The Artbook finally arrived. The saga is over.
It was posted on 18 February, 2021.
Cleared for international departure on 20 February, 2021.
The album was released on 26 February, 2021.
A few weeks ago, I followed up the whereabouts of the Artbook as the tracking number still showed it as cleared for departure in Frankfurt, Germany. The record label responded in their usual, it’s on its way and out of their hands. A typical helpful record label response to the people who make them money. It was beneath them to do any further investigation.
It arrived in Sydney on 14 April, 2021 and arrived at my door on 16 April, 2021.
It’s a nice package with a lot of studio photos, artwork and lyric pages.
I like the size. It’s basically the same size as a vinyl record and fits nice with the vinyl collection.
You get the CD and a 7 inch single bonus track.
It’s a smart marketing move to include the bonus tracks as a 7 inch single. As a collector, I like it.
In previous posts, I have been critical of the album format and why artists would spend so much time recording a slab of songs, just to release them, have their name in the news for a 4 to 6 week period and then nothing. But as a collector and if the edition is done right, it does deliver a cool piece of art.