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MGMT Congratulations 7″ vinyl record storybook sealed limited edition Columbia Records 2010

MGMT Congratulations 7″ vinyl record storybook sealed limited edition Columbia Records 2010
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MGMT is an American psychedelic rock band based in Brooklyn, New York, founded by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. After the release of their first album, the members of their live band, Matthew Asti, James Richardson, and Will Berman joined the core band in the studio. Formed at Wesleyan University and originally with Cantora Records, they signed with Columbia Records and Red Ink in 2006.

On October 5, 2007, Spin.com named MGMT “Artist of the Day.”[5] On November 14, 2007, Rolling Stone pegged MGMT as a top ten “Artist to Watch” in 2008.[6] The band was named ninth in the BBC’s Sound of 2008 Top Ten Poll.[7] They were also named as Last.fm’s most played new artist of 2008 in their Best of 2008 lists.[8]

Their first album as MGMT, Oracular Spectacular, debuted at #12 on the UK album chart and number six on the Australian ARIA Charts, and hit number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. It has also been named the 18th best album of the decade by Rolling Stone magazine.[9] It was named the best album of 2008 by NME.[10] MGMT also appeared prominently in Australia’s Triple J Hottest 100 2008, coming in 2nd with “Electric Feel”, 5th with “Kids” and 18th with “Time to Pretend”.[11]

MGMT was nominated for the 2010 Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and their track “Kids” was nominated for Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals.[12] These are the first Grammy nominations for the band. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, the Justice remix of “Electric Feel” won the Grammy for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.[13]

Their second album, Congratulations, was released on April 13, 2010.

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AEROSMITH s/t 12″ LP Vinyl Columbia Records 1973 CBS 2nd press 1976

AEROSMITH s/t 12″ LP Vinyl Columbia Records 1973 CBS 2nd press 1976
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve, medium spine wear. Vinyl looks great! VG

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Aerosmith is the eponymous debut album by American rock band Aerosmith, released in 1973. The album was recorded in two weeks at Intermedia Studio in Boston, Massachusetts. Much of the album is heavily blues influenced. The song Walkin’ the Dog is a cover song originally performed by Rufus Thomas. Also featured on the album is “Dream On” which became an American top ten single when re-released in 1976. “Dream On” was first released as a single in 1973, The Album peaked at #21 on the Billboard 200.

The original cover, misprinted the song “Walkin’ The Dog” as “Walkin’ The Dig”. When a second pressing of the album was released in 1976, this error was corrected, and the cover replaced with a modified one made up entirely of the photo of the band members. This second pressing is the more commonly available version of the LP. When reissued on CD in 1993 as a remastered version, the original first pressing artwork was used.

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BOB DYLAN At Budokan 12” vinyl LP Columbia Records 1979

BOB DYLAN At Budokan 12” vinyl LP Columbia Records 1979
CONDITION: Good condition. Medium surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks good. G+

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Bob Dylan at Budokan is a live album by Bob Dylan, released in1979 (1978 in Japan) by Columbia Records. It is composed mostly of the artist’s “greatest hits” performed in radically altered treatments from the originals, using the same musicians that backed Street-Legal, but the Budokan performances rely on a much larger band, and stronger use of brass and backup singers. In some respects the arrangements are more conventional than the original arrangements and the album was criticized for being so. At the same time that it was criticized for being too polished, it was criticized for being too sloppy. For many critics, the differences between the older and newer arrangements have become less important, and appreciation for the album has grown over time.

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ELVIS COSTELLO Trust 12” vinyl LP Columbia Records 1980

ELVIS COSTELLO Trust 12” vinyl LP Columbia Records ’80
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG++

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Declan Patrick MacManus (born 25 August 1954), known by the stage name Elvis Costello, is anEnglish singer-songwriter of Irish heritage. He came to prominence as an early participant in London’spub rock scene in the mid-1970s and later became associated with the New Wave musical genre. Steeped in word play, the vocabulary of Costello’s lyrics is broader than that of most popular songs. His music has drawn on many diverse genres; the critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine describes him as a “popencyclopedia,” able to “reinvent the past in his own image”.

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AEROSMITH “Rocks” 12″ LP Vinyl Columbia Records 1976

AEROSMITH “Rocks” 12″ LP Vinyl Columbia Records 1976
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve and spine and vinyl. Plays well. VG

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Aerosmith is an American hard rock band, sometimes referred to as “The Bad Boys from Boston” and seen by some as America’s greatest rock and roll band. Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock, has come to also incorporate elements of pop, heavy metal, and rhythm and blues, and has inspired many subsequent rock artists. . The band was formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1969. Guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton, originally in a band together called the Jam Band, met up with singer Steven Tyler, drummer Joey Kramer, and guitarist Ray Tabano, and formed Aerosmith. By 1971, Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford, and the band began developing a following in Boston.

They were signed to Columbia Records in 1972, and released a string of multi-platinum albums, beginning with their 1973 eponymous debut album. In 1975, the band broke into the mainstream with the album Toys in the Attic, and their 1976 follow-up Rocks cemented their status as hard rock superstars. By the end of the 1970s, they were among the most popular hard rock bands in the world and developed a loyal following of fans, often referred to as the “Blue Army”. However, drug addiction and internal conflict took their toll on the band, which resulted in the departures of Perry and Whitford, in 1979 and 1981 respectively. They were replaced by Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay. The band did not fare well between 1980 and 1984, releasing a lone album, Rock in a Hard Place, which went gold but failed to match their previous successes.

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run 12” vinyl Columbia

FOR THIS AUCTION: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run 12” vinyl  Columbia
CONDITION: Ok condition. Heavy surface wear on sleeve and vinyl. G+

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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949), nicknamed “The Boss”, is an American singer-songwriter. He records and tours with the E Street Band. Springsteen is widely known for his brand of heartland rock infused with pop hooks, poetic lyrics, andAmericana sentiments centered on his native New Jersey.  Springsteen’s recordings have tended to alternate between commercially accessible rock albums and somber folk-oriented works. Much of his status stems from the concerts and marathon shows in which he and the E Street Band perform intense ballads, rousinganthems, and party rock and roll songs, amongst which he intersperses whimsical or deeply emotional stories.

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Blue Oyster Cult s/t 12″ LP Vinyl Columbia Records

FOR THIS AUCTION: Blue Oyster Cult s/t 12″ LP Vinyl Columbia Records
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The band originated as a band called Soft White Underbelly (a name the band would later occasionally use in the 1970s and 1980s to play small club gigs around the U.S.) in 1967 in the vicinity of Stony Brook University on Long Island, New York, at the prompting of critic and manager Sandy Pearlman. Pearlman was very important to the band—he was able to get them gigs, recording contracts with Elektra and Columbia, and he provided them with his poetry for use as lyrics for many of their songs, including “Astronomy”. Writer Richard Meltzer also provided the band with lyrics from their early days up through their most recent studio album. The band (with original lead vocalist Les Braunstein and bassist Andrew Winters) recorded an album’s worth of material for Elektra Records in 1968. When Braunstein departed in early 1969, Elektra shelved the album.

Eric Bloom (formerly the band’s acoustic engineer) replaced Braunstein, and the band continued to perform as Soft White Underbelly. However, a bad review of a 1969 Fillmore East show caused Pearlman to change the name of the band – first to Oaxaca, then to the Stalk-Forrest Group. The band recorded yet another album’s worth of material for Elektra, but only one single (“What Is Quicksand?” b/w “Arthur Comics”) was released (and only in a promo edition of 300 copies) on Elektra Records. (This album was eventually released, with additional outtakes, by Rhino Handmade Records as St. Cecilia: The Elektra Recordings in 2001). After a few more temporary band names, including the Santos Sisters, the band settled on Blue Öyster Cult in 1971. (see “band name” section below for its origin). Pearlman was able to get the renamed band another audition with Columbia Records. Clive Davis liked what he heard, and signed the band to the label.

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