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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #990 on: September 10, 2019, 07:10:22 PM »

Having been given my mate's old record collection (400ish LPs and singles) AND I bought another mate's collection of mostly EDM 12"s (200-ish) in July, I've had to put the brakes on buying records recently.

However, I did recently find a shop basement in my town filled with thousands of 7"s and hundreds of LPs/12"s, and picked up a whole bunch of nice bits (7" singles were seven for a fiver, I got 25 for twelve quid) including R.E.M, Tori Amos, Grace Jones Steve Winwood's Valerie which is a banger, some nice disco 12s etc). but the most intriguing finds in said basement were Strictly Personal by Captain Beefheart (I *never* find cheap Beefheart records and it was only three quid) and, intriguingly, the Monsieur Gainsbourg tribute album that was released in 2006 during the vinyl wilderness years, for only a tenner (Discogs has it for £25).


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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #991 on: October 03, 2019, 02:34:13 PM »
Vinyl digging in Dundee I found this, there is scratched and then there is TRASHED


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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #992 on: October 11, 2019, 04:46:50 PM »
I've had a busy week of driving and digging, with a trip up north to Arbroath & Dundee (where I will be moving to in the new year) as well as a local car boot sale down south.
I didn't buy anything in the shops as there was an awful lot of local music for local people. There were much better things turning up at my local car boot, I was just lucky to get
into a few boxes first as there is a lot of competition for vinyl. I started by tramping the streets of Arbroath on a grey and drizzly morning.


The local football ground/amusements.


There is a pretty harbour & lobster pot mountain.



I found one 2nd hand shop selling all manner of stuff but the vinyl looked very well thumbed, not a good sign.



The prices ranged from the ridiculous to the naah yer alright.




To grade the record "fair" would be over-grading it despite a VG sleeve.


A surprise to find this lurking among the Jim Reeves but parts of the sleeve were missing and the condition was VG/VG at best so I left it as it was priced a round £100.



The charity shops were awash with records featuring bagpipes












The tills of Arbroath never saw my paper and iron, I even skipped the chance of a smokie (smoked haddock snack)




To rub salt in the wound that a move up north may not yield good vinyl I went to the mid-week car boot upon my return home and turned up all manner of delights
including a stash of weirdy albums at £3 a pop. I've never heard or seen any of them in the wild before so was happy again after my Scottish disappointment.












I also found a stash of odd singles, this one being the pick of the bunch

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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #993 on: October 24, 2019, 05:24:11 PM »
With the open air car boots winding up for winter, though there is a local one determined to carry on until the end of November,
I have had all sorts of records turn up near the turnips (possibly) including these flexi-discs I found out in the fields, no really.


Chris Gunning has been involved in hundreds of musical projects since the 60's from film scores (Man About The House) to working
with artists as diverse as The Gods, The Hollies and Cilla Black, however on this disc he threw his skills into an egg advertising campaign.



This is sadly not the hostess of 60's TV show Ready Steady Go talking about ghosts and spirits but hair colour, damn.







One white promo flexi for a German textile company oh yes, but there were apparently 2 discs in this original release, oh no!






This pretty gold disc came free with Isle of Man Colour Holiday Book and features excerpts from the LP The Wonderful World of Man which I still have somewhere...




The great voice of 70's kids TV show Animal Magic plugs the long defunct holiday firm.




Brian Matthew has an enviable discography for voicing flexis on Discogs but not this one, so it must be worth a lot then!




Another giant of the free flexi-disc voice over, Jack usually worked for Readers Digest but here he adds his dulcet tones to help sell Websters Universal Colour Dictionary.




A disc from the late 60's promoting the famous beer, which is still getting folk pissed and singing since 1829 bless 'em.





Released in the early 80's to promote one of their finest albums this features four excerpts including the lovely title track

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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #994 on: October 25, 2019, 09:34:54 AM »
These are not mine but I just noticed the worlds smallest record has just sold for £400 - I assume they are 78's!
https://gripsweat.com/item/303142632686/very-rare-worlds-smallest-record-hmv



and you would probably need to pay £800+ for the worlds smallest record player


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« Reply #995 on: October 25, 2019, 10:44:22 AM »
It would have to be a fucking good record.

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« Reply #996 on: October 25, 2019, 01:11:16 PM »
well it is fucking small

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« Reply #997 on: October 31, 2019, 02:59:35 PM »


I found this 5" blue flexi promoting a radio station in Norwich, released in 1984 I'm sure Alan Partridge would approve!


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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #998 on: November 07, 2019, 04:53:35 PM »
I picked up some nice and unusual 7"s in a couple of charity shops this week some familiar and several I'd never heard of before, including these demos.



listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBqiC5ox8Bw




listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEu1gPPNHFA













Some other odds and ends



listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzRyooj9Y68





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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #999 on: November 09, 2019, 02:02:02 PM »

Interesting - it was recorded on the Sony PCM-1, which was the first consumer-grade A-D/D-A converter released in 1976.

It worked to the then-current 14-bit 44khz standard developed by the Japanese electronics industry (Sony were not happy with this and would later push Philips into adopting 16-bit resolution for the CD standard, and used it on the PCM-F1, the PCM-1's replacement, released in 1981). It used a U-Matic (and later Beta or VHS) VCR as the tape transport.

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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #1000 on: November 30, 2019, 03:47:35 PM »
I found this old daily sales and purchases book for one (of three) 2nd hand shops in Wolverton, Milton Keynes circa 1978/79 that my dad ran at my
mums house yesterday and I have not seen it for over 40 years. I worked there in my early teens and yes, I was paid in records, I guess this is where
my vinyl passion started. It's a selected snap-shot of the sales and purchases in the shop from a time before car boots and charity shops and I just wish
there were photos of them, they ran from 1973 to 1980.




























a grim day...

Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #1001 on: December 02, 2019, 04:29:43 PM »
What are Embassy? Not cigs if a thousand cost a quid?

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« Reply #1002 on: December 02, 2019, 05:32:47 PM »
What are Embassy? Not cigs if a thousand cost a quid?

coupons that came in the packets back then, they could be used to buy toys, furniture and of course records!


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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #1003 on: December 05, 2019, 02:57:44 PM »
Some vinyl finds from the last week or so, I went to Scotland last weekend so it's not hard to guess which ones I found up there!


This caught my eye in a charity shop in Arbroath as it had a track called Bagpipe Rock - which sadly turned out to be more Bagpipe Jazz, it's just awful.





Film producers are looking for a Scottish James Bond  to replace Daniel Craig so maybe one of these guys could be considered?
then again perhaps not.







Sleeve redacted for health and safety reasons, obviously.






Lush covers of Elvis tunes, really nice to listen to on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

listen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hffgdehc0E&feature=youtu.be




More easy listening but a bit more upbeat.




Jake making a stab for the Xmas #1 in 1967




I only realised who this was after playing it, why it's Judie Tzuke! before she did her solo thing,
it's the same song but a different version to the one on her great debut album a few years later.

listen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPo5OysNViA






oi gotta brand new football record and I got it for free, ooh arr

listen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo7YnsDtvmY&feature=youtu.be







Best vinyl find of the week isn't actually a record at all as it's completely blank and unplayable, instead it has etchings around the label,
and was only available to staff & special visitors to the EMI Distribution Centre Open Day in May 1977 and the Queens Silver Jubilee.








A rare case of the cover being better than the original.

listen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujb4Mcme18s




A single-sided record promoting Fabergé products with old ITV World Of Sport presenter Dickie Davies doing a bit of chat on the end,
there were only yellow vinyl copies pressed according to legend (Discogs) so this red one must be as collectibles as an A&M God Save The Queen.





King Kenny plugging the other soft drink on this 1973 flexi-disc.

listen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exJsbN3o6jo




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