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Lane, Ronnie - Slim Chance
(Island ILPS-9321 UK-75 EX 350:-)

The co-founder of the Small Faces turns in a low-key, easy-rolling gem even if he repackages some of his best material. "Stone," a whimsical ode to reincarnation, became "Evolution" when performed with Pete Townshend on his debut solo album, ""Who Came First". A heart-tugging riff from Slim Chance's "Give Me a Penny" shows up three years later on "Annie" from "Rough Mix", another fine collaboration between Lane and Townshend.

Original UK pressing on the pink rim "palm tree" label, matt gatefold sleeve. Both Sleeve and Vinyl are graded Excellent.
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
(Warner 81227-95792 EU-15 EX 900:-)

Led Zeppelin returned from a nearly two-year hiatus in 1975 with the double-album "Physical Graffiti", their most sprawling and ambitious work. Where "Led Zeppelin IV" and "Houses of the Holy" integrated influences on each song, the majority of the tracks on "Physical Graffiti" are individual stylistic workouts. The highlights are when Zeppelin incorporate influences and stretch out into new stylistic territory, most notably on the tense, Eastern-influenced "Kashmir".

40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition - Super Deluxe Edition Box Set

This first-pressing release includes an individually numbered high-quality print of the album cover art ("14990" of 30,000)
Lee, Brenda - Miss Dynamite
(Brunswick LAT-8347 UK-61 VG+ 300:-)

One of the biggest pop stars of the early '60s, Brenda Lee hasn't attracted as much critical respect as she deserves. She is sometimes inaccurately characterized as one of the few female teen idols. More crucially, the credit for achieving success with pop-country crossovers usually goes to Patsy Cline, although Lee's efforts in this era were arguably of equal importance. While she made few recordings of note after the mid-'60s, the best of her first decade is fine indeed, encompassing not just the pop ballads that were her biggest hits, but straight country and some surprisingly fierce rockabilly.

Original UK Vinyl.
Lennon, John - Rock n Roll
(EMI 855671-1 UK+97 EX 350:-)

In the five years following the break-up of the Beatles, John Lennon established himself as a critically and commercially successful solo artist in addition to dealing with a number of private and public tribulations. Lennon eventually released Rock 'n' Roll, a batch of covers ranging the gamut of early rock classics from the '50s and '60s. Lennon threw himself lovingly into this project that hearkened back to the simpler times of being a teenager smitten with the sounds of Chuck Berry and Little Richard (both of whom are represented on this record), light years away from any kind of political statements.

Released in 1997 with heavy quality sleeve and on 180gr Virgin Vinyl this is the 9th album in EMI's "Centenary" series. Most of these Centenary albums are collectible but since this was 1997 these albums came out in very limited quantities and are now not easy to track down. These will only go up in price in the years to come!
Lítið Eitt - Til Hvers...?
(Parlophone MOAK-33 Den-75 EX 300:-)

This is a little known Icelandic folk-rock group, whose album included a cover version of Dylan's "When The Ship Comes In" and Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Annabekke Lee" set to music.

Original Danish pressing complete with lyric insert; both sleeve and vinyl are graded EX.
Litter - Emerge
(Probe CPLP-4504 US-69 EX 375:-)

The Litter's Emerge combines the sound of the Amboy Dukes with Blue Cheer while vocalist Mark Gallagher at times does his best to imitate Jack Bruce adding Cream to the band's list of textures.

Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "Little Red Book" gets torn apart in the translation and is lots of fun. Lead guitarist Ray Melina takes the band to the world of British rock with his "Breakfast at Gardenson's," the light feeling here a total about-face, a transition that complements the huge sound on most of the record.

Original US pressing; both sleeve and vinyl are graded EX.
LITTER - Emerge
(Probe SPB-1004 UK-69 VG+ 800:-)

The Litter's "Emerge" combines the sound of the Amboy Dukes with Blue Cheer while vocalist Mark Gallagher at times does his best to imitate Jack Bruce adding Cream to the band's list of textures.

Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "Little Red Book" gets torn apart in the translation and is lots of fun. Lead guitarist Ray Melina takes the band to the world of British rock with his "Breakfast at Gardenson's," the light feeling here a total about-face, a transition that complements the huge sound on most of the record.

Original UK pressing; both sleeve and vinyl are graded VG+.
Lord - The Second Coming
(Golden Bear GBR-1001 US-88 VG+ 1500:-)

Lord was one of the legions of metal bands from the eighties that put out one album and then disappeared forever. Sometimes it’s easy to see why these bands didn’t make it; a good percentage of them are uncreative, boring, and all-around untalented. Lord is one of those welcome exceptions, a band full of smart musicians who made mature music instead of bashing out a bunch of generic riffs and calling it a day.

LORD was the brainchild of the extraordinary singer Guy Lord that in the mid-80s was the frontman of the speed metal masters BLOODLUST and had contributed some classic tunes such as "Ride to Death". LORD is a whole different story. While appearing as a hard rock band due to the biker outfit of the band members, this album is nothing more and nothing less than a molten heavy power metal release with ingenious song writing and very original compositions.

Original US pressing; both sleeve and vinyl are graded VG+.
Lords - Some Folks by the Lords
(Hör Zu SHZE-174 Ger-67 VG+ 350:-)

The Lords started out as a skiffle band in Berlin using partly custom-made instruments. In 1964 when Beatlemania and the British Invasion swept across the world, they turned into "Germany's First Beat Music Act" and developed their classic style for which they are still known in Germany today. They also appeared as supporting act of The Kinks and The Who on German tours of the two English bands, and performed on the contemporary TV music program Beat-Club several times. This is their third album, a classic LP and an exclusive top rarity.
Love - Four Sail
(Elektra EKS-74049 US-69 VG+ 300:-)

By the time Love was creating what's widely considered their crowning achievement, FOREVER CHANGES, the band was unraveling. After a nearly two year absence Arthur Lee returned in 1969 with a new line-up, introduced on this album. What had previously been an ensemble with considerable input from more than one writer and singer had now become more-or-less a one-man show. The new band had shifted away from the tightly arranged structures that previously tied them to such Los Angeles cohorts as The Byrds and consequently had more in common with the San Francisco ballroom bands, with longer solos and more emphasis on grooves.

Original US red label pressing. The sleeve has a deletion corner cut at the lower left; the vinyl is graded EX.
Lucas, Buddy - Shake Rock Ratlle and Roll
(Today's Records 3002 US-? EX 375:-)

From the late 1940s onwards, Buddy Lucas was a much-in-demand session saxophonist on the East Coast, who also recorded quite a few vocal sides. Like Big Al Sears, Warren Luckey, Willis Jackson and various other New York saxophonists, he played his part in the growth of rhythm and blues, without garnering much acclaim.
Lucifer's Friend - Where the Groupies...
(Vertigo 6360.602 Ger-72 VG+ 800:-)

A German outfit fronted by a British singer (John Lawton), Lucifer's Friend first gained minor notoriety, and later major cult status, as both early practitioners of heavy metal and progressive rock.

"Where the Groupies killed the Blues" is a bit more un-even than the debut but it still contains peaks of brilliance. Apart from the idiotic album name and poor artwork to fit it, the music presented here is a little more adventurous but can be compared to Wallenstein's first two albums and Uriah Heep.

Original German pressing; originally issued with a poster, which is missing from this copy...
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