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posted a comment on Ludwig van Beethoven, Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra - The Nine Symphonies & Overtures. 9 days ago
You're right, I wasn't aware. It is "out of stock," already, though, haha.
posted a comment on Ludwig van Beethoven, Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra - The Nine Symphonies & Overtures. 9 days ago
Thanks for the clarification, I actually wasn't aware of the pressing you mentioned. I'd also add that I found a few "unboxing" and in-depth reviews of several ERC releases since then on YouTube, most reliable and definitive from a pal named In-Groove... See full review
posted a review of Paul Horn - Dream Machine. 2 months ago
Perhaps, the biggest shocker is how late Paul Horn's Dream Machine completely fell through the cracks of the early-'90s hip-hop "golden era" of sampling. Just moments after dropping the needle, I most vividly remember thinking: "Man, this... See full review
posted a comment on Paul Horn - Dream Machine. 2 months ago
The only problem with this review is winchrecords (no offense, Winch: I just don't like bigots). Of course, since Winch Man doesn't like flutes, that means critics must've hated this set.

Come on, pal, just listen to yourself.
submitted Hilo Hawaiians* - Honeymoon In Hawaii. 2 months ago
submitted Charles Ives, Frank Glazer - Complete Chamber Music Vol. I. 2 months ago
submitted Richard Strauss : Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Gerald Moore - Richard Strauss Songs. 2 months ago
posted a comment on Beethoven* : Edwin Fischer , Piano The Philharmonia Orchestra*, Wilhelm Furtwängler - Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor". 2 months ago
This fantastic record is certainly one of the nicest thrift-store finds! Very close to NM both on the disc and sleeve. A brief note on the packaging design—not sure whether 'Turnabout / Vox Historical Series' was ever intended as budget, but overall excellent printing... See full review
submitted Charles Aznavour - His Kind Of Love Songs. 2 months ago
submitted Jean Baptiste Lully*, Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer, Georg Muffat : L'Ensemble Orchestral de L'Oiseau-Lyre* / Louis De Froment - Les Lullistes. 2 months ago
submitted Chopin*, Malcolm Arnold, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden And The Philharmonia Orchestra* — Robert Irving (2) - Les Syphides, English Dances. 2 months ago
submitted Lawrence Tibbett - Lawrence Tibbett. 2 months ago
submitted George London (2), Jean Morel Conducting The Columbia Symphony Orchestra* - Famous Operatic Monologues. 2 months ago
submitted Art Farmer & The Baroque Orchestra - Baroque Sketches. 2 months ago
submitted Choir Of The Vienna Hofburgkapelle*, Josef Schabasser - Gregorian Chants For Christmas. 2 months ago
submitted Andy Pratt - Resolution. 2 months ago
submitted Joh. Sebastian Bach*, Maria Friesenhausen, Andrea von Ramm, Johannes Feyerabend, Hartmut Ochs, Eva Bornemann, Westphalian Choir*, Wilhelm Ehmann - Cantatas Nos. 36 & 64. 2 months ago
submitted Telemann*, Handel*, Honegger*, Milhaud* : Gerald* & Wilfred Beal, Harriet Wingreen - Sonatas For Two Violins & Piano. 3 months ago
submitted Johann Sebastian Bach, Vienna Concentus Musicus*, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Musikalisches Opfer (Musical Offering), S. 1079. 3 months ago
submitted The London Serpent Trio* - Sweet And Low. 3 months ago
submitted Zukerman* - Vivaldi* - English Chamber Orchestra - Zukerman Plays Four Vivaldi Concertos. 3 months ago
submitted Morton Gould And His Orchestra - Holiday For Strings / Sophisticated Lady. 3 months ago
posted a comment on Matmos. 4 months ago
Thanks for sharing, beatmakershq, mine was almost exactly the same! Also happened circa 2001-'02, when a new friend who just recently "indoctrinated" me into electronica/experimental stuff via FSOL and a few Warp Records classics, also borrowed me... See full review
posted a comment on Melvins - Sabbath. 4 months ago
Bought this in Oct 2019, at Melvins concert at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC for $40 or $50 (can't recall exactly). Stamped no. 147. It's the most I ever paid for a single record, especially a 10" single, but well worth it,... See full review
posted a comment on Ludwig van Beethoven, Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra - The Nine Symphonies & Overtures. 4 months ago
Squard, believe it or not, the uber-rich Hi-End audiophiles apparently have truly bottomless pockets! It already goes for $38,000 outside of Discogs (some record store in Hong Kong). And that's the only lot available, at all. So from the... See full review
posted a comment on Ludwig van Beethoven, Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra - The Nine Symphonies & Overtures. 4 months ago
On a personal note—while ECR's replica pressings certainly are mesmerizing and breathtakingly beautiful, I don't see myself pursuing such editions even when/if I'll have the disposable income to afford them. For the simple reason that opening a... See full review
posted a comment on Santana - Greatest Hits. 4 months ago
An excellent budget pressing. The disc itself looks quite neat, very light yellow tint, almost entirely clear, with just a couple tiny "strings" of cloudiness (at least my specific copy). I would barely describe it as "milky." It's a very thin... See full review
posted a review of Ludwig van Beethoven, Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra - The Nine Symphonies & Overtures. 4 months ago
UPD1. I realized it's also worth noting that ERC's is the first edition to include all Overtures from that cycle, in Stereo, remastered together. (Hence thirteen discs in the package, versus nine that earlier Stereo boxsets... See full review
posted a comment on Ludwig van Beethoven, Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra - The Nine Symphonies & Overtures. 4 months ago
The original price of the box was £2,950, by the way, which should put that price in perspective.
posted a comment on Macintosh Plus - Floral Shoppe. 4 months ago
On the other hand, d_a_n_t, pretty much as long as the "music industry" and record collecting exists, there's only one rule in the game: "Every record is worth exactly as much as someone's willing to pay for it." There's absolutely nothing... See full review
posted a comment on Scaramanga Silk - Choose Your Weapon. 4 months ago
Totally, man, see my revised comment! Posted it without reading too much, the point I reached in the text, I'm like - wait a minute... Nothing was wrong with that NPR article!! I looked to the left, there's a pop-up about the author. Blah-blah, "Billy... See full review
posted a comment on Scaramanga Silk - Choose Your Weapon. 4 months ago
Which, btw, Cryzthormagnusian, was a superuseful insight! I didn't know about this cutout for sales commission, for example (despite being on Discogs for 17 years, LMAO, I just barely ever use Marketplace), and really change the story (basically,... See full review
posted a comment on Scaramanga Silk - Choose Your Weapon. 5 months ago
Well, the only difference is that with Billy Yaeger, whose full story is perfectly [URL] analyzed here the sale was actually declared fraudulent by Discogs, and even the whole album, I think, got removed from the database. Here, there's... See full review
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posted a comment on Beethoven*, Leonid Kogan, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra* Conducted By Constantin Silvestri - Violin Concerto. 5 months ago
Discogs peasantry will not understand the point of spending so much money, but then they don't have $20,000 MC cartridges to play this kind of music on, nor the taste to appreciate it.


Good points, but taking things easy might help a... See full review
posted a comment on Joy De Vivre - Our Wedding. 5 months ago
Good point! It certainly looks suspicious, at the 1st glance. The Sales History page doesn't give too much background info on past transactions. Perhaps, taking a look at that seller's profile would be helpful. Because it also might've been... See full review
posted a review of Joy De Vivre - Our Wedding. 5 months ago
After reading about it in Ben Blackwell's, TMR and Cass Records co-founder, recent Discogs blog, I figured this gem deserves a thorough review.

Initially (and that's important!), UK anarcho-punks... See full review
posted a comment on Off The Records. 5 months ago
Thanks, very useful trivia! Indeed, there's a music producer Jeff Strichart, currently based in Loveland, CO, who "play, record, mix, master and do post-production work in a creative manner" since Jan 1980, as per his LinkedIn profile. He also posted... See full review
posted a comment on The Beatles - The Beatles In Mono. 5 months ago
kallingerk, my bet—absolutely! Perhaps, another CD boxset won't be produced, but vinyl is much more likely. Fairly recently, in Nov 2019, Apple Records did a boxset of 7" singles, The Singles Collection, so I wonder if next move will be some new... See full review
posted a comment on Inaudible - Musique Improvisée • Improvised Music. 5 months ago
phlupke

Direct takes at the Bozar Brussels from 1977 till 1980 on Revox A77 tape recorder


Thanks! Incorporated this info in the release's entry.
posted a review of Various - Re: Various Audio.nl. 5 months ago
So curious to untangle the mystery of this Re: Various Audio.nl (audio.nl031) canceled 12" EP, but I couldn't dig up much information at all! Indeed, the release never appeared in Audio.NL's official catalog on the long-defunct... See full review
submitted slo-fi* - Audio.NL. 5 months ago
posted a comment on Motor - Hexen. 5 months ago
Thanks, I appreciate your kind words! Partially, your comment inspired me to revisit my review, check it out again to see if you'll find some interesting more info. He did a few interviews, but mostly in Russian...
posted a review of Jay Z* & Kanye West - Watch The Throne. 6 months ago
My harsh criticism of "Watch The Throne" is entirely focused on Otis, the album's second single produced by Kanye West. Any other WtT achievements are meaningless in light of this outrageous, despicable, necrophiliac... See full review
posted a review of Nurse With Wound - Space Music. 6 months ago
If you ask me, the album's title was a subtle practical joke—classic Nurse With Wound's offbeat, surrealistic trickstery. As Steven Stapleton with Colin Potter and Andrew Liles created it on a commission from Melbourne Planetarium, it... See full review
posted a review of Purple People - Paisley Punk. 6 months ago
Although the steady interest* still surrounds this mediocre white-label Prince's '1999' house edit 20+ years later, little's ever said about the actual music/sound; just all auction lots boasting about the "rarity" and "exclusivity."

The... See full review
posted a comment on Ceephax* - Cro Magnox. 6 months ago
Condolences on not buying it a regular retail price. I did, and never realized, until recently, how much it added in value! Paid around $35 for it new. Played it not too many times, luckily, mainly listening to a digital copy. I also like a subtle... See full review
posted a comment on Ceephax* - Cro Magnox. 6 months ago
Wow, as amazing as this album truly is, the fact that in just 7yrs since the release in grew in price that much is shocking. I bought it in Dec 2013/Jan 2014 at Kontra Plak record... See full review
submitted Kenneth Goldsmith & Jonathan Zorn - Kenny G Meets John Zorn. 6 months ago
posted a review of Madonna - Like A Prayer. 6 months ago
That patchouli fragrance infusion briefly mentioned in Release Notes is, in fact, an epic and quirky gimmick, making this record one of people's favorite "show-n-tells" in my collection. Works every... See full review