mysticfred wrote: maj2505 wrote: Paul Clarke wrote: Audio_Man wrote:
Paul Clarke wrote:What is the one record that you just cannot track down or is only available at a horrendous price?
For me it is the classic records 200g Led Zep "Houses of the holy".
I just cannot find this anywhere under £150. That is way too much for an LP for me!!!!
You should read Hoffman forums - Themusic.com selling this title at $33 but I think they have all just gone.
That is just my luck!!! I have been tracking this down for a year or too. There nearest I got was bidding around £80 when the item went for around £95. I think I got a bit over excited even going up to £85. Kind of glad I didn't win really!!!!
They sure did sell HOTH for $33 last Saturday. I was lucky enough to snatch one up before they sold out. They only lasted a few hours. They also Had Led Zeppelin III and Presence, but those are gone as well. Only The Song Remains the Same is still available.
Luckily i managed to snap up a few of these Classic Records Quiex LZ albums a few years ago for about 30-40 pounds each - LZ1, II, III, IV, HOH, Graffiti, Presence and ITTOD - they sound brilliant and are well worth getting. I am still after the BBC Sessions double set, now 200 - 300 pounds.
Another rare gem i am still after is the Robert Plant "Dreamland" album, seen those for 100 - 300 pounds, very attractive set.
I had a copy of "Jethro Toe" MGM years ago but must have sold it, no longer in my collection, though 20 years ago i found a copy of Family's legendary "Scene from the eye of a lens" for 40 pounds in good/fair condition, here is a video of it playing... http://www.youtube.com/user/mystic4fred ... FkaW2eDN-I
I still look for rare Prog albums, including Vertigo, but originals are all going for really silly prices so will grab a foreign repress if i find one.
Porcupine Tree reissues are also coming up as the original LAVA recordings are going for over 150, managed to pick up a Tonefloat reissue of "Absentia" in black vinyl for 20 pounds but don't know how the sound quality will compare...?
Sound quality on that In Absentia is stunning. Makes the CD sound grey and lifeless.
There's a ton of records I'd love to get my hands on.
Saw a copy of Culpeper's Orchard's 1st album (sort of Danish psych, proto prog) on eBay the other week. Would love a copy of that but went for over £450!
Agitation Free's 2nd on Vertigo swirl would be nice. Have an IRI copy but the Vertigo would be good as would their first album Malesch.
Pink Floyd Pulse - that would be good.
Full set of Zep's on Classic - have a few but rest would be good.
I'd like a copy of Rush's Roll the Bones and Counterparts and Test for Echo - not because I particularly like those albums but just for completism.
Most of the stuff I want is affordable enough, I'm just too cheap!!!
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