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Posted: 01 Oct 06, 15:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i found an interessting thing on the october 2006 edition of record collector magazine page 35 article about glam. here is the quotation.

"just prior to queen´s emergence, he (freddie) had tried to exploit the glam market with the i can hear music single, released under the nom-deplume of larry lurex - a massive collectible item, until scores of copies were found discarded in a skip, thereby flooding the market"

does this mean you can get an original 7" for a cheap price now?? when i recently visited london i saw a copy for an overpriced 280 bp in a collector shop.i bought a copie 10 years ago in a mint condition for 75 euros but it was sadly lost in the post and i never got it. does anyone know when these records where found or if this is true??




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Posted: 01 Oct 06, 15:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Indeed in the early ninetees a number of copies was indeed found in the vaults of the record-company. Orders were given to destroy all of them. A loyal empoyee did indeed destroy a lot of them but some escaped onto the market. We are not talking about a large number! 'Flooding the market' is totally rediciolous.
Your mint copy still fetches the same as it did years ago.

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Posted: 01 Oct 06, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember this story too, digging it out of the back of my mind it was from the early 90's. And no the market definately isnt flooded, if youve got a copy treasure it as its a good collectors item to have, especially if its the German disc in a sleeve like mine!!

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Posted: 01 Oct 06, 15:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thanks for quick response!!!
what rc says sounds different, i thought they where serious but.... anyway. hope to see you soon at ibis hotel, jeroen :)


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Posted: 01 Oct 06, 16:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The market-flooding copy bore no relation to the original, so yes, if you want a pirate copy, it's cheap. The original is still valuable.

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Posted: 01 Oct 06, 18:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the only thing I remember from the early 90's that market was flooded by a probably fake version of this single easy recognizable by the fact it was was with 33 hole instead of the classic EMI push out center. It was still labelled EMI but probably a reissue or a bootleg. The original 1973 issue still has its value.


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Posted: 01 Oct 06, 19:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have the original pressings, the american promo's, the white label test-pressing and the re-release with the beautiful cover with artwork showing the ear in black and blue. Now.. this last item was re-released in the nineties and i had about 100 copies of them direct from "the source". I sold them in one deal to Rinus Walstijn who offered me a fair price for the lot. I can imagine he sold those copies fast then. I think that the originals will always remain quit valuable, but as ever, the bootleg and re-releases will never really become expensive again. I do like the song, and think it is not getting the airplay it deserves.


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Posted: 02 Oct 06, 09:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i remember those.lol.some record dealers were saying that they were original swedish copy's.lol.they were just bootlegs copies if you listen to them should could hear scratches yet the discs were mint????????and the labels were darker than the original copy's.

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Posted: 02 Oct 06, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bas asselbergs wrote:

I have the original pressings, the american promo's, the white label test-pressing and the re-release with the beautiful cover with artwork showing the ear in black and blue. Now.. this last item was re-released in the nineties and i had about 100 copies of them direct from "the source". I sold them in one deal to Rinus Walstijn who offered me a fair price for the lot. I can imagine he sold those copies fast then. I think that the originals will always remain quit valuable, but as ever, the bootleg and re-releases will never really become expensive again. I do like the song, and think it is not getting the airplay it deserves.

Don't forget the pile of bootleg-Electrola's you left at Aad's Platenzaak! ;-)

We got stuck with those for YEARS ;-)))

(and 'yes', knebworth, indeed the bootleg also used to be rare untill as mentioned above in the early ninetees shitloads of that one were all of the sudden released upon the market. Making that the market for the BOOTLEG =the Electrola, Ear-sleeve, coloured vinyl, white label one= indeed flooded. We could not get rid of the thing anymore even when we dropped the price to about 15 guilders (7 euro's) :-D

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Posted: 02 Oct 06, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

knebworth wrote:

thanks for quick response!!!
what rc says sounds different, i thought they where serious but.... anyway. hope to see you soon at ibis hotel, jeroen :)

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