American Forces

deep purple fireball american forces edition

Always interesting when something you’ve not seen before turns up; Gordon Bell worked as a DJ at an American airbase for a time and used to get these special promotional American Forces pressings through on a regular basis on the 1970s. He thought we’d be interested in seeing them as he’s selling his collection off at the moment. The Deep Purple editions are mostly backed with tracks by a different group altogether (this one has McGuiness Flint on the other side). The stars and stripes logo varied over time before being dropped for a duller design, and the albums go right up to Deepest Purple.

Gordon is kindly doing us some high resolution shots before the albums are sold, and we will include these in an upcoming issue of Darker Than Blue magazine.


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