Vintage Vinyl & LP Covers: Pop, Rock, R&B, Soul & Country


Sadly, and perhaps like a lot of people born prior to the last quarter of the twentieth century, I sold most of my record collection in the 1990s, not long after the compact disc became the standard currency of recorded music. Happily, I had enough good sense to hold onto a select few treasures; some because they hadn't yet made it onto the new digital format at the time, some merely because I'd grown too attached to them to part ways. Nevertheless, my lovingly maintained, mostly mint collection was depleted by some seventy-five to eighty percent before the turn of the millennium. 

A decade or so later, in part because of a wistful yearning for the look and feel of an album cover in my hands while its companion 12-inch vinyl disc rotated on a nearby turntable in the comfort of my home, I began re-buying a few lost gems now and then at flea markets, secondhand shops, used record stores, and online auction sites. Along the way I also picked up some classics -- as well as a few quirk-satisfying oddities -- that I hadn't gotten around to acquiring the first time around. Additionally, when we moved my mother to an assisted living community in 2009, I adopted her and my late father's modest but diverse (and long dormant) record collection (there was no room for their circa 1968 hi-fi console in her new apartment -- I now wish I'd adopted that, too), which included artists ranging from Glen Campbell to The 5th Dimension to Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass to the Lemon Pipers. Mom did her best to stay hip, well into her thirties. In recent years, my younger son has also become a collector of vintage vinyl, and his collection is merged with mine.

On display below* is a cross-section of my collection as it exists today. There are no new 180 gram LPs, the kind associated with the hipster-generated vinyl quasi-renaissance of the 2010s. In fact, nothing you'll see here was released later than 1991. All are first or early pressings in their original incarnations (rare exceptions are noted), and no less importantly, with their original covers. (Full disclosure: I do own the Giles Martin-remixed 50th anniversary edition Beatles LPs, which were sourced from the original analog tapes.) 

No longer a mere sampling of past glory, the collection is again robust and thriving -- enough to evoke memories of how much of a pain these things can be to store.

*See also here, here, and here.


New Juke Box Hits
Chuck Berry
Chess 1961




Here's Little Richard
Little Richard
Specialty 1957



Elvis Presley
RCA Victor 1956
(Son AJ's)






Highway 61 Revisited
Bob Dylan
CBS (France) 1965
With gatefold sleeve.
Below: US first pressing, mono





Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles
Above:
Parlophone (UK) 1967; 1st pressing, mono
With flipback inside gatefold, original insert and inner sleeve.
Below:
Capitol (US) 1967; early pressing, mono
With original insert and inner sleeve.
Cover and insert designed by Peter Blake; inner sleeve designed by The Fool.




Forever Changes
Love
Elektra 1967



I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
Aretha Franklin
Atlantic 1967
In original shrink wrap.



Stand!
Sly and the Family Stone
Epic 1969



Saint Dominic's Preview
Van Morrison
Warner Bros. 1972
With insert.



Cahoots
The Band
Capitol 1971



Brothers and Sisters
The Allman Brothers Band
Capricorn 1973
With insert.



What's Going On
Marvin Gaye
Tamla 1971



The Hissing of Summer Lawns
Joni Mitchell
Asylum 1975



Music
Carole King
Ode 1971



Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols
The Sex Pistols
Warner Brothers, Virgin 1977
In original shrink wrap with original inner sleeve.
(Son AJ's)




London Calling
The Clash
Epic 1980
2-LP set, inner sleeves with lyrics.
Cover photo by Pennie Smith.
Below: cover with warning sticker.




Rocket to Russia
Ramones
Sire 1977



Physical Graffiti
Led Zeppelin
Swan Song 1975
Two-LP set with inner sleeves and die cut jacket.



Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder
Tamla 1976
Gatefold, two-LP set, 7" EP, and book.



True Stories
Talking Heads
Sire 1986
In original shrink wrap with hype stickers.



Document
R.E.M.
I.R.S. 1987
Son AJ's



Vacation
The Go-Go's
I.R.S. 1982



Punch the Clock
Elvis Costello
Columbia 1983



New Day Rising
Hüsker Dü
SST 1985



By the Light of the Moon
Los Lobos
Slash/Warner Brothers 1987



The Mekons Rock 'n' Roll
The Mekons
A&M - Twin/Tone 1989



Pleased to Meet Me
The Replacements
Sire 1987




G.I. Blues
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor 1960




Elvis
RCA Victor 1956
1st pressing mono.



Loving You
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor 1957
1st pressing mono.



Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
Chess 1958




After School Session With Chuck Berry
Chess 1957



The Everly Brothers
Cadence 1958
(Son AJ's)



The Fabulous Style of the Everly Brothers
Cadence 1960



Rock Around the Clock
Bill Haley and His Comets
Decca 1955



Bluejean Bop!
Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps
Capitol 1956
Canadian issue.



Gene Vincent Rocks! And the Blue Caps Roll
Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps
Capitol 1958
(Son AJ's)



12 of His Biggest Hits
Eddie Cochran
Liberty 1960
(Son AJ's)



Rock and Rollin' With Fats Domino
Imperial 1956
Cover art by (?) Grayson.



This Is Fats
Fats Domino
Imperial 1957




Ritchie Valens
Del-Fi 1959
Original, with misprint on back cover ("I Got a Gal Named Sue" instead of "That's My Little Suzie").




The Buddy Holly Story
Buddy Holly and the Crickets
Coral 1959
With original inner sleeve.




Jerry Lee Lewis
Sun 1958



Johnny Cash With His Hot and Blue Guitar
Sun 1957



Roy Orbison Sings Lonely and Blue
Monument 1961




Wanda Jackson
Capitol 1958



Ronnie Hawkins
Roulette 1959



Please Please Please
James Brown and His Famous Flames
King 1964
This is a reissue (with a different cover) of Brown's 1958 debut LP.
Below: Back cover (1st version of '64 reissue).




Baby Workout
Jackie Wilson
Brunswick 1963



Don't Play That Song!
Ben E. King
ATCO 1962




Dynamite!
Ike & Tina Turner
Sue 1962



The Genius of Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Atlantic 1959



Mothership Connection
Parliament
Casablanca 1975



1999
Prince
Warner Bros. 1982



The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
David Bowie
RCA Victor 1972
(Son AJ's)



Quadrophenia
The Who
MCA 1973
Two-LP gatefold with book insert.



Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John
MCA 1973
2-LP gatefold.




Late for the Sky
Jackson Browne
Elektra 1974
Design and front cover photo by Bob Seidemann. 
Photo inspired by René Magritte's painting, L'Empire de Lumières (below).




Anticipation
Carly Simon
Elektra 1971



Okie
J. J. Cale
Shelter 1974
Cover art by Richard Germinaro.



John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band
Apple 1970



Kooper Session
Al Kooper with Shuggie Otis
Columbia 1969
(Son AJ's)



Chicago Transit Authority
Columbia 1969
Gatefold, 2-LP set.



Then Play On
Fleetwood Mac
Reprise 1969
First issue, without "Oh Well."
Cover art by Maxwell Armfield.



A Salty Dog
Procol Harum
A&M 1969



In the Court of the Crimson King
King Crimson
Atlantic 1969
(Son AJ's)



John Barleycorn Must Die
Traffic
United Artists 1970



No Dice
Badfinger
Apple 1970




Gasoline Alley
Rod Stewart
Mercury 1970
Below: UK pressing on Vertigo.
(Son AJ's)




A Nod Is As Good As a Wink... to a Blind Horse
Faces
Warner Bros. 1971
(Son AJ's)
Below: poster insert.




Darkness on the Edge of Town
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 1978
With lyric sheet and inner sleeve.



Easter
Patti Smith Group
Arista 1978
With lyric sheet.



Manifesto
Roxy Music
E.G./Polydor/ATCO 1979



Bop Till You Drop
Ry Cooder
Warner Brothers 1979
In original shrink wrap with price sticker.



Masque
Kansas
Kirshner 1975
Cover art by Giuseppe Arcimboldo.



Boston
Epic 1976
In original shrink wrap with hype stickers.



News of the World
Queen
Elektra 1977
Artwork by Kelly Freas, the front cover being a reboot of his painting for a pulp magazine cover from 24 years earlier.





The Cars
Elektra 1978



Parallel Lines
Blondie
Chrysalis 1978
2nd pressing, with "Disco Version" of "Heart of Glass," no bar code.



Their Greatest Hits, 1971-75
The Eagles
Asylum 1976
In shrink wrap with hype sticker.



Simple Dreams
Linda Ronstadt
Asylum 1977



Night Moves
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
Capitol 1976



The Stranger
Billy Joel
Columbia 1977



New York Dolls in Too Much Too Soon
New York Dolls
Mercury 1974



Face the Music
Electric Light Orchestra
United Artists 1975



Long Misty Days
Robin Trower
Chrysalis 1976
Cover art by "Funky" Paul Olsen.



The Beatles / 1962-1966 ("The Red Album")
The Beatles / 1967-1970 ("The Blue Album")
Apple 1973
Two 2-LP sets with gatefold covers, released on the same day (April 2).
(Red: son AJ's)



Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul
Otis Redding
Volt 1966



But It's Alright
J.J. Jackson
Calla 1967



Soul Men
Sam & Dave
Stax 1967



Soulful Strut
The Young-Holt Unlimited
Brunswick 1968



My Love
Petula Clark
Warner Brothers 1966



Insight Out
The Association
Warner Brothers 1967



Where Did Our Love Go
The Supremes
Motown 1964



Here I Am
Dionne Warwick
Scepter 1965



Moods of Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye
Tamla 1966



Boots
Nancy Sinatra
Reprise 1966



This Is Clarence Carter
Atlantic 1968
In original shrink wrap with hype sticker.



Take Time to Know Her
Percy Sledge
Atlantic 1968



Greatest Hits
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
A&M 1970



Spanky and Our Gang
Mercury 1967



Messages from the Status Quo
Status Quo
Cadet-Concept 1968
(Son AJ's)



Cheap Thrills
Big Brother and the Holding Company
Columbia 1968
Cover art by Robert Crumb.



 Let It Bleed
The Rolling Stones
London 1969
With inner sleeve and poster insert.




Are You Experienced?
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Reprise 1967
Early pressing with tri-color label.
(Son AJ's)



The Velvet Underground & Nico
Verve 1967
Cover art by Andy Warhol.
This is a 1972 reissue, with printed, non-peel-able banana.



The Beach Boys
Capitol 1966
1st mono pressing, Scranton, PA plant.



Bob Dylan
Columbia 1962
1st pressing matrices stamped in runout grooves (XSM-55621-1E / XSM-55622-1C),
later pressing label ("2-eye"). The earliest pressings of Bob Dylan bear "6-eye" labels.



At Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash
Columbia 1968



The NEW Favorites of George Jones
George Jones
United Artists 1962



Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs
Marty Robbins
Columbia 1959



Goodbye Jumbo
World Party
Chrysalis/Ensign 1990
(Son AJ's)



Peace and Love
The Pogues
Island 1989



Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
MCA-Curb 1989
(Son AJ's)



Welcome Home
'Til Tuesday
Epic 1986



Purple Rain
Prince and the Revolution
Warner Brothers 1984
With poster insert.



Crowded House
Capitol 1986



Big World
Joe Jackson
A&M 1986
Two-LP set with insert.



Learning to Crawl
The Pretenders
Sire 1984



The Blasters
Warner Brothers / Slash (Netherlands) 1982
Released in the U.S. in 1981.



Al Green Explores Your Mind
Al Green
Hi 1974
In original shrink wrap with hype sticker.



Be What You Are
The Staple Singers
Stax 1973
In original shrink wrap with hype sticker.



Real Friends
The Friends of Distinction
RCA Victor 1970
In original shrink wrap.



Meddle
Pink Floyd
Harvest 1971
(Son AJ's)



Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin
Atlantic 1971
With hype sticker.
(Son AJ's)



They Only Come Out at Night
The Edgar Winter Group
Epic 1972



Fandango!
ZZ Top
London 1975



Blow by Blow
Jeff Beck
Epic 1975



LLLLLOCO-MOTION
Little Eva
Dimension 1962



The Chiffons
Laurie 1963
(Son AJ's)



Lonely Blue Nights With Rosie
Rosie Hamlin
Brunswick 1961



Playboy
The Marvelettes
Tamla 1962
Cover design by Louyce Wakefield and Barni Wright.



Tonight's the Night
The Shirelles
Scepter 1961



My Boyfriend's Back
The Angels
Smash 1963



He's a Rebel
The Crystals
Philles 1963
Signed by lead singer Dolores "La La" Brooks.





Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica
The Ronettes
Philles 1964




"Leader of the Pack"
The Shangri-Las
Red Bird 1965



Sweet Talkin' Guy
The Chiffons
Laurie 1966



The Toys Sing "A Lover's Concerto" and "Attack!"
The Toys
DynoVoice 1966



Stay Awhile / I Only Want to Be With You
Dusty Springfield
Philips 1964



Shindig!
various artists, including Fats Domino, The Impressions, Tommy Roe
ABC-Paramount 1964
Cover art by Bob Bentovoja.




Dance With Dick Clark
The Keymen
ABC-Paramount 1958



Good Evening
Marshall Crenshaw
Warner Brothers 1989
Sealed in original shrink wrap.



Chris Isaak
Warner Brothers 1986



Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Eurythmics
RCA 1983



Diamond Life
Sade
Portrait 1985



 Fables of the Reconstruction
R.E.M.
I.R.S. 1985




Combat Rock
The Clash
Epic 1982
Original custom label, inner sleeve with printed lyrics.



Bring the Family
John Hiatt
A&M 1987
In original shrink wrap, with hype sticker.



Greatest Hits
Steely Dan
ABC 1978



Firefall
Atlantic 1976
In original shrink wrap with hype sticker.



Silk Degrees
Boz Scaggs
Columbia 1976



Hermit of Mink Hollow
Todd Rundgren
Bearsville 1978



Venus and Mars
Paul McCartney and Wings
Capitol 1975
With inserts.



Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
Elton John
MCA 1975
With inserts.
Artwork by Alan Aldridge.




Tupelo Honey
Van Morrison
Warner Bros. 1971
With poster insert.




The World Is a Ghetto
War
United Artists 1972



Green River
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Fantasy 1969



Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Neil Young with Crazy Horse
Reprise 1969



Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround
The Kinks
Reprise 1970
First pressing, with "Manufactured by Bethevin Productions, Ltd." on label.



The Who
Karussell (Spain) 1972
(Son AJ's)



Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits
Alice Cooper
Warner Brothers 1974
Cover art by Drew Struzan and Bill Garland; Ernie Cefalu, creative director.



Street-Legal
Bob Dylan
Columbia 1978
(Son AJ's)



Hard Promises
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Backstreet 1981



The Best
Billy Preston
A&M 1982



Armed Forces
Elvis Costello & the Attractions
Radar (UK) 1979
With bonus EP and inserts.




Armed Forces
Elvis Costello & the Attractions
Columbia (US) 1979
With bonus EP.
In shrink wrap with hype stickers.



Repeat When Necessary
Dave Edmunds
Swan Song 1979



That's the Way of the World
Earth, Wind & Fire
Columbia 1975



The Three Degrees
Philadelphia International 1973




Watchout!
Martha & the Vandellas
Gordy 1966



The Supremes A' Go-Go
The Supremes
Motown 1966
In original shrink wrap with price code sticker.



Under the Boardwalk
The Drifters
Atlantic 1964



Dance Party
The Clovers
Atlantic 1960



The Never Ending Impressions
The Impressions
ABC-Paramount 1964




Shout!
The Isley Brothers
RCA Victor 1959



Cookin' with the Miracles
Tamla 1961



Singin' and Swingin'
Hank Ballard and the Midnighters
King 1959
This is an early '60s pressing. Later issues have "The Twist" printed three times in block letters down the right side of the cover, below the title. 



Live at the Apollo*
James Brown
King 1963
*The album's title as it appears on the spine of the jacket.



You Better Move On
Arthur Alexander
Dot 1962



Any Day Now
Chuck Jackson
Wand 1962



Cry Baby and 11 Other Hits
Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters
United Artists 1963



The Duke of Earl
Gene Chandler
Vee-Jay 1962
Son AJ's



Lover Please!
Clyde McPhatter
Mercury 1962



Let's Go! With the Routers
The Routers
Warner Brothers 1963
With hype sticker.
Below: mono pressing




Surfin' Bird
The Trashmen
Garrett 1964
(Son AJ's)



One Thousand Six Hundred Sixty One Seconds With Del Shannon
Amy 1965



Twist and Shout
The Beatles
Capitol (Canada) 1964




A Collection of Beatles Oldies
The Beatles
Parlophone (UK) 1966
Second pressing, circa 1968, with flipback cover.



The Young Rascals
Atlantic 1966



Glad All Over
The Dave Clark Five
Epic 1964



The Animals
MGM 1964
(Son AJ's)



Them
Parrot 1965



Having a Rave Up with the Yardbirds
Epic 1965



Turn! Turn! Turn!
The Byrds
Columbia 1965



Bravo
The Rolling Stones
Hörzu (Germany) 1965 (3rd pressing, 1966-68)
(Son AJ's)



Buffalo Springfield
ATCO 1966
1967 re-press with "For What It's Worth" as leadoff track.



Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton
John Mayall & the Blues Breakers
London 1966



Morrison Hotel
The Doors
Elektra 1970



Paul Revere & The Raiders' Greatest Hits
Columbia 1967
With photo book insert.



Gloria
The Shadows of Knight
Dunwich 1966
(Son AJ's)



Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
Simon & Garfunkel
Columbia 1964



Beatles for Sale
The Beatles 
Parlophone (Australia) 1965
This is a 1978 reissue.



Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!)
The Beach Boys
Capitol 1965



Breakfast in America
Supertramp
A&M 1979
With custom inner sleeve.



Tonight
David Bowie
EMI America 1984



A Sense of Wonder
Van Morrison
Mercury 1985



Absolute Torch and Twang
k.d. lang and the Reclines
Sire 1989



Lifes Rich Pageant
R.E.M.
I.R.S. 1986



Marshall Crenshaw
Warner Brothers 1982



 Abraxas
Santana
Columbia 1970
With poster.




Innervisions
Stevie Wonder
Tamla 1973



There Goes Rhymin' Simon
Paul Simon
Columbia 1973



Living in the Material World
George Harrison
Apple 1973
With insert.



Ooh La La
Faces
Warner Brothers 1973
Die cut gatefold cover with poster/lyric sheet insert.






Goats Head Soup
The Rolling Stones
Rolling Stone Records 1973
(This is a 1977 reissue.)
Cover photography by David Bailey.
With insert.



3 + 3
The Isley Brothers
T-Neck 1973



On the Beach
Neil Young
Reprise 1974
Below: On the Beach trade publication ad.




 Tonight's the Night
Neil Young
Reprise 1975
Early pressing, black label, with insert.




The Basement Tapes
Bob Dylan and the Band
Columbia 1975
Two-LP set.




The River
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 1980
Two-LP set, with insert and inner sleeves.



Best of Leon
Leon Russell
Shelter 1976
With insert.



Rumours
Fleetwood Mac
Warner Brothers 1977
With insert.




Pacific Ocean Blue
Dennis Wilson
Caribou 1977



The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl
The Beatles
Capitol 1977



The Best of Spinners
The Spinners
Atlantic 1978
Cover art by David Willardson.



"Mr. Personality" Sings the Blues
Lloyd Price
ABC-Paramount 1960



Rock 'n Roll Stage Show
Bill Haley and His Comets
Decca 1956



Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger
Checker 1960




Johnny Burnette Sings
Liberty 1961



Crying
Roy Orbison
Monument 1962



Body and Soul
Jackie Wilson
Brunswick 1962



Music Ala Carte
The Crew-Cuts
Mercury 1956



The Crew-Cuts on the Campus
The Crew-Cuts
Mercury 1957
This is the second 12" LP reissue of their 1954 10" record of the same name.



The Platters
The Platters
Mercury 1956



The Skyliners
Calico 1959



Flamingo Serenade
The Flamingos
End 1959




Chet Atkins' Teensville
Chet Atkins
Rca Victor 1960



We Are The Imperials Featuring Little Anthony
End 1959 (1962 re-press)



Runaround Sue
Dion
Laurie 1961



Ricky
Ricky Nelson
Imperial 1957



The Young Frankie Avalon
Chancellor 1959



Annette on Campus
Annette Funicello with the Wellingtons and The All American Chorus
Buena Vista 1964




Pat's Great Hits
Pat Boone
Dot 1957



Kookie: Star of "77 Sunset Strip"
Edd Byrnes (with Connie Stevens and Joanie Sommers)
Warner Brothers 1959



Paul Anka Sings His Big Big Big 15, Vol. 3
ABC-Paramount 1962



Bobby Vee
Liberty 1961



The Explosive! Freddy Cannon
Swan 1960



The Times They Are a-Changin'
Bob Dylan
Columbia 1964
With Insert. 
(Son AJ's)



Give 'Em Enough Rope
The Clash
Epic 1978



Ramones
Sire 1976
With original inner sleeve.
(Son AJ's)



Déjà Vu
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Atlantic 1970



Green Onions
Booker T. & the M.G.s
Stax 1962



The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads
Volt 1965



I'm in Love
Wilson Pickett
Atlantic 1968



Cold Sweat
James Brown
King 1967



I Wish I Knew
Solomon Burke
Atlantic 1968



Ingredients in a Recipe for Soul
Ray Charles
ABC-Paramount 1963



Deep Purple
Nino Tempo & April Stevens
ATCO 1963



Album 1700
Peter, Paul and Mary
Warner Brothers 1967



Exile on Main St.
The Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones 1972
With inserts.
Above: circa 1974 pressing; Artisan master, Monarch pressing plant, Shorepak "unipack" sleeve.
Below: 1972 first pressing; Artisan master, Monarch pressing plant, Shorepak "unipack" sleeve.


Below: promotional flexi disc (UK).




Live! The World of Ike & Tina
Ike & Tina Turner
United Artists 1973
Two-LP set with gatefold sleeve.
Cover art by Doug Johnson.




From Elvis in Memphis
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor 1969
In original shrink wrap.



By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Glen Campbell
Capitol 1967
In original shrink wrap.



After the Gold Rush
Neil Young
Reprise 1970
1978 reissue, with lyric sheet.
Below: 2nd cutting (1972), with "Re-2" in dead wax.




Creedence Gold
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Fantasy 1972



Going to a Go-Go
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
Tamla 1965




Make It Happen
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Tamla 1967
(Reissued as The Tears of a Clown in 1970)



Psychedelic Shack
The Temptations
Gordy 1970



The Beatles ("The White Album")
The Beatles
Apple 1968
Two-LP set with gatefold sleeve.
With inserts.
Below: French pressing; top load, "flipback" inside gatefold, black inner sleeves, debossed serial number. 



Below: original UK top loading gatefold sleeve with "flipback" inside.




Infidels
Bob Dylan
Columbia 1983
(Son AJ's)



Avalon Sunset
Van Morrison
Mercury 1989
In original shrink wrap with price & hype stickers.



This Is Tom Jones
Parrot 1969



Elvis Presley Sings Leiber & Stoller
RCA International (UK) 1980



Pipeline
The Chantays
Dot 1963
Originally released on Downey in 1963.



Santo & Johnny
Santo & Johnny
Canadian-American 1959




Let's Have a Party
The Rivieras
USA 1964



Good Timin'
Jimmy Jones
MGM 1960



So Much In Love
The Tymes
Parkway 1963



Rag Doll
The Four Seasons
Philips 1964



Born to Run
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 1975
Above: a mid-'80s pressing, which actually sounds 
brighter and less muddy than most earlier pressings.
Below: 1970s pressing.




Havin' a Party With Southside Johnny
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
Epic 1979



Call Me
Al Green
Hi 1973
33 1/3 rpm "little album" (made for jukeboxes), with title strips.



Call Me
Al Green
Hi 1973
LP



Rags to Rufus
Rufus, Featuring Chaka Khan
ABC 1974



The Rill Thing
Little Richard
Reprise 1970



Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)
The Rolling Stones
London 1969



December's Children
The Rolling Stones
London 1965
With hype sticker advertising their hit single "Get Off of My Cloud."



Sandinista!
The Clash
Epic 1980
Three-LP set, with insert.



Trust
Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Columbia 1981
In original shrink wrap.
Below: original promo poster, designed by Paula Scher.




Reckoning
R.E.M.
I.R.S. 1984



Downtown
Marshall Crenshaw
Warner Brothers 1985



Van Morrison
Warner Brothers 1974



Time Fades Away
Neil Young
Reprise 1973
With lyric sheet/poster insert.



The Beatles
Parlophone (UK) 1966 (mono, 2nd pressing, 1966-69)
Cover art by Klaus Voormann.





Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles
Capitol (U.S.) 1967
Capitol green label pressing, 1969.
Below: West German Odeon Hörzu pressing.





Sentimental Journey
Ringo Starr
Apple 1970



Rose Garden
Lynn Anderson
Columbia 1970



D-I-V-O-R-C-E
Tammy Wynette
Epic 1968



Roll Out the Red Carpet for Buck Owens and His Buckaroos
Buck Owens and His Buckaroos
Capitol 1966



Roy Clark Sings Lonesome Love Ballads
Roy Clark
Capitol 1966



Another Place Another Time
Jerry Lee Lewis
Smash 1968



Together Again
Ray Charles
ABC-Paramount 1965



Here's Brenda Lee
Vocalion 1967



Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie
Jay & the Techniques
Smash 1967



In the Groove
I Heard It Through the Grapevine!
Marvin Gaye 
Tamla 1968
In the Groove was reissued as Grapevine after Gaye's recording of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" became a hit. Gaye's version (both the Miracles and Gladys Knight & the Pips recorded the song at around the same time as Marvin), released as a single on October 30, 1968, would become Motown's biggest selling single up to that time.

(Son AJ's)



Wooly Bully
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
MGM 1965



Not Me
The Orlons
Cameo 1963



Walking the Dog
Rufus Thomas
Stax 1963



Keep On Pushing
The Impressions
ABC-Paramount 1964



The Fabulous Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash
Columbia 1958



Heartbreak U.S.A.
Kitty Wells
Decca 1961



Showcase
Patsy Cline with the Jordanaires
Decca 1963
Posthumous reissue of the 1961 Cline release Showcase (which had a different cover, with no mention of the Jordanaires).



Right or Wrong
Wanda Jackson
Capitol 1961



Imagine
John Lennon
Apple 1971



Honky Château
Elton John
Uni 1972




Bare Trees
Fleetwood Mac
Reprise 1972



Billion Dollar Babies
Alice Cooper
Warner Brothers 1973
With insert, inner sleeve.




Paradise and Lunch
Ry Cooder
Reprise 1974 (1976 pressing)



Love You
The Beach Boys
Brother/Reprise 1977



This Year's Model
Elvis Costello
Radar (UK) 1978
With inner sleeve.



Damn the Torpedoes
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Backstreet 1979



Squeezing Out Sparks
Graham Parker & the Rumour
Arista 1979



Black and Blue
The Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones 1976
With custom inner sleeve.



Chuck Berry in London
Chuck Berry
Chess 1965
Fresh Berry's
Chuck Berry
Chess 1965




Soul '69
Aretha Franklin
Atlantic 1969



Turn Back the Hands of Time
Tyrone Davis
Dakar 1970




The Delfonics
Philly Groove 1970



 Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits
Bob Dylan
Columbia 1967
With poster by Milton Glaser.




Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Vol. II
Bob Dylan
Columbia 1971



Greatest Hits
Bob Dylan
CBS (UK) 1967
With flipback cover.




Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits
Bob Dylan
CBS (Netherlands) 1967



Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits 2
Bob Dylan
CBS (Netherlands) 1967



Masterpieces
Bob Dylan
CBS (New Zealand) 1978
Three-LP set, trifold sleeve.
(Son AJ's)



Bob Dylan
CBS/Sony/Jigu (South Korea) 1978



The Who Sings My Generation
Decca 1966



The Rolling Stones
London 1968
Early pressing, with "All songs written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards" printed on label.



The Angry Young Them
Them
Decca 1965
1969-early '70s pressing, boxed Decca logo on label, "Laminated with Clarifoll" cover.
Below: 1968-69 pressing, unboxed logo, "Clarifoll" cover.




The Unbeatable James Brown - 16 Hits
James Brown and the Famous Flames
King 1964
Reissue (with a different cover of Brown's Try Me! LP (1959).



Green Tambourine
The Lemon Pipers
Buddah 1968



Help Yourself
Tom Jones
Parrot 1968



Avalon
Roxy Music
E.G./Polydor 1982



The Night I Fell in Love
Luther Vandross
Epic 1985



I Won't Be Home No More
(Volume 8 of the Definitive Hank Williams Series)
Hank Williams
Polydor 1987
Two-LP set.



No Guru, No Method, No Teacher
Van Morrison
Mercury 1986
In shrink wrap, with original inner sleeve.



Poetic Champions Compose
Van Morrison
Mercury 1987
With original inner sleeve.



Twistin' Round the World
Chubby Checker
Parkway 1962



Have Guitar, Will Travel
Bo Diddley
Checker 1960




$1,000,000.00 Worth of Twang
Duane Eddy, His "Twangy" Guitar & the Rebels
Jamie 1960



Runaway
Del Shannon
Bigtop 1961
(Son AJ's)



Greatest Hits!
The Kinks
Reprise 1966



Well Respected Kinks
The Kinks
Marble Arch (UK) 1966




Yardbirds (a.k.a. Roger the Engineer)
The Yardbirds
Columbia (UK) 1966
This is a 1969 re-press.




Out of Our Heads
The Rolling Stones
London 1965
Mono pressing.



The Drifters' Greatest Hits
The Drifters
Atlantic 1960
1962 pressing.




The Very Best of the Drifters: Up on the Roof
The Drifters
Atlantic 1963



The Drifters' Golden Hits
The Drifters
Atlantic 1968 (1974 pressing)



Lloyd Price Sings the Million Sellers
ABC-Paramount 1961
This is a 1962-66 pressing. 
(Son AJ's)



Cooke's Tour
Sam Cooke
RCA Victor 1960




In Dreams
Roy Orbison
Monument 1963
The Very Best of Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison
Monument 1966
Cover signed on reverse by Roy Orbison.




Mystery Girl
Roy Orbison
Virgin 1989



Nebraska
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 1982
With inner sleeve.



Re-ac-tor
Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Reprise 1981



Songs of the North and South
Frank Luther and Zora Layman
Decca 1954



Boy
U2
Island (UK) 1980



Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin
Atlantic 1969
This is an early re-pressing of LZII; the re-pressings were ordered by Atlantic Records founder and president Ahmet Ertegun, because he believed the original mix to be faulty. According to legendary mastering engineer Robert Ludwig, Ertegun did this because his daughter's copy of a first pressing--mastered by Ludwig--caused the needle to skip on her "really cheap" turntable, due to the loud bass signal in Ludwig's "hot mix" (though I can find no evidence that Ertegun had any children). At any rate, the copy pictured above is a re-pressed version with the bass signal reduced. Below is a Ludwig "hot mix," with his initials etched in the runout dead wax.




White Light / White Heat
The Velvet Underground
Verve 1968
(Son AJ's)




Truth
Jeff Beck
Epic 1968



Beck-Ola
The Jeff Beck Group
Epic 1969
Cover art: La Chambre d'Écoute, by René Magritte
(Son AJ's)



Hot Rocks
The Rolling Stones
London 1971
Two-LP set, gatefold cover.
In shrink wrap with hype sticker.



Blue
Joni Mitchell
Reprise 1971



Tapestry
Carole King
Ode 1971
Above: Mid-1970s Epic/Ode pressing.
Below: Original Ode pressing with textured, matte sleeve.




No Secrets
Carly Simon
Elektra 1972



Band of Gold
Freda Payne
Invictus 1970



Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band
Apple 1970




Hits / Greatest & Others
Joan Baez
Vanguard 1973
In shrink wrap.



Wildflowers
Judy Collins
Elektra 1967



These Are My Songs
Petula Clark
Warner Brothers 1967



Hasten Down the Wind
Linda Ronstadt
Asylum 1976



Fleetwood Mac
Reprise 1975



I'm Still in Love with You
Al Green
Hi 1972
In shrink wrap with stickers.



Bob Dylan at Budokan
Bob Dylan
Columbia 1978
With poster insert.



Live Peace in Toronto
Plastic Ono Band
Apple 1969
In original shrink wrap.
Below: sealed shrink wrapped copy, with 1970 John and Yoko calendar enclosed.




Shaved Fish
John Lennon
Apple 1975
In original shrink wrap with hype sticker.



Band on the Run
Paul McCartney and Wings
Apple (Canada) 1973
In partial shrink wrap with hype sticker, inner sleeve, and poster insert.



Wavelength
Van Morrison
Warner Bros. 1978
With original inner sleeve.



Into the Music
Van Morrison
Warner Bros. 1979
With original inner sleeve.



Greatest Hits
Elton John
MCA 1974



Diamond Dogs
David Bowie
RCA Victor 1974
(Son AJ's)



Beatles for Sale
The Beatles
Parlophone (UK) 1964 (mono)




Spike
Elvis Costello
Warner Brothers 1989



Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
The Cure
Elektra 1987



The Unforgettable Fire
U2
Island 1984



Greatest Hits
Diana Ross and the Supremes
Motown 1967
With poster insert.
Artwork by Robert Taylor.




Stormsville
Johnny & the Hurricanes
Warwick 1960



Please Please Me
The Beatles
Parlophone 1963 (1969 "type 4" pressing)
Garrod & Lofthouse flipback cover, original sepia inner sleeve.



Let it Be
The Beatles
Apple/United Artists 1970
Original 1970 red apple label.



The Genius Hits the Road
Ray Charles
ABC Paramount 1961



Johnny Cash at San Quentin
Columbia 1969



Music from Big Pink
The Band
Capitol 1968
(Son AJ's)



Gentle on My Mind
Glen Campbell
Capitol 1967



It Ain't Me Babe
The Turtles
White Whale (Canada) 1965
(Son AJ's)



Another Side of Bob Dylan
Columbia 1964
Above: stereo
Below: mono




Georgy Girl
The Seekers
Capitol 1967
In original shrink wrap.



Sounds of Silence
Simon & Garfunkel
Columbia 1966
Early pressing (with "Tiger Beat" photo on back cover).




Mr. Tambourine Man
The Byrds
Columbia 1965



Aftermath
The Rolling Stones
Decca (UK) 1966
Early '70s pressing.



Between the Buttons
The Rolling Stones
London 1967
Below: UK version.
(Son AJ's)




The Exciting Wilson Pickett
Wilson Pickett
Atlantic 1966



Face to Face
The Kinks
Reprise 1966



Bayou Country
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Fantasy 1969
(Son AJ's)



The Best of Mountain
Mountain
Columbia Windfall 1973



School's Out
Alice Cooper
Warner Brothers 1972
With panties insert.



Endless Summer
The Beach Boys
Capitol 1974
2-LP compilation, gatefold cover, with poster.
Cover art by Keith McConnell.



Struttin' My Stuff
Elvin Bishop
Capricorn 1975



Will 'O the Wisp
Leon Russell
Shelter 1975



Mott
Mott the Hoople
Columbia 1973



You're Never Alone with a Schizophrenic
Ian Hunter
Chrysalis 1979



The Clash
Epic (US) 1979
In shrink wrap with hype stickers.



Mind Games
John Lennon
Apple 1973



The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
Columbia 1963
Early mono pressing of first issue, with "Guaranteed High Fidelity" printed on label.
Below: early stereo pressing with "Stereo '360 Sound'" printed in black type on label.




En Roue Libre
Bob Dylan
CBS (France) 1965



Moving
Peter, Paul and Mary
Warner Brothers 1963



Goin' Places
The Kingston Trio
Capitol 1961



New Frontier
The Kingston Trio
Capitol 1962



The Golden Hits of the Everly Brothers
Warner Brothers 1962
(Son AJ's)



Chapel of Love
The Dixie Cups
Red Bird 1964



It's Mashed Potato Time
Dee Dee Sharp
Cameo 1962



South Street
The Orlons
Cameo 1963



This Is... Brenda
Brenda Lee
Decca 1960



20 Original Winners of 1964
various artists
Roulette 1965



The Beatles' Greatest
The Beatles
Odeon (West Germany) 1965
This is a 1966-69 reissue.



Rubber Soul
The Beatles
Parlophone (UK) 1965 (mono, 2nd pressing, 1966-69)




Rubber Soul
The Beatles
Capitol 1965 (mono)





Blonde on Blonde
Bob Dylan
Columbia 1966
Cover photo by Jerry Schatzberg.
Original inside spread, with photos of Claudia Cardinale and an unknown person whispering into Dylan's ear (both were removed from later US pressings, beginning in 1968)


Below: UK (CBS) pressing, circa 1968-69
Gatefold with Claudia/whisperer photos + original inner sleeves.


Below: French (CBS) pressing and unique inside gatefold.



Below: US gatefold cover, open.


Below: post-Claudia inside gatefold spread with "two-eye" label, circa 1968-69.




How the West was Won
Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, various artists
RCA Victor 1960
With book insert.



Cool Water
Sons of the Pioneers
RCA Victor 1960
1964 pressing.
Cover art by Neil Boyle.



Flatt and Scruggs with the Foggy Mountain Boys
Harmony 1960



Good Old Camp Meeting Songs
The Stanley Brothers
King 1962



Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
Ray Charles
ABC-Paramount 1962



Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Volume Two
Ray Charles
ABC-Paramount 1962



'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out'
The Rolling Stones
London 1970



Who's Next
The Who
Decca 1971
In original shrink wrap.



Straight Up 
Badfinger
Apple 1971



Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast
Van Morrison
Mercury 1984



Mary Jean & 9 Others
Marshall Crenshaw
Warner Brothers 1987



Imperial Bedroom
Elvis Costello and the Attractions
F-Beat (UK) 1982



Legend
Poco
ABC 1978



Carolina Dreams
The Marshall Tucker Band
Capricorn 1977



Lady in Waiting
Outlaws
Arista 1976



Southern Roots: Back Home Again to Memphis
Jerry Lee Lewis
Mercury 1973
Promotional copy.



HELP!
The Beatles
Parlophone 1965 (stereo, 1st pressing)
Below: Hörzu (Germany) 1965 (circa 1966 pressing)


Below: circa 1968 pressing. 




HELP!
George Martin and His Orchestra
United Artists 1965
Instrumental interpretations of the Beatles' songs from the movie HELP!



Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles
Capitol 1967 (first pressing)




Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With the Lions
John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Zapple 1969
Wedding Album
John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Apple 1969
With inserts.




McCartney
Paul McCartney
Apple 1970



All Things Must Pass
George Harrison
Apple 1970
3-record set, with poster.



Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How's Your Fathers
Elvis Costello and the Attractions
IMP (UK) 1984



Be Yourself Tonight
Eurythmics
RCA 1985



Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams
BoDeans
Slash 1986



Tunnel of Love
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 1987
In original shrink wrap.



Green
R.E.M.
Warner Brothers 1988



Enlightenment
Van Morrison
Polydor (UK) 1990
Below: U.S. pressing in original shrink wrap, sealed.




Blood on the Tracks
Bob Dylan
Columbia 1975



Yesterday and Today
The Beatles
Capitol 1966
Top: "Trunk Cover."
Peeled and semi-peeled "Butcher Covers."





Little Richard
Little Richard
Specialty 1958




Mr. "Personality"
Lloyd Price
ABC-Paramount 1959



Rockin' at the Hops
Chuck Berry
Chess 1960



Bo Diddley in the Spotlight
Bo Diddley
Checker 1960




Bo Diddley & Company
Checker 1962



Elvis' Golden Records
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor 1958
1958 pressing; late 1958 edition of cover (LPM-1707 RE printed on back).



 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong
Elvis' Gold Records -- Volume 2
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor 1959
1964-67 mono pressing.



Buddy Holly
Coral 1958
With original wax paper inner sleeve.



Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps
Capitol 1957




The Casual Jesse Belvin
Crown 1959



Chantilly Lace
The Big Bopper
Mercury 1959
(Son AJ's)



Um Um Um Um Um Um: The Best of Major Lance
Major Lance
Okeh 1964




More Greatest Hits
Connie Francis
MGM 1961



Navy Blue
Diane Renay
20th Century Fox 1964



Some Girls
The Rolling Stones
Rolling Stone Records 1978
Discontinued outer and inner sleeves, designed by Peter Corriston.





Tattoo You
The Rolling Stones
Rolling Stone Records 1981



Let's Dance
David Bowie
EMI America 1983



New York Dolls
Mercury 1973
(Son AJ's)



Down Two Then Left
Boz Scaggs
Columbia 1977
In original shrink wrap with hype sticker.



Fulfillingness' First Finale
Stevie Wonder
Tamla 1974



Moondance
Van Morrison
Warner Brothers 1970
Above: Original issue with "W7" logo on green label and "tambourine mix" of "Into the Mystic."
Below: Later "WB" logo on green label, corrected mix of "Into the Mystic."




Let's Stay Together
Al Green
Hi 1972



St. Louis to Liverpool
Chuck Berry
Chess 1964



Here Stands Fats Domino
Fats Domino
Imperial 1957



Fats Domino Swings
Fats Domino
Imperial 1959



Bo Diddley Is a... Lover
Bo Diddley
Checker 1961



Jerry Lee's Greatest!
Jerry Lee Lewis
Sun 1961
(Son AJ's)



Do You Wanna Dance?
Bobby Freeman
Jubilee 1958
This is a DJ (disc jockey) copy, 1962 pressing.




Dance 'Til Quarter to Three with U.S. Bonds
Gary "U.S." Bonds
Legrand 1961




I'll Try Something New
The Miracles
Tamla 1962 (1964 reissue)



Introducing... the Beatles (mono)
The Beatles
Vee Jay 1964
Authentic 1964 Vee Jay pressing.



Something New
The Beatles
Odeon (Germany) (1977 pressing).
Below:
U.S. mono version on Capitol, 1964
U.S. stereo version on Capitol "subsidiary" label, issued in 1968 or early '69.






The Concert for Bangladesh
George Harrison & Friends
Apple 1971




Some Time in New York City
John Lennon & Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band
Apple 1972



I'll Cry If I Want To
Lesley Gore
Mercury 1963



Mr. Blue
The Fleetwoods
Dolton 1959



Johnny Tillotson's Best
Johnny Tillotson
Cadence 1961
Promotional copy.



Ruby Baby
Dion
Columbia 1963



Handy Man
Del Shannon
Amy 1964



The Impressions
The Impressions
ABC-Paramount 1963



Hot Buttered Soul
Isaac Hayes
Enterprise 1969




Blooming Hits
Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra
Philips 1967
Whipped Cream & Other Delights
Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass
A&M 1965
South of the Border
Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass
A&M 1964




Reach Out
Burt Bacharach
A&M 1967



Aretha Now
Aretha Franklin
Atlantic 1968



Abbey Road
The Beatles
Apple (UK) 1969
2nd pressing (Sept. '69-Sept. '70).
Cover photo by Iain MacMillan.



Abbey Road
The Beatles
Apple (US) 1969
"Cover #2" (printed on card stock with "Her Majesty" listed on the back cover). West coast pressing.



McLemore Avenue
Booker T. & the M.G.s
Stax 1970



Hey Jude (a.k.a. The Beatles Again)
The Beatles
Apple 1970



Harvest
Neil Young
Reprise 1972
American Stars 'n' Bars
Neil Young
Reprise 1977




Live at Leeds
The Who
Polydor (Germany) 1970
Early pressing with gatefold sleeve and 11 of the 12 original inserts.
Below: the missing insert--from the U.S. Decca release.




Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin
Atlantic 1970
Early pressing (1841 Broadway address on label).



All the Young Dudes
Mott the Hoople
Columbia 1972



All American Boy
Rick Derringer
Blue Sky 1973



Planet Waves
Bob Dylan and The Band
Asylum 1974



Walls and Bridges
John Lennon
Apple 1974
Rock 'n' Roll
John Lennon
Apple 1975




Thirty Three & 1/3
George Harrison
Dark Horse 1976



Ram
Paul and Linda McCartney
Apple 1971



Ringo
Ringo Starr
Apple 1973
With illustrated lyric book insert.



Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
Mel Carter
Imperial 1965



Double Time
Leon Redbone
Warner Brothers 1977



For Everyman
Jackson Browne
Asylum 1973



Into the Purple Valley
Ry Cooder
Reprise 1972




His Band and the Street Choir
Van Morrison
Warner Bros. 1970
Early pressing, mastered by Robert Ludwig.
With lyric sheet insert.



Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Derek and the Dominos
ATCO 1970



Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass)
The Rolling Stones
Decca (UK) 1966 (1972 reissue)
With insert.



Flowers
The Rolling Stones
London 1967



Fire
Ohio Players
Mercury 1974



Surfer Girl
The Beach Boys
Capitol 1963



Dead Man's Curve / The New Girl in School
Jan & Dean
Liberty 1964



You Really Got Me
The Kinks
Reprise 1964
(Son AJ's)



When the Whistle Blows Anything Goes
The Soul Survivors
Crimson 1967
Them Again
Them
Parrot 1966



It's Too Late to Stop Now
Warner Brothers 1974 (1978 pressing)
2-LP set with trifold sleeve; recorded live.
Below: 1974 label.





Soul Alive!
Solomon Burke
Rounder 1984
2-LP set, recorded live.



Coming Home
Little Richard
Coral 1963
Circa 1965 stereo pressing.



Bill Haley's Chicks
Bill Haley and His Comets
Decca 1959
(Son AJ's)



The Amazing Timi Yuro
Timi Yuro
Mercury 1964



Black Market Clash
The Clash
Nu Disk (Epic) 1980 (10" EP)



Young Americans
David Bowie
RCA Victor 1975



Desire
Bob Dylan
Columbia 1976



Get Happy!
Elvis Costello and the Attractions
F-Beat (UK) 1980
Below: West German pressing, in shrink wrap with hype sticker.




Eat to the Beat
Blondie
Chrysalis 1979
In original shrink wrap.



Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash
The Replacements
Twin\Tone 1981
(Son AJ's)



Seconds of Pleasure
Rockpile
Columbia 1980



Die Beatles
The Beatles
Hörzu (Germany) 1964 (13th or 14th pressing, 1966)



The Beatles Beat
The Beatles
Odeon (Germany) 1964 (1977 pressing)




Sticky Fingers
The Rolling Stones
Rolling Stone 1971
Spanish (1973 reissue, above) and US (late '70s pressing, below) versions.




Zuma
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Reprise 1975
With original inner sleeve and lyric sheet insert.



Bringing It All Back Home
Bob Dylan
Columbia 1965 (1960s stereo pressing)
Below: mono




Bridge Over Troubled Water
Simon and Garfunkel
Columbia 1970
Above: the copy my mom bought in late 1970 or early '71.
Below: original "two-eye" label, in shrink wrap.




The Real Macaw
Graham Parker
Arista 1983
Another Grey Area
Graham Parker
Arista 1982



Groovin'
The Young Rascals
Atlantic 1967



Time Peace: The Rascals' Greatest Hits
The Rascals
Atlantic 1968



Double Dynamite
Sam & Dave
Stax 1966



Stoned Soul Picnic
The 5th Dimension
Soul City 1968
With insert.



With the Beatles
The Beatles
Parlophone (UK) 1963 
This is a late 1963 1st pressing mono, with corrected "You Really Got a Hold on Me" on sleeve and label.



Meet the Beatles!
The Beatles
Capitol 1964 (mono)
Below: stereo version.
Both are early pressings, with all songs on the labels credited to ASCAP except "I Want to Hold Your Hand," which is credited to BMI; there is no George Martin producer credit on either back cover.




Night and Day
Joe Jackson
A&M 1982



Hymns to the Silence
Van Morrison
Polydor (UK) 1991
Two-LP set.



Sing it Again Rod
Rod Stewart
Mercury 1973



A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles
Parlophone 1964 (mono, 1st pressing)





Que Noche la de Aquel Dia (A Hard Day's Night)
The Beatles
EMI Odeon (Spain) 1964 (circa 1969 pressing)
(Son AJ's)



December
George Winston
Windham Hill 1982



Autumn
George Winston
Windham Hill 1980