The latest issue from our friends at Record Collector magazine is a Collectible Special.
To coincide with the publication of the Rare Record Price Guide 2022, its editor Ian Shirley picked the Top 200 Most Collectable Records in 2020.
Featuring the 200 most rare and collectible albums in the world today, we were happy to see that Cherry Red has reissued a fair few of these stunning and hard to find records.
We might not be able to sell you the original pressing but these must-hear records are still available on CD through us, and often found alongside deluxe packages, bonus tracks and extended liner notes.
Check out the highlights below…
APPLE: An Apple A Day
They made one of the rarest albums of the psychedelic era (a copy recently sold on eBay for just under £4,000), while their two singles included one of the genre’s most enduring surrender-to-the-void creations in the much-compiled ‘The Otherside’.
Nevertheless, so little information has ever surfaced about Apple that UK underground rock guide book Galactic Ramble described them as “probably the only legendary UK psych band still shrouded in mystery”
FOLKAL POINT: Sumer Is Icumen In: The Pagan Sound of British & Irish Folk 1966-1975
Cherry Red now represent Alan Green’s Folk Heritage label, of which Folkal Point were a big part of.
They are featured on the new boxset Sumer Is Icumen In: The Pagan Sound of British & Irish Folk 1966-1975, out 27 November. Sumer Is Icumen In tightens the mesh by focusing on the point when traditional folksong and the burgeoning late Sixties counterculture collided, largely courtesy of seminal acts like the Incredible String Band, Fairport Convention and Pentangle.
ITHACA: A Game For All Who Know –
The H&F Recordings Box
Between 1968 and 1974, amateur songwriters, musicians and home taping enthusiasts Peter Howell and John Ferdinando – aka H & F Recordings – retreated to their makeshift home studio in East Sussex to mastermind a series of privately-issued albums that were attributed to semi-fictitious groups such as Ithaca and Agincourt.
Both of these records appeared on our Peter Howell and John Fernanindo boxset A Game For All Who Know through our Grapefruit label.
JOHN’S CHILDREN: Midsummer Night’s Scene / Sara Crazy Child
A Strange Affair – The Sixties Recordings
John’s Children were the quintessential cult 60s Mod/Psych band, controversial, sharply dressed and subsequently the stuff of legend.
The band were fronted by Andy Ellison (later with Jet and Radio Stars) and boasted Marc Bolan within their ranks during their short life.
A STRANGE AFFAIR – for the first time – boasts the entire John’s Children output between 1966 and 1970.
Released by the Major Minor label in 1968, the self-titled July album has long been acknowledged by genre enthusiasts as one of the classic UK psychedelic one-shots, mixing the ambition and experimentation of “Sgt. Pepper” with a lo-fi charm and endearing garage band artlessness.
Our definitive 6-CD overview of the band’s activities includes newly-remastered versions of the album in both mono and stereo formats (the latter only previously available on the original 1968 American release) as well as the various single issues, including a completely different recording of album nugget ‘The Way’.
LINDA HOYLE: Pieces Of Me
Linda Hoyle first came to attention as vocalist with the excellent, but short-lived jazz rock band AFFINITY in 1970, after recording an album for VERTIGO records, Linda then embarked on recording her first solo album, “Pieces of Me”, for Vertigo in 1971. This two disc set is a fitting celebration of the work of one of Britain’s most gifted female vocalists and gathers together both of Linda Hoyle’s solo albums and includes a bonus track previously unreleased in Europe,
‘Who’s There’, recorded during sessions for “The Fetch”. The set features a booklet with liner notes by Linda Hoyle.