Category Archives: years after the event

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David Hentschel

Startling Music. David Hentschel. 1975.

Here’s a weird one. A synth-based track-by-track cover album of Ringo Starr’s Ringo LP on Starr’s own Ring-O Records vanity label (because, at the time, Ringo was as obsessed with his nickname as he is now with the concept of “peace and love”). This album is not unlike Paul’s Thrillington project (which was recorded a few years before it but released a few years after it) in that the Beatle involved couldn’t be bothered to play on the thing so the actual music is played by top-drawer session folk. In the case of Startling Music, most of the drumming is handled by Phil Collins. And because it’s a former Beatle in the 70s, of course at least one track has a reggae lilt about it. Those dudes couldn’t get enough of that stuff.

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Cold Cuts (Another Early Version). Paul McCartney and Wings. 1987.

West German pressing of the oft-floated but never-realized odds and sods collection that Paul McCartney seems to have fussed over endlessly in the early 80s but never got around to actually putting out. As the parenthetical part of the title suggests, there are a number of different versions of this comp floating around. This one opens its second side with an 11 minute version of Linda’s Wide Prairie. It’s worth seeking out if that’s your thing.

russell directs

Ken Russell and Ringo on the set of Lisztomania. 1975.

santa claus

ringo, nilsson

Ringo and Harry Nilsson.

Santas of Christmas Past: James Brown, Paul McCartney and Wings, Blackie Lawless, Jean-Pierre LĂ©aud and Nick Ray.

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Beatles' Christmas Album

The Beatles’ Christmas Album. The Beatles. 1970.

Between the misaligned label and the fuzzy-around-the-edges type, I didn’t need Bruce Spizer to tell me that my copy of this LP is a counterfeit.

on your sleeve

Italy

Italy rear

Italian Another Day.

Japan

Japan record label

Japan rear

Front, rear and record label of Japanese Another Day.

lyrics

Japanese lyric sheet.

home made

home made rear

Weird home-made picture sleeve consisting of two ads for the single cut out of a UK music weekly and pasted together. Another Day folk art bought on eBay.

Portugal Another Day

Another Day rear

Front and rear of Portuguese Another Day.

French Another Day

French Another Day rear

Front and back of the French Another Day.

Belgium

Belgium Another Day.

Paul McCartney

Israeli Another Day

Front and rear of the Israeli Another Day (which is more or less the same).

German Another Day

German Another Day.

RSD 2012

RSD 2012 rear

Record Store Day release. 2012.

festival time!

George and Patti at Cannes. 1968.

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Some Time in New York City. John Lennon and Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band with Elephant’s Memory and Invisible Strings. 1972.

Postcard included in album’s original release.

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For the McCartney completist, here’s a interview LP issued to American radio stations to promote WingsBand on the Run album. Below is the first page of the script that was included so radio DJs knew which tame questions to ask Paul and Linda. The disc also includes a handful of tracks from the album all in exceptionally poor sound. I think the mix of Helen Wheels might be slightly different from the normal one though so there’s that, I guess. 1973.

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Portugese edition of Sour Milk Sea. Jackie Lomax. 1968.

Govinda. Radha Krishna Temple. 1971.

Try Some, Buy Some. Ronnie Spector. 1971.