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13th May '16 10:10:01 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* Wild Man Fischer's debut album, "An Evening With Wild Man Fischer" is one of the earliest OutsiderMusic albums and by far his most popular album. That said, since it's release in 1968 it has never been reissued on LP, nor CD. The reason for this is that the album's producer, Music/FrankZappa, had a falling out with Fischer after the mentally insane musician threw a bottle at Zappa's infant daughter. Luckily he missed, but this made Zappa so insane that he ordered Fischer to get out and vowed to never re-release the album again. From that moment on Fischer basically became an UnPerson to Zappa. He never referred to him again in public and never gave singles from the album airplay whenever he was a guest DJ during radio shows. Fischer arguably made things worse by claiming that Zappa had exploited him and blamed him for the fact that this album didn't become a commercial bestseller. Zappa died in 1993, Fischer in 2011 and to this day "An Evening With Wild Man Fischer" remains unavailable. Bootlegs and old copies however are treasured cult objects.

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* Wild Man Fischer's debut album, "An Evening With Wild Man Fischer" is one of the earliest OutsiderMusic albums and by far his most popular album. That said, since it's release in 1968 it has never been reissued on LP, nor CD. The reason for this is that the album's producer, Music/FrankZappa, had a falling out with Fischer after the mentally insane musician threw a bottle at Zappa's infant daughter. Luckily he missed, but this made angered Zappa so insane much that he ordered Fischer to get out and vowed to never re-release the album again. From that moment on Fischer basically became an UnPerson to Zappa. He never referred to him again in public and never gave singles from the album airplay whenever he was a guest DJ during radio shows. Fischer arguably made things worse by claiming that Zappa had exploited him and blamed him for the fact that this album didn't become a commercial bestseller. Zappa died in 1993, Fischer in 2011 and to this day "An Evening With Wild Man Fischer" remains unavailable. Bootlegs and old copies however are treasured cult objects.
3rd May '16 5:48:49 PM aye_amber
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* There was a trance remix of Music/{{Vangelis}}' "Pulstar" by an artist calling himself Majestic 12 (perhaps an actual member of that secret society?) in 1999, that was never released to the public, although it was leaked and distributed by a few [=P2P=] users in the early 2000s. If you're not one of the lucky few who ran across it than, it's LostForever. According to [[http://www.discogs.com/artist/Majestic+12+%2814%29 Discogs]], it did get released on select Dance compilations and it's easy to track down and buy.

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* There was a trance remix of Music/{{Vangelis}}' ''Vangelis''' "Pulstar" by an artist calling himself Majestic 12 (perhaps an actual member of that secret society?) in 1999, that was never released to the public, although it was leaked and distributed by a few [=P2P=] users in the early 2000s. If you're not one of the lucky few who ran across it than, it's LostForever. According to [[http://www.discogs.com/artist/Majestic+12+%2814%29 Discogs]], it did get released on select Dance compilations and it's easy to track down and buy.
29th Apr '16 4:49:31 AM SilverNova
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* Want to hear the original version of the Music/RedHousePainters cover of the classic Music/{{Yes}} hit "Long Distance Runaround"? It's on the long out of print double vinyl of ''Ocean Beach''. Though the song would later appear on ''Songs For Blue Guitar'', many people who have heard the original claim it to be one of the best songs by the band. The later re-recording of it? Many consider it to not be one of Kozelek's best covers. The vinyl can be obtained, but it is extremely difficult, and '''extremely''' expensive, usually going for 350 to 700 dollars.

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* Want to hear the original version of the Music/RedHousePainters cover of the classic Music/{{Yes}} hit "Long Distance Runaround"? It's on the long out of print double vinyl of ''Ocean Beach''. Though the song would later appear on ''Songs For Blue Guitar'', many people who have heard the original claim it to be one of the best songs by the band. The later re-recording of it? Many consider it to not be one of Kozelek's best covers. The vinyl can be obtained, but it is extremely difficult, and '''extremely''' expensive, usually going for 350 to 700 150+ dollars.


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** Possibly ''even rarer'' than Safety is their promo cassette "Ode to Deodorant" which was made way back in 1997 and contains both the title track "Ode to Deodorant" and an alternate version of "Brothers and Sisters". Neither of these two songs have been rereleased, although are available for viewing on YouTube.
** Despite the fact its been rereleased a few times, "The Blue Room" remains rather difficult to track down (at a reasonable price anyways). You'll be hard-pressed finding one for less than $50.
* {{Pavement}}'s debut EP "Slay Tracks: 1933-1969" is looong out of print and is limited to 1000 self-released 7" records. Copies can fetch upwards of $300.
* Nearly everything by Not Drowning, Waving that isn't called ''Circus'' tends to fall into this trope given the band wasn't exactly very marketable with their [[GenreBusting genre defying]] music.
** Some songs that were on the initial viny release were left out in the transition to CD. In particular is ''It Slowly Goes'', which was originally on the vinyl of ''Cold And The Crackle'' and has erroneously been left out of all subsequent rereleases. This also happened with some of the songs from ''Another Pond'' which seemed to get a new track listing with every rerelease until it was fixed with the 2007 rerelease... Until ''that'' version became this trope.
** Their early singles were only available on 7" vinyl and are hard to find, making them hard to listen to. In particular is the ''Hunting For Nuggets" single which is the only way to listen to "Away".
*** Although the 7" single for ''Mr. Pooh'' is the only way to listen to "Prison", it doesn't tend to be very pricey.
*** Double subverted in the case of ''Moving Around'' which was for the longest time out of print ("Happy As Can Be" was rereleased on David Bridie and John Phillips ''Projects'' although that too is difficult to track down). Finally in 2007, all tracks from ''Moving Around'' were rereleased with other rarities on the second CD release of ''Another Pond''... Although good luck finding one.
** The LP version of ''Tabaran'' is very rare and quite pricy, usually going in excess of $70.
** Thankfully averted with their rarest releases. The soundtrack to "Hammers Over The Anvil" (simply titled "Hammers") and '''especially''' "Live At The Butchers Picnic" (which only a release of '''50 copies''') were digitally rereleased on bandcamp. Although you can try and track down the physical releases, you'll need [[CrackIsCheaper a hell of a lot of patience and a hell of a lot of dosh]].


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* One of the very first releases by MumfordAndSons was an EP called "Love Your Ground" which was never commercially released and is very limited in quantities (especially the 10" vinyl). Any copies that do surface tend to command $200+ (and even more for the vinyl!) Thankfully, most of the songs were rereleased for "Sight No More" and the rest can be viewed on YouTube.
** Another early release is the "Lend Me Your Eyes" EP which is perhaps even rarer than "Love Your Ground" and can get even more pricey ($400+).


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* Incredibly obscure band "Hertzsprung Gap" only have one officially released album called "Peninsulas You Thought Were Islands" and a small handful of singles. Good luck ever finding any copies though.
* Are you a fan of My Friend The Chocolate Cake and want to hear the live version of ''John Cain Avenue'' or ''Yandoit''? You'll have to track down the bonus disc edition of ''Brood'' and that's no easy task.
** For some strange reason, you can generally track down a physical copy of most of their albums easily ''except'' for "Home Improvements".
* Before NeutralMilkHotel, Jeff Mangum was part of a short-lived band called "Synthetic Flying Machine" whose only official release was a cassette called "Heaven is For Kids". The cassette is incredibly rare and remains a sought-after item for diehard Mangum fans.


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** ''The Early Singles'' released as part of the ''Shine On'' box set remains the only way to hear some of their early B-sides on CD and can fetch a mean price, usually in excess of $50.


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* TheCult released a box set called "Rare Cult" (not to be confused with Best Of Rare Cult, which was a collection of B-Sides) which was a 6 CD set that contained outtakes, demos, alternate mixes and the (at the time) unreleased album "Peace". A lot of stuff from the boxset hasn't been rereleased and can only be obtained here. As a result, it tends to demand a hefty price, usually upwards of $350.
** There was also another version of Rare Cult containing a bonus CD with alternate mixes of some of their songs that is even rarer.
*** ''Even rarer'' still is The Demo Sessions box set, which contained several unreleased demo versions of their songs. It was limited to 3000 copies and could only be bought through Beggars Banquet's online shop. As such, it is a highly prized rarity amongst Cult fans and can cost upwards of $500!
28th Apr '16 8:08:38 PM Twentington
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* In early 2004, Sonya Isaacs made top 40 on the country charts with "No Regrets Yet". Even though her first album was released despite failing to produce a top 40 hit, "No Regrets Yet" wasn't enough to get her second, ''Pictures of Me'', out (In fact, Lyric Street Records dropped her afterward.) "No Regrets Yet" was never put on iTunes, and one of the only circulating copies is on YouTube. By comparison, another female singer named Ryan Tyler had a #36 hit with "Run, Run, Run" around the same time, and even ''it'' is on iTunes (as is the follow-up) although she never got to put out a full album either. On the other hand, songwriter Brett James put out two singles for Creator/AristaRecords (the same label Tyler was signed to) in 2001-2002: "After All" and "Chasin' Amy". Neither is on iTunes, and "After All" is nowhere to be found except a single MySpace page.

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* In early 2004, Sonya Isaacs made top 40 on the country charts with "No Regrets Yet". Even though her first album was released despite failing to produce a top 40 hit, "No Regrets Yet" wasn't enough to get her second, ''Pictures of Me'', out (In fact, Lyric Street Records dropped her afterward.) "No Regrets Yet" was never put on iTunes, and one of the only circulating copies is on YouTube. Website/YouTube.
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By comparison, another female singer named Ryan Tyler had a #36 hit with released two singles for Creator/AristaRecords in early 2004: "Run, Run, Run" around the same time, and even ''it'' is "The Last Thing She Said", both of which ''are'' on iTunes (as is the follow-up) although she despite Tyler never got to put out a full album either. releasing an album.
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On the other hand, songwriter Brett James put out two singles for Creator/AristaRecords (the same label Tyler was signed to) in 2001-2002: "After All" and "Chasin' Amy". Neither is on iTunes, and "After All" is nowhere to be found except a single MySpace Website/MySpace page.



* Scotty Emerick, in 2003, released a duet with Music/TobyKeith called "I Can't Take You Anywhere". It was to be included on an album for DreamWorks Records, but the album was never released. However, iTunes released a digital-exclusive EP containing that song and a couple others.

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* Scotty Emerick, in 2003, released a duet with Music/TobyKeith called "I Can't Take You Anywhere". It was to be included on an album for DreamWorks Creator/DreamWorks Records, but the album was never released. However, iTunes released a digital-exclusive EP containing that song and a couple others.



* Another single from an unreleased album: "The World Needs a Drink" by Terri Clark. The song, co-written by a then-unknown Music/EricChurch, was slated to be on an album titled ''Honky Tonk Songs''. The album was {{Re Tool}}ed as ''Life Goes On'', with "The World Needs a Drink" MIA. However, it later appeared on Mercury's ''20th Century Masters'' series. And after that, Clark had "Dirty Girl" and "In My Next Life" from the album ''My Next Life'', which would've been released on BNA Records in 2007.
* A weird example is a rare 1996 country single, "Remember When" by Ray Vega. The corresponding album was never released, but it ''did'' appear on a sampler CD put out by Maxwell House coffee called ''Taste of Country''. Good luck finding ''that'', though...

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* Another single from an unreleased album: "The World Needs a Drink" by Terri Clark. The song, co-written by a then-unknown Music/EricChurch, was slated to be on an album titled ''Honky Tonk Songs''. The album was {{Re Tool}}ed as ''Life Goes On'', with "The World Needs a Drink" MIA. However, it later appeared on Mercury's ''20th Century Masters'' series. And after that, Clark had "Dirty Girl" and "In My Next Life" from the album ''My Next Life'', which would've been released on BNA Records in 2007.
2007, but she was dropped from the label instead.
* A weird example is a rare 1996 country single, "Remember When" by Ray Vega. The corresponding album was never released, but it ''did'' appear on a sampler CD put out by Maxwell House coffee called ''Taste of Country''. Good luck finding ''that'', though...though, especially since it shares its name with a country music review site.



** In 1999, he put out a parody of Baz Luhrmann's "Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen" titled "Everybody's Free (To Get Sunburned)". It was never put on an album, so the single has become hard to find.

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** In 1999, he put out a parody of Baz Luhrmann's Creator/BazLuhrmann's "Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen" titled "Everybody's Free (To Get Sunburned)". It was never put on an album, so the single has become hard to find.



* CMT has done a good job archiving most country music artists' videos, but they are by no means complete. Some can be found only on Website/YouTube, while the existence of others is known only through the video listings in back issues of ''Billboard''.

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* CMT Creator/{{CMT}} has done a good job archiving most country music artists' videos, but they are by no means complete. Some can be found only on Website/YouTube, while the existence of others is known only through the video listings in back issues of ''Billboard''.



** [[NetworkToTheRescue Distributed later on by another label]]: Mark Wills' "Take It All Out on Me" and "Days of Thunder", which later appeared on the 2010 album ''Familiar Stranger''; Little Big Town's ''A Place to Land'' (re-released by Capitol Records in 2009)

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** [[NetworkToTheRescue Distributed later on by another label]]: Mark Wills' "Take It All Out on Me" and "Days of Thunder", which later appeared on the 2010 album ''Familiar Stranger''; Little Big Town's ''A Place to Land'' (re-released by Capitol Records with new material in 2009)
16th Apr '16 11:03:27 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Rocketship's ''A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness'' is considered one of the quintessential albums of twee pop. While it is available on most digital music stores, CD and vinyl copies fetch a ''very'' pretty penny.



* Anything by the {{industrial}} group Flowerpot Men (not to be confused with the 60's Britpop group). None of their records were released in CD format, and the record labels are long gone.

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* Anything by the {{industrial}} group Flowerpot Men (not to be confused with the 60's Britpop pop group). None of their records were released in CD format, and the record labels are long gone.
11th Mar '16 1:43:10 PM MarkLungo
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* In early 2004, Sonya Isaacs made top 40 on the country charts with "No Regrets Yet". Even though her first album was released despite failing to produce a top 40 hit, "No Regrets Yet" wasn't enough to get her second, ''Pictures of Me'', out (In fact, Lyric Street Records dropped her afterward.) "No Regrets Yet" was never put on iTunes, and one of the only circulating copies is on YouTube. By comparison, another female singer named Ryan Tyler had a #36 hit with "Run, Run, Run" around the same time, and even ''it'' is on iTunes (as is the follow-up) although she never got to put out a full album either. On the other hand, songwriter Brett James put out two singles for Arista (the same label Tyler was signed to) in 2001-2002: "After All" and "Chasin' Amy". Neither is on iTunes, and "After All" is nowhere to be found except a single MySpace page.

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* In early 2004, Sonya Isaacs made top 40 on the country charts with "No Regrets Yet". Even though her first album was released despite failing to produce a top 40 hit, "No Regrets Yet" wasn't enough to get her second, ''Pictures of Me'', out (In fact, Lyric Street Records dropped her afterward.) "No Regrets Yet" was never put on iTunes, and one of the only circulating copies is on YouTube. By comparison, another female singer named Ryan Tyler had a #36 hit with "Run, Run, Run" around the same time, and even ''it'' is on iTunes (as is the follow-up) although she never got to put out a full album either. On the other hand, songwriter Brett James put out two singles for Arista Creator/AristaRecords (the same label Tyler was signed to) in 2001-2002: "After All" and "Chasin' Amy". Neither is on iTunes, and "After All" is nowhere to be found except a single MySpace page.
4th Mar '16 9:33:44 PM J79
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** Also, when it comes to their cover of "These Boots", it gets even worse. Lee Hazlewood objected to the cover (which replaced certain lyrics), so later pressings of "Killing is my Business" had the song removed. It was restored on the 2002 reissue/remix, but all the "replacement" lyrics were bleeped out. Your only chance to get the original version is to either find an original pressing (which is getting rare) or find the long out-of-print soundtrack to "Dudes", which also contained the song in its original form.

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** Also, when it comes to their cover of "These Boots", it gets even worse. Lee Hazlewood objected to the cover (which replaced certain lyrics), so later pressings of "Killing is my Business" had the song removed. It was restored on the 2002 reissue/remix, but all the "replacement" lyrics were bleeped out. Your only chance to get the original version is to either find an original pressing (which is getting rare) or find the long out-of-print soundtrack to "Dudes", which also contained the song in its original form.rare).
2nd Mar '16 3:55:45 PM TokyoByNight
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* Music/{{Lostprophets}}' albums ''The Fake Sound of Progress'' and ''The Betrayed'', as well as their Top-10 hit "I Knew You Were Trouble", are long out-of-print and no longer available on digital music services such as Spotify.

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* Music/{{Lostprophets}}' albums ''The Fake Sound of Progress'' and ''The Betrayed'', as well as their Top-10 hit "I Knew You Were Trouble", Betrayed'' are long out-of-print and no longer available on digital music services such as Spotify.
2nd Mar '16 2:26:20 PM BigBertha
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* Music/{{Lostprophets}}' albums ''The Fake Sound of Progress'' and ''The Betrayed'', as well as their Top-10 hit "I Knew You Were Trouble", are long out-of-print and no longer available on digital music services such as Spotify.
26th Feb '16 9:24:30 AM EliasQFuntybunt
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* All of the Art Of Noise's albums between 1985 and 1998 are astonishingly rare, as their record company went bust and all of the albums are deleted. Don't even get into the B-sides and single edits... a compilation has released about eleven songs out of three albums and their singles' B-sides, and it's the only commercial release there is. Rumour has it that the mastertapes for the albums have been lost.

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* All of the Art Of Noise's albums between 1985 and 1998 are astonishingly rare, as their record company went bust and all of the albums are deleted. Don't even get into the B-sides and single edits... a compilation has released about eleven songs out of three albums and their singles' B-sides, and it's the only commercial release there is.is; there's a torrent going around with an almost complete discography, and their first/last company ZTT have released practically everything they have, to the point of releasing a four disc compilation of studio off-cuts, but that's your lot. Rumour has it that the mastertapes for the albums have been lost.
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