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What is your most treasured record?

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

  1. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony pfm Member

    It's a toss-up between my first- pressing mono Track Records “Are You Experienced?” By Hendrix, bought when it first came out (it's knackered but still sounds terrific), and mono copy of “Please Please Me”, the first album I ever bought in 1963.
  2. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Nothing jumps out at me when I think about it, no interesting stories or amazing finds.
  3. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Gosh! I'm jealous! Can we have a photo?
  4. awkwardbydesign

    awkwardbydesign Officially Awesome

    Yup, that's the one. Unfortunately one side is seriously crackly, so I bought the CD for listening to.
  5. formbypc

    formbypc pfm Member

    Difficult to pick, but the ones that have most 'meaning' are the 1970s pressings of my first phase of LP buying;

    Deep Purple - In Rock
    ELP - Brain Salad Surgery
    Nazareth - Loud 'n' Proud
    Free - Fire and Water, Live
    King Crimson - In the Court of ..

    .. that kinda thing.

    But there's also recent stuff that's still sealed - MFSL LPs of ELP Tarkus and Trilogy ... Rickie Lee Jones S/T on 45rpm MFSL ... Julie London - Julie is Her Name on 45rpm
  6. Graham H

    Graham H pfm Member

    paulfromcamden - I don’t do photos, but you can see examples of some pasted sleeve Saturns/Thoth in the Sun Ra Omniverse book, published by Art Yard. In fact Peter Dennet of Art Yard tells a similar story to mine - visiting Recommended Records in the early 80s located in what had previously been a butcher’s shop on the Wandsworth Road - except he had the foresight to buy more than I did and start an excellent record label.

    But I also treasure my Incus LPs, especially Incus 2 with a ‘paste up’ sleeve (complete with ageing sellotape) given by Derek Bailey to a personal friend, promoter and patron of his.
  7. Natara

    Natara 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."....................

    Not Jazz records but I remember we used to travel up from Brighton to Dub Vendor in Ladbroke Grove during the early - mid 80's to buy Jamaican imports, at 15 years old it it was exciting stuff to find on vinyl all the records I'd heard David Rodigan play on Capitol radio. Great memories my partner in crime back then is sadly now passed and all those records are very, very treasured to me.
  8. scottcarpenter

    scottcarpenter pfm Member

    Genesis 'A Trick of the Tail'.

    The first vinyl album I ever heard and then bought.

    Infact I have it on right now spinning faultlessly on the fruit box and it sounds superb.

    I'm not a fan of the remaster at all (very bloated and unpleasantly digital sounding i.e. thin and a bit screechy). This first pressing is where it's at.
  9. garry71

    garry71 Active Member

    I can't pick just one. All my Stones and Bowie, plus the 2 Alice Cooper and 1Trex albums which my sister bought me as presents in the 70s.
  10. venton

    venton pfm Member

    Autographed Pink Moon. Then I woke up.
  11. FireMoon

    FireMoon pfm Member

    Fascinating , never even considered that there might even be a signed Nick Drake album in existence. In some sense, given how he's come to prominence over the last 20 years, he must be one of the very few artists where such ephemera are almost non existent?

    He played was it 17 official gigs in total after beginning his recording career? Was there someone who managed to secure his autograph on one of his albums?

    Have you ever heard of anyone with Nick's autograph period?
  12. venton

    venton pfm Member

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