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November, 2008

  • 3 November


      For the past few months I’ve been working on a “special project” for the Collectors Music Reviews site, and it’s time to start testing the “prototypes” now; as a longtime collector, one of the things that I’ve noticed over the years is that there are very few resources dedicated ...

October, 2008

  • 7 October

    Essential Floyd

      People often ask me which Floyd shows are essential, where to start, which recordings sound best, or which are historically significant, and thus I’ve elected to provide a resource that answers all of those questions and more. Hopefully, knowledgeable collectors of other artists’ work  will follow in suit as ...

July, 2008

  • 6 July

    Uncovering The Real Fakes At Last Pt. 4


    Uncovering The Real Fakes At Last Pt. 4 Greetings once again one and all! It’s been a couple months since the last edition of this series, and while in the process of updating my previous articles it dawned on me that no exposition of this ilk would be complete without ...

April, 2008

  • 25 April

    Uncovering The Real Fakes At Last Pt. 3

    Sonicwave Front

    Uncovering The Real Fakes At Last Pt. 3 In part 3 of this series, we’ll examine some forgeries of a couple different labels namely, Blue Cafe and Shout To The Top. No lengthy introduction this time around; we’ll get right to it! Generally, I’d rather not spend too much time ...

  • 23 April

    Uncovering The Real Fakes At Last Pt. 2


    Uncovering The Real Fakes At Last Pt. 2 Alright! As previously mentioned, I wanted to continue building up our “database” of known forgeries offering both descriptions and pictures to help thwart future rip-off attempts as well as provide a reference for would-be buyers (new collectors in particular, but I’m sure ...

  • 23 April

    Uncovering The Real Fakes At Last

     Uncovering The Real Fakes At Last The main purpose in writing this is to follow-up on a suggestion made in response to a previous editorial of actually posting pics of homemade and even professionally forged CDRs so as to help identify scams/rip-offs as well as prevent anyone else from losing their hard-earned ...

  • 23 April

    Bizarre or unusual defects on factory-pressed silver/gold original CD’s?

    Bizarre or unusual defects on factory-pressed silver/gold original CD’s? Has anyone here ever experienced any factory-pressed silver or gold original CD’s that play defectively in at least some CD players but have absolutely no visible signs or indications of such on the bottom (playing) sides of the discs themselves & ...

  • 23 April

    CD-r Warning: How Not To Get Burned!

    CD-r Warning:  How Not To Get Burned! I was recently reminded of a sad trend in this hobby, and it is the sale of homemade cd-r copies of original Silver CDs for high dollar on internet auction sites.  These auctions give no indication that it is a copy and for ...

October, 2007

  • 27 October

    More Holy Grails

    from Anonymous I enjoy reading these things so for what it’s worth I’ve been an on-again, off-again collector.  But it’s hard not to agree with UncleJimbo’s opinion on the boot situation.  As far as holy grails go, personally besides any official live releases my top pick is DEFINITELY an Offenberg ...

  • 27 October

    Fed Up With Collecting-A Long Time Coming!

    Most of you know me by my screen handle of Unklejimbo.  I’ve been collecting Zep boots since 1989.  By most standards my collection was meager, but was good enough for me. Anybody remember Waggle Records? In 1994 I started buying tapes from ads from Goldmine Magazine, in 1999 I got ...

  • 27 October

    Five Tapes That I Wish Would Surface

    …two that I consider holy grail searches are: 1.  Feb. 24th, 1968 Jimi Jams with Robbie Robertson and the Hawks at the CNE Colisseum, Toronto 2.  June 16th, 1968 Jimi jams with Jeff Beck at the daytop music Festival during the day and later that evening at the Scene Club ...

  • 27 October

    Top five tapes that may or may not even exist..

    Every year collectors are confronted with many new releases covering old, previously released tapes.  Many of these are upgrades, and many are simply pointless.  But every once in a while a tape will surface that not only exceeds expectations, but also can be placed in the “Holy Grail” category.  The ...