We all know the price of the CD releases and no doubt you were all as horrified as I was to discover the Deluxe CD price was £29.
I'm daft enough to collect vinyl (for reasons I won't go into - but lets face it, vinyl releases "look and feel" better and are more substantial than a poxy silver disc) and I've kinda begrudgingly paid on average £25 for the recent first-releases (milton keynes, sheffield 05, Montreal 81, cosmos rocks...), but I'm absolutely appalled at the cost of vinyl release for Absolute Greatest - it's listed at Recordshop.co.uk at a staggering £54!
To add insult to injury, it doesn't even have the 54 page book with it, and how they can justify stretching less than 2 albums worth of material over THREE records is just beyond me.
Unless this comes down somewhere to a more reasonable price (ie at least on a par with the other releases), my vinyl collection will be one short.
I suspect they'll not be selling many copies of the vinyl and they certainly won't be getting £85 out of me for what is effectively a bunch of songs I've already bought umpteen times over in the last 24 years!
For that money I want them all made into 5.1 mixes (and done properly like the Future Entertainment releases and NOT half done like the greatest hits DVDs) and have that included as well.
This release is just a blatent rip off and money making scam, because they know damn well that there are fans out there that will have to buy at least two of the releases for their collection - the vinyl and the deluxe CD.
What's up? Are Brian, Roger & John not making enough money these days?
If this is an indication of where QPL is going, f*** knows how much the Anthology sets will be IF they ever come out.