Thursday, November 25, 2004

UNDEAD LETTER OFFICE: REM are giving their fans the chance to buy all their albums all over again, reissuing everything from Green to Around The Sun as a two-disc set featuring the original album you'll already have paid for and own anyway, and stuff like a load of DVD extras and 5.1 surround sound and stuff you don't really need or want.

There's nothing wrong with repackaging albums, of course, but the feeling that this is little more than fleecing the old fans rather than trying to attract the new could be easily chased away if those extra discs were available for cheap on their own. Or even as a trade-in deal.