WixRocks!:nobodytoldme:Is the reason of this that they are finally going to do the sensible thing and make the upcoming album a good seller through this? Or is a tie-sale automatically not eligible for the charts? As far as I know a similar tour practice ("buy 10 copies, get the 10th one signed") got The (3/4) Beach Boys to #1 at last in 2012.
What is the 3/4 Beach Boys? This was their reunion tour/album with all five living members, and it got the record to #3 not #1. I'm not really sure why this worked so well...who wants ten copies of a CD. Plus, The Beach Boys will sign anything if you're polite and wait for the right time...lightyears easier than getting Paul's autograph.
Anyway...is this an AMEX thing, or a VIP thing? Has anyone received an email that did NOT buy any sort of VIP package? Fron Row, Second Row, Sound Check, Gold etc...
I meant "a quarter" (was just a figure of speech, 2/5th) of the core members of the classic line-up missed, as you know. (I thought in the end it was still a very worthwhile reunion and perfect farewell, mind.) And to get the signatures of all members at the big venues they did would be a hard plan to execute, especially with Brian Wilson who's being wheeled in and out the venue, and them wanting to keep their champagne package "meet and greet" aka "stand behind the members for a photo moment" cash cow a bit exclusive.
Ah, then it was "highest charting album in 4 decades" or something, I was mistaken and thought it was the first time they hit #1. Either way it was a big unexpected chart success, and I don't even know if that deal helped towards that. In my opinion it was a decent deal. Those other 9 CD's would be easily to get rid of, if the price was 100 bucks you can give away a few and sell the rest and you will have a few nice presents and a signed copy for maybe 30-40 dollar, not bad.
Anyway, each ticket holder to these gigs should get an album, would be even more efficient than the Sunday Times deal for 'Memory Almost Full'.