1-20-10 Music Week
In the mid-80’s, I worked at an importer / exporter. At some point, we started buying records from
The one I picked at random was for the week of May 26 – 30, 1986. This is the sheet that is illustrated on today’s blog. The red marks are the titles we were considering to order to sell at our distributor.
Looks like some Edsel Records were released this week:
BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY – Joseph’s Coat (Edsel ED 170)
BRINSLEY SCHWARZ – Silver Pistol (Edsel ED 190)
JOHN CALE – The Academy In Peril (Edsel XED 182)
And some interesting releases on other labels:
STEPHEN DUFFY – Because We Love You (Ten/Virgin DIX 29) also on cassette
THE YARDBIRDS – Roger The Engineer (Edsel EDCD 116 compact disc)
In 1986, it was still rather undecided about what to do with compact discs. As a distributor, we always tried to be aware of what customers wanted. Compact discs were expensive. Domestic CD’s tended to wholesale for $10.75, whereas a British CD wholesaled for
Seriously, these release sheets are like a time machine. Detailed
I don’t actually have any of those Edsel titles, but I do have CD’s for both Stephen Duffy and The Yardbirds – but different editions.
So if I run out of topics in the near future, I may just randomly pick a Music Week release schedule and discuss it. Is there anything you’d like me to look out for, in this kind of release sheet?