Music on Special Offer Thread?

northpole posted:

I noticed these posts late last night and ended up going to bed much later than anticipated.  Having acquired quite a few of them I now feel like a bit of a thief!!  Someone at Qobuz got this badly wrong!

Peter

Except they’ve suddenly sold 100 or even 1000, when they would otherwise have sold 10.

northpole posted:

I noticed these posts late last night and ended up going to bed much later than anticipated.  Having acquired quite a few of them I now feel like a bit of a thief!!  Someone at Qobuz got this badly wrong!

Peter

You could always take out a Sublime subscription to assuage those guilty feelings.

Innocent Bystander posted:
northpole posted:

I noticed these posts late last night and ended up going to bed much later than anticipated.  Having acquired quite a few of them I now feel like a bit of a thief!!  Someone at Qobuz got this badly wrong!

Peter

Except they’ve suddenly sold 100 or even 1000, when they would otherwise have sold 10.

And they will have loads of new members join - myself included.

 

Presumably Qobuz must pay a fixed amount to the record labels managing each of the albums.  Selling thousands of them could mount up to a significant loss, unless they have a specific agreement in place in some high brow promotional theory!

I did have the Sublime subscription but I found I was only really using it to purchase albums at the Sublime discount prices - not very applicable right now!  My daily pattern/ old dog new tricks mentality doesn't really sit well with streaming.  If I can make the leap I'd renew my subscription in a flash.

Peter

Thanks for the other Qobuz tips folks! Just bought and downloaded…

The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Deluxe Anniversary)… 49p

https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/al...eatles/g0tont0oqabmc

George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75… 99p

https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/al...rrison/0060254714403

John Lennon: Gimme Some Truth … 99p

https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/al...lennon/0060254707087

Motel Blues posted:

I put 24 in the search field, then narrowed the results down to stuff under a fiver, then filtered it further by genre and resolution. Still a lot to sift through, but perhaps worth the effort. 

I’ve just found another way of searching: for these 49p albums, put in 0.49 as the search term, then filter by £0-£5. It currently brings up 59 albums, the vast majority of which have the hi res version currently at 49p (a few albums not, those having been brough up through having 0.49 in their name or cat no. Quite a few opera and electronica in there.

However, trying the same approach for 79p or 99p albums brings up many 1000s, far too many to browse through.

Innocent Bystander posted:

I’ve just found another way of searching: for these 49p albums, put in 0.49 as the search term, then filter by £0-£5. It currently brings up 59 albums, the vast majority of which have the hi res version currently at 49p (a few albums not, those having been brough up through having 0.49 in their name or cat no. Quite a few opera and electronica in there.

However, trying the same approach for 79p or 99p albums brings up many 1000s, far too many to browse through.

Thanks! That uncovered some 49p Ella Fitzgerald and Drake albums I hadn't found previously.

The R.E.M. box set prices have been "corrected", so it looks like someone at Qobuz has twigged.

I don’t know if these cheap prices are necessarily mistakes - e.g there is quite a scutch of Pavarotti albums opin the 49p group, but separately not like a box set. I think they just do these great deals from time to time to get people in - loss leaders I think they’re called, though I’ve no idea if there is a loss on them as it depends how they pay the record companies -could it be a percentage?

But just discovered something not good: adding some of the 49p high res albums to my basket, I discovered they’re actually charging £25.49, so something wrong. I don’t know if it is past end of offer, or a mistake somewhere, although that is not the case with others.

curious - meanwhile be sure to check your basket before paying!

Innocent Bystander posted:

I don’t know if these cheap prices are necessarily mistakes - e.g there is quite a scutch of Pavarotti albums opin the 49p group, but separately not like a box set. I think they just do these great deals from time to time to get people in - loss leaders I think they’re called, though I’ve no idea if there is a loss on them as it depends how they pay the record companies -could it be a percentage?

It's gotta be a mistake - if they were genuine intended offers with buy in from the record companies etc, I think they would be shouting from the rooftops to promote such fab prices!

Peter

Qobuz seem to have lost the plot this morning for sure.     The Sgt Pepper thats on for £0.49 is £32.49 at checkout,  compared to the £27'ish price they had earlier this week.

So I'm not so 'grrrr' with it now,  I bought mine from USA at £22.20 after Paypal FeX

Hungryhalibut posted:

It seems I’ve missed Sgt Pepper, but I’ve bought Wager’s ring cycle for £4.99, which is certainly a bargain. Thanks, Camlan. 

Don't worry HH,  TBH the original 13 Sgt Pepper tracks are the only ones worth listening to.  The extra tracks, with the exception of the complete tracks of Strawberry Fields & Penny Lane,  are just a jumble of studio work.  Interesting if you are either a Beatle nut or understand studio work,  but heard once is enough     

I like the remix in general,  stereo stage is so much better,  drums are exceptionally better,  not sure about the more prominant bass as it seems a little wooly,  vocals & guitars overall are cleaner/clearer.     

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