Originally posted by pleasegone:I've probably posted this a billion times in one form or another, but I wish I ran the fan club, and worked directly with the band. I know some artists are afraid of over-saturation of the market, but let's face it, obscure live shows from Lovetown would not have hurt them at all.
I have good ideas, and no matter how bad the ideas are, they would satisfy most around here. Sure, somebody always complains, but I really wish the band had a little bit better relationship with its fans. I would've opened up the live vaults by around 2005 for sure, and the subscriber gifts would have lots of options cd, vinyl, dvd/Blu Ray, Deluxe versions, etc.
The Apollo show would've been a better renewal option with pricing like this: $20: choice of download or cd. $25: both $35: Download, cd and choice of DVD, Blu Ray with whatever could have been salvaged from the filming, and some special features or other old live spots as extras if there was not enough of the Apollo show to make a decent dvd. And maybe a Vinyl option too.
CD/DVD/Blu Ray Box Sets of each tour, only available for purchase by members. And at affordable prices. And just use raw footage, clear them up as best and cheaply as you can. You don't need 400,000 HD cameras to enjoy the music, do you? Rose Bowl video for example, they had more cameras than I have Prince bootlegs, and it looks like Low Def at times. And Bono's voice was iffy. I'd rather have a crap video of Raleigh 2009 than that Rose Bowl Crap!
Ok, enough complaints. I have a better chance of winning $14 Billion in lottery winnings than getting hired by the band, or even meeting the band. But it was nice to dream that I was in charge of their live archive for a few minutes!
Originally posted by Papo:I'd happily pay (again) for their albums if they made them available as high-res audio files, which are my preferred choice when listening to music nowadays.
One of my favourite albums of all time is "Coleman Hawkins encounters Ben Webster", which I own a very good vinyl of that sounds spectacular, as if you were in a room with the band. Then, to compare, I bought an audiofile, high-res, which I listen to on my high-res player - and it's just as good, and much better then the remastered Verve CD (which is good, but not as stelle as the others).
So, I'd pay for high res audio (if the mastering is alright).
And I don't care about physical stuff anymore. I'd welcome something like an official online archive (like Neil Young has), where you have it all available in high quality, but with an option to download for convenience. I'd pay for a subscription and I'd pay a small fee extra for each download.
Originally posted by spfletty:I think some here would be unhappy if the lads showed up for a private gig at your house.