An unexpected moment in the incredible documentary Get Back is the inclusion of the Fab Four playing an early version of “All Things Must Pass,” a song that George Harrison would cut for his stunning solo debut. I had no idea that the song was in the mix amongst what eventually came out on Abbey Road and Let It Be. But it was.
So when a super rare copy of the album came across my desk to describe, I was blown away to see it pressed on dark red vinyl. All three discs are in MT 9 condition. It’s just a tip of the iceberg of the stuff we have coming up for auction in March from the vast record collection from David Swartz.
There are many rare promo copies of classic LPs by Bob Dylan, along with rare copies of Rolling Stones and the Beatles LPs, in this auction. How rare are they? When Garry Shrum, who owned record stores for decades, sees records he’s either never seen or rarely seen, that’s saying something.
So for new and veteran vinyl hounds, buckle up for a fun ride in a few months when the David Swartz record collection goes up for auction in March.