The drives are spinning, the money mutada. The most expensive vinyl records in the world
MOSCOW, 30 Jul — RIA Novosti, Alexander Forest. Modern vinyl records sound much worse than those that were produced in the last century. And it is clear why: they pre-print the digitized music. That is, the current vinyl just a souvenir, a toy. That’s a real, vintage, sounds great, but the prices it can be simply astronomical. Especially if we are talking about rarity — for example about the album, which belonged to the drummer of The Beatles.
Five of the rarest and most expensive vinyl records in the world — in the material RIA Novosti.
“God save the Queen”
This is the only record in the list, unrelated to classic rock. In 1977 the band the Sex Pistols released the single “God Save the Queen” (“God save the Queen”), and coincidentally, he went to the 25th anniversary of the coronation of Elizabeth II.
Like any punk rock, the music of “guns” expressed social protest, particularly against the monarchy. The lyrics were absolutely scandalous. Musicians without hesitation called the Queen a “moron” and “superhuman being”, a system of government Britain is a “fascist.”
The original release was supposed to leave on label A&M, but the company decided to destroy 25 thousand already printed plates. At this point there are two versions. First — the owners of the label, afraid of the possible consequences (in the first embodiment, the cover lips on the portrait of Elizabeth II was fastened with a pin).
The second — the infamous bassist Sid Vicious staged a riot in the office, cut it and poured the blood, and then A&M broke the contract with the group. In the end, the single was released on Virgin Records.
Anyway, of the 25 thousand records the first batch somehow survived nine pieces. Now the cost of each comes to 20 thousand dollars.
During the download an error has occurred.Error Nobel laureate
Another very rare record — incorrect release of the album “the Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan”. Bob Dylan, who in 2016, was awarded the Nobel prize in literature for “the creation of a new poetic expression in the American song tradition”, recorded it in 1963.
However, when you print release error occurred, and the record additionally got a rare version of the song “Rocks and Gravel”, “Let Me Die in My Footsteps”, “Gamblin’ Willie’s Dead Man’s Head” and “Talkin’ John Birch Blues”.
When a mistake is noticed, a few records have already managed to leave the factory of Columbia records. To establish the exact number of bad discs is impossible, but the price of this “Deluxe edition” of the famous 35 — thousand dollars.
Even before the Beatles
Band the Quarryman — the forerunner of The Beatles. It was founded by John Lennon with school friends, later joined by Paul McCartney.
The album in question — the master-disc with two songs: “That’ll be the day” buddy Holly and “In spite of all danger” of his own composition. She was asked to play McCartney. And if the first rehearsal, the second was a complete improvisation. Lennon wanted her to practice, but the grouchy owner of the Studio snapped that he paid 17 shillings and six pence they so spend too much time in the room.
The song was recorded, and the musicians got my hands on the record. Listened to her in turn. Now the record is in the personal collection of Paul McCartney, it is the conditional price — 250 thousand dollars. But in the 1980s, sir Paul has released 50 copies and gave them to friends for Christmas. These versions are much cheaper — about ten to thirteen thousand dollars each.