Agusa – Två | SEALED | $20
Kommun 2 – KOMMUN2-33 | Original Swedish Pressing | Black wax limited to 200 copies Direct from the label!
Arco Iris – Los Elementales | G+/VG | $50
Cabal – LPL 9013 | Original Argentinian Pressing | No original printed inner sleeve
NOTE: Vinyl is in decent condition overall, but has a real issue with what seems to be adhesive residue stuck to a few places on the run-ins, and in the first track on the A side. I’ve given this multiple cleanings, and it is as good as it will ever get. The major problem is really only with the first few minutes. There are some larger marks on each side, but none that are as drastic as the first track. No skips, just pops and clicks. I gave it another play last night to refresh my memory, and after those first few minutes (which are fairly percussion heavy and hide the pops pretty well), the rest of the album plays really, really well for me.
Sleeve has discoloration in the white areas as expected with age, some wear to the edges, with light lamination cracking. Lower left corner has a decent size bend. Disc impression on the back.
Given the rarity of this album, this copy might be appealing to anyone willing to give it a chance, or forgo playing the first few minutes in order to enjoy the rest.
Babylon – Babylon | SEALED | $25
Mehum Music – 4641 | RE? | This was passed on to me as being deadstock of the 1978 second pressing, but this appears to be an exact modern reproduction of that edition. I haven’t opened it, so it’s impossible to tell. The shrink isn’t as tight as something nearly 40 years old should be, so there likely won’t be any issue with warping as you might worry about in a sealed vintage record.
Caravan – Waterloo Lily | VG/G+ | $30
Deram – SDL 8 | Original UK Pressing with Brown/White Labels
Vinyl has numerous light hairlines throughout, but no large scratches. Will play with some noise / Labels have spindle marks / Sleeve has price sticker in UR, writing in both sharpie and ballpoint on UL, some heavy creasing and indentations on the front. Spine has about 4″ split.
Caravan – Waterloo Lily | VG+/VG | $20
London Records – XPS 615 | Original US Pressing | Promo Vinyl has numerous sleeve scuffs from paper sleeve, and a few hairlines. One larger mark on A side is not raised and does not cause noise for me / B side label has light spindle marks / Sleeve has promo sticker, punch hole UR, and heavy spot of indentation under the title. A decent amount of edge wear, and rubbing abrasions frequent to heavy US cardboard covers that are close to ringwear. Inner gatefold has the same. Name written in sharpie on UR of back.
Caravan – For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night | VG+/VG+ | $12
London Records – XPS 637 | Original US Pressing Vinyl has some faint hairlines, sleeve scuffs, and one mark on the A side. Nice gloss still / Label has “secret” stamped on the A side, B side has a few faint spindle marks / Sleeve has the same “secret” stamp at the top corners of both front and back nearest the opening. Some light edge wear and faint creasing. Faint rubbing abrasion near the bottom of both front and back.
Carpe Diem – En Regardant Passer Le Temps | VG++/VG | $50
Crypto – ZAL 6418 | Second French Pressing | Single Sleeve Vinyl is nice and clean, approaching an EX, with just a few light marks. There is a pressing defect in the run-in groove, so expect a little noise at first / Sleeve has some light wear in and around the edges, more at the corners. Some light ringwear developing. Faint tear in the UR corner. Small bit of moisture damage on the back near the opening. Two punch out holes in each of the upper corners.
Carpe Diem – Cueille le Jour | VG++/VG | $35
Crypto – ZAL 6403 | Original French Pressing Vinyl closer to EX with just a few faint hairlines, and one larger mark on the A side / Sleeve has edge wear with some chipping of the laminate, light creases, and faint disc impression. Beginnings of a seam split at the top edge. Name and date written in marker on back.
Circus – Movin’ On | VG+/VG+ | $75
Zytglogge – ZYT 211 | Original Swiss Pressing with Blue Labels Vinyl overall has some faint hairlines, bright and shiny gloss. A side near EX with a hairline or two and faint sleeve scuff. The B side is VG and has some larger marks, including some faint scratching (it looks like debris was in the sleeve and was moved over the surface to cause small scratches). This side will play with some noise in the affected parts. Labels have faint spindle marks / Sleeve shows general wear, especially at the edges and corners. Some light flaking of the spine, and light discoloration around the spine. Some wear to the corners with a larger bump on the UL. Light disc impression on reverse.
Curved Air – Phantasmagoria | VG++/VG+ | $7
Warner Bros. Records – BS 2628 | Original US Pressing Vinyl is nice and clean with only some faint hairlines / Sleeve is in great condition for this title, and being nearly all white and 42 years old. Some light discoloration and edge wear, showing more on the back. Slight tear on the lower spine.
Egg – The Civil Surface | VG++/VG | $45
Caroline Records – C 1510 | Original UK Pressing | EJD on Back Cover
Vinyl has a number of faint hairlines, bright and shiny gloss, no large marks. (I’ve had a few copies of this, and it isn’t the best pressing – even flawless NM records will play with some surface noise in the quiet parts, in my experience) / Sleeve has some ringwear, edgewear, some light creasing and a few indentations. Slight discoloration at the top and bottom edges of the back.
El Reloj – El Reloj | G+/G+ | $50
RCA Victor – AVSL-4401 | Original Argentinian Pressing Vinyl has a ton of hairlines, but not a single raised scratch. It will play with a good deal of noise, but the music itself is fairly heavy, and its not the worst you could do with this title / Date written in ink on A side label / Sleeve has a good deal of wear, creasing, and a large bend at the UR. The biggest issue is the spine – a good deal of it is torn and held on with clear tape, but it’s still attached in parts. Obviously not a collector’s dream, but priced accordingly for those who don’t mind a hard rocking record to have some noise at a fraction of a VG+ price.
The Ghoulies – Dogged By Dogma | SEALED/EX | $40
Lounging Records – LA01 | Original UK Pressing
Shrink is not tight, so I think there’s little risk of any warping / Sleeve has faint disc impression.
For those not in the know, this is a great Canterbury-inspired album in a pop/rock/jazz vein featuring Dave Stewart and Pip Pyle. It’s not The Rotter’s Club, but it’s damn good for what it is.
Hatfield and the North – Hatfield and the North | SEALED | $30
Virgin – OVED 131 | 1980s UK Pressing
Shrink is not tight at all. Red/Green Virgin labels from the early 80s.
Kraan – Kraan | VG/VG | $40
Spiegelei – 28 778-9 U | Original German Pressing Vinyl has many hairlines and a few larger marks. Will play with some surface noise, but it’s a generally loud album / Sleeve has some light wear to the edges, and the lamination is beginning to peel, mostly on the back. 1″ seam split at top, 3″ split at bottom. Price sticker residue on front, UR.
Phil Manzanera – K-Scope | EX/VG+ | $4
Polydor, EG PD-1-6178 | 1978 US Pressing
Vinyl would be NM aside from a pressing defect bubble on the A side and a faint sleeve scuff on the B side, very bright and shiny gloss / Sleeve has light wear, mostly at the corners. A small dent at the opening.
PFM – Cook | VG+/VG | $4
Manticore – MA6-502S1 | 1st US Pressing, Not Dynaflex Vinyl has good luster overall, some larger marks and sleeve scuffs / Sleeve has a good deal of wear, especially along the edges. Some ringwear, mostly on the front.
Sandrose – Sandrose | VG/VG+ | $10
Musea – FGBG 2011 | 1988 French RE Vinyl has sleeve scuffs and a number of hairlines. The A side has a number of larger marks, none raised, that cause noise during playback. / Sleeve has some faint indentations, very light wear. Light foxing on interior gatefold. The only real issue is a 4″ seam split over the top edge that was covered in scotch tape.
Supersister – Present from Nancy | G/VG | $10
Polydor – 2441 016 | Original Dutch Pressing, Gatefold If you ever wanted to know what a worn out record looked like, here is your chance! Vinyl has portions that are grey and dull from play, has a large number of hairlines throughout. No real scratches, but this will play with a good deal of noise / Sleeve has wear to the edges with some lamination cracking, a larger crease through the ‘er’ at the top, small tear in the back opening. This isn’t the worst way to get a decent and cheap copy of the OG gatefold cover with a record that can be replaced.
Univers Zero – UZED | VG+/VG+ | $20
Cryonic Inc. – MAD 3008 | Original French Pressing Vinyl has a number of hairlines and small marks, still glossy / Sleeve has light wear, would be EX aside from a large crease at the UR and light disc impression. Wayside Music distribution stickers on back.
Robert Wyatt – The End of an Ear | EX/VG+ | $17
CBS – CBS 31846 | Later 1980s UK Pressing Vinyl would be NM aside from a small sleeve scuff and two faint hairlines / Sleeve has light wear, mostly at the corners. There are beginnings of seam splits at the top and in the spine, but it has not split yet. Price stickers at UL and UR corners. This seems to be a third pressing with red labels from the mid-late 80s.