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and asking fans to buy 20 copies each...
Whilst leaving the big competition bundle to the penultimate day, when anyone who’d want to actually enter would’ve already bought the album already, was pretty mean, no one, including Steps, made anyone purchase the ridiculous 20+ copies of the same album we’ve seen on here yesterday.

I hope it was worth it for that potential Number 1.
 
I was going to say, perhaps instead of chucking out an album full of discarded tracks and b-sides and asking fans to buy 20 copies each...

To be fair, nobody asked fans to buy 20 copies each. We did that of our own free will, they just made the formats available to buy. If we'd have got a deluxe edition as originally planned, we'd have still got the same "discarded tracks". Instead, we've got a brand new album, a whole new era, new videos, 6 signings, loads of social media content... I think it's very easy to forget that we're spoilt in many ways.

Whilst leaving the big competition bundle to the penultimate day, when anyone who’d want to actually enter would’ve already bought the album already, was pretty mean, no one, including Steps, made anyone purchase the ridiculous 20+ copies of the same album we’ve seen on here yesterday.

I hope it was worth it for that potential Number 1.

The competition was open to everyone who had already purchased and even "no purchase necessary" by signing up to the mailing list.
 

Mvnl

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Whilst leaving the big competition bundle to the penultimate day, when anyone who’d want to actually enter would’ve already bought the album already, was pretty mean, no one, including Steps, made anyone purchase the ridiculous 20+ copies of the same album we’ve seen on here yesterday.

I hope it was worth it for that potential Number 1.

They did state anyone who had already purchased an album on the store was in the running though..
 
It’s an album of primarily previously unused material in place of a deluxe edition. If it’s number 2 then that’s pretty amazing? I’d be more worried of it dropping like a stone next week.

This is always the "fear" for me lately As there isn't really much room for longevity in the charts anymore (not where Steps lies)

I miss the days when songs/albums grew in the charts and had some legs.

In ways I'd prefer something like 5678. An 18 entry, 14 peak but was in the charts for quite sometime. Then to have a 1/2 then drop to like 34 the following week and out the charts 2 weeks later.
 
To be fair, who do you think you’re talking to when you’re saying someone is fucking insufferable? It’s a Steps thread. You’ve been told by the moderators already to stop this.

Ive never ever had a moderator message me about anything regarding behaviour on this forum.

I wasn’t calling the person insufferable, I was saying the premise of teasing information without just being upfront is insufferable. It’s a recurring theme in this thread. A ‘privileged’ few giving hints and drops of information without just saying it. I apologise if it came across that way.
 
Don’t forget, Light Up the World charted at 31!
More excitingly, looking at H’s Instagram, it looks like Lisa’s still in the country and they’re filming something today! Here’s hoping it’s The Slightest Touch video

(I actually think the drop in sales between Pt 1 vs Pt 2 would be more of a concern to the band…even if they had gone to number 1 they would probably have preferred 35k copies sold at #2 then 20k copies sold at #1)
 
Coming from a man that isn't into remixes. It's pretty great.
Initial Talk and Steps seem like a perfect match as far.

Definitely - would love a PWL remix or two for the Anniversary (assuming the disastrous number 2 album doesn't finish off their career) or a Matt Pop mix or two - what he did for Say You'll Be Mine was revolutionary to me for a song I never really gelled with
 
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Woo, people are tense today. The word "embargoed" is pretty clear and there have already been several posts explaining why people can't outright just say something this early in the day. Shame there needs to be any negativity around that at all.

I think we're pretty lucky to have anyone in here at all that can give us information earlier than we'd get it otherwise, and it's not that difficult to read between the lines of what was said.

Anyhooooo, on to the Greatest Hits then?
 
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Woo, people are tense today. The word "embargoed" is pretty clear and there have already been several posts explaining why people can't outright just say something this early in the day. Shame there needs to be any negativity around that at all.

I think we're pretty lucky to have anyone in here at all that can give us information earlier than we'd get it otherwise, and it's not that difficult to read between the lines of what was said.

Anyhooooo, on to the Greatest Hits then?
I don’t agree, but that’s just my opinion.

It’s like the people who bang on about their fave song from the new album in the week before it’s released.

Different strokes, eh?!
 
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