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18 February 2021
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New album from Ringo, Zoom In released 19th March 2021

 

https://store.udiscovermusic.c.....usic-ads 

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18 February 2021
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I thought we got an EP as Ringo wasn't doing albums.

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18 February 2021
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It certainly looks like an album from the pictures, but Amazon reveals it to be a 5 track EP. Half an album then.

19 February 2021
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That site shows a 5 track tracklist

https://store.udiscovermusic.c.....TJS0000000

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20 February 2021
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How can it be £7.99 for 5 tracks? Songs are normally 99p each (in the UK) so what's the other £2.04 for? Is it being made one-by-one when each order is placed so you're paying towards Ringo opening the factory up and pressing the buttons himself? The pens and paper for the art work? I looked around and here is charging £9.45!!

At least when Paul charges you £130 for an uber deluxe 'Ram ' Archive set you get a ton of crap included; you might not give a damn about facsimile paperclips, wool offcuts and a limited print (copy) of a Ram 's hoof as done by Paul in 1970 but still, it's something to hold whilst you wonder how you've life got to the point where you are willing to shell out £130 for all that crap.

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20 February 2021
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meanmistermustard said
How can it be £7.99 for 5 tracks? Songs are normally 99p each (in the UK) so what's the other £2.04 for? Is it being made one-by-one when each order is placed so you're paying towards Ringo opening the factory up and pressing the buttons himself? The pens and paper for the art work? I looked around and here is charging £9.45!!

At least when Paul charges you £130 for an uber deluxe 'Ram ' Archive set you get a ton of crap included; you might not give a damn about facsimile paperclips, wool offcuts and a limited print (copy) of a Ram 's hoof as done by Paul in 1970 but still, it's something to hold whilst you wonder how you've life got to the point where you are willing to shell out £130 for all that crap.

  

It is 99p for download per track with the whole 5 tracks going to be £2.99 on Amazon, but it's £7.99 for a physical CD. Check out the price for CD singles by artists who still care enough to release physical product - Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys for instance and £7.99 begins to looks like a bargain in modern terms - small run, specialist price. All went that way when the charts let downloads be counted and suddenly a 'single' became one track from an album grabbed from the ether with no b-side. Now people don't even do that with streaming counting for the charts, meaning the same few Christmas classics reappear every year and album tracks which aren't even singles by borefests like Ed Sheeran fill out the Top 30...  Blur got ii right - modern life is rubbish.

20 February 2021
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How can it cost £5 more to put a CD out?

McCartney III is £10.99 from Amazon for the CD, the download is £8.99 and you get 12 tracks.

The pricing seems ridiculous.

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20 February 2021
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meanmistermustard said
How can it cost £5 more to put a CD out?

McCartney III is £10.99 from Amazon for the CD, the download is £8.99 and you get 12 tracks.

The pricing seems ridiculous.

  

Economies of scale. CD singles used to be sold in fairly large quantities, and often as a loss leader/promotion tool. I'd guess a run of 1000 or 2000 would be it these days, nowhere near as many as an album with the same setting up/tooling and design/printing charges regardless of track numbers, same cost for a 5" blank CD. Yes, less on royalties for sure but CD singles and EP's now aren't much less than an album thanks to bloody download culture... 

20 February 2021
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Mad if anyone pays £9 for a CD that has 5 songs.

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