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Re: warning: semi-long news item! sloan considers releasing



This guy's got a pretty solid defence here. I think all
of us should listen to him.

Chris Taylor wrote:
> 
> >I'll take the opposite stance.  Especially in the day of the
> >78minute CD I feel ripped off to buy albums that clock in at less
> >than 40 minutes, especially given that the length of a single-disc
> >recording has little effect on its end price.   I think that 18
> >songs isn't excessive and that 60 minutes or more of any good band
> >isn't a bad thing.  You expect that much when you see them live, why
> >not when you buy the album?
> 
> I agree with you. I don't see how anyone can say they woudldn't want
> more songs... It just... doesn't make sense.
> 
> >However, I think that releasing a two-disc set with less than 40
> >minutes on each 9-song disc is just going to inflate the price and
> >would be pointless.
> 
> Well, yes, again I guess you're right, but I just like the idea of
> a double album, for some reason...
> 
> >The next best thing is two albums in less than a year (like any band
> >did in the 60's and 70's).  Given the short life expectancy of bands
> >these days, you might as well be prolific.
> 
> This would be good, although I'd rather have a double album. Then again,
> maybe not...
> 
> >They've already gotten away with the bonus party disc, which I
> >really think could have been pressed on the main disc for less money.
> 
> But then we would've lost out on the cool packaging (although it sucks
> that it won't fit in a standard CD rack).

> chris taylor

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