De Agostini - Jazz at 33 1/3 rpm series in UK newsagents

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Willowman, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. Patrick Cleasby

    Patrick Cleasby Well-Known Member

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    London, UK
    Anyone understand how binder allocation is supposed to work for full time subscribers?

    As I had accrued another 20 mags I ordered a pair of binders at for £13.99.

    As it happened 41 and 42 turned up at the same time with an additional binder.

    Are we supposed to be catered for (in arrears?).

    Does anyone want to buy a pair off me?!
     
  2. FangfossFlyer

    FangfossFlyer Active Member

    Location:
    York, U.K.
    I ordered an extra binder after issue 20 last year at about £7.99 and it promptly arrived. But I have been trying to order another one as I am now at no. 43 but I just can't get them to respond so I would be interested in buying one off you.

    Richard
     
  3. Patrick Cleasby

    Patrick Cleasby Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London, UK
    Crap aren't they? Are you subscribing or buying ad hoc then?

    What happens when you order? mine only took a couple of weeks?

    (Happy to send you one for £7 plus postage BTW)
     
  4. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Location:
    England
    Worst company I've ever dealt with. I want to order the Joe Henderson album but have been totally put off by their terrible service. There's been a few of these that I've bought on CD instead of DeAgostini because they either didn't arrive at my local WHSmith or they arrived with a badly creased sleeve. I didn't want to deal with DeAgostini at all.
     
  5. Somerset Scholar

    Somerset Scholar Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bath
    My local WHSmith seems to always get the ones in with a badly creased sleeve! Having said that, just picked up Thelonious Monk. Nice, mint condition.
     
  6. Tactical20

    Tactical20 New Member

    Location:
    Kent
    Given up on my local newsagent getting them in anymore. Just ordered 40 & 42 from Deagostini website. Fingers crossed they don't cock it up!

    Any clues what's after Mingus btw? Still waiting on Sidewinder....
     
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  7. Daveymoore

    Daveymoore Well-Known Member

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    Manchester UK
    They must have just put Monk #42 on the website, didn't see it there this morning. so thanks just ordered. So far no probs oerdering online so long as you are relaxed about delivery being about 3 weeks.

     
  8. porotikos

    porotikos Active Member

    Location:
    athens
    hello. read many pages of this thread but not all. how come the price is not as cheap as in the first record? 15 pounds is not cheap i think.
    also, can someone with a great set up, tell if sonics ar great? i have interest for many of the records mentioned here. but not if the quality isnt up to par.cheers
     
  9. porotikos

    porotikos Active Member

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    athens
    unfortunately i cant edit my previous post. so, id like to ask this. cant i order from their shop if i am living outside the uk? (greece). its a bummer cause i would really like to get at least the first 2, the ella with louis, time out and moaning. is there some workaround to that?
     
  10. porotikos

    porotikos Active Member

    Location:
    athens
    third consecutive post!!
    i have read the whole thread now. i found aout that there were 3 deagostini series worldwide. first was in italy in 2011. second one was later in 2015 in germany (but only for 5 records) and now uk.
    i saw in the italy and germany matrix numbers, that they must have used the exact same stampers, as matrix numbers are identical. but i do see that the uk matrices are different than the italian and german presses. uk matrices mention mpo.
    what is the consensus in the uk pressings? are they better than the italian counterparts? is mpo considered a better pressing plant?
    also anyone knows if there is an italian store of deagostini, i could buy italian presses? i read in this thread that these pressings in general are really good. so if that is the case, why not get the best of these best presses? cheers
     
  11. heliocentric

    heliocentric Well-Known Member

    Location:
    liverpool
    Have you tried e-bay? I have a quick look yesterday and there seemed to be most of the uk series.
     
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  12. porotikos

    porotikos Active Member

    Location:
    athens
    no, to be honest. and since there are some bad presses from what i read, i think that deagostini store is my safest option in order to get a replacement. now, how i will manage to get em shipped to greece, is another matter...
     
  13. jamo spingal

    jamo spingal Member

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    Edinburgh
    Try ebay, I wouldn't go for the DeAgostini website from Greece. There are people selling new versions for UK 10.99 so if available buy them.
     
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  14. jamo spingal

    jamo spingal Member

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    Edinburgh
    I mean DeAgostini versions on ebay for 10.99. I wouldn't go for e.g. DOL versions which may be the "bad presses" you mentioned.
     
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  15. porotikos

    porotikos Active Member

    Location:
    athens
    apologies for my ignorance but what are the DOL versions?
    the 11 pounds deagostini versions on ebay, have 10 pounds shipping cost to greece unfortunately...would be easier for me to find a friend from uk that would get the lps i need and ship them over to me with much lesser money...
     
  16. jamo spingal

    jamo spingal Member

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    Edinburgh
    DOL = Russian, non licensed copies, unknown mastering source, probably an off the shelf CD.
     
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  17. Diorama

    Diorama Well-Known Member

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    Ireland
    Mitt Jackson isn't the greatest record I've ever heard. I like it. Would be interested getting the stufff he did with Coltrane. The quality of the vinyl is very good. I am sure most on here would ****e all over them as some are digital sourced.
    The purest in me wants to say I can't listen to such but I have listened to them and they sound good, very quiet vinyl. I contacted De Agostini and they said they were sourced from the original tapes when they could and digital when they couldn't. I would image for the most part they are digital but I remember two vinyls that said something about being from the original masters , maybe it was Henderson record.
     
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  18. porotikos

    porotikos Active Member

    Location:
    athens
    wooow thank you for that insight. i would be grateful as well if someone posted which are analogue and which digital sourced. i would email deagostini, but i already emailed them asking if they ship to greece and i havent got a reply yet and its been days...
     
  19. jamo spingal

    jamo spingal Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    I'm pretty sure the big record companies will still have the original masters in storage, except where they were lost, for example some Impulse masters when they moved to California. Even though many recordings were remastered to 24 bit digital for CD, these would need to be reworked again for vinyl. I can believe DeAgostini. In fact a good comparison I made was Coltrane's Blue Train from DOL versus DeAgostini. The DOL one mastered from a standard CD was not good in comparison.
     
  20. jamo spingal

    jamo spingal Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    I saw Milt Jackson with The Modern Jazz Quartet sometime in the late 80s or early 90s and was pretty underwhelmed. I also have the Bags and Trane CD and wouldn't bother ....
     
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  21. Diorama

    Diorama Well-Known Member

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    Ireland
    Anyone know the releases till the end of the year?
     
  22. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

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    UK
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    I have this album on CD and I would highly recommend it, the tracks with Monk are just amazing.
     
  23. jamo spingal

    jamo spingal Member

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    Edinburgh
    Joe Henderson, Page One just arrived. Nice album, especially the classic Reid Miles cover. Disappointed for the first time in the vinyl quality, not enough for the hassle of returning though. Awaiting the arrival of Misterioso.
     
  24. jamo spingal

    jamo spingal Member

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    Edinburgh
    Was posted by someone earlier, the next two will be Ahmad Jamal At the Pershing and Mingus Mingus Mingus. Don't know after those.
     
  25. Diorama

    Diorama Well-Known Member

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    Ireland
    Yeah was just wondering what was after Mingus.
     

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