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Long Live Vinyl The Beatles Vinyl Buyer’s Bible 2019
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There are any number of lists that could be compiled to make up the ultimate Beatles collection depending on musical preferences, collectability and country of origin, among various other factors. After ali, this is The Beatles we’re talking about. Without question, the biggest band in the world, ever. A group that laid clown a catalogue of maj or-league material, a very large proportion of which is very much essential listening. And thanks to the perpetua! popularity enjoyed by the talented Liverpudlians over the years, they are a vinyl collector’s dream. For example, those wishing to dish out serious money in order to compile the sort of Holy Grail collection that would induce the green-eyed monster among even the most serious of vinyl hoarders, could choose to track clown the rare US debut album Introducing …
The Beatles out on Vee-;)ay, of which fewer than 50 are known to exist. Alternatively, they could seek out one of six ultra-rare and exalted ‘Special DJ No. 8’ promo pressings of A sk M e Wlry/ A nna .. . but we don’t want to send any of our readers into fits of invidiousness and, instead, we’ve decided on a different approach here. For our rundown of essential Beatles vinyl, we concentrate our efforts on UK releases alone, with a mixed assortment of singles, EPs, LPs and other collectibles, sorne of which a re harder to come by, sorne that appear in various forms and with wildly different values – depending on a plethora of different factors, and sorne that a re simply damn fine records that any self-respecting music fan should have in their bag. From the early days of innocent pop ditties and fai nting girls tl1rough to their fully fledged mastery of psychedelia, we cover The Beatles’ entire catalogue and then sorne.
The facts are as startling as the records themselves. On Discogs alone, there are 139,207 copies of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in people’s collections; 17,757 Beatles releases are currently listed for sale, with 146,446 having changed hands since the site started keeping records – bringing in over $3.5 million . Not bad for a studio recording career that !asted only eight years, yet yielded the most influential, transformative and downright brilliant output popular music has ever known. Surely no band will ever emulate the sonic distance travelled between the release of Help! in August 1965 and Sgt. Pepper … in May ’67, with the stellar pairing of Rubber Soul and Revolver sandwiched in between. vVe retell the story of each of T he Beatles’ studio albums over these 132 pages, as well as rounding up the essential 7-inches and rarities that should be in the collection of every self-respecting Fab Four fan.
Ve even take a deep dive into j ohn, Paul, George and Ringo’s solo outp ut. But where tl1ings get really interesting for Beatles collectors is in our How To Buy pages on each album, asj ohn Pickford is your expert guide to the vast ocean of valuable rarities, alternative pressings, !abe! typos, mono vs stereo debates and priceless gems out there. Now, has anyone got a 0000001 copy of the ‘White Album’ we can borrow? Happy reading, and collecting.