Sometimes being a Beatle collector in Australia requires patience…
Look what has literally just arrived:
It’s the Paul McCartney Record Store Day Black Friday 2019 double A-side picture disc single, ‘Home Tonight’/’In A Hurry’.
It certainly wasn’t in a hurry to get here though. RSD Black Friday was on November 29, last year. Our trusted local supplier somehow missed the boat on getting their supplies of the single fulfilled way back then and have only just now got the disc in-store. They’re usually very good and it’s unclear as to why it has taken so long. The store was citing “production delays”, though we’ve seen extensive coverage of this single being in stores in the USA right from the Friday of its release. Has anyone else experienced supply issues?
We must say it does look good in real life though. In the image above the yellow and red central label is actually a sticker on the outside of the clear plastic sleeve. Here’s a shot of the rear of the sleeve:
And here is the picture disc single iteself – firstly Side A:
And Side AA:
And the front of the carboard insert (with the disc taken out of the sleeve):
It’s a great design all round. Ferry Gouw and Gary Card, the two guys who did the spectacular Egypt Station LP and CD covers are responsible. You can read more about the design for the single here.
(As usual, click on images to see larger versions)
The official George Harrison social sites (Instagram, Twitter) have been carrying cryptic Traveling Wilbury teasers for a couple of days:
It’s now been revealed what it’s all about:
Universal Music, via a Concord Records’ subsidiary Craft Recordings, is to release a limited edition, 30th Anniversary picture disc pressing of The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 LP.Pre-order pics show that Side 1 carries the Wilbury logo, while Side 2 features an image from this video for ‘Handle Me With Care’, shot by Alberto Tolot:
The picture disc will be issued on November 2.
The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 Picture Disc Track List
A1. “Handle With Care”
A2. “Dirty World”
A4. “Last Night”
A5. “Not Alone Any More”
B2. “Heading for the Light”
B4. “Tweeter and the Monkey Man”
B5. “End of the Line”
The Beatles official site has announced that a limited edition ‘Yellow Submarine’ 7″ vinyl picture disc single is to be released on July 6:
This will mark 50 years since the Yellow Submarine animated film hit movie screens around the world:
Of course this isn’t the first time we’ve seen an officially released ‘Yellow Submarine’ 7″ picture disc. As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations for each British Beatle single, EMI issued a series of picture discs. This one came out in 1986 – marking 20 years since the band’s 13th single ‘Yellow Submarine’/’Eleanor Rigby’ was issued in August, 1966:
The new 7″ vinyl picture disc will come in a coloured die-cut sleeve and will be released on Friday, 6 July. A high-resolution, 4K restoration of the Yellow Submarine film will open at selected movie theatres in the UK, Ireland and the US in the following days. Tickets are here.
Last year I was able to get two Beatles vinyl picture disc 45 rpm records. One was “A Hard Day’s Night“, the other “Please Please Me“.
Another two discs have just come into the collection – thanks to reasonable prices on Ebay. They are “Love Me Do”:
And “From Me To You”:
These are both from the 22 picture disc series released by EMI/Parlophone in the UK on the anniversary of each singles’ release. Each disc was released on the 20th anniversary of that single reaching the number one spot on the charts. You can see the rest of the UK picture disc set here (1982-1985), here (1985-1987), and here (1988-1990) – with thanks to Dave Dermon for the links.
So, now I have four. There’s only eighteen to go….