Music posts

Opera and ballet DVD sale

To celebrate the 2019 opera and ballet season, Readings is offering up to 40% off a wide range of opera and ballet DVDs. Titles include operas from Wagner and Mozart, ballets from Tchaikovsky and a host more. Peruse the collection below for some of our highlights, and visit us in-store for more details.

This offer is available online and at all Readings shops (except Readings Kids and Readings S…

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The 10 bestselling CDs at Readings in 2018

Here are our 10 bestselling CDs from the past year. (We’ve also compiled our 100 bestselling books of 2018 and our 10 bestselling DVDs of 2018.)

A range of talented artists feature in our bestselling music from 2018. Homegrown favourites include acclaimed songwriter Paul Kelly, operatic soprano Greta Bradman and Indigenous Australian musician Gurrumul. International stars include Norwegian ja…

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The best pop CDs of 2018

by Ellen Cregan

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 pop CDs of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2018 here.) Wide Awake! by Parquet Courts

With Wide Awake!, New York’s Parquet Courts have given us a lively punk masterpi…

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The best classical CDs of 2018

by Alexandra Mathew

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 classical CDs of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2018 here.) re:member by Ólafur Arnalds

In re:member, Ólafur Arnalds blends ambient and contemporary classical music…

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Our fabulous classical box-set sale is back

The Readings classical music sale is on again!

With discounts of up to 50% on CDs and classical box-sets. This year’s sale includes recordings of Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Einaudi, Schubert, Vivaldi, Wagner, Weiss, john Cage, Arvo Part and Philip Glass and featuring artists such as Vladimir Askenazy, Isabelle Faust , Kiri Te Kanawa, Matthias Goerne, Paul Lewis, The Jerusalem Quartet and th…

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Our annual jazz CD sale returns

Readings’ annual jazz CD sale has returned in preparation for the 2018 Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

From 1–10 June, Melbourne will come alive with Australia’s largest jazz festival, entertaining aficionados and newcomers alike. Celebrating 20 years of extraordinary jazz, this year’s program includes intimate club gigs, club sessions, artist workshops, and daily free concerts. Find the …

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20% off vinyl this April

Record Store Day is officially on Saturday 21 April, but Readings is celebrating all month long, with 20% off vinyl.

Handpicked by our music specialists, our vinyl collection includes old favourites alongside exciting new releases. Discover new releases here, or find out what our staff are listening to here.

If you’re building your own collection from scratch, you might also find inspiration by…

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The 10 bestselling CDs at Readings in 2017

Here are our 10 bestselling CDs from the past year. (We’ve also compiled our 100 bestselling books of 2017 and our 10 bestselling DVDs of 2017.)

We’re delighted to see some amazing Aussie talent included in our list of bestselling CDs of last year. This includes local guitar virtuosos Slava and Leonard Grigoryan with Songs Without Words, iconic folk band The Waifs with Ironbark, and staff fav…

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Recommended music for summer road trips

Planning a long drive over the holidays? Here are 10 albums to listen to along the way. Soul of a Woman by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Influential rhythm and blue singer Sharon Jones died nearly a year ago, but it’s only now that we can we hear her final creation. Soul of a Woman captures a singer and a band at the peak of their power – together, they stretch the limits of their soulful so…

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The best pop CDs of 2017

by Kelsey Oldham

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 pop CDs of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2017 here.) Jen Cloher by Jen Cloher

Australian music goddess Jen Cloher’s newest LP is an impeccable set of tight, heartf…

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