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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ashby Ostermann Alliance, USA

Ashby Ostermann Alliance - s/t. 1981 Divide

moved to UMR

Priority: 2


esoterico said...

That looks like the kind of record you can find in a used record shop or at a record show, for a mere $1. Very few people know and collect music from 1981, hence the price. And checking an old ebay listing, indeed a copy of it went for $1.09 (last summer). Another copy (more recently) sold for $69.99! go figure!

Purple Peak Records said...

Exactly. The copy that sold on ebay was immediately after my post. I saw that one myself, but I didn't want to pay $70 for it. It might be awhile before you see another one at $1.09. I think the early 80s fusion scene is just now being discovered, so the days of these albums being under $5 are starting to close. The only reason these albums are cheap now is the lack of demand. But there's also no supply, so it's only a matter of time the price goes up. Especially as they are being discovered to be pretty good!

kevin said...

LOVED seeing and hearing these guys play -- great people and amazing musicians. My ex's band director was Dennis Ostermann. This still gets regular rotation on my playlist. Stellar engineering & would certainly stand up against any audiophile pressing.

Purple Peak Records said...

Thanks Kevin. Appreciate the comment!