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COSMIC PRICE GUIDE 2006 to original KRAUTROCK records
by Ulrich Klatte
|Contact address: CPG Books, c/o Kristian Klatte,
Dorfstr. 6, D-21521 Wohltorf/Hamburg, Germany
304 pages, hard-cover.
Price: €38,- (Europe), $57 (overseas)
This is an essential resource for Krautrock collectors. Concentrating
on vinyl releases, the book lists 1000's of LPs and also singles and
maxis. The Kraut rock period is generally defined as the years 1968-75
although some entries go beyond that. The book lists first pressings
and in some cases re-releases when they differ from the originals. It
contains more than 1 400 colour pictures of covers and labels as well
as label discographies. The artists are listed in alphabetical order
with information about catalogue
| number, year of release plus value
in Euro. As can be seen, many Kraut releases are very valuable today.
This is a very fascinating area of record collecting and the book is a
good companion when record hunting. Several albums are valued at
€500,- and more in mint condition. Should
you be lucky to find a mint copy of Necronomicon's album Tips Zum
Selbstmord you have a €1 000,- album in your hand. This is the
second edition of the Cosmic Price Guide and I can highly recommend
BEATLES WORLDWIDE - an anthology of original LP releases
by Christoph Maus
||Contact address: Maus of Music, c/o Christoph Maus,
Bellealliancestrasse 39, D-20259 Hamburg, Germany
372 pages, hard-cover.
Price: €45,- (Europe), $62 (overseas)
researched book is enough to make your mouth water with more than 900
colour pictures of covers and labels. The book details Beatles album
releases from around the world. What make the collecting of foreign
Beatles releases very interesting is that many countries released
their own compilations with unique covers.The book details releases
from such exotic places as India, Singapore, Peru, Chile and
Argentina, where the Beatles initially were marketed as Los Grillos!
The marketing of the Beatles worldwide is detailed in a separate
section and there is a 272 page illustrated discography from 40+
countries. The book gives detailed information on how to tell a first
|a later pressing and is a very valuable
tool in determining what you actually have in your Beatles collection.
There is a lot of information like company logos, dates of re-releases
and special editions. The book also has a price guide for the original
album releases in the various countries.
This book is a must for any
Beatles collector and a welcome addition to the bookshelf.
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