Dylan- Blood on the Tracks - "Test Pressing" version - RSD 2019*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Whiskeytown86, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. DaK

    DaK Forum Resident

    Berlin, Germany
    Its already selling in the bay for 70 to 100 Euro :doh:
  2. dee

    dee Forum Resident

    ft. lauderdale, fl
    I hear you.
  3. SoundDoctor

    SoundDoctor Forum Resident

    United States
    I agree. There’s always a conversation on the RSD line, and it’s cool to know what other people are chasing after.

    2018 was my first time at Everyday Music here in Portland, as all my previous RSDs were at Scotti’s Record Shop in Summit, NJ. Scotti’s is small and only lets a few people in at a time. They have the back room dedicated to RSD stuff and it’s nice and spacious in there. Everybody finds what they’re looking for.

    EM, however, is much bigger. In fact, they have one store for CDs and an equally sized space next to it for vinyl. They have their RSD bins and they also put RSD items in the artist bins. There was a huge crowd at the small RSD bins, so I got everything I wanted last year from the artist bins. This year may have to change for some titles, but I’ll navigate right to the Bob Dylan bin for this one...
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  4. BlueJay

    BlueJay Forum Resident

    Calm down, calm down! This is now showing as a regular release on Amazon. Release date April 12th.
  5. DaK

    DaK Forum Resident

    Berlin, Germany
    I am totally calm :) I am just wondering about people paying that kind of money before RSD.
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  6. The Hud

    The Hud Where The Demons Dwell

    They want the RSD sticker!

    Note to self: find RSD stickers! :)
  7. Dflow

    Dflow Forum Resident

    I just searched for the listing in the US store and couldn’t find it. Can you please post the link?
  8. brimuchmuze

    brimuchmuze Forum Resident

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  9. shadow blaster

    shadow blaster Forum Resident

  10. Tommyboy

    Tommyboy Senior Member

    New York
    How is Scotti’s? Do you think it’s a decent store?
  11. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    Just listening --for the first time--to the "spooky organ" version of "Idiot Wind" on You Tube and it's the best performance I've heard yet.
    But not because of the organ which comes in and out. It's the way Dylan sings it that makes it great. It lacks the bile of the official version.
    Is this version going to be of the RSD Test Pressing?
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  12. MRamble

    MRamble Forum Resident

    Technically yes.
  13. Maranatha5585

    Maranatha5585 Forum Resident

    Down South
    Yes.. all known information confirms this.
  14. beatleroadie

    beatleroadie Forum Resident

    You can print your own for about .50 cents each and put them on all the records you want haha!
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  15. The Hud

    The Hud Where The Demons Dwell

    Good to know! Haha! :)
  16. CWillman

    CWillman Forum Resident

    L.A., CA
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  17. Shpongle

    Shpongle Forum Resident

    United Kingdom
    So Amazon are going to get a quota of this and sell it online on 12th April?

  18. shadow blaster

    shadow blaster Forum Resident

    Probably not. The orders will likely get cancelled.
  19. DaK

    DaK Forum Resident

    Berlin, Germany
    In my experience this is not true, in the last 3 years Amazon has sold RSD products directly and through third party sellers. Not on RSD but a week after. Since Amazon does not charge you unless its shipped just try it.
  20. scoutbb

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  21. DaK

    DaK Forum Resident

    Berlin, Germany
    There is an official campaign „Make every day Record Store Day“. I think their website is something like MEDRSD.something.
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  22. Mbd77

    Mbd77 Florum Resdent

    I like the idea of RSD in principle, but I’m sure this is a familiar reality for most people.
    Here in the u.k., slightly less than 20 years ago there were 3 independent record stores in my local high street - a 5 minute walk. If I went to the nearest town, about 15 minutes away, there was a large HMV, a decent Our Price and a Virgin Megastore. Five years ago these had gone, but there was still a FOPP in town. I went there for RSD in 2012 and picked up a few bits. Now this has closed, so its about an hours journey to a record shop for RSD, and I only want this one thing this year. This is unfortunately what perpetuates the high prices on eBay.

    When I was a kid, EVERY town had a serious independent record shop. In addition, every town had a Woolworths that would sell singles and chart stuff.

    Arguably, despite the apparent convenience of the internet and download era, we’ve lost something magical about music and record collecting.
  23. signothetimes53

    signothetimes53 Forum Resident

    Burlington VT USA

    When I first heard the boot of the "spooky organ" version 40+ years ago, the gentler way that Dylan sang the lyrics was more enjoyable to me than the officially-released version. I know lots of people prefer the bile, but in this case, not me.
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2019
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  24. Johan1880

    Johan1880 Forum Resident

    The Netherlands
    Will this version be a needle drop or sourced from (remixed) multitracks?

    This info on the RSD site suggest a needle drop that affects the sound quality:

    This LP is an exact duplicate of the test pressing, containing unique mixes from the New York session, available commercially for the first time.
  25. crispi

    crispi Vinyl Archaeologist

    That’s not what it says. Technically there should be no reasons why those ‘74 mixes aren’t still in Columbia’s archive as two-track tapes. It’s those they are hopefully using.
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