Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Robert clears up the confusion

Robert has posted on the official site and clears up some of the confusion about the new single. No "collectors box", US single delayed a week and more:

THE MAJOR CONFUSION
5/7/2008 1:45:12 PM - by CURE:ROBERT

A FEW OF THE MORE IRRITATING FALSEHOODS FLOATING AROUND...

1) "THERE IS A "SPECIAL VERSION" OF THE FIRST CD SINGLE "THE ONLY ONE""
NO THERE ISN'T
ANYONE THAT OFFERS OR CLAIMS ANY KIND OF "SPECIAL" VERSION OF THE FIRST SINGLE - WITH A BOX OR A FREE HOLIDAY OR WHATEVER - IS EITHER LYING OR STUPID OR BOTH

2)"THERE IS NO USA VERSION OF THE FIRST CD SINGLE "THE ONLY ONE""
YES THERE IS
ITS JUST THE MIGHTY UNIVERSAL CANT GET IT TOGETHER TO EITHER
A) GET AMAZON ETC TO LIST IT
OR
B) GET IT OUT ON THE 13TH... IT WILL BE AVAILABLE AT $2.99 (OR THEREABOUTS) FROM MAY 20TH

APPARENTLY "NO-ONE BUYS CD'S ANYMORE"...
UNSURPRISING IF THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE EH?!!

3) "X,Y OR Z HAVE 'EXCLUSIVE X,Y OR Z' REGARDING THE FIRST CD SINGLE "THE ONLY ONE""

NO THEY DON'T
IT WILL BE AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE
IT IS NOT EXCLUSIVE TO ANY RETAILER

AND...

NO...
THATS IT FOR NOW!

BUT I AM SURE I WILL BE BACK..

RSX

31 comments:

  1. Im so bummed out about the collectors box, stupid person who started the confusion needs a smack in the head, that was a really cool concept!

    damn it

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  2. I like how he acts all irritated, when maybe if they'd update their site once in a while there wouldn't be all this speculation and rumors and stuff...

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  3. It started with the same distributor who claimed the new album was going to be called 13.

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  4. Yes thats true about the distributor, Chris from Ideal Copy confirmed that...but it does make you wonder where the distributor got that idea, seems a random thing to make up doesnt it.

    suckfest

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  5. Anyone know what the difference between the UK and US version will be and if the US version will be available in the UK?

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  6. Thomas - Did you read Robert's post? : )
    There are no differences between any of the singles. Everybody is getting the same thing.

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  7. Alastair - I know, where did they get that from? Was really looking forward to it. Just realized that Robert makes no mention of the 7". Was that wrong too?

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  8. And what is with these stupid ratings that have suddenly appeared? I didn't put that there. Anyone know how to get rid of them?

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  9. Nice to see that Ideal Copy updated the verbiage on their website regarding the collector's box situation from "will be" to "supposedly". So now I'm paying $24 with shipping for two copies of the first 7" single? Jeeez. Anyone know how these guys are with order cancellations?

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  10. But he sez that it's a falsehood that there is no us version, meaning that there is but Universal have not put it on Amazon yet and can't get it out until the following Tuesday.
    Are we both reading the same post? :S

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  11. Thomas - He's saying there is no difference between the US, UK, wherever version of the single. All of them will have the same 2 songs.

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  12. waaaaaaaaaait! i thought you said ideal copy was legit? i bought the cd + 7" singles package! no more seeds of doubt during this album release! :@

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  13. Who's saying Ideal Copy isn't a legit company?

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  14. ok, so the collector's box is available when, and from which exclusive retailer?

    JUST KIDDING.

    seriously, did the cure sign a multi-album deal with geffen/uni? i hope not, and i hope this is their last album on a label, and i hope they start taking notes from trent reznor.

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  15. oh yeah, and what's up with the awful quality of that photo on the official site? gag me.

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  16. The Ideal Copy are nothing short of excellent, when I got the last lot of singles off them, they included an album sticker of the 'self titled' cover, a promo single for a completely random band (but it was good) and they package everything really well and are very fast.

    So they are 100% legit!

    Yes I am really bummed as you can tell about the box thing, these little gimmicks are always a little joyous bonus, I so hope the 7" isnt a falsehood also, I love the vinyl!

    Ah well, as pointed out by Zach, if there was a little more update action on the main site these things wouldnt happen huh.

    Bloody Universal....I say lets find this distributor person and box his ears! : )

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  17. Monkey - Wasn't it a 3 record deal with Geffen? Or was that with Ross Robinson? Don't know how/if the move to Suretone affected the deal.

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  18. The other thing Robert needs to clear up is the album size, is it a double as he says? or a single as Universal would suggest?

    excitement balloon slowly deflating slightly

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  19. Alastair - They are probably saving all of the album details for the debut of the new website. Let's just hope the "mighty universal" isn't in charge of when it will debut.

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  20. you're right, craig, i seem to recall the suretone deal being 3 records. but like you say, not sure if the move to geffen would supercede/change that in anyway. let's hope so!

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  21. or rather...strike that- reverse it. i think you know what i mean... ;)

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  22. Good to know. Now I won't have to spend $10.99 on an import! Saved me some cash -- or, rather, my father.

    Now, if only he'd clarify Geffen's lies about there only being a single disc version of the album...Please let us know it's a double, Robert!

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  23. Jason, just quickly e-mail them. Of course they'll cancel items if you tell them soon enough. They seem very kind and honest, when I've written to them. Just do it soon; they told me, if I ordered the bundle, I could ask they not charge my card until the items were sent out if I selected the "ship all items at once" option.

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  24. Robert seems very angry with MIGHTY UNIVERSAL.

    I doubt we are getting a double. He'd would be a bit happier if he was getting his way I imagine.

    I wonder when/ if Robert will pull a Reznor and do his own thing?

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  25. we've updated our verbiage again. we'll take care of everybody who has ordered the individual single or the 4pack that wants to change their order or cancel their order for whatever reason or whatever they want. I understand that for some this is their first order with us, and don't know us as well as our good customer, Alastair. :)

    Information is still sketchy on the The Only One domestic CD single, but as of today, it IS being offered tp us and we will have it on our site shortly for $2.99. More to come. Back to work...
    chris

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  27. Hi Sofia - This is Ideal "Legit" Copy here. while a domestic CD single for The Only One has been announced, a domestic 7" announced has NOT been announced, so there's just the import version at this point.

    cheers!
    chris
    (i'm new to this blogger.com - can you not edit your post when you see typos? do you have to delete and then re-write?)

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  28. "Anyone that offers or claims any kind of "special" version of the first single - with a box or a free holiday or whatever - is either lying or stupid or both"

    Scathing - I like it!

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  29. To Ideal Copy: Thanks for posting. I'm quite sure u've been bothered with this all mess coused by someone related to the record company or whoever around the band. I've decided not to cancel my order cuz I need to buy them anyway. Placing order with Amazon Japan is a little bit cheaper though...

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  30. Our Bob's turned into a bit of a grumpy old bastard! I guess he always had the tendency...

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