Of course, it was impossible to retrieve every single one of LP. This album also came with a rather controversial cover, which the record label ended up censoring. The cover had a black and white image of cops standing over an injured protestor in the original version. Before they released the album, an infamous riot took place at the Democratic National Convention in This was why the label did not think the cover would be a good idea and ordered the destruction of these records.
Around 18 of them were saved. Here is yet another sporadic record! Thus far, there are only 3 known copies in existence. You must already know those rare ones are valuable. When this album was first released, the sales were so bad that the band members had to buy it on their own. This record has quite a big influence on punk rock.
There was a time when the record nearly got banned! Despite this, it managed to sell 30, copies. A record collector from Canada found a copy of the rare record at a flea market.
Gordy then ordered the destruction of the pressing. Only 2 copies made it out intact. One of them was stored in a Motown vault for years. This record has a funny story with it. In the beginning, the plan was to replace a couple of tracks before it was released, but someone did not get the memo. This was why there are several copies with the original listing. Talk about a true diamond in the world of music! In North Carolina, this record was discovered by pure accident. The seller then added it for sale on eBay and was shocked by the reaction.
There are 2 known copies in existence, and they both belong to the winning bidder, John Tefteller. In the end, Prince had another change of heart and released it on CD in Aphex Twin used the name Caustic Window to record the eponymous album.
However, he opted to abandon it after making only 5 copies. It was a good thing that one of them got out anyway. The record was seen on Discogs in The album in question here is the first pressing of the 9th album released by the Beatles.
Rumors were going on for years that John Lennon had the copy. However, the truth was that Ringo Starr had it! The songs on this album became huge hits, making sense seeing how much the album is worth today. This album was released by Blue Cat Records back in Delta Cats and Trillers are both UK groups with extensive fan bases.
They have plenty of international fans as well. This album has 8 songs, and it used to sell for the same amount as the average vinyl. However, nowadays, you would have to put up a fight to get your hands on one of these albums.
This explains why their music is still popular today and how their albums are worth thousands of dollars. However, the real challenge is to find it in the first place so you can buy it.
This album is scarce. While there are only two songs on this popular soul-jazz album, one is 22 minutes long, and the other one is 14 minutes long.
This vinyl is worth nothing short of LP fortune nowadays. It has six tracks on each side. This vinyl is typically considered to be part of the jangle and British Pop genre. This album contains ten songs. This album has six songs on Track A and another seven on Track B. This album is seen as a jazz album with a boppy feel to it. This is something that can be enjoyed by a wide variety of people.
It was first released in Ireland just one month later, in September This vinyl contained three songs, all of which are no longer than four minutes. All the same, U2 fans adored this album.
It was one of just three albums by Sun Ra to have been available in the s. This album is one of the newest ones on the list seeing as it was released in The track album by Madonna is by no means irrelevant. Madonna is still in the limelight and performing her music.
This 6-track jazz album was released in by Airborne. This classic rock album has five songs on Track A and six songs on Track B. Genesis has been said to have a few different music styles, including psychedelic rock, art rock, and prog rock. It can be anything from a printing mistake to a signature. Because Lennon himself signed it just hours before his death in This might be one of the last records Lennon has ever signed. If you happen to have an original pressing of Sgt.
The Beatles Sgt. In fact, it was bought by none other than Jack White, one of the busiest men in the music industry who also happens to be a huge vintage gear and vinyl collector. This record is by far the most expensive one ever sold. The record comes with a contract that states that the buyer cannot sell or make money from the record for years, although the owner can release the album for free if they wanted to.
The buyer has since been convicted for securities fraud and sentenced to 20 years in prison by a federal judge. On top of that, the LP was confiscated by the Feds. This single is only known to have one copy in existence. Often, albums in the rpm category are sought after by collectors thanks to their rarity and since they were the first records to showcase electrical recording technology.
The sound was recorded through a microphone, amplified by vacuum tubes, and then cut to vinyl. Just one copy of this single was ever pressed. It was made as part of a supermarket-themed art exhibit in Paris back in It turns out that this record was designed to be treated as a work of art, which is why the artist had the master plates destroyed to keep it as a one-of-a-kind release.
It was recorded back in and is almost unfound today. Inthere was an online auction in the UK, and many collectors were bidding thousands of pounds to get a copy of this record. It was said that this was the only copy in circulation at the time. This album was originally released in an edition of 64 copies.
Nowadays, this record is considered to be one of the most valuable records. Junior McCants only recorded four songs throughout his entire career. Unfortunately, he passed away from cancer injust before his two-sided single was released.
He was 24 years old at the time. The record was withdrawn, but a few promotional copies managed to slip out and are now coveted by collectors. The complete package, including the original luncheon invite, attracts the top-end prices. The original pressing on Harvest records, that fun fact aside, is now a valuable collectible vinyl record, regularly loitering around the estimated value mark of a grand if in mint condition.
During these sessions, arguments broke out among the foursome over creative differences and John Lennon 's new partner, Yoko Onowhose constant presence subverted the Beatles' policy of excluding wives and girlfriends from the studio. After a series of various problems, including producer George Martin taking an unannounced holiday and engineer Geoff Emerick suddenly quitting during a session, Ringo Starr left the band for two weeks in August. The same tensions continued throughout the following year and led to the band's break-up.
The Beatles received favourable reviews from most music critics; detractors found its satirical songs unimportant and apolitical amid the turbulent political and social climate of It topped record charts in Britain and the United States.
No singles were issued in either territory, but " Hey Jude " and " Revolution " originated from the same recording sessions and were issued on a single in August Bythe Beatles had achieved commercial and critical success.
The group's mid release, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Bandwas number one in the UK for 27 weeks, until the start of February having soldcopies in the first week after release. Pepper constituted a "historic departure in the progress of music — any music",  while the American writer Timothy Leary wrote that the band were "the wisest, holiest, most effective avatars Divine Incarnate, God Agents that the human race has ever produced".
The Beatles left Rishikesh before the end of the course. Ringo Starr was the first to leave, less than two weeks later, as he said he could not tolerate the food;  McCartney departed in mid-March,  while Harrison and Lennon were more interested in Indian religion and remained until April.
Collectively, the group wrote around 40 new compositions in Rishikesh, 26 of which would be recorded in rough form at KinfaunsHarrison's home in Esherin May Lennon wrote the bulk of the new material, contributing 14 songs.
Some home demos and group sessions at Kinfauns were later released on the compilation Anthology 3. The group block-booked time at Abbey Road through July. Instead of tightly rehearsing a backing track, as in previous sessions, the group recorded all the rehearsals and jamming, then added overdubs to the best take. Only 16 of the album's 30 tracks feature all four band members performing.
During the sessions, the band upgraded from 4-track recording to 8-track. As work began, Abbey Road Studios possessed, but had yet to install, an 8-track machine that had supposedly been sitting unused for several months. This was in accordance with EMI's policy of testing and customising new gear extensively before putting it into use. The band held their first and only hour session at Abbey Road during the final mixing and sequencing for the album.
Unlike most LPs, there was no customary three-second gap between tracks, and the master was edited so that songs segued together, via a straight edit, a crossfade, or an incidental piece of music. The Beatles contains a wide range of musical styles, which authors Barry Miles and Gillian Gaar view as the most diverse of any of the group's albums. The author Nicholas Schaffner views the acoustic slant as reflective of a widespread departure from the LSD-inspired psychedelia ofan approach initiated by Bob Dylan and the Beach Boys and adopted in by artists such as the Rolling Stones and the Byrds.
Whereas on prior Beatles albums, the band was getting into the habit of mixing several musical genres into a single song, on The White Album every song is faithful to its selected genre. The rock n' roll tracks are purely rock n' roll; the folk songs are purely folk; the surreal pop numbers are purely surreal pop; and the experimental piece is purely experimental. Martin said he was against the idea of a double album at the time and suggested that the group reduce the number of songs to form a single album featuring their stronger work; the band refused.
Starr felt that the album should have been two separate records, which he jokingly called "The White Album" and "The Whiter Album". McCartney said that the record was fine as it was: "It was great.
It sold. It's the bloody Beatles' White Album. Shut up! During the recording sessions for The Beatleseach member of the band began to increasingly assert themselves as individual artists who frequently found themselves at odds.
McCartney described the sessions as a turning point for the group because "there was a lot of friction during that album.
We were just about to break up, and that was tense in itself";  Lennon said, "the break-up of the Beatles can be heard on that album". The Beatles sessions marked the first appearance in the studio of Lennon's new domestic and artistic partner, Yoko Onowho accompanied him to Abbey Road to work on " Revolution 1 "  and who was thereafter a more or less constant presence at Beatles recording sessions. Peter Doggett writes that "the most essential line of communication" had been broken between Lennon and McCartney by Ono's presence on the first day of recording.
The positive spirit of the session disappeared immediately, and engineer Ken Scott later claimed that "you could cut the atmosphere with a knife". For "Back in the U. He returned on 5 September to find his drum kit decorated with flowers,  a welcome-back gesture from Harrison. The Beatles was the last Beatles album to be mixed separately for stereo and mono. Several songs have missing or different overdubs or effects which differ from the stereo mixes.
McCartney wrote " Back in the U. The style is typical of the acoustic songs written in Rishikesh, using guitar arpeggios. Lennon wrote the track about Mia Farrow 's sister Prudence Farrowwho rarely left her room during the stay in commitment to the meditation.
MacDonald claimed Lennon deliberately wrote the lyrics to mock fans who claimed to find "hidden messages" in songs, and referenced other songs in the Beatles catalogue — "The Walrus was Paul" refers back to " I Am the Walrus " which itself refers to " Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds ". Lennon went straight to the piano and smashed the keys with an almighty amount of volume, twice the speed of how they'd done it before, and said "This is it!
Come on! The track took a surprising amount of time to complete, with McCartney demanding perfectionism that annoyed his colleagues. He demanded a cut of publishing when the song was released, but the song was credited to "Lennon—McCartney".
Marmalade recorded a version that became a number one hit. It is typical of the brief snippets of songs he recorded between takes during the album sessions. Ono sings one line and co-sings another, while Chris Thomas played the mellotronincluding improvisations at the end of the track. Clapton was unsure about guesting on a Beatles record, but Harrison said the decision was "nothing to do with them.
It's my song. The final version consisted of the best halves of two takes edited together. McCartney got the title of " Martha My Dear " from his sheepdog, but the lyrics are otherwise unrelated.
Martin composed a brass band arrangement for the track. According to Lewisohn, the ticking in the background is a metronome but Emerick recalls capturing the sound via a microphone placed beside McCartney's shoes.
Harrison wrote " Piggies " as an attack on greed and materialism in modern society. The song was taped in a single session, and was one of the tracks that Martin felt was " filler " and put on only because the album was a double. The basic track consisted of Starr drumming while McCartney played piano. The simple lyric was very much in Lennon's style, and Lennon was annoyed not to be asked to play on it.
McCartney suggested it was "tit for tat" as he had not contributed to "Revolution 9". According to McCartney, the authorship of " Birthday " was "50—50 John and me, made up on the spot and recorded all on the same evening".
Lennon wrote " Yer Blues " in India. Despite meditating and the tranquil atmosphere, he still felt unhappy, as reflected in the lyrics. Unusually for a Beatles recording, the four-track source tape was edited directly, resulting in an abrupt cut-off at 3'17" into the start of another take which ran into the fadeout. McCartney wrote " Mother Nature's Son " in India, and worked on it in isolation from the other members of the band.
He performed the track solo alongside a Martin-scored brass arrangement. The final mix was sped up by mixing the tape running at 43 hertz instead of the usual The band performed the initial takes live and included long passages during which they jammed on their instruments.
By all accounts, the session was chaotic, but nobody dared suggest to any of the Beatles that they were out of control. Harrison reportedly ran around the studio holding a flaming ashtray above his head, "doing an Arthur Brown ". This was one of the tracks that led Manson to believe the album had coded messages referring to apocalyptic war, and led to his movement of the same name. McCartney played Hammond organ on the track, and an "eerie rattling" effect at the end was created by a note causing a wine bottle on top of the organ's Leslie speaker to resonate.
The group ended the chosen take with a six-minute improvisation that had further overdubs added, before being cut to the length heard on the album. The brass arrangement was added later. McCartney wrote " Honey Pie " as a pastiche of the s' flapper dance style. The opening section had the sound of an old 78 RPM record overdubbed  while Martin arranged a saxophone and clarinet part in the same style. Lennon played the guitar solo on the track, but later said he hated the song, calling it "beyond redemption".
The track featured a saxophone sextet arranged by Thomas, who also played keyboards. Lennon began writing " Cry Baby Cry " in late and the lyrics were partly derived from the tagline of an old television commercial. Martin played harmonium on the track.
Lennon, Harrison and Ono added further tape collages and spoken word extracts, in the style of Karlheinz Stockhausen. The track opens with an extract of a piano theme from a Royal Schools of Music examination tape, and climaxes with Ono saying "if you become naked". He had led similar tape experiments such as " Carnival of Light " in January Lennon wrote " Good Night " as a lullaby for his son Julianand wanted Starr to sing it.
The early takes featured just Lennon on acoustic guitar LP Starr singing. Lennon wanted the original version of "Revolution" to be released as a single, but the other three Beatles objected that it was too slow. Instead, the single featured a new, faster version, with heavily distorted guitar and an electric piano solo by Nicky Hopkins. The convention in the British music industry at the time was that singles and albums were distinct entities and should not duplicate songs.
The single was a commercial success in Australia where it spent five weeks at number one on the Go-Set chart Japan,  Austria  and Switzerland. Some songs the Beatles were working on individually during this period were revisited for inclusion on their subsequent albums, while others were released on the band members' solo albums.
According to the bootlegged album of the demos made at Kinfaunsthe latter of these two categories includes Lennon's " Look at Me "  and "Child of Nature" eventually reworked as " Jealous Guy " ;  McCartney's " Junk ";  and Harrison's "Not Guilty" and " Circles ". Mustard " and " Polythene Pam " were used in the medley on Abbey Road the next year. This ten-minute take was later edited and overdubbed to create two separate tracks: "Revolution 1" and the avant-garde "Revolution 9".
Pop artist Richard Hamilton designed the record sleeve  in collaboration with McCartney. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Bandand consisted of a plain white sleeve. The band's name, in Helvetica was crookedly blind embossed slightly below the middle of the album's right side. The sleeve included a poster comprising a montage of photographs, with the lyrics of the songs on the back, and a set of four photographic portraits taken by John Kelly  during the autumn of that have themselves become iconic.
During production, the album had the working title of A Doll's House. This was changed when the English progressive rock band Family released the similarly titled Music in a Doll's House earlier that year. The piece was later used for the sleeve of the compilation album The Beatles' Balladsreleased in In the original artwork was put up for auction. In the UK, The Beatles debuted at number one in the UK on 7 December  and spent seven weeks at the top of the UK charts including the entire competitive Christmas season until it was replaced by the Seekers ' Best of the Seekers on 25 Januarydropping to number 2.
However, the album returned to the top spot the following week, spending an eighth and final week at number 1. In the US, the album achieved huge commercial success. Capitol Records sold over 3. In all, The Beatles spent weeks on the Billboard On release, The Beatles gained highly favourable reviews from the majority of music critics.
In The ObserverTony Palmer wrote that "if there is still any doubt that Lennon and McCartney are the greatest songwriters since Schubert ", the album "should surely see the last vestiges of cultural snobbery and bourgeois prejudice swept away in a deluge of joyful music making". Pepper or Magical Mystery Tour due to the band's improved songwriting and their relying less on the studio tricks of those earlier works.
Pepper " and concluded: "Musically, there is beauty, horror, surprise, chaos, order. And that is the world; and that is what The Beatles are on about. Created by, creating for, their age. They are so good that they not only expand the idiom, but they are also able to penetrate it and take it further.
Among the less favourable critiques, Time magazine's reviewer wrote that The Beatles showcased the "best abilities and worst tendencies" of the Beatles, as it is skilfully performed and sophisticated, but lacks a "sense of taste and purpose". In a appraisal of the album, for Mojo magazine, Ian MacDonald wrote that The Beatles regularly appears among the top 10 in critics' "best albums of all time" lists, yet it was a work that he deemed "eccentric, highly diverse, and very variable [in] quality".
He derided tracks including "Revolution 9" and "Helter Skelter", but said that picking personal highlights was "part of the fun" for listeners. According to Album) Magazine ' s Eric Henderson, The Beatles is a rarity among the band's recorded works, in that it "resists reflexive canonisation, which, along with society's continued fragmentation, keeps the album fresh and surprising".
He concludes: "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.
Among reviews of the remastered album, Neil McCormick of The Daily Telegraph found that even its worst songs work within the context of such an eclectic and unconventional collection, which he rated "one of the greatest albums ever made". Three years later, Rolling Stone ranked it at number 10 on the magazine's list of the Greatest Albums of All Time a position it maintained in the revised list.
The magazine praised the guitar work in "Helter Skelter". Giles Martinson of George Martin and supervisor of the 50th Anniversary remix, stated that, contrary to the prevailing view of The Beatleshe does not believe it was recorded by a band about to implode. He said he came to this conclusion after listening to all the demos and session tapes in preparation for the remix. The release coincided with public condemnation of Lennon's treatment of Cynthia, and of his and Ono's joint projects, particularly Two Virgins.
The album's lyrics progressed from being vague to open-ended and prone to misinterpretation, such as "Glass Onion" e. In the album version, he advises those who "talk about destruction" to "count me out". Lennon then follows the sung word "out" with the spoken word "in".
At the time of the album's release — which followed, chronologically, the up-tempo single version of the song, "Revolution" — that single word "in" was taken by the radical political left as Lennon's endorsement of politically motivated violence, which followed the May Paris riots.
Charles Manson first heard the album not long after it was released. Manson may have found hidden meanings in songs from earlier Beatles albums,  but, according to Vincent Bugliosi in The Beatles Manson allegedly interpreted prophetic significance in several of the songs, including "Blackbird", "Piggies" particularly the line "what they need's a damn good whacking""Helter Skelter", "Revolution 1" and "Revolution 9", LP and interpreted the lyrics as a sign of imminent violence or war.
Further to the betrayal they had felt at Lennon's non-activist stance in "Revolution", New Left commentators condemned The Beatles for its failure to offer a political agenda. Sociologists Michael Katovich and Wesley Longhofer write that the album's release created "a collective appreciation of it as a 'state-of-the-art' rendition of the current pop, rock, and folk-rock sounds".
The piece was in the form of a record store in which nothing but original pressings of the LP was on display. Tape versions of the album did not feature a white cover or the numbering system.
These two-tape releases were both contained in black outer cardboard slipcase covers embossed with the words The Beatles and the outline of an apple in gold print. The second release, licensed by Ampex from EMI in early after the latter ceased manufacture of commercial reel-to-reel tapes, was issued as two separate volumes,   and sequenced the songs in the same manner as on the cassette version.
The Ampex reel tape version of The Beatles has become desirable to collectors, as it contains edits on eight tracks not available elsewhere. During andfor the album's tenth anniversary, EMI reissued the album pressed on limited edition white vinyl in several countries. The discs were pressed on high-quality virgin vinyl. The album was reissued, along with the rest of the Beatles catalogue, on compact disc in Like the original vinyl pressings, these CD copies also featured individually stamped numbers on the album's front cover in this case on the cover of the booklet for the first disc.
Did they have two songs on three sides, and a blank fourth side, or did they have three songs on each EP, with two on the A side and 1 on the B side? I Am The Walrus. Beatles discography.
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