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Feel_The_Fever
post Apr 3 2018, 02:06 AM
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I am just after spotting Open Road [21st Anniversary Edition] on the new release schedule due for release April 13th and will be available on double cd, vinyl, download and stream.
I didnt even hear whispers this was being released.

I just looked up the album and the tracking listing is as follows:

CD1

Love Won’t Wait
So Help Me Girl
My Commitment
Hang On In There Baby
Are You Ready Now
Everything I Wanted
I Fall So Deep
Lay Down For Love
Forever Love
Never Knew
Open Road
Always

CD2

So Help Me Girl – Radio 1 session
Hang On In There Baby – Radio 1 session
Are You Ready Now
Everything I Wanted – Demo
Lay Down For Love – Demo
Forever Love – Demo
Never Knew – Demo
Open Road – Demo or Radio 1
The Meaning Of A Love Song
Cuddly Toy
Superhero

Do you think there will be much interest in this? Im hoping it gets some promotion and it could do ok.

Seeing as he has added Superhero on here which is not from this era he should have added Lie to me.


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post Apr 3 2018, 09:32 AM
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Superhero was on the US version of the album track 3 and released as the second single in the USA in early 1998. It just missed the Billboard Hot 100 charting #106. His first US single So Help Me Girl had reached US #44 sadly just missing the lucrative American top 40.
So Help Me Girl remains the highest solo American peak for a Take That member with Robbies highest US peak being Angels at #53. A live version of Back For Good closed the American album but not on the International released version which is understandable due to it's American top 10 hit status and sole Gary/Take That familiarity to that audience.

In terms of the USA for anyone who is interested singles and albums Take That related look like this:

Singles

Back For Good: #7 (Take That)
So Help Me Girl: #44 (Gary Barlow)
Angels: #53 (Robbie Williams)
Millennium: #72 (Robbie Williams)
The Days: #78 (Robbie Williams)
Superhero: #106 (Gary Barlow)

Albums

Escapology: #43 (Robbie Williams)
The Ego Has Landed: #63 (Robbie Williams)
Nobody Else: #69 (Take That)
Sing When You're Winning: #110 (Robbie Williams)
Reality Killed The Video Star: #160 (Robbie Williams)

Gary is advertised to perform on Must Be The Music so hopefully that performance will be to publicise this re-release. Open Road however is quite a way from going double Platinum sales in the UK as I believe it is currently sitting at 377,000 copies (300,000 is Platinum) before standing still like most records do. This would mean it would need 223,000 copies to go double Platinum which when you bear in mind Wonderland is rested on 217,250 copies is a tall order.

Maybe if he released another track off the album for promo that could work? Superhero wasn't released in the UK so that is an option as it wasn't on the UK/International album either.


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post Apr 3 2018, 12:36 PM
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This is a wonderful surprise as i was not expecting this.

Ideally he would have added a new song and released it as a single to promote the album. I would be certain this wont be enough to help the album reach double platinum. That said, if it manages 60,000-100,000 sales overall it would be good. It is one of those style of releases that could go un-noticed unless he lines up some good promotion.

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post Apr 4 2018, 02:15 PM
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His updated version of ‘Forever Love’ is amazing - hopefully he will perform that in a few places. The album made it to #1 on Amazon pre-orders so there is definitely some interest.
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post Apr 4 2018, 02:18 PM
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That is great news on the Amazon pre-orders.

A top 10 placing would be a wonderful result for the campaign.
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post Apr 4 2018, 11:46 PM
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Hopefully it can do ok for him but its such a surprise release (for me anyway) that i dont know how to predict how it will go.

I am looking forward to it but to be honest im now hoping 12 months 11 days gets a release down the road in the same style as i much prefer that album.
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post Apr 8 2018, 12:58 PM
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I’m more looking forward to 12 months being re released! A repeak for that album would be amazing
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post Apr 8 2018, 05:23 PM
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Me too and if this does ok it may happen,fingers crossed.
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post Apr 9 2018, 08:06 AM
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Disappointed with the track list for the reissue. It omits a few b sides and they could have included remixes of love won’t wait. I can’t see this doing very well to be fair!
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Its success will likely depend on the promotion he has lined up, if any.
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I don't know if Gary aims for the re-release of Open Road to do anything in the charts, but, so far, considering it has had 0 promotion, it's doing quite well: 21 on Amazon and 14 on iTunes + the pre-orders and hopefully the physical stores.

I would die if he re-released 12 M 11D, it's still one of my favorites albums - it definitely beats Open Road - Lie to Me and Walk alone are better that most of the OR tracks.

I hope Gary never again touches Love Won't Wait - him hating that song made me hate it as well.
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I am sure it is been released with the hope of some success.

I wonder will it be classed as a new entry or re-entry on the offical charts?
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It’s probably a re entry I guess?

The demos sound very similar actually to how they ended up on the record
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If it charts high id it it listed as a new entry and if low i will take a re-entry!!!!
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Listened to this earlier today. Open Road is still such a beautiful song.

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Open road was and still is very catchy with a feel good vibe to it.
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QUOTE(Feel_The_Fever @ Apr 16 2018, 02:52 PM) *
Open road was and still is very catchy with a feel good vibe to it.


I really love Open Road, but, to me, it's a really sad song, cause it obviously contains references to suicidal thoughts.
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The album is number 10 in the midweeks, id love it to stay top 10 but its unlikely. Top 15 should be safe which isnt bad considering the lack of awareness that it is re-released.
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That’s a pretty solid showing considering the lack of promo!
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Gary performed his first night of the 2018 tour tonight! A very strong set list with a couple of interesting selections including a new song! Live Those Years Again which is all about Take That. Apparently it went down really well and was similarly to Candy!

Set List:

Since I Saw You Last
Greatest Day
These Days
Do What You Like
Live Those Years Again
Open Road
Pray
A Million Love Songs
Something About This Night
Dare
Another Crack In My Heart
Love Ain’t Here Anymore
Sure
Could It Be Magic
Shine
Said It All
Forever Love
Love Won’t Wait
Patience
Back For Good
Let Me Go
Relight
Cry
Sing
Rule The World
Never Forget


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