Elf

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

Elf - L.A./59 L.A./59
Psych Used - LP M3G-4974 MGM
1974 Original, CC, Slight Ring Wear. LP Appears Unplayed.... more details
 
Elf - Carolina County Ball Carolina County Ball
Pop Used - LP TPS 3506 Purple
1974 UK Laminated Jacket Original. 1U/1U Stampers. Appears Unplayed.... more details
 
Elf - Elf Elf
Pop Used - LP KE 31789 Epic
Near Mint 1972 Yellow Label Original With Timing Strip On Back Jacket. Jacket Has A Touch Of Ring Wear. “By The Time He Came To Prominence As The Lead Singer Of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Ronnie James Dio Had Accumulated An Extensive Rock & Roll Résumé (Longer Than He'd Like To Admit, Actually) Performing With A Number Of Groups, Ranging From Doo-Wop In The Late '50s To Psychedelic Rock In The '60s. But It Wasn't Until He Founded Elf In The Early '70s That Dio, Or Ronald Padavona As He Was Then Called, Took His First Tentative Steps Toward Hard Rock. Still, With The Honky Tonk Piano Playing Of Mickey Lee Soule Dominating Many Of Its Songs, Elf's Self-Titled Epic Records Debut (Produced By Deep Purple Bassist Roger Glover) Hardly Qualifies As A Bona Fide Heavy Metal Record. In Fact, Tracks Like "Hoochie Koochie Lady," "First Avenue," And "Sit Down Honey" Sound More Like The Rolling Stones Than Black Sabbath, And It's Only Occasionally ("I'm Coming Back To You," "Gambler Gambler") That The Band Produces Truly Stripped-Down, Gritty Hard Rock. "Never More" Is Perhaps The Album's Most Interesting Track, Starting With Lilting Piano And A Dramatic Delivery From Dio (Sounding Rather Like Freddie Mercury) Before Launching Into A Driving Hard Rock Riff In The Vein Of His Best Work With Rainbow And Sabbath In Later Years. A Must-Own For Dio Fanatics Only.” - Eduardo Rivadavia, All Music Guide I Might Quibble With The "For Dio Fanatics" Only Line.... more details
 
Elf - Trying To Burn The Sun Trying To Burn The Sun
Pop Used - LP M3G 4994 MGM
Scarce 1975 Original. Super Nice Sound On This Record. Stamp On Side A Label. CC. “Recorded While The Band Was Evolving Slowly Into The Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Trying To Burn The Sun Is The Third And Final Release From Elf, The Band That Finally Earned Ronnie James Dio The Attention He Had Been Seeking Since The Late '50s. After Writing And Recording A Few Singles For Blackmore, Dio And Elf Were Solidly Moving In A Heavier Musical Direction, No Doubt Influenced By Deep Purple And The British Supergroup's Lead Guitarist. Standout Cuts Include "Wonderworld" And "Streetwalker," Two Cuts That Were Somehow Placed At The Tail End Of The Record, Despite Their Strong Melodies And Musicianship. Because The Rainbow Debut Was Released During The Same Year, This Record Was Slightly Overlooked, Even Though The Band Had Established A Small Amount Of Momentum In Europe And Japan Especially. So While Only Available As An Import CD In The U.S., Trying To Burn The Sun Is A Great Listen For Fans Of '70s Rock, Not Just Dio/Rainbow Fans.” - Vincent Jeffries, All Music Guide... more details
 
Elf - Elf Elf
Pop Used - LP KE 31789 Epic
1972 Yellow Label Original Still In Shrink Wrap. Top Seam Has Started To Crack In The Center, But Is Barely Noticeable. LP Has 1A/1A Stampers And Appears Unplayed. Promo Sticker On Rear Cover. “By The Time He Came To Prominence As The Lead Singer Of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Ronnie James Dio Had Accumulated An Extensive Rock & Roll Résumé (Longer Than He'd Like To Admit, Actually) Performing With A Number Of Groups, Ranging From Doo-Wop In The Late '50s To Psychedelic Rock In The '60s. But It Wasn't Until He Founded Elf In The Early '70s That Dio, Or Ronald Padavona As He Was Then Called, Took His First Tentative Steps Toward Hard Rock. Still, With The Honky Tonk Piano Playing Of Mickey Lee Soule Dominating Many Of Its Songs, Elf's Self-Titled Epic Records Debut (Produced By Deep Purple Bassist Roger Glover) Hardly Qualifies As A Bona Fide Heavy Metal Record. In Fact, Tracks Like "Hoochie Koochie Lady," "First Avenue," And "Sit Down Honey" Sound More Like The Rolling Stones Than Black Sabbath, And It's Only Occasionally ("I'm Coming Back To You," "Gambler Gambler") That The Band Produces Truly Stripped-Down, Gritty Hard Rock. "Never More" Is Perhaps The Album's Most Interesting Track, Starting With Lilting Piano And A Dramatic Delivery From Dio (Sounding Rather Like Freddie Mercury) Before Launching Into A Driving Hard Rock Riff In The Vein Of His Best Work With Rainbow And Sabbath In Later Years. A Must-Own For Dio Fanatics Only.” Eduardo Rivadavia, All Music Guide. "I Might Quibble With The "For Dio Fanatics" Only Line." Kevin.... more details
 
Elf - Elf Elf
Pop Picture Disc NWG011 Niji
Hard To Find 2011 Limited Edition Numbered Picture Disc Housed In A Clear Sleeve With Custom Hype Sticker. This Is 0917/2500.... more details
 

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