Collecting Vinyl Records : Collecting Vinyl Records: Beach Boys

Collecting Vinyl Records : Collecting Vinyl Records: Beach Boys

August 23, 2019 17 By Kailee Schamberger


Beach Boys. Remember the Beach Boys? What
a ton of hits. Pretty incredible. Well, here’s a wonderful little Beach Boys album. This
one was produced by Brian Wilson. This is another interesting album I’d like to show
you because, aside from condition, let’s take a look at something else first. This is the
kind of album that has a mini little booklet inside. And a lot of these, like the Magical
Mystery Tour with the Beatles, have little booklets. And if the booklets are still complete,
and they aren’t torn out, that increases the value of the album. So this one is in pretty
darn good condition; it does look like it’s complete. It’s all the Beach Boys. Now, let’s
take a look at the record. Well, this one…oh I thought it didn’t have a record. Some people
just collect the album covers, but they aren’t worth much. Here’s a Beach Boys concert. And
how does it look? It looks okay; it’s not great. I can see a couple of scratches, so
as soon as you start seeing some scratches, had this album been in mint condition, it
would probably be worth fifteen dollars. But now, you’d be lucky to get three to five dollars
for it. I have a fantastic story about the Beach Boys. I know someone who was a record
producer and he lived on the same block as the Beach Boys. He told me that one day they
invited him over to hear Brian’s new song. And Brian, he walked into the living room,
and the whole living room floor was covered with sand as if it was a beach. So their living
room floor, seriously was covered in sand. But anyway, Brian was playing this song that
was like a one-note song. He plays about ten notes and he says “what do you think?” And
my friend looks at him and says “Oh, that’s really cool.” So, we don’t know about what
was going on in Brian’s mind at that particular time, but that wasn’t one of his hits. So,
I’d just like to say that Beach Boys albums are very collectible and very popular right
now. So are the forty-fives. I think we may be talking about forty-fives here soon, Expert
Village. Well, here you go. Remember the Beach Boys.