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!
If you want to buy the PDF downloadable version from Lulu, then click 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.
Great piece by Christopher Budd in the latest ‘Shindig!’ magazine (Issue 68) about the Juicy Lucy/Zelda Plum photoshoot and resulting ‘controversial’ sleeve artwork. The whole magazine is an excellent read for rare record collectors and is highly recommended.
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!
Click here to order the book or download the PDF