Biggest Vinyl Bargains Still Out There

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by krisjay, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love


    - The Alan Parsons Project - I Robot. Not my favorite album, but the sound is excellent. Parsons was famed for his production skills and it truly shows on this 1977 smash album which can be had under five bucks on both sides of the Atlantic.

    - Fitzgerald/Armstrong - Ella & Louis. Found a mono 1st on Verve for six euros last summer. A true bargain considering the fine and detailed sound this gem has to offer.

    - Grace Jones - Living My Life. Did you know how deep the bass on a record can go? Well, because you will after having spun this underrated classic the first time. Clear as a crystal, powerful production, a fantastic track list - and all that under 10 bucks! What's more to ask for?

    - War - The World Is A Ghetto. I heard this is supposed to be an easy find in the US (it certainly wasn't in Austria, believe me!) so if you find it, get it!

    - Duran Duran's first three albums (s/t; Rio; Seven and the Ragged Tiger). The drums! The synths! The vocals! Yep, it's the 80s! Get your waistband, put on some neon-colored sneakers and get ready to shake off all your worries to the mighty sound of those three classics! :righton:
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  2. sonofjim

    sonofjim Forum Resident

    I would recommend browsing Amazon in general. I’m amazed at some of the prices I see there on very good reissue Vinyl. The Legacy Hendrix albums have been mentioned but that’s just the start. The recent Ziggy is also about $15 there.

    They also have some really low prices on selected Analog Spark and Run Out Groove titles. Maybe the best are the criminal prices on some of the Intervention Records titles. Those are just beautifully done and many are up for a steal on Amazon.
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  3. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Scranton, PA
    I've yet to buy vinyl on Amazon due to shipping and handling concerns.
  4. PaulM

    PaulM Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the heads up, ordered!
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  5. MrSka57

    MrSka57 Forum Resident

    Syracuse, New York
    Beatles purple Capitols are $12-15 and sound great, especially 'Second Album' and 'VI'.
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  6. 5-String

    5-String Forum Resident

    Sunshine State
    If I may, I disagree with "My Favorite Things" being a good release. My copy sounds bass heavy, especially on the title track, and congested like there is no space between the instruments. I was surprised because there is a lot of praise for this here in the forum but I thought that it was terrible. My copy is also very noisy.
  7. marcb

    marcb Senior Member

    DC area
    If that’s you’re concern, frankly you’re only penalizing yourself. They’re not perfect, but do a perfectly fine job 90%+ of the time in my experience - which is fairly extensive. And to be honest many s&h issues are not the fault of the seller.

    Plus they have an easy return policy if there is an issue.
  8. Kevin j

    Kevin j The 5th 99

    Seattle Area
    slint "spiderland". under 20 bucks and sounds phenomenal.
  9. Diablo Griffin

    Diablo Griffin Synthpop, City Pop, and Rock Enthusiast

    United States
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  10. Frank Field

    Frank Field Forum Resident

    Would that be the 20th anniversary reissue? I have the original vinyl and it's very crackly
  11. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    A-ha-Scoundrel Days, 1986 (US)
    It was a cut-out bin staple, picked up a sealed one last year for 5 bucks.
  12. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Diver Dan

    Alpine, TX
    I like the Miles Davis mono RSD/Legacy reissues I have, $20 or less, great pressing, great mastering. I have KOB, Milestones, and Round About Midnight.
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  13. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Forum Resident

    Fort worth tx
    My $
    Jethro Tull- Aqualung, Steven Wilson remix
    Beatles- 2014 mono vinyl......The White Album is still out there
    Pink Floyd- Animals, 2016 Grundman.........saw one the other day for $22
    Led Zeppelin- In Through The Out Door, 2015 sounding version (my opinion)

    Steely Dan- Aja, AB 1006
    Gary Wright- The Dream Weaver
    Dire Straits- early Warner Brothers
    Supertramp- A&M
    The Alan Parson Project- Arista
    Fleetwood Mac- Tango In The Night, DMM
    There are many more.
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  14. conjotter

    conjotter Forum Resident

    My advice is to newbs is to buy from used record stores and vinyl swaps.

    You can often find good titles in good shape for $5 to $10.
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  15. Kevin j

    Kevin j The 5th 99

    Seattle Area
    dunno, got it from amazon about a year ago.
  16. Floyd Crazy

    Floyd Crazy Forum Resident

    I buy from Amazon but it can be hit or miss, local vintage Vinyl stores can be good get to know the owner and you'll be amazed how helpful they can be,its in their interest to look after you if they want repeat business.
    Also local Vinyl Fairs are great for bargains, off to one on sunday,my tip get there early and my best finds are under the tables in carrier bags that the dealers not had time to check.
    Best Amazon buy Freur Doot Doot reissue new sealed only £6.88p on prime.
    Vintage vinyl store Pink Floyd WYWH second issue £5 as new condition.
    Vinyl Fair mint Japanese copy David Gilmour. David Gilmour vinyl for £35,good luck to you. FC.
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  17. GyroSE

    GyroSE Forum Resident

    Vinyl from more recent years:

    Daft Punk- Random Access Memories - great music and amazing sounding as well. Highly recommended!
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  18. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Think Gabriel's 33's can still be had for cheap (in the US) + you get a crap-tastic 24/96 mastering download :)
  19. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    Seems like a weird choice for vinyl.
  20. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    No more weirder than Covenant-Northern Light, 2002 put to wax :laugh:
    Both different styles of dance/club
  21. Stone Turntable

    Stone Turntable Dedicated Listener

    New Mexico USA
    Many people here on the forum praised the vinyl sound of Daft Punk's Random Access Memories. I think it was a labor of love for the band.
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  22. StateOfTheArt

    StateOfTheArt Beatle Know-it-all

    Greenville, SC
    Beatles BC13
  23. thxphotog

    thxphotog Camera Nerd

    Los Angeles, CA
    Eddie Money debut - Mastered by Wally T.. Great songs, tremendous audio quality & can be found for $1.99
  24. GyroSE

    GyroSE Forum Resident

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  25. awsop

    awsop Forum Resident

    The Talking Heads reissues on Rhino, remastered by Kevin Gray, are excellent value for money.
    The Rhino reissue of Love - Forever Changes is £ 8,99 at HMV in the UK (only for British and Irish customers).

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