This was written in a previous topic and I thought I would make it a new one. User what_evil_lurks wrote:
by the way, does anybody know why xl recordings has never re-release what evil lurks? they would earn many money, don't you think??
I wonder what makes you think that if XL-Recordings would re-release it that it would make them a lot of money since this is absolutely not true in my opinion. What Evil Lurks is about ten years old now. Released back in 1991 it was an underground tune. Nowadays it wouldn't score high at all.
The only people who would really buy it I would say would be the fans. Probably not all fans even, but only the more die-hards lets say and the collectors. But would the nowadays DJ's buy it? I really doubt it. Like I wrote above, it wouldn't score at all with the public when played at a club for instance.
If they would release it still for people like you and me, wouldn't that make it less rare? Okay, they could release it with different labels on the item et cetera, but still it would make the original less rare, no? On a side note, I must say that 'rare' is a big word for this item.
And if they would re-release this item, then wouldn't that take it from underground to 'aboveground', wouldn't it make the record a commercial release? What Evil Lurks was never meant to become a commercial release in the first place hence it is only pressed on about 7000 copies.
Do you think that the people who pressed the different whitelabels did that for DJ's, for all the non-fans, or do you think that they did that for you and me? Personally I think that the reason why they pressed them is to make money from it. Who's money? Yours and mine, not the money really of others, only the money of the fans, the collectors.
Like I wrote above, this record isn't that rare anymore nowadays. I bought my copy ages ago for quite some money, but I've seen them cheaper, but also more expensive nowadays. It's a matter of looking good enough really and you don't have to pay that much for it - For an original copy I mean of course.
Whitelabels... A plague really if you ask me. But thankfully easily to recognize from the original always - except when bought through the Internet sometimes if you don't ask the right questions. I've seen fakes for sale for 50 Pounds Sterling and people buying those...! Unbelievable!
Still, even I buy the whitelabels too since I collect them all. I now have an original What Evil Lurks, two different whitelabels, and one official release of Android on another label. On a side note, this item is the same as What Evil Lurks, but with the A-side and B-side switched.
In short, my thoughts are these... What Evil Lurks is easy to get, but you might have to pay quite a lot for it which isn't always neceserry. Look hard enough for a cheaper one. And if you find a cheaper one, make sure it's not a fake one. Making a lot of money of it? I doubt it; see the whole story typed above.
What is your opinion? Share your thoughts below...!