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'news' might not be the most appropriate terms for a label that celebrates the nooks and crannies of the 60s and 70s but, when I HAVE got something new to tell you, I'll try to remember to tell everyone on our mailing-list - join it today by emailing me If you're looking for news on the website, this is where you're most likely to find it...but don't hold me to that
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yes, it's a stream of semi-consciousness from the murky depths of FdM's psyche...
Fairly recent blogs include me droning on about the joys of ebay, The Pretty Things, record fairs...that sort of thing
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...bring back myspace...
Facebook seems to be the social network of choice these days, although it's doing its best to completely piss me off with its rules, regulations and complete refusal to respond to my emails; but the least you can do is check Fruits de Mer out - we have a page at Fruits de Mer on Facebook - bits of news, youtube stuff, a chance to complain about the price of FdM vinyl, photos of cats (oh sorry, that seems to be the other main use for facebook)

The FDM Shop

Ready to care care of some vinyl that needs a good home?
Yes, it's time to head over to FdM shop. I'm already there, waiting patiently behind the counter, pretending I'm an extra in that Nick Hornsby film, trying to get my head round the Royal Mail's postage rates, 7", 12", t-shirts, scarfs - you name it (as long as it's 7", 12", t-shirts, scarfs)
Feel free to browse, but you pay for any breakages, ok?
Call in and take a look at the menu of fishy delights that Heston Bloomin'thingy would be proud of, if he had a very short menu (most things are "off", ie sold out - sorry, guv
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all this vinyl and more b sides

hidden away within the vinyl Red Cross parcels, there's occasionally something extra for our regular buyers, and even more so for our club members - a limited-run CD, a ridiculous giveaway, an odd-coloured vinyl version, a white label competition prize - half the time I don't know what they are, or why I'm doing it - so the 'SCARCE' page at least tries to gather them all together in one place and force me to explain them - now all I have to do is remember what they were.
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...join our Members Club

have you noticed the 'SOLD OUT' signs stuck over our releases? That's because they are quite literally, and in every sense of the phrase, sold out. But you CAN make sure of every future FdM outpouring by joining the Fruits de Mer Members Club - no cash, no commitment and no previous experience necessary; check out our 'About Us' page for more details, then drop me an email and I'll do the rest - and you thought record clubs were dead and buried? (and no, we won't try to fob you off with a 'James Last - the Krautrock Years' 12CD box-set a few months later - well, I might)
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