Now this is something of an oddity. But I can imagine a lot of people wanted to own this reissue of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop 21 album. Read more
I think these albums have been many people’s first introduction to the Fab Four, not least because pretty much every household seemed to have one or indeed both. If you are feeling nostalgic or just want your own copy, The Beatles 1962 – 1966 and 1967 – 1970 albums are being reissued on heavyweight vinyl.
Morrissey continues to get the headlines (for better or worse) some 30 years or so after the group formed, but very soon, you'll be able to re-discover just why he came to prominence in the first place – by grabbing The Smiths Complete Collector's Boxset on Rhino.
It's impressive. Even if you have all the original albums in your collection, you'll be tempted by this. As long as you are a Smiths fan, that is. The collection has been 'reworked' by Johnny Marr and Rhino UK, with the set including all four of the band's studio albums (The Smiths, Meat Is Murder, The Queen Is Dead and Strangeways, Here We Come) plus live album Rank and compilations Hatful Of Hollow, The World Won’t Listen and Louder Than Bombs. Each has been taken back to original tape sources and remastered by Johnny Marr at Metropolis Studios in London.
These days it's easy to amass hundreds of photographs digitally and not have a single one exist in print. If you're a compulsive digital snapper who rarely prints, this Retro Camera Photo Album might just persuade you to commit your work to paper.
The album measures 10 x 16cm and can hold 36 photographs in clear plastic sleeves with black backing inside. It has a magnetic clasp and carry strap and the old-school camera styling makes it perfect for housing all those retro-effect shots you've taken on your iphone.
It costs £12 and is available from the V&A Museum shop, either in person or online here.