The Peddlers (w/ the London Philharmonic Orchestra) – Suite London
June 8, 2007
The Peddlers with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, PHILIPS (6308 102), 1972.
Composed by Roy Phillips
Recorded with the Peddlers and the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Martyn Ford
Leader: Rodney Friend
Orchestrations: Peter Robinson
Additional movements composed by Peter Robinson
All rhythm tracks arranged by the Peddlers
Vocal: Roy Phillips
Keyboard: Roy Phillips
Percussion: Trevor Morais
Electric Basses: Tab Martin
Electric guitar: Toney Walmsley
Percussion: John Punter
Recorded at AIR Studios London
Engineers: Bill PRice, Chris Michie
IBC Studio, London
Engineer: Mike Clayton
Sleeve design: Bloomsbury Group
The album was released on the Philips label in the United Kingdom in 1972, and on the EMI-distrubuted Odeon label in Europe. The album was pressed in South Africa too, most likely on the Parlophone label. Presumably there are pressings from many other countries. Oddly, the sleeves differ across the territories. The UK album has a black sleeve with gold and white lettering, while the European release has a white sleeve with black lettering. The European sleeve was initially pressed with a small but amusing error. The Odeon label logo was printed mirror-image. A corrected version also exists.
United Kingdom: Philips 6308 102
The rear of the sleeve is black with only standard record company lettering.
Germany: Odeon 1C 062-93367 (sleeve)
Netherlands: Odeon 5C 062-93367 (record)
The rear of the sleeve is uniformly white with no lettering at all
The European pressing on Odeon has other errors. The Philips record shows seven titles on side one, while the Odeon record has only six titles. On side two the label features track number five twice. Somebody wasn’t paying attention in the label printing department. The Odeon record is not banded and all tracks run into each other. This makes it almost impossible to see what tracks begin where. The Philips record is banded but here too an error was made. Track two on side two is in fact a suite of three movements and there are bands between each. Tracks four and five on side two however, have no band in between.