Getting into the Christmas music sharing hobby has some ups and downs. Lots of ups - great music, excellent and exciting vinyl finds, sharing the good stuff with the rest of the Christmas music world. But, as I'm finding out, one also encounters a few downs.
So here's Sharity Blues Entry #1.
Found a great looking Pied Pipers album at a local record store. Cover was in great shape. Love the artwork!
In the record store, I examined one side of the record. Not too bad. Not mint, for sure, but probably good enough to get a good rip from. Definitely worth the 50 cents I paid that day (local record store gives some gooooood deals...)
And then, I got the record home, pulled it out of the cover, and saw this on the other side:
Who knows how many years ago, someone taped, TAPED!!!, a flexi-disc, FREE AUDITION record to the Pied Pipers album. And left it there. Forever.
Any idea what 40 year old tape does to vinyl? Think it will come off? Hint: it will not. Sigh.
But, as with any good Christmas story, there's a happy ending. I found that Captain OT over at A Christmas Yuleblog had previously shared this album, with a different cover. I believe the music is the same, just the artwork is different. I give Captain OT the nod for adorableness :-)
So, avoid the sharity blues and jump over to the Captain's place for The Pied Pipers.