Here's a nice idea: A music DVD packaged with a CD.

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  1. KeithH

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    Last night while perusing CDs at Circuit City, I found a neat package. In one jewel case for $27.99 was the Rush Moving Pictures CD and the Rush Chronicles DVD. The DVD has videos for many of Rush's hits. I have never seen this sort of package before. I am aware of the one Boz Scaggs title that combined a CD and DVD-Audio disc, and I know that the Stevie Ray Vaughan box set includes a concert DVD. However, I have seen the sort of CD/DVD package that I saw for Rush. Is this a new marketing effort? How many labels are doing this? Anyway, the Rush package is nice, but I already have the Moving Pictures CD. It would be nice if the package were a bit cheaper too. Still a nice idea.
     
  2. Micahel C

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    Keith,

    This appears to be something new, but a cool idea. The upcoming George Harrison "Brainwashed" will also have a special edition with cd and dvd as well.
     
  3. Frank Anderson

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    I am all for it as well. My Highlander set was very disappointing since the CD only had 4 songs on it.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. KeithH

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    Micahel, thanks for the info. on the new Harrison title. Overall, I like the idea of packaging a CD with a DVD. The only problem is that something like the Rush combo pack has come out after many people probably have the CD (or the DVD) already. As long as you can purchase either disc separately, I guess it doesn't really matter.

    I really like the idea of packaging DVDs with new releases on CD. It would be really nice to see more new greatest hits compilations packaged with DVDs (either music videos or concert footage). A lot of good compilations have come out in the past few months, and DVDs would be a nice addition. The thing I would not want to see is consumers being forced into buying such combo packs, and therefore, spending more. I still want to see the CDs available separately.
     
  5. Mike Broadman

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    I've been meaning to pick up Chronicles. If I see the combo for a low price, I'll get it and give my Moving Pictures CD to someone as a gift. Gotta spread the Rush goodness around.
     
  6. KeithH

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    Mike, just note that Chronicles is an older title (1990). I feel the remasteredd retrospective discs (two separate volumes), which came out more recently, sound better. Just my opinion.
     
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    Cowboy Junkies Open Road has both an extensive dvd and a live concert cd. The live concert cd sounds excellent IMHO. Most of the DVD also sound excellent. The complete package was 24.99 at BB[​IMG]
     
  8. KeithH

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    Dan, thanks. Good to see another such combo pack. I have no Cowboy Junkies, so if I am ever inclined to pick up a disc, I'll keep this in mind.
     
  9. Mike Broadman

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    Keith, I was referring to the Chronicles DVD, not the CD "best of." I'm a huge Rush fan and have all the albums (though the Chronicles CDs were my first exposure to them). I now just want those cheesy videos.

    NP: Miles Davis, Complete Live at Montreux, disc ... aw, heck, I can't keep count anymore.
     
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    I bought the latest Queens of the Stone Age album it also comes with a DVD apparently (haven't opened it, it's a gift).
     
  11. Scott Barnhart

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    My sister-in-law just sent me a gift of the Fresh Aire 8 DVD by Mannheim Steamroller. In the package were 2 discs:

    1) An HDCD of Fresh Aire 8
    2) A DVD which on one side was the DVD-Video version of Fresh Aire 8, along with tons of supplemental material. On the flip side of it, was the DVD-A of Fresh Aire 8.

    Talk about packing a lot of value into one package!
     
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    There are a few of those out there... Didnt the new DaveMatthewsBand CD have a DVD Extra in it???

    I know theres a new edition of SYSTEM OF A DOWN's TOXICITY that also has a bonus DVD.
     
  13. KrisM

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    I bought two CDs this week that had a DVD included, the new Foo Fighters and Chris Robinson's first solo disc. I haven't checked out the Foo Fighters DVD yet, but I watched the Robinson disc yesterday. It was only about 12 minutes and really wasn't all that interesting, but the CD only cost $14.00CDN so I can't really complain. I think it is a cool idea as long as the price remains decent. The Foo Fighters disc was also about $14.00CDN.

    Regards
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    NP - Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey
     
  14. KeithH

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    Mike,
    Boy, I'm a moron. I don't know why I assumed you were referring to the Chronicles CD. I started a thread about the combo pack with the Chronicles DVD, after all. I'm just a dunce. [​IMG]
    All,
    Thanks for helping to compile a list, so to speak, of CD/DVD combo packs. It appears that this is becoming a popular marketing ploy. It makes a lot of sense.
     
  15. Paul D Young

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    I bought the following CDs recently with a bonus DVD:
    Ben Folds: Ben Folds Live
    Tom Petty: The Last DJ
    Foo Fighters: One By One

    My favorite so far:
    Ben Folds
     
  16. KeithH

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    Paul, right! I did see a version of The Last DJ with a bonus DVD. Thanks for reminding me. How is the DVD? What's on it? Does it offer surround sound?
     
  17. Paul D Young

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    Keith, to tell you the truth I didn't even watch it. It is a documentary on the making of the album (I think).
    Maybe I'll pop it in this weekend.
     
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    Amy Grant's Legacy has a limited number of copies out there with a bonus DVD. Same price as the CD-only version if you can find it. What a great deal!
     
  19. KeithH

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    Paul, thanks for the info. I am inclined to think that DVDs included with new studio albums are likely to be less interesting than DVDs packaged with live CDs or greatest-hits compilations. I can see live CDs coming with concert DVDs and greatest-hits compilations coming with either concert DVDs or a compilation DVD of music videos. That said, the Rush combo pack I mentioned has a studio album packaged with a music video compilation DVD. In any event, I tend to find a lot of the documentaries to be a bit boring.
     
  20. Anthony Stephan

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    Like some of you noticed there are quite a few CDs coming out with either a DVD disc in the package or the CD itself has a link to a web site that contains videos and other information. The new Bon Jovi had a link that would allow the purchaser to buy Bon Jovi tickets before they went on sale. There are many, many more that guys like us wouldn't notice because many are very poppy sounding titles.

    The record companies are doing more of these marketing approaches to create a better percieved value to the regular CD. The reasoning behind it is that you will want to acutally BUY the CD instead of downloading it or getting a burned copy from your friend.
     

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