GA Russell

Are there any box bargains currently available?

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On ‎24‎/‎08‎/‎2017 at 10:05 AM, crisp said:

And incomplete, to boot. This is the one to get.

The liner notes for that project were done by a friend from here in Toronto, Ron Gaskin.  In addition to writing poetry, he used to be a manager at the main store of the Canada-wide record store chain, Sam The Record Man.  He knows his music!

This collection was instigated by the Canadian branch of Verve/Universal...an affordable, yet thorough release. 

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It's a useful set covering a lot of material inexplicably not released to CD by Verve's American wing. The sound quality is variable, however. 

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3 hours ago, crisp said:

It's a useful set covering a lot of material inexplicably not released to CD by Verve's American wing. The sound quality is variable, however. 

I find the sound is acceptable, if not exciting.  It's noted it was done from the original tapes by "Verve New York" though there are no specific engineers credited.

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Agreed. It is variable, however. Some sessions sound better than others. Still, happy to have it.

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On 20/04/2017 at 1:46 PM, jazzbo said:

With Django there are so many different issues and this has all been out elsewhere.

But it works well together like this and the sound is excellent indeed. I paid more for my set and I was very happy to get it.

Agreed. I paid more too. Don't know how much, but it's very good. There are the ultraphone sessions (some of the first recordings he did), different airchecks (one with a US Air Force band) and more.

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I keep forgetting that Doldinger is a German!

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I learned today that Zoverstocks, from whom I have purchased box sets, is now called musicMagpie.

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good to know, thanks.  They have long been one of my go-to resellers on Amazon.

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6 hours ago, GA Russell said:

I learned today that Zoverstocks, from whom I have purchased box sets, is now called musicMagpie.

Are you sure? Both accounts have existed for a long time. (Though they *are* backed by the same company, as far as I can tell.)

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Unfortunately it’s up to 29.63 from third party sellers. And 8-11 days delay from Amazon? I preordered at the relatively high amazon price months ago and they just sent me a notice it won’t arrive on time.  

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5 hours ago, felser said:

This looks suspicious. The picture shows the long box and track listing as 5 disks, but the "Product Details" say this:

Audio CD (15 Nov. 2010)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: CD+DVD, Box set

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2 minutes ago, BFrank said:

This looks suspicious. The picture shows the long box and track listing as 5 disks, but the "Product Details" say this:

Audio CD (15 Nov. 2010)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: CD+DVD, Box set

My experience with Amazon is to trust the track listing.  Also, Amazon always will quickly make anything right.  Customer service is incredible.

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9 hours ago, felser said:

My experience with Amazon is to trust the track listing.  Also, Amazon always will quickly make anything right.  Customer service is incredible.

I'm sure Amazon would take a return, if it's not right. It's just that the price point is common for the 2-disk set, not the box. 

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Saw a used Nat King Cole Mosaic CD box set. About $275  (if you buy it at the store, which includes the sales tax)  Not sure how they handle the price on mail orders outside the state.  (sticker is about $251).  Give them a call.  Pretty sure they do mail orders.  I didn't inspect the CDs or box.  Talk to them.  I would assume it's in decent shape.

Record Surplus  http://recordsurplusla.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead 6 LP box
$69 plus tax.


Long Strange Trip Motion Picture Soundtrack (6LP)(Amazon Exclusive) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073VDTW8N/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_yi73AbGVK5DK8

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27 minutes ago, GA Russell said:

Buffalo Springfield - What's That Sound? (Complete Albums) (5 CDs) - $30.54 prime pre-order

https://www.amazon.com/WHATS-SOUND-Complete-Albums-Collection/dp/B07CPLPGLK

Placed my pre-order last week.  Contains stereo and mono of first two albums, stereo of "Last Time Around".  Neil Young says that the sound is spectacular on these, and he has not disappointed on the remasters of his own work.

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