Interested in all things collectable (picture disc, coloured vinyls, boxed sets, promos etc.). Eclectic tastes from Disco and Hi-NRG to rock, pop, chart, indie, Celtic, ambient etc. etc!

PLEASE do not message me in order to ask "how much do you want for...". I don't sell items from my collection via Discogs. Thanks.
Recent Activity
posted a review of Nile Rodgers & Chic - It's About Time. about 8 hours ago
I absolutely disagree with the previous two reviews! I think this is GREAT pop album, and IMHO, Chic were always 'pop' as far as the UK was concerned - which as most artists who want to 'break' know, is a territory not hung up on 'labels' (no pun ... See full review
posted a comment on Sophie Ellis-Bextor - The Song Diaries. 3 days ago
More of a squiggle than a signed signature I'd say. Great album though!
posted a comment on Dolly Parton - Blue Smoke. 7 days ago
Not the most obvious blue smoke vinyl I've ever seen.
posted a comment on Sigrid (9) - Sucker Punch. 8 days ago
Strange to see that the sticker from the coloured vinyl edition is used on the picture disc.
posted a review of Dido - Still On My Mind. 8 days ago
I've listened to this album three times now and still, the only track that I truly like is the fist single, which neither Dido or Rollo even wrote. I'll give it another go, but quite frankly, I'm underwhelmed.
posted a comment on Kate Bush - The Other Sides. 10 days ago
Available from anywhere for £19.99!! So don't waste your money
posted a comment on Bryan Adams - Shine A Light. 14 days ago
Even better! No need to be ripped off. Discogs is getting as bad as eBay for that....
posted a comment on Various - The Greatest Love II. 17 days ago
Yes indeed. As far as I am aware, this is the only time since the single release that this version has been re-issued in any format, certainly CD. The sound quality is stunning - no 'hiss' as was on the video. Why this has been kept under wraps for so ... See full review
posted a comment on Bryan Adams - Shine A Light. 17 days ago
Please note: this was available at Amzon.co.uk for £10.99. They are all sold out though now.
submitted Bryan Adams - Shine A Light. 17 days ago
posted a review that has since been deleted. 19 days ago
posted a comment on Shelleyan Orphan - Helleborine. 20 days ago
The inner sleeve of the album lists the track "Jeremiah" as "Jeremiah Stukeley". That was a pseudonym that Shelley used at one time to mask his religious activism.
posted a comment on Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born Soundtrack. 23 days ago
Christ on a bike! How many more formats and editions can they milk this cash cow of?
submitted Gary Numan - We Are Glass. 29 days ago
posted a comment on Mylene Farmer* - Désobéissance. about 1 month ago
I got mine from FNAC and it was perfect, but no inner sleeve
posted a comment on Visage - Visage. about 1 month ago
Is that good? Sorry, I'd love to know but seriously, that means nothing to me
posted a comment on Catherine Porter - Something Good. about 1 month ago
The track "Something Good" was used in the closing credits for the movie "Undertaking Betty".
posted a comment on Prince - Planet Earth. about 1 month ago
Vinyl issue of an album that was initially given away free as a CD in a British newspaper. Such was Prince's belief in the selling power of the music. Oh, but it's on purple vinyl, so that's ok then...
posted a comment on Mylene Farmer* - Désobéissance. about 1 month ago
I think people will be surprised that this edition is a single disc. The previously released black vinyl version was a double disc. But then that was made to be played, whereas this picture disc probably isn't. Squeezing a double album onto a single disc ... See full review
posted a review of Mylene Farmer* - Désobéissance. about 1 month ago
This is probably Mylene's most satisfying and accomplished album of the past decade. Her forays into song writing, sans Boutannat, have been a little hit and miss (Bleu Noir being the exception). Here, Mylene shows that perseverance pays off. Every ... See full review
posted a comment on Billy Joel - The Stranger. about 1 month ago
A great description of this truly gor-ge-ous edition! My my, the Japanese have always delivered on quality and pure lavishness and with this set, that concept continues. If you love this album and/or Billy Joel, then you MUST track this down at any ... See full review
posted a comment on Sparks - The Best & The Rest Of The Island Years 74-78. about 1 month ago
For some inexplicable reason, this features "Tearing the place apart" twice. Or am I missing something?
posted a comment on Madonna - Dress You Up. about 1 month ago
Sorry, but that's nothing to do with it. Even completely unplayed ones have browned. The reason is the acid in the paper used to create the image reacting within the vinyl. This is typical of discs produced at Orlake records in Essex. Even the PVC ... See full review
posted a comment on Midge Ure - Wastelands. about 1 month ago
Please note the two different colours of this disc: The disc that has remained crystal clear has been stored since new within a cardboard cover; the browned one started as clear, then turned brown with age. This disc was kept within its original PVC ... See full review
posted a comment on Shelleyan Orphan - Shelleyan Orphan. about 1 month ago
Sadly, very sadly, some of the videos on the DVD are of appalling quality. In fact, the majority are basically unwatchable. There are better versions on YouTube. Shame. This group deserved better.
posted a comment on Lama - Nineteen Ninety Three / Love On The Rocks. 2 months ago
This is the version to get. The very expensive UK remix on Carrere is truly awful!
posted a comment on Lama - Love On The Rocks (Remix). 2 months ago
Seriously, the remix is absolutely vile! It's a poor interpretation of the original version.
submitted Cyndi Lauper - True Colors. 2 months ago
posted a comment on Sinitta - Toy Boy (Extended Bicep Mix). 2 months ago
I still haven't heard from the 15 other owners of this record about whether their copies have a black streak or not. In fact, I've heard nothing back from any of those I have messaged! I have never seen another red vinyl copy let alone one with a black ... See full review
posted a comment on Billy Joel - Souvenir. 2 months ago
There is a picture disc version, I've seen it. But I have no idea if it was official or not. My guess is not, because I find it difficult to understand why CBS would press two different promos.
posted a comment on Ultravox - We Came To Dance. 2 months ago
So does the extended version at 7:38 would still include the over-modulation at 7:16?
submitted Amy Grant - House Of Love. 3 months ago
posted a comment on Cher - Dancing Queen. 4 months ago
This Barnes and Noble edition ought to state "Exclusive to the US" as it's also available via HMV in the UK as a blue vinyl edition.
posted a comment on Kate Bush - Remastered Part I. 4 months ago
You can buy this for £60 from any online and a lot of high-street retailers. £120 ish already? lol
posted a comment on Cher - Dancing Queen. 4 months ago
If you live in the UK, you can order this direct from HMV website with free delivery for £19.99 (November 2018)
posted a comment on Billy Joel - The Stranger. 4 months ago
Sadly, the matrix looks like it was pressed by GZ vinyl in the Czech republic....
posted a comment on Bronski Beat - The Age Of Consent. 4 months ago
This has to be one of the most boring and pointless picture discs I have ever seen!!
posted a comment on Various - Moods - A World Of Emotions. 4 months ago
Notable for the inclusion of Lana del Rey "Video Games" instrumental, which was only previously released on a rare and expensive CD sampler.
posted a comment on Céline Dion - Ashes . 4 months ago
How do you know it's fake? Just for information so it can be listed as 'unofficial' if appropriate.
posted a comment on Hateful Head Helen - Hateful Head Helen. 4 months ago
In your opinion, which of course you're entitled to, no matter how ill informed...
posted a comment on The Police - The Police. 4 months ago
"One known copy" and yet, as of October 2018, 5 possible claims to have it!
submitted Beverley Craven / Judie Tzuke / Julia Fordham - Woman To Woman. 4 months ago
submitted Beverley Craven / Judie Tzuke / Julia Fordham - Woman To Woman. 4 months ago
submitted Beverley Craven / Judie Tzuke / Julia Fordham - Woman To Woman. 4 months ago
posted a comment on Cat Stevens - (Remember The Days Of The) Old School Yard. 4 months ago
Just heard this on the radio and immediately went "ooh, Elkie!"
posted a comment on Billy Joel - My Life. 5 months ago
Absolutely! I bought it from eBay. It wasn't cheap, but I had to have it.
submitted Scritti Politti - Provision 4-Track Sampler. 5 months ago
posted a comment on The Three Degrees - The Runner. 5 months ago
Interesting to note that various countries' labels claim writing credits to either Sheila Ferguson alone, or Sheila Ferguson and Giorgio Moroder or even Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte! It's clear to me from the style of the music that the Giorgio ... See full review
posted a comment on Scritti Politti - Snow In Sun. 5 months ago
"Am I right in thinking" is only available on this promo CDr and the US promo sampler "Three unreleased tracks".
posted a comment on Scritti Politti - Three Unreleased Tracks. 5 months ago
This release is notable in that it features the only appearance of "When I was happy".