Pink Floyd – Money/Another Brick sealed pink vinyl promo 12″ single

Pink Floyd money pink vinyl 12"

Offered for sale is a still sealed pink vinyl promotional single of “Money” and “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2” by Pink Floyd.

In 1981, Columbia Records released a Pink Floyd compilation LP called A Collection of Great Dance Songs. While this album contained tracks from the band’s time with Columbia, and not material from their Capitol/Harvest years, the album does include a new recording of “Money,” originally from the Dark Side of the Moon album.

To promote the Dance Songs LP, Columbia released a 12″ single containing the newly recorded “Money” along with “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2.”  This single was pressed on pink vinyl and was issued only as a promotional item.

About this copy:   This copy of “Money” is an original, still sealed pink vinyl 12″ single, issued in 1981 as a promotional item.

As the disc is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.  The single is packaged in a thick plastic sleeve that was sealed with a hype sticker.

Hype sticker has fading, which is common for this title.

A nice copy of a scarce Pink Floyd item and the first copy of this that we’ve had in a long time.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
AS1334
Year of Release: 1981
Format: Stereo
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Beatles – Let It Be sealed 1970 U.S. Apple LP

Beatles Let It Be sealed LP

Offered for sale is a still sealed original U.S. pressing of Let It Be by the Beatles, complete with gatefold cover.

Let It Be was the final studio album by the Beatles, released in May, 1970.  As the album was technically a soundtrack album to the film of the same name, distribution of the album was handled by ABCKO, the company that belonged to Beatles manager Allen Klein, rather than Capitol Records.

When Apple Records was dissolved in 1975, Let It Be became the only Beatles studio album to go out of print, and it was actually out of print for several years in the late 1970s and occasionally turned up for sale in discount bins.  This is one of those copies.

Allmusic.com gave Let It Be a 4 1/2 star review:

The only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews, there are few other rock records as controversial as Let It Be.   … All that said, the album is on the whole underrated, even discounting the fact that a sub-standard Beatles record is better than almost any other group’s best work. …As flawed and bumpy as it is, it’s an album well worth having, as when the Beatles were in top form here, they were as good as ever.

About this copy: This copy of Let It Be is a still sealed original U.S. copy, complete with the original gatefold cover that was dropped for later reissue pressings.

The wrap is fully intact with no rips or tears, aside from a cut corner in the lower right.  There are two breathe holes in the shrink wrap, as is proper for this pressing.

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

A nice copy of an album that’s getting quite hard to find as a sealed copy.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Apple
Catalog Number:
AR 34001
Year of Release: 1970
Format: Stereo
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Leda Annest – Portrait of Leda rare sealed 1958 exotica LP (Hear it!)

leda annest portrait of leda

Offered for sale is a still sealed copy of the 1958 exotic LP Portrait of Leda by Leda Annest, accompanied by Phil Moore and His Orchestra.

Exotica was a popular genre in the 1950s, mixing the music of cultures from around the world into something uniquely American.

While artists such as Martin Denny sold a lot of records, there were numerous others making interesting music in the genre, such as Tak Shindo, Yma Sumac, and Leda Annest, who recorded only a single album.

We’re big fans of exotica, but we have to admit that Portrait of Leda is truly out there, with an entire album of wordless vocals that are astonishing in their range.

Unfortunately, the album sold very poorly on release and was quickly deleted.

Allmusic.com gave Portrait of Leda a 4 1/2 star review:

Wordless vocal recordings were surprisingly common at the zenith of the exotica craze, but few if any are as visceral and even unnerving as Leda Annest’s lone LP Portrait of Leda. Paired with composer and conductor Phil Moore, the singer eschews the theatricality of Yma Sumac (her most obvious point of comparison) in favor of something darker and even more otherworldly. Moore’s vividly jazz-inspired arrangements perfectly complement the scope and depth of Annest’s vocals, underscoring the abstract intensity of her approach. She doesn’t need to sing a single word to articulate the turmoil of her interior world. Mind-boggling stuff.

You can listen to “Portrait of Leda, Part II” here:

About this copy: This copy of Portrait of Leda is a still sealed original 1958 mono LP (as far as we know, there are no stereo pressings.)  Presumably, the record is new and unplayed.

The wrap is intact aside from a small 1/2″ tear on the front just below the Columbia logo.

A beautiful copy of an ultra-rare exotica LP and the only copy we’ve ever seen.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
WL 114
Year of Release: 1958
Format: Mono
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Beatles – Hear the Beatles Tell All sealed 1979 reissue LP

hear the beatles tell all

Offered for sale is a still sealed 1979 reissue of Hear the Beatles Tell All on VJ records.

Hear the Beatles Tell All is an interview LP that was originally released in 1964 on Vee Jay records.  The album features disk jockeys Jim Steck and Dave Hull interviewing the Beatles, accompanied by crowd noises and percussion from Wrecking Crew drummer Hal Blaine.

The recording is actually quite sophisticated for its time and it was the only Beatles album to which Vee Jay retained the rights after Capitol Records took over their catalog in late 1964.

The original pressings were in mono only; in 1979, the company that then owned the rights to Vee Jay material reissued the LP with a “stereo” banner at the top.

About this copy: This copy of Hear the Beatles Tell All is a still sealed 1979 reissue; the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The shrink wrap is fully intact with no rips or tears.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Vee Jay
Catalog Number:
202
Year of Release: 1979
Format: mono (says stereo)
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Yardbirds – Over Under Sideways Down sealed stereo 1966 LP

Yardbirds over under sideways down sealed

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.

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:

About this copy: The copy offered for sale is an original 1966 stereo pressing and the record is still sealed in the plastic inner sleeve and is presumably new and unplayed.

The cover is VG+; there’s no writing, punch holes, or tears, but there is a lot of foxing (discoloration) on the cover.

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

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Epic
Catalog Number:
BN 26210
Year of Release: 1966
Format: Stereo
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Ides of March – Vehicle sealed 1970 LP

ides of march vehicle

Offered for sale is a still sealed copy of the 1970 debut LP by the Ides of March, Vehicle.

Chicago’s the Ides of March released four albums in the early 1970s and put three songs on the Billboard charts, but they’re best remembered for their #2 hit, “Vehicle,” which reminded more than a few listeners of a harder-edged Blood, Sweat, and Tears.

Unfortunately, “Vehicle” was the band’s only Top 40 hit, and they broke up in the mid-1970s.  Founder Jim Peterik later found success as a founding member of Survivor.

Allmusic.com gave Vehicle a 3 star review:

A canny mixture of rock and soul, “Vehicle” was fortified with the group’s powerful horn section, which gave the tune more than a passing resemblance to the sound of Blood, Sweat & Tears and Chicago, both of whom were also enjoying major chart success at the time. After the single hit the charts, the Ides of March were rushed into the studio to cut an album, and Vehicle was supposedly recorded and mixed within the space of a week. To their credit, the band’s barnstorming days in Chicago certainly paid off; despite the tight deadline, the band sounds tight, enthusiastic, and emphatic on all ten tracks, and the songs cover a broader range than just the punchy sound of “Vehicle.” . Ultimately, Vehicle documents this band’s limitations as well as its strengths, but ultimately it’s a good week’s work, and shows the Ides of March had more up their sleeve than their only hit.

You can listen to “Vehicle” here:

About this copy:  This copy of Vehicle is a still sealed original 1970 pressing on the Warner Brothers label.  As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The shrink wrap is fully intact, though there is a cut corner in the lower right.

A nice copy of an album that’s surprisingly hard to find, especially without major ring wear on the cover.

 

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
WS 1863
Year of Release: 1970
Format: Stereo
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Mamas & The Papas – Deliver sealed 1967 mono LP

Mamas & The Papas - Deliver sealed 1967 mono LP

Offered for sale is a sealed original mono pressing of the 1967 LP Deliver, by the Mamas & the Papas.

Deliver was the third in a series of hit album by the Mamas & the Papas, and bolstered by the singles “Creeque Alley” and “Dedicated to the One I Love,” the album sold well.  Deliver was the last of the Mamas & Papas LPs to be released in both mono and stereo versions and the mono version was only in print about a year before the label phased out mono albums completely.

Since 1968, all pressings of this album have been in stereo only, making the mono version, with its unique mix, somewhat of a rarity.

AllMusic.com gave this album four stars:

By the time the Mamas & the Papas recorded and released their third album, the group was continuing, in the words of singer Denny Doherty, “on its own momentum.”  Much of the record, frankly, doesn’t sound too different than the group’s first two albums, but with the songwriting, vocal, and production excellence, why tamper with genius? The group felt so too, which is why this album is Michelle Phillips’ personal favorite. It’s not too hard to see why.

You can listen to “Creeque Alley” here:

The copy of Deliver offered for sale is an original 1967 mono pressing.  The album is still sealed and is believed to be new and unplayed.  This is a first pressing of the LP, without the RIAA Gold Record logo on the cover.

There are a couple of small breaks in the shrink wrap – one near the bottom of the mouth of the cover where the cover has been slightly “nicked.”  There is also a 1″ tear at the top center of the wrap, and the cover has a small (1″ or so) split there.

Unlike many sealed copies of this album,  this copy is not a cutout.  There are no cut corners, saw marks or punch holes.

A beautiful copy of a terrific album and a hard album to find in mono.

Joni Mitchell / James Taylor – In Perfect Harmony sealed 1970 live LP

Joni Mitchell / James Taylor - In Perfect Harmony sealed 1970 live LP

Offered for sale is a still sealed copy of a rare live album by Joni Mitchell and James Taylor entitled In Perfect Harmony.

In Perfect Harmony is a live album released in 1970 or 1971, reportedly from a BBC broadcast of a performance that took place in London on October 29, 1970.  The quality is reportedly excellent.

Tracks are:

  • Steamroller
  • The Gallery
  • Rainy Day Man
  • The Priest
  • Carey
  • Carolina In My Mind
  • California
  • For Free
  • The Circle Game
  • You Can Close Your Eyes

We don’t know much about it; the record is still sealed and the cover has no indication of a record label or catalog number.

We do know that this is the original release of material that has since been released multiple times on various labels.

About this copy: This copy of In Perfect Harmony is an original still sealed pressing on an unknown label.

The record is packaged in a plain white cover with a color paper insert.

Aside from a small nick on the bottom edge, the wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes.

A nice copy of a rare LP.

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Robert Johnson – The Complete Recordings sealed 1990 3 LP box set

Robert Johnson - The Complete Recordings sealed 1990 3 LP box set

Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. copy of the 3 LP box set The Complete Recordings by blues legend Robert Johnson, released in 1990.

There’s so much to say about Robert Johnson’s influence on modern blues and rock music that entire books have written about it.

The short version – he grew up, learned to play guitar, recorded a handful of 78 RPM singles, and died at the age of 27 after only selling a handful of records in his lifetime.

Few people had ever heard of Johnson until Columbia Records released a single LP, The King of the Delta Blues Singers in 1960, but that album turned out to be tremendously influential, as artists such as Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin heard that album and were tremendously influenced by it.

In 1990, Columbia released The Complete Recordings, a 3 LP set that contained what were then all of Johnson’s known recordings, along with a booklet that also contained the only two known photographs of him.

The album sold well on compact disc, but in 1990, pressings on vinyl were limited, and the 3 record set was hard to find, both then and now.

Allmusic.com gave The Complete Recordings a rare 5 star review:

The Complete Recordings is essential listening…musically stunning and the fidelity of the recordings is the best it ever has been or ever will be. …Johnson’s music retains its power no matter what context it is presented in. He, without question, deserves this kind of deluxe box set treatment.

You can listen to “Crossroads Blues” (later made famous by Cream) here:

About this copy:  This copy of The Complete Recordings is a still sealed 3 LP set, containing 41 known recordings by Robert Johnson that were recorded in the 1930s.  This box set was issued in the U.S. by Columbia Records in 1990.

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

The wrap is intact except for a 1″ tear in the upper right hand corner and another 1″ tear in the center of the front cover.  There is a hype sticker attached to the wrap that lists the contents of the box set.

Essential listening for any fan of blues or blues rock.

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Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones Now! sealed MONO 1965 U.S. LP

Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones Now!  sealed MONO 1965 U.S. LP

Offered for sale is a still sealed MONO copy of The Rolling Stones Now!, the third U.S. album by the Rolling Stones, released in 1965.

The early American Rolling Stones albums were largely recorded in mono, and the “stereo” pressings of the albums contained most songs in fake or rechanneled, stereo, which had added reverb and other electronic gimmickry to make the mono recording sound more stereo-like.

The mono versions of those albums, including The Rolling Stones Now! are generally preferred by collectors.  London Records discontinued mono LPs in 1968, making mono copies of this album a relative rarity, as they were only in print for about three years.   All later pressings of The Rolling Stones Now! were issued in rechanneled stereo.

While they weren’t really cranking out hits yet when The Rolling Stones Now! was released in early 1965, the Rolling Stones were doing a great job of covering classic R&B songs.  They were also selling some records, despite the relative lack of hits.

The Rolling Stones Now! reached #5 on the album charts and was certified Gold by the RIAA, even though the biggest hit on the album was “Heart of Stone,” which reached #19 on the Billboard singles charts.

Early pressings of the album had this in the liner notes, which was later removed:

This is THE STONES new disc within. Cast deep in your pockets for the loot to buy this disc of groovies and fancy words. If you don’t have the bread, see that blind man knock him on the head, steal his wallet and low and behold you have the loot, if you put in the boot, good, another one sold!

Allmusic.com gave The Rolling Stones Now! a rare 5 star review:

Although their third American album was patched together (in the usual British Invasion tradition) from a variety of sources, it’s their best early R&B-oriented effort. Most of the Stones’ early albums suffer from three or four very weak cuts; Now! is almost uniformly strong start-to-finish, the emphasis on some of their blackest material. 

You can listen to “Heart of Stone” here:

About this copy:  This copy of The Rolling Stones Now!  is a still sealed mono copy of the album, released in 1965.

While the shrink wrap has been removed from the cover (if it was ever there to begin with,) the record is still sealed in the original plastic sleeve, and is presumably new and unplayed.

The cover does have the withdrawn portion of the liner notes on it.  The cover is VG, with some general wear but no splits, tears, holes, or writing.

The record is an American-pressed disc with the “boxed” London logo.

It’s quite difficult to find clean mono Rolling Stones albums these days, as  most of them were played to death when new.  Sealed copies are considerably harder to come by.

A beautiful copy of a terrific album.

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