Future of Classic Records??

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by heimska, Mar 21, 2010.

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  1. heimska

    heimska Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Reykjavik, Iceland
    What is going on with Classic Records? I noticed that both on AcousticSounds and MusicDirect prices for Classic titles are going up. Even the Blue Note titles are now costing $40-50??

    Are they loosing the Blue Note license? Will Classic pressings be available for some time or are they selling out? Any info on this?
     
  2. kt66brooklyn

    kt66brooklyn Senior Member

    Location:
    brooklyn, ny
    They changed distributors recently, which may account for the strange goings on, or maybe not.
     
  3. MikeyH

    MikeyH Stamper King

    Location:
    Berkeley, CA
    One can't tell. I can sell stuff up to $40, but non-collectibles (i.e. not real Blue Notes) over that don't go anywhere.

    As an example, I have the gorgeous Linn recording of the Messiah on three new LPs for just over $150. That's serious specialist stuff. I don't expect to sell any, but it sure gets customers talking...
     
  4. heimska

    heimska Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    What I´m referring to is that the normal price for Classic Records 200g single LP is moving up from the usual $32.99 to $39.99 or even $49.99, depending on the title. Kind Of Blue f.ex. is now at $49.99 at AS.

    This makes me think that these are actuallu out of print and will not be available anymore. Any comments on this...?
     
  5. MikeyH

    MikeyH Stamper King

    Location:
    Berkeley, CA
    It may well be that all distribution and manufacturing costs are bouncing up. Think of the similar percentage increase in AP SACDs in the last year. (were $25, now $30). Remember Classic AFAIK no longer manufacture in the USA.

    It's unusual for Classic not to 'pre-announce' their price increases, because that has in the past resulted in a useful sales spike. We'll have to wait and see.
     
  6. John D.

    John D. Forum Resident

    Get the ones you want now, at the price you want now. That's what I'm doing. :righton:
     
  7. MikeyH

    MikeyH Stamper King

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    I can laugh at the speculation, because there's never been a Classic title I've wanted. I bet the same guy that cleaned us out of Zeppelin the last 'speculation run' is firing up his truck as we speak...
     
  8. John D.

    John D. Forum Resident

    Well if you don't like any of Classic's titles, that's one opinion. But there are some here that do, and I think some of these titles are going away. That's my opinion.
     
  9. rich121

    rich121 Forum Resident

    Location:
    WA
    And those Zeppelin titles are selling for how much now????


    :)


    Rick
     
  10. heimska

    heimska Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    Exactly! Those speculations turned out to be true...
     
  11. Spyder

    Spyder Official vinyl solicitor and connoisseur.

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  12. Peter K

    Peter K Forum Resident

    Have one. Virtually every disc is unplayed,
     
  13. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    $4,000.00 bucks? You kiddin'? This the ASKING price or the actual real world SELLING price? Geez, I have five of them, baby needs new shoes.
     
  14. rich121

    rich121 Forum Resident

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    WA
    Here's mine :D

    Only 250 were made/sold, I would say that makes them rare! And the best Led Zeppelin sound around, that is why it's valuable to me!


    Rick
     

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  15. rich121

    rich121 Forum Resident

    Location:
    WA
    Just got this email from Elusive Disc today:

    "Classic Records LAST CHANCE!

    Most Classic Records titles are out of print! Get yours today before the're gone!!!"


    What's up with that?


    Rick
     
  16. rich121

    rich121 Forum Resident

    Location:
    WA
    Hm...you must have a lot of cash laying around to buy something, then pay the expensive shipping and import tax on a set that cost $800.00 USD...and you had to get in very early in the game, I don't think many at all were exported...

    Why would you pay so much and not even enjoy them?


    Rick
     
  17. btf1980

    btf1980 Forum Resident

    Location:
    NYC
    Was speaking to a friend at the record store & he tells me that his Classic distributor has dramatically increased prices and all the 45rpm Clarity stuff will no longer be pressed. Whatever is out there is all that will be available.

    Anyone know if this is true? He has no reason to BS me. Looking at Acoustic Sounds, some titles (Bizet/Gounod) that was $50 like a week ago has doubled in price!

    http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/6...ust_Ballet_Music_Bizet_Carmen-45_RPM_Vinyl_LP

    Many of the $32 dollar 200gram titles are now $40 & $50. Kind of Blue, Jazz Party in Stereo, Sketches of Spain, Time Out etc.

    This sucks.
     
  18. MikeyH

    MikeyH Stamper King

    Location:
    Berkeley, CA
    Well, right here in Berkeley they turn up now and again at a premium used price, which is about the same as the new price ($25-30, maybe more for PG). That's pretty good for LPs only a few years old - most suffer the ignominy of the $1.95 'no one cares' tag.

    Anything more is someone else's speculation bubble.
     
  19. j3brow

    j3brow Forum Resident



    Despite what they have claimed in the recent past, it doesnt look good at all for the longevity of Classic Records. I got the same email tonight from both Elusive disc and Music Direct. Such a shame as i have enjoyed soo many of their records and there are many more I want to purchase, but with the prices soaring of A LOT of titles....well, i cant afford many at once.

    Dang Steve, you have FIVE (!!) of the Led Zep 45RPM box sets. good for you. I dont know the fair market value at this time, but I have seen em sell between 2 and 3K in the past.
     
  20. SuperFuzz

    SuperFuzz Forum Resident

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    NYC USA
    Life isn't fair. I guess I should have tried a little harder....
     
  21. RadioClash

    RadioClash Forum Resident

    Clearly the recent claims from Classic Records were full of crap. I will miss them. :cry:
     
  22. jeffrosen

    jeffrosen Forum Resident

    Noticed several of the local Los Angeles stores have been getting a bunch of Classic vinyl titles the past few weeks. Guess they were cleaning out their warehouse. In the beginning they really were great in getting the well remastered titles to market. Shame they weren't able to add many more interesting titles the past few years. Hopefully they will somehow revive themselves and bring more titles to market.
     
  23. Khojem

    Khojem Forum Resident

    Location:
    Irvine, CA, USA
    To which stores are you referring?
     
  24. LordThanos1969

    LordThanos1969 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Perhaps, they were purchased as an investment? With this set fetching upwards of $4,000, I would think it would be best to keep these records as pristine as possible.
     
  25. eddiel

    eddiel Senior Member

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    If had money at the time I would have bought two sets for sure. One for listening and one for selling at $4000.

    The last time I looked at UK sellers the prices were as per normal for Classic titles. I'll have another look later today to see if they are going up here too.

    Eddie
     
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