Monday, 29 August 2011
For a while now, more creative musicians have been luring their fans away from downloads with specially customised artwork, one-of-a-kind packaging and other extras alongside their CDs. Catherine AD's latest offering beats any I've seen so far, with her mini album Communion coming with a hand cranked mechanical music box. You get a one-off, hand punched section of music from the album - each one is unique. It also comes with one blank music scroll and a mechanical punch for you to create your own music box track. Plus Ltd Edition CD with order of service hymn sheet, limited postcards and 7 track CD. It's £30 or however much more you're happy to pay.I, for one, love having an excuse to actually order real life CDs, investing in limited edition artwork and supporting independent musicians at the same time.