Record & CD Buying

 

  David & Janice Ackles on the cover of American Gothic

You may be lucky enough to own some items of memorabilia that cannot be tangibly valued. Alternatively, you may have records in your collection that other people would pay to have. The Music Master Price Guide for Record Collectors and its follow-up, the Penguin Price Guide for Record & CD Collectors have a number of records listed by David Ackles that are considered worth collecting. These are listed below, along with the price they are likely to sell at (in UK Pounds Sterling). The present exchange rate is approximately 1 = $1.60. The prices given are for vinyl albums in exceptionally good condition. Used second-hand albums ought to cost less, depending on supply & demand. In the last column, I've given the price these items are selling for on Gemm (see below for link). Some of these prices are extraordinary and should not be taken seriously. I have also listed CDs as they are becoming scarce.

Title

Format

Label

Year

Music Master value

Selling on Gemm at

Down River

7"

Elektra

1968

4

1.20-4

Laissez Faire

7"

Elektra

1969

4

n/a

Be My Friend/Road to Cairo

7"

Elektra

1968

n/a

6-14

That's No Reason to Cry/Subway

7"

Elektra

1969

n/a

9-12

Subway to the Country/Radio Interview

7"

Elektra

1969

4

4-20

Love's Enough/American Gothic

7"

Elektra

1972

n/a

3-12

La Route a Chicago/Down River

7"

Elektra

1968

n/a

6-9

David Ackles

LP

Elektra

1968

20

7-102

Road to Cairo (US version of eponymous album with different front cover)

LP

Elektra

1968

20

12-159

Subway to the Country

LP

Elektra

1970

20

3-190

American Gothic

LP

Elektra

1972

12

2-60

Five and Dime

LP

CBS

1973

15

6-34

David Ackles

CD

WEA

2002

n/a

4-22

Subway to the Country

CD

WEA

2002

n/a

7-19

American Gothic

CD

WEA

2002

n/a

5-71

Five and Dime (with additional tracks)

CD

Raven

2005

n/a

8-50

 

Please note that I am not an expert in record values and there is no point in e-mailing me to ask what the value is of an old 78 you found in your grandmother's attic or an Elvis picture disc that you've had since the 70s. The answer is: I don't know. If you want this information, go to a dealer, buy one of the above-named books or see if your valued possession is on sale at Gemm (see below).

If you are looking to obtain any albums by David, you might try your local record store for the CDs that have been re-released by WEA or Raven. The biggest range of new material on the web will be available from Amazon. If you click on the link to Amazon below, I get a small kick-back that goes towards the 230 a year it costs to run this website.

Alternatively, www.magpiedirect.com and http://www.blahdvd.com have good websites and are reliable retailers with an interest in older material. Other retailers that might help are www.hmv.co.uk, www.101cd.com and www.towerrecords.co.uk while if you are looking for a non-UK site, try www.cdwow.com or even www.amazon.com as the biggest retailers.

For second hand albums (vinyl and CD), many people have managed to get lucky by bidding on www.ebay.com, while the biggest collectives of second hand dealers are www.gemm.com and www.musicstack.com. I would also try:

www.secondspin.com

 

www.funrecords.de

 

www.action-records.co.uk

www.musicobsession.com

 

www.spincds.com

 

www.musicbuyingfreak.com

Remember, you can get a full listing of all the albums released by David Ackles, either in vinyl format or CD by clicking on the Record Listing link below.

         
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