Zavvi "Best of Jazz Starter Kit" 5-LPs $29.99

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  1. samwisefan

    samwisefan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Best of Jazz Starter Kit - All Time Classics Albums – Set of 5 Mystery Vinyl LP

    Has anyone purchased this 5-LP bundle? Or, per the fine print, one of their previous 6-LP or 10-LP bundles? I'm just curious as to what albums you may have received. I'm intrigued, but I'm not much of a gambler so the grab-bag nature of it worries me. LOL!

    I'll be honest that I don't know too much about jazz music, other than what I hear in Woody Allen's films or the Peanuts holiday specials. I'm curious, but I think I'd prefer more piano-led music (a la Vince Guaraldi) than horn-led music. (And vocals would always be a plus.)
     
  2. Coltrane811

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  4. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

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    WaxTime and DOL are good pressings? They're CDs pressed onto vinyl and put onto the market by gray market labels.
     
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  5. Coltrane811

    Coltrane811 Forum Resident

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    They aren’t waxtime or DOL. I just mean quite listenable for the money. Definitely not an audiophile AAA pressing but a fun starter set.
     
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  6. RemyM

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    If you really want to get into jazz go for the Classic Blue Note series they are releasing now. Then you can hear how it's supposed to sound. They aren't that expensive.
     
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  7. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

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    These are absolutely NOT WaxTime, DOL, or any other such gray market anything. Completely legit pressings, fully licensed, original artwork, etc.
     
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  8. Strat-Mangler

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    Glad that's the case. The linked thread was ambiguous about that.
     
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  9. RemyM

    RemyM Forum Resident

    Waxtime has original artwork.
     
  10. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

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    Right. But these aren’t WaxTime pressings so that’s pretty much irrelevant.
     
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  11. RemyM

    RemyM Forum Resident

    but what are they? The 75 series from digital files they wanna get rid of?
     
  12. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

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  13. Bloom

    Bloom You're embarrassing me in front of the wizards

    It's been verified to death that these are not grey market tier releases, this should stop every time these packages get announced. Just the basic level of research on this Zavvi kit on a number of boards will confirm this.


    Anyway, the Money Jungle and GO releases are mono, which could be a good compliment even if you have the Tone Poet of MJ.
     
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  14. Jeff

    Jeff Forum Resident

    I just received my order. I got Miles Davis Sketches Of Spain, Charles Mingus Mingus AH UM, Duke Ellington Money Jungle Mono, Billie Holiday Lady in Satin, Eric Dolphy Out To Lunch.
     
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  15. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

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    WaxTime is also pressed on black vinyl.
     
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  16. samwisefan

    samwisefan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Billie Holiday! I'm jealous. I hope I get that one. Or the Getz/Gilberto album. We'll see... Waiting for them to arrive. I own so little jazz music I'm sure they will all be new to me.
     
  17. culabula

    culabula Unread author.

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    They are a partwork series with dedicated magazine per issue that was originally available in Italy a few years back then more recently in Ireland and in the UK over a couple of years on a fortnightly basis.

    The original run was for 100 LPs, but here in Ireland this was abandoned after 70 issues. The final releases were hard to find even in the newsagents (!) that originally stocked them and so DeAgostini appeared to throw in the towel.

    You could of course have been a subscriber and received two releases per month to your door.

    They were all pressed by MPO in France and in the main were extremely good. Fine pressings and a great introduction to jazz. When Zavvi first offered ten of them for 30GBP it was an astonishing bargain.
     
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  18. Bloom

    Bloom You're embarrassing me in front of the wizards

    So the last time I bought the box of 5 for 30 I got two of one album- just bc they specifically say 'no duplicates' I wrote them about it. They did eventually internationally ship me a replacement for free, Billie Holliday- Lady In Satin which I didn't have. It arrived with a bent corner and a split on the spine, but the record is in good condition. Their single LP mailers are trash. All in all, I sold my duplicate LP for half of what the box cost and I just look at this as a bonus so I don't care
     
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  19. culabula

    culabula Unread author.

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    Yes, I too got a duplicate the last time.
     
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