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Ellington 1930s big-band Mosaic

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This set is on sale through April 29th for $159.

If anyone here goes for it, it will probably be the best $159 they will ever spend.

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I'll take your word for this!

In other words, I ordered a copy ...

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I'll take your word for this!

In other words, I ordered a copy ...

I don't think you'll regret it. You can live with the best of this music - and there's a lot of it - for a lifetime.

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Great Mike, you're going to be very happy. I've never heard this music sound better on digital. And it's GREAT music.

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I'll take your word for this!

In other words, I ordered a copy ...

I did have the Woody Shaw set at the top of my current list. It's probably going to be bumped off in favour of this one though.

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I was just kidding, of course. I have the RCA Centennial Set and the quality of the music and sound always leaves me stunned.

I have most of the French RCA double LPs which I will sell after the box has arived - some open space on the shelf, at last!

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I was just kidding, of course. I have the RCA Centennial Set and the quality of the music and sound always leaves me stunned.

I have most of the French RCA double LPs which I will sell after the box has arived - some open space on the shelf, at last!

If you meant French CBS doubles then they sound massively inferior to quality achieved on the Mosaic 30s big band set. I've some of the material on original US and UK 78s and the Mosaic sounds very true to these. In some cases surpassing the 78s because of sources used for transfers in the Mosaic.

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Of course I meant French CBS doubles .... assome-etoiles.gif

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I have succumbed to the temptation that the very favorable pricing currently offered for this set hath wrought upon me.

I've had this set on my Mosaic wishlist for some time. My wife and kids consult my wish list at times when they want to buy me a gift - and quite honestly, I don't expect them to fork over $179 for anything for me. So this $159 price looked to be a great opportunity for me and I seized it.

Looking forward to listening

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Same here, although it is a lesser deal with the change rate not favorable , intially with the shipping it went around 200 $ in Canadian money just for the Ellington set, added up two other sets to sweeten the deal (shipping rate wise). Bit of a shame they stop doing Selects as they were cheaper.

Nonetheless excited to listen to my new acquisitions not a bad trio The Duke,The Hawk and Mingus should be a good summer

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I've 'succumbed' to The Duke as well. $159 is a good deal - plus the £/$ rate is not too bad at the moment. So - my latest order wil be Duke, Django and Sarah Vaughan. :)

Van Basten II - that Mingus set is pretty good !

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In the Mingus case, it was a question more of when I'd buy it than if , economically it's not very good buying stuff from the US since a while, music wise if there was a simple way of obtaining everything he did and hopefully in the best shape sound wise I'd probably be jumping on it

Is the site slow for everyone or just me

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Picked up my package today, must be my lucky day as I avoided the dreaded custom fees :party:

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Picked up my package today, must be my lucky day as I avoided the dreaded custom fees :party:

Hopefully the same karma extends to my package !

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I usually don't get charged immediately but a nasty little letter follows a couple of weeks later.

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I usually don't get charged immediately but a nasty little letter follows a couple of weeks later.

Last time the PO did a Mosaic delivery you had to settle up (online) before they released it for delivery. That Canadian they have in charge these days is far too efficient !

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Ah, I always have mine sent by courier. Can't wait for the wheels of Royal Mail to creak along when a Mosaic's in the offing.

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Ah, I always have mine sent by courier. Can't wait for the wheels of Royal Mail to creak along when a Mosaic's in the offing.

Wheels clacking on cobblestones as they go?

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The mail carrier endeavored to complete his rounds through the cobblestoned streets. Fast and Furious was he, like Lightnin’, until he ran over Ducky Wucky. A few too many Jazz Cocktails may have been the problem. The Eerie Moan of Ducky Wucky’s demise haunted him for many years. It is the Saddest Tale in all of Mosaic delivery lore.

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Ok, Back to the Music

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Ah, I always have mine sent by courier. Can't wait for the wheels of Royal Mail to creak along when a Mosaic's in the offing.

Wheels clacking on cobblestones as they go?

Of course, this is where I live:

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And this is how they used to deliver Mosaics before privatisation:

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And this is how they used to deliver Mosaics before privatisation:

They still have that problem when delivering Mosaics to Shaftesbury.. :D

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Picked up my box at the local post office - € 25 for import tax ....

The music and sound are great, of course. Now I have to get the small group box, too.

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