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Beatles Remasters Officially Coming 09-09-09

Old 11-24-10, 10:25 AM
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Re: Beatles Remasters Officially Coming 09-09-09

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Well, at worse, you're insinuating that Paul should have funded better packaging out of his own pocket. At best, you've decided to pick on the artists for packaging decisions and have decided somehow to single out Paul.

Tell me, back in the day did you pick on The Beatles for the typos on their album back-covers?
Yes and yes and yes. And yes, I pick on Paul for charging inordinate amounts of money for his concerts too.
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Old 11-24-10, 10:44 AM
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Re: Beatles Remasters Officially Coming 09-09-09

We've officially run out of important things to bitch about.
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Old 11-24-10, 10:47 AM
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The whole DVD forum would be nonexistent without packaging gripes. I only gripe about packaging on works of importance. Certainly not how the media aligns on my shelves.
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Old 11-24-10, 10:54 AM
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Re: Beatles Remasters Officially Coming 09-09-09

I miss LP album covers. Digipaks and jewel cases are functionally useless when it comes to de-seeding your weed.
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Old 11-24-10, 11:17 AM
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Re: Beatles Remasters Officially Coming 09-09-09

Originally Posted by Lemmy View Post
I tried to tell them.
I know you did Lemmy, I know you did...

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Honestly? I have come to despise all digipaks in all their hideous green glory.
I like digipaks in theory, and they can do a lot of artistic things with them, but they just don't look as nice sitting on a shelf, the discs are more likely to get scratched sliding in and out, and the actual package is pretty prone to damage. I love jewel cases because everything is uniform and they actually do a good job of protecting the CD, artwork, etc.

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Old 11-24-10, 11:32 AM
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Re: Beatles Remasters Officially Coming 09-09-09

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In other news, people are idiots for paying $12.99 for a digital album on iTunes when they could've paid $7.99 for the CD and ripped it to iTunes.
and resold their original CDs!
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Old 11-24-10, 11:39 AM
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Re: Beatles Remasters Officially Coming 09-09-09

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That's the point. Paul doesn't give a shit. He's at a point in his career where he should give a shit.
Actually I think he's long past the point in his career when he should give a shit.
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Old 11-24-10, 11:51 AM
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Re: Beatles Remasters Officially Coming 09-09-09

Originally Posted by wishbone View Post
http://www.necn.com/11/24/10/Beatles...ding_arts.html

No surprise on "Abbey Road" but I figured "Yesterday" would be the best-selling track.
My favorite album(s) is Rubber Soul/Revolver. They have always felt like one album to me.
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Old 11-24-10, 12:35 PM
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Actually I think he's long past the point in his career when he should give a shit.
70 years old and billions of dollars entitles you to take your fans for granted. OK, we'll agree to disagree.
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Old 11-24-10, 12:36 PM
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Honestly? I have come to despise all digipaks in all their hideous green glory.
Not a big fan of digipaks either but I was speaking more of the photos and content they provided in the remasters. They could have just released shitty CD packages like before.

As for putting digipaks in plastic sleeves? My CDs are in piles laying around, in boxes, and on shelves. I'm not one for organization.
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Old 11-24-10, 12:43 PM
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Re: Beatles Remasters Officially Coming 09-09-09

Originally Posted by wishbone View Post
http://www.necn.com/11/24/10/Beatles...ding_arts.html

No surprise on "Abbey Road" but I figured "Yesterday" would be the best-selling track.
Does that link still work? I get the framework of the site but no actual content.
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Old 11-24-10, 01:49 PM
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Does that link still work? I get the framework of the site but no actual content.
Try this.
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Old 11-24-10, 03:44 PM
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For some, it's worth the extra 5 clams to have it NOW (in a compressed, lossy format that ONLY work with Apple products) instead of waiting for Amazon's glacial shipping. Huzzah for the instant gratification society!
Apple did away with their restrictive DRM a while ago. Their stuff is still lossy, but not restricted to just iTunes or iPods anymore.
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Old 06-07-11, 09:29 PM
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I got tired of going through this thread page by page, so I'll just ask.

I'm guessing the additional pages for the Box of Vision for those who bought both the stereo and the mono sets never materialized. Is that correct?
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Old 06-13-11, 08:57 AM
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I got tired of going through this thread page by page, so I'll just ask.

I'm guessing the additional pages for the Box of Vision for those who bought both the stereo and the mono sets never materialized. Is that correct?
Here is the answer to an email I sent to Jonathan Polk at Box of Vision.

Hi Alvis-- the Beatles Box was not built to add pages to. We have a companion box that can stand next to it, and you can store your other Beatles CDs in-- we are working on the logistics right now about how to manufacture and distribute this....hopefully for the holidays.
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That's weird, I could have sworn they advertised that you would be able to add additional pages.
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Old 06-13-11, 12:24 PM
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Re: Beatles Remasters Officially Coming 09-09-09

They did.

At some point, someone realized they could make more money by selling a "companion box". Just in time for the holidays.
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Old 06-13-11, 02:58 PM
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They did.

At some point, someone realized they could make more money by selling a "companion box". Just in time for the holidays.
I may just leave my mono discs in the box they came in.
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Old 11-23-11, 01:14 PM
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Re: Beatles Remasters Officially Coming 09-09-09

Newbury Comics has the Mono box set for $99.99 this week (thru 11/30). Price change doesn't seem to be reflected online, but I saw it yesterday in-store for that price. Here's the flyer that mentions it:

http://view.email.newburycomics.com/...716c07747c1574
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Old 11-23-11, 03:36 PM
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Every time this thread bumps I know Ill open it and regret again what I paid for the mono set.
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Old 11-23-11, 04:10 PM
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Re: Beatles Remasters Officially Coming 09-09-09

Yeah, I'm kind of glad that I don't even remember what I paid for both sets. I know my sister wants one, but since she has the stereo box set and because Amazon has sold the mono set at $99.99 and will again, I'd rather spend the money on her for something she has a more pressing need for.

Maybe with Prime, if Amazon goes that low in time for Christmas, I'd do it.

Wow, I went ahead and checked. I paid $239 for the mono set (Limited edition my ass) and $180 for the stereo set. I was so stupid to worry about these selling out, which is what I'm sure they wanted me to think, because I would and could have waited for more reasonable prices.

I got killed on this purchase, but thankfully 2009 is long gone.
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