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22 Apr

A Message From Paul To His Fans About Record Store Day

This is a message to all the fans who couldn't get the new vinyl single on Record Store Day and/or paid a lot of money for a copy on eBay.

I agree with all of you who have sent messages expressing your anger and disappointment at the exploitation of these "limited editions" by touts.

Apart from making the record, the rest has very little to do with me but I am disheartened by the whole thing and unfortunately I won't be taking part in Record Store Day again.

It's such a shame because as you know I am a big supporter of independent record stores but the greedy touts making a fast buck off genuine fans is disgusting and goes against the whole philosophy of RSD.

There were copies of my single on eBay the day before Record Store Day and I've heard stories of people queuing outside their local record shop only to be told there were none left at opening time!

It only takes a few to spoil a wonderful concept for everyone else. Shame on those touts.

Don't support their trade and don't let them use Record Store Day to ruin the very thing it's designed to support.

Onwards. PW

PS. I'd like to say thank you for all the positive, supportive comments on our privacy case recently. Bless ya.

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cradockfan
08/11/14 cradockfan wrote: Rolino, couldn't agree more mate. Am interested to hear the vocal for In Amsterdam. You could perhaps add 'Brother To Brother' with Terry Callier to your list?
peledog
28/04/14 peledog wrote: I'm sad to hear this Paul. I do understand, however. I was able to get a copy of 'Brand New Toy', and last year I was lucky enough to grab a copy of the Sonik Kicks Singles box set. I look forward to RSD because of what you might be releasing on vinyl.
pmaxfield
24/04/14 pmaxfield wrote: I was outside of my local store on Saturday morning waiting to purchase a copy of Brand Toy New. I was there for about two hours only to be informed by another queuing customer that there were no copies of the single left.
I managed to purchase a copy of eBay.
I am looking forward to receiving and listening to a copy of More Modern Classics on vinyl.
Look forward to seeing you live soon.
harters
23/04/14 harters wrote: I have been totally disillusioned with RSD in the last couple of years. Last year I managed to get Flame Out but only just. On Sunday I bought Brand New Toy on Ebay for £35. I initially read that it was limited to 500 copies but recent reports suggest 350. That just wont do. Terry Hart
harters
23/04/14 harters wrote: I have been totally disillusioned with RSD in the last couple of years. Last year I managed to get Flame Out but only just. On Sunday I bought Brand New Toy on Ebay for £35. I initially read that it was limited to 500 copies but recent reports suggest 350. That just wont do. Terry Hart
harters
23/04/14 harters wrote: I have been totally disillusioned with RSD in the last couple of years. Last year I managed to get Flame Out but only just. On Sunday I bought Brand New Toy on Ebay for £35. I initially read that it was limited to 500 copies but recent reports suggest 350. That just wont do. Terry Hart.
harters
23/04/14 harters wrote: I have been totally disillusioned with RSD in the last couple of years. Last year I managed to get Flame Out but only just. On Sunday I bought Brand New Toy on Ebay for £35. I initially read that it was limited to 500 copies but recent reports suggest 350. That just wont do. Terry Hart
riekent
23/04/14 riekent wrote: I agree with you Paul, but maybe next year you could release an UN-limited edition single to avoid the exploitation by touts. Totally in line with the idea of RSD.
Kind regards, Rick
rolino
23/04/14 rolino wrote: It’s a shame indeed how certain some people try to capitalise on record collectors and true music fans.
This time I’ve been lucky enough to get hold of a copy of this year’s RSD release (Brand New Toy/Landslide).
But there is something else that rubs me the wrong way, and that is the release policy of record companies.
Up until now it is impossible to find Golden Leaves on a regular CD release; apart from a Japanese edition of As Is Now - I paid 40 quid for it!!!
I’m afraid that Landslide, the the b-side of Brand New Toy, will share the same fate as other outstanding b-sides and bonus tracks.
I am really hoping that Brand New Toy/Landslide will be released as a cd-single!!
A Fly On The Wall part 2 compilation is long-overdue:
Fly On The Wall part 2
1. Push Button Automatic
2. Horseshoe Drama
3. Talisman
4. Corinna Corinna
5. Coconut Grove
6. Come Together
7. Don’t Go To Strangers
8. Needles And Pins
9. Family Affair
10. Let It Be Me
11. Wishing On A Star (Beta Band Remix)
12. Oranges And Rosewater
13. Alone
14. Shine On
15. Super Lekker Stoned
16. Golden Leaves
17. Small Personal Fortune
18. Rip The Pages Up
19. Big Brass Buttons (vocal version)
20. Love’s Got Me Crazy
21. Rise And Fall
22. Pretty Flamingo
23. In Amsterdam (vocal version)
24. Mistress Brown
25. River Man
26. Birthday
27. Devotion
28. Portal To The Past
29. The Piper
30. We Got A Lot
31. Lay Down Your Weary Burden
32. Landslide
paulfoulkes1
22/04/14 paulfoulkes1 wrote: Totally understand Paul, shame on the touts who have hijacked this and forced you and possibly other artists to pull their support for this. The concept is fantastic as vinyl is on the up and I know my local store in Leicester 'RockABoom' had their busiest day trading in 31 years! Hopefully you may be able to release some limited editions with control from your side in the future for all the real and eternal fans? Paul Foulkes
bishwop
22/04/14 bishwop wrote: Weller for President. Musical genius and man of principal.Turning down a knighthood. It doesn't get much better.