On July 24, 2012, The Beatles released a new compilation album available as a digital download only through iTunes. This album called Tomorrow Never Knows featured 14 unusual tracks that cover the "most powerful rock songs" of the band's career. It was thought that no vinyl LP of this album was pressed, but this information was in fact partly incorrect. It is true that no commercial pressing of this album was ever made (or ever planned to be), but EMI nonetheless prepared a very limited run of these iTunes promo LP to send to radio stations around the world - only 1000 copies were made and distributed. It is not known if Canadian radio stations have received some of these copies (and if so, which ones), but having close ties with the UK, one could easily suppose that some most likely did.
The promo album is housed in a white sleeve that features a mockup printed ring wear to give it a used look (just like the mono RAM album by Paul McCartney also released earlier this year) and features the iTunes download codes as well as the vinyl record. As shown in the picture above, the cover shows the name of the band printed in bright red, but bears no title (the title and side number are the only markings found on the red label of the record, seen through the die-cut hole of the cover). The words "File Under: Rock" can be found printed on the bottom right with a small date (July 2012) on the top right, just beside which there is a sticker that writes "track 13 tnk @ 128 bpm" - "tnk" being Tomorrow Never Knows, of course. So keep your eyes open for these scarce copies!
Here is the track listing of the Tomorrow Never Knows LP:
And Your Bird Can Sing
I've Got A Feeling (Naked version)
Back In The USSR
You Can't Do That
It's All Too Much
She Said She Said
Tomorrow Never Knows
The End (Anthology 3 version)
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This week, we have updated the Apple 45s page, while mostly adding and changing all the pictures for bigger and higher quality images. We hope you like this new look, and find easier to refer to, because other pages should benefit from the same type of upgrades later this year. Some items are unfortunately still missing (or are in serious need of an upgrade), as you can see, so if any of you have these rarer records by any chance, please scan both the A and B sides and email them to us so we can complete this unique list of Canadian Apple 45s.
Meanwhile, enjoy the Apple 45s page!
Many will wonder why this took so long, and others may wonder why the retailer could not adapt to the online world after so many years of trying. There are 239 stores affected.
This is very sad news of course for longtime Beatles fans, and appears to be the inevitable ending for the venerable record store, which was founded in 1921.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21021073
Et en français:http://affaires.lapresse.ca/economie/commerce-de-detail/201301/14/01-4611269-hmv-se-dirige-vers-la-faillite.php
Please note that our SECOND ANNUAL CAPITOL6000.COM BEATLES CONTEST will kick off on Friday, February 1st, 2013. Please mark your calendars and keep a watch out for that !
Last year's BEATLES contest was won by Gilles Pepin from Quebec and Gilles told us he was pretty happy with his prize.
THIS YEAR !
We are really excited about holding our second annual contest .. and we hope it will have all of you out there scrambling for the correct answers.
Some BAD News - This year we are planning on a more difficult bunch of questions. And you thought last year was impossible !
Some GOOD NEWS - The first prize is an original 1963 Beatles "Exclusively On Capitol" promotional photo ! Even better news is that the photo has been personally signed by Paul White. Yes... THAT Paul White ! This is the original late 1963 glossy B&W 8 in x 11 in Beatles promo photo with the classic Dezo Hofmann picture that was included with a few initial copies of the Twist And Shout LP as well. Thanks to Paul White for signing that. Don't think anyone has one of those !
More GOOD NEWS - we are also planning to offer a second prize, and maybe even a third prize as well !
So please tell your friends about our Second Annual BEATLES contest and check the www.capitol6000.com web site on Friday, February 1st, 2013... sometime after 12 noon on that day !
It will be fun.
Happy 2013 to all our readers, we are now back online for a great year packed with new content and projects! Here is the first "Recent Sales" entry of the year, and it is quite packed as the Christmas frenzy also caught up with our record collectors this past month.
First, in the unique Canadian albums department, The Arrows 6000 series album Apache 65 sold for 27.50$, Peter Law And The Sound Of The Pacific, an album we do not see too often, sold for 10$, while The Sunrays' album Andrea sold for 15.50$. The Beach Boys also saw their masterpiece album Pet Sounds change hands for 40$ while another classic band The Yardbirds, always are a collector's favorite both in albums and 45s. Indeed, their single Ha HA Said The Clown sold for 16$, For Your Love sold for 13$ while Shapes Of Things and I'm A Man sold for 6$ each. Both their LPs Having A Rave Up and Little Games sold for around 34$. Finally, their rare first album Heart Full Of Soul is still up for auction as we speak, but has already reached 150$ - an album that clearly is always a favorite among collectors.
A recent sales post would not exist without Beatles sales, of course; this band seems to be the all time favorite among collectors and has proved it once again this past month with very interesting and rare items. First, in the LPs section, a 1976 3rd generation orange label copy of Beatlemania with the narrow stereo mix sold for 9$, while the much rarer mono Meet The Beatles sold for 90$. A nice original stereo Mint copy of Yesterday and Today in the shrink with the "also available in monophonic" notice on the back sold for a whopping 105$. Also, a hard to find 1st generation purple label Long Tall Sally (with the small dome logo in the perimeter print)sold for 27$, while a scarce 1973 flat label Columbia pressing of the White Album on Apple sold for nearly 70$. The Let It Be box set is always popular, with a sale that was this compiled at 227.50$, while factory sealed 70s pressings of the Red, Blue and White albums that sold respectively for 14$, 36$ and 62$. The marbled vinyl Pepper album sold for 31$ for a regular VG+ copy, and 43$ for a copy still in the shrink with the promo sticker. Finally, a nice copy of Lennon's Two Virgins albums with the rare Canadian outer sleeve with the orange sticker sold for 75$, while an extremely hard to find experimental pressing of the blue album sold for 34$. This pressing featured a weird psychedelic blue and white streaked vinyl and only featured one volume of the 2 record set (as many of the other experimental vinyls from 1978).
Finally, in terms of singles, the Beatles were extremely popular in December. First off, the Beatles cover song I Call Your Name by Billy J Kramer sold for a small 2$, and a set of the complete 72000 Beatles singles sold for a total of 525$, with specific sales like 132$ for Sie Liebt Dich, 96$ for DYWTKAS or 50$ for All My Loving. Also of interest, a very hard to find copy of the original Please Please Me single with the Dick James credits battled until it reached 52$, while a run down copy of the no dash Love Me Do sold for 105$. Finally, the Canadian black label Ain't She Sweet 45 sold for 37$.