Wednesday August 27, 2008

More on the 2008 TDS vinyl re-release

You may or may not have seen the post on nin.com Trent made regarding the re-release of The Downward Spiral - here's an archived copy. Heck, here are his exact words:
You may have heard there's a new re-release of The Downward Spiral on vinyl. I heard that, too. I have no idea what it is or what's on it because the band has had no involvement in it.

Kinda shitty! Well, I got an email from Gary B, who apparently spoke to what records in the UK, where he gleaned that this is apparently being released as part of the 60th Anniversary of Vinyl, which I take to be fancy talk for "Universal wants to see just how profitable vinyl re-release sales can be." While I think it really sucks that this is being done without any input from, you know, the guy who made the record, ~$30 for a new copy of TDS on vinyl beats $200+ for a used copy of the promo 2x12" put out in 94. Tower Records (they still exist?) has it on pre-sale for $21.49, which I imagine Amazon will price-match very soon (thanks nothing_void), and AcousticSounds has it for ~$30 as well (thanks Mr9InchNail).