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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Erik Satie CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Erik Satie albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Erik Satie record collection, Erik Satie CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

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They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Erik Satie Biography

Eric Alfred Leslie Satie (Honfleur, 17 May 1866 ? Paris, 1 July 1925) was a French composer, pianist, and writer.

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Erik Satie Bio Continued

Dating from his first composition in 1884, he signed his name as Erik Satie, as he said he preferred it. He wrote articles for several periodicals and, although in later life he prided himself on always publishing his work under his own name, there appears to have been a brief period in the late 1880s during which he published articles under the pseudonym, Virginie Lebeau.

Satie introduced himself as a "gymnopedist" from 1887, shortly before writing his most famous compositions, the Gymnopédies. He also referred to himself as a "phonometrograph" or "phonometrician," meaning "someone who measures and writes down sounds" ? he preferred this definition of his profession to "musician," after having been called "a clumsy but subtle technician" in a book on contemporary French composers in 1911. Some view him as a serial precursor, being ahead of many twentieth century avant-garde artistic ideas; see below.

Erik Satie Discography Updated January 2007
Erik Satie Albums

Erik Satie Vinyl & Erik Satie CDs: 1880 - 1889

1884 Allegro, for piano
1885 Fantaisie-valse, for piano
1885 Valse-ballet, for piano
1886 Les Fleurs, for voice & piano
1886 Mélodies (3) of 1886, for voice & piano
1886 Ogives (4), for piano
1887 Chanson, song for voice & piano
1887 Sarabandes (3) for piano
1888 Gymnopedie for piano No.1
1888 Gymnopedie for piano No.2
1888 Gymnopedie for piano No.3
1888 Gymnopédies (3), for piano, complete (also orchestrated by Debussy)
1889 -1897 Gnossiennes (6), for piano
1889 Chanson hongroise, for piano
1889 Gnossienne, for piano No.5
1890 Gnossienne, for piano No.1
1890 Gnossienne, for piano No.2
1890 Gnossienne, for piano No.3
1891 Gnossienne, for piano No.4
1891 Hymne pour le Salut Drapeau, incidental music for piano
1891 Le fils des étoiles, Chaldean pastoral, preludes and incidental music for piano
1891 Leitmotiv du Panthée, for piano
1891 Première pensée Rose + Croix, for piano
ca. 1892 -1895 Messe des pauvres (Mass for the poor), for piano, chorus & organ
1892 Fête donnée par des chevaliers normands en l'honneur d'une jeune demoiselle, for piano
1892 Le Nazaréen, incidental music and preludes for piano
1892 Préludes (4) for piano (& various orchestrations)
1892 Sonneries de la Rose + Croix, for piano
1892 Uspud, Christian ballet in 3 scenes for piano (orchestrated by Canby)
ca. 1893 Eginhard, prelude for piano from incidental music
1893 -1895 Pages mystiques (3), for piano
1893 Bonjour Biqui, bonjour!, song for voice & piano
1893 Danses gothiques (9), for piano
1893 Modéré, for piano
1894 Prélude de La Porte héroïque du ciel (Prelude to "The Heroic Gate of Heaven"), incidental music for piano (or orchestra)
ca. 1897 Caresse, for piano
1897 -1914 Carnet d'esquisses et de croquis (Notebook of Sketches and Rough Drafts), for piano
1897 Danses de travers, for piano
1897 Gnossienne, for piano No.6
1897 Je te veux (I Want You), café-concert song for voice & piano
1897 Pièces froides (Cold Pieces), pieces (6) for piano
1899 Jack-in-the-Box, pantomime ballet for piano (orchestrated by Milhaud)

Erik Satie Records and Erik Satie CD Releases: 1900 - 1930

ca. 1900 -1906 L' Omnibus automobile, for voice & piano
ca. 1900 Geneviève de Brabant, marionette opera in 3 acts for voices, chorus & piano
ca. 1900 Un dîner à l'Élysée, song for voice & piano
1900 -1902 Le veuf (The widower), song for voice & piano
1900 La mort de Monsieur Mouche, prelude for piano from incidental music
1900 Petite musique de clown triste, for piano
1900 Petite ouverture à danser, for piano
1900 Poudre d'or (Gold Dust), for piano
1900 Rêverie du pauvre, for piano
1900 Verset laïque et somptueux, for piano
1901 The Dreamy Fish (Le poisson rêveur), incidental music for piano
ca. 1901 The Angora Ox, for piano (reconstructed by Johny Fritz)
ca. 1902 Tendrement, valse chantée for voice & piano
1902 Illusion, for cabaret orchestra (after waltz song "Tendrement")
1903 -1904 Petit recueil des fêtes, songs (4) for voice & piano
1903 Morceaux (3) en forme de poire (3 pieces in the form of a pear), for piano, 4 hands or orchestra
1904 J'avais un ami, song for voice & piano
1904 La diva de l'Empire, song for voice & piano
ca.. 1904 Le Piccadilly, march for piano
ca. 1904 Les bon mouvements, song for voice & piano
ca. 1905 -1906 Chez le docteur (At the doctor's), for voice & piano
ca. 1905 Mélodies (3) sans paroles, for voice & piano
1905 -1906 Allons-y chochotte, song for voice & piano
1906 -1908 Petits chorals (12), for piano
1906 -1913 Musiques intimes et secrètes, for piano
1906 -1913 Pièces (6) de la période 1906-1913, for piano
1906 Chanson médiévale, song for voice & piano
1906 Fugue-valse, for piano
1906 Passacaille, for piano
1906 Prélude en tapisserie, for piano
1908 -1909 Petite sonate (1st movement only), for piano
1908 -1912 Aperçus désagréables (Unpleasant glimpses), pieces (3) for piano, 4 hands
1908 Désespoir agréable, counterpoint excercise for piano
1908 Fâcheux example, counterpoint excercise for piano
ca. 1909 Deux choses: 1. Effornterie, 2. Poésie, for piano
ca. 1909 Le grand singe, minuet excercise for piano
ca. 1909 Le prisonnier maussade, minuet excercise for piano
ca. 1909 Profondeur, minuet excercise for piano
ca. 1909 Songe-creux, minuet excercise for piano
1910 -1911 Nouvelles pièces froides (New Cold Pieces), for piano
1910 -1911 Rêveries nocturnes (2), for piano
1911 En habit de cheval (In riding habit), 4 pieces for piano duet (or orchestra)
1912 Prélude canin, for piano
1912 Préludes flasques; pour un chien (Flabby preludes; for a dog), for piano
1912 Véritables préludes flasques pour un chien (Truely Flabby Preludes for a Dog), for piano
1913 Chapitres tournés en tous sens (Chapters turned every which way), for piano
1913 Croquis et agaceries d'un gros bonhomme en bois (3 sketches and exasperations of a big wooden fellow), for piano
1913 Descriptions automatiques, for piano
1913 Embryons desséchés (3 dried-up embryos), for piano
1913 Enfantillages pittoresques (Picturesque Childishness), for piano (from "Enfantines")
1913 Le Piège de Méduse, 1-act lyric comedy
1913 Le Piège de Méduse, dances for piano
1913 L'enfance de Ko-Quo, for piano
1913 Les pantins dansent (The puppets dance), for piano
1913 Menus propos enfantins (Childish Chatter), for piano (from "Enfantines")
1913 Nouvelles pièces enfantines, pieces (3) for piano
1913 Peccadilles importunes (Tiresome Peccadilloes), for piano (from "Enfantines")
1913 Vieux séquins et vieilles cuirasses (Old sequins and armor), for piano
1914 Choses vues à droite et à gauche; sans lunettes (Things seen right-to-left; without glasses), for violin & piano
1914 Grimaces (5) for "A Midsummer Night's Dream," incidental music
1914 Heures séculaires et instantanées (Age-old and instantaneous hours), pieces (3) for piano
1914 Les valses (3) distinguées du précieux dégoûté (3 distinguished waltzes of a disgusted dandy), for piano
1914 Poèmes d'amour, songs (3) for voice & piano
1914 Sports et divertissements (Sports and diversions), pieces (21) for piano
1915 Avant-dernières pensées (Next-to-last thoughts), pieces (3) for piano
1916 -1917 Parade, ballet in 1 scene for orchestra
1916 -1917 Sonatine bureaucratique, for piano
1916 Mélodies (3) of 1916, for voice & piano
1917 -1918 Socrate, symphonic drama for voice(s) & orchestra
1917 -1923 Musique d'ameublement (Furniture Music), pieces (3) for orchestra
1919 Nocturnes (5) for piano
1919 Petites pièces (3) montées (3 Little Stuffed Pieces), for orchestra
1919 Rêverie de l'enfance de Pantagruel, for piano (arr. of 1st "Petites pièce montées")
1920 La belle excentrique, "serious fantasy" for orchestra (or piano, 4 hands)
1920 Musique d'ameublement (Furniture Music), pieces (2) for orchestra (collaboration with Milhaud)
1920 Nocturne for piano No. 6
1920 Petites mélodies, songs (4) for voice & piano
1920 Premier menuet, for piano
1921 Sonnerie pour réveiller le bon gros roi des singes (Fanfare for waking the King of the Monkeys), for 2 trumpets
1923 La statue retrouvée, incidental music for trumpet & organ
1923 Ludions, song cycle for voice & piano
1924 Cinéma: Entr'acte symphonique de Relâche, for orchestra (also piano; also arr. by Milhaud for piano, 4 hands)
1924 Mercure, ballet in 3 scenes
1924 Relâche (No Performance Today), ballet for orchestra (also piano version)

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