Your Weekly Best Of Premium Collectables including withdrawn Badfinger/Apple Records Best Of, Uncut Iron Maiden picture disc, pre-Status Quo/Spectres Japanese 7″ and much, much more

…..some of the very rarest vinyl & CDs through the doors this week – including an original 1967 Japanese issue of the pre-Status Quo act The Spectres, this is hard enough to find in the U.K., let alone Japan! One of the rarest Apple Records – a withdrawn 1989 Badfinger Best Of, only 10 copies made – yikes! Also look out for a super rare Beatles double promo best of LP, uncut Iron Maiden picture disc, a top 2-Tone Records collectable in the shape of the Specials Japanese only ‘Hey Little Rich Girl’ 7″, Cramps coloured vinyl, a superb Madness 7″ bundle and much, much more….Here’s a few to whet the whistle, see them all here

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BADFINGER Finest Moments: One of the rarest official items available on Apple, this is the withdrawn 1989 Australian only 16-track ‘Best Of’ LP that ended up with just ten copies pressed for review purposes. According to The Apple Log book, the album was assembled by someone from EMI who wanted a ‘Best of’ Badfinger LP. Because of ongoing legal problems that Apple were having at the time, the project was scrapped even before any….
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…sleeves were printed, just a 12″ insert printed on greenpaper, declaring the album to be ‘A Memorial To Pete Ham, Tom Evans And Mal Evans’. All tracks are from master tapes except ‘Without You’ which was clearly taken from vinyl. The insert sheet is near ‘as new’ & the vinyl near mint – this copy originally came directly from a senior executive at EMI Australia! More info here
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THE BEATLES Tomorrow Never Knows: Very rare 2012 UK 14-track promotional-only LP on heavyweight audiophile vinyl with a nice plain sleeve with a printed design of ‘authentic looking’ die cut, creasing, sticker & ringwear as if it had come froma studio or bootlegger! The tracklisting on the back gives no real clue as to the purpose of this promotional album, but a look at the inner gives a clue in that it has the Apple iTunes logo and instructions on how to redeem your exclusive promotional code for a digital copy of the album contents. A very….
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…late entry into the canon of Beatles rarities, but destined to become a biggie as the issue was strictly limited to just 1,000 copies worldwide, with each copy directly mailed to radio stations, so never given away or available for sale & consequently very few leaked from this closed circle of recipients. A unique compilation. F. Rare. Get it while you can! More info here
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THE SPECTRES I (Who Have Nothing): Monster Rare 1967 Japanese wide centred 7″ vinyl single, featuring a pre-Status Quo, Francis Rossi (guitar, vocals), Alan Lancaster (bass, vocals), Roy Lynes (keyboards, vocals) & John Coghlan (drums). The Spectres signed a five-year deal with Piccadilly Records in the summer of ’66 & this was their debut single, produced by John Schroeder, it hit the British record shops in September & then worldwide in…
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…Japan in January the following year. It remains one of the most elusive records relating to the mighty Quo! Our Japanese buyer had to stray further afield in order to find one for the first time. Featuring ‘Neighbour, Neighbour’ on the b-side & complete with the original die-cut company sleeve & unique wraparound lyric picture sleeve – more info here

 

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