What's that one holy grail record that's missing from your collection?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by acemachine26, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. acemachine26

    acemachine26 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bangalore, IN
    Either you just haven't found a copy yet or you're waiting to find an original/early pressing in great condition or you just can't afford it right now. You could name multiple records if you want.

    Here are some holy grails that I've yet to add to my collection. Waiting for an original or early repress:
    Caetano Veloso - Transa (original and reissues are too expensive)
    Organized Konfusion - Stress: The Extinction Agenda (too expensive)
    Dün - Eros (very rare and too expensive)
    George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (haven't found one in great condition that fits my budget)
    Fela Kuti - Opposite People (super rare)
    Area - Arbeit Macht Frei (originals are too expensive)
    Ground Zero - Revolutionary Pekinese Opera Ver. 1.28 (never been released on vinyl)
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  2. daveidmarx

    daveidmarx Forem Residunt

    Astoria, NY USA
    Beatles Butcher Cover. I have a reprint, but haven't found a decent third state original that isn't being sold for an insane amount of cash.
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  3. acemachine26

    acemachine26 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bangalore, IN
    Ah yes, that seems to be the holy grail for most Beatles collectors.
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  4. hayden10538

    hayden10538 Well-Known Member

    Essex, England
    E.L.O - Secret Messages - The full double album remastered

    also E.L.O - Drum Dreams, Matter Of Fact (both versions), Indian Queen (Full version), Heaven Only Knows (full alternative version), all remastered

    Idle Race - Fully remastered expanded albums

    probably a few more bits and pieces from Jeff Lynne's collection!
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  5. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo Sheik Madeir

    Hampshire, UK
    I'd love the full set of Bowie RCA CD's. But that's just pure greed and I cannot afford the prices they go for.
  6. Rodney Toady

    Rodney Toady Waste of cyberspace

    I haven't got any - not anymore. It took me a long time to get where I am now - content with what I have, appreciating my collection for what's in it, rather than agonizing over what's missing.
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  7. acemachine26

    acemachine26 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bangalore, IN
    Wow, hardly ever hear that. I know people that've been collecting for decades and have 10,000+ records but still aren't fully satisfied with their collection.
  8. giantleech

    giantleech Lord of all fevers and plagues

    Led Zeppelin II RL cut in at least M-/M- (or so) condition and the Led Zeppelin 45 rpm "road case" set from Classic Records, preferably in still brand new/unplayed/mint condition.

    Those are my grails.
  9. miklew

    miklew Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    Because it's not about the records anymore.
  10. acemachine26

    acemachine26 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bangalore, IN
    Yeah I agree, when you've been collecting for that long it becomes a habit that you can't stop. Love that Jackie McLean record by the way.
  11. Rodney Toady

    Rodney Toady Waste of cyberspace

    I was one of those people until one day it dawned upon me to ask myself a simple question: "Am I really going to let these couple of albums that I don't have spoil it for me and prevent me from fully enjoying the thousands I have." This thought sent me on my way to recovery, so to speak, and gradually the gaping holes in my collection grew smaller and eventually they vanished altogether.
  12. theshape

    theshape Forum Resident

    Saint Joseph, MO
    I've been wanting a genuine Love Buzz 7" for my Nirvana collection since around 1993. Not looking anywhere near a possibility. Lol.

    p.s.- I'm actually surprised it hasn't been reissued for Record Store Day.
  13. steveharris

    steveharris Forum Resident

    Source Radio Show The Ozzy Osbourne Concert 1981 with Randy Rhoads.
    I`m sure it`s out there.While not the most rare,I have never seen one for sale on the open market yet.
  14. Gaslight

    Gaslight ⎧⚍⎫⚑

    Northeast USA
  15. Northwind

    Northwind Forum Resident

    Message - From Books and Dreams
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  16. Gaslight

    Gaslight ⎧⚍⎫⚑

    Northeast USA
    Agreed. I don't fret about it.

    But, on the other hand, it's always nice to have those few "always got to look for these" items whenever you're in a record store.
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  17. knob twirler

    knob twirler Forum Resident

    Cleveland, Ohio
    REM - Monster on cd. I keep thinking that one day I'll walk into a thrift shop or used record store and there it
    will be, just sitting there in the stacks.....

    Oh to dream.
  18. BrewCrew82

    BrewCrew82 The Most Notable Member

    Pearl Jam - Live At Benaroya Hall
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  19. Bob_in_OKC

    Bob_in_OKC Forum Resident

    I prefer to devote my record shopping interest to what is there rather than what isn't, but I do look for an RL whenever I see Led Zeppelin II.
  20. irwin69

    irwin69 Forum Resident

    For me it's the CD of The Darkness - Permission to Land. If only the racks weren't now taken up with vinyl and unwanted copies of Various Artists compilations like 'Leaping With Mr Lee featuring Bunnie Lee's All Stars' with that crap looking cover; I might stand a chance.

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  21. sbeaupre

    sbeaupre Everything must go

    Inner Horner
    Meet the Residents, original '74 pressing.
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  22. sloaches

    sloaches Forum Resident

    The ones that have eluded me for decades are any of the Dr. Demento's KMET radio shows from 1977-80. They are even hard to find on CD.
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  23. acemachine26

    acemachine26 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bangalore, IN
    I've been searching for that record too.
  24. coniferouspine

    coniferouspine Forum Resident

    The big Holy Grail for me for a while now, has been clean original Joni Mitchell LPs -- but only in ludicrously super pristine, OCD perfect condition, with ultra clean covers. And I do mean ridiculous. It has to be perfect, otherwise I reject it scornfully and send the store clerks away with a scowl. No one has been able to please me yet.

    I'm talking like, records that got bought and played once or twice upon release, and then the girl moved away from her parents' house to go to college and left the records behind, or at some point they got mixed in with her awful jerk boyfriend's records and he NEVER played them, and now they've been sitting on a bottom shelf with the Judy Blume books in her parents' little girl bedroom, or stashed in the collection of some insensitive brutish ex-dude of hers, untouched by anyone since 1978. I have Blue, Court & Spark in that type of super condition, and so-so play copies for the rest. But I would love to find more of those. Hard to find Ladies of the Canyon or Song To A Seagull that haven't gone all yellow.

    I could probably mention a bunch of other crazy things, like Randy Alvey and the Green Fuz original 7". I would love to have one of those, just to marvel at it and watch it spin around on the turntable while I listen. That song is so wild and wooly, I almost want to be skeptical and think it was fake -- it's so amazing that something that strange and wonderful could have actually happened. I want the various Howard Finster records but I never seem to see them where I live.

    But mostly to me though, my grails aren't individual records anymore, but collections. I used to do very well, buying records from co-workers, neighbors, friends-of-friends, yard sales, and finding people through the grapevine that were looking get rid of their records. I did very well with that tactic for a number of years, but it seems to be drying up lately. Finding any person who has an un-picked stash of records, if I can get to them before they take them to the store, I'm interested. That's how I found so many of my "grail" type items.
  25. acemachine26

    acemachine26 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bangalore, IN
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