Starting a record collection? Completely one? Just want to be incredibly awesome? A US record retailer, called Cool Vinyl Records, has spent 4 years compiling the physical collection of Rolling Stone Magazine’s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time.’ This is the updated list – Rolling Stone Magazine first put the list together in 2003 and then updated it after having albums from the 200’s added. The collection from Cool Vinyl Records is mostly made up of vinyl, although there are a few albums that were only available on CD. The records were collected from different stores and locations all over the world. According to Cool Vinyl Records, ‘38% of the record albums are 1st pressings, 20% of the albums are sealed.’ They went on to say:
The collection is the only one of its kind known to exist and is compendium of who’s who: from #1 ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ (Beatles – 1967) to #144 ‘Straight Outta Compton (N.W.A. – 1998) to #346 ‘At Newport 1960’ (Muddy Waters – 1960) to #500 ‘Aquemini’ (OutKast – 1998). Leading the pack is, of course, the Beatles with 14 albums combined from the four members of the group. Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, U2, Bob Marley, Talking Heads, Elvis Presley and Nirvana are just a small fraction of the artists included (this group accounts for 48 albums). Listening to the entire collection would take nearly 14 days – nonstop.
Cooooooooooooooooooooool. The collection goes on auction on Thursday, Nov 9th right here. If you buy it, I’m coming over. I’ll bring beer.
Hope you’re a Beatles fan, by the way. They have 3 albums in the Top 5.
5. The Beatles, ‘Rubber Soul’
4. Bob Dylan, ‘Highway 61 Revisited’
3. The Beatles, ‘Revolver’
2. The Beach Boys, ‘Pet Sounds’
1. The Beatles, ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’