But one would think the majors would take the opportunity to ensure that a new client is treated with respect and perhaps an ounce of priority to build that new financial relationship. It has become a sport to buy box sets at the absolute lowest price. Something tangible is more than worth it’s weight in gold to me. Secondly, it’s limited to 1000 world wide so I thought it might sell out. Cheers So for me, as a collector, I will always have a wish list of items I want in my collection, but like most people I only have limited funds to spend on my ever growing collection and therefore will never be able to afford them all (and certainly not at the release price which in 90% of cases will be the highest ever price). Everyone has one. The "Custom Music Box Module" is one of the newest creations combining tradition and cutting edge technology from Music Box Attic. Rather like stamp collecting or train spotting. Thanks Paul and all the contributors for a thoughtful and thought provoking discussion. Fifth & Sixth form for me was the place to express ones “coolness” (hah!) There is a problem with my order, what should I do? For me the best example of a label policy and strategy is Nuclear Blast. – The Tubular Bells box from a few years ago looked great, but I couldn’t justify it. This box set can’t compare to that one, so why the abusive price? No margin whatsoever? Maybe they wouldn’t seem so special if all these major labels weren’t so adamant about giving the audience musical dross. The Music Box timer. The Sankyo "Orpheus" music boxes have very deep and beautiful sounds true to its name. If the point is to shift physical product, then keep the new music in a physical format, and offer different ways to buy it. How true …”possibly inside your own home too”. What I do think is that IF they are going to charge the earth £100+ for an item then it ought to be definitive and spectacular. You could argue that they are STILL not doing what they should do with Bowie’s catalogue 20 years later. Look like we have overlapping tastes – I have 3 of the 4 sets you mention; however, I love Blu-rays and 5.1 mixes. Peter Gabriel’s “So” box was actually very nicely constructed and presented. This works on craigslist and others. You ask about pay, PC… Well, it differs. An OK price would be around £30-£50 for a box set with 5 or 6 discs. If it wasn’t at least 6’30” minutes, I wouldn’t buy it because why pay twice as much for the same song if it is only a minute or so longer? The attraction of new packages with ever more versions (previously deemed inferior) of the available tracks is one of ever diminishing returns – as more of the archive stuff is released. In the old days it was all about the boxes; the amplifier and speaker. Click here for further details on our return policy. Click here to sign up for our newsletter and receive immediate savings. So, please release the vinyl and digital discs separate, as most consumers don’t want both formats. There are marketing costs involved and a supply and demand effect that takes place. (the Universal/Hip-O Select _Complete Motown Singles_ sets would make my list if the sound wasn’t so poor so often — I did buy them all, but I wish I was more enthusiastic about them). now vinyl editions to me feel better as there is someting there which cannot be replicted at home but there is still a feeling that the companies havent learnt anything and are content to try and fleece us bu chatding stupid prices see The smith TQID 5 LP set was £65 ish and was on sale for £35 less than 6 months later. These are the kinds of artefacts I would compare to that Paul Smith t-shirt. They are all in the small box sized sets. Forget the super deluxe editions, just look at the “ordinary” releases. Some of the above missing, no buying…. So the price to produce the set is £15, max. I think it is a drag when CD sets are combined with vinyl. Since usually, you can’t get them anywhere else. The worst case I recall, of this, was when I contributed a note to a Gordon Giltrap vintage live performance from Radio Clyde to a small label (I forget which) – after Gordon, whom I’d interviewed, seeing it and being very happy – only to find that a square bracket question-to-Gordon asking ‘is this correct? Very good comments and insight re Ferry. This was for Editors’ “Unedited” 7CD + 7LP set – a total of 14 discs in a (very large) box along with a gorgeous booklet. – Book with history, artist/band comments, art, etc. Why there’s any need to get angry because of the inflated launch prices, I’ll never get. Money is not. What they have to get right is content. I don’t know enough about these business models but maybe someone who does know can enlighten us. Personally, I am after the sound so might pay £20 per high fidelity re-issue (or new issue) of something I want to LISTEN too. as we are on the topic of box sets…what do people this about this imminent release…, https://thesoundofvinyl.com/*/*/The-Velvet-Underground-LP-Box/5QV50000000. Colin is correct, of course. It seems like the folks that put together these sets are interested in many times giving us just a certain amount of material or the artist (McCartney) is interested in putting in lots of paper which I won’t be likely to look at again. What is the difference between and 18 and 30 note? It’s also interesting that there are some comments on here regarding labels getting their initial pricing wrong – one guy comments that had the REM box set been £50 instead of £80 they would likely have sold double; here I disagree – the purchasers of box sets tend to be fans of the band, not casual listeners. Please let’s have some releases with new tracks, or different versions, at prices the ordinary music lover, on vinyl, can afford. 1. I would pay $108 for a box that included those things. A very interesting debate with some excellent points. You may say “X album was recorded years ago, there are no artist advances to pay!” but that is not necessarily the truth. As someone up above said, the casual fan is unlikely to be willing to pay more than 10-15 pounds. I hated seeing some of the early box sets reduced to little clamshell boxes. I bought the album on day of release many years ago, my friends thought it was a rip off then ,,,,,’what no Virginia Plain ‘ Cover artwork: selected by Phil Jones and generously given for free by the artist To make this material sellable, Cherry Red then have to entice with a book, poster, coloured vinyl or any other carrot (limited edition anyone?) Get the best deals on Disney Music Box when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Free US Domestic Shipping on All Orders Call Toll Free: (866)622-8842 Our Story; Customer Service; FAQs; Blog; Shop By Note Size. We carry the following brands: Reuge / Romance, Sankyo/Orpheus and Yunsheng / Rhymes. As that's hard to monetise and as viewers are getting it in a small box not a large screen, why make landmark or elaborate videos when you can get some twerking dancers in. Ithink subconciously the customer has decided the Roxy set isn’t offering the correct value at the correct price point. Roxy Music SDE will be £60 by the time the For Your Pleasure SDE and Roxy Music Vinyl SDE are released – bring it on, I can wait another 6 months. Collecting can get silly. This is also why you hear about production companies (and stars) raising their rates after that initial lock-down period is over, assuming they are pulling in good ratings in the right demographics. The long-time Queen fan will probably want to purchase the set, but, because of its price and lack of value, probably will not do so, unless he/she has the disposable income available to, essentially, pay $130+ for a single disc of outtakes. If an instrument was made 300 years ago, you can generally assume that it will be more expensive than one made last year. With Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Patricia Morison, Edmund Breon. I view box sets as a luxury item but I’m certain none of my family or friends would think so, not that it bothers me. Yes, the packaging I’m sure is beautiful but it’s a great deal of money, Your email address will not be published. Re: Quadrophenia – I agree it was a complete shocker that a 5.1 mix wasn’t included in full (and then magically appeared a couple of years later on bluray). No one would have complained at £100+ if it was a 2.5 hour extravaganza of well thought out stage craft and a superb set list. What I want is an informative booklet and the music itself. The bigger, better the mechanical movement inside the box, the more expensive it is. But aren’t Paul Smith T-shirts, Smeg fridges etc discounted sometimes too? When the song charted, the price shot up. Luckily, if I end up writing colossal amounts – and I don’t always, only if the story needs it – the labels I’ve dealt with have understood the value of that content and stretched their budgets – and the physics of releases – to accommodate – like Topic’s ‘Anne Briggs: A Collection’ in the late 90s (c.11,000 words and 36 pages or thereabouts, in a jewel case – the limit of what was possible) or the RPM ‘Turtle Records’ clamshell set I mentioned earlier. Particularly as the Signed part of it seems a poor afterthought, Kylie Minogues recent Pre order – Dancing had 100 Signed Photo Deluxe Bundles amd 50 Signed Test Pressings £150…. The perceived “value” has been debated here & on other fora. 3. So, to each his own in terms of perception of value. For more detailed information click here. They exist out of broadcaster blanket deals, and with their multiple plays, can add up in royalties. We have thousands of styles at any given moment available in stock to choose from. You can place an order 3 ways. That jet fighter aerobatic team they run needs paying for somehow you know :). Why? We will always accommodate any change granted that the order hasn't shipped. Couldn’t have put it better myself…well said. Trying to justify myself to my wife, I went through every item on my amazon app that I had bought in the recent sale and a few of the German / Italian specials. Gift Certificates Have any questions or comments? And as a kid, you were very aware of that extended version. Within 2 years an update was released and now the prices went from £35k to £57k. I’ve listened to them more than the album (and the subsequent 5.1 purchase) in recent years. I am still alive and well without them – so the very forces that are driving these quandaries are (at least as far as I’m concerned) also teaching the intended consumer their purchase is not necessary for continued survival & happiness. For me that was ok – I am definitely willing to pay for such sets. But it didn’t stop me buying every one of them… and it didn’t stop me pre-ordering “How The West Was Won” even though there is NO new music there. Part of the issue is also reissue fatigue–i.e., we get the brand new re-master of something or we see things reissued gain and again with a little more content each time. a printed good quality t shirt can be bought in bulk for about £2, and you can sell it for whatever you think you can get for it. But there is a tipping point, a price elasticity – and i guess this Roxy boxset has illustrated that point. Why, thank you, PC – and no worries Paul (above) re: the gremlins. At the end of the day sellers will ask for the price the buyers will pay. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Discount Fashion. So they shoved out 20 / 30 or however many they sold last week just to get shot of them? I would also add: most people I interact with these days don’t care about music very much, at least not as much as I do, and/or not as much as they might have when they were younger. – High quality materials (japanese-like) Maybe the artists performing George’s songs are all wearing Paul Smith T-shirts on stage! For super deluxe, the best for me are being issued by King Crimson. Very few go the extra mile with the pretense that we here even matter. For all other details please contact us to discuss the project further. Spending a lot on music releases I suppose is a bit different and possibly appear absurd to the many who consume yet spend so little on it. Thanks Paul – yes, it’s all there now – some two or three times, so apologies to readers! It would seem, and this is borne out by post after post that some expect the earth for peanuts, equating like for like when it is no such thing, producing a bookset is not the same as decently printed, bound book. First of all, it’s completely… Continue reading Why is making music so expensive? I think some Box sets are beautiful, but i need interesting extras to buy it. I actually started my listening process over a decade ago beginning with artists, then greatest hits, followed by various collections. As for sitting back and waiting till it gets cheaper, given the way Universal (et al) manage their inventory and pressing quantities, I would be very careful. There is one more similar situation…BIG Rick Springfield fan (his new album “The Snake King” is frikking brilliant BTW, using elements of blues and southern gothic), and in 1978, he recorded an album in Sound City Studios (the site for Fleetwood Mac 1975, Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind”, etc…see Dave Grohl’s film about it), and the tracks got rerecorded in 1984 as the rare album “Beautiful Feelings”, released on Mercury and has the funny hit “Bruce”…the original recordings were released as an album called “The Sound City Sessions” (I think)…it’s now also rare, both that and the “Beautiful Feelings” CD go for over $100US(?!?! Most Expensive CDs. Great point Elliott, I can think of several artists who don’t like their early material and won’t re-issue it. You might want to check your boxsets again, and see if you are looking at the proper ones. Back in the Eighties, Marshall Cavendish published a part-work called ‘.Face to Face.’ It’s easier to explain and I would get into less trouble. You’ve done all the hard work by the re-mastering, curating etc it’s all there. Box sets are especially unique in that the prime cost of recording is eliminated & the marketing cost may dissipate as well. I think you bring up an interesting point here that the record companies don’t quite seem to understand. where items like these will be discussed an dissected and, if one so desires, onze can show off with their latest purchases. I’m not talking about the deluxe or CD+DVD version of a regular CD but the real box sets. I wish the record label Gods would put Ian Anderso in charge of all releases Imagine if: I have the previous MGM LPs box and it duplicates a lot of that so did I really need to?! Thankfully, most modern boomboxes still include CD players. I commend Chrysalis, Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull as well as the members of Marillion for treating their fanbase with respect… maintaining sales by assuring their fans will buy all the reissues because they are not being overcharged. It’s unlikely that anyone would find that acceptable. If ordering online, you can upload it directly on the product page. Really, I think having oversized boxes that are expensive and offer little new content redundant formats in one box are the opposite of what people want, or even need, it is worse that the $100 shirt because you will atleast wear the shirt. The only exceptions I ever make are for the handful of multi-disc/5.1 SDE’s that launch around the £30 price point which you know are a) simply amazing value for money and b) unlikely to drop much in price as they are so low already!! To me that makes a complete package. Box Sets on the other hand have a better foot print in manufacture with less Ego. Didn’t he respond with a lame open-letter EXCUSE?! High pricing, high expectations. Since the success of Spotify etc I’d say all physical product is now a luxury, why pay even £10 for a cd when that gets you a month unlimited listening!? The diversity of buyers and their desires for such sets must make it difficult for labels to figure out how to turn a profit or make decent money in a market that is shrinking. The last Springsteen box set ( Born to Run Darkness and The ties that bind ) are good exemples of what must be à good value : cds studio outtakes live dvd or blue ray and extensive book ! that appeals. The super deluxe edition price of £130 has sparked great debate on SDE about music box sets and what represents good value. you can’t even hold the music in your hands. I bought Led Zeppelin records as a kid, then wore out my albums to then buy them on thick Japanese pressings then again on CD, then again on a remastered box set and then again on Jimmy Page re-issues but I do not mind as each album had extras, new pictures and were reasonably priced. As for those 65 quid Paul Smith REM t-shirts; yes they are nice but 65 quid for a cotton garment will never be an acceptable price, designer or not designer! Hardback book – maybe another £5-10, tops. The perceived value of that book will probably suffer as it looks like a freebie in a box set of music. KNOW YOUR MARKET! Typical Queen fans will probably not purchase the set, primarily because it is so expensive. Oh my God! Let’s be honest here as well–these are priced as the last cash grab for many bands simply because their aging audience won’t be around forever. It now sells for £134.99 on their website or £122 on Amazon. So, there’s where the record companies are a bit lost. It’s always been about the music and having a physical item in my hand to show that I spent my hard earned money purchasing it. If it’s non-limited, I’ll wait for the eventual price drop. Colin… I think I worked out what was happening…some of your comments (bizarrely) were going to spam. And I'm going to teach you how to estimate repairs, so that you will know whether that blue smoke coming out of your antique music box means an expensive overhaul, or just some excess oil on the spring barrel. Money for the record companys and the artist I wouldn’t want to be ripped-off on those either! @ Paul regarding the Peter Gabriel “So” album comments. So here it is: I’m a simple guy and music is solely an auditory experience. They all stream or buy the odd CD from the supermarket or Amazon but they would never go to a record store for an album, buy vinyl or a deluxe edition. Therefore the price they they are prepared to pay is the value they receive (even if regretted thereafter). Other conditions apply. McCartney’s Flowers in the Dirt was the first album in his archive series I didn’t buy (I only bought Mc II as the super, but I didn’t like it enough and sold it at a big loss) and I was buying some albums that I didn’t love but became interested in revisiting and hearing bonus tracks. That item for me was The Who’s Live at Leeds box set. The forthcoming Jethro Tull contains stereo and surround remixes of a classic album, plus extra tracks, a live double album, and all the content in various codes on the pair of DVDs. What I love is when a deluxe set is actually a work of art in its own right and I think that is the challenge – if you charge top dollar then ensure it is a luxury item that will be desirable to own. Most of these modern box sets are like putting a Ferrari badge on a Renault and then demanding for Ferrari level asking prices – which is why people feel gyped all the time. This is obviously still a luxery decision. So if the show turns into a hit, the network takes the killer profits during the original airing. Others have been maligned for poor value (Human League, Roxy Music, REM), errors or missteps (Simple Minds, David Bowie, Yazoo), or omissions (Roxy Music, Eurythmics). But if the general sentiment is that the price is too high as consumers we have immense power – don’t buy. It’s not hard to see why people see the Roxy Music box as a rip-off. Sorry, Paul, but books really don’t cost that much to print, whether it’s done in Italy or here. This is what is most important. Then the next one £70 if that sells out too. This is an optional, paid service. The retailer? Nothing to say that hasn’t already been said, but on a related Human League issue, did you know the ‘premium’ seats (several front rows in the stalls) in the Hammersmith Apollo for their December gig this year are £106, with others ranging from £84 to £62. AN acceptable price for me for an all singing all dancing boxset is 50-60 quid, like the Verve “Urban Hymns” boxset. I would guess I listen to a third of the disks regularly. Mixed medium sets are a pox designed by bean-counters. For decades I didn’t possess a car so all this money other people spent for a car went into my collection. For one thing, the main thing you’re buying is the album, in this case the Roxy Music debut. If it does, there’s surely something very weird going on :). Not for poor people and family like me. As many mentioned before I wish the record companies would not force us to purchase a format that we don’t wish to collect any more. They didn’t sell out on pre-order and a number of them were sold on Amazon for about £40, so if you got one of those you certainly got a bargain! Of course some living artists won’t care what’s done with their catalogues as long as some cash comes their way, and of course that’s their choice and fine. I held off on the Tears for fears – The Hurting box set and missed out on it, been trying to buy it ever since but it’s close to £100 and waaaaaay upwards that people are asking and i just don’t think the extortion is worth it, crazy thing is if there is still demand the label could easily authorise another run of production and make more profit but they actually feed the scalpers in some way….Steven Wilson releasesare notorious for limited runs and huge value increases. We get angry because it is our market and we want it cheap. They retailed around £60 to £70 for up to five albums at a time. I think a musician can be a luxury product. Only Tin Drum really did the trick and was responsible for a rather lovely 14 month relationship with my sister’s best friend (although as expected they weren’t BFFs for long once she found out). This might sound odd but I feel there is a difference between actual value and the worth we attach to sth The original Roxy Music Album is sublime and the box will add to that no doubt. I have many ornaments my mom use to work for hallmark I have boxes filled ..wish I could post pictures . Level 42 / The Complete Polydor Years 1980-1984 / 10CD box set, Peter Jackson offers a sneak peek of The Beatles: Get Back film, SDE reviews Paul McCartney’s ‘McCartney III’, Bob Dylan / 50th Anniversary Collection: 1970 / new three-CD outtakes set, Yello issue a Dolby Atmos Edition of their latest album Point on blu-ray, Paul McCartney to take part in a Tim Burgess Twitter Listening Party, Coloured vinyl reissue of David Bowie’s Station to Station for 45th anniversary, Take a look at SDE’s ‘Arcadia: The Story of So Red The Rose’ keepsake booklet. I one million percent agree with you. I don’t care about pins, scarfs and most other memorabilia. It was a real labour of love by the look if it, unlike ROXY MUSIC. If anything, I predict it would just slowly erode the market for such releases, eventually leading to their demise. – Don’t mind them, but if they’re there, then fine. Don’t disagree with anything you’ve said. As vocal and valuable as the feedback and response from this forum is, it will be the economics of the industry (labels, artists, content owners, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, service providers, retailers, marketers) and revenues/profits from consumer sales and co-marketing that determine what will be produced and brought to market. You paid more, but you also got more. “Hey you missed this track”..OK we”ll add it before we go to press, there’s plenty of room…… Most will just carry on with the release as it is first presented and hope to get away with it. The huge book in the Kraftwerk 3-D set without any written information seemed superfluous and made it VERY heavy. The Black Sabbath ‘Ten Year War’ and Dead or Alives ‘Sophisticated Boom Box’ both of which were (well three actually because I bought the vinyl and CD of Dead or Alive) excellent value for money. I thought this was as very valid point when looking at my own purchases of 2017, a vast number of which have been informed from this site. There’s a lot of opinions here! Grudgingly they might issue a replacement disc or two but only if they are pushed hard and have a conscience (How easy would it have been to press the Flowers in the Dirt download only CD – but they really showed how little we matter at that very point). Sure cd1 of the set which more often than not will be the remastered version of the album , but cd2,3 will most likely be listened to once or twice at most . This cuts across formats too – the RCA David Bowie CDs being a very good example. I like your ‘house’ analogy, too. Another writer was brought in with 10 minutes to spare and wrote a hagiographical essay about the artist and the day was saved…. Interesting to use the comparison of a t shirt over what you could say is a niche item- i.e a cd/vinyl boxset over whether it is a luxury item. I really love So DNA by Peter Gabriel but very few artists want this kind of stuff out there. Paul would know more about major label rates (I’ve only ever done one or two things with Sony and Universal – from memory, I was asked to name my price and probably erred on the side of not asking too much). I have a feeling that Roxy’s label is pushing it deliberately to see what fans will pay & if they deem it a success, that price level will become the norm, not in this House it won’t be! Oh, and a booklet that, going on previous efforts, will provide as much info as anyone would want. On a side note, I’m buying less LP boxsets as imports from Amazon because my Pretenders limited edition boxset arrived in an unpadded plastic mailer, damage to the box and covers inside. I would suggest it is great value full stop. More? REM Automatic For The People – £80 If Parlophone could offer all that for around £120, it really makes the Roxy box look overpriced. We’ll pay more for it. Repairing an antique music box . Nice analogy to Veblen’s bling factor – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conspicuous_consumption – people love sending pictures of them seeing their favorite bands on social media but few show their latest superdeluxe purchases. Driving up prices drives me up the wall. There are rules so fundamental that we all abide by them. The most recent examples that come to mind being the Dead or Alive and the Blancmange sets. Both have new(ish) albums out. Come on record companies, lets have these sets at realistic prices please so all can afford them…. Submitting a previously converted melody will save you money and speed up the delivery time frame. and made content decisions that Universal would never themselves have made. I’d rather pay for a physical item rather than a bunch of files (iTunes) or worse, a bunch of files that I will never come close to owning (Spotify). Formats – Vinyl, cassette, etc are no problems. To see how the process works, please see here. So why aren’t high end music box sets treated as a luxury product, like a Paul Smith T-shirt, a Rolex watch, a Range Rover Evoque, or a Smeg Fridge/Freezer? So….should I lie awake at night worrying about Steven Wilson’s potentially loss making (sic) solo albums? I remember seeing many of the 1990 cd box sets in stores in the next decade. Top fellow! I do admit that it’s got to the point that if I am reading SDE, watching an unboxing or have my Amazon pages open and I hear the Mrs. coming upstairs I have been tempted to either quickly turn the screen off or open up xvideos and stick some porn on. The recent Smiths deluxe box totally upstaged this set in execution and price. the value and scarcity would have justified the price . I think part of the problem is that the big bang of creativity for popular music in the second half of the 20th century is finally slowing down. If you had contacted Amazon directly then you could buy the Cathedral dead stock for about $15.50 per copy but you would have to buy all of them. It’s just not what I’m looking for. If Colin sees this post, maybe he could address this point, or maybe Paul could, or both of you. Since his death two years ago, the record companies have been putting out very expensive deluxe, limited edition, box sets… 2) the audience for these types of products is greying / dying. Certain limited, finely crafted products on the other hand can be interesting even if unaffordable – The Vinyl Factory has mastered this particular art rather well I think. Additional vocals added to complete 2 tracks by Phil Jones, original Quin singer: around £100, wired to a studio in the US Any women out there?-what do you think? I think the reason for massive price hikes in ticket prices that gets everyone’s goat is two fold and probably obvious to all. but how many 13 year olds these days care about chart positions? An irate CTV viewer wants to know why it costs five times more to mail an international parcel from Canada Post than with the U.S. The room must meet the amplifiers and speakers more than half way. Without Amazon’s discounted shipping that would have been a order stopper. I love music and physical copies, but it’s simply not possible to keep up with all the myriad releases flooding the market almost every week. We do this through our unique custom digital module. 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