Category: vinyl

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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Wishbone Ash “Pilgrimage”

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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