Your favourite Bear Family releases

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by GodBlessTinyTim, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. hotshotskings

    hotshotskings Forum Resident

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    Even something as simple as song numbers lol. I don't want to have to count the artists to find out who's singing Song #10...
     
  2. GodBlessTinyTim

    GodBlessTinyTim Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Wow, that packaging is even more ill-fitting than what mine came in. Sorry to see the seam split, hopefully you can at least get that partial refund.
    I agree it's a bit annoying, but I'm not sure if they'd be able to fit both discs' tracks on the back unless it were written in a tiny font. Maybe they could list the tracks on the inside of the digipak, behind the clear plastic.
     
  3. hotshotskings

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    I ended up getting a 20% refund and kept the box set (Amazon.de gave me 40% partial refund for the Lousiana Hayride box that was damaged almost identical)
     
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  4. Tribute

    Tribute Forum Resident

    The way these are presented, the CDs become just some kind of background music.
     
  5. Tribute

    Tribute Forum Resident

    Present the CDs with an insert. Whether in a jewel box or digipack.

    To me, the worst is the folio presentation. No easy to use information, very awkward to use, and the packaging often leads to scratched discs
     
  6. jimbo3688

    jimbo3688 Forum Resident

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    I printed the song listings off of Amazon to reference while listening. Did the same thing for the Louisiana Hayride box. I agree it would be preferable to have the listings on the CD case, but sometimes we have to do our best to make do.
     
  7. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    Eouch!! What a shame.
    That packaging is hideous.
    Could have added some packaging beads at least.
    Pathetic!
     
  8. Mychael

    Mychael Forum Resident

    The real shame is that there are people who accept this for a refund.
    No wonder Amazon is not worrying about proper and protective packaging.
     
  9. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    Bear Family suggestion:
    The Complete Buddy Knox.
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    Collect all his Roulette, Liberty and United Artists and Rockstar recordings, plus whatever independent
    releases there may be.
    Would make a great collection of material from his first album in 57', 'Gypsy Man' at UA, to his country material
    with 'Sweet Country Music', and the 45's in between.
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    There are a couple of good comps around, I got one on Rhino, but like most, are focused around the earlier material.
    I know BF has the single disc they have, but Buddy Knox deserves the BF 'box' treatment.
     
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  10. Rick Bartlett

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    Still sounding great decades later...
    Buddy Knox- Hula Love

    Waylon Jennings & Buddy Knox
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  11. Rick Bartlett

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    You have to love primitive sound and television.
    Buddy Knox live in 57 with band.
    Buddy Knox - Party Doll
     
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  12. Rick Bartlett

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    Never heard this one before.
    Has a familiar intro to another one of his big hits...:rolleyes:
    Buddy Knox - Don't Make A Ripple
     
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  13. Rick Bartlett

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    Point Records? Ok, new one to me also!
     
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  14. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    On Reprise records.
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  16. Mychael

    Mychael Forum Resident

    There are no "song numbers" on the backs of the digipacs because there are no songs listed. Most of the artists perform several songs on these discs.

    It's not about convenience. Look in the hardcover book!:D
     
  17. baptistbusman

    baptistbusman Forum Resident

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    Bloomsdale, MO
    I’m curious if customs tears these boxes open to see what’s inside.
     
  18. darling

    darling Forum Resident

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    Philadelphia, PA
    I'm sure I've posted something alon these lines before in this thread and the Louisiana Hayride Box thread:

    When this has happened to me - box sets from Amazon uk or de have arrived damaged - with the packaging box broken and the box-set-box flawed. I have told Amazon this has happened - I send a message truthfully explaining the problem and politely asking just to ship the damaged part back for an exchange because it would be expensive to ship the whole thing back overseas. Every time they either refunded my money (without having to return the part) or sent another box without me having to send back the damaged item.
     
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  19. Svein Arne

    Svein Arne Forum Resident

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    Norway
    Documentary about Maybelle Carters guitar picking:
     
  20. Svein Arne

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  21. Anyone care to sell me on Sanford Clark's The Fool from Bear? Vaguely interested in picking it up and wondering if the CD is worth it. Primarily interested because Lee Hazlewood was Clark's producer on some songs.

    Sanford Clark CD: The Fool - Bear Family Records
     
  22. GodBlessTinyTim

    GodBlessTinyTim Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I've thought about that one too but haven't pulled the trigger. Clark sounded like Ricky Nelson if Ricky been born five or ten years earlier and operated through more of a country-pop lens. The material he was given wasn't totally consistent, but there are some real winners to be had. You can tell this one came from Hazlewood:



    His most Nelson-esque tune, complete with Al Casey providing sharp licks much like James Burton:

    Sanford Clark - Usta Be My Baby

    You can probably pass on Shades, a rather inconsistent collection of later efforts.

    Sanford Clark CD: Shades - Bear Family Records
     
  23. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    What a great idea!
     
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  24. baptistbusman

    baptistbusman Forum Resident

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    Bloomsdale, MO
    I love it. It’s turned into one of my go-to CDs to pull out when nothing else seems interesting. He was way more than a one hit wonder. The other Bear cd “Shades” isn’t as bad as some of the reviewers have said.
     
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  25. baptistbusman

    baptistbusman Forum Resident

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    Bloomsdale, MO
    Bakersfield has arrived. I'm glad Amazon.uk canceled my order and I was able to order from Amazon.de. They probably ship from the same place, but I feel good about things since the packaged arrived today.

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    Box had zero damage, and lurking inside was the Bakersfield Box Set all nice and protected in the Bear Family protective cardboard box.

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    Thanks to those that ruined the Haggard unreleased tracks from being included. I've noticed on Facebook how one of Merle's former staff posted a series of videos he recorded with him and Merle and the Haggard clan is going nuts wanting it taken down.....I'm also guessing why all that I've heard about Merle recording a ton of stuff before he died hasn't seen the light of day. I'm not one to speculate, but I know Merle was a big Bear Family supporter and I'm sure he wouldn't be happy that his music was held back.
     

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