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Record Store day help required

Discussion in 'music' started by Joe, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Joe

    Joe pfm Member

    Good folk of the Pinkfish world I call upon your good natures.

    I won't be in the country on RSD and I desperately want to acquire a copy of the Dylan Blood On The Tracks vinyl that is being offered.

    Would/could a kind Fishy grab a copy of the said for me if they are getting things for themselves please?

    ( i have asked three local participating shops if they could in any way help me out and they all refused )

    I may have to ask more than one person to try to acquire it for me to guarantee that I at least end up with one.

    Sheffield area would be good but if you would be willing to post it to me then anywhere you are will be fine.

    Can you help please ?
  2. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Joe, I'm in Notts and can offer to help if nobody more local can sort it out. I should hopefully be going down to my local shop early ish in the morning.

    Failing that I think it's a big enough run that you'd probably be able to pick one up after the day, judging by previous years.
  3. GaryT

    GaryT pfm Member

    I downloaded a .xls version of the UK list from I forget where, and according to that there will be 2500 copies of the Dylan album for the UK. My understanding is that shops are allocated stock depending on how much business they did in previous years, so some shops will get more than others. I know the shop I went to last year still had copies of the mono Piper by Pink Floyd at least two weeks after RSD 2018, while other shops sold out within minutes. Of course that may also have been a function of increased demand compared to where I shopped.
  4. GaryT

    GaryT pfm Member

    I'd be happy to help, but as I'm hoping to get one for myself, I'd rather not be left with a spare if you get it elsewhere, as it may be a few hours after shopping before I get online.
  5. Joe

    Joe pfm Member

    I will possibly be out f the country for a couple of months.Won't be in a position to get one a day or two later. Your help would be appreciated.

    If you bought me one you would not be stuck with it...I will be more than happy to own more than one copy.
  6. GaryT

    GaryT pfm Member

    You need to be careful how many people you arrange with to pick up an extra copy - you could end up with a whole bunch of 'em!
    Having said that, if you guarantee to buy it off me, I've no problem picking up another copy (if possible).
  7. mjw

    mjw pfm Member

    Joe, is this available from one of your trusted outlets in Sheffield? I'm happy to pay and collect on your behalf and can bring it to Laguépie in April/May. Send me a text/email if you want this done.
  8. Joe

    Joe pfm Member

    Ok ... I need to ask for help here again . One of the people who agreed to help me acquire this record has informed me that it won’t be possible for them to do it so I need the help of someone who is going earlyish to nab a copy for me... any help would be gratefully received.
  9. Devonian

    Devonian Pursuing my ultimate musical orgasm

    Hi Joe. Just noticed your plea and rang my local store "Raves from the Grave" in Frome (Somerset) to see if they have a copy ... indeed they do at £24.99. They're happy to put a copy by for me and I can collect on Saturday. If that helps, give me a call [number removed by moderator as one shouldn’t publish such things on the open internet!]. Cheers, Nick.

    PS. He did mention that this pressing is actually "More Blood on the Tracks" released just after Christmas ... is this the one?
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 17, 2019
  10. Joe

    Joe pfm Member

    Don't think he is right.... it is this one...https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/music/bob-dylan-blood-on-the-tracks-original-new-york-test-pressing

    This is the now legendary original bootleg given an official release. The one that you refer to is a selection of tracks from the whole recording sessions .

    At least... I hope that it is cos I bought the one before Christmas... the Blood on the Tapes one.
  11. Joe

    Joe pfm Member

    Nick... would be hugely grateful if you would put your name on that copy for me.....I will sort out details wirth you later if that is ok with you?
  12. Devonian

    Devonian Pursuing my ultimate musical orgasm

    Sure thing Joe ... happy to help.
  13. Devonian

    Devonian Pursuing my ultimate musical orgasm

    Joe- see PM reply asap (just in case you don't see PM's often)
  14. mikeyb

    mikeyb pfm Member

  15. Joe

    Joe pfm Member

    Again.. another shit thing about RSD. The way is is staged is a bear pit .. you have to buy when you can and only then can you see what you have bought. In t'olden days before stuff was shrink wrapped you could inspect before purchase ( and you were mad if you didn't )
    Now with RSD stuff you cant take them back and swap it for another.
    I do truly detest RSD and all it stands for.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
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  16. GaryT

    GaryT pfm Member

    I'm old enough to remember the days when sleeves were in the racks, which you took to the counter where the assistant got the record and put it in the sleeve. I never, ever, inspected my purchases, and can only think of two LPs over the course of 40+ years which had to be returned due to pressing faults (coincidentally, both were by Tom Waits).
  17. springer

    springer pfm Member

    From my days in music retail (late 70s, early 80s), we had a couple of sleeves out in the racks, with all the LPs behind the counter. They weren’t sealed, so everything was removed from its sleeve and quickly inspected both sides in front of the customer. That way we knew anyone bringing their record back ‘because it was scratched’ was trying it on.
  18. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    Ah yeah. The good old days. Pile em high ship em out.

    I worked in the back room on the shrink wrap machine in the Virgin Megastore on Tottenham Court Road for a while (1980 -1)

    That thing was HOT. Warp factor 12.

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