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Vinyl Pickup: Original copy of Mike Oldfield’s ‘Tubular Bells’

Derry’s Abbazappa Records (great name) can be found taking up space at Yellow Yard of Palace St., a kind of warehouse cum marquee, sharing floorspace with a cafe, vintage clothes, and a book shop. Filled with vinyl, from sixties psychedelia … Continue reading

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Vinyl Pickup: Echo And The Bunnymen — ‘Ocean Rain’

I picked this one up in a local second-hand vinyl store. Bit dusty during the quieter moments but otherwise still nifty. Released 1984 ‘Ocean Rain’ saw the final instalment of the Bunnymen’s near classic era. There’s a difference of opinion … Continue reading

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Vinyl Pickup: the first two Eat Static LPs for Planet Dog / Ultimate

Browsing through the always interesting rows of stacked vinyl in Belfast’s Dragon Records of Wellington Place (some old, some new; some authentic, some problematic) I came across not one but two Eat Static LPs– both doubles. Interesting, thought I. Not … Continue reading

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Vinyl Pickup: two seven-inch singles by the House of Love

In the current vinyl revival you don’t see or hear a great deal about the seven-inch. Granted the occasional thing is being issued and reissued on the format but generally the LP has taken almost full ownership. HMV, for one, … Continue reading

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