Established in 1989, MAGPIE has since grown into the UKís number one mail-order music specialist for what the record companies lovingly call Ďback catalogueí. We are specialists in all sorts of music from the 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s and we love it. We bring you all the latest new and reissued releases from these diverse eras. Not just from the major labels, but also those wonderful large and small collectors labels that grace this musical country of ours, and that the retail chains cannot be bothered to stock let alone order.
MAGPIE features the monthly new releases along with their complete track details, plus features and special offers, a selection of music related books and a few interesting and novel collectibles which you should find appealing. All this makes for a great browse for music lovers of all ages. So, who are these people who run MAGPIE ? Are they sad anoraks who regurgitate record catalogue numbers over breakfast? Do they endlessly trawl catalogues and databases to find that elusive album that featured Jimmy Page as a session man? Are they collectors of all things weird or ex-hippies who still live in the late Ď60s? Well actually we are all this and more, being a friendly, dedicated bunch of guys and gals who have a vast amount of experience, and who like to put it to good use.
Magpie recognises the fact that once you reach thirty-something you canít really be bothered to make that regular pilgrimage to your local record store to find out whatís happening. The assistants get younger, the music louder, and they havenít a clue what youíre asking for (Iím sure I sound more like my parents every day)! Have you ever asked for something you remember as clearly as yesterday, only to find that so many years have elapsed that you are faced with a very blank expression from the young sales assistant? (That is unless the music has been used for a TV ad recently). Donít panic, all is not lost!
MAGPIE features the music you love and enjoy and we make it incredibly easy for you to find out what is available and how to buy it ≠ so forget that trudge into the record store in town, and get it delivered to your door. But be warned, once you start, you will be faced by loads of albums that will bring the memories flooding back. Buying music can be addictive ≠ so be thankful that at least CDs take up less room than vinyl!