If you were able to score a copy of the 7-inch, you may have a small fortune on your hands. This record marked the beginning of their career. XTC went on to release 14 full-length albums and were particularly influential on the Brit-pop bands that reached popularity in the s. The picture-sleeved version of this 45 RPM single is extremely rare. It features one of the most iconic images in rock and roll history.
The late rockstar purportedly performed the song over the phone while proposing to his future ex wife Angela Diamond Dogs - Bowie* - Diamond Dogs (Vinyl. This special promotional copy of the ABBA single was only distributed to those within the record company. Only copies were ever printed of the elusive red vinyl.
The swedish band from Stockholm are one of the most commercially successful musical group of all time. Sadly, both marriages could not with stand the pressures of stardom and success. This single, which was reprinted by Paul McCartney himself is worth a heck of a lot of money. Supposedly, McCartney only had 50 copies printed for his friends and family.
Fans of classic horror movies have definitely heard this band. They broke out after changing their name and recording the soundtrack to Proffondo Rosso Deep Redthe debut film by legendary Italian director Dario Argento.
They went on to do several more successful collaborations with Argento and some of the most iconic soundtracks in horror cinema. The label reportedly got nervous upon noticing the back album cover depicted the bottom half of a dog — genitals and all, so they had the offending parts airbrushed before release. A few enterprising employees made off with some originals. You can tell if you have the rare UK export by checking for the yellow and black Parlophone Records label.
The catalog number is PPCS Bonus points if it has the gold sticker on the back. Abbey Road was the 11th studio album released by the legendary quartet from Liverpool. Scotty Moore soon joined in on guitar. This caught the ear of producer Sam Phillips, who quickly pressed record.
Many historians consider this to be the first true rock-n-roll record ever made though this is the subject of heated debate. Despite their incredible influence, the discography of the band is quite short—they only recorded four full-length studio albums.
Roky Erickson, the legendary guitarist of the band suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, which caused his career to take many twists and turns. Eventually he was able to get effective treatment and the band was able to reunite in Erickson passed away on May 31, The Beatles famously recorded this album in a rush.
They had only four songs recorded by the time the deadline was nearing and had to record seven songs in one day — a process that took nine hours and 45 minutes. Both mono and stereo versions are rare and valuable, but the stereo version fetches the highest price. The original UK version of the album featured a graphic of a white speaker with soundwaves emanating from it, set on a bright orange background.
The cover design was scrapped, replaced by the photograph of a loudspeaker in LP middle of a desert that new wave fans are familiar with, but not before a few were printed with the old design.
It goes without saying that these copies are extremely rare. There were only 16 copies of the second pressing of this compilation album. As you might expect, this led to a tense legal battle that lasted several months. By the time Elvis Presley made Speedwayhe was nearing the end of his acting career. The film was not well received by critics or at the box office. Rumor has it that only copies were printed.
The agent assigned his case is played by none other than the beautiful starlet Nancy Sinatra, and the pair quickly fall for each other. When it became clear that Capitol and EMI wanted no part of the record, which featured an overdub of philharmonic strings done by George Harrison himself, the Beatles decided to put it out themselves. The record was later given a proper release innearly half a century after it was recorded. They can go for up to 5 grand. Bernie Taupin, who collaborated with John on many of his biggest hits was credited for penning the lyrics, though Elton John would later admit that John had written the song by himself.
He gave Bernie the credit to help him get his first publishing royalties. If you think you may have a copy lying around somewhere, now would be the time to start digging.
Though met with critical acclaim, neither the single or the LP sold particularly well at first. Did you think classical music would be left off of this list? Record companies would often enlist the help of relatively unknown artists to provide the album art for their classical and jazz releases.
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