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Blue Note Review subscription

Discussion in 'music' started by paulfromcamden, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I'm not sure what to make of this new boxed set subscription service Blue Note have launched.


    The presentation is lovely but $200 seems an awful lot for a scarf(!), a repress of an LP that can be had for £10 on Discogs and a pretty uninspiring compilation album.
  2. Dougie2404

    Dougie2404 pfm Member

    I agree, a rediculous price for what it is. In reality though, I suppose that they have done research that says that they will manage to sell the subs.
  3. hockman

    hockman pfm Member

    IMO a big piece of marketing BS from Don Was, the head of Blue Note. BN nowadays is a lackluster label bankrupt of new ideas; their current roster of artists is pretty pathetic and mediocre and is a big comedown from its heydays. It's just trying to live off mining the great output of the 50s-60s.

    I just wish they would at least reissue some of the more obscure and forgotten albums from the past instead of the same old ones.
    clogman likes this.
  4. mickyricky

    mickyricky pfm Member

    I ordered this and received it Jan 3rd .I unfortunately duplicated the order which I cancelled straight away,BlueNote informed me that they had done this and would refund my card but it takes between 5/10 working days...I waited and waited still no refund ,I thought is it because of the holidays etc.. Jan 3rd a second box set arrived, I contacted BN and got a range of excuses ,all of which I counter replied to saying that I could see through their excuses giving a better argument back ...
    I now have the second box set unopened and for sale if anyone is interested...
    The one I opened is limited edition no 1451/1500 so I imagine this is close to a sellout ..
    It is easier for me to sell it than to go through their procedure of returning it as I have lost complete faith with their ordering /returning system..
  5. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Michael Fremer reviews it in his Xmas box set round-up:

    Seems to like it, though isn’t convinced by the mastering of one of the discs.
  6. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    I bet he didn’t pay $200 for it though (I await being proved to be wrong).
  7. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I'm glad they've sold OK and in a sense I get it - it's about making nice things for jazz fans with a disposable income. Nothing at all wrong with that, it's just not the demographic I happen to be in :)

    I'm hoping future instalments issue harder to find material like the Other Side of Blue Note 1500 Series that Toshiba put out.

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