Talking Heads

Even regular stock copies of TALKING HEADS:77 have gotten hard to find over the past few years; but Cloud 8 Music at Dolly Python is proud to offer two rare pressings of this iconic album.
The promotional copy, which was given to radio stations to promote the band and the album, is a great addition to any Talking Heads collection.
Beyond rare is the crown jewel of Talking Heads LP’s; the original test pressing! Test pressings are the very first copies ever made of an album, usually in quantities of 10-20 at the most.
For a serious collector of the band, what could be cooler than owning one of the very first pressings of their first album? It doesn’t get and better than this. You are quite unlikely to see another copy, anywhere, ever!




For decades Meddle was Pink Floyd’s best kept secret; a cult favorite, beloved but obscure.
But now there is a giant buzz and the secret is out; Meddle is a masterpiece! This is the album that preceeded Dark Side Of The Moon, and is currently the band’s best selling album at Cloud 8 Music in Dolly Python. Now in stock…mint condition U.S. and import copies with no cover wear. Get some Meddle Machine Music!



David Bowie and THEN some…

20140212-141957.jpgNeed some David Bowie records?  Don’t bother going from record store to record store all over town, just come by Dolly and check out Cloud 8 Records.  With over 50 different LP titles in stock (arranged chronologically of course) and various pressings of each you are going to find what you are looking for AND THEN SOME!!

Featured above:

Autographed (and dated, 1999) Hours Promo Print, guaranteed authentic.  Rare and a great investment.

Mint 80’s Pinups pressing, autographed by the now deceased Bowie guitarist Mick Ronson.  Beautiful must have!

The highly coveted Special album, 2 LP best of collection, issued in Japan only, complete with OBI strip.  A crown jewel for any Bowie collector, LP and cover are mint.

Never Let Me Down, issued in 87 on blue vinyl, Australian release.

1977 release, Heroes – German pressing  (recorded in Berlin)

First in the Berlin trilogy, Low (1977). This is a mint first pressing with the original blank orange back cover (free of song titles added to later pressings)

Also to be found in the fabulous Cloud 8 Bowie collection are US first edition orange label RCA, clear vinyl RYKODISC, color vinyl limited pressings, promo copies, various imports from across the globe, vintage Bowie magazine covers, album ads, 45s. and even 8 Track tapes!



Rockabilly Records

Cloud 8 has it all! Reissue and original pressing rockabilly records $7 – $33. 20140203-131838.jpg

Every Child’s Nightmare.

Mr. Slim Goodbody will be glad to show you exactly what’s gonna happen to that Happy Meal. Oh The Horror. Both of these early 1980’s albums are for sale here at Dolly Python.



Dark Shadows

Wiki Says: Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The series became hugely popular when vampire Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) appeared a year into its run. Dark Shadows also featured werewolves, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, time travel, and a parallel universe. A small company of actors each played many roles; indeed, as actors came and went, some characters were played by more than one actor. Major writers included Art Wallace, Malcolm Marmorstein, Sam Hall and Gordon Russell.

Dark Shadows was distinguished by its vividly melodramatic performances, atmospheric interiors, memorable storylines, numerous dramatic plot twists, unusually adventurous music score, and broad and epic cosmos of characters and heroic adventures. Now regarded as something of a classic, it continues to enjoy an intense cult following.

Although the original series ran for only five years, its scheduling as a daily daytime drama allowed it to amass more single episodes during its run (1,225) than most other science-fiction/fantasy genre series produced for English-language television, including Doctor Who and the entire Star Trek television franchise.

In 2004 and 2007, Dark Shadows was ranked #19 and #23 on TV Guide’s Top Cult Shows Ever.[1][2]

We have Dark Shadows on lp! For all those Dark Shadows fans $33




You guys just can’t get enough of this record! Rumours is the eleventh studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac. Largely recorded in California during 1976, it was produced by the band with Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut and was released on 4 February 1977 by Warner Bros. Records.  Here are several different cuts, we’ve got just the right release for you!20140113-133430.jpg

Top Left: First Edition, Promo Copy with sticker! Super rare, great condition.

Top Right: First edition with insert, still in original shrink, Mint condition

Bottom Left: Rare still in shrink with Grammy sticker still intact!

Bottom Right: Super rare British import, perfect mint with Fleetwood Logo (unlike U.S. pressings)


Late 80’s, Early 90’s Vinyl

Due to a lack of demand as vinyl became known as a “dying medium” in the late 80’s (just as we see happening with CD’s today), any vinyl produced after 88 are some of the most coveted pressings for the hardcore collector.  Here are a few of our favorites from the Cloud 8 vaults.20140106-141833.jpg

Top Left: Love and Theft, Bob Dylan. Very rare on vinyl, factory sealed. Released on Sony Music, 2001.

Bottom Left:  Time Out of Mind, Bob Dylan. Excellent condition. Released on Sony Music, 1997.

Top Right:  Come Visit the Big Bigot, Severed Heads. Record in excellent condition, minimal wear on cover.  Released on Capital Records, 1998.

Bottom Right:  Victim of Love, Erasure.  Slight wear on record.  Released on Sire Records, 1987.


The Greats

Some great blues records showed up in Cloud 8 this week.  Josh White, Memphis Slim, Butterfield Blues Band, and Slim Harpo.  Serious blues collectors beware. 20131231-123430.jpg

The Beatles!!!!

Look who showed up at the store today! George, John, and Ringo! Great dolls from 1964.  Individually priced, $65 – $95 ea.  20131228-153011.jpg