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Post by Pete » Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:54 pm

The other day I decided to revisit my LP collection.
I chose 4 LPs which I had a longing to listen to again and I indulged myself for the entire evening.....listening to the LPs :D

The 4 LPs were

Vangelis - Earth
Marillion - The Thieving Magpie
The Enid - In the Region of the Summer Stars
The Nice - Elegy

and what an enjoyable evening it was.

There is something to be said about the beauty of vinyl (even the surface noises :) )
Each album is approx 40 minutes. CDs can sometimes be too long and too many 'fillers'
No random tracks.. the album is designed as a sequence of songs. Sometimes side 1 can be quite different to side 2 - by design.
Yes..the sound is smoother.

There are some LPs for which I have since obtained the cd versions but many remain 'hidden'in my collection..... ready for a revival (although some need not see the light of day again!)

For those of you who are old enough to have an LP collection....

Which 4 LPs would you ressurect and place on your turntable?? (presume you have a turntable for the sake of this question :) )

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Post by Tom Elson » Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:17 pm

The thing with LP's is that they are no longer practical. When the time is right I plan on putting together a nice system in a nice sound room and by some nice LP's recorded on analog in the first place.

1. Tom Waits "Mule Variations"
2. Bob Dylan "Love & Theft"
3. Bruce Springsteen "Born To Run"
4. Leonard Cohen "Recent Songs"
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Post by Ghoti » Thu Aug 11, 2005 1:58 am

I'm thoroughly ashamed to be too young to have any LPs (or even any recollection of having any), but i really want a good collection. There are plenty of places in Dublin to buy records, good ones too - I saw 'Songs of..' one day, but i have no idea where to buy an actual record player :cry: . I've tried to fix the old one at home to no avail and I'd just love to hear certain albums the way they were intended.
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Post by smccallon » Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:50 am

patti smith "easter" (if only i could find this on vinyl...)
tom waits "nighthawks at the diner"
frank zappa "overnite sensation"
talking heads "more songs about buildings and food"
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Post by Ghoti » Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:18 am

Woohoo! Found another dusty old record player knocking about the house and was able to fix it up :D . Unfortunately the only record I have is a beaten up old 'Kriss Kross' single from about 1990 that skips with every sentence. Next time I'm in Dublin I'll go on a shopping spree; I want, when asked, to be able to say that "Songs of Leonard Cohen" was the first record I ever bought ('cos I'm too embarrased about the first album I ever bought :oops: ). Any suggestions as to albums that are just plain better on vinyl?
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Post by chappelle » Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:51 am

Over the last fortnight I've been zealously duplicating my LC LP collection on CD like a man on a mission. Three remain Songs Of LC, Songs of Love and Hate... and Greatest Hits.

If I could resurrect my turntable I'd probably be playing these LP's:

Led Zeppelin 4 (The one with Stairway)
The Pogues - Rum, Sodomy and the Lash
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline
Ted Hawkins - Watch Your Step

I figure I have'nt heard any of these in over 10 years. :shock:
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Dear Heatheron LP?

Post by One Of The Guests » Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:27 pm

Does anybody know if Dear Heather has been released on vinyl?
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Post by Diane » Sun Aug 28, 2005 4:24 pm

Pete, your mention of Marillion got me listening again for the first time in over a decade! Marillion were fantastic in the Fish years, weren't they?

Alas I threw away my turntable some time ago. I am a bit of a minimalist, and tend to chuck out things I never or rarely use. For a similar reason I also sold most of my vinyl record collection about ten years ago. "You'll regret it," warned friends. And I do. Oh, how I do. Too late now though.

Having said that, if you blind-folded me and put on some music and asked me whether it was vinyl or disc I am sure I couldn't tell the difference.

What I would play, given the opportunity, would have to be my 'most-played' from way back then, which I think might be these:

Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell

Neil Young - Harvest

Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run

Billy Joel - Songs in the Attic

Good Wishes,

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Re: Dear Heatheron LP?

Post by tomsakic » Sun Aug 28, 2005 4:56 pm

One Of The Guests wrote:Does anybody know if Dear Heather has been released on vinyl?
No. And again no (we already asked). Unfortunately.
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Post by philo » Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:45 pm

.... its just so frustrating when one visits a charity shop/boot sale and sees an l.p one has coveted for years but the record player has joined the great turn table in the sky.............. ho hum
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Post by margaret » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:34 pm


nice to see you here :D

You can in fact buy turntables now in lots of places, and they are not expensive. We bought one a year or two ago. It's relatively easy to wire it into your normal hi-fi stereo speakers.

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Post by lizzytysh » Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:06 am

Hi Phil 8) :D ! Great to see you~!

I wasn't going to say "lots of places," as that hasn't been my experience here; but at least they can still be found. I just got another one the other day, as mine died a couple years ago ~ I beat it into submission with a hammer, to get a cd of Leonard that it was trying to take to the grave with it :evil: !

So, go ahead and buy those coveted albums, and you can for sure follow up with a turntable, at some point!

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Post by linda_lakeside » Sun Sep 18, 2005 4:07 pm

On vinyl:

Let it Bleed - the Stones
Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
Harvest - Neil Young
Mozart's Requiem - Herbert von Karajan conducting

Desert island pics all. But, as there's only four allotted, I'll take these. Hmm. I might trade one for a truly great female vocalist, but there are so many. It makes it hard to choose.

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Re: Dear Heather on LP?

Post by drsing » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:13 pm

tomsakic wrote:
One Of The Guests wrote:Does anybody know if Dear Heather has been released on vinyl?
No. And again no (we already asked). Unfortunately.
What about this one :?: :?:
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Re: Vinyl revival

Post by Davido » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:19 pm

And this:
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