… All the words past the margin.”
Before I go any further don’t ever use Media Mail to get something shipped to you. I ordered the CD & book on the 23rd of July and got it on Tuesday. I figured with being out of town for the rest of the month, it would be waiting for me when I got home.
So if you ever see that option, just pony up a few extra bucks and keep it moving.
Onto the book, it’s pretty nice. It’s roughly the size of two CD booklets and has the same artwork that’s in the regular booklet. The lyrics are there to some degree, but they definately didn’t copy them straight from Mr. Jones’ book of rhymes. It’s a toss up as to whether they had someone transcribe the lyrics from the album or just played the album into a mic and let Microsoft Word do the work. Some words are missing and some are obvious context errors (ware/where), while others are the same type of things we argue amongst ourselves as to what they are saying.
However, this is about the only thing that could make me continue to buy albums whenever (if ever) music stops being produced in physical form. It shouldn’t be any problem for labels to produce books like these and mail them out when you buy something from Itunes or whatever. I need something tangible that I can hold in my hands to justify spending 10 bucks on something I can get for free. Even though it was done a bit lazily, it did manage to get me to do something I never do: Buy a CD twice without having to replace the first one I bought.