Vinyl records I own

By Chalkers Chalkers
updated 7 days ago

I'm not a true record collector by any means - I listen to CDs and digital downloads in equal measure, but there is something to be said about the 12" record that other media lack. I certainly favour a physical copy of an album over a digital one and the experience of playing an album on a record player is (for all it's inconvenience) a more 'fun' way to listen to an album than simply selecting it from a folder on your laptop. Although CDs are what I grew up with, in recent years I appear to have made the jump to vinyl as my preferred format; this was in part due to the resurgence of vinyl and the increased availability in local record stores, but also due to the sheer number of albums that have been released on record only (I'm looking at you Steven Wilson and King Creosote!!!). All things considered though I don't truly believe that vinyl is a 'better' format that CD; it's simply different and it seems to hold it's value unlike all other formats. I now mostly buy CDs for box sets where buying the same amount of albums on record would take up lots of room or cost me a lot of money; also for bonus material that most vinyl records seem to omit. My collection below is a small portion of my overall music collection but it's perhaps a greater reflection of my true music tastes than my CD collection is; I take less risk buying an album on CD that I may not like, whereas when buying records, I make sure I'll enjoy it before I buy it (I have music streaming and the internet to thank for that).

I hope the recent 'vinyl craze' isn't just a passing fad though. I think there'll be a whole generation who won't own any media - books will be on tablets, films will stream via streaming services and music in much the same way. I believe this turns an artform into something more akin to a 'service' that people expect (or even rely upon) much like broadband or wi-fi. When I stick a record on I 'listen' to it, I 'absorb' the sound more than I would had I simply clicked on a youtube playlist. Vinyl forces you to listen to the whole thing like no other media, and in this era where everyone wants things for free, it's all too easy to dismiss the music if it doesn't click right away. Some friends of mine will put a playlist on and when I ask them what song's playing they don't even know! - I find that resembles listening to radio more so than 'listening to music' and if anything will kill off music as a physical format it's that attitude in my opinion.

...Wow, never intended that to be a depressing rant...oh well... enjoy the list!

  1. Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue

    4 For Sale from $9.00

    1958 US First Edition

  2. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends

    20 For Sale from $6.41

    1968 UK 1st Edition

  3. Neil Young - After The Gold Rush

    36 For Sale from $4.53

    1971 UK 1st Edition - missing poster

  4. Caravan - In The Land Of Grey And Pink

    39 For Sale from $25.64

    1971 UK 1st Edition

  5. Neil Young - Harvest

    31 For Sale from $6.41

    1972 UK 1st Edition

  6. War - The World Is A Ghetto

    5 For Sale from $5.68

    1972 German 1st Edition

  7. The Wailers - Burnin'

    23 For Sale from $10.24

    1973 UK 1st Edition

  8. Bert Jansch - Bert Jansch

    12 For Sale from $25.64

    Poss Mid 70's (1973?) - UK Reissue

  9. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks

    43 For Sale from $9.99

    1974 US 1st Edition - Still shrinkwrapped

  10. Supertramp - Crime Of The Century

    18 For Sale from $3.21

    1974 UK 1st Edition - with postcard (I can find no info about this...?)

  11. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

    41 For Sale from $12.81

    1975 UK 1st Issue- with stickered black shrinkwrap.

  12. Tangerine Dream - Rubycon

    64 For Sale from $3.85

    1975 UK 1st Edition

  13. Klaus Schulze - Timewind

    42 For Sale from $7.52

    1975 UK 1st Edition

  14. Warren Zevon - Warren Zevon

    7 For Sale from $15.38

    1976 EU 1st Edition

  15. Bunny Wailer - Blackheart Man

    28 For Sale from $10.24

    1976 UK 1st Edition

  16. The Gladiators - Trenchtown Mix Up

    6 For Sale from $90.00

    1976 UK 1st Edition

  17. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus

    1977 UK 1st Edition