What is THE album you're willing to spend a fortune to get sealed?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Strat-Mangler, Mar 12, 2018 at 10:19 AM.

  1. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    How would you know if it were an RL if sealed? That’s the dilemma
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  2. mcd4959

    mcd4959 Active Member

    Denver, Colorado
    For me it's a bit more esoteric - I like being the first person to open the LP - no one else has touched it outside of the original packers. It's like new car smell to me. I always open them when I get them - an then clean them, play them, MOFI inner sleeves, resealable Japanese outer sleeves...you know, one of us...

    I often search for sealed copies of old favorites but I do agree that the contents can often be very disappointing - it really depends on how well they've been stored for the covers, and the records themselves are a crapshoot. I paid fairly big bucks for a sealed copy of Linda Ronstadt's "Simple Dreams" Super Disk - and when I opened it, the inner sleeve had deteriorated so badly it literally fell apart in places and was stuck to the vinyl, rendering it useless. Oh well...

    But to the OP's question - a pristine sealed copy of Sgt. Pepper would be nice...
  3. Benn Kempster

    Benn Kempster Forum Resident

    Tring, UK
    Why on EARTH would you bother sealing great music?
  4. zphage

    zphage Forum Resident

    Bucks County, PA
    1st 4 Vertigo Sabbaths
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  5. n.phelge

    n.phelge Forum Resident

    Schrödinger's RL
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  6. Hanglow

    Hanglow Active Member

    Saratoga New York
    :-popcorn::pineapple::-popcorn::tsk:".....................keep moving folks....nothing to see here
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  7. milankey

    milankey Forum Resident

    Kent, Ohio, USA
    Me too. I will also spin my pistols and shoot my records.
  8. Mugrug12

    Mugrug12 Well-Known Member

    San Francisco
    Dude! You gotta open it and tell us! Why not know?
  9. If I could have a guarantee that a sealed LP would play perfectly and sound as I wished/expected, then I would pick the Classic Records LP of Dido - Life For Rent. I have her No Angel album and it may be the best sounding album in my entire collection. I know some audiophiles who have both of these and confirm my view of the quality.
  10. Benn Kempster

    Benn Kempster Forum Resident

    Tring, UK
    However, if it was with the intention of not bothering myself with the music and losing the valuable time, it'd have to be Queen's "Flash Gordon" or "Live Magic".
  11. Baq

    Baq Well-Known Member

    Sealed albums are just interesting if you find them cheap.
    Otherwise you'd pay a fortune for a record that may be warped to hell.
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  12. Hamhead

    Hamhead Sinatra promo specialist

    I bought a collection of sealed albums that came from a old promo guy who's been around since the late 50's, 60% of what I bought is still sealed.
    What is awesome is all of the easy listening, pop/schlock vocals, and sweet band jazz was trashed, but all the rock, decent jazz, and R&B was untouched. That's what I bought.
    I'm talking about a open LP when you pull out the inner-sleeve and it's white under the folds, the rice paper sleeves are almost gold.
    Two of those sealed LP's are copies of "The Teddy Bears Sing" on Imperial and "The Story Of The Blues" by Della Reese on Jubilee that came sealed in loose poly bags.
    The LP's that are tight shrink wrapped are not warped whatsoever, if you lay them flat the albums will warm. These were stored vertical and are perfect.
    I opened a few of them for defects only to find pristine white label promo copies inside. In other words, these sealed LP's are over 50 years old and still perfect.
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  13. Stone Turntable

    Stone Turntable Forum Resident

    New Mexico USA
    This is the Letters to Penthouse of vinyl acquisition posts.

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  14. dkswaff

    dkswaff Active Member

    Badstreet, USA
  15. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa I'm a "Citizens For Boysenberry Jam" Fan

    Ohio USA
  16. daveidmarx

    daveidmarx Forum Resident

    Astoria, NY USA
    If I had the fortune to spend on a single record, it would have to be a first-state stereo Butcher cover. Next up would be a numbered US White Album.
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  17. Izozeles

    Izozeles Forum Resident

    Santiago de Chile
    I would pay, not a fortune, but a lot of money for a big reggae collection of 45"s. Same for a nice set of Chess blues originals or an Elvis collection of singles. I wouln´t be interested on spending too much for just a record, but I´d very interested on a nice collection.
  18. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    Maybe a Beatles Butcher cover. That's the only thing I can think of. But "fortune" for me would be about $50. :magoo:
  19. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Nothing, I think.
  20. jtw

    jtw Well-Known Member

    You should probably start a new thread for this......
  21. youraveragevinylcollector

    youraveragevinylcollector Well-Known Member

    Commerce, GA
    An original copy of the Eagles’ first album and a promo copy of their second album, Desperado.

    A first UK or German pressing of Queen’s A Night at the Opera and their self-titled debut.

    And last, but not least, The Who’s Face Dances. Why? It’s the first ever record I ever listened to in full.
  22. perplexed

    perplexed Well-Known Member

    Northeast NJ, USA
    A fortune, none.

    Just picked up a sealed copy of Love & Rockets self titled 1989 release with the hit single So Alive for $20.

    BILLONEEG Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    A tie between 3:
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  24. Cronverc

    Cronverc Well-Known Member

    Exactly! That was almost always my experience. Besides, I mostly collect import (UK, German, Dutch, French etc.) pressings from 1960s and 1970s which as far as I know were never sealed.
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  25. Mugrug12

    Mugrug12 Well-Known Member

    San Francisco
    !! Every sealed copy is both a bootleg and Ludwig before it's opened
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