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PostSubject: The Blizzard   Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:54 pm

So is this 7" release out today (7th December?). Should I be rushing to the shops to snap one up? Supposedly the band signed a whole bunch of copies while in the US and these - I believe - were on sale during the last few dates of the tour. Did any make it back to the UK for sale here? www.recordstore.co.uk isn't even showing the single at all and the Camera Obscura website has a 7" listed but no sign of any signed limited edition?

I struggled to find the 7" single of The Sweetest Thing in the shops and ended up buying it online.

Maybe I should nip into Mono asap?
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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:37 pm

i would, i can see this bein a pain,hmv haven`t got it,probe ain`t..in the end i tracked one down at rough trade london...i was in picadilly records manchester on sat,said to blokey behind the counter"got the blizzard in by camera obscura"..he dissappeared behind the the wall,came back with computer says no...and there is no such album,i said no its a 7" single...he dissappeared again,like mr benn....nope there isn`t a 7" single by c/o called that...i put him straight...he dissappeared again...came back with"sorry we may get one next week,and sorry to try an correct you"its cost me £6.00 from rough trade...erm thanks very much...to be honest i`m a bit pissed off about it......yep sell them from the stall on tour,but they are gonna run out i reckon...i don`t think that there were that many made like...so sooner rather than later or there will be a gap in me stack...all in all its already too expensive an will go up in price no doubt when the e-bay fuckers get involved...........whilst in picadilly records i bought the david lynch album on promo vinyl...looks like there`s a label problem and it might not see the light of day now...which will make it a nice little rarity..i also bought the girls album.....they gave me a little best 2009 booklet,my maudlin faired very well,getting album of the year by two folk in there.........


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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:45 pm

Hm. I'll see what I can find tomorrow in the REAL WORLD of ACTUAL SHOPS.

It's not listed at the HMV website at all, which is a nonsense! None showing as for sale on ebay as yet. I got Sweetest Thing online for £3.49 including p&p but then that wasn't signed or anything like that.

Official UK release date is definitely supposed to be 7 December.

http://www.4ad.com/cameraobscura/releases/the-blizzard-0/
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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:16 pm

i hope its a real 7" rough trade are sendin me,the man at the shop said they had a couple..its not available to buy at 4AD which is madness....?good luck with the hike around the shops...................its on the HMV site but with an out of stock banner..which means they`ll probably never see it............there is only one real world like and i know rough trade actually exsists as my friend goes in there often.......
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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:08 pm

I downloaded it from iTunes today and I'm off tomorrow so will pick it up in Mono, I tried Avalanche today and they didn't have it. I picked up Sweetest Thing 7inch in Mono no problem.
Sorry for those not in Glasgow, Mono and Avalanche are record stores
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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:20 pm

steven13 wrote:
I downloaded it from iTunes today and I'm off tomorrow so will pick it up in Mono, I tried Avalanche today and they didn't have it. I picked up Sweetest Thing 7inch in Mono no problem.
Sorry for those not in Glasgow, Mono and Avalanche are record stores

Aye, I couldn't get Sweetest Thing in Avalanche either in its week of release and on the day I was in town Mono was too far away in the short time I had.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:51 pm

I've been collecting all the CD singles Sad

Have you seen the prices some of these are commanding on ebay ?

Jeeezus Shocked

Was kinda hopin for some promo copies to appear in CD format


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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:02 pm

You can't get the promo only CD of Honey in the Sun for much change out of 20 knicker at the moment - and that's even given they have the info sticker on the bloody FRONT!
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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:11 pm

TracyanneLovesTheGers wrote:
You can't get the promo only CD of Honey in the Sun for much change out of 20 knicker at the moment - and that's even given they have the info sticker on the bloody FRONT!

Tell me about it, and one I bid on recently went to that, and the fooker emailed after the event tell me he had another copy and offered it at the same price - politely declined - fuckin liberty - I wonder how much were pressed tho Mad
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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:20 pm

What ones are you bidding on Pete
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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:29 pm

Hi Steven - I got most of em now for under £5. I need 80's Fan and Keep it Clean, there was 1 of these on amazon but they seem to have caughtened on how rare these things are - My best buy so far was rare bird ep from Japan for < £20 or something - couldn't believe I got it Rolling Eyes I think there was only 500 of these pressed or something ? I'm not an obsessive collector, but need to get the B'sides to play on my "rig". Derek posted a list of B'Sides so trying to get these and the all the livecasts that Tony posted.

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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:32 pm

I still need those 2 as well I did buy 80s Fan from a site in the US who took my money but never sent the CD oh well at least all the b-sides are on iTunes (I work for Apple but not biased I promise) I still love having physical copies
Are you going to Taken By Trees on Sunday ?
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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:40 pm

Nah ! I'm not taken by them, and will end up making a complete fool of masel if TAC is there, start gushing like the #1 stalker I've been branded with Razz

In Glasgow Friday tho for OMD/simple minds - mate has a spare ticket - so thought "Ach why not?"
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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:43 pm

Enjoy Friday then, I'll let you know how Sunday goes, I love Taken By Trees Tracyanne dj'ing is a bonus
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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:14 am

TracyanneLovesTheGers wrote:
Supposedly the band signed a whole bunch of copies while in the US and these - I believe - were on sale during the last few dates of the tour.
i looked when they came to TOronto and they didnt have any signed 7". the cd was of blizzard only and it too was unsigned... i scooped a copy anyhow and waited after the show but the fookers at the bar kicked us out afore the band came out (if they were going to - usually do, dont they?).. ticked about that some
they also had 7" of sweetest thing but that was it - i was on the prowl for some other singles as well.. i hav mp3s from blog sites of most songs but i want real copies and better quality ones at that.. alas a poor fella like me cant afford the damn ebay prices and amazon here is pretty steep as well for the ones i need..
eventually Santa will come round and all will be well here!
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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:40 am

i see that victoria bergsman is singin sweet child o mine on the advert.....nice little earner and fairplay.............
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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:30 pm

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i see that victoria bergsman is singin sweet child o mine on the advert.....nice little earner and fairplay.............

I suspect that's paying for her tour! Yeah, I saw that a couple of weeks ago and was taken aback - it's for John Lewis I think?

Anyroads ... yes, The Blizzard is around in the UK now. Got one today at Monorail in Glasgow for £3.99 - straight out of the delivery box. It's not one of the fabled, mythical signed copies though :-(

Asked at Avalanche previous to this but they said "Not in yet." No matter, because what I did pick up in there was a promo CD copy of The Sweetest Thing/Tougher Than The Rest for £1.99. Yes. I know. It was all I could do to stop from myself from doing a little dance in the shop.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:18 pm

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Enjoy Friday then, I'll let you know how Sunday goes, I love Taken By Trees Tracyanne dj'ing is a bonus

TAC is dj'ing? That's awesome!

Also funny... because the first CO show I saw this year (in Brooklyn) Victoria dj'ed. She must be the shyest person on the planet. Makes TAC seem as outgoing as the Fonz.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:03 pm

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Makes TAC seem as outgoing as the Fonz.

Ha ! after the recent gig where TAC sorted out those chatty "fans" ....TAC is the Fonze !! Cool

PS I love you was on recently, and Gavin & Stacey, as well as the John Lewis add - I just wonder how many people hear the trax and decide to find out who it is ???

TAC DJ'ing - wouldn't it be really funny if it was all hardcore techno or metal Razz Can't see it tho Wink


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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:46 pm

Here's the Jim Reeves version in case anyone hasn't heard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P4FuZkv74E
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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:22 pm

Finally got The Blizzard on 7inch today. God bless Mono
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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:22 pm

so i purchased this offa itunes late the other night - i know, slow gettin around to it.. and that night thru to next morning we were hit with a nice snow storm! coincidence? i think not!!
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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:03 pm

Never mind that, is your pony ok? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:52 pm

dagnabit! missed a live version of this on Geoff Lloyd according to twitterin...
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Tonight!Some of the band will be on Geoff Lloyd's xmas show on Absolute, alongside other guests of varying quality! bit.ly 5bgoAo
also from Attic Lights twitter...
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Played the blizzard with camera obscura on absolute radio. Saw the pet shop boys as well!
sooooooo - i will hav to wait till they post it in podcasts or somethin..
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PostSubject: Re: The Blizzard   Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:02 am

I saw a tweet just in time to catch it but I had no way of recording the live stream.

Good version, quite funny with loads of winter wind and horse neighing sound effects!

Nice chat with Tracyanne and Carey re: cheesecake, school athletics (throwing the cricket ball) and lack of assertiveness.

I shouldn't say this but doesn't Carey have a lovely speaking voice? An odd mix of accents (home counties English with Scottish inflections?) but I could listen to it all day!
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