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Purchase log, 2021-10-26

[John Coltrane - A Love Supreme Live in Seattle]

I catalog my music purchases on Collectorz and Discogs, but they don’t give me a sense of change over time. So I’m noting them here weekly as well.

New releases

CD
  • Duran Duran, FUTURE PAST (Deluxe Edition)
  • FINNEAS, Optimist
  • John Coltrane, A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle
Vinyl
  • Duran Duran, FUTURE PAST

Catalog

CD
  • A Taste of Honey, A Taste of Honey / Twice as Sweet
  • Carlos Paredes, Guitarra Potugesa
  • Goldfrapp, Felt Mountain
  • Goldfrapp, Seventh Tree
  • Goldfrapp, Supernature
  • Guns N’ Roses, The Spaghetti Incident?
  • Hugh Laurie, Let Them Talk
  • Jefferson Airplane, Surrealistic Pillow
  • Johnny Cash, Unearthed
  • Kylie Minogue, Light Years
  • Meat Puppets, Classic Puppets
  • Robbie Williams, Escapology
  • Robbie Williams, Sing When You’re Winning
  • The Pretenders, The Pretenders
  • Vanessa Williams, The Right Stuff
  • VAST, Music for People
Vinyl
  • Howard Jones, Dream Into Action
  • Jack Wagner, Lighting Up the Night
  • Makaha Sons of Ni`ihau, No Kristo
  • Michael Jackson, Bad
  • Rolling Stones, Some Girls

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Tokyo Jihen, Kyouiku (Education)
  • Tokyo Jihen, Otona (Adult)
  • Tokyo Jihen, Goraku (Variety)
  • Tokyo Jihen, Sports
  • Tokyo Jihen, Daihakken (Discovery)
  • Tokyo Jihen, Ongaku (Music)

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Purchase log, 2021-09-28

[Robbie Williams - Life Thru a Lens]

I catalog my music purchases on Collectorz and Discogs, but they don’t give me a sense of change over time. So I’m noting them here weekly as well.

New releases

CD
  • Perfume, Polygon Wave EP

Catalog

CD
  • Britney Spears, … Baby One More Time
  • Cee-Lo Green, Cee-Lo Green … Is the Soul Machine
  • Ensemble of the Republic of Bulgaria, Music of Bulgaria
  • Jon Kimura Parker, Rite
  • m-flo, The Intergalactic Collection
  • Sarah McLachlan, Solace
  • The Replacements, All for Nothing / Nothing for All
  • The Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed
  • The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers
Vinyl
  • Brothers Johnson, Light Up the Night

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Garbage, Garbage
  • Robbie Williams, I’ve Been Expecting You
  • Robbie Williams, Life Thru a Lens

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Purchase log, 2021-09-14

[CZARFACE / MF DOOM - Super What?]

I catalog my music purchases on Collectorz and Discogs, but they don’t give me a sense of change over time. So I’m noting them here weekly as well.

New releases

CD
  • Czarface / MF Doom, Super What?
Vinyl
  • Art of Noise, Noise in the City: Live in Tokyo 1986

Catalog

CD
  • Alison Moyet, Singles
  • Can, Tago Mago
  • Cracker, Kerosene Hat
  • Funkadelic, Funkadelic
  • Grizzly Bear, Friend EP
  • John Coltrane, Crescent
  • John Coltrane, Impressions
  • Keith Jarrett, Solo Concerts: Bremen / Lausanne
  • Kraftwerk, Computer World
  • Linda Ronstadt, Greatest Hits
  • Living Colour, Live at CBGB’s
  • Nas, Illmatic
  • Robbie Williams, Life Thru a Lens
  • Slick Rick, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
  • Sugababes, One Touch
  • Whiskeytown, Strangers Almanac
  • Soundtrack, Heavy Metal
Vinyl
  • Gaudeamus String Quartet, Crumb: Black Angels / Raxach: String Quartet No. 2 / De Leeuw: String Quartet No. 2

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Looking ahead: September-November 2021

[Tomosaka Rie - Cappuccino / Escalation]

Explosions in the Sky, Big Bend, Oct. 1

I haven’t really cottoned to Explosion in the Sky’s soundtrack work, but I’m hoping this release feels more like an album than a cue sheet.

John Coltrane, A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle, Oct. 8

At first, I thought this album was just a reissue of Live in Seattle, till I took a closer look at the title.

Renée Fleming, Voice of Nature: The Anthropocene, Oct. 8

I wonder if John Green would be interested in reviewing this album.

The Replacements, Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash, Oct. 22

The Replacements had, at best, a periphery influence on my teenage listening habits, and yet I’ve bought just about every deluxe edition of their albums. Clearly, I’m making up for lost time.

R.E.M., New Adventures in Hi-Fi (Deluxe Edition), Oct. 29

I’m ambivalent about this album. I had sold it for cash a long time ago, but I picked it up again from the thrift shop. I don’t know if it holds up well.

ABBA, Voyage, Nov. 3

I can’t lie — I’m pretty damn excited about a new ABBA album in 40 years. The singles preceding the album sound like time hadn’t stopped for the quartet, and the world definitely came back around to them.

Sting, The Bridge, Nov. 19

I guess I still care because there is a part of me that fondly remembers a younger Sting in various forms of undress.

Vinyl

Robbie Williams, Life Thru a Lens, Sept. 24
Robbie Williams, I’ve Been Expecting You, Sept. 24

The Ego Has Landed was one of my most played CDs of 1999, and it collected the best bits of Robbie Williams’ first two albums. About 20 years later, I would find I’ve Been Expecting You at the thrift store. So I have to say I’m very much tempted to drop cash on these vinyl reissues, even though I haven’t heard Life Thru a Lens in its entirety.

AJICO, Fukamidori, Nov. 3
AJICO, AJICO SHOW, Nov. 3
AJICO, Setsuzoku, Nov. 3
Hatakeyama Miyuki, Diving into your mind, Nov. 3
Tomosaka Rie, “Cappuccino / Escalation”, Nov. 3

Japan actually has its own Record Store Day event that focuses on domestic releases, but it’s separate from Record Day, which happens annually in November. While Record Store Day focuses on independent retailers, Record Day in Japan looks similar to National Album Day in the UK, where larger retailers are involved with the festivities.

Past Record Days in Japan have included reissues of NUMBER GIRL, YEN TOWN BAND and a number of Studio Ghibli soundtracks. For me, AJICO is the biggest news coming out of this year’s crop, but I’m also immensely pleased to see Hatakeyama Miyuki’s Diving into your mind getting a reissue. The Tomosaka Rie 7-inch single pairs two of her biggest hits, “Cappuccino” and “Escalation”, the A-side written by Shiina Ringo.

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