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Old 10-01-2007, 02:29 PM   #571
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I got up and prayed this morning and my prayer went like this: "Dear God, please let Radiohead's album leak today. Amen."
You're still going to have to wait another 9 days.
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You're still going to have to wait another 9 days.

NO. I'll pray again.
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It's interesting how U2 sometimes get accused of screwing over the die hards for the casual fan, but when Radiohead do it, they get praises of "innovative", "brave", "a big F U to the record industry", etc...

It's quite funny.
Thank you for quoting me.

So... the diehards get the chance to legally download the album for free and that is "screwing"?

Nobody has to buy the album for 80 bucks.
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NO. I'll pray again.
It will leak October 5th. Just my two cents. Then nobody will have to buy anything! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
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Thank you for quoting me.

So... the diehards get the chance to legally download the album for free and that is "screwing"?

Nobody has to buy the album for 80 bucks.
Will the diehards not feel they have to cough up 80 big ones for the sake of completeness?
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Will the diehards not feel they have to cough up 80 big ones for the sake of completeness?
Not if they can wait a few months for a formal release, which you know will happen.

This is Yankee Hotel Foxtrot all over again.
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So will anybody actually be paying for their downloads or are yous all gonna be cheap and get it for free?
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Not if they can wait a few months for a formal release, which you know will happen.

This is Yankee Hotel Foxtrot all over again.
But will diehard fans want to wait for months? If I was a diehard fan I would want it asap.
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Will the diehards not feel they have to cough up 80 big ones for the sake of completeness?
Some of them, yeah. But aren't we overestimating the number of these die hards who will buy the 80 buck edition? Like I said in the other thread, this will probably not cover the so-called "losses" from all those people who will purchase the album for free or for a very low price.

Oh and another point... the likely reason why the price is so high for the Discbox is that Radiohead is distributing it on their own expense. No label.
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But will diehard fans want to wait for months? If I was a diehard fan I would want it asap.
They can get it ASAP...via download.
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Thank you for quoting me.

So... the diehards get the chance to legally download the album for free and that is "screwing"?

Nobody has to buy the album for 80 bucks.
No, I'm talking about how people will bitch about how U2 put 2 new tracks on U2 18, knowing die hards will buy it. Nobody had to buy U218 but the diehards that wanted those 2 tracks did. Well now the diehards that want the b-sides be it 7 tracks or 10 tracks will have to fork over $80, which seems high regardless of the exchange rate.

So I payed $14 for 2 new tracks and the Milan DVD, and some poor RH diehard fan pays $80 for 10 songs(that's probably generous) doesn't exactly sit well with me. Yet many are praising it.
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My guess is that a 2-CD edition will appear at a more traditional price. Rolling Stone has already reported that a CD release is anticipated for early 2008.
[Edit] My apologies, I ought to have read the preceding pages first. My source for the Rolling Stone article is Greenplastic.com, by the way. I make no claims to the site's reliability, or lack thereof.
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No, I'm talking about how people will bitch about how U2 put 2 new tracks on U2 18, knowing die hards will buy it. Nobody had to buy U218 but the diehards that wanted those 2 tracks did. Well now the diehards that want the b-sides be it 7 tracks or 10 tracks will have to fork over $80, which seems high regardless of the exchange rate.

So I payed $14 for 2 new tracks and the Milan DVD, and some poor RH diehard fan pays $80 for 10 songs(that's probably generous) doesn't exactly sit well with me. Yet many are praising it.
well, if the diehards can wait a few months for the formal release then they won't have to pay the $80 bucks but my guess is that most will fork over the dough because they can't wait that long.

Just my IMO, but if they are going to tour this new album (and why wouldn't they) they will have to promote it somehow and to do that they will need to release the CD commercially thru regular avenues (if they don't create their own record label which I still think is a possibility).
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Some of them, yeah. But aren't we overestimating the number of these die hards who will buy the 80 buck edition? Like I said in the other thread, this will probably not cover the so-called "losses" from all those people who will purchase the album for free or for a very low price.

Oh and another point... the likely reason why the price is so high for the Discbox is that Radiohead is distributing it on their own expense. No label.
I don't buy that reasoning. Not having a label means ALL of the money will go to Radiohead. No middleman to share the profits. They don't have a manager like McGuinne$$ either, sharing 1/6 of their earnings either.

The discboxes won't be sent out until December, which means they haven't even been produced yet. They will make as many as they need to based on what's been ordered, and that way they're not sitting on a bunch of product. What I hope happens is that relatively few people are willing to play ball with the 40 pounds extravagance, and that the band realizes they either need to knock that price down or offer a third alternative, but who knows when they capitulate.

The fewer the special editions they produce, the more they're each going to cost to make. But had they made the price lower, they could have paid the manufacturers less at a bulk rate. Perhaps it evens out, but I still think they could have made even more money (and satisfied more fans) had they priced it differently.
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