I’ve been enjoying a break from work over the last 7 days. It’s allowed me to get through a bunch of records that I haven’t yet gotten ’round to listening to an awfy lot. Today we had a saunter over to Glasgow’s West End before nabbing some lunch and I picked up a couple of records in Mixed-Up.
The pick of the bunch is Santana’s Abraxas. I’d been looking out for that one since Bruce’s splendid More than Abraxas post a while back. I was total struck by the painting and that got me wanting to check out the album (naturally). Anyway, spotted it today for £4. Few surface marks, but nothing that causes any problems. Anyway, my thoughts after one spin: a pretty secial album. Goodbye Yellow Brickroad is only the second Elton John album to enter the collection (some, like myself a few years ago, would maybe say that’s not a bad thing). I’d been considering this one for a while, but I was always put off by the fact it was a double LP (a double LP that boasts Candle in the Wind). However, this MCA pressing was £3, so I thought “why not?”. There’s a few surface marks and the previous owner has written their name on the back (top left), but I listened to this start to finish problem free.
The other two there are Ghost In The Machine by The Police and Supertramp’s Breakfast in America, which I picked up for £1 each. I haven’t heard any Supertramp other than this one. This being the first time, too. Been close to picking it up a few times, but something else has always caught my attention. Ghost In The Machine I bought cause it was £1 and I really like Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic. Transpires that there’s some other good stuff on there, too