As you might know, the mighty Richard D. James goes by plenty of nicknames. With a wildly expansive discography and his eternal status as a cult artist at the same time as a successful one, which is not a common thing , some of his records have been out of print for decades.
Thanks to the magic of blatant lies, Discogs users claim to own this record, while 1, would like to own it. The first album by Seattle grunge band Alice In Chains has never been properly reissued on vinyl besides several bootlegged copies during the last 29 years, turning it into an obsession for fans worldwide.
This is quite special since this album sold more than 2 million copies, but it was released at a time when CDs were already more popular than vinyl records. By then, our beloved format was not very popular for new releases. Highly sought after among the fans of the eclectic artist, only a limited run of vinyl records was ever pressed by the label Bong Load Records.
And we need to own them all! The alternative rock outfit fronted by the endlessly inventive Robert Pollard has released a whopping total of releases since Hope Sandoval made the very long hiatus of Mazzy Star easy for fans.
They have released three albums so far. The one in the middle, Through The Devil Softly , has never been pressed on vinyl. You really never know what Robert del Naja is up to.
One day he might be releasing game-changing music with Massive Attack and the next one being a world-renowned street artist in disguise I mean, maybe? Please, can someone make this happen soon? We have to thank him for some of the most beautiful songs an indie rock artist has ever produced. Good Morning Spider , released in , showed an artist and a project at its best. Emotional, raw, complex, candid, and yet poetic and magical.
We demand an answer. A few employees filched some copies before they were demolished — there are rumored to be close to a dozen that survived. There were 25, copies of this single pressed.
In a story that since become punk legend, the Sex Pistols terrorized their label so badly that they were dropped six days after signing the record contract in a publicized ceremony in front of Buckingham Palace.
The very limited Australian edition on translucent vinyl is said to only have 50 of its kind — though only a small handful have surfaced over the years. The song references the assassination of Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement, but Bono says he could have better fleshed out the lyrics.
According to him, the Edge and producer Brian Eno convinced him that keeping the lyrics vague would allow the song to resonate deeper with non-English speakers. Rumor has it that Olivia Newton-John hated the way she looked in the picture printed on the front of the disc so much that she had the record company stop the pressing.
Between 20 and 30 records survived. Jazz fans rejoice! There were between and 1, copies of this record printed in , but a small variation in printing makes one particular version especially valuable. The story goes that famed jazz record label Blue Note ran out of labels when printing the record. In theory, the other version should be worth even more. According to blues legend, Johnson met with the devil at the crossroads between Highway 1 and 8 in Mississippi.
There, Johnson traded his soul for the ability to master the guitar. There were only 15 copies of this record pressed, and the cover of each was hand-painted by Dave Buick, founder of Italy records. The copies were made for a Detroit record release show for the band in , as the fledgling band was on the incline, destined for stardom. Hopefully, you kept it safe.
The record label that handled the release, Tiger Lily, was a tax scam operated by the mob. The scam worked like this — a large portion of records would be pressed and later written off as unsold. A few of these records made it into the right hands and achieved cult status. The pressing of the record that is particularly valuable, however, is one that features a stencil rendition of the front jacket painted by none other than notoriously elusive street-artist Banksy.
There were only of these limited edition hand-spray painted versions made, with several different color variants. The record label decided to be cautious in the wake of the controversy and political turmoil and ordered the records destroyed. You may remember this record from an episode of Pawn Stars. The price was deemed too steep for the vinyl, which was not in the best shape. One lucky Canadian record collector picked up a copy sans the Warhol artwork-adorned sleeve for 75 cents at a flea market, but this was no ordinary re-pressing.
The acetate record ended up being a test pressing that featured early versions of many of the songs — there are only two in existence, and one belongs to former Velvet Underground drummer Moe Tucker. Gordy ordered the pressings destroyed. Soussan unscrupulously bootlegged the record and released it by crediting Eddie Foster as the musician. The record was a smash hit. Such is the case with this already valuable record.
A few tracks were meant to be replaced before the release, but someone at the pressing plant missed the memo, and a few copies featuring the wrong songs were pressed. There are said to be less than 20 mono copies of the record and only two stereo copies. In a stroke of luck, the North Carolina seller of this extremely rare 78 RPM slab came into possession of the record at an estate sale. He threw the record up on eBay and watched a bidding frenzy take place.
There are believed to be only copies of the record in existence — both belong to the winning bidder, John Tefteller. The reason? However, by that time promotional copies had already made it to circulation.
Evidently, the singer changed his mind about the record, releasing a CD version in At least one copy managed to escape out into the world. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The Carpenters. Retrieved The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Karen Carpenter Richard Carpenter. This Northampton band, led by Steve Giles on guitar and vocals, found it hard to make headway performing original material.
Giles took Dark into a studio in April , but when they went back for five days in the line-up had changed to Giles, Ron Johnson bass , Clive Thorneycroft drums and Martin Weaver guitar. This second version of the record is limited to eight copies and comes in a black-and- white handmade gatefold sleeve, some containing a booklet. US copies are cheap, but there are only a handful of UK pressings.
They were especially reticent when Lennon submitted the naked photo he wanted to use for the cover. Most of these mono copies were destroyed when Lennon demanded that the record be remixed in stereo.
Lazy Day and a follow-up did not hit, and album sessions were halted after eight songs. The band was dropped by Decca. Test pressings were made of a track LP, as well as a small number of albums with labels in finished sleeves.
There are four known copies of the finished LP with labels. The grooves were packed with psych-tinged pop, with guest appearances from The Small Faces, Nicky Hopkins and an orchestra. This band gets another entry with a small private pressing of their album: 12 copies in colour sleeves and booklet inserts — super rare. As well as the vinyl there was a goblet, handkerchief, menu cards, boxes of matches — even a pen.
This price is for the lot. EMI only made a small pressing of each batch in stereo, and this first pressing has famed Dick James Music credits. Not so. There are three known copies of this item. Anti-social behaviour saw the band thrown off the label like a shot.
Though 20, copies of God Save The Queen were pressed, most were destroyed, making it vitally collectable. These few acetates were deployed by the late Malcolm McLaren to secure the band a new deal and gigs after the EMI debacle. The labels reproduced the original with no mention of The Quarry Men. At Christmas, George, Ringo and others received copies.
It has never materialised on eBay. You can imagine the excitement and pride when they got home and gathered around a 78rpm record player to listen to their efforts. Registered in England. Company No. Register here. More Information.
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