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(Message started by: Gerry Smith on Today at 00:51)

Title: Disgustingly cheap...
Post by Gerry Smith on Today at 00:51
Well, what a good Atkin/James week I've had on the bay.  Not only did I get a vinyl DTMA for 8.50 a couple of days ago, but have just got home to find I've won a vinyl BOTBS, wait for it, for 99p!!!! A travesty!! It is described as being in excellent condition and certainly looks it from the photo.  That completes my 12" vinyl PA/CJ collection, other than the Fontana (?) release of BOTBS (mine is RCA). I'm Unless I'm mistaken, of course...

I've got rare unsigned copies of the above  ;) but I hope that can be easily fixed!

Gerry


Title: Re: Disgustingly cheap...
Post by paul.leighton on Today at 12:01

Only 99pence?! A bargain...and a travesty...in any language!  Am still relying on the CD for BOTBS and DTMA.
Happily, was able to acquire a vinyl edition of AKAN - in mint condition and coincidentally 8.50 - from the small ads listings of Record Collector Magazine; the Carnations on the Roof  single came from the same source.

A vinyl copy of the Secret Drinker album mysteriously found its way into my collection after I had played a copy of tracks on air at BBC Radio Derby in the days when I was presenting programmes for them!

Recently, there has been rather less of interest in the Record Collector ads - sounds as if I should transfer my attentions to e-bay.


Title: Re: Disgustingly cheap...
Post by paul.leighton on Today at 15:43
Further to my previous note, have just recalled that my vinyl "Road of Silk" came to me as a buckshee promotion copy when BBC Radio London asked me to interview Pete just prior to the Road of Silk tour.  

Having spoken to him a fair few times since then, I'm reasonably satisfied - or at least hopeful - that he has forgotten the event, since I was so overwhelmingly delighted to be asked to cover it that I fear my enthusiasm overtook any kind of professionalism I should have been employing!  Despite having spent many of my University days listening to BOTBS  and later DTMA,  during one question I managed to describe TBS as Beautiful Dreamer!

Not one of my finest moments.  Perhaps you have to reach fifty to cease to be "star-struck"!!

Best

Paul

Title: Re: Disgustingly cheap...
Post by Gerry Smith on Today at 23:06

on 04/16/07 at 12:01:12, paul.leighton wrote :
Recently, there has been rather less of interest in the Record Collector ads - sounds as if I should transfer my attentions to e-bay.


A quick ebay search reveals AKAN, TROS and SD all with current bids of 99p (!!!!!) as well as a 7" Philips single of BCWTOYTM/MOTR.

Fill yer boots!

Gerry


Title: Re: Disgustingly cheap...
Post by Gerry Smith on 17.04.07 at 19:53
I'm confused. I see that my 'new' BOTBS, on RCA, contains BCWTOYTM. I thought this was only on the Fontana release. Or Philips. Or something. Could somebody explain, please?

Gerry

Title: Re: Disgustingly cheap...
Post by Kevin Cryan on 17.04.07 at 20:44
Gerry,

Be Careful When They Offer You The Moon was available only as a Philips single  [Philips 6006 050] - B side Master of Revels - up until RCA released the album Beware of th Beautiful Stranger [SF8387], on which, at the request of its composers, it replaced a string arrangement of Touch Has a Memory they thought rather weak.


Kevin Cryan

PS. When RCA released Master of the Revels as a single [RCA 2416], the B side was Thief In The Night .

Title: Re: Disgustingly cheap...
Post by BogusTrumper on 17.04.07 at 20:46
According to that compendium of all things Atlin,

http://www.peteatkin.com/pa.htm

Beware of the Beautiful Stranger

TOUCH HAS A MEMORY (Fontana release only)

Maybe that of which you were thinking

Title: Re: Disgustingly cheap...
Post by S J Birkill on 19.06.07 at 08:47
This thread began with Gerry Smith 'winning' (via eBay) BotBS on vinyl for 99p.

I've just been shown this page (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rare-orig-UK-LP-Julie-Covington-The-Beautiful-Changes_W0QQitemZ280122243929QQihZ018QQ): a vinyl copy of Julie Covington's The Beautiful Changes changing hands for 150 after sustained bidding.

Goes to show there's still value in LP rarity, even after CD reissue.

Steve

Title: Re: Disgustingly cheap...
Post by Gerry Smith on 19.06.07 at 10:15
Funny old world...

Title: Re: Disgustingly cheap...
Post by S J Birkill on 27.06.07 at 09:23
Not to prolong this indefinitely, but should anyone still need a copy of the TBC+ CD, 'mickeyboro' (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=003&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&viewitem=&item=130128050358&rd=1&rd=1) (not a member but a lurker) is selling his on eBay to help fund a trip to Russia.

SJB



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