In July I wrote briefly about Rough Trade Live, a brilliant direct to dicc recording released in a very limited edition. I have a CD made from the digital safety tapes (and still available), which is quite good, and have heard a couple of copies of the vinyl in the past, but finally I own one! I got it for $3.45 used (obviously) at Sonic Boom. I just listened to side one and I am very happy.
I was going to explain the difference between direct to disc and conventional record manufacturing techniques, but I type with 2 fingers and wouldn't finish tonight! This Wikipedia post says it better anyway.