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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. Song4uman

    Song4uman Active Member

    Mine shows it will arrive on Nov 17.
  2. David A

    David A Active Member

    Same here - Nov 17, no change (yet).
  3. theninjarabbit

    theninjarabbit Well-Known Member

    Is the release date for this set still sitting at November 17th, or has it been pushed back?
  4. Sue

    Sue Member

    I emailed Spin where mine is ordered and they confirmed 8th December.
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  5. Yes that’s true it’s now listed as the 8th on Spins website.
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  6. Sue

    Sue Member

    Found it amazing Wayne that they didn't know and said they would update their website, so I guess they have!
  7. David A

    David A Active Member

    I ordered on Amazon and it showed this, this morning:

    Arriving Fri, Nov 17
    The Vinyl Collection
    Sold by: Amazon.com LLC
    Release date: Friday, November 17, 2017

    EDIT: DOH! Didn't think the "track package" link would actually work - removed.
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  8. theninjarabbit

    theninjarabbit Well-Known Member

    I can't wait for the release. :D
  9. Will be very strange indeed if amazon customers get their box sets on release day?, I hope this isn’t Spin “ spinning us a yarn?” , a few more weeks earning interest on our already paid for goods isn’t good?. I don’t know why they take payment for pre orders immediately and Amazon don’t until they have sent the items out?.
    I’ve never ordered anything off of them and did because the price was incredibly competitive compared to any other U.K. seller?, I just hope they send these box sets out!. It’s terrific that they are doing it at such a great price, but equally I’m worried about the deal coming to fruition?.
    Amazon U.K. have this box set at £255 and similar price at Universal U.K. , how can Spin purchase copies and make a profit at £129, surely they can’t be getting their copies for such a low price?. I hope so and if we get ours I’ll be happy and then some.
    On the same subject vinyl costs are increasing at the moment so Spins pre order price is bound to go up considerably when it comes out.
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  10. Do you think Sue that they have updated their website based on your email or conversation with them only?, and not actually asked the supplier?. If they didn’t know before you informed them that would suggest they haven’t had any notification of a postponed release date by official sources?. If Spin haven’t been informed of anything then they would still be expecting the release before the 17th to send out to the customers whom have pre ordered?. The plot thickens!.
    I do find it amazing that the Supplier Universal are selling this at practically twice as much as Spin?, it doesn’t seem logical that the company who are making the set can’t sell it at the lowest price?, what do you think?. I was thinking when I pre ordered that it can’t be correct as the manufacturer surely must be able to sell this at the lowest profit margin?.
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  11. Chris May

    Chris May Resident 'Carpenterologist' Moderator

    I'm starting to wonder if this delay is specific to the U.K. only. Seems like the US outlets are still on the original release schedule. And if all goes with original release date and plan, if you order through Amazon you should receive the package the *day of* the release (they actually receive it beforehand).
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  12. I’m hoping this is just a case of logistics and getting the items over to the U.K.? In the first place to send out to the customer. If “Spin CD” supply the item I will be shopping there as my “go to” record establishment from then on.
  13. Sue

    Sue Member

    Wayne, this is what their email said in response to my question about release date.

    Hi Sue, you are correct, release date is now Dec 8th so i will update the website.

    I guess we have to watch this space!
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  14. John Marzy

    John Marzy New Member

    Good or bad, I've rolled the dice. Pre-ordered mine from Soundstage Direct for 153. Free shipping, No Sales Tax (unlike Amazon).
  15. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    I might jump on this price but want to hear from others on what masters these are taken from.
  16. Chris May

    Chris May Resident 'Carpenterologist' Moderator

    As of this morning, Amazon has begun to set the wheels in motion on this end, so I expect my boxes will ship tomorrow, arrive by Friday as scheduled.
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  17. It’s a shame we can’t all get them at the same time?, two weeks of hopefully drooling by the positive reaction from all our USA friends across the pond!!. Can imagine it now “amazing and faithful reproductions, accurate sound quality” , if that’s the case two weeks or three weeks is well worth the wait for me!.
  18. Chris May

    Chris May Resident 'Carpenterologist' Moderator

    Yeah it's a little bizarre to say the least. I've tried my best to try and get some inside "preview" on this set, but for scheduling and logistical reasons it just has been difficult.

    I'm in touch with Richard quite often, but he has a pretty busy schedule these days so it's hard to nail anything down. I've been in touch with some folks at Capitol to try and speak with Ron McMaster, mastering engineer on the project. However, Universal has been in limbo with a change with their PR rep, so there's some political nonsense you now have to go through if you want any information "on the record" (pun intended) about label official releases so-to-speak.

    If I can gain any further insights, I will post here as more info develops.
  19. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

    At least Ron McMaster is someone I've heard of. :wink:
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  20. Being on a fixed income, I just can't afford the boxed set but will buy them individually. A seller on Ebay usually sells the 180 gram LP's for around $22 free shipping so I will go that route
  21. newvillefan

    newvillefan Well-Known Member

    I thought he was retired?
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  22. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    Lol there are all kinds of busy lol

    I'll be watching this thread closely and expect reviews from those that get this box set on sound quality. :)
  23. Sue

    Sue Member

    I noticed the price has jumped up on Amazon UK also gone up on Spin by £10. Glad I ordered early!
  24. Chris May

    Chris May Resident 'Carpenterologist' Moderator

    Some of the domestic online retailers now showing in stock, so it looks the the original U.S. release date is still in tact for those interested.
  25. David A

    David A Active Member

    Yes, I just received a confirmation email from Amazon that mine has shipped and will be received this Friday, as scheduled.
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