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||Posted: Dec. 20 2013, 13:20
|Quote (Chrissy @ Dec. 16 2013, 11:11)|
|I just don't understand why the record companies don't issue more copies of CD's when there are people out there who want to buy them. If 2nd hand copies are being sold at inflated prices, because there are no new copies to be had, then that money is not going to the record companies... do they not want to make money?|
That's what they're doing...just rather slowly! I think, on balance, Universal have probably made the right choice, concentrating on making the reissues as interesting to fans as they can be (though of course there have been some quite controversial omissions, which seem to have been driven by Mike). They had to repackage them somehow - they have the rights to the music and the cover artwork, but they wouldn't have been allowed to simply reprint the Virgin booklets, so I suppose the choice was to either reissue very basic editions and get them out quickly, or take a bit longer and make them a bit more interesting. I think they also imagined it happening a bit faster than it has done...but, with Mike seemingly working on Amarok now, it could be that a lot come out very quickly now, as he'll probably be less involved with Discovery, The Killing Fields, Islands and Earth Moving.
I was going to say to not pay too much attention to those Amazon Marketplace sellers who sell stuff for inflated prices - they do it with everything, scarce or not - but I've had a quick trawl elsewhere and not had any luck finding anything for under £30 either. Looking through completed listings on ebay, it looks like the original editions go for less (one as cheap as £2.20) than the remastered ones (which seem to go for £25 - £30). I'll actually bet if you can find one in a second hand shop, you'll pay a whole lot less than that. I have this feeling I've seen one somewhere quite recently, I can always let you know if I find it (or another) again...
Like Cavalier said, Exposed definitely hasn't been forgotten about in reissue terms (or at least hadn't been last I asked), it's just being left until the end. It might not be reissued in the exact same form - they've got tapes for, if I remember right, all the gigs on that tour (and if not, then at least a fair number of them), so it's not impossible that they'll do some kind of set of the lot...but obviously that depends on a lot of things, not least whether Mike will approve their release or not!