SOLO BEATLE ITEMS
- JOHN LENNON -

 
  LIFE WITH THE LIONS (UNFINISHED MUSIC NO. 2)
ZAPPLE ST-3357
ISSUED: 5/26/69

APPLE LABEL WITH ZAPPLE LOGO. BY JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO.

THIS LP AND "ELECTRONIC SOUNDS" BY GEORGE HARRISON WERE THE ONLY ALBUMS ISSUED ON ZAPPLE.

ISSUED WITH CUSTOM INNER SLEEVES. AN IMPECCABLE, VIRTUALLY PERFECT FACTORY SEALED EXAMPLE.

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: JL065
PRICE: $400


 
   
  WEDDING ALBUM
APPLE SMAX-3361
ISSUED: 10/20/69

APPLE LABEL WITH ZAPPLE LOGO.

SEVEN MONTHS AFTER THE FACT, JOHN AND YOKO CELEBRATED THEIR MARRIAGE BY RELEASING THIS SPECIAL LP. A SUPER-DELUXE BOXED-SET PACKAGE, IS COMPLETE WITH BIRTH CERTIFICATE, PLASTIC PHOTO OF A WEDDING CAKE, A BOOK OF NEWSPAPER AND PRESS CLIPPINGS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD DENOTING THEIR VARIOUS ESCAPADES, A PHOTO STRIP, A POSTCARD, AND 2 POSTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND LITHOGRAPHS. THE ENTIRE PACKAGE WAS BEAUTIFULLY ASSEMBLED, AND WAS QUITE AN IMPRESSIVE SOUVENIR.

THE ALBUM ITSELF FEATURED ONE SIDE ON WHICH JOHN AND YOKO EACH REPEAT THE OTHER'S NAME FOR TWENTY-THREE MINUTES, WHILE THE OTHER SIDE OFFERED BITS AND PIECES OF INTERVIEWS AND CONVERSATIONS FROM THEIR BED-IN IN AMSTERDAM. THE MERE GIGANTIC PHYSICAL SIZE OF THE BOXED-SET CAUSED MANY RECORD STORES TO PASS ON IT AT THE TIME, AND THE PUBLIC'S UNCERTAINTY ABOUT THE WHOLE EFFORT WAS REFLECTED IN THE CHARTS.

TWO SETS OF FACTORY SHRINKWRAP 'BREATH' HOLES ARE EVIDENT ON EACH OF THE FRONT AND BACK OF THE BOX. CORNER TO CORNER, THIS IS A VIRTUALLY PERFECT STILL SEALED EXAMPLE.

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: JL060
PRICE: -----


 
   
  LIVE PEACE IN TORONTO
(WITHOUT CALENDAR)

APPLE SW-3363
ISSUED: 12-12-69

LIVE CONCERT FEATURING ERIC CLAPTON, KLAUS VOORMANN AND ALAN WHITE LP WAS JOHN'S SOLO ALBUM DURING THE BEATLES BREAKUP.

ISSUED WITH ENCLOSED 3" X 5" MAIL ORDER POSTCARD ENTITLING THE HOLDER TO THE 16 PAGE 10" X 10" SPIRAL BOUND 1970 "JOHN AND YOKO CALENDAR" THAT WAS INITIALLY ISSUED WITH THE "LIVE PEACE IN TORONTO" LP (SEE ITEM BELOW).

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: JL004
PRICE: $75


 
   
  "LIVE PEACE IN TORONTO" LP
ORIGINAL 1970 CALENDAR
ISSUED: 12-12-69

ORIGINAL 10" X 10" METAL SPIRAL BOUND 1970 "JOHN AND YOKO CALENDAR" THAT WAS INITIALLY ISSUED WITH THE "LIVE PEACE IN TORONTO" LP. IT WAS DESIGNED BY YOKO AND PREPARED IN NEW YORK. THE CALENDAR CONTAINS PICTURES AND WORDS FROM THE COUPLE, AND CONCLUDES WITH A "13 MONTH".

THE PACKAGING OF THE CALENDARS INSIDE THE ALBUM JACKETS OFTEN DAMAGED THE COVERS. CAPITOL SOLVED THE PROBLEM BY SUBSTITUTING A POSTCARD, THAT COULD BE MAILED TO ONE OF THE PRESSING PLANTS IN EXCHANGE FOR A CALENDAR.

THESE CALENDARS BEING OFFERED HERE, CAME STRAIGHT OUT OF THE SHIPPING BOX FROM THE FACTORY AND ARE UNUSED, LIKE NEW.

CONDITION: NM (FACTORY STOCK "AS NEW")
ITEM#: JL005
PRICE: $50


 
   

  LIVE PEACE IN TORONTO
(WITH 'METAL' SPIRAL BOUND CALENDAR)

APPLE SW-3363
ISSUED: 12/12/69

RAREST LABEL VARIATION: WITH CAPITOL LOGO IN PERIMETER.

COVER REMAINS IN THE ORIGINAL SHRINKWRAP. ALSO INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL 16 PAGE "JOHN & YOKO 1970 CALENDAR". THIS IS THE METAL WIRE SPIRAL BOUND CALENDAR VARIATION (SEE ITEM ABOVE).

NEXT TO FINDING GEORGE HARRISON'S "WONDERWALL" WITH THE CAPITOL LOGO, THIS LP WITH THIS RARE (JACKSONVILLE PRESSING) LABEL IS VERY DIFFICULT TO ACQUIRE.

CONDITION OF THE COVER IS MINT MINUS - STILL IN THE SHRINKWRAP. SMALL STAPLE IS IN LEFT HAND CORNER, AND THE RECORD IS A STUNNING NEAR MINT, PERHAPS PLAYED ONCE OR TWICE. LABELS ARE MINT.

CONDITION: M- / NM / CALENDAR NM "AS NEW"
ITEM#: JL037
PRICE: $450


 
   

  LIVE PEACE IN TORONTO
(WITH 'PLASTIC' SPIRAL BOUND CALENDAR)

APPLE SW-3363
ISSUED: 12/12/69

"MFD. BY APPLE RECORDS, INC." PRINT IN PERIMETER,
WITH 'SW' PREFIX ON LABELS, JACKSONVILLE PRESSING.

COVER REMAINS IN THE ORIGINAL SHRINKWRAP. ALSO INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL 16 PAGE "JOHN & YOKO 1970 CALENDAR". THIS IS THE PLASTIC WIRE SPIRAL BOUND CALENDAR VARIATION.

CONDITION OF THE COVER IS NEAR MINT MINUS - STILL IN THE SHRINKWRAP. SMALL STAPLE HOLES  IN LEFT HAND CORNER, AND THE RECORD IS A STELLAR MINT MINUS UNPLAYED GEM.

CONDITION: NM- / M - (UNPLAYED) / CALENDAR NM "AS NEW"
ITEM#: JL063
PRICE: $100


 
   

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  "MOTHER"  b/w  "WHY" (YOKO ONO)
JOHN LENNON - PLASTIC ONO BAND

APPLE 1827
PICTURE SLEEVE & ACCOMPANYING 45 SINGLE
ISSUED: 12/28/70

(ACTUAL SCANS)

ALTHOUGH "MOTHER" WAS NOT THE MOST COMMERCIAL SONG ON THE "JOHN LENNON / PLASTIC ONO BAND" ALBUM, IT WAS THE MOST POWERFUL. PERHAPS THAT IS WHY JOHN PICKED THE SONG FOR RELEASE AS A SINGLE EVEN THOUGH HE KNEW ITS APPEAL WOULD BE LIMITED. THE 45 WAS NOT RELEASED IN ENGLAND.

FOR THE SINGLE, THE SONG WAS SHORTENED FROM ITS 5:29 LENGTH TO 3:55 BY EDITING OUT THE OPENING BELLS AND FADING OUT SHORTLY AFTER THE LAST VERSE. WHILE THE ALBUM VERSION HAS SLIGHT STEREO SEPARATION, THE SINGLE VERSION IS MONO. THE RECORD'S B-SIDE, "WHY", WAS PULLED FROM THE ALBUM "YOKO ONO / PLASTIC ONO BAND".

IN THE U.S., APPLE PREPARED A STRAIGHT CUT PICTURE SLEEVE, PRINTED BY QUEENS LITHO, AND WAS PRODUCED IN A VERY LIMITED QUANTITY, MAKING IT ONE OF THE RAREST SOLO BEATLES PICTURE SLEEVES TO FIND. THIS EXAMPLE IS A STUNNING NEAR MINT, WITH SHARP EDGES, NO RINGWEAR, AND JUST THE SLIGHTEST HINT OF HALF RECORD IMPRESSION ON THE A-SIDE THAT IS HARDLY DETECTABLE.

THE SLEEVE IS ACCOMPANIED BY THE SCRANTON DARK GREEN APPLE 45 SINGLE (APP1827.02S(af), SPIZER),  WITH THE "MACLEN MUSIC, INC. BMI" CREDIT, AND HAS THE "MFD. BY APPLE" PERIMETER PRINT ON THE A-SIDE. THE RECORD IS IN UNPLAYED MINT CONDITION.

CONDITION: NM / M- (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: JL064
PRICE: ------


 
   
  JOHN LENNON - PLASTIC ONO BAND
APPLE SW-3372
ISSUED: 12/11/70

INCREDIBLE ORIGINAL 1970 FACTORY SEALED APPLE LABEL FIRST ISSUE. NO FLAWS AT ALL, WITH SHARP CORNERS AND COMPLETE SEAL. A TRUE GEM OF THIS HISTORICAL SOLO LP BY JOHN.

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: JL061
PRICE: ------


 
   
JOHN LENNON - PLASTIC ONO BAND
APPLE SW-3372
ISSUED: 12/11/70

WHITE APPLE LABEL, ISSUED WITH LYRIC LINER SLEEVE.
IN THE SHRINKWRAP.
  CONDITION: NM / NM
ITEM#: JL019
PRICE: $100


 
   
  IMAGINE
APPLE SW-3379
ISSUED: 9/9/71

CUSTOM APPLE LABEL. WITH PHOTO-LYRIC LINER SLEEVE, 22" X 33" POSTER, AND THE PHOTO CARD FEATURING JOHN HOLDING THE PIG (JOHN'S ANSWER TO PAUL'S "RAM").

SUPERB STILL SEALED NEAR MINT CONDITION ALL THE WAY AROUND WITH GREAT TIGHT FACTORY SEAL. VERY MINOR FLAWS ARE TINY TAPS TO THE UPPER CORNERS.

THE WEIGHT OF THIS EXAMPLE IS A NICE HEAVY EARLY EXAMPLE, OBVIOUS THAT THE POSTER AND THE PHOTO CARD ARE ENCLOSED.

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: JL066
PRICE: $600


 
   
  SOMETIME IN NEW YORK CITY
APPLE SVBB-3392
ISSUED: 6/12/72

THIS IS THE ORIGINAL FIRST ISSUE APPLE PRESSING.

DOUBLE LP WITH GATEFOLD COVER. BY JOHN LENNON & THE PLASTIC ONO BAND.

ISSUED WITH CUSTOM LINER SLEEVES, PHOTO CARD, AND 8" X 11" PETITION TO KEEP JOHN LENNON FROM BEING DEPORTED.

STUNNING, TIGHTLY SEALED EXAMPLE WITH NO CUT OUT HOLES OR MARKS. MINOR ISSUES ARE ONLY A SMALL " WRAP SEPARATION AT RIGHT EDGE, AND A TINY TAP TO LOWER RIGHT CORNER WITH A MILLIMETER WRAP SEPARATION THERE.

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: JL067
PRICE: $500


 
   
SOMETIME IN NEW YORK CITY
APPLE SVBB-3392
ISSUED: 6/12/72

THIS IS THE ORIGINAL FIRST ISSUE APPLE PRESSING.

DOUBLE LP WITH GATEFOLD COVER. BY JOHN LENNON & THE PLASTIC ONO BAND.

ISSUED WITH CUSTOM LINER SLEEVES, PHOTO CARD, AND 8" X 11" PETITION TO KEEP JOHN LENNON FROM BEING DEPORTED.

BEAUTIFUL TIGHT SEALED EXAMPLE WITH ONLY FLAW BEING A " SHRINK TEAR IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER, CAUSING SOME LIGHT YELLOWING IN THAT CORNER AND SOME ON UPPER EDGE.

  CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: JL053
PRICE: $450


 
   
SOMETIME IN NEW YORK CITY
CAPITOL/APPLE SVBB-3392
ISSUED: LATE 1972

DOUBLE LP WITH GATEFOLD COVER. BY JOHN LENNON & THE PLASTIC ONO BAND. ISSUED WITH CUSTOM LINER SLEEVES.

THIS IS THE LATE 1972 CAPITOL / APPLE PRESSING WITH THE CAPITOL DOME PURPLE LABEL WITH "MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS" PERIMETER PRINT.
  CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: JL034
PRICE: ------


 
   
  MIND GAMES
APPLE SW-3414
ISSUED: 10/31/73

MOST OUTSTANDING STILL SEALED NEAR MINT EXAMPLE.  WITH FOUR SHARP CORNERS AND GREAT TIGHT FACTORY SEAL. NO RINGWEAR. VIBRANT BOLD COLORS. THEY DO NOT COME BETTER THAN THIS. VERY MINOR ISSUE IS ONLY A MILLIMETER WRAP SEPARATION AT LOWER LEFT CORNER TIP.

ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT LENNON LP ALBUMS TO FIND STILL SEALED.

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: JL068
PRICE: $600


 
   
  WALLS AND BRIDGES
APPLE SW-3416
ISSUED: 9/26/74

CUSTOM GATEFOLD COVER WITH TWO FRONT SECTIONS THAT OPEN SEPARATELY. WITH 8 PAGE BOOKLET AND PHOTO LINER SLEEVE.

THIS SEALED EXAMPLE IS VIRTUALLY PERFECT CORNER TO CORNER ! TRUE BEAUTY.

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: JL051
PRICE: ------


 
   
  ROCK N' ROLL
APPLE SK-3419
ISSUED: 2/17/75

THE VERY FIRST APPLE PRESSING.

THIS SEALED EXAMPLE IS VIRTUALLY PERFECT CORNER TO CORNER, WITH JUST  A SMALL FACTORY INDUCED CRINKLE ON BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER AREA.

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: JL050
PRICE: ---


 
   


  SHAVED FISH
APPLE SW-3421
ISSUED: 10/24/75

WITH RARE LARGE 4" X 2" RED STICKER WITH "COLLECTIBLE LENNON" AND SONG TITLES ADHERED TO SHRINKWRAP.

BECOMING A MOST DIFFICULT LENNON LP TO FIND SEALED - ESPECIALLY WITH THE STICKER.

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: JL059
PRICE: ------


 
   

  DOUBLE FANTASY
GEFFEN GHS-2001
ISSUED: 11/17/80

CREAM COLOR LABEL. WITH LYRIC/PHOTO LINER SLEEVE. FIRST ISSUE : SONGS OUT OF ORDER ON BACK COVER.

HAS 2" X 1" RECTANGULAR CLEAR SONG STICKER "JUST LIKE STARTING OVER" ADHERED TO SHRINKWRAP.

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: JL046
PRICE: $150


 
   


  THIS IS NOT HERE
ART EXHIBITION NEWSPAPER & POSTER
ISSUED: 1971

THIS VERY RARE 12 PAGE 16.5" X 21.5" LARGE POSTER/NEWSPAPER SET WAS ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE "JOHN & YOKO ART EXHIBITION" HELD AT THE EVERSON MUSEUM OF ART, SYRACUSE, NY.

THE ART EXHIBITION OPENED ON JOHN LENNON'S 31ST BIRTHDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1971, AND LASTED FOR ONLY 2 AND A HALF WEEKS, CLOSING ON OCTOBER 27, 1971.

ON THE BACK OF THE NEWSPAPER (AS SEEN IN THE TOP PHOTO), IS THE FAMOUS "THIS IS NOT HERE" POSTER, WHICH CAN BE READILY FRAMED.

IN 1983, THIS ITEM WAS PURCHASED DIRECTLY FROM THE LENNON ESTATE. EXTREMELY RARE. A VERY BEAUTIFUL AND DESIRABLE COLLECTIBLE - ONE THAT COMES AROUND VERY SELDOM IN THIS CONDITION "- UNUSED AND LIKE NEW.

CONDITION: M-
ITEM#: JL013
PRICE: $125


 

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