Beatles – White Album sealed U.S. white vinyl 2 LP set

beatles - white album u.s. white vinyl lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed limited edition white vinyl U.S. pressing of the Beatles self-titled LP, The Beatles, also known as the White Album, complete with poster and four photo inserts.

About this copy:  This copy of the White Album is a limited edition U.S. pressing from 1978 on white vinyl, pressed on the then-current maroon Capitol label.

As the album is still sealed, the records are presumably new and unplayed.  The poster and four photo inserts are included.

There is a hype sticker on the shrink wrap indicating that the album is a white vinyl limited edition.

The wrap is almost completely intact except for a 2″ (5 cm) break at the mouth of the cover near the upper right hand corner.  We have secured this with tape to prevent further splitting in the wrap.

There is a minor bend in the lower left hand corner.

Unlike most sealed copies that are found today, this one does not have a promotional hole punched in the cover.

A nice copy of an increasingly scarce LP.

Background: In 1978, collectors were showing a lot of interest in both picture discs and colored vinyl records, so record companies worldwide issued a number of new and older titles in those formats to satisfy collector demand.

In the United States, Capitol Records pressed three different albums by the Beatles on colored vinyl – The Beatles 1962-1966 on red vinyl, The Beatles 1967-1970 on blue vinyl, and The Beatles, or The White Album on white vinyl.

All three pressings are collectible, though the White Album seems to be the one that attracts the most demand from collectors today.  For some reason, the White Album is one of the most sought-out colored vinyl LPs.  It’s also the hardest one to find in good condition, as the white cover is easily prone to wear.

Allmusic.com gave The Beatles a 5 star review:

Each song on the sprawling double album The Beatles is an entity to itself, as the band touches on anything and everything it can. This makes for a frustratingly scattershot record or a singularly gripping musical experience, depending on your view, but what makes the so-called White Album interesting is its mess. …None of it sounds like it was meant to share album space together, but somehow The Beatles creates its own style and sound through its mess.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Capitol
Catalog Number:
SEBX-11841
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Yardbirds – Over Under Sideways Down sealed stereo 1966 LP

yardbirds - over under sideways down u.s. stereo lp

Offered for sale is a rare sealed stereo copy of the Yardbirds 1966 LP, Over Under Sideways Down, with the record still sealed in the plastic inner sleeve.

About this copy: The copy offered for sale is an original 1966 stereo pressing on the Epic label.

As the inner sleeve is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The cover is VG+ with moderate ring wear on the back cover.  There is a punch hole in the upper left hand corner.

The seal on the plastic inner sleeve is fully intact with no rips or tears.

A gorgeous copy of a classic album that would be difficult to upgrade.

Background: While Over Under Sideways Down was the Yardbirds’ third LP released in the United States, the album (with a different title and slight track changes) was the band’s first studio LP be released in Britain.  For our money, it’s their best effort and one of the best rock LPs by any band of the 1960s.

It’s also the band’s only album with Jeff Beck playing on all tracks.

The mono and stereo versions of this album contain different mixes, and part of the stereo version is in rechanneled stereo.

The album peaked at #51 on the Billboard albums chart, though the UK version reached #20 on the British charts.

Like most of the band’s albums, Over Under Sideways Down wasn’t in print very long, for whatever reason, they’re surprisingly hard to find in playable condition.

You can listen to the title track here:

 

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Epic
Catalog Number:
BN 26210
Year of Release: 1966
Format: Stereo
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Sade – Stronger Than Pride sealed 1988 U.S. LP

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Offered for sale is a still sealed original U.S. pressing of the 1988 LP Stronger Than Pride by Sade.

About this copy: This copy of Stronger Than Pride is a 1988 pressing on the Epic label.

As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears or holes.  There is a small bend in the upper left hand corner.

A beautiful copy of a rare Sade LP and the only copy we’ve ever had for sale.

Background: Released in 1988, Stronger Than Pride was the third album by Sade.

The album reached #3 on the UK charts and #7 in the U.S., where it has sold more than three millions copies.

Allmusic.com gave Stronger Than Pride a 3 1/2 star review:

After two LPs with little or no energy, Sade demonstrated some intensity and fire on her third release. Whether that was just an attempt to change the pace a bit or a genuine new direction, she had more animation in her delivery on such songs as “Haunt Me,” “Give It Up,” and the hit “Paradise.” Not that she was suddenly singing in a soulful or bluesy manner; rather, Sade’s dry and introspective tone now had a little more edge, and the lyrics were ironic as well as reflective.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Epic
Catalog Number:
E 44210
Year of Release: 1988
Format: Stereo
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Grateful Dead – Wake of the Flood sealed first issue 1973 U.S. LP

grateful dead - wake of the flood u.s. lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed, original U.S. pressing of the Grateful Dead’s 1973 LP, Wake of the Flood.

About this copy: This copy of Wake of the Flood is a 1973 pressing on the Grateful Dead Records label.

As this copy is still sealed, and the record is presumably new and unplayed.

First pressings did not have song titles on the back cover, and some copies had a hype sticker listing the song titles attached to the shrink wrap.  Later pressings had printed titles on the cover.

This copy does have the hype sticker with the song titles.

The wrap is almost completely intact except for a break at the lower right hand corner, which has been cut.

There is an original price tag attached to the wrap.

A nice copy of an album that’s hard to find as a first pressing.

Background: After fulfilling their contract with Warner Brothers, the Grateful Dead started their own record company – Grateful Dead Records.  Their first release was Wake of the Flood, released in 1973, and that was their first studio release in three years.

Wake of the Flood didn’t disappoint, reaching #18 on the Billboard charts.

AllMusic.com gave Wake of the Flood four stars:

It had been nearly three years since American Beauty — their previous and most successful studio album to date — and, as always, the Dead had been honing the material in concert. A majority of the tracks had been incorporated into their live sets — some for nearly six months — prior to entering the recording studio. This gave the band a unique perspective on the material, much of which remained for the next 20-plus years as staples of their concert performances. “Eyes of the World” contains some brilliant ensemble playing — although the time limitations inherent in the playback medium result in the track fading out just as the Dead start to really cook. Another highlight is Bob Weir’s “Weather Report Suite,” which foreshadows the epic proportions that the song would ultimately reach. In later years, the band dropped the opening instrumental “Prelude,” as well as “Part One,” choosing to pick it up for the extended “Let It Grow” section. The lilting Jerry Garcia ballad “Stella Blue” is another track that works well in this incarnation and remained in the Dead’s rotating set list for the remainder of their touring careers.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Greateful Dead Records
Catalog Number:
GD-01
Year of Release: 1973
Format: Stereo
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John Lennon/Yoko Ono – Life With the Lions sealed U.S. Zapple LP

John Lennon/Yoko Ono - Life With the Lions U.S. Zapple LP

 

Offered for sale is a still sealed original U.S. pressing of Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With the Lions by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

About this copy: This copy of Life With the Lions is an original U.S. pressing on the Zapple label.

As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes.

A beautiful copy of one of the harder John Lennon albums to find.

Background: Released in May 1969, Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With the Lions was the second solo album by John Lennon, accompanied by his then-girlfriend, Yoko Ono.

The album contained no music per se, and was rather avant garde in its presentation.  The album reached #174 on the U.S. album charts, did not chart in the UK, and was soon deleted.

The album was quite rare at one time, but a small quantity of sealed copies was found in a warehouse in the early 1980s.

Allmusic.com gave Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With the Lions this review:

John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s second collaborative album consists of five tracks: all of side one is taken up by “Cambridge 1969,” a live recording at Lady Mitchell Hall in Cambridge of Lennon playing an electric guitar backup to Ono’s singing and screaming. Side two includes an a cappella rendering by Ono of “No Bed for Beatle John,” which discusses the refusal of a hospital to give Lennon a bed so he could stay during his wife’s troubled pregnancy; “Baby’s Heartbeat,” which is what it says it is; “Two Minutes Silence” in commemoration of Ono’s miscarriage, which is also what it says it is; and “Radio Play,” 12 minutes of a radio dial being turned back and forth to pick up random stations.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Zapple
Catalog Number:
ST-3357
Year of Release: 1969
Format: Stereo
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Beatles – The Original Greatest Hits sealed 1964 U.S. mono LP

beatles - original greatest hits U.S. LP

Offered for sale is a still sealed copy of the rare U.S. LP The Original Greatest Hits by the Beatles.

This 1964 LP was the first unauthorized album of Beatles music to reach stores in the U.S. and was deleted shortly after release.  Despite the fact that the word “Beatles” does not appear on the cover or label, this album does play songs by the Beatles.

About this copy: This copy of The Original Greatest Hits is a 1964 U.S. mono pressing on the Greatest Records label.

As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is largely intact, though there is a large tear near the top of the back cover and a 5″ (12 cm) split in the shrink wrap along the bottom edge.  We have secured these with tape to prevent further tearing.

An exceptionally nice copy of a very rare Beatles LP.  This is the first copy we’ve ever had for sale as it’s the only copy we’ve ever seen that wasn’t in horrible condition.

Background: During the height of Beatlemania in 1964, record companies were all scrambling to find something that they could release to cash in on the band’s popularity.

Many companies licensed older recordings, such as the Tony Sheridan “My Bonnie” and other similar tracks.

A previously unknown record company, Greatest Records, took a different approach.  They simply released an album of Beatles recordings without the permission of Capitol Records.

They thought they could get away with it by not mentioning “Beatles” on the cover, figuring that the public could figure out what the record was.  This made the album appear very much like similar albums by Beatles cover bands that were then flooding the market.

Capitol Records did notice and likely threatened to sue and The Original Greatest Hits quickly disappeared from the market.

The address for the record company on the back cover is the same address used on the first issue of the later release The Savage Young Beatles, so this album is likely the work of the same people.

Tracks are:

  • Twist And Shout
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand
  • All My Loving
  • Please Please Me
  • From Me To You
  • Do You Want To Know A Secret
  • Love Me Do
  • Can´t Buy Me Love
  • Roll Over Beethoven
  • Please Mister Postman
  • I´ll Get You
  • She Loves You

 

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Greatest Records
Catalog Number:
GRC-1001
Year of Release: 1965
Format: Mono
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Bruce Springsteen – Darkness on the Edge of Town sealed U.S. promo-only picture disc LP

bruce springsteen - darnkess on the edge of town u.s. picture disc lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. picture disc of Bruce Springsteen’s 1978 LP, Darkness on the Edge of Town.

This picture disc was issued only as a promotional item and was not sold in stores.

About this copy: This copy of Darkness on the Edge of Town is a 1978 pressing on the Columbia Records label.

The record was issued for promotional purposes, though it is not marked “promotional” in any way.

As the album is still sealed, the record presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is mostly intact except for a 2″ (5 cm) break at the mouth and a very tiny break at the lower left hand corner.

We’ve secured the break at the mouth of the cover with tape to prevent further splitting.

A beautiful copy of a scarce Bruce Springsteen LP.

Background: Released in June, 1978,  Darkness on the Edge of Town is the fourth studio album by Bruce Springsteen.

The album reached #5 on the U.S. charts and #14 in the UK.

After the success of Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen waited three years for the follow-up LP due to legal problems with his management team.  The long-awaited follow-up, Darkness on the Edge of Town, has since gone triple platinum and saw “Prove It All Night” and “Badlands” released as singles.

To promote the album, Columbia Records released a limited-edition picture disc LP of the album, but released it only to radio stations as a promotional item, making it one of the harder to find Springsteen collectibles.  Production was reportedly limited to 1000 copies.

Allmusic.com gave Darkness on the Edge of Town a 4 1/2 star review:

Coming three years, and one extended court battle, after the commercial breakthrough of Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town was highly anticipated. Some attributed the album’s embattled tone to Springsteen’s legal troubles, but it carried on from Born to Run, in which Springsteen had first begun to view his colorful cast of characters as “losers.” On Darkness, he began to see them as the working class. …Darkness was no easy listen, and it served notice that Springsteen was already willing to risk his popularity for his principles. Indeed, Darkness was not as big a seller as Born to Run. And it presaged even starker efforts, such as Nebraska and The Ghost of Tom Joad.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
none
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman sealed 1988 U.S. LP

Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman U.S. LP

Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. pressing of the self-titled debut by Tracy Chapman.

About this copy: This copy of Tracy Chapman is an original 1988 U.S. pressing on the Elektra label.

As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact, with no rips, tears, or holes.  An original price tag (not shown) is attached to the wrap.

There is a hype sticker on the wrap that promotes three songs on the LP.

A virtually perfect copy of a terrific (and well-recorded) LP.  This copy will likely be your final upgrade.

Background: Released in 1988, Tracy Chapman was a surprise hit, reaching #1 on the U.S. album charts and being certified 6 times platinum by the RIAA.

The album appeared just as American record companies began phasing out the pressing of vinyl LPs in favor of compact discs, so the album was only in print on vinyl for a short time.

The album has long been a favorite among audiophiles, as it’s a very well recorded LP.

Allmusic.com gave Tracy Chapman a rare 5 star review:

Arriving with little fanfare in the spring of 1988, Tracy Chapman’s eponymous debut album became one of the key records of the Bush era, providing a touchstone for the entire PC movement while reviving the singer/songwriter tradition. … The record continues to sound fresh because Chapman’s writing is so keenly observed and her strong, gutsy singing makes each song sound intimate and immediate.

You can listen to “Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution” here:

 

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Elektra
Catalog Number:
60774-1
Year of Release: 1988
Format: Stereo
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Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East sealed U.S. CD-4 quadraphonic 2 LP set

allman brothers - at fillmore east u.s. quad lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. CD-4 quadraphonic copy of The Allman Brothers Band at Fillmore East by the Allman Brothers Band

The quad LP will play on stereo phonographs; it features alternate performances of “You Don’t Love Me,” “Stormy Monday,” and “Whipping Post” that differ considerably from the stereo version of the album.   The album also features a different mix of the other four tracks from the stereo version of the LP.

About this copy: This copy of The Allman Brothers Band at Fillmore East is a 1974 U.S. pressing on the Capricorn label.

As the album is sealed, the records are presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes.

Unlike most copies, this copy does not have a punch hole, saw mark, or cut corner on the cover, as most copies of this album were sold at a discount when the album was deleted.

A beautiful copy of a rare version of one of the best live albums ever recorded.  This will likely be your final upgrade.

Background: Originally released in 1971, The Allman Brothers Band at Fillmore East was the third album by the group,a and their first LP to achieve widespread success, reaching #13 on the U.S. charts.

Allmusic.com gave The Allman Brothers Band at Fillmore East a 5 star review:

Whereas most great live rock albums are about energy, At Fillmore East is like a great live jazz session, where the pleasure comes from the musicians’ interaction and playing…. this original double album remains the pinnacle of the Allmans and Southern rock at its most elastic, bluesy, and jazzy.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Capricorn Records
Catalog Number:
CX4 0131
Year of Release: 1974
Format: CD-4 Quadraphonic
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Allman Brothers – Eat a Peach sealed U.S. CD-4 quadraphonic 2 LP set uncut

allman brothers - eat a peach u.s. quadraphonic lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. CD-4 quadraphonic copy of Eat a Peach by the Allman Brothers Band, featuring different mixes from the stereo version of the album.

About this copy: This copy of Eat a Peach is a 1975 U.S. pressing on the Capricorn label.

As the album is still sealed, the records are presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact except for a 1 1/2″ (4 cm) break at the mouth of the cover near the upper right hand corner and a tiny break at the lower right hand corner where the cover is slightly bent.

There are a couple of tiny foxing spots on the cover near the breathe holes in the shrink wrap.  Other than that the cover, is M-.

There is an original price sticker attached to the shrink wrap (not shown in photos.)

Unlike most copies, this copy does not have a saw mark, punch hole, or cut corner on the cover.

A beautiful copy of a rare Allman Brothers LP, as this version of the album was only in print for a short time in the mid-1970s.

Background: Released in 1972, Eat a Peach was the fourth album by the Allman Brothers and the first to be released after the death of Duane Allman.

In 1975, a quadraphonic version of the album was released that featured different mixes of all of the songs on the album.

The album reached #4 on the U.S. album charts.

Allmusic.com gave Eat a Peach  a 5 star review:

A tribute to the dearly departed Duane, Eat a Peach rambles through two albums, running through a side of new songs, recorded post-Duane, spending a full album on live cuts from the Fillmore East sessions, then offering a round of studio tracks Duane completed before his death. On the first side, they do suggest the mellowness of the Dickey Betts-led Brothers and Sisters, particularly on the lovely “Melissa,” and this stands in direct contrast with the monumental live cuts that dominate the album.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Capricorn Records
Catalog Number:
2C4 0102
Year of Release: 1975
Format: CD-4 Quadraphonic
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