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  • 5 months later...

There is a really good store not far away from me in Bolton. Called X-Records. You can view the database on their website. It seems to have every bit of merchandise possible of Kiss. I have bought quite a few cds and T -shirts in there in the past. Led Zepp t-shirts and posters are always in stock.

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  • 10 months later...

Went to visit my local Zia's today and under the glass counter they had a black book called "Led Zeppelin: A tribute to Ahmet Ertegun (or Ahmet Ertegun tribute) 1923-2006" and it was about 70 bucks. Looked interesting but my budget would not allow it. Does anybody have this book? 

As far as the reissues there is still a lot of promotional items on ebay to be got.

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On 10/28/2017 at 8:35 AM, luvlz2 said:

Went to visit my local Zia's today and under the glass counter they had a black book called "Led Zeppelin: A tribute to Ahmet Ertegun (or Ahmet Ertegun tribute) 1923-2006" and it was about 70 bucks. Looked interesting but my budget would not allow it. Does anybody have this book? 

As far as the reissues there is still a lot of promotional items on ebay to be got.

I looked up the book on ebay and the black book looks like a 2 cd package goin for the same price (kinda). . Dont know if that was what you were looking for. . Its hard to believe Zia would have anything. . when I go I always go to LZ to see if maybe they have something. . NO NEVER worst excuse for a record/book/game shop. . worked there in the 90's and wanted to kill my boss for playing the reality bites ST all day . . . every day. . 

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4 hours ago, Bozoso73 said:

I looked up the book on ebay and the black book looks like a 2 cd package goin for the same price (kinda). . Dont know if that was what you were looking for. . Its hard to believe Zia would have anything. . when I go I always go to LZ to see if maybe they have something. . NO NEVER worst excuse for a record/book/game shop. . worked there in the 90's and wanted to kill my boss for playing the reality bites ST all day . . . every day. . 

I think (if I am remembering correctly) "Led Zeppelin - Ahmet Ertegun tribute 1923-2006" was an extremely limited book shortly after the 02 concert.

I miss Wherehouse records and tapes, there have been other good places that have come and gone, but I've found Zia's to be an excellent independent record store that has served the Phoenix area for a long time. I've shopped there since their first store opened at 19th ave and Thunderbird (now located at 25th ave and T-bird) and I have gotten many good Led Zeppelin/related things there. When the Led Zeppelin reissues came out I got promotional L.Z. lithographs, bags etc. while the other places did not have promotional stuff, so I continue going to Zia's.

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  • 9 months later...

Went and got a package of fifty plastic record sleeves for about twenty bucks and replaced the cheap paper ones in a lot of my records. like the Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes live at the Greek red clear and blue record store day release. It has really cheap paper sleeves with no plastic inner lining that basically scratches the vinyl up faster.

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10 hours ago, luvlz2 said:

Went and got a package of fifty plastic record sleeves for about twenty bucks and replaced the cheap paper ones in a lot of my records. like the Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes live at the Greek red clear and blue record store day release. It has really cheap paper sleeves with no plastic inner lining that basically scratches the vinyl up faster.

It's not the sleeves that scratch the record, it's the way people insert them. Hold the record with one finger on the spindle hole, thumb on the edge of the record, hold the sleeve open and gently place the record in said sleeve. A record's worst enemy is soft furnishing fibres (carpets, armchairs, sofas and that sweater one wears on colder days) floating around the room, The number one rule is keep your records clean. Ideally keep your TT and vinyl in a dedicated room with no soft furnishing at all, a big walk in cupboard for example, if you have the space of course. My daughter is moving out next year so I'm going to turn her bedroom into a dedicated Vinyl/system room, it's right next to where I have my main HiFi so I'll just run the speaker cables through the wall.

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12 hours ago, JTM said:

It's not the sleeves that scratch the record, it's the way people insert them. Hold the record with one finger on the spindle hole, thumb on the edge of the record, hold the sleeve open and gently place the record in said sleeve. A record's worst enemy is soft furnishing fibres (carpets, armchairs, sofas and that sweater one wears on colder days) floating around the room, The number one rule is keep your records clean. Ideally keep your TT and vinyl in a dedicated room with no soft furnishing at all, a big walk in cupboard for example, if you have the space of course. My daughter is moving out next year so I'm going to turn her bedroom into a dedicated Vinyl/system room, it's right next to where I have my main HiFi so I'll just run the speaker cables through the wall.

I can just see you standing there, tapping your foot and asking her "Haven't you moved out yet?" 😏

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12 hours ago, JTM said:

It's not the sleeves that scratch the record, it's the way people insert them. Hold the record with one finger on the spindle hole, thumb on the edge of the record, hold the sleeve open and gently place the record in said sleeve. A record's worst enemy is soft furnishing fibres (carpets, armchairs, sofas and that sweater one wears on colder days) floating around the room, The number one rule is keep your records clean. Ideally keep your TT and vinyl in a dedicated room with no soft furnishing at all, a big walk in cupboard for example, if you have the space of course. My daughter is moving out next year so I'm going to turn her bedroom into a dedicated Vinyl/system room, it's right next to where I have my main HiFi so I'll just run the speaker cables through the wall.

Good deal making a dedicated vinyl/system room. :thumbsup:

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8 hours ago, Strider said:

I can just see you standing there, tapping your foot and asking her "Haven't you moved out yet?" 😏

Oh yes, you'd better believe it I can't wait.  Don't get me wrong I love her to bits and I'll miss her muchly, but she's twenty five she should be long gone.

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  • 1 year later...

For many of the last rsd's there's been something Led Zeppelin and/or related from the original members released. But this upcoming rsd I haven't seen anything listed, even if loosely connected like the rsd release from The Dream Syndicate, which included John Paul Jones in one of the tracks.

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Don't get me wrong, a lot of the times when I want a record right away I will usually check Discogs first, or some sort of online marketplace.  But my hometown has a fantastic record store that's quite large and houses a massive collection of classic rock vinyl, amongst other genres and types of media. And I must say there really is no feeling like walking into my local record store looking for nothing in particular and walking out with a bunch of records after crate digging and standing on tall rickety ladders just looking for whatever catches my eye. I've found many of my favorite LPs that way.  Yea, in today's society digital media is much more convenient and practical. But as a lover and a collector of vinyl, there will never be anything more satisfying to me than getting my hands on a piece of physical media. Especially an old, well loved one that I came across in a random crate in the corner of a dusty old record store. :) 

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