My Record Collection

I've been collecting records for almost ten years now, but even as a child they were never something unfamiliar to me. Some of my earliest memories include my mother spinning records by The Doors, Crosby, Stills and Nash and Creedence Clearwater Revival. There was also the much loved tradition of playing Cream's "Disraeli Gears" at Christmas time when putting the tree up. 

There is something comforting about taking vinyl out of its sleeve and placing it carefully on the turn table; hands gently lowering the needle upon the grooves and that small silent pause as you wait for the music to sound. It is almost as if the preciousness of music has become something tangible that you can hold and cherish on an entire new level. Listening to music not only becomes a past time but a much loved and appreciated ritual. 

This here is my personal record collection that I have compiled over the years. Searching for these has taken me to see new places and meet new people, and I have memories attached to each one of them. I am still adding to my collection so do check back here once in a blue moon!

Groovy    LPs:

Syd Barrett - An Introduction to Syd Barrett
Syd Barrett - Opel
The Beach Boys - The Best of The Beach Boys, Volume 3 (no sleeve)
The Beatles - Please Please Me (dreadful condition - bought for less than $5.00)
The Beatles - With The Beatles
The Beatles - Beatles For Sale
The Beatles - Rubber Soul
The Beatles - Collection of Beatles Oldies (But Goldies!)
The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album)
The Beatles - Abbey Road
The Beatles - Let It Be
The Beatles - The Essential Beatles (x2)
The Beatles - The Beatles Ballads (x2)
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band original 1967 first British pressing inner sleeve only
The Bee Gees - Best of Bee Gees
The Bee Gees - Best of the Bee Gees Vol. 2.
Bill Haley and the Comets - The Golden King of Rock (no sleeve)
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
David Bowie - Changes One Bowie
Buddy Holly and The Crickets -The Buddy Holly Story (no sleeve)
Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard (no sleeve)
Joe Cocker - I Can Stand A Little Rain
Cold Chisel - East
John Cougar - American Fool
Cream - The Best of Cream
Derek and the Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Donovan - Wear Your Love Like Heaven
Donovan - Barabajagal
Donovan - The World of Donovan
The Doors - 13
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
George Harrison - Cloud Nine
An Introduction to Liszt and Chopin
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
Michael Jackson - Bad
Jesus Christ Superstar - The Original Motion Picture Sound Track Album (though one of the records is missing)
The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
The Kinks - Well Respected Kinks
John Lennon - Imagine
John Lennon - Rock ‘N’ Roll
Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra - Walt Disney's Fantasia
The Mamas and the Papas - 16 of Their Greatest Hits
Marianne Faithfull - The World of Marianne Faithfull
Melanie Safka - Melanie's Greatest Hits
Paul McCartney - All The Best
Official Bioshock Score Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother
Pink Floyd - Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques and Curios
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother
Pink Floyd - Relics
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd - A Nice Pair
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd - Animals
Pink Floyd - The Wall- I Am Rapture Rapture Is Me
Popcorn and Other Switched-On Smash Hits
The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones (x2)
The Rolling Stones - Out of Our Heads
The Rolling Stones - Big Hits (Hide Tide and Green Grass)
The Rolling Stones - Flowers
The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request
The Rolling Stones - Beggar’s Banquet
The Rolling Stones - Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 1)
The Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya-Yas Out!
The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers with original zip cover (my baby :3)
The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
The Rolling Stones - Goat's Head Soup
Simon & Garfunkel - Simon & Garfunkel
The Sound of Music Soundtrack
The Unforgettable Glenn Miller
The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat
The Velvet Underground - Loaded
The Who - The Best of The Who
The Who - Quadrophenia
Wings - Wild Life
Wings - Venus and Mars
The World of Tchaikovsky (no sleeve)

Fab    45s

The Beatles - All My Loving EP - All My Loving/Ask Me Why/Money/P.S. I Love You
The Beatles - Hello, Goodbye/I Am The Walrus
The Beatles - From Me To You/Thank You Girl
The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand/This Boy
The Beatles - I Should Have Known Better/If I Fell
The Beatles - I Feel Fine/She’s A Woman
The Beatles - Help!/I’m Down
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour EP 1 - The Fool On The Hill/Flying/Blue Jay Way
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour EP
The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane
The Beatles - Hey Jude/Revolution
The Beatles - The Ballad of John and Yoko/ Old Brown Shoe
The Beatles - The Long and Winding Road/For You Blue
The Beatles - Let It Be/You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
The Beatles - Something/Come Together
The Bee Gees - Stayin’ Alive/If I Can’t Have You
Beethoven - Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, “Moonlight”
David Bowie - Drive-In Saturday/Round and Round
Mama Cass - Dream A Little Dream of Me/Midnight Voyage
Dave Davies - Death of A Clown/Love Me Till The Sun Shines
Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man/Teen Angel
The Doors - Hello, I Love You/Love Street
Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)/Every Lonely Day
Elvin Bishop - Fooled Around and Fell in Love/Slick Titty Boom
Andy Gibb - (Love Is) Thicker Than Water/Words and Music
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord/Isn’t It A Pity
George Harrison - What Is Life/Apple Scruffs
George Harrison - Blow Away/ Soft-Hearted Hana
Mary Hopkin - Goodbye/Sparrow
Mary Hopkin - Those Were The Days/Tell Me Now
Herman's Hermits - No Milk Today, My Reservation's Been Confirmed
The Kinks - Lola, Berkeley Mews
John Lennon and Yoko Ono - Woman/Beautiful Boys
Manfred Mann - The Mighty Quinn/Semi-Detached Suburban Mr. James
Paul McCartney - Another Day/Oh Woman, Oh Why
Paul McCartney - Waterfalls/Check My Machine
Paul and Linda McCartney - Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey/Too Many People
Don Mclean - American Pie (Part 1)/(Part2)
The Monkees - I Wanna Be Free/You Just May Be The One
The Monkees - Daydream Believer/Goin’ Down
The Monkees - Volume 1 EP - (Theme from) The Monkees/Saturday's Child/Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day/Take A Giant Step
The Monkees - EP - Cuddly Toy/Laugh/You Told Me/No Time
The Monkees - She EP - She/Sunny Girl Friend/Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)/Gonna Buy Me A Dog
Peter and Gordon - A World Without Love, If I Were You
Peter and Gordon - Lady Godiva, Morning's Calling
Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall Part II/One of My Turns
Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale/Conquistador
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody/I'm In Love With My Car
The Rolling Stones - You Better Move On/Poison Ivy
The Rolling Stones - The Last Time/Play With Fire
The Rolling Stones - Jumpin’ Jack Flash/Child of the Moon
The Rolling Stones - Angie/Silver Train
The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up/No Use In Crying
The Searchers - Goodbye My Love, 'Till I Met You
The Small Faces - Itchycoo Park/I’m Only Dreaming
Ringo Starr - Photograph/Down and Out
Ringo Starr - It Don't Come Easy/Early 1970
Ringo Starr - Wrack My Brain/Drumming Is My Madness
Wings - Goodnight Tonight, Daytime Nighttime Suffering
Bill Wyman - Je Suis Un Rockstar (Si Si)/Rio De Janeiro

1 comment:

  1. Great Collection! You've obviously spent great deal of time and money on them.
    I only have CD's and MP3's but their ok too!