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Petitioning record companies

Stop encouraging us to buy the same album twice

This is a practice that has been going on for quite some time. There was less of it in the '90s, as far as I can remember. Usually it involves a fairly successful album being repackaged a few months after its original release as a "deluxe" edition with extra tracks or possibly an enhanced video, meaning those who already own the album are effectively persuaded to buy it again. Recent examples include Ed Sheeran's album "+" and Lady Gaga's "The Fame Monster". These albums had healthy sales before being given this treatment, so why rip off the people who paid good money for them first time around? A right-minded record buyer would only buy a particular album once - and in a financial climate like this, we are under more pressure than ever to make our cash go further. Why not follow the example set by Adele, whose album "21" is the biggest seller of recent times, but has only been released once. Please, stop insulting our intelligence with unnecessary "deluxe" reissues. Leave well alone.

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