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Steps - General Discussion + Hard 2 Forget

Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by johnoc2006, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. They needed a standard black vinyl in wider distribution.
    An Amazon exclusive picture disc vinyl.
    And a digital deluxe.

    They had great potential for number one this week. Such a shame.

    But a win on downloades and streaming.
     
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  2. Yes they do have to be downloaded to count
     
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  3. It would be great for the number 1 but 23 years later to still hit top 2 (even if the sales are all from the members of this thread) is still phenomenal.
     
  4. If I’m honest, top 2 is great? I mean I don’t see why they desperately need to be number 1 when it’ll likely drop like a stone next week anyway?

    Had they prepared an alternate blue CD cover, blue cassette and even a vinyl sleeve (they could have used the same clear vinyl and just alternated the artwork) maybe it would be a different story, but for what they’ve done and the fact it could have just been a deluxe edition, they’ve done well.
     
  5. It'd be fascinating to know how many individuals bought at least 1 copy. It's sad that album sales have dwindled so much that artists are having to do this sort of thing to make them viable.

    It's also surprising that OCC haven't stepped in and tweaked the rules yet. That's what they did with singles in the 80s. Wasn't there a Bros single released on about 20 different formats.
     
  6. SBK

    SBK

    Yeah, I'm surprised they didn't do one for general circulation. Splatters feel like a preorder exclusive format.
     
  7. At the very least there should have been a standard black vinyl for HMV / Amazon, and maybe a picture disc. Just one vinyl in this market is quite unusual, particularly restricting it as an official store exclusive.

    5x member CDs instead of cassettes was the right call, but even having two cassettes with different colour shells could have been slightly beneficial. Although I think a price cut for the existing cassette would be a wise move at this stage.
     
  8. Free UK delivery code for the Steps Store would be ideal to shift some copies and usually postage prices puts off some online shoppers
     
  9. MB

    MB

    If we think Steps are bad - look at the 78 different formats/tracklistings/covers Little Mix are releasing for their greatest hits to buy them all you'd need a bank loan.
     
  10. I just can’t get my head around there being no standard vinyl / picture disc. Who made that decision?!
     
  11. Seeing the extra oomph going to #1 gave Kylie last year (hitting #1 in 5 consecutive decades) then the extra bump going into next week with headlines and stuff would help keep them in the spotlight, sell a few more albums and tickets and extend their record of #1's in 4 consecutive decades by a UK mixed group (and matching Abba). Like the Manic Street Preachers chart battle, it writes itself.
     
  12. Lets be realistic. Its still possible for them to get a number 1.... but.... if they don't, the inevitable Greatest Hits next year will likely do it for sure.
     
  13. Perhaps.. though maybe they found with the previous releases that people were more likely to buy only one vinyl because they were more expensive. Or the global issue with production delays made it difficult to offer more than one.
     
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  14. Let's hope
     
  15. A #1 could carry more weight for promo opportunies for the Greatest Hits - I'm still hoping for a 25 Years of STEPSAn Audience With... on ITV1
     
  16. I'm surprised the #1 album in 4 decades spin hasn't been pushed at a angle, Kylie's team sure used it
     
  17. W2K

    W2K

    They're filming "very very exciting things" today according to H's Instagram story, I'd imagine it's backdrops for the tour or a video.
     
  18. Is a greatest hits really that likely? I know it's possible to do - Sophie EB did it of course. But does the expense of licencing the old tracks from Sony make it unviable, especially as there's 5 of them and they didn't write the songs.
     
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  19. I guess they won’t do it at this angle but I really want More Steps Gold rather than another greatest hits with Tragedy on it.
     
  20. They might do a deluxe hits package featuring a third CD of fan favourites / album tracks / bsides.
     
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