@GoodSirPete, I just gave my dad the original Shallow Life as his birthday present. Up til now, he's only had a burned copy, so I guess it worked out nicely for me. I agree, though, that deluxe versions punish all of us who go out and buy the album first thing. If a deluxe version is going to be released, it should be on the same day as the original, so fans can choose if they want to spend the extra money on the deluxe or just get the normal one
i hate it when "deluxe" editions get released; it actually sort of punishes everyone who goes out and buys the album as soon as it's in the shops (i.e. the loyal supporters of the band). in this case it's even more annoying cos this is such a great song!