In Utero (20th Anniversary Edition)
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In Jimi's latest video series, he reflects on record collecting and how it's being exploited by major labels. The offender in this case is Geffen's reissue of In Utero triple-disc vinyl that retails for $60. First of all, who doesn't already own the In Utero? It's just a way to exploit the fans (particularly with that $150 In Utero CD/DVD boxset). As much as I love Nirvana, I'm saying 'no thank you' to this 20th Anniversary Edition.
Personally, I think it's great that vinyl are back in fashion. I sometime pick up a random 7" at shows to help support the bands I love. Usually it's because it's the cheapest merchandise, usually affordable at a sub $5 price. To me, most LP should retail $15 or less, once it starts trending on $20 and above, I won't even consider buying it (unless it's a double disc/foldout or other things that warrant the extra cost).
Of course, besides the price factor, there's other things going into purchasing vinyl for me. Since I don't own a record player, I would prefer to have the vinyl bundled with a "free" mp3 downloads. I specifically look for the sticker that say downloadable, if I don't see it, I just won't buy the record. Of course, this has bitten me in the butt, because sometime the download EXPIRED (screw you Guns n' Roses LP!) or the record label is no longer online.
Anyway, here's Jimi's "S**** I Think About: Vinyl Record Collecting":