I have been very busy these last few weeks traveling to view record collections from the boiling hot and smog-bound Hemet to beautiful mile high Idylwild and so on to fog-bound and chilly Pacifica just south of San Francisco with a trip to Los Angeles thrown in for good measure. The results are a severely aching back and three excellent, mid-sized collections totaling some four thousand superb condition LPs.
It’s very gratifying to see that some collectors really take care of their records by treating each as a little treasure by sleeving, shelving, playing and storing them correctly. (It’s great not to encounter those insidious LAST stickers and the cloudy vinyl that accompanies them for a change) So what are some of the highlights you might ask? Well we already have over a thousand up on the site and are working diligently to upload as many as possible. Here are just a few: The original Black Sabbath UK Master Of Reality in the flip-back, box style jacket, the deadly rare Robert Sheckley’s “In A Land Of Clear Colors” box and book, Shirley And Dolly Collins “Anthems In Eden,” tons of Who, Jimi Hendrix, Eno, Roxy Music, Style Council, The Hampton Grease Band “Music To Eat,” Geordie’s “Hope You Like It,” rare LPs by May Blitz, Year 2000, Manfred Mann, Juicy Lucy, John Mayall, King Crimson, Gun, Traffic, Groundhogs And many others. There are also a lot of original English Track and Vertigo LPs and lots of classic U.S. rock from the late 1960’s to the mid 1970’s. Virtually every LP we have examined so far looks like it has never been on a turntable (factory fresh in fact) and many of the U.S. pressings belonged to a collector who left the shrink wrap intact with custom hype stickers in place.