12 April 2014

Chronicle - The Durutti Column - NEWS

The Durutti Column album 'Chronicle' is unfortunately delayed.

This is mainly down to the production costs involved and delivery schedule meant that we were unlikely to get it ready in time and/or provide an album at a price we would be happy with.

The band, label Kooky and distributor Cargo are very sorry and disappointed that it will not form part of the Record Store Day series of releases for 2014.

However...

It will be available soon and  more details to be announced once they are available.

12 comments:

  1. Maybe you should have done it as a kickstarter campaign????? Then, anyone who wanted to (regardless of geography) could have subscribed, and no need to mess about with an "exclusive" RSD release....

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    1. Hi 'wharf99' thanks for the suggestion... there is no 'messing' ;) x

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  2. Thanks :-( for the info. We'll just wait patiently. All your efforts are much appreciated!
    Hope it will not stop any of you from supporting your local recordstore on RecordStoreDay.

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    1. Wim - good to hear from you... news will follow very soon

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    2. A bit disappointed but still I won't have to stand in a queue for two hours as I did last year to get 'a paean to Wilson'! in my experience the trouble with RSD is lots of people buying limited edition vinyl to re-sell on eBay, not particularly good for the fans of the music? trouble is I want to support indie record shops. maybe a edition just for RSD and an alternative edition for sale after RSD? anyway reserve me a copy....... please!!

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  3. From a selfish point of view i'm pleased, I wouldn't have got one on RSD so a record buying fan since 1980 would have missed out. Now i have a chance.

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    1. I agree. I'm more optimistic that I'll be able to get one now.

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  4. RSD is not a very democratic idea really. Who wants to stand in a queue at a silly hour of the morning in bad weather to buy a record? Why on earth can't you pre-pay and collect in store? I find it baffling. Anyway, really looking forward to this coming out democratically!

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    1. You, Sir, Are an idiot.

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    2. BillManc - don't call someone "an idiot" without giving a reason for your comment. It comes across as very rude. I think whoever "Anonymous" was who made the post about RSD was fair enough! So, you, sir are very rude too!!

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    3. Keep it polite billmanc!! It's a friendly blog this, don't call someone a idiot. Tis very rude!

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  5. Well, another RSD has been and gone, and what did we learn? I visited 10 participating stores here in Melbourne, and only found 1 "exclusive RSD" item I was looking for, plus another item which wasn't officially an RSD release, but sort of got swept along in its slipstream. That's not to say that RSD wasn't enjoyable - great to visit stores I don't get to very often, fantastic to hear live music and DJs, and wonderful to see so many people out browsing the racks.

    I spoke to a few staff in the RSD shops, and the overall feedback was:

    1) UK releases are harder to get hold of (compared to US releases) - distributors are harder to deal with for some reason
    2) Stuff gets delivered to them after RSD, so "keep coming back" (are they holding stock back?)
    3) Local distribution for independent releases is extremely erratic (a fallout of the EMI sell-off)
    4) Supply is highly unpredictable - e.g., Polyester only had a few copies of the Oneohtrix Point Never 12", which sold out within 30 minutes; but I found several copies in TITLE at 4pm the same day...

    I also overheard one shop manager comment to his colleague: "Jeez, we over-ordered that album by [name of band], but it's selling like crazy, so who cares!"

    I'm probably not alone in feeling an increasing sense of cynicism toward RSD - it's great to see people flocking to record stores and buying music (especially vinyl), but the whole thing is like a lottery. (I assume you've seen the recent Quietus article?) It's also great that there are lots of interesting releases, but the back catalogue dumps by the major labels are starting to swamp the innovative and genuinely new product by the independent labels. (Some time after the first or second RSD, I was in NY at a major music store that stocked a lot of remaindered product. I found a bin full of "Limited RSD" releases of back catalogue by one of the major labels, marked down to a few bucks each.)

    So, personally, I am glad that "Chronicles" is coming out later!

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