John Wetton

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wetton

I will never forget finding Mogul Thrash, before I knew who was in them.  It was a terrible album on RCA UK.

Later, I discovered John Wetton was the bassist of Family, a band I loved very much.  I still think his best work was with Family.

Later still, he joined King Crimson…then Asia…had a solo career…while there are those who favor his K.C. activities, I always loved his work on “Fearless” and “Bandstand”, making my favorite Family 45 “Burlesque”.

 

Colosseum

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

COLOSSEUM

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

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

2002 8 TRKS collection DVD-Audio

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

1971 8 TRKS stereo LP collection

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

1971 8 TRKS stereo LP collection

LP                 COLOSSEUM LIVE                                                                     BRONZE UK                   ICD 1                 1971

1971 6 TRKS stereo 2LP Live album

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

2016 12 TRKS stereo 2cd Live album

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

1972 6 TRKS stereo 2LP Live album, insert

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

1994 10 TRKS DTS-CD

CD                DAUGHTER OF TIME                                                                SEQUEL UK                    NEXCD 256       1970

1993 8 TRKS stereo CD

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

2016 9 TRKS stereo BSCD2 kami sleeve, British jazz

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

1970 8 TRKS stereo LP promo

LP                 GRASS IS GREENER, THE                                                          DUNHILL US                  DS 50079         1970

1970 8 TRKS stereo LP US version

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

2004 14 TRKS stereo CD

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

1969 8 TRKS stereo LP

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

2016 9 TRKS stereo BSCD2 kami sleeve, British jazz

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

1969 6 TRKS stereo LP US version

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

2016 8 TRKS stereo LP re-issue, single sleeve

CD                VALENTYNE SUITE                                                                     SANCTUARY EU             SMEDD 097      1969

2004 15 TRKS stereo 2CD

LP                 VALENTYNE SUITE                                                                     VERTIGO UK                  VO 1                  1969

1969 7 TRKS stereo LP UK original edition

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

2016 7 TRKS stereo BSCD2 kami sleeve, British jazz

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

1969 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

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

1969 70m Colosseum, E. Clapton etc.

The Band

Happy birthday to Garth Hudson of The Band! (1937)  Garth still walks the Earth!

LP                 ANTHOLOGY                                                                                          CAPITOL US        SKBO-11856

1978 20 TRKS stereo 2LP collection

 

CD                BAND, THE                                                                                             CAPITOL US        25389.2

2000 19 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 BAND, THE                                                                                             CAPITOL US        STAO 132

1969 12 TRKS stereo LP

DVD             BAND, THE (“Classic Albums” DVD)                                                 EAGLE US             EV 30101-09

2005 75m “Classic Albums”

SA-CD          BAND, THE (SA-CD)                                                                               MOBILE FID US  UDSACD 2129

2013 12 TRKS SA-CD stereo Hybrid issue

 

LP                 BEST OF, THE                                                                                         CAPITOL US        ST 511553

1976 11 TRKS stereo LP collection, record club ed.

 

CD                BEST OF, THE Vol. 2                                                                             PYRAMID US       R2 75947

1999 11 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

SA-CD          CAHOOTS (SA-CD)                                                                                MOBILE FID US  UDSACD 2045

2009 11 TRKS stereo SA-CD Hybrid issue

 

7″                 DON’T DO IT (Live) / RAG MAMA RAG (Live) promo                       CAPITOL US        P-3433

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo; Live

 

CD                GREATEST HITS                                                                                     CAPITOL US        24941.2

2000 18 TRKS stereo CD

 

7″                 HANG UP MY ROCK AND ROLL SHOES / CALEDONIA MISSION      CAPITOL US        3500

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″                 I SHALL BE RELEASED / WEIGHT, THE                                                 CAPITOL US        2269

1968 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, debut 45?

7″                 I SHALL BE RELEASED / WEIGHT, THE (UK)                                        CAPITOL UK        CL 15559

1968 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, Capitol sleeve

7″                 I SHALL BE RELEASED / WEIGHT, THE promo                                    CAPITOL US        P-2269

1968 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, debut 45, promo

 

LP                 LAST WALTZ, THE                                                                                  WARNER US        3WS 3146

1978 29 TRKS stereo 3LP Live album, booklet, innersleeves

BD                LAST WALTZ, THE (BD)                                                                         MGM US             61502-4

2006 117m (’78 orig issue)

 

CD                MUSIC FROM BIG PINK                                                                       CAPITOL US        25390.2

2000 20 TRKS stereo CD 60’s recordings

LP                 MUSIC FROM BIG PINK                                                                       CAPITOL US        SKAO-2955

1968 11 TRKS stereo LP fold-out sleeve

LP                 MUSIC FROM BIG PINK (Jpn)                                                             CAPITOL JPN       ECS-50101

1976? 11 TRKS stereo LP insert, single sleeve

SA-CD          MUSIC FROM BIG PINK (SA-CD)                                                        MOBILE FID US  UDSACD 2044

2007 11 TRKS stereo SA-CD Hybrid issue

LP                 MUSIC FROM BIG PINK (UK)                                                              CAPITOL UK        ST 2955

1968 11 TRKS stereo LP single sleeve

DVD             MUSIC FROM BIG PINK 5.1                                                                CAPITOL US        77939.9

1968 11 TRKS 5.1 mix (’02 Issue)

 

CD                MUSICAL HISTORY, A                                                                           CAPITOL US        74090

2005 102 TRKS stereo 5CD set

DVD             MUSICAL HISTORY, A (DVD)                                                                CAPITOL US        74090

2005 9 TRKS stereo DVD video

 

SA-CD          NORTHERN LIGHTS – SOUTHERN CROSS (SA-CD)                             MOBILE FID US  UDSACD 2047

2010 8 TRKS SA-CD Hybrid issue

 

CD                ROCK OF AGES – IN CONCERT                                                             CAPITOL US        30181.2

2001 28 TRKS stereo 2CD Live

SA-CD          ROCK OF AGES – IN CONCERT (SA-CD)                                              MOBILE FID US  UDSACD 2046

2009 17 TRKS stereo SA-CD Hybrid issue

 

CD                STAGE FRIGHT                                                                                       CAPITOL US        19839.2

1990? 10 TRKS stereo CD

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

Ringo Starr

Happy birthday Ringo Starr (1940)!

RINGO!

LP                 BAD BOY (US)                                                                              PORTRAIT US          JR 35378

1978 10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve, promo

LP                 BLAST FROM YOUR PAST                                                           APPLE UK                 PCS 7170

1975 10 TRKS stereo LP collection, innersleeve, original issue

CD                EXTENDED VERSIONS                                                                 BMG SP US              65252

2003 10 TRKS stereo CD

CD                GOODNIGHT VIENNA                                                                 TOSHIBA JPN          TOCP-70507

2008 14 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

LP                 GOODNIGHT VIENNA                                                                 APPLE UK                 PCS 7168

1974 11 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve, original issue

LP                 GOODNIGHT VIENNA (Jpn)                                                        APPLE JPN               EAS 80095

1974 11 TRKS stereo LP insert & press kit

LP                 GOODNIGHT VIENNA (US)                                                         APPLE US                 SW-3417

1974 11 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

CD                LIVERPOOL 8                                                                               CAPITOL US             17388.2

2008 12 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 OLD WAVE (Can)                                                                         RCA CAN                  DXL1-3233

1983 10 TRKS stereo LP

CD                PHOTOGRAPH – VERY BEST OF                                                  CAPITOL US             4932.2

2007 20 TRKS stereo CD collection

DVD             PHOTOGRAPH – VERY BEST OF (DVD)                                      CAPITOL US             4932.2

2007 7 TRKS DVD vdieo

CD                RINGO                                                                                          TOSHIBA JPN          TOCP-70506

2008 13 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve, insert

LP                 RINGO (US)                                                                                  APPLE US                 SWAL 3413

1973 10 TRKS stereo LP large booklet, original issue

CD                RINGO RAMA                                                                               KOCH US                 8429

2003 13 TRKS stereo CD

DVD             RINGO RAMA LAND (DVD)                                                         KOCH US                 8429

2003 DVD video

CD                RINGO STARR AND HIS ALL STARR BAND Vol. 1                      RYKODISC US          RCD 10190

1990 12 TRKS stereo CD Live

CD                RINGO STARR AND HIS ALL STARR BAND Vol. 1                      BLOCKBUSTER US   1997

1997 12 TRKS stereo CD Live, Japan

CD                RINGO STARR AND HIS ALL STARR BAND Vol. 2                      RYKODISC US          RCD 20264

1993 15 TRKS stereo CD Live

CD                RINGO STARR AND HIS NEW ALL STARR BAND                       KING BISCUIT US    80032

2002 16 TRKS stereo CD Live

LP                 RINGO THE 4TH                                                                           POLYDOR UK          2310 556

1977 10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve, original issue

CD                RINGO’S ROTOGRAVURE                                                           ATLANTIC US           82417.2

1990? 11 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 RINGO’S ROTOGRAVURE                                                           POLYDOR UK          2302 040

1976 10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve, original issue

CD                SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY (US)                                                     CAPITOL US             98615.2

1995 12 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES (US)                                            BOARDWALK US     NB1 33246

1981 10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

DVD             SURROUND SOUND COLLECTION 5.1                                      KOCH US                 4496

2008 13 TRKS 5.1 mixes on DVD-A

CD                TIME TAKES TIME                                                                        PRIVATE US             82097

1992 10 TRKDS stereo CD

CD                VERTICAL MAN                                                                            MERCURY US          558598.2

1998 13 TRKS stereo CD

Progressive Rock Part 2

Happy birthday to songwriter Burt Bacharach (1929); comedian George Carlin (1938); singer Ian Dury (1942); Ian McLagan (Faces) (1945) and keyboardist / singer Steve Winwood (1948).

Part 2 – 70’s Progressive Rock

WISHBONE ASH “Argus” (MCA Japan UICY 20115)

I do own this one, but I found an old CD of it.  There is a Japanese SA-CD of it, but I never went for it.  I did not do this album when it got released; more like it kept cropping up, again and again.

YES “Close To The Edge” (Atlantic Japan WPCR 80307)

Not my favorite Yes album; I haven’t even bought the 5.1 mix BD of it yet!  In 1972, it was sort of where I stopped, as more interesting European LP’s came into view.

GENESIS “Selling England By The Pound” (Charisma Japan UICY 76718)

Always amazed that this one gets picked over “Foxtrot”, but I guess it happens.  I got an SA-CD of it, back when the British did ‘em (in the green box); I like this LP better than what came later.

STEVE HACKETT “Voyage Of The Acolyte” (Charisma Japan UICY 25537)

The first LP on this list that does not have an SA-CD or DVD-A of it – thus far!  Quite a good LP, actually.  I got on this one as a new release, and even bought what came after it!

PINK FLOYD “Dark Side Of The Moon” (Harvest Japan WPCR 80127)

I got both a European and a Japanese version of this SA-CD.  And I have a nice 1973 LP of it; having worked in a record store in the 70’s, I can attest to the fact that the posters in this album freaked some people out, and they duly got returned as “warped”.  The Japanese did a nice audiophile LP of it, too.

GRYPHON “Red Queen To Gryphon Three” (Talking Elephant TECD 313)

A great album, and no audiophile version?  And no Japanese pressing?  This band didn’t sound like ANYBODY else at the time, it came out in the US and promptly got people to ask if there were non-US copies.

Progressive Rock Part 1

Happy birthday to singer Eric Burdon (1941); comedian Mort Sahl (1927) and keyboardist Carla Bley (1938).

In Japan, the normally straight “Record Collector’s Magazine” has done a “70’s best progressive rock” story, showing LP covers.  Over the next few days, I will try to address some of these.  I wish I had a scanner, so you could see the collage for the cover of this magazine!  It’s the May 2016 issue.

Top of the list: Part 1

THE MOODY BLUES “Days Of Future Passed” (Deram Japan UICY 25554)

An LP that has been issued a lot!  But, justifiably so!  The beginning of ‘progressive rock” – perhaps?  Certainly a nice cover for 1967.  I remember when this was originally issued on CD, the sound was no good; thankfully, they got their act together for the SA-CD (2CD) issue!

KING CRIMSON “In The Court Of The Crimson King” (Wowow Japan IECP 30001)

In 1969, where were you?  Most of us were still under the spell of The Beatles (or The Rolling Stones), when this one rolled down the pike.  Thankfully, it never ever went away and I got to discover it in 1970 or so.  The cover describes the music, and that certainly hasn’t changed over the years.  Nice 5.1 version on the DVD-A version!

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER “Emerson, Lake & Palmer” (JVC Japan VICP 78001)

Another good debut album!  The DVD-A isn’t quite the full album in 5.1, but they do at least try!  Started walking with this one in 1970, with a nice Island UK copy – that I own to this day!

VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR “Pawn Hearts” (Charisma Japan UICY-25581)

Their 4th LP, but really quite good.  This version of the album has “Theme One” included.  Quite a good record, in fact – it drove the Italians nuts!  But I guess they went there and played it a LOT.

JETHRO TULL “Thick As A Brick” (Warner Japan WPCR-16473)

I like pretty much all of their early albums, and I don’t feel that any of them have been improved by remixing.  This one sounded pretty good, anyway!  The DVD-A mix is clear and STRONG!

Part 2 tomorrow!

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath were a “Vertigo” band (I knew that much), however their U.S. LP’s were all on Warner Brothers, in this country.  But Warner Brothers never seemed to change their artwork, as Mercury Records had done for the first couple of Uriah Heep LP’s (another “Vertigo” band).  So, to own U.S. pressings of Black Sabbath records was not particularly shameful, it didn’t seem so bad…and the Warner Brothers pressings were all pretty good sounding.

I believe I started my Black Sabbath fandom with their masterful 2nd album “Paranoid” – followed quickly by their 3rd album “Master Of Reality”; initially I got a Vertigo pressing, but that was sold off in the 80’s, after getting a CD of it…now I have a Japanese paper sleeve CD of it!  It couldn’t have taken me very long to decide that I had to own their debut album; perhaps I heard “N.I.B.” on the FM radio?  And that track certainly wasn’t on “Paranoid” or “Master of Reality”!

I never had the opportunity to see Black Sabbath on a stage; I have been told by people who saw them that they were VERY LOUD.

In real time, I never got around to their 4th LP, “Volume 4” at the time.  There were just so many LP’s I wanted to hear in 1972!!!  What to buy first?  Or perhaps I heard “Supernaut” on the FM radio and…in 2016, I own both a Warner Brothers LP & a Japanese paper sleeve CD of it AND Warner Brothers US LP’s and as many CD’s as I could find on all of their other LP’s – right up to “Never Say Die”!

So, some of their records mean very little to me in 2016.  But it did feel good to end with “Never Say Die”.  I really like that album!  So, I guess that means I still have 4 or 5 Black Sabbath albums to get more familiar with!  That being said, I am very OK with the first 4 Black Sabbath albums.  Will I buy 2CD versions of all of their stuff?  Well, I did, in fact, buy the 2CD & DVD-A of “Paranoid” already.  Gotta have the album in”quad”!  And I should probably take a look at what has been done for the debut album, as I am so fond of that one, too.  So, why isn’t there a single CD of “The Black Sabbath Singles”?

Ozzy Osbourne is not yet a figure of fun on the first 4 albums – and they all seem to enjoy playing together; they sound GREAT!

Just looking at the early LP’s, I see that the producer changed after the third album.  I wonder if that’s part of why I didn’t keep up with them?  If not that, then why didn’t I care between 1972 and 1978?  No way to tell, but I do have all of the U.S. Warner Brothers LP’s, should I ever desire to “know them better”!

David Bowie

Happy birthday singer – songwriter Bobby Goldsboro (1941).

My David Bowie collection is not extensive…

“HEROES”                                                                                                       TOSHIBA JPN              TOCP-70151                  CD

2007 10 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

“HEROES”                                                                                                       RYKODISC US             RCD 10143                     CD

1991 12 TRKS Stereo CD 2 x bonus tracks

“HEROES”                                                                                                       RCA IT                           PL 12522                        LP

1977 10 TRKS stereo LP insert

“HEROES” (PS)                                                                                              RCA AUS                      20629                              7″

1977 4 TRKS with pic sleeve; EP

 

1984 / (same)                                                                                                 RCA US                         JH-10026                        7″

1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only

 

ALADDIN SANE                                                                                             TOSHIBA JPN              TOCP-70145                  CD

2007 10 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

ALADDIN SANE re-issue                                                                             EMI EU                          499463.1                         LP

1999 10 TRKS stereo LP re-issue, innersleeve

 

ASHES TO ASHES (Edited) / IT’S NO GAME (Part 1) (PS)                    RCA US                         PB 12078                        7″

1980 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

ASHES TO ASHES (NTSC CDV)                                                               RYKODISC US             RCDV-1018                    CD

1989 4 TRKS stereo NTSC CDV

 

BAAL (PS)                                                                                                       RCA UK                         BOW 11                           7″

1982 5 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

BABY UNIVERSAL (Tin Machine)                                                              VICTOR JPN                VICP-15012                    CD

1991 4 TRK stereo CD Single CD5

 

BE MY WIFE / SPEED OF LIFE                                                                   RCA UK                         PB 1017                          7″

1977 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

BEST OF BOWIE                                                                                            VIRGIN US                    95692-0-8                       CD

2002 20 TRKS stereo CD

BEST OF BOWIE                                                                                            VIRGIN US                    90107/8.9                        CD

2002 47 TRKS, 4 hrs 12 min

BEST OF BOWIE (DVD)                                                                               VIRGIN US                    95692-0-8                       DVD

2002 9 TRKS DVD video, audio

 

BLUE JEAN / DANCING WITH THE BIG BOYS (PS) blue                     EMI AMERICA US       B-8231                             7″

1984 2 TRKS with pic sleeve; blue vinyl

 

BOWIE / ENO SAMPLER promo                                                                 RYKODISC US             VRCD 0142                    CD

1991 9 TRKS stereo CD promo

 

BOWIE AT THE BEEB                                                                                   VIRGIN US                    28958.2                           CD

2000 52 TRKS stereo 3CD boxed set, ’68 – ’72 recordings, ’00 live show

 

BOWIE RARE                                                                                                  RCA DE                         PL 45406                        LP

1983 11 TRKS stereo LP collection, innersleeve

 

BOYS KEEP SWINGING / FANTASTIC VOYAGE                                    RCA UK                         BOW 2                             7″

1979 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

BOYS KEEP SWINGING / FANTASTIC VOYAGE (PS)                           RCA DE                         PB 1585                          7″

1979 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

BREAKING GLASS (Live) (PS)                                                                   RCA UK                         BOW 1                             7″

1978 3 TRKS with pic sleeve, live 45

 

CAT PEOPLE (Putting Out Fire) / PAUL’S THEME (PS)                         BACKSTREET US       BSR-52024                     7″

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

CHAMELEON                                                                                                 STARCALL NZ             STAR 101                        LP

1978 12 TRKS stereo LP collection

 

CHANGES / ANDY WARHOL promo                                                         RCA US                         74-0605                           7″

1971? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

CHANGESONEBOWIE                                                                                 RCA US                         AFL1-1732                      LP

1976 11 TRKS stereo LP collection

 

CHANGESTWOBOWIE                                                                                RCA US                         AFL1-4202                      LP

1981 10 TRKS stereo LP collection, innersleeve

 

CHINA GIRL / SHAKE IT (PS)                                                                      EMI AMERICA US       B-8165                             7″

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

D.J. (PS)                                                                                                          RCA UK                         BOW 3                             7″

1979 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

DANCING IN THE STREET (PS) with Mick Jagger                                 EMI US                          B-8288                             7″

1985 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

DAVID BOWIE (Deluxe)                                                                               DERAM UK                   531792.5                         CD

2010 53 TRKS stereo 2CD Deluxe edition

DAVID BOWIE re-issue                                                                                DERAM FR                   291029                            LP

1980 14 TRKS stereo LP re-issue

 

DAVID LIVE                                                                                                    VIRGIN US                    74304.2                           CD

2005 21 TRKS stereo 2CD Live

DAVID LIVE                                                                                                    RCA US                         CPL2-0771                     LP

1974 17 TRKS stereo 2LP innersleeves, Live album

 

DAY-IN DAY-OUT (PS)                                                                                 EMI AMERICA US       B-8380                             7″

1987 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

DIAMOND DOGS                                                                                           RYKODISC US             RCD 10137                     CD

1974 13 TRKS stereo CD 2 x bonus tracks

DIAMOND DOGS                                                                                           RCA US                         CPL1-0576                     LP

1974 11 TRKS stereo LP

 

FAME / RIGHT                                                                                                RCA US                         PB 10320                        7″

1975 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

FASHION                                                                                                         RCA US                         JD 12140                        12″

1980 2 TRKS stereo 12″ no pic sleeve, promo-only

FASHION / SCREAM LIKE A BABY (PS)                                                   RCA UK                         BOW 7                             7″

1980 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

FOR THE COLLECTOR – EARLY (EP) (PS)                                              PYE UK                         7NX 8002                        7″

1972 4 TRKS with pic sleeve; EP

 

GOLDEN YEARS                                                                                           RCA US                         AFL1-4792                      LP

1983 9 TRKS stereo LP collection

 

GOLDEN YEARS / CAN YOU HEAR ME                                                   RCA US                         PB 10441                        7″

1975 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

HEATHEN                                                                                                       ISO / COLUMBIA US  CK 86656                        CD

2002 15 TRKS stereo 2CD vers.

 

HEROES / V-2 SCHNEIDER                                                                        RCA US                         PB 11121                        7″

1977 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

HUNKY DORY                                                                                                TOSHIBA JPN              TOCP-70143                  CD

2007 11 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

HUNKY DORY                                                                                                RYKODISC US             RCD 10133                     CD

1990 15 TRKS stereo CD 4 x bonus tracks

HUNKY DORY                                                                                                RCA US                         AYL1-3844                      LP

1971 11 TRKS stereo LP re-issue

 

JEAN GENIE, THE / ZIGGY STARDUST                                                    RCA UK                         RCA 2302                       7″

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

JOHN, I’M ONLY DANCING                                                                         RCA UK                         RCA 2263                       7″

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

JOHN, I’M ONLY DANCING / HANG ON TO YOURSELF                       RCA NZ                         60604                              7″

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

JOHN, I’M ONLY DANCING / JOE THE LION                                           RCA US                         PB 11887                        7″

1977 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

KNOCK ON WOOD (Live) / PANIC IN DETROIT (Live)                          RCA UK                         RCA 2466                       7″

1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

LABYRINTH (O.S.T.)                                                                                      EMI US                          46312.2                           CD

1986 12 TRKS stereo CD David Bowie, Trevor Jones

 

LET’S DANCE                                                                                                EMI US                          SO-17093                       LP

1983 8 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

LET’S DANCE (SA-CD)                                                                                VIRGIN EU                    543319.2                         SA-CD

2003 8 TRKS stereo SA-CD Hybrid issue

 

LET’S DANCE / CAT PEOPLE (PS)                                                           EMI AMERICA US       B-8158                             7″

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

LET’S TALK promo                                                                                        EMI AMERICA US       SPRO 9960/1                 LP

1983 5 TRKS stereo LP interview, promo-only

 

LIVE NASSAU COLISEUM ’76                                                                    EMI EU                          BOWLIVE032376CD    CD

2010 15 TRKS stereo 2CD re-issue (cover holds CD’s)

LIVE NASSAU COLISEUM ’76 (LP)                                                           EMI EU                          BOWLIVE032376LP     LP

2010 15 TRKS stereo 2LP re-issue (cover holds CD’s)

 

LODGER                                                                                                          TOSHIBA JPN              TOCP-70152                  CD

2007 10 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

LODGER                                                                                                          RYKODISC US             RCD 10146                     CD

1991 12 TRKS stereo CD 2 x bonus tracks

LODGER                                                                                                          RCA US                         AQL1-3254                     LP

1979 10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

LOOK BACK IN ANGER (mono) / (stereo)                                                RCA US                         JH-11724                        7″

1979 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only

 

LOVE YOU TILL TUESDAY                                                                          DERAM UK                   BOWIE 1                          LP

1984 11 TRKS stereo LP re-issue

 

LOVING THE ALIEN (Remix) / DON’T LOOK DOWN (Remix) (PS)     EMI AMERICA UK       EA 195                             7″

1984 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, gatefold

 

LOW                                                                                                                 TOSHIBA JPN              TOCP-70150                  CD

2007 11 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

LOW                                                                                                                 RYKODISC US             RCD 10142                     CD

1991 14 TRKS Stereo CD 3 x bonus tracks

LOW                                                                                                                 RCA US                         CPL1-2030                     LP

1977 11 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, THE (DVD)                                                 CRITERION                  304                                   DVD

1976 139m David Bowie, with book

 

MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD, THE                                                        TOSHIBA JPN              TOCP-8862                    CD

1996 13 TRKS stereo CD 3 x bonus tracks

MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD, THE                                                        TOSHIBA JPN              TOCP-70142                  CD

2007 9 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD, THE (Mercury)                                      MERCURY US             SR 61325                        LP

1970 9 TRKS stereo LP pirate?

MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD, THE (RCA)                                            RCA US                         AFL1-4816                      LP

1972 9 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve, re-issue

 

MEMORY OF A FREE FESTIVAL (Part 1) / (Part 2)                                 MERCURY US             73075                              7″

1970? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

MODERN LOVE (Studio) / MODERN LOVE (Live) (PS)                         EMI AMERICA US       B-8177                             7″

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

NEVER LET ME DOWN                                                                                EMI US                          46677.2                           CD

1987 11 TRKS stereo CD

NEVER LET ME DOWN                                                                                TOSHIBA JPN              TOCP-70156                  CD

2007 10 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

NEVER LET ME DOWN                                                                                EMI US                          PJ-17267                        LP

1987 11 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

NEVER LET ME DOWN (PS)                                                                       EMI AMERICA US       B-43031                          7″

1986 2 TRKS stereo 45 with pic sleeve

 

NEXT DAY, THE                                                                                             COLUMBIA US            46192.2                           CD

2013 17 TRKS stereo CD

 

PETER AND THE WOLF green                                                                   RCA US                         ARL1-2743                     LP

1978 2 TRKS stereo LP green vinyl

 

PIN UPS                                                                                                          RYKODISC US             RCD 10136                     CD

1973 14 TRKS stereo CD 2 x bonus tracks

PIN UPS                                                                                                          RCA US                         AYL1-4653                      LP

1973 12 TRKS stereo LP re-issue

PIN UPS                                                                                                          TOSHIBA JPN              TOCP-95046                  SHM-CD

2009 12 TRKS stereo SHM-CD kami sleeve

 

RADIO SESSION (Tin Machine)                                                                 VICTOR JPN                VICP-15014                    CD

1991 4 TRK stereo CD Single CD5

 

REALITY                                                                                                          COLUMBIA US            CN 90743                       CD

2004 11 TRKS stereo CD

REALITY 5.1                                                                                                    COLUMBIA US            CN 90743                       DVD

2004 11 TRKS DVD audio “5.1 Multichannel Version”

 

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL WITH ME (Long) / (Short)                                                RCA US                         JB-10105                        7″

1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL WITH ME / PANIC IN DETROIT (Live)                           RCA US                         PB 10105                        7″

1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

SCARY MONSTERS                                                                                      TOSHIBA JPN              TOCP-70153                  CD

1980 10 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

SCARY MONSTERS                                                                                      RYKODISC US             RCD 20147                     CD

1992 14 TRKS Stereo CD 4 x bonus tracks

SCARY MONSTERS                                                                                      RCA US                         AQL1-3647                     LP

1980 10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

SCARY MONSTERS (12″)                                                                            RCA DE                         PC 9657                          12″

1980 2 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

SCARY MONSTERS (Jpn)                                                                           RCA JPN                       RVP-6472                       LP

1980 10 TRKS stereo LP insert

 

SCARY MONSTERS (SA-CD)                                                                     VIRGIN EU                    543318.2                         SA-CD

2003 10 TRKS SA-CD Hybrid issue

 

SCARY MONSTERS INTERVIEW                                                               RCA US                         DJL1-3840                      LP

1980 15 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve, promo-only

 

SERIOUS MOONLIGHT (DVD)                                                                   VIRGIN US                    41540.9                           DVD

2006 DVD DTS Surround Sound

 

SORROW / AMSTERDAM                                                                            RCA US                         APB0-0160                     7″

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

SPACE ODDITY                                                                                             TOSHIBA JPN              TOCP-70141                  CD

2007 10 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

SPACE ODDITY                                                                                             RYKODISC US             RCD 10131                     CD

1990 13 TRKS stereo CD 3 x bonus tracks

SPACE ODDITY                                                                                             RCA US                         LSP-4813                        LP

1972 9 TRKS stereo LP with poster, innersleeve, re-issue

SPACE ODDITY (EP) (PS)                                                                           RCA US                         EP-45-103                      7″

1972 4 TRKS with pic sleeve; EP – promo

SPACE ODDITY / (Same)                                                                            MERCURY US             DJ-133                             7″

1970? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve; promo

 

SPACE ODDITY / MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD, THE (PS)               RCA US                         74-0876                           7″

1973 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

SPECIAL                                                                                                         RCA JPN                       SRA 9503/4                    LP

1976 21 TRKS stereo 2LP collection

 

STAGE                                                                                                             RCA US                         CPL2-2913                     LP

1978 17 TRKS stereo 2LP Live album, insert

 

STARMAN / SUFFRAGETTE CITY                                                              RCA UK                         RCA 2199                       7″

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

STARS (ARE OUT TONIGHT, THE (PS) white                                         SONY US                      4917                                 7″

2013 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

STATION TO STATION                                                                                 TOSHIBA JPN              TOCP-70149                  CD

2007 6 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

STATION TO STATION                                                                                 RYKODISC US             RCD 10141                     CD

1991 8 TRKS stereo CD 2 x bonus tracks

STATION TO STATION                                                                                 EMI US                          BOWSTSD 2010            CD

2010 18 TRKS stereo 2CD set

STATION TO STATION                                                                                 RCA US                         APL1-1327                     LP

1976 6 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

STATION TO STATION 5.1                                                                          EMI US                          BOWSTSD 2010            DVD

2010 6 TRKS stereo / 5.1 DVD-A

STATION TO STATION re-issue                                                                 EMI EU                          BOWSTSL2010             LP

2010 6 TRKS stereo LP re-issue, insert (cover holds CD’s etc.)

 

SUE (OR IN A SEASON OF CRIME)                                                          COLUMBIA US            28701                              10″

2014 3 TRKS stereo 10″ with pic sleeve

 

THIS IS NOT AMERICA / (Pat Metheny Group) (PS)                               EMI AMERICA US       B-8251                             7″

1985 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

TIN MACHINE                                                                                                TOSHIBA JPN              TOCP-70157                  CD

2007 14 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

TIN MACHINE                                                                                                EMI US                          E1-91990                        LP

1989 12 TRKS stereo LP

 

TIN MACHINE II                                                                                             VICTORY US                511216.2                         CD

1991 12 TRKS stereo CD

 

TONIGHT                                                                                                         EMI US                          SJ-17138                        LP

1984 9 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

TONIGHT / TUMBLE AND TWIRL (PS)                                                      EMI AMERICA US       B-8246                             7″

1984 2 TRKS with pic sleeve; poster sleeve

 

TVC 15 / WE ARE THE DEAD                                                                     RCA UK                         RCA 2682                       7″

1976 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

UNDER THE GOD (Tin Machine)                                                               EMI UK                          10MT 68                          10″

1989 3 TRKS stereo

 

UP THE HILL BACKWARDS / CRYSTAL JAPAN (PS)                           RCA UK                         BOW 9                             7″

1981 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

YOUNG AMERICANS                                                                                   TOSHIBA JPN              TOCP-6211                    CD

1991 11 TRKS Stereo CD 3 x bonus tracks

YOUNG AMERICANS                                                                                   RCA US                         APL1-0998                     LP

1975 8 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

YOUNG AMERICANS / KNOCK ON WOOD                                             RCA US                         PB 10152                        7″

1975 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS                           TOSHIBA JPN              TOCP-70144                  CD

2007 11 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS                           RYKODISC US             RCD 10134                     CD

1972 16 TRKS stereo CD 5 x bonus tracks

ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS                           RCA US                         LSP 4702                        LP

1972 11 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (DVD)              VIRGIN US                    92996.9                           DVD

2003 Dolby Digital 5.1

ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (MD)                 RYKODISC US             RMD 10134                    MD

1972 16 TRKS stereo Minidisc

ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (MFSL)            MOBILE US                  MFSL 1-064                    LP

1981 11 TRKS stereo LP MFSL

ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS 5.1                    VIRGIN EU                    521900.2                         SA-CD

2003 11 TRKS SA-CD Hybrid 5.1

Gentle Giant

Happy birthday Johnny Otis (1921 – 2012), Edgar Winter (1947) and Alex Chilton (The Boxtops) (1950 – 2010).

 

Gentle Giant

 

“The Power & The Glory” CD + DVD packaging should still readily be available, despite having been re-released in 2014.

 

They first came to my attention with “Octopus”, “Knots” in particular (based upon an amusing book by R.D. Laing). Great drumming throughout from Mr. John Weathers!

 

However, with a new album out (“In A Glass House”) – there didn’t seem to be a U.S. issue for it. So, guess it was a ‘no-brainer’ to buy a slightly more expensive imported LP of it, with it’s plastic pane cover and ‘choppy’ music.

 

What? They signed with a US label?

 

After a flurry of releases on Capitol Records, by the time the 80’s rolled around, it seemed like Gentle Giant didn’t exist anymore. No more new LP’s? Well, not for nearly 20 years. CD’s started getting issued, new liner notes / interviews, a new label (Alucard); also seems that John Weathers ”retired” from his full-time position behind the drums.

 

The Vertigo LP’s all got done as paper (kami) sleeve CD’s in Japan; there is even a Japanese SA-CD for “Octopus”! Alucard issued a decent sounding “In A Glass House” CD and, as of 2014, a 5.1 version of “The Power and The Glory” exists. And all of the later LP’s are finally on CD.

 

Generally speaking, anything you can find on their own label, Alucard, should sound fine. I know there is at least one set of CD’s that have funky covers, but sound good.

 

I never had the chance to see them play live, alas. There are DVD’s of them, on assorted stages, “Giant on the Box” etc., not sure how many volumes.

 

They really seem to polarize fans; either you love them or are not interested. I doubt the non-Vertigo LP’s are expensive yet, so maybe you can still find some original LP’s out there, in the woods.