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#3523 - Mon, 06 Dec 2004 20:44:00 John Foxx on vinyl - a dilemma?
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I have copies of all JF solo material (from Underpass to Enter the Angel) on vinyl, the albums, the singles, the 12 inches, some imports and a few picture discs.

There is a part of me (called my wife!!) who wonders if I should consider selling it all? And for some reason, as I have everything now on CD too, I wonder if she perhaps has a point.??
We have many babies that absorb cash and stuff, and it does just sit there in a cupboard with loads of other records looking cool and artistic.

Any advice? suggestions? offers?

bemused

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#3524 - Mon, 06 Dec 2004 20:54:00 Re: John Foxx on vinyl - a dilemma?
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Sell it. If you're not really a collector anymore and have it all on cd anyway, it makes sense (esp if you have babies absorbing cash/space, etc). I sold my JF promos video (amongst other non JF stuff) earlier this year - didn't hurt a bit!

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#3525 - Mon, 06 Dec 2004 21:24:00 Re: John Foxx on vinyl - a dilemma?
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Hi
I can understand the dilemma you are in. For me I'm not in a situation where I need to sell my JF vinyl and it will be a sad day if I have to part with them. I have asked my wife to bury them with me so I can listen to them in the afterlife!!!! evil Saying that though I hardly ever play them. Not as relaxing having to change singles every 3 minutes yuk . What a great invention CD's are.
All joking aside I'm afraid it's gotta be your decision. I would guess the 12 inch singles would be a nice item's for collectors though.
Regards Mr Beat

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#3526 - Mon, 06 Dec 2004 21:25:00 Re: John Foxx on vinyl - a dilemma?
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As any "clear your clutter" expert would say: Use it or lose it.

However, I personally would not sell any of my John Foxx vinyl since, although I NEVER play it, I dig it all out to look at the covers every few months or so. Face it, the covers to Metamatic, Systems of Romance etc. look far better than the squashed cd versions. And you would lose all the singles artwork too. Perhaps you could frame them and put them all around the walls?

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#3527 - Mon, 06 Dec 2004 22:09:00 Re: John Foxx on vinyl - a dilemma?
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I own some vinyls of John / Ultravox too and I would never sell it! The reason is, every album have their own story for me and some great remembers comes in my mind if I hold it in my hands.So the vinyls have their own life - it is a part of my life. And at least; it is another feeling to hold and feel a vinyl cover in your hands than a CD. ( This is the reason I like hardcover CD'S more than the plastic things). For me it is not only music - it is art work too. CD'S cannot replace it.
Okay, you have a special situation now and it is a hard decision. I would check first if there is no other way to get money ( Perhaps you have other, not so important vinyls to sell?).
I think, the money is quickly away - is it this worth?

Have you ever seen the film "High Fidelity"?
I'm a guy who's similar to these guy who own the record shop - have the same feelings about vinyls and music.

Poor man! I don't want to change my situation with yours.... <img border="0" alt="[Shake head]" title="" src="graemlins/shakehead.gif" /> frown

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#3528 - Tue, 07 Dec 2004 00:37:00 Re: John Foxx on vinyl - a dilemma?
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"By what do we measure our worth?
Not by measure of our possessions"

I'm going to price it up and see what I think later...

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