Many MGK listeners and DJs will tell you that all albums from the classic rock era sound better on vinyl.  That may very well be true.  A few Vinyl albums from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s also came with special additions that went beyond lyrics sheets.  Here are a few of our favorites.  

 

 

Rolling Stones ‘Sticky Fingers’

The original record came with an actual zipper. This zipper ending up ruining ‘Moonlight Mile’ on many of the initial pressings, because the zipper would scratch that track.

Here’s how it looked and worked.

 

 

Emerson, Lake and Palmer ‘Brain Salad Surgery’

The original vinyl album features awesome, multi-layer poster artwork that can best be described by taking a look at this video.

The Beatles White Album

The original pressing of The White Album contained something extra inside – four glossy photos and a 24″x36″ poster.

 

Rolling Stones ‘Satanic Majesties’

The art on the vinyl version of this album featured a hologram photo of the band. When you moved the album, the entire band moves.  This video shows what happened.

 

 

Led Zeppelin III

Led Zeppelin III’s original vinyl release had some psychedelic packaging.  The album had a gatefold sleeve that was designed by an artist friend of Jimmy Page’s named Zacron.  Behind the front cover of the album there was a card disc that was full of different images which were visible through holes in the cover. When you moved an image into one hole, it would move other images into the remainnig holes.
Here’s how it worked….