A few months ago, Moby surprised us by selling part of his equipment for charity. Now, he is selling his entire record collection. It includes test pressings, rare releases and more.
The american legendary producer has teamed up again with Reverb LP, an online marketplace for buying and selling records, to help him with this cause. All the funds collected from the sale of these records will go directly to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, an organization that has the goal to change the way doctors treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer.
Moby clearly shows his good intentions when it comes to this matter. He explained his connection to the records and his decision on why he chose to sell now: “These are all the records that I bought and loved and played and carried all around the world. I would rather you have them than me, because if you have them, you’ll play them, you’ll love them, and the money will go to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. So everybody wins. Well, except me, because now I don’t have any records.”
Inside his golden record collection, there are Moby’s personal copies of nearly every record he made throughout his career, including rare, mint condition, and signed albums. This includes two first pressings of ‘Play’, test pressings and signed gatefold reissues of ‘Play’ and ’18’, promo recordings of ‘Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad’ and ‘That’s When I Reach For My Revolver’, multiple sealed copies of ‘Innocents’ and ‘More Fast Songs About The Apocalypse’ are also available, plus loads more. And everything is up for sale.
Also, the shop is offering hundreds of 12” singles that Moby used during his early years as a DJ. This includes techno, house, and hip-hop releases from the ‘80s and ‘90s, with handwritten markers that Moby added to the records to assist him during his performances at famous NYC clubs.