Shopping list for Waterloo Records storewide sale, April 8-11

Waterloo Records usually schedules its springtime storewide sale on the first weekend of April, but this time it was pushed to the second weekend. I wonder if Record Store Day the following weekend has anything to do with it? After having a somewhat disastrous Monday, I can’t wait for Thursday to get here so I may exercise some retail therapy.

Unfortunately, most of the albums I was anticipating for March have been rescheduled after the sale. I have to wait till May for those Duran Duran reissues? Well, I still have a shopping list.

  • Jean Sibelius, Complete Symphonies, Vol. 1 (Boston Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis) I have the second volume of Davis’ cycle, which includes Sibelius’ third, sixth and seventh symphonies, plus the Finlandia and Tapiola suites. Sibelius is the glaring exception to my aversion to orchestral music, and I want to complete the set with the first four.
  • Kronos Quartet with Alim & Fargana Qasimov and Homayun Sakhi, Music of Central Asia, Vol. 8 Outtakes from Floodplains? Don’t know, but it’s got a DVD to go with it.
  • Jónsi, Go Riceboy Sleeps nearly put me to sleep, so I had low expectations for a proper Jónsi solo album. Then I caught Go on NPR’s First Listen and was shown the error of my assumptions.

Other titles I’m considering:

  • Benjamin Britten, War Requiem I know there’s a copy of the original recording with Britten conducting, but the performance that’s gotten under my skin is the one with Richard Hickox and the London Symphony Orchestra. I might seek that one out online instead.
  • Carl Stalling, The Carl Stalling Project If you buy this album from online vendors, you’ll miss four tracks. I bought this album on cassette way back, and I think the truncated track listing works better for music this manic.
  • The Smiths, The Sound of the Smiths I downloaded this from eMusic, and I’m slowly being seduced by Morrissey’s rapier wit. And really? The Smiths’ music is pretty bouncy despite Moz’s best efforts to be dour.