By Patrick Prince
Imagine 12-inch singles.
When 12-inch singles come to mind many think of it as the DJ's preference in clubs — preaching that the wider groove space allows for greater dynamic range and volume. Record collectors also might want to consider the 12-inch over the 7-inch.
Take John Lennon's 12-inch singles, for example (it is his 75th birthday event this month, after all). Put your stereo to great use by increasing the volume of "Imagine/Come Together" — recorded live in New York City on August 30, 1972. Or simply stock your collection with the limited edition of "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)."
Here are some John Lennon 12-inch singles to look out for while crate digging at your local record shop. If you find them, give them a try.
SPRO-9585/6 [DJ] Imagine/Come Together 1986 40.00
SPRO-9894 [DJ]Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (same on both sides) 1986 200.00 —Limited edition for the Central Virginia Food Bank
SPRO-9917 [DJ]Rock and Roll People (same on both sides) 1986 60.00
SPRO-9929 [DJ]Happy Xmas (War Is Over)/ Listen, the Snow Is Falling 1986 50.00 —Custom silver label, plastic sleeve with sticker
SPRO-79463 [DJ]Stand By Me (same on both sides) 1988 40.00
PRO-A-919 [DJ](Just Like) Starting Over/Kiss Kiss Kiss 1980 80.00 —A-side is slightly longer (4:17) than any other release of this song
PRO-A-1079 [DJ]Happy Xmas (War Is Over)/ Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) 1982 30.00
PRO 250-1 [DJ]Nobody Told Me/O' Sanity 1983 30.00