I meant to get this blog post done on Tuesday when it was my turn to blog. Unfortunately, work got a little insane, which meant that there was no spare time, especially with an evening meeting. Anyway, it probably fits better now as everyone is still basking in the glory of the new album.
With Friday’s release, it seems like everyone in Duranland is spending time listening and commenting about what they think. On a similar note, I have seen some questions and comments about where everyone purchased the album. So, I’m curious. Where did you get your copy of the album? Did you go digital? Did you go to a local record shop or a box store that still carries CDs? Some place else?
Like probably many of you, I bought a digital copy so that I could have it right away. I’m impatient, after all! But I also bought physical copies from the “Duran Duran store” that popped up with the announcement of the album release date, way back in May. I won’t hide the fact that I, in fact, bought multiple version of the album as well, including the deluxe CD and a green vinyl. Then, yesterday, I saw a tweet from DDHQ advertising signed versions at Newbury Comics here in the U.S. Now, I don’t have a Newbury Comics anywhere near me…but my brother does. So, without thought, I texted him and asked if he would get one for me, which he agreed. (Unfortunately, his local store did not have any copies.) After I sent the text, I wondered if I should have even asked. After all, I had other ones coming eventually. (Like many others, my order has not yet shipped due to “global supply issues”.) I justified the ask based on the fact that this version would be signed. That makes it special, right?
Okay. So, here is where the confession comes in. I have other signed pieces of memorabilia. For example, I have signed copies of All You Need Is Now. From what I remember, those signed copies were available to purchase. They were not part of a special event or anything. That being said, I do have a signed copy of Red Carpet Massacre from a CD signing that took place in Chicago in 2007. That CD was signed in front of me and even features my name as John made a point of asking each person’s name to personalize it.
Here are my questions: Is that signed copy of All You Need Is Now equal to my signed copy of Red Carpet Massacre? Would the signed copy of Future Past be equal? Should I worry about getting a signed copy of Future Past since I do have other signed items and other versions of the album coming? Maybe I can justify it by saying that the more copies are bought, the better it is for the band, right? That sounds very logical, right? Right??