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What's the Most You've Paid for a Vinyl Record?

Discussion in 'music' started by rough edges, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Jonathan

    Jonathan pfm Member

    USD 100 (possibly 80) for a mint PiL metal box ... no regrets ... incredible sound at 45 RPM ... JUST paid out 45 for wire's chairs missing ... maybe the third most i ever paid
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    Jonathan pfm Member

  3. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    On a slightly different note, some of the vinyl pressings from the era around 2000 are also worth quite big money now it seems. Tom Waits, Weller are probably among the richest that I own.
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  4. flapland

    flapland pfm Member

    Me, too Weller, Beautiful South, Ocean Colour Scene and Zero 7 are some of my most valuable.

    In terms of most spend for a normal LP I suspect its Zero 7 When it Falls which I think cost me around £50. I did pay £100 plus for the Kate Bush Vol 4 at the pop up store in Kings Cross but that was going rate and profits went to Crisis.
  5. poco a poco

    poco a poco pfm Member

    This is more like expensive for January this year that have Sold or have bids on. ;)Some of these albums have sold for Even higher than these prices in recent years. :eek:

    My most valuable LP is probably a Nimbus pressing of Pink Floyd- 'Wish You Were Here' that mint goes for around the £1K mark and that I paid the princely sum of £6.00 for when it was released.
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  6. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Bargain! I paid a whole tenner for mine.

    PS I’m missing the post card though, I’ve been looking for a cheapo basket case late ‘70s copy just to get one for ages now.
  7. poco a poco

    poco a poco pfm Member

    £10 You were robbed especially with no postcard if you brought it from Practical HiFi on release. I have the postcard with it and it is all pretty much mint, I think I have played it about twice, except for one very small split only on the top edge of the cover that I don't know how it got there. That will probably knock a couple of £100's off! :mad:

    I brought a few of these Practical HiFi Nimbus cuts at the time, but unfortunately not St. Pepper that is the most valuable. Next best I have is probably Miles Davis - KOB, that does sound better than any other pressing of this I have (3 or 4), but then I can't afford (or would buy) $2.5K for an original Columbia 6 Eye. :(
  8. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    I have WYWH still with the black cellophane wrap, postcard, the lot, near mint. Can't imagine that I paid very much. Also have The Wall from BITD swapped it for something that I can't remember at School. They don't seem to have inflated much - I guess there were loads around.
  9. Hipster

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  10. poco a poco

    poco a poco pfm Member

    Thanks. I had not checked their site recently as I thought there were supposed to be no more after the 1,000 of the box set. Missing Shades of Blue for some reason? I have asked to be notified of these. Not sure how many copies of each this time, but hope I have better luck and am not beaten by profiteers.
  11. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Other than WYWH I’ve got KOB, Hissing Of Summer Lawns and a Weather Report one I forget the name of, all found for a fiver or less (I was actually given the KOB). I’ve had many more pass through the shop, those are just the ones I hung onto. FWIW I prefer the Nimbus KOB to the fancy and highly sought after Classic 2xLP, which I also have, it is just crisper and more present somehow. I have a feeling the master tapes have suffered in recent years, and that 20 year period between the Nimbus and Classic is likely significant. I’d love a mint stereo 6-eye original, but I can’t see that happening.
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  12. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    Is the Nimbus KOB release pitch corrected?
  13. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    No, but that doesn’t bother me in the slightest. In many ways I’d argue the original uncorrected version is right, no one noticed or cared and it went on to be the biggest selling jazz album even if one side is very slightly flat or sharp (I can’t even remember which way it is wrong!).

    PS I think my favourite CD version is an early 80s Japanese 32dp, and that isn’t speed corrected either (the even earlier 35dp is allegedly even better, but I haven’t got one)!
  14. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    The Elbow box set for £125 and the Starker Bach Cello Concertos for about £80.
  15. YNWOAN

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

    [​IMG] The most I have paid for a record is £300.00 (though that’s not the the record that has accrued the most value whilst I have owned it). It was for a mint copy of Dead Can Dance ‘live in Chicago 2005’ - only 500 copies printed, all signed and numbered (sounds excellent too).
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  16. poco a poco

    poco a poco pfm Member

    I have the US 1997 Columbia Legacy CD 20 super bit remaster of KOB that although later is still excellent and sounds quite close to my Nimbus LP. This was stated as remastered direct from the three track master tapes using valve equipment. So I assume the master tapes were still in good condition then and have gone downhill to unusable since?

    It also has an alternate take of Flamenco Sketches. Both versions correctly identified unlike the first 6 Eyes where All Blues and Flamenco Sketches titles were swapped. ;)
  17. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    That is the mastering session that created the Classic Records double too. It has been slightly rejigged since so modern CDs are very slightly better than the 1997, I think fixing a little clipping/overshoot rather than actually re-doing it. I do like this mastering, though the CDs are much brighter than earlier issues, and I’m not entirely convinced that is for the best. With a lot of the recent Miles Davis I get the impression they have gone for the most impact and presence on his trumpet rather than the ensemble as a whole, e.g. I prefer Bill Evans’ piano on the earlier 32dp mastering. Thankfully with Miles Davis there aren’t any really bad (official) masterings, so we are splitting hairs here. Some bands absolutely trashed their catalogue with hideous remasters, but just about all Miles sounds great.
  18. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    The obvious exception being this abomination.


    Horrible. Muddy, dull...
  19. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Yes, that one is strangely dull, but most of that range are pretty decent, e.g. I think I prefer the ‘second quintet’ stuff (ESP etc) in that series to the current ones as they just have a bit more warmth and weight.

    PS Thankfully the Bitches Brew in the huge Complete Columbia Albums box is superb, apparently a scarce Japanese mastering and the best the original mix has ever sounded on CD.
  20. hockman

    hockman pfm Member

    An original or early press 2-eye of Bitches Brew can still be found at reasonable prices. It's far from my favorite Miles record, but I have the fat box CD, the "complete" box set, an early 2-eye, a later UK press and a later US press with two 1st disks! I can't tell you which sounds best because I've not bothered to compare them side-by-side but the fat box is abominable.

    The most I've ever paid for a record recently has been perhaps 60-70 euros, and it's usually for rare records. I buy a fair bit of old original African LPs and these can be pricey given their rarity especially in decent condition. Beyond a certain price, I will opt for the CD or reissue instead provided these are available in acceptable sound.

    Thanks for the heads up on the Carr/Rendell reissues. I couldn't get a copy of the box and I refuse to pay the scalpers' price. The individual LPs are fine for me; hopefully they are not 'limited' edition that get sold out fast.

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