I apologize for not posting for a week, but man am I under the gun. I have heavy deliverables of a professional persuasion past due, and the trip to Atlanta to see OMD on the 14th of March is hurtling toward me like a runaway train! I have personal stuff I want to accomplish before then but I’ve as yet only made inroads during my lunch hour. And that means the blog takes the hit! I was all set to sleazily reconfigure some ancient, personal correspondence into a blog post when in the course of that I popped over to Discogs.com, as per usual, to grab some cover images.
When what to my wand’ring eyes should appear but a true holy grail from my discogs wantlist in my messages!
The Associates: Country Boy GER CD3 1988
- Country Boy
- Just Can’t Say Goodbye 12″ Mix [version one – prod. Peter Henderson]
- Take Me To The Girl
- Heart Of Glass [dub version]
Eeeyow! This one is something I’ve never seen for sale anywhere!! It has two tracks that only appeared here, and who knows how many singles that WEA pressed of this. Possibly in three figures, by the fact that searching for it for over 20 years had yielded only this sighting. “Just Can’t Say Goodbye” was on this CD single in a Peter Henderson production that is an earlier recording than the Julian Mendelsohn production that appeared three years later on Circa. The dub mix of “Heart Of Glass” was another exclusive to this disc. And how much was the asking price for this rarest of singles from one of my inner core collection artists? The screen grab tells the tale…
You read that right. The asking price was $200.00 from New Zealand. Even as I am taking a vacation in a week to see OMD in Atlanta, I had to look more closely. I clicked the “details” link only to find that this disc was long gone in the 12 hours since I received the message in my discogs inbox. Some records you buy first and ask questions later. This, is one such record! Alas, it remains for me to pony up el grande dinero for it at some point in the future.
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