…featuring Nirvana, Jive Bureaux and Mott The Hoople:
At the end of 2013, the site officially hit 250,000 views (since starting the website in February 2012, but really from around mid 2012 when the bulk of the content and structure really started taking place)…so a huge THANK YOU to everyone who’s found the RareRecordCollector.net website and hopefully found it useful!
Here’s some stats for the geeks (like me) who are fascinated with where the queries come from and what people are interested in:
1. Most views by country:
UK comes 1st with over 53,500 views, followed by Russia, USA, Germany, Ukraine, Italy, France, Sweden, Japan and Portugal is 10th with 7,500 views. Propping up the table with just 1 view each (mustn’t have that much in the way of record collections!) are the Cayman Islands, Aland Islands, Aruba, Nigeria, Panama, Tanzania, Qatar, Nepal, El Salvador and Guadeloupe.
2. Most popular pages:
The most popular record label viewed is Vertigo, followed by Harvest, Charisma, CBS, Purple and Island:
3. Most popular albums:
Led Zeppelin’s albums are what you seem to want to know the most about with Led Zeppelin’s 2nd album (and all it’s variations no doubt!) leading the way – viewed over 3,100 times!
Here are the top 6 most frequently visited albums in order with only Black Sabbath’s 1970 debut breaking Led Zeppelin’s dominance:
4. Most popular posts:
Led Zeppelin dominates once again! With a massive 5,277 views, the post on the multiple label variants for Led Zeppelin’s untitled 4th album easily tops the chart! The next nearest competitor is Led Zeppelin (again) and all the 6 sleeve variants for “In Through The Out Door”.
So it seems that rare record collectors just can’t get enough of their Led Zeppelin! Thanks again to all who’ve used the site and left positive feedback, provided corrections and suggestions and even donated the odd photo of their obscure record rarities! Don’t forget the site is constantly evolving and being updated, so please keep coming back and help spread the word!
Hard to find on the original pink Island label, this 1970 one-off Fotheringay album (they disbanded in January 1971) in particular features some sublime guitar from Jerry Donahue (definite future influence for Mark Knopfler) as well as top class vocals from Sandy Denny (no wonder she was the only other vocalist to appear on a Led Zeppelin LP). The more folky/renaissance style tracks work better for me than the country influenced ones but it’s still an essential addition to your record collection:
Three new additions to the pink Island and orange CBS labels as well as the very first LP issued on the newly redesigned Charisma label which utilised an existing drawing by Sir John Tenniel of the Mad Hatter and other images from “Alice In Wonderland” and this design has become known as the ’pink Mad Hatter’ variant.
There are new sections for singles on pink Island, CBS orange, B&C Records, Charisma pink scroll and Mooncrest as well as a rare addition on Vertigo. Click the labels to go to each singles section featuring Traffic, Titanic, Atomic Rooster, Nazareth, Rare Bird and Manfred Mann.
More singles to be added to each section as they are acquired. Keep coming back for updates.
…featuring an eclectic mix of updates and additions to the two-tone blue Liberty label (Bonzo Dog Band), a couple of additions to the orange CBS collection (Chicago Transit Authority and Christie’s “For All Mankind”), the Rolling Stones classic LP “Let It Bleed” on the sought after red mono label, a couple of additions to Probe label (both the early black and silver style and the later pink label) and finally Fairport Covention’s “Unhalfbricking” on pink Island, showing both 1st and 2nd press editions: