Tupelo Recording Company/Very Small Records
Originally released: 1991
The LP is stored in a glossy sleeve that picks up fingerprints without mercy and a download card was included. On the strength of "The Suffering" alone I would recommend picking this one up if you haven't already.
The Vinyl Closet
North Wales, PA
I had a gift certificate to spend. So, I perused and purchased.
Land Speed Record
Originally released: 1981
This might've been $11. It was a sealed and clean copy.
The Ideal Copy
I found this for $10 and it came with an insert advertising Colin Newman's fourth solo album, Commercial Suicide. Cool find.
Despite the fact that I grew up in a house seemingly stuck in the 60s and 70s sound wise, funk and soul were never part of the playlist. I've been trying to educate myself more in this area over the years when I get the urge, hence my purchase of Roberta Flack's Quiet Fire. The album contains a beautiful rendition of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" that I think I prefer over the original Simon & Garfunkel version. It just sounds less self-important and more impassioned. Plus, I'm one album closer to my unattainable goal of owning every album to feature Ron Carter, who plays on a cover of "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow."
"Sunday and Sister Jones" is great.
The dust jacket is evidently original to the album and has a printed list of Atlantic jazz releases. The album's previous owner felt compelled to mark off what he/she owned or wanted with uneven circles and strikethroughs. Seems like this individual was really into Herbie Mann and Elvin Jones.
Anyway, back to the release: Featured are James Spaulding, Freddie Hubbard, Ronnie Matthews and Jymie Merrit, whose "Nommo" is one of the album's highlights. For the track "St. Louis Blues," Roland Alexander aids the quintet on the alto sax. It's noted that Roach's solo performances are truly unaccompanied, "The Drum Also Waltzes," the title track and "For Big Sid." I'm not sure if this album was a milestone entry in the Roach canon, (I really don't know much about it), but I'd recommend it for bop fans especially. As was the intention of an album called Drums Unlimited I'm sure, Roach is certainly showcased while his accompanying players manage to remain essential to the arrangements without pulling his spotlight. And he sounds great.
Originally released: 1981
So, since their discography's been subject to the reissue treatment in late 2014, I figured now would be a good time to acquaint myself with the band. I've started with Killers. And, yeah, I want more. Naturally. And, yeah, I should've been into this years ago. Naturally. But, better late than never I guess. More to follow as I acquire more Maiden.
This was sealed and clean. I think it might've been $18, but I can't remember.
Letters From A Tapehead