David Bowie LOVING THE ALIEN (1983-1988)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bowie Fett, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. soundQman

    soundQman Forum Resident

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    One story I heard was that John Foxx tutored him a bit on synth sounds when they met in person (I have no documented reference). Foxx became relatively more obscure than Numan, career-wise, as time went on I think, although I don't have any comparative sales figures for records or concert tickets.
     
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  2. scobb

    scobb Forum Resident

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    I was making a point about how lucky the US is rather than suggesting I haven't found ways around the Australian extortion racket.

    Thank you for you suggestions, however, I have found a loop hole at Amazon au. They are shipping the lp set directly from US Amazon, I became a prime member (trial) and it was just shy of of $330 AUD (including GST) delivered (when I ordered).

    https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B07FPP5R6R/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I'm going to wait to get the CD set when JB Hi Fi have one if their 20% off CD/LP's days so "should" be paying around $500 AUD for the 2 sets.

    I hate Amazon for stopping us ordering from the UK but because they do sell some items directly from the US they can be cheaper.
     
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  3. Slave2chaos

    Slave2chaos Active Member

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    I just received my tracking number from Amazon US
     
  4. Alofter

    Alofter Nowhere Man

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    Good for you. Mine should be coming too then. Let’s hope the AutoRip will be included on Friday.
     
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  5. cmcintyre

    cmcintyre Forum Resident

    You're welcome - realising you were making a point, I thought it might be useful to outline a few less expensive options for others to explore should they wish.

    That's really interesting, because when it first became available for pre-order, that wasn't possible. Wasn't on the Australian Amazon site. A great option for the Lp set, though I notice the CD version is AUD $211 on Amazon Australia.
     
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  6. SoundAdvice

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    Isn't the rule say there has to be 100 mins of audio content to count double?
     
  7. TonyCzar

    TonyCzar Forum Resident

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    I see that two NLMD'18 CDs have sold on ebay from a UK seller, and he has 1 remaining. At least one of those completed at GBP24.95 + GBP8.95 shipping. (Royal Mail International).

    I dunno. If someone's willing to pay ~US$42 for 1 disc, they're just "not enough" of a Bowie fanatic to go all in? Book from the upcoming CD box, from the same seller, would set a US buyer back another $35.

    So, $77 for two items from a $109 box.

    This is where I got my Parlophone math from: if one is pursuing 3 items seriously, just go for the whole thing and make your life easier.

    (Edit: $30 for "Dance", you say? A bargain!)
     
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  8. mishima's dog

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    I'm guilty as charged for one of the £24.95 discs. It's free UK postage though so it's either £25 or £100 for the box. Since I'm happy with my original cd and dvd versions I'm going to let this one pass. (I also finally caved in this week and bought ANCIANT on vinyl so I've already broke my weekly Bowie allowance).

    I did wonder if I should wait and see if I can pick one up cheaper after Friday but I don't think that'll be the case based on the previous boxes. There is an auction for one but it's already up at £20.
     
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  9. TonyCzar

    TonyCzar Forum Resident

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    Yes, the postage is a killer, so if you're not paying it, you're still in the realm of sanity.
     
  10. Colocally

    Colocally One Of The New Wave Boys

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    Postage is what stops me using eBay these days. Especially in Canada.
     
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  11. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway overground | underground

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    Yeah, Foxx is really low profile, yet very good at what he does. A kind of obscure, yet simultaneously famous, person! Like say, Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth... really prolific, makes brilliant music and interesting music that hardly anyone seems to talk or know about..
     
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  12. mishima's dog

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    Lee Ronaldo is massively underrated.
    I've always thought he wrote the best songs in SY and his version of Revolution Blues is up there with the original.
     
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  13. downer

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  14. TonyCzar

    TonyCzar Forum Resident

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    I don't know one way or the other.
     
  15. Mother

    Mother Forum Resident

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    Thanks.

    The Loving the Alien shirt sucks. The tote bag is nice. I wouldn't say no to the vinyl although I have those on vinyl already. The best thing I get a 10% discount for the new boxset. Thanks again ;)
     
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  16. soundQman

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    Indeed, and for several years he dropped out of the music scene, and instead concentrated on operating a European digital stock photography business. As you can tell from his album art including booklets like the one included in The Garden LP he was heavily into photography, graphics, and ghostly images, parallel to that kind of imagery in his many of his lyrics.
     
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  17. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway overground | underground

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    Yeah, I have a lot of respect for all of ex Sonic Youth (despite the fact one of my other favourites, Mark E Smith, hated them!), but I absolutely love Ranaldo. His non SY catalogue and performances/work are so interesting, so good. His SY songs awesome as you say: eg Wish Fulfilment... Mote.... :love:
     
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  18. ranasakawa

    ranasakawa Forum Resident

    JB are rubbing their hands together and Amazon are clueless, must have lost millions in lost revenue
     
  19. Etienne Hanratty

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    Still showing as arriving tomorrow for me, but I’ve noticed a lot of other new releases now have a delivery date several days after the record comes out so I’m increasingly going to physical record shops for my listening needs.
     
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  20. Frightwig

    Frightwig Forum Resident

    Please vent to jeff@amazon.com . Mr Bezos won’t reply but does read his emails. Enough protest may break this rediculous exclusion of Australia from the world for Amazon.
     
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  21. pathosdrama

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    No it won't.
    Amazon can do whatever it wants at this point and Jeff Bezos doesn't read his email address. One of his many secretaries does, and filters appropriately.
     
  22. Frightwig

    Frightwig Forum Resident

    Regardless of your assertion, I have had some positive results, including numerous phone calls from Executives by emailing that address.
     
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  23. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    Mine still showing as "arriving tomorrow", with no shipping information. A little worrying, but we'll see. I'd of thought it would have shown as shipped by now.


    EDIT: Whoa. Just checked my bank account. Amazon has taken its money, which usually only happens when something has shipped. Is it possible it has shipped, but they've not updated their site, or do they sometimes take the money a little early for pre-orders...
     
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  24. sore_and_crucified

    sore_and_crucified Well-Known Member

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    Mine is still showing as arriving tomorrow by 11pm...I don’t think the neighbors will appreciate hearing Dancing In The Street at midnight, or even any other time for that matter :D
     
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  25. DBMethos

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    Same. I've also got a pre-order in for MassEducation by St. Vincent which streets tomorrow too. Same deal: "Arriving tomorrow" status, credit card charged, no shipment info.
     

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