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#86. Rare Pressings
Bleecker & MacDougal

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Here are some records that are collectible because the label design changed soon after they were released, or because they are rare mono versions that were released well after stereo had taken over.

This is a tricky gallery to present because there are many labels with collectible early versions such as Blue Note, Prestige, Motown, Etiquette, Vee Jay, etc. I selected records whose label style changed immediately after release, making them instant collector's items.

Also featured are some records from the late '60s that had limited mono runs due to the stereo revolution. Some of these mono releases were just for AM radio stations, even though 45s were usually used for that purpose.


AliceCooper-PrettiesForY
Alice Cooper - Pretties For You
StraightSTS1051-1stlabel
Straight STS 1051 (1st label)
TheBand-same
The Band - (same)
CapitolSTAO-8-0132-rainb
Capitol STAO-8-0132 (rainbow label)
TheBeatles-MagicalMyster
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
CapitolMal-2835-mono
Capitol Mal-2835 (mono)
BobbyBland-HeresTheMan
Bobby Bland - Here's The Man!!!
DukeDLP75-1stlabel
Duke DLP 75 (1st label)
TheBoxTops-CryLikeABaby
The Box Tops - Cry Like A Baby
Bell6017-DJmono
Bell 6017 (DJ mono)
JamesBrown-LiveAtTheApoll
James Brown - Live At The Apollo
King826-bandedforairplay
King 826 (banded for airplay)
James Brown - At The Garden
James Brown - At The Garden
King 1018 - banded for airplay
King 1018 (banded for airplay)
CaptainBeefhart-SafeAsMi
Captain Beefhart - Safe As Milk
BuddahBDS5001-1stlabel
Buddah BDS 5001 (1st label)
Chantays - Pipeline
Chantays - Pipeline
Downey DLP 1002
Downey DLP 1002
AlbertCollins-TheCoolSou
Albert Collins - The Cool Sound Of
TCFHallTCF8002-1streleas
TCFHall TCF 8002 (1st release)
DickDale-SurfersChoice
Dick Dale - Surfer's Choice
DeltoneJM-1001-1stnumber
Deltone JM-1001 (1st number)
DaveClarkFive-Return
Dave Clark Five - Return
EpicLN24104-1stlabel
Epic LN 24104 (1st label)
Dion-Presenting
Dion - Presenting
LaurieLLP1002-1stlabel
Laurie LLP 1002 (1st label)
BobDylan-same
Bob Dylan - same
ColumbiaCS8579-1stlabel
Columbia CS 8579 (1st label)
BobDylan-SelfPortrait
Bob Dylan - Self Portrait
ColumbiaC2X30050-1stlab
Columbia C2X 30050 (1st label)
DuaneEddy-HaveTwangyGuit
Duane Eddy - Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel
JamieJLP3000-1stlabel
Jamie JLP 3000 (1st label)
ArethaFranklin-Spiritua
Aretha Franklin - Spirituals
J.V.B.LP-100-1strelease
J.V.B. LP-100 (1st release)
Hollies-HereIGoAgain
Hollies - Here I Go Again
ImperialLP9265-1stlabel
Imperial LP 9265 (1st label)
LightninHopkins-Lightni
Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' and the Blues
HeraldHLP1012-1stlabel
Herald HLP 1012 (1st label)
RobertJohnson-KingOfTheD
Robert Johnson - King Of The Delta Blues Singers
ColumbiaCL1654-1stlabel
Columbia CL 1654 (1st label)
LittleMilton-WereGonnaM
Little Milton - We're Gonna Make It
CheckerLP2995-1stlabel
Checker LP 2995 (1st label)
MoodyBlues-No1GoNow
Moody Blues - #1 Go Now
LondonLL3428-mono
London LL 3428 (mono)
FredNeil-Bleecker-N-Mac
Fred Neil - Bleecker & MacDougal
ElektraEKL-293-1stlabel
Elektra EKL-293 (1st label)
Procul Harum
Procul Harum
DeramDE16008-mono
Deram DE16008 (mono)
ThePyramids-Penetration
The Pyramids - Penetration
BestLPM-1001-1stnumber
Best LPM-1001 (1st number)
RollingStones-TheirSata
Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request
LondonNP-2mono
London NP-2 (mono)
RitchieValens-same
Ritchie Valens - (same)
label-art/D/Del-Fi 1
Del-Fi DFLP 1201 (1st label)
Jr.Walker-Shotgun
Jr. Walker - Shotgun
SoulSM701-1stlabel
Soul SM 701 (1st label)
TheWho-MyGeneration
The Who - My Generation
DeccaDL2664-mono
Decca DL 2664 (mono)
The-Who-SellOut
The Who - Sell Out
DeccaDL4950mono
Decca DL 4950 (mono)
SonnyBoyWilliamson-Down
Sonny Boy Williamson - Down And Out Blues
ChessLP-1437Checkerjack
Chess LP-1437 (Checker jacket, Chess LP)
NeilYoung-same
Neil Young - (same)
RepriseRS6317-1stlabel
Reprise RS 6317 (1st label)



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