Murray Head's Nigel Lived 2-Disc 45 RPM Set Sweepstakes

Register to win a copy of Murray Head's Nigel Lived 2-Disc 45 RPM Set from Intervention Records (retail value $38) we are giving away.

According to the company:

Murray Head's Nigel Lived is a groundbreaking classic and one of the boldest, most daring and inventive albums of all time. Recorded by the great recording engineer Phill Brown, Nigel Lived is from the golden era of all-analog recording, a sonic and musical masterpiece that every music lover and audiophile simply must have.

Nigel Lived is an ambitious, experimental album full of great songs that required stunningly diverse recording techniques and instrumentation on every track. There are beautiful acoustic works that draw a straight line to Murray's later albums like "Ruthie" and "When You Wake Up In The Morning," there are straight-up rockers and amazingly innovative tracks like "Religion" and the sprawling "Junk."


Nigel Lived was mastered directly from recording engineer Phill Brown's 1/4" 15-ips analog tapes from 1972. Phill was gracious enough to let Intervention and CoHEARent Audio's Kevin Gray cut directly from these beautiful-sounding tapes. Intervention early on made the decision that Nigel's re-release had to be a double LP set at 45 RPM to preserve the magnificent sonics Murray, Phill and Co. put on tape and make the best-sounding Nigel possible.

Nigel's original vinyl release was very challenging to cut with side 1 at over 22 minutes and side 2 at an amazing 27 minutes of run time! There's no doubt, especially on side 2, that levels had to be dropped, and the bass had to be filtered on the original LP. Our 45 RPM cuts required no comprimises of any kind, so people today can hear Nigel at his best on his 45th birthday!

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To enter the sweepstakes, all you need is an account on this website. If you don't already have one, click on the link labeled "register" at the bottom of this announcement or "LOG IN/JOIN" in the nav bar at the right. Then, enter a username and a valid e-mail address, and click on the "Create new account" button. A message will be automatically sent to the e-mail address you specified, which will include a link to activate the account.

The final step (and only step for those who already have an account) is to log in and leave a comment right here on this announcement—any comment will do, as long as it's not profane or spam. Then, when the sweepstakes closes, a lucky commenter will be chosen at random to receive the prize. So post a comment, and good luck!

For complete sweepstakes rules, click here.

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

tparker14's picture

I'm in it to win it! :)

Brown Sound's picture

Sign me up, Mikey!!

tolkencatholic's picture

Also in it to win it!!

cdvinyl's picture

Please pick me!

rvarey's picture

His albums are hard to find. I never see them when crate-digging here in New Zealand.

markbrauer's picture

I aim to win.

DaK's picture

I really hope that the weird troll will not win the prize...

AndreC.'s picture

... just red the book "Are we still rolling" by Phill Brown. Phill thinks today, that this record is one of his finest works!

vinyl listener's picture

... and fingers crossed


Ryan_Pretzel's picture

Would be nice to win this one, best of luck to everyone!

RCZero's picture

Yes please!

mkrzych's picture

I'm in.

mraudioguru's picture

...One Night in Bangkok!

doublenaught's picture

because I've never heard it.

sangfreud's picture

saw the stereophile article. would love to hear it.

hockeyyo's picture

Would love to win this

ssand1's picture

Would love to add to my collection of vinyl

mrl1957's picture

I'm game, count me in!

badboss429's picture

I'm in!

vogelzang's picture

I deserve to win......

Mcrusek's picture

I am overdue for some new music!

carl478's picture

And the winner is....?

Steve Edwards's picture

anything by Intervention Records is a gem. Thanks for the opportunity. Play on

Jimtech's picture

Already have the CD. Would love to hear the LP. Still listen to my original LP of Say It Ain't So.

Findog3103's picture

please. Thank you.

Zardoz's picture

so let me win

GarkM's picture

Count me in.

audiof001's picture

I want.

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childebrandt02's picture

Fingers crossed

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econalan's picture

I'm in!

jstrube's picture

Let's go!

isaacrivera's picture

Great prize!

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avanti1960's picture

Nigel (live).

Preston's picture

I can spend the $ I save by winning this on other vinyl.

AudioMess's picture

I'm in alignment for a Win!

terrybbagit's picture

Count me in

Cohnbread's picture

Entering the contest

evilroyslade's picture

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

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phumiston's picture

I'd like to win!

Roy Martin's picture

...treat her right.

fattalien's picture

They are doing everything right. Keep it up!

B Kramer's picture

The record, I want it.

cmathes's picture

Thanks! I hope to win!

jh4all's picture

I have always heard about this album, but never had a chance to hear it. Now I have a chance.....

Hajidub's picture

Unless I don't win, then he didn't exist!

Stringreen's picture

I'm in it to win it. Thanks

vinylguy's picture

Love this site...

DGoodall's picture

Would love a copy!

J. in Baltimore's picture

It would be a pleasure to win this (or anything for that matter)!

SunRa2000's picture

I'll buy another Intervention release.

nelsonkiwi's picture

Would love to hear this!

Glotz's picture

You rule as always.

rshak47's picture

to my collection!

Joost's picture

of Murray Head. Just gave it a listen, very interesting indeed!

garyalex's picture

but I'll buy it if I don't.

JJZL's picture

add this piece to my collection

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Puffer Belly's picture

I hope I win's picture

I like it

JEB-42's picture

Damn great choice for a great reissue! Time well spent doing this one!

Richardharmer's picture

my lucky comment (I hope). :)

avanti1960's picture

n'est pas?

drobin71's picture

Above the waistline, sunshine.

jdrueke's picture

Yes please!

sennj's picture

I'd love one...

jancie's picture

I will win!

jek's picture

To paraphrase Murray Head, "me please".

craigh's picture

I can win!

orthobiz's picture

Are registered to win!!!!

Bill Pirrung's picture

Love anything that Kevin Gray is associated with. Should sound awesome!

egronenthal's picture

Heard a lot about it!

Kyle's picture

Me, i need it

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IbSteve's picture

I'd like to hear it.

anthmart's picture

Sounds good

bmwalker's picture

Hope I win!

genesplitter's picture

I'd like to play this for the kids.

Dr Freejazz's picture

Wow, I want that!

igor's picture

Feeling lucky today, want to have this!

Bob Henneberger's picture

thank you for the chance to win a wonderful lp,,, it would sound wonderful on my dual 1237 (its the best i could afford) if i win i will clean it and sleeve it up with a mofi inner and outer,, i will spend time with it talk to it and take care of it as if it was my child....

tedonald's picture

Great back story in Stereophile....

Mark Evans's picture

I've been searching for a copy and would love to have Intervention's release.

theboogeydown's picture

Yes, please!

Poofter's picture

Nigel and I, its just right.

Loxgator's picture

Give it to me

Curvfalls's picture

Hopefully adding this to my collection!

AnalogJ's picture

I...just....can't....resist...the...pun......Yes, I like getting some Head!

beaur's picture

Here's hoping!

LesT73's picture

Got to be in it, to win it!

tommyr's picture

Ligne ingle ligne

gak27's picture

brought to you by the power of positive thinking...

volvic's picture

I'll take it.

charliepress's picture

A big fan of what Intervention Records is doing with reissues.

Fsonicsmith's picture

I've already pre-ordered it from Mr. Bezos's Company-out-to-take-over-the-World-of-Retail but I would rather be able to cancel the order and do less to support that Company. So, give it to me please.

R3's picture

Would be heavenly if I won.

Eddie Barzoon's picture

I have the original version released in '72 but it's a bit beat up now. Would love to hear a clean version on vinyl of this most remarkable album.

gst510's picture

Wouldn't mind a copy of this myself :)

dtchayes's picture

One of the great, undiscovered classics.

torturegarden's picture

never heard this particular record so would love to win.

JohnEcc's picture

I am sure it sounds awesome, plan to purchase regardless.

gdphoto's picture

I've never heard this album, but if Mike says it's great then that's good enough for me.

readargos's picture

I'll have one. Don't mind if I do!

MikeT's picture

I would love a copy.

jimhb's picture

Jesus Christ Superstar, I would love to win this!

DaveC's picture

hopefully me! Thank you Intervention Records and Analog Planet.

DanaMck's picture

Sounds amazing!

Simpele Fons's picture

I admit I didn'tknew the record before I read Phill Brown fantastic book. I am still looking for original but this rerelease is something I don't want to miss.

madoco's picture

haven't won yet

mdiehl's picture

I have several original German pressings of Murray Head's albums. He has been truly underrated.

alintel's picture

Oh yes, would like to win this one!!!!

dbvl13's picture

i'm in

LNakano's picture

I would love to add this to my $14 album collection!

Wickedexile's picture

the original Judas.

Thanks for another shot at AAA bliss

gregjb's picture

Would be a great way to celebrate the first anniversary of my Prime with.

funambulistic's picture

Expanding musical horizons...

cher143's picture

love the cover...

cher143's picture

love the cover...

Corsair's picture

quality album art on this one

ShutterBug's picture

Count me in!

alucas's picture

can't afford much but still here and love the site and information!

Smatsui324's picture

Just listened to this album on Tidal and I would love to have it on vinyl.

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austinlee's picture win it!

pbishop78732's picture

I've been looking for this!

longlivethequeen's picture

My odds seem slim. Good Luck to all.

1kw's picture
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I'm in as well

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ixtayul's picture

I would love to own this.

2_channel_ears's picture

15 ips and 45 rpm they are

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gkhowell's picture

Dr. Phil said so

Mudfoot's picture

Never heard it. Looks interesting.

leo-hifi's picture

I'm in!

davesdog's picture

Thanks for another great article.

Steelhead's picture

Nigil will live and spin in my cave if I score it.

Thanks for the chance.

homersoddishe's picture

I enjoyed his Judas, so I'm keen to hear his Nigel. Thanks.

palasr's picture

Thanks you sir!

richblues's picture

45 speed has been set.

WGH's picture

Looking forward to a new album

JeffreyPT's picture

Oh yes!

atapie11's picture

I didn't know he existed

pix4work's picture

Let's hope it was a good life!

tbone71's picture

Hope to win this gem!

Kyzylkum's picture

I wouldn't mind having a copy of Nigel Lived.

jdchisom1's picture

Again, I am in very eager anticipation for another of Mike Fremer's peerless recommendations! ......And 45rpm as well!