I'm getting my hands dirty today, digging back into the boxes of records we packed up from our weekend trip to L.A. Starting to get things priced and as I'm working along, thought I'd post a few of the unique items we brought home with us for the shop!
First up, Jan Hammer's "The First Seven Days". This album is nothing but a synth lovers paradise! Keyboard extraordinaire, Hammer has finely crafted the tunes on this album using a piano, electric piano, Moog synth, Oberheim synth & digital sequencer, drums, percussion, Freeman strings synth & the Mellotron! He welcomes a couple of guest musicians to two of the songs on the album. The rest is performed all by him! This stuff is amazing and I can most definitely say that he is well worthy of more praise than being known as the guy who composed the Miami Vice theme song! Come check it out. We also have his 1976 album, "Oh, Yeah", which is more of these super amazing synth filled tunes!
This is the first tune on side 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjRJQPBOrz8
Next, we've got Herman Choy-Lin's album "Aquarius" (Dub). This copy is a 2003 UK reissue of the original 1975 release. The original copies sell for lots of cashola and apparently the reissues are selling for decent prices too. Our copy is a strong VG to a low VG+...we've priced it to move! Plays well and a great opportunity to own these tunes at a great price!!!
Here's a tune from this album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGwBZ78kVss&list=PLF760153311DCA22B