The Beatles Christmas Album. Released in 1970, this album was only available to Beatles Fan Club members. It’s a compilation of Christmas flexi-disc messages from 1963 to 1969. Probably the most counterfeited record The Beatles ever released, originals are on black vinyl with blue covers.
Switched On Beatles, an electronic interpretation as performed by the New World Electronic Chamber Ensemble. This is the only record I paid more than 50 cents for at the antique mall. I haven’t listened to it yet but I already like it for the cover art alone.
Vinyl record display. The music teacher at the elementary school where I work is currently teaching the kids about blues and rock from the 50’s and 60’s. They’ll be putting on a concert later this month. I loaned her these covers (and a few records, the rest are safe at home) for her display.
The Beatles - 4 favorite bootlegs: Nothing Is Real, The Beatles Conquer America, Not For Sale, and Spare Parts. One of the cool things about Nothing Is Real is that side one is all different versions of Strawberry Fields Forever, documenting its transformation from beginning to end. The Beatles later did the same thing, to a lesser extent, on Anthology 2. Conquer America is a double LP with all the music from the Ed Sullivan Shows plus some press conferences and interviews. Spare Parts is pretty low-budget and minimalist but I like it because it has the full-length version of Dig It. I’m sure a lot of other bootlegs do, as well. Day six of Bootleg Week.