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

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  1. Daveymoore

    Daveymoore Well-Known Member

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    1. Kind of blue - Miles Davis
    2. Blue train - Coltrane
    3. Standards vol I - Keith Jarrett
    4. Lady in satin - Billie Holiday
    5. Now's the time - Charlie Parker
    6. Time out - Dave Brubeck
    7. Somethin' else - Julian Cannonball Addery
    8. Waltz for debbie - Bill Evans
    9. Ella and Louis - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
    10. Something else!!! - Ornette Coleman
    11. It could happen to you - Chet Baker
    12. saxophone colossus - Sonny Rollins
    13. out to lunch - Eric Dolphy
    14. money jungle - Duke Ellington
    15. getz-gilberto - Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto
    16. brillant corners - Thelonious Monk
    17. mingus ah um - Charles Mingus
    18. Go - Dexter Gordon
    19. Moanin' - Art Blakey
    20. Bright Size Light - Pat Metheny Group
    21. Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown - Sarah Vaughan
    22. Sketches Of Spain - Miles Davis
    23. Speak no evil - Wayne Shorter
    24. Meets Oscar Peterson - Ben Webster
    25. The Wee Small Hours - Frank Sinatra
    26. Turner The Real McCoy - McCoy Tyner
    27. Incredible! - Wes Montgomery
    28. The Blues and - Oliver Nelson
    29. Indeed - Lee Morgan
    30. Liberation M. O. - Charlie Haden
    31. Meets The Rytmhm S - Art Pepper
    32. in Greenwich Village - Albert Ayler
    33. Laughin' to keep - Lester Young
    34. Study in Brown - Cliffort Brown & Max Roach
    35. Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin'
    36. What is there to say - Gerry Mulligan Quartet
    37. Coleman Hawkins - Night Hawk
    38. Modern Jazz - Quartet Django
    39. Lee Konitz - Motion
    40. Max Roach - Deeds not wars
    41. Quebec Ike - Blue & Sentimental
    42. Count Basie - Count Basie at Newport
    43. Bill Evans - Portrait in Jazz
    44. Benny Carter - Further definitions
    45. Joe Henderson - Page One
    46. Horace Silver - Song for my father
    47. Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage
    48. Kenny Burrell - Midnight blue
    49. Ahmad Jamal - But not for me/At the Pershing
    50. Sonny Rollins - The Bridge
    51. Nina Simone - Nina Simone at Village Gate
    52. Stephane Grappelli - Afternoon in Paris
    53. Dinah Washington - In the land of Hi Fi
    54. Gene Ammons - The soul moods
    55. Joe Pass - For Django
    56. Gil Evans - Out of the cool
    57. Art Tatum & Ben Webster - The album/The Art
    58. Freddie Hubbard - Ready For Freddie
    59. Kirk Roland - We fee Kings
    60. Wayne Shorter - The Soothsayer
    61. Ella Fitzgerald in Rome - Ella Fitzgerald in Rome
    62. Lee Morgan - The sidewinder
    63. Jimmy Smith - House Party
    64. Shirley Horn - Travelin' night
    65. Archie Shepp - On This Night
    66. Etta Jones - Don't Go to Strangers
    67. Lee Konitz - Duets
    68. Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong plays N.C. Handy
    69. Paul Desmond - Take Ten
    70. Abbey Lincoln - Abbey is Blue
    71. Miles Davis Milestone - Miles Davis
    72. Art Blakey Drum suite - Art Blakey
    73. Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius
    74. Wrapped Tight - Coleman Hawkins
    75. Along Came John - Big John Patton
    76. Lady sings the blues - Billie Holiday Lady sings the blues
    77. Night Train - Oscar Peterson Trio
    78. Webster & Associates - Ben Webster
    79. Plays Misty - Erroll Garner
    80. Much in common - Ray Brown & Milton Jackson


    Don't think any of us know, take a random guess from the Italian list.
     
  2. Patrick Cleasby

    Patrick Cleasby Well-Known Member

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    That would take them 'accidentally' sending me the next five digital copies again. Could happen, but hasn't since that last glut
     
  3. Porkpie

    Porkpie Forum Resident

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    UK
    I'm coming late to this series (just bought Time Out from ebay), can anyone let me know if they come out on a regular basis (i.e. When should I check in my local WHSmith), what's the cover price to buy a one-off from the newsagents and has Sidewinder been released? I'm working through the thread but if someone could answer those questions that would be great
     
  4. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    They come out fortnightly on a Wednesday. Sidewinder hasn't been released yet. Indeed by Lee Morgan has. If is worth checking WHSmith but if your local one is anything like mine, they'll only get one copy and quite often none at all. They are £14.99 each. The pressing and mastering quality has been consistently great.

    Considering the effort that's gone into this series, it's ridiculous and frustrating how difficult they make it to get hold of them.
     
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  5. Porkpie

    Porkpie Forum Resident

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    Thanks for the quick reply! I remember seeing them advertised on TV and am kicking myself I didn't start buying them when they came out. At £14.99 though it's cheaper to buy them from ebay from people who are reselling from their subscriptions. The only thing with the ones on ebay the photos show some of the covers to be badly creased from the outer wrapping and I think the cover photos of jazz albums are often great in themselves so would be good to find copies that aren't so badly creased.
     
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  6. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    They've often turned up creased in WHSmith. Some I haven't bought because of that. They don't show up on eBay often. They are well packed when ordered from DeAgostini's site with free postage, but they take about 3-4 weeks to arrive, even though they are only sent from Newcastle. Personally, I've hated every aspect of dealing with them.
     
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  7. culabula

    culabula Forum Resident

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    Aren’t they 16.99GBP?
     
  8. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    No, unless they've gone up in the last couple of issues.
     
  9. culabula

    culabula Forum Resident

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    Belfast, Ireland

    Yes, you’re quite right, 14.99. But can anybody remind me why I’m paying 15.99 per issue on subscription? For the wonderful zippo lighter?
     
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  10. Roddy

    Roddy Member

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    Kent, UK
    I've subscribed from the start. I know people have had some issues with dealing directly with deAgostini, but it's worked fine for me (aside from a ridiculous mix-up with the first magazine). Get two delivered every month in perfect condition. If you don't mind the long wait (usually 2-3 weeks), you can get any back issue from their website, free delivery.

    I guess you got the digital magazines added on?
     
  11. culabula

    culabula Forum Resident

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    No, I didn’t. I think I signed up for "free" gifts but I don’t really remember. I got a lighter and....did I get stylus cleaning fluids etc? Nothing for ages. Not interested in digital magazines. Seems extortionate to go on paying an extra two quid a month for some junk I got ages ago.
     
  12. Roddy

    Roddy Member

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    Kent, UK
    Hmm, for £2 extra a month, you should have gotten the turntable: Jazz on vinyl - De Agostini

    Hesitant to say this, but I'd recommend you contact them.
     
  13. heliocentric

    heliocentric Well-Known Member

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    liverpool
    I pay £29.98 for my subscription so not sure why your's would be more expensive?
     
  14. culabula

    culabula Forum Resident

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    I'm certainly not getting anything extra for it and so, have written to them this morning to see why I’m paying this exactly. If it’s for the few trinkets received at the beginning of the subscription, it’s clearly not worth it.
     
  15. heliocentric

    heliocentric Well-Known Member

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    I got all the extras as well. The only thing I can remember is that there was a premium if you ordered the turntable but cant remember how much is was. Maybe you got put on the higher rate?
     
  16. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    They really are crap!
     
  17. culabula

    culabula Forum Resident

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    Can’t think why, but as I’ve said I’ve written to them. I thought you had to pay for the turntable as well?
     
  18. culabula

    culabula Forum Resident

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    Belfast, Ireland

    I’ve done so this morning. I let them away with nothing.
     
  19. culabula

    culabula Forum Resident

    Location:
    Belfast, Ireland

    That’s 2 pounds per issue. I appear to be paying 1 pound extra per record for the digital 'extra' whatever the hell that is. I certainly don’t want it and didn’t sign up for it. I’ll be looking my money back.
     
  20. culabula

    culabula Forum Resident

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    Belfast, Ireland

    Thanks for reminding me about this. I sent two emails to them today -one was to say that issue 34 had poor quality sound on Side Two, while the other was about the extra two pounds per issue.

    To their credit they just got back to me and advise that they are sending out a replacement LP today. In the other reply they have confirmed that I am a premium subscriber. Checking their FAQ, it seems that I am indeed entitled to a turntable.

    Only thing is, no such turntable has ever manifested itself. Seems incredibly lackadaisical of them, but does anyone know after how much time I was supposed to receive such an item?
     
  21. Roddy

    Roddy Member

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    Kent, UK
    Says on the website "With your 4th delivery". Safe to say they forgot.
     
  22. culabula

    culabula Forum Resident

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    Belfast, Ireland

    Yes. I found that in the FAQ but found it hard to believe. Seems unbelievably trusting of them.

    I’ll see what they say tomorrow. It also reads "if you didn’t get your turntable' (which seems to show great self-awareness) you may get a refund. Nutters.
     
  23. jamo spingal

    jamo spingal Member

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    Edinburgh
    They're still selling the turntables online, which will be good BTW.
     
  24. porotikos

    porotikos Member

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    athens
    i sent an email to deagostini asking which records were sourced from analog master tapes.
    their response

    Good day Customer

    Thank you for your email.

    Unfortunately, we are unable to send out the list as it's subject to change.



    what do they mean by that? they dont know for sure? should i ask them something else?
    ps. is anyone sure about certain albums that are indeed analog sourced?
    cheers
     
  25. jamo spingal

    jamo spingal Member

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    I think they mean that future releases are subject to change just like the UK issues to date don't follow the original Italian list. Not that analog source or not is subject to change .... I think
     
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