'The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook', Nov. '11

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'The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook', Nov. '11

Postby johnfoyle » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:29 pm

According to musictap.net :

"Hip-O Records will release 'The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning
Songbook' by Elvis Costello on CD for November 21."

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Postby jardine » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:37 pm

listed on amazon.com as 1 cd 1dvd and 1lp for, wait for it!!!! $325!!!!!!!

It better be RREEEEEEAAAALLLLLYYYYYY good...!

p.s. the 5 cd, 2 lp and 2 45s beach boys smile box is now down to 105 canadian on amazon.ca, for anyone so inclined

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Postby sweetest punch » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:22 pm

jardine wrote:listed on amazon.com as 1 cd 1dvd and 1lp for, wait for it!!!! $325!!!!!!!

It better be RREEEEEEAAAALLLLLYYYYYY good...!

p.s. the 5 cd, 2 lp and 2 45s beach boys smile box is now down to 105 canadian on amazon.ca, for anyone so inclined


It's the Super Deluxe Edition: http://www.amazon.com/Return-Spectacula ... 589&sr=1-1
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Re: 'The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook', Nov.

Postby Paul B » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:26 pm

All looks great though way out of my price range and, er, really I'd like them to play the UK rather than post us a DVD!

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Postby bronxapostle » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:50 pm

absolute horseshit...this has GOT to be an error or OBVIOUSLY they are looking to sell NONE! what does the deluxe come with...the band itself? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Postby jardine » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:04 pm

you think you got it bad? the canadian dollar just dropped 3 cents against the US dollar, so we're back under par.

. . .this is obviously an error of some sort or, otherwise, simply crazy... it actually reads $325.02

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Postby MOJO » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:52 pm

Oh my, inflation is really bad these days, I guess. I'll buy it and forgo a few meals and booze. Great tour. I'm sorry I didn't see more of it.

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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:55 pm

http://newwavegeo.blogspot.com/2011/07/ ... erson.html

Here are some more excerpts from my interview with Bangles guitarist/singer Vicki Peterson

Q: Back in May, you joined Elvis Costello onstage at the LA Wiltern to sing background vocals, and then got in the cage and go-go danced. How was that night for you?

That was amazing. We were really pleased that he asked us to do that again. He was sort of reprising what we did back in 1986 and I think he’s hopefully going to include it in a package he’s putting out at the end of the year. First of all, it’s just a blast to work with him in any capacity because he’s such an immense talent. Everything he does, he’s doing it because he loves it and it’s always creative and interesting. His band is just the best. It was really a special night.

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Postby sweetest punch » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:28 pm

Super expensive Super Deluxe Boxsets seem to be the new trend:
U2 - Achtung Baby Uber Deluxe boxset: 478 $ ( http://www.amazon.com/Achtung-Baby-Uber ... 422&sr=1-7 )
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon Immersion Box Set: 119 $ ( http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Side-Moon-Im ... 710&sr=1-1 )
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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:36 pm

Unless the $325 includes Elvis popping around to make sure the cushions are plumped as you sit back to listen , this just has to be a mistake, probably some arbitrary figure to fill in the Amazon listing.

Add that Smiths box-set to the list....

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Postby fred darden » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:37 pm

nirvana's got one also, super steep price.

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Postby jardine » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:58 pm

but this thing seems to be one cd, one dvd and one lp. many of those expensive ones mentioned are much more multiple than that, aren't they.

man, if it really is the real price, he surely doesn't care if it sells, and neither does the record company. such a high price doesn't make it better or more desirable at all. can you really imagine anyone who went to any of those shows spending that kind of money?

I could imagine anyone at one of those shows spending 20 bucks, even 30 on a dvd, and maybe twenty to thirty for a cd, and a few of them buying a 40 dollar double l.p. now i'm up to $80-$100 total.

$325 is just silly. it either has to be wrong or I'm quite annoyed at our boy for allowing this nonsense. I actually am prepared to find it offensive if it turns out to be correct, and, frankly, extremely disrespectful of anyone who loves his music.

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Re: 'The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook', Nov.

Postby bronxapostle » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:44 pm

jardine wrote:I could imagine anyone at one of those shows spending 20 bucks, even 30 on a dvd, and maybe twenty to thirty for a cd, and a few of them buying a 40 dollar double l.p. now i'm up to $80-$100 total.

$325 is just silly. it either has to be wrong or I'm quite annoyed at our boy for allowing this nonsense. I actually am prepared to find it offensive if it turns out to be correct, and, frankly, extremely disrespectful of anyone who loves his music.


i think you are exactly correct here...i'm certain we'll be able to buy a standard cd and dvd version as well as a $30-$40 vinyl version! NOT a problem. let the rich people get the deluxe versions IF our hero goes down that sad road!

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Postby chickendinna » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:56 am

Don't panic, as a buyer on Amazon, they put out a preliminary price that usually in no way ends up being the final price. I've seen this happen time and time again. Personally, I don't believe they've received a final price quote themselves. I would speculate that there will probably be a variety of packages. I can't imagine that the package they are showing now would go for more than $60.00. I would think that at $300 plus, I would want Elvis to hand deliver it.

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Re: 'The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook', Nov.

Postby jardine » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:46 pm

nope, not hand deliver. perform it right there and then!

hope you're right about amazon. they certainly have shifted such things before, but man, 325 is a hell of a bizarre starting point.

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Postby Top balcony » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:31 pm

perhaps they missed off the decimal point?

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Postby MOJO » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:22 pm

Maybe part of the packaging is layered in gold? Have you seen the price of gold these days?

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:55 pm

Given the price of the National Ransom package I think that $100 is in the right area.
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Re: 'The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook', Nov.

Postby The imposter » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:18 pm

With the tour clocking up around 140 songs so far plus all the banter, any DVD package would have to run to about 5 discs to offer a fair representation. I'm hoping in the quite deluded vain that this is the reason for the price. Maybe it includes an interactive version of the wheel, or the wheel itself!

I hope no "copyright issues" will prevent it from containing at the very least the great "new"covers like Let Me Roll It, This Wheel's on Fire,Out of Time,Purple Rain and The Busted medley.

Still rather see a live show though :(

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:17 am

I'm not sure what copyright issues there are with live recordings.

I suspect there will be a live show on the DVD with bonus tracks from other shows.

Similarly for the CD and the LP.

It would be great if the LP, CD and the DVD were different shows. There's no reason why this can't happen.
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Re: 'The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook', Nov.

Postby sweetest punch » Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:22 am

We know that one of the LA shows was filmed for a DVD-release.
I hope also that they recorded the audio of more shows and that the CD will contain the best of these songs.
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Postby bronxapostle » Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:26 am

yes SP...i'm imagining it will be a good compilation, at least on the audio recordings. between the bangles girls statement and the several other guest appearances, i would be very surprised to NOT see the inclusion of eddie vedder, alex turner and questlove amongst the various tracks. and i too hope that some of the "new" covers get to be included. should be a very nice package indeed.

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Re: 'The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook', Nov.

Postby jardine » Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:42 am

now it is listing at $349.12!!!!

guess we were right about amazon sometimes shifting the price--up!

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Re: 'The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook', Nov.

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:14 am

Lets hope we all have generous partner's come Christmas.
Doesn't look like it is getting a uk release yet. Cant see anything on Amazon uk.

I see on Ronan MacManus facebook page he mentions his band get a mention in the box set


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