DEEP PURPLE ‘Never Before’ (fake ZAP 7967) – Link between Cartoon and ‘Fake Idle Mind’ Label Japan

DP NEVER BEFORE

DP NEVER BEFORE blu

DP NEVER BEFORE blu lbl 1

DP NEVER BEFORE blu lbl 2

Any bootleg collector seeing the labels of this release would wonder who really produced this, due to the labels, which are not the ones used by Ken’s ZAP releases. These fake Idle Mind labels were found with the above blue insert version. And below one can find the same title, also with a blue insert with Cartoon labels as well:

DP NEVER BEFORE blu lbl C

Deep Purple Never Before

More variations:

DP NEVER BEFORE c lbl

DP NEVER BEFORE tan

Japan: ca. 1977/8

So, did the fake Idle Mind label re-issue this title or were the producers of the Cartoon and the’ fake Idle Mind’ label (which will be presented in the next post) plus the fake ZAP label titles the same people?

Side 1:  Highway Star / Speed King / Wring That Neck
Side 2:  Never Before / Child In Time / Free Form Part 1 (Wring That Neck) / Free Form Part 2 (Mandrake Root) / Lucille  (30:42)

Side A-1, Side B-1,5:  London, BBC Paris Theater, 9 March 1972, Sounds Of The Seventies
Side A-2,3:  London, BBC Studio, 19 February 1970, The Sunday Show
Side B-2 to 4: Granada TV, 14 July 1970

Total play time of 58 minutes. All of this material, except B-2 to 4 would be officially released in 1980 as the DEEP PURPLE IN CONCERT double album.

deep-purple-doing-their-thing-1970

 

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