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Absolute waste of money, especially the coloured vinyl album, as they always look fake (even if it was official!). It might be worth a lot of money if it had unique music on it, or different edits etc., but to pay £500 for an album you already own just because its on coloured wax is mad.

Unless you are the bidder? :D

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I saw that was out on vinyl and was tempted but didn't want to buy it and find it was the 'rocked up' second version of it. Is it the original production?

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I saw that was out on vinyl and was tempted but didn't want to buy it and find it was the 'rocked up' second version of it. Is it the original production?

Oo-er, I'm not sure to be honest! Not had a chance to listen to it yet, either...

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Yeah, I got the original CD when it came out and it seemed to be deleted fairly quickly. But I think the original production probably has the better rep, particularly as time's gone on, so I wouldn't have thought it'd be totally out of the question. More likely it's the second version though, I agree.

Edit: Yeah, looking at a couple of the Discogs listings the band who did the second version are credited so I guess that's what it is.

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Bought some Big Barry this week, some 80's cheese, but the middle album (with his wife) is pretty good. Slowly getting all of his albums and nearly done, mostly because my wife enjoys them. There are quite a few BW albums, and the vast majority of them are not available on CD, or digitally.

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That OurPrice sticker reminds me of two things I hated about them at the time.. Firsly that no one every removed it once they bought it (I hate that, total disrepect of the music IMO to leave the price sticker on it!) and secondly that those fucking stickers used to bring half the sleeves laminate coating off with it. Why did fucking OurPrice stick them directly onto the cover the tools! That particular sticker has been on that sleeve since 1983, no way its coming off now!

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I kind of like it when you get old stickers on stuff, it can give you a bit of a nostalgia rush. Like those yellow exclamation mark stickers you used to get on mid-price CDs.

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This news nugget seems to have bypassed just about anyone who actually buys the stuff I think! Never heard of its introduction. Hope it has some value in future, currently a bit depressing to see the best selling album so far this year is Noel Gallagher's.

UK's first official vinyl chart launched as sales rise

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32251994

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"There's the audiophiles who swear by the sound of vinyl, the people who like owning it as a collectors' piece, and then groups like our fans who buy a vinyl of our record simply so they can hang it on their wall."

First one correct. The other two markets... urgh. Vinyl is for listening to goddamit! It's idiots like that that jack up the prices for actual music fans.

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"There's the audiophiles who swear by the sound of vinyl, the people who like owning it as a collectors' piece, and then groups like our fans who buy a vinyl of our record simply so they can hang it on their wall."

First one correct. The other two markets... urgh. Vinyl is for listening to goddamit! It's idiots like that that jack up the prices for actual music fans.

All Time Low? Is the percentage of children buying vinyl very high or do people just like nailing turds to their walls?

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Anyone use milkcrate app on iPhone? Check it out its well worth a couple quid.

Looks good. I have discogs bookmarked on my phone but it's a total pain in the arse to use when you're out and about.

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"There's the audiophiles who swear by the sound of vinyl, the people who like owning it as a collectors' piece, and then groups like our fans who buy a vinyl of our record simply so they can hang it on their wall."

First one correct. The other two markets... urgh. Vinyl is for listening to goddamit! It's idiots like that that jack up the prices for actual music fans.

All Time Low? Is the percentage of children buying vinyl very high or do people just like nailing turds to their walls?

All a bit elitist isn't it? I mean if sales are up, vinyl continues to flow and does not die, regardless of what reason you buy it for, even if they are idiots, its all good right?

Do we know that the reason prices are high is because people prefer to hang them on their wall rather than play them?

My only concern is the QUALITY of the presses.

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Must be. I can't see why anyone would be spending money on a turntable set up and buying the all time low and one direction LP's you see around the place. It's not elitist to say that it is music for children because they are the demographic that this music is aimed at and children don't own turntables generally.

Anything that keeps the inflated prices that the big labels stick on vinyl is a bad thing imo. Generally I don't buy music that the big labels produce but once in a while I may be tempted by a double lp ok computer but then I see the price.

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Do we know that the reason prices are high is because people prefer to hang them on their wall rather than play them?

I can't really understand why that would be the case. Some companies will try to have a gouge at a market they feel like can take the piss with but all things being equal more sales should only be a good thing, especially in the long term. If they're talking about used stuff then yeah, maybe.

And who cares why people buy stuff, really? I'm not into the 'collector' mentality at all myself and have had one or two lols at the stuff people like that can come out with but each to their own. Hanging guitars and shit on the wall is also baffling to me but it's their money.

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Anyone bothering their arse with RSD this year?

The list is pretty poor in my opinion but a new record shop has opened up near me so I want to go to support them at least. Might pick up Run The Jewels and definitely the Oneohtrix Point Never release.

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As I've said before I will never partake in RSD again as they rush the releases and records are fucked right out of the cellophane - great dirty marks on the vinyl or double B sides and the like.

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Anyone bothering their arse with RSD this year?

The list is pretty poor in my opinion but a new record shop has opened up near me so I want to go to support them at least. Might pick up Run The Jewels and definitely the Oneohtrix Point Never release.

I looked at the list, and the releases I was interested in I know I'll be able to get afterwards, and not for a grossly inflated price. So as a result I won't be out for RSD. I might take a trip to my local used Record store (101 Records in Croydon), some gems have been showing up there recently for decent prices. You have to sift through a lot of boxes to get to them and the organisation isn't always brilliant, but sometimes that's the joy. Last trip threw up a couple of things on my want list including a decent copy of 'Never Mind the Bollocks', and 'Atom Heart Mother'. Very little of his stuff goes above £4.50 (anything that does is usually behind the counter and either a recent reissue or a oddity/boxset) and he has zero issue with returns. It's rare that I've ever needed to use it. Good place if you like Rock/Pop/Jazz/Funk. Also a mammoth selection of old 45s.

Nothing released ever interests me - ghost busters soundtrack. Great!

It's always novelty shit

If it was the full Elmer Bernstein score... I'd be interested. It's a cracking score and has only been released fully before on a limited run of CDs. The normal OST has been reissued so many damned times I just don't see the point, and I say this as a massive Ghostbusters fan who's double dipped on DVDs and BluRays and god knows what else.

Last years RSD was a bumper crop for me, and I ended up spending far more than I meant to, but I loved every release I got and didn't have a duff pressing. This year as I went down the list I just felt the apathy building. Shame really.

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i'm going with my father in law, as it's become a bit of a ritual, although there's not that much that interests me this year. He's a completist and quite into the deluxe reissues that come out so he's pretty well served by it.

The releases this year look far from inspiring, and i do feel they're getting worse year on year. Not a fan of the lavish packaging etc, but at least it's something a bit exclusive. i really can't see the point in buying something that will be available in a couple of weeks anyway at 2/3rds the price, and i've pretty much gave up on 12s and 7s unless its something i really want due to space and the fact that i hardly ever play them.

In the highly unlikely event i was in charge of RSD, and you could do such things, i'd remove reissues from RSD unless it was some good alteration to the original and also make sure the exclusives were actually exclusive and not trotted out early just to grab the hype - but i can't imagine any of that is ever going to happen, and i just see a gradual downturn in interest year on year.

It's definetly lost its lustre in the US too. I was in boston at the end of last summer and several of the shops there had pretty much anything you could want from RSD marked down drastically. Grabbed the pharcyde musical box (a genuinely nice item) for about 25 quid...

I might grab the heads release if they have it, as it looks like 'gasp' an actual exclusive rather than some time delayed BS. If there's anything anybodys after let me know and i'll take a look.

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Bought some Big Barry this week, some 80's cheese, but the middle album (with his wife) is pretty good. Slowly getting all of his albums and nearly done, mostly because my wife enjoys them. There are quite a few BW albums, and the vast majority of them are not available on CD, or digitally.

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That OurPrice sticker reminds me of two things I hated about them at the time.. Firsly that no one every removed it once they bought it (I hate that, total disrepect of the music IMO to leave the price sticker on it!) and secondly that those fucking stickers used to bring half the sleeves laminate coating off with it. Why did fucking OurPrice stick them directly onto the cover the tools! That particular sticker has been on that sleeve since 1983, no way its coming off now!

Barry & Glodean is a great album. My wife and I had 'you're the only one' playing at the end of our wedding ceremony. Never seen the LP in the wild, was it expensive?
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I'm in two minds about RSD this year. Last year we were away on holiday on the day and I was gutted that I might miss out on all the records I wanted. All I did though was wait until the next week when the online stores can sell their surplus stock and I got all I wanted and more. Ok I missed out on the buzz but at least I didn't have to get up at stupid o'clock to secure some random record that no-one else would have bought anyway.

The only thing that is tempting me is the Creation records box set. That seems pretty limited and expensive so most stores outside of London will probably only get one copy each. No way I will pay an ebay premium though.

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Barry & Glodean is a great album. My wife and I had 'you're the only one' playing at the end of our wedding ceremony. Never seen the LP in the wild, was it expensive?

£2 :)

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