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    It's</a> the decription of this item as 'rare' and 'sure to gain in value' that gets me. If I had a penny for every time I've seen this 'un, I could afford... oooh... anything

  • #2
    Well, at least enough pennies to be able to aford to buy this anyway....
    Matt Hero

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    • #3
      Common as muck, that one - maybe it's 'rare' for folk in other countries, though? A feature on Easy in 'Mojo' a while back listed this as 'floor polishing fab'(!) &amp; gave a guide price of a fiver... alongside Mrs Mills, Tommy wotsits 50 Hawaiian Guitars with the straw hats on the cover &amp; several others you wouldn't touch with theirs...all at anything between £4 - £10!! The full monty of Easy recommendations by Mark Paytress at 'the world's greatest music mag' are as follows (brace yourselves):

      Max Bygraves Presents Wonderland Of Sound (Reader's Digest, 1973 - £20)
      Ray Conniff: It Must Be Him (Columbia, 1967 - £7)
      James Last: Non Stop Dancing 1973 (Polydor - £4)
      International Studio Orchestra: Sounds Like Kaempfert (Fontana, 1969 - £4)
      Strings For Pleasure: Play Best Of Bacharach (MFP, 1971 - £5)
      Mrs Mills: Party Singalong (Starline, 1970 - £5)
      Breakthrough Sampler (Studio 2, 1967 - £10)
      No Artist Credited (but we all know it's Alan Moorhouse): Beatles, Bach, Bacharach (MFP, 1971 - £4)
      Ronnie Aldrich: Love Story (Phase 4, 1971 - £15)
      Tommy Garrett: 50 Guitars Visit Hawaii (Liberty, 1962 - £5)
      Romantic Moog (Contour, 1974 - £8)
      Carpenters: The Singles 69/73 (A&amp;M, 1973 - £6)
      Mantovani: Mantovani today (Decca, 1970 - £6)
      Button Down Brass: Best Of (Fontana, 1968 - £12)

      Apparently the values are rising 'cos of the success of the Sound Gallery comps...so I'd guess any ebayers with this 'expert' guide in hand will snap up that three quid bargain!! Maybe they should stick to the Beatles &amp; Oasis...

      (Edited by wayne at 1:48 pm on Mar. 26, 2003)
      a giant steam-powered turntable in warwickshire plays six foot cement recordings of Prince Albert's speeches to the rejoicing populace

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      • #4
        (Spits out cup of tea in amazement!)
        How do Mojo explain the price for the International Studio Orch's Kaempfert covers? It's not even the real Bert! (I've got it, and quite like it, but four quid?!!?)
        I can only assume Mr Paytress has a whole warehouse full of them he wants to unload to some trendy ironic London media types.

        I want to know what Alan Moorhouse is doing in the punk/new wave section of eBay anyway. And isn't Adrian Moorhouse an Olympic swimmer?

        (Edited by Lord Thames at 2:03 pm on Mar. 26, 2003)

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        • #5
          If 'Breakthrough' really was worth a tenner a pop, I'd be making a pretty good living just by selling on copies of that...

          As for that International Studio Orch set, the justification is as follows: &quot;Bert Kaempfert was a byword for quality during easy's golden years. A big brass man, Bert's swinging arrangements were characterised by clipped, almost military basslines, a brush heavy rhythmic shuffle and heavenly vocal choruses - and he wrote Strangers In The Night. He also changed the course of pop history by introducing Tony Sheridan to The Beatles, but the real value of his work can be heard here on effortless facsimiles of Danke Schoen, Spanish Eyes and the proto-Can rhythms of Afrikaan Beat&quot;.

          uh, whatever you say, Mark...

          The full story is in Mojo Collections Winter 2001 issue...

          (Edited by wayne at 3:05 pm on Mar. 26, 2003)
          a giant steam-powered turntable in warwickshire plays six foot cement recordings of Prince Albert's speeches to the rejoicing populace

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          • #6
            This one's for Lord Thames...

            Since The Valiant Orchestra thread seems to have vanished, I'm just using this one to see if you still wanted that cassette of the album? If you email me your address I can get it off to you...
            a giant steam-powered turntable in warwickshire plays six foot cement recordings of Prince Albert's speeches to the rejoicing populace

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            • #7
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              Yowsers!

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              If</a> anyone out there is after this illsickjiggyloopsdustyfingersplacebostylemohawkshe avybreaks
              LP then I can get you 2 copies to rock doubles with for £10 each!

              Any takers? Hello? Anyone there......? (sounds of sagebrush rolling down an empty street and church bells chiming)

              (Edited by Hadrian Elephant at 12:01 pm on Mar. 30, 2003)
              He also contributed songs for the Jim Henson movie vehicle 'Muppets From Space'.

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              • #8
                How about this for size?

                http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...35414&amp;rd=1

                :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

                Polydor. And it's not even very funky (unlike the French releases I've heard). And yes, maybe I am just gutted because I flogged my copy for £20 a few years back..
                Let him have the lot for £2.00 - we were only going to throw 'em out anyway...

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                • #9
                  oh man all the japs want jumping jacques.

                  I must have found 3 copies and each one traded on for a nice tune or too. I thought it was more like £50 not £150.

                  cripes o lordy!
                  www.thesoundlibrary.net <- Changed URL

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by [b
                    Quote[/b] ]Quote: from Hadrian Elephant on 12:00 pm on Mar. 30, 2003
                    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=2518209764

                    Yowsers!

                    (Edited by Hadrian Elephant at 12:01 pm on Mar. 30, 2003)
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                    I see Wallabeechump - the buyer on this - also has this to his name:
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                    nice</a> work if you can get it!
                    We know when a mate buys it for you too.

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                    • #11
                      </span>[QUOTE=[b]Quote[/b] ]Quote: from john stapleton on 1:30 am on Mar. 31, 2003

                      I see Wallabeechump - the buyer on this - also has this to his name:
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                      nice</a> work if you can get it!
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                      Certainly no Kaempfert is worth that cashola, but the track in question 'Falling Free' is strong - it really does sound like Mr Axelrod!
                      Let him have the lot for £2.00 - we were only going to throw 'em out anyway...

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                      • #12
                        Which Kaempfert is that - I notice he never fesses up the title.
                        "..hole...road...middle thereof"

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                        • #13
                          Lee, it's Bert Kaempfert 'Now!'. It's usually sold cos of the nice break on 'PYHITH'.

                          I recently sold one on the 'Bay for cheap compared to Quo's over-inflated heist. I also sold one a good 18mths ago (I was first! I was first!) for about £10.

                          It's worth a good fiver for the beat and 'Falling Free', but it's only a Bert Kaempfert LP after all! We'll find many copies on our travels. Quo just marketed it cleverly and someone who's impatient and a tad naive paid over the odds.

                          Keep looking, you'll find it. The sleeve has a young couple sat under a tree by a lake, you can't miss it.

                          Good luck.

                          Benicio
                          Jet Boy stole my baby.

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