Collectible CDs

Feb 3, 2005 | Collectibles | 0 comments

Most crucial albums have been released on CD, so these days, rare CDs, not LPs, are going for big bucks

Joel Selvin, Chronicle Senior Pop Music Critic
Monday, January 31, 2005

“In fact, some CD reissues that themselves came and went are pulling down big bucks on the Internet — higher prices than the original albums ever did. Some CDs readily available for a few dollars only a few years ago, now out of print, can easily command three figures.
It’s not just the one-time-only, special promotional items that are fetching premiums. Either of the two major label CDs by the Traveling Wilburys — a Top 10, multiplatinum hit in 1988 for a group including George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne — sell for $40 and more because the discs went out of print and the principals can’t agree on further licensing rights. British Invasion era bandleader Dave Clark, who owns the rights to all his old masters, leased a two-CD set to Disney’s Hollywood Records in 1993, and it is now a pricey collector’s item.”

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