If in a few years time if the limited editions are changing hands for more money you can feel smug about owning it. Other than that it's pointless unless you just want to look at it and go 'ooooohhhhh' which I will probably do.
Is it not possible for someone from Amazon to come on and shed some light on this? If i don't find out more info about why this is the 'deluxe' item then in order to have the CD for Monday I'm more likely to buy it in a shop. Surely Amazon would want to avoid spreading confusion so it affects sales.
Nope... looks just like the normal version to me.... mine doesn't even have the foil cover... contacted amazon for explanation as I might as well have bought the cheaper disc and not be 4 quid out of pocket..
I received mine (deluxe edition) and was expecting 3 videos on the disc. Nothing. Just the 11 tracks. This suggests the disc is the same whether you buy the deluxe version or not. Have I paid £3 for a bit of gold blocking on the cover? I'd really like some clarification on this - if there are no videos then I will be returning it as that was the sole reason for buying it. Message to Amazon - you need to be a lot clearer in your descriptions with items like this. It's easy to see from this discussion alone, how much confusion there is.
In response to the post above, mine appears to be a 'Digipack' as it has a piece of gold foil blocking on the front cover, yet my bar code is exactly the same - 6 02527 62329 0. It also has a 'lyric booklet' inside the front cover - I've no idea if this comes with the ordinary version as well?
The CDs are clearly the same - the only difference is the packaging. The Deluxe version has a small piece of gold foil blocking on the cover - I'll leave you to decide if that's worth £3.
As for the videos, it's clear that people are getting mixed up between buying the CD and buying the music digitally. There are 2 versions on iTunes and the deluxe version (£10.99 - so cheaper than the deluxe CD), includes videos for The River, Jesus is a Rochdale Girl and Dear Friends.
I think the way the CD has been marketed by the record company is poor and misleading and it ends up reflecting badly on elbow - who are a genuinely nice bunch of guys.