I’ve just returned from a Los Angeles buying trip with heaps of sealed or mint LPs in most genres and we have already managed to upload several hundred to the site with much more to come over the next couple of weeks. Some highlights are a complete, unplayed set of the Beatles Japanese red wax mono LPs including the highly desirable White Album, some original sealed Stones pressings, a bunch of sealed MoFi’s, and more than a few sealed Nautilus half-speed masters including some of the most “in-demand” titles such as Eric Clapton’s “Just One Night,” Joni Mitchell’s “Court And Spark.” We have a very juicy copy of the Smashing Pumpkins “Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness” triple album. Since Michael Jackson’s passing, the sealed Thriller has disappeared off the map, but we managed to locate a very nice sealed copy with the custom hype sticker intact. More sealed LP from the likes of Beck (Midnight Vultures), Jimmy Webb, U2, Jefferson Airplane, The Ramones, Cannoball Adderley (The Rare Black Messiah Double Album), George Harrison, The Animals, Cowboy Junkies (Trinity Sessions), The Deadly Rare Natalie Cole “Unforgettable” Double LP from 1991, Donald Fagen’s “Nightfly” (Sealed Japanese pressing), Sade, Fever Tree, Tori Amos and way more than we have room to mention here.
Music Matters’ latest two Blue Note titles have just arrived: John Jenkins’ self-titled debut featuring Kenny Burrell and the brilliant Wayne Shorter’s “Ju-Ju.”
Just as I returned exhausted from the L.A. trip, the phone rang with another lead, this time to a dusty, old storage facility near the rail yards in Sacramento. A pallet full of jazz was on the menu and although many will end up in land-fill, there were plenty of juicy, rare titles had never seen a turntable, that we will be uploading around two to three weeks from now.
Mid-October sees me flying to Tennessee to check out thousands of either sealed or white label promo LPs that were part of a 20,000 LP New York music reviewers personal stash. Stay Tuned……..