Joined: Mar. 2005
||Posted: Nov. 17 2007, 07:28
|Quote (Korgscrew @ Nov. 16 2007, 19:23)|
|Before any rumours start, I think I can add a few extra pieces of information here.|
Mike is definitely on speaking terms with Universal, and they're working together on the release. He is currently settling in Spain and wants a quiet Christmas; he and Fanny also have a baby on the way in January and they want time both to prepare for that and also to get things settled after the birth.
I think as far as the album being on the net goes, the harm has already been done. The same goes with the delay in the release - a few months is already enough of a delay for the hype to die down and not have have such a big effect on sales. Now they've delayed it, it's been leaked and everyone who wants to download it has done so and the Christmas market has been missed, they might as well take the time to work on the release and get a good promotion strategy in place.
The release is now being led by Universal in Europe and will focus on the markets where Mike is biggest - Spain in particular. Mike will however be involved in promotional activities in the UK too.
As far as Mike reworking the album goes...he currently has no studio, and he's going to be busy with the baby. I'm not saying it's impossible, it's just not been mentioned and would be rather difficult for him to achieve at the moment.
Unless anything untoward happens, the release will be in March, just don't take the exact date as gospel, as Universal at least claim not to have settled on one yet.
Thank you for the information, but I for one haven't downloaded the album yet, but now I'm considering doing so.
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