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November 6, 2018

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loquearde Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For September 2018

This summer has been quite a summer. Even before we got started, back in June, something huge happened when a Canadian copy of Prince’s ‘Black Album’ became the most expensive item ever sold in the Discogs Marketplace. And if you thought that was a crazy price tag, prepare yourself for what might happen soon.

August 2018 also saw the album that’s considered to be the ninth best by Pink Floyd sold for $13,953. Which is, to say the least, bananas. There was some method to the madness here, as the album was signed, but still, insanely expensive.

With these precedents on hand, you might think that nothing too exciting went down in September 2018. And you are kind of right! Which isn’t bad, it’s still incredibly satisfying to explore our chart and discover rather obscure artists rubbing shoulders with well-known classics.

What I normally do when I first check this chart is scrolling down to see what the number 1 is! And this chart rarely disappoints. This month, the chart is crowned by prog-rock cult band Room, whose only album ever has gone for $3,636! While there isn’t that much information available about the band, I could find a bio in Prog Archives:

“Formed by friends in 1968, Room was a very good quintet from Blandford Forum, Dorset that made one album for Decca after winning second prize at a Melody Maker talent contest in ’69. The unit included guitarist Steve Edge and featured the unique voice of Jane Kevern, Roy Putt’s bass, Bob Jenkin’s percussion and the lead guitar of Chris Williams. The five achieved a large, booming sound by merging heavy psychedelic rock, progressive jazz and full orchestration.’Pre-Flight‘ was released in 1970 sporting an antique triplane on the cover and though mostly ignored, proved to be a more than worthy contribution to the growing progressive art scene”.

The rest of our chart is a well-balanced mix between popular artists (is there any Top 30 without Nirvana on it?) and more mysterious acts. Check the whole list below:

  1. Cressida (3) - Asylum

    Cressida (3) – Asylum

    Sold for $1052.00 Label: Vertigo
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  2. Aunt Mary (2) - Janus

    Aunt Mary (2) – Janus

    Sold for $1068.00 Label: Vertigo
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Norway
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  3. Stevens & Foster - What Would I Have (If I Didn't Have You)

    Stevens & Foster – What Would I Have (If I Didn’t Have You)

    Sold for $1089.00 Label: Jerri Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  4. The Velvet Underground And Nico (3) - All Tomorrow's Parties

    The Velvet Underground And Nico (3) – All Tomorrow’s Parties

    Sold for $1100.00 Label: Verve Records
    Format: 7″, Single, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Garage Rock, Art Rock, Psychedelic Rock

  5. Bold (2) - Speak Out

    Bold (2) – Speak Out

    Sold for $1100.00 Label: Revelation Records (8)
    Format: LP, Album, RP, TP
    Country: US
    Released: 2001
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hardcore, Punk

  6. Otis Lee - Hard Row To Hoe / They Say I'm A Fool

    Otis Lee – Hard Row To Hoe / They Say I’m A Fool

    Sold for $1111.00 Label: Quaint Record Co.
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  7. The Who - See Me, Feel Me

    The Who – See Me, Feel Me

    Sold for $1125.00 Label: Polydor
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: Turkey
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Classic Rock

  8. Bobb Trimble - Harvest Of Dreams

    Bobb Trimble – Harvest Of Dreams

    Sold for $1149.00 Label: Boysongs Unlimited
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1982
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Folk Rock, Lo-Fi, Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock, Experimental

  9. General Lee - Pleasure / We Did It Baby

    General Lee – Pleasure / We Did It Baby

    Sold for $1200.00 Label: Lost Weekend
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1979
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul, Disco

  10. Nirvana - Bleach

    Nirvana – Bleach

    Sold for $1250.00 Label: Sub Pop
    Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Whi
    Country: US
    Released: 1989
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Grunge

  11. Eric Dolphy - In Europe

    Eric Dolphy – In Europe

    Sold for $1264.00 Label: Debut Records (3)
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Denmark
    Released: 1962
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Post Bop

  12. Bruce Springsteen - Badlands

    Bruce Springsteen – Badlands

    Sold for $1264.00 Label: CBS
    Format: 7″
    Country: Europe
    Released: 1978
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Classic Rock

  13. Type O Negative - None More Negative

    Type O Negative – None More Negative

    Sold for $1300.00 Label: Roadrunner Records
    Format: 2xLP, Album, Gre + 2xLP, Album, Gre + 2xLP, Album,
    Country: US
    Released: 2011
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Doom Metal, Goth Rock, Hardcore, Heavy Metal, Thrash

  14. Duke Browner - Crying Over You

    Duke Browner – Crying Over You

    Sold for $1315.00 Label: Impact Records (11)
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  15. P.I.G.Z. - Bloody Belgium

    P.I.G.Z. – Bloody Belgium

    Sold for $1363.00 Label: JW’s Records
    Format: 12″, Pin
    Country: Belgium
    Released: 1978
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  16. Queen - Hot Space

    Queen – Hot Space

    Sold for $1500.00 Label: EMI
    Format: LP, Album, Gra
    Country: Colombia
    Released: 1982
    Genres: Electronic, Rock
    Styles: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

  17. Ernest Ansermet - The Royal Ballet Gala Performances

    Ernest Ansermet – The Royal Ballet Gala Performances

    Sold for $1500.00 Label: RCA Victor Red Seal
    Format: 2xLP
    Country: US
    Genres: Classical

  18. Mouse (14) - Lady Killer

    Mouse (14) – Lady Killer

    Sold for $1517.00 Label: Sovereign (2), EMI
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  19. The Pagans* - Six And Change

    The Pagans* – Six And Change

    Sold for $1550.00 Label: Neck Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  20. Misfits - Legacy Of Brutality

    Misfits – Legacy Of Brutality

    Sold for $1578.00 Label: Plan 9
    Format: LP, Album, RP, Whi
    Country: US
    Released: 1986
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  21. No For An Answer - You Laugh E.P.

    No For An Answer – You Laugh E.P.

    Sold for $1600.00 Label: Revelation Records (8)
    Format: 7″, EP, TP
    Country: US
    Released: 1988
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hardcore

  22. Eddie Cochran - Don't Ever Let Me Go

    Eddie Cochran – Don’t Ever Let Me Go

    Sold for $1724.00 Label: Liberty
    Format: 7″, EP
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1962
    Genres: Rock, Pop
    Styles: Vocal, Rock & Roll

  23. Grateful Dead* - 30 Trips Around The Sun

    Grateful Dead* – 30 Trips Around The Sun

    Sold for $1724.00 Label: Rhino Records (2)
    Format: 80xCD + 7″ + Box, Ltd
    Country: US
    Released: 2015
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  24. Gloria Barnes - Uptown

    Gloria Barnes – Uptown

    Sold for $1744.00 Label: Maple Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues

  25. Vindication (2) - Vindication

    Vindication (2) – Vindication

    Sold for $1800.00 Label: Custom Fidelity
    Format: LP
    Country: US
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  26. Chris McGregor & The Castle Lager Big Band - Jazz / The African Sound

    Chris McGregor & The Castle Lager Big Band – Jazz / The African Sound

    Sold for $1860.00 Label: New Sound (4), Gallotone
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: South Africa
    Released: 1963
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Cape Jazz

  27. Christian Schwindt Quintet - For Friends And Relatives

    Christian Schwindt Quintet – For Friends And Relatives

    Sold for $2095.00 Label: RCA Victor
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Finland
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Modal

  28. The Braen's Machine - Underground

    The Braen’s Machine – Underground

    Sold for $2413.00 Label: Liuto Records
    Format: LP
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Rock, Stage & Screen
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  29. Nirvana - Love Buzz b/w Big Cheese

    Nirvana – Love Buzz b/w Big Cheese

    Sold for $3300.00 Label: Sub Pop
    Format: 7″, Single, Ltd, Num
    Country: US
    Released: 1988
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Grunge

  30. Room (5) - Pre-Flight

    Room (5) – Pre-Flight

    Sold for $3636.00 Label: Deram
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Blues Rock, Prog Rock

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Music Freelance Six of the best… classical saxophonists

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Best known for being an important part of the jazz and pop music scenes, the mighty saxophone is often overlooked when it comes to classical music. However, here too its expressive, fluid tone and surprising amount of repertoire means that it has a major role to play.

As an increasing number of players advocate the style, the classical saxophone is more popular now than it has ever been. Here are six of the best classical saxophonists, past and present, to introduce you to this exciting sound.

 

Marcel Mule (1901-2001)

Frenchman Marcel Mule was a highly influential figure in the world of the classical saxophone throughout the 20th century. Seen as the creator of the French saxophone school, Mule was the second professor of saxophone at the Paris Conservatoire, after Adolph Sax himself.

His teaching involved emphasis on sound quality, and many of his pupils became significant figures in the music world. A pioneer of the classical saxophone, Mule premiered a great deal of new repertoire, and led the way for the genre to expand and develop.

 

 

Sigurd Raschèr (1907-2001)

Sigurd Raschèr was a contemporary of Mule; however, he took a very different approach to the instrument. After moving to saxophone from clarinet because he thought it would be easier to play, Raschèr soon became frustrated by what he considered to be the limitations of the saxophone’s sound.

Working tirelessly to hone his technique, he mastered the instrument and demonstrated its versatility. He encouraged classical composers to write works for the saxophone: Glazunov, Hindemith and Milhaud all dedicated compositions to him.

At the height of his career, Raschèr was a celebrated concert saxophonist, playing with many of the world’s greatest orchestras.

 

 

Eugene Rousseau (born 1932)

Eugene Rousseau was an acclaimed pupil of Mule’s, but has since become an influential instrumentalist in his own right. Rousseau has achieved many milestones in the classical saxophone genre, including performing the first solo saxophone recitals in cities such as London, Paris and Vienna.

In 1969 he co-founded the World Saxophone Congress, and he has been president of both the Comité International du Saxophone and the North American Saxophone Alliance.

 

 

John Harle (born 1956)

John Harle is one of the leading saxophonists of his generation. A player and composer, his work covers both the classical and popular genres. He was appointed the youngest ever professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1989.

A premiere of Harrison Birtwistle’s controversial saxophone concerto Panic at the Last Night of the BBC Proms in 1995 thrust Harle into the spotlight, and since then his work has been important in popularising the genre.

He has achieved great commercial success, and is one of the world’s most recorded saxophonists.

 

 

Arno Bornkamp (born 1959)

A master of both the traditional and the more contemporary repertoire, Arno Bornkamp is a saxophonist who is highly admired for his virtuosic playing style. He has won many prestigious awards, including the 'Silver Laurel of the Concertgebouw' and the 'Netherlands Music Prize'.

In 2001 Bornkamp and pianist Ivo Janssen released Adolphe Sax Revisited, a collection of 19th-century compositions performed on period instruments including saxophones made by Adolph Sax himself.

A keen chamber musician, he plays tenor saxophone in the much-acclaimed Aurelia Quartet.

 

 

Amy Dickson (born 1982)

Australian saxophonist Amy Dickson is quickly making a name for herself as a rising star in the saxophone world. She studied under Arno Bornkamp at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and has since gone on to win a great number of awards, including becoming the first saxophonist to win a classic Brit award, as Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2013.

Passionate about new music, Dickson has had works commissioned from composers such as Steve Martland and Timothy Salter. Known for her unique tone and masterful control of the instrument, she effortlessly bridges the gaps between different genres and styles.

 

 

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Major Éliane Radigue box set issued

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Freya Parr Free Download: John Jenkins’s Newark Siege for trumpet and piano

'The fanfares and percussive rhythms sound brilliant and incisive on brass and keyboard'

This week's free download is John Jenkins's Newark Siege, performed by trumpeter Jonathan Freeman-Attwood and pianist Daniel-Ben Pienaar. It is recorded on the Linn label and received four stars in the October issue of BBC Music Magazine.

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Freya Parr Free Download: John Jenkins’s Newark Siege for trumpet and piano

'The fanfares and percussive rhythms sound brilliant and incisive on brass and keyboard'

This week's free download is John Jenkins's Newark Siege, performed by trumpeter Jonathan Freeman-Attwood and pianist Daniel-Ben Pienaar. It is recorded on the Linn label and received four stars in the October issue of BBC Music Magazine.

DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS:

If you'd like to enjoy our free weekly download simply log in or sign up to our website.

Once you've done that, return to this page and you'll be able to see a 'Download Now' button on the picture above – simply click on it to download your free track.

If you experience any technical problems please email support@classical-music.com. Please reference 'Classical Music Free Download', and include details of the system you are using and your location. If you are unsure of what details to include please take a screenshot of this page.

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On this Day November 06, 2014

Taylor Swift’s latest album 1989 debuted at No.1 on America’s Billboard albums chart selling 1.287 million copies in its first week, the largest sales week for an album since Eminem’s The Eminem Show which was released 12 years ago. Swift was now the only act to earn three million-selling weeks with an album. Before 1989, Red sold 1.208 million in it’s first week, while Speak Now clocked up 1.047 million sales.

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