Did you buy Mercury Rising?

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Did you buy Mercury Rising?

Poll ended at 28 Nov 2012, 16:59

Yes
41
57%
No
31
43%
 
Total votes: 72

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Re: Did you buy Mercury Rising?

Post by evonx » 05 Nov 2012, 13:14

The point is probably to get a bit of media attention and airplay to shift some tickets for the upcoming tour. The charts are not important I suppose. At least Mercury Rising has been in the top 15 of physical singles at Amazon for the last week so those that still but discs bought it.
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Re: Did you buy Mercury Rising?

Post by Jon the Impaler » 05 Nov 2012, 21:02

jason wrote:Why didn't they release this before Giants came out?
Maybe because Giants then wouldn't have sold :grin: - IF I'd heard this before Giants I'd have been very worried , as it was I'd ordered the B&W /Giants set anyway , but if I was someone who hadn't then heard THIS ............. :shock: . I think its one of those tracks you either love or hate , don't think there is an inbetween with this one .
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Re: Did you buy Mercury Rising?

Post by Hammersmith1982 » 06 Nov 2012, 00:17

Week 2 of sales for Mercury Rising and Amazon are now selling them 2nd hand for £4.20 inc. p and p

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listin ... ition=used

I have spoken to 3 record shops who I normally get my stuff through, and they were stunned that the Stranglers wasted their time on this and didn't even bother to advertise it.

2 of them even said that it's not worth stocking any Stranglers new stuff as no one wants it, they still buy 2nd hand old stuff, but refused to touch MR as there was no point and nobody knew about it. They said that The Stranglers were just making it harder for record shops to stock them ,as they felt they were taking the piss and record shops aren't a charity.

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Re: Did you buy Mercury Rising?

Post by jason » 06 Nov 2012, 01:22

So the single release was just to make some money but not to go for a hit?

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Re: Did you buy Mercury Rising?

Post by aldinblack » 06 Nov 2012, 08:34

how can you make some money and not go for a hit though ? Selling a few copies to fans, well how much money is that gonna make ?
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Re: Did you buy Mercury Rising?

Post by MiB81 » 06 Nov 2012, 09:25

aldinblack wrote:how can you make some money and not go for a hit though ? Selling a few copies to fans, well how much money is that gonna make ?

From a download? Of a previously recorded track? Along with some tracks recorded live, to be used later for a live album?
I'm guessing they'll always make more money than they spent.
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Re: Did you buy Mercury Rising?

Post by jason » 06 Nov 2012, 11:36

I wonder why a single wasnt released a month or so before the album. That surely would have sold better and there would have been a lot more interest in it. Like the old days when singles we always released before an album to promote the album too.

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Re: Did you buy Mercury Rising?

Post by NMH1965 » 06 Nov 2012, 20:50

Mine has arrived, disappointed with the sleeve though 8)

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Re: Did you buy Mercury Rising?

Post by parasiteinblack » 06 Nov 2012, 21:08

jason wrote:I wonder why a single wasnt released a month or so before the album. That surely would have sold better and there would have been a lot more interest in it. Like the old days when singles we always released before an album to promote the album too.
Yeah they should have done this, it worked for Big Thing Coming and was about the same time difference between new material too.
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