From the Stacks

From The Stacks: David Bowie, ‘1980 All Clear’

The deeper one gets into collecting, the weirder the records get.

It’s not too difficult to amass Bowie’s complete studio discography on vinyl, at least not the RCA years. Those records sold huge when they were released, so lots of examples are out there. His death drove the prices up a bit, but with exception to a few cover variants most of Bowie’s RCA era remains reasonably priced.

Once you get all of those locked in, though, it’s off to the oddballs. RCA released a few promotional only discs that make for cool collectibles, 1980 All Clear among them. You won’t get any rare tracks on this one, but come on–it’s a white label promo with its own, unique album cover.

Prices on this one are pretty volatile. I’ve seen it as low as $25 and as high as $100. Fifty bucks is probably reasonable, but I wouldn’t pay more than $25. Who am I kidding? If I didn’t already own it I’d pony up the fifty bones. Happy hunting.


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