Rare & Vintage Vinyl & CDs

Dick’s Picks: Howard The Duck OST

Dick’s Picks: Fresh from immersing himself in some fine French Poetry Anthologies (see last week) our resident vinyl guru ‘Mr A’ is now chillaxing the old grey matter and settling down with the OST to legendary cinematic turkey (or should that be duck?) Howard the Duck……. Some background, Howard the Duck […]

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Dick’s Picks: Jon Hassell’s ‘Earthquake Island’ Vinyl LP: Care for a spot of ’70s ambient-ethno-jazz fusion?

Dick’s Picks: “If you’re looking for a littlle ’70s vintage ambient-ethno-jazz-fusion – then Jon Hassell’s ‘Earthquake Island’ is your one-stop shop”…. Jon Hassell? A highly acclaimed American trumpet player and composer who you may already be unwittingly familiar with; that’s his treated trumpet (more of which later) on records by David […]

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Dick’s Picks: Vivian Stanshall ‘Men Opening Umbrellas Ahead’ – One-of-a-kind withdrawn ’70s LP from the former Bonzo’s mainman….

Dick’s Picks: Wonderful slice of mid-’70s eccentricity (it’s Vivian Stanshall, whaddya’ expect?) from the ‘ginger geezer’ himself….. VIVIAN STANSHALL For those not familiar with the self-styled ‘ginger geezer’ here’s a bluffers guide to…born in 1943, grew up in Essex, went to Walthamstow College Of Art along with fellow alumni Ian Dury […]

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Dick’s Picks: Shawn Phillips ‘Rumplestiltskin’s Resolve’ top-notch ’70s singer-songwriter folk/rock/jazz/funk vinyl LP

Dick’s Picks: An oft-overlooked slice of vintage U.S. singer-songwriterisms that takes a gentle stroll around folk, jazz, funk ‘n’ soul from the little-known Shawn Phillips….. SHAWN PHILLIPS Rumplestiltskin’s Resolve What is this strange beast we see before us? Is it a regular evening in round Rick Wakeman’s circa 1976? A […]