If you are a part of the Dallas music scene, there’s no doubt you have an affinity for great soundtracks and recordings. But, are you just as in love with old school music? Believe it or not, records are making a comeback. There’s something about that scratch that makes people long for the less edited days of music. That’s why we have comprised this list of vintage vinyl to be on the lookout for. Some of these records could break the bank. But, there are a lot of people out there getting rid of their old records and they have no idea what they are worth. It’s time to get vintage-vinyl-educated.
The thing about records is the fact that you need a record player to enjoy them. Unfortunately, most of us got rid of our record players years ago. So, if you are going to delve in to the vintage vinyl world, you should visit www.yourvintagevinyl.com to learn which player is best for your budget. Vintage record players can get quite costly. Learn everything you need to know on that site. And then, join us in our quest for these incredible old school records.
10 Records You Really Want to Own
We are so serious about checking out yard sales and thrift stores whenever you happen upon piles of records. You would be amazed at some of the prices these records are achieving! Therefore, we would like to introduce you to 10 records you really want to own:
- George Harrison’s Love Comes to Everyone/Soft Touch- The alternative cover to this record was discontinued. It is the most valuable of all his records coming in at $5000 if you happen upon one. Listen to the song here.
- Led Zepplin’s Led Zepplin– This debut album is worth $5000-$7500 if the name, Led Zepplin is in the upper left hand corner written in turquoise.
- David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs– The alternative cover’s reserve gatefold includes the dog’s family jewels. People found this offensive so very few of that cover design made it into the mainstream. However, if you discover a copy, it could be worth $7500!
- Bob Dylan’s The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan– This album had 4 songs removed. However, a few versions escaped with the 4 songs intact. Those vinyl treasures are worth between $20,000 and $30,000! Learn more.
- Pink Floyd’s The Wall– Most of these are printed on black vinyl. But, if you happen upon one that is orange, you will own 1 out of 800 ever made. That makes this piece of history worth $1500-$3000.
- The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers– Look for a red sticker that says, “dj copy monaural.” There might also be an orange stickered mono version. This record will bring you $2000-$4000.
- Joy Division’s An Ideal Living– There was only 1000 copies of this first EP ever made. They recorded the whole thing in one day back in 1977. This rare record is worth $2000. Read about this band.
- Depeche Mode’s Music for the Masses– Be on the lookout for the alternative orange and white cover. Especially if you’d like to own a record worth $3500-$7500. Apparently there are less than 15 in circulation. Good luck hunting!
- The Beatles’ Ask Me Why/Anna- This was a promotional single that came out in 1964. Unfortunately, only 10 copies or less were ever in circulation. But, if you happen upon one you will have just become $25000 richer!
- Nirvana’s Love Buzz/Big Cheese– Their first single enjoyed a 1200 copy release. The first thousand are numbered while the last 200 just have red lines through the covers. Find one of these and you might be able to make $2000.
Who knows, maybe these records are just hanging around Dallas awaiting your rescue!