5uu’s with The Motor Totemist Guild – Elements | EX/VG+ | $20
RER Megacorp RER 33 | Original UK Pressing | with Booklet Insert Vinyl has a hairline or two and some paper sleeve scuffs / Sleeve has light creasing at the edges, heavier creasing in the upper left, some faint edgewear.
Airlord – Clockwork Revenge | VG+/VG+ | $20
Infinity L 36286 | Original Australian Pressing Vinyl bright and glossy, a few minor marks, but there is one larger non-raised scratch that produces some clicks starting in track 2 / A side label has small promo sticker / Sleeve shows some rubbing wear at top and bottom, some light wear overall.
Airlord – Clockwork Revenge | NM/EX | $30
Nexus International K25P-411 | 1983 Japanese RE | Has insert, No OBI
Vinyl is a beautiful NM, looks barely played / Sleeve has very faint wear at the corners. There seems to be a bit of rubbing wear, but it actually looks to be from the copy they photographed for the reissue, and not actually this sleeve.
Aksak Maboul – Onze Danses Pour Combattre La Migraine | VG++/VG+ | $30
Crammed Discs 011 | Second Belgian Pressing Vinyl has some faint hairlines, bright and shiny gloss / Sleeve has a record store sticker at lower right, edge wear, a few small nicks in the spine.
Aqsak Maboul – Un Peu De L’ me Des Bandits | VG++/VG+ | $35
Atem/Crammed 002 | Original Belgian Pressing Vinyl has a number of faint hairlines, plays with some surface noise in the quieter parts / Sleeve has creasing on the spine edge, some small corner bumps/creases at opening, light discoloration at edges, ~1 in seam split at bottom.
Alas – Alas | VG+/VG+ | $45
EMI 5138 | Original Chilean Press, single sleeve Vinyl shows a lot of paper sleeve scuffs and only a few hairlines. In very nice shape for something out of South America / Sleeve shows a good deal of rub wear on the laminated front, a few creases at the upper right, some edge wear more notable at the corners, and ringwear on the matte back.
Alphataurus – Alphataurus | Sealed/EX | $35
Si-Wan Records SRML 2001 | 1992 Korean RE Sleeve has some edgewear at the bottom where sleeve is broken for about 4 inches. Wonderfully affordable way to get an excellent sounding pressing of what is one of the rarest Italian prog albums in the original.
Alrune Rod – Alrune Rod | VG+/VG++ | $35
Little Wing Of Refugees LW 5033 | 1993 German RE Vinyl has a number of hairlines and a few larger scuffs / Sleeve in very nice condition with some light creases at the edges and light scuffs to the lamination.
Alrune Rod – Hej Du | VG+/EX | $40
Sonet SLPS 1524 | Later RE with yellow label Vinyl has some hairlines and paper scuffs / Sleeve shows faint signs of wear.
Alusa Fallax – Intorno Alla Mia Cattiva Educazione | NM/VG++ | $70
Nexus K25P 428 | Original Japanese Pressing | with Insert, but No OBI Vinyl in great glossy condition, maybe two faint marks / Sleeve is really crisp, but has a large corner bump at top left, some foxing, mostly on the reverse and inside the gatefold. Faint edgewear. / Absolutely kills the more recent Vinyl Magic RE, which is taken from a compressed CD source.
Area – Arbeit Macht Frei | VG++/VG++ | $60
Cramps CRS LP5101 | Second Italian Pressing (with “Made in Italy/ Distribut. Baby Records srl” on reverse) | with printed inner, but sorry, no gun insert Vinyl has a few hairlines and a few marks, but nice and glossy. Plays with occasional light surface noise. / Sleeve still in shrink, has light wear to corners and along the open edge, one small indentation on cover.
Art Bears – Winter Songs | EX/EX | $13
Ralph Records RR 7905 | Original US Pressing Vinyl in great condition with just a few paper scuffs and one or two hairlines / Sleeve has faint edge wear and a few light creases.
Arti & Mestieri – Tilt | VG+/VG | $40
Cramps Records CRSLP 5501 | Original Italian Pressing Vinyl has numerous light hairlines and a few larger marks / Sleeve still in shrink which has nicely preserved the black. Light edge wear, just knocking this down for a 1 inch tear on the reverse from the sleeve opening. Peters sticker on reverse, under shrink.
Atoll – Musiciens-Magiciens | VG++/VG++ | $40
Gamma GS 199 | Original Canadian Pressing Vinyl has sleeve scuffs and a few light hairlines / Sleeve has some light rubbing wear, small corner bumps, and edgewear.
Atoll – Musiciens-Magiciens | EX/VG++ | $40
Ariola GXH 2019 | 1980 Japanese RE | Includes insert, but No OBI Vinyl close to NM with just a few faint hairlines / Sleeve in great shape with a little light wear, small bump to the lower left corner, larger crease on lower right of the reverse.
Kevin Ayers – Joy of a Toy & Shooting at the Moon | VG++/VG++/VG | $25
Harvest SHDW 407 | 1975 UK Repress 2 on 1 (pressed from original stampers) Vinyl disc one has some sleeve scuffs and a few hairlines, abrasion on side 1 label. Disc 2 also with sleeve scuffs and some hairlines. Plays with some light surface noise and the occasional pop / Sleeve has general wear, light ringwear, moderate crease, initials in ink, cut corner at upper left, and price sticker. / By far the most affordable way to get close to the original pressings!
Babia – Oriente-Occidente | VG/G+ | $25
Guimbarda GS-11.152 | Original Spanish Pressing Vinyl has a number of hairlines and a few larger marks, but nothing raised. Wax is still bright and glossy. Labels have a different stamp on each side / Sleeve has a good deal of edgewear and creasing, some ringwear. Biggest downside is a large split in the spine.
Il Balletto di Bronzo – Ys | NM/NM | $70
Polydor 23MM 0149 | Original Japanese Pressing | Has insert, No OBI Vinyl is basically NM, as I can see maybe two faint hairlines when squinting at the right angle / Sleeve is in near perfect condition, complete with booklet. Some minor foxing at points, but barely obtrusive. A stunning copy of one of the best Italian prog albums there is.
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso – Banco del Mutuo Soccorso | VG+/VG | $24
Ricordi ORL 8041 | 4th Italian Press from 1978 Vinyl has hairlines, paper scuffs and some larger marks, but plays without issue for me for the most part, and a lot better than it looks / Sleeve has some light edgewear, some slight discoloration with light ringwear, 3 inch seam split on bottom.
Beggars Opera – Waters of Change | VG/VG+ | $10
Vertigo 6360 054 | German RP, Spaceship Label Vinyl has a number of hairlines and a few larger marks likely to make a bit of noise on playback. Conservative VG, as the record is still bright and shiny / Sleeve shows some wear with light creasing at edges, faint disc impression, some edgewear. ‘PRS Hannover’ embossing on rear. Vertigo Spaceship labels from later pressings used the original stampers in most cases and sound just as good as an original, and a fraction of the price.
Brainstorm – Smile a While | VG+/VG++ | $15
Think Progressive TPLP 1.803.024 | 1998 German RE Vinyl has sleeve scuffs, a number of hairlines, and some light scratches (nothing raised) on on the A side / Sleeve shows some light wear, light creasing near edges, some light corner bumps. Original owner’s notes written in pencil on paper inner.
Brainstorm – Second Smile | VG/VG | $65
Spiegelei 28 596-5 U | Original German Pressing Vinyl has a number of hairlines, paper scuffs and other marks. Some small scratches, nothing raised. Plays with some noise, but still a nice bright and shiny copy with good fidelity / Sleeve has some edgewear, corner wear, some small indentations, Peters sticker on reverse. I’m only grading this as low because someone used clear tape on the top and bottom to repair the seams coming unglued – no splits.
Cai – Cancion de la Primavera | EX/VG+ | $45
Epic EPC 85054 | Original Spanish Pressing Vinyl in great condition with only a hairline or two on each side, super clean / Sleeve has some creasing at the corners, ~1 in small split at top edge, but otherwise nice condition. Peters import sticker on cover.
Camel – Mirage | VG++/VG++ | $30
Deram K19P-9050 | 1980 Japanese Pressing | Includes OBI, but no insert
Vinyl has some hairlines and light marks, mostly on side two / Sleeve shows light wear, but a fairly large crease in the lower left (this shows through on both sides, was bent when vinyl was out of sleeve).
Caravan – Caravan | EX/EX | $22
MGM Records 2353 058 | 1972 UK RE Vinyl has a few faint marks / Sleeve shows faintest of wear. A really great copy.
Carpe Diem – Cueille le Jour | VG++/VG+ | $40
Crypto ZAL 6403 | Original French Pressing Vinyl closer to EX with just a few faint hairlines / Sleeve has edge wear with some chipping of the laminate, light creases, and faint disc impression.
Celeste – Celeste (Principe Di Un Giorno) | VG++/VG++ | $35
Seven Seas K22P-184 | Original Japanese Pressing | has insert, but no OBI Vinyl has some light hairlines, plays with some light surface noise, as it is a quiet album / Sleeve would be EX as it is nice and crisp, but has a decent amount of foxing.
Corte dei Miracoli – Corte dei Miracoli | EX/VG+ | MAKE AN OFFER
Grog Records GRL 04 | Original Italian Pressing Ok, this one is truly special. I purchased this album SEALED and after much deliberation, I have broken the shrink and opened it to be able to give it the most accurate listing possible. It has never been played by me. As you may know, most European albums in the 70s were not sold sealed, and this was likely sealed when it arrived at a US distributor. I have taken an unboxing video of me opening it and pictures of it sealed are at the end of the listed photos. You can view the video here. This item will require insured Priority mail shipping, both domestic and international, or single carrier service such as FedEx/UPS. Please be aware before bidding. I am calling this EX simply because it is a rare and expensive album and I would rather undergrade. Most others would call this NM. There is a hairline or two, and some sleeve scuffs from the paper sleeve. I put it on my turntable to confirm that there is only a mild warp that should not affect play / The sleeve I am calling VG+ as it has become wavy on front and back from being sealed. There is slight wear to some of the corners, and a scrape on the spine (not a cut-out). The inside gatefold and labels are pristine. I have placed the record in a new poly innersleeve. As mentioned above, I understand this item to be an unplayed archive copy, as I purchased it sealed. The condition is to be expected from being sealed for 39 years. This is a one-of-a-kind item in 2016!
Clouds – Watercolour Days | VG+/VG | $20
Deram DES18058 | Original US Pressing Vinyl has a few larger marks, none raised, hairlines and sleeve scuffs / Sleeve has some ringwear and other rubbing on typical US cover, edgewear.
Riccardo Cocciante – Mu | VG/VG | $10
RCA Italiana PL 31352 | 1978 Italian RE
Vinyl has a number of hairlines and faint scratches (nothing raised) and a few larger scuffs / Sleeve shows edgewear, some creasing, especially a large bend in the lower left, disc impression and faint ringwear.
Conventum – À L’Affût D’Un Complot | VG+/VG+ | $12
Le Tamanoir TAM-27011 | Original Canadian Pressing
Vinyl has some hairlines and paper scuffs, plays with some crackle / Sleeve has some rubbing with pigment loss, a decent amount of edgewear, some creasing.
Conventum – Le Bureau Central Des Utopies | VG++/VG | $35
Les Disques Cadence CAD-1005 | Original Canadian Pressing
Vinyl has some faint hairlines and a few paper scuffs / Sleeve has 3 of 4 corners cut (about ½-1 inch from edges), some staining to top edges, edgewear, small pen mark.
Datura – Mr Untel | VG+/VG++ | $25
01 JAC DA | Original Private French Pressing Vinyl has a number of hairlines, but no larger marks, bright and glossy / Sleeve has some light wear, mostly some small creases.
Dr. Dopo Jam – Fat Dogs and Danishmen | VG++/VG | $55
Zebra 2949 012 | Original German Pressing Vinyl has a number of hairlines, but no larger marks, bright and glossy / Labels have some pen drawings on each side / Sleeve shows a good deal of wear, especially at the edges, some loss of black pigment and beginning of ring wear. Small skinning at the upper left, likely from removal of price sticker.
Egg – The Polite Force | VG+/G+ | $35
Deram DES 18056 | Original US Pressing (Brown & White Labels) Vinyl has a number of hairlines and plays with a little crackling at times / Sleeve has a good amount of edgewear, cracking in places and beginning to split at the bottom edge. There is some bubbling up of the pasted on cover, ringwear, and a promo sticker in the upper left.
Egg – The Civil Surface | VG++/VG++ | $50
Caroline C 1510 | Original UK Pressing (with EJD credit on back cover)
Vinyl has a few light hairlines with one more noticeable mark, plays with surface noise in the quieter parts and a few pops on the second side. (Caroline pressings are notoriously noisy, unfortunately) / Sleeve has some light wear overall, creasing in lower right corner, small bit of an abrasion at upper center.
England – Garden Shed | EX/VG++ | $50
Arista ERS-28024 | 1989 Japanese RE | with Insert, No OBI
Vinyl has a few faint hairlines, almost NM / Textured sleeve shows some light wear, a few light creases, a few indentations, faint disc impression. This is a needle-drop, as it plays with some surface noise in parts, but not because of the condition of this record. I’ve heard a few Edison from this period, and they all seem to be needle-drops.
Eskaton – Ardeur | VG+/VG++ | $66
Musique Post Atomique E 38001 | Original French Pressing | Missing inserts Vinyl has some hairlines and a few sleeve scuffs, still bright and glossy / Sleeve has some general wear and discoloration for a white cover of its age, some light wear to corners and edges.
Fairfield Parlour – From Home to Home | VG++/VG | $40
Get Back GET 584 | 2001 Italian RE
Vinyl has sleeve scuffs and a few faint hairlines / Sleeve has wear to edges and corners, small 1/2″ tear at opening on right edge, small bit of sticker residue.
Fairport Convention – Unhalfbricking | VG++/VG+ | $15
A&M Records SP 4206 | Original US Pressing Vinyl has some hairlines and a few sleeve scuffs, wax bright and shiny / Sleeve has some ringwear, some edgewear, light wear to spine.
Family – Music in a Doll’s House | VG+/VG | $8
Midi MID 24 018 | 1974 German RE
Vinyl has some light scuff marks and hairlines / Sleeve shows wear, torn price sticker, light ringwear, nick on bottom edge, decent amount of edgewear.
Family – Anyway | EX/VG++ | $5
See For Miles Records SEE 245 | 1988 French RE
Vinyl only has some paper scuffs / Sleeve shows light wear, faint residue of price sticker on cover, and faint disc impressions.
Fireballet – Night on Bald Mountain | VG+/VG | $4
Passport Records PPSD-98010 | Original US Quadraphonic Pressing
Vinyl has numerous sleeve scuffs and one large hairline / Sleeve shows wear at edges, some ringwear and loss of pigment from scuffing. Small cut corner at lower right.
Friends – Friends | VG++/VG | $12
Caroline Records C 1511 | 1975 UK Pressing Vinyl has a few hairlines and sleeve scuffs, in nice clean condition / Sleeve has some edgewear, mostly at the bottom, some light creases, a bit of ringwear. Sticker residue on both the cover and reverse. Some tearing from sticker removal at the top right and left corners. Virgin ‘Recommended Price” sticker on cover.
Edgar Froese – Ypsilon in Malaysian Pale | VG+/VG+ | $15
Brain BRAIN 1074 | 1976 German Repress on Orange Brain Labels
Vinyl has numerous hairlines and a larger mark on side one / Sleeve has some indentations, creasing, slight bend at top right corner, wear to lower corners. Small ¼ in tear at sleeve opening.
Fruupp – Modern Masquerades | VG++/VG+ | $65
Dawn DNLS 3070 | Original UK Pressing | Burgundy wax, missing insert Vinyl has some light hairlines and sleeve scuffs / Sleeve has remnants of price sticker and small tear in upper left of cover, some creasing and indentations, initials on inside of sleeve.
Galaxy – Nature’s Clear Well | EX/VG+ | $7
Import Records IMP 1019 | US Pressing Vinyl has only a few light sleeve scuffs, very close to NM / Sleeve has some edgewear and light ringwear on back.
Genesis – Nursery Cryme | VG+/VG+ | $8
Charisma CAS 1052 | Original US Pink Scroll Pressing Vinyl has a number of faint hairlines and paper scuffs, plus a few larger marks / Sleeve has a decent amount of edgewear, some light ringwear, cut notch in top right.
Gentle Giant – Gentle Giant | VG/VG++ | $25
Vertigo 6360 020 | Second UK Pressing (Spaceship Labels) Vinyl has a number of hairlines and a few small scratches. There looks to be a pressing defect like a piece of paper embedded in the wax that will cause a few pops beyond the light surface noise / Sleeve has light wear, mostly edgewear, and price sticker residue.
Gentle Giant – Three Friends | VG+/VG | $6
Columbia KC 31649 | US Pressing Vinyl has paper scuffs, a few hairlines, and a few larger marks, but nothing raised / Sleeve has edgewear and some chipping on the spine, price sticker on cover, really closer to VG+.
Gila – Free Electric Rock Session (Live in Köln 26.02.1972) | EX/EX | $25
Second Battle SB LP 072 | German Archival Release Vinyl has only a few faint marks, very close to NM / Sleeve has some light wear.
Gnidrolog – Lady Lake | Sealed/NM | $55
Si-Wan Records SRML 1022 | 1995 Korean RE
Sleeve shows a faint bit of shelf wear. Deadstock from the famous Si-Wan Records of South Korea who reissued a great deal of prog albums in the 1990s. Fidelity and pressing quality is vastly superior to the cheap 4 Men with Beards RE.
Gong – Camembert Electrique | EX/EX | $40
Seven Seas K22P-355 | 1982 Japanese RE | with OBI, no insert Vinyl is close to NM with an inaudible scratch on A2 on my system / Sleeve has minor edge and corner wear. Almost impossible to find a UK copy that doesn’t have fading/rubbing of the black sleeve. This one is near spotless.
Gong – Live Floating Anarchy 1977 | VG++/VG | $13
LTM 1002 | Original French Pressing Vinyl has only a few hairlines / Sleeve shows light wear, small crease at upper right corner, 2 in split in top seam, 1 in split in bottom seam.
Grobschnitt – Grobschnitt | EX/EX | $35
Brain KR-1008 | Original Canadian Pressing I bought this sealed and have never played it (I was told it was a German OG). Vinyl has paper scuffs and a few marks / Sleeve is still in shrink and shows minor storage wear. As new a copy as you will find.
Gryphon – Midnight Mushrumps | VG/VG+ | $12
Transatlantic Records TRA 282 | 1974 UK Repress
Vinyl has a number of hairlines and some sleeve scuffs, still bright and glossy (Porky cut), plays with some noise / Labels have some abrasions / Sleeve has some edge wear and scuffing, light ringwear, and some faint bubbling of the laminate at the bottom cover.
Gualberto – Vericuetos | EX/VG+ | $15
DRO EastWest 5046703211 | 2004 US RE
NEW but unsealed vinyl is NM aside from a sleeve scuff / Sleeve has a few large indentations on cover and some light creases near edges. Killer flamenco influenced prog from Spain.
Gudibrallan – Uti Vår Hage | VG++/VG+ | $40
Silence SRS 4601 | 1971 Second Swedish Pressing Vinyl has some light marks and a sleeve scuff or two / small pitting on both labels / Sleeve has a corner bump at lower left, crease at the lower right, and general expected light wear on a 40+ year old white sleeve.
Guru Guru – UFO | EX/EX | $23
Wah Wah Records LPS041 | 2007 RE
Vinyl has just a few light marks / Sleeve has faintest of wear, sticker residue in upper right visible only in a raking light.
Haikara – Haikara | NM/NM | $35
Mayfair Music MFM 008 | 2010 German RE limited to 500
Purchased new and played a few times. Might as well still be sealed.
Bo Hansson – Music Inspired by Watership Down | EX/VG++ | $4
Sire SRK 6044 | US Original Pressing Vinyl has just a few hairlines and scuffs on the run-in. Sleeve has faint wear, mostly some light ringwear/discoloration.
Happy the Man – Happy the Man | VG+/VG+ | $3
Arista AL 4120 | Original US Pressing Vinyl has paper scuffs, a few hairlines, and a large mark on side one / Sleeve shows edgewear, corner wear, and some ringwear. Not a cutout.
Happy the Man – Crafty Hands | VG++/G+ | $2
Arista AB 4191 | Original US Pressing Vinyl has paper scuffs and some marks at the beginning of the A side / Sleeve has edgewear, residue and small tear from price sticker upper right, along with a cut corner. Spine is shredded a bit, split near the top.
Happy the Man – Crafty Hands | EX/VG+ | $4
Arista AB 4191 | Original US Pressing Vinyl has a hairline or two, one large but light scuff that DNAP for me / Sleeve has edgewear, corner wear, some light ringwear, large crease top left and cut corner top right. Price written in sharpie in black section of upper left.
Hatfield and the North – The Rotter’s Club | VG++/VG++ | $35
Virgin VIP-6902 | Japanese Pressing | Missing OBI, has Insert Vinyl bright and glossy, just a few hairlines on each side. I’d give it an EX, but one or two of the hairlines are on the longer side. Lightly textured sleeve in nice condition, a few creases near the edges, light indentations here and there, some light edge wear. A bit of disc impression on both sides. Still mostly a nice, clean white. Don’t need to say much about this one, the pinnacle of the Canterbury scene. Near exact replica of the original UK pressing, on quality Japanese wax.
Henry Cow – In Praise of Learning | VG++/VG++ | $20
Virgin V2027 | UK Original Pressing Vinyl shows paper scuffs and only a few small marks. Small scratch on side 2 that DNAP for me. Sleeve in very nice condition showing some faint creases, light edge wear and faint disc impression.
Henry Cow – In Praise of Learning | VG++/VG+ | $13
Red Records RED 003 | 1979 US RE Vinyl has some small hairlines and more paper scuffs, still bright and glossy / Sleeve would be NM but for 2″ scratch/tear on back
Holy River Family Band – Welcome To Riverhouse… An Abbreviated Journey | Sealed/NM | $13
Gates Of Dawn – GOD 004 | Original US Pressing
Sleeve has the faintest of shelf wear that I can see through plastic.
Iceberg – En Directe | VG+/VG+ | $18
Bocaccio Records BS-32123 | Original Spanish Pressing Vinyl has some hairlines and sleeve scuffs, and some wear to the run-in grooves / Sleeve has some light edge wear, light corner bumps, faint seam splits at top and bottom of rear gatefold.
In Spe – In Spe | VG++/VG+ | $11
Мелодия – C60 23199 000 | 1987 Russian Repress Vinyl has some sleeve scuffs and hairlines / Sleeve shows edgewear, some light creasing, disc impressions.
Los Jaivas – Aconcagua | VG/VG+ | $35
Sazam Records 50-14.632-0 | Argentinian Original Pressing
Vinyl shows many hairlines and scuffs, but no deep scratches / Sleeve shows wear, light creasing at the edges, larger crease and dent in upper right corner.
Khan – Space Shanty | VG++/VG | $63
Deram SDL-R 11 | UK Pressing (this appears to be an exact 1976 repress of the original based on the inner sleeve printing date) Vinyl almost EX with just some light hairlines and wear at the run-in grooves. Plays with some light surface noise here at there / Sleeve has moderate wear to edges, heavier at the corners, some creasing along the spine. ~3 in seam split top of rear gatefold. Minor indentations, light ringwear/disc impression, JEM import sticker on cover, small pen writing on reverse lower right corner.
Khan – Space Shanty | VG++/VG+ | $27
PVC Records PVC 7902 | 1978 US Pressing Vinyl in very nice clean condition, just a few hairlines and sleeve scuffs / Sleeve has minor edge wear, small cut notch in upper spine, and fairly large crease in the upper right of cover.
Kyrie Eleison – The Fountain Beyond The Sunrise | VG++/VG+ | $75
Merlin Records MEKE001277 | 1980s Second Pressing
Vinyl in great condition aside from some sleeve scuffs and a few hairlines / Sleeve has light edgewear, and a good deal of creasing, especially at the upper right.
Latte E Miele – Passio Secundum Mattheum | VG+/VG | $125
Polydor 2448 011 A | Original Italian Pressing Vinyl has a few sleeve scuffs, and a few marks and hairlines. The first track has a few pops, but plays incredibly well after that point for me / Textured sleeve shows a decent amount of edge wear, and ~2 in split at top of rear gatefold. A few creases and some light ringwear, mostly on the reverse. Some abrasions and loss of paper at the lower edge of the cover. A super price for a really nice play copy!
Latte E Miele – Passio Secundum Mattheum | NM/NM | $40
Polydor 23MM 0146 | 1982 Japanese RE | Has insert, No OBI Like new all around! Stunning copy.
Locanda delle Fate – Forse Le Lucciole Non Si Amano Più | EX/NM | $50
Polydor – 23MM 0148 | Original Japanese Pressing | Has insert, No OBI Vinyl has the faintest of marks and one hairline / Sleeve in pretty amazing shape. The perfect way to own one of the finest Italian Prog albums! Japanese pressings are by far the best way to go to get the classic Italian prog albums at a fraction of the cost of the original. The wax is of stunning quality, and they were pressed close enough to the original releases that the source material is likely tapes (this is the first press after the original, five years later).
Locanda delle Fate – Forse Le Lucciole Non Si Amano Più | NM/EX | $65
Polydor – 23MM 0148 | Original Japanese Pressing | Has insert and OBI Stunning copy, looks as if it has never been played! / Sleeve has only faint wear to the corners.
Madden & Harris – Fool’s Paradise | VG/VG++ | $15
Akarma AK 315 | 2005 Italian RE
Vinyl has a number of scuff marks and hairlines, and a few small scratches, but none raised, plays with light surface noise / Textured sleeve closer to EX with minor indentations at front bottom
Magma – Kobaia | VG++/VG++ | $23
Mercury 531 661-9 | 2009 French RE Vinyl has some paper sleeve scuffs and a hairline or two, bought new and played a few times / Sleeve has a corner bump on top of spine, light crease on back cover flap, light disc impression near spine on cover
Magma – 1001 Degrees Centigrade | VG++/EX | $23
Mercury 531 662-2 | 2009 French RE Vinyl has sleeve scuffs and a few light hairlines, bought new and played a few times / Sleeve still in shrink, faint fold on upper right corner
Magma – Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh | VG++/VG++ | $23
Mercury – 531 662-3 | 2009 French RE Vinyl has some light marks and sleeve scuffs (B side has a few larger marks, but nothing that affects play on my system) / Sleeve has small corner bump at lower right of reverse, and faint wear at bottom right edge
Magma – Kohntarkosz | VG++/VG+ | $25
A&M Records SP-3650 | Original US Pressing | Promo
Vinyl has a few faint sleeve scuffs and light marks, plays with some minor surface noise in parts / Sleeve has punch hole in upper right, small promo sticker in lower right, light disc impression and a few small creases.
Mahjun – Happy French Band | Sealed/VG | $20
Gratte-Ciel ZL 37049 | Original French Pressing
Sleeve is tight in shrink with a good deal of waving to the cover, likely from some temperature issues.
Gérard Manset – La Mort D’Orion | VG++/VG++ | $20
Pathé – 2C 066-15628 | French Repress Vinyl in very nice condition with only a few larger hairlines / Sleeve shows light wear, mostly to corners, and some scuffing to the laminate. Includes 12 booklet.
Matching Mole – Matching Mole | EX/EX | $27
CBS 64850 | Second Pressing (Netherlands) Vinyl in great glossy condition with a hairline or two / Sleeve shows faint edge wear. A really great copy.
McLuhan – Anomaly | VG+/VG | $30
Brunswick BL 754177 | Original US Pressing | White Label Promo
Vinyl still has nice luster, some sleeve scuffs and a few larger marks and hairlines. Plays with a bit of crackle and some ticks in parts. Radio station call letters in ink on both label sides / Sleeve has moderate wear, most notably a ~5 inch seam split on the top of the rear gatefold. White label in top left of cover, small tear in center, and some blue ballpoint pen with radio station call letters in a few spots.
Melodic Energy Commission – Migration of the Snails | VG++/EX | $65
Energy Discs NRG 121 | Original Canadian Pressing Vinyl has some sleeve scuffs and one or two hairlines. In great condition / Sleeve still in shrink, has light bumps to corners.
Memoriance – Et Apres | VG++/VG++ | $70
Eurodisc 913 084 | Original French Pressing Vinyl in great condition, merely a few hairlines / Sleeve also in great shape with some edgewear and rubbing to the black reverse. Graded conservatively!
The Muffins – Manna/Mirage | VG+/G+ | $20
Random Radar Records RRR 003 | Original US Pressing Vinyl has paper scuffs, some hairlines and a few larger marks but still plays nicely / Sleeve shows a lot of wear, but is not trashed. Radio station call letters in sharpie on front and back, tape on top edge and bottom, small corner cut on top right, ringwear.
Myrbein – Myrornas Krig | VG++/VG++ | $70
LFM 001 | Original Private Pressing (including insert) Vinyl has some light hairlines and marks, some paper scuffs. Side one has a larger mark that DNAP for me. Occasional surface noise in quiet parts / Sleeve has some edge wear, discoloration, light ringwear, sticker residue.
Kristin Nogues – Marc’h Gouez | VG++/VG++ | $45
Nevenoe NOE 30008 | Original French Pressing Vinyl has a number of faint hairlines, plays with an occasional bit of noise here or there (I have a NM copy that also plays with some noise, so it might be the pressing) / Sleeve has some light wear, some lamination creases.
Novalis – Konzerte | VG+/VG | $8
Brain 60.065 | Original German Pressing Vinyl has a number of hairlines, marks and scuffs, nothing raised, plays with some noise / Sleeve is worn, mostly a good deal of edgewear, some sticker residue and tearing, another sticker in upper left, some tape on upper and lower, but no splits.
Nyl – Nyl | VG++/VG++ | $75
Urus Records 000.013 | Original French Pressing Vinyl very nice and clean, shiny gloss. Has a few very faint hairlines, but not much else / Sleeve is still in shrink with some wear to the corners and sleeve opening.
Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells | VG/VG+ | $12
Virgin VS 2001 | 2007 Classic Records 200g RE
Side one VG with a few scratches at the beginning from the run in through the first few minutes, this section plays with noise (no skips), but the rest of the side, and all of side two are EX or better / Sleeve has some light indentations and edge wear, a few dings, and beginning of a split on top edge.
Mike Oldfield – Hergest Ridge | VG++/VG+ | $7
Virgin 840 044 | Original French Pressing
Vinyl has some light scuffs and hairlines, still a nice glossy copy / Sleeve has some light lamination creases, a few dents at opening, and tiny price sticker at upper left.
Le Orme – Collage | VG+/VG+ | $40
Philips – 6323 007 L | Original Italian Pressing Vinyl has a number of hairlines and paper scuffs, plays with the occasional pop / Sleeve has some faint wear, light scuffs on the laminated cover. Only real blemish is a folded corner at the top right that’s caused some creasing, mostly on the reverse.
Ovary Lodge – Ovary Lodge | VG++/VG++ | $32
Ogun OG 600 | Original UK Pressing
Vinyl in very nice condition with just a few hairlines and light sleeve scuffs / Sleeve shows only the faintest bit of discoloration on white cover, some minor lamination creases, light disc impression.
Pekka Pohjola – The Mathematician’s Air Display | VG++/VG++ | $12
Virgin V 2084 | Original UK Pressing
Vinyl has some light hairlines / Sleeve has light edgewear, some creasing near the edges, faint disc impression.
Péloquin / Sauvageau – Laissez-Nous Vous Embrasser Où Vous Avez Mal | VG/VG | $35
Polydor 2424 061 | Original Canadian Pressing Vinyl has a number of marks and scuffs, nothing raised. Plays with some crackle and the occasional pop, but not as bad as it looks / Sleeve has wear, right seam entirely split. Each side of the outer fold of the gimmix cover has tape residue.
Popol Ace – Stolen from Time | VG++/EX | $65
Polydor MPF 1011 | Japanese Original Pressing (NO OBI or Insert) Vinyl has a few light hairlines on each side and a scuff on the second side run-in / Sleeve has only the lightest corner wear. Nice clean copy.
Potemkine – Foetus | VG++/VG+ | $45
Tapioca TP 10 008 | French Second Pressing Vinyl has some minor scuffs / Sleeve as ~ 3 in of clear tape along a seam split on the bottom edge, but barely noticeable. *Tapioca pressings are known for poor quality wax. Even though this seems quite clean, it will likely play with surface noise. But, they are significantly cheaper than tracking down original Pole pressings.
Public Foot the Roman – Public Foot the Roman | VG/VG | $6
Capitol ST-11215 | Original US Pressing
Vinyl has a decent amount of sleeve scuffs, hairlines and larger marks, but nothing raised. Still has some luster to it / Sleeve well worn with lots of edge wear, typical American sleeve rubbing and ring wear, some small tears near opening. Price sticker on front upper left, barcode sticker on reverse lower right.
Pulsar – Pollen | VG/VG | $20
Kingdom Records KY 28 031 | Original French Pressing Vinyl has a number of light hairlines and some faint scuffs (going with a more conservative grade) / Sleeve shows a decent amount of edge wear, a larger crease at the top left and light disc impression. ~3 in of clear tape on top edge at upper right.
Quella Vecchia Locanda – Quella Vecchia Locanda | VG+/VG+ | $40
Help! NL 74528 | 1990 Contempo RE Vinyl has a few hairlines and sleeve scuffs, plays with a small bit of surface noise / Sleeve has light indentation on cover, larger corner bump at top left, lighter wear at other corners.
Quella Vecchia Locanda – Il Tempo della Gioia | EX/EX | $60
RCA ERS-28007 | 1987 Japanese RE | no insert, no OBI Vinyl has a few light marks, and some pinpoint ‘spots’, which are just visual and DNAP on my system (plays with infrequent faint surface noise – I’ve long thought that these Edison RE are taken from needle drops – I have some that look mint and still have some noise) / Some light spindle marks on labels / Sleeve has some light wear and discoloration.
Raccomandata Ricevuta Ritorno – Per….Un Mondo Di Cristallo | VG++/VG++ | $18
Vinyl Magic VM LP 117 | 2006 Italian RE Vinyl has some light sleeve scuffs and a few marks (large scratch on side two only produces some light clicks on my system, not overpowering the music) / Sleeve has a corner bump at the lower left, and faint disc impression on reverse.
Rascal Reporters – Happy Accidents | Sealed/NM | $30
Hebbardesque Records HR 005 | Original US Pressing
Sleeve has the faintest disc impression. Shrink is taught, but has not warped the sleeve.
Howard Roberts – Antelope Freeway | VG+/VG | $8
Impulse! AS-9207 | Original US Pressing
Vinyl shows some scuff marks and hairlines, still nice and clean / Sleeve is typical American cardboard stock with decent amount of wear to edges and rubbing away on both front and back. Promo sticker on reverse.
Runaway Totem – Trimegisto | VG++/VG++ | $30
Black Widow Records BWR 004 | Original Italian Pressing | no. 592/666
Vinyl has paper scuffs and a few light hairlines and marks / Sleeve has some edgewear, wear to the corners, and a few scratches/scuffs on the cover that can be seen in a raking light.
Saint Just – La Casa del Lago | VG++/EX | $15
Akarma AK 1046 | 2006 Italian RE
Vinyl has some paper scuffs and a hairline or two. One larger mark which DNAP for me / Sleeve almost NM but for a faint bump to the lower right corner.
Klaus Schulze – Moondawn | VG/VG+ | $6
Isadora ISA 9001 | Original French Pressing
Vinyl has some light hairlines and scuffs. Inner 2/3 of vinyl is duller, while opening is bright and shiny – possibly the pressing, as it is identical on both sides. Plays with some surface noise / Sleeve has light wear and minor disc indentation, sticker on reverse at upper right and name written in middle of reverse in sharpie.
Scorpions – Lonesome Crow | VG+/VG+ | $20
Mercury MIP-1-9320 | Canadian Pressing
Vinyl has a good deal of sleeve scuffs from the paper inner, a couple of hairlines, but generally clean / Sleeve has some stronger edgewear with a bit of cracking, rubbing away at the corners, and some loss of pigment from the beginnings of ringwear. Slight residue from price sticker removal.
Shylock – Ile de Fievre | EX/EX | $27
Musea FGBG 2027 | 1989 RE Vinyl would be NM except for a few faint paper scuffs. A like-new copy / Sleeve has the faintest of edge wear, and tiny creases on the corners of the spine.
Strawbs – Hero and Heroine | VG+/VG | $2
A&M Records SP-3607 | Original US Pressing Vinyl has a number of hairlines and some larger marks, but still glossy / Sleeve has some tearing/split to the spine, price sticker residue, creasing to upper and lower right corners.
Super Freego – Pourquoi Es-Tu Si Méchant? | VG/VG | $33
RCA Victor PL 37657 | Original French Pressing
Vinyl has numerous hairlines and some larger scuffs, but nothing raised. Plays with some noise, but overall the music is quite loud and is not overpowered by the condition / Sleeve has a good deal of edge wear, 3 inch split at top, ringwear. With printed inner.
Supersister – Present from Nancy | VG+/VG+ | $27
Polydor 2419 061 | 1977 Dutch Pressing (single sleeve) Vinyl has a good deal of hairlines and scuffs, two non-raised scratches. Plays with light surface noise and some occasional pops / Sleeve shows some edge wear, light creasing, small tear on reverse.
Supersister – Iskander | EX/VG++ | $35
Polydor 2485 134 | 1979 Dutch Repress Vinyl in great clean condition with merely a few sleeve scuffs and a hairline or two / Sleeve shows normal wear for a black cover with some edgewear, a few small creases, and faint disc impressions.
Terpandre – Terpandre | VG/VG++ | $13
Musea FGBG 2018 | 1988 French RE Vinyl VG++ except for some nasty looking scratches on A side – for me they play through with only one pop, otherwise some paper scuffs and a few light marks / Sleeve has light wear, some faint creasing near edges, light corner bump on upper right, and faint disc impression.
Steve Tibbetts – Yr | EX/VG++ | $12
ECM Records ECM 1355 | 1988 US RE Vinyl has just a few hairlines / Sleeve has light edge wear, faint disc impression.
Trees – On the Shore | EX/EX | $30
Decal LIK 12 | 1987 UK RE Vinyl is NM aside from a hairline and a small mark. Sleeve shows faint wear.
Univers Zero – 1313 | Sealed/NM | $25
Cuneiform Records Rune 20 | 1989 US RE Sleeve has a faint bit of wear. Shrink is snug but has not warped sleeve.
Univers Zero – Heresie | VG++/VG | $50
Atem – 7005 | Original Pressing Vinyl has some hairlines, some larger than others. Wax still bright and glossy / Sleeve has a good degree of edgewear with some chipping of the black. Disc impression, creasing, ~ 2 inch seam split at top. Some heavier creasing from a bend at the lower left.
Univers Zero – Ceux Du Dehors | EX/VG++ | $28
Recommended Records RR^ ten | Original UK Pressing
Vinyl in great condition with only a few faint hairlines / Sleeve has minor edgewear, creasing at the edges and at the spine.
Univers Zero – Uzed | VG++/VG+ | $25
Cuneiform Records Rune 15 | 1988 US RE Vinyl has some wear to the run-in grooves, a few light hairlines otherwise / Sleeve shows some edgewear, mostly at corners. Some small creasing near spine, larger crease at upper right. Drill hole through upper left.
Univers Zero – Crawling Wind | NM/VG+ | $30
Chaos International Series CIS1213 | Original Japanese 12” EP Vinyl is beautiful / Sleeve has some edgewear, discoloration with faint ringwear. Some scratches at the top edge on the left. Distribution sticker on reverse.
Various – The Last Nightingale | NM/VG++ | $12
Rē Records Rē 1984 | UK Original 12” Lindsay Cooper, Cutler, Hodgkinson, Wyatt, Henry Cow, etc. benefit EP. Vinyl like new / Sleeve is NM except for a small crease where the vinyl began to leave a disc impression.
Wapassou – Messe en Re Mineur | VG++/EX | $27
Omega Studio ZAC 6401 | Early French RE Vinyl has some light hairlines, very clean / Sleeve in great condition, light wear and a small crease/bump on the lower right corner.
The Word Of Life – Furthur Ahead | VG++/VG++ | $60
Xotic Mind Productions – XMLP-2 | Original Swedish Pressing | 351/500 Vinyl has paper scuffs and a few small hairlines / Sleeve has some discoloration and rubbing marks, some small corner bumps. Pasted on cover is a bit wavy from age.
The Word of Life – Dust | VG/VG++ | $25
Xotic Mind Productions XMLP-10 | Original Swedish Pressing Vinyl has some hairlines and sleeve scuffs, a small scratch at the beginning of the A side that plays with ticks for a bit during the first song / Fragile paper sleeve in nice shape with just a few minor creases and a bit of edgewear.
Yes – The Yes Album | VG/EX | $3
Atlantic SD 19131 | 1977 US Repress
Vinyl in generally nice condition with some hairlines and faint marks, but side two has some larger scratches (not raised) / Textured sleeve has only some faint edge wear.
Yes – Time and a Word | VG++/VG++ | $16
Atlantic K40085 | UK Repress on Green/Red labels Vinyl has a few hairlines and scuffs, but generally close to EX / Matte sleeve shows some discoloration and signs of age, some light edge wear, and a light crease at the lower left. Cheapest route to a great sounding pressing.
Yes – Close to the Edge | VG+/VG+ | $5
Atlantic SD 19133 | 1977 US Repress Vinyl has hairlines and a few larger scuffs, but generally clean / Sleeve has some indentations and faint creases, but light on wear. Factory applied sticker with catalogue number on spine.
Yezda Urfa – Sacred Baboon | NM/EX | $66
Syn-phonic SYNPHO 3 | Original US Pressing with inserts Both vinyl and sleeve are like new, small crease to upper left corner. A stunning copy.
Zao – Kawana | VG+/VG+ | $25
Peters International PLD 9019 | Original US Pressing Vinyl has a good deal of paper scuffs and some hairlines, plays quiet most of the time, some light noise between tracks, and a little on side two for a bit / Sleeve has some light wear, typical rubbing on cardboard cover, some mild chipping in places.
Zao – Kawana | Sealed/EX | $45
Peters International PLD 9019 | Original US Pressing
Sleeve has slight shelf wear, light wear to corners. Shrink is taught but has not warped cover.