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Do you have a record collection to sell? We're always looking to buy records, CDs and memorabilia by John Tavener.
We pay top prices for mint condition records, rare CDs and authentic pop memorabilia. Save time and hassle and sell us your whole collection. Or consign your high-end items with us. 60s pop, 70s rock, progressive, psychedelic, punk, indie, metal, blues, folk, funk and jazz are just some of the genres we cover - anything considered, so long as it's mint condition.
We specialise in vinyl LPs, 12-inch, 7-inch, programmes, posters, tickets, autographs, vintage merchandise & memorabilia. We also buy collectables including 1980s and 1990s CD singles, limited edition releases, picture discs, shaped and uncut, promotional and demonstartion copies, acetates, test pressings and BPI and RIAA Gold/Silver/Platinum award discs.

It's easy to sell to us. Download our valuation form and send us a detailed list of any records, CDs and memorabilia you wish to sell -- full details here. If your collection is large or valuable we can come to you.

We will buy or trade most CDs, vinyl LP, 7”, 12” records and memorabilia from most countries, especially the following...

vinyl LP, super audio CD, CD album, 2-LP vinyl set, red vinyl, blue vinyl, clear vinyl...
vinyl LP, red vinyl, blue vinyl, clear vinyl, promo vinyl LP, promo 12" vinyl, promo CD album...
CD album, CD single, red vinyl, blue vinyl, orange vinyl, promo vinyl LP, promo CD album, promo 5-CD set...

Top release decades
1970s, 1990s, 2010s, 2000s...

Top music labels
apple, Ring O'Records, RCA Red Seal, Ring O', EMI...

Top barcodes
077778125211, 828766615425, 5099990863523, 4988006681972, 4988006681958...

Top catalogue numbers
SAPCOR15, SAPCOR20, 2320104, SMAS-3369, SMAS3369, TOCP-7684, TOCP-7686, 2320 104, LRL15104, 9086352...

Top titles
The Whale, Celtic Requiem, The Whale - 1st - EX, The Whale - punch-hole, Celtic Requiem + Insert, The Whale - 1st, The Whale - Sealed, The Whale - 2nd, The Whale - 1st - VG, The Whale + Celtic Requiem...

Top wanted titles
Celtic Requiem, The Whale - Test Pressing + Finished LP...

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JOHN TAVENER The Whale (Rare 1992 issue UK Apple label digitally remastered vinyl LP concept album originally released in 1972, performed by The London Sinfonietta with Chorus conducted by David Atherton and starring Anna Reynolds [mezzo-soprano], Raimund Herincx [baritone], Alvar Lidell [speaker] and Tavener himself on Organ and Hammond. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve, this copy is in immaculate condition - very rare on vinyl and pressed in very limited quantities)

Tracklisting: 1. The Whale - Part 1 18:30 2. The Whale - Concluded 13:15
JOHN TAVENER The Whale (Rare original 1972 UK Apple white label vinyl LP test pressing, which has 'SAPCOR15' stamped matrix number ending 'A1/B1'. Also included is a copy of the finished LP and comes complete with the original gatefold picture sleeve. The album was Performed by the London Sinfonietta with Anna Reynolds, Raimund Herincx, Alvar Lidell, John Tavener and conducted by David Atherton. The sleeve is in wonderful condition with negligible shelfwear, both vinyl LP's are in stunning mint condition with only a couple of spindle marks & looks to have been played only a couple of times - a fantastic item!)

Tracklisting: 1. The Whale 2. The Whale Concluded
JOHN TAVENER The Whale (Sealed 1972 US Apple label concept LP, performed by The London Sinfonietta with Chorus conducted by David Atherton & starring Anna Reynolds [mezzo-soprano], Raimund Herincx [baritone], Alvar Lidell [speaker] & Tavener himself on Organ & Hammond, housed in the original gatefold picture sleeve with no deletion cuts or markings. This rare timewarp copy remains factory sealed over forty years on, the vinyl mint & unplayed! SMAS3369)

Tracklisting: The Whale The Whale [Concluded]
JOHN TAVENER Celtic Requiem (Requiem For Jenny Jones) (Rare 1971 UK Apple label 3-track vinyl LP, gatefold picture sleeve with Apple inner. The sleeve shows little of its age & the vinyl appears to be in mint condition. A wonderful copy of this 35-year old original Apple label album SAPCOR20)

Tracklisting: Side 1. Celtic Requiem Side 2. Nomine Jesu Coplas
JOHN TAVENER The Whale (Rare original 1972 UK Apple label LP concept album, performed by The London Sinfonietta with Chorus conducted by David Atherton and starring Anna Reynolds [mezzo-soprano], Raimund Herincx [baritone], Alvar Lidell [speaker]and Tavener himself on Organ and Hammond. The gatefold picture sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played SAPCOR15)

Tracklisting: 1. The Whale - Part 1 18:30 2. The Whale - Concluded 13:15


We always require Gold, Silver, Platinum and Multi-Platinum awards on most artists - official B.P.I., R.I.A.A., I.F.P.I., C.R.I.A., S.N.E.P. etc. certified or genuine in-house variants from around the world. We also need Ivor Novello, B.M.I., ASCAP etc. publishing awards, plaques, trophies, certificates and citations.


Programmes; concert tickets; original concert posters; invites; handbills & flyers; promotional posters, standees, mobiles, displays & other P.O.S. material; press kits, boxes & sales presenters; award discs; tour crew jackets & other clothing; tour itineraries; promotional jackets, t-shirts & other clothing; original artwork, proofs, colour separations, cromalins, bromides, etc; interesting paper items, promotional gimmicks & most other memorabilia needed. Also buying: original film posters; movie press books & press kits; cinema programmes; premiere invites & programmes; promotional clothing & other items.


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