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Searchers - It's the Searchers
(Pye NPL-18092 UK-64 VG+ 275:-)

The Searchers were one of the most popular British Invasion bands in the mid 60's and this is perhaps their best studio album, with classic hits like "Needles and Pins" and "Don't throw Your Love away". It also features some of their best LP cuts, on which they applied their famed harmonies to American material that was both strong and obscure.

Original UK MONO pressing; the vinyl has a few superficial marks - the sleeve has a previous owners name on the back.
Simon, Paul - Concert in the Park
(Warner 26737-1 Ger-91 VG+ 375:-)

Throughout his solo career, Paul Simon has loaned his unique songwriting voice to a host of different global and ethnic musical styles. Simon's cross-cultural pollinations work so well because he makes sure that his musical interests match his personal vision.

Paul Simon returned to the scene of one of his most distinctive successes with Simon & Garfunkel on August 15, 1991. This time, roughly 600,000 people turned out to watch a set stuffed with classic hits and intermingled with newer numbers.
Simon, Paul - Negotiations and Love Songs
(Warner Bros 925789-1 EU-88 SS 500:-)

In his career, Paul Simon has had an impeccable ability to bring together melody and lyric with various global styles, creating some of the smartest pop around. Ever since he left behind the rigid musical borders of Simon & Garfunkel's folk-rock, Simon has built upon that fertile base. And as NEGOTIATIONS AND LOVE SONGS, a Warner Brothers-era greatest hits compilation, clearly shows, Simon expanded his cultural horizons and sent his musical appetite into overdrive to separate his compositions from those of his contemporaries.

Rare promotional vinyl in a single pocket picture sleeve and housed in a custom title printed cloth sleeve which remains stitch sealed around the edges - an unusual promo rarity!
Simone, Nina - Nina Simore and Piano!
(RCA Victor LSP-4102 Aus-69 EX 300:-)

A strong back to basics session for Nina, one that featured her piano and vocals only, a very spare approach that was markedly different from her work a few years previously for other labels. Nina's tone on the piano is incredible – and she's working with some striking modern jazz changes that offset the folksiness of her vocals in a fantastic way, creating a sound that's a lot fuller than you'd expect!

Original Australian pressing; black/silver label.
Simple Minds - Ghost Dancing
(Mixeye 198-60128 Bel-86 VG+ 300:-)

From their beginnings as a raw, glammed-up New Wave band in 1977 to their complex Alternative Rock of the present, Simple Minds has maintained a dramatic flair and a deep complexity in their constantly changing sound.

Side A to E: Copenhagen, Tuesday 28th Jan. 1986.
Side F: Sydney, Friday 9th Dec. 1981.
Simple Minds - Never Look Back
(Dharma DHARMA-7 Ger-86 VG+ 300:-)

From their beginnings as a raw, glammed-up New Wave band in 1977 to their complex Alternative Rock of the present, Simple Minds has maintained a dramatic flair and a deep complexity in their constantly changing sound.

Live at Isstadion, Stockholm, January 25th, 1986.
Simple Minds - Selfluminous
(Mixeye 240-31984 EU-84 VG+ 300:-)

From their beginnings as a raw, glammed-up New Wave band in 1977 to their complex Alternative Rock of the present, Simple Minds has maintained a dramatic flair and a deep complexity in their constantly changing sound. Jim Kerr's vocals leap effortlessly from raw Punk raspiness to urgent emotional release while the rest of the band pits guitar distortion against saxophone leads and vaulting Gospel vocals against bubbling Synth Pop keyboards.

This 2LP set was recorded at Falkonerteatret, Copenhagen, on March 26th, 1984.
Simple Minds - Summertime in Glasgow
(September Songs [unoffical] EU-85 NM 300:-)

From their beginnings as a raw, glammed-up New Wave band in 1977 to their complex Alternative Rock of the present, Simple Minds has maintained a dramatic flair and a deep complexity in their constantly changing sound.

Live at Glasgow Barrowlands 4/1/85. Bono guests on "New Gold Dream".
Skid Row - Slave to the Grind
(Atlantic 7567-82242-1 Ger-91 VG+ 500:-)

Skid Row was one of the hardest bands to find commercial success during the hair metal fad. The songs on their debut album sound angrier and more aggressive than the lyrics and hooks might indicate. Part of this is due simply to the musical talent in the band, and part of it is due to vocalist Sebastian Bach; his tendency to oversing actually gives some much-needed nasty attitude to most of the songs.

Skid Row get harder and heavier on their sophomore effort, matching Sebastian Bach's gritty, streetwise rants to lean, driving riffs that manage to back up all the attitudinal posturing.
Springsteen, Bruce - Gold, Dust and Rock n Roll
([bootleg] SG3 Ita-86 EX 375:-)

The "Born in the USA Tour" was Springsteen's longest and most successful tour to date. It featured a physically transformed Springsteen; after two years of bodybuilding, the singer had bulked up considerably. The tour was the first since the 1974 portions of the "Born to Run" tours without guitarist Steven Van Zandt, who was replaced by Nils Lofgren.

This 3LP set was recorded at the first of two shows at Ulllevi Stadium in Gothenburg, on June 8, 1985. This is an Italian bootleg of the Swedish bootleg "The Clear Difference"; it comes with an 8 page booklet with pictures from the show.
St John, Bridget - JumbleQueen
(Chrysalis CHR-1062 UK-74 VG+ 400:-)

For several years in the late '60s and early '70s, Bridget St. John was one of the leading lights of the British folk scene, a gifted vocalist and guitarist who also wrote intelligent, impressionistic songs that impressed many of her contemporaries.

Bridget St. John's final album fell somewhere between vintage British folk-rock and the kind of singer/songwriter approach used by an early Joni Mitchell. A low-key, agreeable affair of sophisticated romantic ruminations.
Sweet - Sweet Fanny Adams
(RCA Victor LPL1-5038 UK-74 VG+ 275:-)

From the absurd perfection of "Ballroom Blitz," "Turn it Down" and "Fox on the Run" to the overblown, epic psychedelia of "Love is Like Oxygen," the Sweet designed fantastically catchy anthems built on simple rock guitar riffs, then piled on the synthesizers and vocal overdubs until they simply ran out of space.

"Sweet Fanny Adams" tone is set with the opening track, "Set Me Free," a fiery rocker that blends ultrahigh vocal harmonies to a furious succession of guitar riffs that jack the song up a level of speed metal frenzy. Anyone with an interest in Sweet beyond the hit singles should check this album out.
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