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Old 05-17-13, 08:23 PM
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Looks like Amazon is finally going to ship my Blade Runner set. Delivery on May 21st.

Also Random Access Memories is now listed as an autorip album.
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Picked up the Savages album this morning. Great sound, really good music and $14.00 for the clear vinyl with free download. Highly recommended
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Going to Amoeba today, got some credit to burn through. I will probably spend it mainly on disco records.
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I'll post the full list of my purchases later, but I just snagged a UK 1st pressing of For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music, and I am extraordinarily pleased about it.
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I pre-ordered the vinyl re-issue of STP's Purple, which I'm really excited to get. I want their first 5 albums on vinyl, but Purple is definitely a great start. Maybe Tiny Music will be next?
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^ Didn't know the STP catalog was being reissued. Will look into it.
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As far as I know now, just Purple is being re-issued. I get a bunch of emails from online vinyl vendors, that caught my eye, and I couldn't help buy pre-order. As of yesterday, the release isn't showing on Amazon yet, but soundstagedirect.com has it.
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Amazon does have it but it's $40 and listed as an import.
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Originally Posted by Mikael79
I pre-ordered the vinyl re-issue of STP's Purple, which I'm really excited to get. I want their first 5 albums on vinyl, but Purple is definitely a great start. Maybe Tiny Music will be next?
I still have my original copy on purple vinyl I bought back when it was first released. I too hope that they put the other albums out. Core and Tiny Music only got released as foreign or promo copies, so the prices for those run on the high side.
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
Amazon does have it but it's $40 and listed as an import.
That's because Music On Vinyl, the label it's being re-issued on, is a UK based company, and hence the higher cost. Wait until it actually get's released and check some of the secondary market sellers if you want it cheaper. The_Connection is a good one I've used several times for paying half as much as Amazon themselves are charging.
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Originally Posted by Rocketdog2000
That's because Music On Vinyl, the label it's being re-issued on, is a UK based company, and hence the higher cost. Wait until it actually get's released and check some of the secondary market sellers if you want it cheaper. The_Connection is a good one I've used several times for paying half as much as Amazon themselves are charging.
I've bought from The_Connection but their delivery times are horrid.
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My Mondo Oblivion translucent vinyl is in:



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Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
I've bought from The_Connection but their delivery times are horrid.
Never had that problem with them, myself. Still, I'd take waiting an extra week or so to get something for half of what most others are charging for it.
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Went to Amoeba on Saturday, had $200 in credit. This was my haul (all are original issue):

Lou Reed: New York
R.E.M.: Reckoning
Patti Smith: Easter
Yellow Magic Orchestra: X∞ Multiples
Talk Talk: It's My Life
Kate Bush: Never For Ever
The Velvet Underground: Loaded
Talking Heads: Speaking In Tongues, limited edition (photos below)
Roxy Music: For Your Pleasure (1st pressing, UK edition, photos below)
David Bowie: Young Americans (Textured cover)
Rick James: Glow
Sister Sledge: We Are Family
Donna Summer: Once Upon A Time
The The: Infected
XTC: The Big Express
Prince: Sign O' The Times

Roxy Music:




Talking Heads:




Sadly, there is some gunk on the Speaking In Tongues. I may need to get a wet record cleaner to try and clean that.
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If you're not looking to drop a fortune, I recommend the Spin Clean.
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My Primus and Daft Punk vinyls are "shipping now," so I should have them in the morning. I usually get my stuff out of North Las Vegas from Amazon. With PRIME, they're pretty much overnighted, which is why PRIME rocks.
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My Daft Punk is also shipping now, with delivery by 8 PM tomorrow. And I should finally be getting my Blade Runner vinyl tomorrow as well. Good day for my record player!

Originally Posted by Mikael79
If you're not looking to drop a fortune, I recommend the Spin Clean.
I've been circling that one for a while now. Obviously at $80 it's much cheaper than the $650+ cleaners, but I'm not sure I even want to drop the $80. I do have a brush and sticky roller coming. Since Speaking In Tongues is the only record I have with actual gunk on it, I might just wash that one by hand.
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I know this is partially an OCD-thing, but I think you'll be amazed at the dirt and grime that will come off of any record, even those that look spotless. I'll even run a new LP through the Spin Clean, just to avoid having anything gunk up my stylus.
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Originally Posted by Supermallet
Went to Amoeba on Saturday, had $200 in credit. This was my haul (all are original issue):

Lou Reed: New York
R.E.M.: Reckoning
Patti Smith: Easter
Yellow Magic Orchestra: X∞ Multiples
Talk Talk: It's My Life
Kate Bush: Never For Ever
The Velvet Underground: Loaded
Talking Heads: Speaking In Tongues, limited edition (photos below)
Roxy Music: For Your Pleasure (1st pressing, UK edition, photos below)
David Bowie: Young Americans (Textured cover)
Rick James: Glow
Sister Sledge: We Are Family
Donna Summer: Once Upon A Time
The The: Infected
XTC: The Big Express
Prince: Sign O' The Times
I bought Reckoning and New York when they came out. The Big Express is one of my most treasured albums of all time.

How much did they get for that Roxy Music album? I don't think mine is an original.
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Just got my haul and was lucky enough to get the "cheddar cheese" yellow Primus vinyl.





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Sadly, the inside sleeves are just regular paper. I thought I saw some graphics on the record unveiling video. Oh well.
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Originally Posted by CRM114
I bought Reckoning and New York when they came out. The Big Express is one of my most treasured albums of all time.

How much did they get for that Roxy Music album? I don't think mine is an original.
$80. For a mint condition UK first pressing, I was willing to go for it.
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My new cleaning method is cheap and works: take one clean sponge and use some lukewarm water and mild detergent. Clean the record with that. Rinse it with lukewarm water. Dry it with a paper towel. Set it on a terry cloth towel to dry the label.

Simple. Cheap. Effective. Surprisingly doesn't mess up the record or the label. I've done this on some pretty old records with great success.

ETA: Here's where I got this method - http://youtu.be/lR8vJXNSHs8

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