THE ECLECTIC SECTION SELECTION Psych - Prog - Folk - Private Pressings & Beyond
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NEW! Music in Sweden 7 ALTERNATIVE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC (Caprice) Sweden 1980
Ambitious comp with Kebnekajse, Arbete & Fritid, Bo Hansson, Fläsket Brinner, Tillsammans, Samla Mammas Manna, Spjärnsvallet, Iskra, Archimedes Badkar, Anita Livstrand, Ramlösa Kvällar. Comes with a great 12-page booklet, full of pics & notes in Swedish, German, French, English.
Record: looks strong F with very light surflines/marks/scuffing only - plays WAY better.
Cover: G; some seam/spine/cornerwear; minimal ring/shelfwear; 1" split top seam: small tofc; very thin tears/scratch marks obc; light cornerbend; a bit of creasing along seams/spine & ofc; light wear f/b at opening; light ding bottom back. Booklet.
ANTHOLOGY OF THE BRITISH BLUES Me And The Devil (Imperial) USA 1968
Tony McPhee, Jo-Ann Kelly, Simon & Steve, Dave Kelly, Andy Fernback.
Record: s1 VG, s2 strong G.
Cover: very strong VG; very light seam/cornerwear; very light ring/shelfwear; minimal cornerbumps; two pinholes in one corner.
NEW! ASH RA TEMPEL - same (?) Euro? 90s/00s
I gambled on a sealed copy listed with somewhat vague pressing information, hoping it'd turn out to be a sealed US import copy - which it wasn't. I can't however say exactly what it is though, but most likely one of the not-quite legal 90s or 00s Euro reissues, complete with the gimmick cover design.
Cover: VG+; sealed; fo; downgraded because of two light x-acto knife cuts ofc & very faint cornerbumps.
NEW! THE BAND - same (Capitol) USA 1969
US orig of their coveted 2nd; personally, it's still somewhat of a struggle getting into this.
Record: F; lots of light marks/lines/scratches, esp s1, but nothing too bad & it plays rather enjoyably.
Cover: rather nice F & about average for this easily-aged cover; fo; seam/spine/corner/edgewear; some ring/shelfwear; 3" split top seam at opening; small stain ofc; minor stain inside gatefold; some wear f/b at opening.
Price: SEK 120 / $13
THE BAND - Stage Fright (Capitol) USA 1970
Record: very strong F; light lines/marks only; mostly detectable through some minor crackle betwwen tracks.
Cover: G; seam/spine/cornerwear; tiny ss; top 2" of spine's worn/frayed; light ring/shelfwear; small tobc; minor wobc; very light soiling.
No outer thingie.
Price: SEK 40 / $5
THE BAND - Moondog Matinee (Capitol) USA 1973
No outer cover, just regular one.
Record: VG; some very light surflines + a few tiny pressing bubbles - you'll hardly notice anything though.
Cover: VG+; two pin-holes near opening, otherwise very light overall wear only.
Price: SEK 60 / $7
BANGOR FLYING CIRCUS - same (Dunhill) USA 1969
Early prog with guys who had been in/went onto H.P. Lovecraft, Madura & more.
Cover: Sealed; has a small tear in shrink at one corner where there's a tiny bit of wear to corner/spine; micro wear to another corner as well; drillhole.
NEW! BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST - Baby James Harvest (Harvest) UK 1972
A whole lotta Harvestin' here & it ain't even fall yet (at least it wasn't when I originally wrote this - time flies, baby).
Record: F; lots of light lines & marks, but nothing deep or serious.
Cover: VG; very light spine/cornerwear; some ring/shelfwear; light lamination crease bottom front + some light general creasing as well; one light cornerbend; a tiny bit of lamination loosening obc at spine; really light wear f/b at opening. Original inner.
Price: SEK 60 / $7
NEW! SALIH BAYSAL - The Myth (Sonet) UK 1978
Great Turkish folk jazz recorded in 1972-73 together with Maffy Falay & Okay Temiz.
Record: s1 VG, s2 G, both with light lines/marks/scuffing only.
Cover: strong G; downgraded because of some sealing stkr residue f/b, but apart from this it's a nice VG with minor overall wear only.
B.B. BLUNDER - Workers' Playtime (united Artists) UK 1971
Basically the third Blossom Toes LP & an unholy mess of late decade-turning mixed bag of sounds... think I saw a brief E.G. McMuffin
write-up in the PT forum not too long ago?
Cover: semi-weak VG; fo; seam/spine/corner/edgewear; light ring/shelfwear; minimal tobc; superlight soiling f/b.
Price: SEK 200 / $24
NEW! BEAT CLUB '68 (Polydor) Germany 1968
Comp with Who, Move, Cream, Blossom Toes, Hendrix & more.
Record: looks F, but plays better most of the time.
Cover: F; seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear; 1" split mid-spine; light soiling/stains f/b; wear f/b at opening; bends/creases.
Price: SEK 50 / $6
BEATLES - VI (Parlophone) UK 1966
Rare UK export copy. No "Sold in the UK subject to..." on label.
Cover: overall VG; front is very nice, back has some light soiling/faint stains; very light cornerwear; very light ring/shelfwear; really light wear f/b at opening; a few really gentle, small creases ofc.
Price: SEK 2500 / $278
BELT & BRACES ROAD SHOW BAND - same (no label) UK 1975
Mildly folky UK prog private press; 7-piece band with arty/weird vibe/sound. Mixed vocals, flute & keys, cello, some prominent electric soloing. Pretty interesting LP.
Cover: VG+; has a very discreet 1" ss mid-top, otherwise this is like new. Insert.
NEW! BELT & BRACES ROADSHOW BAND - Treasonous Thinking (MNW) Sweden 1977
Unplayed copy of their 2nd/last, recorded in Sweden under the guiding light of Greg FitzPatrick (Handgjort &more).
Cover: G; some seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear; very light cornerbumps; sealing stkrs f/b; really light wear ofc at opening; very light soiling obc; some faint creasing. Insert.
BERITS HALSBAND - same (Forsaljud) Sweden 1975
Great progressive jazz rock on micro-label; long tracks that head into some really interesting places.
Cover: strong G; downgraded from a strong VG because of ugly sealing stkrs f/b, otherwise nothing but light overall wear. Original inner.
DAVE BERRY - This Special Sound Of (Decca) UK 1966
OK - if wimpy - mid-60s pop, but has some r'n'b moments too, including a rather cooking "I Love You Babe" with great lead guitar, likely from Jimmy Page who (along with John Paul Jones) guested on some Berry recordings. This has a partially different track list (and running order) than what's listed in the Discogs discography, also different sleeve notes (& design of them) obc... and it's two years earlier (i e not 1968) as well. Mono.
Record: nice F; lotsa lines, but light ones only - I spotchecked thoroughly & it plays nicely; micro warp nap.
Cover: strong G; light spine/cornerwear; light ring/shelfwear; sealing stkr f/b; faint stkr stain obc; light age-yellowing/soiling obc; light wear at opening f/b; some light creases, mostly at spine; thin/light tobc.
Price: SEK 80 / $9
JOHN BISHOP - Plays His Guitar (Doesn't He) (Tangerine) USA 1971
Cheap & somewhat overlooked LP - side one's good easy-on-the-ears guitar/organ jazz rock, sort of; laidback groovy backbeat, slightly loungey feel with good playing. Nice late night spin. Unfortunately side two dives too deeply into the sappy lounge pool.
Record: G; lotsa lines/light scratches cause surfnoise, audible between tracks mostly; micro warp nap.
Cover: nice VG; very light spine/cornerwear; light ring/shelfwear; a couple of really tiny/light stains ofc; minimal wear ofc at opening; a couple of light manufacturing wrinkles obc; drillhole.
Price: SEK 50 / $6
BLACK SABBATH - Paranoid (Verigo) Italy 1970
Scarce Italian swirl orig.
Record: beautiful EX.
Cover: VG+; some light shelfwear + minimal overall wear only.
Price: SEK 800 / $95
BLACK SABBATH - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (WWA) Norway 1973
Record: visually s1 VG+, s2 strong VG with just some minor surflines/scuffing & overall playing these grades & better, but there's a slight hissing sound between tracks - barely audible in some cases, a bit more in other, but never too bad.
Cover: VG; fo; some seam/corner/edgewear; ring/shelfwear ofc, barely anything obc; some gentle creasing ofc; small tofc.
Price: SEK 200 / $24
BLACKWELL - same (Astro) USA 1970
Texas band doing pretty good psych & early prog as well as some softer/sappier tracks. The good stuff's full of swirling organ & fine lead guitar, peaking on the classic "Mr. Jupiter", all spacey sound effects & fuzz. I've always felt that the singer had an odd voice for its time - almost like he's predating glamrock or something. Promo copy.
Record: VG+; wlp.
Cover: VG; minor seam/spine/cornerwear; very light ring/shelfwear; two light cornerbends; minimal wear ofc at opening; really tiny sawcut.
NEW! BLAGO BUNG - Kärleken & Döden (Heartwork) Sweden 1981
Arty, offbeat experimental & electronically charged 12"; "Auto/Suggestion" is excellent & adds an unexpected garagey vibe via a 60s sounding organ. Good & scarce.
Record: very strong VG with just a tiny few surflines & some very light paper scuffing.
Cover: semi-weak G; seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear; light cornerbends + general minor creasing; sealing stkr/residue/small toc from removal f/b at opening; very light wear f/b at opening.
Price: SEK 200 / $22
BLANDAT BAND (Tibet 46) Sweden 1974
Scarce V/A LP on tiny label, consisting of demos that various underground acts sent in to a radio show. Ragnar Borgedahl, Sanitetsgruppen, Jämmer & Elände, Sjön Suger a o. All exclusive material, if I remember correctly - folk, rock, prog, several great acts/tracks.
Record: M-; looks unplayed.
Cover: EX; really tiny cornerding, otherwise minimal overall wear only. Booklet + insert.
Price: SEK 100 / $12
NEW! FREDDY BLIFFERT - You'll Like Bliffert (O) USA 1972
Communal-sounding hippie folky rock from ex-member of Freddy & The Freeloaders; sometimes a bit Youngbloods-esque heading down the same type of urban/rural route as Point Reyes Station's finest. Full band with the usual + mixed vocal harmonies, congas, flute, some femme lead vocals too & plenty of stoner vibes. Private pressing with paste-on front cover.
Record: nice VG (cheap pressing though); micro warp nap.
Cover: G; minor seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear; small ss; light cornerbend & bumps; some age-yellowing/light soiling; really light wear f/b at opening. Insert.
NEW! BLOND - same (Fontana) USA 1969
US issue of sole LP by this post-Tages outfit; very UK-sounding pop/freakbeat/psych.
Record: very nice VG; some light lines/marks do very little.
Cover: semi-weak G; fo; some ring/shelfwear; small wofc; stofc; light cornerbend; a few very light creases; some light soiling; light stain inside gatefold & even lighter obc; two drillholes.
Price: SEK 100 / $11
BLOODSTONE - Unreal (London) USA 1973
Record: beautiful EX; looks unplayed.
Cover: VG+; tiny cornerbump + very liggt overall wear only; punch hole. Orig inner.
Price: SEK 40 / $4
BILL BLUE BAND - Streetpreacher (Feather) USA 1975
2nd from native American blues guy; his first was an excellent folkblues thing, but this goes for a full band blues rock sound. Cool cover art (pic on back leaves no doubt that these guys killed beercans with their shotguns inbetween recording sessions) & a scarce private press on Bill's own Feather label, out of Virginia. "Ain't It Funny" is excellent with great guitar/keys interplay atop a moodily swingin' groove.
Record: VG; looks a lot better, but there's some very light surfnoise in places + a tiny mark at the very end/beginning of s1t1/2 cause a tiny few brief ticks/pops.
Cover: lower end of G; seam/spine/cornerwear; some ring/shelfwear; small ss at opening top/bottom; budding/tiny split mid & top spine; some soiling f/b; minimal wear at opening f/b; two cornerbends.
BUDDY BOHN - Places (Happy Tiger) USA 1969
Quiet folkie; both he & the neat sorta generic-looking cover must've been impossibly outdated by the late 60s... but a zone of his own is better than no zone at all. Also: "proud breasts of Bali".
Record: s1 VG, s2 G.
Cover: nice G; minimal spinewear; seam/cornerwear; really small splits top seam at opening & spine; 3" split mid-bottom seam; light ring/shelfwear.
Price: SEK 40 / $5
EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND - same (Harvest) Germany 1971
Cover: very strong G; fo; some spinewear; very light seam/corner/edgewear; light ring/shelfwear; very small tofc; tiny cornerbend ofc; top left corner has been wet at some point & is now very slightly wavy, a few really light lamination creases.
NEW! ODELL BROWN - same (Paula) USA 1974
Mostly instrumental laidback funky grooves with flute, sax, keys, congas etc; long tracks.
Record: very nice VG+ with just a tiny few near-invisible surflines. Paula pressings tend to be subpar though.
Cover: VG; seam/spine/cornerwear; light ring/shelfwear; less than 1" light fraying top seam at spine; very light cornerbends/bumps; minimal wear ofc at opening; drillhole.
Price: SEK 160 / $18
BROWNSVILLE STATION - same (Private Stock) Sweden 1977
Record: strong VG+.
Cover: strong F; seam/spine/cornerwear; rw; stoc; minor creasing at spine; very light cornerbends/bumps; light wear at opening f/b.
Price: SEK 60 / $7
NEW! HASSE BRUNIUSSON - Mannaminne (Alternativ) Sweden 1983
Solo release from ex-member of Samla Mammas Manna, helped out here by Roine Stolt (Kaipa, Flower Kings) & Thomas Arnesen (Panta Rei).
Record: nice & shiny G; light surflines/marks only.
Cover: VG; minor seam/spine/cornerwear; really light ring/shelfwear; minimal split top seam at opening; light bending/creasing along seams & spine; tiny stkr stain/residue ofc; minimal toc; very light wear f/b at opening.
Price: SEK 80 / $9
SOLOMON BURKE - We're Almost Home (MGM) USA 1972
Cover: Sealed; two very gently bent corners.
THE BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND - In My Own Dream (Elektra) USA 1968
Record: G; light scratch pops briefly beginning of s1t4, then ticks very lightly for about half the track; minimal warp nap.
Cover: F; fo; some seam/corner/edgewear; quite a bit of spinewear; light ring/shelfwear f/b, more inside gatefold; faint wofc; very light
soiling/age-yellowing; some bends & creases.
Price: SEK 60 / $7