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    Posted: April 13 2009 at 02:00
I went to a record fair yesterday and finally found a vinyl copy of Tab In The Ocean.
 
It was priced at £10 and using the official Record Collector magazine grading system I would grade it as below:
 
Sleeve and inner = Fair to Good
 
Vinyl = Good (just!)
 
I asked the seller how much less than £10 would he take for it due to the condition.  He said that usually he doesnt let Nektar albums go for less than £15 and has never seen one for less than £15 anywhere.
Bearing in mind, I found their Remember The Future album with another seller at the fair and in better condition for £12!
 
What does everyone think to this £15 value?  I would prefer the vinyl version but I can buy a brand new sealed cd version for £12-ish online.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2009 at 04:52
My Record Collector guide has it at £25 in mint condition, but that's the 2004 issue. I guess £10 doesn't sound too bad.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2009 at 06:42
I am still on the hunt for a vinyl version of A Tab In The Ocean!  There seems to be about 3 different issues around, on different record labels.  Does anyone have any details of what record label was issued where please?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2009 at 21:32
From RYM:

1972 A Tab in the Ocean [Gatefold], UK    Vinyl LP United Artists UAG 29499
1972 A Tab in the Ocean [33 rpm], [Gatefold], GERMANY    Vinyl LP Bacillus BLPS 19118
1973 A Tab in the Ocean [Gatefold], FRANCE    Vinyl LP Bacillus BR 7005
1976 A Tab in the Ocean [Gatefold], [Reissue],GERMANY    Vinyl LP Bacillus BAC 2014
1976 A Tab in the Ocean [Remixes],USA    Vinyl LP Passport 9167-98017

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2009 at 02:19
I got the CD for (I think) £9.99 on Amazon and got a most unusual bonus - the complete 1972 album remastered and remixed in 1976 - a classic case of "similar but different".
 
Also a really good booklet, perfect condition (ie new) and... I know it's not vinyl, but a better investment, I thinkSmile
 
If you're interested, it's on Dream Nebula Recordings/Eclectic Discs.
It's not that I can't find worth in anything, it's just that I can't find worth in enough.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2009 at 15:12
Many thanks Rosenbach for the list of vinyl for Tab In The Ocean.  I know what to look for now.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2009 at 14:39
I have finally got my vinyl copy of Tab In The Ocean.Big smile
 
On lovely heavy vinyl (UAG 29499 edition) and a bargain for less than £10.00 delivered!
 
Listening to it on vinyl is so much better than when I have listened to tracks from it online.  That's where vinyl is superior over a cd as vinyl has got atmosphere.  Yes it does look old but it is original and it is over 30 years old with a few surface marks but plays perfect.
 
To me it is an album that hits me just like Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon did.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2009 at 08:57
Originally posted by ukprog2009

Many thanks Rosenbach for the list of vinyl for Tab In The Ocean.  I know what to look for now.


Last week i boought the cd with the two versions of this album (original from 1975 plus the remix from 1976) for USD $11.00. Not new but in good condition.

Congratulations for your vynil purchase!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2009 at 01:37
Rosenbach, is there much difference between the original version and the 1976 remix?
 
Sounds like you got a good deal!
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2009 at 07:28
Haven't heard it yet, i've been out of home now but will listen to it next week.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2009 at 16:08
this is my Nektar favorite albunClap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2009 at 16:27
Surprisingly enough, it was released in vinyl in Brazil, back in 74, and the price is around $10 to $15, but in the past it used to be cheaper. By the way, I love the poster-like cover.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 19 2009 at 09:39
I don't mean to be rude, but isn't it the quality of the music that counts? Tab in the Ocean is a great album from an underrated band. 

Edited by Big Ears - July 19 2009 at 09:40
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 19 2009 at 10:06
I have the first seven Nektar LPs on vinyl and I also consider them to be a very underrated band. I would have to go with A Tab In The Ocean as number one with Recycled coming in second.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 19 2009 at 10:19
Agreed. Recycled is a subtle album and is well worth dusting off. Anything with Roye Albrighton is worth listening to anyway. Quantum Jump's Lone Ranger is a great track.   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2009 at 00:51
Last week I bought an old digitally remastered version of this album on CD. I noticed that in the first track I hear a lot of scratches. This effect repeated sometimes in next track. This is Bellephon release, probably from late 80s or the beginning of 90s. It is so weird for me, because German releases have very good quality. I don't think that is broken disc. Have the vinyl releases  the same problem? Is it normal?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2009 at 10:08
Originally posted by Quasarsphere

Last week I bought an old digitally remastered version of this album on CD. I noticed that in the first track I hear a lot of scratches. This effect repeated sometimes in next track. This is Bellephon release, probably from late 80s or the beginning of 90s. It is so weird for me, because German releases have very good quality. I don't think that is broken disc. Have the vinyl releases  the same problem? Is it normal?

There are some CDs out there that were obviously made off playing an LP.  My first Marscape has obvious needle noise at the quiet parts.  I've got the Bellaphon CD version of that and never noticed it.  Also have an LP version of the album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2009 at 23:23
Originally posted by GaryB

I have the first seven Nektar LPs on vinyl and I also consider them to be a very underrated band. I would have to go with A Tab In The Ocean as number one with Recycled coming in second.
I take it you couldn't find a copy of Remember the Future?
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