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UK Charity (Thrift) Shop CD Hunting

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

  1. JonW

    JonW That's just the name of the shop, love!

    Location:
    UK
    I quite like Laura Marling, I don't know if she'll be a desert island artist for me but she has some good songs. I Speak Because I Can was the first one I bought as well. The title song contains the couplet "I speak because I can, To anyone I trust enough to listen" which for me is a great encapsulation of introversion, especially as it was written by someone so young. I'm now enjoying Semper Femina, which has a slightly different style to the others.
     
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  2. JonW

    JonW That's just the name of the shop, love!

    Location:
    UK
    Don't know if it is significant, but in the text on the Enhanced CD sticker, [Record Company] also looks like a place-holder in square brackets, similar to the "you may wish to add your own legal disclaimers etc, I assume your legal department will be able to advice you on this." text. Could it be some kind of "proof of concept" or early proof copy?
     
  3. AveryKG

    AveryKG a keen gardener no more

    Location:
    west London
    Mac OS 7.5.5, that would be about 1824 ;)
     
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  4. biilyedwards

    biilyedwards Todd Browning's freak

    Location:
    UK
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    Cheers - seems that way! Will do some further digging. Thanks!
     
  5. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    What are the matrix/SID codes. These will tell you where it is made and mastered.
     
  6. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lancaster UK
    Looking like the drinks will be on Biily tonight!
     
  7. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Oxfams.
    Inflated prices.
     
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  8. Great Face For Radio

    Great Face For Radio Sing Hosanna, the jazz snobs are all going home.

    Location:
    London N13
    Laura Marling is one of the artists who sums up why charity shop hunting is such fun. I was vaguely aware of her existence due to various articles in newspaper arts sections etc but not sufficiently interested to investigate further. However, when I found A Creature I Don't Know in one of my local shops for roughly the price of a Mars Bar, I thought why not. It's a decent album and, while I'm not a huge fan of her stuff, a decent addition to my collection. I quite enjoyed her set supporting Neil Young & Bob Dylan at Hyde Park a couple of years ago and recognised a couple of the songs as a result.

    There's no way I'd have shelled out full price for a CD by an artist I wasn't sure about but, given the low prices, charity shops offer you the opportunity to experiment. In the same way I have discovered Clinic, Guided By Voices, Fiery Furnaces, Cosmic Rough Riders, Art Brut, Joy Zipper and countless others.

    This inspired me to write an article for the Channel 4 News website, about the joys of bargain hunting:

    A beggar’s banquet on the British high street
     
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  9. Duncan Day

    Duncan Day Middle Aged Savage

    Location:
    U.K. Chippenham
    I see quite a few Laura Marling CDs on my travels but never bothered picking one up as I assumed she must be like Dido or Duffy or something:). Always get a bit suspicious if I see an artist over and over again in a charity shop. I’ll pick one up next time (Probably won’t see one now !!)
     
  10. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident

    Really nice article that absolutely nails the highs and lows of it all. Excellent stuff.
     
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  11. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    I did once own that Best of by Guided by Voices.
     
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  12. minibreakfast

    minibreakfast Forum Resident

    Location:
    Suffolk, UK
    Excellent article, really enjoyed that, thanks.
     
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  13. Head Gardener

    Head Gardener Forum Resident

    I picked these up in a charity shop ages ago but recently found them again in one of the many boxes of CD's in my garage, all boxed up & stored after I moved up north earlier in the year.
    The One Cut disc looks like I hardly ever played it and the top 2 are We Love You Records comps and all 3 have artwork which makes them collectable because of some fella called Banksy.

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    However, this was a sweet find in a charity shop in Arbroath recently, a minty UK issue complete with booklet.

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  14. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lancaster UK
    Great article, thanks for writing and sharing it.

    As Ry Cooder says in the Beuna Vista Social Club booklet, "Music is a treasure hunt. You dig and dig and sometimes you find something."
     
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  15. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

    Location:
    UK
    Sounds like you got a rarity there anyway, good find.
     
  16. Gavaxeman

    Gavaxeman Take me back to dear old Blighty...

    Location:
    West Midlands U.K.
    Great article
     
  17. Great Face For Radio

    Great Face For Radio Sing Hosanna, the jazz snobs are all going home.

    Location:
    London N13
    You are SQ of the FOF and I claim my £5. Hope all's well. Didn't know you'd Hit The North!
     
  18. Head Gardener

    Head Gardener Forum Resident

    yes mate, guilty as charged and the cheque is in the post, am loving the East Coast vibes up here, better than Northampton believe me!
     
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  19. Fawltykog

    Fawltykog Beatles Forever!

    Location:
    Sunny England
    50p? Even nicer price!

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  20. MC Rag

    MC Rag Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Got a 2CD Classical Fatbox from 1987 in the post today - still had the foam inserts in - thankfully it hadn't fused with the CDs - panic over!
     
  21. Alexlotl

    Alexlotl Forum Resident

    Location:
    York, UK
    Minor miracle! Which label? I know from experience that Philips foam is death.

    I did have some surviving foam in my chazza-found copy of WG Polydor ABBA: The Singles - The First Ten Years, but I binned it pronto.
     
  22. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    I removed all of mine except for a Japanese set. I believe Japanese foam doesn't disintegrate, but I have my doubts.
     
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  23. MC Rag

    MC Rag Forum Resident Thread Starter

    EMI
     
  24. Duncan Day

    Duncan Day Middle Aged Savage

    Location:
    U.K. Chippenham
    Another fruitless day yesterday apart from picking up the Radiohead TKOL RMX double CD for £1.50 and an old 80s CD of Sheer Heart Attack which sounds nice !!! Certainly better than the 2011 one I’ve got. Don’t see much Radiohead out and about, and certainly not that one. I’d forgotten it even existed.
     
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  25. MC Rag

    MC Rag Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Interesting. Label was EMI - Discs Made in Japan (for UK Market)
    I just checked the few Discs I have that have foam pitting and they are W.Germany printed CDs on Polydor & Deutsche Grammophon.
    I will keep an eye out for others to see if it's a rule.
     

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