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.
The next RareRecordCollector book is all about the Pegasus/Peg label. Although relatively short lived, there’s some very interesting and highly collectable records on this label, including its transition from Pegasus to Peg. Watch this space for details of its completion and where to order!
Here’s a few example spreads of the new Deep Purple book, which includes ever UK 7″ and LP release between 1968 and 1982 on the Parlophone, Harvest and Purple Records labels.
The book is available to purchase from Amazon – click here to order your copy.
Contains all UK albums and 7″ vinyl by Deep Purple from 1968 until 1982 on the Parlophone, Harvest and Purple Records labels. Essential reading for Deep Purple collectors!
This is how Black Sabbath’s second album would have looked if they’d stuck to their original intentions…
When you see the ‘correct’ title of “War Pigs” it makes so much more sense of Marcus Keef’s front cover concept. The pink-clad-warrior idea was obviously intended to reflect the album’s original title and is probably why “War Pigs” was also the first track on the album.
Recorded in June 1970 and released in September just a few months after their debut in February of that year, USA was still deeply ingrained in the Vietnam conflict and anti-war demonstrations were rife in America. Sabbath were due to tour for the first time in support of the debut and new album releases and the new album’s title was deemed to be too inflammatory. The album title was changed to “Paranoid” to coincide with the first single release.
The album went to No.1 in the…
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just in case you’ve noticed a slight change in the url, it was decided to go for a custom domain name of rarerecordcollector.net, but don’t worry, the old .wordpress.com domain name simply redirects to the new one!
“Miscellaneous” was becoming too damn big! I decided to add to the main navigation so it’s easier to get straight to the labels themselves. Here’s a handy quick selection of images too to get to the following labels for Atlantic (Red/Plum), B&C, CBS orange, Charisma pink scroll, Gull, Harvest (The Gramophone Co. Ltd), Island (pink labels), Liberty (blue and black versions), Mooncrest, Neon, Pegasus and Peg (but all under the Pegasus menu heading), Probe (original black and silver and then the pink versions), Purple (as in Deep Purple), Swan Song, Track Record, Vertigo swirl, Virgin (mono dragon and red dragon) and WWA.
You’ll still find one-offs in the miscellaneous section, such as Parlophone, Brunswick, Chrysalis, Polydor, Reprise, Reaction, Mercury, MCA, London, Fontana, Decca, Dandelion, Marmalade etc.
Hope you find it easier to get to the label and LP you’re looking for…it’s still a continously evolving site though with new stuff being added all the time!