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What is your most treasured record?

Discussion in 'music' started by Natara, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Natara

    Natara pfm Member

    Following on from the what is your most valuable record thread I thought what is my most treasured record? A very hard question as I have so many but I think if pressed I would have to say my 1st press of The Who - Quadrophenia.
     
  2. jy3

    jy3 pfm Member

    Alison Krauss & Union Station - Live.
     
  3. JensenHealey

    JensenHealey pfm Member

    Good call - my Quadrophenia LP is looking a bit used now. I assume it is a first pressing, I bought it soon after it was released, had to save up for it. How do I tell?

    I also have a Tomita Planets LP that I bought in a little record shop in Northampton AFTER it had been withdrawn and banned for copyright contravention - although it has been released again later.

    Most treasured - for some odd reason my Goodbye Yellow Brick Road on yellow vinyl. Plays well too.
     
  4. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Can you hear Talvin Singh?

    'Raw Power' by Iggy and the Stooges.

    A close second would have been the Beatles' White Album, the first I bought with my own money, but actually my sister has got that; the copy here is, by a strange coincidence, Mrs H's sister's copy.
     
  5. madmike

    madmike pfm Member

    My most treasured record is my copy of McDonald and Giles on pink island, plays great, sounds great...I actually have no recollection of buying it!
     
  6. Still

    Still gyldengourd

    Ras Michael & The Sons Of Negus with Jazzboe Abubaka ‎– Tribute To The Emperor

    This is one of my desert island discs, and was only released on vinyl in 1976 (UK and Jamaica) and 1978 (Japan).
    I have a mint copy of the later which wasn't expensive, but istm would be difficult to replace and almost certainly expensive.
     
  7. Gaius

    Gaius Trade: Stiletto by Tangerine

    I'd say Animals by Pink Floyd, one of the very first 'proper' records I bought as a young teenager from BHS of all places!

    I guess the other, a few years later would be Replicas by Tubeway Army, having to cue out the door of Our Price Records to get a copy.
     
  8. Colonel_Mad

    Colonel_Mad pfm Member

    1st Press, translucent vinyl version of Joy Division 'Unknown Pleasures'.

    Faultless quality of musical content, check
    Seminal album, check
    One of most influential bands in history, check
    1st pressing, check
    Iconic cover, check
    Highly collectible, check
    £1 in a charity shop bargain hunter's qudos, check
     
  9. jay

    jay built for speed

    Probably my original release of the Foo Fighters basement jam, The Colour and the Shape. I think it's their best...
     
  10. TCar

    TCar pfm Member

    A first pressing of Pharoah Sanders Karma on Impulse from 1969. This was well out of pressing went I first started looking for it in used record bins in the mid 1980s. It took me four years to find (oh the days before the internet). Followed by original presses of Thembi, Jewels of Thought, Live at the East and Black Unity :)
     
  11. SamS

    SamS pfm Member

    Very difficult to choose just one.
    From a sentimental point of view probably Yes, Tales from Topographic Oceans, bought for me as a Christmas present from my older brother in the month of release when I was 14. Must give it a spin, but I fear for its condition considering it was played to death on lesser equipment, and travelled with me to University and beyond.

    Followed by Strawbs, Hero and Heroine, the sound track to my first broken heart.

    Otherwise a charity shop find of a mint Hendrix (girly cover) Electric Ladyland (Polydor) and 2nd hand shop Court of the Crimson King (original Pink Island) are up there.
     
  12. madmike

    madmike pfm Member

    +1 for TFTO, that would be my second choice. Saw them play it live at Liverpool Empire. Always has a sentimental meaning for me. "What happened, to this song, we once knew so well....."
     
  13. Graham H

    Graham H pfm Member

    My set of original Sun Ra Saturns, pasted sleeves with hand colouring by members of The Arkestra.

    I remember the frequent long walks in the early 80s from the centre of London all the way to 387Wandsworth Road to collect the damn things, as they used to arrive, courtesy of Chris Cutler’s efforts, directly from the band in drips and drabs. They happen to be very rare too, and I believe one of them, a Philly pressing, is the rarest of the rare.

    I also remember feeling very frustrated at only being able to afford one or two at a time, when there were usually a box full. If only I’d have known.........
     
  14. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Roy Harper - Flat Baroque and Berserk (signed copy from early 1970s)
     
  15. awkwardbydesign

    awkwardbydesign Officially Awesome

    Arvo Part's "Arbos", with a signed programme inside. £5 from Oxfam!
     
  16. poco a poco

    poco a poco pfm Member

    I have the ECM LP of this with the Hilliard Ensemble, but it cost me £20 S/H and no programme.
     
  17. blossomchris

    blossomchris pfm Member

    Since I seriously downsized the vinyl, nearly all my collection I now consider a treasure, well they are to me

    Bloss
     
  18. guey

    guey pfm Member

    I'm going with my orange label Hunky Dory; as it was the first proper album I bought - just before I went to see him on the Station To Station tour (my 13th birthday present, and first ever gig - not a bad way to start your gig going years).
     
  19. nuff

    nuff Active Member

    Here here.
     
  20. antinchip

    antinchip pfm Member

    Early pressing of "In The Land of Grey and Pink" by Caravan. Unfortunately I lent it to a chum way back when so have not seen it or the chum for years and probably never will.
     

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