Mark I & II
Track times taken from album cover.
This was the first album release in the world of "When A Blind Man Cries" which was a very popular track in South Africa in the 70's and even received radio play. I first saw this album in 1974 and eventually bought it in 1978. This was the album that introduced me to the early days of Purple. When I moved away from vinyl to CD I foolishly accepted money to part with this album, however nobody wanted my SA pressing of Last Concert In Japan, so I still have that! I remember this album had a gate-fold sleeve with all the album covers on the inside showing the source of each track. Woman From Tokyo was listed as only being 2.44 long (the single edit), but the full-length album version (5.47) was actually featured on my LP.
In February 2002 I bought it again, thanks to Stephen Segerman and Mabu Vinyl in Cape Town. And I don't even have a turntable anymore!
Rear (!) cover of album.
Thanks to Jouni Maho for the cover scans of the New Zealand release.
Any comments to Brian Currin