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Gil Melle - Complete Blue Note 50's Sessions

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This product is manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

A new scheme?

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Amazon has also been doing this with Movies , offering DVD-Rs on some hard to find titles from the 40/50s.

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Report back on the packaging as well, if you don't mind.

I'd be curious about the quality and contents of that on these 'CDR' type reissues.

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The Melle is a double.

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Report back on the packaging as well, if you don't mind.

I'd be curious about the quality and contents of that on these 'CDR' type reissues.

I'm curious too.

Great compilation by the way. At first it seemed weird, but if this is a way to keep good music available, maybe it's for the best.

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Strictly speaking, a CD-R is not an "Audio CD." If they can legitimately sell CD-Rs on Amazon, they should at least specify that in the format field rather than in the small print.

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Damn - and I was hoping my spare original would pay for my pension.. :rsmile:

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Report back on the packaging as well, if you don't mind.

I'd be curious about the quality and contents of that on these 'CDR' type reissues.

I'm curious too.

Great compilation by the way. At first it seemed weird, but if this is a way to keep good music available, maybe it's for the best.

I'm a lot more encouraged by this than I am by the whole download thing, if the packaging matches the original CD and if there is a legal secondary market for them (meaning I can resell it if I decide I don't like it and don't want to keep it).

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Report back on the packaging as well, if you don't mind.

I'd be curious about the quality and contents of that on these 'CDR' type reissues.

I'm curious too.

Great compilation by the way. At first it seemed weird, but if this is a way to keep good music available, maybe it's for the best.

I'm a lot more encouraged by this than I am by the whole download thing, if the packaging matches the original CD and if there is a legal secondary market for them (meaning I can resell it if I decide I don't like it and don't want to keep it).

I don't know if a secondary market will exist , how would someone know if you didn't just burn it yourself ?....and is it

any better that Amazon or who ever burned the disc ?

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Report back on the packaging as well, if you don't mind.

I'd be curious about the quality and contents of that on these 'CDR' type reissues.

I'm curious too.

Great compilation by the way. At first it seemed weird, but if this is a way to keep good music available, maybe it's for the best.

Same here. I worry about some sort of photocopy Jazz Heritage Society-type reproduction.

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My question: Why isn't it available to download at Amazon?

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I opted for the SuperSaver shipping (threw in a couple of Connoisseurs on sale) so it won't be here until December 3 or 4. When it arrives I will post a full report on the quality of the discs and packaging.

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I opted for the SuperSaver shipping (threw in a couple of Connoisseurs on sale) so it won't be here until December 3 or 4. When it arrives I will post a full report on the quality of the discs and packaging.

Thank-you.

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Is there an appreciable difference between a cd-r and the original cd? This same cd-r deal is also available for Reminiscing at Blue Note

Reminiscing at Blue Note

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Shouldn't be.

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CD-Rs unfortunately do not have the longevity of CDs.

Also, it depends on the software that was used to make the CD-R. Some are more accurate than others.

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Wouldn't it be a nice touch if these titles were delivered as CD-RW:s, so that you can erase them if the music is not to you liking?

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Also, it depends on the software that was used to make the CD-R. Some are more accurate than others.

It's actually the ripping of the source CD that is more prone to data errors than the writing of the CD-R copy.

So this problem also exists for commercial downloads, as the files are usually taken from the existing CD release.

Of course it's not difficult to make accurate copies if you care about it and use the right drive, software and settings .

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Just received my copy. Haven't opened it yet, because I'm not sure if I want to keep it.

Front cover image looks clean, not like a cheap xerox or anything. Has the black connoisseur series band on the left.

Above the bar code in microscopic print, it says "Manufactured by CreateSpace, Scotts Valley, CA."

I'm thinking of sending it back because I didn't realize it was a CD-R at first. It's fine that Amazon sells these, but CD-R should be specified in the format, IMHO.

What do think I should do?

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