Queen

Happy birthday Brian May (Queen) (1947) and Sue Thompson (1926).

I have warmed to Queen, after many years of avoiding them.  And I have a bucketload of Sue Thompson records!

7″                 BICYCLE RACE / FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS (PS) (US)                            ELEKTRA US           4-45541

1978 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

7″                 BODY LANGUAGE / LIFE IS REAL (Song For Lennon) (PS) (US)     ELEKTRA US           E-47452

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

12″               BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY                                                                       VIRGIN EU              4750080-A

2015 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

CD                DAY AT THE RACES, A                                                                          TOSHIBA JPN         TOCP-65105

1998 10 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve, “Queen 25”

LP                 DAY AT THE RACES, A (US)                                                                 ELEKTRA US           6.00E-101

1976 10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

CD                GAME, THE                                                                                            TOSHIBA JPN         TOCP 67348

2004 10 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

LP                 GAME, THE (DE)                                                                                   EMI DE                    1C064-63923

1980 10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

CD                GREATEST HITS                                                                                     HOLLYWOOD US  HR 61265.2

1992 17 TRKS stereo CD collection

LP                 GREATEST HITS (Jpn)                                                                           ELEKTRA JPN         P-6480E

1981 17 TRKS stereo LP collection, insert

LP                 GREATEST HITS (US)                                                                             ELEKTRA US           5E-564

1981 14 TRKS stereo LP collection, innersleeve

 

LP                 GREATEST HITS Vol. 2 (DE)                                                                  EMI DE                    PMTV 2

1991 17 TRKS stereo 2LP collection

 

DVD             GREATEST VIDEO HITS 1 5.1                                                               HOLLYWOOD US  90119

2002 5.1 Surround Sound

 

DVD             GREATEST VIDEO HITS 2 5.1                                                               HOLLYWOOD US  69017-9

2003 5.1 Surround Sound

 

CD                HOT SPACE                                                                                           TOSHIBA JPN         TOCP 67350

2004 11 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

 

SHM-CD       JAZZ                                                                                                       ISLAND JPN            UICY-76215

2011 13 TRKS stereo SHM-CD kami sleeve

LP                 JAZZ (DE)                                                                                               EMI DE                    1C064-61820

1978 13 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve, poster

 

7″                 KEEP YOURSELF ALIVE (PS) (US)                                                        HOLLYWOOD US  D001349621

2011 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, Record Store Day 45

 

7″                 KILLER QUEEN (Jpn) (PS)                                                                     ELEKTRA JPN         P-103E

1976 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 KILLER QUEEN / FLICK OF THE WRIST                                               EMI UK                   EMI 2229

1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

LP                 KIND OF MAGIC, A (US)                                                                      CAPITOL US           SMAS 12476

1986 9 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

LP                 LIVE KILLERS (US)                                                                                 ELEKTRA US           BB-702

1979 22 TRKS stereo 2LP Live album

 

DVD             MAKING OF ‘A NIGHT AT THE OPERA’, THE (DVD)                          EAGLE US               EV 30161-9

2005 100m stereo

 

CD                MIRACLE, THE (US)                                                                              CAPITOL US           CDP 792357.2

1989 13 TRKS stereo CD

 

CD                NEWS OF THE WORLD                                                                        TOSHIBA JPN         TOCP-65106

1998 11 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve, “Queen 25”

LP                 NEWS OF THE WORLD (US)                                                                ELEKTRA US           6.00E-112

1977 11 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

CD                NIGHT AT THE OPERA, A                                                                     TOSHIBA JPN         TOCP-65104

1998 12 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve, “Queen 25”

DVD             NIGHT AT THE OPERA, A (DVD-A) 5.1                                               HOLLYWOOD US  1091-9-3

2002 12 TRKS DVD-A 5.1 audio

LP                 NIGHT AT THE OPERA, A (Jpn)                                                           ELEKTRA JPN         P-10075E

1975 12 TRKS stereo LP insert

 

CD                QUEEN                                                                                                   TOSHIBA JPN         TOCP-65101

1998 10 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve, “Queen 25”

LP                 QUEEN (US)                                                                                           ELEKTRA US           EKS 75064

1973 10 TRKS stereo LP embossed cover

 

CD                QUEEN II                                                                                                TOSHIBA JPN         TOCP-67342

2004 11 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

 

7″                 SAVE ME                                                                                                EMI UK                   EMI 5022

1980 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

CD                SHEER HEART ATTACK                                                                         TOSHIBA JPN         TOCP-65103

1998 13 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve, “Queen 25”

LP                 SHEER HEART ATTACK                                                                         HOLLYWOOD US  D000261901

1974 13 TRKS stereo LP re-issue

LP                 SHEER HEART ATTACK (US)                                                                ELEKTRA US           7E-1026

1974 13 TRKS stereo LP insert

 

7″                 WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS (mono) / (stereo) (PS) (US) promo     ELEKTRA US           E-45441

1977 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, promo

 

CD                WORKS, THE                                                                                         TOSHIBA JPN         TOCP 67351

2004 9 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

Herbie Hancock

Happy birthday to Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo) (1927)!

I have always liked Herbie Hancock’s electro albums, ever since release…but I also like his jazz albums.  This discography concentrates on his Columbia / Sony electro albums, mostly.

CD                DANCE SINGLES                               SONY JPN           SRCS 7542

1995 13 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

SA-CD          FLOOD (SA-CD)                                SONY JPN           SICP 10075

2007 7 TRKS SA-CD Hybrid issue

 

CD                FUTURE SHOCK                               SONY JPN           SICP 10074

2007 7 TRKS stereo CD

SA-CD          FUTURE SHOCK (SA-CD)                 SONY JPN           SICP 10074

2007 6 TRKS SA-CD Hybrid issue

 

CD                HEAD HUNTERS                               SONY FR             No. 20

2010 4 TRKS stereo CD “Jazz – Perfect Jazz Collection” CD box

SA-CD          HEAD HUNTERS (SA-CD) 5.1          SONY JPN           SICP 10073

2003 4 TRKS SA-CD Hybrid 5.1

 

CD                LITE ME UP                                       SONY JPN           SICJ 136

2016 8 TRKS stereo CD

 

CD                MAGIC WINDOWS                         SONY JPN           SICJ 135

2016 6 TRKS stereo CD

 

CD                PERFECT MACHINE                         SONY JPN           SRCS 9510

1998 6 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

 

CD                QUARTET                                          COLUMBIA US   CGK 38275.2

1990? 9 TRKS stereo CD 2-on-1

 

CD                SECRETS                                            COLUMBIA US   CK 34280

1990? 7 TRKS stereo CD

 

CD                SOUND SYSTEM                               COLUMBIA US   CK 65961

1999 7 TRKS stereo CD

 

CD                V.S.O.P. – FIVE STARS                      SONY JPN           SICJ 91

2016 6 TRKS stereo CD jazz

 

SA-CD          V.S.O.P. – THE QUINTET (SA-CD)    SONY JPN           SICP 10080

2007 8 TRKS SA-CD  Hybrid issue

The Bobs

Happy birthday to Jorge Santana (of Malo) (1954)!

The Bobs are an acapella group that is still active…at least I think they are still active.  And there aren’t very many acapella groups that I follow at all…

CD                20 SONGS – 20 YEARS                              ACAPELLA US             PAC 2950

2003 20 TRKS stereo CD collection, acapella

 

CD                BOBS, THE                                                  RHINO US                  R2 71464

1987 15 TRKS stereo CD “Art For Art’s Sake” – their debut

LP                 BOBS, THE                                                  KALEIDOSCOPE US   F-18

1983 11 TRKS stereo LP acapella, insert – “Art For Art’s Sake” – their debut

 

CD                COASTER                                                    ACAPELLA US             PAC 2900

2000 18 TRKS stereo CD acapella

 

CD                COVER THE SONGS OF…                          ROUNDER US            CD 9049

1994 13 TRKS stereo CD acapella

 

LP                 MY, I’M LARGE                                          GREAT AMER US       GAMH 001

1987 12 TRKS stereo LP insert, acapella

 

CD                PLUGGED                                                   ROUNDER US            CD 9059

1995 14 TRKS stereo CD acapella

 

CD                SHUT UP AND SING!                                 ROUNDER US            CD 9039

1993 13 TRKS stereo CD acapella

 

CD                SING THE SONGS OF…                             KALEIDOSCOPE US   K-48

1991 13 TRKS stereo CD acapella

 

CD                SONGS FOR TOMORROW MORNING    RHINO US                  R2 71466

1988 15 TRKS stereo CD acapella

Godley & Creme

Happy birthday to singer Julie Driscoll (Brian Auger & The Trinity) (1947), guitarist Mick Box (Uriah Heep) (1947); singer Nancy Sinatra (1940); and to singer / Songwriter Boz Scaggs (1944)

Godley & Crème, from 10cc

12″               10,000 ANGELS                                                                          POLYDOR DE       887488.1

1988 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

 

7″                 5 O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING (PS)                                          MERCURY UK      GOD 001

1977 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 5 O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING / THE FLOOD (US) promo     MERCURY US      DJ-526

1977 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

CD                BIRDS OF PREY                                                                           POLYDOR JPN     UICY-93086

2006 14 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve, 5 x bonus tracks

LP                 BIRDS OF PREY                                                                           POLYDOR UK      POLD 5070

1983 9 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

CD                CONSEQUENCES                                                                        MERCURY JPN     UICY-9170/1

2001 29 TRKS stereo 2CD boxed set, kami sleeve

LP                 CONSEQUENCES                                                                        MERCURY JPN     SFX 10038-40

1977 18 TRKS stereo 3LP booklet, insert

 

12″               CRY (POSPA)                                                                               POLYDOR UK      POSPA 732

1985 2 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

12″               CRY (POSPX)                                                                               POLYDOR UK      POSPX 732

1985 2 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

12″               CRY (US)                                                                                      POLYDOR US       881786.1

1985 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

 

7″                 CRY / LOVE BOMBS (PS)                                                           POLYDOR UK      POSP 732

1985 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 CRY / LOVE BOMBS (US) (PS)                                                   POLYDOR US       881786.2

1985 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

7″                 ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK, AN                                             POLYDOR UK      POSP 80

1979 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK, AN (DE) (PS)                             POLYDOR DE       2059 232

1979 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

CD                FREEZE FRAME                                                                           POLYDOR JPN     UICY-93084

2006 12 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve, 4 x bonus tracks

 

LP                 FREEZE FRAME                                                                           POLYDOR UK      POLD 5027

1979 8 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

LP                 FREEZE FRAME (US)                                                                   POLYDOR US       PD-1-6257

1979 8 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

12″               GOLDEN BOY                                                                              POLYDOR UK      POSPX 677

1984 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

 

12″               GOLDEN BOY (REMIX)                                                               POLYDOR UK      POSPX 760

1985 2 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

 

CD                GOODBYE BLUE SKY                                                                  POLYDOR JPN     UICY-93088

2006 15 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve, 5 x bonus tracks

LP                 GOODBYE BLUE SKY (US)                                                          POLYDOR US       835348.1

1988 11 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

CD                HISTORY MIX (Vol. 1)                                                               POLYDOR JPN     UICY-93087

2006 8 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve, 2 x bonus tracks

LP                 HISTORY MIX (Vol. 1)                                                               POLYDOR UK      POLH 22

1985 6 TRKS stereo LP collection

LP                 HISTORY MIX (Vol. 1) (US)                                                       POLYDOR US       825981.1

1985 7 TRKS stereo LP collection innersleeve

 

CD                IMAGES (AUS)                                                                            KARUSSELL AUS  550007.2

1993 14 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

CD                ISMISM                                                                                       POLYDOR JPN     UICY-93085

2006 12 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve, 3 x bonus tracks

LP                 ISMISM black cover                                                                 POLYDOR UK      POLD 5043

1981 8 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve, w/o die-cut

LP                 ISMISM white cover                                                                 POLYDOR UK      POLD 5043

1981 8 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve, w/die-cut

 

CD                L                                                                                                   MERCURY JPN     UICY-9172

2001 7 TRKS Stereo CD kami sleeve

LP                 L                                                                                                   MERCURY JPN     RJ 7515

1978 7 TRKS stereo LP insert

LP                 L (US)                                                                                           POLYDOR US       PD-1-6177

1978 7 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

12″               LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN, A (DE)                                              POLYDOR DE       887301.1

1988 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

 

LP                 MUSICAL EXCERPTS FROM “CONSEQUENCES” (US)             MERCURY US      MK 41

1977 8 TRKS stereo LP promo-only

 

7″                 SAMSON (PS) promo                                                                POLYDOR UK      PODJ 550

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, promo

 

7″                 SANDWICHES OF YOU (PS)                                                      MERCURY UK      6008 104

1978 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

12″               SNACK ATTACK (12″)                                                                 POLYDOR UK      POSPX 412

1982 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

12″               SNACK ATTACK (Remix 12″)                                                     POLYDOR UK      POSPX 875

1987 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve, re-issue

 

LP                 SNACK ATTACK (US)                                                                   MIRAGE US         WTG 19341

1981 9 TRKS stereo LP collection

 

7″                 UNDER YOUR THUMB                                                               POLYDOR UK      POSP 322

1981 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 UNDER YOUR THUMB (PS)                                                       POLYDOR NL       2059 397

1981 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

7″                 WEDDING BELLS / (same) (US) promo                                   MIRAGE US         99587-7

1981 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

Sonny Bono / Sonny & Cher / Duran Duran

Happy birthday Sonny Bono (1935) and Andy Taylor (Duran Duran) (1961).

LP                BABY DON’T GO mono                                                              REPRISE US    R 6177         1965 12 TRKS mono LP compilation

 

7″                 BEAT GOES ON, THE / WHAT NOW MY LOVE re-issue     ATLANTIC US  OS 13072    1980 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, re-issue

 

CD               BEST OF – THE BEAT GOES ON                                             ATLANTIC US  91796.2       1991 21 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

LP                GREATEST HITS – STAR-COLLECTION                                MIDI DE             MID 20026  1974? 12 TRKS stereo LP collection

 

7″                 LETTER, THE / SPRING FEVER                                               VAULT USA     V-916           1963? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″                 WHAT NOW MY LOVE                                                               ATCO US          45-6395       1966? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

LP                WONDROUS WORLD OF                                                          ATCO US          33-183         1966 12 TRKS mono LP

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CD               ASTRONAUT                                                                                                           EPIC US                     EN 93512      2004 12 TRKS stereo CD

DVD              ASTRONAUT (DVD)                                                                                               EPIC US                     EN 93512      2004 DVD audio, “All songs in surround sound” + 3 x documentaries

 

12″               CARELESS MEMORIES                                                                                        EMI UK                       12EMI 5168  1981 2 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

7″                 CARELESS MEMORIES (PS)                                                                               EMI UK                       EMI 5168       1981 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

CD               DURAN DURAN                                                                                                      CAPITOL US             46042.2

1985? 9 TRKS stereo CD

LP                DURAN DURAN                                                                                                      CAPITOL US             ST-512158    1983 9 TRKS stereo LP re-issue

 

7″                 GIRLS ON FILM (PS)                                                                                              EMI UK                       EMI 5206       1981 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

CD               GREATEST                                                                                                              CAPITOL US             73379-0-9     2005 19 TRKS stereo CD

DVD             GREATEST (DVD)                                                                                                  CAPITOL US             73379-0-9     2005 12 TRKS DVD video, Edited version

 

7″                 HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF / CARELESS MEMORIES (Live) (PS)                EMI UK                       EMI 5295       1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF / CARELESS MEMORIES (Live) (PS) (Jpn)      TOSHIBA JPN           EMS-17266  1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

12″               IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW?                                                     EMI UK                       12EMI 5371  1983 2 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

7″                 IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW? / CARELESS… (PS)                CAPITOL US             B-5233

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW? / FAITH IN THIS… (PS)           TOSHIBA JPN           EMS-17361  1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

7″                 MY OWN WAY / LIKE AN ANGEL (PS)                                                               EMI UK                       EMI 5254       1981 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 MY OWN WAY / LIKE AN ANGEL (PS) (Jpn)                                                     TOSHIBA JPN           EMS-17235  1981 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

7″                 PERFECT DAY / FEMME FATALE (Alt.) (PS)                                                    PARLOPHONE UK  DD 20

1995 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

12″               PLANET EARTH                                                                                                     EMI UK                       12EMI 5137  1981 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

7″                 PLANET EARTH / LATE BAR (PS)                                                                      EMI UK                       EMI 5137       1981 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

CD               RIO                                                                                                                             CAPITOL US             29924

2001 9 TRKS stereo CD, CD Extra

LP                RIO                                                                                                                             CAPITOL US             ST 12211      1982 9 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

12″               RIO (12″)                                                                                                                   EMI UK                       12EMI 5346  1982 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

 

7″                 SAVE A PRAYER / HOLD BACK THE RAIN (Remix) (PS)                              EMI UK                       EMI 5327       1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

CD               SINGLES ’81-’85, THE                                                                                           EMI UK                       551728.2       2003 40 TRKS stereo CD5 x 13 box collection

Lou Reed

2016.01.04

Happy birthday Volker Hornback (Tangerine Dream) (1944)

I will begin this new year by saying “Hello” to my regular readers. You know who you are.

As you all know I write stuff 4 days a week, Monday – Thursday. I will continue to try to keep this pace for my writing. To see that I continue, I may have to randomly select music to write about. If you have specific requests, please email me!

Lou Reed (1942 – 2013)

My Lou Reed collection is small. The 3 titles I own are below:

I LOVE YOU, SUZANNE             RCA UK             RCAT 417       12″            1984           3              1984 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve                                                        US

 

ROCK AND ROLL HEART         ARISTA US        AL 4100          LP             1976           12           1976 12 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve                                                        US

 

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE       RCA UK             RCA 2303       7″               1972           2              1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve; Ronnie Ross                                                        US

 

Most interesting thing here is the UK “Walk On The Wild Side” 45, with a sax solo by UK (saxophone) musician Ronnie Ross; I dearly love his “Cleopatra’s Needle” LP / CD.

I stumbled onto Lou Reed about 1972 or so. At that time I found an inexpensive copy of his “Lou Reed” LP on RCA Records; I did not keep that LP, but I cannot tell you when I sold it. Probably long ago.

I was never much of a Velvet Underground fan. In fact, I only confess to having 1 x CD:

MILLENNIUM COLLECTION, THE       POLYDOR US       549133.2    CD            2000           11

2000 11 TRKS stereo CD collection     US

 

Perhaps it was simply because I lived my whole life in Los Angeles? I never had much sympathy towards New York City stuff. I know it’s a big city and probably more fun to hang out in than, say, Acapulco. But I have only been to NYC twice, and – both times – I was only in the airport. Last summer, I went to Raleigh, NC – and had to fly through NYC; had a nice $50 lunch in the airport, didn’t think about The Velvet Underground or Lou Reed at all.

The above records will suffice for my Lou Reed fandom. “Rock and Roll Heart” was released around the time I initially spent working in a record store, so that has a place in the turntable of my heart. The UK 12” was weird enough to buy and keep, and Ronnie Ross is why I own the 7” that I do.

Herbie Hancock Trilogy

Happy Birthday to Lou Rawls (1935), John Densmore (of The Doors) (1944), Gilbert O’Sullivan (1946) and bassist Jaco Pastorius (1951).

 

Herbie Hancock’s trio of “Rockit” band albums make me happy. I have some nice versions of these albums, and I will continue to buy them as they appear. There’s supposed to be an HDCD of “Perfect Machine”, but I have yet to see a copy. All of these albums are produced by Bill Laswell (and they are among the best albums that he ever worked on, IMHO).

 

The trilogy begins with “Future Shock” (1983); I have a lovely Japanese SA-CD of this album, stereo only! This album is fabulous, you will have all seen the “Rockit” video on MTV or MuchMusic. Just wonderful stuff! No, I didn’t / don’t mind the turntable guy here, D.ST – the gorgeous DSD mastering of the SA-CD is worth whatever you have to pay for it (I paid about $30 for it, in the last few years; not sure if it’s still in print as an SA-CD in Japan).
Sound System” (1984) is the 2nd “Rockit” band album. I just have the regular Columbia Records 7 track CD of it (it’s a 6 track album, so 1 x bonus track here). You might’ve seen the video from this album, “Hardrock”, I believe (it’s either that or “Metal Beat”). Don’t miss the Foday Musa Suso performance on “electrified kora”.

 

Perfect Machine” (1988) is the 3rd and final LP / CD with the “Rockit” band, and, apparently, Herbie Hancock’s last LP / CD for Columbia Records. It is easily my favorite of the trilogy, for a variety of reasons. “Vibe Alive”! “Beat Wise”! I have a Japanese paper sleeve, which is designated as a “Master Sound” release. D.ST is present as “DST” still scratching away on his turntables. I once used this album as a backing soundtrack to a video of a visit to Singapore that I had, and maybe that’s part of why I love it so.

 

If you have only ever heard “Future Shock”, I urge you to go out and buy “Sound System” and “Perfect Machine! They are wonderful sounding CD’s, and they not “jazz” or anything else – they GREAT!

 

I remember buying a laserdisc of a live show by Herbie Hancock, and it had the Godley and Crème video for “Rockit” on it. Oh yeah! I wonder if “Rockit” exists as a DVD track or maybe even a Herbie Hancock blu-ray? Well, I can dream. I would love to see all the “Rockit” band videos compiled properly; I only ever got some off of airchecks, but I think I have the “Sound System” videos from ¾” U-matic tape.

Squeeze (UK 45’s)

Happy birthday Chris Difford of Squeeze (1954).

Without really shooting for it, I seem to have ended up with rather a lot of Squeeze UK 45’s!

Decent songwriting, great vocals; great songs!

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN                                                     A&M UK                          AMS 8259

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, promo

 

ANOTHER NAIL IN MY HEART (PS) clear                      A&M UK                          AMS 7507

1980 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, clear vinyl

ANOTHER NAIL IN MY HEART / PRETTY THING         A&M UK                          AMS 7507

1980 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

BANG BANG (PS)                                                               A&M UK                          AMS 7360

1978 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, green vinyl

 

BLACK COFFEE IN BED (PS) promo                             A&M UK                          AMS 8219

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, promo

 

CHRISTMAS DAY / GOING CRAZY (PS) white              A&M UK                          AMS 7495

1979 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, white vinyl

 

COOL FOR CATS (PS)                                                       A&M DE                          AMS 6899

1979 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

COOL FOR CATS (PS) pink                                              A&M UK                          AMS 7426

1979 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, pink vinyl

 

GOODBYE GIRL / SAINTS ALIVE                                     A&M UK                          AMS 7398

1978 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

HEARTBREAKING WORLD (10″)                                     A&M UK                          AMY 291

1985 4 TRKS stereo

 

IF I DIDN’T LOVE YOU (PS)                                               A&M US                          AM-1616-S

1980 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, 5″ disc

 

KING GEORGE STREET (PS)                                           A&M UK                          AM 306

1986 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

LABELLED WITH LOVE (PS)                                            A&M UK                          AMS 8166

1981 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

NO PLACE LIKE HOME (PS)                                            A&M UK                          AM 277

1985 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

PACKET OF THREE (EP) (PS)                                         DEPTFORD FUN UK   DFC 01

1977 3 TRKS with pic sleeve; debut

 

PULLING MUSSELS (FROM THE SHELL) (PS)           A&M US                          AM-2247

1980 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

PULLING MUSSELS (FROM THE SHELL) (PS) red    A&M UK                          AMS 7523

1980 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, red vinyl

 

SLAP AND TICKLE / ALL’S WELL                                   A&M UK                          AMS 7466

1979 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

TAKE ME I’M YOURS (Edit) (PS)                                      A&M UK                          AMS 7335

1978 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

TEMPTED / TRUST (PS)                                                    A&M US                          AM-2345

1981 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

TEMPTED / YAP YAP YAP (PS)                                        A&M UK                          AMS 8147

1981 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, promo

 

TRUST ME TO OPEN MY MOUTH (PS)                          A&M UK                          AM 412

1987 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

UP THE JUNCTION / IT’S SO DIRTY                               A&M UK                          AMS 7444

1979 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

WHEN THE HANGOVER STRIKES (PS)                        A&M UK                          AMS 8237

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, promo

Kevin Ayers

Yesterday, happy birthday to Kevin Ayers (of The Soft Machine) (1945).

I’ve been a fan of Kevin Ayers for something like 45 years! It’s so nice that he almost immediately made solo album, after leaving Soft Machine.

 

7″                 AFTER THE SHOW / THANK YOU VERY MUCH                                              ISLAND UK                   WIP 6201          1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

CD                ALIVE IN CALIFORNIA                                                                                           BOX US                         BOPCD 002     2004 15 TRKS stereo CD Live

 

CD                BANANA FOLLIES                                                                                                  HUX UK                         HUXCD 007     1996 15 TRKS Live ’72

 

CD                BANANA PRODUCTIONS – BEST OF                                                                HARVEST UK               792618.2          1989 19 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

LP                BANANAMOUR                                                                                                       HARVEST UK               SHVL 807         1973 9 TRKS stereo LP UK original edition, w/o booklet

SHM-CD      BANANAMOUR                                                                                                       PARLOPHONE JPN   WPCR-15527  2014 16 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

 

CD                BBC RADIO 1 LIVE IN CONCERT                                                                      WINDSONG UK           WINCD 018      1992 9 TRKS stereo CD Live 1972

 

7″                 CARIBBEAN MOON / TAKE ME TO TAHITI                                                        HARVEST UK               HAR 5071         1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

CD                COLLECTION OF GREATEST HITS, A                                                              SEE FOR MILES UK   SEECD 117      1990 16 TRKS stereo CD collection

LP                COLLECTION OF GREATEST HITS, A                                                              SEE FOR MILES UK   CM 117

1990 16 TRKS stereo LP collection

 

CD                CONFESSIONS OF DR. DREAM, THE                                                              ISLAND JPN                 UICY-9531        2005 9 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

LP                CONFESSIONS OF DR. DREAM, THE                                                              ISLAND UK                   ILPS 9263         1974 8 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

LP                DIAMOND JACK AND THE QUEEN OF PAIN                                                   CHARLY UK                 CR 30224         1983 10 TRKS stereo LP

 

CD                DIDN’T FEEL LONELY TILL I THOUGHT OF YOU – ISLAND YEARS           EDSEL UK                    MEDCD 749     2004 29 TRKS stereo 2CD

 

7″                 DON’T LET IT GET YOU DOWN / OH WOT A DREAM (PS)                            HARVEST FR               2C006-05218  1972 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

7″                 FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN / EVERYBODY KNOWS THE SONG                     ISLAND UK                   WIP 6271          1976 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

CD                FALLING UP                                                                                                            VIRGIN UK                    CDV 2510         1988 8 TRKS stereo CD

LP                FALLING UP                                                                                                            VIRGIN DE                    208 915             1988 8 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

CD                FEELING THIS WAY                                                                                              FNAC FR                       593134

1992 2 TRKS stereo CD Single CD5 promo

CD                JOY OF A TOY                                                                                                         TOSHIBA JPN              TOCP-67357    2004 16 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

SHM-CD      JOY OF A TOY                                                                                                         PARLOPHONE JPN   WPCR-15524  2014 15 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

 

7″                 MONEY MONEY MONEY / STRANGER IN BLUE SUEDE SHOES (PS)      HARVEST UK               HAR 5198         1980 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

7″                 MY SPEEDING HEART / CHAMPAGNE AND VALIUM (PS)                            CHARLY UK                 CYZ-7-107        1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

LP                ODD DITTIES                                                                                                          HARVEST UK               SHSM 2005      1976 14 TRKS stereo LP collection

SHM-CD      ODD DITTIES                                                                                                          PARLOPHONE JPN   WPCR-15528  2014 17 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

 

LP                RAINBOW TAKEAWAY                                                                                          HARVEST UK               SHSP 4085      1978 9 TRKS stereo LP

SHM-CD      RAINBOW TAKEAWAY                                                                                          PARLOPHONE JPN   WPCR-15530  2014 16 TRKS stereo SHM-CD kami sleeve

 

SHM-CD      SHOOTING AT THE MOON                                                                                  PARLOPHONE JPN   WPCR-15525  2014 15 TRKS stereo SHM-CD kami sleeve

 

CD                SONGS FOR INSANE TIMES – ANTHOLOGY                                                   HARVEST UK               5215570           2008 60 TRKS stereo 4CD box collection

 

CD                STILL LIFE WITH GUITAR (Jpn)                                                                          ARCHIVE JPN              AIRAC 1700      2013 13 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve, 3 x bonus tracks

 

7″                 STRANGER IN BLUE SUEDE SHOES / STARS                                              HARVEST UK               HAR 5042         1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

CD                SWEET DECEIVER                                                                                               ISLAND JPN                 UICY-9532        2005 11 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

LP                SWEET DECEIVER                                                                                               ISLAND NL                   88591 IT            1975 9 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

LP                THAT’S WHAT YOU GET BABE                                                                           HARVEST UK               SHSP 4106      1980 10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

SHM-CD      THAT’S WHAT YOU GET BABE                                                                           PARLOPHONE JPN   WPCR-15531  2014 14 TRKS stereo SHM-CD kami sleeve

 

CD                UNFAIRGROUND, THE                                                                                        VICTOR JPN                VICP-63981      2007 10 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

 

7″                 UP SONG, THE / EVERYBODY’S SOMETIME AND SOME…                          ISLAND UK                   WIP 6194          1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

CD                WHAT MORE CAN I SAY…                                                                                   REEL UK                      RR 009

2008 7 TRKS stereo CD

 

SHM-CD      WHATEVERSHEBRINGSWESING                                                                     PARLOPHONE JPN   WPCR-

15526          2014 18 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

 

LP                YES WE HAVE NO MANANAS                                                                              ABC US                         AB-1021            1977 10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

SHM-CD      YES WE HAVE NO MANANAS                                                                              PARLOPHONE JPN   WPCR-15529  2014 19 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

 

LP                JUNE 1ST, 1974                                                                                                    ISLAND US                   ILPS 9291         1974 9 TRKS stereo LP Live album, with Eno, John Cale etc.