Monday, 13 June 2011
Paul McCartney - I don't care too much for money cos...YEAH SURE!!!
I was looking forward to the rest of the McCartney solo catalogue being released in new remastered versions - Macca's solo albums are very underrated and all of them contain moments of true genius.
However I was shocked to find the price on these new versions - seems Macca has decided that the only people who will buy these albums are the die hard fans and that they deserve to be hit in the pocket. Both McCartney and McCartney II, which are released later this week, are on Amazon for pre-order at £60.97 - a mistake, surely. Not so I checked on HMV and they are also listed there at the price of £60.99 and on McCartney's own website they are being offered for over £40.
What the fuck!
OK they're nice box sets from one of the most important musicians on the entire planet but there's no way this price can be justified, and I for one will not be buying these editions.This is a shameless rip off, an attempt to fleece the die hard fans, those that have stood firm in their Macca convictions despite the loss of relevance, the credit changing from Lennon/McCartney to McCartney/Lennon, the hob-knobbing with Royalty and God know what else.
We even forgave him the Frog Song.
The Beatles remastered CD's all come in nice new packaging with bonus DVD material and the official price was just over £10 each- they sold like hotcakes. Does anyone seriously think Macca's solo albums are worth six times the Beatles albums? Obviously someone in the Macca camp does - talk about deluded! I suspect that because the albums will not sell in any massive amounts, because the Band on the Run (Macca's best known post Beatles album) underperformed, it has been decided to bring out these pricey overpriced deluxe editions in an attempt to rake in even more money for McCartney.
Money can't buy me love, he sang, but he may as well have added, give me more, more, moooorrrrreeee.
I'd like to end this piece by quoting from a song Lennon wrote about his old band mate - How do you sleep at night (?)