All You Need is Now

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Album? What album?

Pur German concert shot

A lot of veteran acts are going on the road either without anything new to promote, or to promote a new album that may never sell as well or be held in the same regard as the classics except by hardcore fans. This is nothing new. The Who as far back as the late '80s would have these reunion tours that were coined as "money tours" by the press. The faithful turn out either way. Is there really any excuse to tour but to please the fans?
When I saw Yes in the past couple years, the merchandise table had solo and related CDs for sale instead of a full group album, reminiscent of their 1976 Solos tour.
Casual fans of a heritage act will only wanna hear the hits and nothing new. Even Paul McCartney acknowledges this slight of hand, but thats just how it is. No one is exempt of being pigeon-holed and slated, even newer artists will realise the honeymoons over sooner or later.
A tour can sell out before the album to be promoted is even released. The band and/or brand can turn a profit on name power alone. The road is a different arm of ones career than being in the studio or putting out a record, but since the days of Sinatra, its a three-pronged cycle.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Imports needed

I know this will be on import.
I need these on import to fulfill my already vast collection:

Greatest Hits Vol 1-2+++
Thank You for the Music (boxed set)
Agnetha Fältskog - Eyes of a Woman LP
All singles
Chess (1984)+++
Any bootlegs

Let There Be Rock: The Movie, LP and Australasian editions
Iron Man 2 soundtrack LP
Rock or Bust LP

Ace of Base
Most singles
Happy Nation (Scandinavian release)
The Golden Ratio
My Story (Jenny Berggren)
Hidden Gems (pictured)

45 RPM Club
All singles except "Crying in the Rain" 30 cm and "Analogue (All I Want)"
Solo Magne F(uruholmen)
Any bootlegs
The Singles 1984-2004
The Swing of Things
Cast in Steel LP

Jon Anderson
Lost Tapes of Opio
The More You Know
The Lost Tapes
Live from La La Land
The Big If+
The Living Tree Live in Concert Part 2 (with Rick Wakeman)+
Zamran Experience+
Anderson Ponty Band - Better Late Than Never
Yes featuring ARW+

Fiona Apple
Tidal LP
When the Pawn...
Extraordinary Machine (official and bootleg editions)
The Idler Wheel...

Americana (Asia featuring John Payne)+
America - Live in the USA (AFJP)
Live in Buffalo
Live in Osaka
Live in Philadelphia
Live in Massachusetts
Under the Bridge
AFJP - Risen Sun Live
AFJP - Recollections: A Tribute to British Prog
Dukes of the Orient (2018) LP
Live at Pabst Theatre

Tony Banks
A Curious Feeling+++
The Fugitive+++
The Wicked Lady
Strictly Inc (1995)
A Chord Too Far

Syd Barrett
Barrett (1970) LP
Opel LP
An Introduction to Syd Barrett
The Madcap Laughs LP
Peel Sessions EP

The Beatles
Reel Music
Japanese albums boxed set+
Love Songs (1977)+++
Let It Be DVD
Sgt Peppers boxed set+
The Alternate Abbey Road
Not for Sale
Yellow Submarine songtrack and original LPs
Work in Progress, Outtakes 1963+
Rarities (US track listing)+++
Any bootlegs including solo except Ringo Starr
Across the Universe... Again++
Christmas Album singles

Black Sabbath
Seventh Star (BS feat. Tony Iommi w/Glenn Hughes) LP
Live at Hammersmith (Odeon, now the Eventim Apollo)
Headless Cross LP
Cross Purposes LP
Týr LP
Past Lives++
Forbidden LP
The Rules of Hell (has all Dio-era titles in boxed set)
Heaven and Hell - The Devil You Know LP
Any bootlegs with Ozzy or Dio
Gathered in Their Masses CD
Cross Purposes Live

Boy George
High Hat
Tense Nervous Headache
Boyfriend EP
The Martyr Mantras (Jesus Loves You)
All singles except "When Will You Learn?"
The Unrecoupable One-Man Bandit Vol 1
Yum Yum (The Twin)
Ordinary Alien
This is What I Do

Kate Bush
The KT Fellowship Presents Before the Dawn
This Womans Work (includes the first six studio albums with bonus discs)
Gold Ballads
The Red Shoes LP
50 Words for Snow LP (wait until

Deconstructed (as Bush X in Canada)
Golden State
The Best of '94-'99
The Sea of Memories
Institute - Distort Yourself
Gavin Rossdale - WANDERlust
Man on the Run LP

Phil Collins
Plays Well with Others+
Brother Bear
Remasters of 1993-2002 albums on LP
Greatest Hits (bootleg)
The Singles Collection

The Cross
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
Live in Germany
Blue Rock (all studio albums are included in Roger Taylors solo boxed set The Lot)

Crowded House
Temple of Low Men
Woodface LP
Together Alone LP
Farewell to the World
Afterglow LP
Time on Earth

Culture Club
Culture Club (boxed set)
From Luxury to Heartache LP
VH1 Storytellers/Greatest Moments
The River Sessions
So '80s
Live at Wembley

Def Leppard
On Through the Night LP
First Strike (bootleg)
Early Years (bootleg)
Warchild (bootleg)
Most singles
Mirrorball LPs
Slang (deluxe edition) LP
Def Leppard (2015) LP
And There Will Be a Next Time...Live from Detroit

Depeche Mode
Catching Up with Depeche Mode LP
A Broken Frame LP
Any bootlegs
101 LPs
Songs of Faith and Devotion LP
Exciter LP
The Remixes 81>11
Touring the Angel
The Best of Depeche Mode Vol 2+
People Are People+++
Recording the Universe
Recording the Angel
Any solo Dave Gahan singles except "Kingdom" and Soulsavers++ albums
Live in Berlin LPs
Spirit LP

Jim Diamond
Bandit (1976)+++
Bacco - Cha Cha Me
Broadway 12"
Jim Diamond (1988)+++
Desire for Freedom LP

Geoff Downes
The Light Programme+++
Vox Humana
The Work Tapes (w/Glenn Hughes)
DBA - Pictures of You and new album+
Ride the Tiger (w/Greg Lake)

Duran Duran
Liberty LP
Astronaut LP
Live at Hammersmith '82
A Diamond in the Mind
Big Thing LP

Emerson Lake & Palmer
Live at the Isle of Wight Festival LP?
A Time and Place
Live in Poland
Greg Lake and Geoffrey Downes - Ride the Tiger
Greg Lake and Gary Moore - King Biscuit Flower Hour
Greg Lake - From the Underworld Vol 1-3
Greg Lake - Songs of a Lifetime
Live at Royal Albert Hall
Return of the Manticore
Live at High Voltage Festival
Live at the Mar y Sol Festival/From the Beginning boxed set
Greg Lake - Live in Piacenza
Live at Montreux

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (remaster)
Any bootlegs
In the Garden (remaster)++
Revenge (remaster)
Savage LP (my tape vanished)
Most singles
Peace (remaster)
All Tourists/Catch albums and singles

A Gentlemans Excuse Me
The Company 12"/30 cm
Derek Dick and His Amazing Electric Bear
Return to Childhood
Farewell to Childhood
Fellini Nights
Any other live releases except Fortunes of War, and singles starting with "A Gentlemans Excuse Me"
Scattering Crows
Gone Fishing

Fleetwood Mac
Peter Greens Fleetwood Mac (1968)+++
English Rose LP
The Pious Bird of Good Omen+++
Black Magic Woman (compilation)
Live in Boston (1970)
Vaudeville Years++
Rumours expanded remaster
Live at the BBC
Behind the Mask LP
Show-Biz Blues
Madison Blues
The Dance DVD
Shrine '69
Live in Boston (2003)
Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie (2017) LP

Peter Gabriel
I/O (working title)+
Live Blood
Growing Up tour CDs

Fantasia (bootleg)
Most singles
Archive 1967-75
Archive #2 1976-92
The Vertigo Years
Live Over Europe 2007
Other bootlegs

Gentle Giant
Three Friends LP
Out in the Woods
Scraping the Barrel
Octopus LP
The Edge of Twilight
Under Construction
King Biscuit Flower Hour
The Missing Face
Live in Stockholm '75
Way of Life
Memories of Old Days
Live at the Bicentennial '76

No Good Woman++
A Band from Geordieland
The Singles Collection
Can You Do It?
Brian Johnson and Geordie
Singles with Brian Johnson

Glass Tiger
Diamond Sun LP
Simple Mission LP
Solo Alan Frew

Martin L. Gore
Counterfeit EP
Counterfeit² LP

Gowan (1982) LP
Great Dirty World LP
Lost Brotherhood LP
Home Field
Solo Live: Au Québec
Dr Starlight and The Watchmakers+

Window to the Soul (bonus tracks a plus)
Two Seasons

David Gilmour
First solo studio album on LP
New Game (bootleg)
Live in Gdańsk
Rattle That Lock LP
Live in Pompeii

Amy Grant
The Collection+++
Lead Me On+++
Home for Christmas+++
Time Again
A Christmas to Remember
Simple Things
Greatest Hits 1986-2004
Somewhere Down the Road
How Mercy Looks from Here
In Motion: The Remixes
Tennessee Christmas

Steve Hackett
The Night Siren LP
Live Archive NEARfest
Time Lapse
Tokyo Tapes (DVD)
Out of the Tunnels Mouth LP
Live Archive 70s 80s 90s 03 04 NEARfest
Somewhere in South America
Hungarian Horizons
Live Rails
Beyond the Shrouded Horizon LP
Genesis Revisited II (complete)
Genesis Revisited: Live at Hammersmith and Royal Albert Hall
The Total Experience" Live in Liverpool
Wolflight LP
Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham

Steve Harley/Cockney Rebel
A Closer Look (compilation)
Face to Face: A Live Recording
Hobo with a Grin LP
The Candidate LP
Greatest Hits
Yes You Can
Poetic Justice
Stranger Comes to Town
Anytime: A Live Set
The Cockney Rebel: An Anthology
Birmingham: Live with Orchestra & Choir
The Quality of Mercy
Acoustic: Live and Pure

George Harrison
All Things Must Pass LPs
Best of Dark Horse 1976-89 LP
Electronic Sound
Wonderwall Music LP

Annie Haslam
Annie in Wonderland+++
Still Life
Annie Haslam (1989)/Moonlight Shadow (Japan)
Blessing in Disguise
Live Under Brasilian Skies
The Dawn of Ananda
It Snows in Heaven
One Enchanted Evening
Woman Transcending

Justin Hayward
Night Flight LP
Moving Mountains
Sings the Moody Blues Hits
The View from the Hill
Spirits of the Western Sky
Spirits Live
All the Way
Live in San Juan Capistrano
Sings the Moody Blues Hits

Roger Hodgson
Rites of Passage
Open the Door LP
Classics Live
In the Eye of the Storm LP

How We Live (with h of Marillion)
Dry Land

Steve Howe
The Steve Howe Album (1979)
Homebrew 1, 2, 4 and 6

Michael Hutchence
Max Q (1989)
Michael Hutchence (1999) - posthumously released solo album

INXS (1980) LP
Welcome to Wherever You Are LP
Taste It: The Collection
The Very Best
Stay Young (includes first two albums)
The Years

Seven Stories Into Eight/'98
Nomzamo LP
Are You Sitting Comfortably? LP
Subterranea (studio LPs, upcoming film soundtrack+ and live editions)
The Seventh House LP
J'ai Pollette D'arnu
Forever Live
Living Proof/Live from London
New album+
The Archive Collection: IQ20
The Archive Collection: IQ30
The Wake Live in Concert
The Road of Bones LP

Eddie Jobson
Zinc/The Green Album
Any UK bootlegs and live releases

Elton John
Lady Samantha+++
Most singles
To Be Continued... (US/Canada CDs 2 & 3 or UK edition)
The Red Piano
Number Ones/Rocket Man/Just Like Belgium
Your Songs LP
Wonderful Crazy Night LP

Jon and Vangelis
Short Stories+++
Private Collection+++
The Best of Jon and Vangelis
Page of Life*

Gone to the Moon
Death Defying Headlines EP
Too Shy: The Very Best of Kajagoogoo or other compilations
So '80s

King Crimson
The Night Watch
The Road to Red

Denny Laine
Holly Days
Anyone Can Fly
Hometown Girls
Wings on My Feet
Lonely Road
Memory Laine
All I Want is Freedom
Birmingham Boy
Wings at the Sound of Denny Laine
Arctic Song
Blue Musician
Spreading My Wings

John Lennon
Menlove Ave. LP
Peace, Love and Truth
Live in New York City
Gimme Some Truth
Most singles
The John Lennon Anthology
Double Fantasy Stripped Down (John & Yoko)
Signature Box

Julian Lennon
Mr Jordan LP
Help Yourself LP
VH1 Behind the Music collection

Annie Lennox
Any solo singles except "Precious"
Songs of Mass Destruction LP
A Christmas Cornucopia
Nostalgia LP

Love is Blind
The Best of Limahl
1983 (2012 single)

Christmas fan club releases
Any bootlegs***
The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra) LPs**
Live in Montréal (2009)
A Singles Collection/12 of One, Six of the Other LP***
Brave LP
Marbles Live (2004)
Anoraknophobia LP
Anorak in the UK
Happiness is the Road Vol 1
Recital of the Script**
Live from Lorelai (1987)**
Live at Cadogan Hall
A Sunday Night Above the Rain (Holland and Canada)
The h band - Live Body Live Spirit
Holidays in Eden Live
Size Matters

All with h except **Fish and ***both.

Brian May
Star Fleet EP
Live at Brixton Academy
Furia soundtrack (not by the late Australian composer Brian May)

Paul McCartney
Off the Ground LP
Band on the Run remaster
Good Evening New York City LPs?
Greatest Hits Vol 1 & 2 (bootleg compilations)
Any solo bootlegs
McCartney II remaster
Pure McCartney LPs
Egypt Station+

Christine McVie
(née) Christine Perfect [maiden name] (1970)
Christine McVie (1984)+++
In the Meantime
Buckingham McVie LP
Blue Horizon sessions

Freddie Mercury
Mr Bad Guy LP
Barcelona (w/Montserrat Caballé) (original edition) LP
Solo boxed set (includes the above)
Lover of Life, Singer of Songs
Messenger of the Gods 45s

George Michael
Five Live EP (w/Queen et al)

Mike + the Mechanics
The Singles 1985-2013 (Complete)
Living Years 25th Anniversary and LP
Let Me Fly LP

Modern English
Most singles
Mesh and Lace*+++
After the Snow+++
Stop Start*+++
Pillow Lips*
Life in the Gladhouse
Someone's Calling
Everything is Mad
Any live releases
Soundtrack (last studio album, not a film OST)
Blister EP
Take Me to the Trees LP

The Moody Blues
Any bootlegs
This is the Moody Blues+++
The Polydor Years 1986-92
Hall of Fame
Natural Avenue (John Lodge) LP
The Promise (Mike Pinder)
Ray Thomas - Hopes, Wishes and Dreams
The Very Best of Moody Blues
Live at the BBC: 1967-1970
Say It with Love
Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970
Time Traveller
Lovely to See You
Timeless Flight
John Lodge - 10,000 Light Years Ago
Days of Future Passed Live

Patrick Moraz (formerly of the above and Yes)
The Story of I+++
Out in the Sun
Patrick Moraz (1978)++
Change of Space

Alanis Morissette
Alanis (1991)
Jagged Little Pill Acoustic
Feast on Scraps
Most singles
Live at Montreux 2012

The Mute Gods
Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me
Tardigrades Will Inherit the Earth

Delusion Rain?
Unveil the Mystery
Tales from the Netherlands
New studio album+
New live album+

Naked Eyes
Live DVD
The Best of Naked Eyes
Fumbling with the Covers
Fuel for the Fire LP
Burning Bridges LP

Stevie Nicks
Buckingham Nicks (1973) (w/Lindsey Buckingham) - official edition+++
The Other Side of the Mirror LP
Most singles
Live on Air
24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault LP
Live at Red Rocks/in Denver 1986
Beauty and the Beast (no relation to the Disney franchise)

Any singles except a few
Liam Gallagher  - As You Were+
Familiar to Millions
Lord, Don't Slow Me Down
Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds LPs

Martin Orford
Classical Music and Popular Songs
The Old Road (better make these real CDs 'cos of his anti-piracy stance)

Ozzy Osbourne
Just Say Ozzy LP
Live and Loud
The Ten Commandments
Prince of Darkness
Memoirs of a Madman
New album+

The Sentinel LP and singles
Arrive Alive
The Wedge LP
Knightmoves EP
The Cross and the Crucible LP
Moment to Moment
The Dreams of Men
The River Sessions 1-2
XXV (2011) LP
Solo Alan Reed
Real to Reel

Anthony Phillips
The Geese and the Ghost*+++
Wise After the Event*+++
Invisible Men
Radio Clyde
Harvest of the Heart

Is It Safe?+/+++
New posthumous album+

Pink Floyd
Is There Anybody Out There?
The Endless River LP
The Early Years
Most singles and RoIOs

Live in Ukraine (Queen + Paul Rodgers)
Return of the Champions DVD (Queen + Paul Rodgers)
Absolute Greatest
Live Magic
Queen on Fire: Live at the Bowl DVD
Live at Wembley '86
Live at the Beeb (BBC) LP/On Air: The Complete BBC Radio Sessions
Queen Rocks
Queen Rock Montréal
Deep Cuts Vol 3
Live at the Rainbow '74 LPs and DVD
Queen Forever LP
A Night at the Odeon LP

Trevor Rabin
Trevor Rabin (1978)/Beginnings LP
Face to Face
Wolf LP
Can't Look Away
90124 (2003)
Live in LA

Boys Will Be Boys
A Croak and a Grunt in the Night
Rock Rabbitt
Any compilations

Prologue LP*
Ashes Are Burning LP*
Live at Carnegie Hall LPs
Tales from Renaissance Days
Tales of 1,001 Nights Vol 1-2
Da Capo
Live at King Biscuit Flower Hour
Live at Union Chapel+
Live 2011
de Lane Lea Studios LP

REO Speedwagon
REO (1976) LP
Live: You Get What You Play For
You Can Tune a Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish LP
Life as We Know It+++
The Hits
The Earth, a Small Man, His Dog and a Chicken
The Ballads
Building the Bridge
Find Your Own Way Home

ABC 1974 LP
Presto LP
Spirit of the Airwaves
Replay x 3
Chronicles LPs
Grace Under Pressure Tour 1984
Snakes and Arrows Live DVD
Moving Pictures Live (though the same tracks are on Time Machine: Live in Cleveland which I bought in Canada)
Live on Air

Sad Café
Misplaced Ideals (UK album)
Live (1981)
The Politics of Existing
Whatever It Takes
Saving Grace (last two albums together)
The Best of Sad Café/Anthology
Solo Paul Young compilation (not the same one who sings the covers of "Come Back and Stay", "Everytime You Go Away", "Love of the Common People" or "Oh, Girl")
Saving Grace (last two studio albums together)

Mary is Coming
Lacklustre Me
Savoy (2004)
Savoy Songbook Vol 1
Waaktaar (new spinoff)+
See the Beauty in Your Drab Hometown+

Split Enz
Mental Notes+++
Second Thoughts
Time and Tide
History Never Repeats LP
See You 'Round
The Beginning of the Enz
Enz of an Era

Any singles up to 1983 except "Dreamer (live)"
Is Everybody Listening?

Nad Sylvan
Courting the Widow LP
Unifaun (2008)
Angels of Mercy CDs
Life of a Housewife
The Bride Said No
New album

Talk Talk
The Collection
History Revisited
Laughing Stock
London 1986
Mark Hollis (1998)

Roger Taylor
Fun in Space LP
Strange Frontier+++
Electric Fire LP
Fun on Earth LP
The Lot (includes all of the above plus The Cross)
Best Of
Journeys End+

Tears for Fears
Live from Santa Barbara DVD
Sowing the Seeds of Love 12"/30 cm
Pale Shelter (1982) 12"
Suffer the Children (1982) 12"
Secret World Live
Curt Smith - Halfway Pleased
(Curt is) Mayfield (1998)
Curt Smith - Aeroplane EP
Curt Smith - Deceptively Heavy
Curt Smith - Soul on Board+++
Covers 10"
The Tipping Point+
Rule the World

Rick Wakeman
White Rock 1+++ & 2
Rock 'n Roll Prophet Plus+++
African Bach
Cirqué Surreal
Fields of Green
Can You Hear Me?
The Six Wives of Henry VIII Live
The Time Machine LP
Classic Tracks
King Biscuit Flower Hour
Out of the Blue
Live at the BBC (1976)
In the Nick of Time
King Arthur re-recording+
++++with Adam Wakeman

Roger Waters
Music from The Body (w/Ron Geesin)
The Wall - Live in Berlin (w/various artists) and recent release on LP
Is This the Life We Really Want? LP

John Wetton
Caught in the Crossfire+++
Kings Road: 1973-80 (w/King Crimson and UK)+++
Wetton Manzanera (1987)/One World (w/Phil Manzanera) LP
Monkey Business (w/Richard Palmer-James)
Chasing the Dragon
Live in Tokyo
Duncan Mackay - Score (ex-10cc/Cockney Rebel)
Jack-Knife - I Wish You Would (now coupled with Dickie)
Raised in Captivity (Japanese release)
Live at Sun Plaza
New York Minute
Live via Satellite

Wetton Downes (Icon)
Never in a Million Years
Acoustic TV Broadcast
Heat of the Rising Sun
Urban Psalm

Ray Wilson
Swing Your Bag (Guaranteed Pure)
The Next Best Thing
Propaganda Man
She (Stiltskin)
The Minds Eye (Stiltskin)
Millionairhead (cut_)
Genesis Klassik (live in Germany and Poland)
Chasing Rainbows
Genesis vs Stiltskin (studio and live)
An Audience and Ray Wilson
Unfulfillment (Stiltskin)
Song for a Friend
Stiltskin Live
Time and Distance
Up Close and Personal
Ray Wilson Live

Richard Wright
Wet Dream+++
Zee - Identity
Broken China

In a Word (1969-[2002])
Close to the Edge and Relayer 5.1 remasters+++
Yesterdays CD+++
YesYears CDs+++
9012Live CD+++
The Yes Album (1971) (Steven Wilson 5.1 mix)
House of Yes
Union Live
Bootlegs of recent tours
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe - Live at the NEC
Chris Squires Swiss Choir (festive season solo album)
Progeny (boxed set)
Yes featuring Anderson Wakeman Rabin (2018)+
Topographic Drama: Live Across America LP

Non-US made only (even if its just the disc or tape itself). Singles can also be thrown in if I don't have them already. Do contact me if you're interested in a trade or sale. CD-Rs do not count! Pirates are OK though. If you think somethings missing, then I have it already. Subject to change at anytime. Will make reasonable offers.  If you suggest VHS cassette or DVDs, make sure it'll play in an NTSC player.  I can possibly convert PAL and SECAM DVDs, but the tapes I'd have to go to a specialist for, so do ask first or copy it for me, please.  I may list what video titles I'd like at a later time, but it is painstaking and time-consuming.  Mainly CDs I need right now though wanted LPs are now in a separate list to avoid confusion. Subject to change.

+ Yet to be released.
+++I only have this on LP and/or cassette right now which isn't as convenient for me anymore.
* Also on Boris's list.
***On the way.