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News Carpenters: "The Vinyl Collection"

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Simon KC1950, Mar 28, 2017.

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  1. Has the price suddenly increased though see here?, doesn’t say $180 on this Universal site

    The Sound of Vinyl

    In fact it’s says £259.00 which for 12 albums is a considerable investment in the U.K.??. More than I have paid for any other box set recently which is very expensive. I think the price on Amazon USA is a mistake at $179 , unfortunately it seems fans over here in the U.K. won’t be able to buy it at this price is listed at approximately twice as much practically?. Is it possible for U.K. fans to order from Amazon USA?.
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  2. Chris May

    Chris May Resident 'Carpenterologist' Moderator

  3. theninjarabbit

    theninjarabbit Well-Known Member

    I hope some record stores near me physically sell this product. Something will be a bit magical seeing these on the shelves.
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  4. Song4uman

    Song4uman Well-Known Member

    Since it is a US release, that could be why it is so much less expensive. I know for US buyers, there are times that buying from Europe or Japan is much more for us also..
  5. Chris May

    Chris May Resident 'Carpenterologist' Moderator

    At the moment I'm working with someone over at Capitol to try and get an interview with Ron about this whole project. If it's a go, then I'll probably post an invite here for some Q&A from you guys that I can ask him. Stay tuned...
  6. Song4uman

    Song4uman Well-Known Member

    Chris May...you are awesome. Thank you
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  7. Jeff

    Jeff Well-Known Member

    Chris, you're an astounding Carpenterologist.
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  8. Sue

    Sue Active Member

    I priced it up to buy US amazon and with Tax and Postage it came to around £250 so I guess the price is about right for uk.
  9. Hi Sue I’ve just pre ordered it from Amazon USA it does work out significantly cheaper than over here in England, the amount I get it to is far less than £249 with shipping and import duty via the Amazon Global programme. So I’ve ordered it from the USA, ok it works out more than our good friends over there are paying for the box but significantly less than the site over here that’s selling it. I’d recommend going the Amazon route if you have your heart set on it?. You have to remember that the price they do it for is $ and you then have to convert it back to £. I think they charged me something like $35 import tax on top of the box set and postage cost.
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  10. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    More publicity in the news.....
    The Carpenters 'The Vinyl Collection' To Be Released Worldwide

    "The Carpenters 'The Vinyl Collection' To Be Released Worldwide
    Pop/Rock Duo's Longstanding Influential Legacy Celebrated in Full with Mastered for Vinyl 12-LP Vinyl Box Set and Individual LP Releases on November 17...."
    "...No matter what your walk of life is, the Carpenters have a song that touches your soul and finds a place where there's room to grow..."

    Carpenters 12-LP Box Set Coming in Nov. - Best Classic Bands
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  11. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    It's interesting that they are pricing the individual LP's at different prices, for instance A Song For You is priced for pre-order at $37.99 vs Made in America and Lovelines at $23.99

    I still want to know what masters are being used for this pressing, will they be the same as the remastered classics on CD?
    I'm still on the fence at $256.00 what am I getting on this newly pressed vinyl?
  12. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    Amazing...This box set has gone from $180 to $256 in less than a day and it's still over a month from release! Can I buy shares?!
  13. Where are you seeing the price increase? Or the $256 price?
  14. Simon KC1950

    Simon KC1950 Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    What is the book thing with The Singles 1969-1973 ? Will it be included?
  15. Sue

    Sue Active Member

    Thanks for that Wayne I just ordered my set as it came up a lot cheaper. I think they added double tax for some reason when I looked yesterday!
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  16. Chris

    Chris Active Member

    Amazon's price has already dropped a bit from the original listing. As of now it's $165.75. Of course that could change again as Amazon tends to raise and lower prices at different times. Remember, if you pre-order from Amazon, you'll get the lowest price it drops to after you place your order, even if it's raised again before release date.
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  17. Can I ask please how Amazon does this?, a great idea for sure!. I note my account is saying the pre order price of $165.75 or below ( excluding import duty charges now ) will my account always say this figure ( or less ) even if it increased say to $200 on the main site please?.
  18. ThaFunkyFakeTation

    ThaFunkyFakeTation Ah am so steel een luv weeth yoo

    Forgive me if this has already been answered. I don't remember seeing it. Do we know the sources used for this LP set? I assume it has to be all digital given the Universal fire.

  19. I don’t think that information is readily available at the current time, although for sure some of the incredible members on here ( ie, Chris for one and many others ) will provide all details I’m sure in time.
  20. I just couldn't stand it any longer and ordered the set from Amazon. Even though I have all of these albums from their original releases, they have all seen better days due to the repeated plays over the years.
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  21. It would seem the USA Amazon price has indeed decreased again, I’ve ordered two boxes for my mum and myself, the current price on the U.K. Universal site is very prohibitive and we more than likely would have not been able to purchase this?. Thanks to Amazon and their pre order price fluctuation we now can. That’s great and I’m happy.
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  22. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    Forgot to ask Chris May, reading his post, which says--in part--
    " Richard got back to me this morning and confirmed that the Christmas albums are not included,
    and that UMG is the one running this entire project."

    In view of the above remark, I ask:
    Is Richard Carpenter not involved with this project ?
    If he is involved, to what extent ?
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  23. Karen4ever

    Karen4ever Member

    Does anyone know the reason behind the omission in this collection of the two Christmas albums? This omission is most puzzling because (1) it renders the collection incomplete as a collection of original vinyl albums, and (2) its release date is so close to the holiday season, especially given the popularity of quite a few of Carpenters' Christmas songs.
  24. ThaFunkyFakeTation

    ThaFunkyFakeTation Ah am so steel een luv weeth yoo

    I ask because if it's as digital as I think it is, there's really no point. The beauty of the LPs as we knew them was that they were all analog. LPs taken from digital sources, while they can sound good, as fairly pointless in many cases. If this just taken from digital tapes, I'll hold on to my money. I already have great copies of the original LPs.

  25. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    This is exactly why I want to know as well, there are some artist that have had LPs release but the masters they used were taken from digital sources so it's basically like listening to your CDs through a vinyl. However I have some hope after watching that video of Ron above he seems to know what vinyl should sound like and understands that era as his clients appreciate how he masters their work as well.
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