two years ago my wife gave me the soundtrack to the first star wars movie on vinyl for christmas and i posted the record the record on this blog, even though it has nothing to do with hardcore or metal. to keep up with this young tradition, i thought i will give these two a go as well. when i unwrapped my presents i felt like jumping all around the room because these two radio plays are that cool on vinyl. i have or had both of them on tape cassette but the vinyl versions are really lovely because of the great covers and all the pictures in the booklets.
i tried to get "a new hope" from 1978 and "return of the jedi" from 1983 myself in the past but there is always the problem of the condition. most copies offered on second hand market places are pretty beaten concerning cover or vinyl and some are missing the booklets. the copies which are in good condition are pretty pricey and so i never made a move towards buying one. i don't know how my wife pulled it off but she found a toy seller on the internet who had both in stock for reasonable prices, she said.
the records are in absolute top condition. especially the "a new hope" record. no bend of the cover, sharp edges, booklet like new and the vinyl in pristine shape. "return of the jedi" has some wear on the cover edges but that's it, the rest is in prime condition as well. real fun to listen to the stories with the original german dubbed dialogues, brings back fond memories. i can almost speak along because i watch the original triology at least once per year. what a great gift of the wife! a shame they never made a "the empire strikes back" radio play record back in the day. anyway, see you in 2017.