Best yet--shame about the hassles getting it October 7, 2007
Written by GerryK
As one who bought "No Pussyfooting" on LP back in the 70s, and have somewhat slavishly followed the careers of Messrs. F and E since the first Crim and Roxy albums, I think this is their best collaboration yet. It must be issued on regularly available CD to the world at large. Itís too good to bury on an obscure website and make people jump through hoops to get it.
The process to get a playable CD is frankly a hassle. Remember on Seinfeld when Kramer had his "bake-your-own-pizza" idea? Bad idea. So what do you, the purchaser of a Bit-Torrent download get? The chance to spend more of your time and money to burn your own CD, then a further outlay to print your own CD inlay card. Add it up and youíve spent as much as you would have to buy a manufactured CD in a store or on Amazon, and spent a lot more time doing it.
Further hassles: getting the files proved to be a chore. What should have been a 20-minute download turned into a case of constant monitoring as the download stopped numerous times throughout. Converting the FLAC to AIFF proved painless, but again, more time consumed. I use a Mac running OS X 10.4 and Safari. It took over an hour just to get the page with the cover art to load after countless tries. Not fun.
Fortunately, after converting the files to AIFFs, I used Roxio Jam to create a gapless-between-tracks CD easily, but more time was taken to have to do it. I havenít attempted to print the inlay card yet. The question is, how much is your time worth? While I am glad to have this work on (my own) CD, it is much more of a hassle to get it than a quick click on Amazon. Iím all for artists getting to share the profits directly with downloads, but at a buck a track directly in their pocket, the buyer should be provided a more hassle-free way to access their purchases. It will be interesting to see how Radiohead handle downloading their new album.
But full marks for the music itself.
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|Soon to be on CD? Wed., Dec 13, 2006|
Posted by: lotusm50
Will this be released on CD (or any form other than download)? Iíd buy this in a second, but I donít download music (too easy to lose, CD-Rís have very limited longevity, and most reasonably permanent/secure storage options are expensive, Read more
|One of the best Wed., Dec 6, 2006|
Posted by: millingt
DGM continues to offer great recordings. This is one of the best. Even though it is a compilation, it feels like an album. It sounds very modern. And reminds me of the Altair piece from the Equitorial Stars album that Read more
|Excellent Fri., Nov 10, 2006|
Posted by: schnuckenack
Just one word: itís great! Itís a fantastic recording, no way!
| London, UK March 14, 2006|
Posted by: karnak
we were expecting that something like this exist
|Wonderful Stuff! Wed., Oct 25, 2006|
Posted by: acampo
Thanks to all involved @ DGM for another great DL. Any more gems hiding in the vaults?
|At Last! Mon., Oct 23, 2006|
Posted by: KramNamloc
Perhaps the funkiest white men on earth! Chok full oí lost gems!
|Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Mon., Oct 23, 2006|
Posted by: vargan
This may be the best thing since the invention of bíboomshanka.
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