Allan Holdsworth

I had the good fortune to see Allan Holdsworth play live a few times.  He was always amazing – but, then again, I was a huge fan of Tempest!

I managed to get some of his hard-to-find records / CD’s, too:

I.O.U. (US)

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”.


Paul Kanter

I am considerably more affected by the death today of Paul Kanter than that of David Bowie.  Maybe it’s my age?  But the Jefferson Airplane LP’s crept in there so darned long ago that nearly everything sits on their shoulders, as far as I am concerned.

“Blows Against The Empire” has been a favorite LP ever since it’s initial release.  And for Jefferson Airplane, I’ll stick with “After Bathing At Baxter’s”; there is simply no way to overstate the importance of “ABAB” to me.  And, yes, I “Want Two Heads”!

I am getting tired of all the fawning over David Bowie, the constant repetition of people who worked with him “telling all” etc.  The guy died almost a month ago!

– Ron Kane, Los Angeles

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


You will have heard that Lemmy of Motorhead has gone to a better place by now.  I was a Motorhead fan and a Hawkwind fan.  Yes, a Hawkwind fan (with emphasis on the Robert Calvert era).  When I saw Motorhead in 1980 / 1 at The Country Club in Reseda, CA – it was Lemmy who made sure that my LP’s got signed by all three members of Motorhead.  It’s not just Hawkwind or Motorhead fans that stand in solidarity at the news of Lemmy’s death.  Someone on Facebook said, “One less real thing”.  Indeed.