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Fopp vinyl @ £12.

Discussion in 'music' started by Weekender, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Fopp Manchester have a limited range of vinyl at £12 or £13.
    Some decent titles including VU first 45th reissue, Jeff Buckley, Led Zep IV and The Smiths Meat is Murder and Hatful of Hollow.
     
  2. Colonel_Mad

    Colonel_Mad pfm Member

    Is that in the old Piccadilly Records shop off Market Street? Never go to that area usually but might pop in next time I'm passing.

    Maybe it's a reaction to HMV's current 2 LPs for £24 deal. Choice was pretty limited in the Stockport branch last weekend and there weren't many that I fancied. Thought I'd come away with loads but ended up with just 'Pink Moon' and 'Bryter Layter' Back to Black issues.
     
  3. Stuart Frazer

    Stuart Frazer pfm Member

    Brown Street, I think it is.

    HMV is the parent company of FOPP.
     
  4. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Be very careful of Fopp jazz vinyl, it is riddled with EU “public domain” pirates IME.
     
  5. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

  6. uncl_nigel

    uncl_nigel pfm Member

  7. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    No but it would suit someone starting out on a vinyl collection.
    I was in there at lunchtime and settled on the Velvet Underground debut 45th anniversary reissue.
     
  8. JD68

    JD68 pfm Member

    It's roughly where Piccadilly was but the whole building was rebuilt when they demolished the underground market.

    It is exactly the same stuff that HMV had but less of a range than HMV.

    Great record shop though FOPP.
     
  9. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    The record industry sold us CDs of these 'classics' to replace our obsolete vinyl. Now they're marketing the same recordings on vinyl as an upgrade from CDs.

    It's not an industry known for innovation (apart from in marketing).
     
  10. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs frequently wrong.

    avoid Dol releases at Fopp
     
  11. JD68

    JD68 pfm Member

    What are they and why?

    Edit: just realised what you are referring to. I have got a few of them. The Nina Simone I bought sounds terrible, but I also bought an Etta James album that sounds ok. They are only a tenner though I suppose.
     
  12. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    They're not official releases and are generally sourced from CD as the label won't have access to a proper master.

    Though as you say, they are very affordable. And the physical pressing quality tends to be good. Which does rather beg the question as to why the official product is twice the price...
     

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