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    Default Meat is Murder : sealed CD in original US "longbox"

    I bought this new.... been saving it ...wondering others thoughts? I dont know if I have seen a sealed CD longbox anywhere... Thoughts?


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    You know what might help me figure its value? If I could get a bigger picture, cant really see it at that resolution

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    *sigh*

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    ok, welll, I'll let the smiths experts weigh in, but in general, longboxes are a neat novelty nowadays, but if the cd isnt collectible on its own (with or without the box), the longbox doesnt really enhance the price.

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    ...I have a Morrissey or two as well...


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    Congratulations, you have got nice items there.
    Cheers Moz


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    Those are some nice items... Some people (who collect long boxes) will pay top dollar for those, especially since they are sealed. As technology grows, those will be long lost items of the late 80's early 90's and grow in value.They are a part of pop culture.
    Looking for "First Of The Gang To Die" Promos
    Morrissey's name written in a serif font and the title given simply as "First Of The Gang"

    and the other two that have all four songs but have different cd label's text layout's

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    ..im a fan of the history of the mediums, working in a record shop in hte US ( an independant one) at the time the LP's standard shelves were a particular size... the long box served to perfectly allow two CDs to stand in hte same place a 12" LP would side by side allowing shops to re-tool with minimal cost..

    first the US Cds were not sealed inside then a 2nd gen longbox with a strange orange and red triangle was added in the lower right corner to desigante weathe the CD inside was sealed... so you could open the longbox, discard it and place hte sealed CD on lets say a 2nd gen CD shelving to allow for more CDs....

    ~Frost

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    I've got a couple of long boxes (Best II and Your Arsenal) but I can never justify the prices that sellers are asking for them - very rarely are they auction items on ebay, usually buy it now and they remain unsold.

    Vinyl Tap have a few for sale at the moment - but at 60+ they are about 30 too expensive
    http://www.vinyltap.co.uk/shop/item/...697624616.aspx
    http://www.vinyltap.co.uk/shop/item/...231214712.aspx
    http://www.vinyltap.co.uk/shop/item/...086414209.aspx
    http://www.vinyltap.co.uk/shop/item/...935613589.aspx

    I'd really like a Spinal Tap Break Like the Wind Extra Long Box



    Dave
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    Morrissey: "I'm not in!"
    Jools: "Oh, come on."
    Morrissey: "I refuse to open the door."

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    Quote Originally Posted by FROSTY View Post
    ..im a fan of the history of the mediums, working in a record shop in hte US ( an independant one) at the time the LP's standard shelves were a particular size... the long box served to perfectly allow two CDs to stand in hte same place a 12" LP would side by side allowing shops to re-tool with minimal cost..

    first the US Cds were not sealed inside then a 2nd gen longbox with a strange orange and red triangle was added in the lower right corner to desigante weathe the CD inside was sealed... so you could open the longbox, discard it and place hte sealed CD on lets say a 2nd gen CD shelving to allow for more CDs....

    ~Frost
    That's cool, I didn't know that.
    Roky
    Looking for "First Of The Gang To Die" Promos
    Morrissey's name written in a serif font and the title given simply as "First Of The Gang"

    and the other two that have all four songs but have different cd label's text layout's

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    ...$100 US, if sealed seems astoundingly high... true these have sat for 20 years sealed and mint...

    It's history to me and facinating to see the evolution of music presentation

    ~Frost

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    Hi Frosty,

    I really like your Meat is Murder longbox, personally I've always thought it was their best album cover and the longbox format looks even better. I now must have one of these
    Has the world changed or have I changed

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    Quote Originally Posted by everydayslikesunday View Post
    Hi Frosty,

    I really like your Meat is Murder longbox, personally I've always thought it was their best album cover and the longbox format looks even better. I now must have one of these
    Yours for 55 http://www.vinyltap.co.uk/shop/item/...935613589.aspx - if you don't mind it having been opened.

    Dave
    Jools Holland: "Knock Knock!"
    Morrissey: "I'm not in!"
    Jools: "Oh, come on."
    Morrissey: "I refuse to open the door."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave2006 View Post
    Yours for 55 http://www.vinyltap.co.uk/shop/item/...935613589.aspx - if you don't mind it having been opened.

    Dave
    Hi Dave,

    Yeah I've been eyeing that one up, but the problem I have is that I bought the Strangeways longbox of them a few years back and they had opened both ends to make it flat for ease of posting which annoyed me Plus 55 is a bit steep.
    Has the world changed or have I changed

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    Default Re: Meat is Murder : sealed CD in original US "longbox"

    ...
    Here are a few reminants... I used to buy the CD in longbox and open it and use it like a mini poster so a few were subjected to the knife.... sadly, I would love to have the Louder than bombs intact ha ha! ..etc...

    I did however for the YA and BD manage to stop dicing them and preserve them flat...

    ~Frost

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    Quote Originally Posted by roky View Post
    Those are some nice items... Some people (who collect long boxes) will pay top dollar for those, especially since they are sealed. As technology grows, those will be long lost items of the late 80's early 90's and grow in value.They are a part of pop culture.
    Sadly, that doesn't seem to be the case across all mediums of "pop culture":

    http://cgi.ebay.com/MORRISSEY-VIVA-H...-/360334575015
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    but I think it's you in my room by the bed (...yes, I told you it was silly...)

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    ... so very true about the casettes... I have a rew... been looking for them lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by everydayslikesunday View Post
    Hi Frosty,

    I really like your Meat is Murder longbox, personally I've always thought it was their best album cover and the longbox format looks even better. I now must have one of these
    I think the "Rank" cover is neat but the "MiM" one IS really cool.

    I think I had all of these at one point....I think I kept them but cannot locate. Will have to search.....
    When the people fear their government there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty -- Thomas Jefferson

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    It'd be nice if someone who owns many of those longboxes could scan the fronts and backs or take flat photos of them for the collectors appendices of "Passions Just Like Mine"...

    Stephane
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