Blue Alert in UK shops?

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Blue Alert in UK shops?

Postby thoughtcat » Sun May 28, 2006 3:49 pm

Is the UK release date of 23rd May (from the LCFiles front page) correct? I went into my local HMV yesterday (27th) but couldn't find it anywhere.

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Postby Rob » Sun May 28, 2006 4:37 pm

I had an e-mail from Amazon today, telling me that there had been a delay and "Blue Alert" should be dispatched in two or three weeks time.

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Postby Rob » Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:29 am

Another e-mail yesterday telling me that "Blue Alert" has been dispatched.

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Postby thoughtcat » Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:34 am

Lucky you... still no sign of it in HMV. When I asked the other day for a release date the guy couldn't even find it on his catalogue system. He suggested this was probably because there was no UK release date yet. Has anyone else managed to actually buy it from a UK shop as opposed to Amazon?

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Postby jarkko » Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:10 pm

According to Michelle at the management company, Blue Alert will be released in Europe in September. However, Spain may make a false start already in July (thanks to Anjani's concerts in Spain!)
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Postby thoughtcat » Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:54 pm

Ah, right - thanks Jarkko - I was going by the May 23 release date given on the front page of the LCFiles!

What a drag to have to wait another 3 months - I'll just get it from Amazon then rather than waiting until September.

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Postby linmag » Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:09 pm

I ordered my copy from Amazon before I went on holiday, and arrived home earlier this week to find it waiting for me :) Have only had time to listen to it a couple of times so far, but it's fascinating.
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ANJANI IN THE UK

Postby david birkett » Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:49 pm

Was that a Sex Pistols song?

I went through the same process of traipsing round major and minor record shops in the naiive expectation that Columbia would have deemed it worthwhile to release what could be construed as a new Leonard Cohen record (with all and great respect to Ms Thomas) in the UK.

Granted we are a sad, small declining post-imperial backwater, but I was nevertheless insulted and dismayed.

I was left in the invidious position of being grateful to Amazon, for God's sake, who delivered the lovely CD quite soon after the official US / Canada release date.

Does anyone have a small wax model of the Columbia records Sales Manager? And a few pins?

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Blue Alert - STILL not in UK shops?!

Postby thoughtcat » Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:17 pm

Nearly a month after this was supposed to have been released in the UK (and months after it was released just about everywhere else) I still can't find a shop that stocks a copy. Has anyone else had any luck? It's not even as if the shops have an "Anjani" divider (and I've looked in all possible sections including jazz and easy listening). I've even looked under Thomas in case she's filed under her surname, and Leonard, but no dice...
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Postby david birkett » Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:32 pm

Have you tried the websites of HMV, VIRGIN, etc? Another good place is Ray's Jazz, which is now located within Foyle's, Charing Cross Rd.
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Postby tomsakic » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:28 am

If you can find it, it's US release - Blue Alert is scheduled for March 2007 in Europe! (Scandinavian countries and it seems at least Poland and Czech Republic have imported US edition also.)


It's available on Amazon UK, it says "Import":
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-Alert-Anja ... 48?ie=UTF8
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Postby jarkko » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:47 am

The European release date for Blue Alert has indeed now been set to March 2007. According to latest information the album will be released here as a remastered version with a new cover and possibly some bonus tracks, even a bonus DVD has been mentioned. However, all details remain open for the time being!

The album has been released in Finland and possibly in Denmark.

Those who don't want to wait can order it from all major online shops.
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Postby thoughtcat » Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:13 pm

Thanks guys. I should've ordered it from Amazon ages ago but for various reasons didn't and by the time I got round to it, the original UK release date had nearly arrived so I thought it would be worth waiting for it to appear in the racks. Clearly not! I'll now definitely go to Amazon although feel the distribution of this record is ridiculous.

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