Roger Taylor Worldwide Rarities

The list below was taken from Record Collector issue 246, published in February 2000, and is a guide to Roger's top 20 worldwide rarities. All values quoted are for the items in mint condition and are given in pounds stirling. Since publication, values are likely to have risen, and the top rarities may also have changed.

 

Format Summary:
Standard 7" P/S - 5; Demo / Promotional Items - 5; 7" Acetates - 3; LP Test Pressings - 2; Withdrawn Items - 2; Standard 12" P/S - 2; 8-Track Cartridge - 1

Country Summary:
UK - 8; Netherlands - 4; Japan - 3; Belgium - 1; Canada - 1; Europe - 1; Portugal - 1; USA - 1

Year Summary:
1984 - 5; 1977 - 4; 1994 - 4; 1981 - 3; 1966 - 2; 1985 - 1; 1999 - 1



1. What's On Your Mind / I'll Go Crazy / Bona Serra / Just A Little Bit
(by Johnny Quale & The Reaction, Sound Studios D 105 10, UK 7" Metal Acetate, 1966) - 1,500 +

2. I Got You / In The Midnight Hour
(by The Reaction, Sound Studios 105 11, UK 7" Metal Acetate, 1966) - 1,500 +

3. I Wanna Testify / Turn On The TV
(EMI, no catalogue no., UK 7" metal acetate, 1977) - 1,000 +

4. Strange Frontier
(EMI, SP 8406 JU, UK LP test pressing, unique P/S, 1984) - 750

5. Fun In Space
(EMI, no catalogue no., UK LP test pressing, unique P/S, 1981) - 750

6. Happiness?
(EMI TOCP-8290, Japan, 13 track promo CD with OBI, includes both 'Final Destination' and 'Dear Mr Murdoch', 1994) - 500

7. Beautiful Dreams / Young Love
(EMI 2004257, Portugal, 7", unique P/S, 1984) - 500

8. I Wanna Testify / Turn On The TV
(EMI 4C-006-99504, Belgium, 7", unique P/S, 1977) - 450

9. I Wanna Testify / Turn On The TV
(EMI 5C-006-99504, Netherlands, 7", unique P/S, 1977) - 350

10. Superstar Countdown
(TBS Syndications TBS SC 042, Canada, 2-LP radio show, no P/S, 1985) - 150

11. Let's Get Crazy / Laugh Or Cry
(Elektra P1529E, Japan, 7", unique insert P/S, 1981) - 150

12. Nazis 1994 (Single) / Nazis 1994 (Radio) / Nazis 1994 (Makita) / Nazis 1994 (Big Science)
(EMI 7243 8 81140 25, Netherlands, withdrawn CD, P/S, 1994) - 75

13. I Wanna Testify / Turn On The TV
(EMI 2679, UK, 7" Demo, 1977) - 70

14. Man On Fire / Killing Time
(EMI EMS 17467, Japan, 7" unique insert P/S, 1984) - 70

15. Strange Frontier / I Cry For You / Two Sharp Pencils
(EMI 12EMI5490, UK, 12", unique P/S, 1984) - 65

16. Pressure On
(EMI FIRE1, Europe, withdrawn 3 track promo CD, P/S, 1999) - 65

17. Fun In Space
(Elektra 5T 8522, US, boxed 8-Track Cartridge, 1981) - 60

18. Man On Fire / Killing Time
(EMI 12EMI5478, UK, 12", unique P/S, 1984) - 50

19. Foreign Sand
(with Yoshiki, EMI FOREIGN1, Netherlands, 1-track promo CD, P/S, 1994) - 40

20. Nazis 1994 (Single) / Nazis 1994 (Radio)
(EMI 72438 8114124, Netherlands, withdrawn CD, card P/S, 1994) - 40