December 30, 2009

For Kollektors only: some notes about TEB records...


Even if few records published in their "golden era" (1968-1972), TEB fans are looking for original editions on vinyl, especially the first two edited by Harvest Records.
Between 1969 and the beginning of Eighties, just few times the records have been reissued, with small differences on inner sleeve and label.
Here are the main things to know to make the right choice:

"ALCHEMY" (Harvest SHVL 756, July 1969)
All editions have gatefold laminated cover. Differences on the label.

first edition
No EMI logo on the label. Above the Harvest logo the inscription: "Sold in U.K. Subject to Resale Price Conditions See Price List".
Valued about € 80. 

                          Note the original "Alchemy" cover with no EMI logo on the top.


second edition (about 1974)
No EMI logo on the label. Above the Harvest logo no other inscriptions.
Valued about € 60.


third edition (January 1980)
EMI logo above the Harvest logo. Above the Harvest logo no other inscriptions.
Valued about € 35.


Drop Out reissue (Drop Out Records DO 1999, 1988)
This edition has gatefold cover as the original with the Drop Out logo high in front. Label in pink colour. 
Valued about € 25.

 
 

Akarma reissue (Akarma-Timeless TIME 732, ITA 2013)
This limited edition (just 500 copies printed) has heavy duty gatefold sleeve as the original. 
Valued about € 20/40.



"THIRD EAR BAND" (Harvest SHVL 773, June 1970)
All editions have gatefold laminated cover. Differences on the label.
first edition
No EMI logo on the label. Above the Harvest logo no other inscriptions.
Valued about € 80.

second edition (about 1974)
EMI logo above the Harvest logo. No other inscriptions above. The inscription: "Gramophone Co." around the label border.
Valued about € 60.

third edition (May 1978)
EMI logo above the Harvest logo. No other inscriptions above. The inscription: "EMI Records Ltd." around the label border.
Valued about € 35.


BGO Records reissue (BGO LP89, UK 1990)
This edition has gatefold cover as the original.Valued about € 30-35.



"MUSIC FROM MACBETH" (Harvest SHSP 4019, March 1972)
All editions have texture front and rear cover.
first edition
EMI logo above the Harvest logo. No other inscriptions above. The inscription: "The Gramophone Ltd." around the label border.
Valued about € 60.




"EXPERIENCES" (Harvest SHSM 2007, March 1976)
first edition
EMI logo above the Harvest logo. Above EMI-Harvest logos the inscrition "Harvest Heritage". The inscription: "EMI Records Ltd." around the label border.
Valued about € 25.




Other rare editions

"ALCHEMY"
German edition (Harvest 1C-062 04 066): in gatefold laminated cover. Valued about € 60.
Scotland edition (BEI-GI Wax2 Records, 1982): in an horrible full white single cover. Valued about € 20.




American and Canadian edition (Capitol-Harvest Records SKAO 376, 1969?): in gatefold laminated cover with differences of graphics on front and back. Valued about 30/60.



Japan edition (Odeon EOP 806650, 1972): in gatefold laminated cover, with Japan/English insert. Valued about € 120. Also few promo copies in white label exist, valued about € 200.

 
 

"THIRD EAR BAND"
Japan edition (Odeon EOP80511, 1972): in gatefold laminated cover, red vinyl, with Japan/English insert. Valued about € 120.


Following editions in black wax are less rare. Valued about € 40. Also few promo copies in white label exist, valued about € 100.




"MUSIC FROM MACBETH"
Italian edition (Harvest 3C-062 049 66, July 1972): some differences on the front and rear cover. Valued about € 40.


Holland edition (Harvest 501726120617, 1972): same as original. Valued about € 30.
Japan edition (Toshiba-Odeon EOP 80512, 1972): same as original with Japan/English insert. Valued about € 80. Also few promo copies in white label exist, valued about € 100.


"EXPERIENCES"
Japan edition (Odeon EMS 08617, 1976): same as original with  Japan/English insert. Valued about € 60. Also few promo copies in white label exist, valued about € 80.


Probably the most rare item is the only one single known, the Japan edition of "Fleance" (Odeon EOR10140, 1972), from the "Macbeth" original soundtrack. No value estimated.


no©2009 Luca Ferrari 

(updated on September 20th, 2016)

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