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    Lord help us, it's a fresh gallery of records with a religious theme.
    Covering different faiths {but mostly Christian} I hope you'll forgive
    me for not digging up many Muslim albums.




    first up is a cheap BG album released on RCA's budget Camden label in 1969
    it's a bit preachy especially on side 2, but there's a nice UK spin off single below









    Live Pope album from '66 released on Decca, as you can see from the tracklist this is basically a Greatest Hits set.









    long playing recording from Newcastle of the religious TV show Saints Alive! not as interesting as that might sound.







    the rear of the sleeve for this flexi-disc proclaims "Harry Edwards has been
    described as the greatest healer the world has seen since the time of Jesus"
    pretty good going for a middle aged chap from Guildford in Surrey!







    Still on a Christian tip is this soundtrack to the {truly godawful} movie
    Catch My Soul, the only film directed by the late, great Patrick McGoohan,
    he really should not have bothered.









    I found this to be a quite creepy double album of songs which was
    originally released on the Vanguard label in 1968. Judge for yourself here








    If listening to The Family of Apostolic left you speaking in tongues
    then you may need to sit down and listen to these fine words of advice








    or alternatively try the alternative Indian approach



    and really chill out







    not to be confused with the great TV show of the 70's with Fred Dinage
    this is a selection of Christain ditties sung by The Campers, not so much How! as Why?







    Thank God for JC then with his narration and songs as he walks a line across Israel






    putting Jean Michel Jarre to shame with a 'Sound & Light Show in The Citadel, Jerusalem'
    is this great album with music by Noam Sheriff, adapted from the original soundtrack







    I have been known to spin selections from this fine album into my Easter mixes,
    especially the funky track 'What's The Buzz - Crucify Him!'







    a weird 7" featuring selections from the 1972 BBC TV serial written by Galton & Simpson
    and deals with the ramifications over plans to install a new urinal in a village square.
    It has a priest on the cover so I thought it best to include it!






    and finally {thank Christ for that} a simple album with a simple message

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    Family of apostlic has a really creepy sleeve...

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    lovely thread but I hope you dont mind me asking. What on earth kind of pleasure do you get from buying records with the best of the popes hits on it and the like. I mean there are so many under rated £5 funk/rock/folk/reggae/<add your genre here>, tunes that you could never buy them all. I mean I can get with looking at these covers but I am really interested (and not just taking the piss) to understand why you might have these in your collection.

    Or perhaps I should just stop drinking wine and mixing with cold remedies.
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    no your right, I wonder too myself...
    I just bought so many of these kinds of albums when I was a single chap
    scouring the boots etc in the 80's mostly and I now I drop the odd
    sample from them into mixes on the show, so I like to think they have more
    than aesthetic value.
    Course now I am a married chap who scours the boots etc collecting records
    with strange covers but it seems I have a lot more competition than I used to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eclipsechaser View Post
    lovely thread but I hope you dont mind me asking. What on earth kind of pleasure do you get from buying records with the best of the popes hits on it and the like. I mean there are so many under rated £5 funk/rock/folk/reggae/<add your genre here>, tunes that you could never buy them all. I mean I can get with looking at these covers but I am really interested (and not just taking the piss) to understand why you might have these in your collection.

    Or perhaps I should just stop drinking wine and mixing with cold remedies.

    I've been wondering the same

    Collections can consist of anything, good, bad, rare, or maybe strange and fascinating curios.

    You have wonderful things to look at, even if (and I mean no offence) their appeal in such abundance is perhaps a little hard to fathom.

    What's the motivation HG?

    Answered already I must work on my typing speed.
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    I've got boxes of this sort of stuff, too...
    We know when a mate buys it for you too.

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    I love the over the top music production of the Billy Graham record - really gets me every time I put it on
    The first few minutes are really weird - especially once the narration sets in
    Shame it can't keep it up for the whole record though

    Great stuff HG - keep em coming
    None too weird for me!!!
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    Is that "Catch my Soul' jobby any cop at all?

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    head gardener : working at the furthest extremes of vinyl collecting. its either a work of genius or ridiculousness but always interesting.
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    I passed on a Pope Paul Visits Ireland lp in the local chazza today - shall I pick it up for you
    some times play g+ with back noise,some times vg , super psyché juju lpfront sleeve is very nice vg back vg , but the top corne left is eating buy rats, ask for picture

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    Personally really enjoy these posts Head Gardner, so keep up the excellent work. There are many reasons to buy these records (album art, interesting social documents, great samples), but surely the most important is that people like us are stopping charity shop shelves becoming clogged up with this stuff. Anyway, here's a few from me



























    You also can have fun mixing this:



    With this:



    And then backmasking it.
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    Do you have many whistling records?
    To infinity - and beyond!

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    Do you have many whistling records?
    Jeez, don't get me started!

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    thanks Cantthinkofagoodname the Crowley & Carradine records were very nice to see,
    the Marabo label looks like a United Artist offshoot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Head Gardener View Post
    thanks Cantthinkofagoodname the Crowley & Carradine records were very nice to see,
    the Marabo label looks like a United Artist offshoot?
    BestDressedChicken said that the flipside 'Scarlet Woman' by 'Chakra' was to do with a guy called Mike Magee who was behind an occult mag in the 70's & as I've never been able to find anything else on the label, it sounds like it could have been a private-pressing financed by him.

    As for the whistling, can't wait to dig out my Ronnie Ronalde 78s...
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    Quote Originally Posted by medlar View Post
    I passed on a Pope Paul Visits Ireland lp in the local chazza today - shall I pick it up for you
    Well, I picked up two John Paul II visits the UK and Ireland 45s today. Both have creepy, oddball songs about him on them. I'll post some pictures later.

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    How about records about - Selling records
    I shall dig over the weekend, I have an incredible carpets album
    I know of with Wendy Craig & Pete Murray that has a beautiful sleeve

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    How to sell carpets ?

    Classic - will try and join in the thread tomorrow !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Head Gardener View Post
    I shall dig over the weekend, I have an incredible carpets album
    I know of with Wendy Craig & Pete Murray that has a beautiful sleeve
    Yes, i've got that one - a wondrous thing
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    Yes, i've got that one
    damn, and I thought was the only one who had that!
    but here is something I picked up just this morning at the boots.
    I have never seen it before & the track is actually pretty good
    and it has a sleeve/label new to me too, it's "a bit" religious


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    Quote Originally Posted by Head Gardener View Post
    damn, and I thought was the only one who had that!
    but here is something I picked up just this morning at the boots.
    I have never seen it before & the track is actually pretty good
    and it has a sleeve/label new to me too, it's "a bit" religious

    Alan Randall is THE George Formby impersonator - so is this a rocked up or a straight Formby cover?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantthinkofagoodname View Post
    BestDressedChicken said that the flipside 'Scarlet Woman' by 'Chakra' was to do with a guy called Mike Magee who was behind an occult mag in the 70's & as I've never been able to find anything else on the label, it sounds like it could have been a private-pressing financed by him.
    Yes, the magazine was called 'Azoth', Magee moved to the US and made a massive amount of money in IT Industry magazines.

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    Loving this; much more fun than rare psyche 45's. I see no problem in buying a record for the sleeve alone, or the fact that it is just strange and interesting thing.

    Here are a few from my collection of weird religion related LPs.

    This is a sleeve I like a lot. The music is forgettable.



    Possibly the scariest of the lot, though I still haven't dared listen to it unless I turn into Cruise or Travolta



    Another lovely sleeve. A find from this week, in fact.



    The Joystrings. Salvation Army beat combo, featured on the last xmas CD.



    Moody looking bunch but the music does not live upto the promise of the sleeve.



    Some hippies dancing in cultish type of way.



    Fictional family in "discussion starter" LP scenario. Nuclear family get there knickers in a twist as the kids grow and seek independence. By the final track on side two the youngest son has slipped into a life of petty crime and intravenous drug use. If only...



    Gorgeous sleeve art from GIA. Coffeehouse xtian strum a long.



    Jesuit missionary anniversary LP. But what on earth is that woman holding in her hand! The Vicar would choke on his tea!



    Shouldn't laugh but this is a funny sleeve... (I definitely ain't going to Heaven)



    Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. The children, incidentally, are called Timothy Fraser and Christopher. I think the youngest is wearing a green velvet suit. I wonder what they are doing now?



    What are they running away from? The futility of organized religion perhaps



    And after all that insanity, this...

    Truly wonderous Nigerian gospel LP. Track on my last xmas disc. Arguably my favourite find of last year. Also count this as one of my favourite sleeves in any genre. Love these raw gospel LPs and can't get enough of them right now. Praise the lord, indeed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by d7bohs View Post
    Is that "Catch my Soul' jobby any cop at all?
    Have this version myself



    & despite some P P Arnold I reckon the material & recording is pretty lame. Still, I enjoyed the documentary on Jack Good a few years ago with him basically saying that his involvement in rock n roll was the devil's work. Must have been all those close ups of Cliff...
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    And I thought I had a pretty crazy collection!

    It's times like this that I wish I had a digital camera that actually worked....

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    [QUOTE=piglit'n'rolf;320425]
    Possibly the scariest of the lot, though I still haven't dared listen to it unless I turn into Cruise or Travolta



    Ah, you're alright - these are Christian Scientists, not Scientologists - you're more likely to turn into Bruce Campbell or Mike Nesmith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piglit'n'rolf View Post
    Possibly the scariest of the lot, though I still haven't dared listen to it unless I turn into Cruise or Travolta

    Pedant's corner; the 'Church of Christ Scientist' are Christian Scientists. No connection with Scientologists.

    Sorry.

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    great selection Piglit' and I saw that this sleeve



    is a ringer for one on Decimal Coinage I have which has a shade of tan
    instead of blue and has identical art & typeface. I guess they are a BBC
    Studies series but had never seen another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Head Gardener View Post
    great selection Piglit' and I saw that this sleeve



    is a ringer for one on Decimal Coinage I have which has a shade of tan
    instead of blue and has identical art & typeface. I guess they are a BBC
    Studies series but had never seen another.
    There was a whole series of them, got the decimalisation one and a few quirky others.
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