Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Record Collector: December 1988

Here is an interesting article on The Beatles' Christmas Records from the December 1988 issue of Record Collector magazine. You can click to enlarge the pages if you wish to read it. I will return to post some scans over the Christmas break. Until then, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.

You can head over to Alison's Wonderland for an entry on the Christmas on Earth Continued festival...

Friday, November 27, 2009

Chu-Bops Bubble Gum Beatles Miniature Album Collection

Between 1981 and 1983, Chu-Bops produced 9 different series of 3" X 3" grooved bubble gum records housed in replica LP sleeves with a song lyric on the back. Each LP sold for 35 cents apiece. Series six featured Elvis Presley, series nine The Rolling Stones, and series eight covered 16 Beatles albums on the Capitol (and AHDN soundtrack on United Artists) label. Presented here are scans from my collection (thanks, Jeff) of ten different Beatles mini albums, still sealed. Looks like the White Album suffers the same fate as its vinyl counterpart - ring wear!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

More Trading Cards: The River Group, 1993

Here are some scans from the 1993 trading card set from The River Group. These are very easy to come by if you wish to search them out for purchase. These excellent pictures are large hirez scans, so click to enlarge them.

The last photos are some I took to celebrate the release of The Beatles' remasters. My best friend had purchased these Japanese Beatles figures for me a couple of years ago, and I hadn't taken them out of the box until 09.09.09 to take these festive photos!