Peter Gabriel limited edition 'mini-vinyl' remasters

Mike Broadman

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Heads up for Peter Gabriel fans:
Remastered CDs of his catalogue have been planned, but limited edition gatefolds are coming out on May 7. You can pre-order them from www.disciplineglobalmobile.com.
Albums:
All four self-titled, including Security. So, Us, soundtracks for Birdy and Last Temptation of Christ, and a live disc.
 

andrew markworthy

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It's perhaps worth stressing that it's only the packaging which is limited edition - the remastered albums will be available in conventional form after the inital run.

Already got Peter Gabriel 3 and So on order. With the exception of TLTOC the stuff I like on the remaining albums is on the Shaking the Tree compilation (remastered and already out, and available in Britain for about five pounds if you know where to look).

Are you sure about the release date of 5th May, Mike? I've got mine on order from Amazon UK, and they're quoting 28th May. It's pretty unusual for the UK and US to have hugely different release dates for music CDs.
 

Ken Seeber

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American sites are showing May 7.

By the way, anybody have any idea what the limited edition "mini-vinyl" packaging is like?
 

Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

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I would guess that it's exactly the same as the other DGM mini-vinyl releases. It's a tiny replica of the gatefold LP, complete with sleeve for the CD. My King Crimson ones are really cool-looking, but the spines tend to crease if you open and close them. Also, the lettering on the spines is teeny-tiny and impossible to read.

Almost every single cardboard CD case I have is somehow damaged, and I am not hard on my media. I believe I will wait for the jewel-box release.

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Larry Geller

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It's pretty unusual for the UK and US to have hugely different release dates for music CDs.
Are you kidding??? McCartney remasters---out in the UK in 1993-in the US we're still waiting to get them.

Dire Straits remasters--took about 2 years to come out here after the UK ones came out.

The Jam remasters--out in UK for years-never released here.

Joe Jackson remasters--out in the UK--only Look Sharp, I'm The Man & Jumpin' Jive out in the US.

Actually, it's more unusual for them to come out at the same time, if at all.
 

andrew markworthy

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Larry, I stand corrected! There are sufficient exceptions to contradict the rule. I was basing it on the fact that when a new CD comes out I tend to compare the US and UK sites to compare prices and I've always found the release dates to be identical or within a couple of days of each other.

You've had a rough deal with the Dire Straits, Joe Jackson and Jam releases. Curious about Joe Jackson, because if anything he was/is more popular in the USA than in Britain (over here, he tended to be seen as a poor second to Elvis Costello, which is unfair on both artists).
 

John Geelan

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I already have the new Shaking The Tree and I think it sounds pretty good.

Had it on one day and the songs sounded great, I was really able to drift into the music.

Should have the rest of the Remasters real soon!

JohnG

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Mike Broadman

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Re: gatefold packaging

Yes, it is only the gatefolds that are limited edition, that is what I meant.

The gatefolds are slightly taller than jewel cases, which can be annoying depending on how you store your CDs. Because of the King Crimson gatefolds, I am now in love with them. I had to get them when they released Discipline, Beat, and Three of a Perfect Pair. Those look so much cooler on the gatefolds because of the bright uniform color. So, I also had to get all the other Crimson discs like that to match, and I also have the Iron Maiden min-lp style cases and one Gentle Giant CD like that.

The fact that they're limited edition might mean that they will be collector's items, too.

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