Welcome everyone. We now have more records than we have ever had on our site at over 22,000 titles and we have just purchased over 750 sealed LPs from a defunct record store that closed for business in the early 80's, about a third of which are already up on the site and the rest will hopefully be fired up by the end of this week. Next week will see me returning from another buying trip hopefully with lots more goodies, making it worth visiting the site daily over the next couple of weeks.
New Vinyl Titles.
We have cut way back on carrying vinyl reissues and new releases due to the widely varying quality, not only of the pressings, but in many cases, the completely unknown sources and mastering for these reissues. It seems like everyone and their uncle is jumping on the reissue bandwagon with a resultant mad rush to get product out and a consequent drop in quality. That said we are still stocking titles that we think are worthy additions to our site. One label of note that takes great pains to release excellent vinyl and packaging is Light In The Attic. Two outstanding recent releases from this label are: Kris Kristofferson's "Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends" - A 2LP hand numbered limited edition of 2,000 pressings featuring all previously unreleased songs from 1968-1972. A personal favorite of mine is the self-titled Lou Bond album originally released on the rare We Produce subsidiary of Stax. I've never been able to locate a quiet copy of this lost masterpiece for my own collection, so it is a great pleasure to hear this re-master by Dave Cooley in a deluxe numbered gatefold with lyrics and extensive insert notes. From Mobile Fidelity we have new releases from Madeleine Peyroux plus a great reissue of Little Feat's "Dixie Chicken."
We have some interesting items for sale on our blog that do fit our format on the site. For more info call us at the office.
B&K 747B Solid State Tube Tester which appears to be in good working order priced at $350. There is a service on ebay that will professionally re-calibrate these devices for $139.
Furutech DF-2 Disc Flattener: in perfect condition, just a few months old and used five or six times. Retail price $2170. A steal at $1450.