News & Notes: New Goldmine price guide, Ozzy's auction and Who's new

If you love collecting vinyl, you’ll love “Goldmine 5th Edition Record Album Price Guide”!

Record expert and fellow collector Tim Neely offers up detailed descriptions and current prices for more than 70,000 LPs issued between 1948 and 2007.  The 688-page guide retails for $24.99.

From ABBA to ZZ Top, you’ll find listings for your favorite vinyl LPs and their variations. Neely also provides essential information on grading, buying and selling records; a detailed guide of record company labels, numbering systems and production years; and an overview of market trends.

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Mothership, the comprehensive 2-CD Led Zeppelin collection, features 24 remastered studio tracks; it hits stores Nov. 13, 2007. It will be available in multiple collectible packages and formats, including high-end, audiophile-quality vinyl LPs.

The remixed and remastered deluxe reissue of The Song Remains The Same soundtrack, which includes previously unreleased tracks, and a limited-edition DVD of “The Song Remains the Same” landmark concert will be available Nov. 20, 2007.

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Led Zeppelin will reunite Nov. 26, 2007, in London.

Jason Bonham will take the place of his late father, original Zep drummer John Bonham, on stage with Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. Proceeds from the already sold-out tribute concert to Ahmet Ertegun will benefit the Ahmet Ertegun Education Foundation.

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Martin Scorsese will direct a documentary film on the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison.

Meanwhile, Harrison’s solo catalog made its digital debut on Oct. 9, 2007. Capitol/EMI made nine albums available; more songs will be released in 2008.

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Yoko Ono unveiled the Imagine Peace Tower in Reykjavik, Iceland, on Oct. 9, 2008, which would have been the late John Lennon’s 67th birthday.

Ono built the tower in memory of her former Beatle husband, who was shot and killed outside their New York City apartment by deranged fan Mark David Chapman on Dec. 8, 1980.

The tower will be lit each year from Oct. 9 to Dec. 8, “so it has the feeling of the shortness of life, but the light is eternal,’’ Ono said.

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Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are selling art, furniture and collectibles from their homes in Malibu, Beverly Hills and England. The Nov. 30, 2008, auction also will feature items from their MTV reality show, “The Osbournes,” including son Jack Osbourne’s black leather bedroom furniture and a cast-iron crucifix that adorned Ozzy’s den in various episodes.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer

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