Buying the albums sampled on “Picnic”; the final chapter.
Let me in some ways spoil the story by saying at the outset that I now have this album, one way or another, both on vinyl and CD. However, there is very much more to it than might at first appear.
At first, as I mentioned previously, given my experience to date I did not think it would be very hard to get this one. In this, I was wrong. Internet searches bore no fruit at all, and even though there were still quite a few record shops in those days that I was able to peruse, this one never came up.
Then one day, about 6 years ago, to my intense joy and surprise, I did find a guy on the internet who claimed to have the LP for sale on a list he published, and I think he was only looking for US$60 for it.
However, it turned out that he was in Canada, and right from my first contact with him, he warned me in the strongest possible terms that what he had to offer was a Canadian version of the record. I hastened to assure him that I really didn’t mind at all, and the deal was struck.