Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Heres a new one. A man named Boris Ignatov (Борис Игнатов), who lives all the way in Omsk, Siberia, Russia (originally from another ex-Soviet republic, Kazakhstan), got my e-mail address from the Moody Blues message board. He needed my help in obtaining CDs of a shop full of classic albums. We wanted the real deal, as its too easy, as we all know, to download them, and/or put them on CD-R. Even I would rather get the genuine article, especially the import, but this economy has taught us all to appreciate what we have. Even more so in the former Iron Curtain.
Since Boris last posted a comment, he and I cleared things up, so he knows I take him seriously and I'm not trying to be patronising.
Heres the list he provided (subject to change):
All About Eve:All About Eve
Scarlet And Other Stories
Kevin Ayers:Confessions of Dr Dream
Barclay James Harvest:Ring of Changes
Victims of Circumstance
Bee Gees (RIP Maurice and Robin Gibb):
2 Years On (w/"Lonely Days")
Mr Natural (the first produced by Arif Mardin)
To Whom It May Concern
Bauhaus:The Sky's Gone Out
Burning From The Inside
The Boomtown Rats
In the Long Grass
V (Five) Deep
Gary Brooker (Procol Harum): Lead Me to the Water
Within Our House
Echoes in the Night
David Byron: Take No Prisoners
Baby Faced Killer (late of Uriah Heep)
The Call:In the Woods
The Single Factor
A Nod and a Wink
Dust and Dreams
Harbour of Tears
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel:The Human Menagerie+
Celtic Frost:Into the Pandemonium
Udo Dirkschneider (ex-Accept):Animal House
III-Odyssey of the Mind
Dschinghis Khan (1979)
Tides Returns Forever
Oh My Gawd!
In a Priest Driven Ambulance
Hope You Like It++
Time is the Key
Grand Funk Railroad:
All the Girls in the World Beware!
No World Order
Roland Grapow (Helloween):Kaleidoscope
Debbie Harry: Koo Koo
Ken Hensley:Proud Words on the Dusty Shelf
Free Spirit (formerly of Uriah Heep)
Heavens Gate:Heavens Gate
Living in Hysteria
Hell for Sale
In the Woods:Heart of the Ages
Strange in Stereo
Al Kooper:I Stand Alone
Killing Joke:Fire Dances
Brighter Than A Thousand Suns
Extremities Dirt & Various...
Killing Joke 1st (1983)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band:
Live Peace in Toronto+
Mad Max:Rollin' Thunder
Magnum:Chase the Dragon
On a Storytellers Night
Wings of Heaven
Manfred Manns Earth Band:
Manfred Manns Earth Band (1972)
Manowar: Gods of War
Nick Mason: Fictitious Sports
Mikey Dread:World War III
The Mission (UK): Gods Own Medicine
Tower Of Strength
Carved In Sand
Grains Of Sand
Moby Grape:Moby Grape (1967)
Gary Moore (R.I.P.):
Corridors of Power?
Planet P Project: Part 1 "1913"
Part 2 "Levittown"
Part 3 "Out in the Rain"
Rhapsody:Rain of a Thousand Flames
Power of the Dragonflame
Sparks (1st or Halfnelson; produced by Rundgren)
Tweeter in Woofers Clothing
Pulling Rabbits Out Of a Hat
Just Got Back From Heaven
Exotic Creatures Of The Deep
Body Wishes (featuring "Baby Jane" and "Sweet Surrender")
No More Heroes
Scorpions: In Trance
The Michael Schenker Group:
Built to Destroy
Off the Record
Minx (what her husband Robert Fripp calls her in his diary)
Signs of Life (featuring "Rock Me Tonite")
Roger Taylor: Electric Fire*
Ten Out of 10
Windows in the Jungle
No Place to Run
Dealers of the Night
Marriage of Heaven and Hell (Part I & II)
The House of Atreus (Act I & II)
Cruisin' (featuring "YMCA")
Steve Winwood (1977)
Eddie and the Falcons
Subject to change.
Remember, Boris only wants real CDs, not pirates, mp3 links or CD-Rs. If you have copies of any of these to spare, in playable condition, do e-mail either me or Boris at firstname.lastname@example.org (he knows English, so don't worry about that). Mailing addresses by request only (for privacy reasons). If you send to him, please use Express, registered or International Priority Mail so he can track it, even though I always use First Class International Air Mail since I tried the more expensive method at first and still couldn't trace it. Options vary by country.
Hearing his story, as well as seeing McCartneys Live in Red Square makes me realise how much we take for granted in the West. I've been a bit spoilt compared to my friend halfway across the globe. Help a mate out then? When something is found, it will be removed from the list (subject to change). Thanks for the help.
* I would like this on import as well.
+ I have this in my own collection already.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Finally, a new post. Just needed a break, I guess.
Here are some of the projected albums for 2010:
Architects of Time (John Payne et al) - Decoding the Da Vinci Code (Blastwaves)
Asia - Omega (Frontiers)
Asia featuring John Payne - Arcana (working title) (Devgel/Favoured Nations)
Duran Duran - All You Need is Now (Liberty/EMI)
Fleetwood Mac* (Reprise)
INXS* (Petrol/EMI Australia/Fontana US)
Julian Lennon - Everything Changes (Music from Another Room/Liberty/EMI)
Paul McCartney - remastered solo catalogue and boxed set* (MPL/One Little Indian)
Ozzy Osbourne* (Epic)
Ph.D. - Is It Safe? remaster (Voiceprint)
*Title TBA. All info subject to change.