Cake - Vinyl Box Set mp3 flac download
Cake - Vinyl Box Set

Cake - Vinyl Box Set flac mp3 download

  • Performer: Cake
  • Genre: Rock
  • Album: Vinyl Box Set
  • Released: 2014
  • Style: Alternative Rock
  • MP3 version ZIP size: 1162 mb
  • FLAC version RAR size: 1403 mb
  • WMA version RAR size: 1356 mb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 774

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Tracklist Hide Credits

Motorcade Of Generosity
A1 Comanche
Written-By – J. McCrea*
A2 Ruby Sees All
Written-By – J. McCrea*
A3 Up So Close
Written-By – J. McCrea*
A4 Pentagram
Written-By – J. McCrea*
A5 Jolene
Written-By – G. Brown*, J. McCrea*
A6 Haze Of Love
Written-By – J. McCrea*
A7 You Part The Waters
Written-By – G. Brown*, J. McCrea*
B1 Is This Love?
Written-By – G. Brown*, J. McCrea*
B2 Jesus Wrote A Blank Check
Written-By – J. McCrea*
B3 Rock 'N' Roll Lifestyle
Written-By – J. McCrea*
B4 I Bombed Korea
Written-By – J. McCrea*
B5 Mr. Mastodon Farm
Written-By – G. Brown*, J. McCrea*
B6 Ain't No Good
Written-By – J. McCrea*
Fashion Nugget
C1 Frank Sinatra
Written-By – J. McCrea*
C2 The Distance
Written-By – G. Brown*
C3 Friend Is A Four Letter Word
Written-By – J. McCrea*
C4 Open Book
Written-By – J. McCrea*
C5 Daria
Written-By – J. McCrea*
C6 Race Car Ya-Yas
Written-By – G. Brown*, J. McCrea*, T. Roper*, V. Damiani*, V. DiFiore*
C7 I Will Survive
Written-By – D. Fekaris*, F.J. Perren*
D1 Stickshifts And Safetybelts
Written-By – J. McCrea*
D2 Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Written-By – J. Davis*, O. Farres*
D3 It's Coming Down
Written-By – J. McCrea*
D4 Nugget
Written-By – G. Brown*, J. McCrea*, T. Roper*, V. Damiani*, V. DiFiore*
D5 She'll Come Back To Me
Written-By – J. McCrea*
D6 Italian Leather Sofa
Written-By – J. McCrea*
D7 Sad Songs And Waltzes
Written-By – W. Nelson*
Prolonging The Magic
E1 Satan Is My Motor
Written-By – J. McCrea*, T. Pope*
E2 Mexico
Written-By – J. McCrea*
E3 Never There
Written-By – J. McCrea*
E4 Guitar
Written-By – J. McCrea*
E5 You Turn The Screws
Written-By – J. McCrea*
E6 Walk On By
Written-By – J. McCrea*
E7 Sheep Go To Heaven
Written-By – J. McCrea*
F1 When You Sleep
Written-By – J. McCrea*
F2 Hem Of Your Garment
Written-By – J. McCrea*
F3 Alpha Beta Parking Lot
Written-By – J. McCrea*, V. DiFiore*
F4 Let Me Go
Written-By – J. McCrea*
F5 Cool Blue Reason
Written-By – J. McCrea*
F6 Where Would I Be 3:52
Comfort Eagle
G1 Opera Singer
Written-By – J. McCrea*, M. Kornweibel*
G2 Meanwhile, Rick James...
Written-By – J. McCrea*
G3 Shadow Stabbing
Written-By – G. Kane*, J. McCrea*
G4 Short Skirt/Long Jacket
Written-By – J. McCrea*
G5 Commissioning A Symphony In C
Written-By – J. McCrea*
G6 Arco Arena
Written-By – J. McCrea*
H1 Comfort Eagle
Written-By – J. McCrea*
H2 Long Line Of Cars
Written-By – J. McCrea*
H3 Love You Madly
Written-By – J. McCrea*
H4 Pretty Pink Ribbon
Written-By – J. McCrea*
H5 World Of Two
Written-By – J. McCrea*
Pressure Chief
I1 Wheels
Written-By – C Forster*, J. McCrea*
I2 No Phone
Written-By – J. McCrea*, X. McCurdy*
I3 Take It All Away
Written-By – C Forster*, G. Klippert*, J. McCrea*
I4 Dime
Written-By – J. McCrea*
I5 Carbon Monoxide
Written-By – J. McCrea*
J1 The Guitar Man
Written-By – D. Gates*
J2 Waiting
Written-By – J. McCrea*, V. DiFiore*
J3 She'll Hang The Baskets
Written-By – J. McCrea*
J4 End Of The Movie
Written-By – J. McCrea*
J5 Palm Of Your Hand
Written-By – J. McCrea*
J6 Tougher Than It Is
Written-By – G. Nelson*, J. McCrea*
Showroom Of Compassion
K1 Federal Funding
Written-By – Nelson*, McCrea*, McCurdy*
K2 Long Time
Written-By – McCrea*, DiFiore*
K3 Got To Move
Written-By – McCrea*
K4 What's Now Is Now
Written-By – Gaudio*, Holmes*
K5 Mustache Man
Written-By – Nelson*, McCrea*, McCurdy*
L1 Teenage Pregnancy
Written-By – McCrea*
L2 Sick Of You
Written-By – McCrea*, McCurdy*
L3 Easy To Crash
Written-By – McCrea*
L4 Bound Away
Written-By – Nelson*, McCrea*
L5 The Winter
Written-By – McCrea*, DiFiore*
L6 Italian Guy
Written-By – McCrea*
B-Sides And Rarities
M1 War Pigs
Written-By – W. Ward*, T. Butler*, J. Osbourne*, F. Iommi*
M2 Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town
Written-By – Mel Tillis
M3 Mahna, Mahna
Written-By – Piero Umiliani
M4 Excuse Me, I Think I've Got A Heartache
Written-By – Buck Owens, Harlan Howard
M5 Conroy
Written-By – John McCrea
M6 Strangers In The Night
Written-By – Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder
N1 Multiply The Heartaches
Written-By – Kathy Dee
N2 Never, Never Gonna Give You Up
Written-By – Barry White
N3 Thrills
Written-By – Jean Joseph Kluger*, Willy Noel De Moor*
N4 Short Skirt, Long Jacket (Live At Triple M)
Written-By – John McCrea
N5 It's Coming Down (Live At Pure FM)
Written-By – John McCrea
N6 War Pigs (Live)
Live From The Crystal Palace
O1 Sheep Go To Heaven
Written-By – John McCrea
O2 Mexico
Written-By – John McCrea
O3 Love You Madly
Written-By – John McCrea
O4 Stickshifts And Safetybelts
Written-By – John McCrea
O5 I Will Survive
Written-By – Dino Fekaaris*, Frederick Perren*
P1 Is This Love?
Written-By – Greg Brown , John McCrea
P2 Excuse Me, I Think I've Got A Heartache
Written-By – Buck Owens, Harlan Howard
P3 Daria
Written-By – John McCrea
P4 Wheels
Written-By – Carlos Forster, John McCrea
P5 Never There
Written-By – John McCrea

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Upbeat Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Upbeat Records
  • Published By – Stamen Music
  • Produced At – Pus Cavern
  • Recorded At – Pus Cavern
  • Recorded At – Paradise Studios
  • Recorded At – Hyde Street Studios
  • Recorded At – Coast Recorders
  • Produced At – Upbeat Studio
  • Recorded At – Studio Z, Sacramento, CA
  • Recorded At – Upbeat Studio
  • Recorded At – Triple M Studios, Sydney
  • Recorded At – Pure FM, Brussels
  • Recorded At – The Crystal Palace, Bakersfield, CA
  • Mixed At – Paradise Studios
  • Mixed At – Hyde Street Studios
  • Mixed At – Noise In The Attic
  • Mastered At – Precision Mastering
  • Mastered At – Prairie Cat Mastering
  • Remastered At – Precision Mastering
  • Lacquer Cut At – Prairie Cat Mastering


  • Acoustic Guitar – Gabriel Nelson (tracks: I1 to J6), John McCrea (tracks: C1 to J6, M1 to N5), Xan McCurdy (tracks: I1 to L6)
  • Arranged By – Ben Morss (tracks: E1 to F6), Cake (tracks: C1 to J6, M1 to P5), Chuck Prophet (tracks: E1 to F6), Gabriel Nelson (tracks: M1), Greg Brown (tracks: E1 to F6), Jim Campilongo (tracks: E1 to F6), Joe Snook (tracks: E1 to F6), Tyler Pope (tracks: E1 to F6)
  • Backing Vocals – Gabriel Nelson (tracks: G1 to J6, M1 to N5), Todd Roper (tracks: E1 to H5), Vincent Di Fiore (tracks: E1 to F6, I1 to J6), Xan McCurdy (tracks: G1 to J6, M1 to N5)
  • Backing Vocals [Extra Backing] – Hag (tracks: A1 to B6)
  • Band [Cake:] – Gabriel Nelson (tracks: O1 to P5), John McCrea (tracks: O1 to P5), Paulo Baldi (tracks: O1 to P5), Vincent Di Fiore (tracks: O1 to P5), Xan McCurdy (tracks: O1 to P5)
  • Bass – Gabriel Nelson (tracks: A1 to B6, E1 to N5), John McCrea (tracks: G1 to H5), Victor Damiani (tracks: A1 to D7, N1 to N3), Xan McCurdy (tracks: I1 to J6)
  • Drum Programming – John McCrea (tracks: G1 to H5)
  • Drums – Aaron Redfield (tracks: K1 to L6), Frank French (tracks: A1 to B6), Gabriel Nelson (tracks: I1 to J6), Matt McCord (tracks: J1), Paulo Baldi (tracks: I2, I5, K1 to L6, M4, N4, N5), Pete McNeal (tracks: K1 to M3), Todd Roper (tracks: A1 to H5, J3, J6, N1 to N3), Tom Monson (tracks: K1 to L6), Xan McCurdy (tracks: I1 to J6)
  • Electric Guitar – Chuck Prophet (tracks: E4, E7, F5, J3), Gabriel Nelson (tracks: E1 to F6, I1 to L6), Greg Brown (tracks: C1 to D7, L4), Jim Campilongo (tracks: E4, E6, F4), John McCrea (tracks: E1 to H5), Rusty Miller (tracks: E3), Tyler Pope (tracks: E1 to E5, F1 to F4, G1, G4, G6, M5), Xan McCurdy (tracks: F2, G1 to N5)
  • Electric Piano – John McCrea (tracks: G1 to H5)
  • Engineer – Cake (tracks: I1 to L6), Craig Long (tracks: C1 to F6, I1 to J6), Gabriel Shepard (tracks: E1 to F6), Jay Bowman (tracks: E1 to F6), Joe Johnston (tracks: A1 to F6), Justin Phelps (tracks: E1 to F6), Kurt Shearer* (tracks: C1 to D7), Kirt Shearer (tracks: E1 to F6), Kirk Shearer* (tracks: I1 to J6), Mark Needham (tracks: E1 to F6, I1 to J6), Patrick Olguin (tracks: I1 to J6), Pat Olguin* (tracks: K1 to L6), Raphael Serrano* (tracks: E1 to F6), Scott Reams (tracks: E1 to F6)
  • Engineer [Asst.] – Scott Reams (tracks: C1 to F6)
  • Engineer [Special Assistance] – Mark Pollock (tracks: A1 to B6)
  • Euphonium – Vincent Di Fiore (tracks: K1 to L6)
  • Guitar – Greg Brown (tracks: A1 to B6, N1 to N3), John McCrea (tracks: A1 to B6)
  • Harmony Vocals – Vincent Di Fiore (tracks: M1 to N5)
  • Instruments [Bandalero] – Gabriel Nelson (tracks: K1 to L6)
  • Keyboards – David Palmer (tracks: F2), Gabriel Nelson (tracks: G1 to J6, M1 to N5), John McCrea (tracks: G1 to J6), Tyler Pope (tracks: G1, G4, G6, M5), Vincent Di Fiore (tracks: G1 to N5)
  • Keyboards [Nord] – John McCrea (tracks: K1 to L6)
  • Keyboards [Rheem] – Gabriel Nelson (tracks: K1 to L6)
  • Lacquer Cut By – PCMJR*
  • Mandolin – Gabriel Nelson (tracks: E1 to F6)
  • Mastered By – Don Tyler* (tracks: C1 to D7, I1 to J6), Don C. Tyler (tracks: E1 to H5), Mark Richardson (tracks: O1 to P5), Pat Olguin* (tracks: K1 to N5)
  • Melodica – Vincent Di Fiore (tracks: I1 to J6)
  • Mixed By – Cake (tracks: G1, G2, G6, H5, I1 to P5), Chris Bailey (tracks: O1 to P5), Craig Long (tracks: E3, F6, G1, G4, H2 to J6), David Cole (tracks: G1 to G3, H1), Gabriel Sheppard* (tracks: G2, G6), John McCrea (tracks: G4, G5, H2 to H4), Kirt Shearer (tracks: E3, F6, G1, G4, H2 to H5), Kirk Shearer* (tracks: I1 to J6), Mark Needham (tracks: E1 to F6, I1 to J6), Patrick Olguin (tracks: I1 to J6), Pat Olguin* (tracks: K1 to L6, O1 to P5)
  • Mixed By [Additional] – Patrick Olguin (tracks: M1 to N5)
  • Organ – Greg Brown (tracks: A1 to D7, N1 to N3), John McCrea (tracks: C1 to F6)
  • Pedal Steel Guitar – Charlie Wallace (tracks: L4), Greg Vincent (tracks: D5, E2, F1, J3, J5)
  • Percussion – John McCrea (tracks: G1 to J6), Todd Roper (tracks: C1 to H5), Vincent Di Fiore (tracks: C1 to D7, I1 to J6), Xan McCurdy (tracks: G1 to H5)
  • Percussion [Additional] – Mark Needham (tracks: E1 to F6)
  • Piano – Ben Morss (tracks: E5), Gabriel Nelson (tracks: E1 to F6), John McCrea (tracks: K1 to L6)
  • Producer – Cake (tracks: A1 to D7, G1 to P5), John McCrea (tracks: E1 to F6)
  • Recorded By – Chris Bailey (tracks: O1 to P5), Craig Long (tracks: M1 to M3), David Whitaker (tracks: N1), Kirt Shearer (tracks: M1 to M3)
  • Remastered By – Don C. Tyler (tracks: A1 to B6)
  • Remix – DJ Greboy* (tracks: M5)
  • Saw [Musical] – Richard Lyman (tracks: E4)
  • Sequenced By [Assistance] – Phyl Banks (tracks: E1 to F6)
  • Synthesizer – Xan McCurdy (tracks: K1 to L6)
  • Synthesizer [Moog] – John McCrea (tracks: E1 to F6), Todd Roper (tracks: G1 to H5)
  • Trumpet – Vincent Di Fiore (tracks: A1 to N5)
  • Vocals – John McCrea (tracks: A1 to N5)


Released on Record Store Day 2014, after being delayed from 2013; limited run of 900 copies for Record Store Day with additional copies made available the following week via the Cake webstore.

Each release pressed on 175g colored vinyl and includes a printed inner sleeve.

"Motorcade of Generosity"
Pressed on yellow translucent vinyl
Produced at Pus Cavern in Sacramento, CA
Remastered at Precision Mastering in Los Angeles, CA

"Fashion Nugget"
Pressed on green translucent vinyl
Recorded at Pus Cavern and Paradise Studios in Sacramento, CA
Mastered at precision mastering in Los Angeles, CA

"Prolonging the Magic"
Pressed on cream opaque vinyl
Recorded at Pus Cabern and Paradise Studios in Sacramento, CA and Hyde St. Studios and Coast Recorders in Sn Francisco, CA
Mastreed at Precision Mastering in Los Angeles, CA

"Comfort Eagle"
Pressed on blue translucent swirled vinyl
Recorded at Paradise Studios in Sacramento, CA with additional recording at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco, CA
"Opera Singer," "Short Skirt/Long Jacket," "Long Line Of Cars," "Love You Madly," "Pretty Pink Ribbon," and "World Of Two" mixed at Paradise Studios in Sacramento, CA.
"Meanwhile, Rick James..." and "Arco Arena" mixed at Hyde Street Studios, San Francisco, CA.
"Opera Singer," "Meanwhile, Rick James...," "Shadow Stabbing," and "Comfort Eagle" mixed at Noise In The Attic, Seal Beach, CA.
Mastered at Precision Mastering in Los Angeles, CA

"Pressure Chief"
Pressed on pink/clear translucent vinyl
Mastered at Precision Mastering in Los Angeles, CA

"Showroom of Compassion"
Pressed on red translucent vinyl
Produced at the Upbeat Studio - Sacramento, CA

"B-Sides And Rarities"
Pressed on red opaque vinyl
"War Pigs," "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town," and "Mahna Mahna" recorded at Paradise Studios in Sacramento, CA
"Excuse Me, I Think I've Got A Heartache" and "Strangers In The Night" recorded at Upbeat Studio, Sacramento, CA
"Multiply The Heartaches" recorded at Studio Z, Sacramento, CA
"Never, Never Gonna Give You Up" recorded at PusCavern and Paradise Studios, Sacramento, CA
"Short Skirt, Long Jacket (Live At Triple M)" recorded in Sydney, Australia
"It's Coming Down (Live At Pure FM)" recorded in Brussels, Belgium
Contains a live recording of "War Pigs" not listed on the release

"Live From The Crystal Palace"
Pressed on clear/black swirled vinyl
Recorded at The Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California
Mastered at Prairie Cat Mastering

Manufactured using recycled paper and non toxic vegetable dyes. Made in the USA.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Motorcade Of Generosity Etched A Side): UPBEAT002|CKE2-69956-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Motorcade Of Generosity Etched B Side): UPBEAT002|CKE2-69956-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Fashion Nugget Etched A Side): UPBEAT/CK3-69909-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Fashion Nugget Etched B Side): UPBEAT003/CKE3-69909-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Prolonging The Magic Etched A Side): UPBEAT004|CKE4-69910-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Prolonging The Magic Etched B Side): UPBEAT004|CKE4-69910-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Comfort Eagle Etched A Side): UPBEAT005|CKE5-69911-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Comfort Eagle Etched B Side): UPBEAT005|CKE5-69911-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Pressure Chief Etched A Side): UPBEAT006|CKE6-69928-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Pressure Chief Etched B Side): UPBEAT006|CKE6-69928-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Showroom Of Compassion Etched A Side): UPBEAT007|CKE7-69932-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Showroom Of Compassion Etched B Side): UPBEAT007|CKE7-69932-B
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Sides And Rarities Etched A Side): UPBEAT001|CKE1-69924-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Sides And Rarities Etched B Side): UPBEAT001|CKE1-69924-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Live From The Crystal Palace Etched A Side): UPBEAT008|CKE8-69912-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Live From The Crystal Palace Etched B Side): UPBEAT008|CKE8-69912-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched [All Sides]): PCMJR
  • Barcode (Sticker On Shrink-Wrap): 7 44626 99141 9
  • Other (Identification Number On Shrink-Wrap-Sticker): 00071659


Kefrannan Kefrannan
A fantastic box set all around. Negative comments are by those trying to drive prices down so they can afford one.
Anayajurus Anayajurus
I was one of the lucky ones to snag one of these on the first release and I have to say that all of the pressings sound great to me. No noisy albums or anything like that. That being said, paying as much as people are asking for this album is absurd regardless of the sound quality.
Rayli Rayli
I have the first pressing of this box set and it sounds perfectly fine. There was a second run done after the huge outcry when people were unable to get it on RSD. They took preorders for the second run and pressed enough to fill those orders from what i understand. The second run can be distinguished by the mix up with the vinyl colour ways. I'm not sure if all the records were mixed up, but Prolonging the Magic was transparent blue on the second run instead of opaque cream. Maybe it's the second run of this box set that sounds terrible....?
Best West Best West
I really don't understand some of the negative comments on this set. I've listened through all of mine and haven't had any issues. Yeah it would have been great to snag one of these at a lower cost when it was released, but hey I missed out and if it's something you really want then go for it. I haven't had any issues with the sound quality either, it also makes a big difference on what type of turntable and speakers you're playing them on obviously. Personally, I thought they sounded great. Will they probably release these later again, yeah with the trend probably. But if you're a fan of the music then it's a great collectors piece. About the only thing I'm not a fan of is the flip top lid, where you have to be careful how you handle it. Other than that...i'm happy. :)
Hugighma Hugighma
You flippers are trying to flip a turd. This maybe the worst sounding box set I own. If you got it for $150 for this, then you paid a fair price. I wouldn't pay a penny more though. Somebody will print these individually one day. Hopefully Rhino or MOV. Wait and be happy. You'll be very angry if you she'll out big money for this mess.
Virn Virn
So it would seem that if you have the translucent teal version of Prolonging The Magic, that you have the second pressing. Based on photos, that seems to be the only difference. Y'all agree?
Gerceytone Gerceytone
How can you tell if you have the second pressing and not the first of this box set ?
Swordsong Swordsong
Check this:
generation of new generation of new
I only have "Prolonging The Magic" from this set, and I am HIGHLY disappointed. It's one of the noisiest pressings I've ever owned... and that's counting numerous bootlegs that weren't even authorized. Maybe somebody will get their shit together one day and give these albums the release they deserve....when did people get it in their heads that fancy colors and 180g vinyl mean "quality?"I'd rather have 120g black vinyl that sounds GOOD over "fancy-schmancy" pressings that sound like utter shit.
Daiktilar Daiktilar
Thanks !
hardy hardy
Generally the albums in the box set sound very good, but specifically the copy of Prolonging the Magic in mine sounds very flat and dull on the b side. I wouldn't say distorted, but more like there's something missing. There was a lot of people complaining about scratched records and records with pieces chipped off when the first batches went out, so it seems like there has been little to no QC when they pressed this box.
Ericaz Ericaz
Sorry to hear that. All of my vinyl from this boxset sound extremely good. No surface noise, no distortion, etc. Unfortunately, It is possible there are noisy copies out there, but it is definitely not a problem that is affecting all of the copies that have been pressed.
Bragis Bragis
Am I the only person who's pissed at how horribly noisy this pressing sounds?This was the only Lp I have from the boxed set, and I'm REALLY glad I didn't plunk down the $$$ for the entire set! If I had, I'd be kicking myself HARD!
ladushka ladushka
I am IN LOVE with my CAKE box set, I have been waiting for Fashion Nugget on vinyl for years, now I can own it, and all the other CAKE releases, for the price of ONE original 1998 Fashion Nugget vinyl.I don't want to encourage flippers, but I would have paid $300 in a heartbeat for this box if I hadn't been johnny-on-the-spot and checked the CAKE website every month since I heard about the release.I love the heavy, colored vinyl. I love the artwork. I love the embossed box!My only complaint is the cardstock inner sleeves. It looks beautiful, but this is no way to store audiophile grade vinyl for the long term. I store my vinyl in Diskeeper inner sleeves, outside of their covers so I can get to the vinyl without bumping corners or scuffing the vinyl on those cardstock inner sleeves.All in all, I give this box set an A-, just to give them something to strive for in the future! :-) CAKE uber alles!
Sataxe Sataxe
I absolutely love this box set. Great presentation, beautiful vinyl, and the recording quality of all of 'em is amazing. While it's true that the inner sleeves are cardboard, this is easily fixed by getting less than $5 of inner sleeves if you desire.
Cargahibe Cargahibe
wow... unbelievable.i was one of the lucky ones (or so i thought) to order this within 20 minutes of it becoming available on Apr. 24th and received a confirmation email as such. Today i sent the merch company an email asking why i hadn't received any shipping info only to be told that there had been an inventory screw-up in their "system" and my order (that i had already paid for) had been bumped back to the 2nd pressing. never was told any of this prior to today, and would have never found out if i hadn't have sent them an email. WHAT A SCAM!!! man, i have loved CAKE for 20 years, but this whole fiasco is one giant pile of bullshit.
Ziena Ziena
You get what you pay for with this box set. The packaging looks really sharp, although every disc is in a cardboard sleeve with no protection. There are numerous reports of labels that are missing, messed up (personally I had a few of these), or on the wrong sides. The vinyl itself is crackly and one of my discs had popping on it on the first play. Strings of vinyl plastic hung off the edge of two of my discs.
Skrimpak Skrimpak
I'm not happy with it either. Frankly, they sound like shit.
Vudojar Vudojar
Beeing a longtime CAKE-fan and vinyl-addict, I was completely excited, when I heard about the RSD-vinyl-box. I wrote to the band-site a couple of weeks before RSD and asked them to make this available not only in North Amerika and at a reasonable amout of copies. - No answer until today I got a mail about the repress-order-list. - To late for me, I have already spend almost 300 Euro to get one of the 900 and ship this to Germany! - I'm really pissed that I have wasted a lot Money due to mismanagement and ignorance!!! F***!
Painshade Painshade
a bit funny is: the group were adding in 40 boxes an (additional?) test press which was signed by the band. Why funny? as long a lot of sellers will not open the box, they will not know if their box is even more valuable.................
Xlisiahal Xlisiahal
I personally think its cool they pressed more. Regardless if its because of record company greed or because there was an outcry for more to be pressed by the fans and they decided to deliver. I feel 900 was a ridiculous number to press, especially with how loyal and large there fan base is. Plus at least the "Greedy Record Labels" aren't charging people double for it. The only thing lost here is the feeling of being special because you won't be 1 of the lucky 900 that got lucky getting it on RSD anymore.
Remember that this is Cake's own label. As little as they tour, I bet they appreciate the extra revenue, especially on their first several discs that were with another label (Capricorn?)
Ishnsius Ishnsius
I agree, why not release more than 900 to begin with? Surely there's a better number that allows you to stay in the black while ensuring that folks that want it for ~$140 can get it for that price. To me, it seems like they deliberately aimed low to build up demand. Now they can "move back into production immediately" and get praised for selling the extra copies they have sitting in a warehouse in New Jersey that they were holding back just for this occasion. Yay capitalism. Also I had an irrational urge to listen to Radiohead after reading your comment. I wish I was special...
Mbon Mbon
Well now I feel like an idiot for getting in line at 1am and waiting seven hours on RSD-eve in order to snag one of these for my collection. I guess the fact that the boxes aren't numbered should have been the first clue that they'd fire the presses up again at the drop of a hat. Is the greed of the record labels really any better than the "e-bay trolls?"
Xor Xor
The greed of the record labels?!? The box set is actually pretty well prices when you consider the cost of most single LP records, and the job of the record label is to make money. If they were charging $300+ then that would be greedy but at the price they are charging it is reasonable. You got up early and have had the box set, without having to pay shipping way earlier than anyone who is having to wait until September for the repress. Seems like a fair deal to me.Labels get shit from customers for not keeping things in stock and available for a reasonable amount, and they get shit for repressing popular items that people want.
FailCrew FailCrew
CAKE run their own label... and they're just supplying the demand. Fans want their music on vinyl, so they're giving it to them. Most bands wouldn't bother, or wouldn't have any say in the matter. CAKE has heard the majority of their fans crying out for more to be pressed, and they are doing it. I think it's pretty cool.
Goldfury Goldfury
What greed? Just supplying the demand.
Уou ll never walk alone Уou ll never walk alone
another chance at the box set - - Cake -"CAKE Listeners, we have heard you! We will make an additional quantity of the 8-disc vinyl box set available via a pre-order system. This way, every person will have an opportunity to purchase the original vinyl box set format. We are moving back into production immediately. More details on how to pre-order your box set will follow shortly via the CAKE mailing list. In the meantime, we suggest you do not waste your money paying exorbitant prices to e-bay trolls."
Trash Trash
And now the link is live. Buy away, fans. Let the flipper hate subside.
Kardana Kardana
I think the whole handling of this is a little goofy. If they were so serious about not letting the eBay flippers snatch the copies up, why did they do it as a insanely limited RSD release to begin with? Seems like they would have done a better job ensuring it only got to the fans by selling it exclusively through their web site. I guess everything is going to work out in the end, but I still feel bad for any fan who paid an inflated price for a copy on eBay.
Mr.Bean Mr.Bean
And within about two hours it was already sold out.
Bluddefender Bluddefender
jeez, Stevefish... didn't you read the email?(and i quote:)"We trust that you will not forward this pop-up store link to others or post the link on the various vinyl message boards."at least you didn't post the actual link, i guess.
Ffleg Ffleg
CAKE posted an update about this, so if you want one at a fair price I'd join their mailing list:**CAKE VINYL BOX SET UPDATE**The CAKE Vinyl Box Set will be available for purchase this week via mail-order, priced @ $99 plus shipping costs (roughly $35).AN ONLINE POP-UP STORE LINK WILL BE SENT TO THIS MAILING LIST SHORTLY.Additionally, limited quantities of the previously unavailable "Live From The Crystal Palace" album will be on sale in a solo disc format, priced @ $24.99 plus shipping costs.
Shan Shan
It was sent through email to those subscribed to their mailing list, so I don't have a link to a live site, I'm sorry!
Fearlesssinger Fearlesssinger
on one hand: this is a good news (especially when you are living in the us). On the other hand: RSD lim. run of 900 copies and then it turned out to be - as sooooooo many other items - to be just a pre-release. therefore: i hate RSD! more and more and more. i actually was so happy to get the cake box in germany! for "just 150 Euro"
TheJonnyTest TheJonnyTest
Do you happen to have a link to the post/update that they posted, Krystea? Thanks!
Wenes Wenes
Mailing list URL:
The_NiGGa The_NiGGa
these were sold yesterday for $140. do not buy from overpriced flippers.
Kitaxe Kitaxe
Instead, buy directly from the band (more likely, their management) who are now cashing in after creating artificial demand. From those of us who wasted our time in line on RSD, way to make a buck by duping some of your most devoted fans, Cake. You know they knew exactly what they were doing when they only made 1500 and set the price so low. I'm glad everyone can have access to the box now, but the way this was handled just reeks of fan manipulation. Lame.
Ese Ese
they were actually priced @ $125... anything over that was tacked on additionally by your local record store.
Falya Falya
Amen, man. It was a whole lot of bullshit to see over 100 of the 900 available on ebay by Saturday afternoon. I'd rather not have it than buy it from these guys.
funike funike
^^completely 100% true