Eighty-three, to be precise, most containing superb music.
What happened was, last year I ripped a thousand or so CDs. Shortly thereafter, I rediscovered the pleasures of vinyl. So I went through my whole LP collection end to end, with the objective of classifying them into three buckets:
Records to throw out because they’re horribly scratched.
Records which are duplicated in digital form or I just don’t like.
Records to cherish and keep.
I did keep a few duplicates just because I cherish the music so much or the album art is great. But now I want to dispose of the 83 records in bucket #2.
It’s Been Fun · Going through the stack listening to them, I mean; I left a few cookie crumbs along the trail. I really don’t have any urge to digitize these, I enjoy playing the records too much. Perhaps I’ll be moved to do a few more 5★♫ pieces.
Quality · Few of the surfaces are perfect, but most are very good, having been played exclusively on high-end turntables. On the other hand, I’ve been sloppy and neglected to wrap the albums in plastic, so a lot of the covers look beat-up.
How To Sell? · I’m not sure. I could list ’em on Craigslist or eBay I suppose, but then I’d have to take care of potentially as many as 83 separate negotiations and shipping tasks.
I could lug them all over to a local old-vinyl retailer, but it’d be nice to avoid that too.
So I’m posting the list here, in the hopes that someone will read this and offer me a lavish sum for the whole stack; the ideal outcome would be if this were someone in Vancouver who’d drop by and take them away. If nobody does, I guess I’m off to one of the local vinyl emporia, which include Neptoon Records and Red Cat Records.
Here’s the list. If you’re interested, email me.
|Allman Brothers||Live at Fillmore East|
|Anderson, Laurie||Mr. Heartbreak|
|Anderson, Laurie||United States Live||5 LPs|
|Arab Folk Music||Arab World, its Music and People||Christobel Weerasinghe|
|Bach, J.S.||“Masterpiece”, greatest hits|
|Bach, J.S.||Cello Suites||Yo-Yo Ma|
|Bach, J.S.||Goldberg Variations, 14 Canons||Yuji Takahashi, piano and synth|
|Bach, J.S.||Goldberg Variations||Glen Gould (1955)|
|Bach, J.S.||Violin Concertos||Szering/Marriner/ASMF|
|Baez, Joan||Joan Baez|
|Beck, Jeff||Blow By Blow|
|Beefheart, Captain||Trout Mask Replica|
|Beethoven||9 Symphonies||Karajan/BPO, 1977|
|Bragg, Billy||Talking With The Taxman About Poetry|
|Brahms||Handel Variations, Four Ballads||Claudio Arrau|
|Bush, Kate||Hounds of Love|
|Chieftains||The Chieftans 7|
|Chopin||18 Waltzes||Aldo Ciccolini|
|Clash||Give Em Enough Rope|
|Coltrane||Live at the Village Vanguard Again!|
|Corea, Chick, and Return to Forever||Light as a Feather|
|Davis, Miles||Kind of Blue|
|Deep Purple||Made in Japan|
|DiMeola, Al||Elegant Gypsy|
|Dire Straits||Dire Straits|
|Dire Straits||Twisting By The Pool (EP)|
|Genesis||Selling England by the Pound|
|Grant, Eddy||Walking on Sunshine|
|Hendrix, Jimi||Band of Gypsys|
|Hicks, Dan, and his Hot Licks||Where’s The Money?|
|Jefferson Airplane||Surrealistic Pillow|
|Jefferson Starship||Red Octopus|
|John, Elton||Greatest Hits|
|Led Zeppelin||Led Zeppelin 1|
|Led Zeppelin||Physical Graffiti|
|Liszt||Hungarian Rhapsodies||Roberto Szidon|
|London, Julie||Easy Does It|
|Marley, Bob||Bob Marley and the Wailers Live!|
|McKenna Mendelson Mainline||Stink|
|Metheny, Pat, and Lyle Mays||As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls||2 copies|
|Metheny, Pat||American Garage|
|Metheny, Pat||Pat Metheny Group|
|Mingus, Charles||Mingus at Antibes|
|Mitchell, Joni||Court and Spark|
|New Barbarians||Breathe on Me|
|Parsons, Gram, and the Flying Burrito Brothers||Sleepless Nights|
|Pink Floyd||Dark Side of the Moon||(2 copies)|
|Pink Floyd||Wish You Were Here|
|Plant, Robert||The Principle of Moments|
|Presley, Elvis||The Sun Sessions|
|Pretenders||Learning To Crawl|
|Queen||A Night At The Opera|
|Redbone, Leon||On The Track|
|Reed, Lou||Rock n Roll Animal||(2 copies)|
|Reich, Steve||Sextet, Six Marimbas|
|Renbourn, John||The Lady and the Unicorn|
|Russian folk music||Moscow Radio Russian Folk Instruments Orchestra|
|Sakamoto, Ryuichi||Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia|
|Schreiner, Alexander||Great Organ of the Mormon Tabernacle|
|Sex Pistols||Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols|
|Shriekback||Oil and Gold|
|Sting||Nothing Like the Sun|
|Taj Mahal and the International Rhythm Band||Live and Direct|
|Talking Heads||Fear of Music|
|Tchaikowsky||Nutcracker Suite||Ormandy/Philadelphia (78RPM!)|
|Tosh, Peter||Equal Rights|
|Traffic||John Barleycorn Must Die|
|Traffic||Low Spark of High-heeled Boys|
|Ween||12 Golden Country Greats|
|Who||Live at Leeds|
|Wonder, Stevie||The Secret Life of Plants|
|Yamashta, Stomu||Go Live From Paris|