I'm not sure who it was, but someone a while back said that the Lullaby album listed on CD Universe said that the release date was July 11th. Well, now it says June 11th. So, 2 American sources (however reliable they are) now say June 11th, which makes much more sense. At least that would mean we get it in less than 2 months instead of 3. i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif
Yet, they each list a different title. My head is spinning again.
Hi all, Yesterday Sainsburys Entertainment gave me a confirmed release date of the 3rd,June, and now have e mailed to say the 17th!. Reading between the lines Hushabye Mountain should be on it from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.That should sail all our troubles away!!.
I received an email from CD Japan this morning. Does this refer to Hushabye?
Dear James Guild,
Hi. This mail alert brings you information about the latest products that has just been listed at CDJapan, according to your "New Release Mail from Your Favorite Artists" subscription in customer account.
Amazon Canada shows "Lullaby" with that fake album artwork, and lists it as an import, to be released June 11, 2013. An import from America, or the UK?
Yes, I'm still searching the CD sites. That was one I hadn't tried before. Besides Amazon and the other stores mentioned before, I've also tried CD Japan and Marbecks and other NZ music sites that I remember, just whatever I can think of. i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif For all the good it's doing.
If anyone has the option of buying it in store, I recommend avoiding online shopping and go directly to a store and buy it. It just seems better to buy it in person. I just think that the more people buy her CDs in store, the more likely they'll be to have her albums again in the future.
For those of us in the US, if you have any Barnes & Noble stores in your area, check the website to see if they show that they have the item available in store. Any of the larger stores are the most likely to have it. The store in downtown Seattle had Paradiso, but I didn't go because of all the protesting going on, so instead I had it ordered to a smaller store closer to me. However, I'm going to try a store in downtown Bellevue, which right now says it has Paradiso, Odyssey, and Celtic Treasure!
I wonder if there are a lot of fans of Hayley in Bellevue, WA. There are some small venues there that might work for a Hayley concert, if she ever felt like coming here. i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif
Hi Libby and all, Although it`s a nice idea to buy in-store we have very few cd retailers left excluding the supermarkets .Hmv which has just come out of administration was our last large high street cd retailer and even then offered lower prices on line.My view is go for the best price.
I once ordered a new Hayley album from Amazon. Then I saw it for sale (and bought it) in my local supermarket 3 days before Amazon delivered. So I ended up with 2 identical copies. My original choice of Amazon had effectively doubled the price.
Go for the local outlet if possible, even if it is a supermarket. At least it encourages them to stock Hayley's music. and if they stock it and display it, more people may see it and buy it. If we are interested in promoting Hayley, and not just getting what we want as cheaply as possible, we should look at the big picture. And do things in the way that is likely to have the best outcome for the sales of Hayley's music.
In the end, the more successful Hayley's albums are, the more likely we are to get more albums, more concerts etc. in the future. In effect, an album purchase is a vote. Use it where it does the most good.
Buy it from *any* local shop including supermarkets and they are more likely to stock the next Hayley album, which automatically boosts her sales hugely.
Buy it from Amazon or Play.com and it makes no difference, they will stock it anyway.
That's always been my theory anyway and I've stuck to it. The two local specialist record shops we had when Pure was released have long since shut down so I have only Asda and Tesco superstores nearby now. But they normally do stock Hayley albums for a few weeks anyway, and I want to do my bit to keep it that way. And it's essential for Hayley's continued success as a recording artist in the UK as it's the only way her CDs can enter the top 20 or even the top 50(!) in the album chart.
No Hayley (or any crossover artist) album that the supermarkets fail to stock on release will ever again enter the UK top 20. This was demonstrated recently by Sarah Brightman's new album Dreamchaser, which did not get into supermarkets and it peaked at no. 58 for one week then dropped out of the chart.
So I agree with Libby and Martin D, try to support your local CD-selling shop if possible, whoever it is, albeit at the risk of finding it not in stock on release day and having to order it online anyway, as happened to me with Winter Magic (not in the supermarkets & so was a UK chart flop).