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Title: Guess the album......
Post by: bassline (Mike) on January 05, 2020, 03:00:23 PM
This is an actual ad on Discogs for a vinyl album featuring a Fairport member.....

But what album ?



Media Condition: Near Mint (NM or M-)
Sleeve Condition: Near Mint (NM or M-)

Beautiful copy of this shockingly bad record. Contains printed inner and two press releases from Maggi Farran.
Ships From:United Kingdom
   
£50,000.00


Title: Re: Guess the album......
Post by: davidmjs on January 05, 2020, 03:04:10 PM
I can't, but I await the answer eagerly!


Title: Re: Guess the album......
Post by: bassline (Mike) on January 05, 2020, 03:10:12 PM
I'll give it a bit.....see if anybody has a punt.


Title: Re: Guess the album......
Post by: Adam on January 05, 2020, 04:29:05 PM
£50k for a shockingly bad album?? Iíll take a guess that Peggy is the Fairport member, as he seems to have played on 80% of all records ever made!


Title: Re: Guess the album......
Post by: PaulT on January 05, 2020, 04:57:16 PM
Star trekking...


Title: Re: Guess the album......
Post by: richardkendell on January 05, 2020, 08:35:03 PM
Aren't there two Fairport members? And what is so bad about it?


Title: Re: Guess the album......
Post by: Will S on January 06, 2020, 09:08:49 AM

£50k for a shockingly bad album?? Iíll take a guess that Peggy is the Fairport member, as he seems to have played on 80% of all records ever made!


Could be DM, who has probably played on the 20% Peggy hasn't appeared on as well as most of those he did!

As for the album, could it be the one by Brian Maxine?  But I think he was backed by most (all?) of Fairport at the time?


Title: Re: Guess the album......
Post by: bassline (Mike) on January 06, 2020, 09:21:46 AM

Aren't there two Fairport members? And what is so bad about it?


Actually, yes...

I don't think it's bad. The price is just....odd.


Title: Re: Guess the album......
Post by: Jules Gray on January 06, 2020, 10:39:13 AM


Aren't there two Fairport members? And what is so bad about it?


Actually, yes...

I don't think it's bad. The price is just....odd.


So...?  What is it?

Jules


Title: Re: Guess the album......
Post by: richardkendell on January 06, 2020, 10:46:13 AM


Aren't there two Fairport members? And what is so bad about it?


Actually, yes...

I don't think it's bad. The price is just....odd.


Some of the other discs are priced much higher, who on earth would pay that much beats me.


Title: Re: Guess the album......
Post by: davidmjs on January 06, 2020, 11:06:00 AM



Aren't there two Fairport members? And what is so bad about it?


Actually, yes...

I don't think it's bad. The price is just....odd.


Some of the other discs are priced much higher, who on earth would pay that much beats me.


Don't make the mistake of thinking because someone is asking something, that is what it is worth.  It isn't.  It's only worth what it sells for.


Title: Re: Guess the album......
Post by: richardkendell on January 06, 2020, 11:13:18 AM




Aren't there two Fairport members? And what is so bad about it?


Actually, yes...

I don't think it's bad. The price is just....odd.


Some of the other discs are priced much higher, who on earth would pay that much beats me.


Don't make the mistake of thinking because someone is asking something, that is what it is worth. †It isn't. †It's only worth what it sells for.


I just think the pricing is bizarre. It's as if someone is plucking daft prices out of the air with no sensible attachment to reality. That never happens on the internet does it?


Title: Re: Guess the album......
Post by: bassline (Mike) on January 06, 2020, 11:13:41 AM
Yes indeed....but if the item in question is Jethro Tull's Rock Island, who the hell would pay that much ? There's a signed one going for wayyyyyy less than that.

It's Jethro Tull's Rock Island, by the way.

Unless it's the press releases that bump the value up that much, I'm stumped.



Title: Re: Guess the album......
Post by: richardkendell on January 06, 2020, 01:00:38 PM

Yes indeed....but if the item in question is Jethro Tull's Rock Island, who the hell would pay that much ? There's a signed one going for wayyyyyy less than that.

It's Jethro Tull's Rock Island, by the way.

Unless it's the press releases that bump the value up that much, I'm stumped.



You can get a used copy on CD for £3 from Amazon, which still seems overpriced.


Title: Re: Guess the album......
Post by: Adam on January 07, 2020, 05:41:34 PM
I like Rock Island! Strange Avenues, the title track and The Whalers Due are great songs (although the less said about Kissing Willy the better)...


Title: Re: Guess the album......
Post by: bassline (Mike) on January 07, 2020, 07:18:08 PM

I like Rock Island! Strange Avenues, the title track and The Whalers Due are great songs (although the less said about Kissing Willy the better)...


If nothing else, it makes expressing one's opinion of that last song fraught with danger...

'I love Kissing Willy ! It's great !'

or 'Kissing Willy' was the worst four minutes of my life..etc.

I think it's an OK album. Not the greatest Tull, but perfectly fine.


Title: Re: Guess the album......
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on January 08, 2020, 04:09:04 PM


I like Rock Island! Strange Avenues, the title track and The Whalers Due are great songs (although the less said about Kissing Willy the better)...


If nothing else, it makes expressing one's opinion of that last song fraught with danger...

'I love Kissing Willy ! It's great !'

or 'Kissing Willy' was the worst four minutes of my life..etc.

I think it's an OK album. Not the greatest Tull, but perfectly fine.


I donít think itís that bad either especially as I bought a vinyl copy when it first came out :o


Title: Re: Guess the album......
Post by: Phil Perry on January 08, 2020, 04:17:45 PM
Indeed - & 4 stars, no less, from Q. Now if you'd been talking about Under Wraps, that's the worst LP (ie by anyone) - in my collection, at least!




Title: Re: Guess the album......
Post by: wayne stote on January 08, 2020, 04:22:34 PM

Indeed - & 4 stars, no less, from Q. Now if you'd been talking about Under Wraps, that's the worst LP (ie by anyone) - in my collection, at least!





Under Wraps is a top five Tull album, for me.  :)


Title: Re: Guess the album......
Post by: davidmjs on January 08, 2020, 05:22:57 PM

Indeed - & 4 stars, no less, from Q. Now if you'd been talking about Under Wraps, that's the worst LP (ie by anyone) - in my collection, at least!





I like the song (both versions), but (personally) I think the album's poor.


Title: Re: Guess the album......
Post by: Chris from Fieldtown on January 08, 2020, 06:21:13 PM


Indeed - & 4 stars, no less, from Q. Now if you'd been talking about Under Wraps, that's the worst LP (ie by anyone) - in my collection, at least!





I like the song (both versions), but (personally) I think the album's poor.


I like my Tull rockier or folkier but not the keyboard/electronic drum sound that lies in between. Hardly played the album since aquiring it.