As to waiting till it gets remaindered - always a dangerous prospect in case it doesn't. (I can think of several folk orientated books that are still selling at the full original price two or three years after publication). And anyway, who wants to wait to get their hands on a new supply of songs? Not me! I was recently reading a hardback biography with folk interest ... 164 pages of content for £50. £16.95 is ,as was pointed out, a very reasonable price indeed for a hardback of somewhat academic content of this size.