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Picture Discs……If A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words…..What Is A Vinyl LP With A Picture On It Worth?

Often the unsung collectable in the vinyl LP world, it is time this collectors pieces get some mention and street cred.

I remember when I first noticed a picture disc; it was back in the early 80’s. I was flipping through a record bin in the Midwest brimming with Crosby, Stills & Nash….Neil Young….Jackson Browne….and all of a sudden the Prince of Darkness…. Ozzy Osbourne….. was staring me back… right in the eye… but he wasn’t on a cover …oh no… that would just be too normal…no…he was actually on the vinyl LP itself…. and he had a hole bored through his head so I could play the record and watch him spin around like Linda Blair…..interesting I thought…but probably just a fad.

Though actually to my surprise I learned that picture discs debuted in the early 1930s… when various materials were used experimentally as gimmicks or for advertising. These early picture discs were simply a sheet of thin vinyl film which was placed over a thick paper print and then pressed with the grooves and had very poor sound quality.

But the market to consumers really started in the 1940’s, by Tom Saffady of Vogue Records, who manufactured picture discs in Detroit, Michigan, at Sav-Way Industries and sold them for 50 to 75 cents each. Which during that era there were 74 titles released, featuring artists like Lulu Belle, The Charlie Shavers Quintet, and Patsy Montana. The Vogue releases were 10″ in diameter and made of an aluminum platter covered in clear shellac.

Then….following the introduction of colored vinyl, picture discs started to appear in mass in the 1970s. The first serious pictures discs (with acceptable but still inferior sound quality) which were developed by Metronome Records GmbH, a subsidiary of Polydor Records. These new picture discs were made by creating a five layer lamination consisting of a core of black vinyl with kiln dried paper decals on either or both sides, and then an outer skin of clear vinyl film placed on the outsides. In manufacturing, one layer of the clear film was first placed on the bed of the press on top of the stamper, and then a “puck” of hot black vinyl from the extruder was placed on top of that. Finally the top print and vinyl film layer was added and the press closed entombing the picture for generations to ogle. But problems with poor vinyl flow caused by the paper texture and air released from the paper plagued the process.

The first ‘modern’ rock picture discs was British progressive rock band Curved Air’s first album, Air Conditioning, a UK issue (1970). The first commercially-issued American picture disc is “To Elvis: Love Still Burning,” a collection of 11 Elvis tribute songs by various artists, issued in May 1978. Both sides of the album have pictures of Elvis on them.

On some picture discs, the images used were meant to create an optical illusion as the record was rotating on the turntable, while others used the visual effect to add to the music. I guess to hypnotize the listener…since there were no liner notes.

Later picture discs included liquid light show style fluids between the vinyl, Rowlux 3D effect film, defraction rainbow film, metal flake, pressure sensitive liquid crystals that changed color when the record was picked up, a real holographic record (the first ever), and even a real “live album.” Made as a demonstration for Stevie Wonder’s “Journey through the Secret Life of Plants”, it featured a layer of blotting paper between the clear vinyl layers that contained alfalfa seeds. A tag of the blotting paper protruded below the record, and resting the disc on a glass of water with the paper in the water allowed the seeds to germinate and grow inside the record. When the prototype was taken through customs in Canada it was seized by the Department of Agriculture, making it not only the only real live album, but also the only record ever banned by the Department of Agriculture (alfalfa being a prohibited import).

Nowadays. everyone from Madonna to The Ramones to even Disney have picture discs. Usually they just used the same art from the album cover to put on the picture disc, but once in a while someone got creative at the labels…. and went hog wild…. making it a really unique item.

The quality…well it really was more about the picture and novelty actually…. because if you ever took the time to play them…. let’s just say the standard black vinyl sounded much much better….but man they looked good…and for a conversation piece….picture discs were pure vinyl magic.

Then they started getting all fancy….. making odd shapes that still would play on a record player. I think I had a ZZ Top that had a shape like the state of Texas and a cut out of the head of David Bowie … from what if I remember….was the Ziggy Stardust era. Needless to say….I was the talk of the record store there for a week…. or three. And bands like KISS and Motley Crue…well they just couldn’t get enough of seeing their mugs spinning round and round….I mean it was out of control there for a bit in the 80’s…and it seemed like every record known to man has a face or cover on the vinyl itself.  

But the fact is there were a lot of great albums and art in those picture discs…. and with time…. many have been lost…destroyed by being played… scratched…or just plain burned (remember that whole PRMC movement)…so there is a value to this pop art vinyl….with many people these days even framing them and hang them on the walls for a display. But there are secret societies of vinyl collectors that know the worth of these magical discs …and they have collected and preserved this great part of vinyl history… waiting for their day of reckoning to reap what others have let slip by….and do the ..see I told you so dance.

So how much is a picture disc worth? I get that a lot…..but you really you should be collecting because you like it….well I’m just saying…if you like it…. it could be priceless. But the fact is that the current range is from a few dollars to the few thousand dollar mark (Though an early 40’s, Vogue Sav-Way disc or Adolf Hitler spoken speech 7” …yes it exists from the 1940’s… will garner you much much more than a few thousand dollars)… but still a windfall for the right person or collector. And with entry into collecting these great picture disc treasures still at this time low … you can usually snag some choice pieces in the $10-$50 range….plus the cool factor ….and who knows….like other items in the vinyl world …. picture discs may be that next market jumper… and if you choose wisely…. and have a great collection…you just may be holding the golden ticket.

Audiophile Technology, Products & Tips

 

Cambridge Audio DacMagic Digital-to-Analog Converter

 Cambridge Audio DAC Magic – Enjoy Music Like Never Before! The Cambridge Audio DacMagic upsampling digital to analogue converter is the world’s most affordable and effective way to upgrade any Compact Disc, PC, network music device, games console or standard DVD player to truly high end sound quality. Adaptive Time Filtering (ATF) upsampling technology – developed in conjunction with Anagram Technologies of Switzerland – converts 16-24 bit audio data to 24 bit/192kHz dramatically improving musical reproduction. When used with standard CDs for example, ATF enhances audio clarity, richness and dynamic range to a level normally associated with SACD or DVD-A discs “upgrading” the investment you have already made in your music.

Adapted Time Filtering (ATF) asynchronous upsampling technology might sound complicated but the benefits are instantly audible. Essentially it converts 16-24 bit audio to 24 bit/192kHz so you hear so much more from compressed material. Whether your digital
music collection is stored on a PC or you use a network music client – SqueezeboxTM, SoundBridgeTM, SonosTM etc – the difference
in audible quality is incredible.

Games just explode into life: Gaming isn’t just about the moving image. By connecting your games console – PlayStations (PS2 and PS3), Xbox and Xbox 360s to your hi-fi via DacMagic, dramatically improved soundtracks and special effects are immediately apparent.

Breathe new life into your DVD player: DVD players can sound great with movies, but normally lack polish when playing back CDs. DacMagic is the simplest way to significantly eradicate jitter and markedly improve your DVD player’s sonic performance.

Resurrect your CD player: Maybe your CD player is ageing gracefully and is in need of a boost. DacMagic adds a new lease of life into any CD player fitted with an S/PDIF or Toslink (optical) output.

An audiophile tour de force! DacMagic sports a range of components you’d never dream could be crammed into such a compact case. These include a 32-bit Texas Instruments Digital Signal Processor (DSP), dual Differential Virtual Earth balanced filter topology and twin Wolfson WM8740 high quality DACs in dual differential mode for excellent stereo imaging. Other features include a choice of digital filters – linear
phase/minimum phase/steep filter – and an incoming sampling rate indicator which shows the original source quality.

It’s flexible and easy to set-up

Up to two digital sources – network music devices, games consoles, CD/DVD players etc. – can be connected concurrently using S/PDIF or Toslink inputs. Additionally, you can connect DacMagic directly to your PC using a USB connection (no drivers needed) and dramatically improve the quality of your digital music. Once upsampled, DacMagic offers both balanced XLR outputs and unbalanced RCA outputs for superior quality analogue transfer. 

  • Inputs 2 x digital inputs (choice of either co-axial or optical connection for each)
  • 1 x USB PC digital input
  • Audio outputs 1 x pair gold plated RCA phono outputs
  • 1 x pair XLR balanced outputs
  • 1 x co-axial digital output (pass through)
  • 1 x optical digital output (pass through)
  • D/A converters Dual Wolfson WM8740 24 bit DACs
  • Digital filter Texas Instruments TMS 320VC5501 DSP upsampling to 24 bit 192kHz
  • Analogue filter 2-pole dual differential Bessel double virtual earth balanced
  • Frequency response 20Hz to 20KHz (±0.1dB) (steep filter disabled)
  • THD @ 1kHz 0dBFs <0.001% 24 bit
  • Signal / noise ratio -112dBr
  • Supported digital input
  • upsampling frequencies
  • 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
  • Audio output upsampling Fixed 24 bit 192kHz
  • Power consumption 18W
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) 52 x 215 x 191mm (2.0 x 8.6 x 7.6″)
  • Weight (gross / net) 2kg / 1.3kg
  • Finishes Available: Silver or Black

 

 

PP TUBE MONOBLOCKS from Firestone Audio

Available with 6V6 or EL84 Power Tubes

The Circuitry wizards at Firestone Audio have done it again with the development of these wonderful tube monoblocks. They feature a compact, efficient design with many high end features previously found only on monoblocks costing far more.

Just one listen and you’ll fall in love with the smooth, natural sound and super easy operation.
These Monoblocks feature a fresh new look with an innovative circuit design and hi-end components. The smooth sound will have you falling in love with your favorite music all over again.

Take a look at some of the premium features of these superb Monoblocks:

-Auto Biasing for the Power tubes – means no hassles biasing tubes. The tube are automatically tested and biased when you turn on the amp. The flashing LEDs by each power tube let you know the tube is under test and stops flashing when the operation is complete.

-C-Core Output Transformers – rarely if ever seen in amplifiers at this price. These C-Core Output Transformers feature GOSS cores for superior sound. No transformer buzz!

-High Voltage Regulator – As you’ve heard us says before, power conditioning and regulation is mandatory for good sound. A clean, consistent source of DC power is essential and these monoblocks have received loads of extra attention in this critical area.

-Clean, efficient circuit design and component layout. Please see circuit layout below.

-Premium components used throughout, contributes to the great sound and ensures many years of enjoyment.

-Anodized Aluminum chassis ensures your monoblocks will keep looking good for years to come.

-Compatible with both 4 – 8 Ohm speakers

Premium Vacuum Tube Package Included!

The 6V6 Monoblocks include:
4 - 6V6GT(A) NOS RCA or GE  USA Made Power Tubes and 2 – 12AU7 NOS  Cifte (Mazda France)

The EL84 Monoblocks include:
4 – EL84 (6BQ5) Genalex Gold Lion Power Tubes and 2 – 12AU7 NOS  Cifte (Mazda France)

These are among the very best sounding for each type. Just the tube package can easily cost over $300.00!

Free Lifetime Tube Testing
When you purchase your tube gear from Audiophile Products you also receive free tube tube testing for as long as you own the gear! If you ever want to check the condition of any tube just send it to us and we’ll test it for free. You’ll receive a detailed report and an estimate of the remaining life.

http://www.audiophileproducts.com/tubemonoblocks

 

Discover a Simple, Proven Method to Dramatically Improve the Sound of Your Audio System in 5 Minutes or Less! 

 Here’s a fast, proven method to make noticeable a improvement to your audio system. We’re talking about real improvements in low level detail and transient clarity with reduced smear and glare.  All this and the installation will take less than 5 minutes. We invite you to join the thousands of audiophiles enjoying optimum performance with Reference PointsTM.

Reference Points with Holophonic TechnologyTM
Reference Points replace the cheap rubber feet supplied with your audio components and speakers. They install in less than 5 minutes, you start experiencing the improvement right away. Now, Instead of just listening to your music you’ll find yourself being drawn deeper into the music for a more profound, listening experience.

Here’s the Problem.
Your audio components create and absorb vibration. Unless this vibration is collected and dissipated it finds its way into the audio stream and distorts the music. Most audio components and speakers, even some pretty high end gear, are equipped with cheap rubber or aluminum feet. These cheap feet do their job of holding things up but they hurt the performance of your system. They trap destructive vibration in your components and veil the vital low level information.

The result, you don’t hear all of the music and it robs you of the total immersion experience. Three Reference Points placed under your components, speakers, racks and stands replace the stock feet and help to drain and isolate the unwanted resonance and instantly improve the sound of your system.

The Sonic Purity of Brass
Have you ever seen a French horn or a saxophone made from wood or aluminum? How about steel or carbon fiber? No. Neither have we and we evaluated all of these materials in our pursuit of the finest material for Reference Points. The result of our research proves that nothing compares to the absolute, sonic purity of solid Brass for isolation and resonance control. Most materials are cheaper but nothing sounds better!

These are not just some hunks of brass machined into a point.

Reference Points are a highly refined and passionately engineered product developed over a two year, intensive process using sophisticated computer modeling and countless listening tests. This is a highly optimized audiophile product designed to do just one thing. Allow you to hear the Best Sound possible from your audio system regardless of its cost!

Reference Points are not just for Hi End exotic systems, you can hear the differance even on a $100 boom box!

Where to Start?
We suggest you start with you’re your source components first. CD Players, Turntables Transports and DACs and then move down the audio chain. Ideally for best sound, every component including speakers, racks and shelves need Reference Points.

Research has proven that speakers (and subwoofers) respond very well to Reference Points. You’ve probably noticed that many of the high end speakers are already equipped with spikes. That’s because speakers sound best when they’re mechanically coupled to the floor or shelf.
If your speakers are sitting on carpet or other soft flimsy surfaces they’ll rock back and forth with the movement of the speaker cone. You end up with boomy bass and a lack of authority in the lower octaves. Using Reference Points under your speakers mechanically locks them to the surface below, instantly improving the sound.

Have you got expensive hardwood floors or shelves that could be damaged by the sharp points?
To protect your valuable surfaces you’ll need a set of Frequency Matched Reference StandsTM. Reference Stands are engineered to work synergistically with Reference Points and maximize resonance control while protecting surfaces from point damage.

When NOT to use Reference Points.
We don’t recommend Reference Points for use on glass or metal shelves. From our research these surfaces tend to aggravate resonance and vibration problems. Solid wood is best, the thicker the better.

Get Reference Points today and enjoy improved sound in your own system!

http://www.audiophileproducts.com/referencepoints

 

Tips on Record Care

1. Please remember that vinyl recorded materials are delicate, and susceptible to damage and wear hence, a few basic techniques should be employed when it comes to handling, cleaning and storage of your valuable prize vinyl records.

2. The cleaning of vinyl discs, should be performed before and after playing and not during playing of the record as this ensures the best possible playback reproduction, and prepares the disc for dust free storage. Just remember; with proper care, your vinyl will last up to 100 years or more.

3. Take care not to let your records be subjected to the rays of sunlight and other sources such as heat, heaters, vents, and artificial lighting. This will cause mould to grow on the album jackets, and within the inner sleeves causing unbearable and un-repairable damage.

4. If at all possible, enclose your recordings in a relatively airtight container such as a cabinet with doors, or saleable boxes, the practice of lightly vacuuming around the surrounding areas of your recordings should be a duty. Finally, You should not collect Vinyl Records, if you are not going to take care of them.

 

 

Announcements & New Vinyl Releases

 

CIRCLE JERKS – Wonderful ( l.A. punk ) 180 gram- LP

Eminem  The Marshall Mathers LP – 180 Gram

Judas Priest Turbo Limited 180gram 2LP Set

 

-OTHERS-

2, 3, 4

Shelly Manne

180 Gram Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

A Day in the Life

Wes Montgomery

180 Gram Virgin Vinyl Import LP

 

A.T.’s Delight

Art Taylor

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

 

Alfie (Ltd. Edition)
Sonny Rollins
Numbered Ltd. Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Dear John C.

Elvin Jones

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Duke Ellington And John Coltrane

Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins

Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Go

Dexter Gordon
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl 45rpm – 2 LPs

 

Inception
McCoy Tyner
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

It Might As Well Be Spring
Ike Quebec
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

 

Liszt – Piano Concerto 1 and 2
Byron Janis with Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

 

Lush Life (Ltd. Edition)
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Numbered Ltd. Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Mad Dogs And Englishmen
Joe Cocker
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Moanin’
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

 

Night Of Ballad And Blues
McCoy Tyner
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Nine Tonight
Bob Seger
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Prokofiev – Piano Concerto 3 / Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto 1
Byron Janis with Kyril Kondrashin
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

 

Salt And Pepper
Sonny Stitt And Paul Gonsalves
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Sentimental Journey
Ringo Starr
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Somethin’ Else
Cannonball Adderley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RMP LP – 2 LPs

 

The Artistry Of Freddie Hubbard
Freddie Hubbard
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

The John Coltrane Quartet Plays
John Coltrane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

The Pied Piper
Crispian St. Peters
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import – 2 LPs

 

The Voice That Is
Johnny Hartman
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

To Bring You My Love
PJ Harvey
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Today And Now
Coleman Hawkins
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl – 2 LPs

 

Vagabonds
Gary Louris
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

What Is Love For
Justin Currie
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Wrapped Tight
Coleman Hawkins
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl – 2 LPs

 

You Baby
Nat Adderley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

 

Armed Forces
Elvis Costello
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Confusion Is Sex
Sonic Youth
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Colored Vinyl LP

 

Evol
Sonic Youth
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Colored Vinyl LP

 

Priest… Live
Judas Priest
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Espana Volume 2
Ataulfo Argenta
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

The Three-Cornered Hat
Ernest Ansermet
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

MTV Unplugged
Alice In Chains
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Wired
Jeff Beck
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong
Elvis Presley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

The Psychedelic Ubik
Sterling Roswell
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Workout
Hank Mobley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Dark Night Of The Soul: Deluxe Edition
Sparklehorse
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Into The Wild (Soundtrack)
Eddie Vedder
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Heart of Saturday Night
Tom Waits
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
Charles Mingus
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

 

Closing Time
Tom Waits
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Dexter Calling
Dexter Gordon
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

 

Bottom’s Up
The 3 Sounds
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!!
Art Blakey
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

It’s So Hard To Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best
Karen Dalton
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Alone 2: The Home Recodings Of Rivers Cuomo
Rivers Cuomo
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Mack The Knife
Ella Fitzgerald
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Ella And Louis
Ella Fitzgerald
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP

 

Ella Swings Lightly
Ella Fitzgerald
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

The Shadow Of Your Smile
Astrud Gilberto
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs 45 RPM

 

Wild Things Run Fast
Joni Mitchell
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Flammende Herzen
Michael Rother
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP -Sealed

 

Scott Matthew
Scott Matthew
180 Gram Audiophile Vigin Vinyl LP + 7″

 

Crescent (Ltd. Edition)
John Coltrane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM – 2 LPs

 

An Evening With Diana Ross
Diana Ross
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import – 2 LPs

 

Hub Cap
Freddie Hubbard
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Hammer Of The North
Grand Magus
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Holy Diver
Dio
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Avengers
Avengers
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Desafinado
Coleman Hawkins
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM – 2 LPs

 

Ghetto Paradise
Antonio Forcione
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import

 

Where I’m Coming From
Stevie Wonder
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import

 

Afro-Bossa
Duke Ellington
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Blowing in From Chicago
Clifford Jordan
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM – 2 LPs

 

Peckin’ Time
Hank Mobley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Introducing The 3 Sounds
The 3 Sounds
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

New Soil
Jackie McLean
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Davis Cup
Walter Davis Jr.
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

On View at the Five Spot Cafe
Kenny Burrell
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

The Time Is Right
Lou Donaldson
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Soundin’ Off
Dizzy Reece
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Sunny Side Up
Lou Donaldson
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Up at Minton’s Volume 1
Stanley Turrentine
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Midnight Special
Jimmy Smith
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Grantstand
Grant Green
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Hub-Tones
Freddie Hubbard
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Sidewinder
Lee Morgan
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Dippin’
Hank Mobley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Count Basie and the Kansas City 7
Count Basie
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Out of the Afternoon
Roy Haynes
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Aladdin Sane
David Bowie
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Giant Steps (Limited Edition)
John Coltrane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM Limited Edition LP – 2 LPs

 

Peace On Earth
Kitaro
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – Sealed

 

The Score
Fugees
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – Import – 2 LPs

 

Kill The Moonlight
Spoon
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Remix

Lady Gaga

 

This Is Happening

Lcd Soundsystem

 

Crossfire/On The Floor

Brandon Flowers

 

Suburbs

Arcade Fire

 

Maya

M.I.A.

 

Disconnect From Desire

School Of Seven Bells

 

National

National

 

How I Got Over

Roots

 

Aphrodite

Kylie Minogue

 

Recovery

Eminem

 

Holy Diver

DIO

 

RECORD SHOWS

Fri Jul 30,2010 East Rutherford CT ROCK CON: Weekend of 100 Rock Stars Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel & Conferecne Center $10 5PM-10PM 203-795-4737
      three day event!
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      This is the ONLY ongoing record show in South Florida. Includes vinyl, CD’s, videos.
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      One of 5 biggest shows in the Midwest! 56 dealer tables. $30 for 6 foot. Discounts for multiples
Sun Aug 01,2010 Seattle WA Seattle (CLICK FOR MORE!) Seattle Center Shaw-Fidalgo Rooms! $3 10AM-5PM 206-878-2868
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Sat Aug 07,2010 New York NY Music Memorabilia Show – Records Flea Market Tip Top Shoe Building, 155 W. 72nd St., New York, NY 10023 Free 10AM-2PM 212-579-0689
      Over 10,000 items-LPs, 45rpm, 78rpm, sheet music, photos, posters, books, magazines etc.
Sun Aug 08,2010 Lancaster PA Pennsylvania Music Expo The Continental Inn, 2285 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602 Free 9AM-3PM 717-898-1246
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Sun Aug 15,2010 Newark CA The Newark Music Swap Meet Newark Pavilion, 6430 Thornton Ave.(at Cherry) $3 8AM-2PM 408-263-5127
      8 FT. TABLE $45 ONE, $60 TWO, EARLY BIRDS – 7:00-8:30 – $5
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Sun Aug 15,2010 Roseville MI Roseville Masonic Hall Record & CD Show Masonic Hall, 27151 Gratiot Ave, Roseville, MI 48066 $3 10AM-3PM 586-873-9832
      On Gratiot north of I-696 or Gratiot & north 11 mile rd
Sun Aug 15,2010 Milwaukee WI Milwaukee MusicFest American Serb Hall, 5101 West Oklahoma Avenue $3 10AM-4PM 847-409-9656
      $1.00 off coupons in Milwaukee papers and the ILL ENTERTAINER
Sat Aug 21,2010 Birmingham AL Birmingham Record Collectors Record & CD Show The Cedars Club, 301 Green Springs Ave South 35205 $3 9AM-5PM 205-655-9087
      Special guests on Sunday Bobby Mizzell & Ray Campi
Sat Aug 21,2010 Culver City CA The West Side Record Show Veterans’ Memorial Complex Teen Ctr. 4117 Overland Ave at Culver Blvd $5 10AM-3:30PM 818-308-4695
      8′ tables are $65. Look for $2 off coupons inside Record Collector News May-June issue
Sat Aug 21,2010 New York City NY The NEW YORK CITY Record & CD Show Holiday Inn, 440 W. 57th Street (Between 9th & 10th Aves.) $6 10AM-4PM 973-209-6067
      Records – 45′s – CD’s – DVD’s – 12” – Posters – Books – Memorablia: http://www.showsandexpos.com
Sat Aug 21,2010 Columbus OH RECORD, CD & MUSIC MEMORABILIA SHOW HAIMERL CENTER 1421 MORSE RD. $4 10AM-4PM 614-261-1585
      SAME GREAT SHOW SINCE 1978!
Sun Aug 22,2010 Birmingham AL Birmingham Record Collectors Record & CD Show The Cedars Club, 301 Green Springs Ave South 35205 $3 10AM-4PM 205-655-9087
      Special guests on Sunday Bobby Mizzell & Ray Campi
Sun Aug 22,2010 Kalamazoo MI Kalamazoo Record & CD Collectors Show Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake St. County Ctr Room B&C Free 11AM-5PM 574-329-1483
      40+ Tables $40 . Take I94 Sprinkle Road Exit, North to Bus. 94 (3rd light), Turn Left to 2nd Light
Sun Aug 22,2010 Dayton OH Alpha Music Collectors Convention Ramada Plaza, I-75 & Wagner Ford Road $3 10AM-3PM 317-882-3378
      The convention, which is a music show and sale, will be open to the public
Sun Aug 22,2010 Toledo OH GLASS CITY RECORD SHOW Knights Of Columbus Hall, 4256 Secor Rd, Toledo OH $1 10AM-4PM 419-874-1725
Sun Aug 29,2010 Des Moines IA Des Moines Music Collectors’ Show Holiday Inn – 1050 6th Ave. $1 10AM-4PM 515-284-1401
      Approximately 20 dealers from around the midwest will be selling records, CDs, DVDs & memoribilia.
Sun Aug 29,2010 Appleton WI Fox Valley Vinyl Record Show Capitol Center 725 W. Capitol Dr. Appleton, WI $2 10AM-3PM 920-733-5076

 

INTERNATIONAL SHOWS

JULY 2010
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29: Antartex Centre, BALLOCH (Allander Record Fairs)

30: Antartex Centre, BALLOCH (Allander Record Fairs)

31: Antartex Centre, BALLOCH (Allander Record Fairs)

31: British Legion Hall, DUNKELD (G&S Duncan)

31: British Legion Club, West Jesmond Avenue, NEWCASTLE (Pet Sounds)

31: On The Wall, 12 Boar Lane, LEEDS, LS1 6EN (Chimp Fairs)

31: Methodist Central Hall, COVENTRY, CV1 2HA (Vinylbank)
31: Town Hall, EVESHAM (MVF)

31: Guildhall, SOUTHAMPTON (TV Fairs)

31: Memorial Hall, Grimsby Road, CLEETHORPES, DN35 8AH (Premier) (CANCELLED) See October 3rd

31: Winter Gardens, Sea Front, WESTON-SUPER-MARE (Central Fayres)

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AUGUST 2010

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01: The Station, Station Road, RICHMOND, DL10 4LD (Stewybus)

01: The Dome, DONCASTER, DN4 7PD (Premier)

01: Granville Centre, Kilburn, LONDON, NW6 5RA (Dollars Promotions – Black & Dance Music Fairs)

01: Crofton Halls (next to Railway Station), ORPINGTON (Bionic Promotions)

01: Town Hall, OXFORD (TV Fairs)

01: Winter Gardens, Sea Front, WESTON-SUPER-MARE (Central Fayres)

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07: Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, THIRSK, YO7 1QR (Stewybus)

07: Parish Hall, Kirkland, KENDAL (Premier) (CANCELLED) Moved to August 14th

07: Town Hall, BANBURY, OX16 5QB (Vinylbank)

07: Bishop Street Methodist Church, Town Hall Square, LEICESTER (MVF)

07: Christ Saviour Church Hall, Ealing Broadway. LONDON (Jon Taylor)

07: Shire Hall, Town Centre, CHELMSFORD (Bionic Promotions)

07: Comfort Hotel, George St, NOTTINGHAM, NG1 3BP (Premier)  (CANCELLED)
07: Memorial Hall, CLEETHORPES (Premier) (CANCELLED) Moved to October 3rd

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08: Holiday Inn, BOLTON (Premier) (CANCELLED)

08: Edinburgh Printmakers, 23 Union Street, EDINBURGH, EH1 3LR (Allander Record Fairs)

08: Village Hotel, Dukinfield Road, HYDE, SK14 4QG (Premier)

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14: Parish Hall, Kirkland, KENDAL, LA9 5AD (Premier)

14: Ropemakers Pub, BRIDPORT (Vinylsaturday)
14: The Electric Palace, BRIDPORT (Vinylsaturday)
14: Town Hall, LEAMINGTON SPA, CV32 4AT (Vinylbank)
14: Guild Hall, DERBY (MVF)
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15: Novotel, Victoria St, Templemeads, BRISTOL (TV Fairs)

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21: Cornerstones, Methodist Church, North Burns, CHESTER-LE-STREET, DH3 3TF (Stewybus)

21: St. Joseph’s Church Hall, SUTTON IN ASHFIELD (Kingswood Promotions)

21: Bishop Street Methodist Church, Town Hall Square, LEICESTER (MVF)

21: Sashas Hotel, Tib Street, MANCHESTER, M4 1SH (VIP)

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22: Edinburgh Printmakers, 23 Union Street, EDINBURGH, EH1 3LR (Allander Record Fairs)
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28: Town Hall, MIDDLESBROUGH, TS1 1LT (Premier)
28: St. Andrew’s Church, NORWICH, NR3 1AU (VIP)

28: Guildhall, SOUTHAMPTON (TV Fairs)
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29: Caird Hall (Marryat Hall), City Square, DUNDEE, DD1 3BB (Andmorerecords)
29: Cosmopolitan Hotel, LEEDS, LS1 4AE (Premier)

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30: Stratford Leisure Centre, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, CV37 6YY (Vinylbank)
30: Holiday Inn, Lime St, LIVERPOOL, L1 1NQ (Premier)

7/22/2010

How To Win Friends…. And Influence People…. In The Record Collector World

Now some of this may seem like just good common sense…but I have found that people in the collecting world are 99.9% some of the nicest and often most informative people in the world. I have even over the years mentioned I was looking for this or that and someone has either directed me to where to find…kept an eye out for it for me…or in a rare instance or so picked it up for me and either charged me exactly what they paid for the LP or in one case gave it to me.

I am not telling you the following to try and get free stuff off of people…but rather to help you try and find what you are looking for…. while at the same time become a good neighbor in the record collector world.

The first thing I always do whenever I go into a new town or hit a record show or fair…is to either check the internet for the local record stores that sell vinyl and either stop in or call and see what they specialize in or just stop by and say hello to introduce myself. You would be surprised at how much putting a name and face to a hand shake can put you in people’s memory.

Same at a new record show or fair, I actually have some business cards I have printed up that has my name, my email, my cell phone number and what types of vinyl I collect listed on there. But more important than all of that I go up and shake hands and smile. I know it sounds easy enough, but a lot of folks these days just don’t do that. I guess I have my Mother to thank for that. I have made so many good friends that way…and you will find that it is not all about the vinyl but the shared interest and camaraderie. That to me has been an amazing thing with me actually having friends from around the world with many having the same passion for the music I love…Oldies and Jazz if you want to know….and many that have different tastes…but are just good people that I look forward to connecting too or seeing. Now because of this I have been told of shows all over the world and even accompanied to a few when I went out of the country by a local who knew everyone and introduced me///which made even more friends…and I even found a few vinyl gems I had been after for years.

The next thing I do is engage people in conversation. People like to talk about their passions and if you give them a few minutes of your time it may pay off for you as well as win you a friend. I usually carry a little pad of paper and a pen or get a business card from them, that way I can write down what they have an interest in also so that I can be a good neighbor and if I stumble across something that may be of interest to them I let them know. Of course once I get home I put it all on my computer in an Excel sheet under the type of music, name, number and e-mail, but that is just me.

If you’re a bit shy and not the go up too people…there is always the set up a table at the show for a usually reasonable fee and bring some stuff out to sell…that way the people come up to you. I would recommend having some cups and water or soda and an extra chair or two…as that is a great way to meet folks also…and remember get some business cards made up…at $40 for a thousand or so…one good record sale or buy will pay for that.

Now I am also an info nut so if they have a newsletter I sign up…you can’t believe how much I have learner through those, as well as I subscribe to the Record Collector Trades and Magazines (Record Collector News, Record Collector, Goldmine and anything else like that I can find) and even send an email if I have something to offer on a subject.

The other thing I do is sign up online for user groups through Yahoo and also set up a Face book Account to be able to find interesting sites and people and start a network of information and friends there.

From there if I see something someone mentioned. I drop them an email and let them know where and how much it was if I have that info. It is great ways to let people know you are thinking of them and will once again open the door to become that friendly neighbor. Sometimes I will just even post some things I have seen in a store, record show or even on eBay on my Face book page hoping that it will let people know…which has also worked out well. Now I have a lot of people who know me and also out looking for stuff that I am interested in….which is a great reciprocal thing.

The end of the day…..you will get more friends with honey…be a good person….try and help others…don’t be afraid to ask or ask for help finding something..thank them when they try…even if you don’t get what you were after…and always always be willing to smile and give a good strong hand shake…..I guarantee it will do wonders for you…and even if you don’t find that long lost record…you should meet a lot of good people that love collecting just as much as you do.

 

Audiophile Technology, Products & Tips

 

    

JBL Duet III Premium High Performance Speaker System for Portable Music and PC – Black/Silver

Featuring an elegant and striking design, the JBL Duet™ III multimedia loudspeaker system delivers a high-performance sound experience right from your laptop or desktop computer. Thanks to a proprietary speaker design and proprietary technologies, the sound quality from the Duet III speakers is simply stunning. And with the 3.5mm mini stereo jack, great sound isn’t limited to just your computer. Flexible connectivity allows connection to other audio devices, including iPod and MP3 players. So whether you’re checking the news or playing the latest game, bring great style and exceptional sound quality to your computer experience with the JBL Duet III speaker system – it looks as good as it sounds.

The sound professionals have chosen for more than 60 years.
Have you been to a movie or gone to a concert recently? There’s a good chance that you were enjoying the show on JBL® loudspeakers. For more than 60 years, JBL has been the loudspeaker brand of choice for recording professionals around the world. JBL engineering, power, clarity and technical accuracy are legendary. And today’s high-resolution digital media demand nothing less than a loudspeaker that can handle their sonic range. So why not enjoy the entertainment content from your computer or portable music device on loudspeakers that probably helped to mix and master them? With JBL multimedia speakers, you can enjoy the thrill of the hottest new game or your favorite music download – right in your own home.

Advanced technology.
The JBL Duet III speaker system features a number of proprietary technologies to deliver the highest-performing JBL Multimedia loudspeakers. It all starts with the proprietary Warrior transducers, which are made out of aluminum. Aluminum is inherently strong, yet lightweight. This design allows the drivers to reproduce sound with unparalled accuracy and detail for their size. It also means that you’ll hear deep bass, a rich midrange and crystal-clear highs from whatever you choose to listen to.

Powering the Warrior transducers is a powerful and efficient JBL amplifier that’s designed to deliver high output and minimal distortion. The combination of these technologies means a sound experience for your computer that you’ll have to hear to believe.

JBUDS J3M MICRO ATOMIC IN-EAR EARPHONES WITH MICROPHONE

The Mothership has Landed! JBuds J3 Micro Atomic. Full steel housing as well as components, cold fake from plain aluminum core. Stunning anodized finish. Inline mic as well as carry out symbol for iPhone/Blackberry. Tactile L/R ID system. Revolutionized be during home joints. Laser cut bassport. Laser etched trademark details. Full spectrum, hyper offset micro drivers. Legendary JBuds sound. The sleekest, sexiest form ever. A undiluted fit. The J3M Micro Atomic Earphones have been a JBuds, redefined. Part of JLab’s futurist brand brand brand brand new pattern paradigm, a Atomic Wave. Building upon JLab’s mythological JBuds receptive to advice signature, a Micro Atomics span a higher inflection of delicately crafted aluminum housing with ideally offset full spectrum drivers to broach a overwhelming brand brand brand brand new turn of acoustic performance. The rich, energetic soundstage facilities transparent transparent highs, deep, full mids, as well as tight, punchy bass. The J3’s ultra slim, ergonomic form is written for easy grip, an amazingly gentle in-ear fit, as well as first-class receptive to advice isolation. The Micro Atomics have been built to final with imperishable aluminum housing as well as components, permanent rubber be during home joints, reward peculiarity micro-braided anti-tangle cable, immaculate steel filigree filters during a receptive to advice blood vessel as well as baseport, permanent inline connective tissue slide, as well as a 24ct bullion plated 3.5 mm audio jack. The complete product is lonesome by JLab’s no con one-year warranty. Soft silicone cushions have been enclosed in 4 sizes (XS, S, M, as well as L) to assure an preferred fit from a smallest ears to a largest. JLab’s Atomic Wave lineup additionally includes brand brand brand brand new J3-compatible stand in flanged silicone tips (sold separately).

  • Aluminum housing as well as offset full spectrum micro drivers broach a overwhelming brand brand brand brand new turn of acoustic performance.
  • Rich, energetic soundstage with transparent transparent highs, deep, full mids, as well as tight, punchy bass
  • Includes 4 sizes of soothing silicone ear buds for a super comfortable, noise-isolating fit
  • Mic as well as in-line carry out have been concordant with iPhone as well as Blackberry. Also accessible as J3 indication for audio usually (no mic).
  • Gold plated 3.5 mm audio jack for premium, no-loss receptive to advice tie to your audio device.

 

 DENON DL-304 PHONO CARTRIDGE

One of the biggest bargains in phono cartridges, the Denon DL-304 offers the fastidious listener all the virtues of a truly superlative cartridge, such as soundstaging, imaging, transparency, detail, micro dynamics and frequency extension. It lays bare the tonal colors of different instruments. Rarest of all, the Denon DL-304 makes music come alive!

 “Not to mince words, the DL304 sounds superb….it is one of the very best handful of cartridges available today. At the price, it’s clearly a colossal bargain.”  HI-FI CHOICE – Feb, 1992

Type

Moving Coil
Output voltage 0.18mV
Frequency range 20Hz – 75kHz
Recommended Load impedance over 100 Ohms
Channel balance @ 1 kHz 1.5dB
Channel separation @ 1 kHz >28dB
Stylus tip 0.07 x 0.1mm special elliptical solid diamond
Compliance 14 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Recommended
Tracking force
1.2g+/- 0.2g
Color Gold
Weight

7.0g

 

Tips on record care

 

How to Fix a Record Player:

  Step 1 Open your turntable according to the instructions in the manual. All turntables can be opened for repairs, but each turntable needs to be opened in a different way. As you open the turntable, check each part you remove for corrosion, broken wires or other damage. Lay out each part carefully on a flat, clean surface.

  Step 2 Replace the needle. Most problems with record players are caused by needles that need to be replaced due to age or abuse. Use a magnifying glass to examine the tone arm and remove the old needle. Seat the new needle properly, and secure it before moving on.

  Step 3 Examine the belt. Many problems in turntables come from a damaged belt. Replace the belt if it looks worn, or is otherwise damaged. Even if the belt is not the source of the problem, many turntables acquired secondhand have never had the belt replaced, and this will prevent future problems.

  Step 4 Inspect the power supply closely. Look for broken wires, missing wires or wires loose in their sockets. Repair any broken wires with the soldering gun, and resolder any loose connections. Plug in the power supply and make sure the parts of the player still function properly before moving on.

  Step 5 Reassemble the turntable, cleaning each part with the cleaning fluid and cloth, or blowing away dust with the compressed air. When your turntable is completely reassembled, play a record on it to ensure that the problem has been solved.

Read more: How to Fix a Record Player | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_6741457_fix-record-player.html#ixzz0uG20kq8S

 

 

 

Announcements & New Vinyl Releases

 

 

The Clash, the self-titled debut by one of the most influential acts of the 20th century, and the best selling import record of all time, is finally available for the first time as an official U.S. release. With the original British track list, this release was produced from the original masters for Drastic Plastic Records by Sony Records. It has been painstakingly reproduced as a beautiful 180-gram version for collectors and casual listeners alike. In 2003 Mojo referred to The Clash as “the ultimate punk protest album. Searingly evocative of dreary late ‘70s Britain, but still timelessly inspiring.” Need we say more?

 

Metallica’s Re-load (Limited Edition)(4LP 180 Gram Vinyl)(45RPM) 

Following last year’s quadruple platinum ‘Load,’ Metallica RE-LOAD with a dozen (or so) new songs. Over twenty-five million records sold in the U.S. alone. Sold-out tours worldwide. Zealously dedicated fans. A sound copied by many, matched by none. It all adds up to one simple fact: Metallica is the biggest band in the world. Period.
Certified triple platinum by the RIAA. (11/98)

 

 

NINE INCH NAILS *DOWNWARD SPIRAL *NEW 180 GRAM LP VINYLTHIS IS A PREMIUM AUDIOPHILE PRESSING WITH ALL ORIGINAL PACKAGING!! On ebay.

 

 

 

-OTHERS-

2, 3, 4

Shelly Manne

180 Gram Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

A Day in the Life

Wes Montgomery

180 Gram Virgin Vinyl Import LP

 

A.T.’s Delight

Art Taylor

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

 

Alfie (Ltd. Edition)
Sonny Rollins
Numbered Ltd. Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs Sealed

 

Dear John C.

Elvin Jones

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Duke Ellington And John Coltrane

Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins

Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Go

Dexter Gordon
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl 45rpm – 2 LPs

 


Inception
McCoy Tyner
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

It Might As Well Be Spring
Ike Quebec
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

 

Liszt – Piano Concerto 1 and 2
Byron Janis with Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

 

Lush Life (Ltd. Edition)
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Numbered Ltd. Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Mad Dogs And Englishmen
Joe Cocker
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl LP – 2 LPs


 

Moanin’
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

 

Night Of Ballad And Blues
McCoy Tyner
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Nine Tonight
Bob Seger
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Parish Bar
Jeb Loy Nichols
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Prokofiev – Piano Concerto 3 / Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto 1
Byron Janis with Kyril Kondrashin
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

 

Salt And Pepper
Sonny Stitt And Paul Gonsalves
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Sentimental Journey
Ringo Starr
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Somethin’ Else
Cannonball Adderley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RMP LP – 2 LPs

 

The Artistry Of Freddie Hubbard
Freddie Hubbard
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

The John Coltrane Quartet Plays
John Coltrane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

The Pied Piper
Crispian St. Peters
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import – 2 LPs

 

The Voice That Is
Johnny Hartman
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

To Bring You My Love
PJ Harvey
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Today And Now
Coleman Hawkins
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl – 2 LPs

 

Vagabonds
Gary Louris
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

What Is Love For
Justin Currie
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Wrapped Tight
Coleman Hawkins
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl – 2 LPs

 

You Baby
Nat Adderley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

 

Confusion Is Sex
Sonic Youth
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Colored Vinyl LP

 

Evol
Sonic Youth
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Colored Vinyl LP

 

Bridge Of Sighs
Robin Trower
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – Sealed

 

Priest… Live
Judas Priest
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Espana Volume 2
Ataulfo Argenta
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

The Three-Cornered Hat
Ernest Ansermet
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

MTV Unplugged
Alice In Chains
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Wired
Jeff Beck
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

I’m Not There
Various Artists
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 4 LPs

 

50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong
Elvis Presley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

The Psychedelic Ubik
Sterling Roswell
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Workout
Hank Mobley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs Sealed

 

Dark Night Of The Soul: Deluxe Edition
Sparklehorse
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Heart of Saturday Night
Tom Waits
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
Charles Mingus
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

 

Closing Time
Tom Waits
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Dexter Calling
Dexter Gordon
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

 

Bottom’s Up
The 3 Sounds
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!!
Art Blakey
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

It’s So Hard To Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best
Karen Dalton
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Alone 2: The Home Recodings Of Rivers Cuomo
Rivers Cuomo
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Mack The Knife
Ella Fitzgerald
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Ella And Louis
Ella Fitzgerald
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP

 

Ella Swings Lightly
Ella Fitzgerald
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

The Shadow Of Your Smile
Astrud Gilberto
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs 45 RPM

 

Wild Things Run Fast
Joni Mitchell
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Flammende Herzen
Michael Rother
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP -Sealed

 

Scott Matthew
Scott Matthew
180 Gram Audiophile Vigin Vinyl LP + 7″

 

Crescent (Ltd. Edition)
John Coltrane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM – 2 LPs

 

An Evening With Diana Ross
Diana Ross
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import – 2 LPs

 

Hub Cap
Freddie Hubbard
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Hammer Of The North
Grand Magus
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Holy Diver
Dio
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Avengers
Avengers
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Desafinado
Coleman Hawkins
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM – 2 LPs

 

Ghetto Paradise
Antonio Forcione
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import

 

Where I’m Coming From
Stevie Wonder
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import

 

Afro-Bossa
Duke Ellington
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Blowing in From Chicago
Clifford Jordan
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM – 2 LPs

 

Peckin’ Time
Hank Mobley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Introducing The 3 Sounds
The 3 Sounds
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

New Soil
Jackie McLean
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Davis Cup
Walter Davis Jr.
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

On View at the Five Spot Cafe
Kenny Burrell
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

The Time Is Right
Lou Donaldson
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Soundin’ Off
Dizzy Reece
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Sunny Side Up
Lou Donaldson
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Up at Minton’s Volume 1
Stanley Turrentine
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Midnight Special
Jimmy Smith
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Grantstand
Grant Green
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Hub-Tones
Freddie Hubbard
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Sidewinder
Lee Morgan
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Dippin’
Hank Mobley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Count Basie and the Kansas City 7
Count Basie
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Out of the Afternoon
Roy Haynes
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Aladdin Sane
David Bowie
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Giant Steps (Limited Edition)
John Coltrane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM Limited Edition LP – 2 LPs

 

Peace On Earth
Kitaro
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – Sealed

 

The Score
Fugees
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – Import – 2 LPs Sealed
 

 

If You Let Me

Chrissie, J.P. & The Fairground Boys

 

Wtf

Heart

 

Remix

Lady Gaga

 

This Is Happening

Lcd Soundsystem

 

Suburbs

Arcade Fire

 

Disconnect From Desire

School Of Seven Bells

 

Crazy For You

Best Coast 

 

Five Ghosts

Stars

 

Aphrodite

Kylie Minogue

 

Recovery

Eminem

 

RECORD SHOWS

 

Sun Jul 25,2010 Buena Park CA Greater Orange County Record Show UFCW Union Hall – 8530 Stanton Ave. $3 10AM-3PM 626-963-9717
      Early Admission $8.00 @7:00 A.M.
Fri Jul 30,2010 East Rutherford CT ROCK CON: Weekend of 100 Rock Stars Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel & Conferecne Center $10 5PM-10PM 203-795-4737
      three day event!
Sun Aug 01,2010 Ft. Lauderdale FL RECORD COLLECTORS’ SWAP MEET RODEWAY AIRPORT INN, 2440 State Rd. 84, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. $5 10AM-4PM 954-815-7625
      This is the ONLY ongoing record show in South Florida. Includes vinyl, CD’s, videos.
Sun Aug 01,2010 South Bend IN South Bend Record & CD Collectors Show Comfort Suites 52939 IN 933 at Cleveland Rd half Mi N IN Toll Rd Ex 77 Free 11AM-5PM 574-329-1483
      One of 5 biggest shows in the Midwest! 56 dealer tables. $30 for 6 foot. Discounts for multiples
Sun Aug 01,2010 Seattle WA Seattle (CLICK FOR MORE!) Seattle Center Shaw-Fidalgo Rooms! $3 10AM-5PM 206-878-2868
      Note: Earlier time this year!
Sat Aug 07,2010 New York NY Music Memorabilia Show – Records Flea Market Tip Top Shoe Building, 155 W. 72nd St., New York, NY 10023 Free 10AM-2PM 212-579-0689
      Over 10,000 items-LPs, 45rpm, 78rpm, sheet music, photos, posters, books, magazines etc.
Sun Aug 08,2010 Lancaster PA Pennsylvania Music Expo The Continental Inn, 2285 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602 Free 9AM-3PM 717-898-1246
      http://www.recordcollectors.org The largest show of its kind, by collectors, for collectors.
Sat Aug 14,2010 Willowbrook IL WILLOWBROOK RECORD AND CD SHOW WILLOWBROOK HOLIDAY INN 7800 KINGERY HWY (RT. 83) JUST NORTH OF RT. 55 $3 10AM-4PM 847-409-9656
      $1.00 OFF WITH COUPON FROM THE ILLINOIS ENTERTAINER
Sat Aug 14,2010 Bloomfield Hills MI BLOOMFIELD HILLS MASONIC HALL RECORD-CD SHOW BLOOMFIELD HILLS MASONIC HALL 37357 WOODWARD AVE $3 10AM-3PM 586-873-9832
      on WOODWARD between Big Beaver & W. Long Lake Rd
Sat Aug 14,2010 Wayne NJ The SECOND SATURDAY Record & CD Show Firehouse, 97 Parish Dr. (@ Route 23 & 202S) $6 10AM-4PM 973-209-6067
      Records – 45′s – CD’s – DVD’s – 12” – Posters – Books – Memorablia: http://www.showsandexpos.com
Sun Aug 15,2010 Newark CA The Newark Music Swap Meet Newark Pavilion, 6430 Thornton Ave.(at Cherry) $3 8AM-2PM 408-263-5127
      8 FT. TABLE $45 ONE, $60 TWO, EARLY BIRDS – 7:00-8:30 – $5
Sun Aug 15,2010 Grand Rapids MI Grand Rapids Record & CD Show Radisson Grand Rapids Riverfront – 270 Ann St NE 49504 $2 11AM-5PM 616-516-5199
      Great Midwest Show 8′ tables-$40 Big Summer Show!
Sun Aug 15,2010 Roseville MI Roseville Masonic Hall Record & CD Show Masonic Hall, 27151 Gratiot Ave, Roseville, MI 48066 $3 10AM-3PM 586-873-9832
      On Gratiot north of I-696 or Gratiot & north 11 mile rd
Sun Aug 15,2010 Milwaukee WI Milwaukee MusicFest American Serb Hall, 5101 West Oklahoma Avenue $3 10AM-4PM 847-409-9656
      $1.00 off coupons in Milwaukee papers and the ILL ENTERTAINER
Sat Aug 21,2010 Birmingham AL Birmingham Record Collectors Record & CD Show The Cedars Club, 301 Green Springs Ave South 35205 $3 9AM-5PM 205-655-9087
      Special guests on Sunday Bobby Mizzell & Ray Campi
Sat Aug 21,2010 Culver City CA The West Side Record Show Veterans’ Memorial Complex Teen Ctr. 4117 Overland Ave at Culver Blvd $5 10AM-3:30PM 818-308-4695
      8′ tables are $65. Look for $2 off coupons inside Record Collector News May-June issue
Sat Aug 21,2010 New York City NY The NEW YORK CITY Record & CD Show Holiday Inn, 440 W. 57th Street (Between 9th & 10th Aves.) $6 10AM-4PM 973-209-6067
      Records – 45′s – CD’s – DVD’s – 12” – Posters – Books – Memorablia: http://www.showsandexpos.com
Sat Aug 21,2010 Columbus OH RECORD, CD & MUSIC MEMORABILIA SHOW HAIMERL CENTER 1421 MORSE RD. $4 10AM-4PM 614-261-1585
      SAME GREAT SHOW SINCE 1978!
Sun Aug 22,2010 Birmingham AL Birmingham Record Collectors Record & CD Show The Cedars Club, 301 Green Springs Ave South 35205 $3 10AM-4PM 205-655-9087
      Special guests on Sunday Bobby Mizzell & Ray Campi
Sun Aug 22,2010 Kalamazoo MI Kalamazoo Record & CD Collectors Show Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake St. County Ctr Room B&C Free 11AM-5PM 574-329-1483
      40+ Tables $40 . Take I94 Sprinkle Road Exit, North to Bus. 94 (3rd light), Turn Left to 2nd Light
Sun Aug 22,2010 Dayton OH Alpha Music Collectors Convention Ramada Plaza, I-75 & Wagner Ford Road $3 10AM-3PM 317-882-3378
      The convention, which is a music show and sale, will be open to the public
Sun Aug 22,2010 Toledo OH GLASS CITY RECORD SHOW Knights Of Columbus Hall, 4256 Secor Rd, Toledo OH $1 10AM-4PM 419-874-1725

 

INTERNATIONAL SHOWS JULY 2010

 

Thu Jul 22,2010 WICK  ** Allander Record Fairs Town Hall ** ********* *********
Fri Jul 23,2010 THURSO  ** Allander Record Fairs Town & County Club ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 LONDON – UXBRIDGE  ** Soundbite Christ Church Halls ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 BARNARD CASTLE  ** Stewybus St Mary’s Parish Hall, Newgate ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 ULLAPOOL  ** Allander Record Fairs Community Village Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 LEICESTER  ** MVF Music Bishop Street Methodist Church Hall Town Square ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 EXETER  ** Friction Records St George’s Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 CHELTENHAM  ** Vinylbank Town Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 PEEBLES  ** G&S Duncan Masonic Hall, Northgate ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 CANTERBURY  ** Bionic Promotions St Thomas‘ Church Hall, City Centre ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 25,2010 INVERNESS  ** Allander Record Fairs Crown Court Hotel ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 25,2010 MOFFAT  ** G&S Duncan Buccleuch Arms Hotel ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 25,2010 READING  ** TV Fairs Rivermead Leisure Centre ** ********* *********
Thu Jul 29,2010 BALLOCH  ** Allander Record Fairs Antartex Centre ** ********* *********
Fri Jul 30,2010 BALLOCH  ** Allander Record Fairs Antartex Centre ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 BALLOCH  ** Allander Record Fairs Antartex Centre ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 COVENTRY  ** Vinylbank Methodist Central Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 DUNKELD  ** G&S Duncan British Legion Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 SOUTHAMPTON  ** TV Fairs Guildhall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 NEWCASTLE  ** Pet Sounds British Legion Club, West Jesmond Avenue ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 EVESHAM  ** MVF Music Town Hall, Market Sq ** ********* *********

July 15th 2010

I Want To Collect Vinyl….So What Should I Collect

I have people come up to me at record fairs and shows, through mutual friends and sometimes after they have overheard me speaking with someone about the passion I personally have for vinyl collecting. Well what should I do to start?

Sounds simple enough, but the fact is people who collect do it because it is a passion for the most part. I always ask the person what their passion is.  Is it original LP’s, 45’s, colored vinyl, limited edition, audiophile Lp’s, picture discs, 78’s, or a certain genre or artist?

This usually leads to more questions, with 5 out of 10 of them asking me…..well which would make me the most money.  Look I am all for making money…I actually aspire to make money… and even sometimes have… but the real driving force for me is the passion or the feeling of finding that lost treasure or grabbing that very limited edition vinyl…the bragging rights I guess. The fact is that you need to dig down deep inside and be true to what is that is your passion. Then the money you spend is based on passion and from what I have seen passion leads to success.

Look at your collection, what makes up the majority of it? What would you never part with if they  told you you would be put on an island with a audio system but you could only take 10 Lp’s to listen to for the next 10 years…..that should put you on the right track.

I knew a guy that only collected Metal vinyl when no one was really doing it 10 years ago or so….my other friends that collected Jazz and Oldies Rock were like… really? But I will tell you what, Metal vinyl has taken off in the past few years and this guy who was the butt of more than a few jokes a few years back…now has a serious collection…he even went two or three deep on original 1st pressings and rare LP’s like the original Queensryche self released EP on 208 Records…and the early Pantera self released Lp’s…now worth over $100.00 each…. and is an authority on Metal vinyl. That was a man driven by passion and the passion turned into money. But more than the money…and he does quite well…he will tell you what rare items he is most proud of owning…that is what collecting is truly about. The passion will draw others to you and make opportunities come to you that you could not even imagine. Maybe it will be for the cash…maybe to finance buying even more rare vinyl.

If it is Oldies original pressings then do it with all the gusto you can muster…if it is Funk….then go get the collect Funky grooves you can find. Meet people who have same interest as you do…network….go to the record shows…hit the used record stores….sign up for a record collectors blog ( shameless self plug) and the world will give you back 10 fold. Because as any collector will tell you…it is more than the vinyl alone.

There is quality product out there in all genre’s of vinyl and there will always be….but… as in life….it may be a limited quantity…so start today…if it is 180 gram vinyl….original pressing…imports…45’s…. or whatever your passion….the key is to get out there and get in the game…..oh yeah…. and remember to have a good time doing it.

Audiophile Technology, Products & Tips

Picking The Best Audio Amplifier For Your House

Looking at recent audio amplifier products, one cannot help but be daunted by the number of technologies and models. Regardless of your application, I will explain some basic amplifiers expressions which will be helpful when choosing the best model.

Audio amplifiers are the main link between your source such as a DVD or Blu-Ray player and your loudspeakers. An amplifier will convert the fairly weak source audio into a signal powerful enough to drive your speakers.

Some audio sources such as surround-sound receivers already are available with a built-in audio amplifier. Utilizing a separate amplifier, though, offers some advantages. One benefit is possessing more flexibility and being able to pick an amplifier that is best suited to drive a certain speaker. Some of today’s miniature amplifier models can be concealed virtually anywhere due to their small size.

When selecting an amplifier, your first consideration possibly is the amplifier output wattage. You will need a high wattage if you are driving loudspeakers with a low sensitivity (expressed in dB/W), for driving speakers in big rooms or for outdoor speakers. You shouldn’t use an amplifier with significantly higher output power than your speakers can handle. Overdriving your speakers may do irreparable damage to your speakers.

However, amplifier wattage is not everything. Good sound quality is perhaps more important than rare power. A 20 to 50 Watt amp should be sufficient for most real-world applications.

Amplifier wattage is given either as rms or continuous power which shows how much power the amplifier can deliver constantly or as maximum or peak power which shows how much power the amp can supply for small periods of time. Normally you ought to choose an amplifier based on rms power. However, make certain that the amplifier has adequate headroom or peak power to eliminate clipping of music signals.

Audio quality is just as important as having adequate audio power and therefore you should also look at figures such as total harmonic distortion or THD. Every amplifier will introduce some imperfections into the audio signal which is called distortion and expressed in percent or dB. The level of distortion varies between amplifier types. A smaller distortion means higher audio quality. Audiophile-grade amps will have distortion figures of at most 0.05% while consumer-grade amps have distortion of up to 10%.

Another specification is called signal-to-noise ratio. This number specifies how much undesired components such as hum and noise the amplifier will add to the audio signal. Audiophile-grade amps will have an SNR of 100 dB or higher. Consumer-grade amps will have at least 80 dB signal-to-noise ratio.

There are several amplifier technologies available. Today’s amplifiers are mostly Class-D amplifiers. Class-D amplifiers have a high power efficiency and waste little energy as heat. High power efficiency has led to the development of extremely small amplifiers. Some of these latest mini amplifiers are no larger than a deck of cards. Lots of Class-D amplifiers, though, have higher distortion and a lower signal-to-noise ratio than Class-A or Class-AB amplifiers. Be certain to look closely at these numbers when choosing a Class-D type amplifier.

Lamm LL1 Signature Stereo Tube Preamplifier – An Audiophile’s Dream

Lamm introduces their LL1 Signature preamplifier, which is the partner to their ML3 Signature power amplifier. Both the LL1 and ML3 are cost-no-object products using only the finest parts that can be found anywhere in the world. The design is based on Vladimir Lamm’s 50 year career in design of tube components that perform at the extreme limits of sonic perfection. The LL1 is a $43,000 four-chassis, 114 pound, state-of-the-art masterpiece.

How to make good headphones sound great

This little amp will wake up your ears!

(Credit: Schiit Audio)

High-end audio can be a rather expensive hobby, but every now and then I stumble across something really amazing, that’s priced for the real world. The Schiit Audio Asgard headphone amplifier looks and sounds like an overpriced high-end audio component, but it sells for $249!

How good is it? Much better sounding than run-of-the-mill headphone amplifiers, the sort designed around inexpensive integrated circuits found in home theater and stereo receivers. The Asgard is a no-holds-barred Class A, single-ended, zero-feedback design. Pardon the audiophile jargon; let’s just say the Asgard is built like a serious piece of high-end gear.

Look inside and you see individual resistors, capacitors, transistors, etc, configured in a proprietary design by Schiit Audio’s founders, Jason Stoddard, formerly of Sumo, and Mike Moffat, formerly of Theta Digital (two pioneering American high-end audio companies). The Asgard’s chassis, circuitboard, and power transformer are all sourced from American suppliers, and the amp is built in Newhall, Calif. Oh, and Stoddard, his wife, or Moffat actually listens to each and every Asgard before it leaves the premises.

The Asgard’s clean lines and elegant proportions strike me as distinctive, I love the look. The brushed, all-metal chassis’ fit and finish are excellent, easily on par with high-end electronics that sell for four times the Asgard’s price. That’s no exaggeration, it’s really nicely put together. I mostly listened to the Asgard with my Ayre C-5xe SACD/DVD-Audio player, but you could hook it up to any stereo analog connection.

Not much back there, just stereo RCA inputs, power switch, and a power connector.

(Credit: Schiit Audio)

The amp is fairly compact, and can be placed horizontally or vertically. The chassis measures 9 by 6.75 by 2.25 inches, and it weighs 4 pounds. Accessories include a 3.5 mm to 6.3 mm headphone plug adapter, and a high-quality 3.5mm to male RCA cable adapter.

The amp’s high-current design makes it suitable for use with all sorts of headphones, rated from 8 to 600 ohms, and it worked perfectly with my favorite Grado, Hifiman, Phiaton, and Sennheiser headphones. A lot of companies toss around phrases like “high-current design,” but judging by the amount of heat the Asgard generates, I believe the claim.

It runs very warm to the touch, and even so, Jason Stoddard told me the Asgard was built to have a 20-year lifespan, or at least 5 years if left on continuously. How many $249 consumer electronics products can you buy with that sort of life expectancy?

The first thing you notice about the Asgard’s sound is its clarity, so music seems remarkably alive and realistic. I’ve demoed “Birth,” an excellent-sounding film score on dozens and dozens of reviews, but the Asgard revealed unheard details in the music. The score was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, and I have never been more aware of the studio’s acoustic “space,” so I was virtually transported to the recording session. The strings sounded more believably natural, every pluck of the harp was perfectly formed, and the low bass passages were so much better-sounding than before. The score also features a lot of large drums, which can sound muddy on a lot of speakers, including some very expensive ones, but the Asgard used with my Grado RS-1 headphone, clarified the sound of each drum hit.

Can the Asgard rock? A few minutes listening to the Drive-By Truckers “Live in Austin, TX” CD convinced me the amp had both power and glory. Again, the thing that really surprised me was that I actually preferred the sound of this recording over headphones than my high-end speakers. The band’s raw and raucous edge was all there, but it didn’t hurt my ears.

I next compared the Asgard with Burson Audio’s HA-160 headphone amp ($699). The two amps sounded awfully close, but sometimes the HA-160 was a little sweeter, more open, or more refined. The Asgard was definitely better than the HA-160 with my Hifiman HE-5 headphones, because the sound was more dynamically alive. The Asgard was also an especially nice match with my Sennheiser HD-580 headphones. It wasn’t great with my Monster Turbine Gold in-ear headphones, but I generally don’t like in-ears at home.

If you think I’ve oversold the Asgard after you bought it, send it back. You get 15 days to figure that out. A vacuum-tube headphone amplifier, the Schiit Audio Valhalla ($349) is due next month, and other Schiit Audio products will appear later this year. Schiit Audio is hot!

Tips on record care

1. The grooves of a vinyl record are exposed and vulnerable at the mercy of environmental effects such as fingerprints, dust grit, spilled coffee, smoke, grease, beer and soft drinks splash along with worn stylus needles.

2. Worn styluses are the vinyl record’s worst enemy; you can wipe away the grime, the spilled coffee, the soft drinks, the milk based drinks, spirits or beer, but you will not be able to wipe away the damage a worn stylus can cause.

3. At all cost never eat food while you are playing your vinyl records, and clean you’re your hands every time before handling vinyl discs. Careless handling is the usual cause of dirt on vinyl records and once they become smeared, or dusty their sound reproduction becomes impaired.

4. At no time should you indulge in bad practices like pulling a vinyl record out of its sleeve. The friction caused by pulling the vinyl out of the sleeve will charge it with magnetic electrostatic which attracts dust. Hold apart the sides of the sleeves and pull out the vinyl record carefully by the rim, do not let your fingers touch the grooves, do not leave your vinyl records lying about uncovered; they most certainly will attract lots of dust.

Announcements & New Vinyl Releases

Country Music Hall of Fame Requests Everly Brothers Box Set for Permanent Archives

Established in 1961, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum honors and preserves lasting contributions to country music. As part of this continuing commitment, the organization has requested two limited edition box sets featuring the music of the Everly Brothers, which will be permanently housed in their archives. These box sets have been produced by 180 Gram Records in partnership with Cadence Records, the Everly Brothers’ original record label in the late 1950s. Each box set, part of a strictly limited run of 5,000 sets available to the public, contains four LPs on 180g vinyl.

The Everly Brothers are comprised of two real-life brothers, Don and Phil. Combining rock and roll rhythms with classic country, they scored a series of hit singles in the late 1950s, and went on to become one of the most successful duos in music history in terms of top singles and album sales. They recorded 35 Billboard Top 100 singles and 26 singles that reached the Billboard Top 40. The Everly Brothers have influenced many subsequent musical artists, including the Eagles, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, and the Bee Gees. Their influence and enduring appeal were acknowledged with a 1986 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997, and induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. The July 2010 archiving of the Everly Brothers 4-LP box set with the Country Music Hall of Fame represents one further step in safeguarding the legacy of the Everly Brothers for future generations.

The Everly Brothers’ trademark steel-string guitar playing and close vocal harmonies are evident in some of their most well-known hits, including “Wake Up Little Susie,” “Bye Bye Love,” and “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” all of which are featured in the box set. These hits and more were produced between 1957 and 1960, a time when the brothers were signed to Cadence Records. Original material from the Cadence Records vault was rediscovered, remastered, and pressed on to 180g virgin vinyl for a 4-LP set. Songs are presented in the original running order on each LP, and the LPs themselves are stored in a custom-designed presentation box. Each limited edition box set comes packaged with reproductions of original album artwork, as well as a 14 x 22 inch recreation of a Cadence Records promotional poster from the era.

Box sets come with certificates of authenticity, and are individually numbered. The collection is registered with the Limited Edition Registry of the United States, as well as the Library of Congress. To learn more about the Everly Brothers 4-LP box set on 180g vinyl, visit the 180 Gram Records website at http://www.180gramrecords.com/

New Releases

STEELY DAN – GAUCHO **BRAND NEW 180 GRAM LP VINYL on ebay.

>OTHERS<

2, 3, 4

Shelly Manne

180 Gram Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

A Day in the Life

Wes Montgomery

180 Gram Virgin Vinyl Import LP

A.T.’s Delight

Art Taylor

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

Alfie (Ltd. Edition)
Sonny Rollins
Numbered Ltd. Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs Sealed

Dear John C.

Elvin Jones

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

Duke Ellington And John Coltrane

Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins

Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

Go

Dexter Gordon
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl 45rpm – 2 LPs


Inception
McCoy Tyner
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

It Might As Well Be Spring
Ike Quebec
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

Liszt – Piano Concerto 1 and 2
Byron Janis with Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

Lush Life (Ltd. Edition)
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Numbered Ltd. Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

Mad Dogs And Englishmen
Joe Cocker
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl LP – 2 LPs


Moanin’
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

Night Of Ballad And Blues
McCoy Tyner
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

Nine Tonight
Bob Seger
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

Parish Bar
Jeb Loy Nichols
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Prokofiev – Piano Concerto 3 / Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto 1
Byron Janis with Kyril Kondrashin
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

Salt And Pepper
Sonny Stitt And Paul Gonsalves
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

Sentimental Journey
Ringo Starr
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Somethin’ Else
Cannonball Adderley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RMP LP – 2 LPs

The Artistry Of Freddie Hubbard
Freddie Hubbard
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

The John Coltrane Quartet Plays
John Coltrane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

The Pied Piper
Crispian St. Peters
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import – 2 LPs

The Voice That Is
Johnny Hartman
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

To Bring You My Love
PJ Harvey
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Today And Now
Coleman Hawkins
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl – 2 LPs

Vagabonds
Gary Louris
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

What Is Love For
Justin Currie
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Wrapped Tight
Coleman Hawkins
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl – 2 LPs

You Baby
Nat Adderley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

Confusion Is Sex
Sonic Youth
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Colored Vinyl LP

Evol
Sonic Youth
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Colored Vinyl LP

Bridge Of Sighs
Robin Trower
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – Sealed

Priest… Live
Judas Priest
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

Espana Volume 2
Ataulfo Argenta
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

The Three-Cornered Hat
Ernest Ansermet
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

MTV Unplugged
Alice In Chains
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

Wired
Jeff Beck
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

I’m Not There
Various Artists
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 4 LPs

50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong
Elvis Presley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

The Psychedelic Ubik
Sterling Roswell
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Workout
Hank Mobley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs Sealed

Dark Night Of The Soul: Deluxe Edition
Sparklehorse
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

Heart of Saturday Night
Tom Waits
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
Charles Mingus
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

Closing Time
Tom Waits
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Dexter Calling
Dexter Gordon
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

Bottom’s Up
The 3 Sounds
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!!
Art Blakey
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

It’s So Hard To Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best
Karen Dalton
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Alone 2: The Home Recodings Of Rivers Cuomo
Rivers Cuomo
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Mack The Knife
Ella Fitzgerald
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

Ella And Louis
Ella Fitzgerald
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP

Ella Swings Lightly
Ella Fitzgerald
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

The Shadow Of Your Smile
Astrud Gilberto
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs 45 RPM

Wild Things Run Fast
Joni Mitchell
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

Flammende Herzen
Michael Rother
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP -Sealed

Scott Matthew
Scott Matthew
180 Gram Audiophile Vigin Vinyl LP + 7″

Crescent (Ltd. Edition)
John Coltrane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM – 2 LPs

An Evening With Diana Ross
Diana Ross
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import – 2 LPs

Hub Cap
Freddie Hubbard
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Hammer Of The North
Grand Magus
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Holy Diver
Dio
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

Avengers
Avengers
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Desafinado
Coleman Hawkins
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM – 2 LPs

Ghetto Paradise
Antonio Forcione
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import

Where I’m Coming From
Stevie Wonder
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import

Afro-Bossa
Duke Ellington
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Blowing in From Chicago
Clifford Jordan
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM – 2 LPs

Peckin’ Time
Hank Mobley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Introducing The 3 Sounds
The 3 Sounds
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

New Soil
Jackie McLean
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Davis Cup
Walter Davis Jr.
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

On View at the Five Spot Cafe
Kenny Burrell
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

The Time Is Right
Lou Donaldson
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Soundin’ Off
Dizzy Reece
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Sunny Side Up
Lou Donaldson
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Up at Minton’s Volume 1
Stanley Turrentine
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Midnight Special
Jimmy Smith
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Grantstand
Grant Green
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Hub-Tones
Freddie Hubbard
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Sidewinder
Lee Morgan
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Dippin’
Hank Mobley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Count Basie and the Kansas City 7
Count Basie
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Out of the Afternoon
Roy Haynes
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Aladdin Sane
David Bowie
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Giant Steps (Limited Edition)
John Coltrane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM Limited Edition LP – 2 LPs

Peace On Earth
Kitaro
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – Sealed

The Score
Fugees
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – Import – 2 LPs Sealed

Dark Night Of The Soul

Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse

Split 12 Inch

Melvins/Isis

Sir Lucious Left Foot The Son Of Chico Dusty

Big Boi

How I Got Over

Roots

Aphrodite

Kylie Minogue

Treats

Sleigh Bells

Bleeding Heart/Jam 292

Jimi Hendrix

Trans-Continental Hustle

Gogol Bordello

Disintegration

Cure

Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers Vinyl

National

RECORD SHOWS

Sat Jul 17,2010 New York City NY The NEW YORK CITY Record & CD Show Holiday Inn, 440 W. 57th Street (Between 9th & 10th Aves.) $6 10AM-4PM 973-209-6067
Records – 45′s – CD’s – DVD’s – 12” – Posters – Books – Memorablia: http://www.showsandexpos.com
Sat Jul 17,2010 Olympia WA KAOS-fm CD & Record Sale The Evergreen State College Longhouse, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW Free 12AM-8PM 360-867-6894
Limited vendor tables available via John Ford; fordj@evergreen.edu or 360-867-6894
Sun Jul 18,2010 Hillside IL Chicagoland Record & CD Collectors Show Best Western Chicago Hillside – 4400 Frontage Rd – Hillside IL $3 9AM-4PM 630-898-1533
Specialize in vinyl – 85 dealer tables – Early bird fee $10 – 6:30am!
Sun Jul 18,2010 Indianapolis IN Alpha Music Collectors Convention Ramada Inn, I-465 & Pendleton Pike $3 10AM-3PM 317-882-3378
The convention, which is a music show and sale, will be open to the public
Sun Jul 18,2010 Woburn MA Greater Boston Record & CD Collectors Show Best Western Hotel 1 Rainin Rd Exit 36 off I-93 $5 9AM-3PM 978-504-9068
monkeyhouseentertainment.com
Sun Jul 18,2010 Roseville MI Roseville Masonic Hall Record & CD Show Masonic Hall, 27151 Gratiot Ave, Roseville, MI 48066 $3 10AM-3PM 586-873-9832
On Gratiot north of I-696 or Gratiot & north 11 mile rd
Sun Jul 25,2010 Buena Park CA Greater Orange County Record Show UFCW Union Hall – 8530 Stanton Ave. $3 10AM-3PM 626-963-9717
Early Admission $8.00 @7:00 A.M.
Fri Jul 30,2010 East Rutherford CT ROCK CON: Weekend of 100 Rock Stars Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel & Conferecne Center $10 5PM-10PM 203-795-4737
three day event!
Sun Aug 01,2010 Ft. Lauderdale FL RECORD COLLECTORS’ SWAP MEET RODEWAY AIRPORT INN, 2440 State Rd. 84, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. $5 10AM-4PM 954-815-7625
This is the ONLY ongoing record show in South Florida. Includes vinyl, CD’s, videos.
Sun Aug 01,2010 South Bend IN South Bend Record & CD Collectors Show Comfort Suites 52939 IN 933 at Cleveland Rd half Mi N IN Toll Rd Ex 77 Free 11AM-5PM 574-329-1483
One of 5 biggest shows in the Midwest! 56 dealer tables. $30 for 6 foot. Discounts for multiples
Sun Aug 01,2010 Seattle WA Seattle (CLICK FOR MORE!) Seattle Center Shaw-Fidalgo Rooms! $3 10AM-5PM 206-878-2868
Note: Earlier time this year!
Sat Aug 07,2010 New York NY Music Memorabilia Show – Records Flea Market Tip Top Shoe Building, 155 W. 72nd St., New York, NY 10023 Free 10AM-2PM 212-579-0689
Over 10,000 items-LPs, 45rpm, 78rpm, sheet music, photos, posters, books, magazines etc.
Sun Aug 08,2010 Lancaster PA Pennsylvania Music Expo The Continental Inn, 2285 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602 Free 9AM-3PM 717-898-1246
http://www.recordcollectors.org The largest show of its kind, by collectors, for collectors.
Sat Aug 14,2010 Willowbrook IL WILLOWBROOK RECORD AND CD SHOW WILLOWBROOK HOLIDAY INN 7800 KINGERY HWY (RT. 83) JUST NORTH OF RT. 55 $3 10AM-4PM 847-409-9656
$1.00 OFF WITH COUPON FROM THE ILLINOIS ENTERTAINER
Sat Aug 14,2010 Bloomfield Hills MI BLOOMFIELD HILLS MASONIC HALL RECORD-CD SHOW BLOOMFIELD HILLS MASONIC HALL 37357 WOODWARD AVE $3 10AM-3PM 586-873-9832
on WOODWARD between Big Beaver & W. Long Lake Rd
Sat Aug 14,2010 Wayne NJ The SECOND SATURDAY Record & CD Show Firehouse, 97 Parish Dr. (@ Route 23 & 202S) $6 10AM-4PM 973-209-6067
Records – 45′s – CD’s – DVD’s – 12” – Posters – Books – Memorablia: http://www.showsandexpos.com
Sun Aug 15,2010 Newark CA The Newark Music Swap Meet Newark Pavilion, 6430 Thornton Ave.(at Cherry) $3 8AM-2PM 408-263-5127
8 FT. TABLE $45 ONE, $60 TWO, EARLY BIRDS – 7:00-8:30 – $5
Sun Aug 15,2010 Grand Rapids MI Grand Rapids Record & CD Show Radisson Grand Rapids Riverfront – 270 Ann St NE 49504 $2 11AM-5PM 616-516-5199
Great Midwest Show 8′ tables-$40 Big Summer Show!
Sun Aug 15,2010 Roseville MI Roseville Masonic Hall Record & CD Show Masonic Hall, 27151 Gratiot Ave, Roseville, MI 48066 $3 10AM-3PM 586-873-9832
On Gratiot north of I-696 or Gratiot & north 11 mile rd
Sun Aug 15,2010 Milwaukee WI Milwaukee MusicFest American Serb Hall, 5101 West Oklahoma Avenue $3 10AM-4PM 847-409-9656

International Shows July 2010

Day Date City ST Show Name Venue Name & Address Adm Time Contact Phone
Sat Jul 17,2010 LONDON – CHISWICK ** Soundbite Catholic Centre ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 17,2010 TELFORD ** Astral Vinyl Belmont Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 17,2010 RUGBY ** Vinylbank St Andrews Church House ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 17,2010 SCARBOROUGH ** Stewybus Scarborough Library, Vernon Rd ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 17,2010 SKYE ** Allander Record Fairs Portree ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 17,2010 PEEBLES ** G&S Duncan Masonic Hall, Northgate ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 18,2010 CREWE ** Astral Vinyl Victoria Community Centre West Street ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 18,2010 FORT WILLIAM ** Allander Record Fairs Nevis Centre ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 18,2010 CRIEFF ** G&S Duncan Crieff Hotel ** ********* *********
Thu Jul 22,2010 WICK ** Allander Record Fairs Town Hall ** ********* *********
Fri Jul 23,2010 THURSO ** Allander Record Fairs Town & County Club ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 LONDON – UXBRIDGE ** Soundbite Christ Church Halls ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 BARNARD CASTLE ** Stewybus St Mary’s Parish Hall, Newgate ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 ULLAPOOL ** Allander Record Fairs Community Village Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 LEICESTER ** MVF Music Bishop Street Methodist Church Hall Town Square ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 EXETER ** Friction Records St George’s Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 CHELTENHAM ** Vinylbank Town Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 PEEBLES ** G&S Duncan Masonic Hall, Northgate ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 CANTERBURY ** Bionic Promotions St Thomas‘ Church Hall, City Centre ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 25,2010 INVERNESS ** Allander Record Fairs Crown Court Hotel ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 25,2010 MOFFAT ** G&S Duncan Buccleuch Arms Hotel ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 25,2010 READING ** TV Fairs Rivermead Leisure Centre ** ********* *********
Thu Jul 29,2010 BALLOCH ** Allander Record Fairs Antartex Centre ** ********* *********
Fri Jul 30,2010 BALLOCH ** Allander Record Fairs Antartex Centre ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 BALLOCH ** Allander Record Fairs Antartex Centre ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 COVENTRY ** Vinylbank Methodist Central Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 DUNKELD ** G&S Duncan British Legion Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 SOUTHAMPTON ** TV Fairs Guildhall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 NEWCASTLE ** Pet Sounds British Legion Club, West Jesmond Avenue ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 EVESHAM ** MVF Music Town Hall, Market Sq ** ********* *********

July 8th 2010

         

         

The Vinyl Record Revolution…They’re Back!!!!       

Vinyl LP’s continue to surge, as new album sales of LPs rose 33% in 2009 from the year before and growing more in 2010, according to the figures released by Nielsen Soundscan, and to boot they show no signs of stopping. As a matter of fact there were 2.5 million vinyl records sold in 2009 and that was not including anyone that sold directly from a bands websites, on eBay, Gemm or other sources that do not report to Soundscan. So those numbers are actually just a small number of what is really happening out there in the record world.  We all have our reasons for collecting, whether it is just a deep seeded passion for a genre, to own a piece of history, or as an investment. But this culture is spreading to a new generation, as many of today’s hottest bands, like the White Stripes and Linkin Park are starting to release vinyl LP’s alongside the digital downloads and CD’s, and are bringing the LP to a new breed of fans that find the same love for the sound and art as many of us do. Even bands like KISS and Neil Young are reissuing works and doing it with new product. And it is not just your re-issued records of old in standard formats, but also 180 gram records that give the music more of a high end audiophile approach that are being applied to the classics as well as new releases. And to that I say bring it on….great quality and all the bells and whistles of what made music great…the photos, the art, the lyrics on the sleeves.  And the money they can fetch….we have older vinyl  such as  Queen “The Works” Red Vinyl Columbia selling for $9,000.00 and the Beatles “Please Please Me” Parlophone UK Gold Black label 1st Stereo going for $5,349.05, both on ebay. We had the Nine Inch Nails (NIN) that did a box set called Ghosts that retailed for $299.99 through the artists website last year, in a limited edition of 2,500, that are now fetching upwards of $500.00 to $600.00…in a year….forget 401K’s…talk about a better investment that the stock market…when is the last time even Apple stock did that.  And the major labels have been getting back in the record business, as well as a few high end outfits that make premium products in 180 gram formats like Neil Young did, Music Matters and 180 Gram Records do. I think people are tired of the digital binary sounds of MP3’s with it’s sonic holes and ear fatigue, they can no longer really see the art on the cover, or have real lyric sheets or a connection with the bands and artist. Even CD’s are hard to read liner notes…I mean I want to have that feeling of being drawn to the cover by the art, tearing into the plastic shrink-wrap; smelling the vinyl as it slips out of the sleeve and hearing the smooth gliss as the tone arm drops down with the needle onto the vinyl record, as it comes alive with full rick sound.      

Though many collectors would argue…you can’t open them…they will loose their value…well buy two then…one to collect…one to listen too. Life is just too short not to treat your senses to the joy that is a vinyl LP, and with a whole new generation being drawn to this media format, hopefully the experience will last for many decades to come, but they need to experience it and not just hear about it.      

My wife often teases me that if it came down to her or my record collection…that it has been nice knowing me….and even though she says it jokingly….you can tell there is just a bit of concern that the statement may be truer than either of us feel comfortable addressing after all these years.      

So whether it is for the love of the sound, the artwork, and the collectability or as an investment, just enjoy this vinyl record format of music that no matter how hard the industry or technology attempt to make go away seems to linger, flourish and even thrive.     

Audiophile Technology, Products & Tips

   

         

Monster Sound from the Monster Turbine Pro Audiophile In-Ear Speakers Monster has a reputation for delivering quality products and the Turbine Pro Audiophile In-Ear Speakers certainly continue the trend.  The advanced sound isolating design means that nothing but quality music will be filtered into your ears. With massive amounts of bass being produced from these bad boys you will feel like you have a subwoofer lodged in your ears.    

 If your worried that the booming bass will have an impact on high end sound clarity…Don’t! The music and instruments will seem alive in your ears!    

 These remarkable earphones are available in either Gold or a stylish Copper, you will even get a couple of cases and different sized tips for the ultimate fit.     

         

  UNIQUE & HARD TO FIND MAGNAVOX STEREOPHONIC RECORD PLAYERUp for auction is a unique, vintage Magnavox Stereophonic Micromatic Power Transistor Record Player that is a must have for any collector of these items. The player weighs approximately 35 lbs. and measures 25″ long x 16 1/2″ tall and 9 1/4″ wide. It closes up to look like a suitcase. It opens up with the speakers on the sides and the turntable folding out front. As you can see from the pictures, this record player is in very good condition except for a few marks and blemishes. It plays 16, 33, 45 & 78 records. It has a Tone, Loudness & Balance knob that are functional. It could be cleaned up a little better but for its age, it looks very good. I played a record on it and the Balance Arm and the Tone Arm worked perfectly and the record played. As you can see from the picture of the turntable, the rubber surface where the record drops has a bad spot on it but it didn’t affect the playing of the record. Also, the left speaker may have a short in it or something. It projected a static noise but the other speaker played fine. Something else unique about this record player is that included in this auction is the original operating instructions and the original Magnavox Magnasonic Warranty Certificate that states the Instrument Model & Serial Number. It shows who bought the player, date purchased, place purchased & dealer signature. Inside the operating instructions it reads: “Your new Magnavox is a custom built instrument of the finest quality, providing you with the ultimate in Stereophonic High Fidelity reproduction. Music becomes Magic when the glorious voice of Magnavox sets it free…” We strive for customer satisfaction. We try very hard to describe any products we sell as accurately as possible. Please note our feedback score and bid with confidence. Thank you for looking. Shipping: All items will be shipped within 2 regular business days. Items will be shipped in a box and packaged securely to ensure safe delivery. We combine shipping also to save you money. Return Policy: We understand that a product purchased online sometimes may not be exactly what you were looking for. We offer a Money Back Guarantee. For any reason buyers who do not want the items, we offer a 3 day money back guarantee (postage & packaging are not included). When returning a product, the return must be in the condition it was received to be eligible for the money back guarantee.        

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HDMI to be Replaced Soon by HDBaseT

   

Many of us are just getting used to the pros and cons of the HDMI cable standard for the wired distribution of both video and audio content, but it looks like soon that single-cable solution will be obsolete – replaced by a new technology for whole-home distribution of uncompressed HD multimedia content known as HDBaseT.  A cross-industry alliance was formed to standardize and promote the technology, and has announced the HDBaseT 1.0 base specification. It is designed to transform digital media systems, allowing unparalleled, uninterrupted HD distribution of premium content without a tangle of cables, and is poised to become the unrivaled next-generation home networking transport in the digital media market. The unrivaled feature-set of HDBaseT converges full uncompressed HD video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, high-power-over-cable, and various control signals thru a single 100m CAT5e/6 LAN cable. Its bandwidth supports full HD 1080p as well as 3D and 2Kx4K formats, and it is the first to provide all-in-one connectivity. Difference sources can be connected directly to video displays in multiple locations in the home. The transfer distance of uncompressed HD multimedia contact is also increased, expanding distribution and also simplifying installation. The demand for in-home converged distribution of HD multimedia and the lack of existing technologies drove the industry to develop HDBaseT to address consumer needs. 
Death of the Big Screen? – is what some proponents of new mobile technologies are predicting, due to the advanced video capabilities of the new smart phones such as the iPhone 4G. One even inquires how long it will take until a feature film is produced entirely on an iPhone!  With the iMovie app, users now are able to both film and edit on the new iPhone, but do serious filmmakers want their work to be degraded to a tiny 3-inch screen? Sure, it may be available for watching anywhere, any time, but what will it do to quality big-screen cinema? It won’t be the great experience it once was anymore. There was even a Pocket Film Festival in Paris last weekend devoted to celebrating various mobile technologies. 

 

   

Inexpensive Digital SLRs Being Used for Professional Movie-Making – We may wait a bit for a feature film shot entirely on an iPhone, but there are right now features and documentaries in production being shot entirely on combination still-and-video digital cameras costing as little as $1700!  The Canon EOS 7D is the most popular for this use. In addition to advanced still photography with its 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, film speeds up to ISO 12800 and speeds up to 8 fps, it also captures full HD video at 30 fps or at 24 fps, and allows manual exposure during movie shooting and ISO speed selection. Its Intelligent Viewfind provides approximately 100% coverage and displays user-selected AF modes. Storage is no problem – the camera can record as much as 48 minutes on a 16GB memory card.  Some of the challenges are that it can only shot for 12 minutes at a time, the viewfinder is difficult to see if not level with your eyes, getting an acceptable hand-held image is difficult – an image-stabilised lens is suggested, and there is no power zoom as on other video cameras. The codecs used must be transcoded before the footage can be edited, but the economies of scale will encourage a new generation of filmmakers to produce work using this format.  Professional motion picture cameras are terribly expensive because they are a niche market, whereas 40 million SLR digital cameras have been sold since 1987 by Canon alone, making the new HD SLRs relatively cheap and accessible to more filmmakers. The images look superb.     

Pioneer Launches Six New AV Receivers – Pioneer Electronics has introduced six new Elite AV receivers ranging from $2200 down to $450. All models work with iPhone and iPod Touch, have Bluetooth audio streaming, a front USB input, Ethernet connectivity, RS-232C port, dual HDMI inputs, and Pioneer’s Wide Surround – supporting wide front speaker arrangements as well as a virtual height option. The top-of-line SC-37 has Sirius satellite radio and Rhapsody streaming music services, and a Home Media Gallery which pulls up music and photos from PCs around the home.      

 

 

What is a Digital Audiophile?

There are three building blocks to a digital front end:

 A digital audio file (can take the form of a CD, DVD, or computer file)

A mechanism to turn the digital file into a stream of digital data

A mechanism to convert the stream of digital data into an analog signal

Let’s talk about digital audio files in more detail.

Early CDs were digital copies of analog master tapes. Although some recording studios still use analog equipment for recording and mastering, many are now recording and mastering in the digital domain. However, whether a studio records and masters in the analog or digital domain, at some point, they must produce a final digital master. It is this file that becomes the source for every subsequent release of the recording.
 
CDs created from master digital files are a compromise — the files on a CD have a high enough quality of sound  to satisfy a majority of listeners, and a file size that allows the use of portable and inexpensive media (the CDROM). As the cost of digital storage has gone down, and the barrier to digital-file delivery has gone away (you can now quickly download an entire CD of music), the CD is becoming obsolete, and digital files with much higher quality of sound are becoming available to the general public.
In the analog domain, the levels of recording quality consumers could buy broke down as follows (highest quality to lowest):
  • 7″ reel-to-reel tapes
  •  Vinyl LPs                
  •  Cassette tapes
Note that the main advantage of reel-to-reel tapes over LPs was the tape’s lack of clicks, pops and other noise associated with playing LPs; however, tape had its own problems.
In the digital domain, the levels of recording quality you can buy breaks down as follows (highest quality to lowest):
 
  1. Waveform Audio File Format (WAV) file or Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF) file at 24/192 (24-bit words at a 192Khz sampling rate). This is a studio-master quality digital file, and is available for purchase from some of the smaller, independent recording studios.
  2. Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) or Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF) file at 24/96. Available from a number of audiophile music stores.
  3. FLAC or AIFF file at 16/44. Also available from a number of audiophile music stores.
  4.  CDs (provides an uncompressed 16/44 audio stream). The most common available format.
  5. MP3 files (provides compressed 16/44). The most common available format other than CDs.
In addition, there are Super Audio CDs (SACD), DVD audio discs, as well as a number of other file formats available. These  formats are much less common, and require specialized playback equipment.
 
Lossy versus Lossless Digital Audio Formats
With the exception of files on CDs, WAV and AIFF files, which are uncompressed, all digital audio file formats use compression to reduce the size of the digital audio file; When deciding what file format to seek for purchase, as well as what format to use when converting a CD or an analog source, you should consider how much of the original data you are willing to lose, and how much digital storage space you have, or can have available.
 
  • The MP3 format produces the smallest file, but throws away the most data (lossy – even at the highest bit rates).
  • The WAV and AIFF format does not throw away any data (no compression and lossless).
  • The FLAC format produces various file sizes (based on compression settings), but does not throw away any data (lossless).

Given the continued decline in data-storage cost, in my opinion, there is little need to use compression and/or lossy formats for anything other than for use on portable devices with limited digital storage capability.

 

PRESERVATION OF SOUND RECORDINGS

A good definition of preservation put forward by the International Institute for Conservation–Canadian Group and the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators is that preservation encompasses “all actions taken to retard deterioration of, or to prevent damage to, cultural property. Preservation involves controlling the environment and conditions of use, and may include treatment in order to maintain a cultural property, as nearly as possible, in an unchanging state.”

There are essentially only three concerns to consider when handling and storing sound recordings:

that they be kept free of any foreign matter deposits;

that they be kept free of any pressure that might cause deformations; and

that they be stored in a stable, controlled environment.

 

Announcements & New Vinyl Releases

 

 

 

PAUL MCCARTNEY REALLY IS DEAD

The Last Testament of George Harrison to be released on DVD on September 1st

Paul McCartney” had a 68th birthday on June 18th.  Or did he?

Highway 61 Entertainment and MVD Visual are pleased to announce the release of the documentary feature film PAUL MCCARTNEY REALLY IS DEAD, The Last Testament of George Harrison
for worldwide distribution on August 24, 2010.  According to Director Joel Gilbert:

 

In the summer of 2005, a package arrived at the Hollywood offices of Highway 61 Entertainment from London with no return address.  Inside were two mini-cassette audio tapes dated December 30, 1999 and labeled THE LAST TESTAMENT OF GEORGE HARRISON.  A voice identical to Harrison tells a shocking story:  Paul McCartney was killed in a car crash in November of 1966 and replaced with a double!  British intelligence, MI5, had forced the Beatles to cover up McCartney’s death to prevent mass suicides of Beatle fans. However, the remaining Beatles tried to signal fans with clues on album covers and in songs.

 

Until now, the “Paul is Dead” mystery that exploded worldwide in 1969 was considered a hoax.  However, in this film, George Harrison reveals a secret Beatles history, chronicling McCartney’s fatal accident, the cover up, dozens of unknown clues, and a dangerous cat and mouse game with “Maxwell,” the Beatles’ MI5 handler, as John Lennon became increasingly reckless with the secret.  Harrison also insists that Lennon was assassinated in 1980 after he threatened to finally expose “Paul McCartney” as an imposter!

 

Highway 61 Entertainment has corroborated most of George Harrison’s stunning account of the conspiracy to hide McCartney’s tragic death. Harrison’s complete audio tapes narrate this film that includes all the newly unearthed evidence. The Last Testament of George Harrison may prove to be the most important document in rock and roll history, leaving little doubt that
PAUL MCCARTNEY REALLY IS DEAD!

Weinerword will release the DVD in Great Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, and Spain with subtitles available in Spanish, French, and German in October 4th.  

 

 

 

Did Led Zeppelin Rip Off a Folk Singer? 

Led Zeppelin must have been a little “Dazed and Confused” when it recorded the classic by the same name 41 years ago  — because it sounds just like a folk song — so says the folk singer who’s now suing Zep’s guitarist, Jimmy Page. According to the Federal lawsuit obtained by TMZ, Jake Holmes says he snagged a copyright for “Dazed and Confused” in 1967, two years before Zeppelin recorded its version that sounds suspiciously similar.

 The good news for Page.  Even if a court decides Page ripped off Holmes, the folk singer can only sue for damages from the last 3 years, because of that pesky statute of limitations.

As for why Holmes waited so long to sue … who knows? His attorney had no comment.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

New Releases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radiohead – The Bends Limited 180gram Audiophile LP *NEW* on Ebay.

Kings of Leon Youth And Young Manhood 180gram 2LP+Bonus

Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland – 180 Gram Double LP

 

 

>OTHERS<

 

2, 3, 4

Shelly Manne

180 Gram Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs 

 

A Day in the Life

Wes Montgomery

180 Gram Virgin Vinyl Import LP

 

A.T.’s Delight

Art Taylor

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

 

Alfie (Ltd. Edition)
Sonny Rollins
Numbered Ltd. Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs Sealed

 

Dear John C.

Elvin Jones

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Duke Ellington And John Coltrane

Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins

Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins

180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Go 

Dexter Gordon
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl 45rpm – 2 LPs

Inception
McCoy Tyner
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

  

It Might As Well Be Spring
Ike Quebec
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

  

Liszt – Piano Concerto 1 and 2
Byron Janis with Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

 

Lush Life (Ltd. Edition)
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Numbered Ltd. Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Mad Dogs And Englishmen
Joe Cocker
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Moanin’
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

 

Night Of Ballad And Blues
McCoy Tyner
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Nine Tonight
Bob Seger
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Parish Bar
Jeb Loy Nichols
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Prokofiev – Piano Concerto 3 / Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto 1
Byron Janis with Kyril Kondrashin
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

 

Rook
Shearwater
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

  

Salt And Pepper
Sonny Stitt And Paul Gonsalves
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Sentimental Journey
Ringo Starr
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Somethin’ Else
Cannonball Adderley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RMP LP – 2 LPs

 

The Artistry Of Freddie Hubbard
Freddie Hubbard
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

The John Coltrane Quartet Plays
John Coltrane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

The Pied Piper
Crispian St. Peters
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import – 2 LPs

 

The Voice That Is
Johnny Hartman
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

To Bring You My Love
PJ Harvey
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Today And Now
Coleman Hawkins
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl – 2 LPs

 

Vagabonds
Gary Louris
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

What Is Love For
Justin Currie
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Wrapped Tight
Coleman Hawkins
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl – 2 LPs

 

You Baby
Nat Adderley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

  

Surrealistic Pillow
Jefferson Airplane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Confusion Is Sex
Sonic Youth
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Colored Vinyl LP

Evol
Sonic Youth
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Colored Vinyl LP

 

Shreveport Sessions (August 1948- May 1949)
Hank Williams
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Bridge Of Sighs
Robin Trower
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – Sealed

  

Priest… Live
Judas Priest
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Espana Volume 2
Ataulfo Argenta
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

The Three-Cornered Hat
Ernest Ansermet
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

MTV Unplugged
Alice In Chains
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs 

 

Wired
Jeff Beck
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

I’m Not There
Various Artists
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 4 LPs

50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong

Elvis Presley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

The Psychedelic Ubik

Sterling Roswell
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Workout
Hank Mobley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs Sealed 

 

Dark Night Of The Soul: Deluxe Edition
Sparklehorse
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs 

 

Heart of Saturday Night
Tom Waits
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 

 

Chelsea Girl
Nico
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 

 

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
Charles Mingus
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

 

Closing Time
Tom Waits
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Dexter Calling
Dexter Gordon
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

 

Bottom’s Up
The 3 Sounds
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!!
Art Blakey
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

It’s So Hard To Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best
Karen Dalton
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Jagged Time Lapse
John’s Children
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

 

Alone 2: The Home Recodings Of Rivers Cuomo
Rivers Cuomo
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Mack The Knife
Ella Fitzgerald
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Ella And Louis
Ella Fitzgerald
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP

 

Ella Swings Lightly
Ella Fitzgerald
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

The Shadow Of Your Smile
Astrud Gilberto
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs 45 RPM

 

Wild Things Run Fast
Joni Mitchell
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Flammende Herzen
Michael Rother
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP -Sealed

 

Scott Matthew
Scott Matthew
180 Gram Audiophile Vigin Vinyl LP + 7″

 

Crescent (Ltd. Edition)
John Coltrane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM – 2 LPs

 

An Evening With Diana Ross
Diana Ross
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import – 2 LPs

 

Hub Cap
Freddie Hubbard
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Singin’ The Blues (1954-1959)
Muddy Waters
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Hammer Of The North
Grand Magus
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Holy Diver
Dio
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

 

Avengers
Avengers
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Desafinado
Coleman Hawkins
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM – 2 LPs

 

Ghetto Paradise
Antonio Forcione
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import

 

Where I’m Coming From
Stevie Wonder
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import

 

Afro-Bossa
Duke Ellington
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Blowing in From Chicago
Clifford Jordan
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM – 2 LPs

 

Peckin’ Time
Hank Mobley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Introducing The 3 Sounds
The 3 Sounds
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

   

New Soil
Jackie McLean
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Davis Cup
Walter Davis Jr.
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

On View at the Five Spot Cafe
Kenny Burrell
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

The Time Is Right
Lou Donaldson
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Soundin’ Off
Dizzy Reece
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Sunny Side Up
Lou Donaldson
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Up at Minton’s Volume 1
Stanley Turrentine
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Midnight Special
Jimmy Smith
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Grantstand
Grant Green
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Hub-Tones
Freddie Hubbard
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Sidewinder
Lee Morgan
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Dippin’
Hank Mobley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Count Basie and the Kansas City 7
Count Basie
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Out of the Afternoon
Roy Haynes
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

 

Aladdin Sane
David Bowie
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

 

Giant Steps (Limited Edition)
John Coltrane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM Limited Edition LP – 2 LPs

 

Maya

M.I.A

 

Split 12 Inch

Melvins/Isis

 

How I Got Over

Roots

 

Tomboy

Panda Bear

 

Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space

Spiritualized

 

Archandroid

Janelle Monae

 

Bleeding Heart/Jam 292

Jimi Hendrix

 

About To Choke

Vic Chesnutt

 

Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles

 

Disintegration

Cure

 

Record Shows:

Day Date City ST Show Name Venue Name & Address Adm Time
Sat Jul 10,2010 San Diego CA San Diego Record Show The Center – 3909 Centre Street San Diego, Ca. 92104 $5 8AM-2PM
 
Sat Jul 10,2010 Lansing MI Lansing Record & CD Collectors Show Quality Inn 3121 E, Grand River at US 127 E Gr. River-Saginaw St Exit Free 11AM-4PM
 
Sat Jul 10,2010 Wayne NJ The SECOND SATURDAY Record & CD Show Firehouse, 97 Parish Dr. (@ Route 23 & 202S) $6 10AM-4PM
 
Sat Jul 10,2010 New York NY Music Memorabilia Show – Records Flea Market Tip Top Shoe Building, 155 W. 72nd St., New York, NY 10023 Free 10AM-2PM
 
Sun Jul 11,2010 Los Angeles CA Beat Swap Meet #10 Grandstar Jazz Club, 943 N Broadway, Los Angeles 90012 Free 1PM-6PM
 
Sun Jul 11,2010 Ann Arbor MI Monster Ann Arbor Record And CD Show Webers Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor at I94 Exit 172 $3 10AM-4PM
 
Sun Jul 11,2010 Minneapolis MN MSP Music Expo Ramada Plaza Minneapolis, 1330 Industrial Boulevard NE $3 10AM-4PM
 
Sun Jul 11,2010 St. Louis MO St. Louis Record And CD Show American Czech Hall 4690 Lansdowne @ Kingshighway St. Louis, MO $2 10AM-3:30PM
 
Sun Jul 11,2010 Lancaster PA Pennsylvania Music Expo The Continental Inn, 2285 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602 Free 9AM-3PM
 
Sat Jul 17,2010 New York City NY The NEW YORK CITY Record & CD Show Holiday Inn, 440 W. 57th Street (Between 9th & 10th Aves.) $6 10AM-4PM
 
Sat Jul 17,2010 Olympia WA KAOS-fm CD & Record Sale The Evergreen State College Longhouse, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW Free 12AM-8PM
 
Sun Jul 18,2010 Hillside IL Chicagoland Record & CD Collectors Show Best Western Chicago Hillside – 4400 Frontage Rd – Hillside IL $3 9AM-4PM
 
Sun Jul 18,2010 Indianapolis IN Alpha Music Collectors Convention Ramada Inn, I-465 & Pendleton Pike $3 10AM-3PM
 
Sun Jul 18,2010 Woburn MA Greater Boston Record & CD Collectors Show Best Western Hotel 1 Rainin Rd Exit 36 off I-93 $5 9AM-3PM
 
Sun Jul 18,2010 Roseville MI Roseville Masonic Hall Record & CD Show Masonic Hall, 27151 Gratiot Ave, Roseville, MI 48066 $3 10AM-3PM
 
Sun Jul 25,2010 Buena Park CA Greater Orange County Record Show UFCW Union Hall – 8530 Stanton Ave. $3 10AM-3PM
 
Sun Aug 01,2010 Ft. Lauderdale FL RECORD COLLECTORS’ SWAP MEET RODEWAY AIRPORT INN, 2440 State Rd. 84, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. $5 10AM-4PM
 
Sun Aug 01,2010 South Bend IN South Bend Record & CD Collectors Show Comfort Suites 52939 IN 933 at Cleveland Rd half Mi N IN Toll Rd Ex 77 Free 11AM-5PM
 
Sun Aug 01,2010 Seattle WA Seattle (CLICK FOR MORE!) Seattle Center Shaw-Fidalgo Rooms! $3 10AM-5PM
 
Sat Aug 07,2010 New York NY Music Memorabilia Show – Records Flea Market Tip Top Shoe Building, 155 W. 72nd St., New York, NY 10023 Free 10AM-2PM
 
Sun Aug 08,2010 Lancaster PA Pennsylvania Music Expo The Continental Inn, 2285 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602 Free 9AM-3PM

 

 

International Shows July 2010:

Day Date City ST Show Name Venue Name & Address Adm Time Contact Phone
Sat Jul 10,2010 DERBY  ** MVF Music Guildhall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 10,2010 WOLVERHAMPTON  ** VIP Events Civic Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 10,2010 BATHGATE  ** Allander Record Fairs Fairway Hotel ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 10,2010 CARLISLE  ** Stewybus County Hotel, Botchergate ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 10,2010 CARLISLE  ** Andrew Titcombe OpShop, 157/159. Botchergate ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 10,2010 KELSO  ** G&S Duncan Abbey Row Centre ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 10,2010 BUXTON  ** Premier Fairs Railway Hotel ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 11,2010 EDINBURGH  ** Allander Record Fairs Radisson Hotel, High Street ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 11,2010 RAINHAM  ** Recollect Record & CD Fairs Mark Social Club ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 17,2010 LONDON – CHISWICK  ** Soundbite Catholic Centre ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 17,2010 TELFORD  ** Astral Vinyl Belmont Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 17,2010 RUGBY  ** Vinylbank St Andrews Church House ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 17,2010 SCARBOROUGH  ** Stewybus Scarborough Library, Vernon Rd ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 17,2010 SKYE  ** Allander Record Fairs Portree ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 17,2010 PEEBLES  ** G&S Duncan Masonic Hall, Northgate ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 18,2010 CREWE  ** Astral Vinyl Victoria Community Centre West Street ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 18,2010 FORT WILLIAM  ** Allander Record Fairs Nevis Centre ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 18,2010 CRIEFF  ** G&S Duncan Crieff Hotel ** ********* *********
Thu Jul 22,2010 WICK  ** Allander Record Fairs Town Hall ** ********* *********
Fri Jul 23,2010 THURSO  ** Allander Record Fairs Town & County Club ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 LONDON – UXBRIDGE ** Soundbite Christ Church Halls ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 BARNARD CASTLE ** Stewybus St Mary’s Parish Hall, Newgate ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 ULLAPOOL ** Allander Record Fairs Community Village Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 LEICESTER ** MVF Music Bishop Street Methodist Church Hall Town Square ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 EXETER ** Friction Records St George’s Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 CHELTENHAM ** Vinylbank Town Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 PEEBLES ** G&S Duncan Masonic Hall, Northgate ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 CANTERBURY ** Bionic Promotions St Thomas‘ Church Hall, City Centre ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 25,2010 INVERNESS ** Allander Record Fairs Crown Court Hotel ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 25,2010 MOFFAT ** G&S Duncan Buccleuch Arms Hotel ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 25,2010 READING ** TV Fairs Rivermead Leisure Centre ** ********* *********
Thu Jul 29,2010 BALLOCH ** Allander Record Fairs Antartex Centre ** ********* *********
Fri Jul 30,2010 BALLOCH ** Allander Record Fairs Antartex Centre ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 BALLOCH ** Allander Record Fairs Antartex Centre ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 COVENTRY ** Vinylbank Methodist Central Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 DUNKELD ** G&S Duncan British Legion Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 SOUTHAMPTON ** TV Fairs Guildhall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 NEWCASTLE ** Pet Sounds British Legion Club, West Jesmond Avenue ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 EVESHAM ** MVF Music Town Hall, Market Sq ** ********* *********

 

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July 1st 2010

Thanks for joining us here at Record Collectors News. As a collector myself, I have built the kind of one stop shop to get all the choice information and news that I would like to have seen out there. As we all know many of us do this and have done this for years, decades and for some even more. As there is nothing like that feeling of finding that lost gem or new found treasure in your hands. So whether you do it for the love of collecting, be it a genre, an artist or band, or even as an investment, like a lot of people have been doing lately, we will try to give you everything information wise, from what is being newly released, to limited edition, to news, dates and location of record shows/ record fairs and all the latest technology and audio equipment information that may be of interest to you.

So feel free to join in on any topic or even drop us an email if there is something of interest and I will do my best to see what I can do to make this your favorite site on the web as a record collector.
 

Audiophile Technology, Products & Tips

HYBRID VINLY/CD-For a recent limited edition release, electronic/techno musician Jeff Mills has created a hybrid disc with a vinyl pressing on one side and a CD mix on the other. The Occurrence project merges analog and digital together in one format.


World’s 1st Tube Hybrid Integrated Amp with“Pure Digital” iPod Dock
iDecco is the first all-in-one iPod Dock that takes the digital signal from your iPod directly to our on-board ESS Sabre DAC. The music then travels through a Class A tube-buffered preamp to a high-current 40 watt-per-channel amplifier.
The iDecco is actually FIVE products in one…

1. “Pure Digital” iPod Dock *
2. Integrated Amplifier
3. Class A Tube Preamplifier
4. Stand-Alone Multi-Input DAC
5. Class A Headphone Amp
The iDecco also has component video out so you can use your iPod as a “New Millennium VCR” and watch movies, TV shows and podcasts on a flat panel TV or monitor.
The Perfect Desktop Audio Solution
If you sit at your desk listening to plastic speakers for long periods of time, the iDecco, like its big brother the Nova (shown at left), will transform your work space into high-end audio heaven. Just plug your computer into the iDecco with a USB cable and use a matching pair of Peachtree Audio speakers. We’ll make you fall in love with your work space!
“Pure Digital” iPod Dock. Virtually all iPod docks today have “analog outputs”, forcing you to use the iPod’s internal power supply, DAC and output section.
Not so with the iDecco. We use the “Pure Digital” 1’s & 0’s from your iPod directly
into our Super DAC with 11 regulated power supplies, so for the first time your iPod can really perform like a high-end CD player.
iPod: Made for iPod Touch (1st & 2nd generation) iPod Classic 80G, 120G, 160G only, Nano 2nd-5th generation.


John Lennon Remasters Coming in October
Eight of John Lennon’s classic solo albums and other standout recordings have been digitally remastered from his original mixes for a global catalogue initiative commemorating the music legend’s 70th birthday, October 9, 2010. Plus, Double Fantasy will have a new “Stripped Down” remix in addition to the original mix. Plus, of course, a huge eleven-disc box set and couple of different greatest hits compilations. The albums to be reissued are:
• John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
• Imagine (1971)
• Some Time In New York City (1972)
• Mind Games (1973)
• Walls and Bridges (1974)
• Rock ‘n’ Roll (1975)
• Double Fantasy Stripped Down (2010) / Double Fantasy (1980)
• Milk and Honey (1984)

General Care for Records
It is equally important to handle, store and play records with the same care used in cleaning. Once a record has been thoroughly cleaned, it should be placed in a new, clean inner sleeve. It doesn’t make much sense to put dirty socks on freshly cleaned feet, right? Inner sleeves come in different styles and are made with different materials.
There are many opinions to which sleeve is best… I prefer quality made, paper sleeves. I have experienced no damage or problems with these sleeves, when handled properly. I prefer to keep the sleeved record in the original cover jacket along with the original sleeve and any inserts. Some prefer to put the record in a plain jacket and store it and the original jacket together in a outer poly sleeve. This helps prevent further wear to the cover, inner sleeve and other inserts. In either case, use outer poly sleeves to reduce cover wear and dust.
Always store records vertically, leaning as little as possible. It is best to store records in a cool, dry area. Avoid any source of heat such as direct sunlight, heaters, fireplace, etc. and moist or humid areas. Warmth and humidity are ideal conditions for mold, mildew and other fungi which can infest the cover, label and inside the grooves.
When handling and playing records, hold the disk by the outer edge and label. Eliminate contact with the playing surface. Always replace disk in it’s sleeve and cover immediately after play. Ensure that your playback equipment is set and adjusted correctly and that the stylus is not worn… Extreme damage can result.
To minimize foreign matter deposits
General
• Never touch the surface of a recording. Use clean, white lintless cotton gloves and handle by the edges.
• Recordings should not, unnecessarily, be left exposed to open air. Return items to their containers when not in use and never leave storage containers open.
• Do not place recordings near sources of dust including paper or cardboard dust.
• Keep the surrounding area clean. Do not consume food or beverages in the area in which recordings are handled.
• Keep storage facilities as clean and dust-free as possible.
• The air conditioning system should be equipped with dust filtering equipment.
• Keep labelling to a minimum, but limit the placement of labels, especially pressure sensitive labels, to the container using conservation ink.
• Keep equipment clean, well adjusted and in good working condition.

Grooved discs
• Do not use paper or cardboard inner sleeves and do not store records without inner sleeves.
• Use soft polyethylene inner sleeves. Do not use record sleeves made of PVC.
• Remove grooved discs from the jacket (with the inner sleeve) by bowing the jacket open by holding it against the body and applying a slight pressure with a hand. Pull the disc out by holding a corner of the inner sleeve. Avoid pressing down onto the disc with the fingers as any dust caught between the sleeve and the disc will be pressed into the grooves.
• Remove grooved discs from the inner sleeve by bowing the inner sleeve and letting it slip gradually into an open hand so that the edge falls on the inside of the thumb knuckle. The middle finger should reach for the centre label. Never reach into the sleeve.
• To hold a disc, place the thumb on the edge of the disc, and the rest of the fingers of the same hand on the centre label for balance. Use both hands on the edge to place disc on turntable.
SURFACE DEFORMATIONS
Since the surface of a sound recording is the information carrier, it is critical that the surface be well cared for. Physical deformations such as warping of discs, stretching of tape or shock from dropping them, will directly affect sound information integrity. One must develop a respect for the integrity of the artifact.
To minimize deformations
General
• Never leave recordings near sources of heat or light (especially ultraviolet light) as plastics are adversely affected by both.
• Do not place heavy objects on top of recordings. Recordings should never be placed on top of each other.
• Shelve recordings vertically; do not stack “off vertical” or horizontally.
• Do not use shelving units where supports put more pressure on one area of the recording or where supports are more than four to six inches apart.
• Do not interfile recordings of different sizes as smaller items may get lost or damaged, while larger items may be subjected to uneven pressure.
Discs
Remove shrink-wrap on LPs completely. Shrink-wrap can continue to shrink, thus warping the disc.

 

New Vinyl Releases & Announcements:
2, 3, 4
Shelly Manne
180 Gram Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

A Day in the Life
Wes Montgomery
180 Gram Virgin Vinyl Import LP

A.T.’s Delight
Art Taylor
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

Dear John C.
Elvin Jones
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

Duke Ellington And John Coltrane
Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins
Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

Go
Dexter Gordon
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl 45rpm – 2 LPs

Inception
McCoy Tyner
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

Innervisions
Stevie Wonder
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import

It Might As Well Be Spring
Ike Quebec
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

Join The Temptations
Diana Ross and The Supremes
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Liszt – Piano Concerto 1 and 2
Byron Janis with Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

Lush Life (Ltd. Edition)
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Numbered Ltd. Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

Mad Dogs And Englishmen
Joe Cocker
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl LP – 2 LPs

Moanin’
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
180 Gram audiophile virgin vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

Night Of Ballad And Blues
McCoy Tyner
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

Nine Tonight
Bob Seger
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

Parish Bar
Jeb Loy Nichols
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Prokofiev – Piano Concerto 3 / Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto 1
Byron Janis with Kyril Kondrashin
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

Rook
Shearwater
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Salt And Pepper
Sonny Stitt And Paul Gonsalves
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

Sentimental Journey
Ringo Starr
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP
Somethin’ Else
Cannonball Adderley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RMP LP – 2 LPs

The Artistry Of Freddie Hubbard
Freddie Hubbard
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

The Fontana Years
The Herd
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import

The John Coltrane Quartet Plays
John Coltrane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

The Pied Piper
Crispian St. Peters
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import – 2 LPs

The Voice That Is
Johnny Hartman
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

To Bring You My Love
PJ Harvey
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Today And Now
Coleman Hawkins
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl – 2 LPs

Vagabonds
Gary Louris
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

What Is Love For
Justin Currie
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Wrapped Tight
Coleman Hawkins
45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl – 2 LPs

You Baby
Nat Adderley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

Candy-O
The Cars
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Surrealistic Pillow
Jefferson Airplane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Confusion Is Sex
Sonic Youth
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Colored Vinyl LP

Evol
Sonic Youth
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Colored Vinyl LP

Shreveport Sessions (August 1948- May 1949)
Hank Williams
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

Priest… Live
Judas Priest
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

Espana Volume 2
Ataulfo Argenta
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

The Three-Cornered Hat
Ernest Ansermet
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

MTV Unplugged
Alice In Chains
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

Wired
Jeff Beck
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

I’m Not There
Various Artists
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 4 LPs

50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong
Elvis Presley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

The Psychedelic Ubik
Sterling Roswell
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Heart of Saturday Night
Tom Waits
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Chelsea Girl
Nico
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
Charles Mingus
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

Closing Time
Tom Waits
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Dexter Calling
Dexter Gordon
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45rpm LP – 2 LPs

Bottom’s Up
The 3 Sounds
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Cloud Nine
The Temptations
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!!
Art Blakey
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

It’s So Hard To Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best
Karen Dalton
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Jagged Time Lapse
John’s Children
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Import LP

Alone 2: The Home Recodings Of Rivers Cuomo
Rivers Cuomo
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Sex Bomb Baby
Flipper
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Mack The Knife
Ella Fitzgerald
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

Ella And Louis
Ella Fitzgerald
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP

Ella Swings Lightly
Ella Fitzgerald
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

The Shadow Of Your Smile
Astrud Gilberto
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs 45 RPM

Wild Things Run Fast
Joni Mitchell
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP – 2 LPs

Scott Matthew
Scott Matthew
180 Gram Audiophile Vigin Vinyl LP + 7″

Crescent (Ltd. Edition)
John Coltrane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM – 2 LPs

An Evening With Diana Ross
Diana Ross
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import – 2 LPs

Hub Cap
Freddie Hubbard
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Singin’ The Blues (1954-1959)
Muddy Waters
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

Hammer Of The North
Grand Magus
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Holy Diver
Dio
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP – 2 LPs

Avengers
Avengers
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Desafinado
Coleman Hawkins
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM – 2 LPs

Ghetto Paradise
Antonio Forcione
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import

Where I’m Coming From
Stevie Wonder
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Import

Afro-Bossa
Duke Ellington
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Blowing in From Chicago
Clifford Jordan
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM – 2 LPs

Peckin’ Time
Hank Mobley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Introducing The 3 Sounds
The 3 Sounds
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

New Soil
Jackie McLean
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Davis Cup
Walter Davis Jr.
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

On View at the Five Spot Cafe
Kenny Burrell
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

The Time Is Right
Lou Donaldson
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Soundin’ Off
Dizzy Reece
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Sunny Side Up
Lou Donaldson
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Up at Minton’s Volume 1
Stanley Turrentine
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Midnight Special
Jimmy Smith
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Grantstand
Grant Green
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Hub-Tones
Freddie Hubbard
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Sidewinder
Lee Morgan
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Dippin’
Hank Mobley
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Count Basie and the Kansas City 7
Count Basie
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Out of the Afternoon
Roy Haynes
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP – 2 LPs

Aladdin Sane
David Bowie
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Giant Steps (Limited Edition)
John Coltrane
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM Limited Edition LP – 2 LPs

How I Got Over
Roots

Aphrodite
Kylie Minogue

Ladies and Gentlemen: We Are Floating in Space
Spiritualized

Bleeding Heart/Jam 292
Jimi Hendrix

Further
Chemical Brothers

American Slang
Gaslight Anthem

Crystal Castles
Crystal Castles

Load
Metallica

Stone Temple Pilots
Stone Temple Pilots

Disintegration
Cure

Record Shows:

Sat Jul 03,2010 Big Sur CA Vinyl in the Woods Henry Miller Library, Highway 1 $3 11AM-10PM 831-667-2574
Check Us Out On Facebook – Vinyl-in-the-Woods

Sat Jul 10,2010 Lansing MI Lansing Record & CD Collectors Show Quality Inn 3121 E, Grand River at US 127 E Gr. River-Saginaw St Exit Free 11AM-4PM 574-329-1483
NEW LOCATION! 50 x6 foot tables. 4 miles north of I96. $30 tables. discounts for 2 or more
Sat Jul 10,2010 Wayne NJ The SECOND SATURDAY Record & CD Show Firehouse, 97 Parish Dr. (@ Route 23 & 202S) $6 10AM-4PM 973-209-6067
Records – 45′s – CD’s – DVD’s – 12” – Posters – Books – Memorablia: http://www.showsandexpos.com
Sat Jul 10,2010 New York NY Music Memorabilia Show – Records Flea Market Tip Top Shoe Building, 155 W. 72nd St., New York, NY 10023 Free 10AM-2PM 212-579-0689
Over 10,000 items-LPs, 45rpm, 78rpm, sheet music, photos, posters, books, magazines etc.
Sun Jul 11,2010 Ann Arbor MI Monster Ann Arbor Record And CD Show Webers Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor at I94 Exit 172 $3 10AM-4PM 574-329-1483
60 Dealer tables, 8 foot – $45 , EB- Turn left into hotel after exit WB- 1st 2 lefts.

Sun Jul 11,2010 Minneapolis MN MSP Music Expo Ramada Plaza Minneapolis, 1330 Industrial Boulevard NE $3 10AM-4PM 651-373-0065
Early bird admission $10 per person at 8:30 am

Sun Jul 11,2010 St. Louis MO St. Louis Record And CD Show American Czech Hall 4690 Lansdowne @ Kingshighway St. Louis, MO $2 10AM-3:30PM 314-821-9121
Check us out on Facebook – St. Louis Record Show. Or our web site http://www.records.thewwbc.net
Sun Jul 11,2010 Lancaster PA Pennsylvania Music Expo The Continental Inn, 2285 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602 Free 9AM-3PM 717-898-1246
http://www.recordcollectors.org The largest show of its kind, by collectors, for collectors.

Sat Jul 17,2010 New York City NY The NEW YORK CITY Record & CD Show Holiday Inn, 440 W. 57th Street (Between 9th & 10th Aves.) $6 10AM-4PM 973-209-6067
Records – 45′s – CD’s – DVD’s – 12” – Posters – Books – Memorablia: http://www.showsandexpos.com
Sat Jul 17,2010 Olympia WA KAOS-fm CD & Record Sale The Evergreen State College Longhouse, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW Free 12AM-8PM 360-867-6894
Limited vendor tables available via John Ford; fordj@evergreen.edu or 360-867-6894

Sun Jul 18,2010 Hillside IL Chicagoland Record & CD Collectors Show Best Western Chicago Hillside – 4400 Frontage Rd – Hillside IL $3 9AM-4PM 630-898-1533
Specialize in vinyl – 85 dealer tables – Early bird fee $10 – 6:30am!

Sun Jul 18,2010 Indianapolis IN Alpha Music Collectors Convention Ramada Inn, I-465 & Pendleton Pike $3 10AM-3PM 317-882-3378
The convention, which is a music show and sale, will be open to the public

Sun Jul 18,2010 Woburn MA Greater Boston Record & CD Collectors Show Best Western Hotel 1 Rainin Rd Exit 36 off I-93 $5 9AM-3PM 978-504-9068
monkeyhouseentertainment.com

Sun Jul 18,2010 Roseville MI Roseville Masonic Hall Record & CD Show Masonic Hall, 27151 Gratiot Ave, Roseville, MI 48066 $3 10AM-3PM 586-873-9832
On Gratiot north of I-696 or Gratiot & north 11 mile rd

Sun Jul 25,2010 Buena Park CA Greater Orange County Record Show UFCW Union Hall – 8530 Stanton Ave. $3 10AM-3PM 626-963-9717
Early Admission $8.00 @7:00 A.M.

Sun Aug 01,2010 Ft. Lauderdale FL RECORD COLLECTORS’ SWAP MEET RODEWAY AIRPORT INN, 2440 State Rd. 84, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. $5 10AM-4PM 954-815-7625
This is the ONLY ongoing record show in South Florida. Includes vinyl, CD’s, videos.

Sun Aug 01,2010 South Bend IN South Bend Record & CD Collectors Show Comfort Suites 52939 IN 933 at Cleveland Rd half Mi N IN Toll Rd Ex 77 Free 11AM-5PM 574-329-1483
One of 5 biggest shows in the Midwest! 56 dealer tables. $30 for 6 foot. Discounts for multiples
Sun Aug 01,2010 Seattle
WA Seattle (CLICK FOR MORE!)
Seattle Center Shaw-Fidalgo Rooms! $3 10AM-5PM 206-878-2868

International Shows July 2010:

Sat Jul 03,2010 CHELMSFORD ** Bionic Promotions Shire Hall, Town Centre ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 03,2010 LEICESTER ** MVF Music Bishop Street Methodist Church Hall Town Square ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 03,2010 LONDON – EALING BROADWAY ** Jon Taylor Christ Saviour Church Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 03,2010 LONDON – WIMBLEDON ** Soundbite St Marks Curch Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 03,2010 NEWCASTLE ** Pet Sounds British Legion Club, West Jesmond Avenue ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 03,2010 BLAIRGOWRIE ** G&S Duncan Town Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 03,2010 BRISTOL ** Sun Kats Records White Hart Pub, East St, Bedminster ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 03,2010 PRESTON ** Premier Fairs Holiday Inn ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 03,2010 SHREWSBURY ** Astral Vinyl United Reform Church ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 04,2010 SOUTHEND – ON – SEA ** Southend Record Fair St.Thomas More High School,Kenilworth Gardens ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 04,2010 ORPINGTON ** Bionic Promotions Crofton Halls ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 04,2010 BRISTOL ** TV Fairs Novotel ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 04,2010 CALLANDER ** G&S Duncan Dreadnought Hotel ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 04,2010 WAKEFIELD ** Premier Fairs Jubilee Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 10,2010 DERBY ** MVF Music Guildhall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 10,2010 WOLVERHAMPTON ** VIP Events Civic Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 10,2010 BATHGATE ** Allander Record Fairs Fairway Hotel ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 10,2010 CARLISLE ** Stewybus County Hotel, Botchergate ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 10,2010 CARLISLE ** Andrew Titcombe OpShop, 157/159. Botchergate ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 10,2010 KELSO ** G&S Duncan Abbey Row Centre ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 10,2010 BUXTON ** Premier Fairs Railway Hotel ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 11,2010 EDINBURGH ** Allander Record Fairs Radisson Hotel, High Street ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 11,2010 RAINHAM ** Recollect Record & CD Fairs Mark Social Club ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 17,2010 LONDON – CHISWICK ** Soundbite Catholic Centre ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 17,2010 TELFORD ** Astral Vinyl Belmont Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 17,2010 RUGBY ** Vinylbank St Andrews Church House ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 17,2010 SCARBOROUGH ** Stewybus Scarborough Library, Vernon Rd ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 17,2010 SKYE ** Allander Record Fairs Portree ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 17,2010 PEEBLES ** G&S Duncan Masonic Hall, Northgate ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 18,2010 CREWE ** Astral Vinyl Victoria Community Centre West Street ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 18,2010 FORT WILLIAM ** Allander Record Fairs Nevis Centre ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 18,2010 CRIEFF ** G&S Duncan Crieff Hotel ** ********* *********
Thu Jul 22,2010 WICK ** Allander Record Fairs Town Hall ** ********* *********
Fri Jul 23,2010 THURSO ** Allander Record Fairs Town & County Club ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 LONDON – UXBRIDGE ** Soundbite Christ Church Halls ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 BARNARD CASTLE ** Stewybus St Mary’s Parish Hall, Newgate ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 ULLAPOOL ** Allander Record Fairs Community Village Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 LEICESTER ** MVF Music Bishop Street Methodist Church Hall Town Square ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 EXETER ** Friction Records St George’s Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 CHELTENHAM ** Vinylbank Town Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 PEEBLES ** G&S Duncan Masonic Hall, Northgate ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 24,2010 CANTERBURY ** Bionic Promotions St Thomas’ Church Hall, City Centre ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 25,2010 INVERNESS ** Allander Record Fairs Crown Court Hotel ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 25,2010 MOFFAT ** G&S Duncan Buccleuch Arms Hotel ** ********* *********
Sun Jul 25,2010 READING ** TV Fairs Rivermead Leisure Centre ** ********* *********
Thu Jul 29,2010 BALLOCH ** Allander Record Fairs Antartex Centre ** ********* *********
Fri Jul 30,2010 BALLOCH ** Allander Record Fairs Antartex Centre ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 BALLOCH ** Allander Record Fairs Antartex Centre ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 COVENTRY ** Vinylbank Methodist Central Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 DUNKELD ** G&S Duncan British Legion Hall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 SOUTHAMPTON ** TV Fairs Guildhall ** ********* *********
Sat Jul 31,2010 NEWCASTLE ** Pet Sounds British Legion Club, West Jesmond Avenue ** ********* *********
*** Jul 03,2010 EVESHAM ** MVF Music Town Hall, Market Sq ** ********* *********

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