Category: records

I bought a new turntable! It’s a vintage Technics SL-5, circa 1981 or so. A linear-tracking table, it doesn’t have a tone arm; instead, the cartridge is pulled sideways along a track built into the lid. That makes for better sound because your needle is always directly in the center of a record’s groove from start to finish; with a tonearm, your needle always rides in the groove at an ever-changing angle. While it looks like a toy, it is actually a highly regarded table and I’ve occasionally looked at them online for years but never pulled the trigger on buying one due to a bad previous experience buying a turntable without seeing it in person first. This one, I found in a vinyl shop in a Washington, DC and couldn’t believe I’d found one, much less in such gorgeous shape. Lacking a bag or box to put it in, I had to carry it in my arms through the streets and on the train back to New York; luckily, it survived. It has a special feature that even the designers didn’t know about—it’s small enough to fit into a modern-day IKEA Expedit/Kallax record shelf (the shelves didn’t exist back then). Of course, everything’s better with tacky LED lights so I adorned it with some underneath and now it has this otherworldly glow. Most importantly, it sounds awesome!


TRAVELING WILBURYS Volume One (Mega rare original 1988 Japanese Warner Bros issue 10-track vinyl LP with picture A-side label, picture sleeve complete with glossy 4-page Japanese text biography/lyric insert and matching title obi-strip. This example is in an amazing jaw-dropping near as new condition, you will not find a better copy.

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NEIL YOUNG Eldorado. Rare 1989 Australian-only 5-track mini vinyl LP [unreleased in this format anywhere else in the world], containing different mixes of three songs that subsequently appeared on his 1989 ‘Freedom’ album: Don’t Cry, On Broadway and Eldorado plus two tracks not available on any other recording Cocaine Eyes and Heavy Love. The picture sleeve has a minor seam split to the top edge, whilst the vinyl appears in near ‘as new’ condition.

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ROLLING STONES Their Satanic Majesties Request. Rare complete 1968 first Japanese issue 10-track deep groove stereo LP, manufactured & imported directly from England with custom made green labels which bear all the hallmarks of a DeccaUK press[‘Made In England’ perimeter print, machine stamped ‘ZAL’ matrices in the run-outs] but have the ‘London/FFRR’ export logo at the top. The front laminated gatefold sleeve has the 3D diffraction grating & red flame inner & must be one oftherarest variants to find, also having been made in Britain with the London logo on the back & the ‘NPS2’ catalogue number [not the same printed sleeve as the UK mono/stereo versions]. Includes the all important Japanese/lyric insert printed in Japan with the “2,200” yen price & “©1968” date. This copy comes with what may be one of the rarest obi-strips going; issued with no back, this obi was easily discarded or lost and when questioned, a Tokyo dealer informed us that whilst he had seen the occasional one [he was older than the record!] they were very few and far between, which is a shame as the font and design of this particular obi is steeped in the Sixties and informs us that this is a limited release.

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Sounds Of Soul – “Gospel Train” (Bounty) – Gospel for a Sunday…

BOB DYLAN Blood On The Tracks. 2019 US limited edition Mobile Fidelity UltraDisc One-Step SuperVinyl pressing of the classic 1975 fifteenth studio album, pressed at RTI on Audiophile quality 180gram Super Vinyl – Ranked 16th on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and replete with existential thought, piercing directness, raw singing, and majestic arrangements, ‘Blood on the Tracks’ lingers as a soul-exposing confessional. Brand new, unplayed and housed inside the 12.5" x 12.5" x 1" two-piece foil-stamped package which is hand-numbered and sealed.

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GREEN DAY Singles. 1995 Japanese 5-track promotional only CD, includes Basket Case, Welcome To Paradise, Longview, When I Come Around and a live version of Welcome To Paradise, unique promo picture sleeve and matching back inlay.

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Our last Japanese shipment for 2019 has arrived.

Here is a quick look at some of the items you can expect to see available from our website.

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THE WHO I Can See For Miles. Very rare 1968 Japanese wide centred 7" single, also featuring Someone’s Coming, housed in a silk flipback sleeve with unique ‘snowdrift’ scene, with a ‘¥370’ price point & lyrics to the songs on the back. The coverhas some minor wear & light corner creasing but no writing or tears & with fantastic vivid colour, whilst the vinyl is a clean only light signs of play.

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DAVID BOWIE Sorrow. Very rare original 1974 Japanese 7" single, pressed on Translucent Vinyl visible when held to the light, also including Amsterdam, complete with the beautiful textured picture insert with Japanese text notes and lyrics to both songs printed on the reverse. Despite being over forty years old,the insert shows minimal wear & signs of age whilst the vinyl shows very little evidence of play, a really oustanding example.

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