Record collector since the 1970s. Now selling off some spares.
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posted a comment on The Boo Radleys. 1 day ago
Very underrated band in general. One of those where some of the b-sides were total gems (particularly in that 91-94 period when they were absolutely on fire). The price for having the temerity to craft a gigantic pop hit was to be forever tainted by it. ... See full review
posted a comment on Working Men's Club (2) - Bad Blood. 2 days ago
I'm reliably informed a second pressing is in the works, so don't panic on buying these at inflated prices just yet!
posted a comment on The Whitest Boy Alive - Dreams. 6 days ago
I won't lose hope - all manner of reissues are happening every single week. Music On Vinyl will probably pick it up at some point. The previously super rare Kings Of Convenience albums got them, so there's no reason why these won't at some point.
posted a comment on Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf. 11 days ago
Why the heck have they still not reissued this album on vinyl? Absolutely insane.
posted a comment on The Cardigans - First Band On The Moon. 11 days ago
Is it gatefold like the others? I've got the original, but love the gatefold packaging on the new ones.
posted a comment on The Whitest Boy Alive - Dreams. 2 months ago
Is there a reissue of this coming soon? Seen an unusual number listed for sale over the past week (seven to be precise), which is generally a sure sign that scalpers know the game is up and want to cash in before people cotton on.
posted a comment on Shack (3) - H.M.S. Fable. 2 months ago
Absolutely insane in a world where the most obscure records seem to be getting a vinyl (re)issue, that this one stubbornly sits in my "CD-only" pile. Surely only a matter of time before it does finally get a proper vinyl issue - maybe a deluxe one that ... See full review
posted a comment on Shack (3) - 24 Hours. 2 months ago
When I was on the hunt for it a year or two ago, there seemed to be copies regularly popping up on eBay. Good luck, it's a keeper!
posted a comment on Michael Head & The Strands - The Olde World. 2 months ago
Fortunately the digital files leaked for this one, so if you wanna hear it, it's easy to track down.
posted a comment on Super Furry Animals - Super Furry Animals at the BBC. 2 months ago
Seems like there were actually 1000 pressed in the end, as mine is 956/1000.
posted a comment on Super Furry Animals - Super Furry Animals at the BBC. 2 months ago
So, I've got the more 4 disk version of this, and yet it till comes with a 5th sleeve, which is a bit of a weird tease. Did everyone's come like this?
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posted a comment on The Cardigans - Gran Turismo. 2 months ago
Pre-orders of these are now up on Amazon, Norman, Resident, etc. Don't go through Pledge on this one!
posted a comment on Edward Penfold - Denny Isle Drive. 2 months ago
Anyone wants to see some live footage, head here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo37JC5GbLU
posted a comment on The Cardigans - Gran Turismo. 2 months ago
The big answer is yes! 1st Feb 2019 for all six studio albums. https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/the-cardigans-vinyl-remasters
posted a comment on Snow Patrol - When It's All Over We Still Have To Clear Up. 2 months ago
A vinyl release is finally happening March 1 2019! Woo hoo!
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posted a comment on Dungen - Samtidigt. 2 months ago
Superb little curio this. I always wanted Samtidigt to go on longer and this scratches that itch.
posted a comment on Dungen - Skit I Allt. 2 months ago
+1 to this observation. I had the US one, then got this one and it was night and day.
posted a comment on Dungen - 2. 2 months ago
I've written to Subliminal Sounds about this. It's not going to happen - at the band's own request. The label would happily do it.
posted a comment on XTC - Apple Venus Volume 1. 2 months ago
I asked the normally talkative Andy Partridge about this and got nowhere. Either he doesn't want to get into it, or simply can't hear it. The difference on a decent system is as clear as day, and given the attention to detail on the other reissues, it ... See full review
posted a comment on XTC - Apple Venus Volume 1. 2 months ago
Trouble is, the new pressing sounds nowhere near as good as the original (on my system). Damn it! Original pressing is full of life and energy, and this one just seems a bit polite. Nice flat, clean, noise free pressing, sure, but the dynamics just ... See full review
posted a comment on Ultimate Painting - Up!. 2 months ago
Really great album this. I'm sad that so few people will get to hear it, though nothing stays unreleased forever. One day its 'lost classic' status will keep growing until the point where someone will get it out there.
posted a comment on The Beatles - The Beatles And Esher Demos. 2 months ago
You can always tell what the pressing is in advance. Never had an issue with them in over five years.
posted a comment on The Beatles - The Beatles And Esher Demos. 3 months ago
Managed to get this for around £60 inc. shipping in the end via an Alibris seller "Oldies". This site frequently offers discounts, and I've reliably scored the expensive box sets far cheaper through them—as I did in this case. It takes about three weeks ... See full review
posted a comment on The Beatles - The Beatles And Esher Demos. 3 months ago
Surprising that there hasn't been much pushback over the price of the vinyl edition of this. £15 (or less) for the CD with Esher Demos vs. £89 for the vinyl? That's crazy. Ok, it's 4 records, but that doesn't account for the vast disparity. Last year for ... See full review
posted a comment on Pip Blom - Paycheck. 3 months ago
Got mine on the 2nd Nov. Not sure why the release is listed as the 9th here.
posted a comment on The Fernweh - The Fernweh. 3 months ago
I snagged a copy on eBay from an American - presumably a reviewer.
posted a comment on The House Of Love - Deluxe Vinyl Edition. 3 months ago
Not convinced this qualifies as a compilation. It's just a deluxe edition of the first album. Any thoughts?
posted a comment on The Raconteurs - Live At Third Man Records. 3 months ago
How does this sound? My copy sounds as if the sound is panning/swirling from the left to right channel with every rotation. Is that just a legacy of the blue/black colour split?
posted a comment on XTC - Apple Venus Volume 1. 3 months ago
Your patience was rewarded :) Five more words required here.
posted a comment on The Fernweh - The Fernweh. 3 months ago
Probably the best british guitar debut this decade. Brilliant album.
posted a comment on Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Artorius Revisited. 3 months ago
Quite incredible what this goes for. I winced when I paid £50 for it, but that's looking cheap now.
posted a comment on The Cardigans - Gran Turismo. 4 months ago
posted a comment on The Cardigans - Gran Turismo. 4 months ago
posted a comment on Garbage - Garbage. 4 months ago
I have the original - what exactly is worse about this pressing?
posted a comment on Tame Impala - Innerspeaker. 4 months ago
It's strange—given how old this album is and how popular the band have become—that there's no discussion here about how much better this pressing sounds than the others. I've had the original Abbey Road mastered UK pressing since shortly after release, ... See full review
posted a comment on Elbow - Cast Of Thousands. 4 months ago
That's odd. I never saw this for sale in any indie shop I frequented around that time, namely Resident, Borderline (RIP) and some of the London ones. I wonder if some shops elected to split the contents of the box - that certainly happened to a few box ... See full review
posted a comment on Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way. 4 months ago
Not sure why they couldn't be bothered to source the original artwork. The sleeves are simply scans of the originals. The colours are slightly muted and the clarity is lacking. They also didn't replicate the original inner sleeve, meaning that several ... See full review
posted a comment on Lenny Kravitz - Mama Said. 4 months ago
Buy with confidence. I've been A-B-ing the first UK press with this, and it's definitely a good reissue sonically. The only fly in the ointment is they've clearly had to scan in the artwork, as the fine details are entirely lost—as with so many reissues.
posted a comment on Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way. 4 months ago
I think you were just unlucky. Mine is flawless. Try giving it a good clean perhaps?
posted a comment on Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way. 4 months ago
Goodness me this is a great sounding pressing. Gives your system a proper workout.
posted a comment on XTC - Apple Venus Volume 1. 4 months ago
Agreed on every point. Just A-B'd my original with the new one and the original absolutely smokes it. That's not to say the new one is bad, it's just a muted quiet pressing that lacks the punch and clarity of the original. Crank up the new one to the ... See full review
posted a comment on XTC - Apple Venus Volume 1. 4 months ago
Very disappointing that Ape couldn't be bothered to match the original gatefold, spot UV packaging. All it does is make the original pressings all the more rare and sought after.
posted a comment on Elliott Smith - XO. 4 months ago
I did eventually manage to source a much better copy, but it was still far from silent. Such a shame.
posted a comment on Stereolab. 4 months ago
Correct! Maybe throw in a few of the EPs of that era too. Amazing band.
posted a comment on Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt. 4 months ago
Sounds fine to my ears. No issues with the pressing at all.
posted a comment on XTC - Apple Venus Volume 1. 5 months ago
Does anyone own an original Cooking Vinyl pressing of this that doesn't start off a bit crackly? The very quiet lead-in is very unforgiving to this. The rest of the album is just fine, perfect even, but I've seen various people claiming that their 'near ... See full review
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