So Amazon send me an email about this new Live at Metropolis CD/DVD set. Follow the link, 5-star reviews "All killer, no filler", "The sound of the live show on the 2 cds is nothing less than first class", only £9.99, what's not to like?
Thinks: "funny I didn't see anything about this last time I was at the Dreamsville Inn - better check it out".
Aaargh - now my head hurts
To save any others reading 13 pages of posts, the consensus seems to be it's a pretty good package from an enjoyable event but Bill has been let down as it wasn't televised as agreed, he wasn't consulted about this release and he probably won't see any money from it.
As a subplot, there are strange happenings at www.billnelson.co.uk
which tempoararily redirected to the HMV page selling this package but now seems to be occupied by an art blogger of that name. There is also an American senator at http://billnelson.senate.gov/
who may or may not have been linked to from the same address. Phew!
So what to do? Buy or boycott? How about a sort of sin bin fund, you know, donate £2 to Bill if you buy the CD?