Friday, 1 April 2016

March 2016, Instagram Vinyl Challenge


I did my first vinyl challenge for 2016 (based on suggested listening by dallasol) over on my @retrospaceandy Instagram account during March, I read the months criteria beforehand and sort of felt I could meet most of the categories and did. This particular month saw me delving more into the 45's which made a more varied selection. 
  1. EP: Frank Sinatra - The Lady Is A Tramp (Capitol Records, 1957)
  2. Trio: Bananarama - Aie A Mwana (London Records, 1981)
  3. Motown: The Temptations - In A Mellow Mood (Tamla Motown, 1967)
  4. Canadian: Bryan Adams - Run To You (A&M Records, 1984)
  5. Overplayed: Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky (PWL, 1987)
  6. Need a Better Copy: Herb Alpert - South Of The Border (Pye International, 1964)
  7. Song About An Animal: Tommy Steele - Little White Bull (Decca, 1959)
  8. Newest Discovery: Various albums featuring 1940s, 50s and 60s artists.
  9. Found After A Long Wait: Peter Sellers - The Songs Of Sellers (MFP, 1985) (and a tribute to George Martin)
  10. Replaced CD With Vinyl: Russ Conway - Pop-A-Conway (Columbia, 1965)
  11. Your Friends Don't Get It: Various - Happy Days Are Here Again (WRC, 1981)
  12. Favourite Double LP: Various - BBC 1922-72 (BBC Records, 1972)
  13. You Wish You Had Seen Live: The Beatles - Live At The Hollywood Bowl (MFP, 1984)
  14. Not Dylan, But Dylan Related: Julie Felix - The World Of Julie Felix (Decca, 1969), The Seekers - The Four And Only (MFP, 1969), The Byrds - Greatest Hits (CBS, 1986),  Manfred Mann - Semi Detached Surburban (EMI, 1979)
  15. From The Year You Were Born: Bobbie Gentry - Way Down South (MFP, 1968)
  16. I Don't Believe In Guilty Pleasure: Bing Crosby - I'll Sing You a Song Of The Islands (Coral, 1972)
  17. I'm Not Normally A Dancer But..: Tracey Ullman - Breakaway (Stiff Records, 1983)
  18. Your Parents Also Dig This: Geoff Love and His Orchestra - Big War Movies (MFP, 1971)
  19. Not Your Normal Style: Cover Albums by Anonymous Artists - Rock, Rock, Rock (MFP, 1968), Hits '67 (MFP, 1967), 12 Tops (Stereo Gold Award, 1974), Top Of The Pops (Hallmark, 1977)
  20. Vehicle On The Sleeve: Various Artists - Shut Down OST (Capitol Records, 1978)
  21. Red, White And Blue: Mary Hopkin - Knock, Knock, Who's There? (Apple, 1970)
  22. Sleeve Is A Painting: Winston Churchill - The Voice Of Winston Churchill (Decca, 1965)
  23. Singer/Songwriter: Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection (DJM, 1970)
  24. Columbia Records: Two singles from The Shadows - The Frightened City (Columbia Records, 1961), The War Lord (Columbia Records, 1965)
  25. From a Movie: Hugi Montenegro - The Good The Bad And The Ugly / For A Few Dollars More (Golden Grooves)
  26. First Dance: Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Parlophone, 1980)
  27. Heartbreak: Matt Monro - Heartbreakers - 20 Golden Greats (EMI,1980)
  28. New Wave: Kim Wilde - Kids In America (RAK, 1981)
  29. Local: Two Singles from The Darling Buds (Newport, South Wales) - Burst / Hit The Ground (Epic, 1991)
  30. 1987: George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You (Dark Horse, 1987)
  31. Worst Record By Favourite Act: The Shadows -Themes From EastEnders & Howard's Way (Polydor, 1987)
I probably won't do a Vinyl Challenge for April, but I will post images of old and new vinyl from my collection as I quite enjoy the month end collage concept!


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