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Bob at the "Cutting Edge"

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:31 pm
by john poole

Re: Bob at the "Cutting Edge"

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:23 pm
by Adam Blake
Thanks, John.

"18 CD Collectors Edition" - are these people quite insane?

Re: Bob at the "Cutting Edge"

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:53 pm
by john poole
Adam Blake wrote:"18 CD Collectors Edition" - are these people quite insane?

5,000 "units" only @ $599.99 (shipping etc. extra I imagine) each ...
http://bobdylanbox.shop.musictoday.com/ ... imalSplash

Re: Bob at the "Cutting Edge"

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:46 pm
by NormanD
Adam Blake wrote:Thanks, John.

"18 CD Collectors Edition" - are these people quite insane?
No, I think they know that there's a market. You get the whole megillah with, I presume, every version of "Like A Rolling Stone" that ever made it to tape.

Plebs like me will likely go for the 2XCD version, probably if it's on offer in Sainsbury's or in the local library in a year's time.

It's quite likely that CDs don't sell much any more. There's a splash on first release, then the sales plummet after about four weeks. Over-priced box sets have a guaranteed sale, and are often seen as an 'investment' (though they likely have about as much market value as, say, Folio Society editions of classic books).

Having said that, though, a friend will probably be laying out the money. He also bought the two Paramount giant box sets.

Re: Bob at the "Cutting Edge"

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:45 am
by Adam Blake
NormanD wrote:
Adam Blake wrote:Thanks, John.

"18 CD Collectors Edition" - are these people quite insane?
No, I think they know that there's a market. You get the whole megillah with, I presume, every version of "Like A Rolling Stone" that ever made it to tape.



Humph... Spoiling the bootlegger's fun yet again. These people have no sense of culture.

Re: Bob at the "Cutting Edge"

PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:45 am
by john poole

Re: Bob at the "Cutting Edge"

PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:44 pm
by Adam Blake
Victoria's Secret models to IBM computers. He is in a descending spiral of iniquity...

Re: Bob at the "Cutting Edge"

PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:18 pm
by NormanD
Reminds me of those ads for Gap that featured the faces of high-profile celebs, like Debbie Harry. Seeing the dour face of William S.Burroughs on the side of a bus was an experience not to be repeated.

Re: Bob at the "Cutting Edge"

PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:09 pm
by will vine
I haven't listened to Bob much for some time but a couple of friends who're more devoted to him keep passing on cds and today I steeled myself to listen to both Desire and Shot of Love - Cutting Edge not apparent at either point.

Re: Bob at the "Cutting Edge"

PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:33 pm
by NormanD
'Hurricane', on "Desire" is, apparently, a favourite track of Gideon Osborne.

FFS, as is said these days.

Re: Bob at the "Cutting Edge"

PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:55 am
by john poole
Back in 1965 -
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlaye ... =446349993

I didn't understand the new ad and suspect that Bob still uses a manual typewriter.

Re: Bob at the "Cutting Edge"

PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:11 am
by john poole

Re: Bob at the "Cutting Edge"

PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:53 am
by Adam Blake
john poole wrote:The "unboxing" video -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gB305OESUE


ha ha ha! Well, I suppose if you're going to spoil the bootlegger's fun you might as well do it properly...

Re: Bob at the "Cutting Edge"

PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:01 pm
by kk

Re: Bob at the "Cutting Edge"

PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:37 pm
by Adam Blake
Cheers, kk. Listening to this lot I'd say they chose the right takes to put on the albums.

Never mind.

Here's whatcha do: Take a line out of your headphone socket and record this lot onto a couple of old cassettes. Take them down to a dodgy pressing plant. Press them up on a couple of thousand poor quality vinyl albums. Print a picture of a pig smoking a cigar on the labels and put an nth generation litho repro picture of Bob looking pissed off from around '65-66 (there are lots to choose from) on the front of the blank cardboard covers. Sell them for £20 apiece on a market stall. Bob's your uncle. Bootlegger's fun restored.