Must Have MOFI Lp's

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Tor33rpm, May 24, 2017.

  1. Tor33rpm

    Tor33rpm Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    North America
    What MOFI lp's are completely worth it? I'm looking for releases you can still buy direct from MOFI or from stores. I see that many are no longer pressed and will not be re-released. Before I drop some coin on a dupe, I want to be sure it is money well spent.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

    Location:
    Boston MA
    I like the Los Lobos titles on vinyl.
     
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  3. Rich C

    Rich C Forum Resident

    Location:
    Northbrook, IL
    American Beauty by The Dead. Don't know if it is still available, but there is a good chance it is.
     
  4. Jellis77

    Jellis77 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brighton
    titles still in print that I recommend:

    Bill Withers - Live At Carnegie Hall
    Elvis Costello - Get Happy
    Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow - mono
    Jerry Garcia & David Grisman - Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
    Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus
    Los Lobos - Kiko
    Love - Forever Changes
    Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones
    The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East
    The Band - Rock Of Ages
    The Grateful Dead - American Beauty
    The Grateful Dead - Workingmans Dead
    Tom Waits & Crystal Gayle - One From The Heart OST

    Plus all of the Dylan and Miles titles (the Sinatra series was wonderful too - but I think these are all gone)
     
  5. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

    Location:
    UK
    I have the UK original which sounds great but I note that the recent Universal reissue of GH is also a double album. I wonder how it compares to the MFSL?
     
  6. Zensound

    Zensound Member

    I heard CSN&Y Deja-Vu in a record store once and it was remarkable. They wouldn't sell it to me either.
     
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  7. It's outstanding indeed, but long OOP. Why wouldn't they sell it?
     
  8. For albums still available (as far as I know):

    Rickie Lee Jones - S/T debut - 45RPM
    Alan Parsons Project - I Robot - 45RPM
    Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms - 45RPM
    Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks - 33RPM
    Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited - 45RPM
     
  9. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    I can't think of too many that I own that I don't like. Deja Vu is amazing. Blind Faith too.
     
  10. Another OOP title that's simply stunning is The Alan Parsons Project - Tales of Mystery and Imagination.
     
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  11. Sparkler

    Sparkler Forum Resident

    Location:
    Leesburg, VA
    Carole King's Tapestry is great and in print. The Band Music From Big Pink and S/T (brownie) are also fantastic but I'm not certain if they're both still in print. I'm also a big fan of the MoFi Tears For Fears releases - Songs From The Big Chair and The Seeds Of Love.
     
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  12. The Dead Can Dance silver reissues are really nice too.
     
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  13. kcjayhawk

    kcjayhawk Active Member

    Location:
    Kansas
    Have become a MOFI junkie in the past year and am now over 100 titles... All of the ones that are currently in print are all pretty stellar, but I think some are getting to end of being in print. Looks as if you can always tell when Music Direct turns up the price and the other outlets don't have any stock left.

    My list of current that I would recommend"

    TAPESTRY- amazing!
    All of the Allman Brother titles.
    Billy Joel- All are good but Glass Houses is the best sounding of all of them
    All of the Dylan's
    I Robot 45 RPM
    Brothers In Arms 45 RPM

    Happy Shopping!
     
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  14. razorball

    razorball Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Switzerland
    If you only has to choose one get the Jerry Garcia and Grisman title.
     
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  15. nolazep

    nolazep Forum Resident

    Surfer Rosa & Dolittle by the Pixies are my two faves.

    Anyone have Trompe Le Monde? Any good?
     
  16. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

    Location:
    Boston MA
    Both way out of print. I do agree that they sound great.
     
  17. Engineer X

    Engineer X Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing - like every other store, they think can get more on Ebay?
     
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  18. JamesRR

    JamesRR Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NYC
    Ryan Adams' Love is Hell. Beautifully done set of 3 LPs.
     
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  19. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    Try the search engine. This topic has been discussed at least 3 or 4 times.
     
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  20. theclipper

    theclipper Member

    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Workingman's Dead is simply stunning. That is probably my favorite MFSL currently.
     
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  21. joelee

    joelee Forum Resident

    Location:
    Houston
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  22. Zensound

    Zensound Member

    Store owner liked it too much..it was record store week and he was playing all his personal MOFI titles.
     
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  23. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    True, way out of print but obtainable if one wants to pay to own the best sounding versions of these albums.
     
  24. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

    Location:
    Boston MA
    True.
     
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  25. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    I skipped the SACD due to poor reports, so I'd imagine the same mastering to wax may be similar...
     

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