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Vinyl Collection Mk2

Sony turntable on top of a cabinet with room for about 50 albums
Bluetooth turntable with the start of a new record collection

Having disposed of a collection of several hundred albums and boxes of singles, I started again in 2022, aiming to have a much smaller but more selective collection of vinyl, possibly limited to no more than 50 albums, and I don’t intend to re-buy anything that I used to have on vinyl or already have on CD – though I might make an exception if I ever see a copy of the 4-track 12″ single of Paul Hardcastle remixes of Ian Dury & the Blockheads tracks – but it does prevent me from re-buying some of my favourite albums like Live & Dangerous, Close to the Edge and A Trick of the Tail.

This is where I have got to so far:


  • Athletico Spizz 80 – Do A Runner
  • The Spizzles – Spikey Dream Flower
  • Gary Numan – Intruder
  • Anna Calvi – Hunter
  • PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
  • Public Service Broadcasting – Inform, Educate, Entertain
  • Nadine Shah – Kitchen Sink
  • Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel (Melt)
  • 10cc – Deceptive Bends
  • Johnny Marr – Fever Dreams parts 1 to 4
  • Baxter Dury – Mr. Maserati
  • Cate Le Bon – Reward
  • Tim Bowness – Butterfly Mind
  • Jah Wobble – Metal Box – Rebuilt In Dub
  • Ted Nugent – Free for All
  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Not Fragile
  • Tony Banks – A Curious Feeling
  • Joe Jackson – I’m The Man
  • Electric Light Orchestra – Discovery
  • Finn Brothers – Finn
  • Steven Wilson – The Future Bites
  • King Crimson – Discipline
  • The Beatles – Abbey Road
  • The Beatles – White Album
  • Soft Cell – *Happinesss Not Included
  • Betty Boo – Boomerang
  • Toyah – In the Court of the Crimson Queen – Rhythm Deluxe
  • Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees
  • Thin Lizzy – Black Rose
  • Steve Hackett – Spectral Mornings
  • Jean Michel Jarre – Equinoxe
  • Gerry Rafferty – City to City
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates – Marigold Sky
  • Marillion – Fugazi
  • The Good, The Bad and The Queen – Merrie England

12″ Singles

  • Viva Lula – Dad Sings the Blues
  • Uropa Lula – Fell Upon A Jewel

7″ Singles

  • Spizzoil – 6000 Crazy
  • Spizzoil – Cold City
  • Spizzenergi – Soldier, Soldier
  • Spizzenergi – Where’s Captain Kirk?
  • Athletico Spizz 80 – No Room
  • Athletico Spizz 80 – Hot Deserts
  • Athletico Spizz 80 – Central Park
  • The Spizzles – Risk
  • The Spizzles – Dangers of Living
  • Spizzenergi 2 – Work
  • Spizzenergi 2 – Jungle Fever

10″ EPs

  • Dead Kennedys – Holiday in Cambodia/Too Drunk to Fuck + original B sides

Not sure where to go next, but it will be a mixture of new music and classics and suggestions welcome below…

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