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Sonic Art has more vinyl coming into stock! HERE

When I go looking for vinyl to stock, there are quite a few criteria to fill, one of the main ones being where was it made! There are so many re-pressings out there these days, and so much of it is coming from the 'EU' which would have made most of us very happy 30yrs ago, but these days EU means most likely Czech made from GZ, and the quality can be very hit & miss.

Any vinyl I order in is usually made in the USA at RTI or QRP, some albums are made in Germany or UK, some even coming out of Japan (often older stock) and usually all are extremely good quality vinyl which sounds fantastic and is worth the high prices we pay these days (margins on vinyl are low for small importers, if I didnt want albums for myself as well, I dont think I could justify the time involved in getting it in).

This month I am waiting on the following:

FRIDAY NIGHT IN SAN FRANSISCO - 45rpm 180g version

ROGER WATERS, AMUSED TO DEATH 180g double LP

ROXY MUSIC 'AVALON' half speed mastered from Germany

JENNIFER WARNES 'THE HUNTER' amazing sounding RTI pressing

THREE BLIND MICE 'BLUE ROAD' Japan import!

DIANA KRALL 'LIVE IN PARIS' another excellent album

 

I usually order vinyl when I have a few requests, and add a few extra of each album, so if you are interested in any of the above, best to shoot me a message on the website to see if there are copies available still.

 

 

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Can't wait for my 45rpm copy of Friday Night in SF and also TBM Vol1 to arrive 🙂

 

Roger Waters Amused to Death....resist resist resist!

 

 

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Vinyl arrived and is being packed and shipped to all those waiting!

 

What is still available is:

 

FRIDAY NIGHT IN SAN FRANSISCO 45rpm special version, best of all the FNISF albums!

Jennifer Warnes - THE HUNTER ltd edition green vinyl

Diana Krall - LIVE IN PARIS made in Germany version!

Roger Waters - AMUSED TO DEATH Made by QRP in usa, fantastic album huge dynamics

TBM Isao Suzuki quartet - BLUE ROAD made in Japan reissue, very good sounding pressing.

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The Blue Road is not TBM issue right? It is a reissue by someone else?

Any chance you have a copy of Craft records RSD issue of the Bill Evans Everybody digs?

Thanks 

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It is a Japanese pressing of the original, by a new pressing factory setup about 6 years ago aimed at promoting Japanese jazz, they press a lot of current groups and have started doing some of the original TBM labels.

All the ones for sale since the 2015 reproductions started, are essentially re-issues, its just that they have been handled by some of the best in the industry and pressed in the best factories, hence they sound friggin awesome! :D  I was speaking with the guy who runs all the wholesale for the original impex/rti production and some have been dropped, "Famous sound of three blind mice Vol1" is now out of production totally, and only a few left in the world, they have cut wholesale pricing on this release due to extremely low stock. There are others in this situation.

 

The repress for TBM takes forever, I know some of the albums I have been keeping an eye on are years into the repress, may never happen.

 

The TBM box set of 3 albums done on 45rpm is still available, I am thinking of getting some of these in before it goes into the low stock situation, its around $340 though. I guess its not bad considering the quality is incredible and you are getting 3 albums, 6 discs.

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6 minutes ago, SonicArt said:

It is a Japanese pressing of the original, by a new pressing factory setup about 6 years ago aimed at promoting Japanese jazz, they press a lot of current groups and have started doing some of the original TBM labels.

All the ones for sale since the 2015 reproductions started, are essentially re-issues, its just that they have been handled by some of the best in the industry and pressed in the best factories, hence they sound friggin awesome! :D  I was speaking with the guy who runs all the wholesale for the original impex/rti production and some have been dropped, "Famous sound of three blind mice Vol1" is now out of production totally, and only a few left in the world, they have cut wholesale pricing on this release due to extremely low stock. There are others in this situation.

 

The repress for TBM takes forever, I know some of the albums I have been keeping an eye on are years into the repress, may never happen.

 

The TBM box set of 3 albums done on 45rpm is still available, I am thinking of getting some of these in before it goes into the low stock situation, its around $340 though. I guess its not bad considering the quality is incredible and you are getting 3 albums, 6 discs.

Yeah, TBM hardly reissue their records, I was lucky to get a couple from Japan and bought one recently in Hong Kong. I have the famous three TBM records already so don't need the box set.

I saw this RSD issue on 20/4, and it was sold out pre ordering....Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media - In The Groove.

Still try to get one...

 

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Hi guys!

 

Just some updates on Vinyl, I am trying to put an order together and get some more Roger Waters amused to death QRP pressings, also more Roxy Music AVALON half speed master German pressings.

 

Another album I am trying to get stock of is:

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This is a fantastic master tape edition made by QRP, about the best pressers around.

I was going to order the standard QRP 33.3 LP, but its run out just when I was sorting the order! 🫣 AM waiting to see if the wholesaler has some more available.

 

There is a 2LP 45RPM version available from QRP and these are in stock and would be $120, so if anyone is interested in the album please msg me and let me know, I want to try and finalise the order by Friday as the premium vinyl keeps going out of stock and frustrating me no end! :D

 

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