A new wave of cuts at EMI – but these are quite good

The latest batch of EMI releases landed on the mat, a lot thinner than usual.

Probably as a cost-saving measure, EMI has abandoned the plastic jewel case and downsized to cardboard covers.

Actually, I much prefer the slimline version, easier to handle and store, never likely to break. Who says austerity is a bad thing?

And the batch includes my absolute fave cover of the year:

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  • Indeed, they are more expensive to manufacture, as a rule.
    Retailers tend not to like them either – drop a box and they bend, so aren’t so saleable. Jewel cases are tougher.

  • I much prefer Digipaks. They feel nicer (more like an LP sleeve) and I find them more robust than jewel cases, which I’ve always disliked.

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