What is your number one tip for sellers?
Grade conservatively. Customers love opening up their packages and finding out that the record is in better shape than you listed!

What is your number two tip for sellers?
Use better vinyl packaging.
For instance: LAX oversized with corrugated cardboard and corners protected

I started in the seventies with buying records and cutouts especially, and haven't stopped since! At that time I liked cutouts a lot, because they were new and sealed (untouched, like a virgin...), although unfortunately for me not priced $1.99 or $3.99 over here in Amsterdam! I had to pay slightly more in guldens (Dutch guilders)....

FAVOURITE ALBUMS (JUN2021)
Meters - Rejuvenation (US Reprise)
Lee Dorsey - Yes We Can Can (UK Polydor)
Allen Toussaint - Southern Nights (NL Reprise)
Andy Pratt - Andy Pratt II (w/ Avenging Annie)
Ben Sidran - Don't Let Go (US Blue Thumb)
Ben Sidran - Puttin’ In Time On Planet Earth (US Blue Thumb)
Ben Sidran - I Lead A Life (US Blue Thumb)
Bonnie Raitt - Give It Up (US WB Sterling Lee Hulko mastering)
Bonnie Raitt - Takin My Time (US WB TML-mastering)
Michael Franks - The Art of Tea (US TML-mastering Doug Sax)
Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything (US Bearsville STERLING LH-mastering)
Clash - Sandinista (bought on release day, I liked all six sides!)
Clash - London Calling (bought first week, Dutch CBS 1st pressing 'mispress' without 'Train In Vain')
John Hiatt - Bring The Family (UK Demon with great picture sleeve)
Little Feat - Sailin' Shoes (EU Rhino reissue ?B-mastering)
Little Feat - Dixie Chicken (US WB green label)
Ry Cooder - Paradise and Lunch (US Reprise)
Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin Music (GER Reprise US LA cut)
Hall & Oates - Abandoned Luncheonette (US Atlantic)
Steely Dan - all first six albums
NRBQ - Peek-A-Boo (Rhino cd-only compilation, sadly out of print)
NRBQ - High Noon (in print!)
Tony Joe White - Homemade Ice Cream (AP QRP reissue)
Gregg Allman - Laid Back (AP QRP reissue)
Joe Henry - Shuffletown (MOV vinyl reissue)
4 Seasons - Genuine Imitation Life Gazette (1968 US Philips LP)
Frank Sinatra - Watertown (a love story...) UMe reissue pressed at Haarlem

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posted a comment on Etta James - At Last!. 6 days ago
The track 'Tough Mary' really is awful and even in 1960 it should have been called 'Tough Etta'.
I love the album and of course Etta's vocal delivery but in particular the string arrangements from Riley Hampton are rather pedestrian.... See full review
submitted Ry Cooder - Ry Cooder. 10 days ago
posted a comment on The Beach Boys - The Smile Sessions. 22 days ago
For all the criticism Rainbo got during their tenure as pressing facility this pressing was proof they could really deliver a quality product. And do not forget that a lot of companies/artists Rainbo pressed for never requested/listened to test pressings. See full review
posted a comment on David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. about 1 month ago
So please people do not buy this sealed if you want the gorgeous analogue version, unless the seller can vouch for having this in his inventory before the DIGITAL David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars from 2020. The 2012 reissue and the 2016 repress both are analogue.
posted a comment on JD McPherson - "Socks". about 1 month ago
Only reviews about the colours of the various vinyl releases?
Wow, such a wonderful album!
posted a comment on The Yardbirds - Roger The Engineer. 2 months ago
Agreed, I really like this version and also the top end. Not bright to me...
posted a comment on Flamin' Groovies* - I'll Have A ... Bucket Of Brains (The Original 1972 Rockfield Recordings For U.A.). 2 months ago
Proscaline
Not that I don't believe you, but do you have a source for this? As I was fully intending to pick this up, but won't if this is the case.

This is the source for my remark regarding this reissue: ... See full review
posted a review of Flamin' Groovies* - I'll Have A ... Bucket Of Brains (The Original 1972 Rockfield Recordings For U.A.). 2 months ago
Not endorsed or licensed by the band. Cyril Jordan holds the quarter inch copy master and has not been contacted/consulted in any way. They will not see any money from this release.
posted a comment on Oliver Nelson - The Blues And The Abstract Truth. 2 months ago
Release date in Europe: July 2, 2021
Release date in US: June 25, 2021
posted a comment on Oliver Nelson - The Blues And The Abstract Truth. 3 months ago
Pity Verve/UMe did not decide to use both sleeves. I like the other sleeve better
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 3 months ago
posted a comment on Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo. 3 months ago
This was confirmed by Joe Harley (the one and only Tone Poet) on the Steve Hoffman forum: "It's there and it's most likely a tape issue ....likely that something had to be flown in for those few minutes. It happens with these old tapes."
posted a review of Graham Parker & The Rumour* - Squeezing Out Sparks + Live Sparks. 3 months ago
Worth it alone for the Liner Notes by Graham Parker. His description of Jack Nitzsche's behaviour is priceless!
And there is this from his interview with Geoffrey Himes:
MUSICIAN: [i]How did things change when you and the Rumour did Squeezing... See full review
posted a comment on Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years. 4 months ago
Side A 3:25 3:52
Side B 3:35 3:35 2:47
Side C 3:24 3:10 3:25
Side D 3:23 3:57

So, who says audiophiles are lazy huh?
They have to get up from their comfy chairs to change sides approximately every 8-9 minutes!!!
Mofi keeps them fit.
posted a comment on Hank Mobley - Soul Station. 5 months ago
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posted a comment on Hank Mobley - Soul Station. 5 months ago
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posted a comment on Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin'. 5 months ago
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posted a comment on Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin'. 5 months ago
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posted a comment on Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin'. 5 months ago
Please send mail regarding the quality of the pressing to [email protected] and [email protected]
posted a comment on Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin'. 5 months ago
Please send mail regarding the quality of the pressing to [email protected] and [email protected]
posted a comment on Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin'. 5 months ago
Please send mail regarding the quality of the pressing to [email protected] and [email protected]
posted a review of Dean Martin - Dream With Dean - The Intimate Dean Martin. 5 months ago
As much as I admire Chad Kassem and his battle against audiophile obesitas (approximately 9 minutes per side means you have to get up all the time from your lazy chair in the sweet spot) I would love a 33 rpm version from AP.
posted a comment on Daryl Hall / John Oates* - Abandoned Luncheonette. 5 months ago
It is not a downright bad reissue but as is the case for most Friday Music vinyl releases: not worth the extra money. If you can find a original US pressing in good clean condition you are set. And why the gatefold and ugly modification of the... See full review
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 5 months ago
posted a comment on Peter Gabriel - Hit. 5 months ago
This cd-only compilation is LOUD, as in unable-to-crank-it-up-on-a-decent-set.
While I normally don't look for dynamic range measurement as the only criterion for sound quality in this case I looked it... See full review
submitted Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind. 6 months ago
posted a comment on Bob Dylan - Pure Dylan - An Intimate Look At Bob Dylan. 7 months ago
This is a wonderful compilation by Hanns-Peter Bushoff with great sound (vinyl).
posted a comment on Don Nix - Hobos, Heroes And Street Corner Clowns. 7 months ago
Such a great album on vinyl. Good mastering by Larry Nix too.
posted a comment on Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* - Safe As Milk. 7 months ago
Ok I have to defend someone here. Luke Pacholski came with the review of the Sundazed mono reissue. The claim by Bob Irwin that it was from the original tapes was false. The fact that Kevin Gray did the vinyl cut has nothing to do with it. Had... See full review
posted a comment on Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil. 8 months ago
The cheap plain paper sleeve dilemma:
method 1. just cut the paper sleeve and avoid damage
method 2. carefully insert a polylined sleeve inside the paper sleeve and slide it in as far as possible. Then turn the album around and... See full review
posted a comment on Lucinda Williams - World Without Tears. 8 months ago
Quality Vinyl REPRESS needed badly warning!!
Such a terrific album.....great guitar playing by Doug Pettibone.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 8 months ago
posted a comment on Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones. 8 months ago
No it is not a repress, it is a DM(Digital Master)from 1986, the original Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones has different lacquers
posted a comment on Robert Palmer - Pressure Drop. 9 months ago
Plus this time he got the complete Little Feat on board.
posted a comment on Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder. 9 months ago
The cheap plain paper sleeve dilemma:
method 1. just cut the paper sleeve and avoid damage
method 2. carefully insert a polylined sleeve inside the paper sleeve and slide it in as far as possible. Then turn the album around and you have the LP... See full review
posted a comment on McCoy Tyner - The Real McCoy. 9 months ago
The cheap plain paper sleeve dilemma:
method 1. just cut the paper sleeve and avoid damage
method 2. carefully insert a polylined sleeve inside the paper sleeve and slide it in as far as possible. Then turn the album around and you have the LP... See full review
submitted Todd Rundgren - Todd. 9 months ago
posted a comment on Fountains Of Wayne - Welcome Interstate Managers. 10 months ago
Real Gone Music LP-RGM-1131 vinyl release 11/27/20 RSD drop #3 This release is done without any involvement from the remaining band members. They never approved this.
posted a comment on Jay Richford & Gary Stevan - Feelings. 10 months ago
For details on the forthcoming February 2021 release see here: https://www.bewithrecords.com/products/jay-richford-and-gary-stevan-feelings-lp#product
"The audio for this re-issue of Feelings comes from the original analogue tapes... See full review
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 10 months ago
posted a comment on The Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! - The Rolling Stones In Concert. 10 months ago
pshico87
A: weird you give this a one star rating (based on a bad copy, not bad music or performance)
B: my guess is you bought it secondhand, could have been played on a Crosley 'groovecruncher'
posted a comment on Mingus* - The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady. 10 months ago
MultiTrak Talk about cohesive: approximately 6 minutes per side for the AP 45rpm 2-LP is severely disrupting the flow of the original album.
posted a comment on John Coltrane - A Love Supreme. 11 months ago
Be glad with the misprint people of the Side B label I say. Now you know you have the genuine 1st pressing whenever they will repress these...
posted a review of Paul Simon - Negotiations And Love Songs (1971-1986). 11 months ago
Don't take it from me but rather take it from Michael Fremer : "...Paul Simon's Negotiations and Love Songs 1971-1986 compilation (Warner Brothers 9 25789-1 2 LPs) was lovingly assembled using the original master tapes by engineer Roy Halee and... See full review
posted a comment on Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Kate & Anna McGarrigle. 12 months ago
[quote=solvang23] I would love if one of the better specialist reissue labels reissued this album on 180 gram vinyl, mastered by Kevin Gray or Chris Bellman. I have actually mentioned it to two labels so far but I have not got any positive reactions.... See full review
posted a comment on Neil Young - Roxy (Tonight's The Night Live). 12 months ago
AAA - 140 gram - wonderful pressing and mastering by Chris Bellman. Both my records have no blemishes or damage whatsoever straight out of the packaging.
Two remarks about other reviews of this release:
1 - 180 gram is not better than 140 gram
2 -... See full review
posted a comment on Montis, Goudsmit & Directie - Taste Of Culture . 12 months ago
Geweldige plaat, heel goede opname ook, fantastische muzikanten. Jammer van de vreselijke hoes. "Wat ging er door hun hoofd?"
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posted a comment on Nilsson* - The Essential Nilsson. about 1 year ago
It seems these days Harry Nilsson is all but forgotten. One of his biggest hits 'Without You' was commercially eclipsed by Mariah Carey's version (we are still trying to forget her!).
What a pity as his incredible voice could handle almost anything.... See full review