FTD Limited Edition Vinyl Releases

Roger Semon has just confirmed that FTD will be releasing limited edition vinyl sets in the near future, the first being Blue Hawaii. A cover is not available yet, as the FTD-team is still in the process of finalizing the content and packaging according to the FTD newsletter.

Source: Roger Semon / Updated: Jan 21, 2009 
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dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2009report abuse
Ive seen these limited edition vinyl releases on certain artists like Springsteen, Brian Wilson, Dylan, even Elvis on the 30 #1 Hits. It is a marketing ploy by the labels to lure more money out of you, nothing more, nothing less, similiar to the colored wax craze of the late 70's. Many people feel they will go up in value in years to come. I do not. The only true vinyl releases were the first original pressings.
Theo (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2009report abuse
I really hope these limited edition vinyl sets do not include any tracks, that are not available on cd. That would be another way of forcing the fans to buy the same tracks all over again for a couple of unreleased takes.
Mr Scrapbook: the price increases have only taken place in the UK (and then only at some shops), because the English pound has devaluated so much these past few months. The prices are still the same in e.g. The Netherlands. I bought some FTD cd's from a shop in the UK (now dig this) recently, because it's now cheaper for me to buy 'em in the UK than here at home.
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2009report abuse
One more thing to collect...! Ah, the life of an Elvis fan! I'll have to wait and see on it personally but I'm inclined to try to find the money. So, folks: it's all positive, and like so many on this forum, if it's not your cup of tea, sit it out. I think this is part of the uptick in interest in vinyl (we used to call it just "records" where I'm from!) and perhaps a way to drive home the point that downloads deliver no value - zilch. Personally, I think their CD versions pack more than enough value (especially the 7-inch classic albums) save for the regular versions which still sadly lack liner notes and booklets like the premium import releases all now offer. But consider this another way to put the finger in the eye of the downloaders... For a change, I can say "good for FTD!"
Sveyder (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 22, 2009report abuse
good point with the bonus tracks, standard practice to sell vinyl. and it has to be a triple vinyl set, which means additional charges. if they put it on double vinyl the quality of sound would be very bad. nevertheless, if i can hold a triple 12" FTD of "Elvis is back" with a big big booklet in my hands....just a great thought!!!
Mr Scrapbook (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 22, 2009report abuse
I'll give my opinion on this. FTD CD prices have increased to cover the funding of these ltd edition vinyl versions I reckon. I'm not interested in the vinyl versions myself but you wait and see what happens next ..... I'll bet the vinyls contain tracks NOT available on the CD versions. Just my take on it, let's see what happens.
ep1tcb (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 22, 2009report abuse
Two words....... GREAT NEWS. I hope more FTD's see the light on vinyl. Elvis belongs on vinyl if you ask me. Let it sell, let it sell.
I am Buffalo-Horn! (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 22, 2009report abuse
If this vinyl version sells well, I wonder if retrospective releases of previously issued FTDs will follow on vinyl? Go for it Roger, let's have them all!!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2009report abuse
mature - you are lucky. Ive never won Lotto!
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2009report abuse
Cool,will the sound still be like a lotto,you know sometimes you win(great sound)sometimes you dont win(bad sound)
Mofoca22 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2009report abuse
itll prolly only be affordable to rich people like all ftd releases. freaken rediculous.

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