Browse through parts of my collection supported by photos and a small write-up.

The posts highlight rarities, my favorite pieces or whatever I felt I wanted to share that day. Feel free to submit requests in case something catches your eye when browsing my collection list!

  • In March 2015 I listened to the band Van der Graaf Generator for the first time. UK magazine Record Collector had an article about them which sparked an interest and so I decided to give them a try. Nine years later and I am now fully hooked, including the singer’s solo output. I never intended…

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  • What are the odds!? Today I received this lovely red vinyl copy of the Police’s album Synchronicity. Only a few hours later the band announced a wonderful (belated) 40th anniversary 6 CD set featuring B-sides, demos, out-takes, alternate mixes, instrumentals and an unreleased live gig! This red vinyl edition was released sometime in 1984, about…

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  • Queen were on a roll during the early 80’s. They had a massive hit under their belt with the album The Game in 1980 and released a nice soundtrack album a few months later for Flash Gordon. In November 1981 they released their first compilation album called Greatest Hits, featuring most of their singles. It…

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  • Ex-Beatles member Paul McCartney released around 100 singles in the UK throughout his career as of 1971. Either solo or with his band Wings. Among these singles were two called We All Stand Together and Dance Tonight. We All Stand Together was released in 1984 during a time when his career was deemed to go…

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  • As shown in the previous post, I have a special place in my heart for Genesis. I knew some of their hits, but took a deep dive around late 2001 by starting to listen to albums such as Duke, A Trick Of The Tail and The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. It didn’t take long…

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  • In 1982, Genesis released a double album called Three Sides Live. It contained, as you correctly guessed, three sides with live performances. The fourth side contained some non-album studio B-sides and material from an EP which was previously released in the UK. To keep the album interesting for those markets who already heard the studio…

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