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Digital version of out of print Beatles reference now available

by Adam Forrest, Beatles News Editor

The enhanced digital version of one of the Beatles bibles, The Beatles Records on Vee-Jay, by Bruce Spizer, is now available at the author's official website,

Long out of print, with original printed copies of the book now going for extreme premium prices on sites like eBay, The Beatles Records on Vee-Jay is an irreplaceable and unmatched reference for Beatles record collectors and any fan who's interested in the recording history of the Beatles. Including high-definition images of rare, real discs most collectors will never get to see in real life, and images of actual paperwork and correspondence from the time, the book tells the story of the Beatles records in the United States before they were on Capitol Records.

This new, enhanced, digital version of The Beatles Records on Vee-Jay takes perfection one step further, and adds even more illustrations of rare record labels and printed documentation from the period, setting the record (you'll pardon the pun) straight of the real details on the records of the Beatles on Vee-Jay, when and where they manufactured, and how many, and the legal battles between the David and Goliath of American record companies, Vee-Jay and Capitol Records.

In addition, this new eBook contains hyperlinks and cross references, you can zoom in to see details of the great images, it is searchable, and you can add bookmarks and annotations. It is optimized for the Apple iPad, and works on any computer or device that reads PDFs.

The new eBook edition of The Beatles Records on Vee-Jay was officially released last week on August 23, the 49th anniversary of the day Vee-Jay awarded five in-house gold record awards to the Beatles in Los Angeles, and one of the expanded chapters in the book contains new, bonus images of the actual Vee-Jay Beatles gold record awards. It also contains expanded information about counterfeit Beatles records from the era and how to identify them.

Every eBook ordered from the author's site will also come with an 8.511 collector's card with images of the Vee-Jay picture sleeves and albums covers and an 8.511 signature card signed by Bruce Spizer showing the front and back covers of the book, and a 28 Vee-Jay covers bookmark.

For more info on the new Enhanced Digital version of The Beatles Records on Vee-Jay, check out

Published August 26, 2013

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