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Offline frankie

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Re: Paramount Box set volume two
« Reply #45 on: December 12, 2015, 03:23:48 AM »
My doubts are largely prompted by remembering the first 2 batches of Third Man LPs. (I made comment about them somewhere here). There were some really bad issues .

I certainly haven't heard all of the Third Man LPs, but the volumes of the Mississippi Sheiks are unlistenable. The transfers are fine, I suppose, but cramming that much music onto each LP yields a totally unsatisfactory listening experience: the next song starts almost before the previous song ends. It's frankly impossible to enjoy music presented this way and I can't imagine why this made sense to anyone with ears and in a position to make a different decision.

This is just cynical commercialism designed to encourage a fairly small market to part with a lot of money in exchange for kitsch. Maybe they'll go the full distance and happy, satisfied consumers can listen to their Paramount box set on their iphone using a Third Man Paramount Reissue mp3 player app or on a commemorative Third Man Paramount Reissue reproduction turntable (all TBA)...  all while wearing approved Third Man apparel: Paramount Reissue t-shirt and baseball cap and windbreaker...  the scene would not be complete without the Third Man commemorative Paramount Blues recording artist bobble head collection. I hope there are stickers with this set. No premium box set is complete without stickers. Maybe they'll partner with Harley-Davidson and you'll get a special edition Paramount Reissue Sportster. And can you just imagine the apparel possibilities there!!! WOWEEE!!!!

Everyone involved in the transaction will get exactly what they deserve.

Offline wreid75

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Re: Paramount Box set volume two
« Reply #46 on: December 22, 2015, 08:22:35 AM »
all of this and the other set, the johnson and patton set and all images are all available online for free and all in high def.  the kids that are starting to listen to this are pissed and using a black market that is easy to find.  nothing is watermarked and there are so many new outlets to get this stuff that stamping it out would be problematic and expensive.  guess the black market jumps in when the free market isn't getting the job done. 

Offline Gilgamesh

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Re: Paramount Box set volume two
« Reply #47 on: December 23, 2015, 08:01:05 PM »
I didn't realize the sets were numbered. Mine arrived today. Vol 1 is #2,761 and Vol 2 is #1,783. Long way to 5,000 for both.

The packaging for Vol 1 is more impressive than Vol 2. The hardback book is amazing with lots of Paramount memorabilia I've never seen before, or only seen in tiny B&W repros.

So far I've only had time to listen to some of the songs on Vol 2, but I was blown away by the quality of "I'm So Glad." It sounds like a fresh transfer from a not-very-worn copy, way better than the old Yazoo LP/CD version.

Offline Stuart

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Re: Paramount Box set volume two
« Reply #48 on: February 15, 2016, 06:01:11 PM »
Just won a Grammy for "Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package." (Vol. 1 won last year in the same category.)

Offline Rivers

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Re: Paramount Box set volume two
« Reply #49 on: February 15, 2016, 06:13:15 PM »
Really, I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Was this the Grammys or the Packaging Awards?

I see Taylor Swift got best album. That makes two prizes this year for best packaging.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2016, 06:16:42 PM by Rivers »

Offline Slack

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Re: Paramount Box set volume two
« Reply #50 on: February 15, 2016, 08:13:49 PM »


I've got a bunch of chairs...Well made, Craftsman style pieces.

It looks like the photo link is bad.  On topic be damned - I'd like to see the chairs!

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