Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Pavol Stromcek, Oct 7, 2019.
Can't understand the low numbers of re issue copies surely 5000 of each would sell out?
I see that Hats is no longer available via amazon US. My preorder still looks ok so hopefully they still fulfill it. I’ll be a lot happier once it arrives!
Scored an original and mint 'Rooftops' in a record fair for £30 last week to replace the slightly battered one I had.
Same seller also had a mint 'Hats' but not with him. Agreed on a purchase at next local fair. But these re-issues are coming out?......... Hmmm.
Was Hats priced pretty good too? If its reasonable, I'd grab it and then compare to the reissue, I don't think you'd have any problems selling which ever one you liked less
I've never heard 'Hats' and I've been looking for it for a while. He's also selling that for £30.
UK or US Hats?
All three albums are still available for pre-order on Amazon Germany as they are released until next week.
It will be UK
UK and US versions have different sleeves and are on different labels. Not sure if there are any differences in the mix.
While I thought £30 a bit too rich for "A Walk Across The Rooftops" (but then again I haven't seen it for less than that in virtually ages!) I guess that's a very good price for an original UK "Hats". I'd definitely grab that next time around!
Too bad he didn't have both with him, you might have been able to haggle him down to.... well probably not £50 but.....
Then you are in for a treat, as it is their best album by a considerable margin: one of those rare perfect albums.
I can't comment on the vinyl version but the original European CD is excellent.
Thanks all - as I said I've been looking for 'Hats' on vinyl for ages. General going price on Discogs is about £45 for an original (who knows what condition though). I am looking forward to getting it as 'A Walk Across The Rooftops' has stood the test of time and is easily one of the best album from '80s in my opinion. Stellar songwriting and arrangements on that one.
Just to offer a different perspective on Hats, I actually think A Walk Across the Rooftops is by far their best album, but I'm probably in a minority on that. Hats is great, but it is slicker and more polished than Rooftops (some might say more refined), whereas Rooftops is more adventurous and artsy, if that makes sense.
Hats is more mature, Rooftops is the product of a hungrier band that is desperate to prove themselves
I dunno, I think Peace at Last might be their finest.
Yeah, I've sometimes wondered how 'Rooftops' could actually be bettered! But as you say, there are plenty who think they managed it.
I get why Hats seems to be the popular favorite, but I just prefer the slightly more "difficult" or "abstract" nature of Rooftops.
So, anyone has these yet? Any comment on pressings and remastering job?
Amazon is about to ship my order and it looks like they have sold out these pressings on preorders alone!
As I pointed out above, all 3 are available to order on Amazon Germany Suchergebnis auf Amazon.de für: blue nile: Musik-CDs & Vinyl
My copies are arriving tomorrow.
Amazon UK was still showing my order of Hats being delivered today up to lunchtime but now I’ve had an email with a new estimate date of 21 December. It’ll likely show up earlier than that but it looks like this one sold really well.
Has anyone listened to the Hats reissue? How does it hold up against the original?
Same here, doesn’t bode well!
I’ve had emails like that before and usually the order shows up at least a week before the forecast date.
I cancelled Amazon, got it on eBay for a pound more. I am worried it won’t get restocked as it is supposedly limited.
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