Steps

Really trying to work out whether I can make it to the Leeds intimate show. Not looking likely, but I'll have seen them 4 times that month so I'm not too worried!
On the subject of the tour, Sheffield Arena have posted this about the show. Not sure about other venues on the tour...?
We have been requested by the promoter of this event to implement the below Covid policy, this is part of this shows terms and conditions of entry to the Arena:-
Ticket holders (and the rest of your party) will be required to present the NHS COVID pass in order to enter the venue, demonstrating that you have at least one of the following:
· You have completed a full course of vaccination [at least 14 days ago].
· You have received a negative PCR or lateral flow test result [within 36 hours of the event].
· You have proof of natural immunity by way of a positive PCR test [at least 180 days ago].
Failure to be able to produce the required certification will result in entry being refused.

Off to buy the Afterparty and Morning After downloads! Can't wait to hear the remixes and extras. Might treat myself to a final copy of the Chalkys CD with the poster too.
I've been charged for my signed vinyls so they must be being shipped tomorrow?

I do like a good chart battle!
 

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Anyone else a little underwhelmed with the remix package? I would hav assumed that the album tracks would have been remixed in the same vein as PT 1 album tracks.

I definitely bought it on a whim because I was anticipating it but yeah the actual content... is meh
 
Slightly O/T
The Lyricist in me doesn't like
"Warm skies are changing" in A Hundred Years Of Winter

If warm skies are changing then the skies are no longer being warm?
Surely it should be cold skies are changing. As the cold is changing into something warm!

Me obviously reading way too much into it.

Back O/T I'm still trying to find a way to download these for it to count in the charts. Haha
But doesn't it mean that the warm skies are changing a hundred years of winter. As in the warmth of the sun is thawing the frozen waste land. As in the power of love is healing what was damaged, etc, etc...
 
Ok so that's the Afterparty and Moring After versions bought and downloaded. So now 10 versions of the same album purchased. I'm a mug! I'm officially a Steps Mug!!
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On the subject of the tour, Sheffield Arena have posted this about the show. Not sure about other venues on the tour...?
We have been requested by the promoter of this event to implement the below Covid policy, this is part of this shows terms and conditions of entry to the Arena:-
Ticket holders (and the rest of your party) will be required to present the NHS COVID pass in order to enter the venue, demonstrating that you have at least one of the following:
· You have completed a full course of vaccination [at least 14 days ago].
· You have received a negative PCR or lateral flow test result [within 36 hours of the event].
· You have proof of natural immunity by way of a positive PCR test [at least 180 days ago].
Failure to be able to produce the required certification will result in entry being refused.

That’s standard procedure now for most arenas and theatres. Other arenas for the tour will probably send a similar message out closer to the date.
 
he/him
The sales are in. They're on 18.9k for the week and the Manics are on 20k.

They sold 2.7k yesterday to the Manics' (abnormally low) 800 copies.

That seems unusually frontloaded for the Manics but is very consistent for Steps. Part 1 sold about 3k daily too.

Wednesday's midweek sales:

1 Manic Street Preachers - The Ultra Vivid Lament - 21.6k
2 Steps - What the Future Holds, Part 2 - 20.1k

So Manics added 1.6k on Tuesday, versus Steps 1.2k. I think the Manics had a tour bundle which explains why they did double the sales compared to the day before. Tomorrow's update should include the dispatched signed vinyls for Steps I think? It's going to be very, very close.
 
There is going to be so many ways we can listen to this album (and Part 1 as well!)

What The Future Holds
What The Future Holds Night In Edition
What The Future Holds Night Out Edition
What The Future Holds Pt 2
What The Future Holds Pt 2 Deluxe
What The Future Holds Pt 2 Afterparty Edition
What The Future Holds Pt 2 Morning After Edition
And that's excluding the individual messages on the cassette and CD with each remix.

We truly have been served the gifts this era!
 
Sorry I’ve I missed this but it’s hard to keep up with this topic.
I’ve bought and downloaded the 2 new AfterParty and MorningAfter versions. Did I see that downloading them on a phone doesn’t count as a sale?
I just want to make sure they will count as 2 sales.
 
So I think I'm just about done. I have the following...
x2 Standard Edition (both with the free poster)
x3 Deluxe 2CD (2 signed, 1 unsigned)
x3 Vinyl (1 unsigned, 2 signed, of which 1 will be framed next to Part 1)
x1 Cassette
Afterparty Edition
Morning After Edition
x2 HMV Rainbow Edition Cover (1 Signed at HMV Westfield signing)

EDIT: I forgot the x5 Signed Individual Covers! I knew I was missing something!

The only other thing they could have done was a standard black pressing of vinyl, and perhaps another cassette variant. Crossing everything for Friday!
 
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