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    Thumbs up $.99 Cent Bargains

    Recently I had the opportunity to pick up a very nice selection of bargain CD's from a thrift store. I decided to write about them a little bit and post them here. I would also like to hear what other kinds of deals people got.
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    This 99 cent digital download of 276 tracks covering 6 Handel oratorios and/or operas. Here is what the set includes:

    Jephtha: English Chamber Orchestra, Johannes Somary, Maureen Forrester, Reri Grist, Helen Watts & Alexander Young;
    Saul: Vienna Sym Orch, Copenhagen Boys Choir, Mogens Wöldike, Laurence Dutoit, Herbert Handt, Thomas Hemsley, Erling Thorborg, Jennifer Vyvyan & Helen Watts;
    Judas Maccabaeus: English Chamber Orchestra, Wandsworth School Boys' Choir, Johannes Somary, Heather Harper & John Shirley-Quirk;
    Semele: English Chamb Orch, J Somary, S Armstrong, J Diaz, E Fleet, J McCarthy, K Miller, F Palmer, N Taylor, R Tear & H Watts;
    Theodora: English Chamb Orch, Johannes Somary, Amor Artis Chamber Choir, Maureen Forrester, Heather Harper, John Lawrenson & Maureen Lehane* <tenorAlexander Young;
    Messiah: English Chamb Orch, Amor Artis Chamb Choir, J Somary, Justino Diaz, Yvonne Minton, Margaret Price & Alexander Young;

    I listened to Jephtha last night and it is sung in English.
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    Smile 2nd $.99 CD Dvorak Symphony No.8

    This was another good purchase for me. While it had a weak point the performance was strong and a welcome addition to the collection
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    No luck finding 99 cent bargains on iTunes where I do most of my shopping.

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    Amazon has 100 tracks of Beethoven, including the entire Rene Leibowitz symphony cycle (first 34 tracks), all for $1.09. It is titled "The Genius of Beethoven." In digital music. Also, there are a lot of Amazon 99 cent digital sets of 100 or more tracks.
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    At charity shops you can sometimes find CDs for as little as 50 cents (NZ cents, that is).
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    Morton Feldman: Violin and Orchestra (Widmann/Pomerico)

    A well-reviewed album, with the inexplicably low price of 99 cents for the MP3 version.

    http://www.amazon.com/Morton-Feldman...morton+feldman
    Last edited by Blancrocher; Dec-25-2014 at 10:56.

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    iTunes has a lot of $9.99 bargains with Big Baroque Box Set which is pretty awesome.

    Too bad on no 99 centers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blancrocher View Post
    Morton Feldman: Violin and Orchestra (Widmann/Pomerico)

    A well-reviewed album, with the inexplicably low price of 99 cents for the MP3 version.
    I like that one. The price is outrageous, and as I pushed the Purchase button, I made sure I was duly outraged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albertfallickwang View Post
    iTunes has a lot of $9.99 bargains with Big Baroque Box Set which is pretty awesome
    Big Baroque Box sets Vols. 1-3 on Amazon for $.99 each. iTunes is easier to work with but Amazon has some great deals on classical digital downloads. Many, many in the $.99 - $2.49 range for massive amounts of music. The quality varies but you can always upgrade to a better version if you really like a piece.

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    Yes, Amazon has tons of big box sets at 99 cents.
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonlightSonata View Post
    At charity shops you can sometimes find CDs for as little as 50 cents (NZ cents, that is).
    I like your country and especially love your PM, Peter Jackson. How he finds time to direct films and rule a country, I'll never know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonlightSonata View Post
    At charity shops you can sometimes find CDs for as little as 50 cents (NZ cents, that is).
    Many in the US shops as well ... a local shop (now closed) had LP's for 25¢ and CD's for 50¢. Many were in prime condition and little signs of any wear - and no scratches on the jewel boxes. Most came from Estate sales where the charity shop would buy items for pennies on the dollar.

    I know that charity/thrift shops are not the most favourable places to shop for some, but if you can put aside the messy appearance that some have, you will find some great bargains.

    Kh ♫

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    My local library sells used CDs for 50 cents each. Not much of a selection but every now and then there is something worthwhile.
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blancrocher View Post
    Morton Feldman: Violin and Orchestra (Widmann/Pomerico)

    A well-reviewed album, with the inexplicably low price of 99 cents for the MP3 version.

    http://www.amazon.com/Morton-Feldman...morton+feldman
    Not inexplicable at all. It's a 50-minute single track. So, I suppose their computer program sees this as the same as a three-minute pop track.

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