Here at Strictly Discs, we can't do what we do without you, so we want to give thanks! Come visit us Wednesday, December 12th from 10AM-8PM for our STOREWIDE CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE. For one day only, all of our new and used LPs, CDs and accessories will be 20% off (excludes other promotions & prior special orders). The storewide sale also includes all new & used turntables, receivers and speakers.
In addition, any special orders placed and paid for on Wednesday will be sale priced, so now's the time to knock off even the most challenging items off of your gift list! Try us, we specialize in tracking down hard to find records and CDs.
We've got all the year's top releases and the Midwest's deepest selection of used vinyl, all for 20% off plus from 4-8PM we will be serving up our holiday rum punch. Make your happy hour happier at 1900 Monroe Street. Thanks for letting us be a part of your holidays and for continuing to support physical music. Happy Holidays from all of us at Strictly Discs.
Heading downstairs for this week's Used Vinyl Alert, we continue to deliver you the fruits of a very large collection of contemporary releases and reissues. As you head towards downstairs, please note 50+ fresh used boxsets that grace the upstairs cubbies - from jam bands to MOFI, it's largely here. We've got all your favorites this week with 800 LPs and 100 7"s, including plenty of rare variations and small-run printings, limited edition series, fan-club items, the whole nine.
Pull chair up near the hearth and let me tell you the story of the incoming used cds for the week of December 7-13, 2018. The jazz train do not stop rolling and this week look for ace titles from Keith Jarrett (including the Koln show), Lou Donaldson with Grant Green and John Patton, Donald Byrd and Thelonious Monk. We got groovy efforts from Todd Terje and Flying Lotus, along with the undisputed dub masterpiece “King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown” courtesy of Augustus Pablo. We have a trio of David Bowie albums – including “Let’s Dance” – along with Courtney Barnett’s latest. Heavier stuff is represented by the like of the Jesus and Mary Chain, The Melvins, Sabbath and Metallica’s “And Justice for All.” Check out writerly works from Bright Eyes, John Prine and Jason Isbell. That’s the view from here.
We are looking for a new shipping clerk as Will is moving to Appleton. Requirements:
• Self-motivated and independent thinker
• Computer proficiency
• Strong work ethic
• High level of organization and precise time management skills
• Ability to lift 50 pounds
Approximately 3 hours per day (9AM-NOON), up to 6 days a week. Possible additional hours filling other duties, depending on experience.
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All CDs sale priced at $9.99 / LPs priced as marked (online and in the shop).Read more...
Beginning Friday, Strictly Discs will have raffle tickets available for purchase for your chance to win a Beatles 50th Anniversary White Album (2LP version) signed by none other than “Dear Prudence,” Prudence Farrow Bruns (Pictured above on Ringo Starr's left side).
The raffle is a benefit for two nonprofit organizations, The Sonder Project and Point Washington Medical Clinic, which are heavily involved in the Florida Panhandle recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.
Raffle tickets are $5 each and will be available through Christmas Eve Dec. 24. There is no limit on how many raffle tickets you purchase. We will randomly draw a ticket and notify the winner on Dec. 26. One hundred percent of ticket proceeds will go to the Sonder Project and Point Washington Medical Clinic.
Strictly Discs is one of 45 member stores of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) receiving a signed album to raffle in our store. The benefit was organized by CIMS store Central Square Records, located in the beach community of Seaside, Florida, in the Panhandle. This October, Hurricane Michael, the strongest storm to ever hit the Panhandle, came on shore just east of Seaside and caused devastation that is vast and folks are in need.
Prudence Bruns (aka “Dear Prudence,” the subject of the White Album song), is a Seaside local and a longtime friend of Central Square. She offered to help Central Square raise funds by signing 45 copies of the White Album.
About The Sonder Project:
The Sonder Project began as a group of volunteers who share a desire to strengthen not only their local communities, but communities across the world. Immediately following the storm, volunteers from The Sonder Project traveled to the impact areas to see if they could provide assistance. What began as an organic desire to assist our neighbors has since evolved into a highly organized daily operation to send volunteers and supplies street by street, neighborhood by neighborhood, with direction and support from local & emergency management officials.
About Point Washington Medical Clinic:
Point Washington Medical Clinic is volunteer driven, free medical clinic servicing the South Walton area. The mission of Point Washington Medical Clinic (PWMC) is to build a stronger and healthier community by providing high quality primary health care regardless of the patient’s means or access. PWMC has now opened a satellite location in Panama City providing much needed medical care to those affected by Hurricane Michael.
About Prudence Farrow Bruns:
In 1968, Prudence Farrow Bruns traveled to India with her sister, actress Mia Farrow, and the Beatles to study meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. She became so focused on practicing meditation that she would stay inside her room for hours. This prompted Paul and John to serenade Prudence outside her door with a little jingle “…The sun is up, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so are you…” “Dear Prudence” received her PhD from Berkley in Sanskrit and she’s an expert and highly respected teacher of Transcendental meditation, an accomplished film producer, speaker and author.Read more...
Jessica Pratt's new album Quiet Signs will be released Febraury 8th, 2019 but first she will open for Kurt Vile on December 20th at the Sylvee. All pre-orders (online or in the shop) for Quiet Signs will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the show.
Monroe Street is fully open to two-way traffic again!
To say this has been a challenging year for us, our neighbors, our guests, and all of you reading this is a bit of an understatement. Through a maze of booming trucks, dust-clouds, and traffic cones, we've all managed to work with it, and we've relied a lot on your patience. For all that and more we say a hearty "THANK YOU!"
Despite the challenges, this 9 month experiment proves that our community is dedicated to supporting local businesses, even when the logistics are inconvenient. We're happier than ever (and riding/driving smoother!) to be here serving you the latest and greatest in music. So thanks again, and please, remember to start looking both ways again when you cross the street!
The basement is fully stocked with new and vintage equipment:
New turntables (Pro-Ject Debut Carbon) & New speakers (Kantu YU2)
Vintage turntables, speakers & receivers starting at $99.
Full vintage systems including turntable, receiver & speakers, starting at $299.
This isn't the spot to lay down odds on the third race. OTB is where Others Talk Back and give you the lowdown on what they've been feeling lately. This one's for the customers.
Big Brother & the Holding Company – “Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills” This is the fiftieth anniversary of “Cheap Thrills.” The title of this collection was the original title way back in 1968 but was changed by the record company. This release is not a remaster of the original album, but a deep look at the sessions for the album. The two discs include thirty tracks from the sessions, twenty-five of which have been unreleased. There are different takes of most of the songs on the original album. Some songs never made the cut for the album and some are multiple takes of album cuts. It is interesting to see how some songs developed and changed during the sessions. In fact, several may be equal or better than some of the original albums tracks. This collection is a treasure trove for any Janis Joplin fan. There are so many of her performances that have never been released before. Plus there is a lot of in the studio banter that shows just how serious the band took the recording of this classic album. - Ted
Davis Bowie – “Glastonbury 2000” Finally, this legendary performance gets a release. This show shouldn’t have been the performance of what it became. Bowie hadn’t performed in years and the band really didn’t have that much time to rehearse. But somehow Bowie pulled off one of the best shows of his career. This greatest hits show is one of the most intense concerts of his long career. And Bowie has had his share of legendary concerts. This show truly captures the magic of Bowie live. - Ted
Bryan Ferry – “Bitter-Sweet” This is the second collection of Roxy Music/Solo Career songs performed in a 1920’s jazz band style. Unlike the first album, this new album has Mr. Ferry’s vocals on nine of the thirteen cuts. What first seems a gimmick really works on this album. The songs he selected lend themselves so well to the treatment. And while there are several “hot” twenties jazz cuts, the majority of the tracks are tackled in a twenties Bertolt Brecht/Kurt Weill fashion. That focus is what makes “Bitter-Sweet” so intriguing and fascinating. And one can appreciate the strengths of the songs if they succeed in a style that is so alien to the style that they were originally recorded. - TedRead more...