Mega record and CD fair in Utrecht (lots of Madonna goodies) report

This time the dealers had a lot of Madonna merchandise to offer at worlds’ largest record fair in Utrecht today. Buddy’s Music (fab dealer from the UK) brought an entire Madonna collection including the original Erotica picture disc, various promo videos, presskits, Blond Ambition Tour itinerary and much more! 

There was a ton of vinyl and we even spotted the mega rare Spanish Ardiendo (not the bootleg version) 12″ for only 60 EUR (but then again the sleeve was in a very bad state). Thankfully good old genuine official vinyl was available besides the ever growing bootleg market (this is getting so frustrating).

Unfortunately a well known French dealer that is known for selling overpriced Madonna items, had been buying the greatest Madonna items for a relatively good price only to add a lot more EUR to it and offer it for sale through their stall. Many dealers told us so, unfortunately this does take away the pleasure of finding that Madonna goodie for a good price for us regulars. It is because of people like this that you will pay top price for your Madonna item. Use your brain and don’t pay top price for your item, always try and find it elsewhere for a reasonable price. 

Meanwhile these are some of the items we found from other dealers (that are reliable and do charge according to rarity):

  • Causing A Commotion and Angel – original 12″ mint vinyl pressings from Guatemala (they also had a variety of other pressings)
  • I’m Breathless – Italian LP (sealed)
  • MADONNA – original CD from Switzerland
  • The Virgin Tour – unofficial blu-ray (this dealer sold other Madonna shows on blu-ray too) with MTV unedited reel for Live Aid ’85 as a bonus

The fair was fantastic, let’s hope that in April dealers will be selling to real fans instead of profiteers

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Madonna to Perform to Benefit ‘Raising Malawi’, 12/2 – new press release update

Madonna will present an evening of music, art, mischief and performance to benefit Raising Malawi during Art Basel on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Faena Forum in Miami Beach, FL. For tickets and information on this extraordinary event please email reservations@raisingmalawievent.com

The Material Girl will be joined by special guests: Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn, Emmy and Grammy awarding-winning comedian Chris Rock, two-time Grammy nominated singer Ariana Grande and more. James Corden, host of Late Late Show, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the incredible night.

Attending guests will be treated to a once in a lifetime special performance by award-winning global superstar Madonna, as well as a cocktail reception and seated dinner. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to bid on art pieces from both well-known and burgeoning artists from around the world during a special live art auction.

All proceeds from the evening will benefit Raising Malawi, the non-profit organization founded by Madonna in 2006 as it works to build Malawi’s first pediatric surgery and intensive care unit. The new facility, to be named the Mercy James Institute of Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, is set to open in 2017 and will double the number of life-saving surgeries performed on children each year, provide intensive care after critical surgeries, and train specialized Malawian medical staff. In a country with only four pediatric surgeons and where 50% of the population is under the age of 15, this new facility will transform the lives of Malawian children. For more information, please visit www.raisingmalawi.org.

 
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Meeting Madonna at Selfridges in 2004 – my personal experience

Twelve years ago today my greatest wish became reality, I finally met Madonna!

To promote her ‘Adventures of Abdi’ children’s book Madonna had agreed to do a signing in Europe (after a few in the USA) taking place in Selfridges in London on a cold November day. The first 250 fans in the queue would be guaranteed of a meeting with Madonna after purchasing the new book. 

I only found out a few days prior to the event and just knew I had to attend, this was a once in a lifetime opportunity! I booked the trip, hotel and requested time off from work because well yeah this was MADONNA!! The meeting was more than I ever thought it would be, Madonna was such a friendly lady and stunningly gorgeous in person.

Afterwards I wrote down my entire experience in detail for everyone to read and to feel what it was like. I wrote this 12 years ago so keep that in mind! (story part of our Live Reports section)

 

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Kortingscode mega platenbeurs Utrecht Jaarbeurs – discount code Utrecht mega record fair

As usual we have a discount code available to all of our visitors for the upcoming mega record and cd fair in Utrecht in November. The code RC3 (issues fixed) gives you a discount of the original price of 14 euro’s, with discount you will only pay 11,50. There are no additional fees, order your ticket through www.recordplanet.nl

46th edition Mega Record & CD Fair | November 12 & 13 | Jaarbeurs Utrecht, the Netherlands

Mega Record & CD Fair celebrates the comeback of Vinyl

Vinyl is back at the Mega Records & CD Fair, even though some might say it never left the building. Vinyl lovers from all over the world find their way to the greatest record fair in the world, not least on Saturday when the 46th edition coincides again with the Le Guess Who? festival. On Saturday and Sunday November 12 & 13 collectors of vintage gramophone records and freshly pressed vinyl meet in Utrecht, where the Jaarbeurs houses more than 500 stands in 12.500 square metres of floor space dedicated to a great extent to good old and yet super contemporary vinyl records.

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overview hall 12 April 2016

Special guest at this edition will be author Clinton Heylin (UK). Heylin, well known for several books on Bob Dylan, will autograph his latest book ‘Dylan 66’ – scheduled for October – and his recently published book ‘Anarchy in the Year Zero’. Other events are: a Prince tribute and exhibition curated by knowledgeable Dutch collectors Arno Konings and Roald Bakker. There are record launches and performances by hard-rock band Helloïse, rockabilly duo ‘The Sensational Second Cousins’ and Australian blues-folk duo Kenna and Cox. Meet and greet many musicians from the first wave of Dutch punk bands like Ivy Green and Panic at the launching of the ‘I Don’t Care’ part 2 Dutch punk compilation. Omega Auctions (UK) will auction rare records and memorabilia life at the fair. A free Pop quiz on Sunday and many more to come.

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Anarchy in the Year Zero by Clinton Heylin

Many music lovers regard the vinyl record as the best sound reproduction medium that ever existed. A nice record collection is a joy for ever. Others see long playing records as part of their lifestyle, essential for the modern interior and beautiful artefacts that show taste, style and love of music. The vinyl record has made an incredible comeback over the last twenty years, from a classic medium for a select group of aficionados to a new way to set music apart from the disappointing sound quality of heavily compressed mp3-files or streaming services.

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Vinyl has a warmer sound, a record makes you feel its grooves in a direct way and the art work of an album cover looks way better in its bigger, original format. International record labels such as Sundazed, Back To Black and Music On Vinyl do great work in providing fresh product to the growing market for virgin vinyl. Record plants operate at full capacity and new albums by Foo Fighters, Adele, D’Angelo and the late David Bowie appeared recently in special vinyl editions. Reissues by Led Zeppelin and Sly & the Family Stone show their full glory on newly pressed LP’s and a reincarnation of The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers cannot be complete without Andy Warhol’s cover design of a pair of jeans with a real zipper.

International praise has been loaded upon the vinyl heaven that the Mega Record & CD Fair is. The Sunday Times (UK) spent last April two pages to describe the wonders of the biggest record fair in the world. Music journalist Jon Savage (MOJO, England’s Dreaming) wrote a loving tribute and can be found at the fair on his everlasting search for obscure sixties singles or (no kidding!) Dutch glam rock on vinyl. Web site thequietus.com celebrated the “torrid, slightly narcotic daydream” a tour of this magic music fair can make you experience.

Today’s record collector is no longer subject to the general stereotype of the scruffy older man with a well-worn linen bag hanging from his shoulder. Avid record hunters mix with happy day trippers who want to experience the vinyl dream. Free spirits, young women and hip young gunslingers are roaming the fair to find the one record that will make their life happier and more exciting. Feel free to visit the Mega Record & CD Fair because this is the place where the vinyl record will always be in the spotlight. Special editions, independent releases and major success albums all get the attention they deserve. Vinyl records, like diamonds, are forever.

Mega Record & CD Fair Autumn 2016
  • Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Jaarbeursplein 6 in Utrecht.
  • Saturday November 12 from 9.00 am till 5 pm
  • Sunday November 13 10.00 am till 5 pm
  • Entrance at the cash register: € 14,- (children up to 12 free)
  • Website presale: € 12,50
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American Life + Music to be re-issued on vinyl December 6, pre-order now

Warner Music continues the line of re-issues of Madonna’s studio albums on vinyl with Music and American Life! Both titles are planned for release on December 6.

Item details:

MUSIC – PRE-ORDER HERE

Catalogue Number: 47865
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Warner Brothers

Format: Vinyl
Other: Import
 
AMERICAN LIFEPRE-ORDER HERE
 
Catalogue Number: 48439
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Vinyl
Other : Import
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Madonna Gives Surprise Performance in New York’s Washington Square Park in Support of Hillary Clinton

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Madonna gave New Yorkers the surprise of a lifetime when she serenaded the crowd at Washington Square Park on Monday night (Nov. 7) with a special acoustic performance in support of Hillary Clinton.

She stood in the center of Washington Square Fountain surrounded by a group comprised mostly of NYU students who cheered as she performed covers of John Lennon’s “Imagine” and Peter, Paul and Mary’s “If I Had A Hammer,” as well as her own songs “Rebel Heart” and “Like A Prayer.”

She amped up the crowd and encouraged everyone to get to the polls Tuesday (Nov. 8) to vote, saying, “Vote with your heart, vote with your mind, vote with your spirit, vote with your soul. Save this country, please.”

Madge has been supporting Clinton throughout the campaign, from talking about the election while opening for Amy Schumer to stripping down with Katy Perry for the cause.

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Madonna performs surprise Hillary Clinton concert in New York

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Madonna expressed herself as only she can with a surprise acoustic concert in support of Hillary Clinton on Monday night in New York City, just hours before the polls were set to open.

Rallying her fans and fellow Clinton supporters to Washington Square Park via social media, the Material Girl performed such songs as “Don’t Tell Me,” “Like a Prayer,” “Express Yourself,” and John Lennon’s “Imagine,” while the crowd sang along.

According to the Associated Press, Madonna performed for 30 minutes and said the concert was “about unifying us and keeping America great, not making America great again.” Wearing a stars-and-stripes knit cap, she added, “We’re going to elect a president that does not discriminate.”

The pop star has been a staunch supporter of Clinton throughout her campaign, and recently made headlines with a racy offer for those voting for the Democratic nominee.

Complete article HERE

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Madonna performs surprise concert Monday night at Washington Square Park in support of Hillary Clinton

 

Madonna played a surprise Hillary Clinton concert at Washington Square Park Monday night.

Madonna played a surprise Hillary Clinton concert at Washington Square Park Monday night.

(MATT ROURKE/AP)

The Queen of Pop made a surprise appearance at Washington Square Park Monday night and told voters to “Express Yourself” on Election Day.

The impromptu concert drew a large crowd despite cold temperatures and little advance notice.

Madonna had teased her appearance in support of Hillary Clinton on the eve of the general election days ago — but withheld the time and location until just moments before she began singing.

As word spread via social media, fans flocked to the park near Greenwich Village.

Madonna endorses Hillary Clinton, slams Donald Trump’s sons

“Meet me in Washington Square Park at 7:30. Let’s go hard for Hillary Clinton,” the 58-year-old wrote underneath of a picture of herself in a red-white-and blue cap that was dotted with white stars that she posted on Instagram.

Cheers and screams broke out when the singer danced through the crowd — blond hair flying under her flag-patterned hat — and stepped up to a small stage with just a few bare-bones musicians backing her.

“This is very exciting,” she said, her long aviator-style jacket almost covering ripped black jeans.

The “Vogue” singer ran through five songs in about 20 minutes — hitting “Express Yourself,” “Rebel Heart,” “Like a Prayer” and throwing in a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine.”

She closed the performance by extolling the talents of the Democratic presidential nominee and telling the crowd, “We must keep America the great country that it is.”

Madonna has been a strong supporter of Clinton’s, officially endorsing her in September.

DAILY NEWS EDITORIAL: Damn right, we’re with her!

“It’s about unifying us. It’s about keeping America great. Not making America great,” she said, doling out hugs to the crowd around several burly security guards.

Vida Loose, 18, a New York University student from California, got there early enough to see Madonna walk the crowd, joking with her fans.

“She talked about love and unity and equality in the face of an awful Donald Trump … She looked great. I can’t believe she’s 57 or something,’ Loose said.

Luana Psaros, 19, studying musical theater at NYU, said it was a momentous — if brief — experience.

“It was really quick. She summarized everything well. It was just an intimate space with a lot of people,” she said.

Queens photo producer Melissa Chapman, 34, got off the train to catch the last 10 minutes of Madonna’s free show.

“You could feel an energy in here. Everyone was buzzing,” Chapman said.

Her friend, Kimberly Witinski, 30, also from Queens, was so excited she climbed on Chapman’s back to try for a blurry photo.

“I thought it was amazing. Anything Madonna does is amazing. It was huge,” Witinski said. 

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Madonna performs at surprise rally in New York: ‘Save this country, vote for Hillary Clinton’

As the crowd gathered in New York’s Washington Square Park on Monday night, confused journalists and Hillary supporters asked each other for information.

“Do you know what we’re waiting for?” asked a man. “Is it going to be some faceless college professor telling us how to vote?”

The small stage being constructed in the centre of the park’s fountain, and the security detail standing by, hinted at more – and at 7.30pm, just as the rumours began to start, we got our answer. The queen of pop had come to lend her support to the Clinton campaign.

“This concert is about unifying us,” said Madonna as she took to the stage, clutching a red guitar and flanked by a musician and her son David. “How are we going to keep America great?

“We are going to elect a president who does not discriminate against women, who does not discriminate against the LGBT community, who does not discriminate against people of color, that does not want to build a wall around our country and separate us from the rest of the world. This is a concert about peace.”

Apologising for her guitar skills, she began an acoustic set, stopping between each song to give missives against the Republican candidate. “No way, motherfucker,” she declared, as she launched into Express Yourself.

For the astonished audience, it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sing along with Madonna to some of her biggest hits, including Don’t Tell Me and Like a Prayer – but her cover of John Lennon’s Imagine was the crowning moment: a cathartic sense of unity ahead of the next day’s uncertainty.

Introducing the song, she called Lennon one of the “angels who have been sent to this universe to bring peace on Earth”.

“What about us?” called a man.

“What about us?” she answered. “We’re here to keep the fire going.”

Earnest speeches about love were peppered with a caustic sense of humour. When asked to turn to her right during a song, Madonna quipped: “I’m a top and a bottom, but I don’t do sides.” Later she said: “Let’s hope I get invited to the White House.”

The concert was performed in the round, and those who surrounded her with Hillary signs, who had come for a pre-election day boost, were not disappointed. “Tomorrow’s the big day,” Madonna told us, expertly pausing for cheers and responses. “Do we want to become the laughing stock of the planet?”

Finally, after a medley that merged Pete Seeger’s If I Had a Hammer into Madonna’s Rebel Heart, she called, “Save this country, vote for Hillary Clinton.”

Then she was gone, and the crowd turned to find themselves in the middle of the Pantsuit Power dance flashmob, performing the Clinton-themed dance first encountered in a viral video by film-makers Celia Rowlson-Hall and Mia Lidofsky.

Next to the space where Madonna had been, a man dressed as Abraham Lincoln posed for selfies with passersby, and the stencil artist behind the I Feel Like Hillz street art campaign created fresh artworks for people to take home, as originators of various pro-Hillary groups and online movements introduced themselves to each other.

It was the pop-up rally that no one expected, setting a cautious mood of optimism among New Yorkers hoping to see the first female president elected on Tuesday. And it was a final reminder of Clinton’s top-tier pop endorsements, which includes a holy trinity of divas: Madonna, Beyoncé and Adele.

If they can’t save us, well, then maybe we can’t be saved.

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Madonna and Aphex Twin make final musical contributions to US election (in Brooklyn?)

Madonna is set to perform an acoustic gig in Brooklyn in support of Hillary Clinton, while Aphex Twin has made an apocalyptic election-themed video – as Donald Trump continues to attack Jay Z and Beyonce

 
Swaying the polls: Aphex Twin and Madonna

It’s been a presidential campaign which has seen the music world taking sides – with Loretta Lynn, Kid Rock and a crotch-grabbing Ted Nugent endorsing Donald Trump, and pretty much every other musician who expressed a view throwing their weight behind either Bernie Sanders or the eventual Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton.

Madonna has been one of the most vociferous Hillary Clinton supporters, and announced on Instagram that on Monday night she would play an “intimate very small acoustic concert” somewhere in Brooklyn for Clinton. Further details have not been released.

In another recent post, Madonna declared: “If Trump were elected we would be at war in no time at all. The whole world is laughing at us right now. I can only imagine what Trump writes in his emails. Wait – can he even write?? Wake up people this is not a reality show. I appreciate his charm and entertainment value but he is not qualified to be a head of state!”

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This is not Madonna’s first intervention in a US presidential election. In 1990 she made a video encouraging fans to vote, dressed in lingerie while wrapped in the stars and stripes.

Meanwhile, in a more ambiguous contribution, Aphex Twin also commented on the US election with a video to promote his first appearance in the country in over eight years, at Houston’s Day for Night festival.

More at The Guardian

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Madonna to direct another film next year and more (watch videos)

Madonna recorded a video especially to promote her MDNA Skin line in Hong Kong, here she also states that we can expect the Rebel Heart Tour DVD release next year and she’s hoping to direct another movie.

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STRIKE A POSE vanavond op NPO3 om 21.55, mis de TV primeur niet!

sap11widget0In 1990 gingen zeven jonge mannen met Madonna mee op de Blond Ambition Tour; haar meest controversiële tournee tot dan toe. De zeven fungeerden officieel als achtergronddansers bij de shows van de Britse superster, maar speelden een veel grotere rol in de praktijk. Zowel op het podium als in de film die over deze tournee gemaakt is (Truth Or Dare) spelen de zeven méér dan een bijrol. 

Truth Or Dare opende deuren
Voor het eerst werd op een podium vrij omgegaan met seksualiteit en geaardheid. De film en de podiumact waren duidelijk in hun boodschap: show the world how to express yourself. Voor veel LGBT+ers gingen er (kast)deuren open, dankzij Madonna en haar zeven mannen.

3Doc: Strike A Pose
Nu zijn we 25 jaar verder en is er opnieuw een film gemaakt over deze mannen. In 3Doc: Strike A Pose wordt er samen met de hoofdrolspelers teruggekeken op die tour, maar ook de jaren die volgden. Jaren waarin schaamte, drugsgebruik, AIDS en het gebrek aan een dak boven het hoofd een grotere rol hebben gespeeld dan wij ooit hebben kunnen vermoeden. Ga er maar niet van uit dat je deze docu onberoerd kunt aanschouwen.

Strike A Pose bij Pauw
Maar waarom zouden wij het hier allemaal opschrijven als je ook de makers Ester Gould en Reijer Zwaan zelf aan het woord kunt laten. Zij zitten aan tafel bij Jeroen Pauw tegenover twee oud-dansers en choreografen: Jan Kooijman en Vincent Vianen.

3Doc: Strike A Pose: zaterdag 5 november om 21:55u bij NTR op NPO 3

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