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Do you have a record collection to sell? We're always looking to buy records, CDs and memorabilia by The Idle Race.
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.

AN AROUND-THE-WORLD GUIDE TO THE IDLE RACE VINYL RECORD, CDs & MEMORABLIA WE WANT TO BUY...
We will buy or trade most CDs, vinyl LP, 7”, 12” records and memorabilia from most countries, especially the following...

UK
vinyl LP, 2-CD album set, 7" vinyl, CD-R acetate, red vinyl, blue vinyl, clear vinyl...
USA
vinyl LP, red vinyl, blue vinyl, clear vinyl, promo vinyl LP, promo 12" vinyl, promo CD album...
JAPAN
CD album, red vinyl, blue vinyl, orange vinyl, promo vinyl LP, promo CD album, promo 5-CD set...
BRAZIL
7" vinyl, blue vinyl, green vinyl...
AUSTRALIA
vinyl LP, red vinyl, blue vinyl, green vinyl, promo video, promo 12" vinyl, promo 7" vinyl...
SPAIN
CD album, yellow vinyl, red vinyl, green vinyl...
ITALY
7" vinyl, red vinyl, orange vinyl, clear vinyl...

Top release decades
1960s, 2000s, 1970s, 1980s, 2010s...

Top music labels
Liberty, Zonophone, Sunset, Toshiba EMI, Parlophone, Raven, See For Miles, Zonophon, United Artists, Retro Disc International...

Top barcodes
094638530428, 825646492329, 4988006856103, 4988006855397, 5014661006016, 8432987330047, 825646335374, 5014661553619...

Top catalogue numbers
3853042, LST-7603, SLS50381, LBS83221, LBL83132E, LBF.15054, 0825646492329, LBF15242, TOCP-70271, TOCP-70272...

Top titles
Back To The Story, The Birthday Party, Birthday Party, Idle Race - EX, The Skeleton And The Roundabout, The Birthday Party - Sealed, Idle Race - RSD 16 - Coloured Vinyl + Sealed, Come With Me, The Birthday Party - Laminated, The Idle Race...

Top wanted titles
The Idle Race, Back To The Story...

Other artist names

Related artists
Electric Light Orchestra, Jeff Lynne, Kelly Groucutt, Kerry Livgren, Louis Clark, Michael D'Albuqerque, Orkestra, The Idle Race, Violinski...


A FEW OF THE ITEMS WE WANT...

THE IDLE RACE Idle Race (2016 UK limited edition 11-track LP issued exclusively for Record Store Day pressed on Spattered Colour Vinyl. Originally released in 1969, this second album from the quartetwas their first to be produced by vocalist Jeff Lynne [pre-ELO]. Housed in a sealed & custom stickered picture sleeve with the original sleevenotes reprinted on the reverse)

Tracklisting: Side One: 1. Come With Me 2. Sea Of Dreams 3. Going Home 4. Reminds Me Of You 5. Mr. Crow And Sir Norman 6. Please No More Sad Songs Side Two: 7. Girl At The Window 8. Big Chief Woolly Bosher 9. Someone Knocking 10. A Better Life (The Weather Man Knows) 11. Hurry Up John
THE IDLE RACE The Birthday Party (Rare 1968 UK 13-track MONO LP featuring Jeff Lynne, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve. This mono issue is far rarer than its stereo equivalent. The sleeve shows just a little edge & corner scuffing with a bit of light shelfwear and the vinyl remains in EX-/EX condition with just a few light surface scuffs to show for nearly fifty years LBL83132)

Tracklisting: 1. Skeleton & The Roundabout 2. Happy Birthday 3. The Birthday 4. I Like My Toys 5. The Morning Sunshine 6. Follow Me Follow 7. Sitting In My Tree 8. On With The Show 9. Lucky Man 10. Mrs Ward 11. Pie In The Sky 12. The Lady Who Said She Could Fly 13. The End Of The Road
THE IDLE RACE The Birthday Party (Original 1968 US 13-track 'rainbow' edged Liberty label stereo vinyl LP, the debut album by the cult British psychedelic band featuring ELO's Jeff Lynne, housed in a non-gatefold pasted heavyweight card picture sleeve with alternative sleeve design. This copy has remained factory SEALED from new for over 50 years, and is therefore still MINT and unplayed! LST-7603)

Tracklisting: 1. The Skeleton And The Roundabout 2. Happy Birthday 3. The Birthday 4. I Like My Toys 5. The Morning Sunshine 6. Follow Me, Follow 7. Sitting In My Tree 8. On With The Show 9. Lucky Man 10. (Don't Put Your Boys In The Army) Mrs. Ward 11. Pie In The Sky 12. The Lady Who Said She Could Fly 13. The End Of The Road
THE IDLE RACE Back To The Story (2007 UK 47-track 2-CD album set, offering the complete works of Jeff Lynne's pre-ELO pop-psych combo, including their 3 albums ['Birthday Party' from '68, 'The Idle Race' from '69, and 'Time Is' from '71], plus singles A & B sides and 3 un-issued alternate versions, with a comprehensive 16-page booklet detailing the full story of this underrated band)

Tracklisting: CD1: 1. The Skeleton And The Roundabout 2. Happy Birthday 3. The Birthday 4. I Like My Toys 5. Morning Sunshine 6. Follow Me Follow 7. Sitting In My Tree 8. On With The Show 9. Lucky Man 10. (Don't Put Your Boys In The Army) Mrs. Ward 11. Pie In The Sky 12. The Lady Who Said She Could Fly 13. End Of The Road 14. Come With Me 15. Sea Of Dreams 16. Going Home 17. Reminds Me Of You 18. Mr Crow And Sir Norman 19. Please No More Sad Songs 20. Girl At The Window 21. Big Chief Woolley Bosher 22. Someone Knocking 23. A Better Life (The Weather Man Knows) 24. Hurry Up John 25. Lucky Man - Alternative Version 26. Follow Me Follow - Alternative Version 27. Days Of Broken Arrows - Alternative Version CD2: 1. Here We Go Round The Lemon Tree 2. My Father's Son 3. Imposters Of Life's Magazine 4. Knocking Nails Into My House 5. Days Of The Broken Arrows 6. Worn Red Carpet 7. In The Summertime 8. Told You Twice 9. Neanderthal Man 10. Victim Of Circumstance 11. Dancing Flower 12. Sad O'Sad 13. The Clock 14. I Will See You 15. By The Sun 16. Alcatraz 17. And The Rain 18. She Sang Hymns Out Of Tune 19. Bitter Green 20. We Want It All
THE IDLE RACE Birthday Party (1976 UK Sunset issue of the 1968 13-track stereo LP, featuring Jeff Lynne, fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl looks barely played SLS50381)

Tracklisting: 1. Skeleton And The Roundabout 2. Happy Birthday 3. The Birthday 4. I Like My Toys 5. Morning Sunshine 6. Follow Me Follow 7. Sitting In My Tree 8. On With The Show 9. Lucky Man 10. Mrs Ward 11. Pie In The Sky 12. The Lady Who Said She Could Fly 13. End Of The Road
THE IDLE RACE The Birthday Party (Original 1968 US 'rainbow' edged Liberty label stereo LP, housed in a non-gatefold pasted heavyweight card picture sleeve with alternative sleeve design! A perfect MINT copy LST-7603)

Tracklisting: 1. The Skeleton And The Roundabout 2. Happy Birthday 3. The Birthday 4. I Like My Toys 5. The Morning Sunshine 6. Follow Me, Follow 7. Sitting In My Tree 8. On With The Show 9. Lucky Man 10. (Don't Put Your Boys In The Army) Mrs. Ward 11. Pie In The Sky 12. The Lady Who Said She Could Fly 13. The End Of The Road
THE IDLE RACE Birthday Party (1976 UK Sunset issue of the 1968 13-track stereo LP, featuring Jeff Lynne, fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl looks barely played SLS50381)

Tracklisting: 1. Skeleton And The Roundabout 2. Happy Birthday 3. The Birthday 4. I Like My Toys 5. Morning Sunshine 6. Follow Me Follow 7. Sitting In My Tree 8. On With The Show 9. Lucky Man 10. Mrs Ward 11. Pie In The Sky 12. The Lady Who Said She Could Fly 13. End Of The Road

AWARDS WE WANT TO BUY

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.

MEMORABILIA ALWAYS REQUIRED:

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.

SHOPS/WHOLESALERS/DEALERS/REVIEWERS/RADIO STATIONS

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