Classic Or Dud: New "Vinyl-Only" Releases That Show Up On CD, Like, A Year Later

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kinda bugs me for some reason. i know, i know, how else are you ever gonna hear some edition-of-30 beta lactam lathe-cut EP if it doesn't come out on cd at a later date. well, maybe God never intended for you to hear it. did you ever think of that?

this is really a question of packaging and marketing, i suppose. but there is a part of me that likes the idea of a new release only being available in the vinyl format. you are tossing a bone to the vinyl faithful. not that i buy a lot of fancy limited-edition vinyl, but i like to know that exists. it's fun. and pretty. usually.

scott seward, Friday, 17 July 2009 18:22 (eleven years ago) link

mixed feelings. it's cool and fun and collectable and vinyl is the physical format that's going to persist longest. but i listen to most music in my car on cd while commuting, and second most walking around on my ipod. so you at least have to throw a download in. even then, my computer doesn't feel like burning cd's lately!

north sea jazz dit weekend (call all destroyer), Friday, 17 July 2009 18:27 (eleven years ago) link

this bugs me too - i feel like its a pretty questionable and kinda scummy trick a lot of the time. wolves in the throne room did this with that last ep and then put the cd out like 2 months later or something, which is just kind of lame. i do feel like an included digital download is a nice gesture tho because my digitize my vinyl project has gotten about to step zero despite all my good intentions.

The Paul McCartney mix album, "Twin Freaks" is still only a vinyl edition, kinda.

There are promos of it on CD.

I managed to get one at the 'promo-palace' a few years ago.

Thought I'd sell it just to see. Paid for the holiday to Spain (the accomodation), seriously!

Mark G, Tuesday, 21 July 2009 09:30 (eleven years ago) link

ten years pass...

i think bands like Attila should have vinyl-only releases, with the vinyl and master tapes destroyed immediately afterwards

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Friday, 10 July 2020 00:33 (one month ago) link


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