From: "Matt Sohn" <[log in to unmask]>
>> If you think that's nutty,then what about people who spend
>> $150 and up,for the latest vinyl remasters,of stuff like
>> The Rolling Stones,or The Grateful Dead,that's been
>> continually in print in one form or another.
>> It's no wonder critics use the term "audiophools".Like a
>> broken clock,they can be right sometime.
> The Grateful Dead recently announced a box set of their
> Europe '72 tour. 22 Concerts, 60 CDs in a
> custom-personalized "steamer trunk" for $450. Limited
> edition of 7200. It won't be ready until Sepetember, as they
> are still mixing the 16-track tapes, and if they don't get
> at least 3000 pre-orders by April 1, the whole thing gets
> I have signed up for 2 copies, one for me, and one to pay
> for my copy.
> The Dead released a limited edition 10-CD box set of a
> certain run of Fillmore shows (in their entirety) 10,000
> copies at $100 a pop. It sold out before the release date
> and the day it was released, copies were selling for well
> over $1000.
> I bought one. I wish I'd bought two.
> I did a quick E-bay search, and found one pristine copy in
> the "Completed Auctions" that had a reserve of $2000 and a
> high bid of $700.
> On the other end of the spectrum, The Firesign Theater have
> jsut released a compilation called "Duke of Madness Motors",
> which is a collection of original radio broadcasts from
> 1970-1972. 60 hours of MP3s (224 kbps) on one DVD, with a
> very nice book/Track listing for $45. A quick Ebay search
> shows one copy available for $59.95...
I am NOT interested in buying new RE-issues of ancient stuff...
either I already own a copy, or decided back then that I
didn't want it! However, I would be VERY interested in a
copy of Firesign Theater reissues!
Steven C. Barr