After a little research (A sides in parentheses):
“Rock Around the Clock” (“Thirteen Women (And Only One Man in
Town)”)– Bill Haley and His Comets in 1954.
“Tequila” (“Train to Nowhere") – The Champs
"Unchained Melody” ( “Hung on You.”) – The Righteous Brothers 1965.
"Ruby Tuesday”* (“Let’s Spend the Night Together”) – The Rolling
“I Will Survive” (“...
According to The Record Collectors Guild:
In 1930, RCA Victor launched the first commercially-available vinyl
long-playing record, marketed as "Program Transcription" discs. These
revolutionary discs were designed for playback at 33⅓ rpm and pressed
on a 12" diameter flexible plastic disc. In Roland Gelatt's book The
Fabulous Phonograph, the ...
Song, Record, Album of the Year: What's the Difference?
Album of the Year is the most self-explanatory. It rewards, well,
albums. Like Record of the Year, it's a performance and production
award that goes to the artist and the album's producer and recording
So basically Album is looking at all the songs and certain people used in the ...
This is a cover of the song "Life in Mono"
I was able to identify it from scraps of the lyrics:
The stranger sang a theme
From someone else's dream
The leaves began to fall
And no one spoke at all
But I can't seem to recall
When you came along
In most of the world, the default length of copyright is the life of the author plus either 50 or 70 years.
So, even though a particular recording is 'out of print' it doesn't mean that we can then reproduce the CD in question.
Also, there are in essence there are two separate elements in the copyright of a 'recording', the recording ...
Green Day's Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) initially appeared as a B-side on their Brain Stew / Jaded single from their album Insomniac.
It eventually was re-released as the second single on Nimrod and became a massive hit.
I've turned up a few more .. with notes as to which were officially turned over or re-released
I Am the Walrus (Hello Goodbye) - Beatles 1967
Never turned over
Green Onions (Behave Yourself) - Booker T & The MGs 1962
Half The World Away (Whatever) - Oasis 1994
[afaik] Never turned over
Suffragette City (Starman) - David Bowie 1972
Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" was the B-side of "Donna". While Donna reached #2 and "La Bamba" only #22 on Billboard Hot 100, I think "La Bamba" could be considered "more popular" in the long term. Valens was credited with a #1 hit when the Los Lobos version reached #1. Also "La Bamba" ranked No. 98 in VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Rock and Roll in 1999.
Already mentioned in another answer, but I wanted to add a little more detail: Dear God by XTC was originally a B-side-only release on the single Grass, and became so popular so quickly that it supplanted an original album track, Mermaid Smiled, on the US release of the album Skylarking:
The original release of the album Skylarking has Mermaid Smiled in ...
Its actually kind of tough to tell for sure, at least from sales figures, since a B side was (obviously) sold as an inseparable package with its A side. Probably the best way to tell would be from the imperfect measure of radio airplay time.
My personal favorite instance of a B side getting more airplay is Led Zepplin's Hey, Hey, What Can I Do?. It was a B-...
To answer the rest of the question.
Recordings go "out of print" when the company that is printing the recording decides that sales do not justify printing any additional copies and the company's stockpile of prints have been exhausted.
Typically, vinyl and CD recordings, like books, are produced in a "print run" where a large number of copies of the same ...
Way back when, a "record" was just a generic term for a vinyl recording, whether that piece of vinyl be a 7" single, a 12" single, EP or a full album.
From the Oxford Dictionary:
A thin plastic disc carrying recorded sound in grooves on each surface, for reproduction by a record player:
I’m listening to records in my room
4.1 A piece or ...
I think of an "album" as being the songs that an artist intended to be released together. The album gets released on various mediums, such as 8-track, cassette, vinyl (a.k.a. record), or CD. A "record" is a specific medium that the album is released on.
A record doesn't have to be an album. A record could be a single.
Merriam-Webster defines "album" as:
From another source, Discogs, you can have a little more information.
What records dit this label release?
Eddie Noack, Porter Wagoner - Psycho / The Rubber Room
Gin Gillette, Baron Daemon & The Vampires - Train To Satanville / Ghost Guitars
The Shandells / The Ideals - Gorilla
The Motions , Alf Newman - Bumble Bee '65 / It's A Gas
Records Cat Number
Wavy Gravy was a bootleg/pirate label with just a scant few releases. Being that the releases were pirates (i.e. released without the bands' knowledge or consent), it's 99.999% likely that none of the artists saw a dime from any of their releases.
I was the person who answered the other “Virgin Vinyl” question so I will bring a flavour of that answer to this question.
There is quite a good page on Wikipedia about “Gramophone Records” in which the claim that virgin vinyl produces better sound quality is restated – but not substantiated.
I am far from being an audiophile but my experience is that ...
It's a limited release, they only pressed 700 copies. It's intended to make the copies more valuable (similar to limited releases of prints for visual artists).
According to this site, it looks like there were other releases of the album, but only 700 of the gray-and-black swirl limited edition vinyl.
This site specializes in limited releases, you can ...
Some additional ones to supplement @Briller and @ChrisSunami's answers:
"Wipe Out" by the Surfaris, original A-Side was "Surfer Joe"
"Maggie May" by Rod Stewart, original A-Side was "Reason To Believe"
"Rock and Roll Part 2" by Gary Glitter, original A-Side was "Rock and Roll Part 1"
"Fingertips - Part 2" by Little Stevie Wonder, original A-Side was "...