Rock, Prog, Psyche & Folk-related LPs

I use the Record Collector standard to grade my records – as below:

M is ONLY for reissues / new releases
M- is a pretty much unplayed record for me – any obvious signs that a record has been played and I usually downgrade to an EX+
EX+ is a very strong grade for me – just showing some signs of being played but no noise / cue burn / crackle / styrene burn at all.
VG+ is for records that have obviously seen some wear and have had a good few plays and may even have light intro crackle but play very, very well.
VG is for records with quite a bit of wear and surface markings and some noise / crackle but still a very good player
VG- is my lowest grade and VG- records for me are in bad shape – lots of sound quality deterioration and many, many surface marks – not nice.

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Kraftwerk / Kraftwerk / Vertigo (Dbl LP) / UK / 1972 / M-/M-/Ex+ / £300 £200

Teeniest sleeve wear / incredibly rare Kraut / Electronica – uber-scarce UK OG copy – simply one of THE most amazing groups  ever

American Gypsy / American Gypsy / Chess / USA / 1975 / M-/Ex+ / £50 £25

A1 copy –  1.5″ cut corner front top left – Inside Out / Golden Ring / 10,000 Miles etc – amazing LP

Birth Control / Operation / OMM (gatefold) / Germany / 1971 / M-/Ex+ / £125 £75

Rare OG copy – mentalist Kraut Prog Rock – stupidly rare

Can / Tago Mago / UA / UK / 1971 / M-/M-/Ex+ / £150 £100

A1 copy – pioneering Kraut Rock group – hugely influential

Colosseum / Valentyne Suite / Bronze (gatefold) / UK / 1969 / M-/VG+ / £15 £8

Nice copy – 1972 reissue – Elegy / The Kettle etc – heavily collected

The Electric Prunes / Mass In F Minor / Reprise / USA / 1968 / M/M / £15 £8

Sealed reissue copy / I’ve also got a clean German copy for £6 – Kyrie Eleison etc – massively influential set

Chicago / Chicago III / CBS (Dbl LP) / UK / 1970 / M-/M-/Ex / £10 £5

Teeny sleeve rub – Happy Cause I’m Goin Home etc – Folk-Funk par-excellence

Circus / Circus / Transatlantic (gatefold sleeve) / UK / 1969 / M-/Ex / £90 £60

Rare OG – tiny sleeve rub – outstanding Psyche – my first-ever copy – absolutely nuts

Claes-Goran Fagersted / Stone Free / Odeon / Sweden / 1975 / M-/Ex / £20 £10

Teeny sleeve wear – Stone Free etc – amazing version to the Jimi Hendrix tune

Meal Ticket / Code Of The Road / EMI / UK / 1977 / M-/M- / £10 £5

A1 copy – Georgia Syncopator etc – stunning 4/4 drumbreak too

Lydia Pense & Cold Blood / Lydia Pense & Cold Blood / ABC / USA / 1976 / M-/Ex+ / £12 £6

Top copy – 1″ corner cut-out front top left – I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know etc – some other great cuts here too

Mandy More / But That Is Me / Philips / UK / 1972 / M-/Ex+ / £225 £175

Teenisst sleeve wear – rare OG – But That Is Me etc – absolutely and totally impossible to find

Nucleus / Snakehips Etcetera / Vertigo / UK / 1975 / M-/M- / £50 £25

Perfect copy – Snakehips Etcetera etc – Ian Carr, take a bow….

Pacific Eardrum / Man Of Mystery / Charisma / UK / 1978 / M-/Ex+ / £20 £10

A1 copy – Man Of Mystery etc – great Jazz-Rock-Fusion sound

Upp / This Way Upp / Epic / UK / 1976 / M-/Ex+ / £20 £10

Teeny sleeve wear – Get To The Bottom (break) etc – each of their LPs have breaks on them

US 69 / Yesterday’s Folks / Buddah / USA / 1969 / M-/Ex+ / £40 £20

Tiny storage warp – dnap – 2001: A Spaced Odyssey etc – if I was a rich man, I’d put this band back together and have them perform this LP live, sooooo amazing

Roy Young / Mr Funky / MCA / UK / 1971 / M-/Ex+ / £15 £8

A1 copy – Mr Funky etc – just an amazingly unknown piece