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Vertigo Swirl Label: Discography & Price Guide - The Audiophile Man
Title: Worldwide Discography & Price Guide Authors: Ulrich Klatte & Marcel Koopman Price: €35 Vertigo was an imprint of the Philips/Phonogram record label started in 1969 by Olav Wyper, covering both LPs and singles. Content-wise? You’re looking at a lot of prog-based releases and other non-mainstream styles ranging from Black Sabbath to Magna Carta to Gentle Giant and many more. The label is also one of the most collectable entities on the planet, I’ve known some people whose entire aim in life is to collect every single one of them. Original pressings can fetch silly money: from around £100 to the multiple thousands. If you’ve ever stood in a record fair and someone mentions buying/selling a Vertigo swirl LP, just watch the ears prick up. Vertigo is always big news. This specialist, hardback book, packs in 320 pages and 400 coloured images and is devoted to the Vertigo label during its swirly design period with additional coverage for the label when it later adopted its UFO label design. When I unpacked the book, I have to admit to a measure of disappointment at the size of the tome, 21.5cm high and 15cm wide. I wondered if there was enough space …