San Jose – Berkeley – Santa Cruz

I recently had an amusing time visiting San Jose and the East Bay of San Francisco!

ACT, THE – ABSOLUTELY IMMUNE, ZTT UK 12″ W/PS

ACT, THE – I CAN’T ESCAPE FROM YOU (LOVE AND HATE), ZTT UK 12″ W/PS

ACT, THE – SNOBBERY AND DECAY, ZTT UK 12″ W/PS

AMON DUUL II – DANCE OF THE LEMMINGS clear vinyl, PURPLE PYR US 2LP re-issue

AMON DUUL II – PHALLUS DEI purple vinyl, PURPLE PYR US LP re-issue

AMON DUUL II – VIVE LA TRANCE red vinyl, PURPLE PYR US LP re-issue

AMON DUUL II – WOLF CITY pink vinyl, PURPLE PYR US LP re-issue

AMON DUUL II – YETI blue vinyl, PURPLE PYR US 2LP re-issue

AUSTERLITZ, PAUL / MICHAEL HARPER – DOUBLE TAKE, INNOVA US CD

BECK, JOE – BECK & SANBORN, CBS US CD

BEE GEES – I.O.I.O. / THEN YOU LEFT ME, ATCO US 7″ promo

BEE GEES – STILL WATERS, POLYDOR US HDCD

BIG BROTHER / HOLDING COMPANY – BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY, M.O.V. EU LP re-issue

BOOKER T. AND THE M.G.’S – HIP HUG-HER, M.O.V. EU LP re-issue

CALE, JOHN / BOB NEUWIRTH – LAST DAY ON EARTH, MCA US CD

CALVERT, ROBERT – CAPTAIN LOCKHEED AND THE STARFIGHTERS, BACK ON BLACK UK 2LP re-issue

CAN – PREHISTORIC FUTURE, TAGO MAGO FR LP

CLASSICS IV, THE – BEST OF, U.A. UK LP

COHEN, LEONARD – FIELD COMMANDER COHEN – TOUR OF ’79. M.O.V. EU 2LP

DAVIS GROUP, SPENCER – WHEN I COME HOME, FONTANA DE 7″

FENNESZ – KING MIDAS SOUND – EDITION 1, NINJA TUNE EU CD promo

GILTRAP, GORDON – LIVE, CUBE UK LP

GOON SHOW – WORLD OF THE GOONS, DECCA UK LP

GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION – NOW DO U WANTA DANCE, WARNER US 7″ promo

HAIRCUT 100 – FANTASTIC DAY, ARISTA UK 12″ W/PS

HAMMER, JAN – DARKNESS, NEMPEROR US 7″ W/PS promo

HOLDSWORTH, ALLAN – VELVET DARKNESS, CTI US LP re-issue

HUDSON – FORD – NICKELODEON, A&M UK LP insert

ISAY, DAVID – HOLDING ON (DREAMERS, VISIONARIES…), SHANACHIE US CD

JOHN, ELTON – LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS, MCA US 7″ promo

LASWELL, BILL – CITY OF LIGHT, SUB ROSA EU CD

MAGAZINE – REAL LIFE, VIRGIN IT LP re-issue

MERCY – LOVE (CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY), SUNDI US 7″ promo

  1. OIZO – CHURCH, BRAINFEEDER US CD

MULL, MARTIN – VENTRILOQUIST LOVE, CAPRICORN US 7″ promo

NELSON, BILL – ACCELERATION, PORTRAIT US 12″

NILSSON, HARRY – SPACEMAN, RCA US 7″ promo

OLDFIELD, MIKE – CRIME OF PASSION, VIRGIN DE 12″ W/PS

OLDFIELD, MIKE – ISLANDS, VIRGIN US CD

PARKER, ANDREA – UNKNOWN, MO’ WAX UK 12″ W/PS

QUEEN – MIRACLE, CAPITOL US CD

RHODES, EMITT – AMERICAN DREAM, A&M JPN CD

RIDDELL, ALASTAIR – SPACE WALTZ, RPM UK CD

ROXY MUSIC – ANGEL EYES / MY LITTLE GIRL, E.G. UK 12″ W/PS

SAD CAFÉ – FACADES / MISPLACED IDEALS, RENAISSANCE US 2CD

SEBESKY, DON – THREE WORKS FOR JAZZ SOLOISTS, DCC JAZZ US CD

SLAPP HAPPY – CAMERA, BLUEPRINT UK CD

STEELEYE SPAN – PORTFOLIO, CHRYSALIS UK 2LP collection

SUMMERS, ANDY – GREEN CHIMNEYS, RCA US HDCD

V.A. – FRANCE 100% HITS, M10 FR 2CD compilation

V.A. – HARD TO FIND 45’s ON CD Vol. 7, ERIC US CD

V.A. – SIX DEGREES 100, SIX DEGREES US CD

VAI, STEVE – ULTRA ZONE, EPIC US HDCD

VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR – H TO HE WHO AM THE ONLY ONE, BACK ON BLACK UK 2LP re-issue

VANGELIS – 4 TRACK E.P., RCA UK 12″ W/PS

WYATT, ROBERT / WMWS – ONE NIGHT STAND, GONZO UK CD

XTC – BALL AND CHAIN, VIRGIN CAN 10″ W/PS

 

Mike Oldfield

Happy birthday to singer / songwriter Randy Newman (1943).

As I trudge across my collection of music, with the advent of my new “plays everything” player, I am noticing which titles are HDCD’s or not.

 

I am not too critical of HDCD. It does sound like the high end is a little bit sharpened up and a small amount of compression is added.

 

To my delight, I found that when I purchased (nearly) the entire Mike Oldfield catalogue in it’s last days on Virgin UK, they were all HDCD’s!

 

So, my ears get to hear anew – All are year 2000 HDCD’s:

 

Hergest Ridge (1974) with Sally & Terry Oldfield, June Whiting, Lindsay Cooper, Ted Hobart, Chili Charles, David Bedford and Clodagh Simmonds

Ommadawn (1975) with Pierre Moerlin, Jabula, Leslie Penning and Paddy Maloney etc.

Incantations (1978) with Pierre Moerlin, Jabula, David Bedford etc.

Platinum (1979) with Pierre Moerlin, arranged by Philip Glass! etc.

Q.E. 2 (1980) with Phil Collins, David Hentschel, Maggie Riley etc.

Five Miles Out (1982) with Paddy Moloney, Rick Fenn, Morris Pert, Carl Palmer etc.

Crises (1983) with Simon Philips, Jon Anderson, Roger Chapman etc.

Discovery (1984) with Simon Philips, Maggie Riley and Barry Palmer

The Killing Fields (O.S.T.) (1984) with Preston Hayman and Morris Pert

Islands (1987) with Simon Philips, Bonnie Tyler, Geoffrey Downes, Kevin Ayers etc.

Heaven’s Open (1991) with Simon Philips, Courtney Pine, Anita Hegerland etc.

 

So, no live albums and no “Earth Moving” or “Amarok” as HDCD’s. I have both an SA-CD & a DVD-A of “Tubular Bells”, so am unconcerned with that. I bought re-re-remastered CD’s for “Hergest Ridge” and “Ommadawn” and a Japanese SA-CD for “Ommadawn”.

 

I’ve never much heard the albums with “songs”. I really enjoyed Sides 1 & 3 of “Incantations”.

SA-CD

Happy birthday to pianist Floyd Cramer (1933) and singer Simon LeBon (singer of Duran Duran) (1958).

 

I found an unusual document just now: a receipt from a record store that’s no longer there, showing when I bought my first SA-CD that I could not play!

 

On April 14, 2008 I paid $7.99 (actually $4.80, because I had a coupon) for a Peter Gabriel “Security” SA-CD. I took it home and my CD player did not know what to make of it. Huh?

 

I had read or heard something about SA-CD’s being ‘hybrid’, but that meant nothing to me. As I scrutinized the disc, I saw the words “SA-CD Stereo requires SA-CD player”. So, there were SA-CD’s that were stereo only that STILL wanted you to buy a new piece of equipment?

 

Apparently so, cause a CD player just said “No Disc”, like it couldn’t read it, so it didn’t even try.

 

So, towards the end of 2008 or beginning of 2009, I went to a Best Buy in Burbank, CA and bought an SA-CD changer. It was reasonable, probably around $149 or so.

HDCD #2

HDCD ( High Definition Compatible Digital ) CD’s:

BLUE MAN GROUP                                         AUDIO (HDCD)                                                                                               VIRGIN US                                                                              48613.2

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD                                AGAIN (HDCD)                                                                                               ATCO US                  33-226.2

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD                                BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD (HDCD)                                                              ATCO US                                                                              62080.2

CALE, JOHN                                                      EAT / KISS – MUSIC FOR THE FILMS OF ANDY WARHOL (HDCD)    HANNIBAL US                                                                              HNCD 1407

CALE, JOHN                                                      WALKING ON LOCUSTS (HDCD)                                                              HANNIBAL US                                                                              HNCD 1395

CROSBY, STILLS AND NASH                       DEMOS (HDCD)                                                                                             RHINO US                 R2 519624

FAITHFULL, MARIANNE                                 VAGABOND WAYS (HDCD)                                                                         IT UK                                                                              47759.2

FERRY, BRYAN                                                ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE (HDCD)                                          VIRGIN UK                                                                              FERRYCD 2

FERRY, BRYAN                                                IN YOUR MIND (HDCD)                                                                                VIRGIN UK                                                                              FERRYCD 4

FERRY, BRYAN                                                LET’S STICK TOGETHER (HDCD)                                                              VIRGIN US                                                                              7602.2

FERRY, BRYAN                                                THESE FOOLISH THINGS (HDCD)                                                            VIRGIN UK                                                                              FERRYCD 1

FINN, TIM                                                            SAY IT IS SO (HDCD)                                                                                    WHAT ARE US         WAR 60039.2

HOLROYD, BOB                                               WITHOUT WITHIN (HDCD)                                                                          SIX DEGREES US                                                                              1085.2

KING CRIMSON                                                EARTHBOUND (HDCD)                                                                                VIRGIN EU                                                                              CDVKCX 11

KING CRIMSON                                                IN THE WAKE OF POSEIDON (HDCD)                                                      UNIVERSAL JPN                                                                              UICE-9052

KING CRIMSON                                                ISLANDS (HDCD)                                                                                          WHD JPN                                                                              IECP-10006

KING CRIMSON                                                LIZARD (HDCD)                                                                                              UNIVERSAL JPN                                                                              UICE-9053

McDONALD AND GILES                                 McDONALD & GILES (HDCD)                                                                     ATLANTIC JPN                                                                              AMCY-2729

MITCHELL, JONI                                               BLUE (HDCD)                                                                                                 REPRISE US                                                                              2038.2

MITCHELL, JONI                                               COURT AND SPARK (HDCD)                                                                      ASYLUM US                                                                              1001.2

MITCHELL, JONI                                               FOR THE ROSES (HDCD)                                                                            ASYLUM US                                                                              5057.2

MITCHELL, JONI                                               HISSING OF SUMMER LAWNS (HDCD)                                                   REPRISE US                                                                              1051.2

MITCHELL, JONI                                               HITS (HDCD)                                                                                                   REPRISE US                                                                              46326.2

MITCHELL, JONI                                               SONG TO A SEAGULL (HDCD)                                                                  REPRISE US                                                                              6293.2

OLDFIELD, MIKE                                              CRISES (HDCD)                                                                                             VIRGIN UK                                                                              MIKECD 10

OLDFIELD, MIKE                                              DISCOVERY (HDCD)                                                                                     CAROLINE US         CAR 1851

OLDFIELD, MIKE                                              FIVE MILES OUT (HDCD)                                                                             CAROLINE US         CAR 1853

OLDFIELD, MIKE                                              HEAVEN’S OPEN (HDCD)                                                                           VIRGIN UK                                                                              MIKECD 16

OLDFIELD, MIKE                                              HERGEST RIDGE (HDCD)                                                                           CAROLINE US         CAR 49368

OLDFIELD, MIKE                                              INCANTATIONS (HDCD)                                                                              VIRGIN UK                                                                              MIKECD 5

OLDFIELD, MIKE                                              ISLANDS (HDCD)                                                                                          VIRGIN UK                                                                              MIKECD 15

OLDFIELD, MIKE                                              KILLING FIELDS, THE (O.S.T.) (HDCD)                                                     VIRGIN UK                                                                              MIKECD 12

OLDFIELD, MIKE                                              OMMADAWN (HDCD)                                                                                   VIRGIN UK                                                                              MIKECD 4

OLDFIELD, MIKE                                              PLATINUM (HDCD)                                                                                       VIRGIN UK                                                                              MIKECD 7

OLDFIELD, MIKE                                              QE2 (HDCD)                                                                                                    VIRGIN UK                                                                              MIKECD 8

ROXY MUSIC                                                     COUNTRY LIFE (HDCD)                                                                               VIRGIN JPN                                                                              VJCP-68824

ROXY MUSIC                                                     FOR YOUR PLEASURE (HDCD)                                                                 VIRGIN JPN                                                                              VJCP-68822

ROXY MUSIC                                                     MANIFESTO (HDCD)                                                                                     VIRGIN JPN                                                                              VJCP-68827

ROXY MUSIC                                                     ROXY MUSIC (HDCD)                                                                                   VIRGIN JPN                                                                              VJCP-68821

ROXY MUSIC                                                     SIREN (HDCD)                                                                                                VIRGIN JPN                                                                              VJCP-68825

ROXY MUSIC                                                     STRANDED (HDCD)                                                                                      VIRGIN JPN                                                                              VJCP-68823

STILLS, STEPHEN                                            STEPHEN STILLS (HDCD)                                                                          ATLANTIC US                                                                              82809.2

YOUNG, NEIL                                                    MASSEY HALL 1971 (HDCD)                                                                      REPRISE US                                                                              43327.2

YOUNG, NEIL                                                    NEIL YOUNG (HDCD)                                                                                   REPRISE US                                                                              517934.2

And I found a few more recently…

Urszula Dudziak

On 1023 Happy birthday to Jil Caplan (1965), Urszula Dudziak (1943) and Leslie West (of Mountain) (1945).

I bought my first LP of Urszula Dudziak for 10 cents, probably at Aron’s Records on Melrose Avenue. “A Newborn Light”, it was called – on a major label, Columbia Records. I had no idea at that time that she was well-known in jazz circles. Heck, I’d never even seen a jazz circle!

 

Why isn’t her albums all available on CD? I really would’ve thought that BMG / Sony Japan would’ve done “Urszula”!

 

CD               FUTURE TALK                                                             INNER CITY US   IC 1066

2008 11 TRKS stereo CD

LP                FUTURE TALK                                                             INNER CITY US   1066

1979 11 TRKS stereo LP

 

DVD             LIVE AT WARSAW JAZZ FESTIVAL (DVD AC:2)  CASCADE DE     60037

2005 11 TRKS w/ Walkaway; AC:2 PAL

 

CD               MAGIC LADY                                                                IN + OUT DE        7008.2

1990 9 TRKS stereo CD

 

LP                MIDNIGHT RAIN                                                          ARISTA US           AL 4132

1977 7 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

LP                NEWBORN LIGHT                                                       COLUMBIA US    KC 32902

1974 7 TRKS stereo LP

 

CD               PAINTED BIRD, THE (MALOWANY PTAK)            POLONIA POL     C050

1997 10 TRKS stereo CD

 

7″                 PAPAYA (mono) / (stereo)                                         ARISTA US           AS 0153

1975 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only

7″                 PAPAYA (PS)                                                               ARISTA MEX        EPEM-10795

1975 4 TRK EP with pic sleeve

 

7″                 TICO TICO (mono) / (stereo)                                     ARISTA US           AS 0191

1976 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

CD               TO I HOLA (with Grazyna Auguscik)                        SELLES POL       SELL 0183

2000 11 TRKS stereo CD

 

LP                URSZULA                                                                     ARISTA US           AL-4065

1975 10 TRKS stereo LP

 

I remember trying to buy her eastern European CD’s from a company in Canada that had TONS of Polish music. I don’t think they ever replied to me, but eventually (months later?) some CD’s that I had ordered arrived!

Bay City Rollers

Happy birthday to South African keyboardist Manfred Mann (1941), Memphis guitarist Steve Cropper (1941) and Scottish singer Eric Faulkner (of the The Bay City Rollers) (1955).

Yes, I own records by The Bay City Rollers! I even saw ‘em live at The Roxy Theatre in Hollywood ( long, long ago! ). The Rollers were HUGE in Japan!

 

LP            BAY CITY ROLLERS (“Saturday Night”) (US)                ARISTA US   AL 4049

1975 11 TRKS stereo LP

 

LP            DEDICATION                                           ARISTA JPN                    IES 80646

1976 10 TRKS stereo LP insert

 

CD            DEFINITIVE COLLECTION, THE                ARISTA US  14613.2

2000 20 TRKS stereo CD Glam Rock

 

7″             GIVE A LITTLE LOVE                               BELL UK     BELL 1425

1975 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, glam rock

 

7″             HELLO AND WELCOME HOME                ARISTA US  AS 0476

1979 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

7″             I ONLY WANNA BE WITH YOU                 BELL UK     BELL 1493

1976 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

CD            IT’S A GAME                                           ARISTA JPN                    BVCM-35532

2008 11 TRKS stereo CD Kami sleeve

LP            IT’S A GAME (US)                                    ARISTA US  AL 7004

1977 10 TRKS stereo LP

 

7″             IT’S A GAME / DANCE DANCE DANCE    ARISTA UK  ARISTA 108

1977 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″             MONEY HONEY (PS)                               ARISTA JPN                    IER-10924

1975 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

7″             NO DOUBT ABOUT IT                              EPIC UK      EPCA 1402

1981 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

LP            ONCE UPON A STAR                               BELL UK     SYBEL 8001

1975 12 TRKS stereo LP multi-part cover

LP            ONCE UPON A STAR single sleeve          BELL UK     SYBEL 8001

1975 12 TRKS stereo LP single sleeve cover

 

LP            ROCK N’ ROLL LOVE LETTER (US)          ARISTA US  AL 4073

1976 11 TRKS stereo LP

 

LP            ROLLIN’                                                   BELL UK     BELLS 244

1974 12 TRKS stereo LP

 

7″             SUMMERLOVE SENSATION                    BELL UK     BELL 1369

1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, glam rock

 

LP            WOULDN’T YOU LIKE IT                           ARISTA JPN                    IES-80450

1973 13 TRKS stereo LP insert

Ten Years After

Happy birthday to Ric Lee (of Ten Years After) (1945).

Always did enjoy Ten Years After. It was sad when Alvin Lee died, too. He had become such a big name after his Woodstock appearance!

 

And it only took me about 40 years to find a specific 45 of theirs – I have bolded it!

 

CD               ALVIN LEE AND COMPANY                                                           DERAM US          820566.2

1989 9 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

7″                 BABY WON’T YOU LET ME ROCK ‘N ROLL YOU promo           COLUMBIA US    4-45530

1973? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

7″                 BABY WON’T YOU LET ME… / ONCE THERE WAS A TIME    COLUMBIA US    4-45530

1973? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″                 CHOO CHOO MAMA / YOU CAN’T WIN THEM ALL                   COLUMBIA US    4-45736

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

CD               CRICKLEWOOD GREEN                                                                 EMI UK                  533095

2002 10 TRKS stereo CD

LP                CRICKLEWOOD GREEN (US)                                                        DERAM US          DES 18038

1970 8 TRKS stereo LP with poster

 

CD               ESSENTIAL COLLECTION                                                             CHRYSALIS US  F2 21867

1991 14 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

LP                GOIN’ HOME                                                                                      CHRYSALIS UK  CHR 1077

1975 7 TRKS stereo LP collection

 

LP                HISTORIA DE LA MUSICA ROCK                                                  DECCA ES           9LP 019

1982 7 TRKS stereo LP collection

 

7″                 I’D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD (mono) / (stereo)             COLUMBIA US    4-45457

1971 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only

7″                 I’D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD / LET THE SKY FALL      COLUMBIA US    4-45457

1972? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

CD               LIVE AT THE FILLMORE EAST                                                      CHRYSALIS US  33297

2001 12 TRKS stereo 2CD Live ’70

 

7″                 LOVE LIKE A MAN                                                                            DERAM UK          DM 299           

1970 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, 45rpm / 33rpm (Live B-Side)

 

7″                 LOVE LIKE A MAN (DE) (PS) re-issue                                          CHRYSALIS DE  103.014

1980? 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, re-issue

7″                 LOVE LIKE A MAN (FR) (PS)                                                          DERAM FR           DM 299

1970 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, 45rpm / 33rpm (Live B-Side)

7″                 LOVE LIKE A MAN / IF YOU SHOULD LOVE ME                        DERAM US          45-7529

1970? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

LP                POSITIVE VIBRATIONS                                                                   COLUMBIA US    C 32851

1974 10 TRKS stereo LP

 

LP                RECORDED LIVE                                                                              CHRYSALIS UK  CTY 1049

 

1973 12 TRKS stereo 2LP Live album

LP                ROCK & ROLL MUSIC TO THE WORLD                                       COLUMBIA US    KC 31779

1972 9 TRKS stereo LP

 

7″                 SOUNDS, THE / PORTABLE PEOPLE promo                             DERAM US          45-85027-DJ

1968? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo, “Stereo”

 

CD               SPACE IN TIME, A                                                                            CHRYSALIS US  F2 21001

1990? 10 TRKS stereo CD

LP                SPACE IN TIME, A                                                                            COLUMBIA US    PC 30801

1971 10 TRKS stereo LP

 

LP                SSSSH                                                                                                DERAM UK          SML 1052

1969 8 TRKS stereo LP

CD               SSSSH – CRICKLEWOOD GREEN                                                MOBILE FID US  UDCD 687

1990? 16 TRKS stereo CD 2-on-1

LP                SSSSH (DE)                                                                                       DERAM DE          6.21588

1969 8 TRKS stereo CD single sleeve, slight cover variant

LP                SSSSH (US)                                                                                       DERAM US          DES 18029

1969 8 TRKS stereo LP

 

CD               STONEDHENGE                                                                               DERAM JPN        UICY-9222

2002 14 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve, 4 x bonus tracks

 

CD               TEN YEARS AFTER                                                                          DERAM JPN        UICY-9220

2002 15 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve, 6 x bonus tracks

LP                TEN YEARS AFTER                                                                          DERAM UK          SML 1015

1967 9 TRKS stereo LP debut

LP                TEN YEARS AFTER (US)                                                                 DERAM US          DES 18009

1967 9 TRKS stereo LP debut

 

7″                 TOMORROW I’LL BE OUT OF TOWN (mono / (stereo)              COLUMBIA US    4-45787

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

CD               UNDEAD                                                                                             DERAM UK          882899.2

2002 9 TRKS stereo CD Live

LP                UNDEAD                                                                                             DERAM UK          SML 1023

1968 5 TRKS stereo LP Live album

LP                UNDEAD (US)                                                                                   DERAM US          DES 18016

1968 5 TRKS stereo LP Live album

 

CD               WATT                                                                                                   CHRYSALIS UK  8156.2

2004 8 TRKS stereo CD

LP                WATT (FR)                                                                                          DERAM FR           258.046

1970 8 TRKS stereo LP British flag cover

LP                WATT (US)                                                                                          DERAM US          XDES 18050

1970 8 TRKS stereo LP with poster

Peter Tosh

Happy birthday to reggae guy Peter Tosh (1944)!

Would you believe there’s actually a Peter Tosh piece I can’t find easily that I would buy in a heartbeat? Well, you might’ve guessed it, there’s an SA-CD for “Legalize It” on Sony US! That’s right!

 

I do have a few Peter Tosh records, however.

 

Once upon a time, he was interesting to me as a fan of The Rolling Stones!

 

LP           BUSH DOCTOR                   ROLLING ST US              COC 39109            1978 9 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve, promo

 

CD          LEGALIZE IT                         COLUMBIA US                 CK 34253   1985? 9 TRKS stereo CD

LP           LEGALIZE IT                         COLUMBIA US                 PC 34253   1976 9 TRKS stereo LP reggae

 

CD          MILLENNIUM COLLECTION, THE            JAD US     B0002411.2            2004 10 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

Reggae music has never really been my focus of collecting. I do have a decent selection of dub LP’s, that I largely inherited from my late brother. He really liked reggae, in it’s many forms.

 

I do know a guy who has said ( for years ), “When I die, please make sure my headstone says “He never Liked Reggae” on it!”.

 

Around the time that Peter Tosh would perform with Mick Jagger, I believe I even saw him perform live at The Roxy Theatre in Hollywood. No, Mick Jagger was a ‘no show’ that evening; I probably went with my brother!

 

And what was up when Flo & Eddie made a reggae record? “Rock Steady with Flo & Eddie” or thereabouts?

The Jacksons – Jackson Five

Happy birthday to singer Tito Jackson (of The Jackson Five) (1953).

I was never the greatest fan of The Jackson Five or The Jacksons. I do own some of those records / CD’s, however. Can you believe it? Sit down…

 

JACKSON FIVE       ANTHOLOGY                                            MOTOWN US                    POCT-1521/2       CD            1995            40

1995 40 TRKS stereo 2CD collection                                       US                                       CD                          RB3

JACKSON FIVE       MILLENNIUM COLLECTION, THE       MOTOWN US                    153364.2              CD            1999            11

1999 11 TRKS stereo CD collection                                         US                                       CD                          ML1

 

And even some Michael Jackson solo albums:

 

7″            BEAT IT                                          EPIC US               34-03759          1982 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

LP           HISTORY – BOOK I                      EPIC US               E3 59000          1995 30 TRKS stereo 3LP boxed set, insert

MD          HISTORY – BOOK I (MD)             EPIC US               E2M 59000      1995 30 TRKS stereo Minidisc x 2

 

7″            OFF THE WALL                            EPIC US               9-50838            1979 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

CD          OFF THE WALL                            EPIC US               EK 35745         1983? 10 TRKS stereo CD original cover!

LP           OFF THE WALL                            EPIC US               FE 35745         1979 10 TRKS stereo LP original cover

 

MD          OFF THE WALL (MD)                  EPIC US               EM 35745         1979 10 TRKS stereo Minidisc

 

7″            SHE’S OUT OF MY LIFE             EPIC US               9-50871            1979 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″            THRILLER                                     EPIC US               34-04364          1982 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

CD          THRILLER – 25th ANNIVERSARY         EPIC US 17986.2            2008 16 TRKS stereo CD 25th Anniversary

DVD       THRILLER – 25th ANNIVERSARY (DVD)              EPIC US           17986.2          2008 4 TRKS DVD Video, 25th Anniversary

 

MD          THRILLER (MD)                            EPIC US               EM 38112         1982 9 TRKS stereo Minidisc

Moody Blues – Justin Hayward

Happy birthday to singer Justin Hayward (of the Moody Blues) (1946).

Thanks to Justin Hayward for seeking out the master tapes to most all of his albums with The Moody Blues, and mixing all of them to 5.1, during 2002 – 2003! I bought all of the SA-CD’s that got made; I wonder why “Bluejays” didn’t make the cut?

 

SA-CD      DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED 5.1                           DERAM EU         983215-1

2003 7 TRKS SA-CD Hybrid 5.1

 

SA-CD      EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR 5.1      THRESHOLD EU 984550-6

2003 11 TRKS SA-CD Hybrid 5.1

 

SA-CD      IN SEARCH OF THE LOST CHORD (SA-CD)          DERAM EU         983214-8

2006 12 TRKS stereo SA-CD Hybrid

 

SA-CD      ON THE THRESHOLD OF A DREAM 5.1               DERAM EU         983215-3

2003 22 TRKS SA-CD Hybrid 5.1

 

SA-CD      QUESTION OF BALANCE, A 5.1                           THRESHOLD EU 983770-6

2003 16 TRKS SA-CD Hybrid 5.1

 

SA-CD      SEVENTH SOJOURN 5.1                                      THRESHOLD EU 984550-7

2003 12 TRKS SA-CD Hybrid 5.1

 

SA-CD      TO OUR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN’S CHILDREN 5.1 THRESHOLD EU 983215-7

2003 13 TRKS SA-CD Hybrid 5.1

 

These albums were all, of course, reasonably important to me, as a younger person. My late brother was who introduced me to The Moody Blues. But unlike Procol Harum

( thanks again, Jim! ), the lyrics were fairly “easy’ to understand on the LP’s of The Moody Blues.

 

I’ve seen The Moody Blues a few times ( thanks to Tony Harrington ) and I was lucky enough to have even seen Justin Hayward as a solo artist once ( with Big Mark, a regular reader of this blog ).

 

It’s a bit of a mystery as to why “In Search Of The Lost Chord” isn’t in 5.1, because I can think of a few places…that it would really have worked! Perhaps the true master tapes have been mislaid? I can’t imagine that Justin Hayward himself threw his hands up in disgust at the state of the master tapes!