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  1. Sorry if this has already been discussed but the track listing for disc five is wrong. Track one is I've Got You Under My Skin (listed as Just Squeeze Me) Track two is Just Squeeze Me (listed as All The Things You Are) Track three is All the Things You Are (listed as Autumn Leaves) Track four is Autumn Leaves (listed as Wave) Track five is Wave (listed as I've Got You Under My Skin) Track six and seven are listed correctly. When I listened to the CD I obviously wasn't concentrating because I only discovered this when I ripped the disc and the CD database used by Dbpoweramp listed the corrected titles with the listed titles in brackets.
  2. Thanks. I've just checked mine (no 596) and all the discs are fine -- if the printing on them is reliable
  3. Sometimes the expensive way is the easy way
  4. Harry Connick, Jr. - Stars Still Shine

    I think the album he released last year was his first Verve release
  5. Sound calculation, Sidewinder. However, I noticed that the automatic conversion on JM makes it £151.84 rather than the £144.55 that calculated so the price keeps going up -- just like buying an oop Mosaic on Ebay! Anyway, I've placed my order. Agree with JAM that this is pricier than normal for a Mosaic set of this size.
  6. Underrated Mosaic sets

    Well, yeah, but I don't consider longevity or general popularity when deciding how to respond to an artist -- who does? In any case what I said here five years ago wasn't a denunciation by any means.
  7. Happy Birthday Crisp!

    Cheers Dan
  8. Resonance put out a Three Sounds live album a couple of years ago. I wonder how well that sold. Now that they are doing box sets (with the Nat Cole set, which I am listening to as I type this), perhaps they would be the best hope for a Three Sounds box set.
  9. Your Favorite Used Book Buy

    Ending Up by Kingsley Amis, Penguin, signed. About 15 years ago I set myself the task of reading all of Amis's books at a time when all but a couple were oop. For the only time in my life I scoured used bookshops in search of them. I had already read Ending Up when I saw this paperback edition for about £2, but it was in perfect condition and I liked the Quentin Blake cover so I bought it. It wasn't until I got it home that I realised it was signed. I've subsequently bought a signed first edition of Amis's memoirs, and this Ending Up probably isn't unusual or worth much, but it is my favourite because it was such a nice surprise.
  10. There are a few wheezy organ arrangements, it's true, but then again there are such ultra-hip tracks as In a Little Spanish Town.
  11. It's one of my favourites, but then I like Bing more and more as time passes. It's not earth-shattering, but instead a chance to hear him in great voice performing top-notch material with a pleasant jazz-leaning small group, in great sound. A long way from John Scott Trotter and McNamara's Band.
  12. Larkin's Jazz -- a quite nice (for a PD release) 4-disc collection -- £3.86 at Amazon UK
  13. The USPS SUCKS

    It's been sent a third time. Should have got here by now, but the tracking site says there are two packages with the same code so it can't track it any more. I have never had such abysmal service from a courier.
  14. Thanks. Yes, VAT is a big disincentive here too. 20% on anything over £15 plus an £8 "handling fee" from Royal Mail.
  15. Thanks for the tip, although it looks like they are oop. Any idea of a rough shipping cost to the UK?