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The graphics are so impressive, TIME recently assigned a conflict photographer to photograph inside the game. I just hope the prices are kept to a reasonable level for these — early reports of other prices have me worried. A lot of people assume the same. Although not a vinyl collector as such, I am a Jethro Tull completist, so guess I will be out foor that, though all the content will be on the box set which will be following later. I know not all of it comes so there is a risk element in waiting. The Toyah album caught my eye, re mixed, added instrumentation etc and one extra track.
Surely a better release for many. I actually love the whole RSD experience.
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The banter in the early hours queue to discuss in a sad way to anyone else what you are hoping for with fellow RSD punters is just part of the day for me. I try to support any record shop as the owners are as passionate as I am about music. Must go….. Your just pricing the fans out of the picture. Plus the whole available on one day,thing is a joke no mentioning any artists but a few years back I got hold of a RSD releases a coup,e of months before the actual day after ordering on Amazon! I suspect I could always find something to complain about in the case of RSD, but there are always releases that catach my eye.
Also, I enjoy the queuing and chats with fellow sad, obsessives. Plus a few more, particularly in the last few minutes before the shop throws its doors open. Shops are struggling — give them your general business. Rare stuff? Nice to have those Lennon songs on vinyl, but tarnishes the completed-ness of what felt like the final word on the Imagine with the excellent book and CD box-sets. And then do something interesting with 3 or 4 of his other good solo albums. Limited to copies, sounds shit according to the official advert! Just stick the damn thing on CD, sell times the quantity admittedly for half the margin and let us all, you know, listen to the music….
To my mind labels are on a hiding to nothing if they think they will convert enough people to vinyl to sustain a viable physical product for anything approaching a mass market in the long term.
And to be honest, if that were their goal, they would need to release far more mainstream releases, or material that people under the age of 40 might buy, than what is often on offer for RSD. I think these box sets did very well when it comes to sales figures. Or do you mean other box sets?
Paul, I have to apologize to you. And I am a little bit ashamed too. I misinterpreted your words in your post. I must brush up my English again …. I prefer the convenience of CDs and you never suffer the physical defects I see mentioned all time on Discogs for vinyl reissues — surface noise, warped, off centre, etc. Records take up too much room, are now over priced and compared to a decent CD or high resolution digital FLAC file have no comparison audio wise.see url
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This is why record store day annoys me as limited editions seem to be predominantly vinyl and nothing else. Whether that will be in the exact same format or include a future CD release remains to be seen. As usual, a first glance produced sighs, but a second look led to long handwritten list! Nice list but unfortunately, lots of these will not make it to my local stores or will disappear within 15 minutes from opening.
Got disappointed more than enough. It was on the German RSD release page. Do you know is this a German only release and is it in Limited numbers? I hope I can cajole some friends to get some items for me. What a load of…. Wonder what that means. The Elton John in Moscow would be the one for me. Fingers crossed. I was always under the impression that RSD was developed to support independent record stores to encourage and tempt those who enjoyed music back into buying physical products alongside any digital they may purchase, I now feel and this is solely my personal opinion may be correct or wrong that RSD has became a monster and is no longer what it started out to be.
I agree. My favourite local shop has pulled out for exactly the reasons you mentioned. However, it is what it is, i cant think of another way to ensure eBay arent the second main beneficiary and it probably still fulfils the publicising of local shops aspect.
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Might be me but prices seem quite high this year? I guess it was to provide a shot in the arm for local record stores.
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Mine was around for three years and I spent as much in one day as I did in a whole year, maybe even more in that one day. A point I have raised before with McCartney, it seems that prices are high for a reason. Common sense would have dictated they should have removed it from store sale and sold it at a much higher price…. Now I think that is exactly what they are doing. As James points out the point of RSD is to drive people back into shops to buy physical product. One Direction had an RSD release in and in the early morning queue at my local there was a bunch on teenagers and one very tired-looking parent waiting in line for it.
It was probably the first time those kids had been to an independent record shop and it was a great opportunity for the shop to reach a new demographic.
Yet alas there are five items I need this year so I shall be back queuing at 5am for the Police, Yazoo, A-ha and Prince x2. I really hate the thought of RSD but the crowd is always really nice and it ends up being a fun time — and an early breakfast out somewhere once the purchases have been made.
Will the track length go back to the proper test pressing mix which also had some reverb added? But I could get it next day from ebay, so that was fine. And it saves money. Why do people moan about eBay sellers each year?
The simple answer is not to buy off eBay. A bit of patience can save you a lot of money. From what I can see this year there is little to get excited about outside the reggae albums. The Ramones and Billy Joel are tempting but I am sure they have been readily available as radioshow broadcasts to download for years.
Pity the Iggy live album from is not available in the UK. This is the first only? They even had some items in their January sale, which was a bit gutting! The only way to shut down the eBay scalpers is to not buy from them. Nice sleeve! The other compilation that compliments Big hits.