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Hey guys - after 5 years of being this business I really don't feel I get enough feedback from the fans. There are some big changes and happenings coming to the Retrospect front.

 

My question to you is this:

 

If you please , could you let me know what , in your opinion , the best 3 Retrospect releases have been so far.

 

Thanks for your input...

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It's pretty hard to narrow it down to 3 releases, but I'd name the following ones:

 

1. Pretty Boy - Metro Sessions

2. The Storm - Sweet Surrender

3. Michael Furlong - Use it or Lose it

 

Looking forward to 4th of July! Great work guys :headbanger:

 

Btw: I think you should push your private collection CD-sale a bit more - some great deals there that a lot of people probably don't know about.

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The Mariah releases are awesome!!!

 

So are the Weapon's releases!!!

 

I really like when extra things are included such as the DVD's :party421:

 

The Reckless~ No Frills is great too!

 

Keep the good stuff coming! :banger:

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1. Pretty Boy - Metro Sessions

 

 

You need to do another run on this one Sam; been sold out for a while, and damn near impossible to get for a decent price now.

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My top 3 in no particular order...

 

 

Bad Angels On The Rail

Brinx Rain On The City

XL New York Walkin New York

 

 

Any chance of Rock Boulevard and/or Friction getting a silver pressed edition with full color booklets and updated liner notes?

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Hey Sam

 

Pretty hard to pick 3...I like a lot of the releases in the past...but here are my 6. i like a cd package with pix...history of the band....a booklet is nice with the cd.

 

Megaton Blonde

Big Trouble

Whitefoxx

Midnight Hero

Gunner Sixx-Desire

Pretty Boy-Metro Sessions

 

:party421::cheer::drink:

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Sam,Sorry I just can't pick 3-A lot of goodies-Some of my favorites,

 

Defcon-Defcon

Mariah-Mariah

Mr. Dangerous-Mr. Dangerous

O'Dette-O'Dette

Oney-Bust 'Em Down & Good Guys Wear Black

Rex Hunter-Life Goes By :headbanger:

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10 guys picking their favorites and 10 different opinions .......... ;)

 

As far as i am concerned I really liked (in alphabetical order):

 

Alliance - s/t

Limousine - Roxs U

Naked City - Crawlin'

RPM - RPM/Phonogenic

The Storm - Sweet Surrender

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Thanks so much for your input. We've really been trying to put more effort into the booklets and such and I think the MAJORITY of what we have done in the last 2 years has been better than our "beginnings".

 

I always thought PRETTY BOY 'Metro Sessions" was a freaking excellent album and yes , it's been sold out for a couple years now. Nobody had ever emailed me to ask if I was going to re-print it but I think it definitely is time.

 

Friction / Rock Boulevard expanded editions is something I am working on....if those guys would ever email me back!!!

 

Ummm... what else? Oh yes , so we are going to do this massive expansion in July which will include a mailing list (we've needed to do this forever) and a VIP members 'club' which will give members the opportunity at first dibs for new releases as well as coupons / discounts , for a small yearly fee.

 

We are definitely going digital..so people will have the option to download cd's directly.

 

And yes , the used cd section of the website is doing quite well but could do better - I hope many of you check it out periodically as the majority of what I am putting up is my private collection which is reasonably priced I think.

 

What I haven't done yet is sold off my holy grail of the rarest indies on the planet...I've kept those as my nest egg but I have hundreds of rare cd's sitting here that will eventually go.

 

Without a doubt , the rarest cd in my collection is a fantastic Christian AOR gem from 1987 called simply '7'. Yes , '7' self-titled. I have never seen it ANYWHERE , EVER and it's almost as good as the Mastedon material. I would be shocked if that didn't fetch $1000+ but maybe I'm too optimistic. Has anyone else ever heard of that or seen it around?

 

I have hundreds of discs like that and I've been extremely reluctant to sell those off.

 

Incidently , the website is now getting consistently between 800,000 to 1,000,000 hits per month (I know , not nearly as much as HH but respectable) and I have been considering allowing other private sellers to have their own page dedicated to selling their stuff. Do think this is a good or bad idea and would you consider paying say $50 per year to flog your discs?

 

If anyone is interested in doing this , please let me know.

 

You know , I don't give kudos enough sometimes where it is due , and I just want to say that although we had a rough start , DAN you are to be well-respected my friend. HH is one of the top sites in the world for OUR music and I don't nearly give you enough credit for your hard work and determination to keep it running...so just know , that even if I am flaky and have some flaws in my world...HH is just an amazing place to be and I'm glad we could put a lot of our B.S. behind us. I don't ever expect you or anyone to trust me 100% but you have always given me a second chance (or third) and I'm glad you did see the good in my intent.

 

I would urge people reading this to donate $5 or more to the maintenance of this website as I will shortly. What's $5? For HH , COME ON GUYS!!

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And yes , the used cd section of the website is doing quite well but could do better - I hope many of you check it out periodically as the majority of what I am putting up is my private collection which is reasonably priced I think.

 

 

 

And this is truly and honestly not a jab or trying to start anything from back in the day, but I too was very happy to see the used cd section of the website and would have bought from it regularly. The problem is the one time I bought from it, bam-I got a bootleg. You have to go through that stuff and at least list it as a boot so buyers know what they are getting. You've been a round long enough to know what a boot looks like.

 

I will also say though while I did have that experience with the used cd's, I have had nothing but good experience with the Retrospect releases and appreciate the fact that you are doing it. Enough cannot be said a bout that, so thank you!

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WILD AUGUST

PYRAMID

 

I like the look of your CD's they're silver with the black lettering which is what I like very professional.

 

Maybe you can dip into some heavier stuff, I'm sure there are some great unsigned thrash bands out there.

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Mullethead , I assume you are referring to the EYES cd. While I have never denied selling boots , I would certainly let you know if you asked. I make a point to list RUSSIAN PRESSING next to the ones that are made there.

 

You would be correct and as I recall, there was no such description on this one or I would not have bought it. I don't typically have to ask a seller if it's a boot when it clearly states Japan pressing. Either way, it is just one guys opinion and suggestion.

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Hey Sam..can't wait...looking forward to ordering the new releases on cd coming up July 4th. Have my list ready...LOL!

 

Also interested in the VIP Members club...I have helped a few bands on your label get signed...and want to be part of the VIP membership club...sounds awesome and also being on a mailing list.

 

Great job my friend and keep signing those bands....oh get that Cowboy X CD out,,,talked to Dave..and it is definitely going to happen...! :party421::cheer::drink:

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Sorry man... and I mean that.

 

 

No worries at all. I was just giving you a suggestion based on ONE experience. Everything else has been absolutely fine and I look forward to future purchases!

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Top of my head:

 

1. Defcon - s/t

2. Pretty Boy - Metro Sessions

3. Joined Forces - s/t

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Thanks so much for your input. We've really been trying to put more effort into the booklets and such and I think the MAJORITY of what we have done in the last 2 years has been better than our "beginnings".

 

I always thought PRETTY BOY 'Metro Sessions" was a freaking excellent album and yes , it's been sold out for a couple years now. Nobody had ever emailed me to ask if I was going to re-print it but I think it definitely is time.

 

Friction / Rock Boulevard expanded editions is something I am working on....if those guys would ever email me back!!!

 

Ummm... what else? Oh yes , so we are going to do this massive expansion in July which will include a mailing list (we've needed to do this forever) and a VIP members 'club' which will give members the opportunity at first dibs for new releases as well as coupons / discounts , for a small yearly fee.

 

We are definitely going digital..so people will have the option to download cd's directly.

 

And yes , the used cd section of the website is doing quite well but could do better - I hope many of you check it out periodically as the majority of what I am putting up is my private collection which is reasonably priced I think.

 

What I haven't done yet is sold off my holy grail of the rarest indies on the planet...I've kept those as my nest egg but I have hundreds of rare cd's sitting here that will eventually go.

 

Without a doubt , the rarest cd in my collection is a fantastic Christian AOR gem from 1987 called simply '7'. Yes , '7' self-titled. I have never seen it ANYWHERE , EVER and it's almost as good as the Mastedon material. I would be shocked if that didn't fetch $1000+ but maybe I'm too optimistic. Has anyone else ever heard of that or seen it around?

 

I have hundreds of discs like that and I've been extremely reluctant to sell those off.

 

Incidently , the website is now getting consistently between 800,000 to 1,000,000 hits per month (I know , not nearly as much as HH but respectable) and I have been considering allowing other private sellers to have their own page dedicated to selling their stuff. Do think this is a good or bad idea and would you consider paying say $50 per year to flog your discs?

 

If anyone is interested in doing this , please let me know.

 

You know , I don't give kudos enough sometimes where it is due , and I just want to say that although we had a rough start , DAN you are to be well-respected my friend. HH is one of the top sites in the world for OUR music and I don't nearly give you enough credit for your hard work and determination to keep it running...so just know , that even if I am flaky and have some flaws in my world...HH is just an amazing place to be and I'm glad we could put a lot of our B.S. behind us. I don't ever expect you or anyone to trust me 100% but you have always given me a second chance (or third) and I'm glad you did see the good in my intent.

 

I would urge people reading this to donate $5 or more to the maintenance of this website as I will shortly. What's $5? For HH , COME ON GUYS!!

 

Can you post a pic of the cover of the '7' CD? I'd be keen to see what it looks like.

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Few quieres regarding the private seller section proposed:

 

Would discs be shipped thru retropsect (ie sold on consignment) or would it still be up to the seller to mail them?

 

For less prevolant sellers (ie myself) maybe a % option. (eg retrospect takes 5% of the cd if sold) I have plenty of a handful of discs i'd love to sell but hate selling on ebay, adn at the same time $50 fee would seem a bit rich to list half a dozen discs.

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hey peeps , i would like to share a few songs from our new releases online here, pre-JULY if possible to give you all a taster of whats coming. What would be the best way to do that - Divshare.com?? Is it easy to share a track here on HH?

thanks and excuse my ignorance :)

Aaron

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hey peeps , i would like to share a few songs from our new releases online here, pre-JULY if possible to give you all a taster of whats coming. What would be the best way to do that - Divshare.com?? Is it easy to share a track here on HH?

thanks and excuse my ignorance :)

Aaron

 

I'd say the easiest way would be to upload the samples to the Retrospect Records site, and then post direct links to the files in a thread on here that you want everyone to sample.

 

If you've got ALOT of samples you want to post, you could put them in a zip and then use one of the file sharing services like MegaUpload, Rapidshare, Divshare, etc...

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