All books are now available on Amazon, slightly cheaper than Lulu! (Amazon’s printing costs are slightly lower so I can pass on this saving to purchasers).Books are available in hard copy, full colour throughout, very nicely printed! Also available in PDF format (same design and all the pictures as the hard copy versions) – you just download to your PC!
Here’s my latest book – WWA Records, The Complete UK Vinyl Discography:
As well as detailing all UK vinyl releases the book tells the detailed story of the label and its controversial but short-lived existence. Founded by then Black Sabbath manager Patrick Meehan, the label also released albums by Gentle Giant, Groundhogs, Snafu and Jackie Lynton as well as Black Sabbath. This book lists all known variations of each album release and shows each label version or sleeve variation where appropriate.
As well as hard copy paperback (see Amazon link above) the book is also available as PDF download from Lulu:
Complete with original gatefold sleeve and swirl inner, this super rare 2nd pressing is identical to the more common 1st pressing but does not have ‘A PHILIPS RECORD PRODUCT’ on the label and is stupidly hard to find! Check it out on eBay here and grab yourself one of the rarest Vertigo Swirls out there…(oh and it plays great too!)
Lots of lovely t-shirts featuring vintage logo graphic designs…
Here’s a rather rare chance to acquire an UNPLAYED, STILL SEALED copy of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”. But then the dilemma is…do you open it and play it and hear an original pressing in BRAND NEW condition…(but destroy a lot of its value in the process!) or do you keep it in its unplayed, sealed condition and speculate on what must be an accumulating asset…
Spent a very enjoyable afternoon with Keith Riley of Shape Of The Rain yesterday. We discussed at length his memories of the album “Riley, Riley, Wood & Waggett” released on Neon in July 1971 as NE7. As well as sharing how the album was recorded and what happened to the band afterwards, he revealed some fascinating insights on the album cover shoot and also gave me the poster shown below. What a top man! Also present joining in the discussion was the band’s original manager, David McPhie (and both their wives too, by the way, who also provided some fabulous stories of the band). All will be revealed in the next book from RareRecordCollector.net – The Neon Label UK Discography – which also features exclusive insights from the label’s founder, Olav Wyper. Thanks to David McPhie for setting up the interview and huge thanks to Keith Riley for sharing his memories of a criminally overlooked album.
The latest RareRecordCollector book is now available! Despite being a very short-lived label (just two years!), there’s some highly collectable records on the label, as well as variations of the same releases, thanks to the volatile history of Pegasus. It soon had to change its name to Peg Records (read the book to find out why!) and then eventually closed with the back catalogue mostly transferring on to the new Mooncrest label.
Two versions are available:
the paperback, hard copy version can be purchased from Amazon by clicking here!
Next up is the Harvest label…which due to the size of the output from the label, will be in two volumes. Due out early next year…watch this space.