Chicago Sun-Times. HighBeam Research. Archived from the original on October 20, Retrieved October 19, The Village Voice. Retrieved January 19, Trouser Press. Retrieved January 2, Retrieved October 2, Stylus Magazine. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 18, April 18, Retrieved April 20, Time Out. Archived from the original on September 21, November 16, Not all companies adopted the white label promo as a standard for promotional copies.
Some labels used different colored labels for promotional copies. Decca, for example, used pink labels for promotional copies in the s before adopting the white label for such use in LP) s. Sometimes, they simply used a stock cover LP) a large hole punched in a corner, rather than press a special white label promo version of the album. You can browse our white label promo and other promotional records here.
There are a few things that make white label promo records something of interest to collectors. First of all, they are, by definition, different from stock, or commercially released, pressings in that they have a completely different label.
Since collectors like things that are different, that alone makes them something to add to their collection, LP). Second, the white label promo pressings are usually pressed before the commercial copies, in order to get them to the radio stations prior to the commercial release date. That means that the white label promo pressings are among the first records pressed from the stampers for a particular release, which generally means they may sound better than their stock counterparts.
Stampers wear out over time due to friction, and the last record pressed from a particular stamper generally will not sound as good as the first one pressed. White label promo copies are desirable to collectors and audiophiles simply because they often sound better. Another oddity about white label promo pressings is that they may be different in some way from their stock counterparts.
When monaural records were phased out in the U. This continued into the early s, but by then, most music stations had moved to the FM band.
Because of this, these white If You Leave - Various - Its Only Love (Vinyl promo mono pressings were often pressed in minuscule numbers compared to the stereo versions. George Martin. Hot lyrics. About The Beatles. Activity years. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in Rooted in skiffle, beat and s rock and roll, the Beatles later Rooted in skiffle, beat and s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating If You Leave - Various - Its Only Love (Vinyl elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways.
Intheir enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the s.
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