Major Label Jim Reeves first album on the small Abbott label. In the 1950s through the mid-1970s, record companies kept close tabs on whether an album was selling well or poorly. It was produced and orchestrated by George Martin for Apple Records. We've been recording all day but the longer we go on the better they get. On other occasions, a record may be issued only as a promotional item. What is highly collectible for some is of limited value to another. We also love to discover new music and grow our own collections.
Many albums by the Beatles, along with other popular artists such as the Yardbirds, Elvis Presley, and Pink Floyd, have been counterfeited. In general, a copy of an album that is still in original, unopened shrink wrap will sell for a lot more money than one that is in opened condition, even if the opened copy has not been played. Some records have sold so poorly in the stores that the promotional copies are actually more common than the stock counterparts. Because the condition of a record is held to be important by collectors, the ideal example of a record to own, in the eyes of many collectors, would be one that has never been played at all. The recordings are cut on metal plates that are coated with soft lacquer. Over the past 40 years, a number of books have been published every other year or so that list the value of certain types of records.
The database is updated daily. A good example of this would be the recordings of Elvis Presley. This ensures you get the most accurate pricing available, as quickly as possible! It has to have the right credentials. Warren, whose price guide books have been the authority on collectibles values since 1985. Quadraphonic pressings were always intended for a niche market, and never sold in large quantities, except in the few cases where all copies of a particular title were encoded in quadraphonic sound. About The Estimated Values Shown The Estimated Values shown on each web page are out-of-date in many cases. These custom labels usually have blank lines printed on them so that the people working with them can write the title and artist on the labels by hand.
I am informed that only 900 were issued. Most of these titles are also available on regular and more common black vinyl. Biggest issue when trying to secure this record is finding one that has not been played to death. I Love You McCartney 3. His first album, Jim Reeves Sings, was issued in 1956 on the small Abbott label. The most famous example of a Knowledge Wiki is Wikipedia, of course. Records by artists including the Beatles, Sex Pistols, Queen and Led Zeppelin feature in a new list charting the most sought after vinyl.
In the late 1970s, picture discs were often pressed as promotional items and became quite popular among collectors. And give me a break with marbles! By the 1980s, albums selling more than 5 million copies were relatively common. Test pressings are a bit more common than acetates, and are made to test stampers prior to mass produced production runs. Record companies often change the appearance of the labels used on their records. The job of maintaining accurate information is far too monumental for one person, but a community of enthusiasts can maintain many thousands of pages quite easily, each person adding a bit at a time. A given album or single might have been released with several different labels on the disc itself, even among releases by the same record company. If your browser has cookies disabled, some sections of our site will not function properly.
Misery Lennon and McCartney 3. Albums by Elvis Presley and the Beatles sold millions of copies when they were first released, but finding nice original copies of those records now can be difficult, as many have been thrown away or damaged through heavy play or abuse. There are different mixes of the songs. With few exceptions, colored vinyl and picture disc pressings are limited editions, and are usually far harder to find than their black vinyl counterparts. Until 1957, records were sold only in mono. If you see something missing, add it. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
On other occasions, record companies in other countries may choose to press albums on colored vinyl. This makes it easy to see if a particular record is increasing in value over time or going down as interest sometimes wanes. One factor that can influence vinyl records value is having the autograph of the artist on it. Records by the Beatles, for instance, were released by Capitol Records on a black label with a rainbow colored perimeter, a green label, a red label, a custom Apple label, an orange label, a purple label, and a new version of the original black label, all over a period of about 20 years. Finding a copy of any record that is more than 20 years old in such condition is quite difficult, and the value of a record can vary widely depending on its condition.
These are low-bandwidth tools that allow you to offer up-to-date, unbiased pricing to your Web site users. Starting in the 1980s, record companies took a different approach, and reduced the prices of slow-selling records, keeping them in print but offering them for sale at a lower price point. By producing only a limited number of a given title, and by making it publicly known that production will be limited to xxx number of copies, the record companies have a greater likelihood of having a particular title sell out quickly, rather than sitting on a shelf for a period of months or years. Released after a string of best-selling albums, Music from the Elder had a different sound from their previous releases and offered no hit songs and no songs that regularly received airplay. Shortcut For More Than One Record If you have more than one record to evaluate, try using the Discogs Collection tool. Use the Explore page to search through the more than 10 million records and other music formats indexed. Numbers below 1000 are £1200.