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 Posted:   May 28, 2016 - 5:15 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

OK... I've heard from someone that he actually received CD-R copies of FARGO 2 and one more title...
There is no information of FARGO 2 being a CD-R on Amazon or anywhere else... interestingly the CD disappeared from SAE and perhaps even Intrada where it was initially available to pre-order...


I had received HOME FIRES by Samuel Sim yesterday from Amazon and opened it just now to listen to it... and it is AGAIN CD-R although there is no information about the fact on the Amazon page for the album... Of course, I immediatelly filled for a refund...

Perhaps we should better compile our list here, which would include the titles that are available this way without any real information from Amazon....

Perhaps some of those are also available on real discs in Europe and hopefully anyone who got them in EU can confirm the fact...

If you have any additions, let me know and I'll keep the list updated.

FYI both of these titles are marked as releases by "Sony (Classical Masters)" so better be careful.

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Lane, Rob - Beowulf http://www.amazon.com/Beowulf-Rob-Lane/dp/B01AO7KZTE/
Russo, Jeff - Fargo Series 2 http://www.amazon.com/Fargo-Year-Score-Original-Television/dp/B01CRTD904
Shigeru, Umebayashi - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny http://www.amazon.com/Crouching-Tiger-Hidden-Dragon-Destiny/dp/B01AXA6EYW
Sim, Samuel - Home Fires http://www.amazon.com/Home-Fires-Television-Samuel-Sim/dp/B01DLQNM86

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2016 - 5:19 AM   
 By:   kossjak   (Member)

We need PFK to blame Sony here smile

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2016 - 5:23 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Yes, but still... those on demand this, which is probably the case here, are manufactured directly by Amazon... so they should be aware of what are they selling...

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2016 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   John Blankenship   (Member)

I can confirm another CD-R title from Sony (Classical Masters) on Amazon:

Umebayashi, Shigeru - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny http://www.amazon.com/Crouching-Tiger-Hidden-Dragon-Destiny/dp/B01AXA6EYW


 
 Posted:   May 28, 2016 - 6:55 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Great.. thanks!
Must be pretty much all Sony Masters then:

Charusha, Dasha - Hardcore Henry http://www.amazon.com/Hardcore-Henry-Original-Motion-Picture/dp/B01EBIJVVK


Perhaps also
Brown, Coby - The Man who Knew Infinity http://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B01CHBP6W6/
Clarke, Stanley - Barbershop: The Next Cut http://www.amazon.com/Barbershop-Next-Cut-Stanley-Clarke/dp/B01DEEVJCQ
Lewis, Dominic - Money Monster http://www.amazon.com/Money-Monster-Soundtrack-Dominic-Lewis/dp/B01EMCBULY/
...but those are marked as import so who knows...

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2016 - 1:19 PM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

It looks like X-Men: Age of Apocalypse is a CD-R, at least here in the U.S.

Whoops! I just reread the subject matter. Amazon does state the X-Men cd is a cd-R, so false alarm!

My apologies.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2016 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   Tadlow   (Member)

I can confirm another CD-R title from Sony (Classical Masters) on Amazon:

Umebayashi, Shigeru - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny http://www.amazon.com/Crouching-Tiger-Hidden-Dragon-Destiny/dp/B01AXA6EYW


And they did not have the courtesy to list "the artist": the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nic Raine. Recorded and mixed at Smecky (pronounced smemkee) Music Studios by Jan Holzner and orchestra "fixed" by Tadlow Music Ltd!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2016 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   Tadlow   (Member)

I can confirm another CD-R title from Sony (Classical Masters) on Amazon:

Umebayashi, Shigeru - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny http://www.amazon.com/Crouching-Tiger-Hidden-Dragon-Destiny/dp/B01AXA6EYW


And they did not have the courtesy to list "the artist": the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nic Raine. Recorded and mixed at Smecky (pronounced smemkee) Music Studios by Jan Holzner and orchestra "fixed" by Tadlow Music Ltd!!!! Orchestrations by Nic Raine

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2016 - 2:00 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

It looks like X-Men: Age of Apocalypse is a CD-R, at least here in the U.S.

Whoops! I just reread the subject matter. Amazon does state the X-Men cd is a cd-R, so false alarm!

My apologies.



No worries... the CD-R note just popped in there less then 1 day before the US release date...
So far this seems to be limited only to those "Classical Masters" titles... fortunately vast majority of those listed on Amazon are various classical recordings and only a couple film scores... hopefully there won't be many more examples than those already listed...

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2016 - 4:45 PM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

The listings for Money Monster, Man Who Knew Infinity, Crouching Tiger and Barbershop on Amazon UK all feature back cover images which make it appear those versions were made in Europe, which I think means they'll be pressed CDs, not CD-Rs. No back cover images for Beowulf or Fargo season 2 on Amazon UK, so it's less clear with those.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2016 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I received two CD-Rs, DEEP IMPACT and THE SPITFIRE GRILL. I hate CD-Rs, I would have just thrown them out if I wasn't out money!

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2016 - 5:46 PM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

Amazon UK doesn't have the on-demand feature that the US outfit has so I doubt anything sold through the UK store is a CD-R.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2016 - 6:08 PM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

Amazon UK doesn't have the on-demand feature that the US outfit has so I doubt anything sold through the UK store is a CD-R.

Amazon UK does sell some of those WaterTower CD-Rs like San Andreas, which is listed as "import" and "mod" ("made [or manufactured] on demand," I think).

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2016 - 6:53 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

I just sold a copy of Punisher War Zone and was not aware till I was ready to ship that it was an Amazon CD-R. Fortunately my buyer was okay with it.

http://www.amazon.com/Punisher-War-Zone-Original-Picture/dp/B001NMTBF4

Amazon does list that this is a CD-R.

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2016 - 7:17 PM   
 By:   FP   (Member)



Yes CDR nice label printed.. but it seem a very cheap medium..20€

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2016 - 11:20 PM   
 By:   The Thing   (Member)

I'm confused.

I noted down the barcode number from the back cover picture of Crouching Tiger on Amazon UK, and searched for that barcode number on Amazon USA and it brought up the product page that is for the alleged CD-R version. Surely they should have different barcodes if they're different products?

The Amazon UK one costs twice as much from Amazon UK themselves than it does from the usual marketplace sellers that I use (e.g. AllYourMusic who are based in the USA), so how could I be sure what I'd be getting? If I ordered it, it is so much easier to send it back directly to Amazon if it turns out to be a "fake" than if I were to return it to a marketplace seller. But I don't want to pay twice the price just to be "safe"...

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2016 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   Sampo   (Member)

I'm disappointed that Sword of Destiny is (or appears to be) a CD-R. Since Dun won the oscar for Crouching Tiger & since that film & score did so much to boost China's cinema in the west, it's a shame a sequel with a reputed composer couldn't get a real cd.

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2016 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

We need PFK to blame Sony here smile



I think Stylotone is behind it! big grin

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I'm disappointed that Sword of Destiny is (or appears to be) a CD-R. Since Dun won the oscar for Crouching Tiger & since that film & score did so much to boost China's cinema in the west, it's a shame a sequel with a reputed composer couldn't get a real cd.

What do a CD and CD-R have in common...

they are just both a STORAGE MEDIUM for audio digital information at 16 bit / 44.1

PRESSED CD have a longer lifespan then a CD-R

HOWEVER if you don't just a sticker on it and store it in a cool and dark place it should have a fairly long life span as well.

Now, most folks will get the CD or CD-R and rip it into their ITUNES or such and just play the music from there and toss the CD on the Shelf, in the closet,etc...

So long as the sellers tell you want you getting, no problem

The bottomline is that it's cheaper to do this when press up a CD and most companies like the AMAZON DOD service because you can tell get a "CD" for those folks who want it.

So it's Downloads or this from many companies

You might not like it, but this is where we are going in the 21st Century.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   May 29, 2016 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   The Thing   (Member)

What do a CD and CD-R have in common...

they are just both a STORAGE MEDIUM for audio digital information at 16 bit / 44.1



No-one's denying that argument.

The record label executives probably don't care about the difference either.

But, just like the label doesn't want the extra cost of pressing a proper CD, some consumers don't want to spend their money on a CD-R.

However, as per the title of this thread, the Amazon product information doesn't state what's on offer.

 
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