The startling conclusion to What’s in LeBrain’s Bag?
- There are two records in there.
- One is a double, one is a single.
- One is a new release, one is a reissue.
- One is Canadian content, the other is not.
- You can kinda make out one.
And we had a winner, immediately. A man who knows his metal like he knows his haggis. SCOTT, your HEAVY METAL OVERLOrD correctly guessed the first record (the new release, non-Canadian double LP) and wins a picture drawn by me!
It was…ACCEPT – The Rise of Choas.
I did what any sensible shopper should do before buying the album. I looked it up on CD Japan to see if the Japanese version had any bonus tracks. They did not, so I grabbed the double vinyl. 10 tracks, 2 records, orange and blue swirl vinyl, limited to 700 copies. Those numbers add up for me! I can’t wait to sink my needle into those.
The second LP (which I didn’t seriously expect anyone to guess) nicely fills a gap in my collection. You see, I have CD remasters for every Rush album from the first one to Test For Echo…except one. Roll the Bones continued to elude me, so instead of CD, I opted for something possibly better: 200 gram vinyl LP remaster. As far as I can think of, this is my first 200 gram vinyl purchase, though I own a few 180 grams. Aaron correctly guessed Rush (with an initial guess of VoiVod) so I offered to draw him a picture of a cookie. Sadly it turned out looking more like vomit (even when I added the cookie fumes), so I hope you will excuse the lack of a prize.
RUSH – Roll the Bones 200 gram remastered LP. Now I have all the Rush remasters!
And now, the conclusion to the “How did Mike get the Max Webster The Party box set?”
Because, oh yes, I did get it.
Sunrise had it for $64.99, but I had trouble cancelling my Amazon pre-order at $89.99. I bought my Rush and Accept records, and drew a prize: a new fidget spinner! (I think I have four now?) I went home and kept trying to cancel my Amazon order. An email said that the issue should be resolved in a few hours, so I sat tight.
Around 4:30 that afternoon, I got the email that my pre-order was successfully cancelled. I hopped in my car; four minutes later was back at Sunrise. I grabbed Max Webster, and drew another prize: a Transformers mini-comic!
So, really, everything went down about as perfectly as you could imagine. I got The Party box set and an extra prize for coming back.
The Party is very bare-bones for packaging. There are no booklets, but the discs are housed in mini-LP gatefold sleeves with inner graphics. For that reason, I am going to hang onto my remastered Max Webster debut CD on Rock Candy, which has an extensive booklet. A buddy of mine named Scott has dibs on the rest of my old Max Webster collection. Hey, it’s a lucky day for guys named Scott!
I have a lot of listening to do, which will hopefully lead to a little reviewing. Hope you enjoyed this game! Back to reviews tomorrow.