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Ian Matthews - Tigers Will Survive - Original 1972 UK Vertigo label 11-track LP - Swirl Label Issue

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ArtistIan Matthews
TitleTigers Will Survive - Original 1972 UK Vertigo label 11-track LP - Swirl Label Issue
Price € 100
GenreRock & Folk
FormatLP
Record labelVertigo Records
Catalogue no6360 056
CountryUK
Year of release1972
GradingVG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG++ (cover)
Stock listIan Matthews
Additional infoRare original 1972 UK Vertigo Records 1st pressing LP - Britsh country and folk-rock musicians and ex. Fairport Convention members 2nd solo effort - recorded with former Fairport Convention bandmate Richard Thompson - on guitar and accordion - as well as members of Matthews Southern Comfort and Plainsong.

Vinyl has the generic company swirl labels with the full Side 1 'swirl' logo label and the smaller 'swirl' logo above outline 'Vertigo' text and centre hole on the tracklisting label.

Vinyl has machine stamped matrix information:
Side 1: 6360056 1Y//1 V 420 1 1 5
Side 2: 6360056 2Y//1 V 420 1 1 1
Suggesting that this copy was manufactured from the first master matrice, first set of fathers and mothers - a very early stamper for Side 1, the very first stamper for Side 2. A genuine 1st pressing.

Vinyl is housed in a generic polylined company inner sleeve with 0372 text - supporting the thought that this is amongst the first copies distributed.
Vinyl is ultimately housed in a slightly textured gatefold picture cover.

Condition: VG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG++ (Cover):

Vinyl is bright and shiny - has a touch of sleeve inflicted wear, but by far nothing needle inflicted. Vinyl itself is graded near mint.

Labels has a light degree of slightly complex spindletraces placed in the immediate surroundings of the centre hole - likewise graded near mint.

Cover is nice - a little edge and corners rubbing - hardly any wear along vinyl outline - very nice and graded near mint - not an overly rare album, but very hard to come by this nice.

Tracklisting:

Side 1:
1. Never Again
2. Close The Door Lightly When You Go (Eric Andersen)
3. Un-American Blues Activity Dream (Richard Fariña)
4. Morning Song
5. The Only Dancer (Pete Carr)

Side 2:
1. Tigers Will Survive
2. Midnight on the Water
3. Right Before My Eyes (Peter Lewis)
4. Da Doo Ron Ron (Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich)
5. Hope You Know
6. Please Be My Friend

All songs written and composed by Ian Matthews unless otherwise noted.

Credits:
Ian Matthews - guitar, vocals
Richard Thompson (credited as Woolfe J. Flywheel) - guitar, accordion
Andy Roberts - guitar
Bob Ronga - bass, keyboards
Tim Renwick - guitar
Timi Donald - drums
Cal Batchelor - guitar
Bruce Thomas - bass
Ray Warleigh - saxophone
Ian Whiteman - keyboards
John Wilson - drums

Technical Credits:
Ian Matthews - Production
Robin Black - Recording Engineer

Artwork:
Des Strobel - Art Direction
Peter Gidion, Rick Ranken, Paul Nelson, David Ghar - Photography
Unknown - Liner notes