What’s the rarest music purchase you have made? Bootleg, original edition, etc.
For me it’s probably the Hansa Ton recordings of U2’s Achtung Baby “demos”. I was browsing in a record store in Copenhagen in 1991 when I came across a set of multiple LP bootlegs of an upcoming U2 album. I remember them being expensive and split the cost with a friend. The release of that bootleg was a bit controversial as U2 felt their privacy had been violated. For us fans, however, it was a fascinating view of (listen to?) their creative process.
Other bootlegs include a few of Dylan from his concerts in Sweden around the same time (early '90s).
I loved collecting 12" “maxi” singles as well. Mostly Swedish music from the early '80s.
I’d love to hear from you what your rarest purchases are. It could also be just your favorite music purchase even if it isn’t the rarest thing. Back in the day we would go to London and spend days in days out in record stores. For the longest time probably the most recurring dream I have is browsing through vinyl in small stores… ha ha.