PRETTY THINGS S.F. Sorrow. Rare original 1968 UK 13-track stereo vinyl LP on the blue & black Columbia label, recorded at Abbey Road and one of Britain’s very first rock concept albums, telling the story of Sebastian F. Sorrow from cradle to grave. The gatefold picture sleeve is laminated on the outside with inner flipbacks and album lyrics across the inner spread.
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DAVID BOWIE David Bowie. Rare 1969 UK black & silver label 9-track stereo vinyl LP, generally regarded as the first Bowie album proper, featuring Space Oddity & the early masterpiece Cygnet Committee, gatefold matte picture sleeve.
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Pressed at Optimal Media, Remastered by Ed Stasium, EXCELLENT liner notes by Mr. Steve Albini.
4 sides of The Ramones, Live At The Rainbow Theatre, London, December 31, 1977
I won’t insult you be reviewing the music. The energy is palpable, anyone who’s seen ‘em live will relive some of those pogo-feels.
Wham! “Make It Big” released 35 years ago today, October 23rd, 1984. Wham!’s second album was a massive smash and I absolutely loved it (this is my original copy from ‘84) – it went to #1 all over the world, including in the US and the UK. Fantastically crafted 80′s pop in the spirit of 60′s Motown (see the girl-group, wall-of-sound inspired “Heartbeat” in particular), Make It Big spawned four hit singles including the infectious dance track “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” (#1 UK and US), “Careless Whisper” (#1 UK and US) whose sad 80′s sax still brings up the ugly heartbreak of 13 year-old puppy love (long-story short, I got ditched at a junior high school dance and this song came on and it was ugly), “Freedom” (#1 UK, #3 US) which is notable for its video recorded while Wham! was on tour in China (1984/85 height of Cold War tensions), and “Everything She Wants” (#2 UK, #1 US), which Wham! released as a double-A side along with “Last Christmas” which, while not on Make It Big, can also count as a hit single, reaching #2 in the UK and #25 in the US (#5 on the US Holiday 100 chart, which I didn’t know existed until now).
Bowie seemingly can’t ever do wrong. This 2lp set is the first official release of this intimate 2009 performance for VH1 Storytellers. His stories are engaging and Bowie sounds like he was quite enjoying recounting them to his audience.
We have a wide range of ska/reggae titles in our store right now. Check out these collectable 45s from the era:
ROY LEE KING I-WAH THE 1ST/THE UPSETTERS Give Me Power/ The Tackro (Very Rare 1971 Jamaican wide centred 7″ single written by Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’, housed in a plain die-cut card sleeve. The vinyl remains in Excellent condition with just minorevidence of play).
SOUL TOPS Rain &…
THOM YORKE / WYNTON MARSALIS Daily Battles: 2019 UK Limited ‘Indie Exclusive’ Edition 7″ vinyl single which was written by Thom for ‘Motherless Brooklyn’, the film directed, written by, produced by and starring Edward Norton. The film features two versions of the song, each performed by musical icons of modern music [both included here].
Thomalong with Flea [Red Hot Chilli Peppers] performs a…
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November 2019 will mark 35 years since Iron Maiden released their seminal ‘Aces High’ single, taken from their 1984 ‘Powerslave’ album, and Revell have recreated the single cover’s Mk.II Spitfire to commemorate this historic event.
Including both seated and standing Eddie figures in typical Battle of Britain era flying gear, this is the model kit that every discerning Iron Maiden fan will want…