I'm not sure how limited it is, but I recently bought an lp from a thrift store (79 cents) that is still sealed with no cut-outs, damage, etc. It's by Steve Davis and titled "Music", circa 1970. I found a couple for sale online for 50 and 75 dollars. Nice find. Still haven't opened it to play it yet.
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Sometime Anywhere, great album. I have the vinyl.
Reasonably easy to get thou, but getting expensive due mainly that it was released in 1994, 7 copies are available now from discogs starting at $50
Their last album was #23 in 2009. I have that on vinyl and probably more rare than Sometime Anywhere. None on discogs.
I have an extremely rare one made by the Mel Lyman cult called American Avatar. Only 10,000 were pressed, and one of the Lyman followers who withdrew from the group paid for all the production costs. He was Jim Kweskin of Jug Band fame. Kweskin was embarrassed by his association, and of the album itself, to the point that he bought up all copies of it. Well, he missed at least one copy, and I have it.
I have never seen another copy for sale anywhere, at any price. By the way, the cult is still around, and the Lyman story is worth Googling sometime when you get bored. It is quite a read.
read and weep:
Vangelis 1492 soundtrack
Mike Oldfield Songs of Distant Earth
Quad ST (on clear vinyl 500 press)
Vangelis Blade Runner soundtrack (you might still be able to get this- it was recently issued on 180 gram vinyl and is the Vangelis material, not the orchestral crap)
Yes Close to the Edge (original British edition maybe this one does not count as the American is as common as an old shoe; the British is a lot better...)
Goblin Suspiria Italian press
I have about eight or so classical LP's from the late 1970's and early 1980's on the French label Astrée. Most of them are treasures musically, and simply incredible sonically. I mentioned one of them in the OP's recent "Favorite LP Of All Time" thread:
08-13-13: AlmargAlso, quite a few direct-to-disc LP's from that same period, on labels such as Sheffield, RCA Japan, Sonic Arts, Crystal Clear, and M&K Realtime.
I'll mention one of them, "The Power and the Glory," volume 1, on M&K Realtime, featuring works by Bach, Vivaldi, Wagner, and Alexander Russell performed on three simultaneous organs totalling 11,848 pipes, including 32 footers. I've only played it once via speakers, however, because it caused windows to rattle throughout much of my house, and paint chips to fall from the ceiling :-)
Phish has definitely released albums on vinyl throughout the years. Today, you can download every one of their live shows (recorded by the band) shortly after the performance in 16 and 24 bit as well as lossy formats if you're into that sort of thing. Their live shows are why they are so successful. You should check some out! You can also easily find 16 and 24 bit audience or field recordings of their shows online as soon as the day after the show.
If your Lawn Boy LP is a single disc it's probably an original pressing. The recent release is a double LP. I would love to have either one as they are both cut from the same 1/4" two track master tape. You are lucky to have it as both are rare. Here's what Phish's website has to say about the recent release:
On Record Store Day 2013, Phish will release Lawn Boy, the band's second full-length studio album, as a Limited Edition Deluxe 2-LP vinyl set, available exclusively at participating independently owned record stores across the country. Lawn Boy marks the band's third release in conjunction with Record Store Day (joining Two Soundchecks and Junta) and the first time Lawn Boy has been available on vinyl in well over a decade.
This LE Deluxe 2-LP vinyl set is limited to 7,500 individually numbered copies. Lawn Boy was recorded and mixed at Archer Studios in Winooski, VT in 1989 and 1990 on 16-track 2" tape and was mixed to 1/4" stereo reels. The band won the initial studio time with a first-place Rock Rumble performance on April 21, 1989 at a downtown Burlington, VT club called The Front. The Lawn Boy sessions that followed consisted of mostly live takes with a few effects and overdubs. Engineer Dan Archer acquired a baby grand piano specifically for the recording, Fish played his drums squeezed into a vocal isolation booth and the band utilized local musicians including members of what would soon be called the Giant Country Horns. Like Junta before it, Phish self-produced Lawn Boy on a hands-on level, surrounding the console for group fades without aid of automation.
Lawn Boy was initially self-distributed on cassette tape in 1990 and officially released on September 21, 1990 on Absolute A-Go-Go and Rough Trade Records on cassette, single-LP vinyl and CD (with CD bonus track Fee). The album was later re-mastered by Bob Ludwig and re-released on CD and cassette by Elektra Records June 30, 1992 and was eventually certified Gold.
This new vinyl release was created from the original 1/4" stereo master reels with lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Each LP is pressed onto 180g audiophile grade vinyl and includes a free MP3 download of the entire album (transferred from the new vinyl master). Deluxe packaging includes an 8-page photo booklet, plenty of painted-Fishman outtakes, and an etched D-side.
This LE Deluxe 2-LP vinyl set was created exclusively for Record Store Day. Lawn Boy will be available in stores only beginning Saturday, April 20th. For a complete list of participating record stores, please click here.
Lawn Boy Limited Edition Deluxe 2-LP Vinyl Tracklisting
The Squirming Coil
My Sweet One
Split Open And Melt
The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony
Run Like An Antelope
Bouncing Around The Room
Wow, Downunder, that's quite a collection. Some of their LPs are way more rare than Beautiful Freak, aren't they? I only have Daisies, Soul Jacker, Electro-Shock Blues, and Shootenanny. After I got back into LPs around 1999, I went to a local store and they had a one dollar section under the bins and they had an entire box of Electro-Shock Blues for a dollar each. I knew enough at the time to buy 3 but not enough to buy the whole box!