Monday, December 2, 2013

Teresa Tang latest limited LP "Tan Tan Yau Chin!"

A New Release Teresa Tang LP: Tan Tan Yau Chin, a special limited LP made in Japan. 1,000 pieces. This is No.731.

If you had not the first release, this can be the substitute!


HK Snob

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Xhou Xuan 8 LP sets

This is a 8-LP Set of Xhou Xuan, a Collectible item, especially to those lover and fans of Xhou Xuan!

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Purest form of Trsai Chin's Translation

This is my favourite voice from Trasi Chin, who was a young girl back in 1972 and she sung in the Taiwan University once a while.

Her voice is Pure, Light, full of melody, like the taste of a packet of Stash Premium Green tea soaked in 90 deg water
for three minutes. Now she smokes quite a lot and voice has been chaging a lot too, like 30 years Wen Nan Po Er tea!

Hai Shan record , printed in 1973. at that time it was NT 102. Price of this LP can not be measureable, if you like Trasi Chin you could pay HKD$1,200 for it., if you do not like her music... needlesss mention here.

I bought this LP from the proivate collection of Captain Hung in Taipei back in 1997.
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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Tim Kee Record ( Shop for Chinese Opera Music) 粤曲專賣店

He has a lot of Trasi Chin CD of different variety!


Tim Kee has been running Vinyl, CD business for more than 20 years, There we can find most of the Cantonese opera Music and Songs,  the owner has a private collector of some of the rare LP but he sees do not want to sell, however he had already sold some of his good stuff to me over the past 10 years... haha...

There is a lot of variety of Trasi Chin CD, I bought a Clasic Japanese Music LD, a great masterpeice fo Kings Record back in 1969. I had the original LP.

This is a nice CD recording, HKD$180 could likely buy you night of Easy listening with Strings and Harmonica!

Tim Kee situates at 148A Ap Liu Street.

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Stranger on the shore, the best version of translation, by Acker Bilk

This Stranger on the shore is likely no one could be the better on, other than this esquire Acker Bilk, as he Clarionet was so vivid, clear and bright! it touches your heart.

The other one is "Mean to me" and "I can't get started"
If I can get a original better copy could possibly better than winning a jackpot.

This is an old LP of the 50s' Under EMI SCX 3434.

HK Snob

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tsrai Ching best hits 1983

This is my most preferred Record of Tsrai Ching, Simply you can play and play agian, you still like to listent and enjoy!
A bit hard to find, but still can get it. Try Paul of Ap Liu Street.
HK Snob

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Teresa Tang latest Picture Disk, Printed in Japan limited 1,000 pieces

If you are fan of Teresa, this is one of the disk you should get hold of. Printed in Japan with proudction said limited to 1,000. market price is $1,500.
My one has no S/N which is only $480 as I do want to see the picture of Teresa, whether it is limited or not is not important to me.
Sham Shui Po Snob

Saturday, June 15, 2013

1976 Most popular test Record:Leo Oskar

This was likely the most common Hi Fi equipment test record in 1976.

Wherever I went, most of the Hi Fi Shop was using this Album to show how good the channel separation, bass effect on their Audio System.

The Opening of the Journey on side A is phenomenon, The 2nd Music The Immigrant is the main theme.

The bass effect that could blow someone shirt up by the "Promised land". I was using Quad 303 driving the AR16 loudspeaker at that time, it was a lot of fun listening to this album, Today

I am using Ortofon Jubilee Cartridge, Marantz 8B and Harbeth HL Compact, the effect was not that stunning when I used AR16.

But the effect is still astonishing.

Imagine if I use Marantz 500M driving JBL 4350, I believe the Police will come not more than 10 minutes!!

Try this and it will not out dated at all.

Leo Oskar is a magic player on harmonica!

HK Snob

Another Sentimental Feeling when I listen to The Mantovani Golden Collection

Mantovani Gold Collection

When I listen to my LP, I seldom repeat the same side, well, this is an Exceptional piece, “The Mantovani Golden Collection, 20 masterpieces in Music” 1979 , Warwick Record, marketed by Decca.

Side one first music is”Charmaine”, I could feel the fresh morning breeze from a nearby forest into a tiny hut at the beach.

The Violin is so tender, mild and melodic…

2nd one is Some Enchanted evening, like now, I am listening in front of my side, again, the group of violin sings

The song of the fairy tale. From Distance to my house… it brings me some enchanted heart of my youth back to me.

“Moon River”, another interpretation from Mantovani, a light opening of violin with the familiar melody, recall my first date with my first wife in the Hot Bangkok city, walking along the street searching for good local food, but we went into the Oriental Hotel lobby , fascinated by the warm service, and again we ended up an a romantic night… Everything I listen to this music, I could not stop thinking of her smile Now The smile has been changed, to another tender sweetie

Who cares about me as her most important person in her life… I love her…

As followed by “love Story” the rhythm is a but laid back, easy and it plays with a lot of violins moving from Right to Left, this is the magic of stereo, I am afraid it would be a waste if you listen via the Surround 7.1 or so… as it would make you puzzled on where the strings are!? This great music will bring me another love story when I met her… in a special occasion for the first time.

Needed to say The Swedish Rhapsody is named the best light music as the grand opening music for the A Summer Concert festival in Europe.

If you had a chance to get this LP, buy it and Listen to tit. I am afraid I feel regret as I did not have a chance to listen the Manovani concert, but at least this album could be some kind of comfort… A Tube Amplifier is needed for this kind of soft music…

Still I have another 15 good music awaiting me to enjoy… thanks for Sham Shui Po’sPaul to give me this Record…

HK Snob

Monday, May 27, 2013

Live for Life

I believed I have blogged this LP before, Today I took it out whilst I am on leave and listen to it...
It is so cool! I like the mood Francis Lai described on Love and Poeple who adores life for love...
The tune is Superb! The Recording is also not feeling of any uptdated at all after 40 years!
HK Snob

Vivaldi The Four Season The Stradivarius Chamber Orchestra

This is an Awesome LP, Featuring Fourteen Rare Stradivari Instrument , sloist and Conductor Ruggiero Ricci.
My UK MCA Record, I bought thsi LP at HKD$500.00 some 10 years ago. Now its is about HKD$1,200- !,400
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ruggiero Ricci Virtuoso Showpieces by London FFSS CS6039

This is an real masterpieces showpieces played by Ruggiero Ricci in early days.
London FFSS printed in USA back in 1960 (TBC). I was told there is no Decca version on this title. It would be best played by Koetsu Jade. or Rosewood Signature II.
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Best Audiophile Voices by Premium Records 2007 Ref PR27831LP

A test Lp for your expensive audio system, and I have yet listened to this LP, We will see how it could play as a audio demo on my DIY hand made system!?
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Holiday in Italy directed by Kurt Edelhagen

This album will bring you a musical "holiday in Italy" with a selection of the most famous folksy melodies from the peninsula all played by a lush, large orchestra under the musical direction of Hurt Edelhagen.
Polydor 237565, Printed in Germany in the year likley 1975.
HK snob

Living Stereo Stokowski Rhapsodies LSC-2471

This record is one of the legendary recording of Stokowski, printed in 1961. Market price is not less than HKD$1,000.
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Bruce Lee LP


These are Audio Lp made in different time frame for those Movie Bruce Lee had in 1969-1973.
HK Snob

Saturday, March 30, 2013

In Memory of Leslie Cheung

Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing (12 September 1956 – 1 April 2003), nicknamed "Gor Gor" (哥哥), which stands for “Elder brother”, was a Hong Kong film actor and musician. Cheung was considered as "one of the founding fathers of Cantopop", and "combining a hugely successful film and music career".

In 2000, Cheung was named Asian Biggest Superstar by China Central Television, and voted/ranked the 1st as The Most Favorite Actor in 100 Years of Chinese Cinema in 2005. In 2010 he was voted the third of the CNN's "top five most iconic musician of all time" placing behind Michael Jackson and The Beatles.


In 1982, Cheung joined Capital Artists upon the end of his contract with RTV. It was at Capital Artists that Florence Chan became his music agent and remained as such through his entire career. While at Capital Artists, he also met Anita Mui, another Hong Kong Cantopop idol, starting a long lasting friendship. In 1983, Cheung released his first hit song, "The Wind Blows On" (風繼續吹). In 1984, he released his first top ten hit song "Monica", which became the first so-called "fast" song that won the RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award. "Monica" became representative of a new genre of Hong Kong music in the mid 1980s. Fans began to demand fast and energetic Cantopop songs that would be suitable for both dancing and listening. Other Top Ten Gold Songs released by Cheung through Capital Artists included "Wild Wind" (不羈的風) (album, For Your Love Only, 1985); "Who Can Be With Me" (有誰共鳴) (album, Leslie Cheung: Allure Me, 1986) and "Love in Those Years" (當年情) (theme song for A Better Tomorrow, album Leslie Cheung: Allure Me, 1986). "Who Can Be With Me" became the Gold of the Gold Songs (Best Song) of the Year for 1986. In the same year, Cheung released his first Mandarin album in Taiwan, also titled "Love in Those Years," and became an instant hit.

Tomorrow is 10th Anniversary of his death that no one believed that was truth as on 1 April, he leapt from 24th Floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel at 6:43 (HKT) 2003.

Every year at this time, I will take out this claimed to be the Collection item of best Music and song from Leslie released in 1989. And Place it on my LP-12 Platter and finely tune up the volume of my tube system, and started to enjoy the best recording of this HK Legendary singer.: Leslie Cheung!


I know that there are two sources in HK that you still can get this Album, price is about HKD$1,500 to HKD$5,000 depending on Condition.

HK Snob

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Cantonese Opera 再世紅梅記

This Album "再世紅梅記" is probably the most difficult to be found again in Mint Condition. This is the BLUE vinyl. Someone is offering me for HKD$38,000, I think that might be too high. I think it can be attached with price tag is HKD$18,000
Sham Shui Po Snob

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Some Russian LP Album

Good friend of mine bought me some Russin LPs, as there is no English on the cover, LP itself, I have no way to understand it but one of them is the Piano Concerto No. 1 of Tchaivosky, I am pleased with the deirector's arrnagement, music recording quality and the Lp is heavy about 140gs.
I have to say there may be still a lot of good Russian Recording, but do not expect the same quality as DGG, EMI or RCA!?
HK Snob