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UK Charity (Thrift) Shop CD Hunting

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

  1. minibreakfast

    minibreakfast Forum Resident

    Location:
    Suffolk, UK
    This morning's pickups, a pound each.

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  2. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lancaster UK
    Found over the last few days -

    'Enigma' soundtrack, John Barry-composed. 25p
    The Very Best Of The Lovin' Spoonful. 99p
    Two Gallants - What The Toll Tells. Never heard of this duo before, no idea what it'll sound like. 99p

    4 for £1 -
    The Bangles and Gilbert O'Sullivan comps.
    Ladysmith Black Mambazo - No Boundaries.
    Keith Jarrett - The Köln Concert. Had never heard this before. Wow! Fantastic.
     
  3. Willowman

    Willowman Forum Resident

    Location:
    London, UK
    Looks like a bootleg copy to me. No reason why a promo CD with a cover identical to an existing release wouldn't also have the CD design itself also similar or the same, unless it's a CDR.
     
  4. Putrifiers II

    Putrifiers II Forum Resident

    Location:
    London, UK
    If you like piano music you're in for a treat with the Keith Jarrett.
     
  5. newelectricmuse

    newelectricmuse charm, strangeness and quark

    Location:
    London
    On the other hand, if you hate piano music, that's the worst 25p you ever spent!
    :laugh:
     
  6. minibreakfast

    minibreakfast Forum Resident

    Location:
    Suffolk, UK
    I found that Keith Jarrett CD a while back. Mine was a whopping pound though! :)
     
  7. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lancaster UK
    Already listened to it. If I'd known if it was going to be so good, I'd have paid full whack for a copy long ago.
     
  8. mark e

    mark e Forum Resident

    well, yesterday was pretty slim pickings, but a last minute taxi service for teenkid ended up with me visiting some extra charity shops today, and yeah, things improved.
    a very eclectic selection for £12.

    Hot Chip - Made In the Dark
    Angelo Badalamenti/David Lynch - Music From Twin Peaks
    Area Code 615 - Area Code 615/Trip In the Country
    Various Artists - Gather In The Mushrooms (Acid Folk Underground 1968-1974)
    Flux Pavilion - Blow The Roof
    **** Robot - From Cradle The Rave
    The Herbaliser - Something Wicked Comes This Way
    Jeff Lynne/ELO - From Out Of Nowhere
    Dido - No Angel
    Death In Vegas - Milk It (2cd Best of/Remixes)
    Various Artists - I Love Garage (3cd set)

    ok, most chuffed about : **** Robot,Hot Chip, Death In Vegas (for the 2nd cd of remixes basically), and Flux Pavilion as i love electronic pop/dubstep etc.
    however, the one that has really impressed the most so far is the 'Gather In The Mushrooms' compilation.
    never heard of it, but on closer inspection, realised its a Bob Stanley compiled collection, so decided to grab it.
    and after one listen, yeah,i struck gold (also, not cheap on amazon/discogs etc).
    also, had never heard of Area Code 615, but read the inner notes and thought i would give it a go for a coin.
    not my kind of thing normally, but a lot of fun at times (again, this is a bit of a score according to amazon/discogs !), hello Old Grey Whistle Test theme tune !
    also, the Jeff Lynne/ELO album from 2019 for a coin.
    i was going to let it go as i have the albums boxset, and thought that would be enough.
    turns out its a cracking album - a lot more fun than i expected.

    so, yeah, an excellent haul all in all.

    for reference, here is the Gather In the Mushrooms track listing :

    Gather In The Mushrooms (The British Acid Folk Underground 1968-1974) (2004, CD) - Discogs
     
  9. mark e

    mark e Forum Resident

    i would love to see that out in the wild.
    not a fan of the usual stuff from the band, but i can well imagine the remixes being my kind of thing.
     
  10. WonkyDonkey

    WonkyDonkey Active Member

    Location:
    UK
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    I had a day off work so drove 45 minutes to a flea market - all cd’s were 50p each apart from Reggae Classics and The Clash which were £1.50 each. The Pet Sounds is the Mono and Stereo version.
    Really pleased with these.
     
  11. Alexlotl

    Alexlotl Forum Resident

    Location:
    York, UK
    Good haul! I also have a mono/stereo Pet Sounds, but mine has a green spine. Mono all the way, anyway!
     
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  12. biilyedwards

    biilyedwards Todd Browning's freak

    Location:
    UK
    The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out £1
    Thin Lizzy - Greatest Hits 50p
    The Rolling Stones - A Bigger Bang £1
    Various artists - John Peel: A Tribute 2CD £1.50
    The Jam - Snap! 2CD £1.00
    Nirvana Unplugged £1

    plus books by Tony Visconti and Lou Reed

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  13. minibreakfast

    minibreakfast Forum Resident

    Location:
    Suffolk, UK
    Whoah, properly envious of the acid folk comp. And good to hear there's one less Dido CD cluttering up the racks! :)
     
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  14. mark e

    mark e Forum Resident

    got it to flesh out the 3 for £1 groove.
    others were the flux pavilion and s**t robot cds.
    (since when were we stopped from editing posts !?)
    so, added that, as you know, for all the diss groove she gets, when hungover on a sunny sunday morning i dont mind some of her stuff.
    and yeah, the acid folk thing was a bit of a catch i cannot deny.
    worth it just for this brilliant track, which i have an edit of somewhere in the archive and is therefore bugging me

     
  15. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    Location:
    Berkshire
    No Angel's a great album. I was really into Dido back in 2000-2003. I think chronic overexposure and the dull follow-up kind of did it for me.

    EG.
     
  16. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident

    Gather in the Mushrooms seems to be out of print, so sometimes goes for silly money on eBay. There was a companion set as well, as I recall. Wish I’d bought both at the time.
     
  17. Alexlotl

    Alexlotl Forum Resident

    Location:
    York, UK
    Nipped into my local this morning, picked the following pair for 25p each:

    BB King & Eric Clapton - Riding With The King
    Tanya Donelly - Beautysleep (at the behest of @Great Face For Radio )

    My eyes almost popped out when I saw a digipack with "The Fall" on the spine, only to find it was a Norah Jones album rather than the deluxe edition of Hex Enduction Hour.
     
  18. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Location:
    England
    :laugh: I actually did get the 2 CD Hex Enduction Hour in a charity shop for £2 a few years ago.
     
  19. Jowcol

    Jowcol Forum Resident

    Location:
    Somerset, England
    Thanks, really enjoyed your article
     
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  20. Great Face For Radio

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

    Location:
    London N13
    Glad it was still there and hope you feel your 25p was well spent!

    You don't see stuff by The Fall very often. I've got almost everything they've ever done, but if I do find something I always buy it and give it to someone as an act of evangelism.
     
  21. AveryKG

    AveryKG a keen gardener no more

    Location:
    west London
    I knew there was a reason why I decided never to go to Palmers Green. ;)
     
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  22. Mist3rCe

    Mist3rCe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Barcelona, Spain
    Just another case of garbage accumulation! I think the OP mentioned target CDs or valuable items.
     
  23. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lancaster UK
    You're criticising £6+ going to a charity? Maybe one day you'll be in need of a little charity yourself.
     
  24. Alexlotl

    Alexlotl Forum Resident

    Location:
    York, UK
    Given as the post you're criticising was liked by the OP, that seems a strange authority on which to draw.
     
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  25. Mist3rCe

    Mist3rCe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Barcelona, Spain
    I didn't know money goes to charity, I was thinking in just a normal second hand store. My comment refers to items that people are finding there.
     

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