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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    'Principle Of Moments' is my favourite Planty album.

    Good haul that except for the Smiths obvs
    Never heard 'Principle', though obviously I know (and like) 'Big Log'. Gonna put it on shortly. As for the Smiths CD - I'm really sorry, I have no defence.
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Now that we have come out of "Lockdown 2", the boot sales are up and running again. Went to two on Sunday, but there was nothing of interest to me, and the weather was poor.

    However yesterday we went to a large bootsale about 20 miles away, and one which tends to sell more 'bric-a-brac' (and that means records!). Got there about 06:00, and already the "vinyl vultures" were swooping down. I left them to haggle over 80 Pink Floyd bootlegs, and came back when they had gone on to molest another seller.

    I rarely buy anything other than classical recording at bootsales, as I find they are usually in much, much better condition than other genres. Sure enough, there was nothing of interest to me - apart from a mint (unplayed) 2 LP set of Dylan Thomas's "Under Milk Wood" on Decca Argo.



    I have been after this recording for a while now. It has been played on radio a few times in the past, and I once recorded a performance using my Ferrograph on 1200' of tape. Unfortunately the tape ran out about 5 minutes before the play finished! Years later I bought a copy of the play on CD, but enjoyable though it is, it was not the original version with the late Richard Burton as narrator.

    Now I have a mint copy, and all for 2!


    Later in the morning, I looked at the wares of another record seller, and although there was nothing of interest to me, I was amused to see many LPs of which I have copies, selling for 30! My partner keeps telling me to "buy to sell", but I'm not interested. Any LP I buy is for my own use, and my own listening pleasure.
    Interesting... And a good find. I watched the film recently (after having never heard of it before), and it's safe to say it was somewhat of a 'curio'!

    I rather enjoyed it though, simply because it was utterly bizarre, and in many parts hugely funny, although I suspect some of that humour was unintentional

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Interesting... And a good find. I watched the film recently (after having never heard of it before), and it's safe to say it was somewhat of a 'curio'!

    I rather enjoyed it though, simply because it was utterly bizarre, and in many parts hugely funny, although I suspect some of that humour was unintentional

    Marco.
    Dylan Thomas wrote Under Milk Wood as a "play for voices". It was not meant to be stage, let alone filmed. I'm not sure, but it might have been commissioned specifically by the BBC; certainly the LP set on Decca Argo were the original broadcast tapes transcribed to disc.

    I have seen the film, but the screenplay doesn't do the "play" justice. Sometimes it is much better to form images of the characters in your head, than rely on visual prompts.
    Barry

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    Car boot sale this morning I bagged:

    Vinyl: UB40 "Signing off", Joe Walsh "But Seriously, Folks". Both stated as NM, though I would describe as Ex+. 10 quid for the two.

    CD: Suzanne Vega "Solitude Standing", Tori Amos "Little Earthquakes", Kate Bush "The Whole Story", and Corinne Bailey Rae. 50p each

    Not sure if I'll like the Corinne Bailey Rae, but 12 for everything still feels like a result
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

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    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

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    'Signing Off' is a top album.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    'Signing Off' is a top album.
    Yeah, I don't know why it's taken me so long to get it. I bought 'Food for Thought' single when it came out Easter 1980, and really liked it. I'll give a spin tomorrow, make it a British reggae (Breggae?) session by following it with Steel Pulse 'Handsworth Revolution' which is also a top album imo.
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Marantz CD6006 (UK Edition); Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated. Audion Silver Night 300b stereo is enjoying a holiday
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    LG 55" OLED, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

    Forget the past, it's gone. And don't worry about the future, it doesn't exist. There is only NOW.

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    Bought four CDs and three DVDs yesterday. Total expenditure 3.50.
    Barry

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    Steve - I have Corrine Bailey Rae's first disc, and I like it.



    Some might think it a bit 'twee', but at 50p you won't have lost much if you don't like it.
    Barry

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    I've got that, it's not bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Steve - I have Corrine Bailey Rae's first disc, and I like it.



    Some might think it a bit 'twee', but at 50p you won't have lost much if you don't like it.
    Yes, that is the one.
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Marantz CD6006 (UK Edition); Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated. Audion Silver Night 300b stereo is enjoying a holiday
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    LG 55" OLED, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

    Forget the past, it's gone. And don't worry about the future, it doesn't exist. There is only NOW.

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