eht13 wrote:Had you already downloaded the MP3's from the download e-mail at that point? If so, how much of the total did they credit you? I wonder how Best Buy even got it already if we didn't. Anyway, disappointed to hear about how the packaging is "Oddly shaped, horrible disc storage, thin, doesn't say Helmet on the spine, no booklet". I purchased it to get the booklet and an original CD with top quality sound, and of course because it's Helmet. Otherwise I would have just done the "digital only" option and also saved on shipping costs. I knew it was a digipak, but I can't believe it is too thin to even have a spine with the name on it, or that it has no booklet. I remember Page mentioning that the artwork continues to the inside and there is some cool effect to look at with a mirror... not sure what that means. So no booklet means no lyrics? And just minimal printed information on the inside of the cover or something?
Also, is the live CD packaged separately or somehow attached to the SED packaging? Thanks.
I actually didn't download anything they sent me. I explained to them that I paid to have the physical CD sitting on my doorstep on the 7th which still didn't happen a week later and that I had no use for the digital files (which is true). They said it will take a few days to credit me. I will say the sound quality on the CD is good. That's one positive thing. It's basically a tri-fold digipack and each disc slides into the sides from the inside. No plastic tray or anything to hold them. The case is pretty thin but it does have writing on the spine. It just says "Seeing Eye Dog". It's oddly shaped though. It's a bit "taller" than a standard case so you might not be able to fit it on your cd rack. Page's description is accurate. The art continues to the inside and the "cool mirror effect" is the lyrics. The inside has the lyrics backwards so would you have to hold it up to a mirror to see them properly. Like I said, the live CD is on the right side of the trifold but I didn't see anything on the package about it. The backcover just lists the 10 songs from the regular album. I hope this answers your questions. I will post some pics tonight so it makes more sense. Just a note, if you go to Best Buy, most dont' have it. Only one store in my area had a single copy so I bought it off the website and did store pickup.