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Martin Breese released a good number of audio tapes and later CDs which are now all available as MP3 downloads. Most of these were interviews, some teach magic methods and others are historical recordings.

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Billy McComb
The Magic of Billy McComb Volumes 1-7 by Billy McComb

These are all seven volumes in the series.

This seven-volume series is probably the longest and most detailed audio-testimonial of a famous magician. Each of the recordings can be heard individually; if purchased and listened to in sequence they quite clearly form a complete course of magic for anyone with or without experience. Billy has worked everywhere and with most kinds of magic. What he relates on these tapes is the result of a lifetime of experience in magic. Invaluable lessons are taught. Each volume lasts around 90 minutes each (more than 10 hours in total) describing not only the...

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Al Mann
Al Mann on Mentalism by Al Mann

Al Mann was one of the most creative minds in mentalism. Author of over hundred pamphlets with such intriguing titles as 'The Tesseract', 'Page of Swords', 'The Kolophon', 'Acidus Plus' Martin Breese managed to persuade him to make an audio recording in order that mentalists may get to know him better. You will hear Al Mann describe how he first became involved with magic. He details some of his experiences and early influences and describes an effect which is seldom seen today - reading a message in the dark.

Bert Reese is discussed and his methods described. Al knew Dunninger and often...

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Bruce Cervon
Bruce Cervon by Bruce Cervon

Bruce Cervon had been a full-time professional magician since 1965. He won many awards including the Magic Castle Close-up Magician Of The Year, in fact, he won it more than once. This recording features some of the commercial card magic of Bruce Cervon.

Perhaps his most famous effect is "Dirty Deal". Here, for the first time, is the opportunity to learn Bruce's own handling. Bruce Cervon is also well known for his interest in topological card magic and he describes a very clean handling for "Cardwarp" using one card and a dollar bill. It's an excellent routine in which a playing card reverses...

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Chan Canasta
Chan Canasta by Chan Canasta

Script: David Britland: Narrator: Dave Kelly: Producer: Martin Breese

You have probably read all of the books on Chan Canasta and now you can actually hear Chan Canasta performing some of his classic effects on this amazing recording.

In fact this is a complete program on Chan Canasta. It draws on Martin Breese's extensive archive of sound recordings of Chan Canasta.

You will hear Canasta live and then you will be given a complete description of each effect by the narrator. The book test, for example, can be heard exactly as it was performed more than forty years ago and then each move is carefully...

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Topper Martyn
Topper Martyn Interview: all 4 parts by Topper Martyn

Martin Breese recorded this interview on September 16th 1977, but never released it. He passed on the reels to me with the instruction to release them whenever I wish. Topper Martyn was an extraordinary showman, magician, juggler and musician. Learn about his life and the lessons he learned.

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Walt Lees
How To Make Big Money Selling Magic by Walt Lees

This recording gives all the secrets of grafting or pitching. Walt reveals the secrets that enabled him to earn a handsome living pitching such items as Svengali decks, the coin and glass, three card trick, and other tricks of the grafter's trade. You will find everything from the grafter's own language and terminology, to the pitches, and how to make the products.

Walt Lees is a born pitchman. His voice draws you in. It plays with your mind, you are getting interested, intrigued, fascinated, excited, until you can't hold it anymore - you must have this trick - you buy it, and the pitchman...

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Paul Diamond
Close-Up Entertainment by Paul Diamond

You live through a live show at the Magic Castle and then Paul explains move by move many, many effects. Included are ESP card routine, Silver, Copper routine, the Mandarin Coins, Diamond Aces and more.

Sid Lorraine said: "I listened to one right away and was so intrigued I immediately listened to the second. I think they are among the best that Martin has released. They are packed with practical advice and teaching as only Paul can do it. I can recommend these tapes. Paul does a fine job and if you like his kind of close-up trickery, you'll learn a lot."

This recording was originally...

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Alan Alan
Professional Performing Advice by Alan Alan

Two volumes and amongst the most valuable to the young performer who wants really practical professional advice right from the start. Alan Alan is one of the world's most highly paid escapologists and without revealing his very closest secrets he explains how the simplest stunt or effect can be built up into a great money-making act.

An extract from Alan Alan's death defying escape from a burning rope hanging over a cage of fierce lions is also included and completely analysed detail by detail by Alan Alan. Slightly muffled sound quality but the content is worth its weight in gold for anyone...

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Richard Webster
Further Commercial Cold Reading: Volume 2 by Richard Webster

This is volume 2 in Richard Webster's cold reading series.

Richard Webster was on his way back from the Frankfurt Bookfair in Germany and spent a couple of extra days in London so that Martin Breese and Richard Webster could make a new recording together.

This recording updates all the information and provides valuable information that will help magicians improve their knowledge of cold reading. The slant in this recording is how to link magic and cold reading to great effect. A full routine is provided showing how a pack of cards can be used to give a cold reading.

Length is 44 minutes. ...

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Richard Webster
Cold Reading For Profit: Volume 4 by Richard Webster

This is volume 4 in Richard Webster's cold reading series.

Richard details countless ways in which you can earn an excellent living anywhere in the world with the skills you will have learned from this series.

This is a digitally re-mastered (MP3) version of the original MagiCassette by Martin Breese and later released as Magi-CD - now owned by Lybrary.com.

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Richard Webster
Mastering Cold Reading: Volume 3 by Richard Webster

Richard Webster's third volume on cold reading was recorded in May 2004 in New Zealand. It contains more on the subject for professional cold readers and those wishing to learn this interesting and profitable subject. In this volume Richard concentrates on the future and provides sets of readings based on numerology and star signs. Detailed but easy-to-learn readings are given. Richard is almost always cited as being one of the world's most experienced cold readers and has a vast knowledge drawn from his personal experiences as a professional cold reader.

This is a licensed reproduction of...

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Al Koran
Al Koran by Al Koran

If you are an Al Koran fan you will totally and completely be absorbed by this recording. The first half consists of Goodliffe (the founder of Abracadabra Magazine) recounting his experiences and many meetings with Al Koran. Following Goodliffe's fascinating introduction you will then hear Al Koran performing many of his now classic routines in front of enthusiastic audiences. You will be put into a state of wonder as you hear the amazing Al Koran baffling and entertaining with his own brand of magic. If you are into mentalism this is an essential recording to own.

This is a licensed reproduction...

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Tony Shiels
Bizarre Magic by Tony Shiels

Stephen King in his book Dance Macabre, a book that deals with horror in literature and film, pointed out that the only two kinds of movies which produced an audible reaction from an audience were comedy and horror.

It was Tony Shiels who pushed magic in the direction of horror and, long before magic-as-theatre became the latest fad, suggested that tricks could be made more entertaining if their presentations were more dramatic; perhaps a little out of the ordinary. Few took up the suggestion but those that did went on to found what is today known as Bizarre Magick; magic which involves those...

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Fred Kaps
Fred Kaps Lecture - It's So Simple by Fred Kaps

Back in 1965 Fred Kaps gave a landmark lecture at the Magic Circle and now this lecture is available as MP3 download including a PDF which is a transcription of the lecture with additional illustrations. Bearing in mind Fred Kaps' reputation, it is strange that so little has been written about the man and his methods. Just the first ten minutes of this recording holds a fundamentally important lesson every serious student of magic needs to know.

Other than several magazine contributions, little of Fred Kaps' work exists in the English language. There are two sets of lecture notes, one dealing...

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Percy Press
Percy Press Interview - A Traveler's Tale by Percy Press

Percy Press died in 1980 at the age of 78. He was probably the last of the English Street Conjurors and learned his craft working the streets of England. He was also a distinguished Punch and Judy performer. On this recording, Percy Press talks about the effects that he performed on the the street and gives details of his routines for his Cups and Balls, his Funny Funnel, the Cap and Pence, a card trick using a card box and his entertaining Coat, Ropes and Rings.

One of Percy's most baffling effects was his production of a full glass of water and, on this recording, he gives the complete...

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David Berglas
David Berglas Interview: International Man of Mystery by David Berglas

In the 80s Martin Breese had the opportunity to interview David Berglas backstage after watching his one man show at Caesar's Palace in England. David captivated his audience with fast, skilled, entertaining and baffling magic.

Backstage Martin had the chance to talk to him for several hours and this recording, which has been digitally improved, was the outcome. Martin Breese tried to wrestle the secret of his amazing, Any Card at Any Number effect from him but with little success but he did perform it for Martin right there and then and every moment and move has been recorded live.

He...

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Peter Kane
Card Session with Peter Kane Vol. 1 by Peter Kane

Peter Kane was one of England's most innovative card and coin magicians. Peter covers in this recording from 1976 the Faro Shuffle, Second Dealing, a routine called "The Black Jacks", and many other aspects of card magic of interest to the advanced worker.

You also receive a PDF with instructions for two of the more complicated pieces: The Black Jacks Routine, The Elongated Lady.

This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette and MagiCD series created by Martin Breese - now owned by Lybrary.com.

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Peter Kane
Card Session with Peter Kane Vol. 2 by Peter Kane

Peter Kane was one of England's most innovative card and coin magicians. Peter covers in this volume his famous "The Elongated Lady" among others.

Sid Lorraine reviews: "You hear Peter Kane chatting and doing his magic for Martin Breese...you'll chuckle at some of his anecdotes and experiences and learn of his admiration for certain card men and their work. He talks about his Elongated Lady Trick, his presentation of his famous Gipsy Curse trick and so much more."

You also receive a PDF with instructions for some of the more complicated pieces.

This is a licensed reproduction of the...

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George Blake
George Blake: The Conjuring Ventriloquist by George Blake

Listen to the fascinating life story of George Blake and use the effects and subtleties that he offers. You will find a range of usable material and routines; each of which has been used and featured by George and others. A happy mixture of magical memories and practical material. Recorded in 1979, short before Blake died.

This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette and MagiCD series created by Martin Breese - now owned by Lybrary.com.

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Ken Brooke
It's Better Than Digging Roads by Ken Brooke

Ken Brooke was known throughout the world of magic. He was a magic dealer who achieved such a reputation for reliability and quality that there are thousands of magicians throughout the world, amateur, and professional who bought almost every trick he produced. Visitors from every country in the world made a beeline for his studio within minutes of arriving in London because just to visit Ken Brooke was an experience not to be missed. In partnership with Frank Farrow, he built the Ken Brooke Magic Place into a magical institution second to none. Considered by many to be the greatest magical...

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Edwin Hooper
Edwin the Supreme Magician by Edwin Hooper

This is the story of Edwin, told in his own words and recorded by Martin Breese at the Supreme Magic Headquarters in Devon in the late 1970s.

Ian Adair, who provides a 10 min introduction before the interview with Edwin starts, wrote:

Edwin Hooper was a remarkable man. And when I say he spent a lifetime in magic, I really mean that. Day by day, hour by hour he was solely devoted to magic and magicians. He lived for magic. He loved performing and he loved creating magic. He thrilled at manufacturing magical equipment but, like us all, he had his likes and dislikes. Edwin really enjoyed his food....

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Robert Harbin
Robert Harbin Interview by Robert Harbin

Martin Breese interviewed Robert Harbin on March 26th, 1977, not even one year before Harbin's untimely death. The interview took place at Harbin's home in London, England.

Spend 90 minutes listening to Robert Harbin - one of the world's most creative illusionists and inventors. Here is the full life story of the man who invented Zig Zag and a number of other illusions that will be performed by magicians over the years to come. Since making the recording Robert Harbin became ill and died. The words spoken on this tape were used as the basis for The Robert Harbin Book published by Martin Breese....

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Stanley Jaks & Sid Lorraine
The Incredible Dr. Jaks by Stanley Jaks & Sid Lorraine

Sid Lorraine has provided a well-balanced and interesting introduction to this master mentalist. The tape includes an interview made in the 50's plus two live show extracts which enable you to hear exactly how Dr. Jaks gained his impact. Plus as a bonus, Sid has been kind enough to release for the very first time an effect shown to him by Dr. Jaks and never previously made available to magicians.

This is a digitally re-mastered (MP3) version of the original MagiCassetteā„¢ released by Martin Breese - now owned by Lybrary.com.

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Barry Wiley
The Piddingtons by Barry Wiley

During the Summer of 1949 on BBC radio a young couple from Australia started broadcasting in London what seemed to be genuine feats of mindreading and telepathy. The whole of Britain was stunned as messages were transmitted from BBC headquarters to places such as the Tower of London or an underwater diving bell.

Despite the long range, Sydney and Lesley Piddington were apparently able to communicate with each other in a way that defied explanation. The exact methods used have never been revealed and although many magicians claim to know exactly how they worked their act an explanation is...

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Rovi
Rovi's Exclusive Card Secrets by Rovi

Rovi is a Gold Star Medalist of the Inner Magic Circle and a Member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He is an expert with a pack of cards and his particular brand of card magic has an enormous impact on magicians and members of the public. In this exclusive interview he has been persuaded to release several of his remarkable effects.

Featured in this recording are some of the card secrets that have earned Rovi regular engagements on TV and at exclusive hotels and private houses. The secrets he reveals are not for magicians out to amaze each other with manual dexterity but for...

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Peter Warlock
Mystery and Magic with Peter Warlock by Peter Warlock

Peter Warlock, one of the most brilliant and inventive minds in the world of mentalism, contributes some excellent effects that you can do.

Memories of Jardine Ellis, Devant and other famous names are included but above all this recording will be remembered for the clear and easy-to-understand way in which Peter Warlock describes a number of outstanding mental mysteries.

[This recording was made on a very cold evening and from time to time the sound of the central heating system can be heard.]

This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette series created by Martin Breese - now owned by Lybrary.com....

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John Calvert
John Calvert's Story Volume 1 by John Calvert

Here is one of magic's most fascinating personalities giving the secrets of how he achieved everything that every young magician would wish to achieve. How magic earned him a luxury cruise ship, a luxury private airplane and stardom on TV, the theater and many movies.

John takes us back to his early days and tells how his career actually started when he produced an egg from the pocket of a young friend whilst at Sunday School. You'll hear how a little bit of magical-style misdirection got him his first big break teaching Clark Gable card moves for a film; Clarke fluffed it all and Calvert...

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John Calvert
John Calvert's Story Volume 2 by John Calvert

This is the second volume of John Calvert's Story. Sit back, relax, and listen to a life full of magic. Learn from one of the greatest and most successful magicians of all time.

(See here for Volume 1.)

This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette and MagiCD series created by Martin Breese - now owned by Lybrary.com.

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Bill Nagler MD
The Psychology of Magic by Bill Nagler MD

Dr. Bill Nagler is a psychologist and he provides a psychologist's in depth view of the world of magic. The information is radical and instructive.Why do top magicians rarely earn the sums of money that top stars in other entertainment fields earn? Why do some people hate magic so much? What is basically wrong with most people's approach to magic?

Find out for yourself and be prepared to be startled and perhaps end up changed in your attitude to magic. Bill includes his full close up act which helped him to pay his way through medical school. You'll see that he is not just a theorist! ...

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John Wade
How to Compere & Radio Magic by John Wade

John Wade is an experienced full time professional well-known in the UK to TV viewers. He gives all the little known hints and tips on radio magic and how to compere.

"John Wade's discussion of doing magic on radio was excellent. I strongly recommend it." - Magic Sound

"I can assure readers that this is a tape that can prevent a lot of headaches for those interested in playing the MC role (Master of Ceremonies)." - Sid Lorraine

John Wade, a member of the Inner Magic Circle, is a popular and amusing lecturer at home and abroad, speaking about the history of magic, magicians, and The Magic Circle,...
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Val Andrews
Tell Them You Saw Dante by Val Andrews

Val Andrews recreates the master in Tell Them You Saw Dante and takes you back to the days of Sim Sala Bim. Val Andrews impersonates Dante. A remarkable insight into Dante the man and the performer. Val takes us behind the scenes with this great performer and the whole recording is rather in the style of a radio broadcast featuring extracts from Dante.

This recording was originally created and released by Val Andrews. In 1977 it was purchased by Martin Breese and is now owned and copyrighted by Lybrary.com.

runtime 45min

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Francis White
50 Years at the Magic Circle by Francis White

Fifty years a member of the Magic Circle and then President. One of the best known personalities of the magical world will hold your attention with memorable accounts of how he met David Devant and was given private lessons by the great illusionist himself. Francis talks about happenings at Royal Command performances and dramatic happenings at the Magic Circle over the years. This is living history.

This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette series created by Martin Breese - now owned by Lybrary.com.

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James Randi
James Randi Exposes Uri Geller by James Randi

The most unusual recording in Breese's audio series. How many years has Uri Geller been on the scene? How come his reputation still lives on? The first part of this recording is devoted entirely to an expose of Uri Geller by the man who knows his secrets. Discover how James Randi can perform mind-boggling Uri Geller style mental effects under exacting conditions and live on TV. The second part is devoted to Randi's own approach to magic and escapology.

This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette and MagiCD series created by Martin Breese - now owned by Lybrary.com.

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Jack Kodell
Jack Kodell by Jack Kodell

Jack Kodell flew into London late in 1977 and David Berglas interviewed him for this very special recording. Jack Kodell was one of the first to use small trained birds in his act. Jack talks about the creation of his act and gives useful hints and tips on the use and care of small birds and doves.

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Harold Taylor
Harold Taylor: The Angle of a Pro by Harold Taylor

Two hours of practical professional advice from the man who has entertained the Royal Family on several occasions and who for many years was the choice of the world's richest man, Paul Getty, as entertainer. In each volume there is a classic feature trick explained in the fullest detail move by move. Years of performing experience have enabled Harold to perfect each effect to gain maximum effect. Packed with professional advice and including several live show extracts.

Volume 2 opens smartly with the Harold Taylor presentation of the marvelous Stodare Egg effect. Use this and you will be...

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Trevor Lewis
Children's Magic by Trevor Lewis

In complete contrast to Wilfred Tyler's style of old time children's entertainment, Trevor is completely up to date with modern children and knows how to keep them entertained right through his act. He tells all, tricks to use, business with odds and ends that keep children amused and includes dozens of ideas and routines that you'll be able to use to earn big money yourself.

Sid Lorraine summed up: "This tape provides professional advice and information that is the result of a lot of experience. You get it all on one recording from Martin Breese."

Trevor Lewis has won the London Magic Circle Award,...

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Walt Lees
A Magical Interlude with Walt Lees by Walt Lees

This recording contains excellent card effects with every detail carefully explained. The highlight is perhaps Walt's own Astrology/Mentalism routines actually used professionally by him for a number of years.

Originally released in the Martin Breese Magicassette series.

runtime 1 hour 20 minutes

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Goodliffe
Dr. Alexander Cannon by Goodliffe

Dr. Cannon was probably magic's most unusual character. He lived for many years on the Isle of Man where he ran a healing sanctuary. He had his own fully equipped theatre - The Enchanted Hall. Goodliffe, who was afflicted by a crippling disease, was encouraged by Dr. Cannon to take a free course of treatment.

Goodliffe knew Cannon well as a result and provides an absorbing portrait of this man on the recording. Of course you hear Cannon speaking as well. Fraud, fake or genuine mystic? Decide for yourself after listening to yet another voice from the mysterious past.

Believe it or not,...

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Faucett Ross
Faucett Ross on Magic by Faucett Ross

Listen to one of the old timers talking about his friendship with Dai Vernon, T. Nelson Downs and many other big names. If you haven't read the Magic Of Faucett Ross by Lewis Ganson, then this recording will send you to your nearest magical dealer to buy it. If you have the book, then you will see how Lewis Ganson used the material of this recording to create the classic book. One of the funniest recordings in our collection.

This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette and MagiCD series created by Martin Breese - now owned by Lybrary.com.

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