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Bargain Box Sets

Discussion in 'music' started by merlin, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. mjw

    mjw pfm Member

    Good find - ordered.
  2. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Me too!
  3. guey

    guey pfm Member

    I mentioned it in the WAYLTN thread, so better put it here as well - The Durutti Column - Domo Arigato Deluxe. It includes the original mix, a remix of the entire show, a previously unreleased live recording from Japan, and a DVD of the edited show.
    3CDs and a DVD for less than 15 quid ain't bad I'd say
  4. lsinclair

    lsinclair file under 'curmudgeonly'

    Even for us non-Primers it's only £6.99, so worth a punt. I won't believe it until it's in my hands, though!

    Oddly, according to camelcamelcamel it has been listed by Amazon for a month and never above this price.
  5. gustavm

    gustavm pfm Member

    Also ordered. Its not going to win any prizes for the cover artwork though.....
  6. windhoek

    windhoek pfm Member

    Looks like the bargain of the century is over as the price has increased to £3.94 - thank goodness I got my order in at £3.93!
  7. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    I thought about buying it, but wasn't familiar with Richter's work. Had a listen and decided not to. He plays the piano like he is beating it with his fists.

  8. Nic Robinson

    Nic Robinson Moderator

  9. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    He's right - Richter's live playing could be (and often was) abysmal, a local radio commentator even said 'like a pig'. But on other days there was no pianist who could fascinate you the way Richter did. Buying a concert ticket for Richter was either an investment for life or a total loss.
  10. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    My introduction to Richter was a Live at Carnegie Hall LP from a charity shop and this track struck me:
    I'm no expert but his playing seemded mesmeric and sensitive. Granted it appears he had off days as well.
  11. Paul Mc

    Paul Mc pfm Member

    Got it too.
  12. lsinclair

    lsinclair file under 'curmudgeonly'

    Wow! Now I'm really looking forward to getting it!
  13. Nic Robinson

    Nic Robinson Moderator

    I'm quite familiar with Richter's work. He was one of a handful of the most important pianists of the 20th century and his recordings of some works remain definitive. That his live playing was inconsistent is well known; but this is not a characteristic unique to him. Two points: 1) On his day nobody but nobody could control the instrument like Richter. His ability to create a wealth of colour remains miraculous in my view. 2) I would love to have seen Richter live even on a bad day, just to say I'd been there.
  14. Vinniemac

    Vinniemac pfm Member

    Too good to be true, but ordered anyway. Thanks for the heads up, DavidD.
  15. mjw

    mjw pfm Member

  16. davidjt

    davidjt pfm Member

    Not sure whether this link will work (if not maybe someone will kindly fix it?), amazon insist I should order this, for delivery in three weeks.
    Only in Todd's 3rd division, but 9 CDs for £15.40 is still a bargain, and I for one really enjoy Kovacevich's Beethoven.

    And this one would actually be delivered, for a change.

  17. GJO

    GJO pfm Member

  18. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

  19. Wolfmancatsup

    Wolfmancatsup Linn Lad

    ...and back up to £11.56!
  20. windhoek

    windhoek pfm Member

    3Camels says the £9.70 price was from a third-party seller, not Amazon itself.


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