Latest vinyl 'finds'.

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Re: Latest vinyl 'finds'.

Post by andrew Ivimey » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:38 pm

You was robbed!
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Post by IslandPink » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:44 pm

The Skip James LP is great. I can understand how Clapton et al became total fans in the 1960's.
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Post by IslandPink » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:47 pm

Oh and the 'Yellow Princess' by Fahey is even better - the recording quality is great, the first side has a couple of the most wonderful tracks I've ever heard by a guitarist, he's like nobody else, just totally original. Such tone and power.
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Re: Latest vinyl 'finds'.

Post by Ant » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:20 pm

4 records today for the princely sum of 50p each.
A picture disc of rush hemispheres, Alice Cooper billion dollar babies with all the bits apart from the note, acdc if you want blood and Dr hook sometimes you win.

Gave them all a clean before playing them as they were grotty, but then what did I expect for 50p.... The Dr hook is in nice condition, the acdc is scratched to hell but its only pops and bangs so is playable, the Alice Cooper is also scratched to hell but is abit worse than the acdc, the rush disc was awful.

Had some sort of yellowy crap all over it that I reckon was a combination of coal dust and cigarette smoke. Must have been displayed on someones wall.

Having nowt to lose, i ended up submerging the entire disc in record cleaning fluid for about 45 minutes to dissolve all the crap off it as there is no centre label to ruin, binned the fluid, then ran it through the knosti with fresh fluid.

Came out pristine.
Well pleased with that, it plays like new. Abit more surface noise cos its a picture disc, but who cares

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Post by IslandPink » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:47 pm

Good effort !
Keep checking in skips when you pass them, btw. My record dealer friend in Keswick once saw a stack of LP's in a skip in Carlisle and checked them - three of them were obscure Deram prog-rock LP's worth over £200 each.
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Post by IslandPink » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:43 pm

Some necessary purchases here , to avoid future disappointment when they become unaffordable ! ;
The disc on the '77-Early Years-79 ' is practically mint. The Hex Enduction came from Holland, now been repatriated.
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Post by IslandPink » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:47 pm

My Fall spree more or less complete. I had a purple patch last night and got these two on EBay at below the going rate, within half an hour.
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Post by Cressy Snr » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:52 pm

Found this underrated gem by John Miles on our Mexborough indoor market record stall this afternoon.

"Stranger in the City" came out in late 1976:
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I bought it when it came out, then lost it or sold it; can't remember.
The big hit off it was "Slow Down" which made No 2 in the American Disco chart,
but the other single "Remember Yesterday" is the best one for me; great, great song - very Supertramp in parts:



Good album (apart from "Slow Down") and worth hearing again after 42 years. Glad I found it. :)
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Post by Dave the bass » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:33 pm

Latest finds from a 2 day break down on the South coast, an interesting haul (IMO).

A 1980 UK Philips reissue of a cracking live album...
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Found this in one of those 'bargain bins' full of Phil's type of albums :)
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It shouldn't have been there!

Oooo! ...went JTS, 'glossy' laminate cover said DTB, lets have closer look....
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Erks! Spanish import? Immaculate condition and stored in an anti static sleeve, better than my own copy from years ago.
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I found this, liked the cover, never heard of the artist. Turned it over, nope, still none the wiser.
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Took the record out, read the inner sleeve notes listing the band line up. 1/2 of 'Isotope', I'll have it!
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Looked at the label...
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Apparenty its called Freedom Is Frightening, a 1973 album by the Japanese percussionist, keyboardist and composer Stomu Yamash'ta and his band East Wind. Thank you Wikipedia!
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Post by IslandPink » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:45 pm

Cor ! what a fine haul - that last one very interesting , and on the lovely Pink rim !
Must must must get a copy of Jaco's first album. I'll have a look in Keswick next week.
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Re: Latest vinyl 'finds'.

Post by Cressy Snr » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:54 pm

I bought "Freedom is Frightening" in 1974 when I was 16, on that very same Island label, along with "Love, Devotion, Surrender" by John McLaughlin.
Nick has my plain orange label CBS copy of LDS. Don't know what happened to "Freedom is Frightening" I remember raving over it at school. It saw plenty of 6th form common room sound system action.

Don't know what has happened to my taste in music since :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Latest vinyl 'finds'.

Post by andrew Ivimey » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:06 pm

We do.
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Post by Cressy Snr » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:26 pm

And it's not pretty.
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Re: Latest vinyl 'finds'.

Post by andrew Ivimey » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:29 pm

Not the first adjective that springs to mind...
Philosophers have only interpreted the world - the point, however, is to change it. No it isn't ... maybe we should leave it alone for a while.

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Re: Latest vinyl 'finds'.

Post by Cressy Snr » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:55 pm

IIRC, "Freedom is frightening" is only a short album, but it was bloody good.

I remember reading a Carl Anthony article in "Audio" magazine around September 1974, where a certain John Farlowe, having just opened a hi-fi shop in Brighton, called "Exposure" used Yamashta and McLaughlin to show off a high end basement system with Quad 44 preamp, Amcron DC3000 power amplification, Technics DD turntable with SME/Shure V15III, feeding some 6ft tall, Tannoy monitors he'd rescued from a studio. Carl was suitably impressed and I being young and impressionable bought the records, hoping I would be as impressed. I was.

My 1975 collection included:

Tangerine Dream Alpha Centauri, Phaedra, Rubycon and Richochet
Edgar Froese, Aqua, Epsilon in Malaysian Pale
Rick Wakeman, Henry VIII, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Arthur & the Knights etc.
Isotope, Illusion
Seventh Wave, Psi-Fi and Things To Come
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow - First Album
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge
Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs
Steely Dan-Countdown to Ecstasy, Pretzel Logic
PFM-Photos of Ghosts
Cyrille Verdeaux - Clearlight Symphony
Greenslade - Bedside Manners Are Extra
Pink Floyd - Relics, DSOTM, A Nice Pair

Alan Freeman's Saturday afternoon show was a must listen.

Sadly, have none of these albums now.
Must try to get re-acquainted with them
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