To everyone who has enquired if and when the CD is to be released outside the UK.
I can confirm that it will be relased in Canada, US, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand (and probably elsewhere). No dates have been decided but, as ever, they will be staggered and are unlikely to be before the new year.
There is always hope that they will visit NZ (and elsewhere) in due course but that probably wouldn't even be considered until they are reasonably well established in the UK. If they want to break into the market worldwide, they will have to travel to promore an album.
Thanks for that. There have been two possible dates mentioned for the past few weeks. The earlier one was 30th October but that is now highly unlikely. It is now almost certain that it will be 13th November. I guess they wanted to keep us in suspense a little longer!
Just when we thought that the release date for the album was settled as November 13th, I receive the newsletter from Universal Music announcing a release date for the digital album of 30th October (back to where we started).
I have an opinion on that too but it may be a cynical one.
If they released the digital version and the *real* CD on the same day, people would buy one or the other. By releasing the digital version earlier, the devoted fans (like me!) will buy both. So, from a commercial pint of view, it could be advantageous.
For me, no downloaded file will ever replace an actual CD with its insert but if the digital version enables me to hear every track in full two weeks earlier, it looks as though I shall be buying it twice.
I shall be patient and await the proper release on 13 November! ;D
However, if the rest of that mailing list email from UCJ is as accurate as the bit about the digital single,
Songbird is released as a digital single 16th October
(which was released last week) we can hardly rely on that 30th October date either.
Only Roger a few people will buy both the digital version and the CD so I don't understand why UCJ would do this (with the album). Releasing it early could affect the first week sales of the CD and result in a slightly lower chart position.
I hope UCJ know what they are doing, if they meant what they said).
According to a press release by Universal Classics and Jazz, published yesterday in CD Times, the release date of All Angels' debut CD is now confirmed as Monday 13th November 2006. The full press release can be read HERE.