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Velvet Underground - Loaded

Velvet Underground - Loaded

Authored By Johnny Blogger
This 1972 release is an often overlooked release by the band but it's a storming record and, where it not for the ground breaking earlier records, it would be more highly regarded. As with all their albums, it sold in small numbers originally so a first pressing like this is valued at £70.00 for a [...]
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Fat Mattress - Fat Mattress

Fat Mattress - Fat Mattress

Authored By Johnny Blogger
This is my copy of Fat Mattress's debut record. It's worth about £50 in its first pressing format of a flip back sleeve and red label. They're an interesting band and Jimi Hendric plays on one track on this record. This is their Wiki biog. Fat Mattress was formed in late 1968 by Noel Redding [...]
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Traffic - John Barleycorn

Traffic - John Barleycorn

Authored By Johnny Blogger
Traffic's 1970 album, the title track of which is an old English folk song, is one of my favourite of theirs. It has a timeless quality to it.My copy is a gatefold sleeve, first pressing on pink Island. There are plenty of later copies on the pink rim label and even the dark blue one [...]
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Fairport Convention - Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention - Fairport Convention

Authored By Johnny Blogger
When Fairport started out with this album, they were seen as a kind of British Jefferson Airplane. Judy Dyble was on vocals, not Sandy Denny. My copy of Fairport's debut record is in superb condition. It's the more rare mono version and as such is currently valued at a staggering£350. You need the sleeve to [...]
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King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King

King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King

Authored By Johnny Blogger
One of progressive rock's earliest and most incredible pieces of work, it's influence still echoes down the years 46 years after its release. There are several different pressings of the record and all of them are collectible to one degree or another. The very first ones on pink Island - with specific matrixes - are [...]
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Buffalo Springfield - Again

Buffalo Springfield - Again

Authored By Johnny Blogger
Buffalo Springfield's second album Again is first and foremost a wonderful, ground-breaking record. It's also quite collectible. Even though this has the Atco logo on the front, it is actually an original UK copy of Atlantic with the 'plum' label. It came out as a mono and a stereo copy, the mono is the rare [...]
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Gun - Gun

Gun - Gun

Authored By Johnny Blogger
This 1968 release came out on CBS in both mono and stereo formatsbut sold very poorly despite it being an excellent heavy rock record. A trio formed by the Gurvitz brothers, they went on to join Ginger Baker for the Baker Gurvitz Army records. The mono version is the really rare copy and comes in [...]
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Last Days of the Fillmore

Last Days of the Fillmore

Authored By Johnny Blogger
This box set of 3 records originally came out in USA on Fillmore Records and in UK on green Warner. If you've got it with the poster and it's in superb condition, it's worth about £60.00 &
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Jimi Hendrix - 6 Pack of Singles

Jimi Hendrix - 6 Pack of Singles

Authored By Johnny Blogger
This 6-pack of 7 singles came out in 1980 and reproduces the first 6 single releases he put out in the late 60s. My copy is unplayed albeit with an annoying stick tear on the front - why did people stick those labels on? Now quite hard to find - I've seen this on sale [...]
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Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak

Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak

Authored By Johnny Blogger
This 7 single initially came in this great picture sleeve. It marked the big upward curve for the band's career. The album it came from is, of course,an absolute classic. The B side is the underrated 'Running Back' also from the Jailbreak record. Now, oddly enough for such a classic track, it didn't sell well [...]
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Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced

Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced

Authored By Johnny Blogger
A record that shifted the tectonic plates of rock music and a work of unrivalled genius. That's why we love it. However, this is also a mono first pressing in a laminated sleeve (front and back) and that means it's the most rare version. In mint condition it's valued at £700 but as you can [...]
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Argent - Argent

Argent - Argent

Authored By Johnny Blogger
Argent were a very original band who, for no good reason, seemed to always be in the second division of progressive rock bands, behind the likes of Yes, Genesis and ELP. This is their debut album on orange CBS and itis still my favourite of theirs along with In Deep, featuring the minor classic 'Liar'. [...]
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Grateful Dead - Without A Net

Grateful Dead - Without A Net

Authored By Johnny Blogger
This lovely triple live album is the last record the Grateful Dead released on vinyl and it's a fine record. It comes in the triple fold out sleeve and is probably the jazziest live record the band ever made. Picked this up for £20 in excellent condition. I think that's about the right value for [...]
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Caravan - Hello Hello

Caravan - Hello Hello

Authored By Johnny Blogger
This 1970 promo copy of Caravan's second single on Deccais in mint condition. The B side is 'If I Could Do It All Over Again...' Record collector has this valued at £20. Being a demo copy will raise that a little. It feels more rare to me than that, though. There can't be that many [...]
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Butterfield Blues Band - Live

Butterfield Blues Band - Live

Authored By Johnny Blogger
This 1971 double album features the man who I like to call, the Hendrix of the harmonica. It's a fine Chicago blues record made special by Butterfield's wailing. You rarely see copies of this in the UK and it's hard to find, so the £20 list price for a mint copy may actually undervalue it [...]
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A Very Rare Record

A Very Rare Record

Authored By Johnny Blogger
This came to me yesterday from my new pal,the estimable John Boorman, who donated it to my retirement home for rare vinyl. First, it's lovely to see a Deram demo single - with that light blue label. This Mike Westbrook single is super rare and is listed at £200 in Record Collector. I think you [...]
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Love - Love Revisited

Love - Love Revisited

Authored By Johnny Blogger
Love's best compilation album came out in 1971 and features tracks from the first four albums. I like the gatefold sleeve on this and the checkerboard design. My copy here is a little scuffed on the sleeve but the record on red Elektra is in near mint. Expect to pay about £15-£20 for a top [...]
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Kossoff Kirke Tetsu Rabbit

Kossoff Kirke Tetsu Rabbit

Authored By Johnny Blogger
Recordedin 1971 and released the following yearafter Free had split following the failure of their Highway album, this slipped under the radar. But it's a lovely electric blues rock album with country tinges to it courtesy of B .J. Cole. Reportedly, Koss was nodding out between takes but his playing, at times, is incendiary. In [...]
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The Who - 1st German Album

The Who - 1st German Album

Authored By Johnny Blogger
This was a throw together of tracks from the first two albums from The Whoplus a single or two. My copy is beaten up, but I love the cover shot and the text. Quite a rate thing. A good copy in good condition might cost you up to £30
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Fotheringay

Fotheringay

Authored By Johnny Blogger
The first and only Fotheringay album is a lovely thing. I've gotthis first pressing on pink Island. It hardly sold any at all, as a result it's very rare. Hence, this is now listed as a £150 record
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