET YOUR DOG OFF ME

(On the Vertigo Spaceship label. Cover is VG+, vinyl Ex+)


BLODWYN PIG - GETTING TO THIS

(Excellent & very highly regarded 1970 album with Mick Abrahams, ex of Jethro Tull. Some great tracks on this and getting quite rare these days. Cover is Nr.Ex apart from a price sticker removal mark, as can be seen in the photo. Vinyl is Ex)


GRYPHON - MIDNIGHT MUSHRUMPS

(Nice example, cover is Ex+, vinyl at least Ex+)


NOSTRADAMUS - AQUARIUM

(Brilliant, original sounding prog album from 1971 that was never released at the time, due to the producer turning down a contractual offer from a record company, to try and squeeze more money from the deal, thus blowing the band's big chance of success. Only finally released on vinyl in 2015, copies seldom come up for sale and when they do, sell for up to £50. Great cover art matches the excellence of the album and this is a superb Nr.Mint+ copy) 


             So there you have it, a real treasure trove of albums, with some wonderful sounds in here!


                                                                             HAPPY BIDDING!!