New box set: McCartney I II III

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Sgt. Abbey Road, Jun 17, 2022.

  1. davenav

    davenav High Plains Grifter

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    Yes. But, it's summer. This isn't when major releases come out.

    And your opinion about the albums is that - your opinion. I consider his first album to be really great, the second one, meh, and the third one very worthy indeed.

    But, that doesn't matter. His marketing people figured this was an item that would sell quickly, and I would agree with that, but that doesn't make it a 'cash grab'. Every release could called that, ffs. This is a gift item, or a catch-up for those who didn't buy it the other times.

    Let's let this go????
     
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  2. Yeah Bob’s younger cousin :tiphat:
     
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  3. bward

    bward Forum Resident

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    I think the criticism here really comes down to one thing: most of the old timers (and I’m an old timer) just wanted something else.

    I’m jonesing for the next Archive, or all new McProject, too. But the collector side of me is looking forward to Mc1,2,3 box. I love each album.

    I also think in Archive world, the nearest equivalent to the Mc 1,2,3 box is the Super Deluxe Tug of War, with its 8x10’s and exclusive outer cover for an extra $100 over the price of the regular deluxe set. I passed on that, and never regretted it.

    I would feel the same about this new set if I passed on it. But that Mc1 Apple color vinyl and the whole presentation, plus the price point, made me reconsider. And I ordered it.

    I have no doubt there will be another McCartney release, with new or unheard music, later this year.

    I also have no doubt it will be offered in a variety of configurations that will please some and vex others. It goes with the territory.
     
  4. davenav

    davenav High Plains Grifter

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    I guess I'm just an anti-vexxer.
     
  5. UnderTheFloorboards'66

    UnderTheFloorboards'66 Forum Resident

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    I swear not even his PR team works this hard (and that's saying something)! :tiphat:
     
  6. babyblue

    babyblue Patches Pal!

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    Actually, many fans did wonder why the same songs were being released over and over again. My aunt was a teenager back then buying Beatle records and didn't see the point in getting all of them. Even when Capitol released The Early Beatles LP, it was a let down since many fans already had the songs.
     
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  7. jmxw

    jmxw Fab Forum Fan

    No, the deluxe edition will add: Flowers In The Dirt [1989], Run Devil Run [1999], and Electric Arguments [2008]... [just to cover a few things that happened between II and III]
    :nyah:
     
  8. Cristiano Cortellazzi

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    Well, the Flaming Pie box set came out in the middle of the summer, if I remember correctly :waiting:
    “Get Back” is coming out in three weeks from now.
     
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  9. davenav

    davenav High Plains Grifter

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    Okay, there’s an exception for Flaming Pie. But Get Back was rescheduled, so it hardly counts.
     
  10. joeislive

    joeislive Streets Ahead

    Also the McCartney I & II archives came out in June and Ram and Wings Over America both late May. There have been no hard and fast rules to Archive release dates, but obviously if anything is coming this year it would be late fall/early winter
     
  11. ARK

    ARK Forum Miscreant

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    It’s the same thing as a country mile. When people say they prefer one thing over another by a mile, that’s one thing. But when they say *country* mile, boy do you know they’re serious!
     
  12. ARK

    ARK Forum Miscreant

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    I wonder how much overlap there is in that ven diagram
     
  13. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    Even though they’re basically the same album, I always viewed Introducing and Early as two totally different animals.
     
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  14. babyblue

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    Yeah, I agree. But back then when they were released, fans were confused as to why they were getting the same material again. No one knew anything about licensing or contracts regarding album releases.
     
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  15. maccafan

    maccafan Senior Member

    If they became fans I would say yes because the new music is probably all they heard.
     
  16. Pianoman99

    Pianoman99 Forum Resident

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    Yes, Mazzy, exactly. Wanted to write this already some days ago, but didn't get around to it.

    I find it very strange when people say that someone like McCartney woudn't win any new fans. Of course he does!
    Would those marketing guys otherwise release it? Hell no.
    Ok, vinyl is not a mass product. But that applies to ALL vinyl, not only to rereleases like this one.

    We should be happy that physical media is being released at all!

    Do I want this set. Hell no. Do I want LT and BTTE. Hell yes!
    But come on guys, let's not always be so egoistic. And let's not question that there IS a group of young people who keeps discovering the old stuff.
    It's GREAT, it's FAB!
     
  17. Sgt. Abbey Road

    Sgt. Abbey Road Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Great comments! I have the exact same opinion:agree:
     
  18. HotelYorba101

    HotelYorba101 Forum Resident

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    Honestly I think people are just so so tired regarding pointless negativity, you know? Like I dunno, this thread sort of reinforces my longstanding theory that audiophiles should never ever ever be invited to dinner parties or any public events because most end up just being a parody of a parody of the Simpsons Comic Book Guy who is already a parody lol

    Like man, if people have this much of a problem with a simple vinyl reissue set of three music albums, they must have a really hard time navigating life in general :laugh:
     
  19. UnderTheFloorboards'66

    UnderTheFloorboards'66 Forum Resident

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    You calling me fat? :cussing:
     
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  20. HotelYorba101

    HotelYorba101 Forum Resident

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    Hey if you were that fat you wouldn't be able to fit under the floorboards to begin with :D
     
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  21. CoffeePrep

    CoffeePrep New Member

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    How many times over will you buy them?
     
  22. Sgt. Abbey Road

    Sgt. Abbey Road Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I guess I’m not the only one who preordered the LP set.
    :biglaugh:
     
  23. CoffeePrep

    CoffeePrep New Member

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    But how many of them want o to pay $200 for a boxed set of one decent record and two forgettable ones? And what nascent Beatle/McCartney fan would even start there? Why not some cheap clean used copies before forking over the fool's money.
     
  24. Well the box set is $100 for three records and not $200 and UMG has had several 20% off sales since this was announced.

    And many feel differently about II & III than you do.
     
  25. HotelYorba101

    HotelYorba101 Forum Resident

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    Because differing opinions are a thing? :) Personally if I had to guess which two forgettable ones you are thinking of, I like them way more than the one decent one you are thinking of, for example lol
     
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