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Bargain Box Sets

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

  1. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    The music equivalent of car boot DVD's. I still have one, given to me over 10 years ago, where someone walks in front of the video camera lens used to copy off screen!
  2. Elephantears

    Elephantears Trunkated Aesthete

    Tony, I was under no illusions as to its legitimacy. It was purely a quantitative value judgement. I'm still impressed. 100!
  3. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Yes, especially given it would cost about £15 to post!
  4. jimbob75

    jimbob75 pfm Member

  5. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

  6. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Bargain! Bought.
  7. merlin

    merlin Avatar changed - Town names deemed offensive.

    It's remarkable how cheaply I've been able to get a classical library having only recently taken the plunge.

    The Decca Boxes and the Mercury ones are crazy value and I now have an eon of listening to do - all for just over £1 an album.
  8. herb

    herb music live

  9. jon l

    jon l pfm Member

    The cover art is nowt to get excited about though, 12 identical pictures of Pierre looking dapper in a 70's kind of way.
  10. canyelles

    canyelles pfm Member

  11. canyelles

    canyelles pfm Member

  12. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

    Bonkers !
    A steal at that price and wonderful too
  13. herb

    herb music live

    Very true. For some reason when I open the box I can't help thinking about the Morecambe and Wise Andre Previn (Mr Preview) 1971 "all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order" sketch.

    To me it is still great music though, and one hell of a bargain despite the lack of a booklet and decent artwork.
  14. SteveB

    SteveB Wir sind schaufensterpuppen

  15. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    It's an EU Loophole pirate. The correct label / license holder is Verve/Universal, and they don't appear to have put this lot in a box yet. All available as individual titles (link).
  16. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    If you read the comments you'll see that they're transcribed from LPs, not the original tapes.
  17. fama

    fama pfm Member

  18. AndyFelin

    AndyFelin You call that art?

    Seconded, excellent stuff and sounds great.

    The Coltrane Prestige 12CD set is fab too.
  19. Cdb3

    Cdb3 pfm Member

    I try to avoid Amazon these days if possible because of their failure to pay any tax in the UK, and often use the Sainsbury's site. They can be cheaper than Amazon and the service is excellent. Of course the choice is not as extensive.

    PS Oh dear! From February 'Sainsbury’s Entertainment to become an entirely on demand website'....
  20. merlin

    merlin Avatar changed - Town names deemed offensive.

    I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before but every home should have
    Simon & Garfunkel's Collection on their shelves, especially at £18 for all five albums and the Central Park DVD.

    The recording sound really fresh - particularly Sound of Silence. There's also a number of bonus demo tracks tacked onto the end of each LP. A steal.

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