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                    Record Collector                   Record Collector 30

Until 1980, European record collectors had no home. There was nowhere for them to find out information, buy and sell their records, or contact other people who shared their passion for music and rare vinyl. All that changed when the first issue of Record Collector appeared in March 1980.

For the first time, collectors could read detailed and accurate features about their favourite artists. Right from the start, Record Collector also published complete discographies with current market values for every record, enabling collectors to make sure they were getting value for money. Our rapidly expanding Set Sale and Auction pages also gave readers the chance to buy and sell rare records, old and new. Our features, discographies and sales lists have been the heart of the magazine ever since.

But Record Collector has also been responsible for the rapid expansion of the market. As collecting became a global phenomenon, the magazine soon moved beyond its early focus on 50s rock 'n' roll and 60s beat music to cover fast-growing areas like progressive rock, glam, punk, and even easy listening.

Record Collector also triggered the dramatic boom in the reissue market, and its highly-respected review section became essential reading for anyone interested in buying music on vinyl and, from the mid-80s onwards, on CD as well.

Twenty years after it began, Record Collector is the world's leading magazine in its field. Besides its features and discographies, every issue includes hundreds of album, book, fanzine, video and single reviews, plus exclusive news from the collecting and reissue scenes. That's why it's essential reading for everyone who's interested in collecting records, from 1950 to the present day.

Record Collector have only published end of year lists since 2000. Though, they have done a poll each year of the most collectible artists for much longer.

Not a list, but if you are thinking of buying or selling any albums, here is Record Collector
Condition Guide & Grading System.




Record Collector The Best of 1999
(Issue #245, January 2000)
Reissues and Compilations

Album of the Year: Klubs - Midnight Love Cycle

o Agitation Free – At the Cliffs of the River Rhine
o Barclay James Harvest – Once Again (Quadraphonic)
o Beastie Boys – Sounds of Science
o Beatles – Yellow Submarine
o Belle & Sebastian – Tigermilk
o Birds – Collector’s Guide to Rare British Birds
o Cochran, Eddie & Gene Vincent – Town Hall Party Shows
o Collins, Shirley & Davy Graham – Folk Routes, New Routes
o Complex – Complex
o Copeland, Johnny – Crazy Cajun Recordings
o Crack – Best of
o Cymande – the Message
o Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Then and Now
o Fleetwood Mac – Shrine ‘69
o Fowley, Kim – Underground Animal
o Free Design – Umbrellas
o Gallagher, Rory – BBC Sessions
o Godard, Vic & the Subway Sect – 20 Odd Years
o Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five – Adventures of the Wheels of Steel
o Ham, Pete – Golders Green
o Hazlewood, Lee – Requiem for an Almost Lady
o Heinz – Complete
o Jason Crest – Radio Sessions 1968-1969
o Kak – Kak-Ola
o King Crimson – Cirkus: the Young Person’s Guide to King Crimson Live
o Litter – Distortions
o Loons – Love’s Dead Leaves
o MacColl, Ewan, Charles Parker & Peggy Seeger – Ballad of John Axon
o Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Destiny: Rare Ska Sides from Studio One
o Money, Zoot Big Roll Band – Were You There?
o Nicholls, Billy – Would You Believe
o Red House Painters – Retrospective
o Romeo, Max – Open the Iron Gate 1973-77
o Savage Resurrection – Savage Resurrection
o Small Faces – Darlings of Wapping Wharf Laundrette – Immediate Anthology
o Spence, Skip – Oar
o Summers, Gene – Rockaboogie Shake
o Wailers – Live Wire: Best of 1965-1967

Various Artists

o Beat Express Vol 1: Brabant
o Bored Teenagers
o Dave Godin’s Deep Soul Treasures Vol 2
o David Mancuso Presents the Loft
o Everything is Nice – Matador Records 10th Anniversary Anthology
o Golden Age of American Rock ‘n’ Roll (Series)
o Ian Levine Presents Northern Soul Memories
o Invictus Club Classics
o Socking Good Time
o Sugar Hill Club Classics
o Tell-Tale Signs of Earworm

Box Sets

Box Set of the Year: Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band – Grow Fins

o Can – Spoon
o Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich – Boxed
o Hawkwind – Epoch Eclipse: 30 Year Anthology
o Joplin, Janis – Box of Pearls: Collection
o Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Trench Town Rock
o Motorhead – Born to Lose
o Ramones – Hey Ho, Let’s Go!: Anthology

o Various Artists – Transatlantic Story

New Indie Singles

* equals an EP

New Indie Single of the Year: Subaqwa – Let it Go

o Big Leaves – Sly Alibi
o Billy Mahonie – One Thousand Years of *
o Black Candy – Take me Anywhere
o Comet Gain – Red Menace*
o Elephant/Rothko – Soul Destroyer/With Voices
o Freed Unit – Masonic Youth*
o Fridge/Portal – Deadly Cube/Hydro-electric
o Glueball – Millennium Dome
o High Llamas – Cookie Bay
o Hirameka Hi-fi – No Pictures
o Ingo Star Cruiser – Whistling Sounds of a Falling Projectile
o Jacques – Faster Than Beauty*
o Klyvz - …And it’s a Type of Food
o L’Augmentation – Cartoon Strip
o Mark 700 – That Can’t be the End
o Mona Flying Club – Columbian Connection*
o Piano Magic – Music for Annahbird
o Seafood – This is Not an Exit
o State River Widening – Your Chance Ended There
o Stickers – Falling Down the Stairs
o TV 21 – To Protect and Surf*
o Volume All*Star – Couples Skate Only/Sergeant Bumbledillipig
o Wheat – Don’t I Hold You
o Cab Williamson’s Waxworks – Outskirts of Frisco

New Albums

o Beck – Midnite Vultures
o Cay – Nature Creates Freaks
o Clinic – Clinic
o Clinton – Disco and the Half Way to Discontent
o Cornelius – CM: the Remixes
o Death in Vegas – Contino Sessions
o DJ Wally – Stoned Ranger Rydes Again
o Eminem – Slim Shady LP
o Flaming Lips – Soft Bulletin
o Jimi Jamison’s Survivor – Empires
o Kid Loco – Presents Jesus for Children Under 12 Inches
o Malmsteen, Yngwie – Live
o Metallica – S&M
o Mogwai – Come on Die Young
o Morissette, Alanis – Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
o Rowland, Kevin – My Beauty
o Sleater Kinney – Hot Rock
o Super Furry Animals – Guerrilla
o Supergrass – Supergrass
o Wakeman, Rick – Return to the Centre of the Earth

Panel of experts: Andy Davis; Tim Jones; James R Blandford; Joel McIver; Martin O’Gorman; Simon Ward; Jake Kennedy.
 
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Record Collector The Best of 2000  
(Issue #257, January 2001)
Reissues and Compilations

1. Bowie, David – Bowie at the Beeb
2. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
3. Beatles – 1
4. Vincent, Gene – Lost Dallas Sessions 57 & 58
5. Quannum Projects – Solesides Greatest Bumps
6. Various Artists – Silver Disc: 25 Years of Ace
7. Dozier, Lamont – Anthology: Going Back to my Roots
8. Pink Floyd – Wall Live 1980-1981: Is There Anybody out There?
9. Levan, Larry – Live at the Paradise Garage
10. Perry, Lee ‘Scratch’ – On the Wire

An A-Z of the Best of the Rest

o Airey, Don – K2
o Aitken, Laurel – Pioneer of Jamaican Music
o Animals – Club a Go Go, 30th December 1963
o Axelrod, David – Anthology: 1968 to 1970
o Audience – Audience
o Babys – Anthology
o Badfinger – Headfirst
o Bass, Fontella – Free (the Paula Recordings)
o Black Sabbath – Best of
o Bolan, Marc & T. Rex – Bump ‘n’ Grind
o Bardot, Brigitte – Show
o Buckley, Tim – Work in Progress
o Cale, John & V/A – Inside the Dream Syndicate Vol 1: Day of Niagra
o Caravan – Where But for Caravan Would I?
o Cash, Johnny – At Folsom Prison
o Clancy, Liam – Irish Troubadour
o Corsten, Ferry – Early Works & Remix Projects
o Cocteau Twins – Stars and Topsoil: Collection 1982-1990
o Crows and Wrens – Strictly for the Birds: Rama and Gee Recordings
o Damnation of Adam Blessing – Damnation to Salvation
o Deighton, Matt – You are the Healer
o Deep Throat – OST
o Dillon, Phyllis – Midnight Confessions
o Donovan – Summer Day Reflection Songs
o Donegan, Lonnie – Talking Guitar Blues: Very Best of
o Eddy, Duane – Especially for You
o ESG – A South Bronx Story
o Eternity’s Children – Eternity’s Children
o Everly, Don – Don Everly/Sunset Towers
o Father Moo & the Black Sheep – Father Moo and the Black Sheep
o Foreigner – Anthology
o Frazier, Caesar – Another Life
o Gaye, Marvin – Love Starved Heart
o Gopal, Sam – Escalator
o Gregory, John Orchestra – Six Million Dollar TV Themes
o Hardin, Tim – Person to Person: Essential Classic
o Henry Cow – In Praise of Learning
o Hooker, Steve – Boogie Chill: Rare, Unreleased & Alternate Tracks
o Honey & the Bees – Dynamite!
o Jansch, Bert, John Renbourn & Pentangle – Pentangle Family
o Jones, Quincy – Straight No Chaser: Many Faces of
o Leftfield – Leftism: Special Edition
o Lurkers – BBC Punk Sessions
o Marmalade – Kaleidoscope: Alternate History of
o Mason, James – Rhythm of Life
o Mittoo, Jackie – Keyboard King at Studio One
o Morricone, Ennio – Morricone 2000
o Outsiders – Outsiders
o Pitney, Gene – Looking Through: Ultimate Collection
o Presley, Elvis – Peace in the Valley: Complete Gospel Recordings
o Revere, Paul & the Raiders – Midnight Ride with
o Rosie and the Originals – Best of
o Scott, Raymond – Manhattan Research Inc.
o Sepultura – Beneath the Remains
o Shepherd, Kenny Wayne – Leadbetter Heights
o Simone, Nina – and Piano/Silk and Soul
o Sinatra, Frank – Classic: His Great Performances 1953-1960
o Sinatra, Nancy – You Go Go Girl
o Slaughter and the Dogs – Do it Dog Style
o Specials – Stereo Typical
o Soup – Soup
o Stratovarius – Chosen Ones
o Sunshine Company – Sunshine Company
o Sylvian, David – Everything and Nothing
o Talk Talk – Laughing Stock
o Temptations – You’ve Got to Earn it
o Tremeloes – Good Day Sunshine: Singles A’s and B’s
o Twinkeyz – Aliens in Our Midst: Complete Recordings 1977-80
o UFO – Best of
o Van Zandt, Townes – Drama Fall Like Teardrops
o Washington, Dinah – Mad About the Boy
o Williams, Lew – Cat Talk
o Zombies – Singles Collection: A’s & B’s 1964-1969

Various Artists

o All-time Greatest Girl Groups
o Doo Wop Desirables Volume 1
o Fuzz, Flaykes and Shaykes Vols 1-4
o Gone Story
o Gilles Peterson: Worldwide
o GS I Love You
o Hit Factory: Pete Waterman’s Greatest Hits
o Lethal Dose of Hard Psych
o Listen and Learn with Vibraphonic
o Live at the Big D Jamboree Volume 1: Rockabilly
o Mi Selecta
o Ohm: Early Gurus of Electronic Music 1948-1980
o Ripples Volume 1-6
o Songs in the Key of Z
o Story of Oak Records
o Talk About a Party: Crest Records Story


Box Sets

Box Set of the Year: Jimi Hendrix Experience

2. Springfield, Dusty – Simply Dusty
3. Mercury, Freddie – Solo Collection
4. Supremes – Supremes
5. Doors – Complete Studio Recordings
6. Van der Graaf Generator – Box
7. Davis, Miles with John Coltrane – Complete Columbia Recordings
8. Little Feat – Hotcakes and Outtakes
9. Magazine – Maybe it’s Right to be Nervous
10. Presley, Elvis – That’s the Way it is
11. Townshend, Pete – Lifehouse
12. Various Artists – Best of Broadside 1962-88

New Albums

o Air – Music from the Virgin Suicides
o All Saints – Saints and Sinners
o Badly Drawn Boy – Hour of Bewilderbeast
o Belle and Sebastian – Fold Your Hands Child…
o Black Box Recorder – Facts of Life
o Björk – Selmasongs
o Cinerama – Disco Volante
o Cure – Bloodflowers
o David, Craig – Born to do it
o Delgados – Great Eastern
o Dusty Trails – Dusty Trails
o Garnier, Laurent – Unreasonable Behaviour
o Goldfrapp – Felt Mountain
o Grandaddy – Sophtware Slump
o Harvey, PJ – Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
o Haunted – Haunted Made me do it
o LL Cool J – G.O.A.T.
o Jayhawks – Smile
o Madonna – Music
o Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs
o Marilyn Manson – Holy Wood (in the Shadow of the Valley of Death)
o Orange Can – Entrance High Rise
o Ozric Tentacles – Hidden Step
o Peaches – Peaches
o Primal Scream – XTRMNTR
o Queens of the Stone Age – Rated R
o Radiohead – Kid A
o Regular Fries – War on Plastic Plants
o Satriani, Joe – Engines of Creation
o Styx/REO Speedwagon – Arch Allies
o Superstar – Phat Dat
o Tubes – World Tour 2001
o Webb Brothers – Maroon
o Williams, Robbie – Sing When You’re Winning

Videos and DVDs

DVD of the Year: Various Artists - Message to Love (Isle of Wight Festival)

o Action – In the Lap of the Mods
o Filth and the Fury (Soundtrack)
o Incredible String Band – Be Glad for the Song That has no Ending
o Madonna – Immaculate Collection
o Marilyn Manson – God is in the TV
o Pink Floyd – the Wall
o Rockers (Soundtrack)
o Underworld – Everything, Everything
o Vaughan, Stevie Ray & Double Trouble – Live at the El Mocambo

Panel of Experts: James R Blandford; Chrissy Carr; Val Cutts; Katrina Codman; Andy Davis; Peter Doggett; Daryl Easlea; Tim Jones; Jack Kane; Jake Kennedy; James Masterson; Joel McIver; Keri McTaggart; Martin O’Gorman; Jonathon Scott
 
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Record Collector The Best of 2001
(Issue #269, January 2002)
Reissues and Compilations

1. Gaye, Marvin – What’s Going On
1. Gaye, Marvin – Let’s Get it on
2. Harrison, George – All Things Must Pass
3. Love – Forever Changes
4. Various Artists – Tamla Motown: Connoisseurs
5. Neu – Neu!; Neu 2; Neu 75
6. Yardbirds – Ultimate
7. Otis, Shuggie – Inspiration Information
8. Various Artists – the Shoop Shoop Song and Other Great Girl Group Hits
9. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Catch a Fire (Deluxe Edition)
10. Buckley, Jeff – Life á Olympia

An A-Z of the Best of the Rest

o Abba – Arrival
o ABC – Hello! An Introduction to
o Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso – La NUvia
o Adam & the Ants – Radio 1 Sessions
o Amen – Amen
o Barrett, Syd – Wouldn’t you Miss me?
o Beach Boys – Smiley Smile/Wild Honey (2 on 1)
o Black Label Society – Alcohol Fuelled Brewtality Live
o Blondie – Parallel Lines
o Blue Oyster Cult – Agents of Fortune
o Boone, Pat – 40 Big Ones
o Brown, James – Live at the Apollo Volume 2 (Deluxe Edition)
o Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady
o Caravan – For Girls who Grow Plump in the Night
o Cash, Johnny – American Recordings
o Carthy, Martin & Dave Swarbrick – Selections
o Corduroy – High Havoc
o Darkthrone – A Blaze in the Northern Sky
o DJ Food DK – Solid Steel Presents
o Dream Theater – Live Scenes from New York
o En Vogue – Very Best of
o Flying Burrito Brothers – Hot Burritos: Anthology 1969-1972
o Foxx, Inez and Charlie – Mockingbird: Phase 1, the Complete Sue Recordings
o Glover, Roger and Guests – Butterfly Ball
o Hackett, Steve – A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream
o Harper, Jesse – Guitar Absolution in the Shade of a Midnight Sun
o Hayes, Isaac – The Man! the Ultimate 1969-1977
o Henske, Judy – Judy Henske/High Flying Bird
o Hopkins, Lightnin’ – Moon Rise
o Idol, Billy – Greatest Hits
o James Taylor Quartet – Hammond-Ology
o JK & Co – Suddenly One Summer
o Johnson, Alphonso – Collection
o King Tubby – King Dub
o Koivistionen, Eero Music Society – Wahoo
o La’s – Lost La’s 1986-87: Callin’ All
o Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin (vinyl reissue)
o Love – Love
o McCartney, Paul – Wingspan
o Magic Sam – With a Feeling: Complete Cobra and Crash Recordings
o Marsalis, Wynton – Popular Songs: Best of
o Meek, Joe – I Hear a New World
o Melly, George – Goodtime George
o Metallica – Master of Puppets
o Meters – Rejuvenation
o Ministry – Greatest Hits
o Moody Blues – Singles +
o Nightcrawlers – Little Black Egg
o Nelson, Ricky – Album Seven by Rick/Ricky Sings Spiritual
o Ozric Tentacles – Bits Between the Bits/Sliding Gliding Worlds
o Pavement – Westing (by Musket and Sextant)
o Perry, Lee ‘Scratch’ – Born in the Sky: Upsetter at the Controls 1969-1975
o Pet Shop Boys – Behaviour & Further Listening 1990-1991
o Pharcyde – Cydeways: Best of
o Pink Floyd – Echoes
o Primitives – Maladjusted
o Queensrÿche – Operation LIVEcrime
o Ramones – Ramones
o Robinson, Smokey & the Miracles – Time Out/Four in Blue (2 on 1)
o Satriani, Joe – Live in San Francisco
o Sloan, PF – Child of Our Times: Trousdale Demo Sessions 1965-67
o Stanley, Pete & Wizz Jones – More Than 16 Tons of Bluegrass & Other Fine Stuff
o Stewart, Al – Year of the Cat
o Stiff Little Fingers – Inflammable Material
o Thor’s Hammer – From Keflavik With Love
o T. Rex – Electric Warrior
o Vee, Bobby – Down the Line
o Wakeman, Rick – Phantom Power
o Who – Live at Leeds (Deluxe Edition)
o Wreckless Eric – Greatest Stiffs
o Wolfgang Press – Everything is Beautiful: Retrospective
o Wyatt, Robert – Rock Bottom
o XTC – English Settlement


Various Artists

o Are You Ready for the Country?
o Black Roots: Funky and Abstract Directions in Jazz 1965-75
o Clangers, the – Music from the TV Series
o Darker Than Blue: Soul from Jamdown 1973-1980
o Farewell to Fondle ‘em
o Gems of Italian Cinema
o Gimme Shelter: Kaleidoscope Funk Collision
o Golden Age of American Rock ‘n’ Roll – Volume 9
o Hot Hits: the Top 45
o Hot Smoke and Sassafras
o Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller Present the Spark Records Story
o Natural High
o Northern Soul’s Classiest Rarities
o Nuggets: Luke Vibert’s Selection
o On Top of the World – Stafford Story
o People Get Up
o Psychedelic States: Florida in the 60s, Volume 2
o Punk
o Resurrection: Amplified Bible of Heavenly Grooves
o Reggae: I am King
o Rock and Roll at the Capitol Tower
o Shut it! the Music of the Sweeney
o Unearthed: Liverpool Cult Classics Volumes 1 & 2
o Voodoo News
o Who is Dr Who

Box Sets

Box Set of the Year: Grateful Dead – Golden Road (1965-1973)

2. Various Artists – the In Crowd
3. Presley, Elvis – Live in Las Vegas
4. Orbison, Roy – Orbison
5. Velvet Underground – Bootleg Series Volume 1: Quine Tapes
6. Faust – Wümme Years
7. Various Artists – Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts from the British Empire & Beyond
8. Various Artists – 25 Years of Rough Trade Shops
9. Carthy, Martin – Carthy Chronicles
10. Martin, George – Produced by: 50 Years in Recording
11. Monkees – Music Box
12. Jam – 45 RPM: Singles 1977-79
13. Gallagher, Rory – Let’s Go to Work
14. Taylor, Johnnie – Lifetime
15. Reeves, Jim & Friends – Radio Days Volume 2
16. Buffalo Springfield – Buffalo Springfield
17. Echo & the Bunnymen – Crystal Days 1979-1999
18. Stranglers – UA Singles 1977-79
19. Davis, Miles – Complete In a Silent Way Sessions
20. Jefferson Airplane – Ignition
21. Thin Lizzy – Vagabonds, Kings, Warriors, Angels


Videos & DVDs

DVD of the Year: Various Artists – Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music

o Beatles – DVD Collector’s Set
o Bee Gees – This is Where I Came in
o Cult – Pure Cult: Anthology 1984-1995
o Hendrix, Jimi – Live at the Fillmore East
o Moby – Play
o New Order – 316
o Pretenders – Greatest Hits
o Vincent, Gene – Town Hall Party TV Shows 1958/59
o Wakeman, Rick – Journey to the Centre of the Earth
o Yes – Keys to Ascension
o Various Artists - Victory Records: Video Collection

New Albums

o Adam F – Presents KAOS
o Adams, Ryan – Gold
o Ash – Free all Angels
o Boojou Bazoo – Satta
o Beck, Howie – Hollow
o Beta Band – Hot Shots II
o Carnal Forge - Please… Die!
o Cult – Beyond Good and Evil
o Divine Comedy – Regeneration
o Dylan, Bob – Love and Theft
o Fila Brazillia – Another Late Night
o Front Line Assembly – Epitaph
o Furtado, Nelly – Whoa!... Nelly
o Grand Drive – Road Music
o Hagar, Sammy – Ten 13
o Harper, Roy – Green Man
o Hives – Your New Favourite Band
o Homescience – Mein Sprit Weind
o Howe, Steve – Natural Timbre
o Hughes, Glenn – Building the Machine
o Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory
o Malloy, Victor - Musings of Monsieur Malloy
o Muse – Origin of Symmetry
o Radiohead – Amnesiac
o Slipknot – Iowa
o Spearmint – A Different Lifetime
o Stereolab – Sound Dust
o Strokes – Is This it?
o Super Furry Animals – Rings Around the World
o Tindersticks – Can Our Love
o Tindersticks – Trouble Every Day
o Tool – Lateralus
o Turin Brakes – Optimist LP
o White Stripes – White Blood Cells
o Yellow 6 – Music for Pleasure
o Zero 7 – Simple Things

Panel of Experts: Chrissy Carr; Val Cutts; Katrina Codman; Andy Davis; Peter Doggett; Daryl Easlea; Ian Gray; Tim Jones; Jack Kane; Jake Kennedy; Joel McIver; Pete Phillips; Becky Waller; Mitty Llwyd-Williams

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Record Collector Best of 2002
(Issue #281, January 2003)
Reissues and Compilations

1. Bowie, David – Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust… 30th Anniversary Edition
2. Who – My Generation (Deluxe Edition)
3. Velvet Underground & Nico – (Same) (Deluxe Edition)
4. Power, Duffy – Leapers & Sleepers
5. Byrds – Columbia Singles 1965-67
6. Dexys Midnight Runners – Don’t Stand me Down (Directors Cut)
7. Various Artists – Super Discount: Edition 5ieme Anniversaire
8. Jam – at the BBC
9. Adkins, Hasil – Out to Hunch
10. Fall – Totally Wired: Rough Trade Anthology

An A-Z of the Best of the Rest

o Adverts – Crossing the Red Sea with
o Aerosmith – Young Lust
o Baker, Anita – Sweet Love
o BBC Radiophonic Workshop – (Same)
o B-52s – Nude on the Moon
o Boogu Yagga Gal – Jamaican Mento
o Borraro, Chivo – El Nuevo Sonido
o Burning Spear – Spear Burning
o Camel – Music Inspired by the Snow Goose
o Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band – Dust Sucker
o Carr, James – Complete Goldwax Singles
o Champs – EP Collection Plus
o Clarke, John Cooper – Word of Mouth: Very Best of
o Costello, Elvis & the Attractions – Imperial Bedroom
o Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
o Fading Yellow: Timeless Pop-Sike (V/A)
o Fairport Convention – Liege and Lief
o Ferrante & Teicher – Denizens of the Deep
o Francis, Connie – Ultimate EP Collection
o Franklin, Aretha – Queen in Waiting: Columbia Years
o Funky 16 Corners (V/A)
o Future Rock & Roll (V/A)
o Generation X – Peel Sessions
o Giles, Giles & Fripp – Brondesbury Tapes (1968)
o Haley, Bill – Vive la Rock ‘n’ Roll
o Hawkins, Ronnie – EP Collection
o Hazlewood, Lee – These Boots were Made for Walkin’ – Complete MGM
o Jesus & Mary Chain – 21 Singles
o John, Little Willie – Early King Sessions
o Josef K – Only Fun in Town/Sorry for Laughing
o Kid Creole & the Coconuts – Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places
o Leyton, John – Anthology
o McDaniels, Eugene – Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse/Outlaw
o McDonald & Giles – McDonald & Giles
o Meek, Joe – Alchemist of Sound (V/A)
o Moore, Gary – Best of the Blues
o NWA – Straight Outta Compton
o Paint it Black (V/A)
o Peculiar Hole in the Sky (V/A)
o Pink Fairies – Neverneverland
o Quiet Riot (V/A)
o Robinson, Smokey & the Miracles – Ooh Baby Baby: Anthology
o Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Live/Penthouse Tapes
o Simone, Nina – Black Gold/Emergency Ward/It is Finished
o Singin’ in the Rain: Soundtrack (V/A)
o Skatalites – Legendary… in Dub
o Slayer – Reign in Blood
o Specials – More Specials
o Sylvian, David – Camphor
o T.Rex – Slider
o Von Bondies – Lack of Communication
o Vox Populi – Vox Populi
o Williamson, Sonny Boy (II) – Eyesight to the Blind
o Yabby You – Dub it to the Top 1976-79
o Zombies – Decca Stereo Anthology

Box Sets

Box Set of the Year: Bolan, Marc & T.Rex – 20th Century Superstar

o Band – Last Waltz
o Beatles – Beatles Bop: Hamburg Days
o Björk – Family Tree
o Century Media X: 10 Year Anniversary (V/A)
o Cogan, Alma – Girl with a Laugh in Her Voice
o Cooke, Sam – Man Who Invented Soul
o Deep Purple – Listen, Learn, Read On
o Express Yourself: Soul in the 20th Century (V/A)
o Hancock, Herbie – Box
o Iron Maiden – Eddie’s Archive
o Long Road to Freedom: Anthology of Black Music (V/A)
o Memphis Belles: Women of Sun Records (V/A)
o Monro, Matt – Singer’s Singer
o Richard, Cliff – Singles Collection
o Sex Pistols – Box Set
o Sinatra, Frank – in Hollywood
o Sun: 50 Golden Years 1952-2002 Commemorative Collection (V/A)
o XTC – Coat of Many Cupboards
o Yes – in a Word

Videos & DVDs

DVD of the Year: Presley, Elvis – He Touched Me, Gospel Music of Vols 1 & 2

o Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night
o Bowie, David – Best of
o Concert for New York City (V/A)
o Cream – Farewell Concert, 1968
o Gilmour, David – Live in Concert
o Jam – Complete
o Motorhead – 25 & Alive
o Richard, Cliff – DVD Collection
o Townshend, Pete – Lifehouse
o Waters, Roger – In the Flesh: Live
o Wonder, Stevie – Classic Albums: Songs in the Key of Life

New Albums

o Beck – Sea Change
o Bees – Sunshine Hit Me
o Billy Childish & the Buff Medways – Steady the Buffs
o Boards of Canada – Geogaddi
o Buck 65 – Square
o Coral – Coral
o Coxon, Graham – Kiss of Morning
o Echobrain – Echobrain
o Elliott, Missy ‘Misdemeanour’ – Under Construction
o Ferry, Bryan – Frantic
o Filter – Amalgamut
o Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
o Gabriel, Peter – Up
o Galahad – Year Zero
o Harrison, George – Brainwashed
o Jones, Norah – Come Away with Me
o Killswitch Engage – Alive or Just Breathing
o Lambchop – Is a Woman
o Lemon Jelly – Lost Horizons
o Libertines – Up the Bracket
o Medicine8 – Iron Stylings
o Queens of the Stone Age – Songs for the Deaf
o Red Hot Chili Peppers – By the Way
o Sexsmith, Ron – Cobblestone Runway
o Sights – Got What we Want
o Sparks – Lil’ Beethoven
o Squire of Somerton – Transverberations
o Streets – Original Pirate Material
o Tierson, Yann – L’Absente
o Underworld – a Hundred Days off
o Vader – Revelations
o Vines – Vines
o Waits, Tom – Blood Money/Alice
o Whitefield Brothers – In the Raw
o Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot


Panel of Experts: Chrissy Carr; Val Cutts; Katrina Codman; Andy Davis; Peter Doggett; Daryl Easlea; Ian Gray; Tim Jones; Jack Kane; Jake Kennedy; Joel McIver; Pete Phillips; Becky Waller; Miffy Llwyd-Williams

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Record Collector Best of 2003
(Issue #293 January 2004)
Re-issued Albums

1. Beatles – Let it Be… Naked
2. AC/DC – Back in Black
3. Scott, Jimmy – Falling in Love is Wonderful
4. Sonic Youth – Dirty
5. Dylan, Bob – Blood on the Tracks
6. Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
7. Yes – Fragile
8. Newbury, Mickey – Harlequin Memories
9. Young, Neil – On the Beach
10. Dexys Midnight Runners – Let’s Make This Precious

Box Sets

1. Deep Purple – Listen, Learn, Read On
2. BabyBird – Original Lo Fi
3. Lee, Peggy – Singles Collection
4. Collins, Shirley – Within Sound
5. New Order – Retro
6. Hardy, Francoise – Messages Personnels
7. Talking Heads – Once in a Lifetime
8. Black, Cilla – Best of 1963-78
9. Presley, Elvis – Close Up
10. Mitchell, Joni – Complete Geffen Recordings

DVDs

1. Pavement – Slow Century
2. Various – Remember the 60s/70s
3. Scott-Heron, Gil – Black Wax
4. Pink Floyd - & Syd Barrett Story
5. Various – Ed Sullivan: Rock ‘n’ Roll Classics
6. Davis, Miles – Story
7. Monkees – Series 1 Box Set
8. Various – Concert for George
9. Clash – Essential
10. Perry, Lee ‘Scratch’ – Ultimate Alien

Singles

1. Niblett, Scout – I Conjure Series
2. Memory Band – Calling On
3. Richard X Vs Liberty X – Being Nobody
4. Tindersticks – Don’t Even Go There
5. Tes – New New York
6. Undertones – Thrill Me
7. Whitey On the Moon UK – Noam Chomsky (EP)
8. Enon – Because of You
9. Features – Beginning (EP)
10. Kings Have Long Arms – Rock & Roll is Dead

New Albums

1. Taylor, Ben Band – Famous Among the Barns
2. Strapping Young Lad – SYL
3. High Llamas – Beet, Maize and Corn
4. Door and the Window – Detailed Twang
5. White Stripes – Elephant
6. Darkness – Permission to Land
7. Morse, Neal – Testimony
8. Kings of Leon – Youth and Young Manhood
9. Super Furry Animals – Phantom Power
10. Black Keys – Thickfreakness

New Albums: Readers Top 10

Chart based on over 3000 replies to our reader questionnaire, July 2003 issue.

1. Coral – Magic and Medicine
2. Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head
3. White Stripes – Elephant
4. Led Zeppelin – How the West was Won
5. Love – Forever Changes Live
6. Metallica – St Anger
7. Springsteen, Bruce – Rising
8. Radiohead – Hail to the Thief
9. Madonna – American Life
10. Gabriel, Peter – Up

If you were thinking No 2, No 7 and No 10 were 2002 albums – you’d be right! Not sure how Led Zep’s How the West was Won is a ‘new album’ as it was recorded in 1972, either.

Best of Surround Sound

1. T Rex – Electric Warrior
2. Oldfield, Mike – Tubular Bells
3. Presley, Elvis – 30 #1 Hits
4. Eagles – Hotel California
5. Beach Boys – Pet Sounds

Compilations of the Year

1. A Soldier’s Sad Story: Vietnam Though the Eyes of Black America
2. Laurie Records Story Vol 1
3. Country Got Soul
4. Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One Before: 25 Years of Rough Trade
5. Winston Riley Dancehall Techniques

Promo of the Year: Madonna – American Life Mini Cooper (in box, with COA)

“A run of 506 of these were made – and were already being offered for over £300 in the month of their release”.

Digging for Gold: Discovered! of the Year

Mann, Barry – Hey Baby, I’m Dancin’ (ABC Paramount, 1963)

“In a 1996 Japanese record price guide, this record was listed at £600+. Our writer, Chas Mannell, found his copy in a recycling shop, for the equivalent of 30p”!

Digging for Gold: Straight-out Weirdness of the Year

McCartney, Paul – McCartney LP (Turkish Apple, 1970)

“The world of collecting is a better place for anomalies such as these. As to the value – 300 greenies”.

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Record Collector Pick Of 2004
(Issue #306 January 2005)

Soul Albums of the Year

1. Hightower, Willie – Walk a Mile
2. Various – Soul of Sue (Volume 3)
3. Simpson, Valerie – Collection
4. Staple Singers – Ultimate
5. Swann, Bettye – Bettye Swann

Jazz Albums of the Year

1. Davis, Miles – Seven Steps: the Complete Columbia Recs 1963-1964
2. Various – African Spirits [Soul Jazz]
3. R.H. Factor (Roy Hargrove) – Strength
4. Bad Plus – Give
5. Krall, Diane – Girl in the Other Room

Club Albums of the Year

1. Mylo – Destroy Rock & Roll
2. Fred Everything – Light of Day
3. Fragile State – Voices from the Dustbowl
4. Crazy Penis – 24 Hour Psychedelic Freakout
5. Envoy – Shoulder 2 Shoulder

Soundtracks of the Year

1. Dirty Harry
2. Space 1999
3. Interrabang
4. Popular Electronics [Basta]
5. THX 1138

Reggae Albums of the Year

1. Various – Gaz Mayall Presents Top Ska
2. Burning Spear – At Studio One
3. Mundell, Hugh – Africa Must be Free by 1983
4. Wailing Souls – At Studio One
5. Might Diamonds – Go Seek Your Rights

1950s Reissues of the Year

1. Various – I’m a Bad Girl
2. Williams, Larry – Speciality Rock ‘n’ Roll
3. Wilson, Jackie with Billy Ward & His Dominoes – Essential Masters
4. Various – Songs That Elvis Loved
5. Various – Sick, Sober & Sorry: Great Country Hits of the 1950s

New Release Albums of the Year

1. Bees – Free the Bees
2. Future Pompiste, le – Your Stories & Your Thoughts
3. Wilco – A Ghost is Born
4. NIghtwish – Once
5. Slipknot – Vol 3: the Subliminal Verses

Alternative Albums of the Year

1. Little Barrie – EP
2. Futureheads – Futureheads
3. Mountain Goats – We Shall All Be Healed
4. Nostalgia 77 – Rain Walk
5. Davey, Cathey – Something Ilk

Folk & World Albums of the Year

1. Bittová, Iva & the Kampa Quartet – Leo Janácek
2. Denny, Sandy – A Boxful of Treasures
3. Khaled – Ya Rayi
4. Ramnath, Kala – Kala
5. Watersons – Mighty River of Song

Singles of the Year

1. Zabrinski - Executive Decision
2. Waxwings - Clouded Over
3. Death from Above – Blood on Our Hands
4. Ducks – Shining Moon
5. Three Children of Fortune
6. Nouvelle Vague – the EPs
7. Exciters – Johnny’s Too Messed Up
8. Ill Ease – Jersey O Matic
9. Mountain Goats – Palmcorder
10. Veils – Wild Sun
11. Needles – Under the Sky
12. Atlantic Dash – Leave It All Behind

Reissues & Compilations of the Year

1. Lynch, Kenny – Nothing But the Real Thing
2. Deep Purple – Burn
3. Simon, Paul – Songbook
4. Drake, Nick – A Treasury
5. Kinks – Village Green Preservation Society
6. Various – Zen [Ninja Tune]
7. Various – Fence Reunited [Fence]
8. Tindersticks – Working for the Man
9. Gong – Angel’s Egg

Box Sets of the Year

1. Nirvana – With the Lights Out
2. Judas Priest – Metalogy
3. Slayer – Soundtrack to the Apocalypse
4. Faces – Five Guys Walk Into a Bar
5. Blondie – Singles Box

Gigs of the Year

1. Features – 100 Club [May]
2. Gabriel, Peter – Wembley Arena [June]
3. Scissor Sisters – Glastonbury [June]
4. Deep Purple – Wembley Arena [November]
5. Super Furry Animals – Royal Festival Hall [October]

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DVDs of the Year

1. Elvis – 68 Comeback Special
2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Tell Me What Rockers to Swallow
3. Dream Theater – Live
4. Prince – Purple Rain [Special Edition]
5. Various - Live Aid
 
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Record Collector Punk Special
(January 2003)

John Peels’ Punk Picks

“…here are my favourites from that era, in chronological order.”

o Ramones – Ramones
o Damned – Damned Damned Damned
o Clash – Clash
o Wire – Pink Flag
o Buzzcocks – Another Music in a Different Kitchen
o Siouxsie & the Banshees – the Scream
o Fall – Live at the Witch Trials
o Undertones – Undertones
o Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
o Gang of Four – Entertainment!

The Best 25 LPs of the Punk & New Wave Era

Dominic Pedler – “I’ve Stuck rigidly to the UK scene, (with the Ramones’ debut tacked on at the top as the lone US album acknowledged as such a catalyst of the UK punk scene), hence a no-show for the Saints’ I’m Stranded. Compilations have also been precluded, otherwise Elvis Costello, Blondie and Chelsea might have made the frame. Similarly, a one-album-per-band rule accounts for the absence of the Clash’s Give ‘em Enough Rope, the Fall’s Dragnet and Wire’s Chairs Missing”

1. Ramones – Ramones
2. Damned – Damned Damned Damned
3. Clash – Clash
4. Boys – Boys
5. Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the…
6. Wire – Pink Flag
7. Adverts – Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts
8. XTC – White Music
9. Buzzcocks – Another Music in a Different Kitchen
10. Vibrators – V2
11. Robinson, Tom Band – Power in the Darkness
12. Only Ones – Only Ones
13. Magazine – Real Life
14. Rezillos – Can’t Stand the Rezillos
15. Siouxsie & the Banshees – the Scream
16. Jam – All Mod Cons
17. Fall – Live at the Witch Trials
18. Stiff Little Fingers – Inflammable Material
19. Members – At the Chelsea Nightclub
20. Undertones – Undertones
21. Cure – Three Imaginary Boys
22. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
23. Ruts – the Crack
24. Gang of Four – Entertainment!
25. UK Subs – Another Kind of Blues

Bubbling Under: Stranglers – IV, Rattus Norvegicus; Alternative TV – Image Has Cracked; Chelsea – Chelsea; Generation X – Generation X; Eater – the Album.
And One From Across the Water: Dead Boys – Young, Loud & Snotty
 
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Classic Albums from 21 Genres for the 21st Century.
(Issue 245 January 2000)

What 20th century music is going to survive in the 21st century? How will future generations remember the rock, pop, jazz, blues, folk and country music which has entertained us since the invention of the gramophone record one hundred years ago? To mark the dawn of the new millennium, Record Collector has selected the 20th century’s essential music – 21 genres for the 21st century, each represented by ten classic albums.

Writers: James Blandford; Laurence Cane-Honeysett, Johnny Chandler; Andy Davis; Lewis Dene; Peter Doggett; Laurence Hallam; Mark Hoskin; Tim Jones; Jake Kennedy; Trevor King; Dave Lewis; Joel McIver; Andy Neill; Martin O’Gorman; Steve Patford; Mark Paytress; Dominic Pedler; Bob Solly; Kieron Tyler; Simon Ward; David Wells.

20th Century Essentials

Fifties: the Last Gasp of Swing and the Dawn of Rock ‘n’ Roll

· Presley, Elvis – Elvis Presley
· Sinatra, Frank – Songs for Swinging Lovers
· Haley, Bill – Rock Around the Clock
· Burnette, Johnny – and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Trio
· Little Richard – Here’s Little Richard
· Berry, Chuck – One Dozen Berrys
· Perkins, Carl – Dance Album of
· Crickets – the Chirpin’ Crickets
· Richard, Cliff – Cliff
· Lewis, Jerry Lee – Rockin’ up a Storm (1972 compilation on Mercury)

Sixties: the Greatest Musical Decade of Them All?

· Beatles – With the Beatles
· Byrds – Mr Tambourine Man
· Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
· Dylan, Bob – Blonde on Blonde
· Who – Sell Out
· Love – Forever Changes
· Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground & Nico
· Hendrix, Jimi – Electric Ladyland
· Doors – Doors
· Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet

Seventies: From Singer-Songwriter Angst to Glam and the Disco Age

· Lennon, John – Plastic Ono Band
· Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà vu
· Mitchell, Joni – Blue
· Bowie, David – Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars
· Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
· Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
· Queen – A Night at the Opera
· Eagles – Hotel California
· Various Artists – Saturday Night Fever
· Blondie – Parallel Lines

Eighties: Synth-Pop, Arena Rock and the Michael Jackson Phenomenon

· Human League – Dare
· Jackson, Michael – Thriller
· U2 – War
· Springsteen, Bruce – Born in the USA
· Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms
· Smiths – the Queen is Dead
· Pet Shop Boys – Actually
· Prince – Sign o’ the Times
· Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
· Madonna – Like a Prayer

Nineties: the Most Confused Decade Yet? Grunge, Brit-Pop and Girl Power

· Primal Scream – Screamadelica
· Nirvana – Nevermind
· REM – Out of Time
· Blur – Parklife
· Portishead – Dummy
· Oasis – What’s the Story (Morning Glory)
· Morissette, Alanis – Jagged Little Pill
· Manic Street Preachers – Everything Must Go
· Spice Girls – Go

Avant-Garde: Challenging Music that Extended the Boundaries of Rock

· Mothers of Invention – We’re Only in it for the Money
· Riley, Terry – In C
· Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band – Trout Mask Replica
· Ono, Yoko – Plastic Ono Band
· Can – Tago Mago
· Eno, Brian – Here Comes the Warm Jets
· Throbbing Gristle – Second Annual Report
· Public Image Ltd – Metal Box
· Branca, Glenn – the Ascension
· Slint – Spiderland

Blues: From 30s Country Blues to Chicago’s Electric Cauldron of R&B

· King, Freddie – Let’s Hideaway & Dance Away with
· Muddy Waters & V/A – Folk Festival of the Blues
· Wells, Junior Chicago Blues Band – Hoodoo Man Blues
· Mayall, John – Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton
· Magic Sam – West Side Soul
· King, Albert – King of the Blues Guitar
· King, BB – Live at the Regal
· Johnson, Robert – Complete Recordings
· Smith, Bessie – Complete Recordings Volumes 1-4
· Walker, T-Bone – Complete Imperial Recordings

Country: the White Man’s Blues, which Became the American Mainstream

· Everly Brothers – Roots
· Cash, Johnny – At Folsom Prison & San Quentin
· Wynette, Tammy – Greatest Hits
· Flying Burrito Brothers – Gilded Palace of Sin
· Kristofferson, Kris – Me & Bobby McGee (aka Kris Kristofferson)
· Jennings, Waylon – Dreaming my Dreams
· Nelson, Willie – Red Headed Stranger
· Williams, Hank – 40 Greatest Hits
· Travis, Randy – Storms of Life
· Brooks, Garth – No Fences

Dance: How Computers Conquered the Dancefloor

· Kraftwerk – Computer World
· 808 State – Newbuild
· New Order – Technique
· KLF – Chill Out
· Massive Attack – Blue Lines
· Orb – Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld
· Leftfield – Leftism
· Plastikman – Sheet One
· Prodigy – Music for the Jilted Generation
· Goldie – Presents Metalheadz: Timeless

Folk: the Traditional Voices of Britain and America

· Dylan, Bob – Freewheelin’
· Graham, Davy – Folk, Blues & Beyond
· Drake, Nick – Five Leaves Left
· Fairport Convention – Liege & Lief
· Carthy, Martin & Dave Swarbrick – Prince Heathen
· Baez, Joan – Diamonds & Rust
· Guthrie, Woody – Legend of the American Folk Blues (1992 Smithsonian compilation)
· Jansch, Bert – Blackwater Side (1997 compilation on Recall)
· Carthy, Eliza – Red Rice
· Seeger, Pete – If I had a Hammer, Songs of Hope & Struggle (1998 Smithsonian compilation)

Hip Hop: the American Urban Ghetto Finally Finds its Voice

· Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five – the Message
· Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill
· Run DMC – Raising Hell
· Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
· NWA – Straight Outta Compton
· De La Soul – 3 Feet High & Rising
· Tribe Called Quest – People’s Instinctive Travels…
· Wu Tang Clan – Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers)
· DJ Shadow – Endtroducing
· Fugees – the Score

Indie: Independent in the Truest Sense, They Captured the Spirit of Freedom

· Joy Division – Closer
· Happy Mondays – Bummed
· Stone Roses – Stone Roses
· Pixies – Doolittle
· La’s – La’s
· Belle & Sebastian – Tigermilk
· My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
· PJ Harvey – Dry
· Fall – This Nation’s Saving Grace
· Stereolab – Transient Random Noise-Bursts with Announcements

Jazz: From Louis Armstrong’s Trad to John Coltrane’s Improvisations

· Monk, Thelonious – Brilliant Corners
· Brubeck, Dave Quartet – Time Out
· Mingus, Charles – Mingus Ah-Um
· Davis, Miles – Kind of Blue
· Evans, Bill – Waltz for Debby/Sunday at the Village Vanguard
· Dolphy, Eric – Out to Lunch
· Coltrane, John – A Love Supreme
· Various Artists – Best of Blue Note (1985 compilation)
· Ellington, Duke – Blanton/Webster Band
· Armstrong, Louis – Best of the Hot Fives and Sevens Vols 1-4

Metal: They Came, They Saw, They Plugged in and Turned it up to Eleven

· Black Sabbath – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
· Kiss – Destroyer
· AC/DC – Back in Black
· Motorhead – No Sleep ‘til Hammersmith
· Iron Maiden – Number of the Beast
· Metallica – Master of Puppets
· Guns ‘n’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction
· Scorpions – Crazy World
· Van Halen – For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
· Marilyn Manson – Antichrist Superstar

Pop: Fun was the Key Word, Music Not to be Taken Seriously

· Richard, Cliff – Summer Holiday
· Beach Boys – All Summer Long
· Various Artists – Motown Chartbusters Vol 5
· T. Rex – Slider
· Slade – Sladest
· Abba – Arrival
· Jackson 5 – Anthology
· Duran Duran – Rio
· Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Welcome to the Pleasuredome
· Williams, Robbie – Life Thru a Lens

Prog: Concept Albums, Crimson Kings & Rock Operas

· Moody Blues – In Search of the Lost Chord
· King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King
· Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Pictures at an Exhibition
· Jethro Tull – Aqualung
· Van der Graaf Generator – Pawn Hearts
· Yes – Close to the Edge
· Genesis – Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
· Tangerine Dream – Phaedra
· Gong – Angel’s Egg
· Marillion – Misplaced Childhood

Psychedelia: the True Spirit of ’67, from English Whimsy to San Franciscan Acid-Rock

· Beatles – Revolver
· Traffic – Mr Fantasy
· Country Joe & the Fish – Electric Music for the Mind & Body
· Cream – Disraeli Gears
· Jefferson Airplane – After Bathing at Baxter’s
· Pink Floyd – Piper at the Gates of Dawn
· Pretty Things – SF Sorrow
· Soft Machine – Soft Machine
· Big Brother & the Holding Company – Cheap Thrills
· Grateful Dead – Live Dead

Punk: Three-chord Anthems by Overnight Heroes

· Smith, Patti – Horses
· Ramones – Ramones
· Damned – Damned, Damned, Damned
· Saints – I’m Stranded
· Stranglers – IV: Rattus Norvegicus
· Clash – Clash
· Pere Ubu – Modern Dance
· Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the…
· Wire – Pink Flag
· Buzzcocks – Another Music in a Different Kitchen

Reggae: From Marley to Madness, it was the Most Infectious Groove Around

· Various Artists – Ocean’s Eleven/All Star Top Hits (Ska Bonanza includes all this)
· Various Artists – Greatest Jamaican Beat (1967 Doctor Bird compilation)
· Skatalites – Ska Authentic
· Prince Buster – Fabulous Greatest Hits
· U Roy – Version Galore
· Andy, Bob – Songbook
· Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Catch a Fire
· Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey
· Pablo, Augustus – King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
· Perry, Lee & the Upsetters – Super Ape

Rock: Raw Riffs, Guitar Heroes and Stadium Superstars

· Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
· Deep Purple – Machine Head
· Frampton, Peter – Comes Alive
· Boston – Boston
· UFO – Lights Out
· Rainbow – Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll
· Thin Lizzy – Live and Dangerous
· Asia – Asia
· Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet
· Def Leppard – Hysteria

Soul & Funk: Rhythm & Blues Hit the Big City

· Cooke, Sam – Night Beat
· Temptations – Sing Smokey
· Redding, Otis – Otis Blue
· Gaye, Marvin – What’s Going On
· Mayfield, Curtis – Curtis
· Funkadelic – Maggot Brain
· Green, Al – Let’s Stay Together
· Wonder, Stevie – Innervisions
· Brown, James – Payback
· Charles, Ray – Best of the Atlantic Years (1994 compilation)

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Hoochie Coochie Men:
The British R&B Explosion of 1962-1966 20 Albums That Shook the Worldd
(Feb 2004)

o Korner, Alexis Blues Inc – R&B From the Marquee (1962)
o Fame, Georgie & the Blue Flames – R&B at the Flamingo (1964)
o Animals – In the Beginning (Live) (1968 US only, rec 12/1963)
o Davies, Cyril – Sound of… (EP) (1964)
o Rolling Stones – Rolling Stones (1st Album) (1964)
o Kinks – Kinks (1st Album) (1964)
o Manfred Mann – Five Faces of… (1964)
o Baldry, Long John & the Hoochie Coochie Men – same title (1964)
o Yardbirds – Five Live… (1964)
o Downliners Sect – The Sect (1964)
o Pretty Things – Pretty Things (1st Album) (1965)
o Bond, Graham Organisation – Sound of ’65 (1965)
o Zombies – Begin Here (1965)
o Them – Them (1st Album) (1965)
o Spencer Davis Group – Their First LP (1965)
o Who – My Generation (1965)
o Farlowe, Chris & the Thunderbirds – same title (1966)
o Small Faces – Small Faces (1st Album) (1966)
o Money, Zoot Big Band – Zoot! (1966)
o Artwoods – Art Gallery (1966)
o Mayall, John – Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton (1966)

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100* Most Over-rated Acts in the World… Ever
(Feb 2004)

* Actually, there’s only 20: Top 100 Lists are Over-rated too. All text, selectively, taken from the article by RC’s Tim Jones.

Barrett, Syd:
Opel. Need we say anymore? No wonder you don’t even go out for post.

Beach Boys:
They started out doing bland, half-arsed Chuck Berry ripoffs. And ended up as one man’s mad, overblown gothic folly.

Bowie, David:
That people still lap it up makes one despair at the herdlike stupidity of the human race…

Brown, James:
 His entire career is based on a need to celebrate the sound of a man passing a particularly painful stool over the same, off-kilter riff. Repeated for 30 years.

Byrds:
Pioneers of country rock? Some people say that like it’s a good thing.
 
Captain Beefheart:
Aside from a couple of vaguely tuneful efforts, it sounds like the inmates have taken over the music room and gone to make plink-plonk while snuffing the contents of the ether cupboard. Unmitigated, discordant toss.

Clash:
 Big Audio Dynamite were more consistent, fact.

Doors:
 Today, any pub band in the country will offer up the same kind of dull, plodding rock that the Doors are reputed to have excelled at. Ian Astbury does it better.

Dylan, Bob:
 Grisly folky nonsense from a man who wrote a clutch of great songs in the 60s and then spent four decades murdering them…

Fall:
There’s a fine line between being controversial and simply turgid, and Mark E. Smith stepped over it a long time ago.

Iggy Pop:
 Why people endlessly reference Iggy as a punk instigator is beyond us – garage rock was useless then and it is now. His only value lies in his looks.

Lennon, John:
 Say what you like about Macca, at least he had toons.

Morrison, Van:
Yes, he’s a jazz man now but that doesn’t earn respect. Retirement might, though. And don’t book him to play your pub.

Prince:
… became a caricature of his sex-obsessed self and, by the late 90s, he couldn’t get arrested. Perhaps he’ll imitate Puff Daddy next.

Public Enemy:
 Recent live excursions into the dreaded jazz-funk field are best left well alone, as are any of their records – once you’ve heard one, that’s more than enough.

Sex Pistols:
 Bollocks. Even if, by some stretch of the imagination, the Pistols had made anything other than sub-standard run-through rock. And the recent tours are worse than pantomime.

Smiths:
Stick the flowers where they won’t grow and cheer up, you miserable bastards.

White Stripes:
You’re nothing but flavour of the month, kids - let’s see how popular you are in 2010, shall we.

Young, Neil:
One good album per decade. I mean Landing On Water. Why?

Zappa, Frank:
 … the vast majority of mad Frank’s artsy meanderings are interminable tedium bested only by some of his live shows – a sonic Belsen, with xylophones delivering the sonic blow.

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Top 20 Essential New Wave of British Heavy Metal
Record Collector (April 2004)


o Angel Witch – Angel Witch
o Blitzkrieg – Time of Changes
o Chateaux – Chained & Desperate
o Demon – Unexpected Guest
o Diamond Head – Lightning to the Nations
o Grim Reaper – See You in Hell
o Holocaust – Nightcomers
o Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden
o Jaguar – Power Games
o Legend – Legend
o Raven – Rock Until you Drop
o Samson – Survivors
o Satan – Court in the Act
o Savage – Loose ‘n’ Lethal
o Saxon – Wheels of Steel
o Tank – Filth Hounds of Hades
o Tygers of Pan Tang – Wild Cat
o Venom – Welcome to Hell
o Witchfinder General – Death Penalty
o Witchfynde – Give ‘Em Hell

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Spirit of Prog: 20 Must-have Mastworks
Record Collector (May 2004)

Doesn’t seem to give an order for these.

o Moody Blues – In Search of the Lost Chord
o Soft Machine – Soft Machine (1st album)
o Jethro Tull – Aqualung
o King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King
o Nice – Nice (1969)
o Caravan – If I Could Do It All Over Again, I’d Do It All Over You
o Procol Harum – Shine On Brightly
o Gentle Giant – Octopus
o Barclay James Harvest – Once Again
o Van der Graaf Generator – Pawn Hearts
o ELP – Pictures at an Exhibition
o Yes – Close to the Edge
o Camel – Moonmadness
o Rush – 2112
o Oldfield, Mike – Tubular Bells
o Genesis – Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
o Tangerine Dream – Phaedra
o Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Solar Fire
o Eloy – Iside
o Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon

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Record Collector - Psych Out: 20 Greatest UK Psychedelic Singles

…here’s the Record Collector guide to the most influential, important and, let’s be honest, just downright greatest singles to emerge from this sceptered isle during the classic psychedelic era. The rules of the game are few: each act is represented no more than once, only British single releases have been considered, and all recordings were made by UK based performers. In chronological order.

o Yardbirds – Happenings Ten Years Ago/Psycho Daisies
o Smoke – My Friend Jack/We Can Take It
o Beatles – Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever
o Caleb – Baby Your Phrasing is Bad/Woman of Distinction
o Soft Machine – Love Makes Sweet Music/Feelin’ Reelin’ Squeelin’
o Hendrix, Jimi Experience – Purple Haze/51st Anniversary
o Move – I Can Hear the Grass Grow/Wave the Flag, & Stop the Train
o Pretty Things – Defecting Grey/Mr Evasion
o Tomorrow – My White Bicycle/Claramont Lake
o Traffic – Paper Sun/Giving to You
o Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade of Pale/Lime Street Blues
o Dantalian’s Chariot – Madman Running Through the Fields/Sun Came Bursting Through My Cloud
o Pink Floyd – See Emily Play/Scarecrow
o Who – I Can See for Miles/Someone’s Coming
o Family – Scene Through the Eye of a Lens/Gypsy Woman
o Tintern Abbey – Beeside/Vacuum Cleaner
o Rolling Stones – We Love You/Dandelion
o Dupree, Simon & the Big Sound – Kites/Like the Sun, Like the Fire
o One in a Million – Fredereek Hernando/Double Sight
o Factory – Path Through the Forest/Gone

Ten classic UK pysch 45s that didn’t quite make our main list…

o Boeing Duveen & the Beautiful Soup – Jabberwocky/Which Dreamed It
o Burdon, Eric & the New Animals – Sky Pilot Parts 1 & 2
o Crazy World of Arthur Brown – Fire/Rest Cure
o July – My Clown/Dandelion Seeds
o Donovan – Hurdy Gurdy Man/Teen Angel
o Hollies – King Midas in Reverse/Everything is Sunshine
o Cream – I Feel Fine/N.S.U.
o Mike Stuart Span – Children of Tomorrow/Concerto of Thoughts
o Small Faces – Itchycoo Park/I’m Only Dreaming
o Tickle – Subway (Smokey Pokey World)/Good Evening

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100 Most Valuable Records of All Time [UK]
(December 2004)

See Record Collector’s Rare Record Guide for more information, (& before you get too excited!). I’ve had to keep the details here to a minimum. These make a lot of money for a reason: they are very rare. So please check!

£100,000: Quarry Men – That’ll Be the Day/In Spite of All the Danger [1958 acetate]
£10,000: Quarry Men – That’ll Be the Day/In Spite of All the Danger [1981 private reissue]
£10,000: Beatles – Beatles (White Album) [numbered 1 – 10]
£5,000-£5,500: Sex Pistols – God Save the Queen [A&M, some with press release]
£5,000: Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody [blue vinyl + press pack]
£3,250: Ron Hargrove – Latch On [MGM 7”]
£3,000: John’s Children – Midsummer Night’s Dream [Track withdrawn 7”]
£3,000: John Lennon/Yoko Ono – Unfinished Music No 1: 2 Virgins [LP]
£3,000: Crows – Gee [Columbia 7”]
£3,000: Beatles – Abbey Road [export issue, yellow & black labels: Decca]
£3,000: David Bowie – Space Oddity [unreleased pic sleeve Philips 7”]
£,3,000: Beatles – Please Please Me [black & gold label, stereo]
£3,000: Beatles – Love Me Do [7” demo]
£2,600: Bobby Charles – See You Later Alligator [London 7” 1956]
£2,500: T.Rex – Ride a White Swan/Summertime Blues/Jewel [Octopus unreleased 7”]
£2,000: Marc Bolan – Hard on Love [2-sided acetate of unreleased LP]
£2,000: Willie Dixon & the Allstars – Walking the Blue/Crazy for My Baby [London 7”]
£2,000: Plastic Ono Band – You Know My Name/What’s the New Mary Jane [unreleased 7”]
£2,000: Chords – Sh Boom (Life Could be a Dream) [Columbia 7” 1954]
£2,000: Bread & Beer Band (with Elton John) - Bread & Beer Band [Rubbish LP 1969]
£2,000: Beatles – Yellow Submarine [export LP, Odeon sticker on Apple sleeve]
£2,000: U2 – Rattle & Hum [CD, LP & Cass flight case promo]
£2,000: Pink Floyd – Arnold Layne/Candy & a Currant Bun [demo, in promo p/s]
£2,000: Pink Floyd – Apples & Oranges/Paintbox [demo, in promo p/s]
£2,000: Pink Floyd – See Emily Play [demo, in promo p/s]
£2,000: Pink Floyd – It Would Be So Nice/Julia Dream [7” demo, in promo p/s]
£2,000: Beatles – Golden Discs [unreleased, 2 x 1-sided test pressings]
£2,000: Jackie Lee Cochran – Ruby Pearl [Brunswick 7”]
£2,000: Billy Nichols – Would You Believe [withdrawn Immediate LP]
£1,800: Dark – Dark Around the Edges [SIS LP, private pressing]
£1,800: Penguins – Earth Angel [London 7”]
£1,800: Toby Tyler – Road I’m On (Gloria) [acetate]
£1,600: Mac Curtis – Low Road/You Ain’t Treatin’ Me Right [Parlophone 7”]
£1,500: Bo Street Runners – Bo Street Runners [Oak EP 1964]
£1,500: Friends – Friends [Merlin LP, white label test pressing]
£1,500: Beatles – Please Please Me [7” demo]
£1,500: Barons – Don’t Walk Out/Once in a Lifetime [London 7”]
£1,500: Police – Can’t Stand Losing You [A&M 7”, uncut white vinyl test]
£1,500: Pet Shop Boys – Introspective [3 x clear vinyl LP factory custom pressing]
£1,500: Jimi Hendrix – Cry of Love [red vinyl, factory pressing]
£1,500: Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love/Livin’ Lovin’ Maid [7” withdrawn]
£1,500: Rusty York – Peggy Sue [demo 7”]
£1,500: Uglys – I See the Light [demo 7”]
£1,500: U2 – Joshua Tree Collection [Island 5 x 7” black box set]
£1,500: Kate Bush – Eat the Music [cancelled 7”]
£1,300: Blue Men – I Hear a New World [Triumph unreleased LP]
£1,200: Tinkerbell’s Fairydust – Tinkerbell’s Fairydust [unreleased Decca LP]
£1,200: Beatles – Let It Be [export issue]
£1,200: Pink Floyd – Point Me At the Sky/Careful with That Axe, Eugene [demo, promo p/s]
£1,200: Pink Floyd – It Would Be So Nice [one-sided demo, plain white sleeve]
£1,200: Beatles – Abbey Road [export, Parlophone sticker on Apple sleeve]
£1,100: Pharaohs – EP [Decca 7”]
£1,000: Beatles; etc – Our First Four [4 x 7” in presentation pack]
£1,000: Elton, John; etc – Warlock Music Sampler [publishing sampler, LP]
£1,000: Rolling Stones – Their Satanic Majesties Request [silk sleeve, promo LP]
£1,000: Status Quo – Technicolor Dreams [withdrawn official 7”]
£1,000: Smiths – Meat is Murder [unissued promo EP; 7” & 12”]
£1,000: Queen – Complete Works [14 LP box; 600 autographed]
£1,000: Plebs – Plebs [Oak, 1-sided test pressing]
£1,000: Pet Shop Boys – Compiled EP [CDr, autographed]
£1,000: Wings – Back to the Egg [in-house pic sleeve, die-cut sleeve]
£1,000: Musketeer Gripweed & the Third Troop – How I Won the War/Aftermath [LP stock]
£1,000: Elvis Presley – Stuck on You/Fame & Fortune [78 rpm]
£1,000: Elvis Presley – A Mess of Blues [78 rpm]
£1,000: Thin Lizzie [sic] – the Farmer [Ireland only 7”]
£1,000: Joker’s Wild – Joker’s Wild [Regent Sound 1-sided 12”]
£1,000: Leviathan – Leviathan [2 LP, acetate]
£1,000: John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band – Woman is the Nigger of the World [white label]
£1,000: Howard Riley Trio – Discussions [LP - 99 copies only]
£1,000: Game – Addicted Man/Help Me, Mummy’s Gone [withdrawn 7”]
£1,000: Charles Blackwell Orchestra – Those Plucking Strings [white label]
£1,000: Forever Amber – Love Cycle [Advance private pressing, LP]
£1,000: Beatles – Something/Come Together [green label demo]
£1,000: A Jaes – I’m Leaving You/Kansas City [Oak 7”]
£1,000: Rolling Stones – Rolling Stones (1st album) [1st pressing; 2.52 version of Tell Me]
£1,000: Tintern Abbey – Beeside/Vacuum Cleaner [Deram 7”]
£1,000: Werly Fairburn & Delta Boys – All the Time [London 7”]
£1,000: Rolling Stones – Fortune Teller/Poison Ivy [withdrawn Decca 7”, solid centre]
£1,000: Marc Bolan & T.Rex – Christmas Bop [unreleased 7” – labels only]
£1,000: Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland [2 LP test pressing]
£1,000: U2 – I Will Follow [7” brown vinyl mis-pressing]
£950: U2 – Three EP [7” brown vinyl mis-pressing]
£950: Commodores* – Speedoo/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On [London 7”]
£950: Commodores* - Riding on a Train/Uranium [London 7”]
£900: U2 – Achtung Baby [CD & Cass in ‘User’s Kit’]
£900: Thor’s Hammer – Thor’s Hammer [export EP, with gatefold p/s & bonus 45]
£900: Ringo Starr – Steel [7” 1-sided promo interview disc]
£900: Clovers – Nip Sip [7” gold lettering]
£900: Alexis Korner Breakdown Group – Blues from the Roundhouse [10” LP]
£900: Tantones – So Afraid/Tell Me [Vogue 45]
£850: Cupids – Now You Tell Me [Vogue 7”]
£850: Grannie – Grannie [LP, private pressing]
£800: Little Wilbur – Heart to Heart/Alone in the Night [Vogue 7”]
£800: Doctor (Isaiah) Ross – Flying Eagle [Blue Horizon LP]
£800: Wooden Horse – II [withdrawn LP, with sleeve]
£800: Smiley Lewis – One Night [London 7”]
£800: Nirvana – Penny Royal Tea (Scott Litt Mix) [1 track promo CD]
£800: Rolling Stones – History of the… [Decca unreleased 3 LP box]
£800: Rolling Stones – Promotional Album [Decca promo only LP]
£800: Oasis – Vox Box [9 CD guitar amp box, in-house giveaway]

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100 Greatest Psychedelic Records
(Record Collector Book – 2005)

See Also: Q Psychedelic List

“From giant names like The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd to cult heroes like Factory, Andwella’s Drea and Arzachel, from flower power to baroque pop, from folk-psych to freakbeat, here are the records which defined Psychedelia in all its kaleidoscopic diversity.” David Wells

All the entries are singles, unless indicated. Chronological order from 1966 to 1970. This is a list of the greatest UK Psychedelia, Jimi Hendrix is awarded honorary Brit status, due to his recording here and having, at this time, a UK backing band!

o Beatles – Revolver [LP]
o Donovan – Sunshine Superman [LP]
o Yardbirds – Happenings Ten Years Time Ago/Psycho Daisies
o Cream – I Feel Free/N.S.U.
o Softley, Mick with the Summer Suns – Am I the Red One/That’s Not My Kind of Love
o Misunderstood – I Can Take You to the Sun/Who Do You Love
o Smoke – My Friend Jack/We Can Take It
o Beatles – Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever
o Soft Machine – Love Makes Sweet Music/Feelin’ Reelin’ Squeelin’
o Pink Floyd – Arnold Layne/Candy & a Currant Bun
o Hendrix, Jimi – Purple Haze/51st Anniversary
o Move – I Can Hear the Grass Grow/Wave the Flag & Stop the Train
o Tomorrow – My White Bicycle/Claramont Lake
o Hendrix, Jimi – Are You Experienced? [LP]
o Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade of Pale/Lime Street Blues
o Traffic – Paper Sun/Giving to You
o Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [LP]
o Pink Floyd – See Emily Play/Scarecrow
o Caleb – Baby Your Phrasing is Bad/Woman of Distinction
o Incredible String Band – 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion [LP]
o John’s Children – Midsummer Night’s Scene/Sara Crazy Child
o Bee Gees – 1st [LP]
o Small Faces – Itchycoo Park/I’m Only Dreaming
o Pink Floyd – Piper at the Gates of Dawn [LP]
o Rolling Stones – We Love You/Dandelion
o Traffic – Hole in My Shoe/Giving to You
o Syn – 14 Hour Technicolor Dream/Flowerman
o Dantalian’s Chariot – Madman Running Through the Fields/Sun Came Bursting Through My Cloud
o Peep Show – Your Servant Stephen/Mazy
o Tomorrow – Revolution/Three Jolly Little Dwarfs
o Hollies – King Midas in Reverse/Everything is Sunshine
o Idle Race – Imposters of Life’s Magazine/Sitting in My Tree
o Family – Scene Through the Eye of a Lens/Gypsy Woman
o Who, the – I Can See for Miles/Someone’s Coming
o Accent – Red Sky at Night/Wind of Change
o Creation – Life is Just Beginning/Through My Eyes
o Burdon, Eric & the Animals – Winds of Change [LP]
o Hollies – Butterfly [LP]
o Dupree, Simon & the Big Sound – Kites/Like the Sun, Like the Fire
o Blossom Toes – We Are Ever So Clean [LP]
o Cream – Disraeli Gears [LP]
o Kaleidoscope (UK) – Tangerine Dream [LP]
o Pink Floyd – Apples & Oranges/Paintbox
o Pretty Things – Defecting Grey/Mr Evasion
o Tintern Abbey – Beeside/Vacuum Cleaner
o Tickle – Subway (Smokey Pokey World)/Good Evening
o Hendrix, Jimi – Axis: Bold as Love [LP]
o Rolling Stones – Their Satanic Majesties Request [LP]
o Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour [LP]
o Traffic – Mr Fantasy [LP]
o Paper Blitz Tissue – Boy Meets Girl/Grey Man
o Nirvana (UK) – Story of Simon Simopath [LP]
o One in a Million – Fredereek Hernando/Double Sight
o Who, the – Sell Out [LP]
o Art – Supernatural Fairy Tales [LP]
o Status Quo – Pictures of Matchstick Men/Gentleman Joe’s Sidewalk Café
o Jason Crest – Turquoise Tandem Cycle/Good Life
o Burdon, Eric & the Animals – Sky Pilot Pt 1/Sky Pilot Pt 2
o Manfred Mann – Up the Junction [LP]
o Tomorrow – Tomorrow [LP]
o Mike Stuart Span – Children of Tomorrow/Concerto of Thoughts
o Pretty Things – Talkin’ About the Good Times/Walking Through My Dreams
o Nice – Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack [LP]
o Move – Move [LP]
o Fire – Father’s Name is Dad/Treacle Toffee World
o Zombies – Odessey & Oracle [LP]
o Nichols, Billy – Would You Believe [LP]
o Rainbow Folly – Sallies Forth [LP]
o Boeing Duveen & the Beautiful Soup – Jabberwocky/Which Dreamed It
o Fleur de Lys – Gong with the Luminous Nose/Hammerhead
o Donovan – Hurdy Gurdy Man/Teen Angel
o Small Faces – Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake [LP]
o Aquarian Age – 10,000 Words in a Cardboard Box/Good Wizard Meets Naughty Wizard
o Crazy World of Arthur Brown – Crazy World of Arthur Brown [LP]
o Pink Floyd – A Saucer Full of Secrets [LP]
o Fairport Convention – Fairport Convention [LP]
o July – July [LP]
o Family – Music in a Doll’s House [LP]
o Skip Bifferty – Skip Bifferty [LP]
o Moody Blues – In Search of the Lost Chord [LP]
o Five Day Week Straw People – Five Day Week Straw People [LP]
o Status Quo – Picturesque Matchstickable Messages from the… [LP]
o Factory – Path Through the Forest/Gone
o Caravan – Caravan [LP]
o Idle Race – Birthday Party [LP]
o Gods – Genesis [LP]
o Hendrix, Jimi – Electric Ladyland [LP]
o Soft Machine – Soft Machine [LP]
o Apple – Doctor Rock/Otherside
o Pretty Thigns – S.F. Sorrow [LP]
o Second Hand – Reality [LP]
o Sam Gopal – Escalator [LP]
o Procol Harum – Shine On Brightly [LP]
o Forever Amber – Love Cycle [LP]
o Bobak, Jons, Malone – Motherlight [LP]
o Pussy – Plays [LP]
o Andwella’s Dream – Love & Poetry [LP]
o Arzachel – Arzachel [LP]
o End – Introspection [LP]
o Hawkwind – Hawkwind [LP]

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100 Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll Records
(Record Collector Book – 2005)
 
“From Rock Around the Clock to Reet Petite, from Mystery Train to Move It, from Summertime Blues to Shakin’ All Over, here are the records that changed the world. Drawing on his vast record collection Bob [Solly] traces the story from 1950 to 1960, from its obscure roots in R&B and country through to multi-million-selling success”.

Chronological order of merit. All U.S. issues unless indicated. All are single (45rpm or 78rpm records), unless indicated otherwise. Values for each record, as of October 2005, were given for each. As the list is by merit, and not by value, I haven’t included all the prices. Though, just out of interest, I’ve included any judged to be worth over £100. These Price Guide values are just that – a guide!!

o Ford, Tennessee Ernie – Shot Gun Boogie/I Ain’t Gonna Let It Happen No More
o Brenston, Jackie – Rocket 88/Come Back Where You Belong [£250 US 78rpm]
o Dominoes – Sixty Minute Man/I Can’t Escape from You [£100 US 45rpm]
o Price, Lloyd – Lawdy Miss Clawdy/Mailman Blues
o Williams, Hank – Jambalaya/Window Shopping
o Thornton, Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ – Hound Dog/Nightmare [£200 US 45rpm]
o Little Junior’s [Parker] Blue Flames – Mystery Train/Love My Baby [£350 US 45rpm]
o Turner, Big Joe – Shake, Rattle & Roll/You Know I Love You
o Haley, Bill – Rock Around the Clock/Thirteen Women
o Robins – Riot in Cell Block No 9/Wrap it Up [£200 US 45rpm]
o Presley, Elvis – That’s All Right/Blue Moon of Kentucky [£3,500 US 45rpm]
o Penguins – Earth Angel/Hey Senorita
o Baker, LaVern – Tweedle Dee/Tomorrow Night
o Ace, Johnny – Pledging My Love/Anymore
o Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley/I’m a Man
o Charles, Bobby – Later Alligator/On Bended Knee
o Cadillacs – Speedoo/Let Me Explain
o Little Richard – Tutti Frutti/I’m Just a Lonely Guy
o Perkins, Carl – Blue Suede Shoes/Honey Don’t
o Lymon, Frankie & the Teenagers – Why Do Fools Fall in Love/Please Be Mine
o Presley, Elvis – Heartbreak Hotel/I Was the One
o Jones, Thumper [George] – Rock It/How Come It [£350 US 45rpm]
o Clark, Sanford – The Fool/Lonesome for a Letter
o Vincent, Gene – Be Bop a Lula/Woman Love
o John, Little Willie – Fever/Letter from My Darling
o Orbison, Roy – Ooby Dooby/Go! Go! Go! [£100 US 45rpm]
o Burnette, Johnny – Tear It Up/You’re Undecided [£100 US 45rpm]
o Grayzell, Rudy – Duck Tail/You’ve Gone [£100 US 45rpm]
o Ray, Johnnie – Just Walking in the Rain/In the Candlelight
o Jayhawks – Stranded in the Jungle/My Only Darling
o Carroll, Johnny – Hot Rock/Crazy, Crazy Lovin’ [£250 US 45rpm]
o Domino, Fats – Blueberry Hill/Honey Chile
o Presley, Elvis – Elvis Presley (LP) [£250 US 12” LP]
o Mickey & Sylvia – Love is Strange/I’m Going Home
o Steele, Tommy – Singing the Blues/Rebel Rock (UK)
o Feathers, Charlie – One Hand Loose/Bottle to the Baby [£350 US 45rpm]
o Pierce, Webb – Teenage Boogie/I’m Really Glad You Hurt Me
o Gracie, Charlie – Butterfly/Ninety Nine Wraps
o Sands, Tommy – Teen-Age Crush/Hep Dee Hootie
o Riley, Billy – Flyin’ Saucers Rock & Roll/I Want You Baby
o Cadets – Rockin’ ‘n’ Reelin’ Cadets (LP) [£150 US 12” LP]
o Danny & the Juniors – At the Hop/Sometimes (When I’m Alone) [£2,000 US 45rpm]
o Everly Brothers – Bye Bye Love/I Wonder if I Care as Much
o Boone, Pat – Love Letters in the Sand/Bernadine
o Lewis, Jerry Lee – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On/It’ll Be Me
o Hawkins, Dale – Suzie Q/Don’t Leave Me This Way
o Anka, Paul – Diana/Don’t Gamble with Love
o Bobbettes – Mr Lee/Look at the Stars
o Bennett, Joe & the Sparkletons – Black Slacks/Boppin’ Rock Boogie
o Holly, Buddy – Rock Around with Ollie Vee/That’ll Be the Day [£250 US 45rpm]
o Wilson, Jackie – Reet Petite/By the Light of the Silvery Moon
o Williams, Larry – Bony Moronie/You Bug Me, Baby
o Hollywood Flames – Buzz Buzz Buzz/Crazy
o Jackson, Wanda – Fujiyama Mama/No Wedding Bells for Joe
o Various Artists – Jamboree! Complete Score… (LP) [£3,500 US 12” LP]
o Various Artists – Six Five Special (UK LP)
o Nelson, Ricky – Stood Up/Waitin’ In School
o Various Artists – Rock, Rock, Rock: From the Motion Picture [£400 US 12” LP]
o Cochran, Eddie – Singin’ to My Baby (UK LP) [£250 UK 12” LP]
o Self, Ronnie – Bop a Lena/I Ain’t Going Nowhere
o Champs – Tequila/Train to Nowhere
o Various Artists – Rockin’ at the 2 I’s Coffee Bar (UK LP)
o Royal Teens – Short Shorts/Planet Rock
o Summers, Gene – School of Rock ‘n’ Roll/Straight Skirt [£100 US 45rpm]
o Brown, Roy – Hip Shakin’ Baby/Be My Love Tonight [£100 US 45rpm]
o Berry, Chuck – Johnny B Goode/Around & Around
o Scott, Jack – Leroy/My True Love
o Eddy, Duane – Rebel Rouser/Stalkin’
o Reynolds, Jody – Endless Sleep/Tight Capris
o Conway Twitty – It’s Only Make Believe/I’ll Try
o Darin, Bobby – Splish Splash/Judy, Don’t Be Moody
o Francis, Connie – Stupid Cupid/Carolina Moon (UK)
o Day, Bobby – Rockin’ Robin/Over & Over
o Poni Tails – Born Too Late/Come On Joey, Dance with Me
o Cochran, Eddie – Summertime Blues/Love Again
o Esquerita – Rockin’ the Joint/Esquertia & the Voola [£100 US 45rpm]
o Richard, Cliff – Move It/Schoolboy Crush (UK)
o Valens, Richie – Donna/La Bamba
o Crickets – Chirping Crickets (UK LP) [£100 UK 12” LP]
o Platters – Smoke Gets in Your Eyes/No Matter What You Are
o Lee, Brenda – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree/Papa Noel
o Various Artists – Oh Boy! Jack Good’s… (UK LP)
o Ford, Frankie – Sea Cruise/Roberta
o Ballard, Hank & the Midnighters – The Twist/Teardrops on Your Letter
o Fabian – Turn Me Loose/Stop Thief!
o Sedaka, Neil – I Go Ape/Moon of Gold (UK)
o Drifters – There Goes My Baby/There Goes My Baby (UK)
o Dion & the Belmonts – A Teenager in Love/I’ve Cried Before
o Parton, Dolly – Puppy Love/Girl Left Alone [£250 US 45rpm]
o Charles, Ray – What’d I Say/What’d I Say Part 2
o Phillips, Phil & the Twilights – Sea of Love/Juella
o Romero, Chan – Hippy Hippy Shake/If I Had a Way
o Coasters – Greatest Hits (LP) [£150 US 12” LP]
o Hawkins, Ronnie – Ronnie Hawkins (LP) [£100 US 12” LP]
o Johnny & the Hurricanes – Beatnik Fly/Sand Storm
o Freberg, Stan – Old Payola Roll Blues/Sh-Boom (UK)
o Fury, Billy – Sound of Fury (UK LP) [£200 UK 10” LP]
o Presley, Elvis – Elvis Is Back! (UK LP)
o Isley Brothers – Shout! (UK LP)
o Kidd, Johnny & the Pirates – Shakin’ All Over/Yes Sir, That’s My Baby (UK)

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Record Collector Pick of 2005
(Issue #319 January 2005)
Soul CDs

1. Duke, Doris – I’m a Loser: Swamp Dogg Sessions & More
2. Weston, Kim – Motown Anthology
3. Lynn, Tami – Love is Here & Now You’re Gone
4. Cooke, Sam – Live at Harlem Square
5. Various Artists – Black & Proud: Soul of the Black Panther Era Vols 1 & 2
6. Various Artists – Does Anyone Know I’m Here? (Vietnam Through the Eyes of Black America 62-72)
7. Funkadelic – (reissues of Westbound albums)
8. Various Artists – Soul Gospel
9. Simpson, Valerie – Collection
10. Various Artists – Eccentric Soul: Capsoul Label

1950s CDs

1. Feathers, Charlie & Mac Curtis – Rockabilly Kings
2. Various Artists – Phil’s Spectre II: Another Wall of Soundalikes
3. Rock ‘n’ Roll Bell Ringers
4. Wilson, Jackie - With Billy Ward & His Dominos
5. Various Artists – I’m a Bad Bad Girl
6. Sinatra, Frank – A Proper Introduction
7. Delmore Brothers – Fifty Miles to Travel
8. Various Artists – Do Be You: King Vocal Groups Volume 4
9. Hall Jr, Arch – Wild Guitar!
10. Brown, Roy – Good Rockin’ Brown

Soundtrack CDs

1. Raging Bull
2. Babylon
3. Group X, le
4. Dirty Shame, a
5. Murderball
6. Life Aquatic
7. Thumbsucker
8. Machinist
9. Sitting Target
10. Sideways [Rolfe Kent]

Club CDs

1. Silicone Soul – Staring Into Space
2. Gaelle – Transient
3. Juliet – Random Order
4. Kraak & Smaak – Boogie Angst
5. Princess Superstar – My Machine
6. Braxe, Alan & Friends – Upper Cuts
7. Superchumbo – Wowie Zowie
8. Bare Foot – Bare Foot
9. Crazy P – A Night on Earth
10. Neon Heights – A Hot Trip to Heaven

Reggae CDs

1. Blues Busters – Behold
2. Easy Star All Stars – Dub Side of the Moon
3. Hudson, Keith & Friends – Hudson Affair
4. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Fyah Fyah
5. Hinds, Justin & the Dominoes – Anthology
6. Various Artists – Down Santic Way: Leonard Chin Productions
7. Various Artists – Studio One Roots Vol 2
8. Various Artists – Aquarius Rock: Hip Reggae World of Herman Chin Loy
9. Williams, Willi – Messenger Man
10. Brown, Glen & Friends – Rhythm Master Vol 1

Folk/World CDs

o Banhart, Devandra – Cripple Crow
o Czechomore – Co Sa Stalo Nové? (What Happened Next?)
o Dransfield, Barry – Unruly
o Graham, Davy – Folk, Blues & Beyond
o Khan, Ustad Amjad Ali – Moksha
o McLeod, Rory – Brave Faces
o Plock, Ji I & Jitka Sursanská – PisÄobrani
o Simpson, Martin – Kind Letters
o Tabor, June – Always
o Various Artists - London is the Place for Me: Volume 2

New Release CDs

1. Bush, Kate – Aerial
2. White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan
3. Weller, Paul – As Is Now
4. Beck – Guero
5. Madonna – Confessions on a Dancefloor
6. Darkness – One Way Ticket to Hell… and Back
7. British Sea Power – Open Season
8. Costello, Elvis & the Imposters – Delivery Man
9. Eno, Brian – Another Day on Earth
10. Purify, Bobby – Better to Have It

Reissues

1. Public Enemy – Power to the People & the Beats
2. Various Artists – Welsh Rarebeat
3. Joplin, Janis – Pearl: Legacy Edition
4. Costello, Elvis – King of America: Deluxe Edition
5. Fall – Hex Induction Hour
6. Presley, Elvis – Elvis Presley [1st Album]
7. Dinosaur Jr – You’re Living All Over Me
8. Erickson, Roky – I Have Always Been Here Before
9. Alpert, Herb & the Tijuana Brass – Whipped Cream & Other Delights
10. Frampton, Peter – Breaking All the Rules

Box Sets

1. Various Artists – Complete Motown Singles Vol 1: 1959-1961
2. Barclay James Harvest – All Is Safely Gathered In
3. Rolling Stones – Singles Box Set Vol 3: 1968-1971
4. Band – A Musical History
5. Hutchings, Ashley & Various Artists – Burning Bright
6. Various Artists – Cameo Parkway 1957-1967
7. Uriah Heep – Chapter & Verse: Story
8. Webb, Jimmy – Moon’s a Harsh Mistress
9. Osbourne, Ozzy – Prince of Darkness
10. Various Artists – One More Time for the Ol’ Tosser: Steve Marriott Memorial Concert

Jazz CDs

1. Monk, Thelonious – Quartet with John Coltrane: At Carnegie Hall
2. Charles, Ray – Complete Atlantic Recordings
3. Hayes, Tubby – Mexican Green
4. Parker, Charlie – Retrospective
5. Davis, Miles – Cellar Door Sessions
6. Metheny, Pat & Ornette Coleman – Song X: 20th Anniversary Edition
7. Five Corners Quintet – Chasin’ the Jazz Gone By
8. Kirk, Rahsaan Roland – Volunteered Slavery
9. Sharrock, Sonny – Black Woman
10. Coleman, Ornette – Shape of Jazz to Come

Singles

1. Chap, the – I am Oozing Emotion
2. Lightheaded – Timeless
3. Keith – Hold That Gun
4. Sam & Me – Sonic Boomerang
5. Shout Out Louds – Comeback
6. Boy Least Likely To – Paper Cuts
7. Coral – In the Morning
8. Ambulance LTD – Primitive (Way I Treat You)
9. Dungen – Panda
10. Supergrass – St Petersburg

Alternative CDs

1. Arcade Fire – Funeral
2. Shout Out Louds – Howl Howl Gaff Gaff
3. Elbow – Leaders of the Free World
4. Coral – Invisible Invasion
5. King Creosote – KC Rules OK
6. Secret Machines – Now Here is Nowhere
7. Ambulance LTD – Ambulance LTD
8. Hot Hot Heat – Elevator
9. Viva Voce – Heat Can Melt Your Brain
10. Brakes – Give Blood

Books (Music Related)

1. Wheels Out of Gear: 2 Tone Specials & a World of Flame [Dave Thompson]
2. Divided Soul: Life of Marvin Gaye [David Ritz]
3. Rock Around the Clock: Record That Started the Rock ‘n’ Roll Revolution [Jim Dawson]
4. Dream Boogie: Triumph of Sam Cooke [Peter Guralnick]
5. Heart & Soul: Revealing the Craft of Songwriting [Chris Bradford]
6. 1000 UK Number 1 Hits [Jon Kutner & Spencer Leigh]
7. Story of Film [Mark Cousins]
8. Mr Tambourine Man: Story of the Byrds’ Gene Clark [John Einerson]
9. Last Miles: Music of Miles Davis 1980-1991 [George Cole]
10. Fornication: Red Hot Chili Peppers Story [Jeff Apter]
11. Eric Carmen: Marathon Man [Bernie Hogya & Ken Sharp]

Music DVDs

1. Flaming Lips – Fearless Freaks
2. Dylan, Bob – No Direction Home: A Martin Scorsese Production
3. Cole, Nat ‘King’ – World of…
4. Undertones – Teenage Kicks
5. Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Beyond the Beginning
6. Hendrix, Jimi – Live at Woodstock: Deluxe Edition
7. McCartney, Paul – In Red Square
8. Genesis – Video Show
9. Costello, Elvis & the Imposters – Live in Memphis
10. Motörhead – Stage Fright

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Psychedelia USA: Top 40 US Psychedelic Singles - Record Collector

(Christmas 2006)

Chosen by musician & leading psych collector Erik Lindgren: “My criteria for this list was to pick the most imaginative, excessive & creative songs released as 7”s in the latter half of the 60s. Extra points were given for sophisticated composition, dynamic production & colourful lyrics. Unique musical textures such as backwards sounds, theremin/electronics, heavy echo/reverb & other interesting sonic effects helped in their rank.”

I’ve given the prices of any of these that were rated, in the original article at over $100. Where this is the case, I’ve also given the label. Don’t get excited until you’ve checked the details with an expert! And prices are for records in excellent condition.

Top 20 US Major Label Psych 45s

1. Riders of the Mark – Electronic Insides & Metal Complexion That Make Up Herr Doktor Krieg [$150 20th Century Fox]
2. Third Bardo – I’m Five Years Ahead of My Time [$400 Roulette]
3. Electric Prunes – Hideaway
4. Ballroom – Baby, Please Don’t Go [$125 Warner Bros]
5. 13th Floor Elevators – Slip Inside This House
6. Kenny & the Kasuals – Journey to Tyme [$400 United Artists]
7. Silver Apples – You & I
8. Raiks Progress – Sewer Rat Love Chant [$150 Liberty]
9. First Crew to the Moon – Sun Lights Up the Shadows of Your Mind [$300 Roulette]
10. Blue Things – Orange Rooftop of Your Mind [$125 RCA]
11. Balloon Farm – A Question of Temperature
12. Dick Wagner & the Frosts – Sunshine [$200 Date]
13. Mouse & the Traps – I Satisfy
14. Grateful Dead – Dark Star [$500 Warner Bros (with picture sleeve)]
15. Music Machine – Eagle Never Hunts the Fly
16. Morgan - Of Dreams
17. Spirit – Mechanical World
18. Noah’s Ark – Love In [$150 Decca]
19. Things to Come – Come Alive
20. Touch – We Feel Free

Top 20 US Independent Label Psych 45s

1. Park Avenue Playground – The Trip [$2000 USA]
2. Moving Sidewalks – I Want to Hold Your Hand [$400 Tantara]
3. Orange Wedge – From the Tomb to the Womb [$1500 Blue Flat Owsley Memorial]
4. Sound Apparatus – Travel Agent Man [$2000 Black & Blue]
5. Calico Wall – Flight Reaction [$750 Turtle]
6. Teddy & His Patches – Suzy Creamcheese [$400 Chance]
7. Mussies – 12 O’Clock, July [$750 Fenton]
8. Spontaneous Generation – Up in My Mind [$1500 Feure]
9. Dovers – Third Eye [$600 Miramar]
10. TC Atlantic – Faces [$800 Turtle]
11. Wild Things – Acid (Another Colored Ink Drawing) [$600 Blue Onion]
12. Looking Glasses – Visions [$400 Media]
13. Glass Sun – Silence of the Morning [$400 Sound Patterns]
14. Boys Blue – Coming Down to You [$1200 Frantic]
15. Graf Zeppelin – You’re in My Mind [$500 Orlyn]
16. Haymarket Riot – Trip on Out [$250 Riot]
17. Changin’ Tymes – Blue Music Box [$300 MUMA]
18. Flowerz – Flyte
19. Kama del Sutra – She Taught Me Love [$600 Zig-Zag]
20. Legends – High Towers [$150 Railroad House (with picture sleeve)]

Honorable Mentions

o Calico Wall – I’m a Living Sickness [unreleased Dove acetate]
o Dry Ice – Mary is Alone [unreleased Fleetwood acetate]

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End of Year Lists: 2006 Record Collector


1950s Reissues

o Clickettes / Fashions – Complete Dice Recordings
o Ivory Joe Hunter - Woo Wee! King & Deluxe Acetate Series
o Matt Monroe - Rare Monro
o Various Artists - Battle of Hastings Street
o Various Artists - Boppin’ Hillbilly & Red Hot Rockabilly
o Various Artists - Complete Meteor R&B and Gospel Recordings
o Various Artists - Cool Daddy: Central Avenue Scene 1951-1957
o Various Artists - Ever More Mellow Cats ‘n’ Kittens
o Various Artists - R&B Hits of 1955
o Various Artists - We’re Gonna Rock, We’re Gonna Roll

Downloads

o Black Dog - Let’s Talk Music [808 State Remix]
o David Bowie - Black Tie, White Noise: Extras
o Coldplay - Can’t Get You Out My Head [live]
o Duane Eddy - Duane Eddy [EMI]
o Peter Gabriel - Shock the Monkey: Multiman’s Simian Surprise
o Emma Lock - Shooting Star
o Aimee Mann - She Really Wants You: Live at Largo
o Moby - Go [Downloadable Deluxe Version]
o Radiohead - Go to Sleep [live]
o System 7 - Planet 7

Easy Listening

o Michael Bublé - Caught in the Act
o Bing Crosby - Chronological [series]
o Kathy Kirby - More Rarities & Lip Gloss!
o Anita O’Day - Young Anita
o Ian Shaw - Drawn to All Things: Songs of Joni Mitchell
o Frank Sinatra - Vegas
o Solveig Slettahjell & the Slow Motion Quintet - Good Rain
o Jim Tomlinson featuring Stacey Kent - The Lyric
o Julie Wilson - In London... with Friends
o Various Artists - Swinging on a V-Disc

Jazz

o Miles Davis - Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions
o Wilton ‘Bogey’ Gaynair - Africa Calling
o Grant Green - Live at Club Mozambique
o Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Brotherman in the Fatherland
o Yusef Lateef - Eastern Sounds
o Hank Mobley - Another Workout: RVG Edition
o Weather Report - Forecast: Tomorrow
o Joe Zawinul - Brown Street
o Various Artists - House That Trane Built
o Various Artists - Sharp Shades & Finger Snaps

Psychedelia

o JD Blackfoot - Ultimate Prophecy
o Chains - Beatles of El Paso
o Cowsills – Painting the Day: Angelic Psychedelia of the Cowsills
o Fickle Pickle - Sinful Skinful
o Human Beinz - Evolutions
o Octopus (Hatfield, UK) – Restless Night
o Thorinshield - Thorinshield
o Whistler, Chaucer, Detroit & Greenhill - Unwritten Works of Geoffrey, Etc
o Various Artists - Neurotic Reactions: 20 Worldwide Mod Psych Freak Rock Smashers!
o Various Artists - Nuggets

Reggae

o Black Uhuru - Black Sounds of Freedom
o Burning Spear - Sounds from the...
o Congos & Friends - Fisherman Style
o Lutan Fyah - Phantom War
o Hippy Boys - Reggae with the Hippy Boys
o Skatalites - Live at Lokerse Feesten (CD + DVD)
o Sound Dimension - Jamaica Soul Shake
o Various Artists - Gaz’s Rockin’ Blues: 25th Anniversary Album
o Various Artists - Life Goes in Circles: Sounds from the Talent Corporation 1974-1979
o Various Artists - Reggae for Humanity: Volume 1

Soul

o Carolyn Franklin - Sister Soul: Best of the RCA Years 1969-1975
o Eddie Hazel - Game, Dames & Guitar Thangs
o Millie Jackson - Caught Up / Still Caught Up
o Laura Lee - Chess Collection
o David Ruffin - Great... Motown Solo Albums: Vol 2
o Sisters Love - Give Me Your Love
o Ted Taylor - Ever Wonderful...
o Irma Thomas - A Woman’s Viewpoint: Essential 1970s Recordings
o Various Artists - Soul Gospel: Vol 2 [Soul Jazz]
o Various Artists - Soul Sisters: Unearthed

Soundtracks

o Nick Cave - Proposition
o Frank Churchill - Dumbo
o Stelvio Cipriani - Blind Man (Il Cieco)
o Barry Gray - Joe 90
o Sven Libaek - Inner Space: Lost Film Music of…
o Jeremy Sams - Enduring Love
o Bruno Spoerri - Glücks Kugel
o Francois Tetaz - Wolf Creek
o John Williams - Checkmate [TV Series]
o Various Artists - Bombay Connection: 1 & 2

New Albums

o Beatles - Love
o Beck - Information
o Coldcut - Sound Mirrors
o Ray Davies - Other People’s Lives
o David Gilmour - On an Island
o Killing Joke - Hosannas from the Basements of Hell
o Morrissey - Ringleader of the Tormentors
o Sparks - Hello Young Lovers
o Tunng - Comments of the Inner Chorus
o Scott Walker - The Drift

Reissues

o Jam - All Mod Cons: Deluxe Edition
o Public Image Ltd - Metal Box
o Pulp - Different Class: Deluxe Edition
o Queensrÿche - Operation Mindcrime: Deluxe Edition
o Selda - Selda
o Meic Stevens - Rain in the Leaves: EPs Vol 1
o Sparks - Kimono My House
o Judee Sill - Judee Sill / Heartfood
o Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings & Food
o Various Artists - Tommy Boy Presents Hip Hop Essentials: Vols 1-12

Box Sets

o ABBA - Complete Studio Recordings
o Byrds - There is a Season
o Cocteau Twins - Lullabies to Volaine: Singles & Extended Plays
o Eurythmics - Boxed
o Grateful Dead - Fillmore West 1969: Complete Recordings
o Gram Parsons - Complete Reprise Sessions
o Andy Partridge - Official Fuzzy Warbles Collector’s Album
o Steve Reich - Phases: A Nonesuch Retrospective
o Richard Thompson - RT: Life & Music of...
o Various Artists - One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found

Music DVDs

o Chuck Berry - Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll
o Marvin Gaye - Real Thing: In Performance
o Kraftwerk - Minimum/Maximum
o Pink Floyd - Pulse
o Quadrophenia [feature film]
o Queen - Making of ‘A Night at the Opera’
o Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
o T.Rex - On TV
o Various Artists - 40 Legendarische Hits Uit (40 Years of the Top 40)
o Various Artists - Jazz Icons (9 DVD) [TDK]

Music Books

o All Summer Long: Dumb Angel Gazette No 4 [Brian Chidester / Dominic Priore]
o Always Magic in the Air: Bomp & Brilliance of the Brill Building Era [Ken Emerson]
o Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip Hop Generation [Jeff Chang]
o Catch a Fire: Life of Bob Marley [Timothy White]
o Comfortably Numb: A History of Pink Floyd 1978-1981 [Vernon Fitch / Richard Mahon]
o Margrave of the Marshes [John Peel / Sheila Ravenscroft]
o Tapestry of Delights Revisited [Vernon Johnson]
o ‘77: Year of Punk & New Wave [Henrik Bech Poulsen]
o White Bicycles [Joe Boyd]

eBay: Five High Sales

o £2940: David Bowie - Scary Monsters [purple vinyl]
o £4200: Jackson 5 - Take My Heart/Jackson Man [6.5” metal acetate]
o £2895: Madonna - Erotica [12” picture disc]
o £4689: Magnetics - Lady in Green/Heart You’re Made of Stone [45rpm]
o £3090: U2 - Pride [clear vinyl]

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End of Year Lists: 2007 Record Collector

Reissues

o Davis, Miles - Complete On the Corner Sessions
o Dexys Midnight Runners - Project Passion Revue
o Genesis - [series of reissues]
o Hendrix, Jimi - In the Studio: Vols 1-10
o Moby Grape - [series of reissues]
o Rutles - Rutles
o Sly & the Family Stone - [series of reissues]
o Supremes - This is the Story: 70s Albums Vol 1 (1970-1973)
o T.Rex - Electric Boogie: 1971
o Various Artists - Mute Audio Documents Vols 1-4: 1978-1984

New Release Albums

o Adams, Ryan - Easy Tiger
o Björk - Volta
o Good, the Bad & the Queen - Good, the Bad & the Queen
o Grinderman - Grinderman
o Harvey, PJ - White Chalk
o Hersh, Kristen - Learn to Sing Like a Star
o McCartney, Paul - Memory Almost Full
o MIA - Kala
o Springsteen, Bruce - Magic
o Super Furry Animals - Hey Venus!

1950s Albums

o Allen, Annisteen - Fujiyama Mama
o Burnette, Johnny (Trio) - Shattered Dreams & the Rise & Fall of the Johnny Burnette Trio
o Holly, Buddy - Ohh! Annie!
o Kirkland, Jimmy - Cool Daddy
o Jackson, Roddy - Central Valley Fireball
o Various Artists - Classic Rockabilly [Proper]
o Various Artists - Even More Cats ‘n’ Kittens [Ace]
o Various Artists - Great Rockabilly: As Good As it Gets [Smith & Co]
o Various Artists - Griddle Greasin’ Daddies & Dirty Cowboys [Jasmine]
o Various Artists - Rock ‘n’ Roll in Black ‘n’ White [GVC]

Downloads

o Depeche Mode - Complete
o Dr Calculus - MDMA
o Future Sound of London - Cascade
o Leer, Thomas - H is for Home
o Lennon, John - Walls & Bridges
o Make - Sans Toi Mami
o Sugarbabes - NapsterLive Session
o The The - Mrs Mac
o Yorke, Thom - The Clock [Surgeon Remix]
o Various Artists - Best of the Store: 10-16 April [iTunes]

Easy Listening Albums

o Bublé, Michael - Call Me Irresponsible
o Carmichael, Hoagy - In Person: 1925-1955 (10 CD)
o Crosby, Bing - Chronological [series]
o Hilltoppers - Trying
o Martin, Claire - He Never Mentioned Love: Remembering Shirley Horn
o Mercer, Johnny - Johnny Mercer
o Miller, Glenn - Story [Avid series]
o Sondheim, Stephen - Company
o Sutton, Tierney - On the Other Side
o Tilton, Martha - Coral Treasures

Jazz Albums

o Coltrane, John - My Favorite Things: At Newport (1963 & 1965)
o Evans, Bill - Everybody Digs...
o Glasper, Robert - In My Element
o Henderson, Joe - Power to the People
o Johnson, Molly - If You Know Love
o Metheny/Mehldau - Quartet
o Murphy, Mark - Love is What Stays
o Nergarrd, Silje - Darkness Out of Blue
o Reinhardt, Django - Retrospective: 1934-1953
o Schneider, Maria - Sky Blue

Psychedelic Albums

o Barbara & Ernie - Prelude to...
o Edwards Hand - Edwards Hand / Stranded
o Elastik Band - Elastik Band
o Mighty Baby - A Jug of Love / Egyptian Tomb
o National Gallery - Performing Musical Interpretations of the Paintings of Paul Klee
o Parish Hall - Parish Hall
o Prisoners - Wisermiserdemelza
o Stained Glass - Crazy Horse Roads
o Unspoken Word - Tuesday, April 19th
o Various Artists - With the Sun in My Eyes: 20 Psychedelic Spins from the UK & Europe

Reggae Albums

o Hudson, Keith - Nuh Skin Up
o I-Roy - Presenting...
o Lord Tanamo - I’m in the Mood for Ska
o Marley, Stephen - Mind Control
o Wailing Souls - Classic Cuts: 1978-1984
o Various Artists - Dub Stories: Story of Dub Recounted by Its Activists [Uncivilized World]
o Various Artists - Haunted House [Trojan/Sanctuary]
o Various Artists - Rebel Music: Volume 2 [Trojan/Sanctuary]
o Various Artists - Six the Hard Way [Heartbeat]
o Various Artists - Studio One Roots: Volume 3 [Soul Jazz]

Soul Albums

o Barbara & the Browns - Can’t Find Happiness: Sounds of Memphis Recordings
o Burke, Solomon - Proud Mary
o Dyke & the Blazers - We Got More Soul
o Franklin, Aretha - Rare & Unreleased Recordings from the Golden Reign of the Queen of Soul
o Jackson, Millie - Feelin’ Bitchy
o LaVette, Bettye - Scene of the Crime
o Mayer, Nathaniel - Savage Soul: From the Streets of Detroit
o Voices of East Harlem - Right on Be Free
o Various Artists - Complete Motown Singles Vol 7: 1967
o Various Artists - Eccentric Soul: Prix Label

Soundtrack Albums

o Barry, John - Themependium
o Delgado Aparicio, Jaime - Embajador y Yo
o Gainsbourg, Serge - Cinema de...
o Legrand, Michel - Eva
o Mancini, Henry - Wait Until Dark
o Wilkinson, Marc - Blood on Satan’s Claw
o Various Artists - Attori a Mano Armata [Amarkord]
o Various Artists - Control
o Various Artists - Hallam Foe
o Various Artists - [Ultra Vybe series of Japanese soundtracks]

Music Related Books

o A New History of Jazz [Alan Shipton]
o Babylon’s Burning: From Punk to Grunge [Clinton Heylin]
o Bring the Noise: 20 Years of Writing About Hip Rock & Hip-Hop [Simon Reynolds]
o Bringing it All Back Home [Ian Clayton]
o Encyclopaedia of Popular Music: 4th Edition [Colin Larkin]
o He’s a Rebel: Phil Spector, Rock & Roll’s Legendary Producer [Mark Ribowsky]
o Lonely Avenue: Unlikely Life & Times of Doc Pomus [Alex Halberstadt]
o Pigs Might Fly: Inside Story of Pink Floyd [Martin Blake]
o R&B Indies: Volumes 1-4 [Bob McGrath]
o Restless Generation [Pete Frame]

Music DVDs

o Beatles - Help!
o Cave, Nick & the Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues Tour
o Desperate Man Blues
o Dylan, Bob - Don’t Look Back: ’65 Tour (Deluxe Edition)
o Hendrix, Jimi (Experience) - Live at Monterey: Definitive Edition
o Performance
o Robinson, Smokey & the Miracles - Definitive Performances: 1963-1987
o Slade - In Flame
o Walker, Scott - 30 Century Man
o Wild Style

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End Of Year Lists: 2008 Record Collector


Reissues

o Beck - Odelay: Deluxe Edition
o Genesis - 1970-1975
o Moody Blues - [reissue series]
o Numan, Gary & Tubeway Army - Replicas Redux: Expanded 2008 Tour Edition
o Prodigy - Experience Expanded / More Music for the Jilted Generation
o Redding, Otis - Otis Blue: Collector’s Edition
o U2 - Joshua Tree: 20th Anniversary Edition
o Vangelis - Blade Runner Trilogy: 25th Anniversary Edition
o Wilson, Dennis - Pacific Ocean Blue: Deluxe Edition
o Wyatt, Robert - [reissue series]

New Release Albums

o Benge - Twenty Systems
o British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
o Cave, Nick & the Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!
o Deerhunter - Microcastle
o Dr John & the Lower 911 - City That Care Forgot
o Mogwai - Hawk Is Howling
o Newman, Randy - Harps & Angels
o Portishead - Third
o Weller, Paul - 22 Dreams
o Wilson, Brain - That Lucky Old Sun

1950s Albums

o Cash, Johnny - Sun Singles [6 x 45rpm box]
o Dion - Heroes: Giants of Early Guitar Rock
o Eager, Vince - Complete
o Hopkins, Linda - Rock ‘n’ Roll Blues: Early Years of ‘The Kid’
o Knox, Buddy / Jimmy Bowen - With the Rhythm Orchids
o Luman, Bob - Red Hot!
o Various Artists - Elvis’ Inspiration: Songs He Made Famous (Volume 2)
o Various Artists - On with the Jive! 1950s R&B from Dolphin’s of Hollywood
o Various Artists - Rockin’ Memphis [Proper]
o Various Artists - Yet More Mellow Cats ‘n’ Kittens

Easy Listening Albums

o Barber, Patricia - Cole Porter Mix
o Crosby, Bing - Through the Years Vol 1: 1950-1951
o Dearie, Blossom - Adorable Blossom Dearie
o Feinstein, Michael - Sinatra Project
o Garland, Judy - Classiques et Inédits: 1929-1956
o Lee, Peggy - Lost 40s & 50s Captiol Masters
o Miller, Mitch - & His Orchestra [JSP]
o Soles, Nathalie - Deeper
o Waller, Thomas ‘Fats’ - Complete Recorded Works
o Wilson, Cassandra - Loverly

Jazz Albums

o Adderley, Cannonball - Walk Tall: David Axelrod Years
o Alexandria, Lorez - For Swingers Only
o Davis, Miles - Kind of Blue: 50th Anniversary Edition
o Elias, Elaine - Bossa Nova Stories
o Perez, Danílo & Claus Ogerman - Across the Crystal Sea
o Return to Forever - Anthology
o Tyner, McCoy - Quartet
o Washington, Grover (Jr) - Inner City Blues
o Miles from India: A Celebration of the Music of Miles Davis
o New York Is Our Home: Hardcore Hardbop Motherlode [Blue Note]

Psychedelic Albums

o Blue Things - Blows Your Mind
o Bryan, Paul (Brazil) - Listen of...
o Chesterfield Kings - Psychedelic Sunrise
o Flo & Eddie - Phlorescent Leech & Eddie
o JJ Light (Jim Stallings) - Heya!
o Light - Turn On the Light: Garage & Psychedelic Sounds from Southern California, 1967
o Monocles & the Higher Revelation - Spider, the Fly & the Boogie Man
o Stairs (Liverpool, UK) - Who is This Is
o Various Artists - Dutch Rare Folk: 45 Lost Classics from the Golden Age of Nederfolk 1967-1987
o Various Artists - Garage Greats [45 rpm series]

Reggae Albums

o Abyssinians - Satta Massa Gana
o Earth, Roots & Water - Innocent Youths
o Fantan Mojah (Owen Moncrieffe) - Stronger
o Higgs, Joe - Life of Contradiction
o Johnson, Anthony - Gun Shot
o Pama International - Love Fuelled Dub Band
o Various Artists - DJ Jamaica Inna Fine Dub Style
o Various Artists - Randy’s 50th Anniversary Edition of the Reggae Anthology Series
o Various Artists - Reggae Pressure: Boss Sounds 1968-1970
o Various Artists - Tighten Up: Deluxe Edition

Soul Albums

o Ballard, Hank - You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down: James Brown Sessions
o Collier, Mitty - Shades of... Chess Singles: 1961-1968
o Flirtations - Sounds Like the...
o Lewis, Linda - Lark
o Lyons, Marie ‘Queenie’ - Soul Fever
o Redding, Otis - Live! In London & Paris
o Shirelles - Tonight’s the Night/Sing to Trumpets & Strings (2 on 1)
o Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go?
o Swamp Dogg - Blame It On the Dog: Anthology 1968-1978
o Various Artists - Take Me To the River: A Southern Soul Story 1961-1977


Soundtracks

o Arnold, Malcolm - Nine House to Rama / The Lion
o Cipriani, Stelvio - Femina Ridens
o J Spaceman / Sun City Girls - Mister Lonely
o Legrand, Michel - La Piscine
o Lipsett, Arthur - Soundtracks
o Melville, Jean-Pierre (film director) - Cercle Noir
o Russell, Arthur - Love Is Overtaking Me
o Small, Michael - Klute / All the President’s Men
o Stevens, Cat - Harold & Maude
o Various Composers - Watch with Teacher

Music Books

o Can’t Buy Me Love: Beatles, Britain & America [Jonathan Gould]
o Crack In the Cosmic Egg: Encyclopaedia of Krautrock, Kosmiche Musik & Other Experimental Music from Germany [Ultima Thule]
o Dancehall: Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture [Beth Lesser]
o Elliott Smith [Autumn de Wilde]
o Freddy Fresh Presents the Rap Records (2nd Edition Revised) [Freddy Fresh]
o Fuzz, Acid & Flowers, Dreams, Fantasies & Nightmares from Faraway Lands Revisited [Vernon Joynson]
o Mondo Exotica [Francesco Adinolfi]
o Moondog: Viking of 6th Avenue [Roberto Scotto]
o True Norwegian Black Metal [Peter Beste]
o Twenty Thousand Roads: Ballad of Gram Parsons & His Cosmic American Music [David N Meyer]

Music DVDs

o Cannibal Corpse - Centuries of Torment: First 20 Years
o Coltrane, John - Live in ’60, ’61 & ‘65
o Flatt, Lester & Earl Scruggs - Best of Flatt & Scruggs’ TV Show: Classic Bluegrass from 1956 to 1962 (Volumes 1-4)
o Iron Maiden - Live After Death
o Mayfield, Curtis & the Impressions - Movin’ On Up: Music & Message of...
o Petty, Tom - Runnin’ Down a Dream
o Radiohead - Best of...
o Russell, Arthur - Wild Combination: A Portrait of...


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End Of Year Lists: 2009 Record Collector

New Albums Of The Year

• Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
• Jarvis Cocker – Further Complications
• Marianne Faithfull – Easy Come, Easy Go, Songs For Music Lovers
• The Fireman – Electric Arguments
• The Flaming Lips – Embryonic
• Richard Hawley – Truelove’s Gutter
• Ian Hunter – Man Overboard
• Let’s Wrestle – In The Court Of The Wrestling Let’s
• Os Mutantes – Haih…Or Amortecedor
• Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!

Reissues Of The Year

• 13th Floor Elevators – Sign Of The 3 Eyed Man
• Hank Ballard & The Midnighters – Nothing But Good: The Federal/King Recordings
• Bauhaus – In The Flat Field, Mask
• Tim Buckley – Live At The Folklore Center, Nyc 1967
• Bert Jansch – La Turnaround, Santa Barbara Honeymoon, A Rare Conundrum
• Kraftwerk – 12345678 The Catalogue
• Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – 1st 5 Albums
• The Nice – 5 Bridges, Elegy, Fillmore East 1969
• Various – Love Train: The Sound Of Philadelphia
• Various – Tighten Up: Volume 2

Reggae

• Laurel Aitken – Original Cool Jamacan Ska
• Black Uhuru – Black Sounds Of Freedom
• Julian Marley – Awake
• Larry McDonald – Drumquesta
• Merger – Exiles In A Babylon
• Junior Murvin – Police & Thieves
• Niney – Roots With Quality
• Various – Evolution Of Dub Volume 1
• Various – Reggae Chartbusters Volumes 1 – 6

Soul

• 24-Carat Black – Gone: The Promises Of Yesterday
• Lee Fields – My World
• Erma Franklin – Pieces Of Her Heart – The Epic And Shout Years
• Brenda Holloway – The Early Years: Rear Recordings 1961-1963
• The Impressions – Complete A & B Sides 1961 – 1968
• The Isley Brothers – The Motown Anthology
• The Marvelettes – Forever: The Complete Motown Albums Volume 1
• The Miracles – Depend On Me: The Early Albums
• Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens – What Have You Done My Brother?
• Various – Local Customs: Downriver Revival

Soundtracks

• Johnny Dankworth – Let’s Slip Away
• George Delerue – Le Cinema De Georges Delerue
• Ron Grainer – The Omega Man
• The Inner Space – Agilok & Blubbo
• Michel Legrand – Cops & Robbers
• Tokyo Sonata – Kazumasa Hashimete
• Edward Williams – Music To Life On Earth
• Various – Bronson
• Various – Lost Catalogue
• Various – Man In A Suitcase (Upgraded)

Jazz

• Miles Davis – Sketches Of Spain
• Nathan Davis – If
• Empirical – Out ‘N’ In
• Bill Evens – Turn Out The Stars
• Roy Hargrove – Emergence
• Freddie Hubbard – The Love Connection
• Dianna Krall – Quiet Nights
• Christian Mcbride – Kind Of Brown
• Gareth Williams Power Trio – Shock!
• Various – Homage To Nesuhi


Psych

• Colours – Voluptuous Doom
• Deep Feelings – Colours
• Vanica Doble – Vanica Doble
• Jade – Faces Of Jade
• Kenny And The Kasuals - 1966-1968 – The Singles
• The Magic Mixture – This Is…
• Pieces – A Lonely Sight
• The Soundcarriers – Harmonium
• The Treepeople – Human Voices
• Various – Shapes & Sounds Volume 3

Downloads

• Age Of Chance – 1000 Years Of Trouble, Mecca EP’s
• Antony And The Johnsons – My Lord, My Love
• Graham Coxon – Sorrow’s Army
• Long Division With Remainders – Volume 10 EP
• The Media – Live At Barton Club 1977
• No Doubt – Complete Catalogue
• Petshop Boys – Brit Awards Medley
• Rich Kids – 1st John Peel Session
• The Streets – Trust Me
• Various – Music In India

50’s

• Pat Boone – Rocks
• Janis Martin – Crackerjack
• Various – Blues Belles With Attitude!!!
• Various – Good Rocking Tonight
• Various – Let Me Tell You About The Blues: Chicago
• Various - Let Me Tell You About The Blues: Memphis
• Various – Love Is A Walin’ Thing
• Various – Skiffle Showcase
• Various – Let’s Get The Party Rockin’
• Various – Sun: Rockabilly Meltdown

Easy Listening

• June Chirsty – June’s Got Rhythm
• Bing Crosby – Through The Years
• Blossom Dearie – Blossom Dearie Live In London
• Kurt Elling – Dedicated To You
• Claire Martin – Modern Art
• Sarah Mitchell – You Give Me Something
• Matt Monro – Matt At The BBC
• Curtis Stigers – Lost In A Dream
• Kay Thompson – Think Pink
• Fats Waller – Volume 6: 1940 To 1942

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End Of Year Lists: 2010 Record Collector


New Albums

• Big Boi – Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico
• Elvis Costello – National Ransom
• Roky Erikson With Okkervil River – True Love Cast Out All Evil
• Four Tet – There Is Love
• Charlotte Gainsbourg – Irm
• Liars – Sisterworld
• Robert Plant – Band Of Joy
• Martin Rev – Stigmata
• Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here
• Triptykon – Epirastera

Plus..

• Antony & The Johnsons – Swanlights
• The Black Dog – Music For Real Airports
• Tristram Cary – It’s Time For Tristram Cary
• Command V – Command V
• Dr John And The Lower 911 – Tribal
• Kenny Graham & His Satellites – Moondog & Suncat Suites
• Grindaman – Grindaman 2
• These New Puritans – Hidden
• Wyatt, Atzmon, Stephen – For The Ghosts Within

Reissues

• Sandy Denny – Sandy Denny
• Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos
• The Increadible String Band – 5 Albums
• Ewan Maccoll – Ballads, Murder, Intrigue, Love, Discord
• Queens Of The Stoneage – Rated R
• The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street
• Various – Disco Discharge: Diggin’ Deeper
• Various – Listen To The Voices: Sly In The Studio 1965-1970
• Various – Next Stop Vietnam: The War On Record
• Various – Ninja Tune Xx – 20 Years Of Beats & Pieces

Plus….

• AC/DC – Backtracks
• Bob Blank – The Blank Generation: The Blank Tapes
• Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Tender Prey
• James Chance – Twist Your Soul: The Definitive Collection
• Dolly Mixture – Everything & More
• EPMD – Strictly Business
• Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin - Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin
• Galaxie 500 – Today/On Fire/This Is Our Music
• Jimi Hendrix – Valleys Of Neptune
• Buddy Holly - Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings
• Horrific Child – L’etrange Mr Whinster
• John Lennon – Double Fantasy Stripped Down/Signature Box Set
• The Monkees – The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees
• Matt Monro – The Complete Singles Collection
• Orange Juice – Coals To Newcastle
• Pentera – Cowboys From Hell [Deluxe Edition]
• Public Image Limited – Metal Box: 30th Anniversary Edition
• Phil Spector – Early Productions
• Bruce Sprinsteen – The Promise: Darkness On He Edge Of Town Story
• Iggy & The Stooges – Raw Power: Legacy Edition
• Various – 35 Years!! : Bear Family
• Various – The Amazing Zig Zag
• Various – Apple Records Reissues
• Various – John Wayne’s West: In Music And Poster Art
• Various – Pomegranates

Top 10 Psych

• The Association – Birthday
• Blitzen Trapper – Destroyer Of The Void
• Brainticket – Psychonaut
• The Holy Mackerel – The Holy Mackerel
• The Lemon Drops – Sunshine Flower Power
• Me & The Others/The New Nader – Uncovered
• Sebastian – Rays Of The Sun
• The Smoke – The Smoke
• The Smiles & Frowns – The Smiles & Frowns
• The Sundcarriers – Celeste

Top 10 Soul

• Vicki Anderson – Wide Awake In A Dream
• Brenda & The Tabulations – I Keep Coming Back For More
• Freddie Hughes – Send My Baby Back
• The Miracles – City Of Angels
• Otis Redding & His Orchestra – Live On Sunset Strip
• The Satintones – Sing! The Complete Tamla Motown Singles
• The Supremes – Meet The Supremes
• Mavis Staples – You Are Not Alone
• Tiny Topsy & Lula Reed – Just A Little Bit
• Various – A Cellarful Of Motown: Vol.4

Top 10 Jazz

• Miles Davis – Bitches Brew: Collectors Edition
• Sonny Fortune – Serengeti Minstrel
• Ahmad Jamal – The Complete Ahmad Jamal Treo Argo Sessions 1956-1962
• Charles Loyd – Discovery!/Nirvana
• John McLaughin – To The One
• Modern Jazz Quartet – Under The Jasmine Tree & Space
• Prince Lasha Ensemble – Insight
• Christian Scott – Yesterday You Said
• Soulive – Rubber Soulive
• Various – A Loud Minority

Top 10 Reggae

• Laurel Aitken – Godfather Of Ska
• Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey/Garvey’s Ghost
• Jimmy Cliff – Harder Road To Travel
• The Congos – Back In The Black Ark
• Damian Marley & NAS – Distance Relatives
• Tommy Mccook – Brass Rockers
• The Rastafarians – Orthodox
• Winston Riley/Various – Quintessential Techniques
• Max Romeo – Best Of Max Romeo
• Toussaint – Black Gold


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End Of Year Lists: 2011 Record Collector

New Albums

• Ryan Adams – Ashes & Fire
• Beirut – The Rip Tide
• British Sea Power – Valhalla Dancehall
• Bill Callahan – Apocalypse
• Luke Haines – 91/2 Psychedelic Meditations On British Wrestling 1970’s & 80’s
• Low – C’mon
• Laura Marling – A Creature I Don’t Know
• Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts
• Gruff Rhys – Hotel Shampoo
• Tom Waits – Bad As Me

Psych Collector Top 10

• The Association – And Then…Along Comes…
• The Higher State – Freakout At The Gallery
• Shin Joong Hyun – Beautiful Rivers & Mountains…
• The Lemon Fog – The Psychedelic Sound Of Summer With….
• Rainbow Ffolly – Sallies Fforth
• Le Systeme Crapoutchic – Je Me Souvienne
• Wichita Fall – Lif Is But A Dream
• Jonathan Wilson – Gentle Sprit
• Various – Fading Yellow Volume 10
• Various – The 3 O’Clock Merrian Webster Time (1966 – 68)

Jazz Collector Top 10

• Ambrose Akinmusire – When The Heart Emerges Glistening
• Louis Armstrong – Satchmo: Ambassador Of Jazz
• Alice Coltrane – Huntington Ashram Monastery
• Stan Getz – The Clef & Norgran Studio
• Matthew Halsall – On The Go
• Tubby Hayes – Tubby’s New Groove
• Miles Davis Quintet – Live In Europe 1967
• Various – CTI Records : The Cool Revolution
• Various – Disney Jazz Volume 1
• Various – Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology

Reggae Collector Top 10

• Black Roots – The Reggae Singles Anthology
• John Holt – 500 Volts Of Holt
• Stephen Marley – The Revolution Pt. 1
• I-Roy – Gussie Presenting
• Pablo Moses – Revolutionary Blues
• Augustus Pablo – Ital Dub
• Various – Jumping At The Shuffle Blues
• Various – Reggae’s Gone Country
• Various – The Story Of Bluebeat 1960
• Various – The Story Of Trojan Records

Soul Collector Top 10

• Charles Bradley – No Time ForDreaming
• Ray Charles – Live In Concert
• Darondo – Listen To My Song
• Etta James – Call My Name
• Booker T Jones – The Road From Memphis
• Barbara Lynn – A Good Woman
• The Monitors – The Motown Anthology 1963-1968
• Candi Staton – The Complete Fame Records Masters
• The Supremes – The 70’s Albums Vol 2 1974-1977
• Various – The Fame Studios Story 1961-1973

Top 10 Re Issues Of The Year

• The Beach Boys – Smile
• Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Let Love In, The Boatmans Call
• Danny Elfman & Tim Burton – The Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box
• John Fahey – Your Past Comes Back To Haunt You
• The Jesus & Mary Chain – Psychocandy
• The New Age Steppers – The New Age Steppers
• Micky Newbury – An American Trilogy
• Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon/Wish You Were Here Immersion Editions
• Plastic Man – Arkives 1993-2010
• Various – The Bristol Sessions 1927-1928



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End Of Year Lists: 2012 Record Collector

12 New Releases For 2012

• Damon Albarn – Dr Dee
• Beachwood Sparsk – The Tarnished Gold
• Beck – Hanson’s Song Reader
• Peter Blegvad & Andy Partridge – Gonwards
• John Cale – Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood
• Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
• Bob Dylan – Tempest
• Mary Epworth – Dream Life
• Bill Fay – Life Is People
• Beth Jeans Houghten & The Hooves Of Destiny – Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose
• Liars – WIXIW
• Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball


12 Re Issues For 2012

• Blur – 21
• Can – The Lost Tapes
• Dio – Holy Driver: Deluxe Edition
• The Dixon Brothers – A Blessing To People
• Peter Gabriel – So: Immersion Edition
• Genius/Gza – Liquid Swords: The Chess Box
• Fc Judd – Electronics Without Tears
• Palace Brothers – There Is No One What Will Take Care Of You
• Small Faces – Re Issues
• T,Rex – The Slider
• Bill Wilson – Ever Changing Minstrel
• Various – Philadelphia International: 40th Anniversary Box Set

11 Psych Collector

• TS Bonniwell – Closer
• Dean Allen Foyd – Dean Allen Foyd
• Group 1850 – Mother No Head: Their 45’s
• The Higher State – Freak Out At The Gallery
• Hollins & Star – Sidewalks
• Impala Syndrome – Impala Syndrome
• Kaleidoscope – Tangerine Dream
• Kansas City Jammers – Got Good (If You Get It)
• Sleepy Hollow – Sleepy Hollow
• Wildwood – Plastic People
• Various – Fading Yellow Volune 13


11 Soul Collector

• Clarence Carter – The Fame Singles Volume 1: 1966-1970
• Lee Fields – Faithful Man
• Hot Sauce Feat’ Rhonda Washington – Good Woman Turning Bad
• Eddie Holland – It Moves Me
• Jackson 5 – Come And Get It: The Rare Pearls
• Etta James – The Queen Of Soul
• The Marvelettes – Forever More The Complete Motown Albums Vol.2
• The Supremes – At The Copa
• Various – Eccentric Soul: A Red Black & Green Production
• Various – Golden Gate Groove: The Sound Of Philadelphia Live In San Francisco
• Various – Hard To Handle: Black America Sings Otis Redding


11 Jazz Collector

• Animation – Transparent Heart
• Melody Gardot – The Absence
• Eddie Henderson – Mahal
• Keith Jarrett – Sleeper
• Beverley Kenny – Complete Royal Roots Recordings
• Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Spirits Up Above: Anthology
• Brad Mehldau Trio – Ode
• Gregory Porter – Be Good
• Christian Scott – Christian Atunde Adjuah
• Esperanza Spalding – Radio Music Society
• Weather Report – The Columbia Albums – 1971-1975

11 Reggae Collector

• Culture – Natty Dread Taking Over
• George Faith – Super Eight
• Bunny Marrett – I’m Free
• Joshua Moses - Joshua To Joshwah
• Niney – Presents Deep Roots Observer Style
• Prince Buster – Sister Big Stuff
• U-Roy – Prey Fi Di People
• The Upsetters – Return Of Django
• Glen Washington – Masterpiece
• Various – Sound System
• Various – Treasure Island Presents Rocksteady

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End Of Year Lists: 2013 Record Collector


Top 11 50’s Collector

• Ernestine Anderson – The Complete 1947-1958
• The Coasters – In Stereo: Those Hoodlum Days
• Doctor Ross – Jukebox Boogie
• Wanda Jackson – Rockin’ With Wanda
• Johnny Rivers – That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll! The 1957-1962 Recordings
• Big Mama Thornton – The Complete 1950-1960
• Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps – 1956-1958
• Various – Boy Meets Girl: TV Show Volume 1
• Various – Teenage Blues: Primitive Rockabilly & Hillbilly Bop From The Saturday Custom Series

Top 11 Jazz Collector

• Dave Brubeck Quartet – The Colombia Albums – 1955-1966
• Doug Carn – Sprit Of The New Land
• John Coltrane – Sun Ship: The Complete Session
• Miles Davis – Live In Europe 1969: Bootleg Series Vol.2
• Eric Gale –Ginseng Woman/Multiplication
• Herbie Hancock – The Complete Columbia Albums Collection ’72-‘88
• Arve Henriksen – Places Of Worship
• Ibrhim Maalouf – Wind
• Dave Murray – Be My Monster Love
• Gregory Porter – Liquid Sprit
• Sons Of Kemit – Burn


Top 11 Psych Collector

• Bakerloo – Bakerloo
• Bed Rugs – Rapids
• Brainbox – Dark Rose: Their 45’s
• Diane Coffee – My Friend Fish
• Kath – 1
• Mad River – Mad River/Paradise Bar And Grill
• The Paper Garden – The Paper Garden Presents
• The Outsiders – Thinking About Today
• Various – Fading Yellow Vol 15: Sunshowers
• Various – Who Will Buy These Wonderful Evils: Vol.4


Top 11 Reggae Collector

• Alton Ellis – Mr Soul Of Jamaica
• King Tubby – Meets The Upsetter At The Grass Roots
• Mighty Diamonds – Planet Earth & Planet Earth Dub
• Morgan Heritage – Here Come The Kings
• Lee Perry & His Upsetters Presents – Roaring Lion
• Skatalites – Top Deck Presents Ska Instrumentals
• Talisman – I-Surrender
• Various – Blue Beat Explosion
• Various – Down Beat Shuffle: The Birth Of A Legend
• Various – Mento, Not Calypso!
• Various – Studio One Ska Fever


Top 11 Soul Collector

• Bettye Crutcher – As Long As You Love Me
• Darrow Fletcher – The Pain Gets A Little Deeper
• Brenda Hollaway – The Artistry Of Brenda Hollaway
• Denise Lasalle – Making A Good Thing Better
• Love, Peace & Happiness – Love Is Stronger/Here ‘Tis
• The Marvelettes – Playboy Plus Please Mr Postman
• Mavis Staples – One True Vine
• Irma Thomas – In Between Tears
• Stevie Wonder – The Jass Soul Of Little Stevie Wonder
• Various – Foxy R’n’b


Top 11 Soundtrack Collector

• Cristobel Tapia De Veer – Utopia
• Georges Delerue – Les Visiteurs
• Lubos Fiser/Zdenek Liska – Morgiana/The Creator
• Simon Fisher Turner – The Epic Of Everist
• Jerry Goldsmith/Tristram Cary – Sebastian
• Henry Mancini – Condorman
• Cliff Martinez – Solaris
• John Parish – Screenplay
• Jim Williams – A Field In England
• Various – French New Waves
• Various – The Opening Of Misty Beethoven


New Releases Of 2013

• Viv Albertine – The Vermillion Border
• Arcade Fire – Reflector
• David Bowie – The Next Day
• British Sea Power – Machineries Of Joy
• Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
• Richard Dawson – The Glass Tank
• Julia Holter – Loud City Song
• Cate La Bon – Mug Museum
• Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle
• Neon Neon – Praxis Makes Perfect
• Gary Numan – Splinter
• The Stepkids – Troubadour
• These New Puritans – Field Of Reeds


Reissues Of 2013

• Country Joe And The Fish – Electric Music For The Mind And Body
• The Damned – Damned Damned Damned: 35th Anniversary Edition
• Lee Hazlewood – There’s A Dream I’ve Been Saving
• John Martyn – The Island Years
• The Moody Blues – Timeless Flight
• Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters
• Sandie Shaw – Love Me Please, Love Me
• Marcos Valle – Vento Sul
• Scott Walker – Scott: The Collection
• Various – Black Europe
• Various – The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 12a: 1972
• Various – Scared To Get Happy: A Story Of Indie-Pop 1980-1989
• Various – Terry Farly Presents Acid Rain: 1985-1991