Much appreciation to those who have asked how I’m feeling. I am coughing up stuff but able to purge it. So, my throat hurts, my chest hurts, my head hurts, I hurt. The good news is, I got about three hours of sleep last night, twice! So, that’s a plus. Anywhat! We’re here to talk records. We went to Underdog Records on Friday since The BCPF was off work and then came home and listened to records. Saturday, we went to breakfast and basically just went home and didn’t leave the house for the rest of the day. Here is the haul:
- Prince – 1999 — The first-ever vinyl remaster of this iconic album, #163 on the RS list, and it’s in a beautiful “Prince Purple” vinyl. The packaging is reminiscent of the original and it sounds divine! Great album! New.
- Pearl Jam – Vitalogy — #485 on the RS list, I dreaded listening to this when I got to it as I’m not a huge PJ fan. But, I have to say I enjoyed this album. The copy is VG as there is some surface noise but it doesn’t really affect the listening, or something like that, which Jonathan had put on the sticker.
- Bob Marley & The Wailers – Natty Dread — This is the seventh studio album by Bob Marley and the Wailers, released in 1974. It was the first album released as Bob Marley and the Wailers instead of just the Wailers, the first recorded without Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, and the first recorded with I Threes, a female vocal trio consisting of Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt, and Marley’s wife, Rita Marley. “No Woman No Cry” is on this and is probably the best-known song from the album (if not Marley’s career). VG.
- Villa-Lobos / Prokofiev – Leopold Stokowski, The Stadium Symphony Orchestra Of New York – Uirapurú + Modinha (From Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1) / Cinderella (Ballet Suite) — Great musical pieces from what I would only figure to be great ballets. The cover was attractive, as well. I enjoyed listening to it in my drowsy and dozing session. Original pressing as far as I can tell, EX/VG++.
The Christmas season is slow to get cranked around this year. Jonathan would love if you came by to see him. If you don’t have a turntable, then he’s got you covered. There are several used turntables, receivers, speakers and more there in the shop ready to find a place in your home. Then you can start experiencing the joys of vinyl listening as I do. Listen to each new episode of The Less Desirables to hear the TLD/UR special of the week. Use Discogs to keep track of your music collection, vinyl, CD, cassette or 8-track! Possibly even reel-to-reel.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“Waitin’, watchin’ the clock. It’s four o’clock. It’s got to stop. Tell him, “Take no more.” She practices her speech as he opens the door. She rolls over, pretends to sleep as he looks her over. She lies and says she’s in love with him, can’t find a better man. She dreams in color, she dreams in red, can’t find a better man.” – “Better Man” (Vedder)