Holger Czukay “Music Is A Miracle” LP

I learn new things about record collecting all the time.  I do not always know when something is a bootleg or not.  I found an LP in Portland, OR that could be a bootleg, but perhaps it isn’t.

HOLGER CZUKAY “Music Is A Mracle” (2011) is the LP in question today.  The cover says it’s limited to 777 copies (of which I found copy #720).  The label says it’s Claremont 56 Records.  It has a very nice inner-sleeve, too.  “At the age of 43 Holger Czukay was working on a message for his fans.  He kept it unreleased for 30 years.” – it sounds like a side-long LP made for the “On The Way To The Peak Of Normal” LP, telling you exactly what is on this LP.

I went to Germany around this time, and I knew nothing about this!  But is it a bootleg?  Or did Mr. Czukay license it to Claremont 56 Records all these years later?  No matter – it is an amusing LP!  And it would be like Mr. Czukay to make such an LP.  Perhaps EMI Germany did not want to press this LP at the time?

The B-Side of this LP is “Ode To Perfume Part 2”.  I listened to it – and it’s definitely not what is on “On The Way To The Peak Of Normal”!  It’s after “Ode To Perfume”, and it definitely sounds ‘made from tapes’.

As with most of Mr. Czukay’s stuff, I wish there was more information, but that’s about it.

The Enid “Region Of The Summer Stars” EMI issue

I am happy to report back something – I found the issue of The Enid “In The Region Of The Summer Stars” LP, issued approx. 1984 on EMI Records.  It is not a re-recording in any way!

I really like this album.  And the re-recording that surfaced later than 1984 is not to my liking.  I even have a Japanese paper sleeve of this LP on CD and it’s got the correct cover, but the wrong music on it!

So, buy either the Buk original LP from the US or UK, but if you can’t find that / those, the EMI Records issue will do you just fine.  Right music, right cover.

This is very nice, almost evil sounding music from the UK.  I am not at all interested in discussing the sexuality of Robert John Godfrey.

2016 Deaths

Happy birthday  Ray Thomas (The Moody Blues ) (1942)!

Goodbye to Michel Delpech, Paul Bley, Robert Stigwood, Pierre Boulez, Kitty Kallen, Brett Smiley, David Bowie, Giorgio Gomelsky, Blowfly, Dale “Buffin” Griffin, Glenn Frey, Mic Gillette, Colin Vercombe, Paul Kanter, Signe Anderson, Terry Wogan, Dan Hicks, ‘Vanity’, Charlie Tuna, Sonny James, Gayle McCormick, John “Budgie” Thomas, George Martin, Ross Hannaford, Nana Vasconcelos, Jon English, Keith Emerson, Peter Maxwell Davies, Andy “Thunderclap” Newman, Ronnie Corbett, Gato Barbieri, Merle Haggard, Tony Conrad, Victoria Wood, Prince, Lonnie Mack, Papa Wemba, Billy Paul, Phil Ryan, Dave Swarbrick, Henry McCullough, Keith Gemmell, Pete Fountain, Bobby Hutcherson, Rudy Van Gelder, John D. Loudermilk, Rod Temperton, Bobby Vee, Pete Burns, Jean-Jacques Perrey, Leonard Cohen, Al Caiola, Leon Russell, Mose Allison, Sharon Jones…

Johnny Otis

Happy birthday Alex Chilton (The Boxtops) (1950), Edgar Winter (1947) and Johnny Otis (1924)!

Been working on Johnny Otis for a while now…nowhere near having everything!

7″            BYE BYE BABY / GOOD GOLLY            CAPITOL US           F 3852    1957

1957 2 TRKS no pic sleeve


CD                JOHNNY OTIS SHOW, THE                           UNIVERSAL JPN      UICY-77434           1958


2015 13 TRKS mono CD


7″                 JOHNNY OTIS SHOW, THE (EP)                   CAPITOL UK           EAP1-1134            1958


1958? 4 TRK EP no pic sleeve


LP                 LIVE AT MONTEREY                                      EPIC US                   EG 30473              1970


1970 18 TRKS stereo 2LP Live album, poster


7″                 MY DEAR / YOU promo                               CAPITOL US            F 4156                   1959


1959 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo


LP                 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HISTORY Vol. 5                  CAPITOL DE            038 EMD 85099   1975


1975? 13 TRKS stereo / mono LP collection


7″                 SIGNIFYING MONKEY / COUNTRY GIRL     MODERN OLD US  45XMX48              1970


1970? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve


7″                 TELEPHONE BABY / CASTIN’ MY SPELL     CAPITOL US            F 4168                   1959


1959 2 TRKS no pic sleeve


7″                 TELL ME SO / STAY WITH ME                     CAPITOL US            F-3801                   1959


1959 2 TRKS mono 45 with pic sleeve, promo


7″                 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE                       EPIC US                   5-10757                1970


1970? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo


7″                 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE re-issue        CAPITOL US            6049                      1957


1957? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, re-issue

Kinks, The

Happy birthday Pete Quaife (The Kinks) (1943)!

While I always liked The Kinks’ singles, I never really got behind them in a big way, especially the 1970’s!  But I do enjoy their 60’s albums, for the most part, and I want every one of them that I don’t already have!

7″                 ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT                                            PYE UK                 7N 15714         1964

1964 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, Shel Talmy

CD                ARE THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY (US)     REPRISE US         6327.2              1968            1990? 15 TRKS stereo CD

CD                ARTHUR OR THE DECLINE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE           VICTOR JPN        VICP-61000     1969

2000 12 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

LP                 BEST OF THE KINKS, THE (Jpn)                                               PYE JPN               GH-59-Y            1975            1975? 16 TRKS stereo LP collection

7″                 DEDICATED FOLLOWER OF FASHION                                   PYE UK                 7N 17064         1966

1966 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, Shel Talmy, prod.

7″                 DEDICATED KINKS (EP) (PS) re-issue                                   BMG UK              15075V             1965

1965 4 TRKS with pic sleeve, re-issue

CD                FACE TO FACE                                                                          BMG JAPAN        BVCM-37973   1966

2007 21 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve, 7 x bonus tracks

7″                 FATHER CHRISTMAS (PS) (US)                                               ARISTA US           AS 0296            1977

1977 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, Xmas

LP                 FILE SERIES, THE                                                                      PRT UK                FILD 001           1977

1977 30 TRKS stereo 2LP collection

LP                 GREATEST HITS! (US)                                                               REPRISE US         RS 6217            1966

1966 10 TRKS stereo LP collection

CD                KINDA KINKS                                                                            BMG JAPAN        BVCM-37971   1965

2007 23 TRKS mono CD kami sleeve, 11 x bonus tracks

CD                KINK KONTROVERSY                                                               VICTOR JPN        VICP-60996     1965

2000 12 TRKS  stereo CD kami sleeve

CD                KINK KRONIKLES, THE – Disc #1 (US)                                    REPRISE US         6454.2              1972

1972 14 TRKS stereo CD, Disc #1 only

CD                KINKS, THE                                                                               VICTOR JPN        VICP-60994     1964

2000 14 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

LP                 KINKS, THE (Collection)                                                         PYE UK                 NPL 18326       1970

1970 25 TRKS mono 2LP collection

7″                 KINKSIZE HITS (EP) (PS) re-issue                                          BMG UK              BMG 15001V   1965

2015 4 TRKS mono 7″ with pic sleeve, re-issue

7″                 KINKSIZE SESSION (EP) (PS) re-issue                                   BMG UK              BMG 15002V   1964

2015 4 TRKS mono 7″ with pic sleeve, re-issue

7″                 KWYET KINKS (EP) (PS) re-issue                                           BMG UK              15074V             1965

1965 4 TRKS with pic sleeve, re-issue

LP                 LIVE KINKS, THE (US)                                                               REPRISE US         RS 6260            1967

1967 9 TRKS stereo LP Live album

7″                 LOLA / BERKELEY MEWS                                                         PYE UK                 7N 17961         1970

1970 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 LOLA / MINDLESS CHILD OF MOTHERHOOD (US)              REPRISE US         0930                 1970

1970 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

CD                LOLA VS. POWERMAN AND THE MONEY-GO-ROUND        REPRISE US         6423.2              1970

1990? 14 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 LOLA VS. POWERMAN AND THE MONEY-GO-ROUND        PYE UK                 NSPL 18359     1970

1970 13 TRKS stereo LP

SA-CD          MUSWELL HILLBILLIES (SA-CD) 5.1                                       KOCH US             VEL-SC 79801  1971

2004 14 TRKS stereo / 5.1 SA-CD

7″                 SET ME FREE / I NEED YOU                                                     PYE UK                 7N 15854         1965

1965 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, Shel Talmy, prod.

CD                SOMETHING ELSE (US)                                                            REPRISE US         6279.2              1967

1990? 13 TRKS stereo CD

7″                 SUNNY AFTERNOON / I’M NOT LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE       PYE UK                 7N 17125         1966

1966 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, Shel Talmy, prod.

7″                 TIRED OF WAITING FOR YOU / COME ON NOW                PYE UK                 7N 15759         1965

1965 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, Shel Talmy

CD                ULTIMATE COLLECTION, THE                                                 SANCTUARY UK  SANDD 109      2002

2002 44 TRKS stereo 2CD collection, 60’s recordings

7″                 VICTORIA (US) promo                                                            REPRISE US         863                    1968

1968? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

7″                 WATERLOO SUNSET                                                                PYE UK                 7N 17321         1967

1967 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 YOU REALLY GOT ME                                                               REPRISE US         0306                 1964

1964? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 YOU REALLY GOT ME (Live) (EP) (PS) re-issue                    BMG UK              BMG 15006V   1965

2014 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, re-issue, Live record

7″                 YOU REALLY GOT ME re-issue                                               PYE UK                 SANSI 317        1964

1964 2 TRKS no pic sleeve (’04 re-issue)


Happy birthday Phil Spector (1939) and Steve Allen (1921)!


I liked Colosseum for the get-go…bought everything I ever saw…

DVD             BEST OF, THE (DVD-A)                                                             SILVERLINE US               80989               2002

2002 8 TRKS collection DVD-Audio

LP                 COLLECTOR’S COLOSSEUM                                                    ISLAND / BRONZE UK   ILPS 9173         1971

1971 8 TRKS stereo LP collection

LP                 COLLECTOR’S COLOSSEUM (DE)                                            ISLAND / BRONZE DE   85815 IT           1971

1971 8 TRKS stereo LP collection

LP                 COLOSSEUM LIVE                                                                     BRONZE UK                   ICD 1                 1971

1971 6 TRKS stereo 2LP Live album

CD                COLOSSEUM LIVE (2CD)                                                          ESOTERIC UK                 ECLEC 22545   1971

2016 12 TRKS stereo 2cd Live album

LP                 COLOSSEUM LIVE (Jpn)                                                           BRONZE JPN                  YS-2647/8-BZ  1971

1972 6 TRKS stereo 2LP Live album, insert

CD                COMPLETE REUNION CONCERT (DTS-CD)                             MASTERPIECES             MPI 001.2        1994

1994 10 TRKS DTS-CD

CD                DAUGHTER OF TIME                                                                SEQUEL UK                    NEXCD 256       1970

1993 8 TRKS stereo CD

BSCD2          DAUGHTER OF TIME (BSCD2)                                                 WASABI JPN                  WSBAC-0034   1970

2016 9 TRKS stereo BSCD2 kami sleeve, British jazz

LP                 DAUGHTER OF TIME (US)                                                        DUNHILL US                  DSX 50101       1970

1970 8 TRKS stereo LP promo

LP                 GRASS IS GREENER, THE                                                          DUNHILL US                  DS 50079         1970

1970 8 TRKS stereo LP US version

CD                THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE SALUTE YOU                    SANCTUARY UK            SMQCD 096     1969

2004 14 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE SALUTE YOU                    FONTANA UK                STL 6510          1969

1969 8 TRKS stereo LP

BSCD2          THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE SALUTE YOU (BSCD2)     WASABI JPN                  WSBAC-0032   1969

2016 9 TRKS stereo BSCD2 kami sleeve, British jazz

LP                 THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE SALUTE YOU (US)            DUNHILL US                  DS 50062         1969

1969 6 TRKS stereo LP US version

LP                 THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE SALUTE YOU re-issue     M.O.V. NL                      MOVLP 1684   1969

2016 8 TRKS stereo LP re-issue, single sleeve

CD                VALENTYNE SUITE                                                                     SANCTUARY EU             SMEDD 097      1969

2004 15 TRKS stereo 2CD

LP                 VALENTYNE SUITE                                                                     VERTIGO UK                  VO 1                  1969

1969 7 TRKS stereo LP UK original edition

BSCD2          VALENTYNE SUITE (BSCD2)                                                     WASABI JPN                  WSBAC-0033   1969

2016 7 TRKS stereo BSCD2 kami sleeve, British jazz

7″                 WALKING IN THE PARK (US) promo                                      DUNHILL US                  D-4200             1969

1969 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

DVD             SUPERSHOW (DVD)                                                                 EAGLE ROCK                 EV 30033-9      1969

1969 70m Colosseum, E. Clapton etc.

Robin & Maurice Gibb

Happy birthday Robin and Maurice Gibb (The Bee Gees) (1949)!

GIBB, MAURICE                       SING A RUDE SONG (O.C.)                                    POLYDOR UK    2383 018

LP                                              1970                                                                        1970 15 TRKS stereo LP


GIBB, ROBIN                            ANOTHER LONELY NIGHT IN NEW YORK (PS)    POLYDOR JPN  7DM 0098

7″                                              1982                                                                        1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, Bee Gees

GIBB, ROBIN                            HOW OLD ARE YOU?                                             POLYDOR JPN  28MM 0256

LP                                              1983                                                                        1983 10 TRKS stereo LP insert

GIBB, ROBIN                            JULIET (same) (US) (PS) promo                           POLYDOR US    810895.7DJ

7″                                              1983                                                                        1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, promo

GIBB, ROBIN                            SAVED BY THE BELL (3CD)                                     REPRISE US       R2 549315

CD                                             2015                                                                        2015 63 TRKS stereo 3CD collection

GIBB, ROBIN                            SECRET AGENT                                                        MIRAGE US       90170.1

LP                                              1984                                                                        1984 9 TRKS stereo LP

GIBB, ROBIN                            WALLS HAVE EYES                                                  POLYDOR JPN  28MM 0473

LP                                              1985                                                                        1985 10 TRKS stereo LP insert

Ash Ra (Manuel Gottsching)

Happy birthday Phil Ochs (1940), Zal Yanovsky (1944), drummer Lenny White (1949), guitarist Alvin Lee (1944) and Maurice White (EW&F) (1941).

ASH RA (Manuel Gottsching)

CD                BELLE ALLIANCE                                   VIRGIN UK             CDV 2163              1980

1990? 8 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 BELLE ALLIANCE                                   VIRGIN DE             202 284                 1980

1980 8 TRKS stereo LP

SHM-CD       BELLE ALLIANCE (2CD)                        BELLE ANT JPN      BELLE 121914/5   1980

2012 11 TRKS stereo SHM-CD 2CD set


CD                BEST OF THE PRIVATE TAPES, THE    PURPLE PYR US     CLP 0299               1998

1998 19 TRKS stereo 2CD


CD                BLACKOUTS                                         ARCANGELO JPN   ARC-7192              1977

2008 6 TRKS stereo CD Kami sleeve

LP                 BLACKOUTS                                         VIRGIN DE             25686 XOT            1978

1978 6 TRKS stereo LP


CD                CORRELATIONS                                   VIRGIN UK             CDV 2117              1979

1990? 7 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 CORRELATIONS                                   VIRGIN DE             200 431                 1979

1979 7 TRKS stereo LP


CD                NEW AGE OF EARTH                           VIRGIN UK             CDV 2080              1977

1990? 4 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 NEW AGE OF EARTH (FR)                   ISADORA FR          ISA 9003                1976

1976 4 TRKS stereo LP

LP                 NEW AGE OF EARTH (UK)                  VIRGIN UK             V 2080                   1977

1977 4 TRKS stereo LP


CD                SCHWINGUNGEN                                PURPLE PYR US     1269.2                   1972

1972 3 TRKS Stereo CD US paper sleeve


CD                SUNRAIN                                              CAROLINE US        1109.2                   1997

1997 13 TRKS stereo CD collection


CD                TROPICAL HEAT                                   NAVIGATOR DE     8909.2                   1991

1991 6 TRKS stereo CD

The Rolling Stones

Happy birthday Charlie “Silver Fox” Rich (“Mohair Sam”) (1932) and Patty Duke (1946).

I recently got The Rolling Stones “Blue and Lonesome” CD boxed set from Japan.  The CD itself is an SHM-CD, 12 tracks.  Additionally, it comes with a large booklet (a book, actually), a set of Rolling Stones postcards, and a large sticker.  There is also a 2nd booklet with everything in Japanese.  And a calendar!  Curious that there’s an advertisement for what looks to be a 1971 (March 26th) Rolling Stones concert; Mick Taylor is pictured.  No mention of Interscope Records anywhere in this package!

I duly bought a “Ride ‘em On Down” blue vinyl 10” as soon as I saw it – a one-sided record!  (Yes, it’s on the album).

Mick Jagger’s “harp” playing is fairly good – but at other times, he sounds easily the most different of The Rolling Stones!  Is his voice changing?