Category: Stereo

Stereo recordings

Bob Dylan ‎– Highway 61 Revisited [Export]

Export Vinyl Back in the 1970s in Australia, parallel importation of vinyl records created arguably a very niche collectable – the redacted or “donut” labels and sleeves of Columbia Records pressings. Some background: This arrangement ended in 1961 when Columbia formed its own international organization, CBS Records, in 1962, which released Columbia recordings outside the […]

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INXS – Kick

A Huge  Hit Album In the 1980s, INXS hit the big time.  An Australian band had hit the international music scene like few had previously.  They seemed to go from hit to hit and strength to strength, leaving behind the Land Down Under for Europe and the US. The high point is arguably 1987’s “Kick”, […]

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A “Grail Find”

Last month, I casually browsed an Australian site called Gumtree.  It’s a classifieds site which allows people to place free ads online, and I tend to check for listings relating to vinyl records on an ad-hoc basis. I was just relaxing, browsing on my phone, when I came across a new listing which featured five […]

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Joy Division – Closer

Closer is close enough ..to a masterpiece.  Released not long after lead singer Ian Curtis committed suicide, this was Joy Division’s second and last album before the remaining members reformed as New Order. The Album This is an LP which I will listen to from start to end.  There’s variation throughout which swings the tracks […]

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