Three LP’s you’d recommend to someone getting into collecting?The Beach Boys 'Pet Sounds' - most versions are suitable but the 50th anniversary EU release from 2016 is a great starting point with this.
Fleetwood Mac 'Rumours' - Especially if you can get the 2011 US release with the hype sticker showing 'Pressed at Pallas'.
The Beatles 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' - Lots of versions available but I would recommend the Special Edition, Stereo, ½ Speed Mastered, Gatefold from 2017.
Your first and your last gig?
First gig: Thompson Twins at the Poole Arts Centre
Last gig: White Lies at the Brixton Academy
Your top 5 albums?
- Violator - Depeche Mode
- Common People - Pulp
- Achtung Baby - U2
- Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
- Masseducation - St. Vincent
Your first album?
Pink Floyd 'Dark Side of the Moon' and proud to say, nearly 40 years on from when I purchased it as a 16 year old, I still have it.
Your last album?
Had two arrive yesterday... Depeche Mode 'Songs of Faith and Devotion Live' (for which I'd been after a sensibly priced but VG+ or better copy for about 2 years and eventually found one for sale in Spain...) along with Pink Floyd 'The Later Years 1987 - 2019'
Do you Play Any Instruments?
Air Guitar and air drums! LOL
If you could join any band for a day who would it be?
What record are you most proud of in your collection?
Mobile Fidelity version of Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' which completed the 4 versions I considered having (those being the first LP I ever brought which was a 5th pressing, a first press with solid light blue prism, a 40th anniversary edition as my regular play copy and the MOFI release.) The recently acquired MOFI release of Dire Straits 'Brothers in Arms' comes a very, very close second mind.
What record in your collection are you most embarrassed by?
None - what is in my collection is there for a reason. Anything questionable I got rid of a couple of years ago in a bid to curate a collection that I would want to play anything from for many, many years to come.
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