Out now and completing the swirl story up to 1973 and includes two versions of Dr Z – yep, two versions! Also two versions of Linda Hoyle, plus all full details of all known pressings and versions to date…

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Enter code 2FORYOU at checkout and save 20% when you buy two or more print books.

This offer ends August 7th.

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I’ve launched a stand alone site for the Rare Record Collector books and e-books. Check out the site and you can see more detail on each book’s contents with some examples of the inside spreads.

Check out the site here:

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The Charisma Pink Scroll book has now been completely revised and updated with lots more information and additional versions included. Thanks to all you eagle-eyed collectors out there who spotted new versions and updates. As with all Rare Record Collector books, they are as complete and comprehensive as they can be at the time of going to press, but with all things collectable, occasionally new versions can be unearthed and discovered as time progresses.

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This new version clearly illustrates the differences in the four variations of The Nice “Five Bridges” LP, all on pink scroll labels, two versions of VdGG’s “The Least We Can Do…”, two versions of Gordon Turner’s “Meditation” and two versions of Rare Bird’s “As Your Mind Flies By”, amongst many other changes and additions.

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The book is available here. And can be purchased in hard copy and PDF formats.

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A faithful reproduction of an original mono press advertisement that appeared in the music press (NME, Melody Maker, in November 1974) here’s your chance to get a full colour poster version of the original ad…

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Here’s a few more rarities for sale:


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A couple of new additions on eBay, Budgie’s debut and Comus LP starting at only £9.99…



The newly discovered version of Warhorse 6360 015 has now been added to the book, so any new orders will feature this addition. Any existing orders can request a copy of the amended pages by contacting me through the site. Thanks to everyone for buying the books, hope you find them useful.

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Vertigo Swirl Part 1 coverWouldn’t you just know it! You think you’ve found and identified all swirl label variations and a new version pops up, just after you’ve gone and completed your book on the subject! So, if anyone has recently purchased a copy of Vertigo Swirl UK Discography Vol. 1, please get in touch and I’ll send you a hi-res PDF of the amended page (include your email address so I can send it to you).

The new label in question is a second issue Warhorse, 6360 015, which is on the small swirl label and also includes publishing credits, unlike the large swirl first issue. Click the label below to compare the two versions.