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The week in mandersmedia

Hello and hope you’ve had a good week…

Two especially big announcements this week to tell you about.

We now accept bitcoin If you wish to pay by bitcoin, contact by message over at Discogs/Bookogs/Filmogs and the payment will be arranged. We are using the same payment system as some major companies and brands around the world. We believe this to be a great addition to the other payment options already offered. We are very interested to hear what you think about bitcoin.

We will be listing DVD and VHS on filmogs filmogs launched its Marketplace yesterday and we have some DVD and VHS titles ready to be listed! You will find them trickling on over the next handful of weeks. You’ll find the link to us in the Profile and Shipping Information on Discogs or go here.

More CDs, Cassettes and Vinyl will be listed this week, keep your eyes peeled, these will be across all sorts of genres and styles, we believe in stocking a wide variety of genres and formats for a wide choice.

Play grading focus This week we focus on the Akai 4000DS that’s used for Reel to Reel play grading, xagu on HiFi engine gives this 5 stars and says ‘Great little reel to reel. Amazing sound.’ Don’t forget, we are always able to play grade anything you wish to buy.

Podcast and/or YouTube? Would you like to see/hear podcasts and/or YouTube videos from us? We’d like to know.

Did you know? Ozzy Osbourne came a cropper when a catapult malfunctioned during his 1981 Diary Of A Madman tour. A catapult was supposed to throw meat into the audience but due to a fault when Ozzy put his foot on a lever, several pounds of offal hit the singer on the back of his head. (thanks to thisdayinmusic for this).

That’s it for this week, thanks as always for supporting us and to our customers, past, present and future.

Speak soon, John from mandersmedia


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The week in mandersmedia

Hello and I hope you’ve had a good week…

We are 100! We have had over 100 feedbacks for items purchased on Discogs, we always value feedback from customers and always interested in your ideas.

Play grading equipment focus. This week, we will focus on the amplifier, the Pioneer SA-1000. This is a Class A Amplifier from the early 1970s and has a beautiful sound, great features like a ‘mode’ selector which allows you to listen in mono or just left and right channels or even reverse the channels! Take a look at more information.

PledgeMusic. As you know, we are very interested in supporting music here at mandersmedia, we are supporters and donators to Help Musicians UK, a fantastic musicans’ related cause so, you’ll start seeing posts from PledgeMusic. If you haven’t already heard of it, It’s a great way to connect artists and fans and for crowdfunding.

We’re moving to sensible pricing! Tired of seeing £3.84, £4.82, £0.87? We’re moving to more sensible pricing ending with a ‘9’, we hope you find this easier and less silly!

Price reductions You’ll find the regular weekly Price Reductions have been completed as we always aim to remain competitive in our pricing.

Adding more releases! As always, we will adding more releases, especially over this Bank Holiday (UK), keep your eyes peeled!

Did you know? ‘In 2009, Shina Twain was rated as having the Perfect Face, by scientists. The study, led by the University of Toronto and the University of California suggested her face has a perfect set of geometric measurements, based on the Golden Ratio.’ (thanks to

That’s all this week, have a great week ahead! John from mandersmedia


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Ionarts #morninglistening to @Munich_Phil in #Bruckner’s 4th…

#morninglistening to @Munich_Phil in #Bruckner’s 4th #Symphony:
under @ValeryGergiev who extended his contract with the orchestra until 2025 today – a move that has been accompanied by some critical noises for political and artistic reasons.
#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #germanromanticism #orchestralmusic #

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Goldmine Magazine Fu Manchu still rocking hard and loud with new album

Fu Manchu has been rocking, hard and loud for a long time, since 1990. And member Scott Hill has been the consistent player in the band during all these years. Hill talks about the band’s new LP, ‘Clone of the Universe,’ and a collaboration with Rush’s Alex Lifeson.

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The Real Mick Rock “Photography is very much about timing. Did you get that…

Discogs Blog 5 Ways To Delight Your Buyers

Actively working on delighting your Buyers is the difference between an OK Seller and a Superhero Seller. We mean it! At Discogs, many sales are driven by enthusiastic Buyers who recommend a specific Seller to fellow record collectors. Delighting your customers is more simple than it might seem and it will help to increase your […]

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Discogs Blog Physical Media is King: Make The Most Of Your Collection

Remember how we all quit buying CDs, cassettes, records, DVDs, blu-rays and reading eBooks because they were easily available online and cheap? Neither. Sure, we were wooed by the promise of new technology, the cost-savings, the convenience. We even dabbled with digital formats a little ourselves. But there was always something missing. You don’t get […]

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Take a look at what’s for sale at mandersmedia on Discogs Films with live orchestras: Our 2018 performance guide


The newest fad hitting concert halls across the UK is the screening of films accompanied by live orchestras. It’s not a new a concept though – if you look back to the silent film era we appear to have come full circle. We’ve compiled a selection of some of the biggest and best live screenings of 2018 that film buffs and music lovers alike will be attending in their droves.


Beauty and the Beast
The Novello Orchestra/David Mahoney
18 March – Millenium Centre, Cardiff
21 March – 
Colston Hall, Bristol
23 March – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
25 March – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
27-29 March – Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
5 April – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
6 April – Barbican Centre, York
7 April – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
8 April – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
9 April – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool


Raiders of the Lost Ark
Czech National Symphony Orchestra/Ben Palmer

5 April – Colston Hall, Bristol
21 September – Symphony Hall, Birmingham


Czech National Symphony Orchestra/Ben Palmer

6 April – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
7 April – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
8 April –  Barbican Centre, York
10 April – Cliffs Pavillion, Southend-on-Sea
11 April – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
12 April – Brighton Dome
13 April – The Anvil, Basingstoke
14 April – Colston Hall, Bristol


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
BBC Concert Orchestra/Justin Freer

27-29 April – Royal Albert Hall, London


2001: A Space Odyssey
Philharmonia Orchestra/André de Ridder

28 April – Royal Festival Hall, London


Planet Earth II
BBC Concert Orchestra/Jessica Cottis

13 May – Royal Albert Hall, London


Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Anthony Gabriele

24 May – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool


Star Trek
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra/Ernst Van Tiel

2 June – Royal Albert Hall, London


Star Trek Beyond
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra/Ernst Van Tiel

3 June – Royal Albert Hall, London


Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra/Ernst Van Tiel; English Chamber Choir

14 June – Royal Albert Hall, London


The English Patient
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra/Ludwig Wicki

18 October – Royal Albert Hall, London


Star Wars: A New Hope
London Symphony Orchestra

16-18 October – Royal Albert Hall, London
28 November – Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool
29 November – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
1 December – Manchester Arena, Manchester
2 December – Arena, Birmingham
7 December – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
8 December – First Direct Arena, Leeds
9 December – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow


Our favourite film soundtracks:

Oliver Condy, Editor
The English Patient

Gabriel Yared’s score to Anthony Minghella’s 1996 epic brilliantly combines the influences of JS Bach and Middle Eastern music to magnificent effect. At its heart, Yared places a stunning piece of faux Bach, a stirring yet texturally simple three-part piano solo that utterly defines the tenor of the film.


Jeremy Pound, Deputy editor
Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence

How many film composers can boast that they have both written the soundtrack for a film and also played one of the major roles on screen? Such is the case with Ryuichi Sakamoto, whose portrayal of the complex character of Captain Yonoi in Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence is accompanied by his own music. That score – a masterpiece of early electronic music – blends classical and oriental influences as it brilliantly conveys the stifling heat and oppression of the prisoner-of-war camp in which the likes of Major Jack Celliers (David Bowie) and Lieutenant Colonel John Lawrence (Tom Conti) are held. Crowned by the gorgeous ‘Forbidden Colours’ theme tune, it deservedly won Sakamoto a BAFTA.


Neil McKim, Production editor
Back to the Future (1985)

When this film came out I enjoyed it so much I went to see it twice. It’s a movie where the music weaves in perfectly with the story line, as it switches between the 1980s and the 1950s. The grandiose score by Alan Silvestri – which he describes as an ‘overblown fantasy, an old-fashioned movie score’ – was composed for 98 musicians, one of the largest orchestras in the history of Universal Pictures. It captures the excitement of the time-traveling adventure while the mix of contemporary pop hits contrasts well with the rock ‘n’ roll music of the earlier era.


Freya Parr, Editorial assistant

This film is a sensory overload for foodies and music lovers alike. It follows the story of a hotshot head chef disenchanted with his life cooking food dictated by restaurant owners. He gives it all up to take a food truck serving Cuban sandwiches across America with his son. The music is influenced by their travels – a mix of Latin, salsa, New Orleans R &B and Texas blues. It’s rich and dynamic and I can’t get enough of it. Warning: Do not watch on an empty stomach. 

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Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise A Martirano moment

Salvatore Martirano’s hallucinatory anti-war piece L’s GA, in which a narrator recites Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address while inhaling nitrous oxide and helium, was given a potent revival tonight at an LA Phil Green Umbrella concert, with the performance artist Ron Athey in the starring role. The program, under the direction of John Adams, also included Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s AURA, Andrew McIntosh’s luminous new brass-ensemble piece Shasta, and Julius Eastman’s Evil Nigger.

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Goldmine Magazine Record Store Recon: Revolver Records

For a store that has only been open for little more than a year, Revolver Records has a great selection of new and used records, CDs and some “wicked” store T-shirts.

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This day in music On this Day February 21, 2014

A statue of a weeping
Kurt Cobain
was unveiled in Aberdeen, Washington – the hometown of the late Nirvana frontman. The statue, which sees Cobain crying a single tear, is situated in the Aberdeen Museum of History. Kurt Cobain Day would now be celebrated annually in the city of Aberdeen. Of the day, Mayor Bill Simpson recently read a proclamation, which stated: “Aberdeen residents may justifiably take pride in the role our community played in the life of Kurt Cobain and the international recognition our community has gained from its connections with Kurt Cobain and his artistic achievements.”

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