Thanks for your votes – and views – on your preferred choice of box set. The results were interesting, with 63% favouring the ‘deluxe’ over the vinyl – and 28% saying they’d get both.
I’d like to elaborate on this ‘web pass’ today.
You get a web pass with the three and four-disc sets. This comes in the form of a DVD (the same DVD with the Gdańsk concert footage and documentary). Slap this DVD into your computer’s DVD drive while connected to the internet and, voilà: you’ll be able to download 12 live tracks from Vienne, Venice, Munich, Milan… The same live tracks that you get on CD with the ‘deluxe’ set.
So, it’s up to you to decide if you really need them on a CD, or if downloading them would be a better option. If downloading them suits you, and you don’t need the tour memorabilia, you might prefer to buy the (cheaper) three or four-disc set, as opposed to the five-disc equivalent.
However, you can only download one track per month (each month for 12 months, obviously).
Full instructions will appear on screen when the DVD is loaded. These will be in English only.
In the case of the vinyl, what you get is more ‘download card’ than web pass (there’s no DVD for starters). This will give you the option of ripping all the music that’s on vinyl to your hard drive. You can’t download the 12 live tracks, but ‘On The Turning Away’ (from Venice) is on the fifth LP.
The download will be to the first hard drive used (although, once you’ve entered the unique number for your download card, thus rendering it obsolete for use on another machine, you can rip the tracks to that hard drive as and when you require them).
I’d like to hear your thoughts on downloading music. Do you? Would you?
And believe me, I know that you’d like to be able to download ‘Wot’s… Uh The Deal’, so there’s really no need to tell me again.