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Cochise - Cochise - Original 1970 UK United Artists 1st Pressing 8-track LP

€ 55
ArtistCochise
TitleCochise - Original 1970 UK United Artists 1st Pressing 8-track LP
Price € 55
Genrer&b
FormatLP
Record labelUnited Artists Records
Catalogue noUAS 29117
CountryUK
Year of release1970
GradingVG++ (Vinyls and Labels)/VG+(+) (Cover)
Stock listCochise
Additional infoRare 1970 UK United Artists label 8-track LP -British hard rockin? rural rockers debut album... not without leanings toward 'After The Goldrush' period Neil Young.

'Cochise' features Stewart Brown from Bluesology on vocals and later Procol Harum guitarist, keyboardist Mick Grabham. Rick Wills and John "Willie" Wilson played on David Gilmour's debut solo album in 1978 - B.J. Cole became legendary as session musician working with such diverse musicians as John Cale, Uriah Heep, Scott Walker, Marc Bolan, Björk, The Orb and Luke Vibert.

Vinyl has the generic right-side orange and left-label purple company design with black centre print and white rimprint - labels has the generic boxed company logo solidly placed to the left.

Vinyl has machine stamped information:
Side 1: UAS 29117 A-1U, mother/stamper P 1
Side 2: UAS 29117 B-1U, mother/stamper O 1
Suggesting that this copy was manufactured from the 1st master tape transfer, 1st set of acetates, mothers and early stampers -a genuine 1st pressing.

Vinyl is housed in an outer laminated gatefold picture cover fabricated by E.J. Day ltd.

Condition: VG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+) (Cover)
Vinyl is supremely lustrous -a single scuff on one side and otherwise mint. Labels has a single superficial, slightly complex spindletrace on Side 1, less than a handful simple ones on Side 2 - vinyl is overall graded near mint.
Cover is nice -has a very few short and light wrinkles from spine from milder cover bends - also one along top-back opening asnd in the lower back spine corner. Cover has a little superficial back creasing ? onloy affecting the laminate ? not transcending it - and a small front top-opening area of laminate lift. Inner spread is very close to mint.
Seams are straight and without wear or shelling? nice. Corners have faint rubbing. Cover has as such only marginal imperfections and the Hipgnosis artwork comes through without any loss of attention - cover is overall graded close to near mint/excellent.

Tracklisting:

Side 1:
1. Velvet Mountain (Mick Grabham) 3:26
2. China (Mick Grabham)?3:55
3. Trafalgar Day (B. J. Cole) 5:08
4. Moment and the End (B. J. Cole) 5:58

Side 2:
1. Watch This Space (Stewart Brown) 3:56
2. 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) (Paul Simon) 3:39
3. Past Loves (Stewart Brown) 3:38
4. Painted Lady (Mick Grabham) 7:03

Recorded at Kingsway/De Lane Lea Studios, Holborn, London

Credits:

Cochise:
Stewart Brown - guitar, vocals
B.J. Cole - dobro, guitar, pedal steel, cello, steel guitar
Mick Grabham - organ, guitar, piano, keyboards, vocals
Rick Wills - bass, vocals
John "Sly" Wilson - percussion, drums, vocals

Technical Credits:
Dick Taylor - Production
John Stewart -engineer

Artwork:
Hipgnosis - photography, cover design
Hugh Fielder -liner notes