020621 • Thrift Store Finds

Bitter Ocean: The Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1945: I read a lot about the Atlantic War last year, so this was an easy decision. At first glance, the word count doesn’t seem to be too high, it’s generously-spaced and larger type. Not used to that!

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee: I bought the movie last year, and have had my eye out for this. Didn’t know it was a fifty-year-old book, though.

Vince Flynn: Lethal Agent: Okay, this is weird. This is the third week in a row that I’ve found one of the four Vince Flynn/Brad Thor books I’ve needed to be up-to-date… this means the final book, the 2017 Brad Thor should be waiting for me to buy next week!

Jurassic Park & Jurassic Park: The Lost World: These movies are a lot of fun. I re-watched them all last year on DVD, and to complete the Blu-ray set I only need III and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Yuri Bashmet: Schubert, Schumann, Bruch and Enesco: I have nothing by this violinist, so this was a nice find.

Mitsuko Uchida / Jeffrey Tate: Mozart Piano Concertos: Uchida is one of those pianists that I have a lot of but never listen to because there are so many great pianists to listen to. Couldn’t pass it up for a buck-fifty, though.

Patrick Gallois / Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: Vivaldi: Six Flute Concertos: I used to pass on flute works until I heard John Williams’ theme for Rey in The Force Awakens. That changed everything. Too bad that new trilogy wasn’t worthy of his efforts.

Neville Marriner / The Academy of St. Martin-In-The-Fields: Vivaldi Concertos: “Vivaldi” and “Concerto” was all I needed. Have been listening to Neville Marriner and The Academy since the 1980s.

Pinchas Zukerman: Haydn Violin Concertos: I cross-checked this quite a bit before purchasing as the cover is so similar to other albums I’ve got. Looks like the risk was worth it!

Musica Amphion: Corelli: Concerti Grossi: Have never failed to enjoy Corelli’s works.

And finally, something that always irks me; why do people leave big thumb-prints on the reading side of a disc? There’s no good reason to and it’s totally not in one’s self-interest to do so! This print, I don’t know what is so special about it, but it’s just the outline of the thumb, and it doesn’t come out! Neanderthals!

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