Brush up on your country rock knowledge & give your collection a distinct southern twang with these superb vinyl sets exclusive to our site. Often comprising complete studio back catalogues, here are four examples currently in stock:
Brush up on your country rock knowledge & give your collection a distinct southern twang with these superb vinyl sets exclusive to our site. Often comprising complete studio back catalogues, here are four examples currently in stock:
American jazz musician George Duke, a pioneering keyboardist who was hugely respected by his fans & frequent collaborators, Frank Zappa, Stanley Clarke, Miles Davis & Michael Jackson, has died at the age of 67.
George effortlessly bridged the gap between multiple genres, including jazz, funk and R&B, and released more than 30 solo albums.
He'll be equally fondly remembered by a new generation of hip hop musicians & producers, who have made him one of the most sampled of all jazz artists.
The music of Mr Summer Breezin' lives on!
1973 Indian 6-track stereo vinyl LP, a psychedelic soundtrack to Dev Anand's Bollywood/LSD movie, pressed on heavyweight vinyl by Odeon. Includes enticing nuggets such as 'Freak Out Music', no doubt some top notch fuzz madness & sound effects from the one & only R.D. Burman!
1970 Indian 13-track vinyl LP soundtrack to the Hindi movie, pasted picture sleeve with catalogue inner. The sleeve reveals just a little light edge wear but is otherwise in superb condition due to the heavy stock card used.
1976 UK 10-track vinyl LP of Herrmann's fabulously menacing & atmospheric score to the classic Martin Scorsese film starring Robert De Niro, his last work as Bernard passed away soon after the recording.
TAS listed 1979 US 16-track stereo vinyl LP soundtrack to Don Coscarelli's cult b-movie horror classic, housed in a fully textured pasted sleeve featuring superb artwork from the movie. The soundtrack has actually long been praised by audiophile collectors for its deep & wide sound stage & 'alive' presence. Scored for exotic percussion, Yamaha YC30 Synth, Clavinet, Fender Electric Piano 88, Mellotron & more, the music is otherworldly,multi-textured & fully evocative of the film’s surreal mood. Highly recommended, & if you don't add this to the collection the Tall Man will be waiting for you!
1967 US 10-track stereo vinyl LP, a 'psychsploitation' soundtrack to the motion picture & very much a sixties period piece, devised by Mike Curb & Lawrence Brown. Mrs Miller even sings the drug's theme song!
TAS listed 1977 UK 12-track Decca Phase 4 Stereo vinyl LP, as performed by The National Philharmonic Orchestra, front laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl looks barely played - a wonderful copy!
1974 UK 12-track vinyl LP soundtrack to the classic Roman Polanski movie starring Jack Nicholson, lovely picture sleeve. The sleeve shows little of its age & the vinyl looks barely played
1970 UK 11-track stereo vinyl LP, a fierce & funky soundtrack to the cop movie, starring Sidney Poitier & Motown's own Barbara McNair, fully laminated picture sleeve. A classic soundtrack to a classic black action film!
1960 Australian 16-track mono LP on the turquoise Capitol label, front laminated flipback picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear, mostly to the unlaminated back, with the vinyl remaining in excellent condition. A marvellous copy! ENC9151
Rare 1955 US 16-track mono LP on the grey Capitol label, repackaging two original 10" LP releases, front pasted picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with just a few light surface hairlines to show for its fifty years W587
1957 UK 12-track mono LP on the grey Capitol label, fully laminated scalloped flipback picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl looks barely played - a wonderful archive copy! LCT6130
Late 70s US issue of the 1957 12-track LP, picture sleeve reproducing the original album artwork. This copy has managed to remain factory sealed from new & is therefore still mint & unplayed! SM-1538
1967 Danish issue of the 1957 12-track mono LP on the rainbow rim label with Capitol logo to the left (a design carried over from the early 60s) and 'Skandivasik' perimeter text. This Danish press was bought in Stockholm, Sweden & includes an illustrated colour catalogue insert for all the latest groups & artists to hear that year (Nancy Sinatra, Rolling Stones, Lee Kings...) W855
FRANK SINATRA Come Fly With Me
1959 UK 12-track stereo vinyl LP on the Capitol rainbow rim label, one of the classic Sinatra albums recorded with Billy May & Nelson Riddle, front laminated flipback picture sleeve. Despite one light corner crease in the sleeve this is otherwise a superb near mint copy SLCT6154
1959 UK 11-track stereo LP on the rainbow rim Capitol label, featuring Frank singing ballads in a lonely mood with rich backgrounds by arranger-conductor Gordon Jenkins. The front laminated flipback sleeve shows minimal signs of its age & the vinyl looks barely played SLCT6185
1961 UK 12-track stereo LP on the rainbow rim Capitol label, backed by Nelson Riddle & his Orchestra and housed in a great 'in session' artwork sleeve which is front laminated with flipbacks. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl reveals just the lightest signs of play SW1491
We haven't found every battle-against-tooth-decay record relating to Sinatra's evil role of ice cream store keeper, but we've sure stocked up on most of them! What with all the different pressings of the same record from the same year, these must have been designated for different states & either sent out to schools or left in dentist waiting rooms. We're none the wiser. Still ,we were thoroughly entertained by these records, which brought a new meaning to the Goldmine Standard 'mint' grade. Check these out:
1976 US LP, guest starring Muhammad Ali, Frank Sinatra in the role of the ice cream storekeeper), Richie Havens, Jayne Kennedy, Ossie Davis, producer Arther Morrison & Ali's Gang in the fight of their lives against the sinister Mr. Tooth Decay and his sidekick, Sugar Cuba. Ali appears to be knocking a rainbow out the air on the cover, which we can only assume represents a bag of skittles, & on the back is an image of clean living, vegetable loving, biodynamic farming! They just don't make records like these anymore...
1977 US LP, sporting an all star cast in the fight to protect children against drugs, violence & inevitable tooth decay, including Muhammad Ali, Frank Sinatra (in the role of the ice cream storekeeper), President Jimmy Carter, Arlo Guthrie, Pat Boone, Jayne Kennedy, The Great Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, Billie Jean King, & more. This copy is still factory sealed.
1977 US LP, sporting an all star cast in the fight to protect children against the life-threatening plaque virus, with the same gang that was on the Muhammad Ali LP (if you're collecting them all, which we hope you are!); Ali, Frank Sinatra, Richie Havens, Lily Tomlin, Arlo Guthrie, Pat Boone, Senator Hubert Humphrey as "The Great Minnesotan"... This copy remains factory sealed. And remember kids, you too can have a winning smile like President Carter...
1977 US LP, apparently a repackaged version of the President Jimmy Carter In The Fall Of Mr. Toothdecay album, which was already a restructuring of the first Muhammad Ali dental care record (we hope you're following this!), starring Muhammad Ali, Frank Sinatra, Richie Havens, Lily Tomlin, Arlo Guthrie, Pat Boone, Senator Hubert Humphrey as "The Great Minnesotan"... This one comes packaged in an alternative gatefold sleeve design & may or may not be pressed on minty White Vinyl, we don't know because it's still sealed from new the way we like them!
1977 US LP. In the world of dental care records, this one must have gone down a storm because it was repressed at least three times. This is another repackaged version of the President Jimmy Carter In The Fall Of Mr. Toothdecay album, housed in a gold embossed gatefold sleeve variant sealed from new
1977 US LP, yet another strange saga in the world of dental health care records, including Muhammad Ali, Frank Sinatra (in the role of the ice cream storekeeper), President Jimmy Carter, Arlo Guthrie, Pat Boone, Lily Tomlin & more.
For those that want something a little more challenging for their buck, step this way. And if you're a metal connoisseur then definitely take a look at these.
Scarce 1988 UK 8-track vinyl LP, pressed in France for the whole of Europe. Led by the mysterious Quorthon, Sweden's Bathory are often name checked as a significant influence amongst the extreme metal underground, and Blood Fire Death has gone down in the history books as one of the earliest 'Viking Metal' albums! The gatefold sleeve shows just the lightest few spots of discolouring inside but is otherwise in superb condition. The vinyl is clean & shows light signsof play only FLAG26
Classic 1989 UK 9-track vinyl LP, the fifth album by the Canadian thrash/ progressive metallers, including a superb cover of Pink Floyd's 'Astronomy Domine'. The picture sleeve shows minimal wear with a light sticker mark, the vinyl looks barely played -considered by many to be Voivod's best album!
1989 German 8-track vinyl LP, a jawdropping blend of Rush, Maiden & Holdsworth style-shred, with Ron Jarzombek's fretwork seemingly beamed down from space, no time signature was too complex for this band & metal never sounded like this before, essential for fans of Atheist, Cynic, Dream Theater etc. The picture sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl looks barely played, with lyric inner - a technical marvel ahead of its time! N0140-1
Scarce 1991 UK 11-track vinyl LP from the cult Florida group, who helped push Metal into the realms of the Progressive, and are a key influence on many of today's Prog-Metallers. This underground classic was pressed in France for the whole of Europe & never did see a US release back in the day. Widely regarded as Atheist's finest effort, for an early nineties metal release this one really stands out from the pack! The picture sleeve shows just a little edge scuffing but is otherwise in excellent condition, with lyric inner & near mint vinyl. A thrash-fusion killer-fest! ATV20
Rare 1991 UK 7-track vinyl LP, the
debut album by the British doom metal band and is considered a
classic of the genre, gatefold picture sleeve with stunning artwork!
The sleeve is strictly graded EX/EX+, with some minor shelfwear mostly on the edges. The vinyl remains a beautiful EX-/EX with just a couple of light surface marks which do not affect play. A very respectable play copy at an advantageous price MOSH43
1993 UK 10-track vinyl LP, the fourth and revered studio album from the British extreme metal band, this release helped set an influential melodic tone amongst extreme metal, evident on well crafted tracks like This Mortal Coil and No Love Lost, with glossy picture sleeve featuring fantastic HR. Giger artwork complete with picture insert. The sleeve has only a few light storage marks and the vinyl is excellent with only a couple of light surface hairline marks MOSH97
Spectacular 1986 UK 72-track 6-LP box set, divided into Saloon Songs, Standards, Screen, Love Songs, Swings and Stage parts, including a full colour 12-page booklet reproducing a number of the original artwork sleeves. Each part is housed in its respective picture sleeve with textured slipcase picture box, still SEALED from new & therefore mint & unplayed! A lovely investment grade item
Rare 1965 US limited edition 32-track double LP set, released to commemorate Frank Sinatra's 25th anniversary as a recording artist, including 24-page booklet featuring a short history on Sinatra, featuring manyrare photos with a complete discography up to that time, housed inside a deluxe blue slipcase with a metallic 3 dimensional plate on the cover. Superb! 2FS-1016
Very rare 1989 French white label test pressing for the 10-track stereo compilation LP of original recordings arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle, recorded at the time of the 'Strangers In The Night' sessions, retail issue embossed picture sleeve. Both sleeve & vinyl are in wonderful near 'as new' condition SF1017
1979 Brazilian only 21-track remastered and remixed compilation double LP, conceived, supervised and remixed by Robert Quartin, gatefold picture sleeve with sleeve notes & full track details in Portuguese. It's a very rare thing to see South American vinyl like this & as this was the only world release on vinyl of several tracks from the aborted second Sinatra-Jobim album, it has become highly sought after amongst collectors
1954 UK 8-track mono 10" LP on the purple Capitol label, unlaminated flipback picture sleeve with '3.54' date printed on the bottom flipback. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & is otherwise in excellent condition with unblemished print. The vinyl too remans excellent with just a couple of light surface scuffs to show for nearly sixty years - An incredible copy of this early Sinatra album LC6654
1973 US Columbia Special Products issue of the 1958 24-track mono double LP, housed in a heavyweight pasted sleeve with the back cover artwork of the original on the front & the original album notesreproduced on the back. Despite a couple of small splits in the shrink at the edges, this copy is to all intents & purposes still sealed from new, the vinyl mint & unplayed CC2L-6
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Yes, we'll make any excuse to go disco or take it back to the eighties here at 991 office headquarters. Not that any of us are particularly well versed in the genres of obscure boogie and modern soul records but we invite any devoted collector of the era to come check these albums out:
1988 French-only 10-track LP, the one and only album by the Cleveland soul singer, formerly of the cult funk group S.O.U.L., who passed away in January 2011 - Borderline is tipped as a great example of the modern soul/ boogie sound by collectors of the genre. What's more, this superb copy remains sealed from purchase, the vinyl mint and unplayed
1981 South African 9-track Nigerian modern soul/boogie LP, including 'Music Alone' as featured on the recent Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness compilation. The picture sleeve is signed and dedicated 'To Alan Boxer, from Martha Ulaeto' on the back in blue biro, who was the head of EMI Music International at the time and comes direct from his personal collection.
1983 Dutch 7-track vinyl LP of awesome boogie funk prime for the dancefloor on the Rams Horn label (released on Salsoul in the States). This copy remains factory sealed - how can you pass on a group called Jakky Boy & The Bad Bunch? You can't!
Scarce 1987 US 12-track LP. This copy is still factory sealed from new, the vinyl mint and unplayed - another nice one for the modern soul/ boogie funk lovers.
As Gibson report, “It's been a long wait, but it looks like Frank Zappa fans are finally about to get their hands on something they've waited four decades for.”
Frank Zappa played three legendary shows at the Roxy Theatre on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood on 8-10 December 1973, which formed the basis for the classic Roxy & Elsewhere live disc.
The Zappa Family Trust revealed they have identified all of the audio and video recordings of this famous run of shows and are to deliver a concert film in theatres, DVD and on Blu-Ray some time before Roxy’s 40th Anniversary of December next year, along with a new live album which Gail Zappa has described as "75 minutes and 49 seconds of Roxy without the Elsewhere."
1950s-early 60s America; a heart-warming age of innocence, drive-in movies, poodle skirts, barbershops, bubblegum and an endless supply of rock ‘n’ roll/ doo wop 45s to load your jukebox. Things may have moved on since then, but we here at 991 can't help but notice just how good the music still sounds, some might say ten times better than most anything released in the charts today. Just take a glance at some of the tunes we’ve stocked in our newly opened ‘50s & 60s 7” Collection’ store. Everything from pop, beat, R&B, blues, rockabilly, rock n roll and doo-wop hits of the era are being filtered as we speak.
Here’s a snappy little selection of some of the biggest investment grade items we’ve added thus far. And no need to worry, for every one £300 Eddie Holland 7” we’ve found, there’s dozens of £8 chart favourites... in mint condition. Happy days!
Extremely rare 1958 UK 7" vinyl single with intact triangular centre, also including Mean Old Blues, London company die cut paper sleeve. The vinyl on this copy remains in incredible EX-/EX condition with just a few light surface scuffs to show for its fifty years. A wonderful copy of this seminal Doo Wop track! 45-HLM8730
1965 UK 4-track 7" vinyl EP - Like a young tiger cub's purr, Anthony's voice eminates from the grooves as smooth as a chocolate biscuit dunked in a hearty mug o'coffee! A treat from start to finish with the beautiful floorfiller, Goin' Out Of My Head through to the silky I'm On The Outside Looking in, Hurt So Bad and Make It Easy On Yourself. Unbeatable vocals over unfaultable production from Teddy Randazzo. An absolute treat
All time classic 1961 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including Indian Girl, Columbia company die cut paper sleeve. The vinyl on this copy remains in excellent condition with just light surface hairlines to show for its fifty years - as good as it gets! 45-DB4605
1961 UK 7" vinyl single with intact 4-prong centre - A breathtaking Doo Wop excursion from the Brooklyn outfit, backed with When I Was Single. The vinyl has few light surface marks with minor spindle wear and a smallbiro mark [from the previous owner] to the label and is in excellent condition - A wonderful find and a real treat! 45-R4822
Limited 80s UK Nimbus Supercut pressing of the classic 1960 12-track LP, with 'Nimbus England' stamper in the run-out groove, gold embossed picture sleeve. This edition was mastered and pressed exclusively for readers of Practical Hi-Fi magazine and available by mail order only RLP9451
Limited 80s UK Nimbus Supercut pressing of the 1978 9-track LP, with 'Nimbus England' stamper in the run-out groove, gold stickered picture sleeve. This edition was mastered and pressed exclusively for readers of Practical Hi-Fi magazine & available by mail order only AN3024
Limited 80s UK Nimbus Supercut pressing of the classic 1981 9-track LP, with 'Nimbus England' stamper in the run-out groove, gold stickered picture sleeve. This edition was mastered and pressed exclusively for readers of Practical Hi-Fi magazine & available by mail order only SPART1162
Rick Wakeman won the Prog God Award and said of his award: "I've always believed that these days there is hardly a band or musician anywhere who haven't used some element of prog in their music.
"It's all about freedom of expression, which in my case is often in seven different time signatures! I am genuinely very, very proud to get this award."
Meanwhile Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford of Genesis picked up the Lifetime Achievement award on behalf of the rest of the band.
There were also wins for Rush, Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson, Pink Floyd and Carl Palmer.
Here's the list of winners:
NEW BLOOD: TesseracT
LIVE EVENT: Anathema
GRAND DESIGN: Pink Floyd Immersion reissues
ANTHEM: Squackett A Life Within A Day
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Rush Clockwork Angels
VISIONARY: Peter Hammill
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: Genesis
VIRTUOSO: Carl Palmer
GUIDING LIGHT: Steven Wilson
PROG GOD: Rick Wakeman
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And you don't stop! Old school alert - the era-defining icon from The Bronx, Grandmaster Flash, who created the loop and cross-fade DJ techniques and is name checked as an inspiration to hip-hop stars across the globe, is set to spin decks and minds this November, in... wait for it, the Casino Rooms down Rochester, High Street. Yes, this is another one of a kind moment brought to you by the good folks at TEA (responsible for bringing Damo Suzuki to Gillingham Pier last year). Tickets go on sale at a mere £12 this week. Spread the message!
This raremungus LP from Velvett Fogg combines pop-psych, proto-glam and prog in perculiar ways and as you can see from the pic, it's housed in a totally off the wall sleeve bolstered by suitably out there liner notes from the late John Peel. And who knew a pre-Black Sabbath Tony Iommi was also once a member? What's more the condition is mintarooni. Cult
Here's a few jazz collectables you don't see very often!
First up we have this lovely souvenir programme for Miles Davis' first ever British tour, featuring Sonny Stitt, Winton Kelly, Jimmie Cobb & Paul Chambers, supported by The Jazz Five from Britain. Great cover designs on these.
The Thelonious Monk programme is for his '65 UK tour and even includes an original ticket stub for the Royal Festival Hall concert on March 13th.
The British Jazz Expo '67 Festival programme hosted many star names that year.
The Brubeck brochure was for one gig that took place at the old Methodist Central Hall (now the Brook Theatre) in Chatham, Kent in October 1966 (you don't get much jazz round there these days!), with the bonus addition of glowing reviews taken from newspaper clippings of the sold out concert.
Not as plain and boring as you think. Some of the greatest unheard music is buried away on library records. Often squeezed into modern day DJ sets without you realising, the music therein is part of a wider vintage retro appeal, and who are we to argue. Especially seeing as we've just acquired a nice selection of KPM library LP rarities. Some of the famous KPM cues include the theme tunes to Grandstand, Wimbledon & Countdown! Besides that, in-house composers such as Keith Mansfield, Brian Bennett (The Shadows), Alan Hawkshaw (The Shadows, The Mohawks) are now choice names to look out for amongst producers and beat lords (Danger Mouse/Gnarls Barkley a case in point). Get diggin' here and here.
It's all going on in our jazz store these days! We've got hard to find LPs in stock by Tony Oxley, a bundle of Mike Westbrook rarities, choice titles by Michael Garrick, Keith Tippett, John Surman, big ticket albums from Dick Morrissey and Tubby Hayes, female vocal gems from Norma Winstone and Ilene Day...
We don’t often buy Frank Sinatra collections. Nothing against the music, the man was a true legend among men, but we just don’t find the wax in the condition we like anymore. But… every so often the stars align and we pull up something truly remarkable that reminds us just what we're here for. Fans of ‘The Voice’, rejoice. It is no hyperbole when we say the latest Sinatra arrivals are turning up as minty fresh as we like. The original LPs - the sleeves still a perfect off-white and the vinyl looking like it was pressed only yesterday - are selling like hot cakes. The EPs are coming shortly.
Ring-a-ding-ding, indeed. This is a one-previous owner collection and a one of a kind discovery that doesn’t come around often. If you want your Frankie UK LPs mint, you’d better hop on over to the Frankie store pretty quick! First come first served, don’t say we didn’t warn you…
Swing your panties jazz fans, there's a healthy portion of modern jazz LPs that have just hit the site, all quality titles and mostly British artists. They're all wallet pounders too, but if these are on your wants list prepare to act fast; not only are they all practically mint but they're selling quick. Here's a selection of in-stock titles at the 991 Jazz Store: