Saturday, December 8, 2012

Royal Ballet LP box set on Sale

Royal Ballet Box set with all booklet and original Sleeves, original Owner now asking for HKD$15,000
HK Snob

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sonata Club

Sonata Club, a place that you can stay for half day after the hectic works before you go for happy hour or dinner.

If you like Vinyl, you got to know this place in HK. Running by Raymond Chan, an expert on audio system, music appreciation, Audiophile, and collector for vintage Vinyl, Go and share your experience and fun with him. Quote my name and you may get extra discount if you are a foreigner!
He runs a music lab for Vinyl and he has a few set-up for your music Audition.
He sells Cartridge Clearaudio, Koetsu, Phase Tech, Shelter, loudspeakers and some of the cute Classic Radio.

It is in the centre of Mongkok, 8 minutes from MTR station.

Mong Kok Snob

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Miyuki Nakashima best CD album

This is the best CD Album of Miyuki Nakashima best Album, the best collection of her most famous and finest Songs. Every song is very pleasant music and most of them are the creation of Miyuki.
You will not find this album is outdated at all, this is one of the best Albums of her, you can not miss this if you like Miyuki. 60% The Music had been converted into HK Cantonese Songs. You can see how powerful the melody of her songs are..... every songs are familar and her voice is so touching, if you could understand Japanese,... would be even better to read her heart.
HK Snob

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Miyuki Nakashima

This is a Promotional Copy of Nakashima LP. One of the favourite music I like, She is my favourite Japanese artist.
HK Snob

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Unfinished music No,1 Two Virgins. Yoko Ono/John Lenon

This is the rare and collection LP if you like John Lenon, who made such a daring Photo Cover. that would created criticism in that time of 60's! The LP is having a sleve that acts a clothes for John and Yoko. When you pull out the sleve, you can see naked John and Yoko.
This is hard to find and not cheap at all. John was much influenced by Yoko in a sense of Oriental "Zen" and liberation in thoughts and John's music.
HK Snob

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Eagles Long Road Out of Eden

After 1976's Hotel California, the Greatest hit of Eagles, this is the latest one you should keep if we are fans of these four gentlemen.
This is a new production from Eagles, "Long Road Out of Eden"
A gift from a good friend.

HK Snob

Byrd at the Village Gate

A Riverside Jazz LP produced in Limited volume, Charlie Byrd Trio and Guests, recorded live at the Village Gate, NYC in 9 and 10 May 1963.
The LP was produced by the remastering team of Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray using Studer A-80 PV MK II, Neumann SX74 Cuterhead with a fresh lacquer.

“They are the best-sounding versions available probably as close to the master tape as any medium can get.” – Fred Kaplan, The Absolute Sound.

Like the 2nd "More (theme from Mondo Cane" on Side 1, it is awesome, beautiful, warm, not that kind of superwide response music, probbably the recording engineer put a lot of hi cut filter, but the tone is mellow, soft and bass is full of punches, right tuned up to the mood of a mini music festival in a night tarvern, like I was celebrating the concluded big purchase order from one customer, opening my bottle of Dom Perignon 1996. watching the big golden bubbles effervescing out the surface and burst into my nose, each bubble brings me the old good day of my joyous episodes. What a great recording!!
This was a piece of gift from a very special Friend!  Thanks from my heart!! It is a WOW LP!!
I rate this Five Star Record!

Highly recommended to buy one!!
HK Snob

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Platters 20 Greatest Hits

When you hear these Song, Only You, The Great Pretender, I'm sorry, Unchanged melody, I am sure you would have the same sentimemtal love feeling about the good old days of the 60's. Only if you are over 50 years old.
This LP was printed in Holland, 20 songs are usually too many on a disk, but these record has a superb recording and printing quality. Quiet and lively. Worth your effort to find one.
HK Snob

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Huang Hong Ying Visiting HK

This was her last time I enjoyed one whole night with one of my importamt persons in my life there are Tsuen Wan City Hall, Huang brought the Moscow Triangle Guitars Orchastra to be there to share with us a mixed touches of of Russian music and Chinese Song. So the third Song on this CD is my favourite, "One night in the Moscow Forest" .
This is an Signature Disk and Together I asked her to sign on three of the Lps...That was almost the last night that I had with someone before we broke up. This is another Miletone in my life. but I do think that she would also memorize all these songs listening with me on that night.
HK Snob

Adagio d' Albinoni played by Gary Karr and Harmon Lewis

An Adagio d' Albinoni music, doublebass by Gary Karr and Pipe-organ by Harmon Lewis. Live Recording at 22 Sept 1982 at the Vega Hall of Takarazua-Shi, Japan and this CD was printed by King Record Japan in 1983. The very Early CD....
It bears the signature of both Gary and Harmon.
HK Snob

Beliebte Klavierstucke by Rudolf Buchbinder

An Early Recording CD played by Rudolf Buchbinder for those most easy listening Classic piano pieces...
For Elise, Traeumerei, Hungarian Dance No. 7, Song without words, Liebestraum No.3 in A Minor...etc
There is a touch up on the cover, Signed by the Pianoist!
1988 Printed in Germany by EMI.
HK Snob

Faye Wong's promotional Disk "Separate Ways" printed by EMI Japan 2001

In Hong Kong, no one knows these are the say best Singers; Terea Tang, Tsrai Chin Anita Mui, Faye Wong, who can really has talent to sing. Faye Wong was once crticized "new wave" Singer from China in 1989, and I met her once i n Street of Tsim Sha Tsui, "Wow!" is what I could feel as she worn like a real Internal pop star and it was so much different with other HK singer. at That time she still called herself "Wong Ching Man" later on she changed her name to  Faye Wong, and all in suddent her name would be a name of the best Female Vocal singer in HK, Taiwan and China.
This is a promotional disk with her Singature!
HK Snob

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Some of my LPs

These are some of my 2,000 LPs I rated as high value in terms of audition value.
HK Snob

Monday, June 25, 2012

LP as a gift from Friend for my Birthday

This is a Fun Disk sent from Man to me Today as the Gift for my Birthday, I can not make a translation into English... Only Chinese Can read...
I hope that I can be as the Record sings to be...But I am still hesitate if I should play it with my
HKD$20,000 Cartridge!?
HK Snob

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Francis Lai, Burt Bacharach, Henry Mancini and Michael Legrand Song Book

Francis Lai, Burt Bacharach, Henry Mancini and Michael Legrand Song Book

This double LP album contains some of the best light music in 20th century…created by these 4 master music composers.

Mancini Song book

Moon River
Days of wine and roses
Them from “ Peter Gunn”
Two for the Road
Dear Heart

Bacharach Song Book
Living together
The April Fool
Raindrops keep falling on my head
The Look fo Love
This guy’s in love with you
Do you know the way to San Jose

Francis Lai
Theme from “love Story”
13 jours in France
Du soleil plein les yeux
Un home et une femme
Vivre pour vivre
La lecon particuliere

Michael Legrand
Theme du film “Ete 42”
The windmill of your mind
Le Messager du film “the Go between”
Amour Amour
I will wait for you.

Raindrops keep falling on my head

B.J. Thomas sung the Billboard No. 1 theme music in movie Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid,
這次要介紹的是1969年由比傑湯瑪斯(B. J. Thomas)演唱的Billboard冠軍金曲兼電影「虎豹小霸王」()主題曲"Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head"
Raindrops keep falling on my head雨點不斷打在我頭上
And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
Nothing seems to fit
Those raindrops are falling on my head
They keep falling

So I just did me some talking to the sun於是,我開始對太陽說話
And I said I didn't like the way he got things done
Sleeping on the job
Those raindrops are falling on my head
They keep falling

But there's one thing I know但我知道一件事
The blues they send to meet me won't defeat me
It won't be long till happiness steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep falling on my head雨點不斷打在我頭上
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turning red
Crying's not for me
Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining
Because I'm free
Nothing's worrying me

CBS Sony record printed in 1974.

My favourite music is Moon River, Live of Life, Charade, Windmill of your mind...

HK Snob

Ray Charles Greatest Country and Western Hits

Ray Charles Greatest Country and Western Hits
DCC LPZ-2012 limited edition No. 0420

This is a brand new Lp made in 1995 with a serious attitude to make the best music from a pure analogues recording system

The orginal 1962-1965 ABC-Paramount two-track stereo master tapes were used to master this disc.
Al vacuum tubes cutting system

The playback system of choice for this project
Preamp.: joule Electra LA-100, custom designed for DCC Compact Classic by Jud Barber.
Amplifier: Cary Audio Design single-ended 805B.
Monitor: Colin Whatmough model 202 Leadlines, bi-wired.
Triodes for 805B: Vintage 1936 RCA Radiotron 211s, 1939 Western Electric 300Bs

The Sound is warm, rich and no harsh edged tones…
The best Song is
Your cheating Heart and you are my sunshine…

I bought this LP in 1990 with HKD$650.

Now it is about HKD$1,200

Do not miss this..
HK Snob

The Glory of Cremona

This is a chance for you to listen to those most 15 pieces of value bale and rare Italian artistically masterpiece... from Gasparo da Salo C.1570-80 to nearer Joseph Guarneri Del Gesu C 1744. Played by Ruggiero Ricci.

I do not think that there will be another LP like this again on Earth as the estimated value of this violin is like in the range of US$60,000,000.00!

Who can afford to arrange another gathering of these Violins and make a record again!?
And Who dare to play these pieces of instrument and who will be the one to insure the loss or damages if any!??

I bought this LP ten years ago with HKD$450. Now it is just about HKD$1,600. Still too cheap to own such a ticket to listen to these masterpieces made b the best master smith of the entire human civilization…

Music of the greatest composers ever, Vivaldi, Paganni, Hendel, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Nardini…etc   Printed in UK my MCA, quality is unquestionable…

But your system should be going in par with the standard they requires to re-produce the music…
Mine is far beyond… as I am always a poor snob!

HK Snob

Anita Mui, My dream lover

This is one of the CD with Anita Mui's Autograph, I am her listener, and I told myself she would be the greatest star when she started her very first singing back in 1989.
She passed us away partly because of the paparazzi who tracked her for news of her cancers. Sad!
Now the star is gone, but I still keep her music album including LP and CD.
This CD belongs to Fei Fei (Shum Din Har) who was given by Anita Mui…

HK Snob

Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Relaxing Music Course in a lazy Afternoon

After a tiresome trip, the best is lying down on a sofa, switch on the WB300B amplifier, pick up some of my music!, this is an additional bonus as my daughter prepared some home made green tea blended with honey as fascial mask and put it on my face, cozy and comfortable, and she massaged my foot... oh man! what else!?
Poor Man as A Snob

Paul Mauriant Plays EuroVision Hits

This is one of my favourite easy listening LP, it recorded down all winning music of Eurovision hits from 1966 to 1977.  Who does not like this music All kind of Everything, Merci Cheri, Un banc, Un arbre, une Rue and Louseau Et lenfant!?
HK Snob

Casino Royale

This is first pressing Casino Royale which contains the Dusty Springfield " The Look of Love", which is one of the most sentimental song,
This is TAS recommended LP, price is about USD$80-120 now. I bought it at USD$40.00
HK Snob
This is a superb recording for Chie Ayado's Jazz album, do not miss it as it has a balanced muscial perfomence from bass to high. if your power amplifer is stingy in delivering current into the loudspeaker, there you can not have the realistic jazz effect! Try to find it, it may be still on sales in HK.
HK Snob

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Maria Elena from Los Indios Tabajaras

Looking at this sweet beauty with Pink lips and an Omega hair style, this recalls the ime that My father played this LP to me on the Denon All in one Hi Fi system., This record belongs to my father, and this was a best hit in the 60's. Up to today, I still find the music is still so vivid, live and have no trace of being OLD..
Good music lasts forever, especially after work from foreign country, got home in rainy days, I took off my money dress and listened to this music...played by Los Andio Tabajaras.... so as my daughter, she likes too..,
Music has no generation gap!
HK Snob

Saturday, April 7, 2012

My beloved Teresa Tang's Angel Voice LPs

These are the most beloved LP from Teresa Tang, one of them is the Live at Osaka 1977 concert, and the other is the one that Chinese Fans of Teresa should have as all of them are in Mandarin. All are printed in Japan Under Taurus Record Company. Superb Printing quality, and the LP are very Quiet.

These two are expensive now as it is very rare. It is in the range of USD$500.00

Well, that is a lot of money for a LP, but that is a little money for a live Teresa Live Concert recorded with the best Japanese recording team with the best analogue media.
Good to have a Cartridge like Lyra Helicon, Gold Finger, Phase Tech and or Jubilee to re-produce the angel’s like voice f Teresa Tang!
HK Snob

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Leslie Chung Sings alive again after his death 9 years ago Today!

Remember Leslie Cheung
Leslie was born 12 Sep 1956 and ended his short but glory life on the same day Today in 2003.
He was a singer, movie star, and lover of many people including me and my mother
He is an easy going character and has a style of great star, no one could simple beat him till now after his death on 1 April …that I was in a taxi going to airport., I did not believe it.. but was confirmed that was the case,,, I can not hold the tear as Truly I asked myself why? I had a chance to see hi m and say hello to him in City Hall in 1999.
But his song is with me,,, today I play his historical best Record ever made in 4 Album when he retired from Singing…
If you had a chance to get this Album, buy it….the sound effect is superb!
Seems Leslie is singing in front of you!

HK Snob

Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Hong Kong Phiharmonic Orchestra plays Films Scores of Steven Spielberg's motion pictures.

Steven Spielberg, 28, young obscure TV director had just completed his first theatric feature Sugarland Express in 1974. knowing that the importance of theme music to the film, asked the studio to meet John Williams, who was only 40 years old, well established on his career, but nothing known to the film audience as a music composer. That was how they started their music creation for Steven‘s film. John is an American, a great Guitarist, pianist, conductor and Music Composer, has composed some of the most influential and recognizable film scores in the history of Motion pictures, since 70’s
Amongst them, which I like most in sequential order, Indianan Jones, Jaws, Superman…
Well, I had a great chance to listen to this concert as a tribute to John Williams, conducting the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra by Richard Kaufman.
More than that, I had an good friend that bought me the seat located about the centre of the Sweet spot of HK Culture Centre Music Hall.
We had many more great film scores beside those best three I like… what a wonderful evening!

The Man who was holding the Light sword in the middle is the Conductor, Richard Kaufman.

Tsim Sha Tsui Snob