Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Prince and the poor-push

If the Official Chart Company really wanted to piss off the Mail on Sunday, it should have made the Prince giveaway eligible for the album charts - as, of course, it would also have had to have given the same treatment to the News of the World's spoiler Prince album (made up of bits of ropey old off-cuts). And since the NOTW sells more than the MOS, it would have comfortably beaten the official CD into second place.

EDIT: It turns out the NOTW was pulling even more of a flanker: it wasn't a covermount - they simply gave away 1000 copies of Purple Rain on a dial-in phone number, reports the Housequake Prince forum. I'd only seen the front of the paper in the store and hadn't been able to take a closer look...


3 comments:

Franco said...

Can someone be kind enough to tell me where I can find the tracklisting for the NOTW Prince album? Just out of pure curiousity...

M.C. Glammer said...

Some guy from the Entertainment Retailers' Association said, "The Artist formerly known as Prince should know that with behaviour like this he will soon be the Artist Formerly Available in Record Stores."

Surely they'll soon be called the shops formerly known as record stores?

James said...

Arf! 'The Pound Shop Formerly Known as HMV'

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