Adam, due to the very limited edition pressing of NO OTHER and the fact the SACD/BD~A authoring is already done, it would make sense to repress/repackage stand alone versions at a later date. And now with the mangled box issue, another added expense for 4AD .... what better way than to recoup these losses than to release stand alone versions which I'm sure will handily SELL OUT as well.maybe while they're at it they could press up some SACDs or BDs for standalone release for those of us on the breadline!
Yep, all I want is the Blu-ray, or better yet, a flac download of the 5.1 mix. Whatever form I buy my music in, I rip it to flac (or rip it as is, if it's lossily compressed) and put it on my server. I can't bring myself to buy these kitchen sink box sets unless they're among my favorite albums of all times. I'm thrilled that some artists do release their surround mixes in reasonably priced, sensible packaging (e.g., XTC).All I want is the 5.1 sacd or the blu-ray. I’m not interested in all the rest.
4AD ipso facto released a stand alone BD~A of the Pixies DOOLITTLE after having released a pricey box set of Pixies material, which included surround remixes, a year prior. Not only did the BD~A contain a brand new 5.1 remix but also the stereo portion was from a MoFi Remaster done a few years before.I think the chances of a standalone release are about as good as stand alone releases from SDEs in the past, i.e., I don't remember any that came after the fact if not announced at the original release date.
4AD and MoFi seem to have a somewhat cozy relationship. The Dead Can Dance hybrid SACDs were mastered by MoFi, but released by 4AD themselves.Not only did the BD~A contain a brand new 5.1 remix but also the stereo portion was from a MoFi Remaster done a few years before.
That's right JJ. Loved those Dead Can't Dance SACDs ..... and if you recall they were priced well below MoFi's usual asking price of $30. When you think about it, with the BD~A of the Pixie's DOOLITTLE, not only did you get a brand new 5.1 remix of the album but a $30 MoFi Stereo remaster as well. BTW, they're still available from AmazonUS for under $20 [Pixies Doolittle BD~A].4AD and MoFi seem to have a somewhat cozy relationship. The Dead Can Dance hybrid SACDs were mastered by MoFi, but released by 4AD themselves.