We’ve decided to end the pre order period for Diseases of England – If we don’t have your order for the three part CDs by the end of February 4th, you’ll have to wait until the official release to get hold of a copy.
Largely this is because we keep running out of stock that we thought was suitably abundant when we ordered it, but which has repeatedly turned out to be of inelegant insufficiency. This is a very good thing – but as we go into the studio in a week and a half to record part three (the demos of which are sounding quite massive and alarming) – we need to know final numbers.
We know that some of you have been having a bit of trouble getting the money together and we don’t want to deprive anyone of CDs if they want them – so if you really really want one of the three CD packages but can’t afford one right now – let us know before the end of tomorrow and we’ll make sure we have the stock available for when you can. After tomorrow night, we won’t be able to order any more though so it really is your last chance.
In addition, we’re going to continue taking orders for amended higher level packages that include only the final CD album right up until the final release date.
We’d like to thank all of your who have been part of the preorder thing – it’s been wonderful and awesome and we’re so grateful to have had the opportunity to keep working on this record. We hope you like the bits you’ve got and we’re pretty sure you’ll like the bits you haven’t heard yet. It literally wouldn’t exist without you and your collective economic weight and that’s pretty amazing when you take a moment to think about it. You are a direct, unmediated, ungoverned cause of this album’s existence – no one needed to be hyped, press released, packaged, signed, discovered or upsold. No one was involved except us and you and it still got done. I think we’re all entitled to at least fifteen minutes looking quite smug about that.
Part Three will be sent out during the second half of march.
Julia and Simon
Quite a few of you have said that you are willing to pay extra for vinyl – but not quite enough. We’ve got an idea to help us make the final decision which we will tell you about in a day or two. keep em peeled, pop fans.