Music on Special Offer Thread?

Sort of breaking my own rules here. Not a special offer but cheap!

Dexter Gordon - Go - Qobuz 24/192 (lower res if you want it) - £5.23

I have seen quite a few Blue Note records on Qobuz that seem to be duplicates and have sometimes wildly different prices. For example, you can buy what appears to be the same record as above for £13.81 on Qobuz.

Stevee_S posted:

Just received an email from Sound Liaison, their winter sale has 50% off DSD and 33% off their fine PCM & FLAC recordings.

http://www.soundliaison.com

It makes all recordings in any format available at 10€ each until the 14th of Jan ! A real bargain for some really great music. Two more in my basket to complete the set !

I can throughly recommend a listen. 

AndyP19 posted:

There is some lovely stuff here https://folkadelphia.bandcamp.com/music and it's err free! When you click on Buy just put 0 and follow the rest.

A few tips Jessica Pratt, Basia Bulat - well hey just browse through you'll know the stuff...........

Bandcamp is a great site. Here's a recommendation check out The Weather Station

Agree Bandcamp is a wonderful resource, lots of artists who otherwise would find it difficult to get their music widely available. Site allows you to stream albums before you buy and the prices tend to be very realistic. As you say there are a number of albums available on a 'name your price' basis, but i think this is different to being 'free' - although you can pay nothing. At the end of the day, the music is the result of someones hard work and skill and i think we've got to respect that. 

I get torn by this. On the one hand I spend a lot on music (and I mean a lot, though not in Bert's league) and sometimes think "I'll take advantage this time". On the other hand I love new music, I can't make it myself, so I want others to get fair recompense for doing it, so uunless it's really poor I'll pay for other albums by them. And feel mildly guilty.

 

Yetizone posted:

Music Magpie are doing Buy One Get One Free offer on their used CD's - seems rude not indulge! http://store.musicmagpie.co.uk...on=L&prm_id=TNML

Just trawled through the first 500 and unable to find a single one worth buying (apart from those I already own). I suspect these are all the ones they buy for 12p a time from punters, the better ones fetching far more and thus excluded from the sale. What's the old saying about if it's too good to be true.........?!

Bert Schurink posted:

I do need an U.K. Account, in Germany and France it's also on offer but not at that crazy price...

I has a similar anomaly with the Lou Reed collection. I already had a French account. I had to go in anonymously and set up another account on the UK website to get the offer. So we now have two accounts and Lou's collection for eight and a bit quid

Just finished retagging the Callas box set. This looks like a wonderful collection - 39 full albums in total. The three pdf booklets, including Libretti, are also great.  I extracted the individual album covers from one of the booklets and tidied up the tags to fit in with how I store my classical CDs rips/downloads.  I am in for a "cultured" evening!  :-) ...   

Harry posted:
Bert Schurink posted:

I do need an U.K. Account, in Germany and France it's also on offer but not at that crazy price...

I has a similar anomaly with the Lou Reed collection. I already had a French account. I had to go in anonymously and set up another account on the UK website to get the offer. So we now have two accounts and Lou's collection for eight and a bit quid

Will give that a try...

 

docbot posted:

Just finished retagging the Callas box set. This looks like a wonderful collection - 39 full albums in total. The three pdf booklets, including Libretti, are also great.  I extracted the individual album covers from one of the booklets and tidied up the tags to fit in with how I store my classical CDs rips/downloads.  I am in for a "cultured" evening!  :-) ...   

Mucho thanks for the heads up on this. I think this is the top prize for the best bargain so far! Listening to La Traviata at the moment. There is much I don't know in this set so its years of education!

I have to wonder why Qobuz does these bonkers prices? Error? Some kind of strange marketing plan? I am not complaining mind you!

sjt posted:
docbot posted:

Just finished retagging the Callas box set. This looks like a wonderful collection - 39 full albums in total. The three pdf booklets, including Libretti, are also great.  I extracted the individual album covers from one of the booklets and tidied up the tags to fit in with how I store my classical CDs rips/downloads.  I am in for a "cultured" evening!  :-) ...   

Mucho thanks for the heads up on this. I think this is the top prize for the best bargain so far! Listening to La Traviata at the moment. There is much I don't know in this set so its years of education!

I have to wonder why Qobuz does these bonkers prices? Error? Some kind of strange marketing plan? I am not complaining mind you!

Must be error, I can't imagine it's serious pricing. And especially not because on other countries the price is at least 10 times more...

I decided to go for the Callas box set, and have embarked on adding the original covers, some of which are just great. I hadn't realised that you can very simply use the snip tool to extract jpegs from the PDF booklet, until my son told me. It's a bit fiddly working out which album is which and due to the fiddling I've only had time to listen to one track, but it did sound delightful with a nice lush orchestra and wonderfully clear singing. It's still on the site at £7 for the 96k - I'd expect them to have spotted it by now, but it seems not. It's most certainly the best bargain so far. 

I bought a few of the individual Callas' when they were released a year or 2 ago - also on sale (but nowhere near this level).

I remember reading that a lot of care went into the reissues, and they do sound very good.

I don't think it is a pricing error, as with others that have been put on very cheaply they say the following:

Special price : Only 27 days left to take advantage

and the days do tick down.

Let's hope they keep these promotions coming.

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