Buying the albums sampled on “Picnic”.
Before I resume the story of why this is not only the best of the albums sampled on “Picnic”, but also one of the best LPs ever made, I want to say a little about the CD.
You may recall that I said earlier that I had this both on vinyl and CD, and I did not simply mean the “burned” ones referred to above.
About a year after I got the Canadian LP, maybe 2006 or 2007, to my intense surprise and joy I got a commercially produced CD version of this album. In those days I was on the mailing list of a chap in Cornwall, right at the furthest south west tip of England. This guy was remarkable, indeed in my view verging on the miraculous. About once a month he would send me a letter, in which would be listed about 20 CDs he had for sale. What was unusual, however, would be that at least half of them would be things which never seemed to have been available from any other source; I guess maybe he was importing them from continental Europe. Anyway, one day there appeared on the list the eponymous Panama Limited Jug Band album in CD format. I could not believe my eyes, but of course ordered it straight away; and it duly arrived.