Saturday, January 12, 2013

Only 100 Copies Made of Bob Dylan's 50th Anniversary Collection

  Have you heard the one about the new Bob Dylan record where there are only 100 copies available? Strangely it's no joke, according to a Sony Music source who told Rolling Stone Magazine "This isn't a scheme to make money," a Sony Music source tells Rolling Stone. "The copyright law in Europe was recently extended from 50 to 70 years for everything recorded in 1963 and beyond. With everything before that, there's a new 'Use It or Lose It' provision. It basically said, 'If you haven't used the recordings in the first 50 years, you aren't going to get any more.'"

This four-CD set titled The 50th Anniversary Collection that comes wrapped in a brown paper cover is already fetching $1000 a pop on eBay, so if you're a Dylan collector get ready to open that wallet…or wait till it gets a proper release over here in North America.

Joe Cornelisse-SMM

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