The Most Valuable Vinyl In The World – Part 4

Welcome to our penultimate edition of The Most Valuable Vinyl In The World. If you’ve found some of the figures hard to stomach in our previous lists then spin something relaxing and take a seat before reading. As ever, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 are just a click away in case you missed them. 4. The Beatles – Yesterday and Today Capitol 2553, … Continue reading The Most Valuable Vinyl In The World – Part 4

The Most Valuable Vinyl In The World – Part 3

We’re back for part 3 of The Most Valuable Vinyl In The World and this time around we look at the likes of Bob Dylan and Aphex Twin. If you’re joining us now make sure to go back and read Part 1 and Part 2. 9. Frank Wilson – Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)/Sweeter As The Days Go By Soul 35019, ‘Quality Control’ … Continue reading The Most Valuable Vinyl In The World – Part 3

The Most Valuable Vinyl In The World – Part 2

In the second part of our extensive trawl through some of the most valuable discs in the record-collecting world, we turn our attention to releases from the likes of Elvis Presley and The Velvet Underground (Read part 1 here).. 15: Long ‘Cleve’ Reed & Harvey Hull Down Home Boys – Original Stack O’ Lee Blues/ Mama You Don’t Know How Black Patti 8030, 78RPM, 1927 Estimate … Continue reading The Most Valuable Vinyl In The World – Part 2

The Essential David Bowie – Part Two

Our exploration of the back catalogue of one of the most pivotal artists in popular music continues with the top 20 David Bowie records. Here’s we’re getting into the really essential territory for those just getting into collecting his work on vinyl… 20: Let’s Dance – 1983 The 1983 Nile Rodgers-produced juggernaut was another successful transition for David Bowie, musically at least, from the edgy … Continue reading The Essential David Bowie – Part Two

Vinyl Me Please – 100 Albums You Need on Vinyl and Why

If you’re looking for a new addition to your coffee table then this might be your perfect cup of tea… You may initially react to the subtitle of this book, The 100 Albums You need On Vinyl And Why, with a ‘how dare they tell me what I need?’ – we certainly did. But crack it open and check out the passionate prose and glorious … Continue reading Vinyl Me Please – 100 Albums You Need on Vinyl and Why

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David Bowie – Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976)

John Earls reviews Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976), the second instalment in the David Bowie boxset series… PARLOPHONE Before diving into this second instalment in the planned series of Bowie boxsets, which aim to chronicle his extensive career as never before, it’s prudent to first look at the first outing, Five Years, which hit the racks in 2015. That set made one thing abundantly … Continue reading David Bowie – Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976)

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The Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust, plus…

After an agonising wait The Chemical Brothers’ six previously unavailable records return to vinyl. John Earls reports… UNIVERSAL For an outfit who are so closely associated with vinyl culture, The Chemical Brothers have been served remarkably poorly by the format. Apart from their compilation set, Brotherhood, and last year’s Born In The Echoes, only 1999’s Surrender (the one with Hey Boy Hey Girl and Let … Continue reading The Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust, plus…

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Beck – Odelay, plus…

Universal reissue Odelay/Sea Change/Guero on vinyl with Beck’s other records promised to be on their way. John Earls reports… UNIVERSAL After the beautiful but heavy-going mood of 2014’s Morning Phase, Beck switched back up to his funk side for last year’s Dreams single. It proved to be a preview of his new album which, as the colourful psychedelia of its second single Wow showed, is Beck’s … Continue reading Beck – Odelay, plus…

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Crowded House – Crowded House, plus…

John Earls reviews the complete studio works of Crowded House, which were recently reissued on 180g vinyl… UNIVERSAL Marking their induction into Australian music industry ARIA’s Hall Of Fame and coinciding with their first two concerts for five years, the complete studio works of Crowded House get reissued. They first split 20 years ago, and they’ve been quiet since Intriguer in 2010, with Neil Finn … Continue reading Crowded House – Crowded House, plus…

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The Rolling Stones – In Mono

Steve Harnell reviews The Rolling Stones In Mono, an impressive vinyl haul with an equally impressive price tag… UMC When it comes to classic 60s rock and pop, the audio purist’s argument is pretty simple. If you want to hear the original albums how they were meant to sound you must listen in mono. Back in 2009, The Beatles’ back catalogue was remastered in mono … Continue reading The Rolling Stones – In Mono