CD Scavenger Hunt – 1/25/08

Posted: January 25, 2008 in CD Scavenger Hunt
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Two hunts in one week! Life is good!

I had a coupon for 15% off 3 used CDs at Newbury Comics that expired end of this week so I had to use it. There were also a few new releases that had to be bought: new Brainstorm, Pagan’s Mind, and Gamma Ray.

Gamma Ray - Land Of The Free II (2007)Gamma Ray – Land Of The Free II (2007) – $10: Had to pick this up because it’s been out in Europe and Japan for a couple of months already and this was the official U.S. release date. The sale price was a bargain and waiting paid off rather than paying import prices. You can’t see it in this picture of the album cover but mine has circle in the lower right corner that announces it’s a new studio album, the band members, and Gamma-Ray.com. It almost looks like a sticker that is usually on the wrap but it was incorporated on top of the artwork. A small disappointment for the artwork.

Pagan’s Mind - God’s Equation (2007)Pagan’s Mind – God’s Equation (2007) (2 CD set) – $10 used: Another album that was released in Europe late in 2007 but just received it’s U.S. release this month. Originally, I had a brand new copy in my hands for $12.99 sale price but I found it used for $3 less…..another bargain! How can you go wrong getting a 2 CD set for ten bucks? Plus I had the coupon for 15% off!

King Diamond - Give Me Your Soul… Please (2007)King Diamond – Give Me Your Soul… Please (2007) – $10 used: I passed on this when it came out because there were other albums I wanted that weren’t as readily available. I knew I could get this CD easily as there’s always a healthy stock of the King at Newbury Comics. Stumbled upon this mint used copy while I was trolling the bins, easily five bucks less than the regular price. Add the 15% off coupon and it’s another bargain.

Benedictum - Uncreation (2006)Benedictum – Uncreation (2007) – $14: I got shut out of the new Brainstorm album, the store only stocked two copies and they were all sold out. I decided to pick up Benedictum because I have been meaning to check the band out and I wanted to get a feel for the band before their new album’s U.S. release in March (it’s out now in Europe!).

Y&T - Black Tiger (1982)Y&T – Black Tiger (1982, Japanese import) – $15 used: Bargain of the week! Nothing is better than when the record store decides to clean shelves and markdown CDs and put them in the used bins. This CD was SEALED with the OBI strip, everything in perfect new condition. It was labeled “used” just to move it because it had been there for years. I checked the date on the original price tag and the CD had been sitting there 7 years at the standard import price of $29.99. I’ll take it for half off plus my 15% off coupon. A steal!

Total (after coupon & w/tax): $53

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Comments
  1. warglory says:

    Wow, fantastic grab dude! You’re going to love the new Pagan’s Mind, it is stunning. The new Gamma Ray isn’t too bad either.

  2. rockofages says:

    Can’t beat a bit of Y&T can you?? And I’d agree that the new Gamma Ray isn’t too bad as well.

  3. Metal Mark says:

    That King Diamond is good, but the production seemed a little flat to me. I certainly have not listened to it as much as some of his others discs. I have a promo copy of Pagan’s Mind sitting near my stereo that I really need to listen to soon.

  4. David Amulet says:

    I love that Pagan’s Mind cover–great artwork.

    – david

  5. Rene says:

    Great attack to the record store STeve. You bought some increible cds. I realy love the last KING DIAMOND album, specialy after 2 or 3 listenings. Its just get better and better. Great Y&T album(maybe my fave by the band) and a great price. The last GAMMA RAY album is good but i prefere the last HELLOWEEN album. HAIL STEVE FOR KEEPING OUR METAL MOVEMENT ALIVE.

  6. Rob Rockitt says:

    Nice Haul. I have heard some of the Benedictum album. They do a cover of Accept’s Balls to the Wall on there.

    I am interested in hearing that Pagan’s Mind. The guitar player is the same guy Jorn Lande has used on his solo albums, and he is killer.

    Y&T is always a good grab. I have been thinking about buying the reissues off of Dave M’s website.

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