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Beatles Day comes one day early for some lucky fans
[Posted by Dave Haber on Tuesday, 09/08/09 6:51 pm] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Beatles News reader Craig in Idaho wrote in to tell us:

I was surprised this afternoon to get a call from Hastings in Moscow Idaho, my local CD/DVD store. They called to say that they have my mono box ready and that the release date was moved forward to today.

Driving there ASAP seemed like the best idea before they changed their minds. I found my copy of the mono box from a lady in the store, it was hiding in a cubby hole with my name on it. To my horror the register pulled up a release date warning when the young lady tried to scan it. Another salesman insisted that they call the manager over, instead of letting me take the box (that ALWAYS happens when I trick someone into getting me something from the back of the store, but this time I was called and drove 15 minutes to get there).

The manager came over and approved the sale, saying that the release date was moved forward one day due to other vendors "breaking the street date." When asked when this happened, she said it was "about an hour ago." This all happened just before 3:00 Pacific time this afternoon, and I'm home now with my mono box, happy, safe and sound (not sure why the track titles aren't on the mono masters discs themselves instead of only on the packaging though, but other than that I have no complaints about it).

They didn't have any stereo stuff at the store unfortunately, just two mono boxes. Someone had reserved the store's second copy, so they had nothing for anyone who hadn't reserved the two mono copies that they had ordered before we reserved them.

I don't know where to verify that the street date was changed, but this is what happened to me this afternoon. It was a better phone call than I expected to get today!

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