Claremont (Calif.) Swap Meet

AKA "The Band"

Tomorrow 2/28, happy birthday to Cindy Wilson of the B-52’s (1957, Athens, GA).  On 3/1 happy birthday Mike D’Abo of Manfred Mann (1944, Bethworth, Surrey, England).

A few weeks ago, I went to the Claremont swap meet.  As my back has been giving me a lot of trouble, I looked only at 45’s – I didn’t buy any LP’s.  I like this swap meet, and have been going for years now.  My current obsession with 45’s still holds sway.

100 PROOF AGED IN SOUL – SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING, HOT WAX US 7″

ALBUQUERQUE, MICHAEL – BETTER MEN THAN ME, U.A. UK 7″ ’69 promo

ANIMALS, THE / ERIC BURDON – MONTEREY (Edit)/(Long), MGM US 7″ promo-only

ASSOCIATION – YES I WILL, WARNER US 7″ promo

BAND, THE – I SHALL BE RELEASED / THE WEIGHT, CAPITOL US 7″ promo, debut

BONNIWELL, T.S. – WHERE AM I TO GO / SLEEP, CAPITOL US 7″ “The Music Machine”

BROWN, JAMES – GOOD FOOT – PART 1, POLYDOR US 7″ promo

CORTEZ, BABY DAVE – HAPPY ORGAN, CLOCK US 7″ promo, instrumental

DAVIS GROUP, SPENCER – GIMME SOME LOVIN’ / BLUES IN F, U.A. US 7″

DAVIS GROUP, SPENCER – SOMEBODY HELP ME / ON THE GREEN LIGHT, U.A. US 7″

DAVIS GROUP, SPENCER – KEEP ON RUNNING / HIGH TIME BABY, ATCO US 7″

DILLER, PHYLLIS – COOK BOOK, VERVE US 7″ EP promo-only

DILLER, PHYLLIS – LAUGHS, VERVE US 7″ EP W/PS ’61 promo-only

DONOVAN – ATLANTIS, EPIC US 7″ promo-only

DONOVAN – WEAR YOUR LOVE LIKE HEAVEN, EPIC US 7″ promo

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER – NUTROCKER / GREAT GATES OF KIEV, COTILLION US 7″

FREE – ALL RIGHT NOW (Edit) / STEALER, A&M US 7″ promo, re-issue at time of “Best of Free”

GREENBAUM, NORMAN – CANNED HAM, REPRISE US 7″ promo

GREENFIELD & COOK – DON’T TURN ME LOOSE, POLYDOR US 7″ promo-only. Dutch artists

GUESS WHO – THESE EYES, RCA US 7″ promo

HERMANS HERMITS – WONDERFUL WORLD, EMI / COLUMBIA UK 7″

JOPLIN, JANIS – ME AND BOBBY McGEE, COLUMBIA US 7″

KING CURTIS – WHITER SHADE OF PALE, ATCO US 7″ EP promo-only, approx. 1968

LEWIS, GARY / PLAYBOYS – PAINT ME A PICTURE, LIBERTY US 7″ promo, Leon Russell, arr.

LOVE AFFAIR – EVERLASTING LOVE, DATE US 7″

M.F.S.B. – SEXY, PHILADELPHIA US 7″ promo-only, R&B

MANN SINGERS, JOHNNY – UP UP AND AWAY, LIBERTY AUS 7″

MARKALMOND – WHAT AM I LIVING FOR, COLUMBIA US 7″ promo-only

MITCHELL, JONI – CHELSEA MORNING, REPRISE US 7″ promo-only

NATIONAL LAMPOON – WATERGATE TAPES (DOCTORED OF COURSE), BLUE THUMB US 7″ “Missing White House Tapes” 45

PEARLS BEFORE SWINE – ROCKET MAN, REPRISE US 7″ promo

POWER, DUFFY – HELLHOUND, EPIC US 7″ promo, with Argent

PRESTON, BILLY – OUTA-SPACE, A&M US 7″ promo-only, R&B instrumental

PRESTON, BILLY – WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES, A&M US 7″ promo-only

RAMBOW, PHILIP – A STAR, PARLOPHONE UK 7″ W/PS

REDDING, OTIS – DOCK OF THE BAY, VOLT US 7″ original issue

REDDING, OTIS – SATISFACTION / TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS, ATLANTIC US 7″ re-issue

REDDING, OTIS – I’VE BEEN LOVING YOU TOO LONG / THESE ARMS OFMINE, ATLANTIC US 7″ re-issue

REDDING, OTIS – MR. PITIFUL / FA-FA-FA-FA-FA, ATLANTIC US 7″ re-issue

RUSSELL, LEON – BACK TO THE ISLAND, SHELTER US 7″ his final Shelter 45

SALES, SOUPY – MOUSE, THE / PACHALAFAKA, ABC PARAMOUNT US 7″

SHAW, SANDIE – ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME, REPRISE US 7″ promo

SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET – SHE’S ABOUT A MOVER, TRIBE US 7″ first issue

SLY & THE FAMILY STONE – LIFE / M’LADY, EPIC US 7″ promo

SOUL, JIMMY – IF YOU WANNA BE HAPPY, SPQR US 7″ W/PS!

STEVENS, CAT – ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT, A&M US 7″ promo-only

STEVENS, CAT – MORNING HAS BROKEN, A&M US 7″ promo-only

STEVENS, CAT – OH VERY YOUNG, A&M US 7″ promo-only

STEVENS, CAT – PEACE TRAIN, A&M US 7″ promo-only

SUPERTRAMP – FOREVER / YOUR POPPA DON’T MIND, A&M US 7″ promo, debut 45

URIAH HEEP – SWEET LORRAINE / BLIND EYE, MERCURY US 7″

VICTORIATULE’S BLUES, SAN FRANCISCO US 7″ promo-only, Warren Zevon song

WAR – GET DOWN / ALL DAY MUSIC, U.A. US 7″ debut 45 without Eric Burdon

WAR / BURDON, ERIC – SPILL THE WINE, POLYDOR PERU 7″

WHITCOMB, IAN / SEASIDE SYNCOPATORS – WHERE DID ROBINSON CRUSOE GO…, TOWER US 7″ promo, my favorite 45 of his!

YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA – COMPUTER GAME / YELLOW MAGIC (TONG POO), A&M / HORIZON US 7″ stock copy

YELLOW PAYGES – FOLLOW THE BOUNCING BALL, UNI US 7″ promo

YOUNG, NEIL – ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART / BIRDS, REPRISE US 7″ “After The Goldrush” 45

YOUNG, NEIL – OLD MAN / NEEDLE AND THE DAMAGE DONE, REPRISE US 7″

Also bought some dupes of good titles…

Virgin Records 40th Anniversary #2

CD set

40th Anniversary

Virgin Records 40th Anniversary #2

Happy birthday Bob “The Bear” Hite of Canned Heat (1945, Torrance, CA).  Happy birthday Johnny Cash (1932, Kingsland, AR).

“Never Trust A Hippy – Punk & New Wave 1976 – 1979” is the title of the 2nd volume of Virgin Records (UK) 40th anniversary CD collections.

Disc One

  1. U-Roy – Runaway Girl
  2. The Mighty Diamonds – I Need A Roof
  3. Johnny Clarke – Crazy Bald Head
  4. U-Roy – Wear You To The Ball
  5. Johnny Clarke – Roots Natty Roots, Natty Congo
  6. Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen
  7. Roogalator – Love and the Single Girl
  8. Avant Gardener – Gotta Turn Back
  9. John Dowie – British Tourist (I Hate The Dutch)
  10.  Sex Pistols – EMI
  11.  Sex Pistols – Bodies
  12.  XTC – Science Friction
  13.  X-Ray-Spex – Oh Bondage, Up Yours!
  14.  Penetration – Don’t Dictate
  15.  Julie Covington – Only Women Bleed

Disc Two

  1. Yellow Dog – Just One More Night
  2. Magazine – Shot By Both Sides
  3. Magazine – The Light Pours Out Of Me
  4. Penetration – Firing Squad
  5. Wilko Johnson Solid Senders – Walking On The Edge
  6. The Motors – Airport
  7. Tapper Zukie – She Want A Phensic (Dangerous Woman)
  8. Big Youth – Marcus Garvey Dread
  9. Linton Kwesi Johnson (aka Poet & The Roots) – Dread Beat an’ Blood
  10.  Tapper Zukie – Oh Lord
  11.  The Motors – Forget About You
  12.  The Flying Lizards – Summertime Blues

Disc Three

  1. Public Image Limited – Public Image
  2. The Members – The Sound of The Suburbs
  3. The Skids – Into The Valley
  4. The Members – Offshore Banking Business
  5. The Ruts – Babylon’s Burning
  6. Jane Aire and the Belvederes – Call Me Every Night
  7. The Flying Lizards – Money
  8. Local Operator – Pressure Zone
  9. The Ruts – Something That I Said
  10.  XTC – Making Plans For Nigel
  11.  Jane Aire and the Belvederes – Breaking Down The Walls of Heartache
  12.  The Piranhas – Space Invaders
  13.  The Skids – Working For The Yankee Dollar

Punk roots showing?  Yes, I also bought the coffee table book for Virgin’s 40th Anniversary!

Virgin Records 40th Anniversary #1

CD set

40th Anniversary

Virgin Records 40th Anniversary #1

Happy birthday to Stuart “Woody” Wood of The Bay City Rollers (1957, Edinburgh, Scotland).  Happy birthday to Geroge Harrison of The Beatles and the Traveling Wilburys (1943, Liverpool, England).  Happy birthday to Elkie Brooks, the sister of Billy J. Kramer (of & The Dakotas fame) (1945).

I recently gave in and bought a new 3CD set of Virgin Records’ 40th Anniversary, “Losing Our Virginity – The First Four Years 1973 – 1977”.  I already have some of this stuff on CD, but I liked the overall look of the collection, and there is stuff I do not have on CD, thus far. * means I don’t already have it on CD.

Disc One

  1. Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells (Two Sides Exerpt)
  2. Faust – Krautrock (from “Faust IV”)
  3. Gong – The Pot Head Pixies
  4. Steve York’s Camelo Pardalis – I’ll Be Home *
  5. Steve York’s Camelo Pardalis – Woman’s Lib Song *
  6. Kevin Coyne – Marlene *
  7. Henry Cow – Teenbeat (Reprise)
  8. Faust – Giggy Smile (Alternate Version) (from “Faust IV”, re-mastered 2CD version)
  9. Kevin Coyne – Eastbourne Ladies *
  10.  Link Wray – I’m So Glad, I’m So Proud *
  11.  Gong – I Never Glid Before
  12.  Captain Beefheart – Upon The My-Oh-My *
  13.  Klaus Schulze – Some Velvet Phasing

Disc Two

  1. Robert Wyatt – I’m A Believer
  2. Comus – Down (Like A Movie Star) *
  3. Fred Frith – Glass C/W Steel *
  4. Robert Wyatt – Yesterday Man
  5. Hatfield & The North – Let’s Eat (Real Soon)
  6. David Bedford – An Extract from “Star’s End” *
  7. Egg – Wring Out The Ground (Loosely Now)
  8. Ivor Cutler – I Believe In Bugs
  9. Captain Beefheart – Mirror Man (Live) *
  10.  Mallard – Road To Morocco
  11.  Tom Newman – Sad Sing
  12.  Clearlight – Extract from “Clearlight Symphony, Part 1”
  13.  Hatfield & The North – Fitter Stroke Has A Bath
  14.  Boxer – Hip Kiss *

Disc Three

  1. Steve Hillage – The Salmon Song
  2. White Noise – An Extract from “White Noise II” *
  3. Henry Cow & Slapphappy – War *
  4. Wigwam – Freddie Are You Ready
  5. Edgar Froese – Extract from “Epsilon In Malaysian Pale” *
  6. David Bedford – The Rio Grande *
  7. Tom Newman – Don’t Treat Your Woman Bad
  8. Ivor Cutler – The Dirty Dinner
  9. Daevid Allen & Euterpe – Wise Man In Your Heart
  10.  Mike Oldfield – First Excursion
  11.  Steve Hillage – It’s All Too Much
  12.  Can – Silent Night
  13.  Can – Don’t Say No

So, yes – I’ve already got some of this material, but I liked the idea that they would actually do a ‘new collection’ for the 40th Anniversary.  And I like almost 100% of this material!

Looking At All Those Charts…

Faust

…I realize that I quit listening to the radio as a source of entertainment fairly early.  I no longer paid attention to what charted; by this time (early 70’s) I had enough info to follow my own nose.  When did I first see an issue of Circus?

British glam rock 100% passed me by – at the time it was happening.  I was busily chasing European progressive rock, the ‘alternative’ music of the day.  There wasn’t anywhere to read about it, or anybody to discuss it with.  My info was only as good as I could find in the L.A. area record stores that carried imported LP’s!

LP’s were definitely imported into L.A. at the end of the 60’s, I saw ‘em with my own eyes (Beatles & Stones, mostly).  There seems to be a bit of a gap when very little stuff made it here, maybe around 1970 or so.  But as soon as companies like Peters Int’l and JEM got going, the flow of releases from England / Europe went pretty well for quite a while.

Later on (late 70’s), I used to buy a lot of stuff from Intergalactic Trading Company, out of Portland, OR – they were bringing in stuff that JEM wouldn’t touch, but – then again – the mode of the music had changed – by that time, I had a job working in a record store – and had the cash to do so.

In the early 70’s, it was possible to hear imported LP’s being played on the FM radio in L.A. – but you had to know where / when it was going to happen.  There was one DJ on KPFK that used to play a lot of imported LP’s – but I somehow knew he was a DJ that they called only when they needed to replace someone who was suddenly “unavailable”.

Stores began opening that catered to fans of imported music!  I actually had places to shop!  I could find some stuff in used record stores, and other stores began carrying a selection of new imported LP’s.  An average new European LP would cost between $4.99 and $6.99, in the mid-70’s – so I couldn’t buy everything (that I wanted).

I listened to Henry Cow with impunity, even at school – in the foreign language lab!  My favorite band was Faust – from Germany.  I was regularly going to swap meets, up in Hollywood – meeting people who also collected records.  As I would’ve been a teenager in the mid-70’s, I wasn’t going to many shows yet.

But I got my job at a record store in July, 1976, and I turned 18 in August, 1976.  For a while there, it was a dangerous combination: I had a job, I bought a car, I was an adult – and I collected records.  Hear me roar!

I didn’t get an opportunity to go to England / Europe until 1979, and by then I was 21 years of age, and still not the brightest star in the heavens.  I had some high school girlfriends, mostly with not-so-good musical taste, but – no matter.  I plodded ahead!

Buggles on SA-CD!

The Buggles

I was not first in line for the debut LP by The Buggles, but I stayed in line and eventually managed to collect almost everything associated with it: 45’s, 12” singles, CD’s etc.

Next month, in Japan, Universal Japan is issuing a non-hybrid SA-CD with “Special Packaging” for this album.  Prayers answered!  But what special packaging could it possibly have?  One supposes that they could re-produce the original LP’s inner-sleeve / insert.

I have long been astonished at the sound of the original LP – and I have an original Japanese Toshiba pressing of it!  Again, I will marvel at the ingenuity of the Japanese music business, and offer up a considerable sum for this title that cannot be played on anything but an SA-CD player (and certain DVD / Blu-ray players).

Not many of my friends have warmed to the idea of Universal Japan making expensive (for us, approx. $70.- each!) non-hybrid SA-CD’s.  Those with open ears have enjoyed most notably “Sticky Fingers” by The Rolling Stones, an a non-hybrid SA-CD from Japan.  But a few times, I’ve been disappointed by Universal England making a Deluxe edition of something I’ve already paid for from Japan – Caravan “In The Land of Grey & Pink” comes to mind, as does Traffic “John Barleycorn Must Die” – non-hybrid SA-CD’s in Japan, but multiple disc sets in England / Europe.  I do not suppose Universal England has anything special planned for the debut Buggles record in England – they could re-issue the LP, I suppose…

No matter!  I am thrilled to get the opportunity to buy a higher quality / better sounding version of The Buggles debut LP!

Collector?

The Mothers of Invention

Happy birthday to Anthony ‘Tony’ Iommi, guitarist of Black Sabbath (1948, Birmingham, England).

When one takes up music collecting, it’s quite a task!  Do you have that pressing from Japan, Australia / New Zealand, England, France, Italy, South America etc.?  No?

You’d better sit down.  There’s a whole mountain of collecting to do!  I think I have all but one original Japanese Frank Zappa LP – that I know of!  I also have most of the Australia / New Zealand pressings taken care of, but – then again – I vacationed there a lot.  I’m solid on the Canadian pressings I need, but there are many others (Canadian pressings) I could do.  I don’t even think I have all of the British 45’s!

And it doesn’t matter what you collect – how obscure etc.  I recently found a Japanese pressing (a promo!) of Steve Goodman “Somebody Else’s Troubles” on Japanese Kama Sutra Records, from 1972.  Does the guy who collects him in Chicago have that one?

My point is this:  Your work is cut out for you:  There was a thriving music business in the early 70’s, globally.  If your artist came out in England or America, there’s probably Japanese pressings of it, too – and German, French etc.  Got it all?  Congratulations!  I don’t have ‘everything’ by any of the artists I collect.

There are book in Japan that detail every single record any member of King Crimson ever played on or produced.  The discography in that book is massive!  And, no – I don’t have every Michael Giles as-a-session-drummer UK 45.

Collect something more obscure?  I have a British Pop Mechanix 45, and they’re an NZ band.  When I used to go to NZ in the 80’s, I saw all kinds of stuff that boggled the mind:  NZ pressings of King Crimson LP’s on the Vertigo label – hey, it’s black & white – must be cheaper to print it that way!

One thing is certain: don’t be too sure you’ve “Seen it all”, you may have missed something.  There are tons of amazing records in Japan that you’ve never even dreamed of!  Pete Brown & The Battered Ornaments 45’s etc.  Yeah, I’ve seen Pete Brown 45’s pressed in Japan – up on the wall in a Disk Union store, somewhere around Tokyo – for something like $1,000!

Of course, if you look for long enough – you can find almost anything here in the epicenter of record collecting, Los Angeles – the town that used to host a giant record industry.  There are still record companies here, but – they no longer employ thousands of people.  I think I know one guy who still works for Warner Brothers Records.  My friend at Universal L.A. got laid off from a radio promo job.

But guys at publishers die and their families don’t know what to do with the cartons of records in the garage – such unbelievable stuff comes to market!  Like when I found nearly every 1950’s RCA Spike Jones 45 at the Pasadena swap meet.  Can’t imagine that whoever collected that can still be walking around.

A New 45 Want List!

Yardbirds

Prefer original editions, picture sleeves, when possible; US or UK pressings = OK!  (I got the above pictured 45 recently!)

ABC – That Was Then But This Is Now; Poison Arrow

ADAM & THE ANTS – Goody Two Shoes

ANIMALS / ERIC BURDON – Inside Looking Out (stock copy)

AVERAGE WHITE BAND – Pick Up The Pieces; Cut The Cake

B-52’S – Planet Claire

BADFINGER – Baby Blue

BAY CITY ROLLERS – Saturday Night

BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS – And When I Die

BARRY BLUE – Do You Want To Dance

BOW WOW WOW – Chihuahua

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD – Uno Mundo

DAVE CLARK 5 – Bits and Pieces

PETULA CLARK – Downtown; I Know A Place

COMMANDER CODY – Hot Rod Lincoln

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – Proud Mary

SPENCER DAVIS GROUP – I’m A Man

DINO, DESI & BILLY – I’m A Fool

DAVE EDMUNDS – Information

GENERATION X – King Rocker

GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS – It’s Gonna Be Alright

GUESS WHO – Undone; American Woman

ISAAC HAYES – Shaft

HEATWAVE – Groove Line

AL HIRT – Java

HOLLIES – Bus Stop

HOT CHOCOLATE – Every 1’s A Winner

ICEHOUSE – Electric Blue

JORGEN INGMAN – Apache

JOE JACKSON – Is She Really Going Out With Him

JAPAN – Visions Of China

TOM JONES – It’s Not Unusual

JANIS JOPLIN – Me & Bobby McGee

PAUL KELLY – Dumb Things

RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO – The “In” Crowd

TRINI LOPEZ – If I Had A Hammer

LOVIN’ SPOONFUL – Daydream

LULU – Shout; To Sir With Love

M.F.S.B. – T.S.O.P.

DAVE MASON – Only You Know And I Know

MONKEES – Any except “I’m A Believer” / “Stepping Stone”

MOUNTAIN – Mississippi Queen

MUD – Tiger Feet

BILL NELSON – Banal

HARRY NILSSON – Everybody’s Talkin’

ROBERT PALMER – Any except “Every Kind Of People”

ELVIS PRESLEY – Good Luck Charm; Return To Sender

BILLY PRESTON – Outa Space

QUEEN – Bohemian Rhapsody

RARE EARTH – Celebrate

RASCALS / YOUNG RASCALS – Any except “Groovin’”

OTIS REDDING – Dock Of The Bay

JERRY REED – When You’re Hot, You’re Hot

CHARLIE RICH – Mohair Sam

DAVID ROSE – The Stripper

DIANA ROSS / SUPREMES – Where Did Our Love Go?

SAILOR – A Glass Of Champagne

SEARCHERS – Love Potion #9

SIMPLE MINDS – The American

RINGO STARR – It Don’t Come Easy

STEPPENWOLD – Rock Me

BRAM TCHAIKOVSKY – Girl Of My Dreams

TELEX – Rock Around The Clock

TENPOLE TUDOR – Wunderbar

JOE TEX – Bump No More With No Big Fat Woman

TOM TOM CLUB – Genius Of Love

TOWER OF POWER – Down To The Nightclub

FRANKIE VALLI / 4 SEASONS – Any except “Working My Way Back To You”

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III – Dead Skunk

JR. WALKER & THE ALL STARS – Shotgun

WAR – Slipping Into Darkness; Cisco Kid Was A Friend Of Mine

BILL WITHERS – Use Me

STEVIE WONDER – Superstition

YARDBIRDS – Happenings Ten Years Time Ago; Heart Full Of Soul; Shapes Of Things

 

SHM-SA-CD’s from Universal Japan

Sticky Fingers

These are all the titles I have from Universal Japan that must be played in an SA-CD player.  They are not hybrid discs!

WHO, THE                                             WHO’S NEXT (SHM-SA-CD Kami) NH                                        UNIVERSAL JPN UIGY-9022

SA-CD

1971 9 TRKS non-hybrid SA-CD (’10 issue) kami sleeve

I still think the original UK LP has the best sound.  This one left me kind of “flat”!

BLIND FAITH                                         BLIND FAITH (1969) (SHM-SA-CD Kami) NH                            UNIVERSAL JPN UIGY-9031

SA-CD

1969 6 TRKS non-hybrid SA-CD (’10 issue) kami sleeve

Pretty good sound, but the master tape shows signs of wear.  There is drop out almost immediately, when you put it on.

10cc                                                       ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK, THE (SHM-SA-CD Kami) NH       UNIVERSAL JPN UIGY-9033

SA-CD

1975 8 TRKS non-hybrid SA-CD (’10 issue) kami sleeve

Superlative sound throughout.

BLACK SABBATH                                PARANOID (SHM-SA-CD Kami) NH                                            UNIVERSAL JPN UIGY-9034

SA-CD

1970 8 TRKS non-hybrid SA-CD (’10 issue) kami sleeve

I also have this as a multiple disc set from England.  Pretty good sound!

MAYALL, JOHN / ERIC CLAPTON     BLUES BREAKERS (SHM-SA-CD Kami) NH                             UNIVERSAL JPN UIGY-9043

SA-CD

1966 12 TRKS non-hybrid SA-CD (’10 issue) kami sleeve

Definitely better than the average CD sound.

CARAVAN                                             IN THE LAND OF GREY AND PINK (SHM-SA-CD Kami) NH  UNIVERSAL JPN UIGY-9047

SA-CD

1971 5 TRKS non-hybrid SA-CD (’10 issue) kami sleeve

I also have this as a multiple disc set from England, which I bought for the 5.1 DVD-A.

TRAFFIC                                                 JOHN BARLEYCORN MUST DIE (SHM-SA-CD Kami) NH      UNIVERSAL JPN UIGY-9049

SA-CD

1970 6 TRKS non-hybrid SA-CD (’10 issue) kami sleeve

I also have this as a multiple disc set from England.  A little “hissy”, but still sharp.

GENTLE GIANT                                     OCTOPUS (SHM-SA-CD Kami) NH                                             UNIVERSAL JPN UIGY-9057

SA-CD

1973 8 TRKS non-hybrid SA-CD (’10 issue) kami sleeve

The only audiophile version of this that I am aware of.

ROLLING STONES, THE                     STICKY FINGERS (SHM-SA-CD Kami) NH                                UNIVERSAL JPN UIGY-9066

SA-CD

1971 10 TRKS non-hybrid SA-CD (’11 issue) kami sleeve

I have a Mobile Fidelity LP of this, but this sounds pretty good.

STEWART, ROD                                   EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY (SHM-CD SA-CD)             UNIVERSAL JPN UIGY-9535

SA-CD

1971 8 TRKS (’13 issue) SHM-CD SA-CD non-hybrid

As far as I know, the sole audiophile version of this title.  New packaging style from Universal Japan!

Generally speaking, if the disc is mastered in Japan, it will sound great.  FX Copyroom in England has done some of these masters, to varying degrees of success.

The Hits of 1974 (UK)

Mud

Tomorrow 2/14 happy birthday Tim Buckley (1947, Washington, D.C.)

And here endeth the lesson.  No charts for me after this year.  I’m OK with Showaddywaddy, Mud and The Rubettes…but by 1974, I was eating German progressive rock for breakfast, Charisma Records for lunch and Italian progressive rock for dinner.  The chart mattered not a whit to me any longer.

01 David Essex                                       Gonna Make You A Star

02 The Three Degrees                             When Will I See You Again

03 Charles Aznavour                               She

04 George McCrae                                 Rock Your Baby

05 Terry Jacks                                        Seasons In The Sun

06 Paper Lace                                        Billy, Don’t Be A Hero

07 Mud                                                  Tiger Feet

08 The Rubettes                                      Sugar Baby Love

09 Ken Boothe                                       Everything I Own

10 Carl Douglas                                      Kung Fu Fighting

11 Barry White                                       You’re The First, The Last, My Everything

12 John Denver                                       Annie’s Song

13 The Osmonds                                    Love Me For A Reason

14 Suzi Quatro                                        Devil Gate Drive

15 The Drifters                                        Kissin’ In The Back Row

16 Abba                                                 Waterloo

17 Showaddywaddy                               Hey Rock And Roll

18 The New Seekers                              You Won’t Find Another Fool Like Me

19 The Stylistics                                      You Make Me Feel Brand New

20 The Hollies                                         The Air That I Breathe

21 Wombles                                           Wombling Song

22 Alvin Stardust                                    Jealous Mind

23 Ray Stevens                                       The Streak

24 Sylvia                                                 Y Viva Espana

25 Charlie Rich                                       The Most Beautiful Girl

26 Donny & Marie Osmond                    I’m Leaving It All Up To You

27 Queen                                                Killer Queen

28 Wombles                                           Remember You’re A Womble

29 The Sweet                                         Teenage Rampage

30 Mud                                                  Lonely This Christmas

31 Leo Sayer                                          The Show Must Go On

32 Gary Glitter                                        Always Yours

33 Sweet Sensation                                 Sad Sweet Dreamer

34 Bachman-Turner Overdrive                You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

35 Sparks                                               This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us

36 Cozy Powell                                      Dance With The Devil

37 The Rubettes                                      Juke Box Jive

38 Peters & Lee                                     Don’t Stay Away Too Long

39 R. Dean Taylor                                  There’s A Ghost In My House

40 Andy Williams                                    Solitaire

41 Johnny Bristol                                    Hang On In There Baby

42 Stephanie De Sykes & Rain               Born With A Smile On My Face

43 Mud                                                  The Cat Crept In

44 Jimmy Ruffin                                      What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted

45 Slade                                                 Far Far Away

46 Paul McCartney & Wings                  Band On The Run

47 Eddie Holman                                    (Hey There) Lonely Girl

48 Slade                                                 Merry Xmas Everybody

49 Ringo Starr                                        You’re Sixteen

50 Bay City Rollers                                 Shang-A-Lang

The Hits of 1973 (UK)

The Sweet

More ‘Glam Rock”, of course!  Shiny, shiny!  Suzi Quatro, Wizzard, Alvin Stardust etc.  But also miserable pap with Simon Park Orchestra, Little Jimmy Osmond, Al Martino etc.

01                                                                        Dawn featuring Tony Orlando          Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree

02                                                                        Peters & Lee           Welcome Home

03                                                                        The Sweet   Blockbuster

04                                                                        Simon Park Orchestra         Eye Level

05  Wizzard                                                          See My Baby Jive

06                                                                        Gary Glitter I Love You Love Me Love

07                                                                        Little Jimmy Osmond           Long Haired Lover From Liverpool

08                                                                        Gary Glitter I’m The Leader Of The Gang (I Am)

09                                                                        Perry Como            And I Love You So

10                                                                        Slade          Cum On Feel The Noize

11 David Cassidy                                                 Daydreamer / Puppy Song

12                                                                        Donny Osmond       The Twelfth Of Never

13                                                                        10cc           Rubber Bullets

14                                                                        Gilbert O’Sullivan    Get Down

15                                                                        Gary Glitter Hello Hello I’m Back Again

16                                                                        Donny Osmond       Young Love

17                                                                        Al Martino  Spanish Eyes

18                                                                        The Carpenters       Yesterday Once More

19                                                                        Suzi Quatro Can The Can

20 The Strawbs                                                    Part Of The Union

21                                                                        Slade          Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me

22 Perry Como                                                     For The Good Times

23                                                                        The Osmonds           Let Me In

24 Barry Blue                                                       Dancing On A Saturday Night

25                                                                        Gary Glitter Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)

26                                                                        Wizzard      Angel Fingers

27 Fleetwood Mac                                               Albatross

28                                                                        The Sweet   Hell Raiser

29                                                                        David Bowie           Life On Mars

30                                                                        Slade          Merry Xmas Everybody

31                                                                        The Sweet   Ballroom Blitz

32 Alvin Stardust                                                  My Coo-Ca-Choo

33                                                                        Marie Osmond        Paper Roses

34 David Bowie                                                    Sorrow

35                                                                        Carly Simon            You’re So Vain

36                                                                        Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers Monster Mash

37                                                                        Medicine Head        One And One Is One

38                                                                        Shirley Bassey         Never Never Never

39                                                                        Mungo Jerry            Alright Alright Alright

40                                                                        David Bowie           The Jean Genie

41                                                                        The Detroit Emeralds           Feel The Need In Me

42                                                                        The New Seekers   You Won’t Find Another Fool Like Me

43                                                                        David Cassidy         I’m A Clown / Some Kind Of Summer

44                                                                        The Hotshots           Snoopy Versus The Red Baron

45                                                                        Mud            Dyna-Mite

46                                                                        Cliff Richard            Power To All Our Friends

47                                                                        Little Jimmy Osmond           Tweedle Dee

48                                                                        Slade          My Friend Stan

49 David Essex                                                     Rock On

50 Limmie & The Family Cookin’                          You Can Do Magic