Obtain new CD before official release date

Guess it depends what you are trying to obtain as to how possible it is. The album I listed before release date I was given a pre release copy so all about contacts. Often record companies give out press copies for reviews. Or have a good long term relationship with a record shop owner who can sell it to you when it arrives in the store before release. 

You need to befriend someone in the industry, e.g. the record label. When Abbey Road was released my best friend at school’s brother worked for EMI, and he got an early copy - without sleeve, with a white label, and with the working album title ‘Get Back’. 

When I ran a rock disco back in the 1980s, I wrote to record companies saying what I was doing, and some sent me pre-release records, a few weeks before release IIRC, again some were white label. (most not of interest, but a few were).

you could do worse than to contact te record company and explain your reason - you never know, if it strikes a chord (pun not intended!) with someone they might be persuaded.

Calum Ferguson posted:

. I don’t want to say why I want early but suffice to to say it is entirely above board, not selling on etc. 

I MIGHT be able to help you but without a credible reason why you want this 'a few days early' there's not a lot I can do.

Kevin-W posted:
Calum Ferguson posted:

. I don’t want to say why I want early but suffice to to say it is entirely above board, not selling on etc. 

I MIGHT be able to help you but without a credible reason why you want this 'a few days early' there's not a lot I can do.

The kids are at the grandparents with er’ indoors so I have the nights of 3/4/5/6 September free to spin late into the night and early hours without Exocets heading my way and if any album should be played late and loud it is The Song Remains The Same, that’s it, I am prepared for any wise cracks, feel free people 

Calum Ferguson posted:

The kids are at the grandparents with er’ indoors so I have the nights of 3/4/5/6 September free to spin late into the night and early hours without Exocets heading my way and if any album should be played late and loud it is The Song Remains The Same, that’s it, I am prepared for any wise cracks, feel free people 

I'm not sure I will be able to persuade the Warners press office to give/loan out a copy the album to someone because of a quirk in your domestic arrangements. I thought you wanted to review it for a blog or mag or something...

Why not just buy a copy of the '07 or '76? Then you can play it loud to your heart's content...

Kevin-W posted:
Calum Ferguson posted:

The kids are at the grandparents with er’ indoors so I have the nights of 3/4/5/6 September free to spin late into the night and early hours without Exocets heading my way and if any album should be played late and loud it is The Song Remains The Same, that’s it, I am prepared for any wise cracks, feel free people 

I'm not sure I will be able to persuade the Warners press office to give/loan out a copy the album to someone because of a quirk in your domestic arrangements. I thought you wanted to review it for a blog or mag or something...

Why not just buy a copy of the '07 or '76? Then you can play it loud to your heart's content...

That’s what I meant by entirely above board, no commercial/publicity use etc. no worries, not the end of the world 

French Rooster posted:

Mam, i want this cd before everyone!  



 

I’m lucky to have a dedicated listening room that I can listen at volume if I wish, but I remember well one evening 20 odd years ago when I was left at home without my wife and  3 under 5’s and the absolute pleasure I obtained from listening at a decent volume for about 2 hours. I can still remember the albums, Shelly Manne Vol 1 at the Black Hawk and Zion Train - Natural wonders of the world in dub. 

.sjb

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