Joined: Dec 2006
RE: New Pink Floyd Box Set to be Released
TiedyeVikki Wrote:I had pre-ordered this box set from F.Y.E. (that's where I found the best deal, $180 after a 10% off online coupon for first-time customers), but I didn't do it until the night before release (that's when I figured out that nobody was carrying it in-store). Well all this time it's been on "backorder"... and I figured my chances of ever getting it were pretty slim, considering it's limited to 10,000 worldwide and I'd read that pre-orders alone were much higher than that. Well to my surprise, I got an email the other day saying it's been shipped... WOO-HOO! Merry Christmas to me!
Hey, did you all know about how a "small number" of boxsets went out with a misprint on the inner sleeve of disc 2 of The Wall? The lyrics for side 3 are repeated where the lyrics for side 4 should be. And if you got one like that, you can email them for a replacement sleeve. You can read about it here:
And to everyone here (and everywhere else too) who has complained about this box set not including any bonus material... if they HAD included any extras, those same people would be complaining about having to spend all that money on material they already owned just to get the extras! Now, that said, I'm all for them doing SEPARATE release of JUST bonus material... that would be ideal. Just as this box set is ideal for someone who doesn't already own any/many Floyd albums. In my case I already owned 8 and was missing 6, so it was kind of a borderline call for me, especially since I'm told they're all being remastered and re-released separately next year (probably the reason the box set was limited to 10,000 worldwide), but I figure I can always pass my duplicates on to my son, so it still made sense for me, especially when I found the deal I found. Anyway, I'M a happy camper!
Although I still say "Oh By The Way" was the dumbest title ever. I did hear one interesting theory though... since there's always this ongoing debate over who is/was the most defining member of Pink Floyd, maybe you're supposed to listen to the entire library, all neatly packaged in one box set, and ponder over "Which one's Pink?"
Well anyway, turns out I got one of the misprinted ones... and I'm pretty happy about it! Although I'd like to know what a "small number" is exactly. I emailed them for a replacement sleeve at the end of December... the only response I've gotten so far is an "out of office reply" from a Paul Fletcher who was away for the holidays... but I'm sure it'll come in the mail soon.
No Floyd fan should ever miss a chance to see THE MACHINE!
Go ahead... sample their music, check their tour schedule...
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