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  • When did download cards arrive?

    Just got a copy of Baxter Dury's "Len Parrot's Memorial Lift" which included a download card. The album was released in 2002 - surely that's too early for a download card, isn't it? I checked on Discogs but it doesn't mention a recent reissue. Not fussed that it's probably not an original, just wondered




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    Pretty sure they were around back then but could be wrong. Could that copy be the one that was on ebay last week? I didn't bid but I watched it get sniped at the end. Great album I love his records.
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    • #3
      Sounds about right. A few years after the Itunes arrived I'd guess?
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      • #4
        That's mad - time flies! Yes - won it on eBay a couple of weeks ago for £12.50 sealed. Unfortunately the seller sent it in a secondhand mailer with no stiffeners so it suffered some dings and creases, but I can live with that. I put my bid in manually with as few seconds to spare as I dared, in case the Numskulls inside my creaky laptop decided that that was the moment to go on their tea break. Is it still sniping if I do it manually?

        Hadn't realised until I read the larger credits on the inner sleeve that "Oscar Brown" was inspired by a VU song

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        • #5
          2002 is possible, but sounds too early to be common. Just searched Discogs for "download card" and got a year-by-year breakdown. There are a few early ones (e.g. 2001) but I think they are incorrect data (a reissue not tagged as such). Then over the next few years there seem to be some obscure indie type bands with them. They start appearing in larger numbers in 2008 (100 releases matching), 2009 (200+ releases). Reach 1000+ by 2013. Pretty much identical distribution of results for "download code".

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          • #6
            Haha, yep that was the one. I remember thinking that was a bargain at the time, I do it all the time, put a bid in with seconds to go and if it's something the wife wants she has to leave the room because she cant bear the tension!

            Originally posted by RedX View Post
            That's mad - time flies! Yes - won it on eBay a couple of weeks ago for £12.50 sealed. Unfortunately the seller sent it in a secondhand mailer with no stiffeners so it suffered some dings and creases, but I can live with that. I put my bid in manually with as few seconds to spare as I dared, in case the Numskulls inside my creaky laptop decided that that was the moment to go on their tea break. Is it still sniping if I do it manually?

            Hadn't realised until I read the larger credits on the inner sleeve that "Oscar Brown" was inspired by a VU song

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RedX View Post
              Is it still sniping if I do it manually?
              Respect to the old skool snipers!

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