UK Charity (Thrift) Shop CD Hunting

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by MC Rag, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. Chris Treece

    Chris Treece Forum Resident

    Location:
    Haworth, UK
    Darkness back catalogue, obvs
    Lights Out - UFO
    Shoot out The Lights - Richard Thompson
    Turn Out The Lights - Julien Baker
    etc
    etc
     
  2. minibreakfast

    minibreakfast Forum Resident

    Location:
    Suffolk, UK
    Could have really done with some ELO or Power Station.
     
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  3. Chris Treece

    Chris Treece Forum Resident

    Location:
    Haworth, UK
    Lightbulb Sun
    Back in Black
    Flick Of The Switch
     
  4. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    Location:
    Berkshire
    I wonder if they had

    Lights Out by Peter Wolf?

    (Now that WOULD be a find)... :D

    EG.
     
  5. Dubmart

    Dubmart Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    Having reminded myself of the records in Cancer Research I looked again today, they still had them, still overpriced though the one I would have bought was £20 not £25, still £15 more than Discogs though.:shake:
     
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  6. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident

    Today I spotted (but didn’t buy) Under a Raging Moon by Roger Daltrey. Any good?
     
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  7. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    Location:
    Berkshire
    I like the singles. A lot. Never played the whole thing! :o

    EG.
     
  8. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lancaster UK
    I'd say no, all the tracks are the original, pre-remastered versions. There's an advert in the booklet for the remastered albums Magical Ring, Legend, Macalla, and Sirius, but all the production credits on this 2CD are the original ones. I found the sound to be very good to my ears, and will make sure I avoid the remastered albums, thanks for the tip-off. I have the original CD of Magical Ring, which also sounds fine to me.
     
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  9. minibreakfast

    minibreakfast Forum Resident

    Location:
    Suffolk, UK
    Several good quality new arrivals in one of my regulars today. Managed to limit myself to just four:

    The xx - Coexist
    St Vincent - St Vincent
    The Tarantino Experience Take III (2 -disc compilation)
    My Morning Jacket - Circuital

    This particular branch charges £1 for single discs and £2 for double sets. It also does something that's a real pet hate of mine: it tapes up all CDs with horrible cheap sticky tape that splits into little shreds when you try to peel if off to inspect the disc. Not so bad for jewel cases that can be popped open at the hinges, but often a disaster for digipaks. Anyway, the My Morning Jacket was marked as a 2-disc set, and I was pretty sure this wasn't the case. After scrabbling with the tape I finally got it open to reveal one disc in one side of the gatefold, and just the expected booklet in the other. The volunteer at the till amended the price no problem, but I'm glad I had the patience to check before buying.

    God I hate tape. Hate it. :mad:
     
  10. newelectricmuse

    newelectricmuse Forum Resident

    Location:
    London
    Agree, especially on digipaks. My pet hate is when they put a price sticker on a digipak or slipcase or box set (or book, come to that) and THEN write the price (and often a date code) on the sticker. When you peel off the price sticker you have this writing engraved on the front of the digipak. I've had things that were perfect when donated spoilt in this way. Bad shops do this :realmad:. Good shops write the stickers first before sticking them on :angel:. I've wanted to rant about that for a long time - thanks for listening!
     
  11. Grower of Mushrooms

    Grower of Mushrooms Omnivorous mammalian bipedal entity.

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Maybe that's what was meant when they used to put "Home Taping Is Killing Music" on LP inner sleeves.
     
  12. garrincha

    garrincha Forum Resident

    Location:
    Plymouth, UK
    couple of pick ups in East Dulwich last week - can't remember which store(s)

    Morrissey - Your Arsenal (£1)
    Tom Waits - Foreign Affairs (50p)

    the Waits is not one I've seen in the wild before, so seemed a nice score at 50p. I was chatting to my pal while sifting through the multitude of cd's, so it was only when I got home that the disc inside the Waits is actually Massive Attack - Blue Lines

    damn! that's what happens when you've got a buddy tagging along and your eye isn't completely on the ball!

    oh well
     
  13. johnnybrum

    johnnybrum Forum Resident

    At least Blue Lines is one of the greatest albums every made...Coulda been a Robbie Williams :yikes:
     
  14. Guapito

    Guapito Forum Resident

    Location:
    UK
    Picked the following up at Thames Hospice:

    George Michael - Faith
    Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
    Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
    Sade - Love Deluxe
    Human League - Greatest Hits
    Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs - it’s Blitz
    Simon & Garfunkel - Greatest Hits
    Echo & The Bunnymen- Ocean Rain
    Crowded House - Recurring Dream
    Simply Red - A New Flame

    All on CD for a quid each. Not bad for £11.
     
  15. MC Rag

    MC Rag Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bunnymen nice! Don't think I ever seen one of their CDs in a charity shop.
     
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  16. minibreakfast

    minibreakfast Forum Resident

    Location:
    Suffolk, UK
    The volunteer did this right in front of my eyes as she amended the My Morning Jacket CD from £2 to £1. Why, god, why?
     
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  17. Alexlotl

    Alexlotl Forum Resident

    Location:
    York, UK
    That s/t St Vincent is a great find. Her best album, I think.

    I carry a tiny Swiss Army Knife on my key ring, and unapologetically slit open tape on jewel cases to check the condition of the discs.
     
  18. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    Location:
    Berkshire
    All killer and no filler!

    EG.
     
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  19. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    Location:
    Berkshire
    I see the post-80s stuff fairly often, but not the classic WEA albums on CD.

    EG.
     
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  20. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    I think I've seen their self titled album and Songs to Learn and Sing. But I don't think I've seen any of their albums released this century or any 90s album by them. Weird, because I think they were quite popular back in the day.
     
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  21. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    Location:
    Berkshire
    What Do You Want To Do.. and Evergreen are BHF staples round this way, but nothing from the 00s.

    I got my copy of Songs To Learn.. in a used store, come to think of it. I never bought it at the time.

    EG.
     
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  22. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    Maybe Evergreen has turned up, but not the other one. Quite a Bunnymen desert in these parts...
     
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  23. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident

    It’s so true that you rarely see Echo & The Bunnymen CDs in charity shops. The only one I’ve ever spotted was Songs to Learn & Sing for 50p, which I bought.
     
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  24. AirJordanFan93

    AirJordanFan93 Forum Resident

    Remasters or the pre-remastered Atlantic discs?
     
  25. Chris Treece

    Chris Treece Forum Resident

    Location:
    Haworth, UK
    No idea, it was an attempt at power-cut based humour.
     
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