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 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

Alright, I'm going to chime in here, and forgive me if I offend.... but this is FUCKING BULLSHIT!!!!
WHY on EARTH would ANY label DO THIS THIS WAY???? This is going to hurt their sales.

And you'll notice I used the "pissed-off" emoticon... have any of you ever seen me use that?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   JohnnyRoastbeef   (Member)

Alright, I'm going to chime in here, and forgive me if I offend.... but this is FUCKING RETARDED!!!!
WHY on EARTH would ANY label DO THIS THIS WAY???? This is going to hurt their sales.

And you'll notice I used the "pissed-off" emoticon... have any of you ever seen me use that?


I was trying to be diplomatic with my post, but yep, I agree with you completely. They can only hurt their sales by releasing it this way. To go through the trouble of making both a CD and LP, but forcing consumers to buy them together is a big mistake. Looks like an awesome set though...if you collect vinyl.

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

WHY on EARTH would ANY label DO THIS THIS WAY???? This is going to hurt their sales.

Hurt their sales? Sure. Their profits? We'll see. This sells for close to three times what a specialty CD typically sells for. We love our CDs, but sales are way down everywhere. Many barely sell at all. They're betting on a collectors market instead. Will it work? I have no idea. But there's a marketing strategy here. "FUCKING RETARDED" is a pretty idiotic statement, which just seems to mean "They're not giving me what I want!"

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

Alright, I'm going to chime in here, and forgive me if I offend.... but this is FUCKING RETARDED!!!!
WHY on EARTH would ANY label DO THIS THIS WAY???? This is going to hurt their sales.

And you'll notice I used the "pissed-off" emoticon... have any of you ever seen me use that?


I was trying to be diplomatic with my post, but yep, I agree with you completely. They can only hurt their sales by releasing it this way. To go through the trouble of making both a CD and LP, but forcing consumers to buy them together is a big mistake. Looks like an awesome set though...if you collect vinyl.


Oh there's no DOUBT that they did an INCREDIBLE JOB on this... gorgeous stuff, but....oh shit! I just realized I had better stop ranting before I get my very first chastising from Ford!big grinbig grinbig grinbig grin

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 11:10 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

This strongarm approach to selling Lp's is getting on my nerves.

it's really twisted

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 11:31 AM   
 By:   Mark Langdon   (Member)

Even if you do pay the £40.00 for this just for the CD, it's in a feckin' digipak or card sleeve by the looks of things. *sigh*

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Another vote for "shame" here...
This lp BS has to go - been there done that & most of us are on the go - hell, even FORD agreed people listen in the car more often than not. There is an lp of CHUD somewhere out there I'd love to have, but doing lp transfer class again. Yes, the cd is there, but I can't help feel the Lp not only weighted the price down but the shipping as well. I'm sure the 10's of groovy hipsters will be finger popping along with joy - the rest of us? No further comment....

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 11:49 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

...people listen in the car more often than not....

They still can!



Even in the UK where they drive on the wrong side of the road.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   Chris Avis   (Member)

I'm curious as to how long the score is... I wouldn't have thought there was 75 minutes of music here. Is it possible that the statement:

"Over 75 minutes of music across three formats (Vinyl, CD & Download - High-resolution WAV & 320kbps CBR MP3)."

Could mean 75 minutes = 25 min vinyl + 25 min CD + 25 min Download?

Chris.

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I'm curious as to how long the score is... I wouldn't have thought there was 75 minutes of music here. Is it possible that the statement:

"Over 75 minutes of music across three formats (Vinyl, CD & Download - High-resolution WAV & 320kbps CBR MP3)."

Could mean 75 minutes = 25 min vinyl + 25 min CD + 25 min Download?

Chris.


No. Your answer comes from Guenther K and thx99 a few posts up.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

WHY on EARTH would ANY label DO THIS THIS WAY???? This is going to hurt their sales.

Hurt their sales? Sure. Their profits? We'll see. This sells for close to three times what a specialty CD typically sells for. We love our CDs, but sales are way down everywhere. Many barely sell at all. They're betting on a collectors market instead. Will it work? I have no idea. But there's a marketing strategy here. "FUCKING RETARDED" is a pretty idiotic statement, which just seems to mean "They're not giving me what I want!"


I'm not sure they are hitting the collectors market. Look here. Or perhaps you mean vinyl collectors? I thought these people were mostly into old classic editions. Anyway it's up to them, if they feel it is a better business decision. I agree with you that not selling separately, may not necessarily be a bad decision. From experience this happens quite often in the music business. For instance I've just inquired about a concert series that was sold as 3 concerts together. I don't even live in that city so that's a fairly bad deal for me, but apparently they feel they can sold out the concerts anyway so they don't care.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

There is something VERY twisted going on here. Both this score and Marnie were with other labels. I, for one, would love to know just how this all happened, who is running this label and giving press releases like they're God's gift to soundtrack collectors because they're unearthing rare scores. Really? I think there are about ten other labels that have been doing that very thing and for a much longer time and much more intelligently.

There's something wacky about this - working with the estates? Not the rights' holders? Alfred Hitchcock's estate does not own Marnie, Universal does. Unless these people have suddenly gotten in where so many others have failed. And then to do this kind of thing? I'm sure they'll release the CD alone at some point, but I would like to know the behind-the-scenes on this.

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 12:47 PM   
 By:   Neil S. Bulk   (Member)

I'm curious as to how long the score is...

The entire score should fit comfortably on one LP, where a little less than 20 minutes a side is ideal.

Neil

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Now you've said that, Bruce, I have a hunch it's a risk on what may turn out to be a short-term trend because it'll burn out or fizzle out before long in this instant buzz world.

I've noticed that vinyl has been given a very prominent frontage at the local HMV, including soundtracks you wouldn't believe could be there unless your own eyeballs were to see it (the Barry Bonds.)

I think this re-investment in novelty vinyl is being honed to a fine beam from a magnifying glass so a little heat can be turned on momentarily. How they come about the necessary market research is a mystery.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 1:02 PM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

There is something VERY twisted going on here. Both this score and Marnie were with other labels. I, for one, would love to know just how this all happened, who is running this label and giving press releases like they're God's gift to soundtrack collectors because they're unearthing rare scores. Really? I think there are about ten other labels that have been doing that very thing and for a much longer time and much more intelligently.

There's something wacky about this - working with the estates? Not the rights' holders? Alfred Hitchcock's estate does not own Marnie, Universal does. Unless these people have suddenly gotten in where so many others have failed. And then to do this kind of thing? I'm sure they'll release the CD alone at some point, but I would like to know the behind-the-scenes on this.


Hey Bruce....
Is it possible that "Stylotone" could be an off-shoot of a prominent soundtrack label?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Here's a novel idea:

Some of us like vinyl, some of us like CDs.

Instead of whining, why don't some of you PAIR UP AND GO IN 50/50 on this release, one of you keeping the LP and one of you keeping the CD?

I happily plunked down my hard-earned dough for this release, and will just as happily sell my CD to whoever wants it.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   ghp1977   (Member)

Here's a novel idea:

Some of us like vinyl, some of us like CDs.

Instead of whining, why don't some of you PAIR UP AND GO IN 50/50 on this release, one of you keeping the LP and one of you keeping the CD?

I happily plunked down my hard-earned dough for this release, and will just as happily sell my CD to whoever wants it.


I'll buy it from you!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

How much will the download cost and will it be available at itunes and Amazon ?

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

Something twisted indeed...
The rhetoric featured in the advertisement looks quite familiar....
From a label known for deluxe, overwritten splendid descriptions of product...

Hmmm...
Could it be HARKIT???!!!! (Satan!)

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

roll eyes

 
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