Monday, December 14, 2009
Duffy Live in Japan DVD
Despite the fact that there are a ton of links out there to webshops from Denmark and other countries for this DVD please proceed with caution.
The exact same concert (from the Liquid Room in Tokyo) was aired in Japan last December. Since then the bootleg dvd of this concert has been freely (or "swapably") available amoungst the dvd bootlegging community. I haven't checked it yet (busy Christmas time for my business)
Please be aware that some have said this is available on Amazon. It's not available officially through Amazon, it is only offered by Amazon marketplace sellers i.e. anyone could have added the entry on Amazon.
I don't know for sure whether this is a fake, but I suspect it is because of a number of reasons:
1) The entire DVD contents have been freely available on the net since this October 2008 concert was aired on Japanese TV in December 2008.
2) The cover photo is freely obtainable on the net since it is from the 2007 SPIN magazine photoshoot. Scans of that magazine article and photos are available on the net.
3) There is no Duffy logo and no (typically black and white) Duffy signature on it.
4) We've had no advertising for this item in the UK. The UK is the biggest market for a Duffy DVD because we've made Duffy a top 10 artists here so many times already.
5) No mention of this item on the official Duffy websites (not that I have found as yet aanyway, but if you find someonething do let me know).
6) No hmv or amazon.co.uk official listing for this release (akthough if it was to be a non-UK release there probably wouldn't be one anyway).
On the otherhand there are only a few reasons to believe it is genuine:
1) The time is ripe for a Duffy live release, especially before Christmas.
2) The cover appears to have a barcode which when searched on google brings up listings from Danish online music shops.
3) The release date seems to be quoted as 23rd Nov or 30th Dec.
Please do keep me posted if you find anything to prove/disprove it.