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Even as I await the update, I'm still keeping an eye out for my missing four ... which as of today are now three, as a CD of Francesco Guccini's RADICI arrived this morning. So, the three from the soon-to-be-no-longer-current top 3000 which continue to elude me are Smokey Robinson's WARM THOUGHTS, Marquis de Sade's RUE DE SIAM, and CONCERTO POUR DETRAQUES by Berurier Noir.
As I've said previously, I've been doing a good job of keeping up with potential new entries from the EOD list, and of course I'm pretty sure I own every 2009 album that might enter the top 3000. So I don't expect my number of missing entries to get much higher when the update arrives.
I have noticed on Amazon.com that Smokey Robinson's solo albums have been getting re-released, 2 at a time.
Vol. 1: Smokey & Pure Smokey (Sept. 7, 2010)
Vol. 2: A Quiet Storm & Smokey's Family Robinson (Nov. 2, 2010)
Vol. 3: Deep in My Soul & Big Time (Nov. 2, 2010)
By the looks of it, Warm Thoughts should appear on a Volume 5, if they get around to releasing them all
Harold, of all the really obscure albums that were really tough to find a copy of, which ones are the best in your opinion? Or worst?
Hello ! Good luck with RUE DE SIAM. I have been looking for it for a while now and I can't manage to find it. I believe it's been made available on CD but I'm not sure there are much out there : Post-punk, especially French, have been selling poorly here and I guess that if they are still available somewhere, that's for their critical acclaim and relationships with more high-profile artists like Etienne Daho. So do not hope to get your hands on it very soon, unless you are extremely lucky.
They do have the Rue de Siam LP available there, but not the CD. There are 8 guys on discogs claiming to have it though, maybe there's an option to send them a private message and ask if they'd be willing to part with it.
What are some of your favourite albums that you wish were in the top 3000? (both bubbling under & not bubbling under)
I think it's pretty neat having someone here that has listened to 99.9% of the albums on AM...I feel it gives the collaborative forum lists a lot of merit :)
Hope Vol. 5 comes out! :D When I saw the other releases on Amazon, I instantly thought of Project 3000
How long has the 'project' taken?
ie. How long since you bought your first album that appears on the AM3000?
Apologies, but did I get this straight, the complete 3000? Really?? wolz... Oh, white man, you!
Hi Harold, I'm new to the forum, but not to AM, I've used the lists for a few years now (its the best listing I have seen).
Your quest for the 3000 is awesome I have just under half myself but not even the top10! Never mind the bollocks has never appealed, there is so much better UK punk from the time (and I was there)...
Anyway, I notice that there is a copy of marquis de sade's rue de siam on ebay france right now, on CD
not at all cheap, sadly
I'm sure you'll beat the clock on the update Harold!