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    Yesterday I finally got a copy of Themes and Variations.'Theme from the Go-Between','The Deep Blue C' and 'Wuthering Heights'....luvverlee!And all for a fiver.None of your $50 EBay madness thank god.
    What I like about him is that he has a distinctive style that you can recognise in much the same way as J.Harris has.I've liked him since I saw him as a youngster on The Two Ronnies .He didn't mind putting himself about a bit on the box in those days.I really like his 'Communication 72' as well,but you can't help but think it would be better without the help of Stan Getz.
    There's some writing on the back of my copy in French.It's signed 'avec tendresse
    G xx'
    A lovers gift discarded?Bonjour tristesse.
    Back to Neuuuuuuuuuu!

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    Hopelessly behind on the posts here, but did you hear any of the recent Radio 2 series about Legrand?  Top piece of trivia gleaned from the series was that 'Sweet Gingerbread Man' was originally written for an orgy scene in a soft-porn film called 'The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart'.  Apparently the director wanted something to, ahem, take the edge off the action on-screen.

    Oh, and apparently Hank Mancini was originally offered the chance to score 'Thomas Crown' but was too busy and so proffered it to young Mikey, newly arrived in Hollywood.  And the rest, as they say, is bio-chemistry. . .
    The Pop Music Library

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    • #3
      is this not the reissue of Themes & Variations...cheap for a quid in the charidees!

      http://www.vinylvulture.co.uk/pages/mfpb.htm

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      • #4
        Originally posted by [b
        Quote[/b] (chrisvulture @ 22 May 2003,15:44)]is this not the reissue of Themes & Variations...cheap for a quid in the charidees!

        http://www.vinylvulture.co.uk/pages/mfpb.htm
        Heavens, is "Themes and Variations" worth something then?

        I've had a cheap copy for ages that I'd rather neglected after the first few listens... gave it another spin the other night after reading this thread. Pretty nice, got to have your dressing gown and slippers on though...
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        • #5
          Originally posted by [b
          Quote[/b] (Mumbles @ 18 May 2003,11:15)]Yesterday I finally got a copy of Themes and Variations. . . And all for a fiver.None of your $50 EBay madness thank god.
          Surely this doesn't really go for top dollar on e-bay?  Has the whole world gone mad?

          I've probably seen as many copies of this going for a song as I have copies of 'Gosh It's. . .Bad Manners'.  And that's saying something, believe you me.
          The Pop Music Library

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          • #6
            Well I did see that a certain S**l St*t auction flogged a copy for around the $50 mark!Just shows how posting a few snippets and keeping it a 'secret squirrel' can add value to an auction.I know my m.o. for when I get round to selling.
            Do you think it's dishonest to sell stuff this way?I'm not sure.If someone is that keen on what they hear and are desperate to bid at all costs then fine.But if the buyer was aware of what they were buying, there's not a chance the bids would go so far.
            Back to Neuuuuuuuuuu!

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