Ltd Ed/Rare/Otherwise Expensive Wantlist

By sayhaveyoumetlydia sayhaveyoumetlydia
updated 6 months ago

Records like these make collecting fun! (Maybe I'll be able to afford/find these one day)

Definitively ranked on a desire-to-have basis, except for the four Modest Mouse Demo cassettes at the bottom of the list. Those would be number one if I could get my hands on them at all.

Some of these, especially if originally released in the 70s or earlier, would really be fine to have in a reissue or an otherwise less rare copy, but I put them on there for kicks. It would just be super cool to have.

  1. The Velvet Underground - The Complete Matrix Tapes

    2 For Sale from $50.00

    It's a shame that there's no vinyl issue (just the CDs) but it's still a kickass box set of media that I LOVE.

  2. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

    8 For Sale from $59.95

    It goes without saying that this is the album that defined one of my favorite genres. The red wax/gatefold 2003 reissue is super cool and I would love to have it, but I don't know if having a cool looking reissue or a well-preserved first edition is more important to me. (I'd probably rather have this one.)

    Less cool but slightly more accessible version:
    Original release. Printed inner sleeve. Compare to the red version also on the list entry above?

  3. Ringo Deathstarr - Colour Trip

    1 For Sale from $59.99

    Either of the three different wax colors offered in this reissue would be AWESOME, but as Elliot told me at the Feb. 17th show, the fake hoe that was supposed to press them for the band never came through and he's going to have to sue him and all that, so we will see what even comes of this release.

  4. King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity

    4 For Sale from $94.24

    This is probably one of the best albums of 2016. The 2x10" version of this release is probably a little visually cooler (and much more accessible to buy), but the embossed cover, cool inner sleeve, poster, and download code are too much to resist. I honestly want both.

    The other version:

  5. Modest Mouse - This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About

    11 For Sale from $49.99

    My third favorite MM album. (Still need Everywhere and His Nasty Parlour Tricks!!!) How cool would it be to have the original pressing of that?

  6. Van Morrison - Blowin' Your Mind!

    1 For Sale from $95.69

    Obviously a special album to me because of dad. And, of course, how cool would it be to have the original pressing?

  7. Beach House - Bloom

    4 For Sale from $250.00

    A glow-in-the-dark promotional release of another genre-defining and favorite album of mine.

    Less cool but more accessible (and still pretty cool) version:
    White 180-gram vinyl! This is the more accessible (but way less cool) version of this album already on this list.

  8. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground

    1 For Sale from $200.00

    Other than White Light/White Heat, this album would complete the amount of VU discography I think is important to have. How cool would it be to have the original pressing?

  9. Joyce Manor - Joyce Manor

    Wow, wow, wow. Joyce Manor's self-released, self-titled, first-ever demo. Gotta find both the tape and the red 7" record.

  10. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks

    1 For Sale from $73.95

    (See Blowin' Your Mind!)

    It's not terribly inaccessible (around or less than $100 if in actual good condition) but it's definitely up there on the wantlist for me.

  11. Underworld - Born Slippy

    20 For Sale from $12.32

    This song saved my life second semester of freshman year.

  12. Tame Impala - Lonerism

    9 For Sale from $283.53

    What a spectacular (and outlandishly expensive) box set relevant to the neo-psych revival that Tame Impala kicked off with Innerspeaker. Most expensive thing that I have on the list?

  13. Ringo Deathstarr - Ringo Deathstarr

    4 For Sale from $39.89

    So this one is definitely more on the accessible side, but it still would be a rare find that I would love to have in the collection.

  14. Slowdive - Souvlaki

    2 For Sale from $234.22

    Super important shoegaze album. How cool would it be to have the original pressing?

  15. Secret Shine - Untouched

    5 For Sale from $141.77

    I loved playing some of these tracks on my radio show! It's not the MOST important album to me, but as always, I would prefer the original pressing as to make it a collector's item.

  16. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker

    15 For Sale from $54.97

    How cool would it be to have the original pressing?

  17. Frankie Rose (2) - Interstellar

    1 For Sale from $55.47

    Means a lot to me because of Mr. Davidson. On the more accessible side, and it's clear wax!

  18. Pavement - Crooked Rain Crooked Rain

    4 For Sale from $90.00

    !!! This bonus 7" is giving me life, and it's the first pressing. What more could a girl want?

    Slightly less cool version:
    This is the version without the bonus 7". Very accessible, and apparently includes a poster.

  19. Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

    How cool would it be to have the original pressing? Not sure about the tracklist discrepancies between this release and others. Which is the true one??

  20. Pink Floyd - Meddle

    72 For Sale from $8.00

    Getting it in actual good condition would cost a little bit more, but hey, I think it'd be awesome

  21. The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition

    6 For Sale from $50.00

    What an anthem of a song. It's rather mainstream and popularly loved, but come on. If you have a heart, you love this track. Special to me because of a few movies and Hannah putting it on the first mix she ever gave me. <3 Also, I don't think I have any picture disks!

  22. Maroon 5 - Songs About Jane

    5 For Sale from $67.80

    This 2015 reissue is way cooler than the original pressing.

  23. New Order - Blue Monday

    42 For Sale from $12.57

    SUPER accessible but idk if I would be able to justify buying a $20 single

  24. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

    1 For Sale from $975.00

    So this is definitely the most extra thing ever since I don't really care if my version of this album is an extremely collectable item and there's only 1 for sale at $375, but I thought, y'know, why not throw it on there?