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#1 Gingermelv

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 11:24 AM

Anybody know which tapes and packs are really rare?

#2 jj

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 02:01 PM

There are far too many to list - the majority of single tapes are really rare as they weren't sold nationwide and only produced in limited quantities. So many of the tapes will have been thrown away or broken by now there will only be a small amount of them left. The Eclipse, Edge, Dance Trance, Dreamscape etc single tapes were sold in much larger quantities.

Some of the more hard to find tape packs:

AWOL Live In London Vol 1 Summer 1992 Double Packs (Micky Finn, Randall, Kenny Ken)
The Best Of Future Myth 5 Pack - 1993
Labrynth 9 Birthday 12 Pack
https://www.discogs....release/7453953 (+ the other 2 1993 Vol 1 double packs)
https://www.discogs....release/6662876
https://www.discogs....release/7123038
https://www.discogs....release/8791336
https://www.discogs....release/7449463
https://www.discogs....release/7449280
https://www.discogs....release/8410516
https://www.discogs....release/9354113

#3 jj

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 02:16 PM

As an example, I doubt more than a few of these Diehard single tapes from April 1994 have been for sale on Ebay or on forums. Labrynth released 40+ tapes in 93 and 94 and hardly any of them have surfaced online. It's the same for Reincarnation, early Heat single tapes, early Pure X single tapes etc.

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 02:55 PM

Some of the privately produced studio mix tapes (as opposed to the more common studio mixes like Yaman and Phoenix Productions) would have been sold potentially in just one shop or local area and had no nationwide distribution. For example - GE Real's Innocent Chemistry Pt 3 tape or Gappa G's - Exclusive Jungle mix tapes from September 1992. These are very rare and I have never seen any copies sold online.

That being said some of the early Yaman tapes (before they were more commercially made) like LTJ Bukem 1-3 are a lot rarer than some of the later ones.

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 10:33 PM

 jj, on 16 November 2016 - 02:01 PM, said:

So many of the tapes will have been thrown away or broken by now there will only be a small amount of them left.

I try not to think about this too much as it makes me sad. So many awesome sets getting thrown away. I wish I hadn't sold/swapped so many of my single tapes back in the 90s.

#6 Gingermelv

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 11:46 AM

Thanks for the response guys I will have a hunt see which of the rare ones I might have. I know I have an AWOL kenny ken 92 volume 1 maybe one other.