Leonard Cohen

Happy birthday Gordon Lightfoot (1938), Gene Clark (of The Byrds) (1941) and Dino Martin Jr. (Dino, Desi & Billy) (1953).  I don’t particularly collect any of these people, today – I guess Dino, Desi & Billy are as close as I can get to “collecting”.

LEONARD COHEN

CD                BE FOR REAL                                                                                     COLUMBIA US     CSK 5607          1993

1993 3 TRKS stereo CD5 promo

CD                BEST OF, THE                                                                                    COLUMBIA US     CK 34077         1975

1990? 12 TRKS stereo CD collection

LP                 BEST OF, THE                                                                                    COLUMBIA US     PC 34077         1975

1975 12 TRKS stereo LP collection; innersleeve, insert

DVD             BIRD ON A WIRE (DVD)                                                                   MACHAT US         TPDVD 166       1972

1972 106m Tony Palmer, dir.

7″                 BIRD ON THE WIRE promo                                                             COLUMBIA US     4-44827           1969

1969 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

CD                CAN’T FORGET – A SOUVENIR OF THE GRAND TOUR                   COLUMBIA US     74162               2015

2015 10 TRKS stereo CD Live album

CD                COHEN LIVE                                                                                      COLUMBIA US     CK 66327         1994

1994 13 TRKS stereo CD Live

CD                COHEN LIVE (EP)                                                                              COLUMBIA EU     SAMP 2214.2   1994

1994 3 TRKS stereo CD Single CD5, promo

MD               COHEN LIVE (MD)                                                                            COLUMBIA EU     477171.8         1994

1994 13 TRKS stereo Minidisc

CD                DEAR HEATHER                                                                                 COLUMBIA US     CK 92891         2004

2004 13 TRKS stereo CD

CD                DEATH OF A LADIES’ MAN                                                               CBS EU                  CDCBS 86042  1977

1990? 8 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 DEATH OF A LADIES’ MAN                                                               WARNER US         BS 3125            1977

1977 8 TRKS stereo LP

CD                FIELD COMMANDER COHEN – TOUR OF ’79                                COLUMBIA US     CK 66210.2      1979

2000 12 TRKS stereo CD Live ’79

LP                 FIELD COMMANDER COHEN – TOUR OF ’79                                M.O.V. EU            MOVLP 1012   1979

2000 12 TRKS stereo LP Live ’79

CD                FUTURE, THE                                                                                     COLUMBIA US     CK 53226         1992

1992 9 TRKS stereo CD

MD               FUTURE, THE (MD)                                                                           COLUMBIA EU     472498.3         1992

1992 9 TRKS stereo Minidisc

7″                 FUTURE, THE / SUZANNE                                                                 COLUMBIA US     38-749409       2009

2009 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, live; insert

7″                 GUESTS, THE / LOST CANADIAN, THE (PS)                                     CBS DE                  7938                 1979

1979 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, promo

7″                 HEY, THAT’S NO WAY TO SAY GOODBYE / SUZANNE promo      COLUMBIA US     4-44439           1967

1967? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

CD                I’M YOUR MAN                                                                                 CBS EU                  460642.2         1988

1988 8 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 I’M YOUR MAN                                                                                 CBS EU                  460642.1         1988

1988 8 TRKS stereo LP

DVD             LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…MR. LEONARD COHEN (DVD)            ONF / NFB            DVD-117           1965

1996 feature film, B&W

LP                 LIEBESTRAUME                                                                                 CBS DE                  84718               1980

1980 16 TRKS stereo LP collection

CD                LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT 1970                                                 COLUMBIA US     57067.2            1970

2009 19 TRKS stereo CD

DVD             LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT 1970 (DVD)                                      COLUMBIA US     57067.2            1970

2009 16 TRKS DVD Video

CD                LIVE SONGS                                                                                       CBS EU                  CDCBS 65224  1973

1990? 10 TRKS stereo CD Live

LP                 LIVE SONGS                                                                                       CBS NL                  S 65224            1973

1973 10 TRKS stereo LP Live

CD                LIVE! – FROM THE COMPLEX 4/18/93 promo-only                    COLUMBIA US     CSK 5249 SI     1993

1993 8 TRKS stereo CD Live, promo-only

7″                 MEMORIES / DON’T GO HOME WITH YOUR HARD-ON (PS)     CBS NL                  5882                 1977

1977 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

MD               MORE BEST OF (MD)                                                                       COLUMBIA US     CM 68636        1997

1997 13 TRK stereo Minidisc collection

CD                NEVER ANY GOOD                                                                            COLUMBIA EU     665072.1         1997

1997 2 TRKS stereo CD Single CD5, promo

CD                NEW SKIN FOR THE OLD CEREMONY                                            CBS EU                  CDCBS 69087  1974

1990? 11 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 NEW SKIN FOR THE OLD CEREMONY #1                                       COLUMBIA US     KC 33167         1974

1974 11 TRKS stereo LP artwork cover

LP                 NEW SKIN FOR THE OLD CEREMONY #2 promo                          COLUMBIA US     KC 33167         1974

1974 11 TRKS stereo LP photo cover, promo

LP                 OLD IDEAS                                                                                         COLUMBIA US     C 798671.1      2012

2012 10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve & insert

7″                 PASSING THROUGH (mono / stereo) promo                               COLUMBIA US     4-45852           1973

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

CD                POPULAR PROBLEMS                                                                      COLUMBIA US     1429.2              2014

2014 9 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 POPULAR PROBLEMS                                                                      COLUMBIA US     1429.1              2014

2014 9 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

CD                RECENT SONGS                                                                                 CBS EU                  CDCBS 86097  1979

1990? 10 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 RECENT SONGS                                                                                 COLUMBIA US     JC 36264          1979

1979 10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve, promo

7″                 SCOOP 33 1/3 (EP) (PS)                                                                  CBS UK                 7SR 5022          1983

1983 6 TRK EP; with pic sleeve

LP                 SIX MONTREAL POETS                                                                     FOLKWAYS US     FL 9805             1957

1957 6 TRKS mono LP with insert; with Irving Leyton etc.

CD                SONGS FROM A ROOM                                                                   SONY JPN             MHCP 1334     1969

2007 12 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

LP                 SONGS FROM A ROOM                                                                   COLUMBIA US     CS 9767            1969

1969 10 TRKS stereo LP

CD                SONGS FROM THE ROAD                                                                COLUMBIA US     75908.2            2010

2010 12 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 SONGS FROM THE ROAD (2LP)                                                      COLUMBIA US     77112.1            2010

2010 12 TRKS stereo 2LP

DVD             SONGS FROM THE ROAD (DVD)                                                     COLUMBIA US     75908.2            2010

2010 13 TRKS DVD Video

CD                SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN                                                          SONY JPN             MHCP 1333     1967

2007 12 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

LP                 SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN                                                          COLUMBIA US     CS 9533            1966

1966 10 TRKS stereo LP lyrics insert, autographed on front cover

CD                SONGS OF LOVE AND HATE                                                            SONY JPN             MHCP 1335     1971

2007 9 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

LP                 SONGS OF LOVE AND HATE                                                            COLUMBIA US     C 30103            1971

1971 8 TRKS stereo LP with booklet

LP                 SONGS OF LOVE AND HATE (UK)                                                    CBS UK                 S 69004            1971

1971 8 TRKS stereo LP

LP                 SONGS OF…A SERIOUS OLD MAN pirate                                     METROPOLE EU  11497               1985

1985 22 TRKS stereo 2LP Live album, pirate; inserts

CD                TEN NEW SONGS                                                                              COLUMBIA US     CK 85953         2001

2001 10 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 TEN NEW SONGS                                                                              COLUMBIA US     C 85953            2001

2001 10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

CD                VARIOUS POSITIONS                                                                       CBS EU                  CDCBS 26222  1984

1990? 9 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 VARIOUS POSITIONS                                                                       CBS EU                  26222               1984

1984 9 TRKS stereo LP

CD                ZURICH 1993 pirate                                                                        LIVE STORM EU   LSCD 51619     1994

1994 8 TRKS stereo CD Live, pirate

The Beatles

“Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis is released today (1957)!

THE BEATLES – “The Beatles” (Apple US 2LP) 1968

Lots of mystery surrounding this 2LP set…and it’s cover! Usually, it has 30 tracks, a poster and 4 suitable for framing portraits of each Beatle.

THE CD’s:

SHM-CD       BEATLES, THE (Double White)                    UNIVERSAL JPN  UICY-76975/6  1968

2014 30 TRKS stereo 2xSHM-CD kami sleeve

 

CD                BEATLES, THE (Double White) mono         TOSHIBA JPN      46126/7            1968

2009 30 TRKS mono 2CD kami sleeve

 

 

THE VINYL:

 

LP                 BEATLES, THE (Double White) (Jpn)          TOSHIBA JPN      EAS-77001/2    1968

1980? 30 TRKS stereo 2LP inserts, poster; #A331637

 

LP                 BEATLES, THE (Double White) (US)            APPLE US             SWBO-101        1968

1968 30 TRKS stereo 2LP posters, photos #A0348349

 

LP                 BEATLES, THE (Double White) re-issue    APPLE US             24661.1            1968

2012 30 TRKS stereo 2xLP inserts, poster

 

LP                 BEATLES, THE (Double white) white          APPLE UK            PCS 7067/8      1968

1980? 30 TRKS stereo 2LP poster, re-issue, white vinyl

 

I am about to go see a film about The Beatles’ “White Album”, perhaps I’ll write about it later on again, too?

Delaney & Bonnie

Happy birthday Roy Wood (1948), Rickie Lee Jones (1954) and Bonnie Bramlett  (Delaney & Bonnie)(1944).

In the recent book “Waging Heavy Peace” by Neil Young, he mentions Delaney & Bonnie’s album on Elektra, “Accept No Substitute” their 2nd LP – in particular the song “When The Battle Is Over” – the whole LP appears to be arranged by Leon Russell (guitar and piano).  If you follow 60’s music at all, there are some other names you will recognize on this LP: Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle, Bobby Keys, Jim Price, Jim Keltner, Rita Coolidge…all in addition to Leon Russell!

I’ve got a Japanese LP of “Accept No Substitute”, from approx. 1980 or so.  And Mr. Delaney is long gone now, too.  Bonnie is very much still alive, however!

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

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaney_%26_Bonnie

Luther Grosvenor

Happy birthday Al Hirt (1922), Mary Travers (of Peter Paul & Mary) (1937), singer Johnny Rivers (1942) and Joni Mitchell (1943).

LUTHER GROSVENOR – “Under Open Skies” (Island Records), 1971

I bought “Under Open Skies” probably because it was on Island Records – before it ever came out in the US.  And when it did eventually come out in the US, it was still on Island Records (via Capitol)!

I just listened to it again – what a GREAT album!  Luther is also known as Ariel Bender, the guitarist of Mott The Hoople.  The songs are really good and the Gott Records CD of it has 2 x B-Sides, which only add to the fun.

It’s not a long album, quite the opposite!  It’s super short!  But that doesn’t take anything away from them.

I eventually got another Luther Grosvenor album, but I can’t remember any of it – even it’s title, “Floodgates”?

Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Happy birthday Keith Emerson (1944) and comedienne Goldie Hawn (1945).  According to my book, today is the day that Bill Haley & The Comets “Rock Around The Clock” is released in 1955.

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER – the keyboard player of The Nice;  The singer of King Crimson and the drummer of Atomic Rooster!  Over the years, I have collected a few variants…

LP                    BEST OF, THE                                                                                        ATLANTIC US         SD 19283      1980

1980 9 TRKS stereo LP collection

 

CD                   BRAIN SALAD SURGERY                                                                      RHINO US              R2 72459      1973

1996 9 TRKS stereo CD, 3D cover

CD                   BRAIN SALAD SURGERY                                                                      VICTOR JPN           VICP-62118   1973

2002 5 TRKS Stereo CD Kami sleeve

LP                    BRAIN SALAD SURGERY (DE) original                                               MANTICORE DE    87302 XOT    1973

1973 8 TRKS stereo LP poster, gimmix cover

LP                    BRAIN SALAD SURGERY (DE) re-issue                                              MANTICORE DE    87302 XOT    1973

1973 8 TRKS stereo LP re-issue

CD                   BRAIN SALAD SURGERY (Deluxe 2CD)                                             SANCTUARY EU     5308195       1973

2008 19 TRKS stereo 2CD

DVD                BRAIN SALAD SURGERY (DVD) 5.1                                                    RHINO US              R9 75980      1973

2000 9 TRKS 5.1 (1 x bonus track)

LP                    BRAIN SALAD SURGERY (Jpn)                                                            MANTICORE JPN   P-10114M     1973

1973 8 TRKS stereo LP insert, poster; gimmix cover

SA-CD             BRAIN SALAD SURGERY (SA-CD) 5.1                                                SANCTUARY EU     5308195       1973

2008 8 TRKS SA-CD Hybrid issue + 2CD

LP                    BRAIN SALAD SURGERY (US)                                                             MANTICORE US    MC 66669     1973

1973 8 TRKS stereo LP with poster, gimmix cover

 

7″                    BRAIN SALAD SURGERY (Excerpts) flexi                                          MANTICORE UK    LYN 2762       1973

1973 2 TRKS flexidisc, with pic sleeve

 

CD                   EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER                                                              RAZOR & TIE UK   33472            1970

2012 18 TRKS stereo CD

LP                    EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER                                                              ISLAND UK             ILPS 9132      1970

1970 6 TRKS stereo LP original UK edition

SHM-CD         EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER                                                              VICTOR JPN           VICP-64562   1970

2008 6 TRKS stereo SHM-CD Kami sleeve

LP                    EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER (2LP)                                                    M.O.V. NL              MOVLP 590  1970

2012 18 TRKS stereo 2LP re-issue, insert

LP                    EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER (DE)                                                      MANTICORE DE    87224 ET       1970

1970 6 TRKS stereo, 2nd edition re-issue

DVD                EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER (DVD) 5.1                                            RAZOR & TIE UK   33472            1970

2012 18 TRKS DVD-A 5.1

LP                    EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER (FR)                                                      ISLAND FR             6339 026      1970

1970 6 TRKS stereo

LP                    EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER re-issue                                               MANTICORE UK    K 43503         1970

1970 6 TRKS stereo, 2nd edition Manticore re-issue

 

7″                    FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN – PART 1                                 ATLANTIC US         3398              1977

1977 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                    FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN / BRAIN SALAD SURGERY    ATLANTIC UK        K 10946         1977

1977 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″                    FROM THE BEGINNING (mono) / (stereo)                                       COTILLION US       44158            1972

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

7″                    FROM THE BEGINNING / LIVING SIN                                                 COTILLION US       45-44158      1972

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

LP                    IN CONCERT                                                                                         ATLANTIC US         SD 19255      1979

1979 8 TRKS stereo LP Live album

 

CD                   ISLE OF WIGHT 1970                                                                          EAGLE US               EV 30135-9   1970

2006 4 TRKS stereo CD Live 1970

DVD                ISLE OF WIGHT 1970 (DVD)                                                               EAGLE US               EV 30135-9   1970

2006 DVD video Live 1970

 

7″                    JERUSALEM / WHEN THE APPLE BLOSSOMS IN THE…                   MANTICORE UK    K 13503         1973

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

LP                    LOVE BEACH (US)                                                                                ATLANTIC US         SD 19211      1978

1978 7 TRKS stereo LP insert

 

7″                    LUCKY MAN (Edit) promo                                                                  COTILLION US       45-44106      1970

1970 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

7″                    LUCKY MAN / FROM THE BEGINNING re-issue                               ATLANTIC US         OS 13153      1980

1980? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, re-issue

 

7″                    LUCKY MAN / KNIFE-EDGE (PS) (NL)                                                 ISLAND NL             6014 041      1970

1970 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

CD                   LUCKY MAN AND OTHER HITS                                                           RHINO US              R2 72922      1997

1997 7 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

7″                    NUTROCKER (US) (mono) / (stereo) promo                                    COTILLION US       44151            1972

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

7″                    NUTROCKER / GREAT GATES OF KIEV, THE (JPN) (PS)                    ATLANTIC JPN       P-1128A        1972

1972 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                    NUTROCKER / GREAT GATES OF KIEV, THE (US)                              COTILLION US       44151            1972

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

LP                    ON TOUR WITH promo-only                                                             ATLANTIC US         PR 281           1977

1977 2 TRKS stereo LP interview, promo-only

 

CD                   PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION                                                             VICTOR JPN           VICP-62116   1971

2002 12 TRKS Stereo CD Kami sleeve

LP                    PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION                                                             ISLAND UK             HELP 1           1971

1971 13 TRKS stereo LP Live album, inserts

LP                    PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION (DE)                                                     ISLAND DE             85854 XT       1971

1971 12 TRKS stereo LP re-issue

DVD                PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION (DVD)                                                  D2 VISION              ADVDP 002   1970

1970 42m

LP                    PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION (Mex)                                                 ATLANTIC MEX     LDWA 5033  1971

1981 12 TRKS stereo LP Live album, Mexican pressing

LP                    PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION re-issue                                              MANTICORE UK    K 33501         1971

1971 12 TRKS stereo LP re-issue

 

CD                   RETURN OF THE MANTICORE, THE – Disc #1                                   VICTORY US           480029.2      1993

1993 12 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

7″                    STONE OF YEARS (US) (mono) / (stereo) promo                            COTILLION US       44131            1971

1971 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

7″                    STONE OF YEARS / TIME AND A PLACE (US)                                   COTILLION US       45-44131      1971

1971 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

CD                   TARKUS                                                                                                 RAZOR & TIE UK   33482            1971

2012 17 TRKS stereo CD

LP                    TARKUS                                                                                                 ISLAND UK             ILPS 9155      1971

1971 7 TRKS stereo LP original UK edition

SHM-CD         TARKUS                                                                                                 VICTOR JPN           VICP-64563   1971

2008 7 TRKS stereo SHM-CD Kami sleeve

LP                    TARKUS (DE)                                                                                        ISLAND DE             85527 IT        1971

1971 7 TRKS stereo LP

DVD                TARKUS (DVD) 5.1                                                                               RAZOR & TIE UK   33482            1971

2012 18 TRKS DVD-A 5.1

LP                    TARKUS (IT) re-issue                                                                           MANTICORE IT      ORL 8214      1971

1971 7 TRKS stereo LP re-issue

LP                    TARKUS (Jpn)                                                                                       ATLANTIC JPN       P-10126A      1971

1976 7 TRKS stereo LP insert, re-issue

 

7″                    TIGER IN A SPOTLIGHT (Live) / PETER GUNN (Live)                        ATLANTIC US         3641              1979

1979 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

7″                    TIGER IN A SPOTLIGHT / ALL I WANT IS YOU                                  ATLANTIC US         3555              1978

1978 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

CD                   TRILOGY                                                                                                VICTOR JPN           VICP-63174   1972

2005 9 TRKS stereo CD Kami sleeve

LP                    TRILOGY (DE)                                                                                       MANTICORE DE    87227 XOT    1972

1972 9 TRKS stereo LP

 

LP                    WELCOME BACK MY FRIENDS…                                                        MANTICORE UK    K 63500         1974

1974 10 TRKS stereo 3LP Live album

 

CD                   WORKS Vol. 1                                                                                      SHOUT US              10785            1977

2008 14 TRKS stereo 2CD

LP                    WORKS Vol. 1 (US)                                                                              ATLANTIC US         SD2-7000      1977

1977 13 TRKS stereo 2LP

 

CD                   WORKS Vol. 2                                                                                      SHOUT US              10788            1977

2008 12 TRKS stereo CD collection

CD                   WORKS Vol. 2                                                                                      VICTOR JPN           VICP-64231   1977

2008 12 TRKS stereo CD collection

LP                    WORKS Vol. 2 (US)                                                                              ATLANTIC US         SD 19147      1977

1977 12 TRKS stereo LP collection

Family

Happy birthday Rick Gretch (of both Family and Blind Faith) (1945) – today “Wonderwall Music” by George Harrison is released – the first Beatles’ solo album (1968).

FAMILY

The initial Family LP was produced by Dave Mason of Traffic (and it had an insert)!  The 2nd Family LP had a giant poster in it.  “A Song For Me” had an insert in it.  I never had the chance to see them play live and I would love to see that!

CD                   ANYWAY                                                                                   MYSTIC UK                 MYSCD 171        1970

2000? 11 TRKS Stereo CD 3 x bonus tracks

LP                    ANYWAY                                                                                   REPRISE UK                RSX 9005            1970

1970 8 TRKS stereo LP ‘gimmix’ cover

 

CD                   BANDSTAND                                                                             ARCHIVE JPN             AIRAC-1089       1972

2004 13 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

LP                    BANDSTAND                                                                             REPRISE UK                K 54006              1972

1972 9 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve, ‘gimmix’ cover

LP                    BANDSTAND                                                                             REPRISE UK                K 54006              1972

1972 9 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve, non-gimmix cover

 

CD                   BBC RADIO Vol. 1 (’68 – ’69)                                                  HUX UK                      HUX 057             2004

2004 16 TRKS stereo CD, ’68 – ’69 recordings

 

CD                   BBC RADIO Vol. 2 (’71 – ’73)                                                  HUX UK                      HUX 060             2004

2004 14 TRKS stereo CD, ’71 – ’73 recordings

 

LP                    BEST OF (DE)                                                                             REPRISE DE                REP 54023         1974

1974 12 TRKS stereo LP collection

 

7″                    BOOM BANG / STOP THIS CAR                                              RAFT UK                     RA 18501           1973

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″                    BURLESQUE (PS) re-issue                                                       REPRISE UK                K 14487              1978

1978 3 TRKS with pic sleeve, re-issue

7″                    BURLESQUE / ROCKING R’S, THE (US)                                   U.A. US                       50951                 1972

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

7″                    BURLESQUE / ROCKING R’S, THE promo                              REPRISE UK                K 14196              1972

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

CD                   FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT                                                       IMPERIAL JPN            IECP-10315        1969

2012 11 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve, Eu Pucka CD

LP                    FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT                                                       REPRISE UK                RSLP 6340          1969

1969 11 TRKS stereo LP with poster

LP                    FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT (US)                                               REPRISE US                RS 6340              1969

1969 11 TRKS stereo LP poster

LP                    FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT (US) test press                             REPRISE US                RS 6340              1969

1969 11 TRKS stereo LP promo, test pressing

 

CD                   FAMILY SELECTION – BEST OF                                                CASTLE US                 CMADD 597       2000

2000 37 TRKS stereo 2CD

 

CD                   FEARLESS                                                                                  MYSTIC UK                 MYSCD 172        1971

2000? 14 TRKS stereo CD 4 x bonus tracks

LP                    FEARLESS                                                                                  REPRISE UK                K 54003              1971

1971 10 TRKS stereo LP ‘gimmix’ cover

LP                    FEARLESS (US)                                                                          U.A. US                       UAS-5562           1971

1971 10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

LP                    FROM PAST ARCHIVES (DE)                                                    TELDEC DE                 TIS 8106 AS        1981

1981 11 TRKS stereo LP collection

 

7″                    IN MY OWN TIME / SEASONS                                                 REPRISE NZ                RO 14090           1971

1971 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                    IN MY OWN TIME / SEASONS (US) (PS)                                U.A. US                       50832                 1971

1971 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

CD                   IT’S ONLY A MOVIE                                                                  ARCHIVE JPN             AIRAC-1090       1973

2004 14 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

LP                    IT’S ONLY A MOVIE                                                                  RAFT UK                     RA 58501           1973

1973 9 TRKS stereo LP insert “banger”

LP                    IT’S ONLY A MOVIE (US)                                                          U.A. US                       UA-LA181-F       1973

1973 9 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

7″                    IT’S ONLY A MOVIE (US) (mono) / (stereo) promo             U.A. US                       UA-XW-416-W  1973

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

7″                    LARF AND SING / BETWEEN BLUE AND ME (US) promo    U.A. US                       50882                 1973

1973? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

DVD                MASTERS FROM THE VAULTS (DVD)                                     INTENSE                      INT1023              1971

2003 28 min Live 1971

 

CD                   MUSIC IN A DOLL’S HOUSE                                                    PUCKA UK                  PUC 701             1968

2003 15 TRKS stereo CD re-issue

LP                    MUSIC IN A DOLL’S HOUSE                                                    REPRISE UK                RSLP 6312          1968

1968 15 TRKS stereo LP insert

LP                    MUSIC IN A DOLL’S HOUSE re-issue                                     MIDI DE                      MID 24018         1968

1974 14 TRKS stereo LP re-issue

 

7″                    MY FRIEND THE SUN (US) promo                                           U.A. US                       UZ-XW171-W    1972

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

7″                    MY FRIEND THE SUN / GLOVE                                                REPRISE UK                K 14218              1972

1972 2 TRKS ‘FAMILY’ Sleeve

 

7″                    NO MULE’S FOOL / GOOD FRIEND OF MINE promo          REPRISE US                0881                   1970

1970 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

CD                   OLD SONGS, NEW SONGS                                                      MADFISH UK             SDPCD 238         1971

2011 11 TRKS stereo CD collection

LP                    OLD SONGS, NEW SONGS                                                      REPRISE UK                RMP 9007          1971

1971 11 TRKS stereo LP collection

 

7″                    OLD SONGS, NEW SONGS / HEY, MR. POLICEMAN (PS)    REPRISE DE                RA 0786             1968

1968 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                    OLD SONGS, NEW SONGS / HEY, MR. POLICEMAN (US)    REPRISE US                786                      1968

1968 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

CD                   PEEL SESSIONS, THE                                                                 STRANGE FRUIT UK   SFPS 061            1973

1989 3 TRKS Stereo CD

 

7″                    SECOND GENERATION WOMAN / HOMETOWN (US)         REPRISE US                809                      1969

1969? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

CD                   SONG FOR ME, A                                                                     ARCHIVE JPN             AIRAC 1086       1970

2004 16 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve, insert

LP                    SONG FOR ME, A                                                                     REPRISE UK                RSLP 9001          1970

1970 10 TRKS stereo LP insert

LP                    SONG FOR ME, A re-issue                                                      MADFISH UK             SMALP 993        1970

2013 10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve, re-issue

 

7″                    STRANGE BAND (PS)                                                                REPRISE UK                RS 27009            1970

1970 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

CD                   STRANGE BAND pirate                                                            COLOSSEUM JPN      96-C-001            1996

1996? 18 TRKS stereo CD, pirate CD

 

7″                    SWEET DESIREE / DRINK TO YOU                                           RAFT UK                     RA 18503           1973

1973 2 TRKS ‘Family’ sleeve

George Harrison “Wonderwall Music”

Happy birthday Kinky Friedman (1944), Russ Ballard (Argent) (1947) and Annabella Lwin (singer of Bow Wow Wow) (1952; can that date be correct?).

Happy Halloween, everybody!  (Never been my favorite holiday, I must confess.)

GEORGE HARRISON “Wonderwall Music”

Not only the first Beatles’ solo record, but a damn fine LP!  I have a New Zealand LP version with the rear cover printed the right way around!  (Bruce Ward, thanks!)  Not only that, my LP has a Japanese poster in it, along with the LP insert!  The 2014 Jpn CD of it has some amazing bonus tracks, including an instrumental version of The Beatles’ “The Inner Light”!

I remember trying to figure out which songs had Eric Clapton, as he was uncredited on the initial edition.  “Ski-ing” is pretty much it, for Clapton, on this LP.  And, yes, he is credited on the 2014 edition (along with Ringo Starr – again, “Ski-ing”).  So, this was re-issued as an LP in 1992 or 1993, but likely not in 2014 – at least I’ve never seen an LP re-issue dated 2014!

And remember the confusion surrounding “Electronic Sound”?  A few months after “Wonderwall Music”, “Electronic Sound” turned up on a new label (“Zapple Records”)…Zappa or just “ZAP”?

Lenny Bruce

Happy birthday Lenny Bruce (1925) and Paul Simon (1942 or 1941).

Always did like Lenny Bruce; from when I found out about him until I actually heard him was several years, perhaps 1966 – 1969?  Then the 2LP Bizarre double LP turned up at the hippie record shop, and I was away.  I had managed to get his book, “How To Talk Dirty and Influence People”, which had an enormous effect on me, as a child.  Just a few words into the book, and I didn’t know what he was talking about!  But, I figured it all out, from context, eventually.

I had to buy his older LP’s from a ran-down seedy store on 7th St. in DTLB, “Larry’s”, where the old guy seemed to hate having kids come into his store.  That guy also had the Deram David Bowie LP!  And tons of other stuff my innocent mind wanted.

At first, it was “How many are there?”, later on it was “How many 45’s are there?”  I found an LP: “Why Did Lenny Bruce Die?” (Capitol), which didn’t seem to answer a lot of questions – more like, it created some questions – about which I knew very little!

I knew he was dead, his real name was Leonard Schneider, his mother was still alive, he had been a junkie etc.

Mr. Bruce certainly contributed to my interest in comedy / spoken word LP’s.

35,000?

Happy birthday Thelonious Monk (1918), playwright Harold Pinter (1930) and 2 members of Procol Harum, Keith Reid (the lyricist) (1946) and Alan Cartwright (1945) – Nothing much else to say about them.  Also, “Hot Rats” by Frank Zappa is released today in 1969; an album that I have loved since it was released.

35,000?

At present, I have something like 34,800 albums in my collection.  Yes, at times it is overwhelming.  When I see good titles, I usually buy ‘em.  However, if I got rid of all other titles that I already similarly have – I could easily say that I see 35,000 as being the maximum number I require.  Yes, I have over-collected.  So, how do I say when I am done collecting something?  In the 70’s / 80’s, it used to be if I found a Japanese LP or German LP.  Since the advent of SA-CD, I lean towards having an SA-CD of a title, and usually an “original” LP (for the packaging).  This is because of such care that goes into the mastering of any given title, for the SA-CD.

So, if I limit myself to 35,000 titles, I’ve got about 200 left before I have to do anything.  And if I want, all I would have to do is “make room” for a newer title by eliminating an older title.  Just formulating this idea, so we’ll see.

It is physically massive, owning almost 35,000 titles – at least 3 rooms of my home are nothing but phonograph record shelving.

So, I will try to keep my collection down to just 35,000 titles.  I bet I can do that!

Millie Small

Happy birthday Millie Small (“My Boy Lollipop”) (1946). On this day 50 years ago, LSD was declared illegal in the United States.

I have never taken LSD – that I am aware of.

Recently, I have tried to find more records by Millie Small, but not even her “Greatest Hits” LP shows up in Los Angeles!  She was an early Island Records artist, apparently (although my big hit single was licensed out to Fontana Records, Smash in the US).  I wonder why I never ever see her LP’s?  The 45’s that I’ve found are all on different labels, too.

There was rather a lot written about her in the Island Records book, from a few years back.  But still I feel like I don’t know much about her, other than “My Boy Lollipop”.

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