I have always been a huge fan of the Dutch band Daryll-Ann, which broke up in 2004. I fondly remember their concert in LVC Leiden.
Their albums released on Excelsior are still available and the one album released on Hut is readily available on eBay and 2nd hand Amazon.
However their debut album Renko I found impossible to find on eBay or Amazon. And bol.com does not sell 2nd hand albums (yet).
Until I discovered Fonos….
It is a bit embarrassing that I only recently discovered Fonos, since it started in 2003! At Fonos you can order Dutch albums which are not for sale anywhere. They have a catalogue of about 20000 albums. Mostly vinyl. If it is vinyl they digitise the music and the covers and sent you the CD, otherwise they just copy the CD. It is completely legal since they got permission of the labels and Buma/Stemra.
Digital world… Everything available…the Long tail…..(no body though).
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