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SMALL TOWN SCENERY Modern Collectables LP
SMALL TOWN SCENERY Modern Collectables LP
FX - Single
FX - Single
Washington Rucker 7
Washington Rucker 7"
Factory - Time Machine 7
Factory - Time Machine 7"

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Welcome to our range of rare vinyl, produced exclusively for
Record Collector readers.


Why is a magazine pressing albums? It’s a logical move for us. Like you, we know what we like. And we know how hard it is to find what we like. We too have been burnt by inferior reissues of rare records which turned out to be badly mastered, badly pressed junk. Our staff are fully aware of the risks of shelling out a fortune for an original copy of an album that either turns out to be the wrong thing, a bootleg or in a condition that’s “not as described”. Well, we got sick of it. And it seemed to us that if there’s a better way of doing things, we ought to be doing it. Hence our Rare Vinyl Series.

Our first step was the release of Pussy’s Pussy Plays, in September 2009. Our readers liked it and it sold out in a matter of months. It set a precedent for the
Rare Vinyl Series. The idea is simple: do it right. Select a stupidly rare, highly-sought-after album – often a private pressing. Sign a deal with the original band or owners of the rights – this is all above board, not a dodgy pirate deal. Reproduce the original sleeve and label perfectly, right down to the paper quality – if there was no sleeve or no label, that’s how it will have to be. Seek out the best-possible source to master from, usually the original master tape if it survives. Produce a high-quality pressing to the highest standards. Talk to the artists concerned to get the full story behind the making of the record. And strictly limit the edition’s numbers so that when it’s all sold, there are no more to mysteriously appear on the market – when you buy a Record Collector album, it is not going to lose its value. Each album is sent out with a certificate of authenticity signed by Ian Shirley, the Editor of the Rare Record Price Guide, so you know it’s the real deal.  

Our Rare Vinyl Series has gone from strength to strength over the past four years. We’ve pressed original material that was never issued – such as Wellington’s Wellington and Cressida’s Trapped In Time – The Lost Tapes – and found an equal hunger for this amazing, missing-in-action music. We’ve released a rare reggae LP which sold out in less than a month, and even given away a punk EP to new subscribers. In June 2013 we launched Plankton, which marks the opening of our Modern Collectables Series, which will bring you the best of sought-after music from recent years. The response to our records has been amazing, with the early albums fast becoming collectors’ items in their own right.

Why is a magazine pressing albums? Because we’re serious about music – and we know that you are serious about music too. So let’s do it the right way, and finally allow you – and us – to delight in some of this truly great music that’s languished unappreciated and unknown for decades…<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" /> 

The records in our Rare Vinyl series shown above are still available so buy a copy quick before they run out…The Rare Vinyl series is…
Pussy – Pussy Plays (Oct 2009)
Red Dirt (Jan 2010)
Wil Malone (May 2010) SUBSCRIBER ONLY
Ambrose Slade - Beginnings (Aug 2010)
Orange Bicycle (Dec 2010)
The Smoke – It’s Smoke Time (Mar 11)
The Hippy Boys – Reggae with The Hippy Boys (Jun 2011)
Agincourt – Fly Away (Sept 2011) RCLP001
Cressida – The Lost Tapes (Dec 2011) RCLP002
Grannie (Mar 2012) RCLP003
Leviathan – Unleashed (Jul 2012) RCLP004
Wellington (Oct 2012) RCLP005
The Riot Squad – Making Up for Lost Time (Jan 2013) RCLP006 
The Stereotypes EP (May 2013) SUBSCRIBER ONLY
Backhouse James’ Blues Band (Jun 2013) RCLP007
Fruits de Mer –Plankton (Jul 2013) MODERN COLLECTABLES 1 RCLP008 
Rise Above – Something in the Water (Nov 2013) MODERN COLLECTABLES 2 RCLP009
Aubrey Small (Christmas 2013) RCLP010
Deena Webster - is Tuesday's Child (Feb 2014) RCLP011
Motherlight (May 2014)
The Rockabilly Acetates Collection (Aug 2014) RCLP012
Ken Saul – Seashells (Nov 2014) RCLP013
Poppa Ben Hook / Museum (Jan 2015) RCLP014
Keith Emerson - Keith Emerson Trio 10"(Apr 2015) RCLP015
The Zipps – Ever Stoned & Live (July 2015) RCLP017
The Seeds – Satisfy You 7” single (August 2015) RCSEED1
Strange Stone (Sep 2015) RCLP016
Syd Banger's Wally Smashing Big Roll Band (Steve Marriott) – Jimi's Tune 7" single (Nov 2015) SYD BANGER 1
The Earth (Alan Parsons) – Elemental (December 2015) RCLP019
Small Town Scenery: Lost Indie Gems 1985-1995  (Feb 2016) MODERN COLLECTABLES 3 RCLP018
Allen Pound's Get Rich – Searchin' In The Wilderness 7" single (April 2016) POUND ONE
The Artwoods – Live At Klooks Kleek (June 2016) RCLP020
Dane Hunter - The Drifter 7" (October 2016)
Indian Summer (November 2016) RCLP022
Don Rendell - Live at Klooks Kleek (March 2017) RCLP023
Frozen Tear - The Hunter 7" single (May 2017) FROZEN001
Flare – (July 2017) RCLP021
One Way Ticket – Return Journey (October 2017) RCLP024
Washington Rucker – Jennie 7” single (January 2018)
The Whippets from NowhereConcrete Academy (March 2018) RCLP025
F-X - Souths Gonna Rise Again 7” Single (March 2018) FX001
Soliloquy (June 2018) RCLP026
FactoryCastle on the Hill 7” single (January 2018)
Ptolemy Psycon – Loose Capacitor (December 2018) RCEPSPLINT001

"What's next? Only the future will tell."