HW: CD not shipped yet by Amazon anyone else ????

Captain Bl@ck starfield at SUPANET.COM
Mon Sep 5 13:25:36 EDT 2005

I think a huge vote of thanks is in order for Dave Law and everyone else
involved in this.

Even if it's just raised the profile of the band via radio play, that in
itself is a worthy achievement.

Bloody well done, mate!

Keith K.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Law" <dplaw at IC24.NET>
Sent: Monday, September 05, 2005 1:01 PM
Subject: Re: HW: CD not shipped yet by Amazon anyone else ????

> well mine turned up last week, there's no reason for me to be special
> but maybe i was lucky, there does appear to be a lot of you out there
> waiting
> one of the problems we had is that these days Hawkwind are very much an
> unknown quantity and the main shops are loathe to take a "punt" on such
> things so you have to take what you can get and on that score Voiceprint
> should be congratulated on getting the single made available through 2
> outlets - Amazon & HMV
> on a slightly different track (it saves making loads of replies to
> individual posts) Alas Mike i think you're a bit behind the times as far
> how the chart is compiled, one of the reasons that the chart count was
> stopped on a Wednesday is that back then the retailer would have sent in a
> declaration of how many of each single he'd sold and when i mean sent i'm
> talking post so you'd have to allow a couple of days for the data to get
> the compiler, however for many years it's been done by the swipe of a bar
> code reader thats linked to a central computer and so hence sales can be
> recorded right up to a few hours beforehand, i guess a click of a button
> the whole chart now prints off, the only time that's needed is to get the
> actual radio show together, scripted etc.
> i do firmly believe that when we (if it's possible to do so) get the
> figures of how many copies were sold over a 2 or 3 week period, that had
> managed to get all those sales in a seven day period we would have at
> dented the lower reaches of the top 40, but the simple fact is that we
> i must also say that as far as dedicated buyers and DJ's recieving
> unsolicited gifts so that they can go and play with their best friend
> "Charlie" then i'm sure these are all true but i have to say that as far
> this campaign goes the behaviour of everyone involved was exemplary, that
> includes the band and management, Rob Ayling and all at Voiceprint and
> myself, i don't think i'm breaking any rules by saying that the Hawks and
> Rob were both worried that too much involvement from them in the Chart
> campaign could have been construed as "Chart Rigging" and whilst for
> whatever reason we didn't get the result we wanted we should all be proud
> that we played it fair and square, although what good did that do us?
> may i finish off by saying (and i should have done this earlier) thank you
> to all of you who helped by handing out flyers etc, regardless of the
> outcome you still did a great job and i'm sure i speak on everyones behalf
> connected with the release, you did good
> well rambled enough and i'm trying to get away from all of this for a
> regards
> Dave

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