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January 13th, 2016

I am closing the shop from Friday at 10pm until February 1st so that I can get some other important Alphabet Business Concern projects completed. Rest assured, the shop WILL RE-OPEN on the date specified (I know you will be worrying). See you in February and thank you for being amazing customers throughout 2016.

Love Mary xxx

January 13th, 2016

 

 

September 14th, 2016

Just a little reminder so that no-one misses out…Love Mary xxx

 

 

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May 28th, 2016

The Consultant’s Memorabilia Collection is moving premises. Shipping will be delayed as a result but rest assured your stuff will be shipped ASAP. All orders to date have been shipped today.

Love Mary x

December 10th, 2015

On Sunday 13th December at noon (BST), 60 more box sets will be available for purchase. There is a lot of interest so if you really want one, be there on time!

Love Mary x

November 24th, 2015

I’m sorry to report that shipping of The Seaside box set has been delayed by a maximum of ten days. The CD and LP are not affected and will be shipped from Monday 30th November. Please accept my apologies.

Love Mary x

Tim Smith’s health and well-being update, October 2015:

Tim continues to work hard at getting better and is receiving plenty of help to enable this. There are ups and downs but progress is being made all the time. He isn’t back at work yet but who knows what ideas are accumulating in his mind? There’s definitely something going on because he gets cockier by the day. He wanted me to tell you how grateful he is for your support and love and says he will send a personal message out to you all soon.

Love Mary x

20th October, 2015

CD, LP and LP Box Set are available to pre-order from the shop now. Look how happy the news made them!

14th May, 2015

We must apologise for the generally retail-based news posted here and hope to bring you news from our leader soon. In the meantime, here is another retail-based banner for the exciting release of Guns on vinyl. Get into it!

 

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12th March, 2015

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7th February, 2015

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7th November, 2014

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12th October, 2014 

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 12th September, 2014

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We have a winner! Well done David Minnick!

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1st July, 2014

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Please note that the STICKERED LIMITED EDITION were sold as quick as a flash but the regular edition is still available in the shop.

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30th May, 2014

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24th May, 2014

Did you know it was 25 years since Cardiacs released ‘On Land and in the Sea’? The Alphabet Business Concern is marking this momentous event with the sale of a commemorative t-shirt. It’s a lovely thing and I for one will be wearing mine all Summer to show my enduring love for the album and its creators. The Alphabet Business Concern has also invited a select few to a small anniversary party. The sandwiches will no doubt be old and the pop will have ceased to go bang. I hope they have a great time.

Turn up the volume! Open the windows! Sing along to Buds and Spawn in your loudest voice!

Love from Mary x

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24th April, 2014

Good news! The Special Garage Concerts are now available in divine double digipac format. This lovingly crafted gem is on sale now at the Consultant’s Memorabilia Collection. Keep a look out for more exciting news over the next month or so: or when we decide to tell you stuff: or when we are just on a servile whim: or when we actually have something truly important to say: :::::

All love

Mary

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20th March, 2014

Finally, The Alphabet Business Concern has released its grip on some of the AME recordings. So, I am pleased to announce that Spratley’s Japs and Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Mr. Drake will be going on sale later today. Should we set a time? Alright, let’s say 6 pm sharp, shall we? Spring has sprung and then this happens…it’s as if there’s something in the air that’s saying ‘yes’.

Best wishes,

Mary

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19 Jan 2014

As resident shopkeeper, I have been asked repeatedly about forthcoming releases and re-releases. Whilst I firmly believe that patience is a virtue, it has been decided that I should put you all out of your collective misery and give you the information you require. But I’m not going to. However, I will offer a snippet that will put many of you at ease. There ARE indeed plans to re-release The Extra Special Garage Concerts on double CD and, before this happens, there will be a limited number of Volumes I and II made available to purchase at the Consultant’s Memorabilia Collection. You will be notified in due course.

With respect and best wishes for a HAPPY NEW YEAR,

Mary

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09 Nov 2013

Songs for Ships and Irons on CD from cardiacs.com

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20 Sep 2013

I have been overwhelmed by the loyalty displayed by you, manifest in your purchases at The Consultant’s Memorabilia Collection. THANK YOU to all of you! Now that the enormous backlog has been cleared, a more timely service will resume.  We will have some new and interesting things for you to buy soon…

Very best regards and truly grateful thanks,

Mary

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01 Sep 2013

There now follows an announcement from THE ALPHABET BUSINESS CONCERN

You will be delighted to hear that the ALPHABET BUSINESS CONCERN have seen fit to release MARESNEST on DVD in glorious region free, PAL 4:3 Format. It will be available from the on-line shop from Monday 2 September 2013.

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20 Aug 2013

Limited tickets are still available for Mr. Corbin’s Bumming Shed: A Day of Celebration for the Benefit of Tim Smith at Salisbury Arts Centre this coming Saturday. Activities include a Cardiacs pub quiz at the Five Bells at 1:30 pm, live music and an art exhibition by Sarah will commence at 5 pm. Exclusive merchandise will be for sale, too.

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17 Aug 2013

There now follows an announcement from THE ALPHABET BUSINESS CONCERN

The ABC wishes it to be known that Mary has been relegated to a seedy garage to perform her duties as ordinary shop girl. This is in response to her recent, flagrant allegiance to Mr. Tim Smith. Pictures to follow.

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15 Aug 2013

As we all know, Tim Smith managed to get himself into some serious trouble a while ago and hasn’t quite managed to get himself out of it. That appeared to be the sad demise of the Alphabet Business Concern and everything else therein. Now, however, there is a new plan: to move forward, to progress, to get things done…

So, I am charged with the task of re-launching the shop and I am happy to be performing my duty.

It may seem, upon first glance, that some of your favourite things are not on sale yet but do try to be patient with this and the arrival of your orders! Things are on order. Things will be presented for your purchasing pleasure as and when they arrive at headquarters. New things are going to be made to keep you all happy. And, of course, to keep him happy. That is why we are all here.

With fond regards,

Mary

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15 Aug 2013

There now follows a special announcement from THE ALPHABET BUSINESS CONCERN

Tim continues to have health problems but recently a London-based consultant who specializes in working with musicians has begun working with him in an effort to restore greater freedom and movement.

 

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