View Full Version : Violet Sedan Chair selling at high price on ebay. Listen to it!!! (audio)

Commander Zelix
January 24th, 2011, 11:27 PM
No this post is not a spam. :)

The 'collectible' album of VIOLET SEDAN CHAIR, SEVEN SUNS, is being sold at a high price in ebay!! That is the album of Christopher Lloyd group that was mentioned on the Firefly episode (one of Walter's preferred group).


“Original” Seven Suns LP by the faux group Violet Sedan Chair, TV character Walter Bishop's favorite band. This is the record that was placed in record stores several months ago as a marketing gimmick for the J.J. Abrams TV show “Fringe.” In the episode “Northwest Passage,” Walter can be seen holding up the record sleeve while the LP is playing. The band Violet Sedan Chair is referenced again in the most recent episode “Firefly” where Christopher Lloyd plays the group’s founder Roscoe Joyce.

This copy of the LP was found several months ago in a used record bin at a store in Los Angeles (not ours, darn it!) by a collector of private pressing progressive and psychedelic rock, completely unaware at that time of its Fringe connection.

According to some, there are multiple versions of the LP, each with different clues to the plot direction of the show within the lyrics. We cannot confirm this as of yet.

The back of the sleeve and side two label note an 11th song, “Greenmana”. However, each side only contains 5 songs for a total of 10. Is that a clue for Fringe fans in and of itself?

Musically, the record varies considerably, from light prog to psych and psych pop, with obvious and subtle allusions to Pink Floyd, The Byrds, The Moody Blues, Aerosmith, The Who, Stonehenge-era Spinal Tap and very early Fleetwood Mac, among others (listen to the sound samples provided below).

The sleeve states it was recorded between 1968 and 1971, which probably accounts for the diversity of the music (wink, wink). When it was actually recorded and who plays on it is a closely guarded secret by the Fringe people, but the modern sounding production values belie the supposed vintage recording dates. It's purely a guess, but we wouldn't be at all surprised if Matthew Sweet had a hand in the production.

Condition: IMPORTANT NOTE: As far as we can ascertain, this record and its cover were intentionally distressed by the Fringe people to appear to be 40 years old, which makes perfect sense if you're trying to convince people that the record is much older than it really is. As of this writing, the only other copy we know of is in similar condition. The disc has quite a few scuffs and some pretty serious scratches. While there are “pops” and plenty of occasional background surface noise, the record does not skip on our turntables.

The cover has pseudo ring wear on the front and a genuine crease in the bottom right corner with a few other smaller creases along the top and bottom edges. The images in this listing are of the actual album we are auctioning.

Disc VG-, Cover VG+.

If you are a fan of the TV show, "Fringe", this is for you. It is basically a prop LP record from the show, except that it plays totally original material! We think that these LPs were manufactured early in 2010, but we have no idea how many were pressed. We expect a very small number though, based on the fact that we are only aware of one other copy that has surfaced.

We are offering this LP as a consignment from its owner. As far as we know, there has not been one of these sold or offered on eBay until now.
01-Seven Suns (rising)

You can listen to it on the ebay link (among other places I would guess)!

the fifth man
January 25th, 2011, 08:54 PM
That is a crazy price.

January 29th, 2011, 07:39 AM
Here (http://soundcloud.com/letitplayout/sets/violet-sedan-chair-seven-suns-lp-side-2).

Commander Zelix
February 8th, 2011, 05:19 AM
US $500.00
Reserve price not met!!!


The full album is available to download on the internet.

February 9th, 2011, 10:10 AM
I am just listening to it... funny... kinda good... like it !

Commander Zelix
February 9th, 2011, 06:19 PM
I am just listening to it... funny... kinda good... like it !
Glad you enjoy it. Now you just need to listen to it over and over again and tell us the hidden clues about Fringe's future. (they are supposed to be in there)

February 10th, 2011, 01:51 AM
Glad you enjoy it. Now you just need to listen to it over and over again and tell us the hidden clues about Fringe's future. (they are supposed to be in there)

hm..really? this will take a little bit more time ;)