JB on Vinyl

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Re: JB on Vinyl

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I am only missing down to earth then my jb vinyl collection will be complete!
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Re: JB on Vinyl

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Tiki Torches wrote:
Dino69 wrote:Thanks mate, perhaps my copy made it's way from England. All my other early JB's are ABC Dunhill, although my Havana Daydreamin' isn't a gatefold (I think it came out as a gatefold) even though it's made from good early-mid 1970's thick cardboard stock.
I wish the MCA CD back catalogue had kept faithful to the original artwork and liner notes instead of the generic - original front cover but with the boring spine/back cover details (same goes for my Lynyrd Skynyrd CD's).
Havaña Daydreamin' is definitely a gatefold (artwork below courtesy of B u f f e t t World). When MCA acquired the catalog, they did away with the gatefolds for Buffett's and Skynyrd's albums (as well as any record that was packaged as a gatefold or two LP set). In regards to CD's, some of Skynyrd's original albums have been reissued as expanded deluxe editions with the original artwork restored. Why Buffett has never taken on such a project is a mystery as his back catalog is in dire need of the same treatment.
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Re: JB on Vinyl

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Has anyone tried to look for JB's vinyl on second-hand shops?
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Re: JB on Vinyl

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Bufoo wrote: May 31, 2018 7:22 am Has anyone tried to look for JB's vinyl on second-hand shops?
I have collected many of his albums on vinyl over the years and have been able to find all of the following albums in actual record stores, not on Ebay:

A1A, Volcano, Havana Daydreamin', Coconut Telegraph and Son of a Son of a Sailor

.....but does anyone happen to know if Christmas Island was ever released as an LP? Haven't been able to find that anywhere.
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Re: JB on Vinyl

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I don't believe Christmas Island was issued on vinyl.
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Re: JB on Vinyl

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I’ve been buying old vinyl on eBay, and most of everything I have picked up is in really good shape.
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Re: JB on Vinyl

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Bucarader wrote: April 29, 2021 7:22 am I’ve been buying old vinyl on eBay, and most of everything I have picked up is in really good shape.
Just be aware that Jimmy's earliest vinyl LP's from 1973-1978 were released twice,

This includes the following titles:

White Sport Coat
Living and Dying in 3/4 Time
A1A
Havana DayDremin'
Changes in Latitudes
Son of a Son of a Sailor
You Had To Be There

All of the above albums were originally released by ABC records between 1973-1978, ABC Records was absorbed by MCA Records in 1979

MCA reissued the albums listed above as MCA albums minus a lot of the original art work from the original ABC releases. Also the MCA vinyl sound quality is not as good as the original ABC vinyl sound
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Re: JB on Vinyl

Post by Bucarader »

Exactly! The ABC releases seem to bring a premium and are the only ones I have bought, up until they are all MCA. For the most part I have been happy with what I have bought, as I now have the entire library from White Sport Coat to Coconut Telegraph.

Ironically, the two that were advertised as VG play flawlessly and two that I bought that were advertised as NM have many cracks and crackles. I think with old JB vinyl the key is: don’t pay too much, and you really don’t know what you have until you get your hands on it.

One that is “sandy sounding” is Volcano, and it was only released by MCA, and the last gatefold album. It was advertised as NM and I paid $10 for it. The cover is tight, and the vinyl looks great. I’m sure it just had imbedded dust in the grooves and needs a deep cleaning.

On a side note, I am also a big ZZ Too fan. All the old London Records releases that I have bought play amazingly.
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