mrlodger wrote:Simple...Rush " Moving Pictures", unplayed copy or a sealed copy.
The ones on Ebay seem to be played to death and I can understand why...classic indeed.
I recenlty obtained a NM 1st Jap pressing of Moving pictures from a Japanese seller on Fleabay. Killer sound, dead quiet vinyl. I happily paid $80.00 USD.
I have found that the Japanese pressings almost always exceed American pressing quality by quite a fair margin. I have found some great Japanses sellers on Ebay with lots of great NM stuff. The Moving Pictures LP I ordered from Tokyo on a Friday night was in my hands by the follwing Tuesday.
My Holy grail would be a sealed or NM copy of Pink Floyd DSOTM solid Blue triangle, first UK press.
This made me laugh, I was round my Pa's the other week and he has a pretty good record collection but has absolutely no idea of their value. He's a 65 year old hippy, long hair jeans etc. One of his mates had told him about the first pressing DSOTM having a solid blue triangle and the second issue having a open blue triangle. He went home and had a look through his collection Yup he has both bought in the day.
This was him at Knebworth - Pink Floyd concert around 1972/3
This is the OAP hippy now
He was telling me about a charity gig that was recorded when Hawkwind first played live Freebird. The concert had a gap because of a powercut but the original recording has the gap in the LP He has two copies. God knows what else he has but he bought every PF release, has pretty much all of the Led Zep back catalogue and pretty much most of the 60's/70's rock that was released and as a fan would have purchased it when released. I really do have to go through it all with him. The thing is they're not valuable to him they're just his music collection and he plays them daily on an old stereo system.
If the project comes off then I think I need to donate it to him as a pressie