Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Baroness Redecorates, The Aftermath

A quick update on Sarah's new EP. The good news is that it's out, the bad news is that some people are having a hard time getting their hands on it.

The official site went 'out of stock' on the limited EP on the first day of it's release.
Copies will still be available at her concerts in Toronto to presumably supplies last and there is a chance any remainders will go back to the store.

Digital copies of the EP are only available to those in Canada for those using the official site or iTunes.

The official site did post the following message under their myspace news page:
"*The digital version of this EP is only available in Canada. Very sorry to all non-Canadians/Canadian residents! If we could sell to everyone, we would*

That being said, the 3rd official store to offer the digital version of the EP, Rhino records, can do international orders. Encoded at 256kbs, it should give everyone a chance to enjoy the EP the way it was intended to be heard.

For those who were lucky enough to get orders through on the physical version of the EP, reports are that some of them have already arrived. The EP has received very positive reviews from what I have seen.

Update 2008-12-18
The digital version is available to everyone now through SarahSlean.com according to the official mailing list posting earlier today. A confirmation that more CD's will be hitting the online store was also mentioned.

7 comments:

Babooshko said...

the purchase on rhino records is faulty, it doesn't work! How frustrating this all thing is! >:(

ProdigyBoy said...

Babooshko,
Thanks for the feedback. I did hear back from more then one person abroad that they were able to purchase the album through Rhino. I wonder if they have changed things on their end. Hope you can get the album soon.

A tiny bit of information as to why the digital release was not made available to those outside Canada on Sarah's site. Apparently it relates to copyright laws on digital goods. I don't really understand it.

Feel free to contribute your comments if you know of similar digital releases being region exclusive. Please also let me know if you were successful getting the album. Reviews I continue to see are saying this is Sarah's strongest collection of work.

Anonymous said...

Hello ProdigyBoy. Sorry to post the comment on an unrelated article, but I couldn't find another way to contact you. I have a question for you about a previous project that Sarah was involved in. Do you have a public email address where I could contact you?
Thanks,
Julie

ProdigyBoy said...

Hi Julie, I really should post some contact info out there. Feel free to shoot me an email at cameronb (AT) gmail (dot) com.

ProdigyBoy said...

I just posted an update to the original post under this thread. The digital version of the EP is now available on SarahSlean.com to everyone.

ProdigyBoy said...

Babooshko,
Thanks for the feedback. I did hear back from more then one person abroad that they were able to purchase the album through Rhino. I wonder if they have changed things on their end. Hope you can get the album soon.

A tiny bit of information as to why the digital release was not made available to those outside Canada on Sarah's site. Apparently it relates to copyright laws on digital goods. I don't really understand it.

Feel free to contribute your comments if you know of similar digital releases being region exclusive. Please also let me know if you were successful getting the album. Reviews I continue to see are saying this is Sarah's strongest collection of work.

Babooshko said...

the purchase on rhino records is faulty, it doesn't work! How frustrating this all thing is! >:(