CD Scavenger Hunt – “Catching Up” Edition

It’s been about a month since the last Hunt but I’ve been very active at the record stores and online.

Let’s start with Ebay. I picked up a couple of good discs recently:

Queensryche – Mindcrime At The Moore (2007) – $8.99: Even though I’m a big Queensryche fan, and I love OPERATION: MINDCRIME, how many live versions do I need? I had no intentions of grabbing this release but the $4.99 price tag was too good to pass up. One of my favorite sellers had multiple copies of this, the catch is the shipping = $4 each CD. You can’t complain getting a 2 CD set for nine bucks.

Overkill – Immortalis (2007) – $8.99: Same seller, same price. The local shop had this for a dollar more the week of release but I passed. I saved $1 but the CD is in the mail, I’ll get it by Tuesday.

I’ve been to the local record shop the last few weeks grabbing some 2007 releases that I missed the first time around and a few that just came out:

Helloween – Gambling With The Devil (2007) – $13: Picked this up the day of release at the sale price. It’s the 2 CD set with the bonus tracks and videos. So far, I’ve enjoyed playing this one a lot.

Motley Crue – Carnival Of Souls Live (2007) – $14: Another 2 CD set for a sale price the day of release. Here’s the thing about this release, it was released already! Different artwork, and a couple of videos from the DVD release, this album was released as a 2 disc set and separately through Wal-Mart. I never picked it up when it came out in 2006 because it just seemed like an odd package with the artwork. The tour was great but I passed until now. I’ll have to get the DVD soon.

Queensryche – Take Cover (2007) – $9.99: Can’t pass up the price! I know I hate cover songs but Queensryche did such a good rendition of ‘Welcome To The Machine’ in concert this summer that I had to check this out. If it’s as good as the Shaw/Blades cover album, I’ll be psyched.

Hammerfall – Steel Meets Steel (10 Years Of Glory) – $9.99: Can’t pass up this price either! I know it’s a greatest hits package but 30 songs on 2 CDs is serious bang for the buck! I’m a big Hammerfall guy so the completist in me had to grab it.

Lizzy Borden – Appointment With Death (2007) – $13.99: I’ve been redoing my want list by adding all the 2007 releases I missed. At the top was of the 2007 wants was Lizzy and Lillian Axe…..I had the new Lillian Axe in my hand and looked for Lizzy but it wasn’t filed under their name. As I was going to the counter to see when it would be in, I noticed a display copy above the ‘B’ section. B is for Borden, whoever filed it didn’t know Lizzy Borden was a band and not a solo artist. Their mistake is my gain.

Kamelot – Ghost Opera (2007, Ltd. Ed. CD/DVD) – $5.99: Yes, it was $5.99! I passed on GHOST OPERA when it came out because I was low on cash. The sale was done after a week and I missed out on saving $3. If I had extra cash, I would have gladly paid the $12.88 sale price. At the record store I frequent, the staff re-prices CDs on a regular basis. It’s not uncommon for stock that doesn’t sell to be lowered in price by a dollar or two, especially if there are multiple copies. The other cool thing is that the date is printed on the price tag so you know when it was re-priced. This one was done the day before and was an obvious mistake because the other three copies were re-priced at $14.99. That’s not my fault. When I brought this up to the register, it scanned $5.99 so it was legit, a major bargain!

Total: $85 for 8 CDs (five were 2 CD or CD/DVD sets)

6 comments on “CD Scavenger Hunt – “Catching Up” Edition

  1. Nice Haul Steve!

    You ought to check out the the clearance sale going on at CD Inzane this week. Lots of rare stuff 20% off. I posted the list in the HRH forums last week.

    I found a ton of stuff that I want to pick up.

  2. I reckon the Helloween album is excellent bar one track. A really good release.

    Interesting to see the prices you pay – you’d think the pound to dollar ration was 1:1 based on those. We get ripped off over here in the UK – a new CD is generally £12.99 or so unless its mainstream pop music sold in the supermarkets. That’s something around $25 I reckon! And record companies wonder why kids download illegally…

  3. Yes!!!!! finaly a great new CD SCAVENGER HUNT, and a very good one STeve. You bought some increible good cd´s. Specialy the LIZZY BORDEN, i agree with METAL MARK, its a fanastic album full of great songs. Increible he can make something like this in 2007, just pure heavy metal the way we all metalheads love it.
    I love HAMMERFALL too and will buy that double cd best of too. Just for the new songs.
    About that MOTLEY CRUE live double album, i dont have it but i have the dvd. Dont realy like it. Everything look so false to me, the way the band act, all those circus people, the audience that dont look like metal or hard rock at all and dont even know the old songs etc….very sad. They should have recorded that dvd at a real hard rock and metal audience, maybe in Europe or south america or somewhere in the states were you have real fans, no hit fans and fans that like to show off only.
    I still need to buy the new OVERKILL album and the new HELLOWEEN album. You payed some increible prices for those.
    Thanks for posting your hunt again and have a great weekend.

  4. Rob – I’ve heard more bad than good about CD Inzane but I’ve never ordered from them. When the tax refund comes in early next year, I’m going to try them out.

    Bob_Vinyl – I bought it on sale, didn’t open it. The next day, the label sent me a promo to review…..a little late but no problem. I took the unopened CD back and I got a different one.

    Bill – I’m enjoying the new Helloween so far. As far as prices…..we have it decent in the U.S. I try to buy the day of release when I can get a sale price but older releases are hard to come by and you have to shell out the cash sometimes.

    Mark – I just got one listen of the new Lizzy and it sounds really good, I need more time with it.

    Rene – I saw that Crue tour and the show was fantastic. The one recorded for the DVD and CD wasn’t as good as the show I saw.

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