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

Paul is Live!

I need these on import to fulfill my already vast collection:

Greatest Hits Vol 1-2+++
Thank You for the Music
Agnetha Fältskog - Wrap Your Arms Around Me+++
All Singles
Frida - Shine+++

Let There Be Rock: The Movie
Iron Man 2 soundtrack
Rock or Bust

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

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

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+

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

Americana (Asia featuring John Payne)+
America - Live in the USA/Live on Air (AFJP)
Live in Buffalo
Live in Osaka
Live in Massachusetts
Under the Bridge
AFJP - Risen Sun Live
AFJP - Recollections: A Tribute to British Prog

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

Syd Barrett
Barrett (1970)
An Introduction to Syd Barrett

The Beatles
Reel Music
Beatles' Greatest Israeli LP pirate CD+++
Japanese albums boxed set+
Love Songs (1977)+++
Let It Be DVD
Sgt Peppers mono remaster
The Alternate Abbey Road
Not for Sale
Work in Progress, Outtakes 1963+
Rarities (US track listing)+++
Any bootlegs including solo except Ringo Starr
Rockin' Movie Stars++
Across the Universe... Again++

Black Sabbath
Seventh Star (BS feat. Tony Iommi w/Glenn Hughes)
Live at Hammersmith (Odeon, now the Eventim Apollo)
Headless Cross remaster+
Týr remaster+/++
We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll Vol 1+++
Past Lives/Live at Last+++
The Rules of Hell (has all Dio-era titles in boxed set)
Heaven and Hell - The Devil You Know
Any bootlegs with Ozzy or Dio
Gathered in Their Masses

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
Before the Dawn+
Live at Hammersmith Odeon
This Womans Work (includes the first six studio albums with bonus discs)
Gold Ballads
The Red Shoes
Directors Cut

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

Phil Collins
Brother Bear
Remasters of 1981-96 albums TBA+
Greatest Hits (bootleg)

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)

Culture Club
Culture Club (boxed set)
From Luxury to Heartache LP+++
VH1 Storytellers/Greatest Moments
Don't Mind If I Do
The River Sessions
So '80s

Def Leppard
On Through the Night+++
The Def Leppard EP
First Strike (bootleg)
Early Years (bootleg)
Warchild (bootleg)
Most singles
Slang (deluxe edition)
New studio album of re-recorded hits+
Viva Pyromania!+

Depeche Mode
Catching Up with Depeche Mode
A Broken Frame+++
Any bootlegs
101 (complete)+++
Songs of Faith and Devotion (live edition)
The Remixes 81>11
Touring the Angel
The Best of Depeche Mode Vol 2+
People Are People+++
Tour of the Universe
Any solo Dave Gahan singles except "Kingdom"
Live in Berlin

Jim Diamond
Bandit (1976)+++
Bacco - Cha Cha Me
Broadway 12"
Jim Diamond (1988)+++
Jim Diamond (1993)+++

Geoff Downes
The Light Programme+++
Vox Humana
The Work Tapes (w/Glenn Hughes)
DBA - Pictures of You

Duran Duran
Thank You
Pop Trash
Live at Hammersmith '82
A Diamond in the Mind
New album+

Emerson Lake & Palmer
Live at the Isle of Wight Festival
A Time and Place
Live in Poland
In Concert/Works Live++
Greg Lake (1981)
Greg Lake and Gary Moore - King Biscuit Flower Hour
Greg Lake - Manœuvres+++
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

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

A Gentlemans Excuse Me
The Company
Derek Dick and His Amazing Electric Bear
Return to Childhood
Kettle of Fish
Fellini Nights
Any other live releases except Fortunes of War, and singles starting with "The Company"
Scattering Crows

Fleetwood Mac
Peter Greens Fleetwood Mac (1968)+++
Mr Wonderful+++
English Rose
The Pious Bird of Good Omen+++
Kiln House****+++
Black Magic Woman (compilation)
Future Games****+++
Bare Trees****+++
Vaudeville Years
Heroes Are Hard to Find+++
Rumours expanded remaster
Tango in the Night+++
Behind the Mask+++
The Chain
Show-Biz Blues
Madison Blues
The Dance
Shrine '69
Live in Boston (2003)
Original Album Series (contains five 1969-73 albums)
New album+

****Boxed set coming soon.

Peter Gabriel
Secret World Live
I/O (working title)+
Live Blood

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

Gentle Giant
Gentle Giant (1970)+++
Acquiring the Taste+++
The Power and the Glory+++
Playing the Fool+++
Out in the Woods
Scraping the Barrel
In a Palesport House
Live in Santa Monica
The Edge of Twilight
Under Construction
King Biscuit Flower Hour
The Missing Face
Live in Stockholm '75
I Lost My Head
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

Martin L. Gore
Counterfeit EP

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

David Gilmour
Studio albums on LP
New Game (bootleg)
Live in Gdańsk
New solo album+

Steve Hackett
Please Don't Touch!+++
Spectral Mornings+++
Till We Have Faces+++
Live Archive NEARfest
Highly Strung
Time Lapse
The Unauthorised Biography
Blues with a Feeling
Tokyo Tapes (complete)
Out of the Tunnels Mouth
Live Archive 70s 80s 90s 03 04
Somewhere in South America
Hungarian Horizons
Live Rails
Beyond the Shrouded Horizon
Genesis Revisited II (complete)
Genesis Revisited: Live at Hammersmith and Royal Albert Hall

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

George Harrison
All Things Must Pass LPs
Best of Dark Horse 1976-89+++

Annie Haslam
Annie in Wonderland
Still Life
Annie Haslam (1989)/Moonlight Shadow (Japan)
Blessing in Disguise
Live Under Brasilian Skies

Justin Hayward
Blue Jays (with John Lodge)+++
Night Flight
Moving Mountains
Sings the Moody Blues Hits
The View from the Hill
Spirits of the Western Sky
Spirits Live

Roger Hodgson
Rites of Passage
Open the Door
Classics Live

How We Live (with h of Marillion)
Dry Land

Steve Howe
The Steve Howe Album (1979)
The Grand Scheme of Things
Homebrew 1, 2, and 4
Portraits of Bob Dylan
Light Walls

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

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

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

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

Elton John
Blue Moves+++
Lady Samantha+++
Most singles
A Single Man+++
Victim of Love+++
Leather Jackets+++
To Be Continued...
Greatest Hits 1976-86
The Red Piano
Number Ones/Rocket Man/Just Like Belgium
Your Songs

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
Live Peace in Toronto+++
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
Help Yourself
VH1 Behind the Music collection
Everything Changes

Annie Lennox
Any solo singles except "Precious"
Songs of Mass Destruction
The Annie Lennox Collection
A Christmas Cornucopia

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

Christmas fan club releases
Any bootlegs***
Early Stages**
The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Madra)**+++
Live in Montréal (2009)
A Singles Collection/12 of One, Six of the Other***
The Best of Both Worlds***
Anorak in the UK
Somewhere Else
Happiness is the Road Vol 1-2
Recital of the Script**
Live from Lorelai (1987)**
Less is More
Live at Cadogan Hall
A Sunday Night Above the Rain

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

Brian May
Star Fleet EP
Live at Brixton Academy
Another World
Furia soundtrack

Paul McCartney
Paul is Live! (pictured)
Back in the US (CD)/World
Band on the Run remaster
Good Evening New York City++
Greatest Hits Vol 1 & 2 (bootleg compilations)
Any solo bootlegs
McCartney II remaster

Christine McVie
(née) Christine Perfect [maiden name] (1970)
Christine McVie (1984)+++
In the Meantime

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

George Michael
Five Live EP (w/Queen et al)
Ladies and Gentlemen
Songs from the Last Century
Wham! - Make It Big+++

Mike + the Mechanics
The Singles 1985-2013
Living Years 25th Anniversary

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 (recent studio album not a film OST)
Blister EP

The Moody Blues
Any bootlegs
The Magnificent Moodies+++
Time is on My Side
This is the Moody Blues+++
Caught Live + 5+++
The Present+++
The Polydor Years 1986-92
Hall of Fame
Natural Avenue (John Lodge)
The Promise (Mike Pinder)
Ray Thomas solo albums
The Very Best of Moody Blues
Live at the BBC: 1967-1970
Say It with Love
A Night at Red Rocks
Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970
Time Traveller
Lovely to See You
Timeless Flight
New solo John Lodge album+

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)
MTV Unplugged
Jagged Little Pill Acoustic
Feast on Scraps
Most singles
Live at Montreux 2012

One Among the Living
Unveil the Mystery
Tales from the Netherlands

Naked Eyes
Live DVD
The Best of Naked Eyes
Fumbling with the Covers

Stevie Nicks
Buckingham Nicks (1973) (w/Lindsey Buckingham) - official edition+++
The Other Side of the Mirror
Most singles
Soundstage Sessions
24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault
Live at Red Rocks

Any singles except a few
Possible solo Liam Gallagher release
Familiar to Millions
Lord, Don't Slow Me Down
Time Flies: 1994-2009
Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds (2011)

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
Live and Loud
The Ten Commandments
Prince of Darkness
Memoirs of a Madman

The Sentinel
Arrive Alive
The Wedge/Knightmoves
The Cross and the Crucible
Moment to Moment
Blinding Darkness
The Dreams of Men
The River Sessions 1-2
XXV (2011)
Solo Alan Reed

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

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

Pink Floyd
Is There Anybody Out There?
The Endless River
Richard Wright - Wet Dream+++ and Broken China
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
Classic Queen+++
Live at Wembley '86
Live at the Beeb (BBC)
Queen Rocks
Queen Rock Montréal
Deep Cuts Vol 3
Live at the Rainbow '74 DVD
Queen Forever

Trevor Rabin
Trevor Rabin (1978)/Beginnings+++
Face to Face
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

Ashes Are Burning+++*
Turn of the Cards+++
Scheherazade and Other Stories+++*
Live at Carnegie Hall+++
Tales from Renaissance Days
Tales of 1,001 Nights Vol 1-2
Da Capo
Live at King Biscuit Flower Hour
In the Land of the Rising Sun++
Live 2011

ABC 1974
Spirit of the Airwaves
Replay x 3
Grace Under Pressure Tour
Beyond the Lighted Stage NTSC DVD
Alex Lifeson - Victor (maybe)
Snakes and Arrows Live
Working Men++
Any bootlegs and singles
Moving Pictures Live (though the same tracks are on Time Machine: Live in Cleveland which I bought in Canada)

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

Mary is Coming
Lacklustre Me
Mountains of Time
Savoy (2004)
Savoy Songbook Vol 1
Waaktaar (new spinoff)+
New album+

Any singles up to 1983 except "Dreamer (live)"
The Very Best of Supertramp Vol 2
Is Everybody Listening?

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

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

Tears for Fears
Live from Santa Barbara DVD
Sowing the Seeds of Love 12"/30 cm
Pale Shelter (1982) 12"
Saturnine Marital and Lunatic
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"

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
No Expense Spared++++
Classic Tracks
King Biscuit Flower Hour
Out of the Blue
Live at the BBC (1976)
In the Nick of Time
++++with Adam Wakeman

Roger Waters
Music from The Body (w/Ron Geesin)
The Wall - Live in Berlin (w/various artists)

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

Wetton Downes
Never in a Million Years
Acoustic TV Broadcast
Heat of the Rising Sun

Ray Wilson
The Next Best Thing
Propaganda Man
She (Stiltskin)
The Minds Eye (Stiltskin)
Millionairhead (cut_)
Genesis Klassik
Chasing Rainbows
Genesis vs Stiltskin

In a Word (1969-[2002])
Close to the Edge and Relayer 5.1 remasters+++
Yesterdays CD+++
YesYears CDs+++
9012Live CD+++
Open Your Eyes LP
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)
Like It Is: Live at the Bristol Hippodrome

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. 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.