Monday, November 3, 2008

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales

Week Ending 11/01/2008

1) LP - Georges Enesco Bach Sonatas Continental - $3,378.49 Start: $0.99 Bids: 28

45rpm - Celebrities "I Choose You Baby" / "I Choose You Baby (instr)" - $3,200.00 Start: $3,200.00 Bids: BIN

3) LP - The Beatles "Mono Collection" Parlophone UK - $3,150.00 Start: $0.99 Bids: 27

4) LP - The Beatles "Hard Days Night" Odean Japan Red Vinyl - $2,499.00 Start: $2,499.00 Bids: 3

5) 45rpm - Jimmy Delphs "Dancing A Hole In The World" / "Dancing A Whole In The World (instr)" - $2,415.00 Start: $25.99 Start: 22

One of the most sought after classical box sets, Continental's Georges Enesco plays Bach Sonatas, takes the #1 spot this week bidding up over $3.3k. Next, A Northern Soul 45 from Celebrities on the Boss label out of Detroit sells on a Buy-It-Now for $3.2k.

The #3 spot goes to another box set, this one a collection of the Mono mixes of 11 Beatle records. This set sells for halfway past $3.1k. And at #4 is another Beatles LP, a Japanese red vinyl pressing of "A Hard Days Night" fetches a dollar under $2.5k.

And last, another Northern Soul record, this one from Jimmy Delphs, sells for a little bit over $2.4k.

As always, I want to thank Brian over at for this valuable information!

Album Cover Art

We had so much fun (and the response was overwhelming!) with our list of the most controversial, weirdest, best and worst album cover art (as compiled by their crack staff), I have decided to take it a step further. Let's explore's list of the dirtiest and sexiest album cover art top 50 that they have put together (we will do one album cover per day- advance warning- some my even be offended by some of the images, but as we all know-sex sells- always has and always will)

50. Madonna: ‘Hard Candy’ Hard Candy is the eleventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Madonna and was first released on April 25, 2008 by Warner Bros. Records. This release is the final studio album with Warner Bros., her record company for the past 25 years. The album, overall, has an urban vibe, while remaining a dance-pop record at heart. In the early stages of recording, Stuart Price, the producer of Confessions on a Dance Floor, described the new album as moving in an urban direction. It had initially been defined as having "a lot of producers from a lot of genres in there.", The Sun proclaiming that "it could be her most ambitious project yet.”

Timbaland, one of the featured producers of the record, referred to the album as being "like 'Holiday' with an R&B groove." Justin Timberlake also defined the album as being "an R&B/pop/dance record." Upon release, The New York Times reviewed the album as "a set of catchy, easily digestible, mass-appeal songs."

The album features vocal appearances from Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Pharrell Williams and Kanye West along with production credits from Timbaland, Timberlake, The Neptunes, and Nate "Danja" Hills as well as co-production from Madonna. Additionally, Hard Candy includes a guest appearance of American guitarist and singer-songwriter Wendy Melvoin, best known for her work with Prince, contributing guitars on the song "She's Not Me", on which she is mentioned.

The album peaked at number one in twenty-seven countries worldwide, including United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Germany, Turkey, Austria, Canada, the United States, Italy, France, Greece, Japan, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Finland, Hungary, Belgium, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Singapore and Slovakia.

During its first day of release in the Netherlands, Hard Candy sold over 60,000 copies, earning a platinum certification. The album also received a Gold certification on its first day of release, selling over 15,000 copies. Furthermore, after only two days of release, Hard Candy debuted at number one on the French albums chart, selling 38.000 copies. It also debuted at number one on the Oricon weekly album chart in Japan, selling about 55,462 copies.

Hard Candy also debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, where Madonna joined a selected group of artists to achieve ten number one albums, behind Elvis Presley, with eleven, and The Beatles, with fifteen. Madonna achieved a similar feat in Australia, where it became her seventh album to reach number one on the ARIA Albums Chart. The album was certified gold in its first week. "4 Minutes" has also remained in the Australian Top Ten for over eleven weeks.

According to Nielsen SoundScan, Hard Candy sold 100,000 copies in the United States upon its first day of release. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with over 280,000 copies sold. Hard Candy became her seventh number one album, making her the female artist with the second most number one albums, behind only Barbra Streisand. It was certified Gold on June 4, 2008, a month after its release.

In Latin America the album was also well-received, reaching number nineteen on the Mexican Top 100 Albums chart based on three-day sales alone, and after three weeks in the chart, the album has peaked at number four. In Argentina, after debuting at number-four based on shipments, it climbed to number one.

In New Zealand Hard Candy debuted and peaked at number five and stayed on the chart for nine weeks.


Classic Rock Videos

The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn!

NEW LP's Being Released This Week:

Afro-Cuban All Stars present Felix Baloy - Baila Mi Son (180 Gram Vinyl)

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones - Jingle All The Way [LP]

Black Sabbath - Sabotage (180 Gram Vinyl)

Black Sabbath - Technical Ecstacy (180 Gram Vinyl)

Black Sabbath - We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll [2 LP] (180 Gram Vinyl)
Booker Ervin - That's It (180 Gram Vinyl)

Booker Little - Out Front (180 Gram Vinyl)

BSTC - Music For A Saturday Evening [2LP]

Camera Obscura - Underachievers Please Try Harder [LP] (180 Gram Vinyl w/coupon for MP3 Download)

Clark Terry - Color Changes (180 Gram Vinyl)

Cocoa Tea - Sweet Sound Of Cocoa Tea [2LP]

Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels [LP] (180 Gram Vinyl)

Country Joe & The Fish - Electric Music For The Mind And Body (180 Gram Vinyl)

Crystal Antlers - Ep

Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance [180 Gram Vinyl 2LP]

Earl Hines & Harry Sweets Edison - Early Meets Harry (180 Gram Vinyl)

Flying Burrito Brothers - Burrito Deluxe (180 Gram Vinyl)

Grandmaster Flash vs. Sugar Hill Gang - The Greatest Hits [3 LP Box] (180 Gram Vinyl)

Greyboy - 15 Years of West Coast Cool [2LP]

Harvey Milk - My Love Is Higher Than Your Assessment of What My Love Can Be [2LP]

Him - Razorblade Romance [2LP]

Hinder - Take It To The Limit [2LP]

Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night [2 LP] (180 Gram in Gatefold Jacket includes vinyl-only bonus track)

Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (180 Gram Vinyl)

Lindstrom - Where You Go I Go too [2LP]

Magnetic Fields - Get Lost [LP] (180 gram vinyl. Includes coupon for MP3 download)

Max Roach - We Insist - Freedom Suite (180 Gram Vinyl)

MC5 - Motorcity Is Burning [2 LP]

Memphis Slim - USA (180 Gram Vinyl)

Metallica - And Justice For all - [4LP] (180 Gram Vinyl)

Metallica - And Justice For All [2LP]

OhGr - Devils In My Details [LP]

Polvo - Celebrate The New Dark Age [LP] (ncludes coupon for MP3 download of entire album. Limited edition of 3,000)

Prototypes - Synthetique [LP]

Replacements - Pleased To Meet Me [LP] 180 Gram Vinyl

Replacements - Tim [LP] 180 Gram Vinyl

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Cardinology [LP]

Simonetti / Morante / Pignatelli - Tenebre (180 Gram Vinyl)

Skatalites - Stretching Out: Volume One [LP]

Stereolab - Groop Played Space Age Batchelor Pad [LP] (includes MP3 coupon)

Streets - Everything Is Borrowed [LP]

Susan Tedeschi - Back To The River [2LP]

The Fall - Room To Live (180 Gram Vinyl)

Tim Barry - Manchester [LP] (Colored Vinyl Full Jacket Full Picture Sleeve)

Tipsy - Buzzz [LP]

Tom Gabel - Heart Burns [LP]

Undertones - The Undertones (Picture Disc)

Zach de la Rocha & Jon Theodore - One Day As A Lion [LP]


CSS - Move ( Sub Pop - 70797 / 098787079715 ) $5.99

Krumb Snatcha - Feeling b/w Mind Power (Limited Edition 12inch) ( Mind Power Ent - MPE-33 / 672343003316 ) $6.98

Lets Go To War - Burn Down The Disco ( Last Gang - Q100849 / 060270084919 ) $9.98


Low - Santa Is Coming [7''] (sleeve is iridescent white paper and includes a punch-out paper ornament) ( SubPop - SP801 / 098787080179 ) $5.99

Mahjongg - Free Groove Rider ( K Records - KRD 629147 / 789856291472 ) $5.49

No Age - Teen Creeps ( Sub Pop Records - SPP 707987 / 098787079876 ) $3.99

As always I thank my vinyl friend Spyder over at for this great information!


More Vinyl Releases:

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones: Jingle All the Way (vinyl)
Black Moth Super Rainbow: Drippers EP
Camera Obscura: Underachievers Please Try Harder (vinyl reissue)
Castanets Vs. Ero: Dub Refuge (vinyl)
Civet: Hell Hath No Fury (vinyl)
Darling Downs: From One to Another (vinyl)
Datarock: Computer Camp Love (import single)
Dead Can Dance: Dead Can Dance (vinyl remaster)
The Dead Trees: King of Rosa (vinyl)
Department of Eagles: In Ear Park (vinyl)
Desolation Wilderness: White Light Strobing (vinyl)
Doug Paisley: Doug Paisley (vinyl)
Frida Hyvonen: Silence Is Wild (vinyl)
Grampall Jookabox: Rope Chain (vinyl)
Illa J: Yancey Boys (vinyl)
Kings of Leon: Only By The Night (vinyl)
Lady Gaga: The Fame (vinyl)
Little Joy: Little Joy (vinyl)
Lou Reed: Berlin: Live at St. Ann's Warehouse (vinyl)
Magnetic Fields: Get Lost (vinyl remaster)
Mahjongg: Free Groove Rider (vinyl)
Max Richter: 24 Postcards in Full Color (vinyl)
Megapuss: Surfing (vinyl)
Micah Blue Smaldone: The Red River (vinyl)
No Age: Teen Creeps (vinyl)
OhGr: Devils In My Details (vinyl)
One Day As A Lion: One Day As A Lion (vinyl)
Past Lives: Strange Symmetry(vinyl)
Prototypes: Synthetique (vinyl)
Q-Tip: The Renaissance (vinyl)
Ryan Adams: Cardinology (vinyl)
Skatalites: Stretching Out (2-LP vinyl remaster)
The Streets: Everything Is Borrowed (vinyl)
Thursday / Envy: Split 12" (vinyl)
Tom Gabel: Heart Burns (vinyl)
Wallpaper : On The Chewing Gum Ground (vinyl)
Wild Beasts: Limbo, Panto (vinyl)
Wilderness: (k)no(w)here (vinyl)

This Date In Music History-November 3


Brian Poole of the Tremeloes is 67.

John Barry ("Goldfinger") turns 75.

Blues vocalist Mabel John, the first woman to sign to Berry Gordy's Tamla label, was born in Detroit in 1930.

Scottish singer Lulu, who went to No. 1 with "To Sir With Love," was born in Glasgow in 1948.

Birthday wishes to rock insect Adam Ant (born as Stuart Goddard in London).


In 1957, Sun Records released Jerry Lewis’s "Great Balls of Fire," written by Otis Blackwell (who penned "Don't Be Cruel" and others for Elvis Presley). By the second week in December, the single is ensconced in the Top Ten on the pop, country and R&B charts. It became the best-selling record in Sun's history.

A song called "He's A Rebel" by the Crystals topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 1962. In reality, the song was recorded by a trio known as the Blossoms, featuring lead singer Darlene Love. Phil Spector had hastily put the song together while The Crystals were out of town and put their name on the label because they had already had two top twenty hits with "There's No Other" and "Uptown".

"Boss Guitar," Duane Eddy’s 15th Top Forty single in less than five years, entered the charts in 1962. It marks the end of an astounding run of instrumental hits for the king of twang.

In 2002, the king of skiffle, Lonnie Donegan, died at the age of 71, midway through a UK tour. One of the most successful recording artists of the pre-Beatles era, Donegan had three number one hits and numerous top 10 entries on the UK chart. In the US he was best known for the top ten hits, "Rock Island Line" and "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor On The Bedpost Over Night".

The filming for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour was completed in 1967, finishing with a sequence at Ringo's country house in Weybridge, Surrey, BBC television bought the rights to broadcast the film twice, the first broadcast, in black-and-white was scheduled for December 26, 1967. The second showing, on the color channel BBC2, was not yet available to all Britons, was set for January 5, 1968.

'Too Tough to Die,' among the best of the Ramones’ later albums, is released in 1984.

The Beatles record "Michelle" in 1965.

In 1957, ABC-Paramount released Danny & the Juniors' first hit, "At the Hop". The song sold 7,000 copies in and around Philadelphia when it was first issued on the small independent Singular label.

British musician Robin Scott, using the pseudonym M, topped the US singles chart in 1979 with a techno-pop, dance tune called "Pop Muzik". The record had reached number two in England the previous May.

Billy Ocean started a two week run at #1 on the Billboard singles chart in 1984 with "Caribbean Queen". The song was originally titled "European Queen".

In 1990, The Righteous Brothers' version of "Unchained Melody" rose to #1 on the UK singles chart 25 years after it had first been released. The track had recently been featured in the film Ghost.

In 1973, "Ramblin' Man," by the Allman Brothers Band, reached #2. It was the highest-charting single of their career.

1982-Devo bring their video-synchronized concert experience to Minneapolis. This involves the band performing in front of a giant screen on which are projected films and lyrics. The robotic band also interacts with the clips.

'You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet' (Bachman-Turner Overdrive) was a hit in 1974.