Check out our Wired Article.
If you have time, go to the comments section and read the 300 plus postings of how ridiculous the very idea of Hot Stampers, analog vinyl and expensive audiophile playback equipment is, as if you didn’t know already!
Factory Sealed CS 6734 with the super rare Pioneer spacecraft booklet inside the shrink!
There’s a very good chance this is the last such copy on the planet. I have never seen one before, and I remember when this record came out, so probably few were made with this special booklet included. I’m guessing it has about a dozen pages or so, and probably talks about the Pioneer mission to Jupiter.
“Launched on 2 March 1972, Pioneer 10 was the first spacecraft to travel through the Asteroid belt, and the first spacecraft to make direct observations and obtain close-up images of Jupiter. Famed as the most remote object ever made by man through most of its mission, Pioneer 10 is now over 8 billion miles away.”
For those of you who’ve never chanced upon it, here is the ‘live’ version of the album in five parts.
Nilsson was way ahead of his time. Rod Stewart recently made an album of classic popular music that went to number one and revived his career. Harry Nilsson understands this music SO MUCH BETTER and sings it SO MUCH BETTER than Rod Stewart that one can only come to that conclusion. Either that or the rest of the world doesn’t appreciate Nilsson as much as I do. Probably both I guess. Too bad. This album is better than all the “also rans” albums put together. (more…)
WHERE DO YOU GET THESE PRICES.!!!!!!!! Talk about overcharging customers…..
I’ve been collecting vinyl for over 35 years… Have Never seen such ridiculous pricing…!!
Even from Elusive Disc.!!!
What a joke.!!!!
Yes, we admit it, we are more expensive than Elusive Disc.
But their records don’t sound good. Shouldn’t that count for something?
If you would like to write us a letter about them, please use as many exclamation marks as you need sufficient to express the outrage you must be feeling. (Letters like this are the main reason we do allow comments on this blog.)
Wah! Nobody seems to want to play with me.
Could it be that the folks on the Hoffman forum have a poor grasp of the effort, time and money it takes to find Hot Stampers and, having committed to neither the effort, the time or the money, find that they have nothing of any value to contribute to this list? Not one other record? Not even one?
Thank god it doesn’t keep them from criticizing those of us who have found them by the thousands! (more…)
Click on the link below to pull up the many reviews and commentaries we’ve written, as well as Hot Stamper copies that are currently available on the site.
and click on this link to the
entry for the album to read about it in real depth
Another in our series of Home Audio Exercises with advice on What to Listen For (WTLF) as you critically evaluate your copy of Heart Like a Wheel.
A key test on either side was to listen to all the multi-tracked guitars and see how easy it was to separate each of them out in the mix. Most of the time they are just one big jangly blur. The best copies let you hear how many guitars there are and what each of them is doing.
Pay special attention to Andrew Gold’s Abbey Road-ish guitars heard throughout the album. He is all over this record, playing piano, guitar, percussion and singing in the background. If anybody deserves credit besides Linda for the success of HLAW, it’s Andrew Gold. (more…)