House of Shakira "III" - WTF ?!?!
Posted by: Jacob ()
Date: June 19, 2000 06:31PM

While doing my usual weekend CD shopping I saw the new House of Shakira album and immediately decided to purchase it, since I love the two previous albums and read quite a few positive reviews on the new one, but thanks God there was one unsealed copy available and I thought of checking how the booklet is presented. Man, what I saw plunged me into deep despair - a two-page booklet with black n' white insert, for Christ's sake! Never expected such an unprofessional move from MTM, especially when you think about HoS as label's major band. Wake up, people, it's the year 2000.

This led me into more serious and sad thoughts. Record companies complain about people constantly copying CD's to CD-R's or simply trade or download albums in MP3 format. But why should I pay $12 (most of you would have to pay much more for MTM, Frontiers, Z rec., and other European labels' releases) for the awfully presented CD if I can burn a CD-R copy? The only way record companies can encourage people to buy the originals is produce CD's that look as fancy as possible. I mean, I bought Kharma "Wonderland" that day. I wouldn't say that the presentation is top notch, but at least there're 8 or so pages with lyrics, performance details, etc. What made MTM guys think that House of Shakira should look like a cheap, self-produced CD? Just don't get it.

What do you guys think?


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House of Shakira "III" - WTF ?!?!426 Jacob 06/19/2000 06:31PM
WRONG!!!!! 328 Andrew 06/19/2000 07:30PM
think twice 258 alfredo 06/19/2000 07:44PM
RE: think twice 291 Jacob 06/19/2000 07:59PM
RE: WRONG!!!!! 267 Jacob 06/19/2000 07:52PM
Ok.. 245 Andrew 06/19/2000 09:15PM
RE: Ok.. 363 alfredo 06/19/2000 09:47PM
RE: Ok.. 269 Jacob 06/19/2000 10:20PM
RE: House of Shakira "III" - WTF ?!?! 325Gitking06/20/2000 02:45AM
new perspective 364MANUEL06/20/2000 05:23AM
RE: new perspective 266 alfredo 06/20/2000 04:55PM

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