This website is all about my passion Collecting. Here you will find detailed information dedicated to a number of obscure, unknown or simply excellent musicians.
2012-10-25 – 20:08hr GMT
Second update for tonight which feats two The Darkness releases. The first one is a rare in-house promo CDr made by Xfm London for four radio session tracks. The other release is a promotional CD from Japan for I Believe In A Thing Called Love.
2012-10-25 – 17:55hr GMT
2012-10-22 – 20:19hr GMT
Yeeeaaahhh they are taking our lives tonight! with the news of Lovelife's second EP called The Fourth Floor. It will be released digitally and on vinyl on the 10th of December. It furthermore looks like a new single will be released this week as well!
2012-10-19 – 21:53hr GMT
Now I could have been in England right at this moment, enjoying a one-off reunion concert by Mumm-Ra, but instead I am sitting here, creating another update for the website. Tonight I have tried to make it a bit more diverse. The first update is for a hard to find Japanese promo by the Darkness called 4Tracks Promo.
2012-10-18 – 20:08hr GMT
It is starting to become boring now, but I added another two promos for The Darkness tonight. This time they are for Love Is Only A Feeling, a European release in a slim jewel case with an exclusive radio edit and a US promo release for the 2005 single One Way Ticket.
2012-10-15 – 20:11hr GMT
Three releases have been added tonight. First one is a promotional CD for The Darkness' first Christmas single Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End), issued in a slim jewel case.
The other two releases are by Patrick Wolf. He released his first compilation today called Sundark And Riverlight which is available as a 2CD edition and on lovely black/white vinyl. The second release was already issued in September, but went unnoticed by me until now. It is a tour-only CDr EP called Archive EP 1 and it is very likely that there will be more volumes in the near future. A pain in the collector's ass really as they won't be available online and were made in limited quantities.
2012-10-10 – 20:37hr GMT
I've been busy again this evening by adding three The Darkness (promo) CD-singles. The first one is a US promo copy for I Believe In A Thing Called Love with a great backsleeve. The second is One Way Ticket, the one-track promo in a slim jewel case from Europe and the last one is an alternate CD-single release from Europe for Girlfriend as it comes in a cardsleeve. More Darkness stuff is on its way so stay tuned!
2012-10-06 – 20:52hr GMT
Nothing fancy today, just a European promotional CD-single for The Darkness' 2006 single Is It Just Me?. This release comes in a slim jewelcase.
At least seven more promotional The Darkness singles will be added in the next two weeks so stay tuned!
2012-10-01 – 21:28hr GMT
Here they are, full scans for 宇宙戦隊NOIZ's album METEORS which was released in Japan last week. Two editions are available: a standard CD edition and a limited CD/DVD edition.
2012-09-30 – 10:09hr GMT
At last! Images for all commercial The Darkness singles are now available since I just added the DVD-single for Is It Just Me?.
Details for the 宇宙戦隊NOIZ release NOIZ SUPER HITS BEST COLLECTION have been added to the website. I unfortunately do not own it and it seems difficult to get it outside of the Philippines, so there are no scans available at the moment. Please contact me if you have a spare copy for sale!
2012-09-26 – 20:08hr GMT
Three updates for two artists today!
First of all I added some more info about the latest Zebra and Snake promo CD for Empty Love Song. It seems that this release is pretty limited!
I received two promotional The Darkness releases in the last two weeks. The first one was a Swedish copy for Friday Night, issued in 2004. The other one was a full European album promo for Hot Cakes which comes in a printed white sleeve.
宇宙戦隊NOIZ's album METEORS was released in Japan today and is available as a CD and a limited edition CD/DVD package. It also seems that they released a limited tour CD in the Philippines this month called NOIZ SUPER HITS BEST COLLECTION. It is supposed to be limited to 100 copies only and comes in a jewel case with no back sleeve. I hope to get a copy or at least more information as soon as possible.
2012-09-25 – 20:21hr GMT
I'll be adding two "new" The Darkness items soon. I was basically two weeks offline due to a move to another city and my internet provider could not get the new connection up and running within the promised timeframe.
Anyway, 宇宙戦隊NOIZ's new album METEORS will be released tomorrow in Japan and I expect that my copies will arrive at the end of the week or early next week. I will try to make scans as soon as I get them. Fingers crossed!
2012-09-10 – 21:25hr GMT
It's Zebra and Snake day today! :) I've added three promotional releases this evening. The first one is a two track CD for Empty Love Song, their single from August. The other two are pretty rare promotional releases from this year which feature three ZAS tracks (plus songs by other artists such as Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark and Matisyahu). The first disc features album tracks whereas the second disc contains the same tracks as full instrumentals!
2012-09-09 – 21:10hr GMT
Second update for The Darkness this weekend. I have added a nice US advance CDr release for Hot Cakes plus a scan of the promotional vinyl release from Europe.
2012-09-08 – 08:42hr GMT
I've added scans of two new Darkness singles today: an Australian promotional CD copy for Everybody Have A Good Time and scans for the latest promo CD Nothin's Gonna Stop Us which features a cool instrumental. You can expect another update in the next day or two for the album Hot Cakes as I got two neat promotional releases recently.
2012-09-07 – 14:15hr GMT
I have turned on manual approval for now for the comment boxes, as they were already being used for spam. Naughty!
2012-08-31 – 21:58hr GMT
Only one more album left and there is an image available for each album by メトロノーム. Today I have added scans of their 2007 mini-album サイクルリサイクル.
All Facebook comment boxes have also been replaced by comment boxes of Commentics. So get interactive and share your thoughts!
2012-08-30 – 21:56hr GMT
I am slowly starting to replace the current Facebook comment boxes with a comment box developed by Commentics and expect to be done in the next day or so. Let me know what you think!
2012-08-27 – 20:34hr GMT
Finally, the promotional CD-single for the Darkness' single Everybody Have A Good Time came in today. The seller advertised it as a one track promo, but it turned out to be a two track promo, so I double checked all the current and closed eBay auctions and it seems that there is only one version out there of the European promo! I therefore not only added scans of this promo, but also updated the info about this release accordingly.
Stay tuned for more Darkness updates in the next few weeks!
2012-08-24 – 18:57hr GMT
A fact that I completely forgot to mention this week is that Zebra and Snake released a new single on Monday called Empty Love Song. You can check the details right here!
The Darkness are promoting their new album like madmen! So far three different promotional releases have surfaced so far for Hot Cakes and you can find the details over here at last (though there are no scans available yet). It furthermore seems that Nothin's Gonna Stop Us will be released as a commercial single anytime soon (possibly in September or October)! More details will be added once they become available.