1. The Doors - 'Strange Days' (25p)
2. The Beach Boys - 'Pet Sounds' mono & stereo (50p) and now.....
3. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - '24 Greatest Hits - Compact Command Performances' for £1.99 (mint).
This was a very early CD release in 1986 (one of the first on Motown I believe) and has the appalling graphic design of the 1980s to prove it.
Indeed in 1986, no doubt retailing at £15-£18, it would have been just the kind of release I would have studiously avoided.
That said, on what would have been a double-LP, you get 17 UK a-sides, 5 UK b-sides, and two late 60s US a-sides which don't seem to have had a release over here, all of which date from 1963 to 1971.
This begs the question, if 24 tracks could be accommodated on a single CD in 1986, why has that amount of material on a single disc only become standard practice in the last 15 or so years?
The sound quality is excellent being very true to how the original 45s sounded - I made sure to check on the Internet before buying, hiding the CD in a place no one ever goes.....the classical music section!