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My CDs And Records Are Worth What!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted on Sep 20, 2011 10:07:30 AM PDT
TinkHerToy says:
In the 60's and early 70's I bought all the Disneyland soundtrack albums I could find. They usually sold new for a couple bucks. I saw a "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln" original album recently sold on ebay for $99.99. The Tiki Room, Country Bears, etc. usually go for about $35-$45 nowdays. I still have all my originals!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 21, 2011 12:54:16 AM PDT
Jersey Joker says:
Damn, and we had the Mary Poppins OST -- but it's beat to hell now!

Let's go fly a kite ....

Posted on Sep 22, 2011 10:10:13 AM PDT
ED S. says:
"Saint Dominic's Preview" by Van Morrison............



When I bought this album several years ago, the prices were climbing over $20, used, and I got mine for over $10 and was lucky someone was selling a copy so cheap.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2011 11:16:28 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 22, 2011 1:07:25 PM PDT
Dee Zee says:
Ed, you may have heard about the Van Morrsion Remasters project.
Series 1 and 2 (see below for details) were released on schedule. These are great remasters with bonus tracks and the upgrade in sound is well worth buying your favorite Van albums again. Look for the 2008 date in the Amazon listings and look for Exile-Polydor on the disc itself.

Tupelo Honey (1971)
It's Too Late to Stop Now (Live) (1974)
Wavelength (1978)
Into the Music (1979)
A Sense of Wonder (1985)
Avalon Sunset (1989)
Back on Top (1999)

Veedon Fleece (1974)
Common One (1980)
Inarticulate Speech of the Heart (1983)
Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast (1984)
No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (1986)
Enlightenment (1990)
A Night in San Francisco (Live) (1994)
The Healing Game (1997)

But then suddenly Van cancelled the next 2 series for reasons that are still unclear today. So those titles have jumped in price on the new and used market. St. Dominic's was listed as the first disc in Series 3. I hope Van sees a way to get these next 2 series out because there are some real gems in the titles that I love. here's the rundown on what WAS to be released but hasn't so far.

Saint Dominic's Preview (1972)
A Period of Transition (1977)
Beautiful Vision (1982)
Poetic Champions Compose (1987)
Hymns to the Silence (1991)
How Long Has This Been Going On (1996)
Tell Me Something: The Songs of Mose Allison (1996)

Hard Nose the Highway (1973)
Irish Heartbeat (1988)
Too Long in Exile (1993)
Days Like This (1995)
The Story of Them (1997)
The Skiffle Sessions - Live in Belfast 1998 (2000)
Down the Road (2002)
What's Wrong with This Picture? (2003)

Posted on Sep 22, 2011 12:06:25 PM PDT
At a flea market last week I picked up Johnny Cashs second album on Sun for 25 cents. Also, 2 Wanda Jackson albums from the early 60's for 25 cents each.

Posted on Sep 24, 2011 10:59:26 PM PDT
Ayinger says:
I picked up "Saint Dominic's Preview" for a buck at a used material sale my local library has 4x a year. Mind you, the sound quality ISN'T the best and I agree it's a shame it didn't reach the remastering stage!

Posted on Sep 26, 2011 11:56:12 AM PDT
When I was getting into Wishbone Ash about 15 years ago, I saw one of their 80s CDs in a regular record shop - probably around $15. I've been watching it on Amazon, and it never seems to dip below $50. Thing is, from reviews, it's probably worth about $15. But, because it wasn't that good/popular, it went out of print with not too many copies out there and people are selling it for a premium. Of course, as others have commented, it's not what people will SELL something for that measures its market value, but what someone will PAY for it!

A lot of time it's crap that's going for high prices, because not many copies were made, and many of them were probably not taken care of! The other thing is the weak, post-heyday, albums of semi-wellknown bands. The major bands will usually keep all their items in print, the really minor ones won't have too much demand, but the ones that are still kind of known but not big enough to keep all in print will be the ones with the low-supply, high-demand. At least, that's my take on economics!

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 7:05:55 AM PDT
bordersj2 says:
Amazon's a little skewered. But sometimes this happens. CD's aren't being as mass produced and of course some older one's won't be since it's more expensive than just having available for download on a label site or itunes or something. I don't want to confuse any of this though with legitimate record collecting... which really is looking or extremely rare or hard to find, exclusive pieces. Like a promo copy that had songs never released on the feature album of a pop artist, or just a hard to find yet brilliant jazz album. Otherwise, when the cd or album becomes out of print, it will get more expensive. Collecting, TBH and to try to not sound like an annoying record snob, takes some experience and know-how... and a lot of dedication/travel.

I also don't want to confuse this with the 'tax' for import releases... albums from Japan for instance carry significantly higher sticker prices. Some of them may have one or two 'bonus' titles on them.

One album that I always thought was funny was "Fusa Riot" by Bobby Hughes. It was released in the late 90's and is a funky & interesting one... but difficult to track down unless you happened to have lived in Europe. Since the early 00's, I seldom saw it on Amazon for less than 30 dollars. Never mind the record shops, which still existed (I miss those greatly...) But you can look it up anywhere on the Net and sometimes it will show for upwards of 50-100. It's a good album... but the limited quantities and that it was never made available for download make it a tough one to get. Usually the demand for these artists can be pretty precise, so not everyone wants them.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 28, 2011 9:58:03 AM PDT
Tero says:
I have absolutely nothing worh more than 10 dollars. I have a couple of 100 dollar LPs.

Posted on Oct 9, 2011 1:02:25 AM PDT
I used to sell (and buy) on eBay.

The Travelling Wilburys was always worth money until they re-released it.

Garth Brooks The Hits (ltd ed) would sell for $20 all day.

Any mildly obscure hair metal (think Salty Dog) would sell for large amounts. Really obscure stuff could go nuts.

The 1st Nickelback indie CD goes in the $250 range. Yech.

The most I've ever paid for a CD was $85 for Lights Out by Peter Wolf. Very hard to find. When I started looking for it I emailed Peter through his website, and even he didn't have one. 5 currently listed starting at $119.95. With that many available, what I paid for it is much more reasonable.

I used to get most of my stock from people selling their collections on Craigslist. Usually 5% of discs would pay for the entire deal, and the rest would be gravy.

Posted on Feb 28, 2012 11:41:42 AM PST
ED S. says:
"South of The Boudoir" by Don Tiki

I just love "Exotica". Music created in the 1950's to give a musical flavor to island themes and tropical scenes. Totally from the perspective of Western ears. It's a lot of fun. Tiki torches and fish nets and palupa huts and bars. It is still being produced so when I got Don Tiki's "South Of The Boudoir" (2009), I did not think it would go from just over $10 to $35.95! I just got it last year.

Posted on Feb 28, 2012 12:48:31 PM PST
Lou Presley says:
I realise I'm very late to the game, but I have (all on Wounded Bird) Holly & The Italians...The Right to be Italian, Holly Beth Vincent, and Demos Federico, the 2 disc collection of unreleased demos. I also have two copies of Vowel Movement (one in shrinkwrap). Not for sale.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2012 1:09:00 PM PST
ED S. says:
"The Right To Be Italian"
$48.59-$225.54 used.
$241.98 new.

Worth every penny as this is a fantastic album. I am glad I saved my LP. Not worth much...just a cool cover.

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 7:54:07 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 29, 2012 8:09:43 PM PST
"Freakin' at the Freakers Ball" by Shel Silverstein (1999) $119 new $49 used. only $7 for vinyl? Not available on EBAY at this time.I bought this years ago. Hard to believe. Makes me want to dig through my cd collection and see what else is out of print. Got a few MFSL releases Jethro Tull's Song from the Woods. 10 Years After 2-fer SSHHH/ Cricklewood Green and one by Todd Rundgren all on gold.

Posted on May 19, 2012 9:51:44 PM PDT
ED S. says:
My friggin soundtrack is worth what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I bought a slipcased soundtrack, "Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls", for under $20 new, a year or two ago. Today on Amazon...$59.99-$131.61 new. Used, $24.00, a real bargain, and up to $87.51!
Out of print.

"Ultra Lounge: On The Rocks Part Two". Basically choral and string, easy listening, "Elavator Muzak" of 60's and 70's hits. Actually real good. I bought it cheap about a year or so ago. Now......Out of print. New, $184.46!!!!! Used, from $15.00 to $132.50.

Posted on May 20, 2012 6:17:54 AM PDT
Why anyone would pay $50+ and fight it out on Ebay for Glen Campbell's THAT CHRISTMAS FEELING on CD when the Lp can be had several copies deep in a thrift shop is beyond me.

My 2-Lp comp of Claudine Longet's albums on Barnaby shows an asking price of something like $150. She sings pop/light-rock tunes like a whispy French Mrs. Elmer Fudd. Nuts.

Posted on May 28, 2012 12:28:01 PM PDT
ED S. says:
My 1984 "Gasatanka" label record "Teen Babes From Monsanto", by cult Los Angeles band Redd Kross.

Friggin cassette $19.99
Vinyl Record, $28.99- $141.46 on Amazon...One copy on ebay $85.00!

My copy has more inserts than the ebay copy and is in really excellent shape in both disc and cover. I bought it in the 1980's and it has been in a plastic sleeve. Never issued on CD like the rest of the Redd Kross catalog.

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 10:44:36 AM PST
ED S. says:
I JUST recieved the Milan Entertainment CD pressing, 2002, of the cool anamie film "Spirited Away". I specifically wanted the Milan first pressing so I bought it on Amazon, February 19, 2013, used, for $8.99+$2.98 shipping for a grand total of $11.97.
I want the book to go with the movie so I went to Amazon and the CD also came up. I have not had this CD for two weeks yet, and the Milan pressings are going for $34.98 to $89.01!!!!! New, $54.98 to $129.39!!!!! Several of the sellers are Japanese.

You can get import pressings, 2008, for $5.24, many of the sellers are British. Amazon is out of stock.

What gives? Mine has a booklet. Going out of print?

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 7:27:14 PM PDT
ED S. says:
Pat Boone!!!!

I had his album, "In A Metal Mood; No more Mister Nice Guy" on my Amazon list for years. It was .01 cent + $2.98 shipping.
Well, I decided to buy one so I went to the site here on Amazon. They NOW start at $3.99 and after five listings, jump to double digit and go up to $66.58!

New....starting at $45.90 to 103.67!

I bought one, used, for $10.50 two weeks ago. Where are the .01 cent copies. This is out of print, and I think it is safe to say, it is not comeing back in print soon. It is a good big band take on the songs and really done with professionalism and not camp. I think it was marketed as camp. So if you ever thought of getting this album, do it now. We shall see what this disc goes for in a year from now.

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 7:07:53 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 19, 2013 7:13:19 PM PDT
ED S. says:
It sorta never ceases to amaze me. What a difference a year makes.

"Music For Biscuits"...a compialation of English sung Radio spots by The Mike Sammes singers is $28.00-$32.11 used, and $30.00-$56.00 new. I got it used and cheap several years ago.

"The Zodiac" by The Cosmic Sounds...The vinyl album was pricy even in the 1990's. I have the lp and the 2002 CD. The CD is OOP and fetches $29.98-$136.66 used or $69.99-$142.70 new. Glad I got mine.

Here is a BIG surprise!!!
The group Redd Kross has lots of product but not really collectable except for what I stated above months ago. Their very common but best album, "Neurotica" has been around in all formats. BUT NOW, this common album has apparently gained some respect as the cheap CD is now $19.78-$57.99 used. Whoda thunk. New, $29.99-$2000.00!!! Now nobody is going to pay two grand. The friggin vinyl that was all over is $49.98 here on Amazon. I always thought this was a special album but that I was the only one that appreciated it.

I have been wanting to get Paul McCartney's brother album, "McGear" for several years now. But the OOP CD was at low about $40.00. Now....$187.99-$1998.00 used. New...$2997.00!!! Now nobody is going to pay high end, but I should have popped for it at $40.00. Big mistake.

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 7:41:37 PM PDT
alysha25 says:
Out of print media items will really jump in price when OOP. I usually wait it out or just keep an eye on it for a decent price. I will not pay a fortune for anything. A Lot of times the item will come back in print. Even New items constantly vary in price , if even by a few cents, or a few dollars. There are some items that will probably never come back in print though.

That Paul McCartney (brother?) album you want will Probably come down in price at some point. I've also found on amazon sometimes I am just not seeing or finding ALL the links and various versions of an item.

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 7:46:38 PM PDT
I am buying hundreds of newer , psychedelic CDs each month , on eBay, and usually pay an average of 33 cents each for them! Look for the "One Cent cD " auctions there. As fewer and fewer CDs are sold the manufacturers seem to be dumping their inventories on eBay, to recoup whatever money they can???

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2013 10:12:50 AM PDT
ED S. says:
I have been waiting for the album "McGear" to come down for four years now. I have the vinyl that I bought in '75 but no turntable. It is a great album with Linda McCartney and Denny Lane on it. I should have paid then $40 dollars long ago. This has been OOP for years. I have searched all over the internet.

And yes, Mike McCartney (McGear) is Paul McCartney's Bro. I have no idea how this album did sales wise in the U.S. It did well on my turntable however!

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 10:37:34 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 20, 2013 2:36:41 PM PDT
C. Harding says:
I have a lot of CDs, but I collect them for the music and not the actual physical product, so I honestly don't know if anything I own is rare. I do have two items I've been told are rare, but I have no idea if the people who told me that knew what they were talking about. The two are Soundgarden's 'Badmotorfinger' with the 'SOMMS' bonus disc and a cassette of Aerosmith's 'Permanent Vacation' which has the Aerosmith logo painted on the actual case and no logo on the paper foldout. I've seen the former, so I don't think it's worth much. The latter I've never seen, but haven't looked too hard, either. Never really intended to sell either, so that's why I haven't looked further into it.

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 11:44:09 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 20, 2013 11:46:10 AM PDT
Lauren says:
Van Morrison's Veedon Fleece is going for nearly $80 through Amazon (but my copy is worth every penny of that to me). Given that so much of Van's catalog remains OOP, many of his other albums are likely to go for even more.

EDIT: I wrote this before I saw other posts about Van Morrison, but now it's clear that this pattern is pervasive in his catalog.
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