Air - Premier Symptoms
Miles Davis - Tutu
Black Star - Black Star
all from Reckless Records in Chicago, bought while visiting my home town last week.
Slaw, that Them album is great! I saw Them in ’66, and they were really good live too. I don’t have the Remains LP, but I’ve heard some of their stuff, and know they were the opening act for The Beatles on their East Coast dates in ’66. Sundazed is a great label, lots of reissues of 60’s albums and artists. All their reissues are high in musical quality, unlike imo a lot of Mobile Fidelity titles.
My new record store is a pretty good one, Music Millennium in Portland Oregon. Not as good as Ameoba in L.A., but with a separate room on the ground floor filled with LP’s, old and new. They’ll be seeing a lot of me.
My most recent LP purchases are first pressing (lime green Capitol label, "RL" mastered) copies of the S/T "brown" Band album in Mint - condition, ebay for twenty bucks (only one other bid), and their Stage Fright LP in perfect Mint condition for $16 (no other bids). It’s a shame The Band aren’t more popular, but makes getting their albums cheap easy!
My latest purchases have been new records from a Washington DC establishment called Hill and Dale Records. They sell only new stuff and what they sell is well curated--new releases that aren't horrible pap, and old reissues from artists worthy of reissues (of course IMO).
But, my recent purchases happen to be of the truly oddball stuff that this store also finds that I would not expect to run across except by flipping through bins of records. I got records of pre-revolution Iranian folk and funk and rock records and soundtracks from B-grade Indian horror movies ("Bollywood Bloodbath").
Hit the jackpot and scored about 25 or so vintage classic rock records long gone from my collection in good condition at Goodwill a couple weeks back for about 12 bucks. Included some harder to find releases including Magical Mystery Tour with all original packaging including booklet in very good condition.
All purchased at Record High in Phoenix, AZ. Located about 10 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport for anyone passing through. A happy customer, no affiliation. They found the Jane Fielding for me and the copy is NM. A really great record store and I have been to many across the country. A nice selection of new, used and audiophile records. All cleaned on a RCM and in great condition.
Melody Gardot - Currency of Man (new)
Eric Bibb - Painting Signs (new Pure Analog)
Jane Fielding - Embers Glow (used Japanese release)
The Long Riders Soundtrack - Ry Cooder (used)
Shawn Phillips "Faces"
Richie Havens "Something Else Again"
Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams...are made of this"
Carpenters "Close To You"
Ian & Sylvia "Northern Journey" (mono"
Carly Simon "Playing Possum"
Beck "Dreams" (RSD 2015, sealed)
Pet Shop Boys "please" (promo, sealed)
Earth, Wind & Fire "Gratitude"
Humble Pie "Smokin'"
Big Star "Nothing Can Hurt Me" (sealed. Soundtrack)
Dave Mason "Certified Live"
Pete Townshend "Who Came First" (UK Track)
....all lps at regional record show.