So last month in LA, I did something I haven’t done in years…spent hundreds of pounds on buying music in a record store! Came home with about 25 CD’s, 7 or 8 vinyls and even a couple of cassettes.
That’s the power of Amoeba Music in Hollywood for you!
Amongst many other things, I found:
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis - The Hit Songs (EMI Publishing)
This is an extremely rare 4xCD promo set that sometimes goes for more than £100 online. Extremely hard to find and I got it for $70.
As far as I’ve been able to find out, there were only around 1000 of these made, and they were given out at a private industry event in 1996 to honour Jam & Lewis. It has about 80 of their biggest hits that they produced for the likes of The SOS Band, Change, New Edition, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men and many more.
Bonus points? I posted a picture of it to my Instagram and Jimmy Jam himself liked it
I also found several Nine Inch Nails CD singles that had been missing from my collection, including “March Of The Pigs”, “Every Day Is Exactly The Same” and the very first NIN single, “Down In It”.
And the CD single of “Zero” by Smashing Pumpkins, which has 4 or 5 B-Sides only found on this release.
Another one I got was the limited edition green vinyl of “What Time Is It?” by The Time. One of the greatest funk albums of all time, and they did a limited edition run last year for Record Store Day. One of my friends in LA picked it up last year and held onto it for me They only made 5000 of them, so I was super stoked to get that!
So… what are you all listening to right now?