“Beatles For Sale on Parlophone,” marks the first time author Bruce Spizer looks at The Beatles’ U.K. recording history.
The Beatles are admittedly a Market Watch staple, but securing four fab spots in this edition’s countdown — including the No. 1 and 2 spots — is the kind of feat that only the lads from Liverpool could achieve.
Where else but in our Market Watch would you find a picture disc showing Madonna sucking toes competing with a vintage Beatles, for the top spot in the countdown.
The Beatles’ U.K. home throughout their years of greatest success and popularity, the story of the Parlophone label is, basically, the story of George Martin, the former navy pilot who joined the label in 1950 as assistant to A&R manager Oscar Preuss.
Although in recent months the price of shares and investments have plummeted, the value of rare and collectible vinyl has — like gold — remained firm. This is especially the case at the higher end of the market, and there remains no more collectible band than The Beatles, whose mint records are still hotly desired by collectors around the world. So, what are the top 30 collectible records pressed in the U.K.?