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John Martyn - London Conversation

John Martyn - London Conversation

Authored By Johnny Blogger
John Martyn released this, his first record in 1967. This is an exceptionally rare first pressing with the pink Island 'eye' symbol on the label. A mint copy would set you back at least £350 but this is a bit battered and thus only worth around £100. Better still, it's a great folk album.
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Ten Years After - Ten Years After

Ten Years After - Ten Years After

Authored By Johnny Blogger
The debut Ten Years After album came out in 1967 and is far more jazzy than many of their later albums. I'd wanted a copy for years but you never see it. Finally picked up a USA copy, much less rare than a UK copy - but it completed my TYA collection so I was [...]
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Deep Purple - New Live and Rare Vol. 1

Deep Purple - New Live and Rare Vol. 1

Authored By Johnny Blogger
As all record collectors know, when something is sold as officially 'rare' or as a 'collectors' item, they never are. So it is with Deep Purple - New Live and Rare Vol. 1. However,my purple vinyl copy is a bit more unusual than most copies of this. I still play this a lot because it's [...]
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Robin Trower - It's For You

Robin Trower - It's For You

Authored By Johnny Blogger
As a record collector, one of the great joys is finding rare records and this is quite rare, but it doesn't have much value, despite this. Many times you find that's the case - some artists are not collected and their work commands low prices as a result.Robin Trower is one of these, it seems. [...]
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Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly

Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly

Authored By Johnny Blogger
Some recordsembody a period of time so well and this from Lita Ford does exactly that, for me. The music is that classy, shiny, big hair pop-metal of the mid to late 80s, where the choruses are epic and the production puts lip gloss on everything. The picture sleeveis perfect for the time too - [...]
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Joe Bonamassa - Live From Nowhere In Particular

Joe Bonamassa - Live From Nowhere In Particular

Authored By Johnny Blogger
There are lots of Joe Bonamassa live albums and I have them all on vinyl. However, this one remains the best, I think. A superb version of Just Got Paid on it and my favourite outing for Sloe Gin. If you're looking to start buying his live material, this is where I'd start. Mind you, [...]
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The History of Dawn Records

The History of Dawn Records

Authored By Johnny Blogger
From making televisions and the unexciting beginnings of Petula Clark and Lonnie Doneghan to the freaked out acid folk of Paul Brett's Sage, the story of Pye Records and its Dawn Records offshoot is a peculiar one. Pye was a television and radio manufacturer in the Fifties but diversified into record label ownership with the [...]
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