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#31 Post by lucienchardon »

fac23 wrote:
Thu 26 Jul 2018, 5:03 pm
Add me to the herd of impulse limited edition buyers. Not so sure this was a good idea now, some 5 minutes later. I like the general idea though.
Don't worry, it was a good idea! I did the same. Very much looking forward to it. Just hope the shipping of the items is more efficient than for Annually.

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ArtHist wrote:
Thu 26 Jul 2018, 4:32 pm
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Thu 26 Jul 2018, 1:08 pm
Their output these days seems to consist of autographed 'stuff'. I understand everyone needs a pension pot but I find all these re-releases, Further Listenings) and signed lithographs just a cynical ploy to fleece the diehards. I know no one is forcing anyone to buy these things but slapping a 'limited edition' tag onto a product doesn't necessarily mean it's a quality product. Their Catalogue book was definitely a worthwhile endeavour and no doubt lined the pockets of deserving individuals such as Eric Watson et al but this latest product.....meh.
I think you’re right and by my own admission I am one of those who buys it - rightly or wrongly. Mind you, I love that lithograph from yesterday at the ROH.
I'm not judging the fans whatsoever but we'd all prefer new material- be it written, musical or performative. Producing a book of lyrics which have been accessible to everyone for years is like something a marketing team would come up with. They're at risk of becoming the George Lucas of music- exhausting pre-existing product to scrape the barrel for what is lucre rather than making an artistic statement.
Agreed - I’d take new material over any of this.
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Thu 26 Jul 2018, 10:28 am
I don’t quite understand the reason behind this book. Who is it aimed at ? Are fans going to buy it just because it’s a Psb item? Is your average music fan going to buy it when all the lyrics are readily available on the psb site ?
I’d say it’s analogous to the Jarvis Cocker one.

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They could sell 500 signed 1 track CDRs with an unreleased remix for $200 a pop.
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No hesitation whatsoever this is going to be rare at only 500 limited editions printed. Purchased.
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Patrick Bateman wrote:
Thu 26 Jul 2018, 5:41 pm
popfreak wrote:
Thu 26 Jul 2018, 10:28 am
I don’t quite understand the reason behind this book. Who is it aimed at ? Are fans going to buy it just because it’s a Psb item? Is your average music fan going to buy it when all the lyrics are readily available on the psb site ?
I’d say it’s analogous to the Jarvis Cocker one.
Which is brilliant, by the way.
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#37 Post by psbnyc »

I'm excited about this - looks very interesting. And I was briefly considering buying the ltd edition, in the US it's at USD 100 which I might be willing to pay, but then I realized that they're charging 41 USD for delivery - which is ridiculous. So I'll be buying the basic version for 18 USD.....

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$41 for delivery? F' that. Mind made up.
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#39 Post by Effen Vida »

I also ordered the limited edition. Laugh, mock, be appalled...I don't care.
A beautifully presented, nicely bound book containing lyrics from my favourite lyricist of over 30 years and signed by the author? I'd have been mad not to. What a lovely thing to own.

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Historical on so many levels. I purchased the limited edition too. Worth it given it's autograph and I get to read those deep lyrics in book-format for the rest of my life. Wow! I'm excited.

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When the tickets go on sale tomorrow for Neil's book event, you can also buy the book in advance for £10, or buy on the night. Bargain.

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Just went for the regular hardback. I’m assuming this will be presented very nicely, (so) hard to tell from the jpeg.

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Limited edition is sold out

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They’ll be on eBay just in time for Christmas!
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#45 Post by coufy »

Came back to the hotel from roh show and bought the last copy of limited edition. Thet chilled the super hot day in London)
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