Another music label switching to CD-Rs?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Free_Hat, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Free_Hat

    Free_Hat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Van Isle
    Anyone here have any recent CDs from Mode Records? Just received 2 brand new sealed Morton Subotnick albums direct from Amazon CA, both CD-Rs. Professionally stamped full color labels, no matrix #s, data side has that characteristic watery-tint CD-R look. No mention of CD-R in Amazon's product listing or on packaging.

    Couldn't find any info on the Mode website. (Interesting catalogue BTW...)
  2. Platterpus

    Platterpus Forum Resident

    Sorry to hear this. That's pathetic. I've been interested in those Subotnick CDs myself for a while. Forget it now. I'll look for used copies that are real CDs.
  3. bubba-ho-tep

    bubba-ho-tep Forum Resident

    Wylie, TX, USA
    Looks like Sierra is also moving to CD-Rs.
  4. Free_Hat

    Free_Hat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Van Isle
    In light of the current discussions on this topic in other threads I figured this one needed an update.

    I contacted Mode and the customer service guy was great. He explained they do manufacturing runs of 1000 for all original pressings and only CD-R for reissues. He also said some of their titles are likely to never sell enough to need a reprint, so if you order directly from them an email inquiry beforehand would help determine if you're getting an original pressing.

    Apparently their CD-Rs are being done by Naxos/Nimbus. This suggests we may eventually be seeing more CD-Rs for classical music…
    PhantomStranger likes this.
  5. SimonSaysCake

    SimonSaysCake Forum Resident

    Thanks for the update and Naxos label info. Man this state of affairs sucks. :shake:

  6. rararabbits

    rararabbits Forum Resident

    LA, CA, USA
    Just received a big order from / Collectables and about half the discs (Dion, Soul Survivors, Claudine Longet, more) were CD-Rs. The insert in the Claudine disc looks like someone hand-cut it with scissors, and none-too-adeptly at that. Another Paypal dispute, another site I won't be ordering from again.

Share This Page