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Price reductions at mandersmedia

Hello and welcome to this weeks Price Reductions at mandersmedia. Don’t forget, if you want to see all releases in stock £1 or under, go to

Frazier Chorus – Sloppy Heart (4AD) 12″ was £2.57, now £1.78

Jeff Wayne – Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds The New Generation (Sony Music) 2xCD, Album was £7.64, now £6.00

Various – Disco Hits 75 (Arcade Records (3)) LP, Comp, Mono, Lyn was £1.95, now £1.20

Various – K-Tel’s 40 Super Greats (K-Tel) 2xLP, Comp was £7.99, now £3.90

Various – Star Party (K-Tel) LP, Album, Comp was £0.75, now £0.50

Colin Davis* Conducts The Sinfonia Of London, Mozart*, Leon Goossens – Oboe Concerto In C Major, K.314 / Symphony No.34 In C Major, K.338 (Classics For Pleasure) LP, Album, RE was £2.09, now £1.45

Ludwig van Beethoven / Maurizio Pollini / Wiener Philharmoniker / Claudio Abbado – Symphonie No. 6 ‘Pastorale’ – Chorfantasie – Meerestille und glückliche Fahrt (Deutsche Grammophon) LP was £14.88, now £11.43

Carreras*, Domingo*, Pavarotti*, Mehta* – In Concert (Decca) LP, Album was £4.36, now £3.00

Pavarotti* – The Essential Pavarotti (Decca) LP was £6.08, now £3.12

Anton Bruckner, Richard Wagner, Herbert Von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker – Symphonie Nr. 7 / Siegfried-Idyll (Deutsche Grammophon) 2xLP + Box was £12.71, now £8.39

Shadows* – Simply … Shadows (Polydor, Polydor) LP, Album was £1.52, now £0.89

Franz Liszt, Maurizio Pollini – Sonate H-Moll – Sonata In B Minor (Deutsche Grammophon) LP was £10.87, now £6.89

London Philharmonic Orchestra* Conducted By Alexander Gibson – Dvořák: ‘New World’ Symphony – Carnival Overture (Music For Pleasure) LP, Album, RE was £5.31, now £1.18

Prokofiev* / Sir Malcolm Sargent, Sir Ralph Richardson*, London Symphony Orchestra* – Peter And The Wolf (Decca) LP, Album was £4.25, now £2.00

Placido Domingo – The Essential Domingo Popular Songs And Arias (Deutsche Grammophon) LP, Comp, Mono was £2.55, now £2.00

Queen – A Kind Of Magic (Extended Version) (EMI, EMI) 12″, Single was £6.08, now £2.24

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Wiener Philharmoniker, James Levine (2) – Symphonien Nos. 25, 26, 27 (Deutsche Grammophon) LP was £3.26, now £1.99

Various – Believe In Music (K-Tel, K-Tel) LP, Comp was £0.76, now £0.50

Georg Philipp Telemann – Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel – Wassermusik – Water Music – Musique Sur L’Eau / 3 Konzerte – Concertos (Archiv Produktion) LP was £7.43, now £4.25

Perry Como – Here Is Perry Como Vol. 2 (RCA Victor, RCA Victor) 2xLP, Comp was £2.29, now £0.84

Antonio Vivaldi, The English Concert*, Simon Standage, Trevor Pinnock – Le Quattro Stagioni (Archiv Produktion) LP, Album was £11.38, now £4.14

Colin Davis* Conducts The Sinfonia Of London, Mozart*, Leon Goossens – Oboe Concerto In C Major, K.314 / Symphony No.34 In C Major, K.338 (Classics For Pleasure) LP, Album, RE was £2.74, now £1.45

J.S. Bach*, Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, English Concert, The*, Trevor Pinnock – Violin Concertos Violinkonzerte (Archiv Produktion) LP was £17.48, now £4.99

Beethoven* | Bernard Haitink – Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam* – Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7 (Philips) LP was £10.07, now £7.25

Respighi* – London Symphony Orchestra*, Antal Dorati – The Birds / Brazilian Impressions (Mercury) LP, Album, RE was £25.17, now £12.99

Dutoit*, Montréal* – Fête À La Française (Decca) LP, Album was £25.00, now £17.50

Liszt*, Jorge Bolet – The Piano Works • Die Klavierwerke (Decca) LP, Album, dig was £10.16, now £4.40

Beethoven* / André Cluytens Conducts The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra* – Symphony No.1 In C / Overtures: Coriolan & Leonora No.3 (Classics For Pleasure) LP was £3.15, now £1.95

Mozart*, Mitsuko Uchida, English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate – Piano Concertos No.5 KV175 / No.6 KV238 / Rondo KV382 (Philips) LP was £34.49, now £22.49

Boulez* Conducts Debussy* – La Mer – L’Après Midi D’un Faune – Jeux (CBS) LP, Album was £11.32, now £8.79

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Academy Of St Martin In The Fields* / Sir Neville Marriner – Requiem (Philips Digital Classics) LP was £11.50, now £9.00

Walton* / Nigel Kennedy / André Previn / The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Violin Concerto • Viola Concerto (EMI) LP was £6.00, now £4.49

Elgar* – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra*, André Previn – Symphony No.1 (Philips Digital Classics, Philips) LP was £8.99, now £6.00

Various – The Wheel Tappers And Shunters Social Club (Granada Television Records Ltd.) LP was £3.82, now £2.99

Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms (Vertigo) Cass, Album, Pap was £1.88, now £1.18

The Massed Pipes And Drums Of The Scottish Regiments – Beating Of Retreat (EMI) LP was £2.17, now £0.50

Yes – Tormato (Atlantic) Cass, Album was £4.39, now £3.15

Various – 20 Power Hits (K-Tel, K-Tel) LP, Comp, Ltd, Blu was £1.79, now £1.00

Various – 20 Star Tracks Vol. 1 (Ronco, Ronco) LP, Album, Comp, Mono was £1.67, now £0.90

Fleetwood Mac – Tango In The Night (Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records) Cass, Album was £4.50, now £1.74

Slim Whitman – Red River Valley (United Artists Records) LP, Album was £0.76, now £0.55

Tina Turner – Private Dancer (Capitol Records, Capitol Records, EMI) Cass, Album was £2.90, now £2.00

Dire Straits – Dire Straits (Vertigo) Cass, Album, RE was 3.50, now £2.62

Geoff Love’s Big Disco Sound – Close Encounters Of The Third Kind And Other Disco Galactic Themes (Music For Pleasure) LP, Album was £3.99, now £2.27

Chris Rea – The Best Of Chris Rea – New Light Through Old Windows (WEA International Inc.) Cass, Comp was £1.53, now £1.14

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant – No Quarter: Jimmy Page & Robert Plant Unledded (Fontana) Cass, Album was £9.62, now £6.07

The Muppets – The Muppet Show (Pye Records, Pye Records) LP, Album, Gat was £9.17, now £4.45

Various – 20 Number 1’s (Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3)) LP, Comp, Mono was £2.26, now £0.47

The Partridge Family – The Partridge Family Sound Magazine (Bell Records) LP, Album was £1.95, now £1.55

Various – 20 All Time Greats Of The 50’s (K-Tel) LP, Comp was £2.29, now £0.68

Fleetwood Mac – Greatest Hits (Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records) Cass, Comp was £1.71, now £1.00

Various – 20 Great Heartbreakers (K-Tel) LP, Comp was £2.95, now £0.99

Various – 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists (Volume Two) (Arcade Records (3)) LP, Comp was £3.82, now £0.75

Various – 25 Rockin’ & Rollin’ Greats (K-Tel, K-Tel) LP, Comp, Ltd was £2.52, now £0.94

Genesis – Invisible Touch Tour (Virgin Music Video, Virgin Music Video) VHS, Ltd, S/Edition, PAL + CD, Mini, Single, Ltd, was £7.80, now £5.00

That’s the price changes this week… MM.

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The week in mandersmedia: 8 Track, More Vinyl,, Labels, Improved Blogs, Did you know?, Price reductions…

Hello everyone and hope you’ve had a great week…

Here at mandersmedia, we are format agnostic, already you’ll find cassettes as well as vinyl, in the future, Open Reel (Reel to Reel) after acquiring the lovely Sharp RD708V, 3 speed, 4 track Stereo machine.

teleton 8 track

Next on the agenda is 8 Track, in the next few days, mandermedia will have a Teleton 8 Track and Amplfier combination. As a play grading service is always available, this will enable the grading of cartridges before being sold.


pile-old-vinyl-records-closeup-43287271There was quite an influx of vinyl into mandersmedia in the last week, around 100, from a wide variety of genres, including Funk/Soul, Classical, Brass & Military, Rock, Country etc, take a look…

yellow_chick_print-r4f64a2931a5a42ed9c3eeeb804219208_w8t_8byvr_324Don’t forget to check out the various mandersmedia websites coming online, spotlight this week is on, everything on this site is the equivalent of £1.00 or less (about 1.18 Euro, 1.29 Dollar, 146.10 Yen) each! It’s a great place to pick up a bargain or build a starter collection very quickly. Have a dig and pick up some bargains!


LaserPolyHere at mandersmedia, we’re forever trying to think of ways of improving the presentation of parcels when you receive them, after getting a laser printer, we are now in the position to use labels on parcels rather than stuck on pieces of paper, a small incremental change which is hoped you’ll feel looks better…


Marketing-con-Blogs-Por-que-no-intentarloOur Blog rendering service that’s used on some of the stream has been upgraded so you’ll find in the coming days, Blogs with a more friendly and useful layout, starting with the Discogs Blog, please feed back what you think of the new looks Blogs when they launch..


didYouKNowGraphic_3Did you know ‘During nine weeks in 1968, three consecutive UK number 1’s had a Beatles connection. ‘Hey Jude’ by The Beatles reached No.1, followed by the Paul McCartney-produced Mary Hopkin single ‘Those Were The Days’, which was followed by Joe Cocker’s version of The Beatles’ ‘With A Little Help From My Friends.” (courtesy of



The price reductions are out in the wild, posted a few hours ago… grab them before they escape!!



That’s it for this week, please see the contact form below, use it for any personal feedback you have, otherwise, please feel free to leave comments in the usual place.

Thanks, John (founder of mandersmedia)



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JazzWax Kirk, Lily and Frank


This week in The Wall Street Journal’s
Mansion section, I interviewed Kirk Douglas, who is 100 years old (go here). The actor, who first appeared in the movies in 1946, overcame poverty in Amsterdam, N.Y., and made it to Hollywood, thanks to talent and the generosity of a young actress and friend named Lauren Bacall. Kirk has a new book out—Kirk and Anne. Though he suffered a stroke in 1996 that slurred his speech, it was still a thrill to hear Kirk get on the phone and say, “Hello, Marc. What can I do for you?” Hey, it’s the little things in life. You’ll love his answer when I asked him the secret to reaching 100. Here’s one of my favorite little-known Kirk Douglas films, Champion (1949)…


Also in the WSJ,
my “Anatomy of a Song” column for the Arts & Life section focused on the Spinners’ I’ll Be Around (go here). I interviewed the song’s co-writer and producer Thom Bell, the lyricist Phil Hurrt and drummer Earl Young. What you have in this song is the start of the Philadelphia dance sound. Thom’s vision, Phil’s words and Earl’s beat would be the basis for Blue Magic, MFSB, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes and The Trammps, a group founded by Earl. The Spinners gave me such joy in my teens. It was a joy to celebrate Thom, Phil and Earl in return. Here’s the Spinners’ I’ll Be Around. Listen to drummer Earl Young, who creates what would become the basis for Philly’s hustle beat…


And finally, for the WSJ,
I interviewed bestselling novelist Anne Hillerman for the Review section (go here). She talked about when she first heard the Doobie Brothers’ Long Train Runnin’ and how it helped her sort out a personal matter while driving to and from her parents’ house in Arizona on Thanksgiving in 1973. Her latest book is Song of the Lion. Here are the Doobie Brothers…


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Bill FitzGibbons, whom I interviewed several years ago for my “House Call” column in the WSJ (go here), is a light sculptor. What exactly does that mean? See the image above. We’re talking huge works in San Antonio, Texas, and other locations. If you dig it, the public artwork is called “Centro Chroma Tower.” Well, Bill’s work above has been chosen as one of CODAawards top 100 public art projects worldwide. You can vote for his work by going here.

Dave Pell Tribute

Dave Pell, the late tenor saxophonist and West Coast octet-leader who died on May 7, is being celebrated on Saturday, June 24. If you’re in Los Angeles, rush over to the tribute at the Musician’s Union Local 47 at 817 Vine Street in Hollywood. You’ll get to hear Dave’s octet arrangements played in all their glory. Here’s my post on Dave and my interview with him following his passing in May.


Herman and Lily.
Searching YouTube the other day looking for newly posted music videos (see what I do for you in my spare moments?), I stumbled upon a shockingly superb documentary on The Munsters, the crypto-scary TV sitcom that aired from 1964 to 1966 and transformed horror-movie monster characters into cheery but odd neighbors. Here it is…


Watch nuts.
Count me among them. I love cars, too, but you can’t wear a Porsche 911 Turbo on your wrist. If you love watches, too, then you know that the Paul Newman Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is among the most prized (and expensive) sport models. Dig this fabulous article by Michael Clerizo in the WSJ Sunday magazine a couple of weeks ago. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Go here.


What the heck.
Here’s Frank Sinatra in 1966 appearing on the TV special A Man and His Music Part II. He’s singing The Most Beautiful Girl in the World from his album Strangers in the Night. It’s one of the fastest-tempo Sinatra songs that featured some of Hollywood’s finest studio musicians. Dig the trumpets and trombones turn those music pages…

Oddball album cover of the week.

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How about me what? Dennis Lotis according to Wiki, “is a South African-born British singer, actor and entertainer whose popularity was greatest in the 1950s. He was described as having ‘a sophisticated style that was particularly attractive to the young female population.’ ” It’s easy to see why. Clearly, it’s the two-toned business-class airplane seats converted into a living-room sofa.


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This day in music On this Day June 24, 2016

A US jury concluded that Led Zeppelin did not copy the opening chords of
‘Stairway To Heaven’ from the US band Spirit, saying the riff Led Zeppelin was accused of taking from Spirit’s 1967 song ‘Taurus’ “was not intrinsically similar” to Stairway’s opening. During the trial, defence lawyers argued the chord progression in question was very common and had been in use for more than 300 years.

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The Real Mick Rock Iggy Pop – 1973

Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise Season wrap-up at the Met and NY Phil

Departures and Arrivals. The New Yorker, July 3, 2017.

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Take a look at what’s in Classical at mandersmedia on Discogs James Rhodes interviews Justin Trudeau

TV & Radio Information

BBC Radio 3

25 June 2017 – 6:45pm


As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary year, James Rhodes travels to Canada to look at the life and career of legendary Canadian pianist Glenn Gould, in a programme that features an interview with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  

Here's an extract from their conversation…

James Rhodes is a massive Glenn Gould Geek: throughout his childhood he listened to Gould’s recordings, had posters of him on his bedroom walls, and in the years since, those recordings have helped James through some of his darkest times.

Gould is globally famous today not just for his astounding recordings as a pianist but also his many idiosyncrasies; humming throughout his performances, abandoning the concert stage in his early thirties, obsessive hypochondria, bundling himself up in winter coats and hats in the middle of summer, and soaking his arms and hands in hot water are just a few.

Beyond all this, however, Gould was at heart a futuristic visionary. As early as the 1950s he saw the potential for technology to both serve and liberate the artist and audience. A prolific writer and broadcaster, he expounded on ideas around listeners curating their own audio experience and editing their own versions of performances. He foresaw a time when artistic careers could be pursued entirely through electronic media, which in turn would have significant effects on human psychology and behaviour: so much so that product designers at Apple have recently been exploring Gould’s ethos as a source of inspiration for future technology.

James travels to Toronto, the city Gould called home, seeking out the real Glenn; the visionary who left us not just a rich legacy of recordings, but one of colourful ideas too. He tracks down his very closest acquaintances and finds them not just open and honest but fiercely loyal to Glenn and still deeply moved by their memories 35 years after his untimely death.

Also in the programme, James meets Justin Trudeau to discuss the country's colonial past, diverse present and promising future: a future which may well produce the next Glenn Gould…

To find out more about the programme, click here.

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Ionarts News: Alan Gilbert Goes to Hamburg

When Alan Gilbert was named the Music Director of the New York Philharmonic in July of 2007, the classical music world did its best impression of one of those cartoon-double takes and a Tim Allen grunt. The New York Phil had courted Riccardo Muti to continue to lead them out of their era gerontology (Kurt Masur 1991-2002 and Lorin Maazel 2002-2009), one of the biggest names in the industry (if

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JazzWax Videos: Sue Raney, 1963


In August 1963, West Coast singer Sue Raney appeared on the Australian TV program Brian Henderson’s Bandstand. Henderson was a newsreader on the country’s Nine Network and hosted its music show from 1958 to 1972. Sue was likely in Australia to perform and promote one of her Capitol releases. These videos of her performances went up at YouTube a month ago and were sent along by Steve Taylor:

Here’s Sue singing Fly Me to the Moon. What a marvelous, flawless vocal…

Here’s Some of These Days

And here’s What Is This Thing Called Love. That’s a lot of instrumental traffic to dodge while delivering a heartfelt vocal…

To read my two-part interview with Sue Raney in 2012, go here and here. Sue remains one of the finest jazz vocalists of her generation.


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Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise The Gerstl-Schoenberg affair

Die Familie Schönberg, 1908.
A Cultural Comment on Richard Gerstl for the New Yorker website, June 22, 2017.

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