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Help with my Christmas Gift :)
20 October 2013
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trcanberra
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Hey all, my sometimes better half has asked me what I would like for Christmas.  We usually spend something of the order of $100 or so on each other, I have bought her a nice 'Mimco' hip bag she had been looking at in the store.  So, when I am dropping hints, what should it be?

I'm thinking that the George Harrison Dark Horse boxed set could be nice, I only have "Cloud 9" just now, and it is the original, not remastered version.  I had all of these, except for "Gone Troppo", on LP once upon a long ago and quite liked them all.

However, if anyone has any other suggestions around this price range please let me know, being 'between jobs' just now I'm not likely to be able to buy something like this in one hit for some time so want to make sure there is nothing else I may have overlooked.  I currently have most of the rest of the solo CDs by all four except Paul's out of print 70s output and some of the Ringo ones 'in the middle'; I have pretty much all of Lennon including his "Anthology" box.

21 October 2013
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trcanberra said

However, if anyone has any other suggestions around this price range please let me know, being 'between jobs' just now I'm not likely to be able to buy something like this in one hit for some time so want to make sure there is nothing else I may have overlooked. 

It seems the pre-order price of the deluxe version of Lewisohn's book keeps going down. Would that be in your range?

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

21 October 2013
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parlance said

trcanberra said
However, if anyone has any other suggestions around this price range please let me know, being 'between jobs' just now I'm not likely to be able to buy something like this in one hit for some time so want to make sure there is nothing else I may have overlooked. 

It seems the pre-order price of the deluxe version of Lewisohn's book keeps going down. Would that be in your range?

parlance

Ah thanks – just the sort of ideas I am looking for!

I have the 'basic' book at the moment and enjoying it a lot, but it's probably detailed enough for my level of interest – though as you can see from my first idea I am a sucker for stuff in boxes :)

 

21 October 2013
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Ah thanks – just the sort of ideas I am looking for!

I have the 'basic' book at the moment and enjoying it a lot, but it's probably detailed enough for my level of interest – though as you can see from my first idea I am a sucker for stuff in boxes :)

 

You're welcome. But that book will have photos exclusive to the edition, and that's my weakness. :-D

Maybe one of Paul's deluxe boxed editions, like McCartney or Ram or Band on the Run? Ram comes with Thrillington, I think.

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

21 October 2013
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parlance said

trcanberra said
Ah thanks – just the sort of ideas I am looking for!
I have the 'basic' book at the moment and enjoying it a lot, but it's probably detailed enough for my level of interest – though as you can see from my first idea I am a sucker for stuff in boxes :)

 

You're welcome. But that book will have photo exclusive to the edition, and that's my weakness. :-D

Maybe one of Paul's deluxe boxed editions, like McCartney or Ram or Band on the Run? Ram comes with Thrillington, I think.

parlance

 

Ooh – now there's some more great ideas.  I LOVE "Ram" and will check it out – offbeat stuff like "Thrillington" appeals – which is why I bought the boxed "Wedding Album" the other day and was kind of sad to have a boxed "Back to the Egg" vanish off ebay.

Thanks again for the ideas *wave*

 

21 October 2013
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parlance said

trcanberra said

Ah thanks – just the sort of ideas I am looking for!

I have the 'basic' book at the moment and enjoying it a lot, but it's probably detailed enough for my level of interest – though as you can see from my first idea I am a sucker for stuff in boxes :)

 

You're welcome. But that book will have photos exclusive to the edition, and that's my weakness. :-D

Maybe one of Paul's deluxe boxed editions, like McCartney or Ram or Band on the Run? Ram comes with Thrillington, I think.

parlance

 

I want ALL of those!  

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

21 October 2013
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I want ALL of those!  

So do I! Every time I see them at Amoeba, I can't help but pick one up and look at the list of contents and :::wibble:::

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

21 October 2013
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LongHairedLady said
I want ALL of those!  

So do I! Every time I see them at Amoeba, I can't help but pick one up and look at the list of contents and :::wibble:::

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That Ram set looks great – I just watched some chap on YouTube open one – I must say it is very nicely put together.

Having said that I'll probably go for the George boxed set for maximum musical mileage.  I'll keep those McCartney sets in mind for the next time a contract rolls along and folks pay me unholy amounts of money a day that I can then blow in an amazingly short period of time … cycle repeats …

 

21 October 2013
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LongHairedLady said
I want ALL of those!  

So do I! Every time I see them at Amoeba, I can't help but pick one up and look at the list of contents and :::wibble:::

parlance

Are you going or pretending to be mad?

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
21 October 2013
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Are you going or pretending to be mad?

 

Haha, I've seen Blackadder a couple of times and forgot he uses "wibble." I usually see the word online when people are expressing a desire/weakness for something… or someone.

parlance

 

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

1 November 2013
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Just to wrap this up – I went with the Dark Horse Years box set and it arrived on the doorstep today.  It looks SO nice; now I just have to persuade someone there is really no need to waste any Christmas wrapping paper on it, and in fact it would make the CD shelf look a lot better with it sat on top.

Hmm – should I keep my old version of the Cloud Nine CD so I can compare an original with a remaster, or is that much too obsessive collecting?

1 November 2013
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Surely you aren't really asking this group if you are being too obsessive over the Beatles? Are you having a post-sugar rush crash?

1 November 2013
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Ahhh Girl said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Surely you aren't really asking this group if you are being too obsessive over the Beatles? Are you having a post-sugar rush crash?

Well, this question was posing a 'fine line' difference between obsessive collecting per se, and obsessive Beatles collecting.

Erm, where is my next chocolate bar ……

 

1 November 2013
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Great choice, tcanberra.

If you open it now then you will be able to squeeze even more delight from it (7 weeks worth) therefore heightening the value for money. Really you're doing them a service so its a no-brainer.

I got the Stereo box for my christmas present from family and it was opened and downloaded onto my ipod by the 10th September. 

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
1 November 2013
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^ Well, that's inspirational (and amazingly cunning too) – I'm onto it!!

8 November 2013
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Ahhh Girl said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Surely you aren't really asking this group if you are being too obsessive over the Beatles? Are you having a post-sugar rush crash?

I ended up giving it to my middle child – one of my 2 daughters – she likes the Beatles and Paul but may not have heard much George – hope she likes it.

 

8 November 2013
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00trcanberra said

Ahhh Girl said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Surely you aren't really asking this group if you are being too obsessive over the Beatles? Are you having a post-sugar rush crash?

I ended up giving it to my middle child – one of my 2 daughters – she likes the Beatles and Paul but may not have heard much George – hope she likes it.

 

Giving one child a George CD and having another of your children recognize and comment on first-world problems. Sounds like you are a really good dad. You mentioned that your children are 14, 19, and 21. I didn't really have a dad after I was 10. I hope you all continue to be a close family.

8 November 2013
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^ Thanks, my son turned 15 yesterday, and of course now thinks he is all grown up – I never thought I was grown up at any age, definitely not now :)

8 November 2013
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trcanberra said
^ Thanks, my son turned 15 yesterday, and of course now thinks he is all grown up – I never thought I was grown up at any age, definitely not now :)

LOL (x3)

I've almost given up trying to figure out how to be a grown up. It's just a hard concept for my mind to fathom.

8 November 2013
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Ahhh Girl said

trcanberra said
^ Thanks, my son turned 15 yesterday, and of course now thinks he is all grown up – I never thought I was grown up at any age, definitely not now :)

LOL (x3)

I've almost given up trying to figure out how to be a grown up. It's just a hard concept for my mind to fathom.

Good plan – I reckon being grown up is overrated.

I get a kick when my kids tell me their friends can't believe the 'stuff' we have in the house because I like them as well – so lots of books, music, movies, comics, video games, board and card games (Magic the Gathering etc.) and so on.

 

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