Good And Bad Single Updates

On the 2nd To None messageboard a posting mentioned: "I have just spoken with BMG(UK) and they confirm that 'Jailhouse Rock' is still No.1 and at 12,527 copies sold, is 3000 ahead of the Steve Brookstein single 'Against All Odds'." Apparently the singles are selling out everywhere. BMG state that it is still available online at Amazon. Apparently retail have underestimated the popularity of the single and are doing all they can to get copies on the shelves. So get your copies on-line. The bad news is that BMG informed us that there are problems with the pressing plant of the vinyl version of "One Night". This single will be delayed. Hopefully the single is available Saturday, otherwise early next week.
Source: Various / Updated: Jan 6, 2005
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shakyelvis (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2005report abuse
Guys, SKY news online website said today (saturday) that El is now 3,500 copies clear of Steve Brookstein. If anyone is worried about figures shown on the Iron Maiden website - don't be as the sales listed are wrong and total rubbish. In fact Elvis can't have sold that many as it is a limited edition and most new websites confirm that Elvis is still well ahead of all competitors.
emjel (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2005report abuse
I can understand everyones comments on the lack of availabilty for these singles. However, because there is a limited number available, ensures that all purchases are concentrated over a very short period of time, thus getting the record into the chart, possibly at number 1. Had more copies been available for a longer period (remember these singles are effectively deleted on the day of release), purchasers may well have spread their buying over a 2 to 3 week period, thus reducing the impact and lessening the chance of that number 1 hit. I haven't heard the track on any radio station outside of the odd programmetalkning about the Box Set etc, so it's probably fair to say that the majority of buyers are made up of solid Elvis fans. Had another 10,000 copies been made available, it's doubtful that the general buying public would have boght it in enough quantities to ensure a reasonably long chart placement. It's also probably fair to say that JHR will peak at number 1 (hopefully) and then drop drastically, or even dissapear altogether.
Mike
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2005report abuse
I agree what is the point of releasing Elvis in the singles chart if they are limited edition. Maybe if they had unlimited supplies of these singles it might stop ebay sellers from buying them in the first place. Then the true Elvis fans might beable to get hold of them at a reasonable price. It makes me so mad
Mal (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 7, 2005report abuse
must of sorted out the problems with one night vinyl as checked my orders on hmv now says it's now beening dispatched
emjel (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 7, 2005report abuse
As of yesterday, there were plenty of both sets at HMV in Southport. If you still want one, and cannot get anything, give them a call, they might be able to transfer a copy to your local HMV.

Mike
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 7, 2005report abuse
Scam even !
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 7, 2005report abuse
Does anyone remember the Sacm with the remix single " A Little Less Conversation" ? When it was removed from the shops and supplys frozen because it was selling so well and was going to keep Garth Gates of the number one spot.

Believe me this is fact, this is what happened or else ALLC would have stayed longer at number one.

My point bieng that the powers that be can do wot they like when they like with these singles. Dosent matter how much they sell if "they" dont want them to dominate the number one spot then they wont !
cockney_bill (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 7, 2005report abuse
I find it amazing that Elvis products always seem to be underestimated.
I went in to HMV Romford Monday morning to get my copies on Vinyl and CD and there were plenty on the shelves - and good promotion to be honest. Today (Friday), No Vinyl and just the one CD on the shelves (and NO boxsets, either vinyl or cd). I dont know if there were more in stock, but all other 'new release singles' had far more than 1 copy on the shelf. If the single fails to reach the top because of insufficient stock I will be very annoyed, and I would be far more annoyed if I'd have waited until the week-end to get my Boxes and singles and found I couldnt get any.. as I'm sure many fans will do?
More annoying is the news on the Vinyl. Like I said I picked up my vinyl box and 2 vinyl singles on Monday. I asked if all the other vinyl singles be put aside for me, and although the girl wrote something down for me she said there wouldnt be a problem. Now I see that HMV on line are completely sold out of ALL future vinyl releases, and Amazon are not stocking them. I have this horrible feeling that if this filters down to high street level there will be a lot of dissapionted fans who will not be able to complete their collection and be left with a worthless box.
What makes me angry is those people buying 9 or 10 copies, simply to sell on ebay. It makes us true fans go without or pay through the nose, and also risks sales being lowered where shops suspect 'chart rigging'.
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 7, 2005report abuse
not elvis best single not played on radio as goldy oldies but the single cover is unusual .
get real (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 7, 2005report abuse
Jim your right, it is amazing that 12,000 can get you to #1.
I think its more amazing that there werent alot more than that available in the stores. If it doesnt get to #1 because there are not enough of them in storesill freak out!
Im biting my nails waiting for the weekend. What an achievement if this makes it to #1. I think more amazing than even LLC getting to #1.
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 6, 2005report abuse
well said Bernard Roughton
I am Buffalo-Horn! (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 6, 2005report abuse
The idea of these singles was to get Elvis back in the charts, hopefully to number One. You do not achieve this by making the singles limited editions & unavailable in the shops. Ask your local HMV or MVC how many vinyl boxes or singles they have on back order – even small shops have back orders in double figures. These back orders will most likely not be honoured, Sony/BMG have no stock. These are lost sales that Elvis will not get... Fans want to buy these singles & find they can not obtain them, let alone general members of the public. It's a major cock-up....
Shaky (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 6, 2005report abuse
The Vinyl versions are proving very hard to get, 'people' are buying them up at £10 and are now putting them on ebay for upto £40 so far!!!

It's not fair I pre-ordered both vinyls from HMV on line back in mid-december and today I received an email stating they can not fulfil the order and just sent the cd versions, even though people who reserved vinyl from HMV shops had them first thing Monday morning?!?!?

Amazon inform me they never even got the vinyl and have withdraw them from their site.
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 6, 2005report abuse
Great news. Isn't it amazing that 12,000 odd copies can be enough for Number 1 these days ! But who's complaining, we're not !

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