Blue Nile - Vinyl Reissues

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Pavol Stromcek, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Technocentral

    Technocentral Forum Resident

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    Dublin, Ireland
    Can't understand the low numbers of re issue copies surely 5000 of each would sell out?
     
  2. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Diver Dan

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    Alpine, TX
    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!
     
  3. Williamson

    Williamson Forum Resident

    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.
     
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  4. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Diver Dan

    Location:
    Alpine, TX
    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
     
  5. Williamson

    Williamson Forum Resident

    I've never heard 'Hats' and I've been looking for it for a while. He's also selling that for £30.
     
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  6. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

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    Vienna, Austria
    UK or US Hats?
     
  7. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    All three albums are still available for pre-order on Amazon Germany as they are released until next week.
     
  8. Williamson

    Williamson Forum Resident

    It will be UK
     
  9. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

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    UK and US versions have different sleeves and are on different labels. Not sure if there are any differences in the mix.
     
  10. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    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! :righton:

    Too bad he didn't have both with him, you might have been able to haggle him down to.... well probably not £50 but..... :biglaugh:
     
  11. Black Elk

    Black Elk Music Lover

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    Bay Area, U.S.A.
    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.
     
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  12. Williamson

    Williamson Forum Resident

    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.
     
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  13. Pavol Stromcek

    Pavol Stromcek Formerly thoutah Thread Starter

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    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.
     
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  14. Beamish13

    Beamish13 Forum Resident


    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.
     
  15. Williamson

    Williamson Forum Resident

    Yeah, I've sometimes wondered how 'Rooftops' could actually be bettered! But as you say, there are plenty who think they managed it.
     
  16. Pavol Stromcek

    Pavol Stromcek Formerly thoutah Thread Starter

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    I get why Hats seems to be the popular favorite, but I just prefer the slightly more "difficult" or "abstract" nature of Rooftops.
     
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  17. NunoBento

    NunoBento Rock 'n' Roll Star

    Location:
    London
    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!
     
  18. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    As I pointed out above, all 3 are available to order on Amazon Germany Suchergebnis auf Amazon.de für: blue nile: Musik-CDs & Vinyl
     
  19. Eamon

    Eamon Well-Known Member

    My copies are arriving tomorrow.
     
  20. Porkpie

    Porkpie Forum Resident

    Location:
    UK
    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.
     
  21. NunoBento

    NunoBento Rock 'n' Roll Star

    Location:
    London
    Has anyone listened to the Hats reissue? How does it hold up against the original?

    @Eric_Generic ?
     
  22. Bleu Noir

    Bleu Noir Active Member

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    London
    Same here, doesn’t bode well!
     
  23. garrincha

    garrincha Forum Resident

    Location:
    Plymouth, UK
    same. dull!
     
  24. Porkpie

    Porkpie Forum Resident

    Location:
    UK
    I’ve had emails like that before and usually the order shows up at least a week before the forecast date.
     
  25. Bleu Noir

    Bleu Noir Active Member

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    London
    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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