This is funny, listening to the squealing of the old music industry grab on for every penny to an old model that doesn't serve the consumers anymore.
It is yet another example of the damaging covermount culture which is destroying any perception of value around recorded music
They seem to be saying that if they make music a difficult rare commodity they can make money!! A bit like the diamond trade dealing with gem quality synthetic diamonds!!
Funny, but the first album I ever bought was Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells, which was a recent giveaway at The Mail on Sunday, as well. Under what circumstances does the record industry think I will pay full whack for yet another copy of a long lost album I bought over 30 years ago? Or are they relying on a new generation of Tubular Bells listeners, and stuff me. Either way, the message is Stuff Me!
I feel sorry for the record store holders, if their industry is dying, but isn't that because consumer demand is changing? Shouldn't record stores and recording companies be offering something to me that I want!!