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(Some Blue Meanie)   Spiffy: The Beatles' Christmas fan club albums are finally being reissued officially. Fail: Available only as a vinyl box set for an inflated price   ( thebeatles.com) divider line
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2017-11-05 04:27:14 PM  
Worth it for the extra warmth you get from vinyl.

/runs away giggling madly 😉🤣🤣
 
2017-11-05 05:23:38 PM  
Problem: Price is inflated
Solution: Don't buy
 
2017-11-05 05:35:06 PM  

iron de havilland: Worth it for the extra warmth you get from vinyl.

/runs away giggling madly 😉🤣🤣


I'd do vinyl if I wasn't poor and lazy
 
2017-11-05 05:46:08 PM  
 
2017-11-05 05:53:11 PM  
Are there really people without record players who would want to own them? I mean, they're a lot of fun, but this is strictly for the completionists.
 
2017-11-05 05:53:28 PM  

6nome: iron de havilland: Worth it for the extra warmth you get from vinyl.

/runs away giggling madly 😉🤣🤣

I'd do vinyl if I wasn't poor and lazy


I'd do vinyl if I can get all the ones I had in my youth. And at the same price I paid for them originally.
There's something special about the tactile aspect of it all. The 'warmer' sound? Oh fark off, you audio douchebags. You are an old fart, and your hearing perception is now 50% less of what it used to be as a kid.
 
2017-11-05 05:55:26 PM  

Not_Todd: Are there really people without record players who would want to own them?


High maintenance, and I'd be kicking my frugal self if I indulged.
 
2017-11-05 05:56:09 PM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: Problem: Price is inflated
Solution: Don't buy


Not really a problem, it will be ripped and online at every torrent site within a day or two of release.

Knowing how some of those audiophiles are, it will be ripped on a Thorens turntable with some expensive cartridge sent to a very pricey soundcard and recorded at 24/92 FLAC, cleaned up in an audio editor, and then posted in every FLAC and MP3 format you could ever want.

So the unofficial digital version will probably sound better than most people's audio playback systems (which usually consist of their laptop's speakers or Beats headphones or whatever the heck most people use nowadays...)
 
2017-11-05 06:00:01 PM  
And they're going to tour it as a drum 'n' bass duo.
 
2017-11-05 06:07:38 PM  

Not_Todd: Are there really people without record players who would want to own them?


I would like to own one again, not so much for listening, but for digitizing some records that have still managed to never have a proper digital re-release and the only digital versions are pirated "scene" rips from the 90s and 00s that are 192 VBR and recorded with a pretty poor setup.

The records are all mostly $5-10 on Discogs, but I'm really not willing to play the Marketplace crapshoot and end up with some cue burned, scratched, and heavily used copies that click and pop like a bowl of Rice Crispies.  Then there's all the equipment and software you need to buy to properly record and master vinyl rips...it just gets out of hand really quickly.
 
2017-11-05 06:09:09 PM  
The catch is that you have to produce your fan club card or they don't sell it to you.
 
2017-11-05 06:26:16 PM  

Glitchwerks: Not_Todd: Are there really people without record players who would want to own them?

I would like to own one again, not so much for listening, but for digitizing some records that have still managed to never have a proper digital re-release and the only digital versions are pirated "scene" rips from the 90s and 00s that are 192 VBR and recorded with a pretty poor setup.

The records are all mostly $5-10 on Discogs, but I'm really not willing to play the Marketplace crapshoot and end up with some cue burned, scratched, and heavily used copies that click and pop like a bowl of Rice Crispies.  Then there's all the equipment and software you need to buy to properly record and master vinyl rips...it just gets out of hand really quickly.


I dunno if this is any use to you, but back in the day when I f*cked around pretending I could DJ, Hard to Find Records was prettty good.

The fact that they have a "USD" button as a currency option suggests that they ship to the US, if you can hack the import duty and shipping fees.

OTOH, the value of the £ may make it worthwhile. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Still, another arrow for your quiver anyway, bud.
 
2017-11-05 06:43:54 PM  
1) These aren't albums, they're singles
2) Anyone who has heard these, it's just the Beatles goofing around in the studio...there's nothing lost here. Of historical interest ONLY. I'd like to hear the entire tape they made as teenagers, that stuff that popped up a bit on Anthology 1 before I'd want this.

/R.E.M.'s XMas singles, there's something I'd love to get
//Own 4000+ records. Vinyl rules.
 
2017-11-05 06:45:53 PM  
Actually 72$ for 9 singles in a slipcase is an okay deal, 8$/record....I think I paid comparably for the Jam singles box.
 
2017-11-05 06:50:08 PM  
I've heard them all, and their value is in reminding us of when they were just a bunch of mates having fun with each other as opposed to the pretentiousness, hate-filled wankers at least one of them became.
 
2017-11-05 06:54:19 PM  

Not_Todd: I've heard them all, and their value is in reminding us of when they were just a bunch of mates having fun with each other as opposed to the pretentiousness, hate-filled wankers at least one of them became.


Why do you hate Ringo so much?
 
2017-11-05 07:39:52 PM  

Snapper Carr: Not_Todd: I've heard them all, and their value is in reminding us of when they were just a bunch of mates having fun with each other as opposed to the pretentiousness, hate-filled wankers at least one of them became.

Why do you hate Ringo so much?


Because he wants to be a Powerpuff Girl?
Powerpuff Girls und Ringo Starr | Cartoon Network
Youtube KtcBQYvZyd0
 
2017-11-05 07:48:12 PM  
I'd by vinyl if:

1) If It wasnt overpriced.
2) If the sound quality truly was better. Sorry, but most lps are made from digital masters.
3) if i enjoyed getting up every 20 minutes to change the record.
4) if i was an insufferable ________, who cared more about the object than the music itself.
 
2017-11-05 07:56:16 PM  
Listened to them growing up, the only value is in hearing them turn from squeaky clean boy band to some tripped up combination of Monty Python and the Firesign Theater
 
2017-11-05 08:07:15 PM  

iron de havilland: I dunno if this is any use to you, but back in the day when I f*cked around pretending I could DJ, Hard to Find Records was prettty good.


I think I actually did use them once or twice, through Amazon.  I drunk ordered a 2 LP set mistakenly, then ordered the proper 2 CD set a week later once I got LPs in the mail.  Didn't bother returning the LPs though.  It was a pretty damn obscure release I was certain they were glad to get rid of and it was my fault for Amazoning while under the influence.
 
2017-11-05 08:20:46 PM  

Snapper Carr: Not_Todd: I've heard them all, and their value is in reminding us of when they were just a bunch of mates having fun with each other as opposed to the pretentiousness, hate-filled wankers at least one of them became.

Why do you hate Ringo so much?


Saw Ringo last night.
 
2017-11-05 09:09:17 PM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: Problem: Price is inflated
Solution: Don't buy


i.imgflip.com
 
2017-11-05 09:40:02 PM  
thanks, Yoko
 
2017-11-05 09:44:36 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
Every jam we play, we break two needles
There's three two of us, but we're not the Beatles
 
2017-11-05 09:48:50 PM  

gar1013: Thong_of_Zardoz: Problem: Price is inflated
Solution: Don't buy

[i.imgflip.com image 850x444]


GOOD LORD THAT'S A LOTTA MONEY!
 
2017-11-05 09:49:27 PM  

Truthman: I'd by vinyl if:

1) If It wasnt overpriced.
2) If the sound quality truly was better. Sorry, but most lps are made from digital masters.
3) if i enjoyed getting up every 20 minutes to change the record.
4) if i was an insufferable ________, who cared more about the object than the music itself.


1) Almost all vinyl comes with the digital version as well. I can usually find an album for about 3$ more than having it exclusively on iTunes or something comparable.
2) Personal preference. Overproduction is a thing and clarity can detract from warmth and some albums suffer from being too clean. Listen to the evolution of production of, say, Metallica. There's a charm to the less produced earlier albums isn't there on later albums even if the music itself is just as good on a technical level. I like MC5, and it all sounds like shiat. If they could re-record it with the production level of Streely Dan, I'm not convinced it prefer it that way. Besides, if vinyl is cared for, it shouldn't have any noticible flaws. Some people like the crackle you get though - so personal preference. Most importantly, if you're listening on speakers and not headphones, it doesn't matter.
3) no arguments there.
4) hopefully you only buy digital books... or someone might be a hypocrite
 
2017-11-05 09:53:11 PM  

Truthman: I'd by vinyl if:

1) If It wasnt overpriced.
2) If the sound quality truly was better. Sorry, but most lps are made from digital masters.
3) if i enjoyed getting up every 20 minutes to change the record.
4) if i was an insufferable ________, who cared more about the object than the music itself.


If you like most of your music from the analog age, than analog records are the way to go....
I don't really have a reply to someone as insufferable as you, you seem determined, but I will say that in the early 2000s I noticed a lot of my CDs were unplayable (admittedly I did everything most people did with em, putting them in wallets out to the car stereos etc) while LPs I bought in high school were still great sounding. So I made a determination never to buy anything that wasn't on vinyl...haven't regretted that decision. If I a/b my system my vinyl sounds better than the same on CD for the most part.
There are a few records which are better on CD, I'll give you that.....really really quiet stuff like Silvestrov or Eno's ambient records. And I adore my classical music CDs, it's annoying to hear a symphony over 3 sides.
 
2017-11-05 10:09:14 PM  

Benalto: Truthman: I'd by vinyl if:

1) If It wasnt overpriced.
2) If the sound quality truly was better. Sorry, but most lps are made from digital masters.
3) if i enjoyed getting up every 20 minutes to change the record.
4) if i was an insufferable ________, who cared more about the object than the music itself.

If you like most of your music from the analog age, than analog records are the way to go....
I don't really have a reply to someone as insufferable as you, you seem determined, but I will say that in the early 2000s I noticed a lot of my CDs were unplayable (admittedly I did everything most people did with em, putting them in wallets out to the car stereos etc) while LPs I bought in high school were still great sounding. So I made a determination never to buy anything that wasn't on vinyl...haven't regretted that decision. If I a/b my system my vinyl sounds better than the same on CD for the most part.
There are a few records which are better on CD, I'll give you that.....really really quiet stuff like Silvestrov or Eno's ambient records. And I adore my classical music CDs, it's annoying to hear a symphony over 3 sides.


Re my number 4:
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.pigeon​s​andplanes.com/news/2016/04/nearly-half​-of-vinyl-owners-dont-actually-listen-​to-their-records
 
2017-11-05 11:34:51 PM  

Benalto: Actually 72$ for 9 singles in a slipcase is an okay deal, 8$/record....I think I paid comparably for the Jam singles box.


It's seven singles, all single-sided. Total running time is a shade under 50 minutes, a bit of a squeeze but doable for a single LP. Even as a 45 RPM two-LP set on audiophile vinyl thicker than a dinner plate that would be pricey. I've been waiting decades for these to be commercially released, but at that price, I'm out.
 
2017-11-05 11:51:49 PM  

Duke of Madness Motors: Listened to them growing up, the only value is in hearing them turn from squeaky clean boy band to some tripped up combination of Monty Python and the Firesign Theater


Matches Matches Matches!
Candles Candles Candles!
 
2017-11-06 12:18:28 AM  

Truthman: Benalto: Truthman: I'd by vinyl if:

1) If It wasnt overpriced.
2) If the sound quality truly was better. Sorry, but most lps are made from digital masters.
3) if i enjoyed getting up every 20 minutes to change the record.
4) if i was an insufferable ________, who cared more about the object than the music itself.

If you like most of your music from the analog age, than analog records are the way to go....
I don't really have a reply to someone as insufferable as you, you seem determined, but I will say that in the early 2000s I noticed a lot of my CDs were unplayable (admittedly I did everything most people did with em, putting them in wallets out to the car stereos etc) while LPs I bought in high school were still great sounding. So I made a determination never to buy anything that wasn't on vinyl...haven't regretted that decision. If I a/b my system my vinyl sounds better than the same on CD for the most part.
There are a few records which are better on CD, I'll give you that.....really really quiet stuff like Silvestrov or Eno's ambient records. And I adore my classical music CDs, it's annoying to hear a symphony over 3 sides.

Re my number 4:
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.pigeons​andplanes.com/news/2016/04/nearly-half​-of-vinyl-owners-dont-actually-listen-​to-their-records


I'm actually doing a Facebook thing where I'm listening to every 7th record, taking a pic and posting it. On #120something now, it was Government Issue s/t....as I have gone through these I admit there are a few I bought and haven't played yet, they were in my collection for quite awhile before I played em. One, some harp music, was still sealed when I pulled it out!
But yeah yeah I know the type. Before Bowie died, I pre-ordered Blackstar. If you recall this was around the holiday season. Never had time to listen. Then he died, and the clear vinyl pre-ordered version I had was going for like $400 on eBay. I told my wife I was gonna buy a black vinyl and never play the clear and she told me "You say people who do that are assholes!" And she is right. Records should be played. Tore the wrap off and listened.
 
2017-11-06 12:25:05 AM  

Hoopy Frood: Benalto: Actually 72$ for 9 singles in a slipcase is an okay deal, 8$/record....I think I paid comparably for the Jam singles box.

It's seven singles, all single-sided. Total running time is a shade under 50 minutes, a bit of a squeeze but doable for a single LP. Even as a 45 RPM two-LP set on audiophile vinyl thicker than a dinner plate that would be pricey. I've been waiting decades for these to be commercially released, but at that price, I'm out.


Some of those sides are over 7 minutes long wtf?? These are the anti-audiophile!
Shoulda done something geeky like a $40 2x10" set.....
Yeah I'm not going to buy these either.
 
2017-11-06 01:53:46 AM  
If you're still buying Beatles vinyl in 2017 there's no hope for you.
 
2017-11-06 08:07:38 AM  
It boils down to about eight bucks per record. Most record store day seven inchers retail for $10 to $12 individually. With this set you're paying less per and they come in a case. It's priced reasonably considering the retail price of individual special edition seven inchers these days.

Some cheap ass motherfarkas in this thread...
 
2017-11-06 08:32:26 AM  

Truthman: Benalto: Truthman: I'd by vinyl if:

1) If It wasnt overpriced.
2) If the sound quality truly was better. Sorry, but most lps are made from digital masters.
3) if i enjoyed getting up every 20 minutes to change the record.
4) if i was an insufferable ________, who cared more about the object than the music itself.

If you like most of your music from the analog age, than analog records are the way to go....
I don't really have a reply to someone as insufferable as you, you seem determined, but I will say that in the early 2000s I noticed a lot of my CDs were unplayable (admittedly I did everything most people did with em, putting them in wallets out to the car stereos etc) while LPs I bought in high school were still great sounding. So I made a determination never to buy anything that wasn't on vinyl...haven't regretted that decision. If I a/b my system my vinyl sounds better than the same on CD for the most part.
There are a few records which are better on CD, I'll give you that.....really really quiet stuff like Silvestrov or Eno's ambient records. And I adore my classical music CDs, it's annoying to hear a symphony over 3 sides.

Re my number 4:
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.pigeons​andplanes.com/news/2016/04/nearly-half​-of-vinyl-owners-dont-actually-listen-​to-their-records


So? I have songs I bought digitally I don't listen to. Anti-vinyl people are way more insufferable than vinyl people.
 
2017-11-06 09:05:52 AM  

zappaisfrank: It boils down to about eight bucks per record. Most record store day seven inchers retail for $10 to $12 individually. With this set you're paying less per and they come in a case. It's priced reasonably considering the retail price of individual special edition seven inchers these days.

Some cheap ass motherfarkas in this thread...


>$10 per track is not reasonably priced. 

Benalto: Hoopy Frood: Benalto: Actually 72$ for 9 singles in a slipcase is an okay deal, 8$/record....I think I paid comparably for the Jam singles box.

It's seven singles, all single-sided. Total running time is a shade under 50 minutes, a bit of a squeeze but doable for a single LP. Even as a 45 RPM two-LP set on audiophile vinyl thicker than a dinner plate that would be pricey. I've been waiting decades for these to be commercially released, but at that price, I'm out.

Some of those sides are over 7 minutes long wtf?? These are the anti-audiophile!
Shoulda done something geeky like a $40 2x10" set.....
Yeah I'm not going to buy these either.


Check that, it's around 44 minutes. I accidentally dragged an outtake onto the playlist with them. But yes, two are well over 7 minutes. Running times on the Yellow Dog CD: 5:04, 4:05, 6:24, 6:40, 6:12, 7:55, 7:44.
 
2017-11-06 10:11:14 AM  
Eh.......as noted repeatedly above, for completists only.  and they're already out there on fairly high grade audio (noting my comment below).  i've seen them bootlegged many, many times.

and, from memory, they were released on flexi-discs and weren't recorded on Abbey Road's highest grade equipment, as they were intneded to be kinda throwaway.
 
2017-11-06 03:17:11 PM  

Benalto: Truthman: Benalto: Truthman: I'd by vinyl if:

1) If It wasnt overpriced.
2) If the sound quality truly was better. Sorry, but most lps are made from digital masters.
3) if i enjoyed getting up every 20 minutes to change the record.
4) if i was an insufferable ________, who cared more about the object than the music itself.

If you like most of your music from the analog age, than analog records are the way to go....
I don't really have a reply to someone as insufferable as you, you seem determined, but I will say that in the early 2000s I noticed a lot of my CDs were unplayable (admittedly I did everything most people did with em, putting them in wallets out to the car stereos etc) while LPs I bought in high school were still great sounding. So I made a determination never to buy anything that wasn't on vinyl...haven't regretted that decision. If I a/b my system my vinyl sounds better than the same on CD for the most part.
There are a few records which are better on CD, I'll give you that.....really really quiet stuff like Silvestrov or Eno's ambient records. And I adore my classical music CDs, it's annoying to hear a symphony over 3 sides.

Re my number 4:
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.pigeons​andplanes.com/news/2016/04/nearly-half​-of-vinyl-owners-dont-actually-listen-​to-their-records

I'm actually doing a Facebook thing where I'm listening to every 7th record, taking a pic and posting it. On #120something now, it was Government Issue s/t....as I have gone through these I admit there are a few I bought and haven't played yet, they were in my collection for quite awhile before I played em. One, some harp music, was still sealed when I pulled it out!
But yeah yeah I know the type. Before Bowie died, I pre-ordered Blackstar. If you recall this was around the holiday season. Never had time to listen. Then he died, and the clear vinyl pre-ordered version I had was going for like $400 on eBay. I told my wife I was gonna buy a black vinyl and never play the clear and she told me "You say people who do that are assholes!" And she is right. Records should be played. Tore the wrap off and listened.


I know im being a bit douchy on this but i used to have a vinyl collection of over 5000 lps. I hated getting rid of it but it was completely impractical and face it, nice warm sounds are nice but dust, scratches, and warping were unavoidable. Worst was buying a "pre-warped record" that you had to fight over returning because "i must have left it in the sun".
If someone likes vinyl and all its then go for it, just stop the smug preaching of a superiority that doesn't exist.
 
2017-11-07 01:23:29 AM  

Not_Todd: Are there really people without record players who would want to own them? I mean, they're a lot of fun, but this is strictly for the completionists.


I got most of them off of napster way back when
 
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