Welcome to the March Edition of Purchases. If you are new to the site, this is my monthly wrap-up of my vinyl and CD purchases since not everything I buy makes it on to the site. Some of it does or already has or will in the future, but whose to say how long that will be. So, I thought why not share the love of music and let you see what I have been adding to the collection.
First up is something that I ordered in February, but didn’t make it until after the February post was written and I was too lazy to go back and update it. If you read the Billy Idol Series there was one album I reviewed that I didn’t actually have the album on vinyl…yet. Well that has changed. It is the Record Store Day release of Billy Idol BFI Live which is a 3 LP set. I think there were only 2000 released and I have 1,148. The price has been around $75-100 and I couldn’t see spending that much. I mean if it is was Kiss, no issues…sorry that is the way it is. I finally found it for $40, used and in what looks like mint condition to me. Here is it is.
And then on the first weekend in March, Hardy Boy Records released a collection of Kiss albums he scored and there were so many that I did not have in my collection. I got up to the store early as they opened at 10am, I was there a few minutes prior to that and there was only one other person waiting. Another gentleman showed up and we were after stuff in the Kiss collection. Luckily, we were really after different things. Great Kiss stories were swapped and as another person had the Vault as well, we had some good discussions on that too. It was a fun morning and I am happy to say, I scored a few things. I would have been happy with only one item I didn’t have, instead I got 6…plus a promo Whitesnake single.
First up is the Kiss Collection. I scored the following:
- 12″ Single Picture Disc of “God Gave Rock & Roll To You II (from Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey)
- 12″ Single Picture Disk of “Reason to Live”
- Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved
- 12″ Single Promo of “I Was Made For Lovin’ You”
- Bootleg – Kiss: The Tickler – (Lick it Up Show 1983 in Sweden)
- Bootleg – Kiss: Wicked Lester and Progeny Demo Sessions
And then one other thing I found was a 12″ Promo Single of the Whitesnake song “Is This Love”. I will need to go add it to the David Coverdale Series.
There is a website I use called MyPoints.com. They send you emails, you click on them and get points, you buy stuff from vendors and go through their site, you get points and after awhile those points add up and you can cash them in for a gift card. Ding!! No brainer. This is what the latest cash-in got me…Steve Vai’s ‘Passion & Warefare’…Awesome!!
Then I realized I was still missing one Whitesnake Studio album. I can’t finish the Coverdale Series without it. It was The Purple Album. And now I have it thanks to ebay and a cheap Deluxe Edition copy…$8.
Unexpectedly, I was looking at Facebook and Lunchbox posted they were putting out two used Billy Idol bootlegs and so I got up the next morning and went and was able to grab them. I won’t go into detail as I will talk about them in detail in later posts.
Next up is a Def Leppard Release. ‘The Early Years Box Set” which features a remaster of the first two albums, ‘On Through The Night’ and ‘High & Dry’ as well as some bonus material including a disk of B-Sides and rarities and two live shows. The review has already been posted!
And that is it. I have a bad feeling April won’t be as abundant with the Covid-19 crap going on. Amazon not sending vinyl or CDs for the short term and record stores closing. It might be a month where nothing gets bought and what a sad month that will be.
Here is everything I bought in March.
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