For example...the first couple of weeks after a release date the CDs are going to fly off the shelves because everyone is excited about the new album. After a month or two, the excitement dies down and sales dwindle down to nothing. Then, just when the record is almost forgotten...BAM, collector's edition vinyl! Excitement builds again and some people may end up buying the album for a second time because they were too impatient to wait for the vinyl release. As far as sleazy music industry behavior goes, this is about as tame as it gets...however, it still really pisses me off. Why should I be punished for having discerning ears?
Also out this week...
Ray Davies - Thanksgiving Day [ep]
Seu Jorge - The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions [i.e. Jorge sings Bowie]
Queens of the Stone Age - Over the Years and Through the Woods [Live DVD/CD]