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Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Will S on January 04, 2019, 10:25:16 AM
£5 each for Sam Sweeney's The Unfinished Violin and The Band of Love's Folk Fever in the HMV sale yesterday.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 04, 2019, 11:09:52 AM

£5 each for Sam Sweeney's The Unfinished Violin and The Band of Love's Folk Fever in the HMV sale yesterday.
Result!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: ColinB on January 04, 2019, 11:13:15 AM
£3.99 for the Stills & Collins cd Everybody Knows at HMV yesterday. Picked up Karine Polwart's latest album too. And a Queen dvd.

I had a look through their vinyl section but I can't bring myself to buy LPs any more. Feels like I've been there, done that. Last year I bought a new turntable and although I always thought I'd taken good care of my records over the years, this new turntable is showing just how worn out many of them now are. Quite depressing really.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Will S on January 04, 2019, 11:42:16 AM


£5 each for Sam Sweeney's The Unfinished Violin and The Band of Love's Folk Fever in the HMV sale yesterday.
Result!


I wasn't quite sure about the whole concept of the Band of Love album, but was prepared to give it a punt at that price, and after one listening I have to say it isn't half bad!  It probably helps that, apart from some of the real standards on there, I don't know the songs really well.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 04, 2019, 12:05:39 PM

£3.99 for the Stills & Collins cd Everybody Knows at HMV yesterday. Picked up Karine Polwart's latest album too. And a Queen dvd.

I had a look through their vinyl section but I can't bring myself to buy LPs any more. Feels like I've been there, done that. Last year I bought a new turntable and although I always thought I'd taken good care of my records over the years, this new turntable is showing just how worn out many of them now are. Quite depressing really.



Ooh, I'd like that. Must have a look.

My experience with vinyl has been the opposite. I was playing some Elton John albums before Christmas that I had not played in many years (admittedly not the better ones. It was the run of albums from A Single Man to Reg Strikes Back, with the exception of Too Low For Zero which I have on CD) and was surprised to find how well they played. One album jumped on one track and I think that was just a bit of dirt in the groove. My problem with new vinyl is the cost of it. I would like to buy more, especially if it comes with a download code. I have bought the latest album by Savoy and the reconfigured double album version of ELO's Secret Messages during 2018 but mostly I can get 3 CDs for the cost of a single vinyl album so the pricing is prohibitive.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Albie on January 04, 2019, 05:26:35 PM
From my local Red Cross shop today;

Live Licks - Stones
Thanksgiving - Boo Hewerdine
Neon Bible and Funeral - Arcade Fire
Nineteeneighties and Ladies Love Oracle - Grant-Lee Phillips
Tank and Enemy of the Enemy - Asian Dub Foundation
Gorky 5 - Gorkys Zygotic Mynci
In Concert - The Beach Boys
Together - SE/TVZ/GC
Road Rock - Neil Young
The Devils Right Hand - Steve Earle (only bought for the one track I didn't have)
The Chase - Wolfstone
Boomslang - Johnny Marr and the Healers
At War With The Mystics - Flaming Lips

16 CDs in all, some doubles, for the total of £4.


And from the doggy and moggy helpers round the corner, The Best Pub Jukebox....Ever, and also The Best One Hit Wonders In The World.....Ever, both doubles for 30p each. And last week from the same place, Old No.1 and Texas Cookin' both by Guy Clark for 30p each.

Charity shops are great  8)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on January 04, 2019, 06:15:20 PM

From my local Red Cross shop today;




That is officially a good haul!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: blagden on January 04, 2019, 08:58:25 PM
Is there not an alternate view that people which have donated these CD's are expecting that they achieve the best possible value for the charity rather than let them go for next to nothing ... only a view from someone who has sold on CD's bought from charity shop at big profit?


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on January 04, 2019, 10:12:24 PM
All I ever seem to see in charity shops round here are One Direction and Enrique Iglesias!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on January 04, 2019, 10:16:57 PM

Is there not an alternate view that people which have donated these CD's are expecting that they achieve the best possible value for the charity rather than let them go for next to nothing ... only a view from someone who has sold on CD's bought from charity shop at big profit?



That's a debate for the charity, not for the buyer.  Imho.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Albie on January 05, 2019, 01:05:48 AM

Is there not an alternate view that people which have donated these CD's are expecting that they achieve the best possible value for the charity rather than let them go for next to nothing ... only a view from someone who has sold on CD's bought from charity shop at big profit?



It's the market rate in town. A couple of shops try selling them for a quid for a while, but have to have sales at 50p in order to clear some of them. DVDs are between 20p and 50p. Books similar, although one shop has them at a quid.
If the CDs had been, say, a quid, I would have bought the Steve Earle/TVZ/Guy Clark one, and perhaps an Arcade Fire one, the rest would have stayed there. As it is the Wolfstone CD had been there since October or maybe September trying to tempt me and I finally succumbed.

I've given loads of stuff to charity shops and it's as much about wanting it to be used again as expecting much money to be made.

Oakengates is a smallish market town and there are seven charity shops and another one opening soon. Prices have to be competitive.

I think in the next year or two some charity shops will stop donations of DVDs and CDs because there isn't enough demand, except at very cheap prices (and not always then).


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Albie on January 05, 2019, 01:14:08 AM

All I ever seem to see in charity shops round here are One Direction and Enrique Iglesias!


They have obviously had a donation from a "proper" music fan, or maybe more than one. As well as those I bought I left some by Steve Earle, the Coral, Bruce, and Tom Waits because I already had them, and also several by The Fall, Morrisey, The The, Manu Chao, Arab Strap, William Orbit to name a few. It's normally boy bands and pan pipes.  :D


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: ColinB on January 09, 2019, 03:46:53 PM
Having given Roger Daltery's "As Long As I Have You" album a listen on Spotify I found they were selling it half price in HMV on vinyl so I thought I'd treat myself. I know I said elsewhere on here recently that I couldn't bring myself to buy any more vinyl but old habits die hard.

It's almost a Who album as Pete plays guitar on most of the tracks and Roger credits him as being the reason why the album got finished, interrupted as it was by Daltrey's health problems. And Andy Cutting plays melodion on the final track.

The guy who served me assured me that no store closures or redundancies have been announced and not to believe what the press are saying about HMV's imminent demise. I hope he's right.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Mark Donmall on January 14, 2019, 12:12:35 PM


Is there not an alternate view that people which have donated these CD's are expecting that they achieve the best possible value for the charity rather than let them go for next to nothing ... only a view from someone who has sold on CD's bought from charity shop at big profit?



It's the market rate in town. A couple of shops try selling them for a quid for a while, but have to have sales at 50p in order to clear some of them. DVDs are between 20p and 50p. Books similar, although one shop has them at a quid.



As a regular frequenter of charity shops in different towns I think the pricing is pretty consistent across the country. My home town has around 15 charity shops at present. Most sell CDs, DVDs, books for between 50p and £1.00, some do 3 for 2 offers as well.

The exceptions tend to be those charities which run specialist book/music shops. I need to declare an interest here as I am a volunteer in my local Oxfam bookshop, specifically looking after donations of vinyl. Our prices tend to be higher, typically £1.99 for a CD vinyl LP or paperback book but can be significantly higher if item is of value. Donated items are researched and prices on sites such as eBay, Amazon and more specialist sites (e.g. Discogs for vinyl/CDs) are checked to gain an idea of market value and a fair sale price set to maximise income. Obviously this is largely a question of time and resource that a particular shop has when it comes to evaluating donations. For many it is no doubt easier to adopt a standard price across the board, which can be great news for those who have picked up the kind of bargains posted here over the years, myself included.

Interestingly, with the increased 'hipness' of vinyl, I am seeing some charity shops selling old LPs at significantly higher prices than I would consider they are actually worth.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on January 14, 2019, 06:13:20 PM



Is there not an alternate view that people which have donated these CD's are expecting that they achieve the best possible value for the charity rather than let them go for next to nothing ... only a view from someone who has sold on CD's bought from charity shop at big profit?



It's the market rate in town. A couple of shops try selling them for a quid for a while, but have to have sales at 50p in order to clear some of them. DVDs are between 20p and 50p. Books similar, although one shop has them at a quid.



As a regular frequenter of charity shops in different towns I think the pricing is pretty consistent across the country. My home town has around 15 charity shops at present. Most sell CDs, DVDs, books for between 50p and £1.00, some do 3 for 2 offers as well.

The exceptions tend to be those charities which run specialist book/music shops. I need to declare an interest here as I am a volunteer in my local Oxfam bookshop, specifically looking after donations of vinyl. Our prices tend to be higher, typically £1.99 for a CD vinyl LP or paperback book but can be significantly higher if item is of value. Donated items are researched and prices on sites such as eBay, Amazon and more specialist sites (e.g. Discogs for vinyl/CDs) are checked to gain an idea of market value and a fair sale price set to maximise income. Obviously this is largely a question of time and resource that a particular shop has when it comes to evaluating donations. For many it is no doubt easier to adopt a standard price across the board, which can be great news for those who have picked up the kind of bargains posted here over the years, myself included.

Interestingly, with the increased 'hipness' of vinyl, I am seeing some charity shops selling old LPs at significantly higher prices than I would consider they are actually worth.


My main gripe with these specialist charity shops (especially Oxfam, I'm afraid) is that they take very little (both books and records) account of condition, and when they do, they generally get it wrong.  A Fine copy of the first Fairport album is not worth the same amount of money as a Good copy.  But they consistently (and frustratingly) seem to think it is.  I'm sure your shop is the exception to my rule!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Alan2 on January 15, 2019, 10:53:34 AM




Is there not an alternate view that people which have donated these CD's are expecting that they achieve the best possible value for the charity rather than let them go for next to nothing ... only a view from someone who has sold on CD's bought from charity shop at big profit?



It's the market rate in town. A couple of shops try selling them for a quid for a while, but have to have sales at 50p in order to clear some of them. DVDs are between 20p and 50p. Books similar, although one shop has them at a quid.



As a regular frequenter of charity shops in different towns I think the pricing is pretty consistent across the country. My home town has around 15 charity shops at present. Most sell CDs, DVDs, books for between 50p and £1.00, some do 3 for 2 offers as well.

The exceptions tend to be those charities which run specialist book/music shops. I need to declare an interest here as I am a volunteer in my local Oxfam bookshop, specifically looking after donations of vinyl. Our prices tend to be higher, typically £1.99 for a CD vinyl LP or paperback book but can be significantly higher if item is of value. Donated items are researched and prices on sites such as eBay, Amazon and more specialist sites (e.g. Discogs for vinyl/CDs) are checked to gain an idea of market value and a fair sale price set to maximise income. Obviously this is largely a question of time and resource that a particular shop has when it comes to evaluating donations. For many it is no doubt easier to adopt a standard price across the board, which can be great news for those who have picked up the kind of bargains posted here over the years, myself included.

Interestingly, with the increased 'hipness' of vinyl, I am seeing some charity shops selling old LPs at significantly higher prices than I would consider they are actually worth.


My main gripe with these specialist charity shops (especially Oxfam, I'm afraid) is that they take very little (both books and records) account of condition, and when they do, they generally get it wrong.  A Fine copy of the first Fairport album is not worth the same amount of money as a Good copy.  But they consistently (and frustratingly) seem to think it is.  I'm sure your shop is the exception to my rule!


Amen to that. A trashed coy of a rare or rareish record is not worth the 'book price'.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on January 23, 2019, 05:16:00 PM
If anyone happens to visit Badlands in Chelt, there's a copy of the CD release of RTs Strict Tempo in their sale section. 50% off £12.99. I'd have bought it, but I already have a copy.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on January 24, 2019, 07:37:46 PM

Anyone with a passing interest in up-tempo, feelgood, bluegrass flavoured jam band music could do worse than downloading "Travelogue 2018" a monster Nugs.net freebie (mp3) from the fab String Cheese Incident. Four CDs worth culled from last year's shows, coming in at 4.5+ hours. An 'andsome bargain indeed.  :)


http://nugs.net/browse/music/20917/The-String-Cheese-Incident-mp3-flac-download-Travelogue-2018


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on January 24, 2019, 08:26:02 PM


Anyone with a passing interest in up-tempo, feelgood, bluegrass flavoured jam band music could do worse than downloading "Travelogue 2018" a monster Nugs.net freebie (mp3) from the fab String Cheese Incident. Four CDs worth culled from last year's shows, coming in at 4.5+ hours. An 'andsome bargain indeed.  :)


http://nugs.net/browse/music/20917/The-String-Cheese-Incident-mp3-flac-download-Travelogue-2018



I used to really enjoy SCI.  Did you see them when they came over?  They can be a bit one dimensional but that is hard to resist!  Thanks for the heads up.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on January 24, 2019, 09:59:30 PM



Anyone with a passing interest in up-tempo, feelgood, bluegrass flavoured jam band music could do worse than downloading "Travelogue 2018" a monster Nugs.net freebie (mp3) from the fab String Cheese Incident. Four CDs worth culled from last year's shows, coming in at 4.5+ hours. An 'andsome bargain indeed.  :)


http://nugs.net/browse/music/20917/The-String-Cheese-Incident-mp3-flac-download-Travelogue-2018



I used to really enjoy SCI.  Did you see them when they came over?  They can be a bit one dimensional but that is hard to resist!  Thanks for the heads up.


Yeah, saw a great show at the Union Chapel & again in Oxford on their next visit, before succumbing to my all consuming Dead addiction. Not heard any SCI for a few years, but was very impessed with this.  :)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on January 28, 2019, 05:38:01 PM
Doesn't get much more of a bargain than this.  Free Teardrop Explodes download from '79 from the man himself:

https://www.headheritage.co.uk/the-teardrop-explodes-bristol-1979/?fbclid=IwAR2c7rqdgGDFuPGUub4lYxHVPolmcV3dD04OOX3X7gW8UkV2dTjrUKpZbQE



Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on January 28, 2019, 08:03:00 PM



Anyone with a passing interest in up-tempo, feelgood, bluegrass flavoured jam band music could do worse than downloading "Travelogue 2018" a monster Nugs.net freebie (mp3) from the fab String Cheese Incident. Four CDs worth culled from last year's shows, coming in at 4.5+ hours. An 'andsome bargain indeed.  :)


http://nugs.net/browse/music/20917/The-String-Cheese-Incident-mp3-flac-download-Travelogue-2018




Thanks for the tip Ian. I'd not heard any SCI before, but I have to agreed with DMJS - it's a bit one-dimensional for my tastes, but fine to stick on a USB stick for long car journeys, like this weekend just gone...

I used to really enjoy SCI.  Did you see them when they came over?  They can be a bit one dimensional but that is hard to resist!  Thanks for the heads up.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Jim on January 28, 2019, 10:54:56 PM

Doesn't get much more of a bargain than this.  Free Teardrop Explodes download from '79 from the man himself:

https://www.headheritage.co.uk/the-teardrop-explodes-bristol-1979/?fbclid=IwAR2c7rqdgGDFuPGUub4lYxHVPolmcV3dD04OOX3X7gW8UkV2dTjrUKpZbQE




Thanks for that David😍👽


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: AdrianW on February 08, 2019, 01:04:14 AM
This may be old news, but Sainsburys have what looks to be an attractive two for £25 offer on a range of vinyl records, including some double albums. Pity I no longer have a working record deck.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on February 08, 2019, 06:35:48 AM

This may be old news, but Sainsburys have what looks to be an attractive two for £25 offer on a range of vinyl records, including some double albums. Pity I no longer have a working record deck.


Buy them for when you do!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on February 13, 2019, 07:29:42 PM
Not really a bargain, but still RELATIVELY cheap for what it is, I just bought a copy of this (SF Sorrow autographed vinyl set) for the (in lieu of) pension fund.  My God, it's beautiful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhL9NCYSF6w


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on March 19, 2019, 09:12:03 AM
For £3 each yesterday - from Quicksilver Music, Market St, Southport - a cracking little shop! - the Ric Sanders Group at Lincoln cathedral (standard CD and binaural/DTS/mpeg video CD) and Johnny Cash "Ain't No Grave).


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PL (Peter) on March 20, 2019, 07:25:29 AM
Well bought - Ric Sanders Group at Lincoln Cathedral - a beautiful album.
Enjoy


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on April 04, 2019, 06:57:29 AM
Another charity shop bargain - an "industry-only", ie not for commercial sale, double CD of trad, Gaelic and Scots music. Breabach, AfroCelts, Skipinnish, Julie Fowlis, Blue Rose Code, Kris Drever and many more... 34 tracks of fine tunes, songs, arrangements and playing. All for £1.50!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on April 05, 2019, 04:46:33 PM
Signed Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge?  Fifteen quid?  Er, ok, then...

https://burningshed.com/store/ape/artists-ape/peter-blegvad-andy-partridge/peterblegvad_gonward_boxset



Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on April 11, 2019, 04:52:07 PM
If you've be tempted to exchange (admittedly for a relative pittance) any of your unwanted CDs or DVDs via the "recyclabox" units to be found in a number of supermarkets... it's too late - as I just discovered. Disks are no longer accepted, just electronic (media) devices, phones etc. Bah! >:(


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on April 14, 2019, 10:36:19 PM
£2 from a charity shop in Middlesbrough today: Jerry Donahue's Telecasting Recast cd.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: ColinB on May 01, 2019, 02:31:15 PM
4 items for £20 at HMV today

Sarah Jarosz's Undercurrent and Rhiannon Giddens' Freedom Highway for 7 and 8 quid respectively and they're doing 2 books for a fiver so I picked up Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell and Billy Bragg's Still Suitable for Miners.

I couldn't remember exactly where I'd heard Sarah Jarosz before but I'm glad I bought her cd as it's a fine collection of songs. Her voice reminds me of someone like Alison Krauss or Gillian Welch. That sort of sound anyway.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Nick Reg on May 01, 2019, 02:54:33 PM


I couldn't remember exactly where I'd heard Sarah Jarosz before but I'm glad I bought her cd as it's a fine collection of songs. Her voice reminds me of someone like Alison Krauss or Gillian Welch. That sort of sound anyway.



She was on the main stage at Shrewsbury FF a couple of years ago, if you were there or watched the live feed.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: ColinB on May 01, 2019, 03:39:02 PM


I couldn't remember exactly where I'd heard Sarah Jarosz before but I'm glad I bought her cd as it's a fine collection of songs. Her voice reminds me of someone like Alison Krauss or Gillian Welch. That sort of sound anyway.



She was on the main stage at Shrewsbury FF a couple of years ago, if you were there or watched the live feed.


Nope I wasn't there and don't think I saw the live feed. I think it was a video or two I saw last year of the band she's in called I'm With Her. Again, I saw their cd in HMV but just knew I'd seen the name somewhere. I wasn't having a good time remembering things as I knew I'd heard a track by Rhiannon Giddens on the latest Songlines cd but couldn't remember the name of the group she's in and couldn't get online on my phone to google her. That group is called Her Native Daughters which also features Allison Russell of Birds of Chicago.



Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on May 07, 2019, 06:19:54 PM
Quite an expensive bargain, but arguably a bargain nonetheless.  From Richard Morton Jack (on Facebook) via his closed Psychedelic Supermarket FB site:

"Last year an Apple acetate surfaced containing music put together in London and Dublin in 1974 by Chris Thompson, as a possible follow-up release to his classic 1973 Village Thing LP. Thankfully, it was bought by Donald McLeod, a fellow New Zealander, with the intention of working with Chris to share it with fellow music lovers.

Donald has specially pressed 40 copies on heavy lilac vinyl, exclusively for sale through me to collectors in the UK / Europe, on a first-come, first-served basis.

They come in a thick printed board (350gsm) sleeve, containing an insert (with background notes and images) and a poster.

In addition, Chris will sign / dedicate them if you wish.
The cost is 35 GBP (+ P&P from the UK). If you would like one, please PM me. As ever, when they’re gone, they’re gone!"


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Alan2 on May 07, 2019, 10:15:54 PM
Sounds nice. I've had the album.on CD for some time (Scenescof). 40 copies ain't many


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on May 08, 2019, 06:37:18 AM

Sounds nice. I've had the album.on CD for some time (Scenescof). 40 copies ain't many



This is the (so far, I think) unreleased follow up, Alan  :)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on May 08, 2019, 06:45:08 AM
Yesterday... a Taraf de Haidouks live cd "Band of Gypsies", The Necks "Silverwater", and the 2005 deluxe reissue of Talking Heads' "Remain in Light", which includes a dvda with a 5.1 surroundsound mix. All for £4.99.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Alan2 on May 08, 2019, 01:23:12 PM


Sounds nice. I've had the album.on CD for some time (Scenescof). 40 copies ain't many



This is the (so far, I think) unreleased follow up, Alan  :)


So I've discovered since posting David - I joined the Fbk page and looked at the advert. Sold out already, so.i wont be tempted, but thanks for flagging it up.  ::)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on May 08, 2019, 06:17:14 PM



Sounds nice. I've had the album.on CD for some time (Scenescof). 40 copies ain't many



This is the (so far, I think) unreleased follow up, Alan  :)


So I've discovered since posting David - I joined the Fbk page and looked at the advert. Sold out already, so.i wont be tempted, but thanks for flagging it up.  ::)


Bad luck.  Not arriving til June/July I don't think, but I'll be happy to let you have a listen once I have it  :)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Alan2 on May 09, 2019, 12:20:54 PM




Sounds nice. I've had the album.on CD for some time (Scenescof). 40 copies ain't many



This is the (so far, I think) unreleased follow up, Alan  :)


So I've discovered since posting David - I joined the Fbk page and looked at the advert. Sold out already, so.i wont be tempted, but thanks for flagging it up.  ::)


Bad luck.  Not arriving til June/July I don't think, but I'll be happy to let you have a listen once I have it  :)


Cheers David.  Who knows, it may get a wider release sometime.  8)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Nick Reg on May 28, 2019, 11:59:32 AM
Nick Drake's box set Tuck Box for £20 from a flea market, still shrinkwrapped. Currently £120 on Amazon. Not bad I got £300 for my vinyl copy of Five Leaves Left a few years ago.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on May 28, 2019, 06:51:22 PM

Nick Drake's box set Tuck Box for £20 from a flea market, still shrinkwrapped. Currently £120 on Amazon. Not bad I got £300 for my vinyl copy of Five Leaves Left a few years ago.


Nice one!  I was pleased to pick up an 'as new' copy for about twice that a few months back.  


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on June 17, 2019, 01:09:44 PM
Picked up a clutch of pre-loved Kate Rusby cd's for uder a tenner, "Awkward Annie", "Little Lights", "Underneath The Stars"  & "The Girl Who Couldn't Fly". Nestled under the tray of the former was Ian Anderson's "The Secret Language of Birds". Something I would not have gone out of my way for, but "one man gathers what another man spills".  :)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Peter Allen on June 17, 2019, 02:12:57 PM

Picked up a clutch of pre-loved Kate Rusby cd's for uder a tenner, "Awkward Annie", "Little Lights", "Underneath The Stars"  & "The Girl Who Couldn't Fly". Nestled under the tray of the former was Ian Anderson's "The Secret Language of Birds". Something I would not have gone out of my way for, but "one man gathers what another man spills".  :)


Great set of albums , and I probably paid upwards  of £8 each for mine , but I don't regret a penny
She did a great duet with Ronan Keating which got her on TOTP "All Over Again" which should have helped grow her audience
I always thought she was destined for bigger things , maybe she still is ! Or maybe mainstream success  would have came at too high a price , the compromises required etc




Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on June 20, 2019, 04:23:49 PM
At last, after months of being jealous of other people's charity shop finds, I've finally found a bargain in a local charity shop. Not earth shattering, but finding Bellowhead's 'Matachin' for 99p amongst the Michael Buble, One Direction and Spice Girl's stuff that usually fills our local shops has made my day. (I'm easily pleased)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on June 21, 2019, 03:18:44 PM
Jazz trumpeter Mark Isham's "Miles project" for £1.99 and Public Service Broadcasting's "Every Valley" for £4 the other day.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on June 24, 2019, 02:23:52 PM
James/Eno "Wah Wah" and (since they're on at Cropredy this year and I thought I'd better get to know at least some of their stuff!) the Waterboys' "Fisherman's Blues". £1.50 each.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on August 18, 2019, 11:26:03 AM
I offered them £30, but I haven't heard anything, sadly...  :-\ ;D

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dave-Pegg-Box-of-Peggs-Mint-brand-new-condition/183919068383?hash=item2ad26e44df:g:NfIAAOSw1J1dUuTO



Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Nick Reg on August 18, 2019, 11:57:43 AM

I offered them £30, but I haven't heard anything, sadly...  :-\ ;D

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dave-Pegg-Box-of-Peggs-Mint-brand-new-condition/183919068383?hash=item2ad26e44df:g:NfIAAOSw1J1dUuTO




Heck is it worth that much?


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on August 18, 2019, 01:27:18 PM
Just catching up with the booty snaffled at the cricket pitch last week including

"The Portugese Handshake" - Meet on the Ledge - staright ahead folk rock with some nice original "trad" type songs

"More Love Songs"  - RT's all over thus making it one of my favourite LWII albums

"Moodance" - Van Morrison two disc edition.

"Real Sharp" - Chilli Willi & the Red Hot Peppers 3lps+ on two cds - suddenly its Sunday afternoon at the Roundhouse again. What a good guitarist Martin Stone was.

Six cd set of Jefferson Starship radio shows from '74, '75 & '75, before it all went terribly wrong. The first show has a neat extract from "Blows Against The Empire"

Very happy.  :)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on August 18, 2019, 02:28:17 PM


I offered them £30, but I haven't heard anything, sadly...  :-\ ;D

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dave-Pegg-Box-of-Peggs-Mint-brand-new-condition/183919068383?hash=item2ad26e44df:g:NfIAAOSw1J1dUuTO




Heck is it worth that much?


No.  Look at discogs...none up there at present (so it is fairly uncommon) but generally sells around the £35-50 mark.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on August 18, 2019, 02:29:17 PM

Six cd set of Jefferson Starship radio shows from '74, '75 & '75, before it all went terribly wrong. The first show has a neat extract from "Blows Against The Empire"


More details please, Ian...


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on August 18, 2019, 02:56:20 PM


Six cd set of Jefferson Starship radio shows from '74, '75 & '75, before it all went terribly wrong. The first show has a neat extract from "Blows Against The Empire"


More details please, Ian...


Amazon's price slightly more than the £7 charged at Cropredy.  ;D

https://www.amazon.co.uk/70-Broadcast-Collection-box-set/dp/B07SR84KWD/ref=sr_1_5?qid=1566136330&refinements=p_32%3AStarship&s=music&sr=1-5


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on August 19, 2019, 07:25:25 AM
From Cropredy…

Car boot sale: the reissued Bakerloo album (£4)

The stall by the garage: Fiddlers' Bid "All Dressed in Yellow" (£2.50)

CD tent in The Field: LAU [remixed] (£7), and - an unmarked/untitled CD on the Venture label for £1 that had an interesting and slightly familiar sleeve design... I later Googled the catalogue no (DSRM1) to discover it's "Ember Glance - The Permanence of Memory" by David Sylvian & Russell Mills.  Now wonder it looked familiar - I already have a copy (the full 96-page photobook + CD edition), which was also a bargain buy from a record shop in St. Helier, Jersey many years ago.

And from discogs: £2.50 for Sarathy Korwar's "My West is your East" 2CD set of live interpretations of pieces by Alice Coltrane, Shakti etc.


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Will S on August 19, 2019, 09:39:16 AM
Eliza Carthy's Red Rice picked up from the Reading Oxfam music shop for £3.99.  Nearly bought the David Gilmour Live from Gdansk double CD + DVD set for the same price too, but the cover was pretty duffed in and when I took it to the desk the discs were as well, so passed on it.  Shame.  Would have been a real bargain otherwise!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on August 19, 2019, 06:04:54 PM



Six cd set of Jefferson Starship radio shows from '74, '75 & '75, before it all went terribly wrong. The first show has a neat extract from "Blows Against The Empire"


More details please, Ian...


Amazon's price slightly more than the £7 charged at Cropredy.  ;D

https://www.amazon.co.uk/70-Broadcast-Collection-box-set/dp/B07SR84KWD/ref=sr_1_5?qid=1566136330&refinements=p_32%3AStarship&s=music&sr=1-5


You did well there!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on September 01, 2019, 11:24:14 AM
New Mighty Baby box set due shortly on Cherry Red...6CD set at the preposterous price of £24.99

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/mighty-baby-at-a-point-between-fate-and-destiny-the-complete-recordings-6cd-boxset/

I'm lucky enough to be in possession of a preview (digital) copy of this, and if you're remotely interested in the band, you do definitely want it.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on September 01, 2019, 01:41:10 PM

New Mighty Baby box set due shortly on Cherry Red...6CD set at the preposterous price of £24.99

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/mighty-baby-at-a-point-between-fate-and-destiny-the-complete-recordings-6cd-boxset/

I'm lucky enough to be in possession of a preview (digital) copy of this, and if you're remotely interested in the band, you do definitely want it.


Yep. That's a bargain.  :)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: MarkV on September 03, 2019, 02:13:13 PM
Visit yesterday to the BHF shop in town..  Frank Turner - Sleep is for the week 99p.  
Bought it based on comments here.  One listen through so far, not sure i am convinced, but will give it another few listens.  Sounded to me a bit like a sweary  Billy Bragg, which may not be a bad thing.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on September 03, 2019, 08:07:19 PM
Some of you who enjoy the 'wyrd' side of folk will know of this...but a 4LP boxed version of it delivered to the UK for a fraction over £18?

https://www.burningworldrecords.com/products/va-john-barleycorn-reborn-dark-britannica-4lp-box-vinyl-pre-order?variant=4465634082857&fbclid=IwAR1UY2FFPtUgVfyNTrk_XVLzFy7eDvq5hUpgX80cP1riaIM9eQhkxTe9r-0



Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Brian Green on September 04, 2019, 12:54:33 AM
Thanks for the heads up David
Have this in my Spotify library but will be great to own the vinyl box set.
Looks like a bargain to me. :)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Dad Volt on September 04, 2019, 06:39:23 AM

Some of you who enjoy the 'wyrd' side of folk will know of this...but a 4LP boxed version of it delivered to the UK for a fraction over £18?

https://www.burningworldrecords.com/products/va-john-barleycorn-reborn-dark-britannica-4lp-box-vinyl-pre-order?variant=4465634082857&fbclid=IwAR1UY2FFPtUgVfyNTrk_XVLzFy7eDvq5hUpgX80cP1riaIM9eQhkxTe9r-0



Ordered,cheers.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: JeremyRS on September 04, 2019, 12:01:15 PM
Thanks very much David.  Much of it is unknown to me but has to be worth a go at that price.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on September 04, 2019, 01:52:46 PM
Sadly I'm not on commission, but good stuff  :)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Dad Volt on September 04, 2019, 07:01:55 PM

Sadly I'm not on commission, but good stuff  :)

Actually it appears I have Volume 2 on CD,can't say I recall listening to it though. 😀


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on September 04, 2019, 07:12:20 PM


Sadly I'm not on commission, but good stuff  :)

Actually it appears I have Volume 2 on CD,can't say I recall listening to it though. 😀


I think there's 4 in total, all of which I have (on CD).  A fifth was mentioned, but not sure if it ever got released.  Sadly, there was all sorts of bad vibes about the series because one or two of the artists (and I do mean one or two) have rather challenging political opinions....


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: trewin on September 05, 2019, 11:06:26 AM
Bought Sting's Mercury Falling for £1 in local cex shop


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Nick Reg on September 05, 2019, 11:54:40 AM

Bought Sting's Mercury Falling for £1 in local cex shop


Theres a reply to that. Perhaps someone braver than me.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on September 05, 2019, 01:44:10 PM


Bought Sting's Mercury Falling for £1 in local cex shop


Theres a reply to that. Perhaps someone braver than me.


 ;) ;D


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Alan2 on September 05, 2019, 04:03:33 PM



Sadly I'm not on commission, but good stuff  :)

Actually it appears I have Volume 2 on CD,can't say I recall listening to it though. 😀


I think there's 4 in total, all of which I have (on CD).  A fifth was mentioned, but not sure if it ever got released.  Sadly, there was all sorts of bad vibes about the series because one or two of the artists (and I do mean one or two) have rather challenging political opinions....


Challenging meaning what DAvid? For me it would mean racist etc.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on September 05, 2019, 05:10:51 PM




Sadly I'm not on commission, but good stuff  :)

Actually it appears I have Volume 2 on CD,can't say I recall listening to it though. 😀


I think there's 4 in total, all of which I have (on CD).  A fifth was mentioned, but not sure if it ever got released.  Sadly, there was all sorts of bad vibes about the series because one or two of the artists (and I do mean one or two) have rather challenging political opinions....


Challenging meaning what DAvid? For me it would mean racist etc.


Yep, Far Right stuff...there's a weird crossover point with some of the very furthest reaches of the Wyrd Folk people.  It's a tiny minority, of course... e.g. Tony Wakeford of Sol Invictus was a member of the BNP in the 80's...and has never really renounced such views.  I was going to say it's not black and white (hmmm) but, really, it is.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: JeremyRS on September 05, 2019, 05:45:39 PM
Hmm, a quick google of Mr Wakeford doesn't make for particularly pleasant reading does it.  Still, as you say, a minority, and it shouldn't be allowed to invalidate, or whatever a better word would be, the remainder of the music.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Adam on September 06, 2019, 07:21:17 PM

Visit yesterday to the BHF shop in town..  Frank Turner - Sleep is for the week 99p.  
Bought it based on comments here.  One listen through so far, not sure i am convinced, but will give it another few listens.  Sounded to me a bit like a sweary  Billy Bragg, which may not be a bad thing.


Quite different to his later records, but the foundations are there...


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Dad Volt on September 16, 2019, 08:02:00 PM

Some of you who enjoy the 'wyrd' side of folk will know of this...but a 4LP boxed version of it delivered to the UK for a fraction over £18?

https://www.burningworldrecords.com/products/va-john-barleycorn-reborn-dark-britannica-4lp-box-vinyl-pre-order?variant=4465634082857&fbclid=IwAR1UY2FFPtUgVfyNTrk_XVLzFy7eDvq5hUpgX80cP1riaIM9eQhkxTe9r-0



Mine arrived today,have been sent the gold vinyl version even though it was marked as sold iut on the website and I ordered the black version. Handsome box.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on September 16, 2019, 08:39:17 PM


Some of you who enjoy the 'wyrd' side of folk will know of this...but a 4LP boxed version of it delivered to the UK for a fraction over £18?

https://www.burningworldrecords.com/products/va-john-barleycorn-reborn-dark-britannica-4lp-box-vinyl-pre-order?variant=4465634082857&fbclid=IwAR1UY2FFPtUgVfyNTrk_XVLzFy7eDvq5hUpgX80cP1riaIM9eQhkxTe9r-0



Mine arrived today,have been sent the gold vinyl version even though it was marked as sold iut on the website and I ordered the black version. Handsome box.


Ditto  :)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Jules Gray on September 17, 2019, 10:23:17 AM
I told a friend of mine about that box and she's going to get a copy too.

Jules


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Brian Green on September 17, 2019, 01:39:08 PM
My pressing is black vinyl.
It is a lovely looking box with a great booklet too.
I wonder if the rest of the CD sets will have vinyl pressings too.
A great bargain, Thanks for the tip off David.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on September 17, 2019, 01:43:39 PM

My pressing is black vinyl.
It is a lovely looking box with a great booklet too.
I wonder if the rest of the CD sets will have vinyl pressings too.
A great bargain, Thanks for the tip off David.


I'd be amazed if they did.  Sales were not that great.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: PaulT on September 23, 2019, 09:24:07 PM
Last week, in USA... Hendrix @ Woodstock for $5 (new) in a Walmart (!), and 2 CDs @ 50c each (!!) from a thrift store in Moab: Herbie Hancock "Dis is da drum" and Dubtribe Soundsystem "Bryant Street". Only managed to listen to the first few tracks of Herbie so far, fair to say a bit of a curate's egg - some nice jazz/funk but a couple of iffy raps - by guests, not Herbie!


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on October 07, 2019, 08:44:09 AM
Anyone fancy some Fleetwood Mac at a bargain price?
http://bit.ly/30MZ0mo


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: JohnP69 on October 17, 2019, 08:08:42 PM

Judee Sills' debut lp, Ronnie Lane/Pete Townshend "Rough Mix" and Ian Matthews autobiography

Both lps original vinyl pressings in excellent condition

All £1 each from Scope charity shop in Sheffield


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on October 17, 2019, 09:16:21 PM


Judee Sills' debut lp, Ronnie Lane/Pete Townshend "Rough Mix" and Ian Matthews autobiography

Both lps original vinyl pressings in excellent condition

All £1 each from Scope charity shop in Sheffield


Good haul, that!  Is Iain's book one of the rarer unsigned versions?


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: JohnP69 on October 18, 2019, 08:12:42 PM



Judee Sills' debut lp, Ronnie Lane/Pete Townshend "Rough Mix" and Ian Matthews autobiography

Both lps original vinyl pressings in excellent condition

All £1 each from Scope charity shop in Sheffield


Good haul, that!  Is Iain's book one of the rarer unsigned versions?


Indeed it is David!!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Peter Allen on October 29, 2019, 01:24:52 PM
My local HMV in Hull  reduced their last pink vinyl "Unhalfbricking" to £9.99 late last week , certainly a better price than their £22.99
Worth checking the stores as they seem to have quite a few reductions on , presumably to clear space for big sellers in the run up to Christmas.
Or are they in trouble again , hope not


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: JohnP69 on October 29, 2019, 05:14:01 PM

My local HMV in Hull  reduced their last pink vinyl "Unhalfbricking" to £9.99 late last week , certainly a better price than their £22.99
Worth checking the stores as they seem to have quite a few reductions on , presumably to clear space for big sellers in the run up to Christmas.
Or are they in trouble again , hope not


Most of the HMV stores have a few copies of "Unhalfbricking" on pink vinyl for that price. I was off work last week and it could be picked up in Leeds (which I did!),Lincoln,Doncaster or York.

It's not a bad sale as I also got the Rolling Stones "Rock And Roll Circus" triple vinyl,reduced from £57.99 to £24.99!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: ColinB on October 29, 2019, 06:26:42 PM
A couple of purchases from my local HMV though neither of them bargains as they're new releases -

The Steve How Trio - New Frontier (with 3 tracks written by Steve and Bill Bruford)

Kathryn Tickell and the Darkening - Hollowbone

As it says at the end of this review https://frootsmag.com/hollowbone-kathryn-tickell-the-darkening

Whatever you might have expected from a new Tickell album, this probably isn’t it. It may even turn off some longstanding fans… but it deserves to attract a lot of new ones too.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Alan2 on October 30, 2019, 09:14:30 AM

My local HMV in Hull  reduced their last pink vinyl "Unhalfbricking" to £9.99 late last week , certainly a better price than their £22.99
Worth checking the stores as they seem to have quite a few reductions on , presumably to clear space for big sellers in the run up to Christmas.
Or are they in trouble again , hope not


I noticed they had copies in my local HMV too. I think it might be a sign of the failure of World Album Day as much as of the store. I have a nice black reissue from a year or 2 back so the pink LP didnt tempt me.  8)


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: JohnP69 on November 03, 2019, 02:43:19 PM

Ashley Hutchings - The Guv'nor And The Rise Of Folk Rock book by Brian Hinton and Geoff Wall

£1 from the local hospice shop


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on November 03, 2019, 02:47:42 PM


Ashley Hutchings - The Guv'nor And The Rise Of Folk Rock book by Brian Hinton and Geoff Wall

£1 from the local hospice shop


Hard to find for under £20, that...you did well :)  Sadly the hospice shop didn't!


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Will S on November 04, 2019, 09:09:21 AM
Sealed copy of Peter Knight and John Spiers' Well Met for £2.50 in my local Oxfam.  Result!


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 04, 2019, 09:45:23 AM

Sealed copy of Peter Knight and John Spiers' Well Met for £2.50 in my local Oxfam.  Result!
Who on earth put that there?  :o If it's sealed it's not like they got home, listened to it and didn't enjoy it so passed it on! Unless they had two copies, of course....


Title: Re: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: Will S on November 04, 2019, 10:46:10 AM


Sealed copy of Peter Knight and John Spiers' Well Met for £2.50 in my local Oxfam.  Result!
Who on earth put that there?  :o If it's sealed it's not like they got home, listened to it and didn't enjoy it so passed it on! Unless they had two copies, of course....


I suppose they might have bought it on Amazon, got an Autorip version, and never opened the actual CD?  But yes, I did wonder!


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on November 04, 2019, 11:23:13 AM
Nah...I suspect they'll be review copies that never got reviewed.


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: davidmjs on November 12, 2019, 07:00:37 AM
No idea what this has previously cost, but this is a bargain, surely?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Forever-Changes-50th-Anniversary-Love/dp/B079JPP1QC/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1J25YTEMYZSGW&keywords=love+forever+changes+50th+anniversary+edition&qid=1573541986&s=music&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&sprefix=love+for%2Cpopular%2C148&sr=1-1


Title: Re: Bargain Bin
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on November 12, 2019, 08:41:53 AM


Seven discs for £7.40? That's a bargain. Includes Sons of Champlin & NRPS sets. Lots of cheap copies on Ebay too.  :)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winterland-New-Years-Eve-1972/dp/B06XWYCGYT