We haven't had a recent sales column in a while, so now it's time to review the Canadian record collecting panorama once again! Starting with random 6000 series albums, a few albums that rarely show have been spotted online since our last review, many of them not necessarily that rare, but very interesting. Cliff Richard's On Your Mark sold for 12$, The canceled Animals album House Of The Rising Sun is always popular and two copies reached 100$ each, while Listen To by Billy J Kramer sold for 22$, Diane Leigh's 1966 album Shadows Of Your Heart sold for 15$, The Legarde Twins Sincerely Yours and Dick Kallman's Hank Sings album sold for 16$ and 23$ respectively. The soundtrack for Wild In The Streets sold for 14$ and another BJ Kramer album (Boats and Trains And Plains) sold for 22$ while Nilsson's Spotlight on Nilsson reached and impressive 76$ and a sealed Pink Floyd More album from 1969 sold for 145$.
The Yardbirds have had a few early albums on the 6000 series and once again prove to be top favourites among collectors. Their first album Heart Foul Of Soul reached a very impressive 401$ for a mono copy marked at VG++, during which two copies of Having A Rave Up sold for 125$ and 185$ for mono copies as well. Finally, Over Under Sideways Down sold for 51$.
Finally, as always, many Beatles items have changed hands lately, and among them were very interesting and unique items. A rare experimental pressing of the coloured vinyl Blue and Love Songs albums found their way online from a private collection owned by a former Capitol pressing plant employee who experimented with different colour mixes and techniques in 1978. These two albums are very cool and colourful, but mostly: one of a kind. The Blue album sold for over 400$, and Love Songs still has 2 days to go as of today, and is already at 102$ - but will probably climb much higher at the last moment.
Otherwise, a Sealed copy of the Canadian yellow vinyl promo LP of Reel Music reached 72$ while the extremely scarce Canadian Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever white label promo 45 sold for 232$ in VG condition. This item does not surface very often with only around 200 copies most likely to have been pressed. The Let It Be Box set is a constant classic that sold for 230$ this time, and the rare Canadian Four By The Beatles EP reached 71$ for the Parr's cover only. A hard to find red target copy of Sgt Pepper's sold for 30$, a 2nd generation orange label Long Tall Sally for 29$, and Sie Liebt Dich, always very popular reached 81$ in VG condition. Finally, the Canadian exclusive Ringo album Old Wave sold for 31$.
Hugh McCracken, who worked with Paul McCartney and John Lennon passed away on March 28 in New York City. Guitarist, song writer and producer, he has done some amazing work on Paul's RAM album, and was enlisted in the first lineup of Wings. He also reconnected with Lennon for his last album Double Fantasy. He also played slide guitar alongside Harrison for another side project, and has worked with many famous artists, like Johnny Halliday, until the mid 2000s. A very talented musician has left us.
Read the Independant.uk article HERE.
Today, we added a new page to our list of interesting and unique Canadian discographies. Many collectors will be thrilled to find a Canadian listing for the rare and sought after STAX label. We have a few 45s listed at the moment, from early London years to later Quality pressings from 1967, and we will be adding lots more in the near future, including more 45s and an album section for STAX LPs.
View the new list from the main menu in OTHER LABELS, or simply click HERE.
We are extremely proud to finally offer our complete library in digital format. No more waiting, offered at a suprisingly low price and with you everywhere you go.
Why did we decide to offer our material in the digital format? Since 2003, we have worked hard at researching and writing our books, and we have always adopted the best new ways to make them available to you. Many have emailed us requesting reprints of earlier books, and copies of new and upcoming books, and the interest is greatly appreciated. Our biggest challenge is to produce highly researched and highly specialized content at the best price, with no compromise to quality. For our books, we have to balance printing costs with small orders that increase these production fees and could generate occasional inventory problems and delivery delays. Digital format is one of the solutions we have found to overcome these challenges.
Digital books are a good solution for us, of course, but a much greater advantage for you, the reader! No more inventory problems; we will always have ebooks in stock, no more postal delivery delays; you will receive your electronic copy almost instantly, viewable on any digital device, from computers to tablets and smartphones; always have your book with you for a quick on-the-spot reference. Best of all, it is available anywhere in the world, at the click of a button for a fraction of the price.
We offer our books in a flexible personalized PDF format - free of any constraining rights management software, fully printable up to 150dpi, and viewable on all platforms, from PC and Mac, to Android or Blackberry. The book is also separated by chapter that can be accessed directly from the table of contents, avoiding excessive scrolling to get to a later page in the document. These can be stored offline on your device, eliminating upload delays every time you want to read it; literally having the document instantly available at your fingertips.
Another perk of the electronic format, is that it is much easier to update with corrections and additions we might make over the years - as content is updated, we will offer newer and updated versions at incrementally lower prices.
As collectors and music enthusiasts, we always treasure the physical items that are records and books, and there will always be a place for these in our lives, and we will continue to offer hard copies as long as they are requested. The new world of today offers impressive technologies with indescribable possibilities, both in ubiquitous access and interactive content. Public libraries can now also offer PDF content on file sharing devices once the file sharing permission has been granted. It is no surprise that newer generations of readers have requested our books in this new format, and we are proud to finally offer all the detailed information and content to all readers, for both the traditional reference needs as well as the quicker easy-access electronic archival browsing.
Don't wait any longer, visit the different pages from our library on both current and upcoming books, and order your copies today!