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Titi Robin: River Banks

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:00 am
by kk

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:00 pm
by kas
Thank you for the information, kk. This is wonderfully inspiring news!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:27 pm
by Rob Hall
Yes, I'm looking forward to checking this out; thanks kk.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:52 am
by Jonathan E.
That is sounding so fabulous. Thanks for the tip — and I hope the price comes down a bit in the US. Plus that the DVD will play here!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:52 am
by kk
so it seems a much cheaper version of this will be released in early March, but without the DVD

http://www.amazon.co.uk/River-Banks-Tit ... 550&sr=1-2

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:40 am
by Jonathan E.
I don't know whether that's good news or bad. I've had an unfilled and frequently delayed order in the US at $56.50 for ages now that includes the who-knows-if-it'll-be-playable-here CD. Perhaps I'd better cancel that. Local info is scarce. French Amazon is offering the apparent 4-disc version at EUR 32,82 since supposedly December so I'd have expected imports to have reached here.

Thanks for the word, kk.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:17 pm
by kk
I received a box today from a seller in France; the concept of 3 albums produced by 3 different labels in 3 different countries means the box contains three CDs that are packaged differently: one in a digipack with booklet, one in a digipack without booklet and one in a jewel case with no booklet at all, just a flimsy photo.

the DVD says "All Zones" on it, is packaged in a cardboard sleeve and contains three making-of films (India 29 mins, Morocco 17 mins and Turkey 19 mins).

booklet has about 60 pages

(listening to the Morocco disc right now, and it is, of course, brilliant)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:41 pm
by Rob Hall
kk wrote:I received a box today from a seller in France; the concept of 3 albums produced by 3 different labels in 3 different countries means the box contains three CDs that are packaged differently: one in a digipack with booklet, one in a digipack without booklet and one in a jewel case with no booklet at all, just a flimsy photo.

the DVD says "All Zones" on it, is packaged in a cardboard sleeve and contains three making-of films (India 29 mins, Morocco 17 mins and Turkey 19 mins).

booklet has about 60 pages

(listening to the Morocco disc right now, and it is, of course, brilliant)


It sounds like the project was designed by a committee intent on creating an object lesson in how not to do stuff.

My order is about to be placed.

Titi Robin: River Banks

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:33 am
by Philellinas
I too have weakened and placed my order although not with the South American river piranhas. Whatever the packaging is like, 3 CDs for (1 penny) under £13 seems like a good deal to me.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:41 am
by kk
my packaging description was about the (a lot more expensive) box set

I didn't mean the description to be a criticism - the box collects the CDs presumably released previously in each country, so the different packaging is a reflection of the project. The box itself is sturdy and looks fine.

have only watched a few minutes of the DVD so far - mainly him playing with local musicians. what little talking there was was not subtitled.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:35 am
by Jonathan E.
For those of us far away, I notice that Proper Music sells the 3 CD + 1 DVD set for only £37.19 plus £1 shipping to anywhere (or fee in the UK). On the face of it cheaper than Amazon, especially considering P&P, much higher on Amazon — but usually Amazon knocks off the VAT for US orders and so prices run about 15% less than listed.

Anyway, here's a link: http://www.propermusic.com/product-details/Titi-Robin-River-Banks-103852. There's a further one at the bottom to the forthcoming 3 CD only set, which is higher priced as yet.

Lots to look at and listen to on the web, too.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:23 pm
by judith
I've listened to what is available on YouTube. Oh, I do like what I've heard very much and want to acquire copies. It's been a long time since I've felt CD greed and it's a good feeling even though the price is beyond above. Thanks for the purchasing information, Jonathan.