[DEAD] MP3 Album: Miles Davis sale: “Bitches Brew” or “Jazz at the Plaza” or “In Concert” for $1.29, and more

This is strange but as of 9/30/17 at 4:50pm ET recheck, the options to buy the mp3-albums is gone! I haven’t seen something like this before at Amazon for mp3 music…

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FREE (mp3 albums): Garth Brooks “The Chase” and “In Pieces”

The price is right! For a limited time, Amazon is running a promotion that gets you the Garth Brooks 1992 and 1993 “The Chase” and “In Pieces” albums for FREE in mp3 format. You can download and/or stream. Each album has ten tracks. They are offered as a double album in the Amazon listing, but they were released separately. Check his Discography for details.

[DEAD] Thursday: Music eTextbook Sale (two options)

These daily deals expired…

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Over 1200 Used CDs, Prime eligible, prices start at $1.60+

Amazon Warehouse Deals has a Clearance Sale of over 3350 items, and over 1/3rd of those are CDs and Vinyl. Prices are very low, like yesterday’s Pink Floyd “The Wall” and even lower.

These are Prime eligible, and not ADD-ONs, so as a Prime member, you can even get one of them with free shipping. Non-Prime members typically need a $25+ or $35+ order (it seems to vary these days).

They are used but some may be factory sealed with blemishes or cracks or missing shrink-wrap and such. Check each listing for details…

Some USED examples:
+ CD: Prince’s Controversy starts at $2.66
+ CD: Amy Grant, Tennessee Christmas starts at $1.66
+ CD: REM, Green [Remastered] for $1.83

But it’s not all music CDs. Of the 1352 items, currently 1210 are music CDs. There are also 87 Vinyl Records as of the time of writing, along with five in other formats (SACD, Hybrid SACD, DVD Audio, and the ultimate hifi format, cassette).

[DEAD] Music CD: Used Pink Floyd “The Wall” for $3

This promotion sold out…

The Wall may or not come down in Game Of Thrones Season 7, but all it takes at the moment is $3 to bring The Wall to your home or office. Pink Floyd’s double album “The Wall” is available in “Used – Like New” condition (factory sealed) for $3 by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. Prime members get free 2-day shipping on this. Non-Prime members need a $25+ order, which you can also get to with nine of these 🙂

[DEAD] Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano for $150

This daily deal expired…

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$2 eBook: “Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal”

If you are interested in heavy metal music, there is a deal at the moment at Amazon, you can get the Kindle edition of Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal for $2. This has 768 pages, and is written oral-history style. It averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 90+ customer reviews.

You can check the Kindle sample and the “Look Inside” feature of the Paperback to get a pretty good feel for it. The Kindle sample shows the first few pages, while the “Look Inside” allows you to jump around the book.

FREE to Watch Music Classes as they record LIVE

CreativeLive.com offers online classes but they have a more user-friendly twist. Their classes are recorded LIVE on the web. While the class is recording LIVE, you can watch it online LIVE as it happens for FREE. After the original recording is completed, you have to pay (buy) to watch. But if your schedule is flexible enough to adjust to the available classes, you can watch a lot of creative classes for FREE!

They feature a variety of creative topics, including a Music and Audio category. Page down to the “Upcoming Classes” section over there to see what’s available. They don’t have any headphone-centric classes, but cover a diverse variety of music topics (music theory for Electronic musicians, Home Recording, Logic PRO, Mixing EDM and Rock, Metal Mixing, etc).

You only own the class if you pay for it. Watching it for free while it is originally recording does not mean you own it for later (re)watching.

Music: Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger Audio CD + mp3 for $4

The album that helped break out Soundgarden, before “Superunknown”, was Badmotorfinger and the audio CD of this album along with an instant download of the mp3 files upon purchase (the “Auto RIP” feature) is on sale for $4 at amazon.com with a limit of up to three per customer. If you are a Prime member, you get free 2-day shipping even if you don’t buy anything else.

Google Play Gift Card promotion at CVS this week (can also be used to pay for Google Play Music All Access streaming service)

If you like to buy music or music apps or sign-up for music subscription services through Google Play, CVS brick and mortar stores are running a Google PLAY gift card promotion until the end of day on Saturday 5/27/17. You buy a $50 Google Play gift card, and the cash register will spit out a $10 CVS Extra Bucks rewards. This is store credit that you can spend in future purchases at CVS. It has to get spent in one transaction, so you must be willing to make a $10+ purchase there in the future.

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Music Deals: OKNOTOK discount, FREE Equalizer app

A couple of time-sensitive music-related deals. First up, FREE! Because who doesn’t like free? This is the premium version of the app, offered for FREE. Not the ad-supported free version. It is the Equalizer + Pro (Music Player) by DJiT (a French developer) going for a limited time for $0 at Google Play. The regular price is $4. Among other things the PRO version allows you to save and edit custom frequency presets.

And now something music-related, the CD version of the 10 year anniversary of Radiohead’s “OK Computer” is now down to $13.59 in pre-order at amazon.com. This is a double CD, and it won’t be confused with the original since the new one has the self-descriptive name of “OK COMPUTER OKNOTOK 1997 2017”. The second CD has eleven tracks, eight of which are B-sides. Release date is June 23.

For more new music, check Amazon’s pre-orders page.

[DEAD] Vinyl: “The Beatles in Mono” for $243 [updated]

As of a late 5/6/17 re-check, this sold out and cannot be ordered at the moment…

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Costco Members Only: Pay $83, Get $100 Google Play Gift Card

If you are an existing Google Play All Access Music subscription member, or you plan to start the service, or you like to buy music from Google Play, AND if you happen to be a paying Costco member, for a limited time, you can get a $100 GooglePLAY gift card for $83. That’s 17% off. The percentage is slightly smaller than the occasional Rite Aid offers, but you don’t have to deal with Plenti rewards. You just pay the discounted price and that’s it.

PS: in recent months, Google made it so you can pay for your monthly music subscription using your existing gift card balance on your Google account. So by buying this gift card, you are essentially getting 17% off your music subscription service!

Chesky Audiophile Classical Collection for $9 to $11.50 with coupon

And now a break from the eBay scavenger hunt for some music! Chesky records have released a new Classical Audiophile collection featuring 19 tracks with about 1.5 hour playtime. It is available for $12 in 44/16 or $15 with some (not all) tracks at 96/24 (there’s also a couple at uncommon sample rates, 88/24 and 48/24). The prices are the same regardless of format (WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF). But until 3/31/17, coupon code CLASSICALCOMP25 drops 25% off those prices, making them $9 and $11.50 respectively.

PS: speaking of music, the Outlander Season 2 soundtrack is now available in “Clear Vinyl” for $26 at Barnes and Noble. Blue vase and oolong tea NOT included 🙂

Free Music Discovery 72-track MP3 album: Winners of 15th Indie Music Awards

If you like Independent music and music in MP3 files, Amazon is celebrating the winners of the 15th Independent Music Awards with a 72-track (5 hours, 12 minutes play time) digital-album offered for a limited time for FREE! You can get them as a “digital album” for free and you get access to all 72 songs. You don’t have to get them one by one like Google Music’s “Antenna” discovery playlist.

Free Music: Austin 100 SWSX Sampler

If you like to discover new music or build a library or burn discovery CDs or DVDs, until the end of March 2017, you can download 100 songs from 100 artists as part of the Austin 100 of artists participating in this year’s SWSX music festival.

There are multiple ways to listen to the music. You can download the whole set as a 855MB zipfile (under 4 minute download as of the time of writing). I randomly opened a few, they show as encoded by different versions of iTunes and 320 kb/s, 44100 Hz.

Or you can download mp3 songs individually from their website. If you don’t like downloading things, they have setup two playlists with them, one on Spotify and another inside the free NPR One app.

Music Docs: Own “Legend of Leadbelly” in HD for $1

If you like music documentaries, the 51 minute documentary “Legend of Leadbelly” is on sale in Digital HD for just $0.99 at Amazon Instant Video. This is digital ownership, not a rental! As of the time of writing, this is not available on Netflix, Qello, Indieflix or Prime Video (I haven’t checked any other subscription services).

PS: if you have Amazon “No Rush Credits”, they will be automatically applied to the order (if eligible), making it free, with a penny to spare for future purchases 🙂

UPDATE: here’s a near-400 page ebook, Pioneers of Jazz: The Story of the Creole Band by Lawrence Gushee going for $3 in the Kindle. You can get a feel for it by jumping into the “Look Inside” of both the ebook and the print book, and also request a Kindle sample. The latter only shows you the beginning, but the “Look Inside” also shows random pages inside the book, which can be more helpful in figuring out whether this is something you need.

UPDATE #2: The Vinyl of “I Learned The Hard Way” by the great and sadly late Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings is on sale for $10 each (limit up to three per customer).

UPDATE #3: non-headphone offers are rounded-up in this permanent round-up post (also linked to in the Sidebar)

[DEAD] BluRay Set for $5: Woodstock (3 days of Peace and Music) 3-disc set with extras

This limited time promotion ended. The price returned to normal as of 6:21pm ET re-check…

For a limited time, the 40th Anniversary 3-disc BluRay set of “Woodstock – 3 days of peace and love” (Director’s cut) is on sale for $5 at Amazon by Amazon actual. Limit up to three sets per customer. This is new condition. At the moment this is restricted to Prime members only and it is “temporarily out of stock”. It is not an Add-On item, so you get free shipping even if you don’t buy anything else. There are over 9 hours of content, along with physical extras (ticket reproductions, patch, etc).

[DEAD] Tuesday’s Offers: B+W, B&O, M-Audio, Philips, Tivoli, Etc

Tuesday is over, and so are its daily deals…

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Music: 24-bit 48kHz FLAC for $6.45 of NIN “Not the Actual Events” EP

Friday is the new Tuesday, and among the new music this Friday we have a new EP by Nine Inch Nails. This 5-track album is not available digital-only at the official NIN store (you have to buy it with “physical components” to get the digital copies as well). However, 7 digital comes to the digital rescue, they are offering a 24-bit 48kHz FLAC for $6.45 (no further details are given). The iTunes and Amazon prices are $6 for the AAC and mp3 respectively, so that’s a good price for FLAC. It is not currently listed at HDtracks.

Book: “All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release”

This is a two-parter. On-going is a sale for $2 of the Kindle e-book version of “All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release” by Philippe Margotin and Jean-Michel Guesdon. NOTE however that the e-book DOES NOT have the pictures. The hardcover is a fully illustrated book, but the Kindle e-book has the text only, not the pictures. It is 672 pages. The ebook is good for reading and searching and quickly referencing the text but not the visual/pictures.

However, the hardcover edition will be a lightning deal on Tuesday starting at 7pm ET at Amazon. The price before the sale is $35 for the hardcover.