the hunt for red vinyl

In Rock Japan red

Has any lucky collector out there got the rare 1970 red vinyl Japanese Toshiba Warners 7 Arts edition of In Rock they could do us a snap or scan of? We’d like to show it in the upcoming book, but I’ve never had the funds available when it has come up for sale so our collection lacks this. We contacted an online collectors site who have one for sale, but it turns out to have gone months ago and they only have a poor quality scan left (and a long waiting list for the next available copy apparently!)…

UPDATE – Thanks to AH who has photographed his promo copy for us, and to MT who confirms both the promo and regular edition in red wax, and says the latter was only in the shops for a few weeks…

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6 Responses to “the hunt for red vinyl”

  1. CeeBee52 Says:

    I don’t know about red, but I have a copy of the Rainbow album – Down To Earth, on clear vinyl.
    I wonder what it’s worth?

    • simon robinson Says:

      The first UK pressing was all on clear vinyl, but not sure what the run was.

      • Roy Davies Says:

        If I recall correctly it was a limited run of 10,000 copies Simon.

      • simon robinson Says:

        I seem to recall it was quite a large run, but by the standards of the day quite a small percentage. Some of the Rainbow picture discs back then were only done in 1,000 runs.

  2. Mike Says:

    Shag’s your best bet- have you asked him?

    • simon robinson Says:

      Yes, he’s come through. Amazingly I spoke to a Japanese friend last week and he has TWO copies; one with the promo label, one regular… Just greedy I say.

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