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OTHER THINGS IN THE WORLD THAN MUSIC => Everything and Nothing => Topic started by: zzzone.net on February 27, 2011, 11:53:51 AM

Title: Special Editions
Post by: zzzone.net on February 27, 2011, 11:53:51 AM
Music is one of my passions and obsessions.  Despite my embracing files as a favored "format" for music distribution, I am also a sucker for special & limited editions of physical formats.

(http://zzzone.net/files/special1.jpg)
(http://zzzone.net/files/special2.jpg)
(http://zzzone.net/files/special3.jpg)

So despite my format preferences, please keep pumping out those unique, but not too expensive, limited editions.
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: Joe R on February 27, 2011, 01:09:17 PM
Wow, that's wild.  When did Oophoi's Time Fragments come in an edition like that? What are the other ones?
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: headonist on February 27, 2011, 01:30:08 PM
I have the Xerrox series (currently two volumes available). And they come in over-sized sleeves.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_p5DNGxbgCfs/Sg_QGpXqzvI/AAAAAAAAAKQ/dbroPXSHNLs/s320/xerrox.jpg)
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: richardgurtler on February 28, 2011, 12:36:10 AM
Nice collector's items, jimzzzak!!!

Richard
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: richardgurtler on February 28, 2011, 12:53:08 AM
Hi Joe R,

Oophoi's "Time Fragments" Box Set was released several weeks ago by Practising Nature/Databloem, I think it was around January 14th. I also have posted small announcement about it on this forum at the same day. Link:

http://www.hypnos.com/smf/index.php?topic=3624.msg27900#msg27900 (http://www.hypnos.com/smf/index.php?topic=3624.msg27900#msg27900)

Unfortunately, the Box is most likely sold out already, but all 7 component pro CD-Rs of this set are available by Hypnos. For those living in Europe, CD-Rs are available by Databloem or directly from Gigi/Oophoi as signed copies.

All the best.

Richard
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: Joe R on February 28, 2011, 05:12:06 AM
Hi Richard, how are you doing? :)

I have all of the Time Fragments series, I bought them years ago from Gigi himself. I was just wondering about who released them with that cool packaging.
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: headonist on February 28, 2011, 08:13:28 AM
Got this baby in the mail today...Rapoon - Dream Circle in wooden box.

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/headonist/cover%20art/rapoon-dream_circle-1.jpg)
(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/headonist/cover%20art/rapoon-dream_circle-2.jpg)
(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/headonist/cover%20art/rapoon-dream_circle-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: headonist on February 28, 2011, 11:52:25 AM
I don't own this, but this is something I'd like to have; the Castle Sonorisation 3 CD Box by Alio Die. Seems really nice and limited to 99 copies on top of that.
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: richardgurtler on February 28, 2011, 12:40:22 PM
Hi headonist, if you can get the "Castles Sonorisation's Series" Box Set, go for it, I think Stefano has still available some of them. Each one comes with unique mosaic and packaged in handmade box, I can only recommend it to each collector and Alio Die fan!!!

Richard
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: headonist on February 28, 2011, 12:50:59 PM
I would probably have gotten it, if it weren't for the fact that I already have all three releases in the Castle series as individual releases.
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: Wanterkeelt on March 01, 2011, 01:01:16 AM
I would probably have gotten it, if it weren't for the fact that I already have all three releases in the Castle series as individual releases.

That should be no problem. I was in the same situation and ordered mine from Stefano with a few other releases and he put those releases into the box instead of the original ones...
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: richardgurtler on March 01, 2011, 01:45:06 AM
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That should be no problem. I was in the same situation and ordered mine from Stefano with a few other releases and he put those releases into the box instead of the original ones...

Yes, just the same for me as mentioned by Wanterkeelt, so get in contact with Stefano and I am sure he will find some reasonable solution for you.

Richard
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: headonist on June 07, 2011, 12:26:35 PM
Got Autechre - Quaristice in the mail today. I think it's the best album of their experimental (unlistenable? hehe) period.

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/headonist/cover%20art/Quaristice_1.jpg)

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/headonist/cover%20art/Quaristice_3.jpg)

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/headonist/cover%20art/Quaristice_4.jpg)

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/headonist/cover%20art/Quaristice_5.jpg)

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/headonist/cover%20art/Quaristice_6.jpg)

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/headonist/cover%20art/Quaristice_7.jpg)
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: mgriffin on June 07, 2011, 12:40:41 PM
Nifty package. But yet, I'm still a little afraid of a certain (major) segment of Autechre's oeuvre.
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: headonist on June 07, 2011, 12:57:43 PM
Took some pics of my Chain Reaction CDs since the packeging in metal boxes are quite nice and unusual.

The titles are:
Monolake - Hongkong (their best output!)
Porter Ricks - Biokinetics
Vainqueur Elevations

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/headonist/cover%20art/chain_reaction_1.jpg)

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/headonist/cover%20art/chain_reaction_2.jpg)

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/headonist/cover%20art/chain_reaction_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: ffcal on June 07, 2011, 01:15:56 PM
Be careful with those discs.  A few years back, some folks on the ambient list complained that the CDs in their Chain Reaction tray packages had split.  I have a Baked Beans CD on Recycle or Die with a similar metal tray.

Forrest
[ justmade a minor grammatical correction to this entry--no, I'm not "Baked Beans," though I smell a bad joke in there somewhere]

Took some pics of my Chain Reaction CDs since the packeging in metal boxes are quite nice and unusual.

The titles are:
Monolake - Hongkong (their best output!)
Porter Ricks - Biokinetics
Vainqueur Elevations

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/headonist/cover%20art/chain_reaction_1.jpg)

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/headonist/cover%20art/chain_reaction_2.jpg)

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/headonist/cover%20art/chain_reaction_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: headonist on June 07, 2011, 01:17:13 PM
Thanks for the heads up, Forrest!

P.S: I will keep the CDs in plastic sleeves from now on.
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: Anodize DB on June 07, 2011, 04:46:58 PM
That metal tin edition of Quaristice was very limited & went like hotcakes upon initial release. I've since looked for it and it now fetches insane bucks, so for the time being I'm cool with the subsequent regular edition. But the metal version (w/extra disc) is tempting.

Re, those Chain Reaction discs: yep, the cracking in the inner ring was a major prob - my copy of the Porter Ricks has a few cracks but still plays okay. I tend to let the discs just sit loose in the can in order to avert further damage; and as it sits quietly on the shelf, it doesn't get any worn, regardless. :), however, keeping the disc in a paper sleeve & then in the tin works fine, too.

I've found that the Recycle or Die tins didn't compromise the integrity of the CDs as much as the CR tins - not sure why.
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: Numina on June 08, 2011, 08:08:00 AM
Curious - how is it the discs crack in those metal tins? I have a few CDs in those packages but the holder ring is rubbery and seems flexible enough. I'll let them loose just to be sure though.
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: mgriffin on June 08, 2011, 08:18:23 AM
Jesse
The CR releases that had problems with cracking have a metal post that the disc is pressed onto. The metal is not flexible enough and every time you put the disc into the case or take it out, it puts stress on the hole in the disc. Lots of people have reported radial cracks starting from the hole in their CR discs, and I'd really recommend either keeping the disc in an envelope inside the case (not on the metal post), or at least making a CDR backup that you keep somewhere safe.
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: Numina on June 08, 2011, 08:33:59 AM
Jesse
The CR releases that had problems with cracking have a metal post that the disc is pressed onto. The metal is not flexible enough and every time you put the disc into the case or take it out, it puts stress on the hole in the disc. Lots of people have reported radial cracks starting from the hole in their CR discs, and I'd really recommend either keeping the disc in an envelope inside the case (not on the metal post), or at least making a CDR backup that you keep somewhere safe.

I see.
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: jkn on June 08, 2011, 09:01:16 AM
I've got a batch of those Chain Reaction and the Basic Channel CD tin - and yeah - it was so hard to get the darn discs out the first time  I never put them back inside!   I found out much later there was a cracking problem - luckily I'd already yanked them.

I have the Steve Roach "slab 'o slate" edition of Early Man - I've told the story of nearly breaking my toe on it a number of times on the forum when I left it on the floor in my studio one time.   

I have a bunch of limited edition depeche mode 12" from back in the day - not really rare - just limited.   Also have a limited Cabaret Voltaire 7" release from teh later 80's or maybe 1990 - which had a series of postcards in it from their earlier 80's videos.
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: jkn on June 08, 2011, 10:39:36 AM
Actually it's currently in a tub with a bunch of cd's and cassettes from my studio ... it'll go back in but I'm not sure where yet.   We took down two walls of shelves...  :-)
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: SunDummy on June 08, 2011, 11:47:32 AM
Jesse
The CR releases that had problems with cracking have a metal post that the disc is pressed onto. The metal is not flexible enough and every time you put the disc into the case or take it out, it puts stress on the hole in the disc. Lots of people have reported radial cracks starting from the hole in their CR discs, and I'd really recommend either keeping the disc in an envelope inside the case (not on the metal post), or at least making a CDR backup that you keep somewhere safe.

I see.

Yep - all mine were ruined.  I have backups on CDR, except for Biokenetics, which was too far gone to rip.  Cool design, poor execution.
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: headonist on July 06, 2011, 11:47:40 AM
Kraftwerk's The Catalogue

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/headonist/cover%20art/P1000735.jpg)

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(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/headonist/cover%20art/P1000740.jpg)

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/headonist/cover%20art/P1000741.jpg)

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/headonist/cover%20art/P1000742.jpg)

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/headonist/cover%20art/P1000743.jpg)

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Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: mystified on July 06, 2011, 12:28:30 PM
I just obtained a copy of this:

http://www.discogs.com/Rapoon-Mykel-Boyd-Split/release/2833569

It's new Rapoon on white vinyl, only 100 pressed, with 2 art prints signed by Mykel Boyd.

I am actually selling mine, if anyone is interested, at Discogs. I have never played it. I played the more common, black case version and will keep that one.

Cool for fans of rare Rapoon stuff.
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: Bill Binkelman on July 07, 2011, 09:39:01 AM
Kraftwerk's The Catalogue

Extremely COOL and numerous images were snipped to preserve bandwidth


WANT!!!!!!
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: mgriffin on July 07, 2011, 01:15:08 PM
Agree, Bill. That KW box is incredibly sexy, even though I already own all the music.
Title: Re: Special Editions
Post by: Scott M2 on July 07, 2011, 06:33:54 PM
I'm holding out rebuying KW until surround versions are available.
BTW - The surround mix on their live dvd is excellent!