I’ve picked up a few records this month. A mix of new and old. Well, mostly old; Mark Lanegan Band’s Phantom Radio being the sole new release here. The others came from visits to Mixed-Up Records and, as those who drop by regularly will know, my favourite haunt the Record Fayre.
I could have bought an awfy lot from Record Fayre, but given that I was heading into the studio later and already had enough to carry I decided to pick up just 3. Johnny Cash’s Ragged Old Flag (70s-era Cash record and one that’s overlooked), Sinatra’s In the Wee Small Hours and a rather spiffy Hank Williams compilation. The Sinatra grab was a happy one, as I’d been looking for that for a while. Having spotted a bunch o’ records behind the counter I ask if they were waiting to be put out and was informed they were … and there it was in the last row. £9 well spent and that’s exactly why I love the Record Fayre.
The Mixed-Up Records haul was the result of a browse of their Discogs. One of those ‘has 52 items I want’ populating under the seller. Man, that was fruitful! Couldn’t believe I managed to get a copy of Slo Blo on vinyl for £1.99. Plus, there was Harry Nilsson’s John Lennon produced Pussy Cats. Happy days. While in picking up my order I spotted Emmylou Harris’ Pieces of the Sky for £5.
Frank Sinatra – In the Wee Small Hours (£2)
Johnny Cash – Ragged Old Flag (£4.50)
Hank Williams – Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (£2.50)
Bryan Adams – Reckless* (£2)
Bob Marley – Legend (£3.99)
Cell – Slo Blo (£1.99)
Harry Nilsson – A Little Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night (£1.99)
Harry Nilsson – Pussy Cats (£4.99)
Emmylou Harris – Pieces of Sky (£5)
Mark Lanegan Band – Phantom Radio (£16.99)
* the Bryan Adams purchase came off the back of a number of conversations about Ryan Adams’ new self-titled release and the 30th Anniversary of Reckless. Plus, Summer of ’69 was worth £2.