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This is where I indulge in my passions - VINYL & ROCK 'n' ROLL

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

Authored By Johnny Blogger
Black Sabbath's classic debut album is familiar to all of us, I'm sure. And even a casual record collector knows that a Vertigo swirl label is always collectible and thus, valuable. But because Sabbath are so popular across the generations, it doesn't stop there. If you've gota veryexact version of this record in mint condition, [...]
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Steve Miller Band - Sittin' In Circles

Steve Miller Band - Sittin' In Circles

Authored By Johnny Blogger
I'm a big Steve Miller Band fan and this is the first single they issued in 1968. It came out in UK and can't have sold many but is only valued at £15. However, as you can see, this is a USA promo copy. This is super rare - but not especially valuable. I'd probably [...]
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Deep Purple - Machine Head

Deep Purple - Machine Head

Authored By Johnny Blogger
It is one of the defining albums in the history of rock music and sold inlarge numbers. Even when it was released, Deep Purple were a big band, so there are loads of different pressings in large numbers. That's why you see it for a few pounds in every second-hand record shop. However, there is [...]
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Neil Young - Neil Young

Neil Young - Neil Young

Authored By Johnny Blogger
Neil's first solo record came out in 1969. Hard to imagine now, but it didn't initially sell well. Although Buffalo Springfield had done well, there was no guarantee he'd be popular as a solo artist and CSN hadn't yet asked for services when this was recorded. This means that the first UK pressings are relatively [...]
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David Gilmour - The Brilliant Debut Solo Record

David Gilmour - The Brilliant Debut Solo Record

Authored By Johnny Blogger
It's a busy couple of months for David Gilmour with a new album out and a tour including 5 nights at the Albert Hall. He's been all over the radio promoting 'Rattle That Lock' including interviews on 6 Music, Planet Rock and Radio 2. Not bad for a 69-year old, who, all things considered is [...]
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The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man

The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man

Authored By Johnny Blogger
Released in 1965, the cover of this record perfectly expresses that year. The fish eye lens invests it with a hint of the coming psychedelic era and the lads in the band just look the wrong side of respectable, with McGuinn looking especially freaky. All the early Byrds records are collectible in their original pressings [...]
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Rolling Stones - Aftermath

Rolling Stones - Aftermath

Authored By Johnny Blogger
When it comes to the Stones, all the first pressings of theearly records command big money and Aftermath is no exception. Released in 1966 in both mono and stereo,my copy here is the stereo version and, thisbeing 1966, that's the more rare version because most people were still listening on their oldDansette players and had [...]
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Led Zeppelin 4

Led Zeppelin 4

Authored By Johnny Blogger
It's sometimes given other names but I grew up with this as Led Zep 4 and so I'm sticking with that. Now, all things Zeppelin are collectible, even records like this, which have sold in tens of millions command very good prices. The new versions are all well and good - but give me a [...]
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Isle of Wight and Atlanta Pop Festival - Triple Live Album

Isle of Wight and Atlanta Pop Festival - Triple Live Album

Authored By Johnny Blogger
This is a great triple live album. released in 1971 it serves as a great sampler for the bands of that era which regularly played on the festival circuit. With4 sides recorded at Isle of Wight and2 at Atlanta, the breadth of music from folk to crushing heavy rock, is amazing. At the time it [...]
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Spirit - Clear

Spirit - Clear

Authored By Johnny Blogger
Spirit's magnificent 1969 album Clear was a quintessential psychedelic rock album. Simultaneously powerful and yet melodic, it's best typified by the opening track Dark-Eyed Woman. Under 3 minutes long but wrapped in a thick, fuzzy riff and with just enough time for a nifty guitar solo from Randy California, there was simply no band like [...]
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The Who - Quadrophenia

The Who - Quadrophenia

Authored By Johnny Blogger
The Who's classic album, Quadrophenia came out in 1973 with lavish packaging, even by early 70s standards when record companies were prepared to invest in records as piece of art and not treat it as mere disposable product. Of course, when you've got a 22-page booklet, it tends to get battered over the years, so [...]
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The Small Faces - The Small Faces

The Small Faces - The Small Faces

Authored By Johnny Blogger
The band's debut album was released in 1966 and more classic slab of mid 60s pop-rock you won't find. The Small Faces were, for me, and for many others, at the pinnacle of mid 60s progressive music along with the Beatles. Their legacy is every bit as important and they were every bit as revolutionary [...]
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The Who - Tommy

The Who - Tommy

Authored By Johnny Blogger
The Who - Tommy is a legendary multi-million selling record. It was pressed many times over, however, this is a very rare first pressing. How do I know? This is how: it has the fold-out, laminated sleeve, printed by E.J. Day. It also has A1/B1 matrixes, double album on labels and has no catalogue number [...]
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Taste - Taste

Taste - Taste

Authored By Johnny Blogger
Rory Gallagher's band's first album came out in 1969 and it's a classic blues power trio. The follow-up On The Boards made 18 on the album charts but this didn't trouble the scorers. Consequently, it's quite a collectible record and a laminated sleeve copy is now valued at £40.00 in mint condition. My copy here [...]
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Paul McCartney and Wings - Red Rose Speedway

Paul McCartney and Wings - Red Rose Speedway

Authored By Johnny Blogger
Rare record ahoy. I just realised that I have the rare version of this common enough album. It's a laminated, gatefold sleeve with a booklet and poster which means it's the first pressing, which is valued at £100 for a mint condition. Mine is very clean so maybe worth £80.00 It reached 5 in UK [...]
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