Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Zweitausendeins (2001) - Odyssey in music

Probably you know 2001 - odyssey in space.

Today I want to talk about Zweitausendeins ( German for 2001 )- my favourite source for music.
2001 is a publishing company, a mail order company and a shop for music and books.
It was founded in 1969 by Lutz Kroth and Walter Treumann. In 1971 Wolfgang Müller joined them and started the music program. Today 220 people work for 2001, most of them in the dispatch department in Frankfurt and in the shops.

There is a shop in Nuremberg, where I love to shop and spend time. 2001 is a specialist for jazz music, world music and pop/rock music (especially oldies). That fits perfectly my music taste.
Besides that books, audiobooks, CD-ROMs and DVDs are sold.

Moreover 2001 offers good prices and a huge range of products. There is always something to find and discover. A lot of treasuries have been recovered in my history there. A good part of my album collection comes from 2001.

The catalogue "Merkheft" is famous. Printed on thin recycled paper (they have to save money for their offers) it is released every eight weeks. On more than 300 pages it contains the current offerings, cheap and exclusive.
My dad had it at home already when I was a teenager. That was when my addiction started.

There are twelve shops in Germany. In Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/Main, Freiburg, 2 x in Hamburg, Hannover, Cologne, Mannheim, Munich, Nuremberg and Stuttgart.

You could go and discover them.


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