I am frequently asked where to buy certain albums, etc. There are many online stores that are well worth trying. I can't begin to present a complete list of such places; instead all I can do is list the places that I have tried (or that I know other people have used) and that are worthy of recommendation.
Note that these vendors pertain to legitimate releases only. Please don't ask where you can buy bootlegs. You could try the small ads of a traders magazine (such as Goldmine) or have a good look around at one of the larger record fairs.
A few of the smaller labels can supply direct, so if your local store doesn't stock a particular item, you can order from the label direct.
Absolute Analogue are a UK specialist issuer of high-quality vinyl pressings. They are pressing editions of the Mott and All The Young Dudes albums. You can get in touch with them by post (Absolute Analogue, PO Box 30429, London NW6 7GY), fax (020 8459 8113) or by email (Absolute_Analogue@msn.com). Nutwood Music can also supply these special pressings of the Mott album (tel: +44 (0)1725 514514, email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
The US distributor is still Quality Vinyl & CD Outlet, except (I'm told) they're now called Red Trumpet (2101 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 12, York PA 17404, USA Tel 0717 843 5562 Fax 0717 843 3581).
Cherry Red have put out a couple of relevant releases, as well as publishing the excellent Biography.
Since I live in the UK, I can only list those UK sites that I have tried. It has been many years since I bought from the USA, so any list I present of US sites is likely to be woefully inaccurate.
I am sure there are others; but I don't want this page to become a list of every commercial record store with a website. Just start searching from the usual places, I guess...
Yes, it is a sad fact that there are several Mott The Hoople and Ian Hunter CDs that are out of print. Many stores appear to list them, but placing an order is likely to result in a message of the form "sorry, we cannot supply that item".
I'm told that Gemm are pretty good for locating any hard to find items.
Another good resource for deleted titles is auction sites such as Ebay. Titles such as The Artful Dodger and All Of The Good Ones Are Taken are frequently offered for sale there, so if you are in need of a copy then you shouldn't have to wait for long to see it being offered. Be warned tho' - frequently I see Good Ones fetching $100 or more. Good hunting!
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