Greg Dulli's emergence from a battle against cocaine addiction yielded the Powder Burns album. This one was great, but was also an exercise in milking every dollar from the consumer. It was originally released on CD and as a double LP. The vinyl was supposedly fairly limited, but there has never been a shortage of them on the market. Now...the fun/evil marketing moves came in several ways. First, the online release of the album coincided with multiple bonus tracks. One ("They Ride") you could only get if you bought the entire album through iTunes. Another ("Andiamo") was available through eMusic. The last one (an alternate version of "Candy Cane Crawl") was a bonus from Rhapsody, I believe. The killer was that all of those tracks were essential. So good.
On top of all of that, they sold 500 copies of the CD that were signed by Dulli and hand-numbered in silver marker (see image above). They sold these for $25 apiece. At least that edition was not a profit grab - the proceeds from all of the signed copies went to benefit Doctos Without Borders. So, that was noble. Anyway, I complain, but I have always been a believer that there's nothing wrong with it if the consumer is willing. Bonus tracks in three different places was a little much, though.
But wait - there's more! Now how much would you pay? In the fall of 2008, One Little Indian re-pressed Powder Burns as a 200 gram Direct Metal Master. It was really expensive for a new record. Fortunately, the retail market backed down from the initial price and it can now be had for less than retail. It was limited to 500 numbered copies. They re-pressed it again (unnumbered) in 2017. While many of the other Twilight records have become expensive, these have all remained reasonable. It may last, it may not.
|Version||Value ($)||Scarcity||Price Trending|
|OLI444 - Signed #d CD||20-25||5||Down|
|TPLP444 2xLP Black||30-40||4||Stable|
|TPLP444DMM Black (2008 - Numbered)||25-35||5||Stable|
|TPLP444DMM Black (2017)||20-30||4||Stable|
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