Post by DazedOblivion on Nov 21, 2006 6:48:42 GMT 1
It was reported today that ITunes UK is offering a download-only single of "Goodbye" which features a demo recording sung by Sharon Corr and also a previously unreleased live-recorded instrumental called "Pebble In The Brook".
So far, ITunes is only offering the single at its UK site, and only those persons who actually download from within the UK and Ireland are able to get this single.
Keep a watch on the ITunes site for your country and maybe it will be released there:
I looked and they DO have it at the ITunes NL site.
I don't like this "download-only" idea. I like to hold my singles in my hand, see it in my collection, and look at the artwork on the cover. Perhaps it's the wave of the future, but I don't think it's much of an advance to be stuck with a 128 K Bits/second compressed audio file that requires special software from Apple, Inc. just so that you can burn it onto a CD before playing it in your car. I don't have an IPod either.
I WOULD love to hear that demo of "Goodbye" and that "Pebble In The Brook" instrumental, though!
Post by DazedOblivion on Nov 27, 2006 4:46:15 GMT 1
Canada has it now.
I'm facing a dilemma - if it becomes available in my country, should I buy it?
Argument against: ITunes is selling me a low quality 128 k-b/sec, compressed audio recording in a special format patented by Apple that I can put on my computer. From what I have heard, I cannot then burn this to a CD without special software from Apple or other software that is not legal. If I buy this, I am telling the Corrs management that it's okay to not have physical CD singles any more. By giving up my money to get this download, I am feeding the "monster" that may very well devour any future chances of getting special recordings on a real CD that one can hold in one's hand. It is also supporting this very divisive process of making downloads available, not to the world, but on a country-by-country, hit-or-miss basis. If I buy this, I support such practices.
Argument for: This is an interesting recording because it gives us a glimpse into the creative process of the Corrs. We are getting to hear a demo recording made of Sharon's song sung by Sharon herself. This is an item that most likely, without ITunes, would never have been released at all. By buying this and supporting this endeavor, it might make it possible for us to hear other demo recordings currently sitting in the vaults of Atlantic records. By buying this album, I am, above all, supporting the Corrs.
Hmmm.... I am leaning in favour of NOT buying this, which makes me sad.
I really would love to have the single, because I want to hear Sharon sing Goodbye and I also want to hear the new instrumental.
But on the other hand I also understand every single point that Steve made concerning the negative side of buying it online.
Apart from the fact that it´s not available for German fans anyway, I really don´t want to buy the single online. I don´t want to support this new possibility of releasing a single or album. I want the management to understand that the fans want to buy a real single and don´t settle for being put off with a simple download.
Furthermore I think that downloadable songs make it far more easy to distribute music in an illegal way. The music industry always claims for the fans to buy the music in a legal way and then they offer music in a download-only way. What´s the sense of that? In my opinion they kind of invite people to cheat on them. And that´s exactly the contrary of what they want.
The details: Album Release Date: 2006 Label: WM UK Genres: Pop, Adult Contemporary, Adult Alternative, Celtic
One song, four genres.
I did get to hear Sharon's demo. Somebody had it at MySpace for about a day, and then it was deleted. Very nice for a demo and unique because it's Sharon singing, but I think I like Andrea's lead vocals better.
Though I would love to have it, I still won't buy this, since it only encourages record companies in the direction of no actual CDs. I would buy this though (there DO exist some physical CDs that were used as promo copies, one of which was selling on EBay - they will be a prized item):
And note that it is Warner UK and NOT Warner US that is involved in this release. I knew we could count on Warner US to NOT get behind the Corrs.
That's interesting, Steve... Wow... There actually "are" a few physical singles!!! Wouldn't we all love to snatch those up?!!! ha ha!!!
The download is now available on Canadian iTunes... It was, about a week after the UK... Any news for the States as yet?? Its available now in Australia as well... Although, like most fans, I would've much preferred an actual single... I did buy the download... well, part of it... Just Sharon's demo version of "Goodbye", & and the instrumental track... I just "had to" hear them... And, I love Sharon's vocals... Makes the song sound a little different... She definitely should sing more often, imo... If you get a chance to hear the new songs... They are well worth it..
Post by DazedOblivion on Mar 7, 2010 16:29:50 GMT 1
It's over three years later, and I STILL do not own Sharon's "Goodbye" demo or "Pebble in the Brook".
It NEVER became available here in the U.S. I eventually overcame my scruples against iTunes and signed up in order to buy Sharon's "It's Not A Dream" single.
With "hard copy" releases, at least the network of Corrs fans would always help each other by buying the releases and sending them to places where they are not available. With the digital downloads, this isn't possible - at least legally.
Here I am, a big fan who's eagerly wanted to part with his money to obtain this but has never been given the chance. It doesn't make any business sense to me to put up geographic barriers to legal downloads.