5-29-13 Pell Mell “Marburg” CD
Here’s a good typical quandry I sometimes face. All 3 x Pell Mell albums are being re-issued in Japan; the new editions will be paper sleeves and SHM-CD’s, probably with “new mastering”. They will cost me approx. $45 ea in the door from Japan.
I bought a CD of what I remember their good album being, “Marburg”, probably in Germany in 1991 or 1992. It’s a CD issued by the original company, Bellaphon Records, Germany. This is not a band that bonus tracks are of interest to me. It’s a coin toss about SHM-CD ( = Super High Materials ), but I do like Japanese paper sleeve CD’s! So, do I spend $135 for a new set of CD’s, 2 of the 3 I don’t even remember.
While pondering this, I got out my original 1991 German CD of “Marburg”, burned a copy – and will listen as I drive to and from work today.
It’s from approx. 1974; I remember buying the original Pell Mell albums during my initial frenzy of German music, approx. ’71 – ’76, but I only kept “Marburg” as a CD – I don’t remember selling the other albums, but my list does not indicate that they’re still in my grasp.