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  1. Some Cheap Vinyl at Amazon

    Well, Mr. Expert, if you know anything about Euro pressing plants you know that D&M in Berlin and a few other operations have a better overall reputation for quality control than GZ. That's really all I'm saying.
  2. Cheaper for me by 1.5 quid as a Canadian to go through Banquet, which did not charge me VAT.
  3. PO Now: Decemberists "I'll Be Your Girl"

    I saw them in spring of '04 touring their first lp. They were great even then. They encored with "Red Right Ankle" which is still my fave song of theirs.
  4. Some Cheap Vinyl at Amazon

    I wish I hadn't grabbed it on an earlier sale. I got mine for 70 quid. I bet yours could be a low as 60-ish if you're in NA and a Prime subscriber. PROS: It's a fantastic box, overall, in terms of presentation. The bonus material is great. Especially the Outtakes and B-Sides, which are some of U2's best. Heck, even the alternate remixes LP has some interesting variations that are worth more than a single listen., even though that's the closest this box gets to "filler". The remaster job is very good, overall. CONS: The live show is not the complete concert, and "Bullet the Blue Sky" is from another show apparently. IMO the hardcover binding of the picture book is bulky and was probably costly to produce. A heavy cardstock treatment would have been better. They used the biggest pressing plant in Europe, GZ, which is known for old-school, high-volume pressings so expect a bit of surface noise depending on your set up.
  5. Woooow super glad I dodged that subscription bullet too, if it's come down to "digital release only... once we get around to it". Yikes! I love the first and final track of that Gareth Davis collab but that third track is not my cup of tea.
  6. Video Game OSTs v2.0

    I wonder if they could have done a complete OST across 4 LPs. The amount of incidental music in LiS games is kind of overlooked due to how soundtrack-heavy they are the other half of the time, moment to moment.
  7. Cheaper at Banquet. https://www.banquetrecords.com/moby/play%3A-the-b-sides/IDIOT62LP2 FWIW, this is *much* better than the Play album, and more in line with other contemporary classics of Euro , jazzy lounge-ambience like Groove Armada, St. Etienne, Tosca and early Airto the point where I bought a copy of this while I will hold out on the VMP Play reissue, banking that I could swap for it down the road. Between Play and Biggie, VMP are 2/3 on getting me to re-up on a 3 month membership.
  8. PO Now: Decemberists "I'll Be Your Girl"

    Exactly my feeling too. Weird how this song and the new Preoccupations landed on the same day, because both have prominent 80s synths sounds, and I got into this song way more than Preoccupations, which is not the Joy Division pastiche everyone says it is. It's actually a Blank Dogs pastiche which is to say, pastiche of a pastiche.
  9. Some Cheap Vinyl at Amazon

    It's back up for those who care (Top 3 James album after Laid and Seven IMO and first ever vinyl release). In fact, keep checking the 40% Amazon UK link; new stuff keeps getting added and stuff that went offsale goes back on apparently.
  10. The Vinyl Bootleg Thread

    I don't have much in the way of vinyl bootlegs. I got a Gang of Four To Hell With Poverty BBC sessions lp that wasn't officially commissioned and is still available for sale on Discogs (???) and the Massive Attack at Royal Albert Hall 1998 that isn't. I did buy, at a ridiculous price, a 1992 Aussie bootleg of a 1983 Live at the Tower in Philadelphia U2 live album from a store on Yonge Street notorious for selling every CD bootleg under the sun in the late 90s (and even getting busted at least once IIRC). Still own it and yeah, sucks that I don't know what its market value is. Thanks, Discogs! My local store carries the Channel Orange and Blonde boots. Last time I was in there some dude made sure to check, and did not buy when he found out it wasn't official. Smart man.
  11. Some Cheap Vinyl at Amazon

    Already bought the two Wilco Deluxes for about almost 80 dollars CAD after VAT and shipping. A deal by Canadian standards. Will buy the Smiths and Roni Size New Forms. Missed out on James Millionaires at 16 quid.
  12. I gotta say the last time I bought something from SB mailorder if was before they did any of those bells and whistles so I splurged on this and see where the dice lands once it ships.
  13. Don't forget the wax seal lol.
  14. The Official 'Vinyl Me, Please' thread.

    That's confusing to me because as far as I can tell, this is being released from Moby's vanity label, Little Idiot... Right? Isn't that US-based? Maybe he wanted a quality plant like DM in Berlin for the pressing?
  15. The Official 'Vinyl Me, Please' thread.

    Because complaining that the rest of us are not attuned to your unstated and subjective definition of what constitutes a sale in another thread is the exact same thing as a mild expression of regret which got resolved within minutes, right above your post. Gotcha. Never mind the fact that I'm letting people who are excited about the regular Play know that the companion LP is on vinyl for the first time, my ACTUAL intent.