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Thread started 05/03/09 4:08pm

optimus

I WANT THE JEWEL CASES BACK PRINCE!..who agrees?

Ok this may sound strange, but i want princes albums 2 be housed in nice shiney jewel cases NOT FUCKING TACKY SHITTY CARDBOARDN DIGIPAK mad (sorry lost my temper there) and for those who dont know what jewel cases are...

Jewel Case = is the hard plastic cd covers were used to with nice inlays and the outer dee-through plastic protects the inlay from getting tacky and scruffy looking

Digipak = the work of satan, horrible cardboard cd covers that tear and dent easily

Now i managed to get both Musicology and 3121 in jewel cases...and I was hoping to find planet earth in a jewel case...but alas have failed neutral Ordered Lotusflow3r 2day...even tho I originally planned not 2 cuz didgipaks get on my tits...as you can tell

Listen Listen The Cats Pissin
Were? Were? Under The Chair

Ok now who 2 has a hate for those didgipaks?
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Reply #1 posted 05/03/09 4:28pm

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He should have used the triple CD jewel case.



My LOtUSFLOW3R CDs are slighly scratched due to the piece of crap cardboard he used to package them.
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Reply #2 posted 05/03/09 4:48pm

utopia7

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I miss the jewel cases too ... I think it's an environmental/cost issue.
you might have to purchase them separately.
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Reply #3 posted 05/03/09 4:49pm

SHOCKADELICA1

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I HATE the cardboard mad So cheap looking.
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Reply #4 posted 05/03/09 4:52pm

ernestsewell

Getting an album just isn't the same as it used to be. No more big artwork, big lyric jacket inside, no more LABEL (remember when "I Wish U Heaven" and "Scarlet Pussy" had totally different labels on either side?") Just a plastic disk with tiny little printed stuff on it.

The art of artwork has been lost on digital downloads, digipaks, and mp3s.
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Reply #5 posted 05/03/09 4:52pm

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SHOCKADELICA1 said:

I HATE the cardboard mad So cheap looking.


nod Agreed.
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Reply #6 posted 05/03/09 5:10pm

luvsexy4all

isnt it to keep HIS expenses down and therefore OUR expense of the physical cd
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Reply #7 posted 05/03/09 5:11pm

SCORPI09

Plastic Digi-paks DO exist! Just sayin' wink
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Reply #8 posted 05/03/09 5:34pm

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SCORPI09 said:

Plastic Digi-paks DO exist! Just sayin' wink


By defintion, that's a contradiction. What exactly are you talking about? Do you have pictures?
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Reply #9 posted 05/03/09 5:42pm

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luvsexy4all said:

isnt it to keep HIS expenses down and therefore OUR expense of the physical cd


When I picked up my cd, I was a bit dissapointed in the cardboard cover at first. Then, I realized that it probably wouldn't have been offered at such a low price if it came in a fancy case.

As soon as I got home, I downloaded it onto my iPod and put the cd's away, so it really didn't matter anyway. Although, I do miss liner notes...and lyrics would've been nice too.
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Reply #10 posted 05/03/09 5:44pm

Tame

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I don't think that there's anything wrong with the cardboard cases...I really think the "N.E.W.S." cd is cool the way it opens up.

They sell those plastic cd cases in packs of ten several places as I remember.
I bought ten neon ones for 5 dollars a few years ago. cool
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Reply #11 posted 05/03/09 6:20pm

Dayclear

I think they still sell Jewel cases seperately for those that want to hold on to the memories, but Less is more these days when it coes to packaging.
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Reply #12 posted 05/03/09 6:27pm

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PurpleMedley122 said:

He should have used the triple CD jewel case.



My LOtUSFLOW3R CDs are slighly scratched due to the piece of crap cardboard he used to package them.


Jewel cases are great.

The downside is they come apart, break and/or crack when dropped. neutral
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Reply #13 posted 05/03/09 6:47pm

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digipaks are fine with me. but there really needs to be some kind of tray for discs to sit in. White Flags of Winter Chimneys basically has the same packaging, but is much better for having a tray for the disc to sit in.


sliding discs in and out of paper or cardboard slots is going to ruin the cd after awhile. this trend is especially annoying when it comes to buying deluxe, double disc remaster limited collector's edition, etc., discs.... you pay $20 to $30 for this deluxe packaging, only to open it up and realize that it's nearly useless as a tool for storing a CD because you're sliding the discs in and out of an envelope. (Bowie, U2, etc.)
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Reply #14 posted 05/03/09 6:50pm

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I thought people use these now instead of carrying the whole CDs around.


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Reply #15 posted 05/03/09 6:59pm

errant

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wildgoldenhoney said:

I thought people use these now instead of carrying the whole CDs around.





i used to, but they are hard on discs. i just use this now, honestly:

"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #16 posted 05/03/09 7:07pm

sexyeyeliner

Personally, I like the digipack a lot better. The plastic cases always end up getting cracked anyway. Plus, I think the digipack is better for the environment in the long run.
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Reply #17 posted 05/04/09 5:41am

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sexyeyeliner said:

Personally, I like the digipack a lot better. The plastic cases always end up getting cracked anyway. Plus, I think the digipack is better for the environment in the long run.



You are correct. Plastics are just plain no good.
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Reply #18 posted 05/04/09 5:53am

Sophianestesia

Environmental reasons, I do perfectly understand. But in fact, I'm a nostalgia-addict, so I really do miss jewel cases, and above all I'm thinking about my now-hard-to-find copy of Sign O' The Times as a double disc in a jewel case, about the luxurious The Hits/The b-sides 3 disc set, Emancipation, the psychedelic Crystal Ball (which had been available in 2 different physical editions, one round and one a regular jewel case).

But what I miss the most is the vinyl with big sized pictures, readable liner notes, posters inside and other goodies U could find.

Got ur eyes wet, huh?

Nevermind, I accept the digipak too, I'm ready to buy the new Prince album the way it comes out, but my memories are for me and I'll always keep my jewel cases.
[Edited 5/4/09 5:55am]
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Reply #19 posted 05/04/09 6:08am

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luvsexy4all said:

isnt it to keep HIS expenses down and therefore OUR expense of the physical cd

I'd pay more for a jewel box any day. The artwork and discs last much longer, is it cost effective to replace your favorite CDs because they are damaged over time, or to simply replace a jewel box?
It's a no-brainer!
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Reply #20 posted 05/04/09 6:09am

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Dayclear said:

I think they still sell Jewel cases seperately for those that want to hold on to the memories, but Less is more these days when it coes to packaging.

Try squeezing the digipack into one, though...
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Reply #21 posted 05/04/09 6:11am

djThunderfunk

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luv4u said:

PurpleMedley122 said:

He should have used the triple CD jewel case.



My LOtUSFLOW3R CDs are slighly scratched due to the piece of crap cardboard he used to package them.


Jewel cases are great.

The downside is they come apart, break and/or crack when dropped. neutral

umm, then replace the jewel case, and BAM!, like brand new...
and of course, if you drop the digipack, it is damaged and the only way to replace it is to replace the whole package... much more $ than a jewel case.
how long do you think Prince's independent releases will be readily available???
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Reply #22 posted 05/04/09 6:15am

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Darwintheorgangrinder said:

sexyeyeliner said:

Personally, I like the digipack a lot better. The plastic cases always end up getting cracked anyway. Plus, I think the digipack is better for the environment in the long run.



You are correct. Plastics are just plain no good.

Using more cardboard uses more trees...
Trees breathe in that evil carbon we're all afraid of and breath out... OXYGEN!!
Just sayin', tired of the industry acting like it's saving the planet using less plastic but more paper products... It's absurd.
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Reply #23 posted 05/04/09 6:16am

peter430044

I don't hate the digipaks but I agree that jewelcases are better.

But even the albums with jewel cases don't look that great. I mean it's a piece of plastic 12x12 cm or something like that. I miss the big vinyl covers, back in those days one got a nice big cover. When the cd took over they should've continued to use big covers. Not necessarily as big as the vinyl covers but significantly bigger than the jewelcase/digipak covers.
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Reply #24 posted 05/04/09 6:46am

prijsbeestje

i don't care its all abot the music
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Reply #25 posted 05/04/09 8:23am

NuPwr319

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luv4u said:

PurpleMedley122 said:

He should have used the triple CD jewel case.



My LOtUSFLOW3R CDs are slighly scratched due to the piece of crap cardboard he used to package them.


Jewel cases are great.

The downside is they come apart, break and/or crack when dropped. neutral


And that's more plastic in the environment. When my band released our CD, we decided to go with the eco wallet, too. We've never been told our project looks cheap--in fact, quite the opposite.

To each his/her own. . .shrug

Clarification:

A "digi-pack" is this (a mix of plastic and recycled cardboard):



An "eco-wallet" is this (all cardboard):


[Edited 5/4/09 8:33am]
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Reply #26 posted 05/04/09 8:34am

udo

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I agree with the jewel cases.
Of course it's less `artsy` or whatever a didipak/pack/whatever can bring to the mix. Just gimme the CD's and a nice booklet.
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Reply #27 posted 05/04/09 8:41am

Graycap23

Go buy some. They are about a $.10 a piece.
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Reply #28 posted 05/04/09 9:11am

NouveauDance

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Graycap23 said:

Go buy some. They are about a $.10 a piece.

It's not about protecting the CD, the digipaks do that. It's about the packaging itself.

I actually like special packaging and stuff, but yeah, it's a pain to store, if it's a slightly odd size or taller than regular CD cases, the edges are in danger of getting skuffed or bent easily.
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Reply #29 posted 05/04/09 9:20am

PurpleRain747

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SHOCKADELICA1 said:

I HATE the cardboard mad So cheap looking.


True and not only that but it's very easy 2 get the cd scratched. However, it is more environmentally friendly 2 make it out of paper...bcause u c it's biodegradeable...and everything that is sold is better of being recyclable. As a Graphic Designer eye had 2 learn all about this.
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