A New Blog Series: Highlights of the Week

As is my way, I'm trying something new...a weekly highlight of what has hit the Etsy Shop in an effort to get some more exposure and awareness...not to mention the backlinks, full transparency here. So let's have a look at the coolest of the cool things that are newly available in my little corner of the internets.

 Kicking things off is a whopping batch of White Stripes 45s that bring the level of badassery up a few notches just by being in the shop. These beauties are all in near mint condition and have only been played once or twice. 

I am bound and determined to bring 45's back into the forefront of record collecting. There are just too damn many great titles out there that need to be given a lot more love. Listening to these little White Stripes gems only reminded me why I love collecting these little 7 inches of heaven, besides who can resist the artwork. You can snatch them up here!

Next up, is the novelization for the beautifully Gothic film Crimson Peak. Now I know novelizations get a bad rap, but let me tell ya, this is a really good book. So much so that I began looking up Nancy Holder and her other works. I'm a little reluctant to confess that I actually enjoyed the book much more than the film--but I may need to revisit it to fully decide. It was a little convoluted and a bit over stylized, but it was certainly beautiful to look at.

Anyway, this book is highly recommended whether you enjoyed the film or not. Find it here!

How about this beauty? Play Misty For Me is one of my very favorite Clint Eastwood films, and I am thrilled to have it in the shop. Another novelization, I know, but how can you deny this level of awesomeness?? This particular copy is a UK edition (if you have followed me for any length of time, you know I have a penchant for them and for all things British) and it's in excellent condition. 

Snap it up before I change my mind and hoard it! You will find it in the shop right here.

Heads up Fangoria heads! I have been trying to beef up the Vintage Horror Magazine category within the shop, and have managed to come across a few collections for you. 

Fangoria has recently resurrected the magazine, so I thought it would be a good idea to have some back issues available, focusing on the earliest issues I can find. 

But Fangoria ain't the only game in town, and the category will feature other great titles as well, so be sure to check back often and see what's been dug up!

Back to records for a few...book people will just have to be patient. In my effort to ramp up the vinyl inventory, I'm trying to list them at least 2-3 times a week. So with that, here's a few soundtracks that are pretty special, rare and desirable.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off, need I say more? This is an "unofficial" release form Japan, not necessarily a bootleg, just not licensed from the studio. It's a gorgeously produced 2 LP set, with better sound than most records being pressed today. 

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
 It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Wendy Carlos' soundtracks. If you're not aware, she is the composer of such illustrious titles as The Shining, A Clockwork Orange and this here gem, the original Tron. Nostalgia runs high with this one for me, I remember when it came out and seeing it in the theater. It seemed so high tech and futuristic at the time. Snatch it up!
 Finally, it gives me great pleasure to have this Watership Down soundtrack in the shop. Another film I remember watching in the theater when it came out in 1978. A truly beautiful, and emotionally charged soundtrack--and film, for that matter--and rather hard to find. 

When I started selling records roughly 10 years ago, I never dreamed soundtracks would become as popular as they seem to be these days. And for good reason, because a film is nothing without its soundtrack, just try watching one without it.


This concludes this week's highlights, if you have enjoyed this piece, please let me know! It's easiest to contact me via Instagram @lacreeperie or email via the Contact button at the top of this blog. I've enjoyed promoting a few new things from the shop, and getting a little writing in at the same time. Stay tuned next Friday for another highlight!