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"The Gramophone Magazine"


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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2013, 12:15:12 pm »

CLOFO is an underrated resource,but a little too nice for me,I'm afraid. Musicweb and IRR Magazine get it about right for me! Although,I preferred Gramophone,in it's heyday,to IRR.A pity it can't still be rescued from those idiots and restored to it's former glory. They should have it taken off them. Vandals! Gramophone was an institution. As a teenager,I could hardly wait to get my hands on my copy! It was an event!! Grin
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« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2013, 10:30:31 am »

As it was to me, Cilgwyn.
I had an arrangement with a bookstore in Rotterdam, that they always kept a number for me. Later they told me they ordered the Gramphone specially for me. I was the only one who bought the magazine.
It was in those days prior to the cd. There were that marvelous record shops in London who advertised in the Gramophone. First I kept all the magazines, but years later I took the interesting pages out of it. Thanks to Gramophone I discovered Havergal Brian, who always remained a kind of a companion for me.
But, alas, the Gramophone became less interesting, AND the bookstore had to close its doors.







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« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2013, 06:51:11 pm »

Cilgwyn, I think you'll empathise with many of the comments here (as will many of us) -

http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/2013/10/flash-gramophone-is-sold-off.html

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« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2013, 11:09:07 pm »

Well,well,well!! Shocked It was just,sort of,going to happen,wasn't it. Now it's got another chance..................
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« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2013, 04:18:30 pm »

We don't need Gramophine. We've got International Record Review, fully up to the standards Gramophone used to live up to.
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« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2013, 07:30:54 pm »

Interesting viewpoint! Even the name seems outdated. Although,IRR includes the word record of course. Mind you Lps are still being manufactured.......but gramophones!! Of course,if you call it anything else it wouldn't be Gramophone!! In fact I wouldn't care to post the names I have given to the Haymarket version. Some of them are pretty fruity!
IRR certainly does the job as erato has pointed out. Do we need it,even if it can be improved upon? Particurlarly,if we're already into a subscription!
Having said that,if the new owners do restore it to it's former glory I'm quite happy with that. I'm just a little dubious,that's all. Magazines are all such glossy dumbed down rags these days;and IRR Magazine has sort of cornered it's market. It will have to be very good for us to abandon our beloved IRR Magazine for Gramophone!!
Maybe they could bring back 'Records & Recording','Short Wave Magazine','Lilliput' and 'Shiver and Shake' (darn,I'm too old for that one! Sad) while they're at it!! Grin

On the other hand,maybe I'll be able to buy the new improved Gramophone from my local,independent newsagent,instead of having to receive it by post! Hint! Hint!

NB: Hope they bring back 'Quarterly retrospect'. Oh,and no silly cover mount cds! Grin (Although the original Gramophone ones were useful for replacing damaged ones)

Ok,got the post right,at last!! Grin
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