Physical Only – Not On Spotify!

Let’s get physical!

I have watched music streaming service Spotify go from strength to strength. I’m not sure I was an early adopter, but I definitely was on-board the streaming music train at the start of the decade. 8 years later and everyone knows what Spotify is, there are new competitors coming out each year (Apple Music, YouTube Music, TIDAL, Pandora, Deezer, Rdio etc) and you can get Spotify on nearly every device you can imagine releasing it from stuffy old PCs.

In those years many music publishers have realised that we, the general public, prefer to consume our music from these platforms and have begun to load in their back catalogues of thousands, if not millions of albums onto the service. Aside from giving people like myself a mild panic attack and brain aneurysm trying to understand those numbers and feeling a sense of duty to listen to every single second of them; this does mean that nearly every record (and sometimes even EP, single or compilation) that has been released on physical media over the years is now available at your finger tips, for a completely legal subscription fee of around £10. But, as many music collecting enthusiasts like myself know all to well, not everything exists. Be it because of strange licensing agreements between the license holder and the streaming platform or publisher, or because the publishing entity simply ceases to exist, or for some other unknown reason; these records only exist in their physical format, giving them a sort of rarity over everything else.

A list like this is hard to build, let alone maintain, so please take my efforts below with a handful of salt as I’m only a man.

If you know of a record that doesn’t exist on Spotify then let me know via the contact form, or leave a comment. If you know that one of the records below have been made available on the platform, then do the same – let me know via the contact form, or leave a comment.

I may also get some people upset that I am doing this for Spotify instead of [insert other streaming service name here]. Spotify for me is still one of the most popular platforms and I have had no reason to move away from it – I’ve tried other platforms, for example Rdio when it existed, and am fully aware that some things are available over there and opposed to over here.

The Rules

Gotta have rules right? This is more to keep myself sane than anything.

  1. The release must be of one of the following:
    1. An album/LP released by the artist/band/performer
    2. An EP released by the artist/band/performer
    3. A split album or EP released by the artist/band/performer
    4. A compilation that contains only the music of one artist/band/performer
  2. The release must not be one of the following:
    1. A various artists compilation or sampler
    2. A single release (including variants such as maxi-singles)

Gallery

Galleries are cool (I think), but this may not be the easiest way to view the content. So a table has also been provided at the end of this post.

The gallery order is random to work as a bit of a lucky dip of discovery, the table is more organised.

Table

(Sorted by Performer, Year of Release)

Performer Release Title Year of Release Label Buy on Discogs
59 Times the Pain Music For HardcorePunx 1998 Burning Heart Records Buy CD
Amy Ray Didn’t It Feel Kinder 2008 Daemon Buy CD, LP
Aquasky Bodyshock 1999 Moving Shadow Buy CD, LP
Aquasky Aftershock 2000 Moving Shadow Buy CD, LP
bird bird 1999 Real Eyes Buy CD, LP
bird Mindtravel 2000 Real Eyes Buy CD, LP, Cass
bird 極上ハイブリッド 2002 Sony Music Buy CD
bird Double Chance 2003 Sony Music Buy CD
bird Vacation 2004 Sony Music Buy CD, LP
bird Breath 2006 Sony Music Buy CD
bird My Love 2008 Universal Buy CD
bird New Basic 2011 Village Hi-Fi Buy CD
bird Home 2013 Village Hi-Fi Buy CD
bird 9 2013 Village Hi-Fi Buy CD
bird Lush 2015 Village Hi-Fi Buy CD
Boss Hog Cold Hands 1990 Amphetamine Reptile Records Buy CD, LP, Cass
Boss Hog Boss Hog 1995 DGC (Geffen) Buy CD, LP, Cass
Boss Hogg Whiteout 1999 City Slang Buy CD, LP
Boss Hog Brood X 2017 Bronze Rat Records
In The Red Records
Buy CD, LP
Calyx No Turning Back 2005 Moving Shadow Buy CD, LP
Chantay Savage Here We Go 1993 RCA
ID Records
Buy CD, Cass
Chantay Savage I Will Survive {Doin’ It My Way} 1996 RCA
BMG
Buy CD, LP, Cass
Chantay Savage This Time 1999 RCA Buy CD, Cass
Charlie Elgart Balance 1989 Novus Buy CD, LP, Cass
Dieselboy projectHUMAN 2002 Moving Shadow Buy CD
Dom & Roland Industry 1998 Moving Shadow Buy CD, LP
Dom & Roland Back For The Future 2002 Moving Shadow Buy CD, LP
Dom & Roland Chronology 2004 Moving Shadow Buy CD, LP
Dooley Silverspoon Dooley Silverspoon 1975 Seville Records
President Records
Carrere
Buy LP
Duran Duran Medazzaland 1997 Capitol Buy CD, LP, Cass
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Song Book Vol.1 1961 His Master’s Voice
Verve Records
Buy CD, LP
Evans Blue The Melody and The Energetic Nature of Volume 2006 Hollywood Records Buy CD
Evans Blue The Pursuit Begins When This Portrayal Of Life Ends 2007 Hollywood Records Buy CD
E-Z Rollers Dimensions of Sound 1996 Moving Shadow
Avex Trax
Buy CD, LP
E-Z Rollers Drumfunk Hooliganz 1998 Moving Shadow Buy CD, LP
E-Z Rollers Weekend World 1998 Moving Shadow Buy CD, LP
E-Z Rollers Drumfunk Hooliganz 2 2000 Moving Shadow Buy CD, LP
E-Z Rollers Titles of the Unexpected 2003 Moving Shadow Buy CD, LP
Flytronix Archive 1998 Moving Shadow Buy CD, LP
Foul Play Suspected 1995 Moving Shadow
Avex Trax
Buy CD, LP, Cass
Guardians of Dalliance Diffusion Rooms 1999 Moving Shadow Buy CD, LP
Iron Monkey Iron Monkey 1996 Earache Buy CD, Cass, LP
Iron Monkey Our Problem 1998 Earache Buy CD, LP
Johnny Marr & The Healers Boomslang 2003 iMusic Buy CD
June & The Exit Wounds A Little More Haven Hamilton, Please 1998 Parasol Records
Philter Records
Marina Records
Buy CD, LP
June & The Exit Wounds Color Harmony Jewels 2001 Philter Records Buy CD
Neal Casal Rain, Wind and Speed 1996 Glitterhouse
Buy or Die
Fargo Records
Buy CD, LP
Neal Casal Field Recordings 1997 Glitterhouse Records Buy CD
Neal Casal The Sun Rises Here 1998 Glitterhouse Records
DixieFrog
Fargo Records
Buy CD
Neal Casal Basement Dreams 1998 Glitterhouse
Fargo Records
Buy CD, LP
Neal Casal Anytime Tomorrow 2000 Glitterhouse
Fargo Records
Morebarn Records
Buy CD
Neal Casal No Wish To Reminisce 2006 Fargo Records Buy CD
Neal Casal All Directions 2007 Fargo Records Buy CD
Neal Casal Sweeten The Distance 2011 Fargo Records
The Royal Potato Family
Buy CD, LP
Omni Trio The Deepest Cut Vol 1 1995 Moving Shadow
Sm:)e Communications
Avex Trax
Buy CD, LP, Cass
Omni Trio The Haunted Science 1996 Moving Shadow
Sm:)e Communications
Avex Trax
Buy CD, LP
Omni Trio Skeleton Keys 1997 Moving Shadow
Avex Trax
Buy CD, LP
Omni Trio Byte Size Life 1999 Moving Shadow Buy CD, LP
Omni Trio Even Angels Cast Shadows 2001 Moving Shadow Buy CD, LP
Omni Trio Volume.1993-2003. 2003 Moving Shadow Buy CD
Pilate Caught By The Window 2003 MapleMusic Recordings Buy CD
Pirate Gennie The Principle Of Opposites 2002 Fifty Pounds Overweight Records Buy CD
R & J Stone We Do It 1976 RCA Buy LP
R & J Stone R & J 1977 RCA Buy LP
R & J Stone Nothing’s Changed 1988 Soul City Buy LP
Richard Thompson The Old Kit Bag 2003 Cooking Vinyl Buy CD, LP
Satyricon Volcano 2002 Capitol Records Buy CD, LP
Sloan A Sides Win (Singles 1992-2005) 2005 Koch Records Buy CD
Stiltskin The Mind’s Eye 1994 White Water Records Buy CD, LP, Cass
The Sunshine Club Visit to a Small Planet 1995 Glitterhouse Records Buy CD
The Sunshine Club Home 1999 Glitterhouse Records Buy CD
The Surprise Sisters The Surprise Sisters 1976 RCA Victor
Good Earth
Buy LP
Technical Itch Diagnostics 1999 Moving Shadow Buy CD, LP
theStart Shakedown! 2001 The Label Records Buy CD
Within Reach Something’s Not Right 1996 Sidekicks Records Buy CD
Within Reach Strength Through Diversity 1997 Sidekicks Records Buy CD
Within Reach Reconsider/Reconstruct 1999 Sidekicks Records Buy CD

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