Yes, it is that time again – The March 2018 episode of What’s In The Record Bag.
I almost got skunked again with this month’s trip to my local record fair, but thankfully it eventually garnered 3 records. This haul slightly weird, but then so am I. (just kidding)
Ok, I will try to explain this one. I have been embracing part of my ethnic background of late and of course music is going to come into it at some point. (It always does with me).
There was a period of time when there were Russian pressings of some records. While I understand those pressings were awful, it would be interesting to own one. They are extremely rare and obviously this is not one of them. However, it is Russian music recorded in the USSR (Soviet times) and produced in the USA. Hey, it’s better than nothing. It is mainly classical of course, but Russians excel at classical. I have seen the Russian production of The Nutcracker way back in my youth. I won’t go see it now days because once you have seen the full Russian production, you are spoiled in the good sense of the phrase.
Ok, I probably did not do a good job explaining this pick up, but what do want for $2.50?
I had to get this because I had never seen it before and it is unique. This is a box set of classical music and while I need another classical box set like I need my eyes poked out, I picked it up because of Its unique packaging. First, it is from Neiman Marcus, yes, the clothing store/brand. The box is covered in a suede-like material and in good shape. The records inside are near mint as is usually the case with classical records. I picked up this 4 record set for $2.00, so why not?
Finally, this was on my wish list. I have been listening to Camel a number of times and like them enough to list their LPs on my wish list. It is not secret that I am a fan of Prog-Rock, so I cannot say “no”.